MrsDredd wrote:The issue isn’t that the game sucks, it clearly doesn’t. It has so much unfulfilled potential and that is the issue. That it is mostly unfulfilled. There are no other games out there like it hence why people play. There is a magic to it that most other similar mobile games do not have and I’ve tried most of them.
I’m by no means a veteran in the way many on here are but I’ve been around long enough to see the slide. In the time I’ve played I’ve only see one new zone and two new bosses (BT and Dhio). Loved the CG update and cooking update, both which added a lot to the game. Now all we see is reskinned this and that, rereleased fashion and mounts, there is nothing new to keep people interested. If I picked up CH as a new player today I know I’d fall in love with it all over again but eventually I’d see that the game does not seem to be going anywhere and that’s really sad because it is a fantastic game. Not knocking the VR employees here either, I believe they care about the game and do the best they can within the constraints they have.
New expansions won’t cut it anymore. With this logic the game should have exploded in popularity after the dragonfire expansion landed but it didn’t. OaC was CHs main competitor back then and OaC was waaay more popular than CH ever was for a variety of reasons (if gameloft weren’t greedy idiots and still continued to support OaC then the game would still be the best MMO on the mobile market). Dragonfire update brought us 3 new areas filled with content to keep players busy for a while. Carrowmore tunnels, fingals cave, and the sewers (murky and dunskeig were one zone at the beginning, split later on), which also led the way to 3 new raid bosses. Hrung and mordy at the start and I believe necro was added shortly after (necro is still considered to be the best raid).
All of that content in the prime years of CH still didn’t cut it. The problem is not content, it’s the core mechanics of this game and those mechanics need to change. There’s too many outdated features and mechanics that simply don’t work as well as they did in the past, loot distribution and the allowing of dominance being one of them. It turns away too many potential players.