I mean… that could be true. But that begs the question where we’re just getting brel hard in April why would we receive an express or pass thats designed for a region that is sitting at 1600? That would be a very very very extreme super speed and even then doubling it takes you from 3 weeks for relic to 1.5, 7 weeks for clown to 3.5 and 10 weeks of brel 1-4 NM to 5 weeks. You are still a month out from getting into full brel gear to make a reasonable push to Brel hard that releases at the exact same time. The time itself still isn’t there. And that is the fundamental issue with the game. Time.
We have spreadsheets, check lists, scheduling raid times, dailies. This all circles back to what KR is complaining about, its not content or lack of its “time” there’s not enough time to get things done on a day by day basis if you run a roster of any size bigger then 2. And then you are still expected to get horizontal content done? PvP? Anything that isn’t already on our checklists? The realization of the time investment is sitting in on many many people. It’s not just NA, EU, or SA even KR is feeling the pressure of time. They have an extra abyss each week as well.
Everything takes time, from sitting in lobbies waiting for supports to actually doing the fight to scheduling when you and your group can get together for 2 hours of uninterrupted time to actually do a raid or a couple. I’d wager most players playing this game are in their 20’s to early 30’s they have jobs, friends, some have families to take care of. They want to play because they enjoy the game, its world, its combat, and its features. But if they’re required to dedicated 4 hours to just doing homework each day before they can even play raids with their friends what’s the point?
My group alone has 2 people with families, one with an odd work schedule, another in medical so he can be unreliable, and another unemployed. One can buy their way due to success and no qualms about whaling, the unemployed one can only spend unhealthy time to keep up with the group and the married ones try to find any time they can to just do chores so we can all sit and raid a little bit in the evening. We enjoy the game, but time just is against us.
I ended up rambling so far off of the original topic and into what other threads are talking about but it is what it is. I’ll likely be slowing down significantly, as Artist was my thread to hold out for and my target goal. At this point there’s zero reason to save and hold and there’s a strong chance I’ll fade out of the game alongside many others that are quitting for their own reasons, whether that be due to waiting for brel and finishing an already nerfed into the ground raid or their class has gone so hopelessly far away that it’s not even worth playing or even because they’re just sick of being spit on by a company that clearly doesn’t care.
AGS won’t respond to any thread about the Roadmap until after the Holidays, they’ve posted their piece left the office and will come back after we all go at each others throats and beat the living hell out of each other over whether there should or shouldn’t be censorship, how the game should’ve been handled or what the best time to release X class or X raid would’ve been. They don’t care. As long as their player numbers are up you’re just another digit to them. SG doesn’t care AGS doesn’t care the streamers don’t care they aren’t your friend its simply business.