So, let me preface this post with I am what many will refer to as a “wallet warrior”. I am vip 18, I have spent more money on this game than any rationale person should. I’m lucky enough though to have a job that provides me that ability.
That said though, 99% of what money can buy you in this game is just a way to level faster, cap your toons, and be able to make use to fully badged and enhanced toons withoit waiting months to do so. It has allowed me to stay near top of the pack, and ultimately had no real bearing on the game as it still came down to know how to use your toons together in order to be effective.
Enter invasion. We finally got a way to set our toons apart. You could have a fully leveled and enhanced toon that was different that another. Augment their skill power, basic damage, health. Add on some extra skill levels or some skill power. Even add extra armor. You could make your toons unique. And, if you invested participating in invasion to get 1st individually and as a guild, you could essentially make your toons even harder to beat.
Now, the 1st place rewards arent a ton, 100k each. But thay 100k allows you to get 3 or 4 levels on a high end mod. These was a sense of accomplishment coming in first invasion, and it was earned and couldnt be bought. Sure, thay have had some mod power deals, but everyone has the chance to get the exact same thing. They have also had contests where the up to 1m points offered mod power as a reward. Again, something everyone had a chance to get.
This contest though, 2mil mod power for the person with the deepest pockets. How is this even remotely fair. Since invasion was released i have never not come in top 5. I have earned, or had eqaul opptunity to buy, the same amount of mod power as everyone. Now, a contest is offered where the 1st place person gets 20 weeks of 1st place wins without earning it.
This to me shows gross negligence from PB. It shows that any modicum of care they had towards some level of competitiveness doesn’t exist, and they only care about people willing to plunk down hundreds even thousands of dollars.
PB has lost my support until they can start showing they care at least to some degree about having an area ofnthe game that needs to be earned and not simply bought.
@Polaris maybe sit down with the developers. Decision makers, and anyone else there, and express to them thay some things should be earned.
-Daitka (Current Highest power on server 10, 13 time 1st place invasion winner)