Even though she doesnt really play SM and seems to chime in on every post , she has inspired me to write a post that isn't a rant but more of a criticism of the current status of the game which she has deemed appropriate and the TACTICSOFT team will leave up... Allegedly.
I have played for five years and yearn for the days when best player and co plioting were my biggest problems with the game. I remember a day when a top player would appear and everyone new that they has spent money to do so. It was impossible to be one overnight without spending or cheating. These days the game is not balanced because of free boxes given in campaign or a myth every 21 days. The new flood of " top players" has actually been attributed to at least one person who advertises selling loaded accounts. It does not anger me that members did this. It does not anger me that people took advantage of it and purchased a loaded account. We have been assured that tacticsoft is doing everything possible to rid the game of these accounts in a finite amount of time given to them while they attempt to roll out a new module, repair the minor bugs in game, develop, beta test, submit and attempt to launch a brand new platform for this game. Beside the module being seemingly unavailable to most but some players own six of them or the fact that we continue to battle loaded accounts my true criticism is the condesencion that oozes from the tacticsoft team within these posts. This may be imaginary so please dont take it as a rant but more of a criticism of how the team has chosen to speak to this. games most valuable members. Not me specifically because I never wanted to be bestplayer but the community in general.
If we could corrupt your game why would we ask for your help to remove the loaded accounts? Wouldnt it make more sense for us to just bolster our own ? If we knew the mechanics of the game we would be gods in here as Zion seemed to be ( sorry for using your name).
Priortizing new items, new platforms, and ultimately a new revenue stream before responding to the most visible problem your players " rant" about can only be taken one way . I am sorry but when any new item becomes available and players have up to six before some players have one EVERY PLAYER KNOWS SOMETHING ILLEGAL HAS BEEN DONE. I could be completely wrong and Tacticsoft may have seen an unprecedented spike in spending but as a fairly intelligent and experienced player base we know that just is not true.
My criticism to the team is that whether intentional or not you have disrespected every player that helped to transform this game. The grinders, the payers, the chat heroes, the top 3 clans, the clan who has five players but they are all best friends, the couples with imaginary babies..... ALL OF US.