Thanks for the post Wepwawet.
It puts to words a lot of frustration. I hate seeing people with perfect scores in raid, well-known in the community, and still present in the game hacking something that directly takes away from everyone else in the raid.
I also am frustrated by some “super-rares.” I put a lot of money and time into the old version, I had 3 mechs at +15 on all weapons and items. I had all the mythicals in multiples, and my three favourite electro-mechs for 3v3. And when a new item came out, at least we had that base %chance to get it from a box if we did not already have it. So players who had a lot of money and lots of mythicals knew that chasing that new mythical item was not an exhorbitant cost, you already put your money in, you supported the game, and a few mythical packs helped.
When the new reset came they basically deleted everything. 3 maxed out mechs and many many many many mythicals somehow turned into a single mech. Years of effort and money in one update completed deleted.
As everyone knows, I’ve always enjoyed energy builds, (even in the old version where they were not so popular). I’ve gotten a lot of packs this version, I got sucked back in. Recenty I managed to get a second valiant, though I never got an ash creator. I do have 2 bunker-shells.
I also have never gotten the mythical HP plates, (which give more than double the hps at the same weight as epic! It’s ludicrous!), nor the single-resist plates, though yesterday I got the electic one (had hoped for physical). The ultra-rarity of some items is not fun… what was fun in the old version was mixing and matching parts seeking to evolve your mech and try new builds. There’s no choices in this version - different hp/energy/heat plates at different weights with a limited selection of weapons with limited abilities (there was no 4-8 range weapons in the old version!).
My favourite part of the game was 3v3 but I cannot afford to do 3 mechs competitively. Maybe in another year. In the old game you did not need to max your items to win… The difference between +8-10 was not impossibly huge over +15.
Anyways, just griping. I still enjoy my diversions, but am very disappointed with the way legacy players were treated. I look forward to when I can compete in 2v2/3v3.
This raid is a step in the right direction however with, basically, weekly tokens. It does reward those who have invested a lot already and distributes tokens to all. So don’t knock the raids.
But ban the damn players who are hacking them.