A little experiment.
List things that you dislike about CO, things that you think the developers have done wrong.
If you read what is written in this thread and feel like you disagree with it, don't post. Do not post any defense, rationalisation, or reasoning for any of these complaints and why you think they are invalid or forgivable. Do you have the willpower to do it? Let's see if you can keep your ego in check, or if you have to give in
Here's what I dislike most:
Lack of active dodging - I feel like this game could make amazing use of needing to dodge stuff; Gravitar showed us this potential, and I wish they had run with the concept rather than shy away from it. Leaving my defense in the hands of a random number generator makes me nervous.
No new alerts - I like alerts, and I wish they had made some new ones; not just new bosses, but new fight mechanics and entirely new styles of alerts. Alerts are the most fun I've had in CO, but it gets tough doing something that has almost no mechanics involved over and over and still maintain interest.
Abandonment of pvp - I remember I used to have fun pvping here. Shortly after On Alert, that fun started dwindling, and then it died outright. They just completely ignored the effect that anything had on pvp, and it became a mess; the worst side effect of these choices is the effect it had on the players themselves and how they would interact with one another.