This latest update is disgusting.
- Bases locked, Merit gone, YEARS of effort (for Base Helm and other items) lost
- - My faction had a few people with more than 1 million merit: that accomplishment is now gone
- Cube Cogs bound
- Squire Badges useless
- - The MODEST method of gaining Glyphs through daily quest: GONE
- Missing NPCs for new quests (seriously?)
- And nothing useful that I can see (but maybe that is because I cannot get into my faction's base any more)
Something I do every day, even if I don't have time to play, is log in long enough to do my check-ins for my main toon and most of my alts. This, I feel, has bound me to this game for a few years now, yet even this is broken, as the reward has two pieces that instantly expire and has not been fixed for two years.
So, to break this dependency, I am going to stay off this game for at least a week.
After the next week's update I will look to see if any of these issues are being addressed, but my daughter and girlfriend, who have both played this game for more than 9 years, are already investigating other games and I think the damage has been done.
This is not a "rage quit", it is just an acknowledgement that this latest change was BAD, and this is a step to prepare to make the move to somewhere else. I will hate to go elsewhere, but this game is rapidly losing its fun.
Peace and Cheers!