It turned out the change we made to make earning the ships more alt friendly had completely trivialized play of the events. Players could earn currency on all of their alts in one year, and then spend the currency from a single character every year to get the ship immediately. While some few players would then re-run the event on the character that spent their currency, the vast majority wouldn’t. Again, this meant participation was down while rewards were still earned at the same rate.
The changes don't address this.
All you had to do is retire the currency and not the ships. Then people could pick what ship they wanted to use it that events currency for.
And that was the concern of players. Not currency expiring, but the ships being retired. People can still spend lobi to speed it up also, so money making by your company isn't affected either.
And your change actually make another problem in participation worse.
There are times I (and others) don't want a particular ship from an event. For example Carriers. I have no interest in them at all.
Now instead of having the chance to get a past ship during the event, and possibly even spending money to speed it up, I will just not participate at all.
Again retire the currency. That is fine. That isn't the main concern being raised by the players. Don't retire the ships though.
You actually are hurting your bottom line with your change.
but it was one that we needed to make to maintain the integrity of this event and these ships.
Where have been huge complaints from players on this? There is no outcry from players making this complaint.Allow me to be clear.
Cryptic is by now painfully aware that people are upset over retiring the Risian ships. This thread is not a news flash for them.
It remains to be seen whether the Devs will address this point or not.
Civil feedback from people who have not made their voices heard already is welcome.
But given recent events, I need to set some ground rules for this thread.
The first time someone starts throwing around insults or flaming the Devs or other forum users, I will shut this thread down.
The first time any of the forum rules are violated, in fact. This includes posting rants over and over. ~Bluegeek