DS/LS GL Currency System is Dumb and Should be Fixed

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    Haugs wrote: »
    To be honest, I do think the "players" have gotten what they "deserve". As a collective, the community has put up with--and made very profitable--CG's behavior and tactics.

    I hate the GL ticket system as much as the next guy, but consider how much energy (i.e. resources) the whales waste so they can hoard thousands of energy and unlock and ult GLs day 1 (not to mention the absurd $$$ for marquees and such). Non-whales have tolerated it by not quitting and whales have incentivized it to high heaven.

    Outcome seems pretty deserved to me (again, in aggregate).

    Alright, let’s scratch “deserve” from the record.

    I will be more careful with word choice in the future.

    The point I was attempting to make was:

    “the player has already done quite a lot by meeting the pre-requisites. What follows is not fun or engaging and is largely just a poorly designed system to artificially increase the time between meeting the pre-reqs and unlocking the GL.”

    If it just stopped there, fair enough. It’s a grindy mobile game and this is on-brand. For me, the most obvious offense is that the currency is spent regardless of outcome. Even refreshing fleet events with crystals gets an attempt and isn’t lost upon a failure. It’s losing the currency on a loss that I view to be flagrantly anti-player.

    I was specifically not picking on your word choice. While agree with your sentiment that GL tix are obnoxious, I am pointing out that the market has spoken and this is what we have wrought.

    Right, I don’t think you were picking on it, but I’d say the word choice was ultimately what lead to this point - exploration of “deserves”.

    It’s a fair point, and applicable to just about everything in this game, really. The player is in fact getting what they deserve because how we respond in terms of spending (real currency or in-game currency) will motivate or demotivate CG to do something. It’s a perpetual feedback loop, and I understand that.

    All the same, it seems like the right thing to do to vocalize a complaint when I have one with the game. For my part, I haven’t - and won’t - spend crystals or $ to accelerate the GL currency process. I just mention that because I wouldn’t want to be hypocritical.

    I understand the game’s a grind and I don’t conceptually have a problem with things taking a long time to acquire. It’s just when I see something so offensively anti-player, I’m inclined to make a forum post.
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    You understand the best option when feeling blasé about something is to simply not comment, surely.

    There's a difference between feeling blasé about GL tix and feeling blasé about your comments.

    You have an interesting way of habitually missing the point, and it has happened enough that it has begun to seem intentional.

    That said, I don't know what passes through your brain. I can only say that if you want to lance more giants, try crossing France to the northeast. You'll see a bunch near the coast with big, spinning arms.
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    Haugs wrote: »
    All the same, it seems like the right thing to do to vocalize a complaint when I have one with the game.

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    It’s just when I see something so offensively anti-player, I’m inclined to make a forum post.

    No objections here. I do the same :)
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