A Farewell: Why i leave this beloved game
First let me say thank you for this lovely game. I played it for about the last 4-5 weeks every day
I think the current game state is in good shape, the community managers in this forum and reddit are superb
. One of the best i've seen for mobile games, other games doesn't have any communication at all or only through support. The cycling updates and upcoming features are very good, so you know this game is still developing with new upcoming features.
Now here is my main reason why i leave this game:
The current update made me think over why i play this game, what i enjoy about it and if it is worth it to keep going over the next 2-3 months to achieve specific milestones
. I came to the conclusion the core design
of this game isn't made for this kind of gamer i am.
So i can't play this game CASUALLY
, means letting energy refreshes go and letting 1 day go without logging in. I did it twice on xmas and new years eve letting wasting energy refreshes... OMG
. The competitive side of me tries to be as EFFECTIVE
as possible and not being effective gives me a bad feeling like doing a poor job in something.
You can easily spend some Money for some shards if you are away from the game through the weekend but it just feels like cheating for me, so it is no longterm solution. I just found out this game influences my daily life way too much
, i check my energy before i go to bed, when i wake up and multiple times during the day, making my last arena runs right before the prize reset at 6pm. This daily routine is also so darn inflexible (yes it's in nearly every mobile game).
While i spend for instance more than 600 hours gametime on games like Football Manager, i never felt the game influenced my daily life so much like GoH does, because there are no timers and while you have time at the weekend you can easily play it for 40 hours or so. This timer-based game is just horrible if you want to play all day and skip the next days. The day you play it feels unsatisfying and the days where you don't play it feels like loosing something.
This is like a collector's game for a long period of time, i don't mind collecting every day a piece of a big milestone, what i mind is the big influence on my daily life routine.
I know one big problem of it, is me only enjoying the game on a competitive level, being effective in this game, but playing casually, wasting energy refills by only login whenever i want or doing inefficient stuff doesn't give me a good feeling.
So shoutout to the developers, community managers and the community. It was a great ride the last 5 weeks but it's time to say goodbye from me. My highest rank is Top 20. That's a tragedy. But i'm feeling great to leave this game behind, giving me more than 2 hours a day back without having timers in my mind.