My best character is at 39% complete after the update.
Harry, we have spoken about this before. There is no single way to play the game. Just as you are turned off by longer, impossible to complete achievement chains, I am a competitive player who wants a chance to be first... but there are imbalances built into the game such that competitive players cannot create new competitive studios. Your only real choice is to join an already dominant studio, and where the hell is the fun in that? Riding along on somebody else's achievement is not the point for me.
I don't begrudge you the way you play your character, Harry. I hope you reconsider, as it would be a shame to say goodbye to you and your characters. But saying the point of the game is not to beat the unbeatable team is simply not true for everyone. It is certainly not true for me.
Competitive players tend to spend diamonds... and tend to leave if they have no means of getting to the top. Just that simple.
In the spirit of catering to as many people as possible, I would think playata would want to give competitive players a chance to take their own studios to the top.
Let me start by saying this was misinterpreted "But saying the point of the game is not to beat the unbeatable team is simply not true for everyone."
I didn´t say "beat", I said "build". Which is actually the point you see as frustrating, so we´re not even arguing that point. But I think our idea of what "competitive" means is different. For me it simply means being able to participate in the trophy battles so everyone on the team can get their Hobby Collector accolade complete. When a team is too strong to be defeated even with a full trophy case, where is the competitiveness? There is none. And the server as a whole suffers because, as you said, when players are seeing they have no chance of being competitive, they lose interest. Every player who quits a game is another nail in that games coffin. GAMES are supposed to be FUN after all.
As to players joining top teams instead of building their own to be competitive, I can´t say I see that as a proven point. Even when they are in said top team they often quit. I remember when the UK2 team I am on came out of nowhere and were glued into 3rd place for a while. I remember it like it was yesterday. At that point we had about 8 players swiped, 2 by the top team and 6 from the 2nd place team. To put it in perspective, the server hadn´t even been online for 3 months and a top team that was 100% upgraded already had 6 players to replace. Just think about that for a minute.
As to quitting, I´m already mentally gone. Just going through the motions right now to take care of unfinished business and seeing whats happening with the teams I´m on so that those who are still interested in playing get on to other teams or somebody steps up to fill my roles, but once I´ve burned my diamonds I´ll only be logging in on those servers to register for fights to save the teams on doubles until decisions can be made and I can finally delete all my characters. 2 are already gone, the rest will disappear after my presence is no longer needed.
Edited by Harry0rgan, 26 April 2017 - 17:24 PM.