Well it’s not mainly because of updates that people are so overreacting now. If you remember “deflation”, it was because of panic started by one player and some other reasons like BCS, et cetera. It started that panic where people were blaming devs for something that some months ago they asked devs to do. People were straight up asking devs to combat inflation. I love PW too, it’s a damn great game and if it gets abandoned in some years from now, that’s a damn shame because this game has ENOURMOUS potential.
So why are people calling this game “dying”? Well…I gotta say it’s the same thing. If some of your average rich people are douches (yes, I said it, I have every right to call some of the game’s richest players that way because they just act like they’re superior to everyone and it needs to be exposed in a video) start telling you and everyone else that the game is dying, because…they lost some money on an item! And then they continue to play the game even though they apparently say they “quit”, they spread this false feeling when everyone thinks…well crap! If this was said by this rich guy and HE’S quitting even though he probably spent thousands of hours on this game (spoiler alert, the “richest” guys never spent so much!), then everyone else should too!
And that’s when this false panic of “game is dead” starts to appear. You can see, that TRADE is dead not because there are far less players, because BUY is just a PAIN to get to still and BUYSWORD is just fine when BUY helps it. No, it’s not that. With bytecoins people just sell items on PWE MUCH more oftenly than on trade worlds. Because look, they went on trade worlds to sell items for WLs and PLs before, now they see no difference a lot of times to just put them on PWE. So why is TRADE dead? Yep, because of that and that portal thing when you enter it…and its design. Let’s be honest, if TRADE redesigned, removed that thing and started advertising, we’d be just fine.
Clan battles, Cards, Jet Race, Best Set were missed opportunities but I don’t think that the new world generation is a missed opportunity. I don’t think QOL was a bad thing and there are new devs who (like Jake said when he admitted that those updates weren’t best) will look to community for update ideas. It’s great, ideas on Discord suggestions channel are sometimes just godlike. And actually it’s good to use old features too, we can take clan battles and make them good if we ask players what should be changed about it.
I kinda think we’re fine and I love the new update even thou the blood halo kinda…well doesn’t look the best in the world.
to devs: Discord suggestions, trust me, even if you ask a player to send you more sprites to this great item they create, they’re not gonna even mind. They’ll be super happy to help develop PW because they love PW same like we do. It’s great to have this community that’ll support you. Because even though some people are just so negative for show or they just lost interest in PW so they wanna make others think that PW is bad somehow (even though it’s so much better than 2 years ago), it kinda happens in every game, doesn’t mean PW is bad.
People are so adamant to unfairly criticize good changes because it’s now popular to just go online and give no reasoning behind criticism, to even label the new world generation as something inherently wrong, because it somehow “killed” the alien booster. I agree with the last statement. But wasn’t EVERY BOOSTER already dead? If you tried to find any alien blocks to create your own alien world or even a winter world, you wouldn’t find even quarter of what you’re trying to find on PWE. No, you’d need to spend couple of hundred k on boosters to build it and you weren’t guaranteed to get them. That’s why people stopped building worlds. This update is why people are gonna finally start building diverse worlds. Only one complaint that I got is that it should be possible to generate a biome on existing worlds with existing names if those worlds are cleared.