Calling all Kingdoms,
Most of you will be waking to see that the much vaunted upkeep system has been implemented. Now it may be a good idea, despite the arguments on how it is calculated, however I think we can all agree that its implementation (like many other things in this game) has been handle in an extremely incompetent way. Below is a summary of grievances I and others I play with have:
The way the updates have come for the game has encouraged people to invest in larger and larger armies, almost always only achieved through buying gold packs, as it was the only way to defend oneself. WB Games must have reaped the benefits of this financially as I know from Kingdom 2 the arms race was on for anyone who could afford to.
Now with the upkeep system it will effectively limit army size, but to those already with 100s of thousands of men it means their position is essentially entrenched where they are unless they lose men in attacks. They cannot upgrade as they have massive negative upkeep, they cannot shed men as those that don't will dominate them.
So WB Games has effectively managed to not only screw older players who have invested large sums in the game, they have essentially shut new and non-paying players away from being able to compete as the new upkeep and low keep protection tallies mean there 40k men max stand no chance against players who have marches of 5-60k t6 and t7s.
Secondly the bricks and soldier pine bottlenecks you have made to stop players progress is a joke, and I feel like you have had more than enough feedback on this. Even players who buy the massively expensive gold packs (by other games standards) cannot advance. Again this essentially freezes player at their level, the strong stay strong, the weak stay weak.
Lastly in the complaints I have to mention your abysmal responses to in game tickets and complaints on this forum. I am not claiming special treatment because I have paid money, but you set yourself a nominated 48 hours response time. One which you have never fulfilled for me, and from speaking to other rarely for them as well.
I would like to express my disappointed at how this Beta has been run, for although the game is still in development customers and players we still have right to be heard and have their grievances addressed, something that all your updates show you are not doing.
I would encourage all players from all kingdoms to sign this thread for yourself, your Alliegences and your Kingdoms, and stand together: NO FIGHTING and NO PURCHASES until our grievances have been adequately addressed.
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