This game has so much potential, but it’s drawbacks are immense. There is no love or respect for players who can’t afford to throw endless money into this game. The pay walls aren’t just about becoming the strongest, they’re about surviving in a harsh place full of bullies and wallet warriors. Even with a good guild and dedication, there’s only so much you can do. Progress can’t be made fast enough to offput the senseless beatings from people who paid their way to extraordinary heights. They even added a new insult by creating an event which offers strong protector type troops that could give smaller players a chance to survive longer than a week. But that protection is once again hidden behind a large amount of money. At some point, progress will become impossible. Events often offer great boosts, but the only way to win is to pay your way through. The stronger players become stronger while good people with ordinary lives and jobs get decimated again and again and again. It’s one thing to make this about becoming the strongest in the realm. It’s another to completely ignore the needs of the average player and screw them over at every turn. Don’t get me wrong, this isn’t even really about me. My progress has slowed, but I have an endless amount of time to pour into getting what I need, so I keep pushing forward and slowly making my way towards some sort of viable protection. Not domination, PROTECTION. But what about my guild mates? There’s so many wonderful people I’ve met, both in my own guild and others. Week after week I watch the pay to win players destroy everything they’ve worked for, giving them little to no chance of recovery between hits. It’s absolutely insane. The devs’ actions have shown again and again that they don’t care about people who can’t put several thousand (yes, several THOUSAND) into this game, and I’m saddened by and tired of watching it.