There was a time 2 years ago that I was very excited about this game. I paid over 100 bucks just to support it
There was a time last year when I was disappointed because they removed the full paid option. I stuck around and try to support it
There was a time in recent months when I just stopped playing in my 2 accounts, because of the lack of players. None of my friends sticks around
Now I came back to check and honestly… cant help to be further disappointed at the expansion’s model: yet another copy of Hearthstone’s adventures. 400 players daily, you either play a hardened veteran or a newbie.
Sorry to bring this again as I have posted before but this failure is all reduced to a core problem:
- Faeria is trying to snatch a piece of Hearthstone’s pie, but that can’t be done cloning it’s F2P (P2W as in practice they all are) business.
HS - people get hooked for the illusion of reaching legend (everyone thinks they can because of high randomness that makes them feel they will get lucky some day) and the addiction of getting the little cents every day to build up a collection that is astronomically prized.
Many players just can’t stop playing even though they don’t enjoy doing it AT ALL. That includes many streamers and if you are familiar with that scene you know who they are/were.
Players that come here either went through HS or are going through it.
Those players are burnt of the grinding. They will hate grinding here, SPECIALLY when they see the increased difficulty and lack of players - remember, you either play a newbie or a total veteran that is a guaranteed defeat.
They abandon the game, they either keep burning themselves in HS or stopped the F2P addiction altogether.
I am still hopeful this game can move it’s business to full paid or rent (pay 10$ a month to have access to all the collection for a month, for example) and let players just skip the grind.
How to get your players hooked?
- some wacky gamemode (dont randomize Pandora again please) that changes monthly or weekly
- Get the best f2p guys to compete for spots where they get a Month pass to all the collection. That will make the player base increase and thus, make our experience better: facing a wider range of skill in oponents
Hope the best for this game, see you after my holidays