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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 7
10-23-2011, 11:52 PM
Have you ever seen what happens when a business gets taken over by new management? Things change. Things the old management were happy with and didn't want to change get changed. In this case, a lot of the changes that they are making have actually been asked for by the playerbase (simplifying the economy is definitely one that has been asked for, as has been a skill revamp and splitting the ground and space skill trees). These are things that were mentioned by DStahl in Engineering Reports months ago, many even before the PW takeover was publicized.

Have the changes we asked for been implemented perfectly? Of course not. They have made some pretty big mistakes. Trying to get gold players to grind for ships each promotion was definitely a huge mistake, and they (mostly) fixed that. You do have to keep in mind that we're talking about a test server with a new EP, so yeah, there's going to be some teeth cutting going on. Who knows? Once the dust settles and this releases to Holodeck, you might actually like it. Or, you might hate it. The point is that it's not done yet. It might be prudent to save the doom and gloom until it's actually about to go to Holodeck. If it gets to that point, it's still awful, and they want to push it to live despite the players screaming not to, then you'd have every right to complain. We're not there yet, though. We've got weeks, maybe more than a month I'd wager before this is ready to go live.