The reason is that the update that is being proposed to be rolled back is the one that brought an entirely new sector, social zone, Fleet area, and game objectives to STO. Rolling back would mean removal of all these.
And for what purpose? Because some players are mad because they have to do more to earn rewards? Because some players have already blown through the content and see no purpose in keeping it around for others? Because their strategies of milking dilithium have been disrupted?
Not good enough reason for me. The additions far outweigh any problems I can see, as the problems seem based entirely on player perceptions as to their entitlements and not actual problems with game code or bugs.
I still don't get why they actually call it Season 7...
Most likely because it introduces the Romulans and their homeworld as major players in the STO universe instead of the minor NPC background role they had before, possibly in preparation for their role as a player race in the future. Not many homeworlds out there, and certainly none as large.
I know reverting to s6 is very difficult... however something must be done: beafore s7 I was playing for fun, now I am playing for dilithium, EC, fleet mark, romulan mark, omega mark.... just because you need it to click some buttons and waiting 2 days... It's boring and I am getting tired.... so yes, if possible I will revert to s6, but at least I will be happy if we will get rid of marks and have some more drop from stf and fleet actions.
I would vote no, not because I like what has happened to the economics of the game, but because the new content is what many asked for and it isn't all bad.
The way to fix the problem is increase dilithium accessibility that meets the demand for star base, embassy, and character/doff development so it isn't such a grind and the game becomes fun again or reduce the cost of projects.
The game should not be about grinding. Casual players, the working crowd who want to have fun PLAYING the game should have the chance to do so without having to grind a second career in man hours. Everything in those lock boxes should have a cash value and be purchasable for a few dollars to as high as $20 without gambling.
Is S7 worth it to you? Are you happy with it? Do you even want to play the game? Can you play the game?
If Cryptic really held a vote, would you say yes or no to temporarily going back to S6 until the devs listen to the community and fix up S7? (I don't know if that's even possible, but if it was would you want them to)
I would say yes to putting it back to S6 for the moment because of 1) Something in S7 is causing my game to not work at all, 2) From the patch notes and what players describe (good, bad, or just informative), S7 is not all that the devs promised. In fact, it's almost a nightmare.
What would you say?
Season 7 left me completely unable to play the game, due to the crippling GPU bugs they introduced, so I would absolutely vote YES to a rollback, at least until they can get their house in order and also undo some of the catastrophically bad design changes they made.
You know I find it really funny that at the start of every Season update since the first one; there's ALWAYS someone calling for a Season rollback to the previous Season. (And it's notr a situation unique to STO as this happens in most MMOs.)
Like most, I don't agree with every change or decision that was made with regard to Season 7 - but, that said, it has some of the best STO content Cryptic's rolled out for the game to date (I like New Romulus a lot and feel the game needs more full planet zones like New Romulus. I also like a lot of the new patrol content and Romulan Fleet actions.)
So, no, I would NOT vote for a rollback as the gains outweigh the negative aspects for me overall. (YMMV)
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Typical kneejerk sensational reactionism, throwing the baby out with the bathwater, as the saying goes. S7 may not be perfect to some, but rolling back the whole thing because some systems aren't appealing? That's an even even worse alternative than the perceived sleights introduced with S7. Things can always be examined and adjusted; we've already seen it with the Dilithium rewards and S7. Anyone who's played an MMO knows that things constantly change, and that if something ends up not working in S7, it can be changed or reverted individually, instead of going carte blanche and throwing out months of work on a whole season update because of the faults of a smaller percentage of the same.
A rollback would be catastrophic, cause ill will for the remaining playerbase, cause bad press, etc. A rollback would probably cause even more player discontent than any relatively more minor problems some players have with rewards, rep systems, etc.
I would ask not to waste the community's time with such ill-conceived notions, but I know I'd be wasting my time. It's par for the course of the forums to make a thread that makes for good controversy, despite the idea therein being patently nonsensical.
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