xDaku wrote:For the record, I log in twice a day, both on main and ascended. Once from my cell during my break at work and then for a bit when I get home, then I sleep and go back to work. I play for about an hour a day, or two hours if I get lucky. I had even less time when I had my old account, and the ascended was bad when I first got it. Levels were around 500. I was descended within a week of joining FS with that account. I ignored my ascended still, got descended again. After the second descension, I brought my levels to 700+ in about a week or two I believe, and despite some attempts I wasn't descended.
It does NOT take too much effort to be safe in ascended. Ascended is NOT the reason we don't have new blood and people are leaving. People are leaving because of 1) The gap between cash spenders and f2p players, 2) Old school massing being practically non-existant now, and 3) Admin not willing to undo the updates.
The biggest problem is people realizing that they CANNOT compete with any of the "big players" unless they themselves start spending. You want new blood and people to stop leaving? Get all the big spenders together, try to get a pact to lower of not completely remove that, and you'll see an improvement in gameplay. That's not going to happen, so we might as well accept that this game, like all other games, will eventually die out and make the best with what we have.
No one's quit while I've been here because "I can be descended". They leave because of main. Fix the main server, then worry about the ascended.
This thread is about 1 aspect of the game so please dont play it off like its being singled out, because its not. All of it is tied together. AND you bought an account with a ready made ascended so your argument is kind of nullified as is mine if I were making a case for myself. But no matter, like Mezz says "LET IT ALL BURN", wait till you see our game