You can have all the good ideas and possible solutions, but it’s useless when the people in charge refuse to take any action to make use of them.
I’m sure the community has been asking for lootpocalypse, discounts, boosts or whatnot for ages, some short term implementation that could slow down the bleeding, but every 2 weeks the small and decreasing player base is given nothing to work with and yet still expected to love everything and keep paying for more microtransactions.
I’ve made my point before that the higher ups are playing the short game, that they are trying to take as much money from us as possible before we find out that they have abandoned ship. Obviously, they took all the lifeboats and life jackets as they armed themselves with shotguns, so the moment we find out their plans, they’ll blow a few holes in the lower deck so the ship will sink faster.
If you’re a great swimmer, you’ll survive to get on the ship called Borderlands 3. As for those who drowned… they were a necessary sacrifice for the funding of the new ship.
There is no lore anymore either in Battleplans. The writers were long gone to work on Borderlands 3.
If Gearbox is not even aggressive to keep the players they still have, why does anyone think they will make any effort to have events of actual substance? When I watched Vermintide throughout June and July being so desperate, vicious, and never stopping in their attempt to reach new players, meanwhile seeing nothing of the sort from Battleborn, it spoke volumes.
100 players on Steam is not an accident. This is a direct reflection of how aggressive Battleborn was to try to rake in new players post Winter and Summer updates. But I saw how hard at work they were at jacking up prices for everything and adding VIP passes.
If you want your events, then pay 2100 Platinum to have your lootpocalypse, but most effective if 5 of you do it, so forfeit 10500 Platinum, please!
You don’t get my money if you aren’t trying or continuing to try. I can’t get anyone to try the game if nothing is even happening. No one on PC is going to want to play a game when they see utter stagnation with no end in sight.
I hope Gearbox will at least do something for the community, as small as we may be, like discounts and lootpocalypse, instead of prioritizing microtransactions.