@DungeonBorn you make some good points, I’ve not got Joppa and currently have no interest in gaining Joppa as I still need to develop my other characters first and don’t think there would be any room for him in my PvP or PvE roster, so not looking for any compensation as such.
My main gripe is the sheer indifference Ludia and the game’s Dev team are having to such a massive issue in game that has annoyed a significant number of people. It might be the case that a small majority of noisy individuals are complaining on here, but I can assure you there is also massive discontent on the unofficial Facebook group and also within guilds and on Discord servers and now it seems is spilling out into negative reviews for the games on the app stores.
The reason only so few of us are posting so fervently about this issue on the official forums is because of the level of cunning and dexterity required to actually post a complaint on this forum without it being hidden or receiving a temporary ban. Those of us versed with this ability have been moderated several times and had the rules explained to us and also received temporary time outs from posting so have learned the hard way.
This is a barrier to the average occasional or new user who wants to post a complaint only to have their post hidden for the mildest of frustrated language. There are those on Facebook who won’t post on here for that exact reason.
Now if Ludia have made a decision on the issue, why don’t they share this with the community? Perhaps if they gave a hard no about nobody receiving compensation several weeks ago then people would have griped and perhaps one or two would have stuck to their guns and quit, but the majority would have gotten over it in a day or two and it would have been nipped in the bud.
However, as a direct result of this inaction and not stating either way what is going to happen with the issue and avoiding repeated requests for updates both on here and via the raised support issues they have allowed the issue to snowball into the juggernaut it has become today. So much so that someone has even suggested legal action, which as you correctly state would harm the game that a number of people do enjoy playing.
I just think it’s not even about this issue in particular, the issues have compounded and this one sticks out like a sore thumb and is easiest for people to attach their discontent to.
I like yourself want this game to have changes that keep the local playerbase intact, which is why I’m pressing the Joppa issue as IMO it’s one of the issues that needs urgently dealing with 1 way or another so that less aggravation is coming down upon the game.
In terms of your 3 suggestions:
squashing the bugs - yes I don’t get why they are so slow to do this. Also I’ve suggested that loyal users (forum gripers and hardcore D&D enthusiasts) would be more than happy to beta test new features of the game for free where we could give honest feedback and so that in game bugs are eliminated and in gameplay changes are tested and tweaked before the release hits the general population thus avoiding this whole mess every time an update comes out.
Add replay to explore mode - myself and others have requested this SEVERAL times going back months - only to be told that our feedback would be passed to the Devs and then we hear nothing more about it.
Yes the PvP is severely broken, such as the bots and the mismatches but some people suspect that this is intentional to enforce the spending of real cash on gems to compete and complete event mode PvP. So whether they’d be willing to fix this and affect a revenue stream I do not know. Also on the subject of PvP we’ve been promised guild PvP for months and no sign, where is it?
Apologies for the lengthy rant and reply but this is the honest feedback I want to give to Ludia and people like yourself wondering why this issue has got to where it has today.