I decided to post this as a new topic but just wanted to respond to this overwhelming opinion that Ludia doesn’t listen to us. More than anything, I wanted to dispel the belief that somehow if this next teaser would’ve been an aquatic, no one would’ve been angry… and we wouldn’t have seen 10000 posts about how “I’d rather have seen xyz instead of aquatics.” Let’s get real.
So for those new to the game, or those jumping on the Ludia doesn’t listen bandwagon, let’s chat the history of JWA.
What we SHOULD care about is were items we’ve been complaining about addressed in the next release. I mean, we’re not perfect as individuals, and if someone told me I had to be perfect at my job, I’d be fired in a week. Bugs are in every game in existence… without question… so the fact that a company has created issues is far LESS the issue. It’s the fixing of issues that matters, self inflicted or otherwise. Because technically EVERY issue you have with this game is “self inflicted” in nature. What matters is the question: Are they listening to us?
And whatever this patch brings? I highly doubt we’ll see thousands of posts about what has been fixed… I mean seriously. This impression that Ludia isn’t listening is ludicrous. Let’s walk back in time.
The genesis of this game has looked like this -
1.2 we asked for Indo Nerf, for flying creatures and aquatics, for more stuff to do. We asked for higher spawn rates, for no more blue spinning stops that blend in with the map. We wanted the RAPTOR META fixed. Here’s the patch notes if you forgot -
1.3 we asked again for Pterosaurs. Though some people HATED the idea and said it’d break the world. We wanted special event supply drops to no longer be locked in parks. We demanded scents and rewards in arena if we lose constantly (daily battle inc). We wanted spawns to change, and though we didn’t get that, what we got was the Hybrid Recipe feature - which in my opinion has been great (despite not quite what we wanted). We wanted cheaters removed, and they took MASSIVE STEPS to take care of that. Sure it got worse later, but again, they listened and dealt with it and made progress. We wanted bleeds to work better. Here’s what we got:
In 1.4 we wanted alliances, guilds, something to band together. We wanted reasons to go out and hunt each day (daily missions). We wanted a stegod nerf (or at least the community cried out for it). We wanted the tank meta ENDED. We wanted no more 10% chance to stun (stun-chains). We wanted superiority strike to stop preventing bleeders from doing anything useful by cleansing. What was the point in bleeds using opponent health pool if stegod could just “cleanse” it away with Superiority Strike.
Here’s the results -
In 1.5 we wanted DAMAGE PRIEVIEW to be fixed. Remember that nonsense? We wanted scent capsules to stop glitching. We wanted more to do than just donating with alliances. We wanted something with nullification to help us with indoraptor. We wanted DINOS TO STOP BEING LOCKED IN STRIKE TOWERS.
So here’s the thing that kills me. We think they don’t listen. What we mean is they don’t work FAST enough. Because viewing the above, and actually remembering what the game USED to be versus how it’s changed… i mean, it’s factually incorrect to say “Ludia doesn’t listen.”
Doesn’t act fast enough? Maybe. Doesn’t communicate with the board as much as we want? Probably.
But let’s all not act like they don’t listen. Seriously. Go take a walk down memory lane. Look at the old patches. See what the notes say. Remember the issues of that time. Review some of the topics we were complaining about in that range. The empirical evidence suggests otherwise, so maybe let’s all just take a deep breath and wait to storm the castle till we see what comes next?
You want to know if ludia listens, or if they’re just not working fast enough? Note all the problems here that you want fixed today, and come back to this post whenever the notes come for the next patch… If they “don’t listen” - nothing on your list will be fixed. If they “don’t listen fast enough” then only some items on your list will be fixed. But maybe let’s reserve some judgement until then.
I mean, I know we won’t. But it’d be nice if we did anyways.