Im losing hope.
Ive been here basically since beta, and I allways thought the ‘‘game dying’’ threads were just whinning babies running around.
BUT, this time, after years and years trying to prove them wrong and ignoring them im finally there.
At this rate its a matter of time before the servers become too much of a money drain to maintain and the game shuts down.
Its very sad to me, I loved this game.
But the pumping out of new heroes and no work on old heroes makes the roster boring and narrow the more heroes we get, blanket nerfs on tanks and supports making them boring to play with little to no gameplay diversity, they have consistently removed the depth of this game and what made it unique bit by bit, and the new set of support nerfs, exp changes and removing specialists just bring this point home.
For a while now the most this game had to offer was fast QM randomness fun, being given weird team comps battling against eachother trying to figure out how to win.
Now that is gone as well. My Qs in the last 4 days have been over 5 minutes with horrible teams anyway, no matter the role i play. After trying to get into a game for 15 minutes I just leave the game. Its not worth it. We got to a point where going for a draft in LoL will be faster (Q+the game) than hots QM.
We watched mewn wait in Q for 2 hours for HL the other day, with a friend of his sitting in Q for over 3 hours.
The big streamers are leaving, or playing the game just sometimes and in team league, the viewers are leaving, Hots isnt even in the top 30 games on Twitch anymore.
Even the old QM was a unique thing to this game that they removed. A lot of people (including me) enjoyed going into a game that required you to think on your feet, being creative about making use of your teams strenghts and weaknesses to spot and make use of win conditions.
Im genuenly sad. Its like losing a friend. A lot of things are bad now and I dont agree with, which means I will be playing a lot less and if every time I try to play I have to deal with 15 minutes of Q times Im just gonna stop even trying.