So, I don't think it needs saying about how bad the situation is for NGS. Let me first say that I love the game. I've been a fan since the first online game, not that it matters. I'm not here to bash or hate on it. I love this franchise. I played it on the cube and not the cast. I was a child then and now I'm an adult and can look at both sides with a cool collected mind. Whether you like the game or not, the amount of players are dropping more and more by the day. There are constant complaints about how the game is being managed and no real feedback from the community feels like it is being taken into consideration. How many blocks do you think we could fill at the moment?
Let me get straight to the point. Even though I feel like it will run on deaf ears, I want NGS to be a successful game and I'd like to know if you would be willing to let the game close down for a certain period of time. 6 months? 1 year? More? Maybe restructure and focus specifically on the game and content and not scratches. Then after certain time period, relaunch the game. Maybe under a new name to get rid of the NGS stigma. (What do you think would be a good name?)
We don't have anything to do really besides wait on a storm, a few urgent quests that are completely randomized (at least to us) and some repeatable daily and weekly quests we've been doing for a while now and that isn't going to change anytime soon. There are a number of things we should have on NGS. Private quarters, alliance quarters, casino are just a few. But wait you say! Those are on base. Why not do them there? I think its safe to say that base isn't getting anymore updates. There wont be any new items or games coming to them. Me, personally, I've felt after the defeat of primordial darkness, that I haven't had really a reason to continue playing base now that I know the story is over and complete. Swapping in between the two games is a hassle too. I can't see urgent quests for NGS when they pop because there is no schedule. I really feel like the private quarters needs a new model. I didn't really like bases private quarters. It feels very old and outdated. A casino area in central city would be a nice addition and updated NGS prizes to go with it.
Maybe this stuff is coming. Maybe not. I don't know. Who knows what they have planned and what is in the works. I feel as though all of this should have been available to us at launch. There should have been more story and definitely more kinds of quests. Also an additional 2 extra areas would be great as well. Namely the desert and frozen area we get to stare at while doing the same things over and over.
This game doesn't feel like it was ready to be launched. I feel like it was either forced to launch or mismanaged very poorly. I understand that Covid-19 happened as well and that slowed a lot of things down for everyone. We've all been affected by this and that may have played a part in the development of NGS. There is really no real reason to buy premium other than to sell stuff. Scratch tier prizes need to be reworked. There are a lot of people who want those change motions, but charging 90$ to reach them is ridiculous. They know people want them and they've purposely put there to force people into purchasing them. I can understand rewarding your spenders with something special like the motions, but please reconsider the price. You may get more people willing to spend x amount versus z amount.
So after all of that, how would you feel if Sega announced "Hello ARKS. After much consideration, we've decided to temporarily discontinue service for NGS so that we may focus on making NGS the world it should be and meet your expectations. We currently are planning to bring NGS back online at (date here) and look forward to see you join us in Halpha then." or however they would word it. Would you be in agreement or disagreement? Do you want them to continue on their current path because you think they can recover from this? Is it because you've invested into the game that would affect your decision on the matter? Would you want a total shutdown of the game or just have base running? Maybe even have renewal scratches appear if they just have to have something going?
I would support their decision if they decided on closing the game down and bringing it up later time with much more content and bug fixes. Relaunching a game always brings a considerable new amount of players to a game. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. What are your suggestions and thoughts?