Reborn is really bad compared to OG. Like horrifically bad. Almost everything in the old game was amazing. It felt like you were really a part of the world, and you were getting stronger. Every level was an extremely happy feeling, every drop, every new shard/raid boss completed, etc. Now everything feels lackluster. Level up? That wasn’t hard at all. I’ll be a max level in no time! Enter a new zone? Why are all the mobs the F****** same? Why do you get rewarded for every level you get? Why do you not have to grind for all your gear anymore? Why is the economy a piece of s***? Why are all the missions boring? Why why why? Some people might say stupid s*** like, “It’s to be expected when transitioning over to something new. Some of the people that were used to the old are going to lose interest. Just look at the new players. They LOVE Reborn!” No s***. Maybe the 5% of the new players that actually keep playing the game after buying it love it so much because they have nothing to compare it to. I understand some of the older players leaving, but more than 50% of them? That’s when you know you f***** up. Near the end of the original pretty much the entire player base was made up of people who had played the game for an absurd amount of time, yet they still played it every single day. Where are all of those people who loved the old game so much? Pretty much all of them left because Reborn is such a let down. Maybe this game can pull a No Man’s Sky, but I highly doubt it.
EDIT: While some others might not be so vocal about this, I am 100% sure that others are feeling the exact same way, but are still playing the game to socialize with what little friends still play the game, and the fact that it is the only existing VRMMO out there at the moment. I wonder what all those people who are silently feeling the same way are going to do once a new VRMMO comes out
EDIT 2: but yeah true affliction sucks big time. Has kinda always been that way with the talent tree (everyone goes down one path because the other is basically worthless)