first off i love this game. i have for quite some time its taken so much of what i've loved in other games with new idea's great support and more sadly things have changed since over a year ago.
I'm now losing faith in the Rift Trion team i know it seems odd to say but if you look back and look at now so much has changed. some good some bad some yet to see how it will play out.
1. the world is very tame as you lvl up and get great gear no longer is there challenges in the everyday rift world. once you get to 50 it was get all your achieves and dungeons, work on gear, save the world. 1.2 the whole map would be a blaze with constant rift and invasion activity. taking back cities. even 1.4 had regular bosses just spawning for no good reason. it was awesome. constant under attack with some breaks between. this slowed lvling by quests in some cases and shot you through the levels pretty quickly. now with so many lvling so fast i rarely ever quest.
2 which brings me to Quests! before the epic life quest was long and hard nothing that could be done in a day or even a few. then the water saga quest which was tough in places but much easyer. then the Epic fire quest which was long only due to then RNG on the drop rate kept me from finishing it and i have yet to see it put back in. however they have been getting shorter and without much story that pulls you in. while i admit the 1.4 quest had me at best for my love of finding scotty everywhere i find a lack of finding other char that bring that same sense of "HEY THERES THAT PERSON!!!" type excitement. almost a subtle easter egg.
3 Rewards. they come and go and then you mess with them mainly the ones i miss are on ember isle. good money for the time spent but then now its like oh look more common potions... i dont even see as much ISS anymore from them and so they have faded from memory. not just that but rewards in general have been kinda good but kinda really a let down.
let me bring up the bottomless booze bottle from the summer event! need to be lvl 50 and you can only use it ONCE per hour.... do you really know how much telarans drink?!? >_< i felt robbed! Atrophinius would be ashamed at the dev that thought that one up. the reuse time on some of the stuff is a bit odd.
fireworks are one i wish had a small cool down time so i can macro in a mount macro just to shake things up same goes for the stones that make you glow. then there are the things like the transforms that have a long cool down. what would be the harm on the items that only transform yourself? i mean i get the sheeping wand cool down... can be a troll/grief with that. but the ones that transform yourself? its suppose to be fun! how lame is it when were like hey come check me out... wait 10 mins it wore off.. even a 5 yr old looking at your screen would say thats dumb.
4. End game. this has me upset at the core. Im a parent but say your a student or even just anyone who doesnt have the time to sit and plan out a few days for hk or even ID you wanna get in and have fun. not always JUST raid as an endgame. other than pvp what is there? there are no new puzzles being added, no steady stream of epic quests, or even anything to work for. slowly things are getting easier to complete pve wise outside of raiding. Add-ons are making raiding stupidly easy. dunno how to do mechanics download the boss mod. now a monkey can push the buttons just follow along. I really love this game and i log in and see chat filled with trolls. I have done most all t1 raids already and now what. im locked to most of it. hk is gonna go late. maybe ill work on......... sit in town and chat with the guild...
5. I love that you fix stuff all the time you listen and work on it i really love that! you have no idea Trion how much i love you for that. however... please improve your communications team.. you in one felt swoop made it to where titanium for dailies dropped off of more mobs. THEN changed the requirements for the daily to just eat up more car ore and ori ore. No longer require'n the NEED for that Titanium making the others now in short demand cause NOW they drop titanium... Im not gonna point out every case of this i know Foraging is the same with many ingredients which are needed for apoth. dont fix it just to break it. I love you please bring it up in a meeting.
These are the big ones i know there so much more that i could wish for but these are reasons im not logging in as much. its just too tame. you level fast. once at endgame its nothing but raiding. it seems your making quite a bit of the game very easy pve quest-wise and challenge-wise. Im sad to say i dont have the time to raid all the time. you all push so much content out i just dont want it to end up all raiding and gear progression.
as long as your reading i really wish just a few things for bards 1. battle rez 2. cleanse (possibly aoe or aoe for both) 3. motif's able to be put into a macro.
anyone who says bard is easy obviously never barded as a main role. most i find really wanna do damage and are just buffing because no one else will. they are the most under value'd support out there and are cape able of so much more. right now it feels a bit like Mozart on crack when its down to be as the only healer and im keeping the party alive, de-buffing the mob, buffing the party and looking cool doing it.
thx for reading hope the feed back is good and excuse my typing errors