Why did you decide to uninstall this game?

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Oct. 26, 2017, 1:49 p.m.

I am not sure if this thread will be locked by the devs - though I suspect that it will, as so many other critical threads have been locked.

Still, as I have seen the vast majority of top players (50+ level) leave this game over the past 6 months, I have to ask, why and when did you finally decide to uninstall this game?

For me, it all came down to this game becoming less and less playable with the introduction of new bugs. With each patch, the game was becoming less and less stable - and with the exodus of skilled players, there wasn't much of a point in sticking around.

I had high hopes for the 1.9 patch - thinking that with legendary mode now being limited to t4 and t5 ships, the balancing issue would be solved. Yet, 1.9 patch brought with it a lot of bugs - as has every previous patch (at least since 1.8 patch). TE was again gone, crashes became more common, top players were nowhere to be seen, legendary mode queue duration has become 'legendary'. The game essentially got patched up to such an extent that it was broken beyond redemption. That was my queue to leave and observe this horror development show from the sidelines.
And as I read the latest responses to the latter patches, I think my decision to uninstall this game was a great decision.

So, why did you uninstall this game?

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Oct. 26, 2017, 2:10 p.m.

I uninstalled it so i could reinstall it cuz of hopeful bug fixes, some did.

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Oct. 26, 2017, 2:12 p.m.

I've toyed with it a few times, I'm not gonna lie. For me the grind is my biggest gripe. But lately I've got better at playing the game, so the grind has got less. But it's still there. If I do ever uninstall it will probably be down to grind.

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Oct. 26, 2017, 2:37 p.m.

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Oct. 26, 2017, 4:54 p.m.

while I understand what you are talking about with the bugs, spawns and all stuff....I dont understand why you keep greefing the forum.

you could simply move on and give them time

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Oct. 26, 2017, 5:47 p.m.

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Oct. 26, 2017, 5:48 p.m.

I uninstalled as a casual player the first time as I did the math and realised it would take me months to progress up the ladder.. and that most of that time would be being forced to play with moduiles I didn't want, or waiting for games.

I reinstalled after I saw a skins competition and realized I just liked the core concept of DN - and it pulled be back from Fractured Space which is like the cartoon cousin of DN. Then I spent a bit of time to actually try and understand how to play the game, and got good enough to begin to see progress.

If I uninstall again it will be because I don't think the current grind is fair: The game is meant for a much bigger playerbase than it has, and frankly the absence of legendary games locks me out big time.
I don't mind a challenge - but not an unfair one. Right now I think we are punished a bit for sticking around when the game modes are not working.

I hope I never uninstall again... I think I took a leap of faith and I feel DN could be much better than for example Fractured Space - but that game is a lot lot lot lot more accessible currently - especially if I have like an hour or 2 to kill.

tl:dr Uninstalled cos of grind. Reinstalled cos concept is good..waiting to see if grind improves / matches get fixed.

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Oct. 26, 2017, 6:14 p.m.

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Oct. 27, 2017, 5:42 a.m.

I decided to uninstall when I saw any form of negative feedback instantly locked or deleted.

This is the one that got my attention the most.

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Oct. 28, 2017, 2:23 p.m.

Redneck#3287 posted (#post-162356)

I decided to uninstall when I saw any form of negative feedback instantly locked or deleted.

This is the one that got my attention the most.

Interesting - though to be fair, that thread was left open - and so is this one, for now.
Then again, I have seen a lot of threads closed though over time, even the ones which comprised of legitimate criticism.

In the end, I think there's a definite lack of understanding between the players and the developers.
Developers are trying to push through updates with new ideas, with little focus being paid to the existing problems/bugs - while the players want the game to be more stable and less buggy before new ideas are being introduced. For the moment, the game is becoming more and more buggy and getting closer to its alpha status - being unplayable for most of us (hence the great exodus of players since 1.8 update and all of the updates that followed).

Perhaps things will change when developers decide to focus on stability rather than experimenting with new ideas (like killing TE?) ?
It's interesting though - because developers really don't understand why people are leaving. I recall the patch 1.8 came in order to prevent people from leaving - but the effect was the opposite - it wasn't the removal of maintenance that was the problem, but the bugs that 1.8 patch brought with it - and it's been getting only worse on that front with every follow up patch.

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