I have to agree with others, this is a stupid event. There is no rewards at all. I think we are being used as some kind of selling point to bring in investors. I mean lets face it, Dreadnought is dying a slow and miserable death. The developers are not listening to their players, the players are abandoning ship faster then new ones are joining. No reward is being given because rewards come in the form of items, GP ect. Rewards would just eat into their profits and of course that is the opposite effect of what they are currently trying to achieve.
We lost DN_Thor, the best hope for a decent community manager that we had and was left with a OompaLoompa from WiIIy Wonkas factory.
Does everyone know why we lost DN_Thor? We lost him for two reasons.
Company cutbacks because they are bleeding players/money and the ones they still have, refuse to invest anymore money into this dying game.
He was ready to leave because the developers were NOT listening to the player base. He said in a stream that this publisher (SixFoot) was taking him down a path that just wasn't him. He tried to fight for what was right by the playerbase and he was told to "Sit Down and Shut Up"
They had a great game but are choosing to run it into the ground by squeezing every penny they can out of the very small player base that they have left. People cry out that they are taking it down the wrong path and threads are locked and players banned from voicing their opinion. Everyone sees what is happening, when you try to silence the most vocal players by banning them, that does nothing but lower the morale of everyone that agrees with them. Do you really think they hold on and hope for the best? No, they jump ship knowing that holding on will leave them disappointed in the end. The developers act like they are listening but instead exchange one kind of pain for another.
All of this is apparent if you look at the signs. Take the last patch for instance NOT one single thing was implemented to improve the player experience for the better. Instead we get a completely off the wall score system that makes absolutely no sense. Complete failures in the code that locks the game up most the time. Not to mention they spit in the face of most the veteran players by buffing up tier 3s where in some instances they are MORE powerful then their tier 4 counter part. Why even work towards tier 4? I don't even see the point anymore, alot of veteran players are flying around in their tier 3 ships now, even though they have the tier 4 version fully unlocked and researched. So the need to progress is completely dead.
The biggest complaint that I have is the implementation of AI Bots in PVP matches. Who in the world thought it was a good idea to fill a PVP match with artificial players? The reason for this is understood but it's sad to see it already come to this. This is a tactic used when a game is failing and player population is in the garbage can. A certain veteran player warned the playerbase a few months back that they was seeing AI Bots in PVP matches before it was announced in the update. The publishers denied that this was happening and that person was silenced for pointing it out. Low and behold, PVP matches are now filled with computer controlled ships.
At this point they are looking for investors, they need a certain percentage of cash flow to keep the game going. The problem is, they want a influx of money but they want this money and they want to do things their way, not to change the game in a way the player base will accept it as a great title.
This game is never going to be as popular as say WOT or WOW, the genre that is Dreadnought caters to a very select group of people. With so many in that group being alienated right off the bat, well you can see as clearly as I can where its going.