It is with heavy heart that I have to announce my retirement from the game. My last goal was to reach the 30 times top 50 Icon after that I wanted to re-evaluate if I still enjoy the game. And tbh the answer is no. There are a few reasons but they have accumulated over time.
1.) The unwillingness of the devs to encourage creativity in PvP. The PvP experience has become a lot less enjoyable for me in the last months. Dev made teams are one thing but those braindead fast paced/(relatively) low cost katt Joco bundam orca FLs or the generic Sui Orca Jac whatever FLs are just so mind numbingly strong and effective that its literally punishing to try something creative. I have always said that I‘d rather lose than run something like that and I still stand by that. Thats my fault in the end. I know the devs ultimately try their best with the list but I what I think the game needs is a system that rewards you for playing certain monsters (+more rp) or gives you less points if you opt for the usual suspects. On top the recent wave of def boost monsters has Also contributed to that feeling. I think def boost is one of the most stupid passives in the game and monsters like Carmilla are really pushing it over the top.
2.) The revert of the Bastia nerf. I know many people used her and I‘m genuinely happy for them that she’s back to her old strength but I think this was a complete disaster. Bastia needed a nerf she was/is way too oppressive. This was Also confidently (publicly) stated by VKC. Restriction on the healing move and 250 TU KB would have been fine. Loss of HG was also alright. I agree that random knock back was an entirely stupid decision in the first place. However, stating that she creates a very bad gaming experience for many users then following up with 180 Degree U Turn is just peak stupidity. I want to make clear: This is a not a shot at the people pushing to revert the nerf. You were right to push for undoing the stupid RKB nerf. This was stupid in the first place. But I heavily dislike the completely arbitrarily way of handling this thing by the devs. It made me lose the faith that they have actually an idea about what’s strong/what is not. On top: They put Bastia in the regular myth pool. I cant describe how hard I want to slam my head against a wall. Ultimately its not the first time something seems to get released first and properly tested second. Remember when Bastia negated her own passive when the nerf happened? Yeah, thats literally running one test before you release something.
Willfully putting something back into the game that creates a terrible gaming experience. GG.
3.) Orb of vitality: we can make it short: I just can’t bring myself to do the daily challenge. So sooner or later I will have a severe disadvantage against the health boosted monsters of other players. So its better to end it now before this thing gets bigger. I don’t want to be forced to achieve it in PvE. Again: this is entirely my fault. But even the slightest bit of PvE just feels so boring most of the times and I don’t want to do it. Orbs should also be obtainable by playing PvP imo.
4.) The newest GF. This has shown me that we are not done with dev made teams. It seems to be the way the devs want to develop the game to and thats legit but its not my way. In the same way as 1.) this discourages creative team building and takes the fun out of the game. I just dont want to go through cycle after cycle of dev made teams.
Other minor reason:
I recently started a few other mobile games. None of them have the beauty and strategic depth of Neo but they have other cool things. Implemented clans/alliances, a pity timer (it actually became pretty standard in gacha. Its awful Neo doesnt have it yet) and most importantly: Better odds. Even the next best bad odd game has a 0,9 % probability for the best unit to get from a summon. Looking at the odds of other games it reminded me of how insanely bad Neo odds are. Having to hit 1 % 4 times (KD, I know it’s technically less if we are talking a specific myth) is just insane.
Also theres literally no development in terms of clans, pity timer or things like trade in offers where you can trade in several unwanted monsters for monsters you actually want.
Maybe I will return at some point (I will at least monitor the next updates) but there really is no point in playing a game you dont enjoy and you dont have any faith in the developers to turn things into the right direction. Def buff all over the place, HP orbs, Rock lock still not addressed, stun still not properly addressed, dev made teams and arbitrarily undoing nerfs because you pissed off the wrong people really is not the right way to go.