I don’t have an issue with wipes. I will always accept a wipe that bring new content and fixes... BUT....
Grapeshot isn’t wiping to fix bugs; it’s not to add new creatures or quests. It’s changing the map and playstyle of the game, it wants people to play differently.
It’s shifting from a lot of PvE to more PvP. That doesn’t sound terrible if you like PvP, but the problem is, MOST of the remaining people STILL logging in every day are really enjoying the PvE, the building, crafting, exploring, etc. The people that have been MOST loyal to the game are the ones in game right now playing in a PvE fashion.
I like PvP too don’t get me wrong, but in Atlas I have the most fun doing the other stuff. Why is it so offensive to them that people are enjoying the game differently than they had imagined? The people I know who have left the game didn’t leave because there wasn’t enough PvP, they left because there wasn’t enough content.
What metrics did they see that told them that moving away from their PvE’rs and trying to lure more PvP’rs was the way to go? There is nothing at all stopping people from playing PvP all day long every day already. That should be a clue for them.
Ill log in after the wipe and give it the ole’ college try, maybe I’ll be surprised. But I am saying right now that I am not excited about it. I should be.