and it's all their own danged fault too, if they'd kept up with maintenance on the trials it never would have gotten to the point that it takes more effort to maintain them than to just remove them and replace them entirely. Instead it's yet another in a long line of implement poorly, tape malfunctioning extensions onto, never properly patch, abandon maintenance, remove. Hell, well over half of the game is all of that except remove. Trials, Archwings, Dark Sectors...
and that's just the stuff I was around to see.
plus their event design is amazingly bad. I mean, at least they've *mostly* stopped doing stuff on the badness of False Profit but... I can't access anything they added in the ghouls update because I can't play on the plains. The Acolytes are around like once a year so good luck getting those mods. The hemocyst event meant mining and fishing was impossible because noone thought about infested having infinite aggro range.
"you won't need to mine or fish to access PoE content" they said, numerous times, going into PoE.
Good luck building a Zaw or Amp or PoE Arcane without doing a *lot* of mining *and* fishing. Or spending a lot of platinum, on gems/fish parts that are only available for plat in a random shop selection cycle.
And this is post buffs and turning single use blueprints you have to buy with ostron standing into multi-use blueprints. It was worse at launch. Much Worse.
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