Hi guys, recently i’ve gain interest back in duelyst after, i don’t know how many years, without it.
Last thing i remember was the first expansion being released, me getting to rank 8 and then life happens.
So i didn’t knew anything about it, actually i always guessed that duelyst “is fine just not under the radar” well, i was very surprised when i started to read what happened.
Just to be clear i love the game and the reasons why i dropped it has nothing to do with the game itself.
Sorry if i keep it long but i have some things to say/ask and i’m hoping someone will answer.
So if i’d understood correctly, Duelyst was going “fine” but it’s just an issue on how they (developers/owners) wanted the game to be (in terms of popularity and income) and instead where always was.
I read even the lack (none at all) of communication from their side in about a year and ofcourse the balancing issue here and there but i guess that at least is “ok”
Regarding the “bandai namco” i guess they needed money to keep the game up? and the issue about many players that pratically lost their account or login access is unbelievable to me.
It’s correct till now? or i missed something? if anyone want’s to answer and even dwelling too much in it, im ok, i like to read.
Speaking of “today” i’m amazed on how the community (we as players) (well, not me, i just came back XD) is still strong, we can currently say that the game is alive only thanks to us all…and the will by them to not shutting the servers down i guess.
This very forum is full of people, even on the steam forum someone took the will to answer something (and by definition, the majority of “steam forums” are not very active, even the early access ones).
Duelyst discord too is alive on meltdowns e-sport and boronian’s den and i’d not even searched carefully.
Duelyst has done so many things “right” that i can’t wrap my head around the fact it is “dying”
I love the pixel art and it’s the first reason i got attracted to it but somehow many don’t like it and even prefer to switch to something else entirely, i was already too bothered by games with a “mobile” feelings, and today they are all very much the same.
Even the mechanics are still new and can obscure any other “card” game out there.
Duelyst is an entire universe of possibilities that sadly will stay like that, possibilities and nothing more. I can imagine/daydreaming about even anime/manga lore in general about it with that amazing art style.
As of today is there something that can be done? let me explain better, are someone entitled to do something about it? because i can think something like “developer/publisher have rights/said that the game is on hold and nothing can be done about it” and if that’s the case, are “we” really just condemned to watch it die slowly?
I even read the discussion where they said “no more content or information until we release godfall AND we establish it well” so it’s like saying goodbye with other words.
Any card game seems doomed to end badly in a “short” time, mostly in 2-5 years but as of today we have the record with Artifact and that’s a whole new story.
I have this feeling that Duelyst can be “saved/restored/back on track” with some not so crazy effort but i’m just a dude who knows nothing really.