After one of the best patches ever (the village one, surprisingly bug free, and a new cool feature to boot), Lilith dishes our probably the worst event ever present in this game - the thanksgiving treasure cave plunder failure. Guys, maybe before pushing a feature to event level consider fixing it to the playable state, thank you very much. Because as of right now treasure caves are completely broken and pointless.
Where do I begin. First, everyone knows that the matchmaking in caves is horrible, as a level 94 I don't ever find a cave with less that level 97 defenders. And it is common knowledge that ever since a player gets to level 85+ he constantly gets matched against way stronger team (in that 85 player example, you only get level 90+ opponents, with awakenings and such). This is pure cancer, failed programming at it's finest, and is absolutely unacceptable.
Second, why in the name of all that is holy enemy teams retain the energy for their ultimates from previous fights, even those you had no part in?! What in the actual f***?!!! Again, it is common knowledge, that sometimes as you enter a cave enemy team immediately goes off with all of the ultimates obviously resulting in a team wipe, because some scrub from other server attacked this exact team earlier, god knows when, maybe few hour prior, so you go again, and what do you know - enemy got full or almost full energy since they just killed your team. Whooptie-do , balance! Is it so hard to program fights so that everyone starts with zero energy every time? Same goes for Crucible of Fire, as I delve into off-topic for a second, why the f***, the actual f***, CoF enemy teams retain their energy? Is this Ezio/Dokras cancer is not enough of a frustration, do we need to be even more frustrated? Thank you very much, this is not what I paid for.
Third, VIP players rejoice - we have auto-plunder feature!!!1 Well, allow me to shatter your dreams of easy turkey farming. I had numerous occasions when auto-plunder nets 0 (zero, ZERO. let me reiterate: Z is for Ztupid, E is for Enormous, R is for Retarded, O is for ohshit - ZERO) gold or whatever the reward you are choosing, because, what do you know - all of your teams failed their auto-fights, fights that you have absolutely no control of, for the love of god. Say good bye to your 60k gold that you paid to plunder, which in the normal game would mean that it should bring guaranteed rewards, but here it does not. Paying 60000 gold for nothing is called a scam. Is Lilith a scammer? Seems to me that it is.
So all in all, I'm not even sure that I'll be able to get needed amount of turkey to complete the event because of all this bullshit, meaning I get screwed over on the completing the set of golden items needed for some reason at the end of the year event (also, could you reveal beforehand what the rewards are going to be? is this so hard really to give the information of all three scheduled events to players so we know if we should even bother with all of this?). And no, f*** no, I'm not doing manual plundering ever, not with this matchmaking, i'll stick to auto, how ever horrible it may be. Thank you very much.
Also this is probably the last straw: this is actually the closest when I've gotten ever to quitting the game, not because of this particular event, but because how bad last few months has been, and it's getting even worse by the minute. Worthless events, unplayable features, non-existent feedback, zero effort to fix what is broken (it took you two weeks since release to actually fix Lars's stun?! why?! with normal company policies something like this would be fixed within the hours), CoF is broken, arena is boring and unrewarding, guild wars, raids, farming, crafting, hero balance, itemization on heroes balance, ViP benefits and rewards, customer support, all of this is in desperate need of rework, rebalance or enormous amounts of fixing. But instead we get a new hero every two weeks to pay our money for. You know what, no thanks you, I'll pass. Here is a suggestion, maybe put out 1 new hero every month, or even two months, and instead do some actual useful work?
Before I succumb to even bigger rant, at least fix the caves problem, fix the energy bullshit, fix matchmaking, make auto-plunder fail-free. One little step at a time, maybe we will make this game great again someday?