i have been around since the very early days and it makes me a little bit sad to end the game this spontaneous, but the recent rune update leaves me no choice. So far I did buy the monthly patron plus decided to support Lilith in their game development with getting all heroes and made it into the Top 10 of a merged server.
As we talked about yesterday:
Money should replace effort AND effort should replace money.
This was never the case in this game earlier and with the option to buy runes but not get them otherwise in a comparable ratio (like a honor shop), the "balance" will completely run out of scope (no matter if attribute buffs will get removed now).
In my first shop rotation today I had 2 runes with +1 for 300 linari and 6 normal runes for 100 each, so 10 runes in total, resulting in 30 runes you can buy daily vs 2 you get for doing all activity quests. It does not matter though, since you can buy chests without limits to get more.
I will take a look at the next event -> how many runes you can get there, but i am pretty sure it won't be anywhere close.
Keep in mind that every first filled rune and then every rune upgrade grants a 1% buff, which can result in ridiculous total boosts.
So, whales will now win every siege battle and duel and the new change: you are not able to siege them anymore, even with level 50 heroes. The "average" player can now do 2 things: use their wall hp as a meat shield or farm towers. This is it.
Best regards and to everyone who was on the same server: it was fun to play with you!