Zyxess Posted May 24, 2013 Share Posted May 24, 2013 (edited) TL;DR: Dojo research gives access to exclusive items. Since this is expensive, I feel forced to join a big clan for no other reason. Additionally, this was not communicated pre-U8. I'm a mostly-solo player. I guess it's mostly due to the "disconnected from lobby" issues, as well as the IMHO horrible gameplay experience in high-ping missions. It also puts the pace of the mission (rush/slow/loot) in my hands without ruining anyone's fun. Another huge bonus is that I can pause, letting me play whenever I want, especially in-between other activities. I've really liked the keys to Warframe's business model so far. With skill, moderate time commitment, and a lot of patience, I could get anything in the game. I've invested platinum in frame/weapon slots to support the devs, and to give me variety. Sure the ? alerts can be annoying at times, but there's always another day, always another chance. Dojo research changes that completely. Now we have items hidden behind a massive resource-gate. I would much rather have that at the very least these "exclusives" would be "?-able" and "plat-able". This was not communicated in advance, and I feel just like the outburst that happened with the Glaive. The livestream 5 (https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/41760-livestream-5-thanks-for-watching/) summary said "what about people not in clans? Honest answer, we encourage you to be in a clan. We understand it won’t be for everyone, though. Co-op at squad level is awesome. Solo is fine, small groups are fine, you can make a small clan and still enjoy hanging out in your Dojo" and "We are encouraging users to start clans or join clans, but definitely understand it's not for everyone." Dojo research seems to me to fly in the face of what was stated here. So now I feel forced to join a big clan so I can benefit from their dojo research. That is the only reason. I'm happy alone, maybe occasionally going into a cell. I feel like I can support the devs just fine without being in a clan. I despise big clans in general - I've been in "small" clans for, what, some 15-20 odd years of gaming by now? What does DE even get out of me being in a clan as opposed to a lone wolf? If you want people to play together and interact together, dojo research is the wrong carrot stick you're putting out there. Heck, if anything, I feel *endorsed* to join a clan just to leech on their research and then (effectively) quit it once I've reaped the benefits. I sincerely hope DE has dojo research on the next "hot topic", and that DE reconsiders the mere existance of dojo research entirely. Communication seems to still need to improve, because this feels a lot like a broken promise that snuck up and put a knife in my back. PS: I understand part of this has come up already from the perspective of small clans wanting to have a big dojo area. I think this is different on enough points to justify this thread. EDIT: Thread this currently on 7 pages. Only page 2 was related to anything I had to say. Everything else is people trying to argue whether or not the resource costs in the dojo are too high or easy obtainable, when in truth, either way is just plain bad. Sad day. Edited May 25, 2013 by Zyxess Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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