@mjrdecision On July 7th TC made a big announcement, essentially a mea culpa, that they acknowledged they’ve screwed up and were making big changes for Gears and laid out a roadmap for what’s to come. Sounds great, right? It even included this tidbit:
> We know there is a desire for transparency and, now that we’ve mapped out our priorities, we want to keep you in the loop on what we’re working on and what’s coming up.
Yet today on the Dev Stream Dana point blank refused to answer questions regarding details of the new currency, specifically the details of the conversion rates of Scrap to Gears Coins (GC). The reason the community wants to know this is simple, we want to know if it’s better to use our Scrap now to upgrade cards or craft customizations (mostly upgrade cards) or wait for the new system to come.
It’s a simple, but very important detail and TC has refused to answer it, saying on the stream to just wait and see. That doesn’t bode well for transparency. The entire stream was just a means for TC to spout their talking points, heck Dana even used Powerpoint slides. No real questions of substance were even addressed.
The reason this is important is simple:
- If the conversion isn’t favorable to players, then it’s better for players to use their scrap now and not wait for the new system.
- If we wait like TC says for the update to “weigh the benefits of the new system and decide for ourselves”, then it’ll be too late and players will be forced into the new system. This needs to be addressed now, before the update goes live.
For anyone who doesn’t understand what I’m talking about regarding the conversion system, it’s simple. If it’s a 1:1 conversion (meaning 1 Scrap becomes 1 GC) and the costs of items/cards follows the same system (i.e. a Blue rarity skill card is worth 100 Scrap and now becomes 100 GC), then it’s fine.
However, if the new system changes it, such as each 1 Scrap gives 1 GC but now each Blue rarity card costs 1000 GC, then it devalues the Scrap we have now. In other words it would benefit the player to spend their Scrap now to upgrade whatever we can rather than to wait for the new system.
That’s all we asked today, the chat was filled with the same question again and again by dozens of community members and once again TC refused to answer what should have been an obvious question. It would have been one thing if Dana had said he was going to discuss it on tomorrow’s stream, but TC flat out refused to answer the question multiple times.
Thus ends TC’s short attempt at transparency, it wasn’t even a good run.