Since Coliseum was released quite long ago I've not felt quite right with this game. It slowly turned into a chore and less of a fun thing to do to waste time. I kept grinding daily because of the people in my guild and on this forum that were fun to chat with and help out. Over that time I still felt I was progressing and getting better. I went ahead and made large resource investments into specific heroes which turned out to be good for a very short amount of time. Those investments have practically been made null by recent updates and it is quite depressing.
The biggest issue for me, which has sort of put the nail in the proverbial coffin is the enlightenment package coming out this update. For a mere $25USD and over the course of a month you can get nearly 10 ancient spirits, 18k+ gems, and a large number of other resources like coral eggs, gold, speed scrolls and refresh beads. I'm not going to spend that money, I assume many others are. So they will advance significantly faster and I will feel as if I'm regressing rather than progressing. I understand though, people spend money and they get more rewards. It's understandable.
As a forum moderator I've been tasked with developing events for players to get involved in. These events include prizes that I've always tried to make worthwhile. Every single event the prizes I've asked to be given out (that have never seemed that significant to me) have been "nerfed" and replaced with something comparatively insignificant. I don't know who is in charge of it but it's extremely disappointing and discourages player participation in these events. Then when you compare it with prizes given out in other versions of the game it looks even worse.
This game is no longer enjoyable to me and I highly disagree with the way IGG is functioning. They can of course operate however they think is best but it's up to all of us to decide if their operation is what's best for each of us. It's certainly not what is best for me.
I hope all of you playing the game are truly enjoying it. I once enjoyed it, but too much has changed for me.
So, in the end what I'm trying to say is I quit.