Ranked "Pros" wanted this. Being around in the inside of the MMO industry, I know you couldn't mess with the core game and get away with it. Imagine WoW losing the macro system, what if DAOC got rid of all back-up styles or spell queue. Imagine a game that got rid of Shift or Alt modifiers or banned use of mouse/keyboard software. Anything that's been around for 10 years. I gave the dire warning immediately when I read the notes and that's exactly what transpired.kryss wrote: ↑Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:50 pmBefore the NB patch I could play 5-6 matches in EU off-primetime. Just after it, it went down to very few, like 1-2, and it has been zero since more than a week. This is a fact, the best patch in RoR history killed many ranked "pros"Spellbound wrote: ↑Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:01 amThe “Best patch in RoR history” claim with the NB change did the opposite of helping ranked pop.Neflak wrote: ↑Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:01 amWhat is going on with ranked? I basically never see games popping anymore even during EU prime time. As a ranged dps main I can't even get 10 games a week in a reasonable time, much less 10 wins. Are the incentives not good enough for people to que this or there is just no reason to que right now? I don't understand, I thought this was end game pvp for small scale fighting... seems like nobody cares...?
Large population don’t care for ranked and it’s only meant for certain classes.
Excuses came immediately in response: Summer starting, population been deciding all year, Dragon's Bane had issues, Saturday servers were down, 95% of the playerbase support NB ban and asked to read first TWO pages of the patch notes and not the rest. I did a count of several threads and one had 53% ok to leave NB in and patch note thread 73% UNIQUE users support it mostly to not lose population, not because they support NB.