It comes down to this
there are players out there who want the stuff NOW, immediately, as soon as it comes out. They take some pride in this. The paying players buy packs to get NB every other week. The super clintz rich just buy it. The non payers just wait and grab it 8 weeks later
this inability to get the card immediately doesnt affect the majortity of UR, but it may affect the handful of players who are spending cash each week.
no point arguing about it, just one places more importance to it than others.
Id say more than 90%
but UR makes a living out of the tiny percentage of the players who do. so they have to tread very carefully
this is what makes it hard for UR to make drastic changes for a future. they cant afford to lose the paying clients.
personally i think they should go all in for future players who may pay and risk losing the remaining paying players. but hey its not my lunch money id be risking.
I think that you won't need one entire hand to count how many people might be alienated by this move. Someone who takes pride in maintaining 100% collection is extremely unlikely to leave (or stop buying) over having to wait a couple of extra weeks for a card... Their collection represents a huge investment in terms of time, money, or both.
I don't think UR has done too bad a job of catering to new players. The new publisher seems like a step in the right direction, as far as I know... And being able to win a card just by playing a few games every single day, plus the option of borrowing cards from guildmates, really opens the game up for a beginner.
More importantly, if you think this is a risky move, why not propose an alternative? Giving some kind of bonus to players attending a gathering seems cool. Mention what you'd rather see, I'm sure there are people who would be very interested in seeing your constructive input.
And this is the problem ghelas
UR is subsisting on the loyalty of the handful of remaining playing players.
ive posted numerous times on what to try and do and what to maybe do less of. its all there, or maybe we need another thread with the title of "things to make ur better version 109" and some admin will either 1)never read it 2)read it ignore it 3)reply with "this is good guys! " and it never gets mentioned again, the thread buried 20 pages down or 4)reply with "this is good" and then followed by updates on what they can implement, what they cant, what is a good idea that they will keep in mind.
all 4 have happpend at one point or another. some more so than others
I think the problem is at least in part the fact that a game like this needs community support.
In the post above, I listed several recent features that players have suggested that *did* get implemented. Your response is the same old "the staff never listen to players." Trust me, I get it: there were times when communication was sparse, translations to English were lacking, and everybody was really uncertain about the future of the game. And that felt super bad... But it was several years ago.
Your personal choice is to try to hold the devs responsible for all that. This doesn't make too much sense to me, because there are different people involved, different people communicating, and different people making big decisions. Boostr is not some strange entity with a will of its own... It's the collective work of a group of individual people.
So, a more beneficial choice for UR would be to treat those guys and girls with at least some measure of respect, and show them some gratitude when a real improvement makes it into the game.