Why should ID expect people to pay for degenerating server hosting, smaller player base and lack of new content?
Why should anyone pay for a product that, through its open forum application, to be able to develop the product to more closely meet it customer demand?
Why should "free" players pay for a product that doesn't deliver on its advertised benefit of "skill matched" base option?
Basically QL has gone no where in what, 3 years? @ it base offering. The goal should be to sucker people into paying for expanded options after there through the "door" with the basic attractive offering.
Its clear that it failed, cause now there cutting down the original advertised gateway product. These guys need a new promotion team who have a clue to product salesmanship.
This "update" has clearly said. "Our plan failed, we made critical mistakes and drove potential player base away. Our revenues are so far down that we have to cut back on the very platform we were going to draw people in on to paying accounts. This is a sinking ship on full panic mode"....Well the last part is my own speculation, LOL! But you know somethings in trouble when it cuts back on its basic product