Flare could fix these problems by having legitimate valuations on the currency in this game. As it is now the values are skewed so bad that placing real monetary value on game currency value is a no sale for % of players who play for free.
Selling the gear sets vs playing festival is bad idea personally. I was looking forward to upgrading one gear in this festival, so i did not get festival and flare did not get money for gear. Lose Lose situation, NICE!!!
If Flare really wanted to monetize the % in game returns on players they could open counter offers for those items. Instead of acting like sleazy used car salesmen. HURRY HURRY HURRY this is the final offer at this amazingly low price to never be seen again in your lifetime order now before the 3 minute clock runs out. Then 15 minutes later HURRY HURRY…
Stagnation will not get this game to grow, the blatant disregard for in game players opinions with no response to legitimate suggestions on improvements is crazy. Your business is a service to people, which not sure if you realize that or not. I am assuming that your montra must be to over promise and under deliver instead of the opposite. Without the support of the in game players you have no game. If you do not care then just come out and put that on the forums and say it. Just don’t show it in your non actions in the forums and game dynamics.
And the BS assumption that you all cannot possibly work on the weekend or literally around the clock in this day and age with the current technology at hand is TOTAL and COMPLETE LUNACY on your part. OHHH it so hard to log in on a forum and answer a question or respond to something??? My bad forgot you might be high dollaring it up in a fancy well to do elite community resort and cannot possibly lower your reputation in said settings. “So, Mister Wellington what is it that you do?” Mister Wellington “I good sir am a provider of technology to the masses” (Like saying you are a technician when you pick up garbage on a resume).
Anyways hope all have a good day.