We are all to blame, remember that.
Since finding out about PTCGO, i had my love for Pokemon being reignited.
That led me to not just trying to fulfill a childhood dream of having a PTCG card collection (even in a digital form) but also led me to dive into the whole franchise.
From old video-games to pixel art creations.
But the very base of all these, is crumbling.
What has PTCGO become?
A simple showcase for cards?
A testing ground?
Or has it always been that way?
Was i blinded by nostalgia all this time and i could not see the bigger picture?
Was i way over my head when i was expecting things that could not ever happen?
Or did they actually blew it?
Call me bitter, call me spoiled, call me toxic.
Call me whatever you want.
In my honest opinion, it was not supposed that PTCGO would come to this point.
And how do i know, you may ask?
Since i was honored to be contacted by the former PTCGO Senior Producer TPCI_Samhayne (Aka Alex Leary), i was being told how hard his developing team was working on delivering this game to the players.
But there was something that was holding them back from delivering the full experience.
Never got to learn what it was.
I will tell you what it was.
A lot of things.
- "Higher powers" (quoted directly from TPCI_Samhayne) not allowing the developers to expand.
- Toxicity within the player-base forcing their hands to take the infamous decision of canning the chat in order to avoid harassment thus leading to the most boring gameplay experience up to date.
- Ignorance by the majority of the player-base that only visited the official forums to complain and never give their 2 cents on a possible solution (sadly, myself being a part of this problem as well).
- Ignorance by the developers that never asked for the player-base help, directly or indirectly
In this downfall of the PTCGO,
we are all to blame.
For what is worth, this is the last time that i will ever login to these forums and the PTCGO.
I would like to apologize to everyone that my actions or words cause any kind harm and i would like to thank everyone that interacted with me through the forums or the PTCGO.
I have nothing left
And all I feel is this cruel wanting
We've been falling for all this time
And now I'm lost in paradiseRun away…
A demoralized and disappointed farewell.
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