Today the devs released an update on the Leadership change on the gateway that really doesn’t live up to its name, because it presents no solution or encouraging news towards a solution for the concerns that have been raised. Players are afraid that bots will eventually adjust to the change and carry on while the legit player is left alone with a straight nerf. This isn’t unjustified, because that’s how every anti-botting measure eventually has panned out in the past.
Instead of giving players appropriate compensation for the loss of ADs, they will be running x2 weekends. We know they like those, because they make people log in and produce nice spike numbers to show, but of course it’s nowhere near enough. They are still using their usual “we monitor stuff” templates, which never have led to anything substantially. We can however only guess what “the supply of AD performing as expected” means. Maybe they felt players were able to get too much ADs anyway and the nerf was needed on multiple levels, who knows really.
Fittingly I raised some concerns that are only confirmed by the blog post in a reply to a very encouraging post of Strumslinger at the end of last month:
Instead of meeting their promise, the blog article indicates that everything will be staying the same short term. And if the changes remain untweaked even longer, you might want to remember how they handled this one.