I'm just putting this thread here, because it's much wider than any feedback thread in the "development section" really allows because it's about everything As I was playing last night, these thoughts really hit me and I feel they should be expressed by someone willing to be honest, it's feedback that needs to be heard, so don't take it the wrong way and I'm sorry but there's a few topics here. I've been playing this game since release and I really love the game and I truly hate to bag on it, but it also does no good to lie to oneself about its shortcomings. As of late, it feels like the game is guilty of seemingly moving into "caretaker mode" and it has to be called out as a customer/player for what it is. I don't mean any disrespect of course in saying this, but I can't see any other way to express it other than to perhaps be a bit brutally honest. So much of the content is being recycled and it begs the question "what are you doing with the development time?" I know I don't entirely appreciate the nuances of "development" and what might be involved, but you also have to appreciate, that as a customer/player I don't really care about that, I only care about the quality/quantity of the product I'm being provided with. As a player there isn't enough fresh content, I don't know what's going on, but very little of the new release content we're now getting is truly new. I'll itemize it below so you can see for yourself. There's also way, way, way too much "Dark Knights" content it's becoming too much and perhaps the reason for this post with me personally is that this most recent DLC was the last straw needed to make it too obvious. Since September 2019 Metal Part 1 **Dark Knights Story** Metal Part 2 **Dark Knights Story** Birds of Prey Wonderverse **Dark Knights Story - because its about Perpetua still and the breaking wall** Long Live the Legion World of Flashpoint House of Legends *Doesn't count in my mind - entirely recycled* Legion of Doom **Dark Knights Story** Dark Knights **Dark Knights Story** So Since September 2019, (it's now April 2022) we've only had 3 episodes not directly related to this same story arc, it's become too much! It's too much, not all of us are obsessed with Death Metal Dark Knight DC stuff... We're getting 2 or 3 episodes a year if we're lucky and 5 in the past 3 years have been Metal, 3 have been something else and the last one was an entire recycle and not even an episode. Taking a look at these two most recent DLC's as well, we got Legion in December 2021, we now get this in April 2022 and it's basically the same open world DLC reskinned with perhaps a few new NPC's. It all really just feels the same, with a different sky but a plethora of recycled NPC's. We've got recycled ultra violet lanterns We've got a plethora of Dark Robins again, some other lanterns and some things with tails down the far end at the Washington monument. The bounties are all recycled Dark Knights. You've got some extra weekly missions that people aren't really directed too with any ease, just sorta slapped in there. it's easy for players to miss these things, there's no real navigation and are they even rewarded, there's nothing in the reward window and if they are rewarded, that's even worse they're not clearly pointed out. You've got disjointed overlapping daily missions with white icons all over the place so it's not entirely clear what you're really supposed to be doing sometimes, it's honestly an absolute mess, I do like the Hall of Justice area, it's cool, but the whole place is just a mess for players and it feels like we're still in the same place we've been for months now already. Now we go to the Duo Recycled environment Recycled first bosses - they're literally copy pastes, including mechanics Recycled second boss - I literally thought I was in Fire and Brimstone for a second Last boss is newish, but is yet again a variant of Batman, but with a Darkseid omega beam Now the Alert Recycled environment Recycled First Boss - Literally feels like the same as Earth 3 raids Recycled Second Boss - Thought I might even have a chance at the Ultraman cape drop in here is this PANe or a new alert? Newish Last boss - but I'm struggling with this, near Doomsday variant, but gets an ok'ish pass. The Raid Newish environment Same boss as the alert Reskinned Dark Knight Bosses with name plays Only true new boss is Perpetua. Reskinned Tentacles like they were taken straight from COUE, honestly waiting for Trigon to appear. Last DLC we had similar stuff where bosses and environments were recycled, Moon Base, More stuff in the League hall, but with more Metal stuff and Mxy. The timing of that whole thing made it feel like you took something that was meant to be for a St Patricks instance and put it in that alert because you ran short of time? I mean we're not even getting two raids anymore? Remember when we used to get 2 alerts, 2 raids and small content. What happened to the types of content we used to get like Origin Crisis?!?! where's the alerts like Brother in Arms and Family Reunion with 5 bosses and some real meaty story to them, where are they?!?! Instead we're getting instances we've seen before, bosses we've seen before and virtually no real meat to the story just feels like filler and cheap voice lines while its shortcomings are hidden by a "glossy looking Perpetua". Actually while I'm thinking about it, the main premise of this games story was always about Exobyte heroes and Brainiac, but there's been no meaningful additions to that story line in forever and it's just increasingly disappointing the base cannon gets so ignored. When was the last time we had "Riddler" as a boss, if ever??!? When was the last time we had a decent Penguin boss as a raid? Where's Joker?!?!? Why can't you get Mark Hammil or just recast it?!??! Where is Catwoman??!? We need more Lantern content... But instead we get 5 Death Metal DLC's... It feels like this game has truly lost its way, which is why I say "caretaker mode" because it feels like it's not really trying anymore and again I mean no disrespect, it's just utterly frustrating and even more so as a longstanding player to just watch the game slide from where it once was. Then there's the stale progression model of sideways 4 month progression, where everyone just stays in a lane and rat races gear, for example you get a bit of trash gear, run elite, beat elite, get renown, get elite gear, get discount buy other sets, wait for next episode. The normal gear doesn't even mean anything to an elite player other than the feat. it's an entirely dysfunctional and unnatural progression model that seems to be built more around "farming replays from players" than being satisfying... There's not enough horizontal progression spread throughout the game, it's all just vertical rat race... How about some artifact weapons that require us to farm R&D materials from the whole game that continually get upgraded each time, that we're continually playing to strengthen, that sort of thing. Oh and well I'm on this rant, I feel like I have to put in the obligatory "what are you doing with PVP"??... it's truly shameful the lack of attention it gets, I get it you seem to not want to fix it because of its lack of monetization, but that's not okay, it's not okay! I mean all you'd have to do as well is let people get their feats through scrimmages and the pressure would come off that aspect. Put in some PVP bonus weeks every now and again with bonus marks and you could get some people running it with some less complaints, that's basically giving you a bit of an "out" from fixing it, despite the fact I'd rather you actually just fixed it and better balanced it. Anyway that's enough for now otherwise the rant gets too long. TLDR; Devs my first impressions of this episode are that it is a bit on the "bad side", sorry to put it that way, but I'm just giving you my honest opinion and feedback and honesty is important.