Make me want to give it to you. You used to be good at that, all the way up to about MotU. When MotU was released with "(x) quest is broken & uncompletable" I felt disappointed and ripped off, plain & simple. Since then, you're obviously disappointed that I simply haven't purchased any new content. Every time a new pack was released I had the following Q&A with guildies:
•How's the quests? Are the stories good and the dungeon design cool?
•What's the xp like? Anything worth running just for a fat number?
•How about the loot? Any new must haves?
The answers Essentially went along these lines:
Each pack has about one good, fun quest but the rest just feel like filler. The xp has consistently been between ok and laughable. As for the loot, nothing that was "must have," and the few cool things could be easily obtained without running the quests; plus in hind sight I would've been ****ed off anyway if I had bought them just for the loot, when the random gen system came out and marginalized most of the named items anyway.
So now, you've decided to tie TRing in any form to running the (often broken!) Sagas. I have Gianthold, and I have MotU. That gives me 2 I can run, as the rest are all comprised of, or contingent on, the post MotU packs in one combination or another. So if I don't buy those packs that I've never had an interest in, my only options are buy hearts from the store (no) or stick to GH and flagging for a raid I have no interest in running (seriously, I've never heard anything from anyone that makes me want to run CitW); and this is how you intend to motivate me to take part in the end game you call TRing?
I (and many others) have offered countless suggestions of things you could do to make me want to give you money, yet I've seen none of it come to fruition. Instead, you keep trying to pry it out of me in ways more obnoxious than my 15 year old daughter. Even she managaed to figure out it works better to ask nicely than to nag. Your path to monetizing the game seems to be based on sticking slivers in my skin, then selling me tweezers in some cases, in others you're like the bully standing there with one hand held out saying "gimmy your lunch money!" while the other hand is balled up in a fist ready to punch me if I don't.
Please stop encouraging me to go looking for somewhere else to spend my entertainment dollars. So far you've kept me around with that lovely D&D logo, but as you slide more and more away from "D&D based" to "D&Dish" and seem to be well on the way to "D&D in name only" while constantly saying "gimmy-gimmy-gimmy!" instead of "hey dad, I just washed the car for you (when I didn't even ask!) so can I please have some money to go to the movies?" Care to guess which approach gets me to open the wallet?
•Trying to make me spend money to avoid you irritating me will not work!
•Asking nicely while doing a good job of earning my money will work!