Yes, another one of 'those threads'.
Let me say first that I have played this game since beta. I am not the most elite of players, but I would say maybe top of the middle. I did take a break for about 6 months after Gianthold released. I took another short break about a year after Meridia. Basically, since release i have been paying for this game aside from maybe 6 months in that span. I have characters on a couple servers, tr's, multiple lives, my own guild and ship and lots of hoarded loot and maed items. basically i'v done it all. Yes, the veneer is wearing thin, but that's not why I am on the verge of semi-rage quitting.
Here is my "last straw": After finally giving in that sagas are the way to go I set out to complete the High Road saga. I patiently waited and got a group for EE High Road. We did really well and went through it all without too much of a hitch. everything else I soloed on EH. We fought and fought the end of End of the Road. Not an easy end fight. Anyway, we completed and I went and got my reward. I went to turn in the saga and low and behold it says EotR is not completed. ooookay. Log out, log in... no luck. Submit a ticket and basically get "sorry, but this isn't something we can help with, submit a formal bug ticket" and it was closed. Awesome. So basically nothing will happen. As we all know bug tickets do nothing in this game.
I have fought through spells not working, targeting being off and everything else. I have jumped on top of the fire in Stormcleave so Helios couldn't reach us. Basically I have lived with, and benefitted sometimes, from bugs. However this game now is looking to be "all about" the sagas. It's another system they are half-assing and trying to force us into. The population is so far down that finding a group for an EE run is like finding the rarest of treasures. So the question becomes why should I fight through everything else to complete a 'saga' (I use this loosely because it makes little sense story wise) with the promise of a pay out I will (probably) get gypped on? And then there is no recourse...
This is just my straw, as I said. looking at the future i don't see a game going where I want it to. I want things fixed. I have never, ever complained about bugs like this before. However there are SO MANY SYSTEMS in this game that are just irrelevant. Rather then fix or update them they just add on a bunch of other **** - which I have no belief anymore will actually work.
I may stick it out through the next update, but if it is going as it seems then Turbine can consider this a very drawn out, patient ragequit. Me and my script will be moving on.
Thanks for reading, if you've made it this far.
The Hundred Year Warriors of Argonessen.