Hello Fellow Avatars. I'm obliged to discuss the possible roadmap focus mentioned for this upcoming year. I know we could possibly get many things we are all wanting but I am not in agreement to all of the focus I've heard mentioned as most important. So here goes. Please post and discuss your thoughts as well in a kindly constructive manner. Happy New Year to all. So what I hear will be the focus for 2021 are: Bugs, performance, and balance and whatever else makes it in. Ok now performance and bugs should be ongoing as is possible. Total combat balance I disagree with and here is why. So most of us have played many games of many types. Most have combat and are completed games except some may have an expansion once in a while, but many do not and we still play them if we like them. So here is my complaint on balance as a focus: 1-Constant balancing is a ton of work that takes away from many missing things getting fixed or added to this game and it upsets players who are used to working with what we have. -As in most games there is no perfect balance to combat or anything else and we learn to work with what we have. - We for example might get different armor, or drink potions, try different weapons, or try different strategies the game offers. Its part of the challenge and can be a lot of fun to some. - We do not say lets change it. We work with it. *** I have a big complaint with combat being the focus of upcoming work for this game. We don't need to keep working on it. Let's move on and occasionally tweak if absolutely necessary but let us as players strategize and learn to play our game and characters as is without constant changes. It is disturbing. **** Complaining about this and that constant changes to combat balance is perhaps one group of players who play the game with combat as their main focus. That is not all of us. ***WE JUST DON'T CARE AS MUCH. We want more to our game that is still not getting done because of this focus. What about the recipe book that won't sort and makes you have to go to a table to sort to find out what is needed in it? That saga has gone on forever. What about the lack of achievements for everything we do? What about the measly amount of quests on what was suppose to be a nice story game also? We need more than combat tweaks to make an enjoyable game. For many of us we are missing goals, quests, reason to play that is interesting and that DOES NOT INVOLVE JUST COMBAT. When did this game decide to be a everything is centered around COMBAT game? I don't say to not have combat but it should not be all that counts or even the main thing that counts. Let us work it out with what we have in regards to combat. Stop messing with it so much. Where are the pvp quests that help you to earn points towards your pvp gear, titles that give buffs, and trophies? Where are the the crafting quests that give crafting supplies, recipes, or gear such as a cooks hat or apron that gives cooking bonuses and that doesn't involve combat? Where is the battle grounds to call to arms to do capture flag, battle ground quests, and a timed event that pops up on screen to teleport to? If not enough players form 2 factions or groups Have NPCs fight with you and make up the balance. What about our basics to fill all the areas of the game with things to do that involve adding quests and surprises to them so we want to visit. Plus an achievement system to taste every food, climb every mountain, cook every food, fight so many battles, craft everything and on and on? Now I know I have one opinion on focus and truly I want the whole game to succeed I really do. All aspects not just one. So join me in letting the devs know we have spoken. I am a player who has been with the game since the beginning waiting on so many things. Let us speak up and put our foot down if necessary. OK so Cheers everyone. Feel free to have your own thoughts and remember I want to be a something for everyone game but as it stands I don't hear much about the "everyone" included in upcoming plans. Pictures are examples of more of some fun stuff missing but coming one day. Here's hoping.