I have played Vainglory for approximately four years, prior to Season Zero being introduced & remember there were only ~13 characters introduced at the time. A friend of mine introduced me to the game and I was at first reluctant to play it, but as I progressed, it became fun and rewarding. It was one of those games that I’d considered engaging and friendly. Keep in mind, this was long ago—before skins, seasons, & brawl game modes. A lot has changed since then and I’m not sure it was for the better or worse, as it has lost my appeal somewhere along the journey. Sure, change may be good yet hard to endure, but I just wish that It would’ve remained on the same course, in a direction that allowed it to once again become my favorite game filled with memories and nostalgia it once had. I will be reflecting on some of the major changes, and the minor ones that slowly changed my perception of the game.
One of the biggest changes to Vainglory, I felt like it was unnecessary & they should’ve continued to work on & improved 3v3 and other brawl gamemodes. Perhaps they wanted to cater to a wider audience and I understand that but it just didn’t feel right to me.
(II). UI Design
The new UI design for Vainglory is peculiar and from my perspective, felt generic and cluttered. I’ve returned to the game for two weeks and had to figure out the functions of different buttons and gadgets that were implemented, which I’m still having difficulty with. The old and original UI was minimalistic and easy to manage, which made the gaming experience more enjoyable. It also had that “Signature Vainglory” aesthetic which differentiated itself from other competitions MOBAs. As of now, it just appears as a downgrade.
(III). Removal of Lore
The lore of places and heroes was an essential aspect to the game as it allowed more depth and understanding for the characters.
(IV). Micro transactions
—they have to make money, which I understand. I don’t know, it just feels off & they added a lot.
vainglory isn’t the same & i feel as if it’s quantity > quality now but that’s just my outlook on it’s current situation. feel free to voice your opinions.
to conclude, it’s just a game & it’s the developers’ decisions to move in whatever direction they feel best so don’t take this too critically
things change whether you like it or not