There has been a lot of talk about the lack of Defiance end game. Originally I was quite optimistic on this topic seeing that Trion has mmo experience with RIFT and that prior to launch we already knew that 5 DLC packs were already in the works. But now we are quickly closing in on one month since release and are seeing no signs that there is any plans for any type of end game. And for those of us who were extremely excited for Defiance this is very disheartening. Not only has the “transmedia synergy” been a colossal disappointment thus far but the Defiance game is quickly losing its grip on its audience because players are not being given any reason to keep playing the game.
Now I personally had assumed that I would be enthralled by the Defiance world for at least the duration of the first season of the TV show. Unfortunately I find myself logging in less and less frequently and now have even begun looking for some different games to play. And considering how long I’ve been excited for this game and how confident I was that the game would be a huge success, this is not a situation I ever imagined myself to be in. I will be hanging tough until at least the first DLC pack but Trion needs to realize that the game is in trouble and without some immediate attention their playerbase is going to begun shrinking in a real hurry.
Get it together Trion, we all want this experiment to be a huge success but you can’t simply expect us all to keep playing just because there is a TV show. Right now there is absolutely zero connection between the two mediums and the whole “transmedia synergy” is turning into smoke and mirrors. We need a real reason to continue playing the game and right now you just aren’t giving us one.