It’s been a while since I logged on, and I felt like putting my contribution. Please ignore Flames in my name, it was my name back in 2015-2016 and I don’t know how to change it here...
To me, the whole game is going downward.
From Warps in towers, to intense lag spikes when around 2500 players online, to Everything that you mentioned... I think something should be done. Thousands of players are spending 100+ dollars every month on this game, and to me, there should be some sort of investment on some levels.
Another point that I feel like it should be mentioned is how the community seems to be Ignored in every single part of the game. We are definitely getting replies from dusty, crono and some here, but nothing seems to be moving even though they’re replying to us.
I got an idea earlier : We should have the option to change the tilesets ourselves in the settings. Since this is a client-side visual thing, it shouldn’t cause any issues. I used to do it years ago when my iPod touch 3G was jailbroken and it wasn’t doing anything wrong whatsoever.
There’s definitely some work to do, and personally, I think the game is still good, but it’s not heading toward its best route. Just my thoughts