Graal has been the most dead/boring it has even been for a long time now, with under 1k players on daily. There are a lot of problems and flaws that the game has at the moment. I will share my thoughts of the game and potential solutions that can be considered to be put into place. I speak for myself and a lot of players who may agree.
Sparring is one of those activities on graal that makes the game Graal to a lot of the playerbase. Its one of the most popular activities and the most competitive. I can say from experience I have had a massive amount of my losses due to laggers that teleport and hit me out of nowhere with no way to counter it, vpners that delay, or people that you simply cannot hit for no reason, the hits do not register. I feel like the games rewards laggers and cheaters over people who are actually good at the game. I think a good fix for this would to have ping specific rooms, or a ping limit that you need to join a queue. This way there will be no connectivity issues and more of a fair experience. I did love the spar reward addition to the game, but I feel like it can still be improved on to give players the best experience possible.
Another big part of the game is towering. I feel like towering is at the worst part it has ever been in. I feel that it is highly unfair that 2+ guilds are allowed to place in the same season. Also I see lot of people complain about the hats every season. To combat these things, I feel like having 2 guild types (Social/Family, allowing the 50 player limit) and (Towering, allowing only 25) in addition to this, I feel like bringing back old towers or completely new ones would spice things up. I feel like the 25 limit would making towering more competitive alongside the new towers. Also People who have the "Towering" guild types will be allowed forts, or have it so some forts are for pk and some specifically for tower. Also, bringing back player-made rewards would help with the constant complaints about the hats each season. I dont see why not since we have player-made content at xmas and halloween. Or at the very least, have a request on what the gfx staff makes, like style details etc, seems fair for the player to pick what the player earned
As a frequent eventer myself, I feel like events are also in a really bad stage. First of all: update the carnival tent man. Auto events are fun and is a fun stat to have on the profile, but If there is no new content there, there is less of an incentive to play them. Admin events: While events have been way more frequent as of lately (Shout out Neo, Star, Lubo, Boba, and so on) I feel like EU timezones miss out on 80% of all events. It would be awesome if there was a designated event team for events. That way events can be hosted at all different timezones instead of just US timezones, as well as a bit more frequent events as they do not have normal GP duties. Also a few new gamemodes would be nice, playing the same set few games gets repetitive.
I feel like I cant be the only one who is sick of these little content updates. We need something big, something like a Co-Op cave, new quests, or a new town *cough* babord. Seeing all that out of bounds is quite a tease I must say, maybe even new ways to earn gralats like mining. We are bored we need something new to do thats not the same generic hats in updates. Speaking of content updates Nexus.. nexus used to be something special. The past 2 years have been horrible, one using a re-theme and the other being lackluster, no quest barely any hats no 2Pmount etc etc. I feel like they are just bigger onnet shops at this point. Xmas: Dont get me started. The hat drop rate was horrible. I dont understand how 400,000gralats = less than a hat page (personal experience) Its just unfair to players to spend so much to get so little. Also content cutbacks are bugging me. Phasing out gif hats, removing towers, stuff like that. I and many others are sick of it.
At the moment I cannot think of much else, Im sure I will in the future, but let me know your thoughts on this or anything you would add. This is by no means an attack to any of the Staff, GP, devs, or anyone, just a few thoughts I have had as a player who loves the game as much as the next guy. <3