Is it really a new game?
How does it differ in reality to the old one?
It has the same basic principal, money= win... only now you need more money.
let me ask you something @bestplayerintheworld, remember 3 years ago? The old game was in the second phase where a mix of skill and equip mattered the most, it was pretty balanced,no really OP wepons, no Godmode, not axes, flames, you had to think 2-3 moves ahead, calculate drain/heat, time your teleports/hooks/charge, it needed strategy and skill to win it, and some luck(legendary shotgun for the win), it was a fun game, sure it had glitches, and bugs, and lot of dcs, but we bared thru it.
And then the 3rd phase of the game came, the Godmode, axe and flame, the first cancer build was created(befor it was the needle one, but it wasnt that OP), what happened then... player started to pay, alot, the income went 5x times what it was... the pattern was created.It was around that time, when we, the payers started to couch up the big bucks... 100...200...300 dollars, to get the new OP items. And it went on and on for almost 1 year, new items, new drones, the old builds were shit, they stood no chance... more money... more items, same meta.
The carrot was always in front of us, but we were too blind to see that, we chased it all over for 1 and a half year...the God mode electric coldfire/shotgun/nova...then the phis moster breackers/nova...boom evrybody had 3 of them... then remember when they changed the swarmers/shreders/stormers? Boom evrybody wanted those, 6 of them, straped on Godmodes... then they launched the new drone +33 heat, it made the diference... again chase chase chase... like hamsters on wheel...and then... the Cancer Dymond Shell build, the 690 hp, with the new ultracooling module... a single module made the diference... you could pack a USA torso with 1024hp, and 145 cooling...
They will do the same here, after we are done chasing the Platinum Plating, the magma blast, the ash generator, valiant sniper, they will just launch a new Super OP item, and evrybody will go after that... the wheel is the same, the game is the same, they just increased the power of the items, and the price you have to pay for them.
The game never changed, it just became more and more money/time consuming... it no longer is the fun game it used to be.
You press play, and you know from the moment you see your oponent if you gonna win or lose... you barely have to do any thinking, just push button, like it was in the last weeks befor the update, same builds, all copies of the same build, no skill...