Answering the original question:
I do not like the game. I do not enjoy it.
However, I WANT to like the game.
I remember loving the game.
It does anger me this has been largely destroyed.
I have what is perhaps naive hope it will be repaired.
Answering the question of why I am still on the forum is I do not enjoy the game:
I could ask the same of the two or three relentless cheerleaders on the forum. Why log on to comment on a game that clearly does not exist? These two or three speak of the game as though it is still amazing, as though there are no problems with the direction it’s taken, as though the badge update wasn’t a huge middle finger to a huge portion of the player base, and as though the reviews and stagnant player numbers aren’t a problem.
What is the goal, here? It’s obviously disengenuous, and that is putting the rose on the dungheap to say the least.
In my mind, there are 3 types of forum members.
The first are the people who come here and have nothing but negative things to say. They have some sort of agenda to destroy the game and harass the players.
The second are people who may or may not still play. They come here to sincerely discuss the game. They do not ignore the warts. They do not ignore the gold ring.
The third are much like the 1st. They come here to militantly defend what is a game clearly is a great deal of distress at the hands of Gaijin and Targem.
I confess I sometimes list towards that first group after acutely unenjoyable sessions on Crossout. Life is heavy. I want an escape from time to time. Crossout increasingly offers that escape, but alters the offer for a thorn regularly.