Recently I have become disillusioned with Fallen London and frankly fed up with it. And its because of the introduction of these World Events. The fundamental problem I have with them is that they are one time flash events. They arrive without warning and are far too often over before I (and I assume many other players) can participate in a meaningful way. I have seen several come and go that I can’t be a part of because I have to work or they started in the middle of the night my time and were over before I woke up or got off work.
And when one isn’t madly dashing around in a frantic effort to participate in those one is involved in extremely tedious, long term grinds for uncertain goals and rewards. If you have just begun a multi-day grind like the Khanate or the Hurlers when one of these flash “must participate” events happens it will be over before you can finish the grind. Or you have to abort it and lose all the time and effort put into it for a chance you might get in on the event early enough to do anything there. This is something that I know has been complained about before and there has been no real effort to address this by FBG. A simple minimum length of time before something is gone would go a long ways here.
And if, like I have had to, one isn’t able to dedicate hours each day keeping up now you are quickly completely lost in regards to what is happening. I have no clue what the censored is happening anymore and am tired of feeling like I have to be running a full speed 24/7 just to play this game now. I want to be able to play as I have time at my own pace without being locked out of big parts of the game for doing so. I have a job and other things I have to do in the real world and I feel like this game now punishes players for that.
PLEASE slow the pace down!