I've seen a desire for more communication regarding the way Tournaments are being handled and some insight to the general direction of the game. As such, I wanted to touch base with everyone.
1) Gem Tournament Payouts - I've already commented on this here
. When this decision was made, we knew it would be controversial, but it was a necessary change. I'm sorry for the Keepers out there that do not agree with it, but this change is here to stay.
2) Star Qualifier Thresholds - The original values were selected before we implemented the change to award Victory Star multipliers
. The threshold values were never updated accordingly, and were corrected with 4.2. Regarding the recent Blitz tournament thresholds, admittedly those were set to too high for a 1 day qualifier and will be adjusted downward accordingly.
3) Game Direction - Dungeon Keeper will continue to focus on events, such as Tournaments. 4.3 will introduce an additional focus, and we'll likely be putting together some teasers in the coming weeks. It is still undergoing varying certification processes so it's too early to announce anything though. Additionally, a new feature will be revealed with 4.3 that I think might bolster
your interest. (intentionally obscure
4) General Lack of Communication - This is on us, so, apologies. We are still trying to fill the void in the wake of Genes absence, and needless to say those are some tough shoes to fill. Regardless, we need to do a better job of communicating any upcoming changes earlier than we have been, and this is something we will try to get better at.
I hope this answers some of your questions.