- Schizophrenic advancement issues.
- Cash shop shenanigans.
- Parent company stock down 90% since 2007.
- Only one of four original founders remain at Red 5.
- Red 5 suspends PvP + E-Sports indefinitely to focus on PvE.
Something had to give and it finally did. Red 5 has officially put PvP and its E-Sports ambitions on hold to concentrate fully on bringing PvE up to par. On one hand, i applaud the decision... Not the choice, mind you, but the decision.
Make no mistake however; This is damage control. Desperate, hail Mary damage control. No company cuts out one of its core features like this, especially one that it has been carrying the banner for since day one unless shit has hit the rotary impeller. One thing that has become painfully evident is that Red 5 cannot walk and chew bubblegum at the same time. Whatever has been happening behind the scenes has been killing the game and the community, and I can only wonder if Red 5 can hold it together long enough to perform a successful relaunch.
I also wonder which will kill them first: Their hemorrhaging fan base or the sucking chest wound sustained by The9's stock.