Hello, long time player. a Founder if you will.i have been playing for a long while, since the start got to max level cap before whipe, and come back again and again in long bursts, but the game started to die on me when the Doomroller and the New npc`s was just around the corner, and the big ascension patch came, before that i had around 200 - 250 hours played, but then the intrest for playing faded, how so?.well they added complexety, but fel more like confusion and frustation then fun, taking with comunity today, low chaos tier player have problems getting in to the game, and i feel the same thing.In the earlier patches, we had skill Orbs, the second edition of them, that came with the new classes and abysslord, GunWItch and so on.With the skill orb you could buy the skill Customasation you wanted (withing pre determined limits), if you had enought gold and the correct level and space in the orb size (dependent on class), that allowed you to synergize classes and make fun builds, but this system got replaced with Shards.Shards are an upgradable Stat booster or Skill Changer(kinda like skill orbs), the problem is they are Locked Behind Serten Diffeculity`s so there is no way to make the intresting build choices as before unless you are lucky and get them to actualy drop, and they are a drop in the Game mode you are playing. or if correspoding skill power are in the game anymore.Shards are a big unknow, you dont know what is in the game, or where they drop, withoug a third party website with questionable accuracy.One thing that killed the fun factor for me, was the Chaos Specifin Enemy Types, that remove effectivness, or negate, Tower, Traps, Cround Controll and so on.Probably an interesting challange for hard core players, but the problem is, that is just a handful of players, most player are casuals, and i remember a day when i was so powerful due to Skills build and stats farming that i could Afk Solo Nightmare 3 (old diffeculity system). that was fun for me, but later they added DoomRoller, (Goblin SteamRoller)a infuryating boss that Disable Aruand when it drives over thing, destory rapidly things it drives in 2, To deal with the boss players have to attack it`s weak spot from behind, while it shot heavy artilery homing explotions that dose 25% of youre health at least, unless you had great gear stacked with resistances.and that is a bit problem from me, because i like to build, and se my tactic shine, but they added a boss, that requiers player action (and that was before Every hero could build and Dmg), still not fun to be forced on the battle field to deal with that boss, or the entire lane will be removed.these changes are more complex but are they better?, i barely find groups to play with, playing alone is hard with Doomroller, and the lack of actual Taunt on walls, enemies love to just ignore the walls and go on their marry way and destroy you`re core.For me, this Was a fun Tactical Defence game, i didnet have to be the best to access all Build types (exept a very small legendary powers), and i could have fun solo play or actualy carry others, now it feels like i dont get anywhere unless i get carryed, and there are about 500 people on steam playing, and 2 groups that are withing a 1 minute window, and they are gone, and i need to wait and hour to se if there are more people that will paly 2 day.i love the Dungeon Defenders, i played the first one so much, but it was a lot simpler, and honesty more fun.What the game need may, is a seperate mode outside of Chaos that The great players can fight for Leaderboard status, like the mastery system, and a endless mode.I say, cut out every Chaso special Enemy, and Doomroller thow them in to endlessmode,and let Stats % be the curve of diffeculity so all of use can get all shards and play the same game 2 geather. also, add a way for us to See where all shards are, and what Shard actualy Exsist in the game.it is up for everyone to Decide for them self, if the game is good or not. but steam reviews, are Mixed Recently, and overall Mostly Posetive, and that is how i feelIm writing this because i care, if i dident care, i would have uninstalled the game, and never played again, it`s just sad to play and have lots of fun, and then patches come that feels like they destoryed the whole Dungeon Defender World for me.I had more Fun getting Boosted thru Chaos 3 by a player who needed a shard there who play chaos 5, then playing alone and feel the frustation.I realy hope the Future will get better, for all players of all skill levels.i want this game to be like when i play diablo III, that is a game i alway come back to, and play a lot and then can take a break and come back again. but Diablo III have torment with okay scaling diffeculity that almost all players can get in to, then they have Greater Rifts, where people who wants to compete go from LeaderBoard Glory.Thanks for Reading, sorry for my bad English, Have a great Day, and give it a live if you agree.