Putting the senseless ridicule you’re probably going to receive aside, a perspective about that which you wrote, if you take my word into consideration is that there is a clear frustration about this because its been a repetitive topic for the past days since patch 11009. I am not denying that it’s been that way but considering there’s lots of players that play China, upon nerfing core qualities of it + a secret nerf (2 in 1) that is assumed to have been a mistake that probably would’ve happened in a future patch…it made for quite a HOT topic at the moment.
On one hand the demand is high for a franchise such as this. Their supply of updates is very low on comparison and problems about all factions are probably known by now by everyone because they are also very visible. For example my preferred faction is Abbasid, there’s been topics about it as I’ve seen, I’m sure they were taken into account more or less. I was feeling discontent about it and I’ve been interested in what other Abbasid players got as a problem to see if it wasn’t just me showing a lack of skill and observation.
After the update, I felt better about playing Abbasid however the Chinese players now had a problem. So you see the winds shifted the waves to another shore. And thus discontent and complaining is normal, after all people like to complain because it releases their frustration rather than bottling it in as is normal because they invested in this game time, money and feelings.
On the other hand, it’s limited of an impact that which players can do to change these things, such as mass complaining, leaving the game and review bombing. Things which we don’t know how it will influence those who work for the game and thus the game itself because their personal perspective is taken into account albeit not very understood as we try to read the devs through their updates and interaction with the community.
Telling people to stop doing something will only make you a target of their discontent. You can’t impose a stop without reasoning. They will not stop because in doing so they resign that which they have spent and is determined as precious by material, emotional and philosophical standards. And I’m not saying this as a China player, I say this to make you understand the situation so that you may further adapt. I don’t like to see whining either but I’m clearly not as passionate as them therefore I avoid because it’s not my business. They know their faction better than I do and in consequence I’d rather listen.
Moreover, despite the current political problems in the world, which may affect the game’s balance too in the long run depending on the investor’s alliances and beliefs, I recommend leaving such issues outside the game sphere and even forums because just as the developers do with current updates, it adds oil to the fire camp and the English archers won’t be able to heal anymore. Meaning that it’s just a game and we should treat it as such otherwise personal problems might come with harassment from some and it is better for you to not deal with any sort of hate because it will bring further hate and probably enhance your frustrations further.
So if you would like to discuss an issue about the game, you can just make a topic about it and there sure will be people to share, add or complete your opinion or experience. I hope you take this perspective positively by learning from it.