This is addressed to the team at DireWolfDigital, but maybe you should read it too.
I recommend that you, and senior management, and players of Eternal read articles such as the one following at least once a year. https://fil.forbrukerradet.no/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/2022-05-31-insert-coin-publish.pdf
Dire Wolf has some absolutely smashing games - Dune and Root being examples. But the entire loot box/booster pack gambling/addiction problem that plagues all CCG and DCCG needs to be heavily legislated against, and DW need to do better.
There are plenty of ways in which DW could re-work Eternal that could still provide good income without encouraging addiction; then, once freed from those shackles, DW could eliminate the extremely high cost of freemium, the endless grinding, the gems, the booster packs, the gambling, crafting, and everything else that is bad about the model.
DW would no longer need to enforce server-based play - just like Root, the game could offer local play, and P2P play.
For instance, each season DW could release the entire fourfold set of cards for some reasonable amount, eg $20, as a direct transaction. So they still get a good whack for their work.
This would change the game from being a D-CCG to a D-LCG (as in Living Card Game - cf. FFG’s Android: Netrunner for an example).
Not only would it bring the game out of the diabolical mud that it currently sits in, but it would transform it into a legitimate sport - as all players would start from the same playing field, have access to the same set of cards, and they would know that.
I would play Eternal if it were a ‘D-LCG’ - but right now I feel like crusading against DW and the other publishers for continuing to exploit consumers with this miserable crap.
Why not get ahead of this dark, dark commercial model, and just drop the stinking, shitty, addictive, lie?
Bad Dog, Dire Wolf.
TL;DR: You may not agree with my point of view, but remember the guidelines of this wiki. I am an addict, and CCG/DCCG use exploitative commercial models that have caused me untold sums of time and money; as a part of my continuing treatment I personally need to read articles as above just to stop myself from spending real time and money on unadulterated crud.
This isn't just DW of course; but, currently, DW is no better than any of the others, and this wiki should include a serious, well-considered, impartial and unbalanced warning or alert concerning the risk of addiction from DCCG and Lootboxes.