We appreciate the feedback, and the changes we are doing should be experienced and noticed by players with some time. We don’t expect everyone to believe us, but we do want to show it, and you will be able to make your own conclusion.
One of the fears about being nerfed, I can see where some players might start having such ideas with previous shutting down of discussion and punishing players for speaking out. And game mechanics being random, where some days seem good and than you hit a dry spell.
We can assure you, there is no such function in game and we have no control over this.
When it comes to competitions, we had recently quite a few bans due to cheating during competition, and we check player, who participate, for illegal activities. We currently doing a lot more work fighting illegal behavior. It will take us a bit of time to catch up with many things that were happening. But the work is being done in this department as well.
This game does require a lot of time and patience, we will always try to help with some advice for those who feel like they are struggling and no fish being caught.
A lot of the players in the game have a lot of knowledge as well, that could be very helpful to the rest of the community! So I hope they will share it with the rest of the community.