Hey guys, first post! I hope my bumping an old thread doesn't give you guys a bad impression of me, but I'd consider creating a new one to be worse so...
Basically, I believe this game deserves a second chance. A lot has changed since August last year.
Among the changes are:
1. Prices halved. This one is a recent one.
2. Champion pvp. (People with a premium civ can play pvp without gear, which makes pvp based more on skill than who grinded the most.
3. Persian civ, with Celts coming in a few weeks.
They are trying to clean the game up. Having said that, I'd wait until the next patch to download the game again, with that there will be even more fixes.
If you're considering playing this game again, I'd suggest you play on the Marathon server, as this is the most populated server.
Thanks for reading, and I hope I didn't offend anyone by bumping this thread.