I think everyone knows how bad of a reputation EC has. Common things I see from people who quit long ago are complaints about Eldar, balance, bugs, poor optimisation/unplayable lag, simply 'bad game', lack of variety of vehicles, and no console release. REVIEWS (Wall of text in spoiler) Spoiler: Wall of Text Reviews such as this one ( View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pl9OZpsAXU ) from players who clearly have not played the game very much (using default loadouts, or f2p accounts) really don't help, and most reviews are outdated and plain wrong now. Looking at this review, I think that this one actually is mostly fair for the point of view of a new player. 7:50 to 9:10 for what sums up this review the best, and one of many relevant problems for the game now. Veteran players smashing new players out of existence. Yeah say get good all you like, but will most people really want to pick up a game where they feel like they can do nothing against more experienced players? Watch 10:21 to 12: 54 to see another very relevant issue (community, yeah he talks about PvE, but forget that) Where it is just wrong is the 'muh pay to win' bit. A new player who hasn't got master crafted weapons making accusations of pay to win because the RTC weapons are better than default ones.... *sigh* By far the biggest (and most relevant) issue mentioned is how frustratingly bad f2p is. It's a bad implantation of the system, which I agree with. It won't make you buy the full game, more likely it'll make you quit and never return. Restricting access to JPAs is just annoying, and most fustrating of all is hwo the game (quote) 'two thirds of your experience and credit [REQ] locked behind a pay wall'. Wonder why there's a focus on the game's presentation and the feel of it rather than actual balance early on in the review... What to do about it? Make reviews with up to date information in them TLDR: lots of bad reveiws that have inaccurate or out of date information. Make up to date reviews with up to date information to solve this. F2P PROBLEM As I said in my wall of text, f2p is well... rubbish. On another steam account, I tried the f2p version again (it's been ages......) and it is very fustrating, I gave up and just went back to my nicely levelled up characters. The current f2p system loses more players than it gains (more leave than stick around), so I think the system needs a complete rework to be less frustrating. BALANCE As much as we insist Eldar are balanced, it is a common complaint that they feel unbalanced and unsatisfying, so something isn't right. I think this is down to the extremely low TTK both playing as and against Eldar. Their gameplay will probably feel frustrating and unsatisfying to a new player. To improve EC's reputation I think that an Eldar rework not so much focused on balance, but on how they play and how enjoyable they are. Seriously unbalanced maps like Carmine are bad for the game as well, adding to the feeling of frustration and unbalancedness (is that even a word?) of the game. What this basically boils down to is balance ≠ automatically enjoyable WHAT CAN BE DONE THROUGH WORKSHOP? Long term stuff mainly Through workshop, we can create new classes, such as Librarians for LSM, or Warp Talons for CSM, new vehicles such as Battlewaggons or Land raiders (models exist for both in game files), new weapons such as thunder hammers or lightnign claws, new animations to replace some of the not so good ones, and generally make the game feel more complete.