Campaign System Changes
As you know, we've been including Campaign events with seasonal updates for about a year now, allowing us to provide you (ideally) fun and interesting challenges and fulfilling rewards. Like the leveling system that came long before it, our goal with Campaigns is to give you engaging goals to keep playing on DFS from getting stale or uninteresting.
Recently, with the most recent Campaign, we've recieved plenty of feedback about the Campaign system, and we're glad you're making your gripes with it known so we can do our best to address them.
Many of you have stated that the time limit on Campaigns makes completing them much more stressful than they ought to be, for fear of missing out on rewards, being left behind as other members progress together, and so on. We aim to make Campaigns challenging and subtantial, but we've seen feedback and behaviour that tells us we might've gone a step too far, making them more stressful than they are fun.
With the crux of the issues being the fear of missing out on rewards, we're addressing the problem by removing deadlines from Campaigns. You'll still have a limited time to purchase the pass for an active Campaign, but once you own the pass, the missions are yours to complete at your own pace, with no time limit.
This won't apply to older Campaigns which have already concluded, but PumpKing's Castle and all future Campaigns will no longer have deadlines for completing the missions, only for purchasing the Campaign pass.
Certain cosmetic items will continue to be exclusive to Campaigns, but the Pumpkin Baskets rewarded in this Campaign will return: future Campaigns will continue to give you the chance to earn older exclusive Campaign rewards. You won't be able to obtain the final rewards from older Campaigns (e.g. Transcendent and Shadow Puppet Hat Kid Outfits) however, as these items are intended to be an exclusive mark of honour for those who manage to complete their respective Campaigns.
Even if you don't manage to obtain any older rewards via Pumpkin Baskets or the forms they take in future Campaigns, Campaign rewards are and will continue to be available to trade and sell on the Auction House.
We hope these changes address the problems you've had with the Campaign system, and we appreciate your feedback!
One final note, we're working towards a content update that will be released soon, bringing you the final campaign mission as well as a new threat that you'll hopefully enjoy taking down. Look forward to it!