If you can, try to hold out at least one more month, there should be an adequate number of players that comprise a new dedicated player base by then. That’s my feeling anyway. Strange Sevens is not the first and certainly not the last game company to alienate their base players. If you’re not ready to give up the game, you might as well help the game keep as many new players as it can. Be active in global chat and get to know the new players and make friends with them. Not sure how many new players they average a week, but it’s become apparent that new players dominate global chat more and more.
Hopefully for you and other hardcore fans of Wild Beyond, Strange Sevens bring back ranks and introduce other social features that garner prestige and create a system where all your efforts are rewarded and meaningful; hopefully doing this sooner rather than later.
It sounds like you want a roadmap and some assurance of the direction the company is going with Wild Beyond. Hopefully they can answer that to your satisfaction soon. Last I heard, the major thing on their plate was monitoring the play patterns of 1v1 in the multiplayer arenas and once they have an adequate data set to perform an adequate analysis, they will incorporate 2v2 appropriately based on that analysis. Not sure though given the overall player base response to the update, how high a priority this is.
Not sure how long you have played Wild Beyond, but my advice moving forward, for any app game I play,
I wait at minimum of at least 1 month before I make a purchase. Sometimes longer depending on other factors.
Review the most recent and most critical reviews from other gamers.
Take note of how many app games the developer has under its belt.
Take note of the version history and how often it is updated.
Send support any question or feedback you want to provide if you find you like the game after a few hours. Purpose being to gauge how easy it is to contact support, gauge response time, etc. and whether they meet your expectations.
Visit their FB page.