The only reason they can get away with making horrible curves is because apparently ONLY AKUS complains about it, and even at that "only the people on forums complain" and by that logic, Aeria thinks it's fine to treat players like this.
Here, here! Yeah, the Aeria apologists giving the excuses of...
"You don't need +30, get good at the game"
"You only need level 85 to access the maps and dungeons, stop complaining to try and get more than that for no work"
"You don't need a lot of eidolons"
"Costumes are entirely not a need"
"Who cares about PVP"
"It's only the vocal minority not pleased with the way the game is changing"
"We have a ton of users logging in and on Discord so it's well enough to be alive and that's proof"
...and other such very poor excuses, completely made me realize how out of touch they were, and I gave up trying to voice concerns. As a former supporter of this game who had their back turned to, I finally walked away (I did not want to). I was far from alone in that group who tried to support this game and got turned away from, and had to walk away, as well.
Aura Kingdom USED to be a great game for the masses, while still encouraging more financially able players to spend and support it. Then all these updates added more things which added to the cost required to stay on top, some of the features being put behind bigger walls entirely, and these costs were not brought down over time either. These two things combined (more things that needed to be done AND the cost of them going up) exponentially makes the game less rewarding, and thus drove away most of the free to play mass, which held the important part of the infrastructure of the game up. Aeria forgot, in their attempt to monetize the game to an extreme, that the free to play mass is an important part too in keeping the game healthy.
The sad part is, even to this day, Aeria has seemingly been doing a GREAT job of bringing new players in (ones who probably haven't learned better yet), which makes it all the more saddening as that potential makes me think it COULD have been an active and popular, great thing still if things didn't go this way.