01/03/2013 05:13 AMThis Dev team reminds me of the politicians that do the samething with their oh so wonderous programs that nobody asked for or needs but won't make the changes needed because they want to look as if they had a handle on it the entire time. This Dev team is delusional and I doubt many of them play or bother with the game, they closed their eyes, covered their ears and will not listen to anyone.
Posted by Madmax
I won't say anything about the dev team whether or not they're delusional or whatever, but communication between the players should be on a consistent basis close to daily or bi-weekly, not go mute for weeks.
Stare at some trends, on threads and feedback take those into consideration publish them in the news section maybe even quote some people and post their take on it whether they agree or not, and we'll already know if they're listening or not. It's so simple. Players are doing them a favor for ranting on the forums complaining. Stay mute long enough and that ranting and complaining becomes flaming and hatred for the product instead.
I do a bit of both by this time because I'm starting to convince myself nothing really is read that is constructive or provided as an excellent idea that's agreed upon most forum posters, even those that are flaming others/trolling one another.
For me I've been dwelling these forums since August.
All I get is "idiot go play a game you enjoy". My response: "I do play a game I enjoy, I also have these forums open on a separate window on this other monitor I have here known as dual-screening." I'm not incapable of just doing 1 thing at a time if that's what you're insinuating for anyone out there. I play more than 5 games at a time, not simultaneously but you get the idea. Well If I feel hyper enough maybe sometimes a round of dota whil tabbing back and forth during a dragon nest/c9 dungeon run lol.
Want to know some stats? On average a day the forum(General Discussion) back in August had about 5000-12000 per thread and on average a couple thousand for EVERY thread on page 1, over the months it declined and declined and look at it now, a few hundred, some single digit or no response at all.
If that's not population fleeing in flocks within less than a year, you need to wake up yourself. I'm just a customer here and if I'm seeing these trends and doing this over the months just to see the trend and experience of a game being ignored and falling to its knees and losing out to its competitors? PoE is all over general discussion, torchlight2 vs. d3 threads are re-arising again.
Man... I sure wouldn't want to be in that position if I had my own company, I'd step in and say something immediately regardless of if the intake is bad or not, I'd appeal to the player and talk to them. Of course that'd be insane amount of overflow to deal with if the game was popular and thousands of replies going in the question is which one do I take?
Just give some ideas of where direction was headed and see if people majority like or dislike zz. then go implement/integrate, give news, show vids of what's up and then deliver.
I'm extremely passionate about games, you get conversing with me I can go non-stop over the years about all the good and the bad I've played intentionally. Yes I sit through and dig deep and play through boring grindful MMOs RPGs, Adventure and any other genre. And then I recover by playing intriguing addicting ones that have me up sleeping at 6am in the morning and going nuts and bonkers all over life and can't stop campaigning the good game just because it was way too darned fun. The opposite rings true, spread bad game like a plague, but also appeal to those who like more simple systems, or something that's different, it's not all bad or all good for any sole game.
point & click adventure, casual bejeweled twist, bejeweled 3, monkey island, legend of grimrock, xcom, resident evil, final fantasy, chrono trigger, metroid series, resonance point and click adventure, puzzle games like limbo platforming, audio surf, vindictus, ragnarok online, atlantica online, continent of the 9th seal, knight age, silkroad online, savage eden, biosfear(dead), khan online(dead), RF online, survival project(english dead), talesewaver(KR), FF14(died and reborn-reborn looks good), nexus kingdom of the winds, tactical commander/shattered galaxy(first MMO RTS i've played when I was 13), like it just keeps going these are some of the few i've played. for consoles the list is fairly massive as well.
Yes, you may say I have no life. But I enjoy evaluating games I come across and going into every detail down to the pixels to compare with what's new vs. what I've experienced in the past.