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gulca

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #75 on: June 25, 2013, 07:24:08 PM »
Big Boys 1 (BB1) bullies Big Boys 2 (BB2) at the playground.

BB1 leaves the playground for lunch.

BB2 needs to vent their anger and looks around the playground for easy targets to bully.

BB2 punch and kick and take toys away from smaller kids. Rah rah rah.

BB2 thinks "It is actually fun to pick on someone smaller".

Smaller kids runs home crying to their parents and complained about all the BBs.

Parents say find another playground.

BB1 comes back from lunch scratching their head. Why is the playground empty???

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #76 on: June 25, 2013, 09:42:21 PM »
Well this thread has ran its course can we pls lock it.. lol

btw I donated to arctic today.. it wasn't a lot but it was all I had.  thanks for the work you do even tho you screwed up the xp system. 


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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #77 on: June 25, 2013, 11:16:03 PM »
What do you care if the small clans cry and whine?  It should be just the sustenance your ego needs to continue, so feed on your tears and then peace the smaller clans and leave them alone until they make the mistake again, then you guys can kill em again and the cycle continues...apart from the smaller clans joining up against the bigger clans and coming to try and take there elite gear and kill them, I really don't see what the desire is to continue to hunt any enemy who will only cry and whine until you peace them and leave them alone...maybe instead of changes in the game itself, it needs to be changes in the players.  We aren't saying let your enemies level up a ambush squad to kill you, but as the wipe moves forward you see the same neutral names all wipe, give them an actual route to get peace from your clan, they do not have a problem placing there pride on the altar for your team to sacrifice, they just want to run around and explore toede till they can beat it without deaths.  And the way xp tables are, you should be glad because your enemies will be to bored to level up some ambush squad to come after you...what is wrong with only playing 1 or 2 characters you actually invest time into for months, no one should be able to level to 1x in 20 hours, its silly.

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #78 on: June 26, 2013, 01:03:26 AM »
Idea:

Have a max amount of pkills per character (maybe can get more as you age etc) .

Outcomes: Stops trash. Makes people more selective in their killing.

Discuss.

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #79 on: June 26, 2013, 09:16:05 AM »
Stop whining and just play. if you suck so bad that you can't get to level 30 or defend yourself in pk after playing for 10 years, then maybe it's time for you to move on to another game.. 
I'm sure there's games out there where you can dominate with little or no effort and games that you can spam the same thing over and over again with no one to bug you.

ps
 did you expect SOB clan to be a bunch of zoners? Ha pk>pk>zone

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #80 on: June 26, 2013, 05:11:06 PM »
@Bryton - This is exactly the type of attitude that is driving players away from this mud. Slow down and see the bigger picture...it's not a pissing match. If this game wants to survive and you want people to play with rather than yourself, then we need to keep/grow our playerbase and not continue to chase players from the game.

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #81 on: June 27, 2013, 03:03:48 AM »
@Bryton - This is exactly the type of attitude that is driving players away from this mud. Slow down and see the bigger picture...it's not a pissing match. If this game wants to survive and you want people to play with rather than yourself, then we need to keep/grow our playerbase and not continue to chase players from the game.

That's not true at all.

Every game has these people and usually at a higher percentage than what Arctic faces.

There's no market for this game anymore - that's the driving issue.

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #82 on: June 27, 2013, 03:39:26 AM »
Ok let me rephrase, that is ONE of the reasons.

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #83 on: June 27, 2013, 05:30:28 AM »
There's no market for this game anymore - that's the driving issue.

There's a market, we just don't capture any of it.

I've never played Aardwolf but I logged on just now to see what their playerbase is:

Players found: [260], Max this reboot: [392], Connections this reboot: [3541]
Players invis: [44], Max on ever: [853]

Even in its heyday in the late 90's, Arctic never had 260 online on a weekday evening.



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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #84 on: June 27, 2013, 08:15:57 AM »
The main thing that sucks in the game is the 'PK into oblivion' mentality.

On one hand, you want clan pks, you want big fights, you glorify PvP, you want action and excitement.

On the other hand you stamp out anything that moves, anything suspicious is eliminated, kill first ask later, keep the enemy from zoning - 'YES, WE SHOWED THEM!! We stopped them playing!! WE ARE THE BEST!!'

So your enemy stops playing.

'Hah we showed them!' ..then soon after...'mud sucks, noone zones anymore, noone wants to fight, xp tables suck, bash needs nerfing *whine, whine, whine*

If you want this game to be fun, get rid of 'war to oblivion'. Sure, feel free to jump some clan, set a war for a few weeks, but agree on a deadline, after which theres a 2-3 week timeframe where the two clans agree to zone freely and reequip, spell up new chars etc, then set another date where peace is over, and the clans can go back to not necessarily war, but a not-truce position.    Then whichever clan gets bored first, can start the cycle again...

The problem is, it would depend on trust from both sides - but if you had it, the game would be so much more fun for so much longer.

tldr: Let clans regroup and regain strength  to make long term game more fun

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #85 on: June 27, 2013, 11:28:18 AM »
i've never understood "war to oblivion" barring conflicts that become personal... but thats not really clan stuff

i think the fundamental problem is that you've got an aging population of players who are more and more time poor, yet for some reason the emphasis is being put on taking up more of peoples time. even the people who have at some point been "hardcore" either have kids, serious jobs, or whatever it is that prevents them from putting in that amount of time.

i'm pro playing 2 characters, anti xp table buffs, pro pk - but not pk them till they quit.


i think some of you are stuck in the dark ages.

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #86 on: June 27, 2013, 02:14:44 PM »
@daniel_1

  That fundamental problem will be solved in about 10 years though once people start retiring and have plenty of free time to play.  Just need to keep em hooked til then.

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #87 on: June 27, 2013, 02:32:18 PM »
Daniel Speaks truth.

If i even had 2-10 hours a week to spend on this game i wouldn't. You can't do anything in that time period especially if its segmented into hour or half hour sessions.

2 Characters is a change i support!

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #88 on: June 27, 2013, 02:44:43 PM »
If you guys want change donate!  I bet if these immortals got a little cash in the account they might put a few extra  hours in :/)..  every week when I get paid I get motivated..  muahaha

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Re: What would it take to ever make me play again?
« Reply #89 on: June 27, 2013, 02:46:07 PM »
Lets make a beer fund for Hoss and a baby formula fund for Aristox

EDIT: if anybody has good porn hoss will accept that also
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