You could be its next victim.
Too late now. Nothing works as it should because of the numerous changes thanks to players who were vocal and wanted it all easy way. And then add few wrong decisions made by wrong people and we are here. I cant complain. I am just sad.. So, if you think a solution is to give everyone what they want, forget it. You can not please everyone and even if you do give to the sick one, the mutated virus will find something else to complain about.
If you like the west game or want to again then be aware and protect yourself from the deadly chronic complaining virus. You could be its next victim.
Before P2W/OP upgradable power-creeping sets hit the game it had much friendlier atmosphere. (Yes humans were always humans but without amplified "evil" side)conflict world
I would be being untruthful even to myself if I pretended not to be influenced by what I have read in these forums regarding this western game. I am curious just how much real money it would take to buy out the "big spenders"? The reason for the question is not to stick my little nose into someone else's business but rather to have some information so as to offer a suggestion. My second question then would be how many people now playing this game would be willing to donate to a more "friendlier atmosphere". I suppose the only way to find out is put forth my suggestion and see what kind of response comes forth? It could be that a friendly atmosphere could attract more new players?
If you are asking about a server that would have "friendly" company only, it would be almost impossible since this is the internet, you will always find someone to ruin it all. By definition, I think you are asking about a private server availability of the west. I believe that has been an idea or a scrapped reward.I would be being untruthful even to myself if I pretended not to be influenced by what I have read in these forums regarding this western game. I am curious just how much real money it would take to buy out the "big spenders"? The reason for the question is not to stick my little nose into someone else's business but rather to have some information so as to offer a suggestion. My second question then would be how many people now playing this game would be willing to donate to a more "friendlier atmosphere". I suppose the only way to find out is put forth my suggestion and see what kind of response comes forth? It could be that a friendly atmosphere could attract more new players?
It is one heck of challenge to find out though because so few people read this forum and so few of the users actually wish to communicate whilst playing the game.
On a trivia note, I find it ironic that I started this topic before anyone knew a pandemic would become real world news. I agree personal and company (group of people) capitalism not a political definition can be contagious in these times but in times of change even these norms can change...
By reading many of the posts in this forum, it isn't difficult to understand how complaints and attacks on how the game was being managed, were not really constructive suggestions or requests at all, so there is little wonder they would be interrupted by management as such and then not read seriously or read at all.
So what needs to take place before any idea can be implemented?
1. Refresh the forum with a deletion of most of the dated posts?
2. A more upbeat forum with more players accessing it.
3. Create positive player to management communication?
Well you do make a valid point I've got to give you that. You have demonstrated how even new posts like this one would follow the same old trend. So why delete any older posts then. sarcastic alert = Lets see how can we persuade a company to listen to our good ideas? Well we could suggest that they are acting like slave owners! Now that will certainly get the whole thing started off on a good foot. - end of sarcasm Oh my, that almost sounds like I am complaining. Is it possible I've caught the virus?
Zero, not so good. Members might need to invest and request change for the better good of all parties, so true.
No, I disagree with your conclusion. I don't in any way shape or form have a "holier than thou" attitude because I am willing to admit my mistakes and will adjust anything, I might write if it is justified. I didn't come on this forum to insult anyone. I'm also not as you claim blaming anyone! I do however know what negativity is when I read it.
You have absolutely nothing good to say about this game in this thread.
I do disagree that someone needs to have played this game since 2009 to understand it.
I didn't write that for 10 years all you did was complain and put down this game. It is however very obvious to me you are really good at doing that now.
Sure, changing how the game functions might be a possibility for the better but I think something else must change first.
From what I have seen in this forum, management does not engage in debates with their customers but have set up a system for suggestions.
You might send off any complaint you have with the company to the company.
You might stop using the word "we" when communicating as I only hear your voice in comments unless you tell me you have been elected to represent some group? It isn't fun listening to you imply that my experience is invalid because of my start date. Really!!!!
I'm not saying to only to say nice things as this is the discussion/debate part of the forum but to who are you discussing with?
My original argument still stands as I completely disagree with this whole way of thinking.
I can see clearly from many posts in this forum and in the game forums just how angry people are. You demonstrate this well but that whole "we" are the elders with a grudge of the west know it all attitude is much too far over the top in my opinion.
Yes, a new start! As I said before I didn't create this thread to insult anyone but I am calling it as I see it. Could now be time to forget the past and move forward? It is what it is. Any new ideas anyone has should be able to be discussed, hashed over and submitted without the need to bring up the old cranky past but before that happens perhaps there actually needs to be some new blood here?
I'm sure there are still people in the world that have never played this game before and would be happy to join and take part in it.
I will however stand up for myself in debate like fashion and say I don't agree with what you have said about me.
If I was in charge of a company/online game I wouldn't put up with it.
One thing for certain that you are wrong about is how innogames have operated over the years. I don't know what gaming experiences you had, however I have been on this game for about 10 years except 2 years. One thing is for certain, once a game is not popular, the company decides not to listen to its community. Why? It is rather simple, they have to actually treat it like cattle. Its just too old so milking it is just harder. Two options, milk it harder or simply butcher it for the meat. Right now, they are still milking it and in consideration to simply butcher it.It is very arrogant to think for anyone with a desire to play computer games (by the way some people have experience besides one particular game on the internet) cannot understand the basics of this particular video game unless they have played the game for many years. I didn't write that for 10 years all you did was complain and put down this game. It is however very obvious to me you are really good at doing that now.
At its peak for the west I remember they had a thing that said 10 million players so far or something like that with the best browser game of 2008 and another was 2010 awards.
I know it was in the front page but the 17m I couldn't find anymore.Sorry, I have to correct you The awards are still on the login page, it's 2008 and 2011. And the line about the players that was also there said "17 million
worldwide". Seeing "highly populated" Colorado with 1400 players (how many really active?) or "average population" of Dakota at 740 (as an example) makes the whole story even more tragically funny.
I could easily complain about being tired of listening to complaining but then I would be complaining too right? We are all human and can catch a virus. The OP was not designed to be about company business but rather was directed at the individual player. If it has been determined that a plea for a change is not going to occur, I just can't see how constant complaining about the same ole things will make any difference. The only question left to ask is can the game still be enjoyed exactly the way it is by the present player base?
I could easily complain about being tired of listening to complaining but then I would be complaining too right?
I just can't see how constant complaining about the same ole things will make any difference.
The only question left to ask is can the game still be enjoyed exactly the way it is by the present player base?
Currently, its not even the developers that actually have any say in it. Just the product manager of the-west.I created this topic and can maintain an interest in it as well as look at other topics, yeah true. Perhaps you misunderstood what I wrote in that I was simply stating what I still believe to be true.
And where will the go? Forge of Empires? The real stats will indeed show that players come and go and yes there will also be a steady membership base. Isn't that pretty standard for online video games ? I'm not sure and not an expert in the game industry.
Who knows, in any game forum there could be some players able to put their heads together and come up with some very cool ideas to make any game better or even create something entirely new but in the end it is the developers that present the package as they see fit. In the meantime back at the ranch in the west...