Often there are complaints about the events we organize, we are sorry to read this. However, we are also just players who can really enjoy this game, that is why we volunteered to do something for the community. We try to organize fun events at all times and also try to vary that there is always something that you as a player like. I personally find it very unfortunate that these events are often heavily criticized (sometimes rightly and sometimes wrongly).
While developing an event we always try to watch out for possible weaknesses (that players cannot abuse certain things during the event e.g.). Unfortunately this is not always possible, we like to keep the game complete as it is and prefer not to leave out important game elements. This means that the rules can sometimes be changed during an event for the benefit of the quality of the event. We will be more transparent about this in the future by communicating this better in the announcements topic. However, I would like to ask for your understanding that changing the rules during an event is sometimes necessary.
Also, I often see negative comments about the rewards. Personally I do not understand this, e.g. when we hand out El Gringo as a reward we get a lot of criticism, but when there is no El Gringo to win we also get criticism. In the end it is all about having fun. Nice prizes are always welcome of course, I understand that as a player myself. However, we cannot and do not want to hand out special items every event, because they have to remain special.
We also have many ideas for speed events, but it would also be nice if you would come up with ideas. After all, you are the community we are doing this for. If someone has a good idea, I would like for you to contact us to see how we can make their event happen with the possibilities we have. Finally, we as a team are also just players, but I think together with the community we can organize good quality events.
Finally, I would like to ask if it might be an option to start a poll x time before an event to see what kind of event is needed?
If you have any questions and/or comments I would love to hear them
Hopefully a broader perspective can help inno understand, i am not attempting to be insultive (tho like many players who have played long time, am bit frustrated how this game has gone down and not managed well). Hopefully you will allow this comment to exist without deleted.
In terms of confusion of dont understand why complaints if do one thing and still complaints if do opposite (ie gringo gun rewards). Please understand hat the players that come forward with concerns are different groups of players, each with own wants from game that they love/ used to luv.
In alot of these surveys, events, forum postings, etc have become keenly aware of many long term vet players with million hours of experience and ideas for game simply stopped being part. In all these areas inno team has not asked question of "what percentage of current active players in all .en worlds join in on surveys, events, forums? and of the ones that join in, are they same groups over and over?". So basically asking question that most of us know already is there is not a big turnout, thus representation of idk 60 o 70% of the player base but input from 30%. So what inno misses out is accessing input from amazing vet players of game that been around 10-14 years. I know alot chose not to get involved as focused on their regular worlds, or avoid he never ending drama and seeing stuff like whatever the changing of rules or for players like me, to avoid the behavioiurs of the certain goups of troublesome players that seem to go as "event" regular players - tho i was assured events more welcoming for all players been kinda observing from all above that nothing changed much.
Know you expressed confusion about why people always complaining, but suggest look at your audience. Different players express concerns for different reasons. The group that are complaining about not good enough rewards (ie gringo) are the players joining in events, generally. The ones like myself and my friends (again in 12 worlds and shocking how little amount of team joins in), is they dont go to events, may see the (((above)) conflicts and say glad didnt go and fine with people bickering in their event worlds but dont want gringo guns to be given out to negatively impact regular worlds It is no lost that even tho people say eveyone has gringo weapons its usually this smaller group of community and regardless of how well managed/mismanaged events are (which is not our concern) seeing all the gringo impacts a DIFFERENT group of players seeing them gather up in one or two small towns with all guns along with inno event organizers - which we have seen have negative impact on regular wolds and wished the event world stuff stay far far far away from people's regular worlds.
So taking a bit of step back, the concerns are coming from different people for different reasons. Hope that clears up your confusion and feeling that can win for trying as no probably cant without keeping distinct difference between event worlds and regular worlds (as far as i know event worlds does 0 impact on bringing new playerrs to game so personally dont find it as the-west advertising tool, not sure if ever seen the "goal" of event worlds tbh
Again i am not intending on being insultive, just have unique perspective like many players of seeing things overall.
As promised, every time i post here will throw in "please merge low activity worlds" .. the poor peeps in colo that has to rank are feeling brunt of people wanting good big battles but only few worlds offer hat ... if you merge some of these smaller worlds then people can join in and make wildly fun and big batltes in addiiton to colo. There is few worlds that people flocking to in search for battles like AZ, colo, even new montana ... lets make that available for all players in many small worlds! (said i would say same plug everyitme, ty)