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Cyrus Chen reporting for duty =)

Discussion in 'About Planet Arkadia' started by Cyrus, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Hi Entropians,

    Just want to say a big “HELLO” and an even bigger “WELCOME” to the forum. I'm Cyrus, the Community Relations Manager of Planet Arkadia.

    You'll get to see me regularly in the game (once it launches) as I will be going around getting to know the players and most importantly, listening to their comments on the game, like where can we improve, what features you like or dislike and what you'd like to see in the future.

    You can also talk to me if you have any ideas on holding in-game events. We encourage a lot of player participation in the community, so if the idea is good, players can share it with me and I will convene the message to our team. You could say that I’m kinda like the liaison guy between the players and the management team.

    I'm in charge of producing the newsletter, which I aim to be sending it regularly. Do message me if there's any particular news that you think will be beneficial or/and interesting for the community.

    I'll also be active on the forums, blogs and networking sites like facebook and twitter, making announcements to anything pertaining to Planet Arkadia and Entropia Univers. For me, it’s definitely a whole new experience taking this role up and I implore the community to give me some time to settle in to this role. Anything that I’m not doing right, please let me know. :eek:

    Cheers!
     
  2. dee

    dee Member

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    Hi Cyrus! I am looking forward to see what Planet Arkadia, and you can bring to Entropia. :)
     
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  3. warpath

    warpath Member

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    Nice to meet you Cyrus, looking forward to the day we can log in and explore the new world :)
     
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  4. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Deactivated User

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    Hello Cyrus ...

    Thank you for your introduction and welcome ... always a good thing from a community relations perspective, and the A-Team seem to be on top of everything so far, so a job well done out the gate indeed.

    We've chatted already, and I'm totally looking forward to a working relationship as well from a media perspective. This is going to be an exciting experience, especially with a group of Entropias that some of us know quite well and respect for their consistent great contributions to our universe, not to mention overall interaction with our community.

    It's good to know that we now have yet another planet partner willing to be readily open and disclosing with information that is available to be shared. This is a quality we appreciate greatly, so thank you.

    It will be fun and interesting to see this new adventure progress and blossom into a full scale environment. You can bet that many of us will be at your doorstep just waiting for the green light. :p

    See you guys on the front page, and in the magazine of course. ;)
     
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    Faye Member Pro Users

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    Seems like a winner this planet. Hope to see it soon online cant wait
     
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  6. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Howdy Warpath and Faye, honestly, I'm just as excited as you. I can't wait for that day to come. It will definitely be a great satisfaction for our team in Singapore to see our baby learning to walk. :D


    Hey Dee, thanks for dropping in. It'll be a collective effort from the team here at Arkadia Studios, I'm just privileged to be the one in the limelight. There are a lot of unsung heroes behind the scenes and we're all looking forward to do our bit for the Arkadian and EU community.
     
  7. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Hey MS9, I do have to remind you it takes two hands to clap. The support for us has been great thus far and we're really happy the hard work we've put in for the past few months has been reciprocated with so many positive feedback.

    We're aware that the we're not perfect yet, and we're striving to achieve that (i.e: website still needs work).

    Anyway, its a great day for us here at Singapore! Thanks for making our day. :D
     
  8. narfi

    narfi Active Member Pro Users

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    The main issue with the current event system is that the creation costs prevent many new player or lower level player events. A 10ped ticket price is relatively small for a hunter who plans on burning 500ped of ammo for the event. But even 5ped is a lot to a new player who will use maybe 10ped of ammo with his opalo. The same is true for low level vs high lvl pvp events.

    This has made it so that any low level events are usually out of pocket for the person running it as ticket prices don't even cover creation costs let alone prizes.

    I believe that the social aspect as well as the competition at low levels (not a welfare system) would really drive new players to play more and excel.

    I believe that all of the low level events and team hunts run by neverdies crew on rocktropia is one of the main reasons there is such a strong sense of community there. But the same issue there is even though its their ped running it, its also their time. Why pay someones time + ingame costs when the community members are willing and eager to do that work for you for free?

    In summery, it is relatively easy to cover the cost of prizes through ticket sales regardless of the level of event because higher lvl events can charge more per ticket, but a fixed creation costs are biased against low level players and events.

    It would be great to see a system on your planet that would allow people like me who enjoy nurturing newer players with such activities to do so.

    narfi
     
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  9. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Welcome to the universe Cyrus.

    Good to see such enthusiaum for a job so open to public scrutiny. EU has a great bunch of people with many, many, ideas. Some good some not so good. Rest assured everyone there has a differing opinion so hopefully you start with thick skin as you will quickly become the target of not only praise but the brunt of their anguish as well.

    Make sure that what is put out is reasonably adhered to and factual and you shall recieve less of the proverbial stoning of the messenger. Keep up with us with good intel on what is and will be happening and you shall gain trust and love from the commuinity as we have yet to see any realness related to us form other prominant places.

    Many are and have been yearning to support this entire project, base platform to every new planet. Turn our faith in it back into the light and I am sure you all there at Arkadia shall be well rewarded with our loyalty and support.
     
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  10. Lee DeLioncourt

    Lee DeLioncourt Arkadian Outrider Platinum Member

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    Welcome Cyrus and thank you. I really can't say just how impressed I am already with your team, the fact that you are already here serving as Community Manager, the very decent website already up and nice info and back story etc, all tied in with the pubilc announcement, awesome job all around. This is the way professionals do it, and to me that bodes very very well for Arkadia. Best of luck to all of you :)
     
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  11. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Hey Narfi,

    Thanks for the input. I'll definitely look into it so new colonists can get to join and enjoy events as much as the seasoned colonists. We can't always change the system in place, but we can always look for ways to go around it (like what you suggested).

    And I definitely agree with you that these events would improve the social aspect experience of new colonists. I still have fond memories of how I got to know Dave in this very same manner. Hehehe. Keep the ideas coming!

    Nicely put Cyborg Bill. Prior to the announcement, I was already thickening my hide and preparing myself for the proverbial stoning, but I must say I'm very pleased that the feedbacks are all very positive at the moment. I take in your advice and will remind myself to be consistent with the updates of the development of Planet Arkadia.

    Hehe. The team says thanks for the accolades! Much much appreciated. ;)
     
  12. RexDameon

    RexDameon Active Member Pro Users

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    It's looking good so far. With they're being so many planets comming out i really appreciate everyones facebook feeds ad it's a little easyer to check just that and get all the important information instead of having to goto 5 different sites to check in on everything. so please keep that updated with all new info as its released.

    on a side note on the website you have the youtube video and sign up to newsletter. I would make that a bit smaller or not have it on every page at least it just kinda gets annoying when i was checking out the whole site. I thought i was going to the same page everytime on my little netbook cause the screen doesn't see below it until i scroll down.
     
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  13. Matthew

    Matthew New Member

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    This is brilliant Dave, will follow this project with interest indeed :)

    Good to see everything working out for you. Forum looks great, planet idea looks fantastic. Will look forward to visiting!


    //Sir Matt Copping (Global Alliance - Colonel)
     
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  14. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for dropping in Rex and Matt! We'll be sure to keep you guys updated here, our website, as well as facebook and twitter.
     
  15. Addz

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    Welcome Cyrus, I'm loving the interaction and feedback from the team so far. Keep up the good work guys.

    Just on narfi's point. How much flex do you actually have with regards to the event system, is that something you can change a little or is it something that has to get passed on to MA who then need to change it across all platforms.

    I was thinking there could be an option to mark your event as "newbie friendly" This would drop the setup costs of the event to 10% of the normal cost or something really nominal, but would only allow event participants to use TT gear during the event.
     
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    Butch C New Member

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    Hey Cyrus :) good luck with it mate I'm sure it will be an enjoyable time ahead for you and all the other Arkadians :) I'm really looking forward to this new era in EU as it can only make it better experience for all of us.

    cheers
    Butch
     
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    Lykke Platinum Member Platinum Member

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    OOO what's this?? Communiwhatafish? :D

    Nice to see that you're already open towards ideas and suggestions. That's how I personally believe a communication manager should be doing ^_^

    What can I say? Only known for a week, already having a nicely working forum, some very awesome pictures/story - and impressed me by the proffessional and honest communication going on already.

    This can only be good :)
     
  18. Cyrus

    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Hey Addz, for the event system, it's something that has to get passed on to MA who then implements it on the platform and shares it across all Planet Partners.

    I see you've raised your other concerns on the "New Player Introduction Area on Planet Arkadia" thread as well. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Wow wee...plaudits from Lykke. Thanks for making my day. I guess only an ATH will beat that. :p
     
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    Cyrus Well-Known Member

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    Hey Butch. The road ahead sure is bumpy but we're enjoying the ride so much we're singing to every obstacles that come our way.
     

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