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Perpetuation of FAIL

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Cyborg Bill, Sep 25, 2013.

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  1. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Am I the only one in EU that even looks at or plays other games and follows RPG's consistently looking for one that has it all?

    I know a lot of people here play FPS games and many only play EU but does no one else look around at the industry to see what is and has happened with other games? RPG's used to be an awesome genre of games and now it seems the corporate infestation of it is killing it off as fast as it can with all this hit and run fad type crap they add to them.

    Why is it when a company FINALLY has a uniquely awesome idea for a game and starts out with the best intentions do they ALWAYS cave in to lazy people who only want instant gratification and not a long term REAL challenge? Gaming is not only about the money to a lot of people that play them. Its the challenge of learning the game and finding in some cases everything one has to offer like the explorer type gamers, or the bad asses who have to find and get the best gear so they can master the art of the kill, to the collector / hoarder that tries to gather everything possible in the game as their goal.

    Why do developers these days start out making games to full fill those styles of play but as time goes by and they build a nice player base do they cave in to the people who cant play a game because they simply don't get it and turn into caterers to the sissy generation who MUST have every fad in games, skill to top levels in under two weeks, just so they can post to their pathetic facey spaces and wag their shriveled cocks like they accomplished something.

    Just about every MMO is headed that direction in the past 10 years. This is one of the reasons I chose EU as a main game and looked at it as a long term thing. Sadly now even it is caving to the sissy generation of "I must have everything now or I will throw a temper tantrum". In the grand scheme of things it doesn't matter as far as the gaming aspect as another one will come that has promise and it to will succumb to the whiles of wimps and wussies. The whole problem here is that people who have been here for years and have uncountable hours of their lives invested not to mention the insane levels of money to be here and make something of the game are the ones who are getting hit the hardest and will lose the most when this like all the other caterer games fall to the "I been there done everything" syndrome point where everyone leave in mass that is fast approaching.

    The signs are there. Many long term players are already gone. Many more are selling gear because of unintelligent choices being made where they add bigger on top of bigger to give the illusion of a challenge because all REAL creativity has left them. In a game where money doesn't matter that model works well. In an RCE it is the death knell. Who wants to or can afford to pay 100 dollars to kill a snablesnot that will only loot fagmints with a value of exactly SQUAT. This is where EU is headed if the current phase of add a fad milk it fast.. move on to next fad continues while insider information perpetuates the "One-upmanship" instead of creativity and fairness to keep up with a competing planet.

    If EU wants nothing but rich people with little intelligence and huge bank accounts only then hey Rock On and keep doing what your doing. If you want the game to meet the potential it truely has to be the best thing since God or Fred or whomever created life then someone needs to pull their head out of their asses and take a look around to see what works for the game and not just bank accounts for 100 or so people enjoying all the benefits of this entity called EU.

    I know this sounds like a rant but its really not. Its more of a plea for someone to wake up before it gets too far past saving and goes the way of the dodo over the every growing cliff of fail. I could sit here and list the fails already committed by other games that are happening here and now but to be honest MA doesn't deserve my time any more. Hopefully people who are smart and have vision can come together and start pushing back against all this unwanted unnecessary crap being forced upon OUR game by old people who's vision has obviously failed.

    David and the Arkadian development team has done an awesome job to breath some life back into the game and I personally thank them for the effort. Sadly though I was right yet again that when the planets were added in predicting Mindarks lack of vision where they would only exploit these offerings for their own gain and not work to viably grow off the excitement and efforts of people who truly care for the game and push to reach its true potential.

    To Mindark I salute you in your tenacious drive to fail no mater what. GREAT JOB
     
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    It is unfortunate that Arkadia can not exist separately from MindArk ...
    Maybe worth thinking about it? I would have stayed here, and let the MA team eat a cactus now and in future...
     
  3. harmony

    harmony Active Member Pro Users

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    forgot to take your medication again? :)
     
  4. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Deactivated User

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    I would never medicate anyone to prevent them from exposing what we all need to think about.

    And I'm with Gewitter ... I also wish Arkadia were independent of this screwed up platform.
     
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    i dont often agree with you, but you have hit the nail on the head with this whole comment, i summarise it like this:
    "if i wanted to play WOW i would quit and get a subscription to WOW, its cheaper and does the job it does far better than EU"

    instead of changing the few things that needed to be changed to make this unique game better and to counter some of the worst examples of MA's short-sighted greed once it realised its mistake there seems to be this constant push to import "features" from other games that reduce the unique nature of this game and dilutes its USP.
    there is a reason i dont post much here any more, i also have not been visiting arkadia much lately, some of the choices the ark team makes are a large part of this problem and in my case they have used up the credit they had to start with, and are long passed the "we are a new planet be patient stage" for me.
     
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    A long time ago I used to play Counter Strike, it was brilliant even on a dial up modem then the devs gave in and changed the hit boxes to make it easier but it ruined it for me as it became far too easy. I quit playing at that point.

    The new skill bonus is one addition in this VU has me concerned that they've slowed normal skilling yet again and are using this to encourage people to play for longer. No don't make the game better just make it slower still for those who don't have much time. I don't mind it being slow, I'm in it for the long haul as I'm not using SIB, just so long as one day I can look at my skill level and see progress - so it's not like the tier level on my equipment ;)

    The grind missions were one thing that I don't like, missions that convey something of a story line I get and would help reduce the boredom for some. I'm doing two grinding missions but I'm in no hurry to complete them, I'm hunting those mobs so I might as well do the mission. It's one of the things I wish Ark hadn't put on a lot of mobs as it almost always results in MU items dropping to tt and item drop rates to fall.

    tbh if I had my way I'd remove that style of mission completely.
     
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    I think you're living in the past here. The way i see it calypso is outperforming arkadia on all accounts at the moment (communication, development, fresh ideas). Arkadia has lost it's edge about a year ago.
     
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    "Fresh ideas" require a decent implementation. Calypso is lost. About a year ago. It is unfortunate that "fresh ideas of development" affect Arkadia
     
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  9. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Calypso will ALWAYS out do ANY planet. Jan Jr is there getting inside information on everything other planets are doing and can counter it.
    Sadly he is as clueless as all those "Other" game devs and is one of the largest perpetuators of fail effecting EU now.

    Besides Daddy will NEVER let Jr look bad so Caly will ALWAYS have the upper hand. As for Caly there hasn't been a fresh idea there since like VU 8.7 or so. Everything SINCE has been copy pasted from other games or taken from players ideas.

    As for meds I stopped taking them long ago so I can actually see the world around me in an unhindered manor... How much have you smoked today alone? No one expects a rational thought from you on EU as you are one of the privileged so you will protect your interests in anyway possible.
     
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    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    ok can we please tone it down a notch now with accusations of various kinds so the thread don't derail as it will do if you continue.
     
  11. McCormick

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    My opinion :

    Next Island - Dead

    Cyrene - Dying

    Toulan - Already desperately crying for Investors

    Monria - A joke (thanks to MA)

    Rocktropia - Empty like every other planet, but ND will never die (get the hint ?)
    This whole game is empoty since...forever...and MindArk neverever did any mass advertisements ! They never did ANY advertisement. They dont want millions of idiots creating accounts.

    Calypso - "developed" by reverse engineering of the older clients. Adding standard MMORPG crap on top of it aka loosing its uniqueness.

    All that is left is, so called "events" and "most globals win" and a sirty "official" PCF forum. All show no substance !

    Communication ? If Jan Eric Haldo Welter Timkrans Junior logs into the forum in drunk mode once per year ?
    Development ? Excuussee meeee...what would you actually call development here ?
    Fresh ideas ? Id call that an insult, but ok, everybody has his own opinion and feelings about SCIFI MMORPGs...
     
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    Old ? Old ?!?! I am old ? The truth I posted is old ?

    Damn, that icon leaves room for conspiracy theories x'D
     
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  13. Mathias | Arkadia

    Mathias | Arkadia The Chief Whip Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    closed based on Forum Rule 3.e

    if you want to raise the subject again, please start a new thread
     
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