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Things need to be done, fast !

Discussion in 'Feedback' started by RAZER, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    As you all know, I have been on Arkadia from day 1 and I loved it. Yes you read that right loved. Lately it is just a bit of a dead planet with not much to do if you ask me and I do not play much if at all. I had high hopes for Arkadia but you guys need to make a fist against MA and really hurry up with the updates or we will be going the Rocktropia and Next Island road (if we are not already on it).

    Don't get me wrong here guys, I love the way you are communicating with us and I like the way the planet looks, but everything is discovered the mobs have all been hunted and to be honest noting much is happening anymore. I know a big update is on its way and I know it was MA's holiday (still do not know why they still do that when EVERYBODY out there is playing, they need to shift their holiday to when the rest of the world is at work!!), but I am a bit afraid that that might be to late already, but I hope you prove me wrong !

    To demonstrate my story I have collected data from the auction and the amount of entries it had for a while. Let the graph speak for itself.

    View attachment 1592
     
  2. Smoerble

    Smoerble Active Member Pro Users

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    About the auction: good initative, interesting, thanks.

    About the planet:
    Yes, it is dead these days. But this has exactly one reason:

    Crafters can't craft here (not enough BPs and BPs need resources that are from foreign planets = no constant supply because of lootable space)
    => no buyers for ores, enmatters, loot
    => hunters need to sell to TT
    => hunters leave the planet

    The new update focuses exactly on this problem: BPs and resources will macth (all needed is available on Arkadia) and afaik, there will be more BPs too.

    As you have seen in the past, ppl loved Arkadia and left because of the economical problem, so if this is solved, moany of them will come back soon.

    The other issue, no missions, is on A-Teams list too, but I don't know, if this will be fixed in this update too.
     
  3. Kane

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    Yep what i just said in the housing thread Arkadia has stalled it seems & is really in need of the new update : (

    But like Razer im hoping it will turn around soon & i think it will with new update but Ark needs a REALLY BIG push with new players & alot more staying on Ark for longer then a few days to mine high MU loots to only leave again for another planets Auction
     
  4. Milena

    Milena Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Hey guys may you have noticed we got a lot of newcomers last days......so come on guys.....a few days til the update be patient and help to make a home for the newcomers :) You can do that i know it.....
     
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  5. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    @ Smoerble
    I will be keeping an eye on the auction and adding data to my graph. I really hope the line will go up soon.
     
  6. Chrome

    Chrome Active Member Pro Users

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    I haven't played for almost a week myself...

    I really have no intention of hunting any more on Arkadia (or anywhere else) until I am able to sell hundreds of peds in hides in storage to someone to actually use, rather than dump it in the TT. :(
     
  7. Lee DeLioncourt

    Lee DeLioncourt Arkadian Outrider Platinum Member

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    What Milena said, the most important point. Yes, very quiet time here right now, it is summer, and if I remember right from all the years I've played it always gets a bit quiet in summer as more go out and rediscover fresh air and holidays etc. Yes many from other planets got what they wanted and left, they never intended to stick around and help kick start the planet's economy etc. Space came along and threw a monkey wrench into everything for everyone so a lot of travel stopped for anything but trading.

    However, we still have plenty of newcomers, and of course when the update comes the non Arkadians will come back to get some more as well. I don't really see what else the A team can do in the meantime, the platform provider has to have employees at work to do anything like big updates, yelling at them won't change that, and I feel pretty confident that the team keeps in regular touch with them anyway and lets them know what they need done.
     
  8. Cyborg Bill

    Cyborg Bill Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    This entire problem falls on MA and how rediculessly freaking clueless they are about what this game needs. I thought when they added the planets and stated early that if a planet fais they will take it over and keep it going... I thought for sure they would trash at least one planet for freee developement since they simply have no more creativity or ambition to make this work. I didnt think they would try and sucker ALL planets this early in their developement. But thats just my take on what MA does. I am sure many of you still see their worlds thru rose colored glasses.

    I am in no way saying Arkadia is or will fail as it is still the best planet set up in the entire game. Its just I have zero faith in MA remotely wanting to save this other then to line their coffers as much as possible as it all spirals down the shitter from their lack of careing, inginuity, creativity, ambition, and what ever other adjective discribes anything pertaining to this all. They say they need more money to make this work but they refuse to add anything for the player base to make us want to spend money in here. (This of course excludes the addicted gamblers and the super rich with more money then brains that get all the rewards to make them keep playing happily unlike the entire rest of the commuity)

    Again.. sadly I know this will effect the PP's struggling to get a start but more people need to vote with their deposits and not keep feeding these shitbirds till they lose enough of the fat they got over the years to let their heads fall from their asses and get some oxygen back to the brains so progress can be made.

    Ill come back and see if any chance at reality in game occurs after next update...I have serious doubts as when MA adds something 10 other things are screwed up and more taking gets added but we shall see I suppose.
     
  9. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Hopefully the impending, early August update aforementioned will address some, if not all, of these concerns.

    Maybe hold off on the torches and pitchforks until the update?
     
  10. Atlan Leticron

    Atlan Leticron Active Member

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    And if you need stuff, use the available services to get it until the update.

    These are the moments we have to stick together as a community and just complaining and negativity wont get us anywhere.
    There are already people busting chops to keep the economy going until improvements arrive.
    Maybe support those people?

    Together we can build a world.


    Regards,
    Ion
     
  11. Dragon Moon

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    Valid points. But you've missed a reason IMO. I didn't leave Arkadia but I don't log in right now, and if I log in I do nothing at all. It has to do with loot. The more I deposited this month, the less loot I got. I had about 50% return on each hunt on a variety of mob over the past 3 weeks... and that "dynamic" was more than even I can tolerate. :D I'll be back after the next VU.
     
  12. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    I think Smoerble was listing points that the A-team actually has influence over. Loot dispersion isn't controlled by Arkadia PP, unfortunately.
     
  13. Mega

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    Has there been any mention by Dave on copying Calypso Iron Challenge mission structure, even down to copying its 100,500,1k,5k,10k numbering scheme?

    It cant take very long to code - is the "Iron / Bronze" mission concept (C) the former FPC or is it possible for other planet partners able to copy it verbatim.

    The skillgain and +1 Stamina would bring a lot of people over even with the lootable PVP hazard.


    If anything needs to be done fast (IMO) it's this. :)
     
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  14. Stagger

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    as mentioned before,
    the inactivity has greatly to do with summer.

    let's just sit back and wait untill september/october and see all players join up.
    after that we can make new arrangements, if even nessecary.

    the new update will come end august i believe??
    that will bring new players to arkadia aswell. no worries imo :)
     
  15. RAZER

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    I agree Mega, I just hope that Dave & co. will also make more creative missions (and I'm sure they will).
    One thing that will get me playing again is the possibility to discover some nice stuff. With that i do not mean weapons and stuff, but nice unexpected stuff on the planet. That will give me a reason to take newbies all over the planet to show them. That's what I liked on calypso pre VU10.
     
  16. RAZER

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    I kinda agree with you there, but I am sitting here behind my computer and I just don't wanna play. I even tried LOTRO today because I didn't wanna play EU.
     
  17. Lee DeLioncourt

    Lee DeLioncourt Arkadian Outrider Platinum Member

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    Decided to move this over to the Developer's Feedback, since that is basically what it is.
     
  18. Mega

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    I wonder if the planet partners knew that Mindark were going to put lootable PVP between the planets before they spent fortunes designing new planets and making auctions separate.

    I react rather badly *cough* to being Pk'd let alone looted whilst being Pk'd hence why I've never been in PVP3 or 4 so the chance of me personally migrating as it stands is now zero. I dont have the figures, Dave and without doubt MA know how things are going, but I'd imagine something needs to be implemented to guarantee 100% safe travel for around the 40 ped fee. I'm amazed MA didn't allow this as an option for the risk averse amongst us.

    But as with tiering, if its not working, Mindark will alter it I'd imagine.
     
  19. Dragon Moon

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    Oh I know that very well! I assume, if the A team would be balancing the loot, nobody would complain. :D
     
  20. endy

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    The only thing this game needs to do is to feed MA owners... and during the last 6 years they've been doing just fine :D

    They never cared about the player base, at least about the part that is active on forums :) ... and also got away with it perfectly well.

    Probably because most of the players (myself included) are addicts. I heard somebody said PE was a social experiment, maybe that's the biggest truth about the game.

    So honestly, I don't think MA needs to "learn" anything... you are free to stop playing anytime... if you can :)


    As to Arkadia, just wait till mid August, and you will sell your skins and will keep loosing your money the way you like (what a relief that will be :))