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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Protest against changes to the summoning cost of Multiple raids!

Referring to the “game updates” thread:

  • “However, spawning multiple raids of the same type was never intended in the design of the game. You can see that from fact that you need to open multiple tabs to do it.”

Heh, you need multiple tabs to manage your inventory, otherwise your stuck sometimes waiting minutes for it to open. Is this intended as game design? Or maybe the next “fix” will make it impossible for people to change inventory items or loadouts from another tab? I’d love to see such a fix.

  • “(…) It also cuts down on orphaned raids on the server. Players were spamming raids and just quitting out with no damage because there was no penalty.”

There’s this basic feature called garbage collection. An empty raid should be collected upon the last member retiring, as simple as that, and not a game issue but a coding issue, I’d say.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Protest against changes to the summoning cost of Multiple raids!

Did you say “conversation”? I haven’t observed anything that could be called that. :-(

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Bugs in the Game. (Put all of them here)

“maybe I should just stop”

I hope you didn’t think a lot before writing that, because that is a bit of an embarrassment to say for a dev to players, especially after the reaction you have observed.

“trying to improve things is part of my nature”

And this is great, and we like you for it. Except that, minimally (i) you messed up with people’s gold by not deigning to inform them about it in advance and (ii) fixing is good, if something is spoiled. And not corresponding to your original intention doesn’t necessarily mean being spoiled (maybe your original intention was too narrow, and something good has emerged out of the ‘bad’ setup?)

“there are some who like the change”

I’m sure you’re going to find someone who says “oh I like it like it sooo much”. But it’s in numbers (of people who say yes or no) and arguments (that they present). Otherwise, you’re basically telling us to bog off.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Protest against changes to the summoning cost of Multiple raids!

Originally posted by petrysss:

Suggestion:
You should make the raid cost the added value of the first.For example:
first barrg sumoning-32000 gold
second barrg sumoning-64000 gold
third barrg sumoning-96000 gold
fourth barrg sumoning-128000 gold
and so on…
And if u think that the cost is to small you should consider a daily multiple raid limit :)

Linear instead of geometric would be the first step to consider, true.

I don’t get the cap-of-10 suggestion provided above: it feels like so crude a kludge that it’s practically like a neon saying “we’re regressing into alpha”.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Protest against changes to the summoning cost of Multiple raids!

Veaux, my arms dropped, I have no defense now:

“I have no desire to join an angry mob in order to bully our game’s developer, hence my avoidance of the “weighted approach”.”

Greetings from an angry mobster…
I feel like this is the end of the exchange, as well. We’re not getting anywhere useful.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Protest against changes to the summoning cost of Multiple raids!

“extremely evident”
“kindy allowed”

I take issue with these.
People were forced to use tabs for inventory handling because of how slow the game was. From there, it was a minor, fairly logical, step to explore other advantages of using tabs. Chris initially probably didn’t realise that, and then probably ignored that, up to the point when some leeches just didn’t get enough and had to blow this to extraordinary proportions and then whine about it no end. Then Chris took action, with a knife. Then there was discussion.

Chris appeared to take into account the arguments for not removing the functionality (args mentioned above).
Then, yesterday night, he came at it with an axe. No warning.

“Listen to yourselves”, you say, Veaux. But have you actually gone into these arguments? (Yes, you have.)
So why generalize and sweep every response above to a single bag – what’s evident is that you’re using a casuistic approach where a more weighted approach would benefit us all more.

In some way, this is all candy – we don’t need it, it’s for fun. But inside the candy system, there are some rules of conduct, and these rules appear to have been broken. This is why most of us got annoyed. Please do not denigrate that – you are in this way doing no good service to anyone involved.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Protest against changes to the summoning cost of Multiple raids!

I find this move both counter-effective and arrogant.

Arrogant, because it was introduced silently, in the middle of a competitive week, and introduced with an obvious bug from the start: the bug that doesn’t show the increased cost of the raid if you start it from multiple tabs (and I refuse to acknowledge that you were not aware of that, Chris – not you, and not after having talked to us so many times about why we need tabs, and why we summon in multiples). Arrogant, because it was an “I am the boss and you can accept it or leave it” kind of move. Which hurts, especially after what you have made to look like partnership between the two sides, rather than subservience.

Arrogance is among the kinds of behaviour I oppose actively and passively. In this situation, my active opposition is limited to a forum post. My passive opposition is simply not accepting this kind of behaviour and seeking greener pastures. And, man, I hope that you do realise that pastures greener than CoH abound. What makes the game attractive to many of us is other people here, and, again probably for many, the sense of partnership with the game developer that we had (and I stress the past tense). You’ve hit both factors at once, in a move that would be smart if it aimed at killing the game.

More on the “effectiveness” of your move: I have probably repeated in my emails almost ad nauseam that what you see in CoH is an emergent and dynamic social stratification among the player base (into “spawners” and “big hitters”), something you didn’t count on when developing this game, and something that you should brag about rather than actively stifle. Man, I’m just speechless at what you’re doing – unless you plan to kill this game counting on people moving to the new one, but, you know, it’s a risky assumption.

Another thing that kills games is lag. By multi-tabbing, we were often parallellizing, and thus controlling at least some of the time-related disadvantages of the game. Now, you want us to sit and observe the rotating animation when waiting for our single raid to open (hint: no way). Again, man, it’s often enough to tell a potential player that a game has major delays in order to make them a sure non-player. (And delays by design? Goodness, it’s a noose…)

Please note that, due to a bug that you have knowingly introduced, you should at least feel obligated to reimburse people who have lost millions of gold thanks to this funny prank of yours. That is because you have, minimally, affected their one real-life resource, namely their time. In several cases, you have probably also affected their other real-life resource, namely money, if they bought the plat that they used to refill for spawning only to see their gold zeroed at the end.

MrBesonders,
GO of The Productive Crew

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Suggestions

I very much like the fact that I can sell stuff right from the raid loot window. However, the loot/sell screen would be much more useful in dealing with the 3k limit, if it contained information about the number of identical items that you already possess. Thanks for considering adding this info.

 
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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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Topic: Chronicles of Herenvale / Daily Reward Combination Thread

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