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Topic: Kings Of The Realm / Why the game is dying

Originally posted by DigitGameStudios:

I always find these sorts of threads the most interesting, and useful.

So, let me clarify a few bits first. The game is not dying. I was actually surprised to see such a forum post. In fact, the game has grown every week since the beginning of the year. We have of course lost a lot of players, which is only natural in a game like ours and some of the points raised play a role in this. We know we don’t have enough content and are working are butts off to put in more.

For those of you who like some facts. In April we had on average 500 people a day logging in, this week it’s 2k. Which considering we’ve not done any big marketing push, we are really happy with.

Enjoy the game, give us feedback, but we are very much alive and kicking!

I’m not going to argue numbers with you, but in the higher level brackets, the game condition does come off as dying. That is our perspective as players, and while it might not be a statistical truth, it should still remain important to you. To put it bluntly, there is nothing to do. As it has been mentioned before, i could spam level 15 orcs to get resources so I can start a builds that are in the weeks…but that has little appeal to me. Having made all the gold unlocks, there also exists little prerogative for me to participate in tournaments. Neither do I foresee new content such as a crafting system, remedying the state of endgame.

Having said that, this is the only MMO I’ve played where I’ve seen the devs respond to such a thread, so that’s encouraging!

 
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Topic: Kings Of The Realm / Why the game is dying

I don’t want to speak definitively but here are some thoughts that I’ve been harboring. Like many people here I assume, I’ve played quite a few MMOs like this in the past, and the problem here is not a matter of ‘pay2win’. I have am currently playing a far more content exclusive game and I am still immensely enjoying it.

One of the main issues here is endgame. Up to level 30, even maybe 35, the game had a decent pace, involved lots of PVP for the sake of collecting resources, and heal times were manageable. Having hit the later 30s, the game has ground to a halt… Other players are no longer a good source of resources, so to manage anything I have to farm innumerable orcs, heal times get to be very long when attacking players. On top of that, the existing alliance system is little more than a hollow name. There exists little benefit to be in one, unless you happen to be in on of the top 3-4 and get to be holding a bunch of shrines, but even so, there exists to little competitiveness.

I don’t particularly want to be one of those players who just moans about the state of the game, but I find it hard to think of some viable suggestions that would beneficial game-wide. Maybe to be considered:

- Introducing a system where troops can be lost permanently. Maybe only in PVP??
- A form of guild competition. Maybe a guild slayer tournament?
- For tournament prizes, maybe its time to consider instead of just giving out troops and gold, a point tally system that can be spent in a store to unlock items. (I.E. new commanders, new troops). That way the game might progress from a very linear progression module, e.g. unlock building after building.

I know those 3 suggestions have flaws and problems, but hopefully this thread could be a good platform for discussing and debating the issue, so thank you Modius for starting a discussion that will hopefully bear fruit. Having said all that, I do hope the devs address the issue, since I have a huge appreciation of their commitment and of the great game they have begun to develop.

 
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Topic: Viking Clan / Official Add-me thread!

XomgcIR7M

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Another War Because Epsilo Didn't Have Beer

Board your windows, lock your doors. There is a Thread Necromancer on the [bornto]loose.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Legend Cards not Showing up?

The first four are PVP Rewards, and Grimbone is available – a lot of people got Grimbone, and it has even been up in AH for several times.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Whats with Virgo?

Has anyone seen Virgo used yet? I haven’t encountered it even once yet.

Just out of curiosity.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Potential gem buff

+1

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Vote for the Best Faction in Tyrant History

‘Best’ seems rather open to interpretation. The BEST faction ever I would say, probably would go to IFS. But it we’re talking strongest, LoA 1.0 & 2.0 have to top the list. A lot has happened after that under the name of LoA, but there was nothing like the original two :). Huge props to MoM as well who managed to stay strong for long periods of time, something the likes of LoA could never manage. They probably come in at 2nd for best faction ever.

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / <snip>

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You do realise that your post is in violation of at least two articles of Kongregate’s Terms of Service, and therefore shall probably be deleted?

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Server Merge

I endorse this message!

 
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Topic: Galaxy Online / Suggestion

Yes please – I hate having to count the zeros to make sure I’m not going crazy. Also exhaustion has been know to make people miss zeros.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Biography of a Tyrant

you should add kfsw and his famous self catfacing of kfsw destroyers :D

and your order of importance is pretty weird :s

And may I suggest tonytyzhang/ikursan. I can never remember which one holds the highest score as per a single war. Which ever one it is should get a bio as well.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [Petition]Stop Advertising in Chat

MoM is behind this latest conundrum. We must crush them swiftly!

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / The End is Upon Us

Its the end of the world as we know it…

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / The Official Drama Llama Interview Series

Mastertek! You’re alive!

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / MOAR BAULDE!

Samuel – Your accusations concerning ralkk, are slight in comparison to the actions of your faction mates. When certain MoM members threaten people’s lives, that is when you know they have crossed the line.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Apocalypse Now

Originally posted by EvilSplinter:

zukister is obvious loa alt, always desperate to stir up drama where there is no drama to be found

From what it seems I’d say some one is trying to frame LoA[none other than you], when they clearly have no involvement. I find it hard to believe such a respectable character as you would stoop so low.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Apocalypse Now

Its sad to see LoA getting badmouthed like this. We always tried to stay out of the drama. Wish it were the old days :(

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [To Devs] Epic Commander Skill Idea

Originally posted by lol0lo:

rateuminacommonderwifxocksickstinonplay?

u INB4SHADOW?

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / components

INB4SHADOW

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / [to Dev] the new skill for commander and others

INB4SHADOW

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / MEGA PARTY!!! [shian's retirement]

Unfortunately you’ll be back. Everyone that announces their retirement aways does. Addictions are hard to break. Fear not tyrant, shian will return.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Most Arrogant Faction is going down

Originally posted by procrasturbation:

IFS might be cool, certainly contains a lot of awesome players.
The unfortunate thing is that one of the most representative player on the forum (because he’s an attention whore and a flame troll) is the worst douche I ever saw in an online game.

I think a lot of good people/players will agree with me saying that would never share the same faction with someone like that, even if he does that ‘for the fun’, might be even worse.
That has been said before.

Hence, IFS will lose a lot of good players and go down, eventually.

Check the rankings please… eventually? :P

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Calling all Ex-LoA members and anyone else who wants in on my next adventure.

With three fantastic threads full of drama are on the first page, I sense fun times ahead :)

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / Farewell Hoschi

Originally posted by shian:

Who? me? obviously nothing. I’ve lead some raids in wow and that was stressful enough.

Poor lad. The world is crumbling around him…