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eRepublik - Online Strategy Game

Do you see the Problem?

1,826 jour, 18:30 de Commius

I don’t write much. In fact, I have been almost silent for a few months, but I must speak to not just this nation but all nations that play this game. I look around in disgust of what used to be an awesome game. I wonder, do they notice? Do they notice how bad this game has become and how many people they have lost?

The amount of damage a player can putout has been climbing and climbing with no end in sight. Yet, the only ones who benefit from it are high end players. What of the new players? How do they catch up? Some would say they can catch up by buying gold and training in full. But, if high end players also have the ability to do that then the younger players will never catch up assuming they would invest lots of money in a game they just started playing.

Do you see the problem?

To win a battle hero in division 4 the average amount climbs every day and the younger players are not keeping up. Now, I know I am keeping up but that’s no fun unless the young can actually feel motivated to continue playing because they feel like they can contribute to their nation in battles.

Do you see the problem?

The game is dying because the game’s mechanics are disillusioning many players who were maybe not the strongest players, but definitely were the soul of the game. Between the ever higher damage required to be an effective soldier and the costs associated with keeping up with the damage inflation along with the terribly unpopular new election system; the game is dying at a quicker pace (it was dying slowly before).

The election system has taken out the coordination of elections, the personal responsibility of an individual candidate, and allows little room for new members to enter congress because the older members are entrenched in the party leadership that chooses new congressmen. It’s wrong and gross.

I have lost good friends who are barely making an effort to log on these days because of these two issues alone among many more problems.

The leadership of eRepublik have made very little effort to reach out to the player community to get their feel for their updates and the players’ ideas on how to improve the game’s performance. There used to be a forum for this. Then it was shut down and never came back. That was a huge symbol of how the leadership of eRepublik feels about its players. A huge smack across the face.

Do you see the problem?

I recall still the major complaint the moderators on those old forums used to have about players’ rants. All they did was rant and offer no solutions. So, I offer some solutions:

A) Return the election system to the previous system, there was nothing really wrong with it that justified a total reconfiguration of it.

B. First, compress all players’ strength amounts into a vastly smaller amount like what happened in the V2 to Rising transition thus rewarding players’ with higher strengths with a little (but significant) higher in this new strength system. Give new players a certain amount of time of extra strength above the amount received by older players so they can catch up.

This is just a small example of what can happen if you reach out to the player community. This is the frustration we feel when we think about the game we once loved. But, it doesn't really matter unless the powers that be see the problem. So, I pose the question:

Do you see the problem?

 

Commentaires

Commius
Commius 1,826 jour, 18:30

Holy Molely!

Lonqu
Lonqu 1,826 jour, 18:35

Sadly, admins don't see the problem, or don't care. Haven't we already established that?

Commius
Commius 1,826 jour, 18:36

I guess it is a wishful hope?

Lonqu
Lonqu 1,826 jour, 18:37

A wishful hope we all have. : (

BojanKostic
BojanKostic 1,826 jour, 19:17

o/

shreyash_wadiwala
shreyash_wadiwala 1,826 jour, 19:28

Its true ...younger player cant catch senior player in this strength-gaining mechanism....
As you said WINNING BH & CH meddle with 10k strength in division 4 is like 'Dream never come true'....

Admin should made division according to Player's strength not with Experience point...

Commius
Commius 1,826 jour, 19:54

True shreyash. Though, it still doesn't lessen the obvious gap between new players and the older players. But, it is a start.

Prabal
Prabal 1,826 jour, 20:15

truely agree with this article : ) : )

sumit399
sumit399 1,826 jour, 20:28

+1 its like new players are just born yesterday and died today...

Zinaa
Zinaa 1,826 jour, 21:42

voted

Candor
Candor 1,826 jour, 22:18

I've a list of my own, but today I'll happily vote yours.
V.

Th1ngy
Th1ngy 1,826 jour, 22:20

Actually if the new players start training with full capacity, the gap between them and the old ones does shrink all the time. Eventually the strength difference in percentages becomes lower and lower. For example new player with 0 str compared to the best with 33k str. After three ~years the "new" will have 100k str and the old 130k - not a big difference anymore. Patience is the key!

Commius
Commius 1,826 jour, 22:24

th1ngy, you are talking about %....for instance if I have 10 of something and then this new person comes with 1 of something and we both add 1 a day in 5 days I have 15 and he has 5 so instead of being 10% of me he's 33% of me. But, it doesn't diminish that there's still 10 between us and I will continue to remain higher all other things holding constant. Now replace 10 with 25,000 or 21,000 or 30,000.

Commius
Commius 1,826 jour, 22:26

Patience is not an acceptable answer. I have been patient for 3 years and I am barely considered a tank. Nor, does it justify spending so much money to remain competitive and all that money needs to last years for a game... people who preach the patience argument seem more like elitists trying to retain their gap between them and new players over the good of the game.

Th1ngy
Th1ngy 1,827 jour, 23:57

I do you agree with you. Linear strength gain sucks balls. But patience did pay off in my case, so had to point that out..

Nathan Lloyd
Nathan Lloyd 1,827 jour, 01:55

if you really want change stop playing with your credit and debit cards until real change is made. what better way of hurting plato than stopping him buying his brand new mclaren p1

Ralph Kline
Ralph Kline 1,827 jour, 04:37

~V~

shadowukcs
shadowukcs 1,827 jour, 04:41

v

RonaldusMagnus
RonaldusMagnus 1,827 jour, 05:47

True dat

Mountain7
Mountain7 1,827 jour, 05:58

v

Borea97
Borea97 1,827 jour, 08:45

please help me . I am new http://www.erepublik.com/en/citizen/profile/6757939

Roberrto
Roberrto 1,827 jour, 10:01

v

t0urk0fag0s13
t0urk0fag0s13 1,827 jour, 11:23

v-s

SGTRock
SGTRock 1,827 jour, 12:39

Admin should made division according to Player's strength not with Experience point...
x2

vasmegye
vasmegye 1,827 jour, 15:56

Admin should made division according to Player's strength not with Experience point... Yeah at the end we get more BH hunters, cause no one wants to jump up a division, therefore they stop training, to the admins that effect means that they lose money, but in the few battles the average BH dmg will be higher in all Div, yeah that means more revenue, and possibly more profit.

Slyk Willy
Slyk Willy 1,827 jour, 21:12

I have been gathering members for a meta alliance to sell damage to the highest bidder to offset loses caused by the lack of bonuses our past and present leaders have lost for us.

If anyone is interested in joining this alliance please PM me. I don't care what your political beliefs are or what country you serve. This will be used as a tool to solicit cooperation from the US government buy turning critical allied battles in the favor of the enemy until the us government brings back bonuses

 
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