The site should be changed in such a way which would benefit those who are here because they enjoy playing rather than everybody being equual even those who are new & those who abuse the site.
#1: Players should be encouraged to become a paid up member & maybe reducing the fees would be a good start.
#2: Privilages to non paid up members should be taken away such as the ability to kick players from a game. Only paid up members should have the ability to kick watchers & people that join to play.
#3: Only one account per ip address should be allowed. Having the ability to create multiple accounts defeats the purpose of buying a member plus account.
#4: Only paid up members should be able to see the full ip address of other players & the game history.
#5: The ability to set certain game options such as increasing, capitals etc should be limited to paid up members.
#6: The site should be better maintained and giving paid up members a vote on the head admin duty every twelve months.
Not many players are willing to pay to a site that has no admins & all of the rules are broken on a daily basis.
Pay for junk and be in charge of junk, or be smart enough not to pay for junk and have others BUY their "power": great plan....... NOT!
No matter how you slice it, this drivel just amounts to a larger list of egos of: "I paid therefore I'm better and more important than you!"
1. Put the game on more stable servers.
2. If Admins are ever "voted in"; require admins to be accountable to the players and removable by those players (i.e., Admins that abuse "power" may be removed IMMEDIATELY)
3. Make the GAME stable and well run!
1 & 2 roll into 3. If you have a well run game that people enjoy the $ will come naturally (people will want to pay for "extras") and there is no need to create more reasons for elitist egos.
I agree that there should be some "privilege" with paying, but diminishing the game for those that don't is just flat out the worst possible scenario.
just let it go.
Until Emiel does something for thia site,I and many others will never put one more cent into this site.
Nightgirl, Yes of course, who else do you expect is going to make these changes?
Madmapper, why do you think that Emiel should not be interested in making money? I suspect at this stage it is money that will be his only reason for motivation to get this site sorted out. Everywhere you go there are places where it is possible to pay more for better things such as 1st class on an airline or VIP seats in a cinema etc. These people dont necessarily think of themselves as "more important", they just like to enjoy better privilages and dont mind opening their wallet when they see something worth paying for.
You so missed what I said...
IF Emiel fixed the damn site the money would flow like it used to.
And YES, taking core parts of the game away from casual players and giving what used to be standard to those that pay will create a sense of entitlement due to basic human nature.
Over the long run; giving casual users LESS than what they have now is NOT going to entice more to pay, but turn them off completely!!
The key is to FIX what exists (including staffing) and market it! Then consider new upgrades (enhancements for payers NOT detractions from casual users).
Why do you feel that Emiel owes you gaming for free?
Answer question with question:
Why do you feel that people, who only play every once in a while, are going to play when you make the experience WORSE for them if they don't pay?
the answer is volume:
the more ppl that play, the more there will be willing to pay to play, providing theres something to be gained by paying..
to encourage volume, bonusses should NOT give to much of an edge in game, but rather make it easier to do stuff..
for paying members only:
-the "do or die to 1" feature (saves time in game.. <-- serious advantage)
-tools to discern possible teamers / suiciders / second placers (saves in annoying games and ultimately perhaps even your lifespan)
-1 new account (and of course u can buy more on top of that)
""reducing the fees would be a good start""
""Only paid up members should have the ability to kick watchers & people that join to play.""
""Only one account per ip address should be allowed.""
what if u have access to multiple ip's? a non-member is allowed 1 account..
""Only paid up members should be able to see the full ip address of other players & the game history.""
tools against tools..
""The ability to set certain game options such as increasing, capitals etc should be limited to paid up members.""
""The site should be better maintained""
""a vote on the head admin duty every twelve months.""
""If Admins are ever "voted in"; require admins to be accountable to the players and removable by those players (i.e., Admins that abuse "power" may be removed IMMEDIATELY)""
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