Wish List Gold free worlds.

Discussion in 'The Wish List' started by Zexceed, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Zexceed

    Zexceed Hoplite

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    now for the developers of the game this might seem like a big No-No right of the bat but hear me out on this.

    the ability to use the pay to win feature in this game called ''gold'' gives the players who regulary use/abuse this feature a major advantage over the ones who can't afford to use this mechanic.

    i strongly believe this plays a big role in why so many decide to quit the game whilst playing. if you're on the wrong side of it it's just simply ot fun to continue playing that way. no matter what tactics you come up with as a team. gold will always be victorious. especially on slower speed worlds the abuse of this feature is outstanding.

    i get that gold is a way to keep the game running since money is in fact needed to keep up with the costs of running the servers and the team. but by implementing this feature the game is slowly dying.

    my proposal:

    i would like to propose a concept of gold free worlds. you may be asking why this should be considered?

    well, allow me to clarify.

    by implemeting gold free worlds you give the players who can't afford to spend money to play competetively a chance to enjoy the game to it's fullest without any restricitions or disadvantages.

    this will over time rebuild and increase the player base many times over. veterans will return but it will also draw in alot of new players that can now also experience the full extention of the game. this positive snow ball effect will continue making the game grow.

    now you might be saying if the game grows larger the upkeep costs will also increase?

    this is true. more staff will be needed to keep the game running and more servers will need to be added which increases the costs. you can counter this by holding special events with a buy in clause like special tournaments and events and also adding more regular worlds where gold is allowed.

    this idea is not final so any additions and extra ideas along with feedback are strongly welcomed, be it from players or mods.

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    @figtree2

    the reason why there are so many ideas regarding this issue is because there's more thand a handful of players who feel the same way about this. i stated above that this matter would indeed cost money but by expanding and growing your game/player base, you'll increase revenue over time as well.

    this is not a loss at all for the company. see it as an investment to expand. the way it is now there is no progression and it feels like milking a series till it's completely dead. even though it can easily be revived to reach greater heights than ever before.


     
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  2. Ice Prince

    Ice Prince Hipparchus

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    This is a great idea !
    I would love to play there.
     
  3. Grepo Chuckey

    Grepo Chuckey Hekatontarch

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    Goodluck with this. Inno can care less about if you have fun or not. They just want to see how fat your wallet is.
     
  4. TobiramaSenju

    TobiramaSenju Hipparchus

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    What would be the potential benefits for Inno as a business ? We may wish for many things , but server costs really are expensive (many games close down because of how hard it is to maintain these costs) .. and with no revenue for the expenditure used to maintain the server why would they make the server ? I'm sorry but I back Inno on this one mate.

    On a more constructive side : Perhaps an entrance fee, then F2P the rest of the server ? But even this i doubt will be of any significance.
     
  5. Zexceed

    Zexceed Hoplite

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    @TobiramaSenju what would be the benefit you say? one of the biggest reasons players quit is because of gold. take that out of the question and you'll have those players returning in no time. this will increase the player base and exposure of the game.

    the use of ads could also be implemented for the company to make money with this added exposure. and with many more players they can increase the general amount of worlds as well. maybe even adding more game modes that do explicitly use the gold system like rapid fire worlds etc. theres a lot of ways there can be worked around this issue and with enough thought put into it, it should surely be possible to implement this and even build up the company as a whole.
     
  6. VIRTUALSELF

    VIRTUALSELF Hoplite

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    I had another idea i spoke with Theservant about. Either put Grepolis on steam or make some specific "Gold free" worlds a one-buy. I dont know if people would be offended, but i would like some worlds to be like a buy-in where it would cost maybe 20-50 dollars, and then the world would be gold-free. OFC these worlds wouldnt be flooded with new players, but that is where the Put-grepolis-on-steam idea comes in.
     
  7. Zexceed

    Zexceed Hoplite

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    @VIRTUALSELF if a buy in clause would be implemented, it shouldn't be too high either. this will only discourage players from joining. so keeping it at ~ 20 would be the best. since you will be pulling in more players with this method. you have to find the balance on the market (Qa=QV) in order to make this happen.
     
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  8. lukjackm

    lukjackm Phrourach

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    I think a suscription based world which give you free premium would work well, cos lots would join the world and stay active cos of no imballance, generating good monthly revenue, they could have a month pre-register to creat the hype and have the speed settings 3 or 4, so world only lasts a year or so. They could also call it a promotional world or sonething like that
     

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