Register    Login    Forum    Search    FAQ Awesomenauts



Post new topic Reply to topic Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next

Author Message
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:15 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:36 pm
Posts: 5945
Location: Barrier Magazine Marketing Department
You missed "an actual reason for veteran players to play."

_________________
I was Chogi.
Emo Chapington wrote:
[Post brought to you by GuyBrush]
Alpha Z wrote:

Awesome :chucho: :sleep: [Femme :thumb: Fatal]
:LeonWink: (Chinese Ripoff Space Jam) Naut
Not a :glasses: :table:

Mafia stats.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:31 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:16 pm
Posts: 9468
Location: Washington, USA
GuyBrush wrote:
You missed "an actual reason for veteran players to play."

That's because veteran players don't matter.

_________________
Burningdillo wrote:


On Steam | On Twitch | On YouTube
Who's Your Awesomenaut?

Mains: :chew: :fist: :ayla:


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:30 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:49 pm
Posts: 2481
Location: Tomorrowland
Xelrog wrote:
GuyBrush wrote:
You missed "an actual reason for veteran players to play."

That's because [the most dedicated part of the playerbase that makes most of the content] doesn't matter.

ftfy

_________________
My concise guide to balancing
Cynderp wrote:
The year is 20XX. Everyone can play Awesomenauts to niki levels of perfection. All gameplay has been deemed irrelevant and matches are decided by a game of Roflnauts. All new metas are based on Roflnauts DMs.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 28, 2015 10:24 am
Posts: 2590
Location: In my palace, mixing my martinis with paint thinner and a healthy squirt of epoxy adhesive.
Xelrog's entitled to hold their opinion.

It's the wrong opinion—and demonstrably so at that—but by god, it's unique.

_________________
Say no to SAM wrote:
Give this guy a duck for making such a good job with this thread

Nekomian wrote:
Give this guy a duck lololol

DeezNauts wrote:
Nobody can see it. Maybe instead of asking for ducks, you should put it in your signature.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 02, 2014 3:16 pm
Posts: 9468
Location: Washington, USA
Demonstratably wrong how?

The only reason a business has to cater to existing players is:

1) If they have a large playerbase, to keep it. We don't have that.
2) To encourage existing players to spread positive word about the product to others, thereby growing the game.

That positive word isn't happening, so why should Ronimo waste time and effort on something that won't benefit them in any way? The only way veteran players as a whole will be happy is for the game as a whole to improve, and the one and only way, bar none, for the game experience to improve is to get more players. The only way for that to happen is to get new players and keep them. 'Tis a far better gift Ronimo could give me as a veteran player to successfully save the game by means of player retention instead of try in futility to appeal to a bunch of salty ingrates.

Besides all of that, anyone capable of quitting Awesomenauts has already done so. The ones still playing aren't going anywhere no matter how they're treated. Absolutely 100% of effort in the game should be directed towards getting new players, and only new players. When that core issue of playerbase is addressed, then and only then can attention afford to be diverted to veterans, who will already have received the most valuable gift of an actual playerbase to play with.

But no, you're right. Hats are more important than people playing the game.

_________________
Burningdillo wrote:


On Steam | On Twitch | On YouTube
Who's Your Awesomenaut?

Mains: :chew: :fist: :ayla:


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:45 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:35 pm
Posts: 968
Location: Grenoble, France
Right now whenever I see 5-6 minutes timer I just quit Awesomenauts. I just don't have the patience anymore to wait that long. 6 minutes of waiting for a 20-25 minutes match, that's 1/4-1/3 spent waiting.

This is the most major reason for me to not play Awesomenauts that much anymore. All the rest is more or less fine.

_________________
Admin of the Rollcage steam group
GRIP - Intense futuristic combat racer


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:04 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:37 pm
Posts: 1867
potterman28wxcv wrote:
Right now whenever I see 5-6 minutes timer I just quit Awesomenauts. I just don't have the patience anymore to wait that long. 6 minutes of waiting for a 20-25 minutes match, that's 1/4-1/3 spent waiting.

This is the most major reason for me to not play Awesomenauts that much anymore. All the rest is more or less fine.

This is sadly true for me, especially if I'm solo queue. Why wait this long for a fifteen ish minute match in Nauts when I can get a 3 minute queue in League or something and immediately get to the gameplay? Unless it's a Brawl I enjoy or I'm playing with friends, I don't see myself putting in the patience.

_________________
You misspelled retard, oh the irony!
Tech Support Volunteer


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:49 pm
Posts: 2481
Location: Tomorrowland
Xelrog wrote:
Besides all of that, anyone capable of quitting Awesomenauts has already done so. The ones still playing aren't going anywhere no matter how they're treated.

Image

I wouldn't call losing 5% of your playerbase every month "not going anywhere".

If people are quitting you have a player retention problem.

_________________
My concise guide to balancing
Cynderp wrote:
The year is 20XX. Everyone can play Awesomenauts to niki levels of perfection. All gameplay has been deemed irrelevant and matches are decided by a game of Roflnauts. All new metas are based on Roflnauts DMs.


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Aug 05, 2015 9:39 pm
Posts: 205
Location: San Diego
Not calling anyone out specifically, but how sad must one's life be that they come to an esoteric video game forum almost every day just to complain bitterly about the game?

_________________
steam

main: :think:
second: :clap:
occasionally also play: :worship: :sleep: :scoop: :GnawShock: :rocco: :thumb:


Top 
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: any updates coming?
 Post Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:03 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:36 pm
Posts: 5945
Location: Barrier Magazine Marketing Department
Gameinsky wrote:
Xelrog wrote:
Besides all of that, anyone capable of quitting Awesomenauts has already done so. The ones still playing aren't going anywhere no matter how they're treated.

Image

I wouldn't call losing 5% of your playerbase every month "not going anywhere".

If people are quitting you have a player retention problem.

^
Not keeping veteran players + not getting new players = dead game
Not keeping veterans players = new players quit when they become veteran players = dead game

Sorry but you can't keep a game running on newbies alone because newbies are a finite resource. You can't sell all your lambs to the slaughterhouse because eventually the adult sheep will stop screwing and you won't have any new sheep to keep screwing.

_________________
I was Chogi.
Emo Chapington wrote:
[Post brought to you by GuyBrush]
Alpha Z wrote:

Awesome :chucho: :sleep: [Femme :thumb: Fatal]
:LeonWink: (Chinese Ripoff Space Jam) Naut
Not a :glasses: :table:

Mafia stats.


Top 
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
 
Post new topic Reply to topic Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next