Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

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Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby novationx » 04 Dec 2013, 11:49

Hi,

Im not happy with the current Joust or Combo Situation. :(
It are both awesome official gamemods but somehow its completely game-over for these mods.
It makes me a bit sad and the last 2days I was thinking about how we could make them active again.

First of all, Is this something the community would like? I personally really enjoy Joust & Combo.
Joust is 1n1 which makes it very personal and it makes you a better defender in Elite.
Combo is extremely fast paced and it requires a different form of teamwork.

Anyways, how could we make these mods active again? Some ideas:

- Make sure we dont have 100x rank #1 ( this really always disturbs me. I want motivation to rank up + LP )
- Make Combo as easily to find as Joust ( so dont hide it behind a mania-link )
- Promote it , again, on the maniaplanet website.
- Promote it , again, In-game
- Organise a small cup with a small hardware/money/swag prize?
Let it be streamed by NickYaco on the maniaplanet-twitch
- Automatically install these titles if the user does not have them and make them default-size "big"


These ideas are a start, but clearly not enough... So drop a comment with your own ideas :thumbsup:

other ideas:
- Double LP week if you play Joust/Combo
- Extra planets if you play Joust/Combo
- ...


There used to be zotac-cups with 100+ players every week. What happened? Seriously. :(
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Re: Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby Kala » 04 Dec 2013, 12:13

Hey,

to get Joust back into the competitiv scene, a first step would be to support the zotac cup.

A huger playerbase in general would help too :O
It maybe would help to have a playerbase in other gamemodes without needing to push price money into it to get people to play it.
Furthermore some adjustments and love for the mode (Development (Joust)) would be great too, maybe some combo influence.

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Re: Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby Hylis » 04 Dec 2013, 12:46

Edit: haha for the english, I did not paid attention

When the most popular modes will be listed, easier to install & enter, then I believe some players will one day handle the most popular 1vs1 & 2vs2 modes (and others) At least, from the start of the next update, they will be listed in top, since they are top 3&4, after Elite & Royal (if Storm excluded)

And in french ^_^
Quand les modes les plus populaires seront listés, qu'il sera facile de les installer & également d'y entrer, alors j'espère que ce sont certains joueurs qui feront, à terme, les modes 1vs1 & 2vs2 les plus populaires. En tout cas, dès le départ, Joust & Combo seront forcément listés, vu q'ils sont derrières Elite & Royal à l'heure actuelle (hors Storm).
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Re: Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby TheBigMiike » 04 Dec 2013, 12:51

En français ? .... Hylis nous sommes sur le forum anglais :D
Coming soon...
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Re: Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby Hylis » 04 Dec 2013, 12:56

done :mrgreen:
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Re: Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby novationx » 04 Dec 2013, 13:06

yeah, thats good too Hylis! :thumbsup:

But you said the update might be somewhere in between 15/12 & 15/2...
If its actually in February, I would recommend doing something special for Joust/Combo before the update...
I mean... Its 3months :D

Are we supposed to wait 3months (on top of the last 5months)?

Dont get me wrong. Im patient and NADEO can take all the time of the world for a good update.
All im saying is, that small things can be done too, to make a gamemode popular again.
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Re: Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby viperozza » 04 Dec 2013, 14:27

novationx wrote:
But you said the update might be somewhere in between 15/12 & 15/2...



Lol? Really? NADEO should release an official date for the "big" update so that players can wait for a specific date and feel the hype of the patch. This is how 99% of the software house company behave before a highly demanded and necessary update.. Yes.. I know NADEO is particular but.. :lol:

A time scissor of 3 months is just.. let's say.. ridicolous? :roflol:
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Re: Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby Alexey85 » 04 Dec 2013, 15:09

novationx wrote:[...]There used to be zotac-cups with 100+ players every week. What happened? Seriously. :(

Zotac cup participants numbers were steadily falling to as small as 33 players at the last cup. I assume Zotac cup was a form of advertisement for Zotac brand and since popularity of the cup became small, they decided that it is not worth spending money on it anymore.
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Re: Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby blablub » 05 Dec 2013, 07:20

Alexey85 wrote:
novationx wrote:[...]There used to be zotac-cups with 100+ players every week. What happened? Seriously. :(

Zotac cup participants numbers were steadily falling to as small as 33 players at the last cup. I assume Zotac cup was a form of advertisement for Zotac brand and since popularity of the cup became small, they decided that it is not worth spending money on it anymore.

It's worth pointing out that it only ever had 100+ players while the game was still free (in closed/open beta). So the sudden decrease of participants was also due to the game not being free anymore.

While I agree that having a tournament like the Zotac Cup running would help the mode it still wouldn't make the mode that much more public. There would be more players practising for the cup again but not many new players would try out the mode. It's a real shame considering that Joust is a really easy mode to pick up, much simpler than Elite imo.
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Re: Reintroduction of Joust/Combo

Postby novationx » 05 Dec 2013, 13:10

http://mania-actu.com/fre/articles/view/1746/ShootMania_Storm/SAMEDI_20H_CUP_COMBO_ESL_FR_4/#content

Stuff like this pisses me off too...
I mean... Limit a small game to 1 country? All other European countries are just ignored?
This really is a bad move by ESL & ESL-admins.
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