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what would make this game more popular? Post here.

Post by dreammyw0w » 22 Jul 2013, 21:26

Hi,

--THIS TOPIC IS NOT FOR BUG REPORTS OR TINY DETAILS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ADDED.--

Everybody knows by now I rly like this game, but lets face it... A lot of good teams are quitting SM.
Its because there are less & less tournaments worth playing for. Firefall has a 1 000 000€ season? I mean wtf...

Anyways, im not gonna start talking about other games, cuz i dont care bout them. I just wanna make SM better & get more players. The playerbase is really the most important factor for any game.
These are my suggestions that would make SM better in a random order. Lets go :

1. Free Elite&Joust
--> We need more & new players. Zotac had almost 200sign-ups every week for Joust. Last week it had 20.
( = WTF? )
--> More players = more advertisements, cuz players always tell their friends about games they like.


2. New environments.
-->A new setting & atmosphere for maps. Every maps looks almost the same. For active players its getting boring. ( maybe not the right word. ) In CS you have like Jungle, Snow & Desert maps.


3. Better ranking & Echelon-sytem
--> I know its in Beta so i wont complain about the Echelon.
--> Currently on 75% of the servers you get 0.0 LP because they only go to 50K ...
So NADEO reworked the ranking-system ( u get points even if u lose and its great ) but everybody has more than 50k... For me... you can remove the LP ranking system cuz I always get +0 ... If you would remove it... i wouldnt notice any difference.
For a lot of players the LP is important. They want to rank up & get LP. Why isnt this fixed...
Also a lot of double ranks... If im #1 , i want to be the only #1 of the world.


4. Achievements.
--> Give us achievements : get a 50m+ shot , do a +3 , get a 100m+ shot, dont get hit an entire map, ...
A lot of players like this and really just play to get achievements. As a reward for achievements you could get a planet reward , an extra star, a cool emblem , a golden skin, ...
People who dont like achievements can just ignore it. Where is the harm in that?

= Keep ur active players playing. Give them a reason to stay.

Also steam-achievements are cool.


5. With the launch of the new environment NADEO should readvertise the game + host another big event with €10k+
--> What big tournament will there be after escw? Nothing.


6. Lower the price to €9.99
--> Why not? I dont wanna start a discussion. Changing the price probably has its pros & cons...
This is how I see it : Lower the price with 50% but you'll get 2x more players... 2x50% = 100% :yes:


7. Give mapcreators more freedom. Let them add custom items... & other stuff.
--> I wanna see Elite maps with cool random stuff thats different from the standard blocks...
Why not? I dont understand. Who knows what people will make?

--> Why cant someone create like a 'dumpster' and add that to his map? So he can replace a fence for example...
Its just a custom item placed upon a standard block. Basic physics... ( im probably oversimplying )


8. Interface update ( maniaplanet )
-->The game is finally getting a good look. The last updates really made the game look better, but the menus & maniaplanet in general look like its stuck in the past. Just look at the chat-system.
( no offense, im only trying to help )
Give us a modern & fresh UI. Its time.

Also the website could realy use an update. ASAP. Its so poorly designed & its not user-friendly at all.



Maybe not all my points are super important, but my topic had to be made. The game needs to get bigger like was promised to us. Currently SM has 400players playing continously. It should be 1k by the end of this year at least.

Leave a comment with ur opînion & maybe leave other suggestions.
Thx.
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Post by w1lla » 22 Jul 2013, 21:43

1) Demo's are being worked on. Please Read.

all the rest bogus details.... in my point of view.
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Post by dreammyw0w » 22 Jul 2013, 21:46

w1lla wrote:1) Demo's are being worked on. Please Read.

all the rest bogus details.... in my point of view.
Without adding 'demos' I felt that my list was imcomplete. Ofc i know bout the demos ;)

+ 'bogus' is a pretty harsh word. Imo these are some important items and its not like im the first one asking for a new setting for a map... The forum is packed with threads requesting this.

Also a lot of teams are quitting SM. Im talking about the bést teams... But thats bogus too i guess? Im not making stuff up you know :/

Anyways thx for ur feedback ;)
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Post by w1lla » 22 Jul 2013, 21:49

i meant bogus as not related to my interests in the game.

There is more then competitive gaming ;)
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Post by dreammyw0w » 22 Jul 2013, 21:51

w1lla wrote:i meant bogus as not related to my interests in the game.

There is more then competitive gaming ;)
NADEO actively advertises the game as a competitive esports FPS, genre defining shooter.
So its meant to be competitive :D

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Post by zarexz » 22 Jul 2013, 22:04

This game could be more popular if people would stop saying it's not popular (enough) for starters.

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Post by Joader » 22 Jul 2013, 22:08

If Im not mistaken NADEO had some money equally to the amount of at least 4 SM launch tournaments.
Why not try and take some of that to launch a really big, greatly advertised Open Tournament with various qualifiers for the whole world. After the success of last years Shootmania OP3N @ gamescom I dont understand why they dont try to make a second one.

No offense but sometimes it really feels like Nadeo is "just" a bunch of awesome programmers who simply dont understand how to properly advertise and grow a game big.
Show us that you can do it and make shootmania big: Try to get some known and famous casters and make that tournament HUGE as in let it take its time so we have important matches every week/2weeks for 2-3 months then a little break and then the main tournament

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Post by dreammyw0w » 23 Jul 2013, 10:34

zarexz wrote:This game could be more popular if people would stop saying it's not popular (enough) for starters.
Im just trying to help and this is just my advice. Im not a game-developer so maybe its not perfect. I just help the way I can & this is what I believe that should happen.

Now read ur post? Are you helping with ur smartass post :D Dont think so.

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Post by appor » 23 Jul 2013, 11:15

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Post by djhubertus » 23 Jul 2013, 12:05

- 2 or 3 new weapons (it's the main argument for COD/Quake/CS kiddies, why this game is named Shitmania)
- Elite, Joust, Heroes and Royal as free stations
- Interactive tutorials for new players to learn basics of movement, HUD, ability blocks and game rules.
- Lower price
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