Yes, you are right. But this is the perspective of a player, who already knows what he likes. For me it took almost a year until I found out, that Dirt is the only thing I really like playing. Others don`t , they like other game modes or even environments, or more than one. This was an evolution over years maybe. This diversity by itself is great, it`s like having many different games in one. And even in Dirt itself I have many different game modes I can play. That diversity is so big, it is too big for a new player.saywhat wrote:But thise will require a lot of channels no? Considering all the different types, f.ex in Stadium you have Tech, fullspeed, lol, rpg and dirt. A dirt player i guess is not interest in driving lol or fullspeed, and if no channel or server is available he will simply not drive and exit game?
Nah, i dont like thise "forcing", i would like to choose... I'd rather drive with 2-4 people in a type i like or than with 20+ people in an type i dont like...
The situation atm is maybe like that:
If you never played that game before, maybe you start with stadium. You go into the game and see some servers, OK, let`s try the most populated ones. Most probably this is fun/lol or fullspeed. Reaction: Nah, I don`t like that. It`s so hard, I can`t even finish a map. What is going on here, what do I have to do?
The evolution of a player is somehow lost at the current point. When I started, I tried the solo maps, had fun and tried the same maps in multiplayer, because I knew them. I could start with something I know. But there are no starter servers anymore, or they are not populated enough, that new players would find them and have some people to play with.
These channels maybe a good solution to the "diversity problem". New players will probably see a schedule with different games/modes/... and can research beforehand, what it is (There are so many nice videos out there!!!) and can prepare mentally, that this might be a "strange" new experience. But they know, that this is not the standard game, but a different version of it, maybe even created by the community. Atm I`m not sure they understand, that some servers are "different" than others.
Back to the "forcing" problem:
As far as I understand it, this procedure is mainly aimed on completely new players. And they need to be "forced/guided" on this platform. As a dirt player, this is completely uninteresting for me. I will drive on my prefered servers and have fun with my friends. Maybe I will look on the schedule, if there is a nice dirt event, but mainly this is not meant for me, but for beginners.
Well, this is at least how I understood this Maybe I`m wrong.
But the biggest of all questions remains: How do Nadeo/Ubi plan to get new players?
And finally from the marketing view: The new "free" player tried out some channels/episodes, "maybe" understands the game and it`s diversity and buys the fu##ing cheap game and can do whatever he likes.