Originally posted by Conza
Originally posted by Hamrtime2
Originally posted by FC-Famine
Originally posted by Sevenwind
Originally posted by FC-Famine
Involving the players as much as possible with feedback is never a bad thing.
How about using the AoC launcher for feedback? Make it so you have to log in so you get subscribers feedback. I think EQ did this from time to time asking small questions and answering multiple choice questions on their launcher when you logged in or out.
Of course make it optional to turn on/off in the launcher.
I was thinking more about a 1 to 3 question survey option on the launcher. When you log in it pops up with a question. We are already discussing this and something like that does take time to implement but it's something we would for sure look into.
Hey Famine, I have a few suggestions for you. Tell your "volunteer" forum nazis to not delete so many posts that contain negative feedback or forum drama.
Even though you can't please everyone you will learn almost everything there is wrong with your game from these posts. Granted you will have the occasional deuchebag that no matter what you do you wont be able to please but negative posts is a sign of opportunity to make an unhappy customer into a devoted customer. Even if you think he has no clue what he's talking about a little "Hey "customer name here" I just want to let you know that I saw what you posted and I will personaly look into it. Thanks for your input and its greatly appreciated." Things like this go a long way. If you want to lose a customer, just have one of your forum nazis delete his thread with a warning to him to not to do it again. Thats a great way to turn a paying customer into a pissed off customer like myself.
As far as forum drama goes.....your hardcore players love it and will continue to be happy as long as they have a forum where they can say "we just blew up "guild name here" city and we pwned them!" and they know other people will read it. Age of Conan is a pvp game and you need to give your hardcore pvpers a place to show how big their epeen is. You get rid of this and they wont have a place to brag, thus making the whole event of blowing up a city less eventfull. Of course there needs to be a limit of how much drama and flaming there is but let the forums be forums.
Last but not least...your game will fail if you dont get more endgame content. Endgame content is where the money is.
Hope this helps, it was not intended to be disrespectful or a flame.
What you are describing is a poster much like yourself. A poster that can't deliver CONSTRUCTIVE feedback, is NOT more valuable than other posters. Actually what rants and the like normally tend to do is to take a thread off topic into lala-land. Sure AoC haters would love to see that happen. That said, No threads or posts are deleted in AoC forums unless they are discussions about criminal stuff or exploits. Even though you love BS talk, you must understand that a minimum of moderation is needed for a forum to serve it's purpose. The forum is not there for you to have fun and mock other people, the forum is there as FunComs own tool in community communication.
If the folks that loved playing AOC would spend more time on the official AOC forums posting constructive criticism instead of licking FC's sphincter here on MMORPG or bashing anyone who posts any sort of criticism then maybe others would have a good reference point to what constructive criticism is...
So what does it feel like to be make 78 posts in 9 days about a single game? Wouldn't you feel more at home posting all that valuable information about AOC on the official AoC forums, since you have no interest in any other games here on MMORPG?