hm shark Posted July 8, 2016 Share Posted July 8, 2016 (edited) If you do not want to read this huge block of text explaining everything in detail, there is a small conclusion in the end. Total amount of downloads ( at the time of posting this) 3̶1̶7̶0̶5̶ 3̶1̶7̶1̶1̶ 31717 ( wow over 12 people downloaded this game while i was typing this, see? There are new players !! But they are not staying, if the active playerbase rises at this rate, then the game will be famous in no time.) The question is: why don't people/new players keep playing this game? I have invited many friends to play this game with me, but after playing it for the first time, they don't want to give it a second chance and play it again. Some played it more than one time, but it was because I kept telling them to play it with me. I gathered some reasons of why my friends don't play this game again and what I think is the reason they don't play it again. What they said: What I think about what they said: -Repetitive gameplay. -I think that it does get repetitive especially when I play the same map for 2 hours without it changing. -The same maps get selected over and over again. - My friend thought that this game had like 5 maps because people kept voting for the same maps. -Not alot of players are playing. - Seeing little players does discourage people from playing the game, sometimes when I see 5 players in a map, I don't join because it will not be fun, but if people actually see alot of players, then they WILL JOIN. Today my friend and I joined a server that had 12 players and in like 15 min, the server player count went up from 12---->36. Unfortunately, what scares new players from playing is the small playerbase and that decreases the playerbase even more. -The map never ends and it gets really boring playing the same map for 1-2 hours.( Marathon servers) - I do 100% agree with this. What made me quit this game when I first downloaded it was the Marathon servers (don't worry I came back ). I think that marathon servers make this game worse by amplifying the fact that the gameplay gets repetitive after a while. Standing outside someone's base and farming for points by spamming the left click of a mouse is NOT fun.( That is why I never play as a tank, tanks battles are fun, but standing outside an enemy's base is not.) -Players are either too pro or too new. -When new players ( like my friend) join the game and get destroyed by a̶i̶m̶b̶o̶t̶ ̶s̶n̶i̶p̶e̶r̶s̶ veterans, they get discouraged to continue playing the game because there is a large skill gap. Friends' reactions when they first play the game vs when they quit it. When they first play:Everytime I show a friend this game's trailer, their first reaction is "cool, this game look's awesome" and they have the same reaction when they FIRST play the game. When they quit: After 1-2 hours they get bored because we are stuck on that repetitive map called FIELD and because people refuse to change it to another map. Maps I think bore new players to death: -Field -Under -Mesa II -Goldrush Reasons I think people keep selecting these maps: -I dont know any reason, can any person that loves boring maps tell me why? I am assuming they are veterans that like sneaking up past enemy defences w̶i̶t̶h̶ ̶a̶ ̶t̶i̶b̶e̶r̶i̶u̶m̶ ̶g̶u̶n̶( hah you can't buy that anymore you boring lone wolf). I understand that once in a while, maps with defences are fun, but come on, playing them all day everyday sucks. Message to s̶e̶l̶f̶i̶s̶h̶ players: -Before you vote for maps that takes hours to complete, think about all those new players playing the game for the first, second, and third etc... time. Would they enjoy playing the shitty map you want to play? Think about the consequences of your s̶e̶l̶f̶i̶s̶h̶ actions if you want to keep this game alive. I do understand that there are non-marathon servers, but the problem is, this game has a very small playerbase, so all players either play in MARATHON or all players play in NON-MARATHON servers. Maps I think make this game awesome: Any map that lasts 15-45 min ( any map without the obelisk or adv. guard tower) One of my friends even said that he thinks the game would be better if each map lasted 15 min instead of 1+ hours. My opinion about advertising this game more: Many players over the lifespan of this game kept suggesting, " ADVERTISE THE GAME, EXPOSE IT TO MORE PEOPLE". Now it is right that this game is not exposed to a lot of people but imagine if all the 3̶1̶7̶0̶5̶ 3̶1̶7̶1̶1̶ 31717 players kept playing. If they did keep playing then they would invite their friends to join and the playerbase would increase exponentially. ( 31717 is still a huge number of players in my opinion). So I think that the main problem is keeping players playing, not getting more players. I think that if someone already tried this game and he/she didn't like it, then they would NEVER give this game another chance, even if every problem has been fixed. Now that is a lot of potential players lost. Most of the 31717 players that downloaded this and then quit will not give it another chance, would you guys want to lose even more potential players? SO I think that the current problems must be fixed before mass advertising this game. I know that some of you may argue that if we expose the game to more players, then more C&C players will find out about this game, and as a result we will get more loyal players, but that is a very small % of current gamers, so that would not be effective. ( A lot of potential players would be lost by doing that) In the end, I think that it comes down to one problem that causes a chain effect and that results in the other problems. This causes players to not come back to the game. Here are the problems just to remind you: -Repetitive gameplay. -The same maps get selected over and over again. -Not alot of players are playing. -The map never ends and it gets really boring playing the same map for 1-2 hours. -Players are either too pro or too new. Conclusion: The source of all of the problems I stated at the start (in my opinion) is the long repetitive maps that keep getting selected over and over again. Same repetitive long maps ---> repetitive gameplay ---> people leave the game because it gets boring ---> less people playing -----> since there are less people playing, people will be reluctant to join ( only 5 people in the server so no one will join) ---> even less players ingame----> only the veterans are left playing --->large skill gap---> new players getting destroyed by a̶i̶m̶b̶o̶t̶ ̶s̶n̶i̶p̶e̶r̶s̶ veterans that have played renegade-x for hundreds of hours. Remember, this is not the only reason new players quit this game. Possible solutions to keep players playing: -Removing marathon servers and long maps from the map list temporarily, or stop voting for long maps. (they could be brought back later when there are a lot of active servers, so people can choose if they want to play in marathon or non-marathon servers and in long or short maps.) -Helping new players out by guiding them ingame and being nice to them. Thanks for reading through all of this and please state your opinions/solutions down below because I would love to read them even if you disagree with me. Edit 1: 5+ of my friends refuse to play this game again because they got bored while playing Field or Under.( marathon). Yes all of them played one of those and got bored even though their first reaction of the game was "awesome, this game is cool" More solutions: -Mic system ingame so players can communicate their ideas. ( If you want, only commanders can have this to avoid mic spam) - Ingame tutorial, even if it is a text tutorial that clears up any confusions then that would be awesome. A great first sentence for that would be "Teamwork is very important to win games and have an enjoyable experience" -Maps without bottlenecks ( it is explained down below in my response post) ( There are a ton of map makers and not one has thought of an open area battlefield, like the game battlefield. ) -Commander mod !! Now I know that my solutions could be too much to ask from a busy dev team that only develop renegade-x in their free time, but they are obvious problems that are causing this game to lose players. Edited July 9, 2016 by Guest Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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