• Sinisism

    https://forums.socialpointgames.com/topic/11258/team-race-feedback-and-next-actions

    "Monster Information

    We know how important it is to have as much information as possible about the Monsters we release.
    For that end, we are thinking about new ways to show stats, traits and skills directly inside the game, even before the event starts.
    This might take some time to be implemented in-game. In the meantime we commit to show reliable and detailed information about Race’s Monsters through our social channels (Update Section, Forum, Discord, Facebook)."

    Thank you, SP. When it comes to monster info, this is even more than I could have asked for. For now, @Marianne-van-Es's stat sheets are awesome as long as they're release early enough!

    Now, follow it up with being more open where appropriate in the future, and I promise it'll make a difference. 🙂

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    Fox says SP will release official stats and skills for Makgan today. If they do, bigtime KUDOS to SP.

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    MAKUGAN INFO PLEASE.

    For farts sake.

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    From what I've heard, the monster was definitely nerfed from when we first learned about him. AND the reality of the ambiguous skill descriptions turned out to be the lesser of the possibilities. I won't say the monster's useless, but it doesn't come close to having the impact we once believed.

    SP's continued silence leads me to believe the whole series of events was calculated. They knew the monster seen from early data-mining would turn heads, then the skill descriptions on the wiki would keep us on the hook through the race.

    Now the question is, will they continue this practice or be a little more open in the future? My money's on the former. Come on SP, I'm begging here, prove me wrong.

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    @c0ntr1v3d said in Racing in the Dark:

    @sinisism said in Racing in the Dark:

    @c0ntr1v3d said in Racing in the Dark:

    Ok, so.

    Chests give random stuff without any chance breakdown.

    And they're still here.

    Which means people buy them.

    Guaranteed race monster stats are not available.

    And people still race.

    Which is why they're still here.

    So, your point is we don't try to improve the system? Bend over and take it? However well SP may or may not be doing, THEY COULD BE DOING BETTER. Both in PR and financially. It's in their best interest to make the majority happy, not just the RNG buyers.

    I didn't think my point obscure.

    As long as race monkeys beat their chests while still grinding the organ the tune keeps playing.

    FOMO seems to be an effective strategy.

    As to bending over and taking it, no. How many laps have you done?

    We did 50 as we always do, and financially I didn't see it as any worse than any other race if you consider the extra time we got to do the longer breeds/hatches. We hadn't ruled out 100 until word circulated about the ridiculous cost.

    However, all that is irrelevant to my OP. This thread was intended to address lack of communication in situations where the benefit TO ALL to be more transparent greatly outweighs the desire to keep things shrouded in secrecy.

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    @marianne-van-es said in Racing in the Dark:

    @relux the game always lost players because of changes: gold nerf, the vault (I almost quit) relics, recently freezed Im forgetting a lot prob, they were most bigger changes than this sure for players it will be the last thing but he Team Afkk (=ASP) goes to 100 and they want to boycot next race and that promiss will be forgotten as soon as next race will be like neobuki and now im going to change my name to OP's

    I'm here to tell you the rate of retirement has been on the rise, especially in the last six months. It's obvious to anyone trying to keep a team going at full capacity these days. Six months ago we were beating recruits away on a daily basis. Today, we struggle to maintain 30. Our team has not changed, nor has our ranking. And, we're not the only established team having these issues.

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    @c0ntr1v3d said in Racing in the Dark:

    Ok, so.

    Chests give random stuff without any chance breakdown.

    And they're still here.

    Which means people buy them.

    Guaranteed race monster stats are not available.

    And people still race.

    Which is why they're still here.

    So, your point is we don't try to improve the system? Bend over and take it? However well SP may or may not be doing, THEY COULD BE DOING BETTER. Both in PR and financially. It's in their best interest to make the majority happy, not just the RNG buyers.

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    @siberity said in Racing in the Dark:

    The only problem with this approach is that players get burned out, even "paying customers", not just f2p "part of the product". How many players do you know have retired during this year?

    I had two great people on my team retire mid-race. This whole event just pushed them over the edge.

    If a game stops to be fun and becomes your second (or main) job while it's you who pays and not getting paid with the "fun" part then what's the point of playing. Less players = less revenue as far as I know.

    This is what we've been trying to tell SP since the buyout. They're squeezing and squeezing their most loyal players. They know these people are already at least somewhat addicted, so they keep at it. Well, they've squeezed too hard over the last 6 months and we're seeing MANY top players vanish from the scene. It's sad really, because at its heart it's a great game.

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    @ekto-gamat said in Racing in the Dark:

    @sinisism said in Racing in the Dark:

    @marianne-van-es said in Racing in the Dark:

    That said I think that my point and from others of saying dont participate if you don't like it is the strongest point you can make, we can complain about a race untill the earth stand still but at the end if profits are made it will be hard for the ones that listen to our complaints to bring over our point of view to the ones who runs the business.

    Sorry @Marianne-van-Es but this is a terrible attitude to have in both life and as representing a business. What the players are asking for is NOT so outrageous it should be dismissed in such a way. If this is SP's official stance, someone needs a serious attitude adjustment.

    The gaming industry is fast and ever changing, aimed at short term high profits. Even outside the gaming industry there are not many company chiefs who look beyond numbers. If SP sees races are generating profit it will be very hard to convince them to change anything about them. Only took them two years to change the race format to lap rewards after all, and probably only after being convinced it was more profitable to do so.

    Yes, would also love them to take a look at the bigger and more humane picture, but it is hardly surprising or typically SP that they (whoever makes the end decisions) do not.

    You're missing the point. We're not asking for the impossible here. In fact, it would cost them nothing and arguably could increase long term profits by not driving their most avid player base away. Their (silent) argument would probably be "but we want to be able to change things last minute without blowback", but I'm sorry, that ship has already sailed. Call Taringa! "unofficial" all you want - it's still out there and readily accessible. Showing their players customers a little respect is not so hard, and they could use a little good will right now.

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    @marianne-van-es said in Racing in the Dark:

    That said I think that my point and from others of saying dont participate if you don't like it is the strongest point you can make, we can complain about a race untill the earth stand still but at the end if profits are made it will be hard for the ones that listen to our complaints to bring over our point of view to the ones who runs the business.

    Sorry @Marianne-van-Es but this is a terrible attitude to have in both life and as representing a business. What the players are asking for is NOT so outrageous it should be dismissed in such a way. If this is SP's official stance, someone needs a serious attitude adjustment.

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