I ve been reading all your points and posts along this afternoon (didnt want to miss any so i just stayed calm as i see one point of view or another) and finally this is my opinion about this issue, i think its very important to decide this now, so i ll try to explain myself, hope i can be of help.
Well, first of all, we have to focus on the key points of this thread: the thread is about wiping or not. And the key points of it are 3:
- Advantages and who gets them?
Both options, to reset or not to reset, have advantages and disadvantages.
If we dont reset now, the pros are very clear. Many players will be top level and this will help funding the game since people will start buying stuff. Besides, all of our work will be saved. I have to disagree here with the point of "iOS users being discouraged to play, WoW has 13 million of players and people keep joining.
When you have a nice game, everybody wants to play and be a TOP. Of course this is kind of "unfair" to iOS users (like me) but since PC version is being released this week, it doesnt matter. We ll have time to keep up with it, dont we?
If we make a reset whenever (i ll deal with this later) the pros are that we will start again everything, which will be nice for bugs testing, and also will help making the start of the game fair for everybody. iOs and android will start at the same time and everybody will be happy. The cons are that actual players will lose eveything they have, but well they knew it before so no problem. Also, since many people is joining now, we wont have any problems in testing, and this new guys will just learn how to play soon, you have to learn how to play in all games, and there will be our top players helping them!
But since a mmorpg is based on its number of players, and admin has stated that a lot of new players have join this will carry us to the next point...
- Business model?
Everybody knows that this is a startup project, even when it is a fantastic open source game, devs have to eat and earn their lives, they at least have to earn some money to keep the game alive.
MMORGPs = people playing
And since a mmorpg is based on the people playing, the first users are the key users, im not going to say that this new users are the core we need, but if we make a reset we ll just destroy them, since it is clear now, so few read the forum (my friends bougth dragon and mounts, and when i told them to join forum, they just told me " i want to play, dont care about forum. Pity is like that, but is real).
People is buying if they can keep it. If we wipe everything they are buying, no one will buy, and the game will be in danger. Admin has stated that they really need funding, so this is a really important point
- So what do we do, and how will this affect to the game in the future?
In my view, and i think that hex and bod, and all the others are rigth in their statements, i think that the best option right now, and after seeing how things are developing, is NOT TO RESET.
A 15 lvl reset though is not a bad option, but this, and im with hex, should take place the day you release google play version, so when iOS and android can play togheter. In that i fully agree with hex and bod, if you want to reset, do it when both are playing (hours before) but as i ve stated i think it will be best for the game not to do it.
So in the future, none of the people,just us and a little bit more, will remember this moment, and more and more players will be joining.
With that said, im with bod that level cap must be increased a little bit faster admin, people will get tired if not, just make it one level by one level but every month or every two weeks, and also new gears should be implemented, this will keep people looting for them, and the next top levels.
So what do you think?
Just my view guys, of course, there will be different points of view, but i ve tried to say what i think is better for the game inthe future (i have only one PJ and its only lvl 5 so no personal interest on it hahaha)
PS: as for traits, id propose to give the points to the players and an option to reset with somehow (maybe ingame money), so that, if we make a huge mistake, we can change it,that will solve all those problems!
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