- Feb 12, 2009
- In the fabric of time and space
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- Space Infinity01 Time
The whole point in having lootable PVP is to....
A.) Force planet partners to gain thier own customers
I've seen this logic many times over the last one year in various forum threads and post.
But there is a big hole in this concept.....not sure why nobody is picking up on that! (or i've missed it)
With current setup it's very hard for PP to get and maintain new players....
For the most part almost all players starts EU for free......be it in calypso or in any of the new planets..
Players who are starting in claypso either leave soon or get more interested ...started to depo and get addicted...so thats all good.
This situation existed for calypso from the very begining and over time calypso grew...
Now as for the new planets, things are very different... all new players on those planets learn quickly that there is another planet where most players are..... they see it in hof chat....and they see the planet they are in are mostly deserted....
they read in the forum about the plights of the new planets due to the berrier errected by MA in the form of high transportation fee in the past, and lootable space pvp now....so they don't see any enjoyable time in any of the new planets. And i'm sure they have seen, at least in arkadia, how all the people have been leaving
so as a newbie or who has just started...they
can't sell their sweat....
can't go to the other planets..
and they are really not havng fun.... .at least they might percieve that all the funs are in calypso. Infact this feeling of getting less might make things even worse...
so the easiest way for them to join in the fun is to have a new account with calypso, and forget about arkadia , NI or RT..
..and i won't blame them.... if i were in their situation i'd have done the same thing
so with current structures, lootable pvp space or high fee tele, the new planets are in serious disadventage with calypso.... they are infact losing players to Calypso that they are bringing in!!
In the past when calypso (project entropia) was new it didn't have to go throgh such a situation... there was no choice at that time...
This is really a very simple fact..... It's mind boggling to me why MA is putting up such a hurdle to the new planets, and planet partners are accepting it?
The 3D VW, be it gaming or whatever, is evolving and morphing very fast.... if EU can't adapt to this rapidly changing environment then the future won't be that good.
As i've mentioned in another thread.... current MA strategies are not working..... the number of players are decreasing... MA revenues falling... these are hard facts....when ideally these numbers should be increasing!
Personally i think they botched a great opportunity with space...
They are trying hard to get more investors (expanding LA, adding medusa and stuff like that) and not trying to bring in and retain new players in this game.....they are not really trying to increase average.casual players base who would deposit for fun!
None of these strategies are working...So MA really need to look at their strategies...
I guess they need new blood in the development team...........just my 2pec