HighlanderAttack wrote: AAFitz wrote:
AndyDufresne wrote:Well, you have played over 35,000 games. When I think of other activities I've enjoyed that equate to the time spent on 35,000 games, I think I've experienced similar doldrums.
I agree. I think it is you HA that has changed, while CC has become 10 times what it once was at least.
I have changed and part of the problem is that I got bored with this site.
Most of the problem is that many players that were very good and basically my friends have left.
For a site that is so much better, 10 time by your opinion, explain why there is 25% less players active (aprox 15000 rather than 20000) and why there is about 40% less players playing at any given time. 1300 on avg from the past to about 750 now. You find about half the speed games you would have been able to find in the past.
Like I said, the old players--the more Risk type players from the past are leaving in groves. The new players are not staying as long. It is not what it used to be even though they have added many new features. I am not degrading the site itself--it is the players that make the site--and those players are not around as much--based on sheer numbers and my own personal experience.
Id be more worried for you if after 34000 games you didnt get bored. And Ive played nearly half what you have, so Im not judging. Certainly the game is different for me than when I started, but in many ways I like CC more now then back then. As far as the make-up of the community, well, Im sure there are great players coming in every day, but there have been so many players through here, its just not as easy to pick them out. More importantly, I doubt youre putting any effort into caring about such things, since youve gone through the expected life cycle with a percentage of games so High it probably puts you in the top .01 percentile.
And again, Im more or less in the same boat, and Ive gone through periods where I havent liked the game as much and have even left for a period or two...but Im looking at it with fresh eyes now, and I think the place is amazing. I think its even possible that it has so much going for it, that newer players are just overwhelmed by it all, as opposed to when I started, and it was basic, and starting out, and growing.
But given the choice to play a growing game again(and I am) and this one, that has been so refined and added to, that after many years and over 10000 games, I still have so much to learn, that I am just blown away at how awesome CC has become over the years, and how much more positive and constructive the community has become during the same time.