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Are there less players these days?

Postby Izual_Rebirth on Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:37 pm

Started 50 games back in the summer and got them all filled out with players in maybe a day.

Started 50 games this morning and not a single player has joined a single game.

Are there less people playing these days or am I somehow being ignored by everyone lol?
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby kalishnikov on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:57 am

It definitely seems CC is slowly dying, unfortunately. In some cases it's taking weeks to fill three or four slots in a game if, they fill at all. Even a year ago there would be three + pages of team games, now there's barely one page most days.

It was only a matter of time until team games died thought, that's what happens when you have no rank restrictions and you let the highest ranking people on the site join in the opposite side of a trips game against three privates. After a few ass stompings the new guys just quit playing and I can't blame them for that. I'm sure it's not a problem for clan players or those active on the forums here but for us "randoms" it's almost impossible to get a decent game these days.

It's really effecting the quality of games as well, I've never had as poor and uncommunicative teammates as I've had lately and even FFA games have little-to-no game chat. On very rare occasion does anyone even post "GG" anymore other then myself.

I know I won't be renewing my premium for the first time since I've been a member and honestly I probably won't make it another year here, the fun is just gone, now it seems to be all about rank and waiting.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby Funkyterrance on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:17 am

kalishnikov wrote:
It was only a matter of time until team games died thought, that's what happens when you have no rank restrictions and you let the highest ranking people on the site join in the opposite side of a trips game against three privates. After a few ass stompings the new guys just quit playing and I can't blame them for that.

I think this is a really good point and is along the lines of what I was thinking. I'm inclined to believe that players trying to milk points by creating highly specialized games are just lying in wait, preying on those people who are setting up normal games and getting no action. Either that or people are just playing a lot of private games in which the competition is "point worthy" of their time. At any rate, I think you're right that point-seeking is ruining the environment for newcomers and long-time non-point seeking players alike. It will ultimately result in the collapse of the system as a whole.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby greenoaks on Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:59 pm

Izual_Rebirth wrote:Are there less people playing these days or am I somehow being ignored by everyone lol?

my games fill pretty quickly. it must be you.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby premio53 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:40 pm

I limit most of my games to two players but have never had a problem finding opponents. The settings you use may have something to do with it? Some settings I would never even consider if I was looking for a game to join.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby Izual_Rebirth on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:45 pm

greenoaks wrote:
Izual_Rebirth wrote:Are there less people playing these days or am I somehow being ignored by everyone lol?

my games fill pretty quickly. it must be you.


No it's not me. Just had 30 of them full up today. Don't know why it took so long but have a lot of games now. Feel free to join some if you fancy a game.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby greenoaks on Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:30 pm

Izual_Rebirth wrote:
greenoaks wrote:
Izual_Rebirth wrote:Are there less people playing these days or am I somehow being ignored by everyone lol?

my games fill pretty quickly. it must be you.


No it's not me. Just had 30 of them full up today. Don't know why it took so long but have a lot of games now. Feel free to join some if you fancy a game.

it's ok, i was only teasing.

we do have fewer players and we have more maps & more settings. we are spread out thinner than ever before & the foundry continues to make this situation worse.

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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby Just_essence on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:14 pm

Maybe more of the youth population are on a 2 1/2 month break in the summer and can be on CC more?
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby jsnyder748 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:28 pm

Why does everyone assume they are being preyed upon? I used to be a low rank without a clue. I then started to copy other higher ranks, made some friends, asked for advice and eventually got "good". I was then able to play many team games with people I know and trust. I enjoy the maps i play on and the different strategies I have learned to use on them.

Why don't other people take the initiative? P.M. a "high ranked player. Ask them questions. read their game logs and figure out what they do if you actually want to be good. Join their games, show your funny/nice in the game chat and ask to play with them. Lots of people don't mind helping others out to grow the cc community.

Remember everybody is a low rank at some point. No body knows everything. Trust me lol without my real life friend Zidane - 21 teaching me the basics I would have never gotten the enjoyment out of this website that I do today :D
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby swimmerdude99 on Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:46 pm

jsnyder748 wrote:Why does everyone assume they are being preyed upon? I used to be a low rank without a clue. I then started to copy other higher ranks, made some friends, asked for advice and eventually got "good". I was then able to play many team games with people I know and trust. I enjoy the maps i play on and the different strategies I have learned to use on them.

Why don't other people take the initiative? P.M. a "high ranked player. Ask them questions. read their game logs and figure out what they do if you actually want to be good. Join their games, show your funny/nice in the game chat and ask to play with them. Lots of people don't mind helping others out to grow the cc community.

Remember everybody is a low rank at some point. No body knows everything. Trust me lol without my real life friend Zidane - 21 teaching me the basics I would have never gotten the enjoyment out of this website that I do today :D

And without this guy I wouldn't be where I am. And without me there are 1 or 2 players that would be as good as they are at certain maps either. A lot of people on here are willing to help teach. I know this isn't about low vs. high rank, and it shouldn't be since the OP really didn't say anything about that. But I would like to say there are many people on here that are higher rank that do also play for fun and not point preying
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby Jippd on Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:31 am

greenoaks wrote:
Izual_Rebirth wrote:
greenoaks wrote:
Izual_Rebirth wrote:Are there less people playing these days or am I somehow being ignored by everyone lol?

my games fill pretty quickly. it must be you.


No it's not me. Just had 30 of them full up today. Don't know why it took so long but have a lot of games now. Feel free to join some if you fancy a game.

it's ok, i was only teasing.

we do have fewer players and we have more maps & more settings. we are spread out thinner than ever before & the foundry continues to make this situation worse.

damn you Foundry Image



Ah someone else who thinks the foundry pumps out too many maps. Thank you
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby BigBallinStalin on Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:42 am

Cuz you live in the UK? Majority of players live in a different time zone, so maybe that explains it.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby Izual_Rebirth on Mon Feb 18, 2013 6:29 am

BigBallinStalin wrote:Cuz you live in the UK? Majority of players live in a different time zone, so maybe that explains it.


Yeah maybe. Well logged on this morning and now got most of my games full so that will keep me busy for a few months!
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby ManBungalow on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:05 am

Also consider that many people will find your games straight from the 'Join a game' page. Perhaps there are actually more games these days, and therefore more pages of games in front of yours.

And the Join a Game page now groups similar games together. So 50 identical games might not stand out so much.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby Dukasaur on Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:55 am

I think the proper expression is "FEWER player" and not "less players".
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