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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby stoicbird on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:18 am

BigBallinStalin wrote:
stoicbird wrote:There are almost 40% less players now than there was when I joined.

I used to enjoy reading the forums here but now its like a young liberal party forum. I blame Andy Dufresne for turning this forum into a bland inane place where all views are not allowed. Employing him was CC's biggest mistake.


Would you frequent OT more if we added a few more dictators?


This is a typical inane post!!! If you're not a liberal you're a dictactor.

He's obviously trying to be humouress but seriously how much can you bother replying to such drivel?
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby Funkyterrance on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:45 am

BigBallinStalin wrote:
stoicbird wrote:There are almost 40% less players now than there was when I joined.

I used to enjoy reading the forums here but now its like a young liberal party forum. I blame Andy Dufresne for turning this forum into a bland inane place where all views are not allowed. Employing him was CC's biggest mistake.


Would you frequent OT more if we added a few more dictators?


Now I'm not agreeing with stoicbird's assement necessarily but from how I understood it he's saying that Andy was dictating which views were allowed and which weren't. Those allowed being the liberal ones.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby xeno on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:05 am

When I first had premium it was five bucks cheaper and speed games had just come out and there were definitely a lot more active players. Those days were probably the peak of this websites existence
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby greenoaks on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:27 am

xeno wrote:When I first had premium it was five bucks cheaper and speed games had just come out and there were definitely a lot more active players. Those days were probably the peak of this websites existence

there were also less than a quarter of the maps and no FoW.

games filled fast because of that restriction in choice.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby stoicbird on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:51 am

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xeno wrote:When I first had premium it was five bucks cheaper and speed games had just come out and there were definitely a lot more active players. Those days were probably the peak of this websites existence

there were also less than a quarter of the maps and no FoW.

games filled fast because of that restriction in choice.


So f.o.w and four times more maps are to blame for a huge reduction in active players? I might agree if you had added the most pointless game option 'trench', which genius thought of such a ridiculous option?

Lets get real people Andy Dufresne strangled the life and soul out of this site!!! How the f*ck can somebody that pretends to be a monkey control a thriving forum?

Maybe the new people should email all the people banned under monkey boy offering them the chance to be unbanned and a clean slate. I'd say membership would increase be 10% within one month.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby xeno on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:19 am

stoicbird wrote:
greenoaks wrote:
xeno wrote:When I first had premium it was five bucks cheaper and speed games had just come out and there were definitely a lot more active players. Those days were probably the peak of this websites existence

there were also less than a quarter of the maps and no FoW.

games filled fast because of that restriction in choice.


So f.o.w and four times more maps are to blame for a huge reduction in active players? I might agree if you had added the most pointless game option 'trench', which genius thought of such a ridiculous option?

Lets get real people Andy Dufresne strangled the life and soul out of this site!!! How the f*ck can somebody that pretends to be a monkey control a thriving forum?

Maybe the new people should email all the people banned under monkey boy offering them the chance to be unbanned and a clean slate. I'd say membership would increase be 10% within one month.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby macbone on Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:47 am

Izuul, try some different maps on different settings. Most of the people joining your 4-player Classic games seem to be New Recruits.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby premio53 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:26 am

stoicbird wrote:There are almost 40% less players now than there was when I joined.

I used to enjoy reading the forums here but now its like a young liberal party forum. I blame Andy Dufresne for turning this forum into a bland inane place where all views are not allowed. Employing him was CC's biggest mistake.

I doubt the new owners can find a way to reverse or even halt the dwindling numbers created by Andy's sterling work.

The maps should be split up into two sections also. Complex maps and normal play maps which should also create two sections of joining/creating games into join a complex game/join normal play game.

All new recruits should neither win or lose points for their first ten games.

These are the easy steps to making this site a success once again. However, the culture created in the forum by Andy's leadership I doubt can ever be mended.

I believe there were approximately 20,000 players four or five years ago. How many are there currently?
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby macbone on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:39 am

The scoreboard shows 15145 right now.

This thread has been following the numbers on the scoreboard: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=152877&p=4031912&hilit=declining#p4031912 The first post records 17315 active users a year and a half ago.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby greenoaks on Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:43 am

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greenoaks wrote:
xeno wrote:When I first had premium it was five bucks cheaper and speed games had just come out and there were definitely a lot more active players. Those days were probably the peak of this websites existence

there were also less than a quarter of the maps and no FoW.

games filled fast because of that restriction in choice.


So f.o.w and four times more maps are to blame for a huge reduction in active players? I might agree if you had added the most pointless game option 'trench', which genius thought of such a ridiculous option?

Lets get real people Andy Dufresne strangled the life and soul out of this site!!! How the f*ck can somebody that pretends to be a monkey control a thriving forum?

Maybe the new people should email all the people banned under monkey boy offering them the chance to be unbanned and a clean slate. I'd say membership would increase be 10% within one month.

i'm sorry if english is not your native language. let me explain.

i started by saying 'there were also'. that means i offered some additional reasons.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby stoicbird on Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:21 pm

greenoaks wrote:
stoicbird wrote:
greenoaks wrote:
xeno wrote:When I first had premium it was five bucks cheaper and speed games had just come out and there were definitely a lot more active players. Those days were probably the peak of this websites existence

there were also less than a quarter of the maps and no FoW.

games filled fast because of that restriction in choice.


So f.o.w and four times more maps are to blame for a huge reduction in active players? I might agree if you had added the most pointless game option 'trench', which genius thought of such a ridiculous option?

Lets get real people Andy Dufresne strangled the life and soul out of this site!!! How the f*ck can somebody that pretends to be a monkey control a thriving forum?

Maybe the new people should email all the people banned under monkey boy offering them the chance to be unbanned and a clean slate. I'd say membership would increase be 10% within one month.

i'm sorry if english is not your native language. let me explain.

i started by saying 'there were also'. that means i offered some additional reasons.


Sorry about that, I forgot about the original post and had moved on to reasons why there are less active players and ways to encourage new arrivals to stay. My bad but yes English is my native language.
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby KoolBak on Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:08 pm

Not sure if its been mentioned, but perhaps you should join a group or a clan - in my 6 years here, I play 99% with my group mates and we always have plenty of games ;o) You also avoid the pain of meeting the multitude of dumbasses in the public pool :lol:
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby ConfederateSS on Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:31 pm

I would join a clan or partner up, but I don't want to leave someone to fight alone.Should something happen,as (game chat :game 10210804)(I almost stopped playing).I like being in charge of my troops,I don't want to cost someone else a Victory...As for the public pool.That's where the new people will be,in the public pool.The very thing C.C.Land needs---new people to join.That's how you meet people and make them feel welcome.Not isolated in a clan or just with old friends.....ConfederateSS...out!!!!!!!
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby xeno on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:35 pm

ConfederateSS wrote:The very thing C.C.Land needs---new people to join.That's how you meet people and make them feel welcome.Not isolated in a clan or just with old friends.....ConfederateSS...out!!!!!!!

The same could be said about what killed Xbox live. Party chat and clans
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Re: Are there less players these days?

Postby jsnyder748 on Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:50 pm

xeno wrote:
ConfederateSS wrote:The very thing C.C.Land needs---new people to join.That's how you meet people and make them feel welcome.Not isolated in a clan or just with old friends.....ConfederateSS...out!!!!!!!

The same could be said about what killed Xbox live. Party chat and clans


When did xbox live die? last time i checked there were millions who play xbox lol
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