I don’t remember a time when someone wasn’t saying the game is dying or the game is dead. I remember a time where 60 fams was a low number. I find that many players are willing to say negatives about the game ,but refuse to try to find the solutions. I could of wrote this in the think tank ,but I feel this is a discussion for the community in a whole not a vacuum of players that reached a certain level of forum activity.
Short term vs long term is a problem. As long term solutions don’t get implemented over night or a week or even months. Short term solutions serve as band aids to mask the issues and not fix the issues.
Short term to negate some of the huge leads fam get in 20x plus to start with.
Disable funding research for 72-96 hrs. Yes they can still build rcs and work with their fam, but this is a much slower approach and should keep fams on the same activity level around the same spot.
Long term solution- I would say this just revolves around having a bigger player base. A galaxy where SS playing is nor encouraged and the best family strategy will prevail. However that fam obtains their growth is what it is.
A second galaxy where it is more casual a pw like galaxy. Even maybe having funding science disabled.
Other problems include farming smaller fams. This has really been a part of the game forever. At times NW restrictions would limit the differences of the fams. Am I asking for everything to be how it was nah. I understand the reason why fams choose to take easier fights.
Maybe some kind of honor system. First every planet that is taken from a smaller family -honor is obtained. And vice versa. Now it would be hard for the top fam to have honor with everyone under them. And the lowest family would always be honorable. Would this solve farming hell nah. Some players wouldn’t care and others would. That is ok also. We shouldn’t be eating our own.
I think forum activity is way better than what it was even a few months ago when I came back to this game. Keep it up be active.
There is many other things that are being worked on to either fit the short term or long term goals of Pie.
Let’s have a civilized conversation about how to get this game back on track.