Open galaxies

Thanks, @I_like_pie - some interesting points!

That’s very true… but a wholesale closure of MW wasn’t on the cards at that point.

Multis is a problem, when they are 3 out of 45 players. However, a small percentage of multis in a much bigger player base isn’t that much of an issue; assuming they are operating independently.

I suppose the key question from me is around the short-term plan for the game. If it’s going to be an increasingly inward-looking game, where 40 or so players show each other how (relatively!!) good they are at the game, then it doesn’t hold much attraction for me.

Is there a desire to grow the game, and allow new players to join the community?

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WIP. This was acknowledged when it opened.

It has been 6 months.

You’re implying that I’m not. Although there are problems, I am keeping the game up as best as I can given my own limited resources and time.

I refer to the fact ‘IC’ is only running Infinitum. There are no other galaxies made by you, standard open.

No, that is specifically this discussion. That is the topic that @Rivan opened here, and you’re welcome to contribute to the discussion if you’d like.
Everything else you have to say is welcome as its own post in #support:feedback, but please stay on topic here so we can make productive changes.

topic is “open galaxies” i disagree. And he is clearly posting/opening this topic as a reply to my taunt in devchat. ofcouse it has to be adressed. But acknowledging we need an open galaxy is the main point.

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Fair enough. That was an unintended side-effect of Ultimate reopening. Fwiw though, MW is planned to come back.

That’s reasonable.

Absolutely, there always is. However, we’re in a transitory funk right now. It will remedy itself somewhat once the current #ultimate round ends and we can start planning the return of MW and the newbie-friendly galaxy, but we have to wait.

There is 1 more week remaining before we plan the next set, which means more promo (new players), which we haven’t done in awhile.

Yep, and it’ll likely be more. I wish I could tell you that I have more time to work on changes, but I don’t. I’d rather be honest with the community than make false promises.

See my comments about MW. Plans are in motion.

If the topic is “open galaxies”, then “settings for this new galaxy” is not a different discussion, as you previously stated.

Agreed. This is why the most productive use of our time is figuring out what this new galaxy should look like, not repeatedly asking to close Infinitum so I can repeatedly say no.

So on that note, what should this new galaxy look like?

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Yup - I appreciate that. I’m sure there are some aged marketing bods playing this game now… I’m sure we could get their input to make sure we spend money in the right way.

Here’s one for you - let’s agree a sensible marketing campaign, and I’ll stick $500 behind it :smiley:

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If we can agree on a sensible marketing campaign, I will put money towards it as well

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You can be the face of the ad. Just have a shave first :smiley:

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That’s very generous of you guys, thank you!

We have a draw with MW returning for some oldbies, I can send out some emails there. The newbie draw will be a bit tougher though. :thinking:

It’s been awhile since we’ve done paid promo so some research needs doing on that end to make sure we’re making good use of any funds. Once we get a new galaxy ready we could design an ad, but knowing where to push it is the tricker piece.

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I have taken the beard down to a respectable level Rivan!

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But who would be interested to join.

Any statistics on current player base? And why people stick around.

Someone talk with overlord why he decided to join.

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Player ran galaxies should never be the only galaxies. Cw is a great idea and new take to the game but should be ran beside mw.
That being said the real issue is having not enough players to fill the amount of galaxies open unless were all paying players. 3 open galaxies with a 2 galaxy cap is always going to be an issue.
That being said lol i dont think the galaxy cap should be removed maybe just rethought and adjusted.

Playet attitude is what hurts mw in the long run. Players need to stop fully farming fams and play with a certain level of sportsmanship.
Lets face it honor has never really been in ic but it would fix it . sportsmanship goes a long way…

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To me, there needs to be a fam-based new-player friendly gal open at all times, not having one means any new player that shows up is not likely to stay. If we want growth we need to have this option.

To me, whilst Infinitum is a good idea, it isn’t developed yet. Until you have features to make it work it should it needs to be converted to a test galaxy, allow those who are there to stay or leave, develop your ideas and when it is ready and able to be the galaxy it needs to be then restart and have it be the galaxy it should be. There is nothing wrong with re-evaluation of current ideas.

Otherwise, need to re-think the 4 galaxy rule, and push it to 5, as currently all 4 are not available for new players.

As to what should a new galaxy should look like…

  • Short rounds
  • Med-large fams (always have empty spots)
  • 5-10 core systems (like there used to be in Supernova, do we still have this feature?)
  • Expectation that some “veteran” players will play and teach new players
  • Expectation that size and nw are not the be all and end all of the galaxy - keep that shit in MW (and even then, don’t be a dick)
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@Rivan Should have his AI players ready soon and we can have 200 player galaxies again. The AI will be better than @OrBit will ever be too

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Are people ready for AI players? They’re a damn sight better than the real ones…

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Haha imagine a fam full of AI beating us.

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… they don’t sleep. Or drink.

So it should be easy.

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personally I think the challenge would be a blast.

They would likely have the better eco, but when war time came…how would the AI use their savings to jump fleets and defenses? How well would they attack? Like…so many variables there! Would be cool!

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60 fams top 50 all the AI fams would be a hell of a good time

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all players vs AI? :o

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It would have to have such a crushing amazballs advantage or we would tear it apart.
I am not sure a good game would be possible.

like rivan said. they don’t sleep get drunk and such. I still think players would win

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