WHY HAVE YOU KILLED IMPERIAL CONFLICT?
I re-joined today in hope of playing IC.
However after only a short time clicking around I have become so disgusted with the changes that have been made that there is now no point even playing IC anymore as the changes not only seem 100% pointless but they only serve the top players.
1: Family Forum: I quickly discovered the family forum doesn’t even exist anymore, which is perhaps the dumbest and most stupid move I have ever seen on IC.
Having read the forum it seems certain top players have basically said…
“Hey guys, like you know I have been playing IC for many years and I have you all on my discord anyway, so us elite top players don’t need family forums anymore right? I mean sure this choice will cripple new or returning players but really I don’t care about them because I already have all the top players on my Discord anyway, so screw them lets get rid of the family forums and scare away all new players”
This now means if you want to play IC then you HAVE to use Discord!
Keeping in mind CHINA can’t even use Discord, so that is an entire country unable to play IC now thanks to this epic choice.
So lets look at this from a NEW PLAYER point of view.
Option One: I started playing IC and it was really cool because I posted in the family forum and people noticed my post and they not only answered my questions but they also sent me loads of aid.
Option Two: I started playing IC and there was no one speak with. I quickly learnt to play IC I need to have Discord, so now to get any help I have to download a new program (that only certain countries can use) and then I have to message everyone in the game to add them to this new program. Yeah I have to admit it was super confusing because no one on discord actually uses their empire name, so in this case then I have to message loads of people, have to get their Discord details and then try and figure out who the hell everyone is? I mean before when I played IC I just popped a message in the family forum and could clearly see who replied but that simple, easy, user friendly system just didn’t cut it for the top player group.
Now just to play IC I have to mess around with Discord for some hours. But hey as long as the changes helps the tops players.
Join our epic server… 58 people on Discord… LOL!!!
So we have established Discord just totally sucks if your a new player or in China.
Totally pointless change that has made the game much harder.
2: Guide: I then clicked into the guide which again seemingly doesn’t exist anymore? I mean now all you get is some silly click through box that doesn’t tell you anything, it doesn’t even explain how to play the game.
Honestly if I had never played IC before I’d not have a clue what to do? How would I even learn how to play?
3: Delete: Okay there is no point playing this game anymore, whoever has taken over the game has broken it big time. Okay then I’ll just delete, with a grand total of 58 people on Discord its clear the game is now JUST for the 58 top players, the clicky super cool Discord kids who have all known each other 15 years, and basically if your not part of that group… GOODBYE!!!
Oh well I’m not part of that group, guess I’ll delete then.
Oh wait I can’t because that option doesn’t even exist anymore?
I strongly suggest you have a huge warning on the homepage that says:
“WARNING YOU NEED DISCORD TO PLAY THIS GAME”
“THIS IS NOW A DISCORD ONLY GAME”
PS - If your from China tough shit you just can’t play at all because you can’t use Discord, so screw you.
I will also point out giving criticism isn’t a crime, especially where its due.
You have made terribly bad choices for this game, choices that go against new or returning players and simply pander for your group of um chums on Discord.
I see IC is now a game of 58 people on Discord, all old friends / all who have played countless rounds of IC / that the current changes have homed the game to be for those 60 people only.
You say I have a lot of criticism? You have earned that. You have taken a game that did have hundreds of players before and smashed it down to a small group of clicky Discord people that you know.
Your changes have made it impossible for new or returning players to start playing.
Sure I find it really strange that this game was recently taken over. I half expected to come back and find thousands of players / mobile players / new units / better map / new spells or ops.
I assumed that with modern day technology someone would have taken this game and made it 100 times better, but honestly what have you done?
Taken away the family forums / killed the guide / made it impossible to delete races / made it impossible to delete from the game.
This has been a game homed perfectly for the 60 players on Discord.
This now not a public game
Basically unless your on Discord and already know the top 60 players you are screwed. It just seem each change has been made to suit the top players.
Top players don’t need a guide… Cool lets get rid of it then.
Top player don’t need a family forum… Cool lets get rid of it then.
Top players don’t need to delete a race from their list… Cool lets get rid of it then.
Top player won’t delete from the game… Cool lets get rid of it then.
Pander, pander, pander to the top 60 people with 0% thought for new players.
You say I give criticism.
I say after all your changes you have turned it into a 3 man family with 0% family forum.
You call that a success do you?
With all the modern day technology at your fingertips and you call this a success?
Where are the new players? Oh yeah obviously there are NONE because there is no guide / no family forum / not even an explanation on how to play the game.
Guess I expected HUGE CHANGES by now.
I fully expected that by now getting new players would be the main goal, but really it seems the only goal is to pander to the top players and make it better for them.
For the record every time I have played IC I have donated which is more than I can say for some people. Think I have had VIP on virtually every round I have ever played, the last time I paid for VIP I had to contact a MOD just to make it do anything.
But sure I have always donated, on this account and my old one.
The criticism is well given! You have taken a good game and made it cater for only the top 60 players, all your mates on Discord.
Sure that is sad, certainly not the future I had expected.
But no problems I’ll just not play or donate.
Keep your 60 player bum chum Discord list.
However please do me one favour and please add to the homepage.
“YOU CAN ONLY PLAY IF YOU USE DISCORD”
“THIS IS NOW A DISCORD GAME”
If you do that then at least your warning people.