The Reason I Lurk

Discussion in 'General' started by decemberscalm, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. decemberscalm

    decemberscalm Member

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    Please, post the reason you lurk if you do, and if not you might as well say why. This is input for what turns people off from consistently playing empires like you used to.

    For me, I find the infantry combat rather dull. What would really get me hooked would be the 16x sized gameplay where coordination is really going to be required. *prays for the episode 2 code to be pure awsome for the mod*
    If a server is on the map escort or any other such infantry based maps, count me out till the infantry fights are fun for more than a few rounds.

    What keeps me playing games every now and than still when I have free time is the epicness of two armys buildups, and the actual participation of some of the amazing sieges and tank battles that rage over the maps you'd see in an RTS. This is hugely becuase of Duststorm, the best open warfare map. Unlike other maps, there isn't two fronts, just open field which makes the conflicts much more RTS like and fluid. Emp_Island, I hate and love. It really frustrates gameplay, and makes a bad commander, an even worse commander, but fun all the same. Emp_Money, whats not to love ^_^.

    I felt I needed to contribute my 2.0 overall thoughts, as I havn't been participating in as much Empires as I want to. We all know this mod is gold.
     
  2. Vader6

    Vader6 Member

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    The reason I only play Empires maybe once a week tops is because of several factors, which I will list here.

    1:When I have time to play, Mittoes server is the only one significantly populated. Small playercount empires servers don't appeal to me. (I got sick of it back in the earlier versions.)

    2: The Mittoes Server, being my only real choice under my criteria, lacks any real teamwork. I know why it does and such, I just wish there was a popular public server where things like squad participation was mandatory and enforced.

    3: The same maps over and over and over, and over. In NS there is a thriving (If you want to call it that) community of custom mappers cranking out new stuff every once and a while. I'll admit I've played Emp_MidBridge (I think that's the name) and I think it's better than any of the official Empires maps, but it's only one example.
     
  3. Pope_Homeless_XIII

    Pope_Homeless_XIII Member

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    Custom maps, not enough of them (Or rather no one plays them).
     
  4. Sonata Arctica

    Sonata Arctica Member

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    Um.. vader, please return to present times :]. The populated servers are now Training Server and KM. Mittoes is popualted by 7 people, almost all of them are assholes.
     
  5. -Mayama-

    -Mayama- MANLY MAN BITCH

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    I cant understand all that "oh no players whinning", most time i start empires
    theres a full populated server with 40 slots and a half/full 30 slot server...
     
  6. Lollum

    Lollum Tester++

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    I just have to think about the time when 2.0 got released. Everyday at least 20 full servers. :|
    Playercount rapidly decreases.
     
  7. Slithzerikai

    Slithzerikai I for one am glad the NF SMG 3 is gone

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    Empires can't really be successful since the average internet user is hyperactive and retarded, so they want to bunnyhop and kill 1337 m-fuckers and score 1 gabillaijion kills. Empires is a serious game, can't do shit without some strategy and you know, thought. And all the Halo rejects think it sux. But this is a good thing though, it keeps the intelligence level pretty over-average.
     
  8. -Mayama-

    -Mayama- MANLY MAN BITCH

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    We should advertise empires more in the "alternative" sector of the gaming
    scene. I think most of them think that empires is another battlefield clone.
     
  9. KILLX

    KILLX Banned

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    It's understandable, since it started as a BF mod. Just show them how much more awesome it is.
     
  10. Dragoon

    Dragoon Member

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    Haha, Lmao :D :p :headshot:
    This sentence will make me laugh all the day long
     
  11. communism

    communism poof

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  12. Chris0132'

    Chris0132' Developer

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    Not enough cinematics and I don't like tank combat very much, I prefer infantry.

    Also I don't usually play games I map for.
     
  13. Silk

    Silk Mapper

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    - not enough (good) maps ==> i'm afraid i got bored of the current good maps, and no new maps have given me the pleasure i had when i played canyon the first time
    - i really got tired of squadleaders with 60 squadpoints either not listening to 15 people yelling at him to use it or rejoin, or just being dumb

    Seriously that's about it. These two simple things alone were able to reduce my empires play time from 20+ hours/week to about 4 hours/week.

    The reason i still play it from time to time is because of everything else, since it's still the best game out there. But the best gameplay in the same map over and over and over again can still get frustrating
     
  14. Mr. Weedy

    Mr. Weedy I will report bugs on the bug tracker

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    Pope and Vader. There are a lot of custom maps. A lot.

    But no one plays them or even uploads them on their servers.
     
  15. -Mayama-

    -Mayama- MANLY MAN BITCH

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    The reason no one plays the new map is because most people are to lazy/stupid
    to try new things.
     
  16. LordDz

    LordDz Capitan Rainbow Flowers

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    Yepp. They see a downloading bar: OH NOES! I can either read something, or quit and play CSS. Guess why CSS got so many players.
     
  17. Mr. Weedy

    Mr. Weedy I will report bugs on the bug tracker

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    And that's a shame.

    Because I keep coming back to Zombie Master because it has so many new custom maps all the time. Otherwise I would quit playing it a loooooooooooong time ago.

    Empires has some nice new custom maps too but no one cares to download them or put on their server.
     
  18. LordDz

    LordDz Capitan Rainbow Flowers

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    Yea, like those snow maps and all..

    KM , if you see this, upload new maps! It might actually bring you new players.
     
  19. petemyster

    petemyster Member

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    yeah that's because they can make a NS map in 1/8 of the time it takes to make a good empires map.
     
  20. dizzyone

    dizzyone I've been drinking, heavily

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    NS has a very well documented map design document, if you want to make an NS themed map you need to follow a lot of rules, second thing is that NS maps have more entities, they are actually more complex to make, as well as having to deal with commander mode that is a full top down view.
     

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