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Offline Jazzza

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Re: Larger Crew Size
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2013, 08:54:45 pm »
I just started playing yesterday, but that was the first thing that came to mind after a few games.

Don't take this the wrong way.. but a lot of people are making very similar suggestions after playing the game for a couple of days.  It would be interesting to know what these same people think after a couple of weeks.  The crew size limit appears daunting to most players at the start, but after a while it's part of the challenge.

This. I'm getting tired of people making suggestions based entirely on their complete lack of experience. Report bugs, sure. But major suggestions relating to the game's content? You need to learn more about the game before you do that. The only people who suggest boarding and other silly things like crew size increases are the ones who've yet to even play for 10 hours.

I'd be careful about that sentiment.  It's frustrating when a game is designed around only a certain subset of the community, experienced or inexperienced.  Rather than bitch about people bringing up those suggestions, it'd be better to make a quick FAQ explaining why those ideas are unpopular and unlikely to ever be implemented.  You won't see those suggestions brought up as often (and when you do you it's just a matter of locking the thread and linking to the FAQ) and you'll still be able to get impressions from those that aren't being drawn into the game 100% for this or that reason.  Different perspectives are useful, y'know?

You get a salute for that.

I've been playing this game since about November/December last year and I still agree with some of the newbie suggestions (but not all, of course).

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Re: Larger Crew Size
« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2013, 03:04:11 pm »
I just started playing yesterday, but that was the first thing that came to mind after a few games.

Don't take this the wrong way.. but a lot of people are making very similar suggestions after playing the game for a couple of days.  It would be interesting to know what these same people think after a couple of weeks.  The crew size limit appears daunting to most players at the start, but after a while it's part of the challenge.

This. I'm getting tired of people making suggestions based entirely on their complete lack of experience. Report bugs, sure. But major suggestions relating to the game's content? You need to learn more about the game before you do that. The only people who suggest boarding and other silly things like crew size increases are the ones who've yet to even play for 10 hours.


Just because I'm new to the game doesn't mean I'm not able to understand why a certain aspect of the game was put in place. 4 players adds in the decision on what to repair when, what gun to man when, as well as how many of each role to bring along at the beginning of the match. That is a pretty simple decision to see. The longer I play this game the more I feel that players like you, those who berate new players, are the real issue. You'll never get new people to play if you keep telling them they're stupid and their ideas are worthless. At least I'm here on the forums giving my input.

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Re: Larger Crew Size
« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2013, 03:51:21 pm »
Suggestions are of course always welcome, even though things like this tend to get suggested a lot. Normally one would advice new people to search for similar threads already established on the forums, but since we've just moved forums, and searching in our old one was quite a mess it gets quite hard for new people to find them. I'll see that as a valid excuse, and it's still good to hear the new players expressions. (This is coming from someone who's been dealing with them quite a lot since we first started up the old forums btw)

As for the actual topic, I probably wouldn't like to see larger/smaller crew sizes for our current ships, but implementing bigger ships is still an interesting idea. Though it might take quite some time and add complications to the currently established game. In that case I'd rather see new ships of the current size.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2013, 03:53:03 pm by Sgt. Spoon »

Offline Dr Addleman

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Re: Larger Crew Size
« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2013, 07:53:39 pm »
Very true, sorry if it had been said before. More ships of the same size would be awesome as well.

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Re: Larger Crew Size
« Reply #34 on: March 06, 2013, 03:00:22 pm »
Just because I'm new to the game doesn't mean I'm not able to understand why a certain aspect of the game was put in place. 4 players adds in the decision on what to repair when, what gun to man when, as well as how many of each role to bring along at the beginning of the match. That is a pretty simple decision to see. The longer I play this game the more I feel that players like you, those who berate new players, are the real issue. You'll never get new people to play if you keep telling them they're stupid and their ideas are worthless. At least I'm here on the forums giving my input.

I completely agree. There are a lot of "experienced" players who are on this high horse who feel that they need to berate and belittle all new comers on their opinions, inexperience, or whatever. I would love if people (In-game/Forums) would show respect to everyone. I'm not saying you have to agree with someones idea, but show some common courtesy and be respectful. Tell them why you don't like the idea. Experienced players make me hate the game sometimes, because I have to deal with you.

« Last Edit: March 06, 2013, 03:01:04 pm by ATeddyBear »

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Re: Larger Crew Size
« Reply #35 on: March 06, 2013, 04:16:29 pm »
Let's get this clear.  There is no problem with anyone making suggestions, but..

"I bought the game yesterday/the day before yesterday/I played it once.. ..I think it would be cool with more crew on each ship because it's crap with only four"   (I paraphrase)

Is someone asking for a major change in the game dynamic before they've had a chance to understand the game.  There is no problem with new players, but new players saying the game is crap after three matches and telling everyone it must be significantly changed to accomodate them may be taken as an offensive comment be people that have been playing it for a couple of months.


.. probably the same type of people that always add salt before tasting.. ..

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Re: Larger Crew Size
« Reply #36 on: March 06, 2013, 04:24:36 pm »
Let's get this clear.  There is no problem with anyone making suggestions, but..

"I bought the game yesterday/the day before yesterday/I played it once.. ..I think it would be cool with more crew on each ship because it's crap with only four"   (I paraphrase)

Is someone asking for a major change in the game dynamic before they've had a chance to understand the game.  There is no problem with new players, but new players saying the game is crap after three matches and telling everyone it must be significantly changed to accomodate them may be taken as an offensive comment be people that have been playing it for a couple of months.


.. probably the same type of people that always add salt before tasting.. ..

I agree entirely. As I've already said, I'm fine with new players making suggestions. What I'm not fine with is when a new player suggests something like larger crew sizes when they haven't even gotten to grips with the game yet. I'm happy with suggestions that people make, unless they're silly. And if you get to know the game first, you'll see that the suggestion is silly.

You wouldn't be able to say that a character in a book is unimportant if you've only read the first ten pages. It' the same thing here.