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Posted by Squashbuckle at May 12, 2009 12:04:57 PM
Re: Conference of the Monarch (Thoughts)
The people invited to a monarch's conference are already winning the game. Most players are not winning the game, but are doing their best to get to that level in some way. When OOO last held a conference, it was those mid-level players, described as "whiney" by Bridalgirl, who were rightfully put off by the whole thing. Why would the average player expect the typical monarch to advocate for their needs? Their needs (a chance to rise to the top) are directly in conflict with a monarch's goals (the desire to stay on top).

When a game company polls the winners for ideas, it effectively sends the message that they plan to keep those same people at the top of the leaderboard. That's a nasty message to send to the vast majority of players.

 
'Hey, we are so interested in what the winners are thinking and what they think the game needs that we're gonna drop several hours of staff time and a grand or so on a bunch of telecons to find out what we might've been overlooking to make the game better for the people already on top'


That's how it read to a lot of people.
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