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pash2101

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Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

Hey,

whenever I make a suggestion in game (e.g asking for a few automated puzzle competitions because the game is empty & pillaging is boring) the oceanmasters tell me to post it in the Game Design Forums.

Does anything actually get read or even implemented around here? The last patch had to be ages ago. (Vampires dont count, they contribute nothing)

Its actually bizarre at how little they do to make this game enjoyable.

It really feels like all you can do is play poker or puzzle in a cade. Half of the leaderboard is either botted or alt bashed and the game tables are dead.
Pillaging is not immersive at all, but rather a solo puzzle grind with the occasional chat & battle thats not challenging at all.
SMHs are slightly better, but take an eternity to fill with crap payouts given the time investment (but its the journey that counts, not the destination! /s)

Could the staff please post a roadmap about upcoming changes?

It cant be that hard to implement a few changes. They seem to know the entire color palette by heart.

Its 2021, god damn it.
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RonenOsden

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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

There is no future for the game.
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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

They do read, Oceanmasters have nothing to do with developments of the game, thats all with Crabbythekid. Just some ideas have been posted over and over and over again (skilledswabbieslul).
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pash2101

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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

 
They do read, Oceanmasters have nothing to do with developments of the game, thats all with Crabbythekid. Just some ideas have been posted over and over and over again (skilledswabbieslul).


Why would they have nothing to do with the development of the game? That sounds like a careless excuse.
They have been a part of YPP for more than a decade now, it should be within their interest that this game does well and that issues get forwarded.
Absolutely pathetic to point fingers at a different "department" when the community has reportedly been crying for help and change for years. Oceanmasters, the least you can do is to communicate with the developers.

Please start caring :(
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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

They read them, link to a prior time it had been suggested, and then do absolutely nothing.
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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

I really don't think it matters if the OM's read these forums or not. The reality is that absolutely nothing will get implemented, and if it does, it'll be implemented so slowly that it doesn't matter.

The current developer (Crabbythekid) seems to be on a 20 hrs/week contract according to this post. There's only so much progress you can make with one developer on a low amount of hours, not to mention he's completely new and has to get up to speed with a huge codebase from scratch. I expect we won't see anything significant unless they hire more developers with a higher amount of working hours. It looks like Forculus has mysteriously disappeared, at least he hasn't logged on since February on Emerald, so I guess he's left (?)

It's unlikely that 20 hrs/week is spent purely on coding up new features either. There's likely some maintenance and administration tasks required to keep the game running smoothly. When you add that all up, you're probably spending a pretty miserable amount of time actually designing and implementing new features. N.B. I'm mostly guessing here and the reality could be different, so an OM can feel free to step in and correct me if they want.
 
There is no future for the game.

Basically, this. Sadge
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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

You all sound like the NPPs that whine about not being able to find a station, save for Scottays.

This entire thread belongs in global Parley at a minimum, though DJL is the more accurate location.
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pash2101

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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

 
You all sound like the NPPs that whine about not being able to find a station, save for Scottays.

This entire thread belongs in global Parley at a minimum, though DJL is the more accurate location.


Why do you always sound like a condescending sad invididual who thinks his opinion matters the most and should be heard everywhere (even on an arguably dead forum) ?

You would be absolutely delusional to think that you are "someone" or in the position to derail another thread. Stop it and reflect on yourself, its actually disgusting how entitled you act.

This thread is about the oceanmasters and Game Design, not you.

Let us be sad and discuss the state of the game. Its "good" to hear that other people feel the same way.
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Freethefrail



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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

 
You all sound like the NPPs that whine about not being able to find a station, save for Scottays.

This entire thread belongs in global Parley at a minimum, though DJL is the more accurate location.


Yeah, because we all care where a thread belongs in a forum that gets 10 posts in a good year... /s
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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

 
 
You all sound like the NPPs that whine about not being able to find a station, save for Scottays.

This entire thread belongs in global Parley at a minimum, though DJL is the more accurate location.


Why do you always sound like a condescending sad invididual who thinks his opinion matters the most and should be heard everywhere (even on an arguably dead forum) ?

You would be absolutely delusional to think that you are "someone" or in the position to derail another thread. Stop it and reflect on yourself, its actually disgusting how entitled you act.

This thread is about the oceanmasters and Game Design, not you.

Let us be sad and discuss the state of the game. Its "good" to hear that other people feel the same way.

There is a difference between a discussion and whining. This isn't a discussion.

If you think I'm acting in an entitled manner, I recommend you take an open and objective look at how you've presented yourself in this thread. Because entitled easily applies to your behavior. If you don't like how a business operates, you simply stop funding them. You don't continuously cry about being ignored.

If you feel you have the right to post pointless threads, then I feel I have the right to comment on how absurd these threads are.
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pash2101

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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

 
 
 
You all sound like the NPPs that whine about not being able to find a station, save for Scottays.

This entire thread belongs in global Parley at a minimum, though DJL is the more accurate location.


Why do you always sound like a condescending sad invididual who thinks his opinion matters the most and should be heard everywhere (even on an arguably dead forum) ?

You would be absolutely delusional to think that you are "someone" or in the position to derail another thread. Stop it and reflect on yourself, its actually disgusting how entitled you act.

This thread is about the oceanmasters and Game Design, not you.

Let us be sad and discuss the state of the game. Its "good" to hear that other people feel the same way.

There is a difference between a discussion and whining. This isn't a discussion.

If you think I'm acting in an entitled manner, I recommend you take an open and objective look at how you've presented yourself in this thread. Because entitled easily applies to your behavior. If you don't like how a business operates, you simply stop funding them. You don't continuously cry about being ignored.

If you feel you have the right to post pointless threads, then I feel I have the right to comment on how absurd these threads are.


Proved my point about your delusional state. Astonishing strawman arguments, keep it up old and lonely man. You don't matter, neither in game or in real life :)
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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?


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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

 
They do read, Oceanmasters have nothing to do with developments of the game

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Re: Do oceanmasters read the Game Design forums?

Ocean Masters are not developers, they are customer support. They cannot make changes to the game. Pirates are directed to this forum to post about a game design issue for developers to see because they read this forum and have the ability to make changes.

Because this thread doesn't contain any information related to game development, I'm going to go ahead and lock it.
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