Some Thoughts

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  1. SANCTUM18

    SANCTUM18 Forum-Apprentice

    I dont know if this information will be passed on to the right people but as a user, i still want to share them.

    I have been playing DO since 2009 and as a business student, i can say that this game has started to surpass the maturity cycle and started to decline (meaning losing fresh blood: new customers). DO's only focus has become the loyal customers instead focusing more on the new ones.

    I am currently playing in East America 3, and i have a 19lvl ship with 9 irises. I could say i am the weakest player in that server. I cannot find anyone who is weaker than me. Now what would you tell me if you put new customers who are 5-6 levels against 20-21-22-23-24 level players ? There is no way those people are going to enjoy the game if they cannot find players like themselves. There are 90 million accounts registered in your system. Where the hell are they ? They cannot be playing hide and seek in the galaxy.

    What i am trying to say is, DO should focus more on their marketting techniques such as; surveys, and to find out what people actually want and then improve the game. I know, these kind of technical improvements are expensive for every business and time consuming, but they are mandatory. Let them have the power. Your facebook accunt is a great way to see that.

    1. 70-80% of the people want the server merges. DO THAT!

    2. 20-30% of them wants the bugs to be fixed. FIX THAT!

    People want to have fun when they play video games. They would rather have a enjoyable experience than a new pet design to buy for 20-30$. By doing that, you are ignoring the valuable information the customers are providing you with for free ! And you let them down over and over again. Have priorities. Thats it.
     
  2. batata

    batata Junior Expert


    "Now what would you tell me if you put new customers who are 5-6 levels against 20-21-22-23-24 level players ? There is no way those people are going to enjoy the game if they cannot find players like themselves"

    Good point, very good point: balanced battles are fun, sub-fe vs ufe not much.

    "What i am trying to say is, DO should focus more on their marketting techniques"

    Well that wount work if the retencion rate is ~5% like now.

    "find out what people actually want and then improve the game"

    Speaking for myself (and like 90% of former DO players) the greatest thing they could do was open an old school server with pre-bio gear and high def old client graphics.

    "20-30% of them wants the bugs to be fixed. FIX THAT!"

    Lol just 30%? :D
     
  3. Solid_Eye

    Solid_Eye User Team Darkorbit

    Hello,

    Just saying, but they did run surveys last year and prioritized some features etc as a result of that.
    & they're already working on server merge.

    Not saying it's all sunshine & rainbows, but they have done some of that, and are doing some of that, already - that's all.

    Regards,
     
  4. neoonoma

    neoonoma Forum Connoisseur

    1)Personally i highly dislike 2d and by pre-bio gear you mean only lf2?Still no,with lf3 only the game is good.
    2)Pretty much everyone want the bugs fixed.
     
  5. batata

    batata Junior Expert

    Erm lf3 as been here since the beginning soo... (Also what is the problem with lf2 only game?)

    How can u like that cartonish plastic loking ships more then the adult like 2d ????? :D But anyway i was talking about 3d (sharp) models of the old client, that would be pretty much op looks :rolleyes:.
     
    Last edited: May 20, 2017 at 1:45 PM
  6. neoonoma

    neoonoma Forum Connoisseur

    1)It's my opinion but strafing at 2d is weird and shooting lasers doesn't seem realistic,i also don't like the bubble shields.
    2)Don't we already have the Goliath-X?
     
  7. batata

    batata Junior Expert

    Funny u say that cos must people hate 3d bubble and that is 1 of the reasons they play 2d.

    Goliath x ? o_O Erm... nope. (Also goliath k2 is the only ship i like better then the old client version:D ) All other ships (and aliens) loked way better in old client.
     
  8. =Aspazja=

    =Aspazja= Forum-Greenhorn

    SANCTUM18
    Wake up :)
    This game is dying. I also play in DO since 2009 - serwer PL / ( 20 lvl all - 10 - drones 16 lvl,Research Points used: 46/50.
    DarkOrbit is an outdated technology, 3D is ridiculous. For many years, competitors have created better games. The company no longer invests in the game. Ddos attacks, scammers, weak servers. They will not fix everything. Business is business after all these years, count only for profit. They do not invest in new technologies.
     
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  9. JosephineEarp

    JosephineEarp Advanced

    SANCTUM18 said:
    I dont know if this information will be passed on to the right people but as a user, i still want to share them.

    I have been playing DO since 2009 and as a business student, i can say that this game has started to surpass the maturity cycle and started to decline (meaning losing fresh blood: new customers). DO's only focus has become the loyal customers instead focusing more on the new ones.

    ****Umm, I beg to differ. As a "loyal player" of more than 10 years, I can assure you that your assumption is incorrect. I started this game in a phoenix (pnut), no lasers, no ammo, no ability to craft anything. I spent months building a ship that can now be crafted in assembly. I was not given a liberator, lf-3s or anything else. Quests were necessary to get where you needed to get to have any hop of surviving. So, I must disagree with your assertation. ****

    I am currently playing in East America 3, and i have a 19lvl ship with 9 irises. I could say i am the weakest player in that server. I cannot find anyone who is weaker than me. Now what would you tell me if you put new customers who are 5-6 levels against 20-21-22-23-24 level players ? There is no way those people are going to enjoy the game if they cannot find players like themselves. There are 90 million accounts registered in your system. Where the hell are they ? They cannot be playing hide and seek in the galaxy.

    ****I was one of those. I would see a goli and run to the nearest port. I worked hard and boxed and did quests and built my ship into one of those level 22 players. ****

    What i am trying to say is, DO should focus more on their marketting techniques such as; surveys, and to find out what people actually want and then improve the game. I know, these kind of technical improvements are expensive for every business and time consuming, but they are mandatory. Let them have the power. Your facebook accunt is a great way to see that.

    ****Correct me if I'm wrong, any seasoned players out there, but, they have and continue to do the surveys you are talking about. ****

    1. 70-80% of the people want the server merges. DO THAT!

    Do you have any empirical data to support this claim?

    2. 20-30% of them wants the bugs to be fixed. FIX THAT!

    ****I think that percentage is much higher than 20-30%. Any paying player on this game wants the bugs to be fixed. The only ones that don't are those that may be exploiting the bugs.****

    People want to have fun when they play video games. They would rather have a enjoyable experience than a new pet design to buy for 20-30$. By doing that, you are ignoring the valuable information the customers are providing you with for free ! And you let them down over and over again. Have priorities. Thats it.​
     
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  10. SANCTUM18

    SANCTUM18 Forum-Apprentice

    I actually got those percentages from somewhere i saw. From what i see and experience, DO is just getting old and not a lot of players are active to make it fun. I am one of those players and i used to play everyday. But now, i dont even feel the need to catch up with anything and play because there is no one else in the game. There are some players in x-6 maps that are cubing 24/7 and are colonels or generals ..
     

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