Okay, so as I said, I also have certain ideas that could help the game grow in popularity.
. It might be not so important but it is definitely something that should be on the to-do list and that is, surprisingly, good promotion of the game. Namely, a new and better trailer since the last one was uploaded 8 years ago. A good idea would be to make a controlled event out of it. You can ask players to prepare those trailers by themselves, using certain keywords or phrases that have to appear in the trailer. Or you can ask players to send you their short clips and add some of them to the trailer (with /uioff of course). The website should be a little bit more updated as well, section with characters explained, maps and weapons shown etc. It would be nice if the game was promoted by some YouTubers/Twitch streamers too, not necessarily very big ones.
. Getting a few partners would be cool, they could upload videos of new items etc., showing the game as something fun to play. The game has got a few modes which are quite unusual (at least for me), f.e. ice hold, wolfhunt etc.so why not make it as a huge advantage? They can be really fun. Personally, I have never seen a game in which you can revive teammates once they die.
. Something else, analogically, would be to organise more events – ones that could make the game more balanced. And I mean.. real events... rewards such as Lucky Boxes or Weapon Boxes are dreadful and I hope you all agree with me.
. Both shops should be changed and I saw that you figured it out by now. Items adjusted, prices adjusted (unless you want to make it easier to get gold/wc).
. I have read that our staff work closely with the developers so let me mention a few things that are pretty annoying and cannot be fixed by publishers (well, I guess):
- gifts: once you exchange an item that is on the Xth page, you are forced to go back to the first page,
- shop & clan: loading screen of the shop and clan search - both take “ages” to load,
- bugged invitations: players are unable to invite others unless they delete the message "Your assistance is requested",
- in-game chat: players cannot delete their messages that they wrote in the in-game chat by just clicking ESC. Don't know about others but when testing, sometimes I found it very irritating because it blocks you for a few seconds until you delete everything manually,
- mixed languages in the English client: I am using the English client of the game and whenever I point something in the game with my mouse I get a description written in French,
- in-game sound: can also be irritating so allowing people to change the volume of commands or groaning of dead characters (separately) would be perfect for players who take sound seriously.
About things in posts written above:
. I agree that changing rank up rewards would be a good thing and I don't say that those things must be super good, however, at some point people ought to be rewarded with 250hp characters. As I was following the discussion on discord and here as well, I have noticed that many people point out that basic characters are just simply not enough to make players enjoy shooting... and dying... Well, among veterans those characters are still fun so removing them is definitely not an option but how about changing the rewards in the tutorial? What if a new account, after completing the tutorial was rewarded with two 250 characters for 14 days (up to 30days)? I guess that would make more sense these days. Those players would have something to start with and later on, getting a 250hp character permanently as a rank reward would motivate them to play more.
. What is more, I like the idea of challenges that are in game (collect certain amount of headshots, sneak attacks etc - btw there is a typo in game... it should not be “snake attack”). Too bad that completing these gives you some poor emblems that are only noticeable for the person who got killed by you (and only for a few seconds - if they do not have instant ressurection during a deathmatch). I would bring those emblems back to the profiles. And I would make new challenges that are fun, f.e. get a certain amount of kills with PI8S.... headshots with C-95 or kar-95...or sneak attacks with Dragon Axe Pro. These could be weekly challenges that f.e. gives you 5 WC boxes or gold boxes.
. As I mentioned Wolf Coins... It would be nice for the players to be able to send gifts that cost WC and not only gold. It should be implemented in the game long time ago.
. And sorry for referring to the website again making my post even more chaotic but daily rewards for logging in should be adjusted to the game’s standards and also listed somewhere on the website, same as for weekly events.
. Last but one is security. All Aeria Games’ profiles should be better protected (some people spend quite a lot of money to be able to play) so things like optional phone number in case of having problems with logging in should be added.
. The last but not least thing would be to change Free Loot Boxes (but first, bringing the free rewards page back to live). It would give players a chance to get something good for a short period of time and maybe encourage them to buy those things in the future if they like it. Of course those would be average things, not too op, something that would allow them to enjoy the game more and come back to the website on a daily basis...Maybe once in 12 hours? I actually prepared a list of 15 things that could be added to this section if anyone is interested. I can also help preparing the new shop and share my ideas of items and prices.
. I did not mention AAH kicking, out of memory errors and hacking software, I guess it is obvious that no matter how good items people get, they will still be discouraged by these three. Like I have said on discord, AAH is very disturbing. It has been here since years and there’s no other way to fight it but to remove it completely and among all the other problems this one should be #1 problem for Softnyx to fix.
. I know it is a lot and not everything is possible but since there is some sort of communication with the developers, it would be nice if they could get to know those ideas. I am always open to talk more about other ideas (yes, that is still not everything) so if I could be of any help, do not hesitate to contact me.