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SandyT

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The State of the Game Posted: Jul 16, 2009 6:11 PM
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I'm not in chat at all these days, and I tend to play in big batches once every few weeks rather than being around for an hour or two each day. So I'm not very tuned in to how the Larkinor community is doing. Having said that, it does look as though the community has dwindled down to almost nothing. I get the impression there are maybe two dozen regular players these days. Is there any truth to that?

I'd like to hear from the people who ENJOY the game and are STILL PLAYING. The opinions of those who dislike the game or have already left don't really interest me on this topic.

Sandy


mage_basher

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 16, 2009 7:38 PM
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Two accounts - regular playing. Personally although chat is a bit quieter than normal, this may have been merely to avoid a player who FoD are unable to get rid of.

The toplists are ever shrinking though.

Misko

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Registered: Jan, 2008

Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 17, 2009 4:54 AM
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Two subscribed accounts. Playing every day, if time allows me. My impression is that there is definitelly less players in chat, maybe slightly less players in game compared to last year.

lilgyp

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 17, 2009 5:59 AM
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Two subbed accounts, and playing every day. No intention of being run out, either. But yes, chat is quieter these days.....

dhargaman

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 17, 2009 3:10 PM
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Well, I still have my 1 subbed account and try to keep my 3 chars clicks whittled down. I still enjoy the game and try to play a little bit each day.

As far as ppl leaving, seems as though real life has intruded a bit, at least for some of the regulars in chat. Also, my feeling is that a large number of casual players have left out of boredom. (Larki isn't as 'exciting' as other MMORPG's) As far as serious players leaving and shrinking the top lists, I think it all comes back to the lack of updates/new content from FOD. When TA opened up, seemed like an improvement, but then it just turned into a major grind, especially since the reinforcements started moving around. I know other RPG's I have played have holiday events, contests, and other special things from time to time to keep things fresh and reward their continuing players. Anything we have like that in Larki seem to be initiated and run by the players themselves. Nothing wrong with players helping move the game along, but it would be nice if the owners that we pay to run the game would show a bit more involvement than they currently are.

Just my 2.5 cents worth!

dhargaman

EasyGoing

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 17, 2009 4:26 PM
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I have three accounts and play whenever I can. Still enjoying the game, if I may say that - been playing 'seriously' for a bit more than a year and a half now.

In that period I've never seen more than 38 players logged in at the same time, even during the rejuvenation when clans were introduced. So things have been like this for some time.

Larkinor is essentially a MUD, can hardly be called a MMORPG. Veterans notwithstanding, what it needs is a reasonably constant influx of new players, and for those it may be appealing - with all the missions available to beginners, the total game universe is sizeable. Why is it not happening - I think it is because nobody knows about it. I have yet to see a link to it on other than native site and there are hardly any reviews on gaming portals.

Maybe robbers could testify whether the things are really slowing down.

chia1781

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 17, 2009 5:13 PM
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I certainly don't play as much as I would like anymore, but that has to do with the real world, shift in lifestyle and priorities over the past year. That said, I still enjoy the game, as evidenced by several thousand clicks and several billion exp on my main char this week. The lack of updates is what still gets me after I can't even remember how many years now.

~Boo

csjef1

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Registered: Jan, 2009

Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 18, 2009 12:49 AM
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I played Larki for a year and a half about five years ago. I quit then because it just got monotonous. I restarted around Christmas and got a subscription this time. But I'm starting to grow a little bored again. I still log on once or twice a week but there has been a little less motivation of late.
I think Dhargaman makes an excellent point about shaking things up a little. My first time in Larki they had recently done whatever it was that awarded the diamond shovel. Something like that occasionally would be nice. And a little more advertizing effort from FOD wouldn't hurt to bring new people in.
Once you get through most or all of the missions the game just runs out of things to play for. And for those who go to TA the size of the task is so vast I think some people find it overwhelming.
I still go to TA, but more out of a sense of duty to my clan than from any real interest in it.
As far as chat, I rarely ever went in it, but the last few times I didi I was either the only one in there, or there was 1 other person and any attempts to start a conversation were ignored.

Mombassa

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 18, 2009 8:18 AM
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I'm still really enjoying the game, although the splatting does get rather lonely and tedious sometimes.

I've also only been playing seriously for about 2 years, so I don't really have the fatigue yet. Clans have been great, and the reinforcements do make things interesting, but I can also see how those who've been playing for 5+ years could get a little bored.

I am making more of an effort to get into chat though, but often there aren't any people in, although it's probably a combination of fewer players, and my time zone.

poof masta floof

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Registered: Aug, 2006

Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 22, 2009 3:07 PM
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I play the game whenever I'm not working on something of more importance or on vacation. I started the game about 3 years ago, but have only played seriously and got into the game about a year ago. I haven't subbed because i don't even have enough time to get through all the clicks of four of my characters.

The top list has gone down to a bare minimum. My goal was always to get on the top 100 conquest which took about 12000. Now it's only 3000 which is SAD! Having said that, my motivation is slowly wearing down, but I still want to be here when the TA is cleared and that is my new goal!

-PMF

Misko

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Registered: Jan, 2008

Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 22, 2009 3:58 PM
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Make it top 10 and your motivatio will be back.

TylerUK

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jul 26, 2009 8:55 PM
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>As far as serious players leaving and shrinking the top lists, I think it all comes back to the lack of updates/new content from FOD. When TA opened up, seemed like an improvement, but then it just turned into a major grind, especially since the reinforcements started moving around. I know other RPG's I have played have holiday events, contests, and other special things from time to time to keep things fresh and reward their continuing players.

Bingo.

elementworld

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Registered: Aug, 2008

Re: The State of the Game Posted: Aug 4, 2009 4:20 PM
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I am also a serious player but newer then most in here. No matter how long i am on i always go into chat. Chat has not moved much since ive got here but as i here from most it is much lower. And from the people that are on are the same. I play as often as i can.

Thomast

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Registered: Jul, 2004

Re: The State of the Game Posted: Aug 6, 2009 12:31 PM
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I went to chat last night and there were more people in chat than I could say "hi" to name by name. Maybe it's coming back?

malikar

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Registered: Mar, 2004

Re: The State of the Game Posted: Aug 7, 2009 6:13 AM
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Mmmm... I now only stop in to play once in a great while-- to echo the others, without new features, the game has gotten downright boring. The only fun parts for me are to try to get to the top of various odd toplists such as clone's won battles (-invincible-) or famepoints (Ma1ikar). Does anyone have any idea on the actual numbers that play daily today vs. a couple years ago?

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