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The State of the Game
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TylerUK

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Aug 8, 2009 3:18 AM
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I can guarantee you the amount of people that played daily circa 2006 was far larger than the handful that play regularly today.

Thomast

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Aug 8, 2009 3:09 PM
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Of course FOD would never listen to me, but I think they should combine larki membership with membership to their other games. That would keep more veteran players around after they don't want to play larkinor all the time anymore.

Sgt. Slim

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Sep 22, 2009 1:33 AM
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well after a very long absence I have returned. I resubbed again a little older calmer and not quite who i was before I play off and on A few thousand clicks at a time then pause but it is nice to be back

NicramDuel

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 9, 2009 5:22 PM
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An interesting, and IMHO very useful topic on scanning the community. Nice move, Sandy! And, before I say even a word more, I would like to say a huge thank you in the name of any and all larkinorean players for maintaining your position as the backbone and fundamental element of this fragile community. If it weren't for your organising and dedication (larkiguide may be the most visible aspect, but by far not the only one), there would be even less players left.

I have only very recently returned, after a year and a half of total abscentness. Appearantly, my arrival was just in the nick of time, in terms of character survival. Despite losing, among others, all 100 of my market chars on 25 accounts, and a couple of other secondary-purpose-accs...the core of my fleet: two accounts giving home to my flagship characters and diggers are still intact.

It took a couple of days before I even dared to post on the forum, and a bit longer still to be certain of my intentions as a returning player. Now, realising that this is not a nostalgic occurance, but rather a serious and motivated choice, I dare say: I'm back.

There were two reasons for my "vanishing act overnight", a year and a half ago. One of these is a specific matter of discontent that I would not like to discuss in public (but nonetheless and naturally bound closely to the game). The other reason however was being recruited to another game by a former larkinorean citizen. In a not-too-long period, I left that game (which turned out to be nothing more than a money-hungry-crazy of the creator company), only to move on to WOW. Now, I know it is against FOD regulations to advertize other online games, but I dared to state the name because of the very reason that I do _NOT_ intend to advertize it. Shortly, after nearly a year of constant gameplay, I simply got bored of it, and kept realizing ever-more that despite so many good features of it, it was missing a few things. Characters there are all results of mindless droid-levelling, and even if you hit the highest level, you can keep doing most of your routine actions while nearly(or actually) sleeping. It just got boring.

Here, there's a huge difference. To make a truely good character you need (probably) years of experience, exploration, research and constant focus. Even in the most routine actions such as splatting: if you daze off for a moment: you die. Miscalculate the damage of your opponent's second-to-last hit: you die. Accidentally not clicking on a regenerating option and entering battle: you die. I really missed the sensation of actually using your brain(remnants) while playing, and the whole atmosphere of the game.

All in all, I know ther are only few that return after such long leaves, but I am certainly one of them. And as far as I could see just in the past few days of my reactivated clicking, quite a few Veterans have raked up their weapons...shields...crowbars(wb C)...etc for some rekindled action on the field. It is good to be back.

lilgyp

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 9, 2009 11:22 PM
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Welcome back! It is so very good to have you return!

BEAVIS69

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 10, 2009 12:45 AM
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Characters there are all results of mindless droid-levelling.

Ummm, you said you had diggers, didn't you?

Welcome back!

-B

Mombassa

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 10, 2009 9:05 AM
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Welcome back!

If you feel like splatting (a little less mindless than digging ) you're welcome to join the latest splatting competition, we need all the help we can get!

NicramDuel

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 11, 2009 2:53 AM
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Thank you all for the welcoming! It really feels good!

Beavis: ummm, errr..actually...the way it waaaaaas...uhh...x"DDD Okay, I confess x"DDD

Mombassa: sounds great! I just got my other mage out today to revize the slow-hitter tactics a bit. She still has quite some clicks on her, and as for me, I've got a lot of time up my sleeve I'll need a few hours of sleep first, and a bit of research on what exactly this new splatting game is, but as soon as I have adequate information, I'll kick on those dusty afterburners


jessito

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 12, 2009 12:07 PM
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nick really good to see you again
been so long
miss you all

NicramDuel

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 13, 2009 11:20 AM
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Heyas Jess! Long time! I haven't seen you around until this post-I was worried you were gone...

And I'm serious...

There were quite a few Vets I expected to see in chat, but I realized that things changed for others too, not just me in their lives...Chat's as empty as a Zeus-temple nowadays lol... How are you?

jessito

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 15, 2009 11:43 PM
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I ve been good,very busy studying as my exams are soon:s
And i know how you feel I havent played much as theres no one to chat with and its what made the game for me mostly!
But you comming back is a good start of the larki revival
Good to see you

will day

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Registered: Apr, 2005

Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 16, 2009 12:57 PM
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Hi guys

I've played this game in stages over the years, breaks here and there when it became to monotonous and repetitive.

I came back for a few months in the past year and found that even the introduction of clans didn't boost player numbers to the levels of several years ago, maybe due to the lack of regular updates and interest FOD have in the game?

If I could, I would play regularly, but uni means that I don't have the time, it is however the holidays now! So you may see me around

NicramDuel

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 16, 2009 6:37 PM
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Good to hear all's going well, Jess - and I wish you the best of luck with the exams! This winter, in my case, is the first occasion in the past 5 years that I'm free of studies - Uni was completed during summer - finally, lol. Now I moved to the capital and life's going well for us, lol Hope to see you around soon! Indeed, I too am looking forward to many players, old and new, to start or recommence action

Will, good to see you back too! I personally think it was a major incentive of FOD what happened here. The only problem was the echo - too few players were around at the time being to spread the word and summon the vets back to arms or use the arisen opportunities to recruit a few potential big guns:S But only time can tell...
As for game advancement measures, I plan on contacting FOD soon with a proposal, but I still consider my return far to fresh to make any viable suggestion. I'll do my best, though. Get a few-10k clicks more into the database, be around for another few weeks on a stable basis, and the time will come. Until then, let's dust off those old chars and check if their afterburners can roar up again!

TitanCannon4

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Dec 17, 2009 7:39 AM
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I'm not sure what it was. I mean, I played this game like an addict for the longest. After a while though, it just seemed like it was the same thing, day in, day out. Get online, kill a couple hundred monsters on TA, sign out. That got old fairly fast. I do still pop in every once in a while, though this being my first forum post in close to two years doesn't seem to support that. Something about this game though, the appeal is incredible at first and lasts a long time. When it fades though, it fades fast, as you can tell.

Or that could just be me. Things have a habit of being related only to me.

TylerUK

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Re: The State of the Game Posted: Jan 19, 2010 11:20 AM
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Long time no see, TC.

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