My Semi Annual yawn.

    Will potatoes grow on Venus?

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    Edymnion

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    People will come, but they will mostly be new players, not returning ones.
    Which will be good. Fresh blood that doesn't complain about "Why, back in my day...".

    I think we'll see a lot of cool new stuff once the advertising starts, we get some fresh blood, and they aren't saddled with the baggage of how "it used to be" controlling how they build things.
     
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    Which will be good. Fresh blood that doesn't complain about "Why, back in my day...".

    I think we'll see a lot of cool new stuff once the advertising starts, we get some fresh blood, and they aren't saddled with the baggage of how "it used to be" controlling how they build things.
    This is the equivalent of putting on blinders, suppressing criticism is not a good way to get a better product
     

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    This is the equivalent of putting on blinders, suppressing criticism is not a good way to get a better product
    Nor is saying "IS IT DONE YET IS IT DONE YET IS IT DONE YET WHEN WILL WE GET MOAR" over and over again when the devs have said it's in progress.
     

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    I don't see how new players' criticism would vary from old ones if issues are still present.
    Precisely.

    And the new people are more likely to bring a fresh view to the table to figure out a real way to fix the underlying issue, instead of just yelling "Make it the way it used to be!" over and over again.

    It changed, its not changing back. New people will accept that this is the way it is and help improve it. The old guard mostly is still whining about the fact it was changed in the first place.
     

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    That is, IF there will be new players. Our genre is a niche, and you can be sure that the people who tried this game once and left right away (mostly the huge post-steam-release wave), will not be coming back.
     

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    That is, IF there will be new players. Our genre is a niche, and you can be sure that the people who tried this game once and left right away (mostly the huge post-steam-release wave), will not be coming back.
    Even that is not a given.
     

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    As soon as the universe update goes out Schine needs to get StarMade back on the front of the steam store. The game desperately needs this to happen. Go into the multiplayer server list and you'll see what I mean. The game is dead and Schine needs to pull off a miracle. Even if the Universe update is REALLY good, they still need to be able to keep a fast development pace to maintain and expand the playerbase. I highly suggest Schema start looking to recruit more people for Schine. I hate to say this, but an update every 8-10 months is not enough to sustain a playerbase.

    I believe that Schine can still pull off a turnaround, but they need to do it fast.
     
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    As soon as the universe update goes out Schine needs to get StarMade back on the front of the steam store. The game desperately needs this to happen. Go into the multiplayer server list and you'll see what I mean. The game is dead and Schine needs to pull off a miracle. Even if the Universe update is REALLY good, they still need to be able to keep a fast development pace to maintain and expand the playerbase. I highly suggest Schema start looking to recruit more people for Schine. I hate to say this, but an update every 8-10 months is not enough to sustain a playerbase.

    I believe that Schine can still pull off a turnaround, but they need to do it fast.
    Agreed 100%.
     

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    As soon as the universe update goes out Schine needs to get StarMade back on the front of the steam store. The game desperately needs this to happen.
    They've already flat said this is happening. That Steam gives them so many free "bump your game back to the front page" tokens, and that they have used none of them to date because they actively DID NOT WANT an influx of players.

    Remember folks, we are still in alpha. As in, most games are still closed off at this point.

    Don't sweat over player numbers. They are not important right now. Long as they keep enough players for basic testing, they're fine.
     
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    They've already flat said this is happening. That Steam gives them so many free "bump your game back to the front page" tokens, and that they have used none of them to date because they actively DID NOT WANT an influx of players.

    Remember folks, we are still in alpha. As in, most games are still closed off at this point.

    Don't sweat over player numbers. They are not important right now. Long as they keep enough players for basic testing, they're fine.
    That is a Given. But, yes.
     

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    Which will be good. Fresh blood that doesn't complain about "Why, back in my day...".

    I think we'll see a lot of cool new stuff once the advertising starts, we get some fresh blood, and they aren't saddled with the baggage of how "it used to be" controlling how they build things.
    Not the only thing controlling how we build things, heh. New players will figure out the same things as old players; it'll just take them a bit longer...
     
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    Not the only thing controlling how we build things, heh. New players will figure out the same things as old players; it'll just take them a bit longer...
    Maybe. You might not be giving the kids enough credit. ;)
     
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    As soon as the universe update goes out Schine needs to get StarMade back on the front of the steam store. The game desperately needs this to happen. Go into the multiplayer server list and you'll see what I mean. The game is dead and Schine needs to pull off a miracle. Even if the Universe update is REALLY good, they still need to be able to keep a fast development pace to maintain and expand the playerbase. I highly suggest Schema start looking to recruit more people for Schine. I hate to say this, but an update every 8-10 months is not enough to sustain a playerbase.

    I believe that Schine can still pull off a turnaround, but they need to do it fast.
    Pretty sure other people have touched on this, but I'll bite: why?
    Why do they need players?
     

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    Pretty sure other people have touched on this, but I'll bite: why?
    Why do they need players?
    Generally more people playing means ... more people playing. Some folks like to not be the only one on the server. It's hard to feel a community when it's only one.
     

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    Generally more people playing means ... more people playing. Some folks like to not be the only one on the server. It's hard to feel a community when it's only one.
    Yeah, but having a community and a running game isn't really essential at this stage as long as they haven't run out of whatever tiny amount of money they need to run development. They're still developing the game, and in equivalent phases in other games there are usually small closed alphas or no community availability at all.