Gameplay Faction formed!


#327

This didn’t help one bit. Megacoins absolutely rule this event. It is no fun. I officially loathe this event. Defenders cause you to lose whatever scant innerfires you might have.
How about incorporating a bonus point ratio for defenders.


#328

I think you need to do some more digging it’s pretty easy to glance around, ask a few questions and nail down a dozen players involved. That will grant a better picture of what the players backgrounds are.


#329

I’m completely happy with this GPF as I had a thread posted about this concept (though it was raw and fluid for a discussion). It would be great if a few things could be released or discussed to help the transition:

  1. What is the scope of work for this group? Will they be used to test future dragons? Will they be used to test upcoming towers? Will they help with just trying to rebalance the current version of the game now?

  2. What is the sample size of this group(I don’t want names or care about listing individuals) and will they fall to @PGCrisis to work with like the CF?

  3. Can this group have a closed thread with a master list of things to be worked on? It would be awesome to look and see what’s being done and a possible completion ETA.

  4. Will there be threads opened for us to give feedback to the GPF on specific topics they will be working on to get feedback for that specific item, and not wait for a release and say we did are finished with dark flak and it will be released which has been the normal and obviously needs changed. @forScience @ShadowsOfBirds @TheRedDelilah @PGCrisis @Arelyna


#330

I have a pretty good idea of who they are… But what does that have to do with my point?


#331

I have no idea what your point is. I’m engaging in a type of fishing.


#332

lol okay then.


#333

Point is whether PG will actually implement what they suggest atleast with changes


#334

There’s no way PG, or any game company, will ever implement exactly what is suggested on the player end.

I would hope that those in this new faction are mindful of what the middle ground will be in there suggestions.

Whatever you suggest to PG, you have to have an idea of where they will go based on your suggestions.

So the idea won’t be to suggest what is needed, the idea will be to suggest what will get PG to go where is needed.


#335

I just picked on you a tiny bit because you are generally significantly less butthurt than many. :joy:


#336

4 would be up to PG, as GPF is constrained by the NDA :slight_smile:


#337

Naa when it comes to being skeptical of PG and their actions. I have always been this negative lol


#338

Don’t you get tired of being the voice of reason? Haha.


#339

I am going into this cautiously optimistic. I have the same questions many have already raised, but this seems to be a decent first step (even if initially it appears to just be the popular kids table). More than anything else though this thread show me that PG is in dire need of a PR Team lol.

In regards to picking the members of the group: 1.) Why not have it rotate (like every 6 months or a year to get fresh voices 2.) I’m fairly positive PG has to have game data on all it’s players. Why not do a search for player level, base level, won/loss ratio to higher levels, etc from each tier to pick out the future group? Idk, just spitballing ideas.


#340

They have one… they call it PX team.


#341

You already have the CF. If you don’t listen to them, what’s the point of creating another group? From my understanding, the CF was supposed to provide the playerbase with information and be a bridge from the players to the company. That wasn’t working, so now there’s a new group that’ll do exactly the same thing—get ignored by PG.


#342

I’m not saying the GPF would need to engage in the topics in any way to disclose anything, but they can use the data and info those topics can collect in order to assist the changes needed. It may be PG that would start those threads, and that’s why I included PGCrisis as well. I think transparency moving forward is a top priority for the GPF/PG team. :+1:


#343

Hi all,

Just want to chime in here.

  • The Gameplay Faction will fall to not only @PGCrisis and myself as the CF do but also to other PG people who are involved but are not in the main forums right now and wish to remain that way.
  • This is still new, so we are going to continue evaluating membership opportunities as we start working more through these initiatives.
  • We really are trying to make this not be a repeat of Ashenvale Alliance (which was before I got here, but I have heard about it through coworkers).

#344

Could be wrong but they seem to be two different groups intent wise. CF is more about content creation while this seems more aimed at gameplay. Ultimately though if both are ignored they amount to the same thing but content creation does not denote understanding of gameplay or mechanics


#345

This is why i’m surprised to see CF members get automatic invites to this GPF.

I see them as two distinct units, one that focuses on arts, social media and broadcasting which is their strength.
The new GPF should include people who know game mechanics, can do numbers analysis and can “feel” balancing.

These two factions should NOT have overlap IMO because the vast majority of people do not have strengths in both of these areas. Arts vs numbers, choose one and excel in it. Don’t do mediocre at best in both or do OK in one and flop in the other.

(yes there are some people who can do both, but not a lot)

Also also, zero offense meant to any CF members directly.


#346

@mechengg totally agreed.