I am losing interest in this game. (in General)


iBananco [Blue Army] October 25 2010 8:51 PM EDT

I don't really feel that need to log in and burn BA anymore--not in the past week or so, I think. It just feels so... mechanical and dull. Nothing really changes, either in the ranks or gameplay-wise. I hate to be a negative Nancy, but I just don't really feel that same excitement I used to.

Adios Muchachos October 25 2010 8:54 PM EDT

Run an NCB

Zenai October 25 2010 8:54 PM EDT

It is what it is Bro. Take a Break for a bit and come back is the best thing I can tell you.

A Vacation Mode for something like this, IMHO, would be awesome after all everyone NEEDS a break and shouldn't be beaten for it.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] October 25 2010 8:55 PM EDT

I agree with the vacation sentiment.

horseguy001 October 25 2010 8:57 PM EDT

I will admit a long break of 2 years (though not by choice I guess) has resparked my interest. Starting over with absolutely 0 NW and no characters has been fun :)

CB has its share of problems for sure, but I still love the game!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 25 2010 9:06 PM EDT

So what do you think could make a difference for you?

Zenai October 25 2010 9:08 PM EDT

Nothing really changes, either in the ranks or gameplay-wise.

I think he's looking for these nov. I think honestly so has everyone to one degree or another.

QBOddBird October 25 2010 9:13 PM EDT

Sometimes you just need a break. This game has never been the "constantly exciting" type.

Personally, when I thought up a single minion strat I wanted to run, that re-sparked me. It's nothing about the game, and it certainly isn't because I have any illusion of being able to compete. I just want a certain team. :P

Underage Drinking October 25 2010 9:29 PM EDT

if you must go. its a game after all. i admit to cb being more than a casual game or or not even an exciting one, but at times it hasnt been. to me cb is so much more than any game, why? its the last void in the entire world where you need an imagination.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 26 2010 4:31 AM EDT

So what do you think could make a difference for you?

Strategy changes.

The Clan rituals were awesome. Brilliant addition. But they're not personal, and don't really effect me. When in a Clan, the Clan leader activates the best for the moment, and I carry on the same as always.

What's needed are changes to the game that effect everyone. New Items, stuff buffed, stuff nerfed, random changes to freshen things up and keep us on our toes.

What we need is a Changemonth. And actual old school Changemonth.

Wasp [Demon Forging] October 26 2010 5:41 AM EDT

The whole game feels like a chore. No new items. No new changes. Nothing new or exciting. Sometimes I really dont even bother logging on anymore

Guardian October 26 2010 6:42 AM EDT

I've starte in 2005 than i Left and returned only in december 2008 and i am here till now, with a lot of things to try yet.

Go take a fresh air and come later you will feel good beeing free and maybe have new ideias for strats

lostling October 26 2010 6:46 AM EDT

thats the problem right there... there is only a finite number of combinations you can throw together with a finite number of items/skills not to mention there hasnt been a new item/skill in like 4ever

Demigod October 26 2010 7:25 AM EDT

What's needed are changes to the game that effect everyone. New Items, stuff buffed, stuff nerfed, random changes to freshen things up and keep us on our toes. What we need is a Changemonth. And actual old school Changemonth.

This

Zenai October 26 2010 9:56 AM EDT

^------Agreed!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 26 2010 10:29 AM EDT

i would love to have input from ns on this subject. in effect what are the chances of the following happening in the futre:

return of jon
return of changemonths
return of regular new items/ supporter items
return of quarter blender

i am not looking for a promise of frequency on these items, more like will they ever happen again at all?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 26 2010 12:37 PM EDT

Spoke a little with NS... here's an attempt at summarizing his main points.
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Changemonths: Yes, though they'd likely to continue to be as available instead of regular

Supporter item: Yes, apologies for the delay

QB: definite maybe

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 26 2010 12:37 PM EDT

I'd be willing to run the QB nominations if no one else wants to deal with the raw seething hatred that comes with the position...

Sickone October 26 2010 12:38 PM EDT

I just don't really feel that same excitement I used to.

Meh, it's routine already. Excitement no longer necessary.
It's more like endurance running laps on the stadium, you're more curious about how long you can last before you give up rather than care about how fast you run or what the scenery you run past might be.

Demigod October 26 2010 12:42 PM EDT

I actually don't see a need for QB -- the small player base probably doesn't need it.

But hurray for new items. Ideally, we can get back to having something new every six months.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] October 26 2010 12:43 PM EDT

Raw seething hatred?
Sounds interesting, actually...

Sickone October 26 2010 1:00 PM EDT

I'd take his raw seething hatred over my apathetic disgruntlement :P

Zenai October 26 2010 1:07 PM EDT

I'd be willing to run the QB nominations if no one else wants to deal with the raw seething hatred that comes with the position...


I'd rather deal with that than see eligible players be passed by and not even have a chance to be recognized.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] October 27 2010 1:56 AM EDT

JS: Would you be as inclined to leave if there were daily or even on demand tourneys?

Pwned October 27 2010 2:06 AM EDT

Bananco + 1

I can't even finish my 160 ba sometimes I just look at it and it feels like a chore now.

Admiralkiller October 27 2010 2:21 PM EDT

What's needed are changes to the game that effect everyone. New Items, stuff buffed, stuff nerfed, random changes to freshen things up and keep us on our toes.

What we need is a Changemonth. And actual old school Changemonth.

quote^

Forget how to put someones quote in a blue box but anyways, saying this I do however appreciate the million and 1 minor changes NS and others have made.

hzarb October 27 2010 3:34 PM EDT

Admiralkiller has summed it up very well IMHO. We need some real changes that somehow disrupt the current game dynamics and force people to modify strategies.

In the past we used to accuse Jon of doing such changes indiscriminately - however we probably now miss those changemonths and the ensuing arguments & forced character changes.

And this is not meant to put down the changes that have been done since Jon left the scene. I, and I am sure many others, appreciate all the effort that has been and is being put in to keep CB alive. The rituals were a great addition, for instance.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 28 2010 3:12 AM EDT

Hehehehe. ;)

Godpanda October 28 2010 4:16 AM EDT

BRING BACK THE QB!


Say what you want about where the game was, there are quite a few players floating around right now who at least deserve to be nominated for QB.

I think too many players began to really think of QB as "who they like most" and for a lot of the vets, that means the people they played with consistently for years. But there are players now who may not have been playing as long but have definitely put forth a ton of effort into the community lately.

as for the changes, this has always been obvious. We've all known that change is what keeps people's interest.

Comfort and consistency are rarely reasons people play games. And remember that nerfs work just as well as buffs to keep people playing the game. I mean, come on. People want emotion. It's why so many people play games that tick them off as much as make them smile. Or why people date other's who, well, they don't always get along with.

I mean, a small part of me would be rather happy in a sick kind of way if I logged in tomorrow and ranged damage was tripled. Yeah, I'd be pissed...

But I'd also probably make my first game content related thread in what seems like forever.
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