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Thread: Would the game be better without this forum?

  1. #16
    Originally Posted by Dommarraa View Post (Source)
    All we would be left with is...
    Reddit
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  2. #17
    Go and talk to people in game and see what they think. 8 out of 10 players does not read this forum.
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  4. #19
    This forum has no influnce whatsoever on the game.Otherwise FD wouldn't had wasted time and resources on ridonkolous stuff like CQC, Powerplay or Multicrew.

  5. #20
    On the one hand, this forum has too many crybabies. On the other hand, it's fun to read the stuff they whine about.

  6. #21
    Good replies all - I probably should have qualified the post by saying that obviously Galnet, and in game comms would be vastly different/better - I'm not saying "no Internet but the game is the same".

    The specific point is about the galaxy - would it be a better, richer place if your only source of info was Cmdr word of mouth and (a much more in-depth) Galnet.

  7. #22
    OP : without this forum, like Jon Snow, you would know nothing about the story.

  8. #23
    The specific point is about the galaxy - would it be a better, richer place if your only source of info was Cmdr word of mouth and (a much more in-depth) Galnet
    So I assume you mean word of mouth ingame somehow? Through all the baggage that comes with a forum, that is what people do here. If the same 'wideband' means of spreading information between players were available ingame...well it would be a forum by definition, and quickly start to absorb the baggage that forums assume. I can't see why or how it wouldn't.

  9. #24
    Originally Posted by CMDR Endincite View Post (Source)
    So I assume you mean word of mouth ingame somehow? Through all the baggage that comes with a forum, that is what people do here. If the same 'wideband' means of spreading information were available ingame...well it would be a forum by definition, and quickly start to absorb the baggage that forums assume. I can't see why or how it wouldn't.
    I don't know - pilot to pilot comms in-game isn't wideband, and Galnet is 'read only', so I don't see the parallel? When squadrons arrive, we might get a noticeboard for your own squadron, but again, that's likely to be write-once-read-many (written by the squadron leader for instance), but that is just enough I think, and would make me want to be in a squadron.

  10. #25
    Id be more (God, this politically correct forum angers me) FURIOUS if i had to find all the things not working properly in this game by myself.

    This forum have saved me ALOT of aggravated time.
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  11. #26
    That's rather what I mean though. Pilot to pilot is as close to useless as can be for spreading information. I've run across thousands ingame by now, had a word ingame with maybe a hundred or so...no one ever taught me anything, had a tip or whatnot. It's an enormous setting to relying on one-to-one word of mouth. It doesn't function IRL on any scale larger than a tiny town.

    Edit: to illustrate. So there's something interesting in Maia (before it was a centre of events). The chances of running into someone who's been to Maia *randomly* in their travels? Incredibly small.

    Thus you seem to need something more broadly visible while being open...and then you're in a forum. So I'm wondering what you hope to add.
    Squadron comms is indeed a step toward something viable.

  12. #27
    Originally Posted by CMDR Endincite View Post (Source)
    That's rather what I mean though. Pilot to pilot is as close to useless as can be for spreading information. I've run across thousands ingame by now, had a word ingame with maybe a hundred or so...no one ever taught me anything, had a tip or whatnot. It's an enormous setting to relying on one-to-one word of mouth. It doesn't function IRL on any scale larger than a tiny town.

    This you seem to need something more broadly visible while being open...and then you're in a forum. So I'm wondering what you hope to add.
    Squadron comms is indeed a step toward something viable.
    Squadron comms won't solve people not sharing info in game.
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  13. #28
    Originally Posted by Cmdr Eagleboy View Post (Source)
    Squadron comms won't solve people not sharing info in game.
    Indeed not. I mean to say that one-to-one would hardly work even if they did. Squadrons as a larger sharing unit could spread info ingame, if that were the only way, vastly more quickly.

    I should have worded differently - the numbers were rather meant to represent the rarity of running into someone who actually knows something unique, out of the tiny subset of players you might actually run into ingame even in 3 years of daily play. For any given "neat thing" to propagate to enough people using current comms to have been, well, worth developing in the first place, would take an obscenely long time.

    Apologies I got to thinking how ingame word of mouth could even be made to function reasonably, rather than chiming in my opinion on it being a good idea or not.

  14. #29
    Well...I'd probably still be trying to unlock most of the engineers.

    I played for the first three or so months without using the forums, 3rd party tools & YT; when I finally 'gave in' I learned about FAOFF, ADS for discovering invisible planets, how to find specific modules/ships/commodities for sale, Robigo (for the fun gameplay - the cash was just a bonus!) etc etc

    While I don't regret that initial decision because I really enjoyed the trial & error process - although nostalgia conveniently tends to blank-out the 'where's my hammer?' moments - the game is immeasurably more complex now & if I started playing today, I would definitely be oblivious to so many features without the forums. I'd go so far as to say it is now essential to a full experience since 2.1.

    The forums are an invaluable tool in moderation - imo using them to fast-track everything is a bit lame. For example, the first black hole I found by pure luck was just amazing & I think checking the forums to find one discovered by someone else devalues the whole experience. The same applies with many aspects of the game ie max profit trade routes - really?

    Discovering things for oneself is half the fun in Elite...sometimes!!

  15. #30
    Would the game be better without this forum?
    If there was no forum, where would you ask this?
    "If you ask me,...THE GALAXY IS GOING TO POT!" - Salvor Hardin.

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