Democracy isn't tossing your ballot every now and then...I do of course. I know it's a slippery slope, but you can't tell me that democracy is working as designed now that there are 8bn people in the world. I don't have a better idea, though, I won't pretend I do. Even restricting the vote to people of a certain educational level would lead to discrimination and inequality.
Apart from the fact I'm in the majority, but have come here to use the tools of the minority against them...Seems to me they're trialling a new system of community involvement by allowing players to vote on an essentially meaningless decision (all these sites are pretty close together, so the actual end point is pretty insignificant) to see how it plays out.
As mentioned above given the feedback they're unlikely to try again.
However, for someone who's complaining about "the minority" on the forums dictating developers decisions, there is a certain irony to this thread...
Mate, cmon, seriously. An in game event that had nothing in game to show it off.While the poll took place on the forums, it was both advertised in the launcher and in a mailshot to players who receive the newsletter.
If players still did not have any idea that the poll was taking place then they either don't play the game or choose not to receive the newsletter - which is, really, down to them.
It's hardly surprising that people don't vote when they don't have real choices to make. Would you rather get a free ride to worthless grind system A or worthless grind system B? None of the above, thanks.The entire amount of votes cast was: 3,477. The system chosen was Synuefe EN-H d11-96. Total votes cast in favour of this system: 1,368. A second system might also have been chosen, perhaps the second most popular (based on the views of the limited number of users on this forum).
Basically, 1,368 people have made a decision for thousands of other players (total participants in this phase of the 'Galactic Initiative' was 3,477).
Didnt get an email. More than likely went straight into my spam folder and got deleted. I dont do gaming emails for any game. I have enough crap being filtered as it is thank you.Since there was an email sent to each account telling them about this vote, I really don't see any problem.
That actually made me laugh. You're giving too much credit to forum posters ability to influence anything, at all. The forums are a containment and self therapy device. Frontier respond to twitter and reddit far more meaningfully than they do here. What dimension do you live in because thats so far from the reality of how it is.Isn't it outrageous that regulars to this forum who raise concerns about certain aspects of the game that they usually don't like are able to influence Frontier into making changes to the game that impact literally thousands of other players (potentially millions) whose opinions have not been heard? I certainly think it is.
It's the new era they are testing out .... game will be played from smartphonesDidnt get an email. More than likely went straight into my spam folder and got deleted. I dont do gaming emails for any game. I have enough crap being filtered as it is thank you.
If its not in the game, particularly when the game has a perfectly acceptable set up such as galnet and mission boards... Well... Thats just daft.
I ised to ignore all the eve online emails too... And i could log in and find out easily what was going on in game.
Emails and newsletters are not games.
I don't think that's in frontiers DNA.. at least at the top levels. Frontier are tool makers. Look at every single frontier game in recent history... they are first and foremost a bunch of tools slapped together with the bare minimum context around it to justify the collection. All their games...Love the game. Don't get this Interstellar Initiative stuff. Nobody thought through what the whole thing would be like from the player's end?
I'm detached from reality...That actually made me laugh. You're giving too much credit to forum posters ability to influence anything, at all. The forums are a containment and self therapy device. Frontier respond to twitter and reddit far more meaningfully than they do here. What dimension do you live in because thats so far from the reality of how it is.