Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Combatgrounds down

Seems that there are some problems with combatgrounds right now and it is down until further notice.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Who needs hate mail when you have hate boards

All because of me :((((

Posted by: xCrimsonKnightx
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lol seeing you complain is just too entertaining :P. I know I'm gonna mass that fuck next round too :D. Just cuz I wanna piss him off and have him whine and complain like you are :)

Posted by: InvisiblePeanut
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Next round I already have a massing crew planned out..running with Eva, xDantex and me...Three crews.

Posted by: TheBlackRaven
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Well as long as you don't mass me, everything's good. lol

Posted by: InvisiblePeanut
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Plus...He Fucked with the wrong kid..:/ I actually feel sorry for the Dumb ass...

Posted by: InvisiblePeanut
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What the fuck do you think I am asshole?? Im a sup...Dick. And if you had any single brain cell in your Brain...You'd relize im NOT complaining Bitch...Im saying that I have to FUCKING mass that GUY next round becuase of you...Learn how to read Fucker.

Posted by: xCrimsonKnightx
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Is it so bad that you have to mass that bitch?? I'd level up and buy turns, just to mass him every round. That sounds pretty fun, just so I can see him complain to me like you are :P

Posted by: xCrimsonKnightx
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Christ you complain like a little girl. if you don't like it, stop playing the game. I agree with Devil, I get massed out all the time, and don't complain as much as you do. You're a little complaining ass bitch. Christ. Next time go sub, get bigger than him, and take him out... That simple.

Posted by: TheBlackRaven
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Woah lets chill now... I mean I've been getting massed every round since I came back this time... but I've started not to care. It just happens.


Posted by: InvisiblePeanut
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and another thing..IM not even going for a FUCKING medal...I was just playing...And now because of you...I have to MASS THAT FUCKER FOR A WHILE! NOW....


Posted by: InvisiblePeanut
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Yeah..I know this is a War game dumb ass...But I dont like fucking getting massed because someone had a hissy fit about a friend getting massed for "6 rounds" and I take the punishment when you finally get that faggot ass...Its gay. That his FUCKING Noob ass Dumbass can't raise up to your FUcking lvl and mass you...Nope..He has to through a huge fit..and go for the first noob he SEES WHICH IS ME! SO shut the fuck up! I may have not been around since round 10..But I have been around since round 20...So...WHO THE FUCK CARES if you've been around since round 10...

Posted by: TheDevilWarrior
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No offense i didn't whine when spent money going for medals got hit out...

Posted by: xCrimsonKnightx
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It's a godamn war game. Get used to it or stop fucking playing. Godamn. I've been playing since round 10, and don't have anything to show for it because I'm always getting massed out of top free or some shit.. Seriously, get the fuck over getting massed. It's not a war game if you don't get attacked. That's what this game is about.

Posted by: TheDevilWarrior
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Could be worse look happened to me 86 mil and close 2 mil nw got knocked down to 560k troops...

Posted by: InvisiblePeanut
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Thanks alot for fucking getting me massed Bro...-.-

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Winds of Change

Winds of Change

Changes ALL of us on Combatgrounds would like to see happen. If you are part of this movement, please look over the following ideas that players have voiced their opinions on and get back to me with any feedback you might have to better improve said ideas, or change them.

Turn Limit:

A daily limit of the number of turns is needed to keep the game fair. It cannot continue that a person can spend 300k to 400k in turns in one day, YET it is done over and over again. It has completely eliminated the desire of “old school players” to even bother to spend any money, knowing that an idiot is just going to be spending insane amounts of turns just to come out on top.

A total round turn limit is also needed. There should be a limit on the amount of turns that can be used for the entire ten days of the round. Players spend DAYS growing, exploiting and such only to have someone come up, and spend an absolutely absurd amount of turns in the last three days and completely negate 8 days of another persons hard work. I, for one, support the turn rule, similar to the “first three days” but feel that there should at least be some sort of a “last three day” rule as well.


Massing Limit:

I realize that massing is a part of the game, but here are two suggestions.

Limit the number of massings that a person can perform in one day. This would prevent the “spenders” from getting a “soft 70”, which, now come on admin, we all know this is done daily, and multiple times in the same round by people. They then use this “immunity” to just go through the complete list of sub players on CG and massing every one of them as they move up. Cap the number at say 1,000 a day, just a number I am throwing out there… will most likely be less.

Limit the amount of times a person can be attacked while “offline”. Due to different time zones, people purposely wait to attack when someone is offline. While this is a good strategy, a person has a right to defend themselves. Change the 70 rule down to say 50. Just an idea.

If you don’t want to change the “70 rule”, please consider allowing people the opportunity to allow other people to access their account in the event that someone does attack them when they are sleeping. I personally know several people in just about every time zone, that if they were willing, I’d have no problem allowing them to access my account. In fact, like many websites these days, you can allow a “sub-tiered” password system, whereby the person can access the account and defend the person, but can NOT change the password, change the account in any way, just use that persons available turns. This would require a different password, but as a former web designer, this is very possible!

If you cannot do the “password” thing, consider allowing account sharing, whereby each person must submit a request to allow XXX to access his or her account. This allows people to have a life, take a vacation, and be with their families.

Other Ideas:

This is a blatantly obvious one, but the top 5 player turn rewards really needs to be reworked, especially with the 2nd through 5th place players. The Turn Rewards made sense 3-4 years ago when the Ultimate Prize was less, and the amount of idiots on combatgrounds spending an absurd amount of money was also less. Right now it doesn't make any amount of sense for a subscription player to invest in a medal knowing that he will have to spend nearly 4x or 5x as much as the Turn Reward at the end of the round, in order to obtain a medal. There is no reason to even try knowing something like this. It goes against all logic.

Really improve the functionality of the Income Items, they are both useless... there's really no reason for them right now.

Another thing that needs complete reworking, and will also help bring in new players is the Underling Function. Who is going to go out of their way to bring new players in knowing full well that there is no bonus for doing so. Raise the recruit increments you receive from the number of underlings you have.

Provide a medal, and/or at least HOF for top masser of the round (calculated on total attacks or better, damage done …similar to ww3 rounds)

Once every 5 rounds have a capped round where players cannot unbank more then 50k per day and 100k on the final day. Another idea for the capped round is to bring back the old 500$ 1st place prize, and only allow players to withdraw no more than 75,000 turns.

Offer promotions every so often, have discounts or added incentives to purchases turns (a larger bonus), players with less money then others may take advantage of that and stock up on a few turns and save them for an opportune moment. This is a proven way to bring in more revenue for you, as well as let us feel like we are getting a bargain. Who doesn’t want that?

The game needs something for the frees; lets face it, we all start as free players and eventually move on to a subscription once the monotony of free playing gets to us. So give incentive to frees to stick around longer and in the end spend money. What about an Official Free Legend Board to go along with the Sub Legend Board? Top frees would get points each round, based on their placement in the top 5 (5th-1 4th-2 3rd-4 2nd-6 1st-8). This would add a whole new aspect to freeplay, and really open up the competition field. This gives everyone here a chance to achieve something, and have a common goal. This would help bring in and keep new players, because they would have something to shoot for. This would also keep long time players playing, and more often.

Something that I wouldn't mind seeing though that would also really have a positive effect on the game is creating medals for free players. Let's face it - everyone loves the pixels, and it's a great way to showcase your achievements. At the moment, the frees can only tell people to look in the HoF records. But if people were able to just go to the person's profile and look at what medals they have, then it would be a much easier, more efficient way to showcase the hard work that you have put into this game to be the best of the best.

A crew attack feature would be pretty cool. Where a crew could vote as a whole to attack another one, and there power combined attacked the combined power of the enemy; destroying firstly crew bank and secondly individuals net worths. There would have to be a range system worked out so that the top crews couldn’t utterly destroy lower ones, but there has been rounds where the 1st and 2nd crews have been neck and neck, why not give them the ability to literally go at each others throats… as crews. This again, adds a whole new aspect to the game, and really pushes for crew play… not just the individual.

Having a top sniper of the round prize. Everyone hates sniping, wouldn’t it make a difference knowing who the players with the highest “sniped recruits” stats were, and being able to go after those persons? This also, would create more competition and add that EDGE there used to be while using the WM. Back in the day when you would copy and paste 149,000, and pull out just enough so that there was a chance of catching someone sniping you.


I think we can all agree that things need to change around here. The fact that people can take the competition away from the game just by spending more is not only bad for the game, but bad for the FUTURE of the game. If we keep going at this rate, with certain subs continuing to do what they are doing, there will no longer be a combatgrounds.


I think that if everyone really wants to change cg that we should give serious consideration to bringing back the 500 dollar first place prize. Those of us that have been here long enough know that the 2k prize took the game out of range for most people to play on a competitive level, and it seriously widened the gap between the people that are able to afford and compete for the Ultimate Prize and the larger majority of players. This I feel is the MAIN reason why over the past few years we have seen a lot of players leave the game. There are reasons why only a few years ago there were 300-400 people online, and now there are only 40 people at any given time only. I think a lot can be said also about the opening up of the Buy Turns options and implementing the 250, and 500$ turn packages. This along with the 2,000$ turn prize really was the start of the downfall of combatgrounds as we knew it. I know for a fact that anybody that played before the “spending” really got out of proportion will tell you that this game was way more enjoyable to play, and that there was a big skill aspect to the game that there isn’t now.

I want to give a special thanks to, highlife, Smokem, ALPHAxDOG, XCanadianX, as well as many others for allowing me to put together this draft of ideas. Now let’s take it even further and really revise these ideas and think hard about how we can fine-tune them and get the point across to the administration of this game that if we do not see these changes come into effect that we are willing to holdout until there is something done, because there are only a few strings holding up combatgrounds, and without those this game will soon die out.

If you are anything like me, you have memories of what this game used to be, and the potential it still has. Let’s not let this game go to waste quite yet.


UPDATE:

Yet another idea:

Admin needs to recognize more efforts. The aim of my idea targets the psychological aspect of it.

According to human nature, constantly repeated beatings and failure will result in someone giving up. This is what we see today. This strongly ties in well with the fact that there are those, "Idiots" (as you so aptly put it) who will blow an outrageous amount of turns doing anything they want. In this, I support the whole turn limit thing. But I digress...I feel that the majority of people spend a great deal of time just for receiving nothing in the end. I think there just simply needs to be more recognition. And really what I'm trying to say is, there should be more than just 5 top frees, and 5 tops supporters, and 3 crews. It should change to something like 10 top sups, 10 top frees, and 5 top crews. Maybe more? I don't know..probably not..either way, the notion still stands.

The refreshing feeling of victory, and the chances being raised 2xfold of attaining this achievement will bring about a multitude of players going for all those top spots!

I think this a great idea from XxRavagerxX, and it really does point out one of the big issues with combatgrounds that I have been ignoring... and that's the psychological aspect of the game. The feeling of getting something out of combatgrounds, a kind of self-worth. Without recognition, it's discouraging to play this game, because it just feels like a complete waste of time, and who wants that?

Kels