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« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2006, 01:38:44 PM »
I wonder if changing from 3 sides to 2 would be bad or good, considering the new structure.

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« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2006, 01:39:49 PM »
Slash: with a touch of luck, tommorow.

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« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2006, 01:41:30 PM »
We ultimately have to do what we think is best for the game.
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Bravo! I applaud this change.


This is EXACTLY why you guys have been around so long.  

Now please, add the B-25, B29, P61, P39, Ki43, Ki100, M4, M24, M26, PantherD, T34/85, JS3, KingTiger and every other deployed machine that you can think of and have time for.
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« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2006, 01:42:43 PM »
htc...IS THERE any consideration to decreasing the lethality and hardness of ack in the early and mid war arenas????
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« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2006, 01:44:32 PM »
I myself like the new format and think that change is good, one question though I did not notice if the GV's were also divded by the new format. And how about this, add some new planes and vehicles for each period. :aok
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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2006, 02:00:52 PM »
Just tried the early planeset arena and I liked it. Numbers were good as well (150 on Uterus)... if it weren't for all those damned p40 dweebs!
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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2006, 02:04:24 PM »
I think ack lethality/hardness needs to be turned down in the Early War Arena, if we r stuck with this set up...

I also would like HTC to entertain the thought of re-opening the old MA, exactly how it was for 1 or 2 days...If this change is really in the best interest of the community, then you will see all 4 or 5 (however many damn arenas we have now) filled with players....If what we all know will happen, happens if u re open the MA, then you have a mandate of the community
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« Reply #37 on: September 14, 2006, 02:08:08 PM »
Are you crazy?

No, we are rational and unemotional about this.   :lol


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« Reply #38 on: September 14, 2006, 02:11:25 PM »
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cancelling out the double negatives..........

early planes could be  retained into late arenas........


Yes, you wouldn't be incorrect in saying that.;)

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« Reply #39 on: September 14, 2006, 02:14:54 PM »
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cancelling out the double negatives..........

early planes could be retained into late arenas........

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Won't this just make it a Junior MA?

I personnally have no dog in this fight, just question the logic of killing off the MA to bring back a baby version.

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I think the late arena is essentially the same as the old MA.  The old MA wasn't defined by early war planes, it was defined by late war planes.  That's why it's not out of the question that we'd go that direction.

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« Reply #40 on: September 14, 2006, 02:15:17 PM »
with the early planeset being on average slower planes and lower numbers are there plans to create smaller maps with closer bases?

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« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2006, 02:16:47 PM »
What are you talking about Pyro?  Do you know how many people flew extremely early war planes in the old Main Arena?
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« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2006, 02:18:36 PM »
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The caps need to be adjusted.

The cap numbers as well as the numbers of arenas will undergo adjustment as needed.  During the transition, we feel its important not to make them too large in order to overcome habit and herding behavior.  Things will change as we move through the transition period and people begin to regain their comfort level.


Why didn’t you take a poll or announce it earlier?

It wouldn’t be useful to us for this change.  We know it’s going to be controversial.  The real test is not whether people think they’re going to like it or dislike it, it’s what happens after we make the transition and things are settled.  I didn’t like beer the first time I tried it but I’ve grown quite fond of it since then.  The transition is the worst part and we have no interest in dragging that out opening up a conflict of speculation before it even starts.  We ultimately have to do what we think is best for the game. [/B]


3 things.

1) That first part " During the transition, we feel its important not to make them too large in order to overcome habit and herding behavior.  " reads to me "we are forcing you into arena's/planes you don't want to fly. This is utter junk. If one arena is full it's because the CUSTOMERS want that. Instead you want to FORCE us into other arena's/planes?

2)Analogy for beer, sigh. I didn't like a car accident the first time I got in one, that doesn't mean eventually I will like getting in car wrecks. This is a disaster.

3)If the caps don't go back up to around 500 or more on an arena, I am gone. Had you told me this change BEFORE you charged my account I would already have cancelled. You as the company I would have thought owed the community a little "head's up" because this is a drastic change. Instead you charge me $15 bucks and then promptly alter the game that I used to love so much. Not very professional...

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« Reply #43 on: September 14, 2006, 02:22:36 PM »
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What are you talking about Pyro?  Do you know how many people flew extremely early war planes in the old Main Arena?


I'm sure he does.

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« Reply #44 on: September 14, 2006, 02:26:12 PM »
Overall, I like it.  

The game was more fun on the smaller maps with fewer people anyway.  Now we can get back aerial combat.

...and as long as there is a cross-arena "ch 200", the community is not really fractured.