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Offline 1Boner

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2 weeker rule.
« on: January 20, 2009, 03:24:27 PM »
Maybe alot of the controversial "shade account" arguments could be solved by restricting 2 week free accounts to playing in the training and dueling arenas.

It may also cut down on the amount of "how do I fly" etc. questions that seem to permeate the Main arenas.

May also encourage those 2 weekers to actually sign on to see what they are missing in the Mains.



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« Last Edit: January 20, 2009, 03:26:07 PM by 1Boner »
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Offline Krusty

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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2009, 03:28:28 PM »
Been requested before a few times, and I won't agree or disagree, I'll just point out that if they're locked into arenas they don't want to be in for 2 weeks, and don't get a taste "of the real thing" -- will they really choose to subscribe after that point?

There's a good chance that would hurt HTC's income.

Offline 1Boner

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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2009, 03:43:24 PM »
Then maybe try the 1st week in the TA and DA only, second week in the mains.

Either way I don't think it would hurt sales.

Most business wouldn't give a "trial" user the full benifits that a paying member would have anyway.

I think most people would expect to receive a "taste" only.
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Offline BnZs

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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2009, 05:03:39 PM »
Or, and I'm just floating an idea here, we could try *actually* not giving a rat's gonads about score instead of just saying that we don't, and let HTC handle obvious cheating.
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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2009, 05:50:37 PM »
So is this an "anti-shade account" wish

or

a "newb's stupid questions are annoying" wish?

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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2009, 07:26:49 PM »
Yea i would also like to add that the directions in the "Make your GameID" section at the begining should be in laymans terms so we dont get any more nubers dudes. (I get killed by the all the time).
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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2009, 08:31:15 PM »
I actually found someone who knows how to use PMs but didn't know what kill shooter is..  im taking off and i hear BOOOM!  then I get a PM, "i shot you and I exploded, lame"

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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2009, 08:36:08 PM »
Or, and I'm just floating an idea here, we could try *actually* not giving a rat's gonads about score instead of just saying that we don't, and let HTC handle obvious cheating.

 :rofl  Straight for the jugular, again. :aok
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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2009, 02:30:12 PM »
I actually found someone who knows how to use PMs but didn't know what kill shooter is..  im taking off and i hear BOOOM!  then I get a PM, "i shot you and I exploded, lame"

"jug has tail guns"


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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009, 03:18:00 PM »
Wont make a difference there, Pacerr and SHawk pay for their shades.............  :lol
So is this an "anti-shade account" wish

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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2009, 05:26:25 PM »
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Pacerr and SHawk pay for their shades

Yep, stats in the competitive sense are meaningless in this game.

Perhaps stats are most practical\useful for personal growth and the like.

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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2009, 08:40:29 AM »
Yep, stats in the competitive sense are meaningless in this game.

Perhaps stats are most practical\useful for personal growth and the like.

 :aok  Apart from seeing how good I really am (honest-flying-rank-wise) as compared to someone who games the game for the #1 spot, I use my stats to check things like hit percentage and kills per plane-type.  Just to see what I need to work on.
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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2009, 11:04:44 AM »
Then maybe try the 1st week in the TA and DA only, second week in the mains.

Either way I don't think it would hurt sales.

Most business wouldn't give a "trial" user the full benifits that a paying member would have anyway.

I think most people would expect to receive a "taste" only.

Are you kidding me? The main arena is what got me"hooked on crack". Why would you even care if someone has a "shade acct"? l

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Offline Yossarian

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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2009, 01:07:10 PM »
I think the 2-week trial should be left just the way it it.


Why?

Aces High isn't a game that receives a lot of attention, nor is it very well known outside of a limited group of people who are interested in World War II aviation.  Because of this, when updates etc are released, they're unlikely to be publicised or reviewed on the big gaming forums/magazines etc, which AFAIK is where most people would go if they're thinking of getting a new game.

This is speculation on my part though, however I still think it makes sense.
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Re: 2 weeker rule.
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2009, 02:34:46 PM »
Hello 1boner,

I would have never made it through the two week trial had this been implemented.  I understand your motivations are honorable, but it was the action in the MA that hooked me.  Just think, if I would have never joined, you and I would have never had that Pony vs. LA brawl on the deck.  What if some other "diamond in the rough" pilot quits because they find the two week trial to be lame?  You and I might miss out on future awesome dogfight opponents.  I do not want that to happen.  So I say no to this idea.

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