Player base and state of game

Dax

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Fair play. Not saying PU are the key to having fun, just saying its p2w xD The stronger/more options u have will probably have a positive effect on the fun to be had.. ie pawning more noobs.

I know a guy who has saved his land twice this round through buying GC lol Thats mad p2w. Long story short, if the units weren't behind a pay wall and some quirky unit replaced them, i think the over all Bush experience would be better.

Thanks for the offer big man but i wouldn't want to lower your standing by helping the likes of me 🤪
I have done plenty enough over the years for my own standing, I don't give a flying toss what a single person in this game thinks of me these days. If you need help with something or assistance with ratios/playing a route without a pay unit then I am happy to help out.

The game cash thing is unfortunate, but it does happen on occasion - it is very, very uncommon to encounter and when it does it means you were very marginal in terms of attacking/landing somebody successfully anyway. If someone is willing to wax £20 on destroying you once per round then I'd take it as a compliment that you're worth £20 to beat (personally). Have experienced this with someone I knew ingame from IRL and he used to do it whenever I attacked him because he was a scrote. When you know someone will do it you can pre-prepare for it happening safe in the knowledge of their predictability.

That said, even game cash is limited on a per-round basis anyway and the amount purchaseable is entirely derived from the wealth of the playerbase on average anyway (so it is capped by total amount allowed and the rate of £ to game cash).
 

willymchilybily

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Good day Dvs,

back in my day the player base was declining also, and nothing can really be done to change it, the day of web browser, text based stratergy games has passed. but much has been tried over the years in-spite of this. I would align my views as the following:

  1. P2W isnt viable in a game of this nature, it is often referred to as "rock scissors paper" where something is strong to one route and weak to another it inevitably means buying the purchase unit offers only limited advantage.
  2. The purchase of paid unit is the main income for a dead game, some how there must be revenue to keep the servers running.
  3. Some branches are more dependant on their purchase unit than others. eg robotics, protestor and military, having far less benefit for their purchase unit. where as special ops and terrorist and fantasy gain a stronger benefit from their purchase units.
Note: There are also more detractors that someone might win over someone else. An alliance being willing to be contactable, to have a lead co-ordinator of attacks and or defence (need not be same person) and some have even in my day developed tools that could accurately predict the outcome of a battle, ergo know whether the fight is worth staying for or not. This is before we even consider activity of the group as a whole arguably the largest governing factor
 

Franny

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TL are only really "necessary" in the VD route, but ironically this was one of the first routes I ever played and I did so without ever buying them. I had a great time?
I concur, I played VD without TL and had an absolute blast, HV Klaxon and VD vs Harrier/RPG rushes. Great fun.
 

Dax

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I concur, I played VD without TL and had an absolute blast, HV Klaxon and VD vs Harrier/RPG rushes. Great fun.
LOOOOOOOOL I met Dachi purely because I tried using HV/LSP vs his Harriers in the very early days of the game and he pointed out that I couldn't stop him with those units :p
 
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