Some ideas (last time from me)

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Sculptor
8 August, 2016, 1:47 PM UTC

Well I know that when I'm writing this there is probably no chance that anything will be done with it but hey if you don’t try it will definitely not happen. And well as everybody body knows Plarium is all about the money I’ll try to explain it in a way that would appeal to them.


But I had some idea’s for the game.


1 Better Map options

- I would like to see more scale wise options. At the moment you’ve got two scales, zoomed in close and the world map. I would like to see more scales in between so you can get a better understanding of your surroundings and can see if people moved their castle or new players entered your area.

- Why? Well so it is easier to find castles to attack and that way I and they lose more units and are more likely to spent more on the game for units and walls etc.


2 In game forum

- Nowadays a lot of people use things like Teamspeak or 3rd party forums/chat rooms. I honestly find that idiotic and it really doesn’t help the game in anyway. Some people are more online in those sites then they do in game.

- Why? Well people are willing to pay more for things they like and if they have more fun on third party sites why should the pay for this game at all?.

- Why 2? Based on 2 facts.

1 A lot of people are already disgruntled and say you are money grabbers.

2 Most leagues have only a few coiners or none at all.

So if you are using something like Teamspeak then that program is the key to keeping the friendship, there you talk to each other and share things. And when one of those people start talking about another game and other members start trying it and like it better (and be honest that gets easier every time you guys introduce something new) they can just pack up and leave Stormfall. Because the thing that binds them is not this game but a third party program. That way you’ll definitely lose a lot of non coiners but also a couple of coiners. And when enough (smaller) leagues leave it does get less attractive for the bigger leagues with a lot of coiners.


3 Make codes so you can go to specific information/location.

- When you want to share something, coordinates, a battle report, or something else just make specific codes that if used others just have to click on it to get there. This way you could also make it easier to share battle reports because this way we don’t need to use “again” a third party program.

Some options:

[player]Player name[/player]     (Link to Player profile )

[ally]League name[/ally]     (Link to League profile)

[coord](500|500)[/coord]     (Link to castle with coordinates 500|500)

[report]12a3b4c567[/report]     (Link to a report)


- Why? Well it just irritates me in a bad way. And again it makes it easier to attack/defend someone and people will lose more troops and are thus more likely to spend more money on the game.



4 Drop the hamlets

- The game is already laggy as …. So free up some server space with deleting the hamlets. After introducing the personal event Capture Hamlets/Defeat Rivals you killed every interest in the hamlets. Because when you siege one everyone that is about 10 hours away from your castle (so a lot of players) will attack it to gain 2 dragons and some resources. And it’s way too much work to attack every one that attacks your hamlet. So the hamlets became useless.

- Why? Well with a game that is a bit less laggy players will be a bit happier. And again the happier you are with something you are more likely to spent (more)money on it.


5 Make it possible to put unused buildings in storage

- Sometimes I like to spent some time and money in making my castle a bit more beautiful. Adding some roads, or inner walls etc but with all the useless buildings around it just gets really crowded and ugly. So why not be able to put useless buildings in some kind of storage, not deleting it. As an example, there are 4 buildings on which you can click to produce units and let’s be honest, you’ll only use one of them. So put 3 away in storage and use only the one, this way you’ve created some space.

- Why? Well with that extra space you can place extra fortification or improvements which you can only buy with sapphires and this will put in more money in your pocket.


6 Only give Eldritch units as a reward

- If I'm correctly you change a lot of the unit rewards to Demons and Warlocks because there were other "nice" rewards. But it had the effect that a lot of players stopped trying their best in those tournaments because the rewards are just not worth it. I can build those units quicker then what I can get as a reward so why would I participate in those tournaments. But I would gladly lose some of those Demons and Warlocks I build to gain some Eldritch Golums/Necro’s.

- Why? Again, people are willing to risk more units and are probably willing to put in some more money as well.


7 Some different things

- Make it possible to save letters and report that way they don’t get deleted over time.

- When you are busy sending resources (not the maximum amount) and in the mean time units return, or arrive somewhere the amount always resets itself to the maximum amount. And if you didn’t notice it in time you will sent 40k instead of 20k (or something like that). Please fix it.

-  Make it possible to make a welcome letter. When a new players joins your league he/she should automatically get a welcoming letter. So they immediately get all the needed info about the league like the rules and who to contact for certain things. That way they don’t have to wait for the person that is responsible for that to get online.


Well I know I forget a bunch of things but as I said before Plarium will (maybe) read it but will do nothing with it. Hey, that’s the first one I forgot, nr 8, listen to your players! Why? Well when they have the idea that Plarium listens to them maybe they’ll stay and spent more money on the game. But that’s it.


Sorry for the long text but it’s hard to try and persuade Plarium. And yes I know that there are a lot of topics with good ideas. But again, if you don't try it will definitely never happen.


Have fun all!


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Gadheras
8 August, 2016, 2:33 PM UTC

Sculptor said:




2 In game forum

- Nowadays a lot of people use things like Teamspeak or 3rd party forums/chat rooms. I honestly find that idiotic and it really doesn’t help the game in anyway. Some people are more online in those sites then they do in game.

- Why? Well people are willing to pay more for things they like and if they have more fun on third party sites why should the pay for this game at all?.

- Why 2? Based on 2 facts.

1 A lot of people are already disgruntled and say you are money grabbers.

2 Most leagues have only a few coiners or none at all.

So if you are using something like Teamspeak then that program is the key to keeping the friendship, there you talk to each other and share things. And when one of those people start talking about another game and other members start trying it and like it better (and be honest that gets easier every time you guys introduce something new) they can just pack up and leave Stormfall. Because the thing that binds them is not this game but a third party program. That way you’ll definitely lose a lot of non coiners but also a couple of coiners. And when enough (smaller) leagues leave it does get less attractive for the bigger leagues with a lot of coiners.



Welcome to gaming communites, that play more than one game together.  I run my own ts server for like what feels like forever. Own forums too. and some of the people I play with on a day to day basis I played with for over a decade, long time before evern sniffed on stormfall, and I will play with those people long after Stormfall is a thing of the past too.


Success to make a guild is have players that pull in the same direction. Have players that is commited to use the guilds assets, such as ts, forums, slack and other media used. My community doesn't have any own guild in Stormfall, but if we had, we would never accepted any members that didnt use those tools on a day to day basis. And If we did make one, we probably would used it to great extent recruit to other games we play together as well. 


Plarium is their own worst enemy. Not whatever assets the leagues/guilds of the game have at their hand.
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
9 August, 2016, 11:16 AM UTC

Please post your suggestions in this thread: http://plarium.com/forum/en/stormfall-age-of-war/suggestions-and-feedback/topics/your-suggestions/8/

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jssamp2003
14 August, 2016, 11:52 AM UTC

Sculptor said:


Well I know that when I'm writing this there is probably no chance that anything will be done with it but hey if you don’t try it will definitely not happen. And well as everybody body knows Plarium is all about the money I’ll try to explain it in a way that would appeal to them.

As a for-profit company, Plarium would fail miserably if they did try to make a profit. As for being ALL about profit, I can sense your frustration but they wouldn't have so much user interaction in pitching new features that actually do get implemented in some future update if it was all about profit.


If you don't make mistakes you are doing engineering wrong. If you don't fix the mistakes you are doing engineering way wrong. If you don't admit you make mistakes you aren't doing engineering.
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jssamp2003
14 August, 2016, 11:57 AM UTC

BTW I agree with OP on points #1, most of #7, but not at all on #2. There is already enough problem with lag and excessive CPU use as is. I have played other large flash MMORPGs and the team chat and personal chat features as implemented in flash are terrible. I much prefer using IRC or Teamspeak.


If you don't make mistakes you are doing engineering wrong. If you don't fix the mistakes you are doing engineering way wrong. If you don't admit you make mistakes you aren't doing engineering.
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Alyona Kolomiitseva
Community Manager
15 August, 2016, 9:33 AM UTC
jssamp2003 said:

BTW I agree with OP on points #1, most of #7, but not at all on #2. There is already enough problem with lag and excessive CPU use as is. I have played other large flash MMORPGs and the team chat and personal chat features as implemented in flash are terrible. I much prefer using IRC or Teamspeak.


We are considering the idea to create a chat on our portal. I don't know any details yet, but I hope it will be useful for our players.
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