We’ve had a
rather sudden influx of new members. (Is it just me, or did we go from 70 members to 110+
overnight?) While it’s great that people are joining the game and interested in playing, I
don’t think I’m the only one to feel a bit overwhelmed by all the new faces. (And that
says something, given that I process all the new stables!)
So…suggestions for making FF
more personal? I will keep membership limited (I am still debating between 100 and 150 as a
member limit), but even 100 people is a lot to get to know.
Personally speaking, I love
the automation of FF. However, this obviously limits interaction somewhat since you’re not
e-mailing your entries anywhere, or necessarily even advertising horses for sale. While I
won’t take away any of the automation, I’m open to suggestions for how to make it work
towards personalizing FF more.
Personally[:P], I think the
game is fine. I seem to know a few people and am happy to know those few people. It’s quite
hard for everyone to know everyone when we’re all in different parts of the world and use
different programs to keep in touch [AIM is popular, but only about 20 people on my list play
I don’t know how you could personalise it any more than it is now. I mean, we all
check the forum and post stuff when we need to. ‘Handicapping’ and ‘How’d You Do’ posts
seem the most active. But, as we get closer to auction times I think it will perk up too.
Plus, whenever a stable has a fairly big sell-off people come out of the woodwork. And then
there is the colour war which seems to be working pretty well.
This post is kinda not
going anywhere, but I was thinking and thinking [my head hurts] and I just couldn’t come up
with anyway of personalising the game any more than it already is. I’m happy with how things
are going, so yeah…
Oh, and yeah, limiting it to 100 members would be a good way to
keep it personal. Suck thing with that is with the amount of newbies that get discouraged,
the 2-3 months of inacitveness before they get booted might be a little long. I dunno…
I like the idea of keeping
membership limited, I think that if we got a whole bunch of members the game would become
impersonal like so many out there are. This is probably my favorite game just because it’s
easier to get to know other stables, and it feels more welcoming than anything else I’ve
played. I can’t think of any other ways to personalize it right now but I’m sure someone
I agree with the member
limit thing- I personally hate games that have hundreds (or thousands for that matter) of
people playing, because it’s SO un-personal. I think FF is a very good size, plenty big for
the races to pretty much fill up, but small enough that you can still get to know others. I
don’t have any new ideas popping out of my head, but I’ll definitely think about it!
I’ll have to pretty much
echo what folks are saying and post that I like things pretty much as they are. We’re
already given pretty ample chances to get in touch with people either on the forum or through
people’s contact info, so I think you can get just as personal or not, as your time and
comfort levels permit. About the only thing I could think of suggesting is maybe setting up
scheduled times in the chat rooms for folks to gather and perhaps introduce themselves. I
know that it was suggested that something like that happen on racedays, which I think is a
great idea…I just haven’t been able to pop in on it yet to see if anyone’s doing it.
Yes I agree with the limited
And i also was thinking that the level of absence before liquidation could be
modified. Since we want people to be more active then those who refuse to log in more, than
4 or 5 times a month should be eliminated to make room for a potentially more active players.
I think with the limited membership it will be feasible to be more harsh on peoples
activeness. But if the absence is announce to Shanthi then it would be okay…
think of what else could be implemented with out taking away from the automation.
lil’ ol’ thought from me.
Limited membership is going
to be awesome! Everytime I look at that thing on the bottom of the forum, "Our Newest Member
is", it’s always different. So yea, limiting membership will
Otherwise, I can’t think of anything.
Oh! Omg I got it! In
addition to keeping down the number of players, take a few questions that would be answered
in the F.A.Q. and make the applying new members answer them correctly to get in. I think this
would help with the problem of people asking the same questions over and over again, and if
there were only a few it wouldnt take long to check.