: The Future?  ( 5585 )

BaskB

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The Future?
« : September 22, 2014, 04:42:17 AM »
I suppose this more aimed toward Butjam than anybody but something anyone left here should comment on also.

Clearly the decline in erep is terminal, in the past few months alone, erep is now down to just over 52k accounts. Even assuming these 52k accounts are all "genuine" players which is highly unlikely, we are now down to less than 1000 accounts player per country (Czech Republic where I currently am is probably down to about 20 active accounts now) and dropping daily. How long is it in reality going to be before they pull the plug now (ie server costs outweigh income!)

Putting aside all differences etc etc etc and ignoring the usual moronic comments I expect will fill this thread what are the plans for the remaining "community" that is left here? Will the site stay erep focused, will Kumnaa shut it down?

While it maybe premature the game is certainly on its last legs, how many here still actually buy gold anymore? Perhaps its time we discussed what to do with regards keeping the Steam/Boblo/Minecraft/Other community groups that are here all together before the game simply dies and we lose everything from the years
« : September 22, 2014, 04:52:05 AM BaskB »
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Re: The Future?
« #1 : September 22, 2014, 04:46:29 AM »
It's a good topic, and one that should be addressed, hopefully.

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Re: The Future?
« #2 : September 22, 2014, 09:54:42 AM »
It would be nice if the forum was kept up for those of us that use BBH, Minecraft and whatever, but without eRepublik there wont be any new people joining the forum (not that there is now) and it seems a waste of money on Kumnaa's part to keep a forum up that's getting one or two posts a week.
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Re: The Future?
« #3 : September 22, 2014, 12:55:04 PM »
the costs of the forum are minimal, maybe £3 a year for the domain name, it can easily be hosted on anyones work/private server as it dosnt require much hdd space and i wouldnt expect it to have much traffic
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Re: The Future?
« #4 : September 22, 2014, 01:22:49 PM »
I was thinking about this as well. I think a major issue we've had is actually getting people into the community in the first place, whether that was because of ingame agendas from erep or erep's problem itself.

I'd like to see the forum stay up, but if it does then we need to start working out ways to bring people in.

Personally though I think something along the lines of a rebrand into some sort of UK Gaming Community with people organising to play games together as an alliance/clan etc would be something people might be interested and also likely to attract the odd new person here and there. If we tie that in with the socialising aspect it could still grow. Hell erep might have actually been holding us back more than anything.


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Iain Keers

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Re: The Future?
« #5 : September 22, 2014, 01:29:28 PM »
We've tried rebranding before. Personally I'm probably one of the highest involvement players and tbh I am no longer buying packs or even logging into the game every day.
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Re: The Future?
« #6 : September 22, 2014, 03:48:55 PM »
If Kumnaa is willing to keep this place running then I'm more than happy to do the paltry bit of stuff I do to look after it on a day to day basis. I'd prefer the place to stay open but I don't really think I have or deserve a say
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Malkaiser

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Re: The Future?
« #7 : September 22, 2014, 04:45:26 PM »
I'll buy the forum and make it active again through community involvement (people who actually play).

I'll unquit and play again only if I can do this, otherwise eUK will remain stagnant and not be worth any time.

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Re: The Future?
« #8 : September 22, 2014, 04:59:14 PM »
I'll buy the forum and make it active again through community involvement (people who actually play).

I'll unquit and play again only if I can do this, otherwise eUK will remain stagnant and not be worth any time.

I assume you won't be unquitting then...
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Re: The Future?
« #9 : September 22, 2014, 05:19:00 PM »
I'll buy the forum and make it active again through community involvement (people who actually play).

I'll unquit and play again only if I can do this, otherwise eUK will remain stagnant and not be worth any time.


The point is to keep this forum active even when erepublik is dead and it is already terminally ill ... or did I understand this wrong?

PS. Please don't turn this is in a Goku can't quite topic again  :$
« : September 22, 2014, 05:21:22 PM mittekemuis »


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Re: The Future?
« #10 : September 22, 2014, 06:58:05 PM »
Can't the 5 of you who play Minecraft just move to a Minecraft forum?

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Re: The Future?
« #11 : September 22, 2014, 07:02:15 PM »
And Goku said unto all, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were edead, shall be active again.

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Re: The Future?
« #12 : September 22, 2014, 07:16:51 PM »
Goku, let me explain something to you:

Some people here hate me. Some people are ambivalent. Some like me.

Everyone here hates you.

Why do you keep coming back?
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Re: The Future?
« #13 : September 22, 2014, 07:24:24 PM »
The point is to keep this forum active even when erepublik is dead and it is already terminally ill ... or did I understand this wrong?

This. At some point those who remain will have to accept that the game is near having the plug pulled, it might still be sometime off but it's clearly nearer than it's ever been.

Some of us would like to turn what remains of a community here into something that lasts and we can all get some joy out of, Now maybe I'm missing some mystery importance left in the game but I'd say that was a far more worthwhile objective than trying to breath life into a forum via a dying game.


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Rob the Bruce

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Re: The Future?
« #14 : September 22, 2014, 08:09:33 PM »
Could always convert it into a general gaming forum I guess
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Re: The Future?
« #15 : September 22, 2014, 08:21:36 PM »
I'd really like this forum to be here regardless of eRepublik.

I've come to hate everyone here, and I'd hate to have to start my campaign of hate somewhere else.

BaskB

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Re: The Future?
« #16 : September 22, 2014, 08:33:03 PM »
I'll buy the forum and make it active again through community involvement (people who actually play).

I'll unquit and play again only if I can do this, otherwise eUK will remain stagnant and not be worth any time.


The point is to keep this forum active even when erepublik is dead and it is already terminally ill ... or did I understand this wrong?

PS. Please don't turn this is in a Goku can't quite topic again  :$

Mitte, exactly the point. This isnt about the Minecraft forum.This is about the community here as a whole. Goku this isnt about you, or erep or activity in the eUK. You'll notice my OP also mentioned the Boblo (Most active forum on this entire board) and also the Steam Group which many many people are still an active part of.

Erep is on its ass and dying if you cant actually see that then your completely deluded:-

http://www.egov4you.info/countries/world

On the graph 83,000ish on day 2284

Day 2497 - 57000ish.

26,000 lost in less than a year so far. And of the 57000 remaining, how many are Multis or 2 clicking no gold buyers?

Put your ego aside and as part of the community whether you like or hate half the people here alot of us would like to stay in touch in the future.
« : September 22, 2014, 08:36:23 PM BaskB »
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Re: The Future?
« #17 : September 22, 2014, 09:41:03 PM »
eRepublik died when they pulled they got rid of V2.
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Re: The Future?
« #18 : September 22, 2014, 10:15:53 PM »
Our lord Bob Boblo will save us in the face of any strife we may have.

I do think dividing this place from eRep isn't a terrible idea though, given its inevitable decline as a browser game.

We do all have a lot in common besides and a number of micro-communities. Obviously it's up to everyone and ultimately Kumnaa but I think the most sensible direction would be to decentralise a little for the larger groups of interests and set up structures for gaming and perhaps the off-topic/BBH. There are a number of games a large number of us play, and some that we could even find a way to get revenue from if the forum were set up properly and we had enough people interested (think CS:S communities).
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dougal4chaos

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Re: The Future?
« #19 : September 23, 2014, 08:45:37 AM »
Goku, let me explain something to you:

Some people here hate me. Some people are ambivalent. Some like me.

Everyone here hates you.

Why do you keep coming back?

this is why we need s a thumbs up button
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