Obi Wan Kenobi wrote: Jita wrote:
If they drip feed these new bots over the next year and put in a good plan for the year after they might break a thousand again by Christmas 2017
even if that happened I cant see this game having 1000 people by then
Every patch brings back 50 - 100 people, they just don't stay. If they know something new is coming the following month and the stuff thats actually interesting is spaced out (instead of putting all the good new bots in the first couple of months) then some of those will stay as some new ones come back.
If it can gain a hundred people the first month and then fifty a month after that for the first six months you might end up with retaining 150 – 200 people. At that kind of population the fights and politics should bring in more veterans. What kills these veteran corps is the inability to keep recruiting to replace the burnt out people and if that steady stream of new folks keeps coming with the new bots I think we could be at 400 by the end of the year. The crucial part then will be what the devs do next year – new bots will still be needed but it can’t be the same kind of thing. Maybe one a quarter and a new weapon system? They were discussing the new randomized mods so perhaps.
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