Quiet or is it just me?

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JF1981
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Quiet or is it just me?

#1 Post by JF1981 » Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:26 pm

Been watching and thinking for a while, but it does seem like there are less players that there have been historically. Less players, less games etc

Is it just me or do others feel the same?

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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#2 Post by Jamiet99uk » Tue Aug 30, 2022 7:53 pm

It do be feel that way
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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#3 Post by JF1981 » Thu Sep 01, 2022 10:21 am

There are certainly less "new" games on the list....

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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#4 Post by DarthPorg36 » Thu Sep 01, 2022 2:01 pm

I feel that way as well. Maybe it is just a summer/fall lull? It might pick up soon. Not sure though

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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#5 Post by Doug7878 » Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:06 pm

There seem to be a lot of bot games going on these days. Maybe it has pulled players away from playing regular (ranked) games. ( ? )

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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#6 Post by Chaqa » Thu Sep 01, 2022 3:34 pm

It's odd because I remember hearing that the site was more active than ever during the Pandemic. I wonder if that's died down a lot, or if people just don't come into the forums, or if it's mostly private or bot games.

Could be a little of all three.

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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#7 Post by Jaguar » Thu Sep 01, 2022 4:57 pm

As somebody who took a decade-long hiatus from the site before returning earlier this year, I can definitely attest to a fall in activity over that period.

Though I am sure there were plenty of peaks and troughs over the intervening period!
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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#8 Post by Manwe Sulimo » Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:56 am

I can second the above. I just got back on after being off for a few years and the amount of activity in both games and the forum is a fraction of what it was the last time I was active.

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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#9 Post by UnknownHero » Sat Sep 03, 2022 2:30 am

I am yet another of those who recently came back after a few years away. I joined about 10 years ago, dropped off, then came back 5 years ago before taking a long break again. There was definitely a lot more activity in both of those periods. I like playing longish phase gunboat games, but I find I have to create most of my new games myself now since there are typically few new games getting started.
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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#10 Post by Wusti » Sat Sep 03, 2022 2:37 am

I wouldn't be surprised if the new RR system plays a part. I know my son who also plays has been banned for a year. It is not very forgiving. My activity peaks and troughs as well due to NMR related effective bans.

I think one of the site admins could probably give us hard stats on just how many players have been forced out.

I could also be stupidly wrong :)
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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#11 Post by MajorMitchell » Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:12 am

I stopped playing games for a year because of my unreliability, returned and just played against the BlighterDalekBots until recently when I joined a game that had an open spot and it's a grubby gunboat style game without diplomacy.
I'm probably part of the problem, often apathetic, a dissident, a shallow, insincere clown who mocks wednecks in the forum?

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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#12 Post by jampoodle » Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:32 am

MajorMitchell wrote:
Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:12 am
I'm probably part of the problem, often apathetic, a dissident, a shallow, insincere clown who mocks wednecks in the forum?
nailed it 🤡

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Re: Quiet or is it just me?

#13 Post by MajorMitchell » Sat Sep 10, 2022 10:36 am

Sweetypie Jampoodle, tis you, there is a concept with which comedians and many of the public are aware of known as "satirical self depreciating humour".....
Perhaps I was mocking myself?

What was not satirical or humorous was being a 1st responder on my own with a chap ~mid40s who died in my care while paramedics on their way on 4th April 2020, yet as a consequence I started a new career as an actor and comedian became a bit of a Dadaist preparing for Fun in Purgatory.
I am a candidate in a Local Council election, voting is in early November & I am hopeful that I might annoy you more by being elected.
There's $Aus12,000+ pa in remuneration for 4 years plus the opportunity to do things you would abhor.
How is your run to get elected? Or are you an "armchair on the sidelines ranter"?

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