Alces wrote:In the short term? Not really (just being realistic), but a constant stream of whiny negativity can only make the situation worse by discouraging the few GMs that still work on things occasionally.
I agree with a lot of what you say in terms of problems that could be addressed to improve things, but do us all a favor and reign in the Emo BS.
What GMs? And how is pointing out how dead the game is constitute being emo?
What I'm saying here is nothing new, and what's depressing is that what I'm saying here hasn't been new for roughly FIVE YEARS and that I'm probably the 50th person to have said it.
I've emailed Joe about it, who sadly doesn't have an answer when I point out that his goal of raising the game population will never be achieved as long as the original issues that made so many players leave in the first place are left unaddressed.
I loved Clan Lord. It was an amazing game and I'd like to see it not become...well, what it has become. I've tried suggesting that Joe accept money from the players in some form to afford more development. Tried everything. Nothing helps.
I should just do what all of the others who have left have done: accept that CL is dead and move on. Checking back to see if the game has somehow become worth playing again just isn't worth it...
Destian wrote:Does anyone ACTUALLY think things can possibly get better somehow?
Make me a GM and I'll fix everything.
(I *do* think things can get better. It takes time and we need more and more active GMs. And Story GMs!)
I would do it SOOO fast if I could...