I read somewhere in the forums about players wanting to be able to make suggestions. I have never had a problem with player suggestions. In fact, I welcome them. A few weeks ago, there was a player who suggested a new search methodology for the Blue and Green Restricted Tournaments. We took the player’s idea, looked at it from a technical perspective, looked at it from a player’s perspective, modified a few small functions and implemented it. We probably have implemented dozens of suggestions from our players.
When players suggest ideas, just like ideas we think of internally, initially they might sound great, but until we spend days or sometimes a week looking at the logic and the technical implications on how it might affect everything else we’re doing and what it means from a development time standpoint and is it something that benefits the entire community or just a few players, we have to be careful. Changes and updates are good – it makes the game experience better. Please feel free to start threads and discuss suggestions. Threads will not get deleted unless they contain insults, vulgarity, mis-directed comments, or just throwing others way off track (in that case, we would not delete the thread; we would delete the comment).
There are literally tens of thousands of forum threads. Less than 1% has ever been deleted. The company will not just sit by and see its name get slammed and misleading comments get posted or vulgarity expressed. But, again, we are open to threads that create constructive criticism that open up good suggestions that are debated.
Quick Game Update
The Horse Challenge Program is running 7 to 10 days behind schedule. We are working on something to significantly increase site speed. That was done on the development server. During testing, it interfered with some of the other products we were building. One of them was the players Horse Challenge Program.
I’ll be back with a full update at the end of the week.