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Posted Jun 22, '12 at 7:41pm

danielo

danielo

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I think that the major problme is showed by the diffrince, lets say, from 'giant in the playground' and armor games.
While GITPG is based on a comic, which make people to visit and stay on a weekly {mounthly maybe -_-} basis, armor games is based on little games, most of a couple of minutse. peopel dont stay for much.

another problme is that as said, the forums are based on small talk, who got off from the topic and go to becaume something like a chat. sure, it has it advantagse, but it dont let people "to go deep".

on other sites, ther are comeptitions of fan art and stuff, which keep a strong seed of followers, making the site look more "alive". here it look like, again, a wastland of small talks. you dont see much of site games, who show that there are people who come on a daily basis. when i started, i looked at the forums and i was sure that no one enter. i think that there should be an update of the forums. making sub-topics, so "the tarven" or "popular media" will have more wings, and "forum games" will help peoples who want 'full games' as RPGs and werewolf to make them.

also, a contest of artist and stuff {like i tried to make -_-} will help keeping interest in the site. not only entering, play a game while waiting for THE game to open.

because lets face it, less and less peopels play internet games. when you have all of these smart phones and be a pirate and getting games is much much more easy, why should i play a flash game while i can play the new mass effect {for say}?
if armor games could suppore videos creators, and stuff which will attracte more peoples, it will make another step for returning to it golden age.

Armor games HAVE to move foward. in the internet, if you stay for too long, you just flushed with the stream away. and, im sorry to say, armor games as stant still for a while.

i remmeber armor games since i was just a little kid, who almost didnt knew a word in english, and i always was a big fan. when someone asked "do you know good games on the internet?" i always showed them armor games. when i say peoples play in 'miniclip', i always told them "go to armor games, its better".
i realy dont want to see armor games becauming one of these little site who got forrgoten in the past. i want it to be the best site in the world! but we got to go on.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 8:14pm

Salvidian

Salvidian

3,817 posts

another problme is that as said, the forums are based on small talk, who got off from the topic and go to becaume something like a chat. sure, it has it advantagse, but it dont let people "to go deep".

The forums are only based "small talk" within The Tavern and sometimes in Popular Media. If you have ever entered WEPR, you would find that people are as intelligent as one could imagine. The WEPR greatly allows users to go deep. I don't understand how The Tavern could let anyone go deep- It was made for small talk. Popular Media occasionally will have musicial aficionados discuss traits of their favorite music. In other times, many will drop in, put their short-hand opinion in, and leave.

on other sites, ther are comeptitions of fan art and stuff, which keep a strong seed of followers, making the site look more "alive". here it look like, again, a wastland of small talks.

Error 404: Evidence of "small talk" not found. AMW contains nothing but competitions aside from personal threads showing skills.

you dont see much of site games, who show that there are people who come on a daily basis. when i started, i looked at the forums and i was sure that no one enter. i think that there should be an update of the forums. making sub-topics, so "the tarven" or "popular media" will have more wings, and "forum games" will help peoples who want 'full games' as RPGs and werewolf to make them.

I cannot stand this. Other sites are impossible to navigate through because there's seas of information. If you're picky about specifics, it isn't hard to click on the link and see what the thread's all about.

also, a contest of artist and stuff {like i tried to make -_-} will help keeping interest in the site. not only entering, play a game while waiting for THE game to open.

Not addressing this. You need to go into the AMW first.

because lets face it, less and less peopels play internet games. when you have all of these smart phones and be a pirate and getting games is much much more easy, why should i play a flash game while i can play the new mass effect {for say}?
if armor games could suppore videos creators, and stuff which will attracte more peoples, it will make another step for returning to it golden age.

This thread is not concerning games nor is it concerning the mechanics of the forums. Those aren't problems.

Armor games HAVE to move foward. in the internet, if you stay for too long, you just flushed with the stream away. and, im sorry to say, armor games as stant still for a while.

It will be until AG3 comes out.

i remmeber armor games since i was just a little kid, who almost didnt knew a word in english, and i always was a big fan. when someone asked "do you know good games on the internet?" i always showed them armor games. when i say peoples play in 'miniclip', i always told them "go to armor games, its better".
i realy dont want to see armor games becauming one of these little site who got forrgoten in the past. i want it to be the best site in the world! but we got to go on.

Armor Games isn't dead. The forums are a little inactive.

No offense, but I recommend you look through this ENTIRE thread and ACTUALLY SEE what's it's all about. You aren't addressing problem areas.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 9:55pm

Maverick4

Maverick4

3,707 posts

It wouldn't surprise me if AG3 was just a clever joke, so the admins would have an excuse to take a two year vacation. Or would that make me a cynic?

My thoughts on Cormyn is that he threw the baby out with the dish water. Did he do his job? Yes. Was he effective? Yes. But he tended to ban under the pretense of 'where theres smoke, theres fire.' Perhaps I can't talk though, since I can count on one finger the times I dealt with him.

The failure of CAPTCHA led some to believe that the adbots were the 2012 April Fools Joke. However, there was no April Fools joke this year.

You were the only person I ever saw making that claim. I mean really, the admins would have to be sick to flood the site with links to sites of questionable safety and legality.

If you have ever entered WEPR, you would find that people are as intelligent as one could imagine. The WEPR greatly allows users to go deep.

I beg to differ. The WEPR is filled with such a pleothra of hypocrites and pseudo-intellectuals, who draw content merely from using their so called "experience" to shout down and violently suppress differing opionions. Its okay to argue, so long as you don't go against the self-proclaimed infallible bastion that is their ideology.

Or perhaps the joke is on me for thinking that such things as 'respect' and 'tolerance' could exist on the internet.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:20pm

Patrick2011

Patrick2011

3,317 posts

You were the only person I ever saw making that claim. I mean really, the admins would have to be sick to flood the site with links to sites of questionable safety and legality.

I was not the first to make such a claim. In fact, I saw some others make the claim and believed it since I had no idea of the actual joke. I simply stated the claim more than anyone else. However, the adbots turned out not to be the April Fools joke.

It wouldn't surprise me if AG3 was just a clever joke, so the admins would have an excuse to take a two year vacation. Or would that make me a cynic?

In You're banned (a forum game), GhostOfMatrix joked that the admins were trolling us with AG3. However, I have a recent comment containing his actual thoughts below:

Well, no. I think they'll eventually come out with it, but it feels like it won't be for a while. It's already been about two years since they announced AG3; they estimated it'd be out in summer 2011, when that passed they said winter, when that passed they said spring, and that was around the same time Cormyn left (I think) so we don't get any more updates.
I also check the beta site and their GetSatisfaction page weekly and they haven't added anything major since the profiles.

I don't think anyone has an idea of the release date of AG3.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:28pm

jeol

jeol

3,565 posts

We don't, because either they are doing their job and getting lots done and just not informing us (some of the features talked about I would imagine would be hard to implement into the beta without having to reset it later on), or they're being lazy and just not informing us. Either way, it's not very encouraging to the users, and it has led to a bit of a decay, particularly in trust. While I do hope and trust that the former is the case, assurance is a blessing and we may never know the truth for a while. I do hope that this comes to the attention of the staff and it is sought out that some action is made.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:30pm

thepyro222

thepyro222

1,946 posts

AG has gotten well... boring. I see it as just the problem of too much going on in too many people's lives to be on a website for hours on a day. I don't think there's much we can do about it, I've taken some hiatuses myself from this site. It feels good for a while. I'll be interested to see what happens. I'm usually here, just watching the forums, and if something peaks my intrests, I comment on it. I also post poetry in the arts section. I am a veteran of the site, and it's cool being in the forums. I like these forums because it's so nicely organized, and you don't have to go the equivalent of 4 miles to get to the bottom of them. it's one page. If there's anything I can do to help, let me know.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:41pm

nichodemus

nichodemus

11,623 posts

Knight

Hello Salvidian, you haven't been into the AMW it seems, because tonnes of it really is small talk sloppily disguised as art related stuff.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 10:58pm

jeol

jeol

3,565 posts

Hello Salvidian, you haven't been into the AMW it seems, because tonnes of it really is small talk sloppily disguised as art related stuff.

*cough*haikuland*cough*

Yeah. Even the contests have the exact same problem that the rest of the forums have - a lack of willing participants. A lot of the personal threads are sloppy, disorganized, procrastinated [on], or simply, no effort is put into them.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 11:06pm

daleks

daleks

3,123 posts

Or when you are in the AMW thread you tell someone what they can do to make there work better and they ignore you or get mad at you for degrading their work. That is why I like Cen's threads. He let's me comment and actually say what I think.

 

Posted Jun 22, '12 at 11:16pm

xeano321

xeano321

2,518 posts

Knight

I have observed in recent months, that the forums are kind of being ignored by the newer users. Most newcomers to the forums post 50 to 100 times, then become inactive. Out of these many, of course, there is always those few who stay, and remain active users in the community. This process is what keeps the community alive. When an veteran user retires so to speak, he/she is replaced by new users who stay and become active in the community. The process is perpetual. New users come, old users go, and the community grows.

The above process has been dying off recently. More & more veteran users have become less active (due to work, school, ETC...), and there are no new users to replace the older users. The most recent newcomers to the forums only post >50 times in the forums, then become inactive.

The next question that comes up is this: Why are the veteran users leaving? The cause for this problem, has been posted before. There is a growing lack of trust/confidence in the AG administrators concerning AGv3. The constant deprivation of information has led to a frustration among users, thus making them get bored with AG, and becoming inactive.

I think that if AG were to present an administrator that will inform us with updates and info concerning AGv3.

Something else that I think may contribute to the resolution of this issue, is to somehow make the newcomers to the forums more welcome. After all, the more satisfied the new users are with the AG community, the more likely they are to stay.

(The above statements are my observations only. I have not claimed that they are completely accurate, nor will I claim that they are the reasons for the inactivity in the community.)