Grepolis Sink/Swim

It's interesting to watch as yet another world folds all too quickly into the all too familiar patterns. A couple of dominant teams form. Little players are forced out. There are complaints re: gold from some or botting from others. Some complain about the "hugging". But what is painfully clear is that none of it really matters. Because this game is in the death throes.

There are a variety of things that have got things to this point. Some are manageable by the players and some are not. We have the ability to control whether or not we attempt to take new players under our wings and help them out. Most don't want to bother. I get it. Some are too busy or just not inclined. That's fine. But sometimes we see one of the biggest issues in the game: players are just nasty to each other. For whatever reason, we have come to believe that because we're behind a computer/phone screen and playing a war game that it's acceptable to be just mean to each other. It needs to stop but it's unlikely.

Which brings up the giant elephant in the quickly emptying room: Moderators are not doing things that encourage the game to continue. Responses to tickets are sporadic. Rules are enforced in a haphazard way. And consequences are meted out indiscriminately. And so we continually see more and more players just step out. Mods may have an undoable job... I've not done it so I can't say. But whether it's doable or not, it's not being done in a way that makes many of us feel as though we are being heard.

The truth is that this may be a blessing. To be frank, anybody who is spending any time in this forum has probably spent way too much time playing a game and ought to pursue other avenues in their lives. But if the goal is to make things better here, the time is growing short. Very short.

SINK
 

Shock

Artisan
Moderators are not doing things that encourage the game to continue. Responses to tickets are sporadic.
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This is a graph of every US and EN ticket that I personally have submitted, and the response time to the ticket.

Things to keep in mind:
1. This is a small sample size (though the pattern should be very clear)
2. Nearly every US ticket was made during business hours, while nearly every EN ticket was made 11pm or later on EN. How is it possible for the US mods to be this much worse at answering tickets and support requests, it's actually absurd how poor of response times you can expect to receive from mods here. You'd think in the middle of the night you'd get a slower response from a mod than at 3pm, but no, clearly not the case.
 
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Imladrist

Newcomer
This was some of that unnecessary nastiness I was referencing... but alas that's the only way that it relates to the topic

Well, insults ("Retartables") lose a little luster when they aren't even spelled correctly. Unless he was simply trying to imply that they are connoisseurs of French pastries. If that's the case... proceed?
 

king Xeno

Newcomer
Retartables..... GONE!!!! next the Grim poachers aka MRA trash is next to fold lol these idiots have like 10 spies I can name in the group.

Who will swim? think about the only team I see with actual players and not MRA or taking rocks.

KZ
 

Hawk

Senior Citizen
Retartables..... GONE!!!! next the Grim poachers aka MRA trash is next to fold lol these idiots have like 10 spies I can name in the group.

Who will swim? think about the only team I see with actual players and not MRA or taking rocks.

KZ
Imagine using spies ... pretty cringe tbh

Even more so bragging about them on external forums
 
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