I wasn’t being sarcastic. But didn’t want to sound like im non-hetero for his sweetroll either which we all secretly might be.
either way … there are more than just 2 types of corporations out there. i found it amusing that stereotypes can exist in an online game especially this one. ace pilot vs the world thang.
there are starter corps
- corporations founded by people not necessarily good at the game but wants to be more than just a pilot.
there are friend corps
- started by a bunch of RL friends. A guy and his room-mate for eg and recruited one of their cousins etc
there’s thematic corps (there used to be atleast)
- I remember seeing a corp made up of ex naval / marine servicemen. atleast they advertised themselves as such
I remember a kickass academy corp once called the Steel Marauders
- who advocated teamplay and focused on flying as squads all are welcomed as long as you use Voice Comms and willing to learn etc
Lampashadia is a beginners corporation
- no entry requirements. CEO puts in over 14 hours per day staying online so he can answer questions from week old newbies.
I dunno what the deal is with Lamp and the rest of this community but I picked them to join for 2 main reasons:
bulk of their membership was T1 and T2, same tier ships that I needed to synergize for fleet strength; a feature that did not exist prior to my break away from SCon
they ranked rather high on PVE which I had alot to learn about considering I have T5 ships waiting to be unlocked and needed to play catch up with the rest of the server being away for 6 months.
With over 3,000 PVP battles but less than 50 PVE i thought the move made sense.
Beginner academies are important. Newbies have alot to learn but the best people to teach them won’t consider taking them on in their elite corps. Academies fill that niche. These corporations prolong retention rate and can help make more people stay in the game during the crucial first impression phase. Lamp even kept records to find out the demographics of who stays on and who quits SCon and how soon before that happens. As it turns out, people who buys atleast one DLC stays with the game for a minimum 2 months so he actively promotes Star Conflict products to beginners in an attempt to maintain their activity with the game for longer. Now - to me that is a big deal.
Even more so when you consider few if any of the elites contribute in the same way.
The international community Aces may not be killing the game as hardcore as ESB is killing the T5 queues
But you aint doing much to help it grow either. To top it off you give little to no support to those who are doing positive things for the game.
Yet here you are Game Masters of Star Conflict. But the people who could use your help the most do not find yourselves as the most approachable personalities.
I make it a point to welcome new people who put in the effort to introduce themselves on this forum. Not because I secretly wish for a moderator status but because I’m tired of seeing the same old names actively posting. Even after coming back from a 6 months hiatus, it is still the same old names. If by the small gesture of saying hello back to someone with a 1 post count could get him to come back here again, I would feel I have contributed positively in someway. (No offence to the old timers I missed you guys for sure)
You may not be killing the game. But I see little effort being done in helping it grow outside of keeping top tier populated and giving technical feedback.