Hello everyone, I'm pretty sure this suggestion I'm typing here has been suggested numerous times before, however, I have got an idea that I'm not sure whether has it been mentioned before or not, anyway, I hope you guys listen to me. I have tried typing this on the "I am so There" wordpress blog, but, unfortunately my post was never posted for some reason that I'm not aware of.
So here are my words..
Michael, with all due respect, don’t you think making There.com free-to-play again would make it more fun, and more of a successful business? I understand that you would probably need to pay more for the hosting, severs, connection and whatnot, but you would definitely be profiting more since there would be alot more players, what makes this a guarantee is that I have played the old There.com, and I have seen how many, many users were there! I mean, it would be crowded with people, which makes an online 3D virtual world a game as well. You probably have made a mistake in the old There.com that lead you to close down the game which was making the “Premium” subscription a life-time payment, why don’t you fix this mistake this time by making There.com free-to-play but with a monthly payment “Premium” membership? I believe that will still get you the same profit you’re making right now from There.com or maybe even more if you would higher the price this time; for example, it could be 20$/month for the premium subscription, I'm sure people would pay as they have paid for the current subscription system, There.com is worth it! However, there will definitely be alot of players again like the old amazing days. Michael, you probably don’t log on as much (or do), but if you didn’t notice, the game is daily with the same players, they don’t change, and those players are no more than 100, from what I have seen in Zona Island (which is the island that most people stay at) they are about the same 10-20 people online there, or maybe less. It’s populated in the morning, and with that amount of people I’ve mentioned in Zona at nights, it’s really getting boring. Now as a conclusion, with that kind of boredom I have mentioned you might lose even more money from running There.com, since people would quit paying for the subscription if they find it unworthy/too boring. The game is currently too "silenced", there are no more as much events as the old There.com, the game is most of the time empty, There has litteraly changed to the worse, and that is of course at sometime could affect the profit you're making from There.com. However, I'm not really aware of how much profit you're getting from the current There.com system, but, logically if the game was to be free-to-play (like before) but with the monthly higher-priced Premium subscription this time, the profits will definitely be rising. Now if you might say you’re trying to restrict There.com as an 18+ community, I don’t see the appropriate point as a valuable reason, I mean, There.com was always known for fun and entertainment, it does not contain any content that might be abusing the younger ages. Even Second Life which is known as the most sexual game out there, it’s PG-13. And I can assure that Second Life is nothing compared to There.com's awesomeness. If this restriction has anything to do with the younger age's actions, such kind of matter should be handled by the staff of There.com, or moderators, by banning/suspending or doing the appropriate actions with such users.. not punishing a lot of There.com's fans/users by making that restriction. Like any other user, I’m just looking forward having fun again on There.com just as many other players, this current There.com is no fun, and I believe there are a lot of others to agree with this.
Michael, please make it free-to-play again. It is for the best.
... but they seem asleep at the wheel.
Why do I care about losing weight? Because I am a developer too, and it is reducing my ability to vote on my own items.
Does anyone know if when my weight decreases, my minimum approval hours increase when I submit an item? Does my minimum approval points increase too?
Maybe I should just stop reviewing items... and maybe I am not the only one who thinks this, and that is why you actually have to go around and beg people to approve your stuff these days. Read More...
Wow so I guess this thread has sat around for a while, I feel ashamed to leave for so long but some things have changed in my life. I have moved to a new place and on top of that I am currently in college studying Audio Engineering. But life has been good to me and I haven't stopped for a second in my pursuit to better my playing ability. Things have been going good, I feel I have made a significant improvement in (almost) two years this thread has laid dormant.
On top of that I have been lucky to add a few guitars to my arsenal, here have a picture.