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Small Activity :/
« on: June 24, 2011, 08:41:49 PM »
This topic is not meant towards the game, but rather the forum:

There is so little forum activity, there is, in matter of facts: only 3 guys(I belive, if AWS is making something...) creating maps and around a good 10 guests per day.

I've wanted to say this for a loooooong time! Can't this forum get more attention?

You can see the difference between the popularity of the game and the popularity of the forum, for example: The official trailer for eufloria at youtube, has 200 000 views, and it doesn't seem to link to the forum(atleast not correctly, yes it got the www.dyson-game.com/ link, but it needs smf at the end to get to this forum... (Actually, that link leads to the main page, maybe a link from the main page would help? (there is one already, but very small, just like all the other buttons)))

I'm sorry if it seems I am very upset or whining, but I'm used to big forums, and I wish this forum was too, it and the players deserves it :)

Thank you for reading(unless you just skipped to the end...)
« Last Edit: June 24, 2011, 08:49:06 PM by Aino »

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 11:33:15 PM »
AWS is quite busy in Real Life, AFAIK, and currently only returns every now and then to update the Maps thread. And yes, it’s sad to see how many of the formerly very active people seem to have left.

Problem is, you can’t beat Eufloria users to use the forum.

Also it *may* be that for some players, after some time of playing, the interest ebbs off somewhat … I for one can say that I’ve overfed myself quite some, seeing seedlings before my inner eye when trying to sleep, etc., etc., sometimes half-dreaming of huge armadas of seedlings crossing the sky when trying to sleep … that was too much for me.

Although … if it were easer for me to play Eufloria, i.e. w/o this friggin’ Virtual Machine and instead natively on Mac OS X, I’d sure be playing more often, just half an hour or so now and then. BTW I’ll have an iPad 2 soon … already salivating for Eufloria on iOS :D

Anyway, the problem of the interest ebbing off would certainly be fought if more people knew about the forum, and especially, about the lots of user-made maps.

Greetz, Tom

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2011, 11:49:09 PM »
The custom maps are what the players that don't know about the forum should have access to. And early in custom maps, it was hard to find add it(atleast first time for me :o) and the maps wasn't so advance, because of lack of flexability in the XML system I belive, now: with lua, most people should give the custom made maps a second chance :)

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2011, 09:09:09 PM »
i agree :( i think there hasn't been a single post in like 2 days now,
and indeed ofcourse you can't force people to go on the forum.
But encouraging them or at least making it known would help, or links on the main site to the custom lvls.

Off topic:

I for one can say that I’ve overfed myself quite some, seeing seedlings before my inner eye when trying to sleep, etc., etc., sometimes half-dreaming of huge armadas of seedlings crossing the sky when trying to sleep … that was too much for me.


Story of my life (A) not just with eufloria tho :P

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2011, 09:33:29 PM »
Since you started it up again, I can go way OT and say: I'm back from Spain :D

I got no idea wht I was working on, were I workin' on something?

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2011, 09:56:55 PM »
I'm around, but there's been onthing really happening here. My AI is progressing, but RL has been here too, so...

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2011, 10:08:03 PM »
if you need help with the AI, lke AI Logics and other stuff, I can help... Although, I guess you have alot of experience :P

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2011, 10:22:44 PM »
AI experience, not so much, and I'd like to try to do it all myself, but thanks for the offer. I may call on you at some point if I hit a wall. :)

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2011, 10:25:53 PM »
Heh :P

How far are you BTW, is it possible to play against yet?

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 10:46:35 PM »
Nope. RL is happening, as is my summer college project, decorating the house, setting up my new/old comp (getting a VGA cable for a reasonable price rather than £25, trying to find it a soundcard, software installs, etc), and general getting-in-the-way type stuff. It does, however, explore the map quite well. It just can't fight, which makes it a little pointless. Oh, it also doesn't have a definite name. I'm thinking that since it seems rather bloated, I'll call it the OverHead AI. Lots of processor overhead, see?

That, and if I do call it that, an acronym for it would be OHAI. That's probably the main reason I have for caling it that.

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 11:35:38 PM »
Lol :P

So it's not much you get to do to it before you're busy with something else... Thats sad, yet good for you :)

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2011, 02:47:31 AM »
That, and if I do call it that, an acronym for it would be OHAI. That's probably the main reason I have for caling it that.

rofl :>
Do it!!

We SO need more AIs.  The more AIs there are, the greater the AI ecosystem, and the greater the opportunity for new, more powerful AI's to evolve from it (we learn from each others improvements).

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2011, 03:16:44 AM »
so its bascically these 4 people ? :P on thie entire forum :D
except for maybe one or 2 more .. :p

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2011, 03:50:20 AM »
The site needs a redesign really, and more posts on the blog that link to the forum. I will get to that in the next few weeks I hope :-)
The Wikipedia page an do with more and better content too.

Still suffering from having to clear backlog built up over the last 12 months.

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #14 on: August 17, 2011, 04:48:27 AM »
I wonder, how many have bought the game? I guess it's ATLEAST the amount of users on the forum * 10

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2011, 05:12:06 AM »
Wut, 80 people?

Ohh...you mean registered on the forum!

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2011, 05:20:34 AM »
yeah!

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2011, 05:56:36 PM »
There should be an increase in activity after the PSN release and certainly once we release the backport.
Some of the activity takes place on the Steam forum, as we sold loads of games there:
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=739&order=desc

You can always get involved there and start pointing them at this place ;-)

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Re: Small Activity :/
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2011, 06:04:15 PM »
Will custom levels be playable on PS, or will they need to be converted to a Ps-readable format?