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Old 01-02-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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Bit of an extreme and controversial idea, but:

1) Get rid of stealth*
2) Nerf rush units

No more need / less need to be 24/7 contactable or insanely active.

* Stealth units stay exactly as are, just no stealth.


Just a thought.
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Old 01-02-2014, 02:53 PM   #2
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1) Make your own successful app.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:47 PM   #6
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Pretty sure that's illegal :<
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ye but would Azzer even notice?
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Old 02-02-2014, 12:37 AM   #8
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Pretty sure that's illegal :<
pretty sure it's not. bushtarion is simply rehashed planetarion code. i mean planetarion is the backbone of this game. azzer took the source code and made bushtarion.

candy crush saga? how is it truly different from bejeweled or any match 3 game?

step 1: clone bushtarion.

step 2: change enough to make it yours.

step 3: ??????? (advertise? don't abandon? make it mobile?)

step 4: profit.

addendum: as for the original idea: except for offline solos - an alliance member can see 'unknowns' stealth used to be the biggest threat and gotcha moment, but for competent members it's not difficult to counter.
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Well, plantarion (that bushtarion derived from) was given out as a freeware. So that's a bit different.

But I'm sure it's possible to make it work. There are plenty of tick based games out there. But you would have to emulate the feeling that we get from this game, and that might be hard to do if you change too many of the mechanics as well as unit names.
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@ Garrett: Yes, competent players can deal with it, but we need masses of new, in-competent and casual players for the game to survive and thrive (wishful thinking I know).

Making a new game or having an active admin are obviously better ways of trying to save the game ... but I was just musing and thought about the idea of making the whole game less intense.
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Put a limit on how many times you can attack an id in the same week.I find one of the most things people don't like is when they have one or two guys constantly attacking them every time they grow. But have it to where it only counts when you have done damage to the person. Not sending and recalling. If that is possible.
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@ Garrett: Yes, competent players can deal with it, but we need masses of new, in-competent and casual players for the game to survive and thrive (wishful thinking I know).

Making a new game or having an active admin are obviously better ways of trying to save the game ... but I was just musing and thought about the idea of making the whole game less intense.
I understand what you are going for, but there has to be some kind of hook. Something to make it interesting. Sometimes players can only learn by doing. I'm not trying to be rude but some of these suggestions like making all units vanilla and eta 4 and 5 and visible... is like you are simply watering bush down to the card game 'war'. e.g. we might as well just have cards and flip them over to see who has the highest card.

In other words, players who can end up being somewhat competent at the game are the only players that will stay. Floods of ineptitude will only amuse the bashers. Might as well just add more bots more bots and more bots.

I don't mind the ideas, but grasping at any idea for the sake of it can also be detrimental.

These are all musings anyway because you could come up with the golden ticket and it wouldn't happen as there is no one to implement.
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text browser games have had their day things have moved on in the last 10 years
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