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Offline Dark One

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Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« on: January 31, 2013, 05:06:46 PM »
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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2013, 05:21:05 PM »
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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2013, 05:49:52 PM »
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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2013, 05:52:32 PM »
never played Farmville, but spend a ton of time farming NPCs & inactives in this universe. 
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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2013, 10:15:10 PM »
Yup. Grind away, baby.

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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2013, 01:52:50 AM »
Yes it has, and since BFG doesn't feel the need to enforce certain rules, people like myself tend to leave the game over it. Enjoy your NPC's guys. Its going to be a long 3 1/2 months for you guys sticking it out lol.
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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2013, 08:11:27 PM »
Yep. Without doubt.  Low mine rates mean most players don't spend time rebuilding if hey lose fleet = less targets and more players drop out.  Less targets means NPC's are the only way.  Look at dsp levels, vs season 1 they are very low....

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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2013, 08:18:06 PM »
People have been saying this for years, unfortunately BFG is still making enough money to mean it doesn't phase them.
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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2013, 05:41:29 PM »
IMO the mistake BFG have made is putting NPC in ALL the unis... they should've left them out of the extreme and tourney versions since these unis cater to the hardcore players who have no interest in farming.
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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2013, 05:48:52 PM »
Hmmm, couldn't those "hardcore players" just ignore the npcs then? I mean, they don't really get in the way.

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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2013, 09:58:30 PM »
Don't be ridiculous. If there are NPCs in a Uni and you ignore them, then anyone that doesn't ignore them is going to zoom past you in every respect.


Actually, I'd like to change my vote. I don't think SFC has turned into Farmville because Farmville has millions of players. How many unique players there are in SFC/SDE is anyones guess, but if you look at the forum stats, the number of forum page views has declined every month since last September (when NPCs were first in every Uni) and in January it was the lowest ever, down 60% on January 2012. Compared to how it was a year ago or even six months ago, this forum is almost dead.

I think that says more about how players view SFC than anything else.

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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2013, 11:28:57 PM »
Ummm, then DONT ignore them. Consider them as part of the game, sheesh.

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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2013, 11:37:19 PM »
I had played this game many years and the wash out of players began after oracles were introduced. Nobody did listen and now we have a good but dead game. Remove the oracle/tower from the game and it will be fun again.

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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 05:58:19 PM »
oracles were what killed off the casual players...which are also the masses...after oracles were introduced in extreme uni, player base shrank incredibly.....unfortunately its probably too late to ever get the masses to plaY  this game again...facebook policies have changed
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Re: Discuss - Has SFC turned into Farmville?
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 05:59:35 PM »
hey dolf...what was your ingame name?....its on the tip of my tongue
suck it up monkey boy!