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Personally, I believe the game is straight dying. We know Place is experiencing burnout with this game, and to make matters worse, he's been looking for someone to take over for about a year now (it doesn't help that he has such a restricted hiring pool due to legal reasons.) Consistent updates can help keep a game fresh and keep players coming back, but with both of those previously listed factors applying, being burnout and no new developer, the game is not getting consistent updates. Along that, most updates are temporary events, leading to "dead periods" in between events where the game stalls out and begins to shrink in concurrent player-count before the next event, where it only spikes for a month or so. Stack that with a myriad of balancing flaws in weapons/items/zombies, an endless number of bugs, a prestige system that fails to fix the stale grind of the game from rank n/a-60, countless exploiters or rule-breakers in general with a mod-call system that can at times be slow (which is no fault of the mod team), the experience is going to become less enjoyable over time.
How about giving the game to someone he trusts without paying them
[My opinion] Currently, the game's kinda dead, but if pr paid to get adds running to find a new developer, then he can defenetly push adds to get more players into the game. He can get the game to the top page if he does that cuz he has put a lot of work in it.
The game could be doing better once everything is fixed pr realy needs to advertise his game advertising will get him more players and maybe stop his game from dying.
I agree with pr needs to advertise his game but I don't think the game is dead yet unless the player count hits 0 players.
Earsponjason, the game doesn't have to reach 0 players in order to be dead. Dead game is when a game used to be popular but now it's not. The game used to be at the front page, but now almost nobody plays it
@TotallyNotYann Looking at PlaceRebuilder's application requirements, it's unlikely he can find a voluntary developer, or for that matter, a good voluntary developer. Taking over R2DA seems like a full-fledged job, with a 5 days / week 8 hours a day schedule, and it'd be near impossible to find someone quality enough in LUA to take over, while also doing it for 40 hours / week for free.
@Earsponjason Like Nikolas said, a game can be considered "dead" before the concurrent players are at 0. Of course, I don't agree with how Nikolas defined a "dead game," as I'd say a game is dead once the player count begins to fall in numbers without any hope of bringing that number back up. As in, less and less players keep quitting R2DA, and Place has no way of attracting new players. At that point, the game is dead, and it'd be time to wrap it up. R2DA still has a chance, but it'd be a lot of work to bring it out of the grave, and up to what R2DA was, or even what R2D was.
What do you think?