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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by DaveW on February 27, 2020, 08:39:10 PM »
thanks everyone for your help... I got in now.

Dave
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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by Coshade on February 26, 2020, 07:59:08 AM »
Hey there,

Just wanted to post a link to the discord. A lot of members on this community board chat daily here. For anyone that does not use Discord - it's more of a chat room compared to a message board.

Link to MW Discord --> https://discord.gg/8uS7mxh
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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by RobMurray on February 26, 2020, 07:02:49 AM »
I sent you another link Dave.
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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by zot on February 25, 2020, 11:30:50 PM »
I will get you the link to it. but it expires after a short time. let me know and I can email it to you some time soon and you can use it to get into the mw community right then.
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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by DaveW on February 25, 2020, 08:48:11 PM »
discord?

I found out how to sign up for it, but I don't see a thing there related to MW.
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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by farkas1 on February 25, 2020, 05:12:45 PM »
I will make a few statements that I hope seem to settle the crowd. 

1) please donít bash the community.  Even if it is relatively small community that ďpostsĒ, not every player posts on this site that enjoys the game or discord in fact.  Not everyone is like us who enjoy this aspect for the game.  Discussing, arguing, giving feedback, and criticism is small portion of the group. 

2) lots of players have played and gone is it a problem?   

It is going to happen to any game, I think with more support from the company and a better release schedule it would have kept players invested for a longer period.  Players are still meeting and competing at conventions.  The player base has dropped, but not a ton.  We are getting new players interested still in the great game at every event, and the community could grow if players stay invested. 

3). Should arcane wonders do a better job in supporting their games?

Yea I would say there is always a need for growth.  A more steady model of releases would be helpful with a game like this. 

4). Am I happy with the product?

  I love this game and feel with or without expansions I am happy with the current product. 

5) Now is everything perfect with this game? 

No.  minor tweaks could make the game better and a competitively better experience . I will make a big post about the improvements I would like to see in the future.

6).  Do I hope for more content and maybe a new edition? 

Yea I think some reworking will do wonders and it would spark more interest from new players. 

7) could the new edition get the same love as the original?

 I think it could if done right. Change is always scary and  any tweaks to the system will ruffle feathers. 

8). Being released in 2012 how often do games that are collectible stay successful in the market? 

I would say a five year period is about where card games peak until either a new edition or big update is needed to spark excitement again.  This game is 8 years old and it time to put some new polish on it and give an overhaul to generate the excitement again. 

9). Will you play the original edition? 

It Depends on how get 2.0 is.  If it sucks, original will always be the go to version I play on a regular basis.  But if 2nd edition is good and dare I say better I am totally committed  to play the better game.  On if there is two groups I will play both.

10).  If the new edition is backwards compatible will it hinder the new edition or help? 

This one question, I could say yes and no.  I lean towards yes it would hinder the creative process and at worst scare people off of the game who may see the current card pool as too overwhelming. Sometimes games need a reset, and I feel it is in need of one to get to the next evolution.

I would like to think that arcane wonders could handle backwards compatibility but I think for any company it would take some creativity and a way of marketing 2.0 to pull it off correctly. 


Closing
In any case someone is going to complain about something.  Just donít make general statements about the people and community involved especially if somewhat untrue.  It is ok to disagree and debate.  We do that on discord all the time and it is healthy to not agree with everyone.  What is not healthy is being toxic and bashing a game or its player base without providing ways for improving.  Letís just be more civil to one another it is just a game.  And have fun with whatever you choose to make a gaming priority in life. 
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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by BigNic on February 25, 2020, 09:46:31 AM »

I haven't checked on the Discord channel in over a year, but


yeah, we can tell how well informed your opinion is.


 It makes more sense for them (from a business standpoint) to attract 200-300 new customers, instead of trying to keep a small group of 10-20 people interested in their products.


How condescending and utterly stupid this sentence is (facepalm)



I don't understand your hatred but please - do us and yourself a favor - leave this forum if the only thing you have to contribute are posts like these.

I like
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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by ThisIsDeutch on February 25, 2020, 06:56:38 AM »

I haven't checked on the Discord channel in over a year, but


yeah, we can tell how well informed your opinion is.


So then tell me, has anything changed? You expect me to believe that this community has evolved, during the last year, into something other than card discussions and small tournament organizations?

 


 It makes more sense for them (from a business standpoint) to attract 200-300 new customers, instead of trying to keep a small group of 10-20 people interested in their products.


How condescending and utterly stupid this sentence is (facepalm)



I don't understand your hatred but please - do us and yourself a favor - leave this forum if the only thing you have to contribute are posts like these.

Wow, great comment! Another reason why this forum is filled with great discussion!

Get a grip on yourself. Arcane Wonders is a business and will do as they please, even though their decision may end up upsetting a few people. If they can get more customers in their reach by re-doing most of the gameplay that is Mage Wars Arena, then they'll do it.
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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by Enti on February 25, 2020, 12:58:01 AM »

I haven't checked on the Discord channel in over a year, but


yeah, we can tell how well informed your opinion is.


 It makes more sense for them (from a business standpoint) to attract 200-300 new customers, instead of trying to keep a small group of 10-20 people interested in their products.


How condescending and utterly stupid this sentence is (facepalm)



I don't understand your hatred but please - do us and yourself a favor - leave this forum if the only thing you have to contribute are posts like these.
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General Discussion / Re: MW arena update 2020
« Last post by ThisIsDeutch on February 24, 2020, 01:23:55 PM »
A Mage Wars 2 would be the perfect opportunity to start the brand fresh, with a more organized release structure and the opportunity to bring back players such as myself who enjoyed the game but who have stopped playing due to the game's age- a win-win on both sides. Also, the game could used more streamlined mechanics and with rules that don't lead to years of discussion due to confusion, which would promote a stronger community and tournament structure.
If MW 2.0 is the plan, then I'm out. I wouldn't buy any product not compatible with current Arena, which is in no need of streamlining or changing at all IMO.

The only thing that does need changing is the cost formula attached to various traits which causes lots of interesting but unviable cards to be churned out - but that's not a structural problem in the rules, it's a design issue, and fixed by better cards.


I haven't checked on the Discord channel in over a year, but if my memory serves me correctly a lot of discussion came from the confusion regarding the powers and effects of various cards, as well as discussion regarding card errata. I expect that this sort of back and forth is still prevalent on the MW Discord.

Ironically, I think that this dialogue is the only thing keeping the community together. Nevertheless, if Arcane Wonders is not taking the fanbase for idiots and will actually release future Mage Wars content, then it would be better to start from scratch- constant discussion for years regarding card errata is ridiculous, and shouldn't be repeated again. And no offence to those asking for backwards compatibility or else you'll quit Arcane Wonders, but AW doesn't care about this small community- the last 4 years have been proof of that. It makes more sense for them (from a business standpoint) to attract 200-300 new customers, instead of trying to keep a small group of 10-20 people interested in their products.

But honestly I don't see anything useful or likely in MW's future, despite the official words (and many before).

Considering that the last message came from an employee of AW who hasn't posted here in nearly 7 years, I would say that this means more than if someone in charge of community relations had written that post.  I'm not confident either, but I'm pretty sure that there's a reason he's the one who posted.

On a side note: it speaks to the disaster that is Arcane Wonder's community engagement, when Scott Morris and Laddinfance leave and it's news, but Tony leaves and the members of the community either have no idea it happened or don't even care. Good riddance.
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