Nations Forum

shut it down 30 replies

ShadowLord69 said on: 2011-05-19 11:08 pm
2766 Days, 2 Hrs, 57 Min, 51 Sec ago
not being rude or at least i know i sound rude, but it isnt my intention.

look at the player base on NN

shut it down except for the nn messaging etc or just kill nations or what not and wait for a major release to breathe life back into the game...

nn isnt above the critical mass point, were simply dying away now. kill it for a while, fix it up and then re-open... but leave a portal for all us oldbies or diehards to chat on...

sorry rambling ill wamder elsewhere now

i was going to say winning doesnt take skill anymore and even my win barely took any skill...
the hard days are long gone... just about anyone with three active techies and a wannabe farm can win now...
SilverSurfer said on: 2011-05-20 09:41 am
2765 Days, 16 Hrs, 25 Min, 4 Sec ago
I'm sure this has already been suggested, but a divider like the "After round 56" might be a good idea.
Deano-Wales said on: 2011-05-27 02:40 pm
2758 Days, 11 Hrs, 26 Min, 44 Sec ago
I agree, I have been semi-active this round, the first round in a few years, and have to admit that the game, as it stands, is all but dead.

There are only 20 or so active or semi-active players, of which 3 or so have a chance of a win and furthermore with such a limited player base all the game needs is 2 - 3 clan alliances and the prospect of war disappears all together.

When I first joined NN, many years ago, there were hundreds of active players, 10 - 15 real clans, lots of back-stabbing, underhand tactics, flame wars and good old round length clan wars and massings.

In 25 days or so of the round, I have had 3 messages and have seen a maximum of 3 players online at any one time, it's a pretty sad state of affairs and something needs to be done to liven up the game and gain/re-gain the interest of players/potential players.

I'd bring back Vikings but anyone worth massing at the moment is a friend and there's not enough potential Vikings to create the havoc I'd want to create.

My vote is for change it or kill it before it dies a sad and lonely death.

Stormbringer said on: 2011-05-27 04:25 pm
2758 Days, 9 Hrs, 41 Min, 44 Sec ago
I question myself every time I log on why I'm still playing. I just love this game and has life left in it IF something, anything were done. Over my years here I have talked, messaged, e-mailed mods and admins that any way I could help I would.....nothing. Not that I could save this place but I know I am not alone in people who have offered and again....nothing. Either my offers were turned down, not responded to or they were not the right person to speak to on the subject.
Plenty of opportunity for this place actually. Simple neglect and apathy on the part of those "in charge".
F'ing sad.
Moonshine said on: 2011-05-29 06:11 pm
2756 Days, 7 Hrs, 54 Min, 58 Sec ago
Theres only one thing that can be done to keep this site around.


This site will never gain players via word of mouth, you have to advertise. Thats exactly how I found this game, it was posted on a website with a bunch of other games. So until this game puts in money to put up some ads on some other sites, it will go no where. Easy as that.

Theres no money to even invest in advertisements. When there was actually a couple hundred people playing this game, majority of the money from vip memberships should have been going towards advertising and expansion. But instead, seanm or whoever the money was sent to was $hitting on the pot.
Probably enough money per month in vips now to just pay for the bandwidth and domain.

Moonshine said on: 2011-05-29 06:14 pm
2756 Days, 7 Hrs, 52 Min, 9 Sec ago

Say we did get 5 new players next round, theyd be gone in a minute once everyone gangs up on them.
Korgrath (Mod) said on: 2011-06-02 03:00 pm
2752 Days, 11 Hrs, 6 Min, 36 Sec ago
I say get it on facebook!
-IceFox2k- said on: 2011-06-09 05:31 pm
2745 Days, 8 Hrs, 35 Min, 30 Sec ago
Nations would thrive if integrated onto Facebook.

* /me crawls back into his hiding spot *
WeaponX (Mod) said on: 2011-06-09 08:08 pm
2745 Days, 5 Hrs, 58 Min, 8 Sec ago
Icen! I <3 thee!
Goliath said on: 2011-06-12 01:17 am
2743 Days, 49 Minutes, 41 Seconds ago
Moving the game to Facebook would certainly give it much more of a chance to grow and thrive. I imagine this would also provide an opportunity to implement game updates and changes if desired.

On a side note, hi. d(^_^v)
Moonshine said on: 2011-06-12 04:26 pm
2742 Days, 9 Hrs, 40 Min, 26 Sec ago
Ok. So how do we go about moving it to facebook? I mean if no one wants to be a leader and try to do something, perhaps ill figure it out. ha..riight.
Slambonie said on: 2011-06-14 11:15 am
2740 Days, 14 Hrs, 51 Min, 31 Sec ago
I allready updated my status so many times on facebook regarding also, there is a netnexus page on facebook
Alwaysbored said on: 2011-06-14 11:38 am
2740 Days, 14 Hrs, 28 Min, 39 Sec ago
I think they were more referring along the lines of integrating Nations into Facebook, so you can play it through the Facebook website.

Seeing as how sticky Facebook is, it makes sense. Although I'm not sure how practical the idea would be... (I think Facebook doesn't support PHP apps/games?)
Stoutn said on: 2011-06-16 04:21 pm
2738 Days, 9 Hrs, 45 Min, 43 Sec ago
There was significant development of NN onto facebook I remember helping test it somewhat and checking the functionality of the games on facebook but as of the typing of this post it seems that the integration has been cut off and removed so I am unsure what is going on really

There are quite a few of us that still stop in and check, and if they site was giving a new breath of life I am certain many of us would come back and quite a few more would join in. the development of NN onto facebook needs to be completed and tested in a beta sense and released for proper use of all on facebook although I think there would need to be some changes or complete remaking of the games possibly and there is noone around to really accomplish that....

Unite and save the site? Or watch it die slowly...
THRUSTER said on: 2011-06-28 08:53 am
2726 Days, 17 Hrs, 13 Min, 6 Sec ago
Bring back classic nations and more people will play. The way the round end now is counter productive to what is appealing about the game in the first place. Spending a month taking your turn and then not be able to get on at rounds end makes the game a drag. The game has been losing players hand over fist ever scene this change.

pic told you this long ago but nobody wants to listen. I don't think you will listen no either so I will just say good by to the game.
Jing said on: 2011-06-28 10:53 pm
2726 Days, 3 Hrs, 13 Min, 27 Sec ago
You blame the modified rise system? Ha.
TheWhiteDemon said on: 2011-06-29 08:51 pm
2725 Days, 5 Hrs, 15 Min, 0 Sec ago
i love Nations. ill remember this site forever, ill remember back in the day having to check my turns every dang 8 hours, setting my alarm so i would wake up to go check my turns. in my younger days it was like what i did in my spare time. it was basically was my facebook that i got on but with a game. i made friends and learned how to communicate with people i never knew in real life and learned in the end, everyone is out for themselves.
WeaponX (Mod) said on: 2011-06-30 12:11 am
2725 Days, 1 Hr, 55 Min, 8 Sec ago
w00t for greed! Hip Hip Hooray!!! =P
Elmy said on: 2011-06-30 04:41 am
2724 Days, 21 Hrs, 25 Min, 29 Sec ago
Online, greed is exponentiated due to the limited consequences. It's just human nature at its truest.
Castiel said on: 2011-06-30 01:41 pm
2724 Days, 12 Hrs, 25 Min, 37 Sec ago

After this past round, I can't help but to agree with the subject line...
Stoutn said on: 2011-07-13 05:35 pm
2711 Days, 8 Hrs, 31 Min, 9 Sec ago
Elmy is as right as he could be, as always lol
Nataku said on: 2011-07-17 08:10 pm
2707 Days, 5 Hrs, 56 Min, 50 Sec ago
"everyone is out for themselves''

that's true

unless your apart of starland raiders
ShadowLord69 said on: 2011-07-17 09:30 pm
2707 Days, 4 Hrs, 36 Min, 2 Sec ago
Wow greed is human nature at its truest...ya..

thats pretty sad elm, honestly stop reading your emo philosophy and study constructive philosophy.
Elmy said on: 2011-07-18 08:40 pm
2706 Days, 5 Hrs, 26 Min, 20 Sec ago
You realize that, up until a couple of hundreds of years ago, the world was set in a 'survival of the fittest' setting. For millions of years. It's ingrained into our nature. It's evolution. You don't outgrow millions of years of evolution in a couple hundred years. You can call it emo, or whatever you want.

Don't let your dislike of me cloud your eyes from fact. Your emotions are painfully obvious.
TinaMiaz said on: 2011-07-23 07:04 pm
2701 Days, 7 Hrs, 2 Min, 28 Sec ago
Crim said on: 2011-07-28 08:14 am
2696 Days, 17 Hrs, 52 Min, 13 Sec ago
umm going to agree with elm and this game would probably thrive on facebook, i remember it being talked about awhile back and nothing happening. would love to see something save this game from dying

[Added at 07/28/2011 09:14:57 by Crim]
oh and hi guys, how goes life?
Tankasaurus1 said on: 2011-07-28 10:17 am
2696 Days, 15 Hrs, 49 Min, 26 Sec ago
everyone complains the game is dying.quit complaining and play the damn game.
Nataku said on: 2011-08-01 03:05 pm
2692 Days, 11 Hrs, 1 Min, 37 Sec ago
leroy check your NNMS
ShadowLord69 said on: 2011-08-03 11:30 pm
2690 Days, 2 Hrs, 36 Min, 28 Sec ago
Oi just did nat
Dont come to NN much anymore, ill try to be by mre often now.

Elm, I dont exactly remember my point since I wasn't intending on responding to you and I'm on my phone so browsing is annoying. But, survival of the fittest and greed are two different animals. I believe in humankind, those who have will help those who have not. Just because people seek to secure their own safety first before seeking to help others doesn't make them greedy it makes them survivors.

Your right though elm, for the most part I dont like you. But I dont troll you, if I figure your talking sense I won't disagree just to make a scene and if I can't be bothered to spend time arguing with some internet entity that I dislike doesn't mean I'm inferior intellectually, it just means I simply dont care enough to reply with more then a flippant answer or narscissitic comment.
Nataku said on: 2011-08-03 11:52 pm
2690 Days, 2 Hrs, 14 Min, 4 Sec ago

[Added at 08/04/2011 01:16:06 by Nataku]
*slaps elm with his godly post count*

now that jing is gone im teh highest poster here.
now i just gotta find a way too get rid of jings posts
Izembo said on: 2011-08-10 10:12 am
2683 Days, 15 Hrs, 54 Min, 28 Sec ago
sad to see where its fallen to