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The Vainglory Forums are closing

Discussion in 'Announcements & Status' started by mejlis, Jan 22, 2018.

  1. wolf_hands
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    wolf_hands Vainglory Developer Super Evil Megacorp

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    1) Evidence, or lack of evidence, is always going to create conspiracy theories. So the most I can say is that Vainglory is not, in fact, declining.
    2) Copypasta from another comment: There's so many other avenues to use for criticism, and we encourage everyone to continue giving us their opinion, both positive and negative.
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  2. screepy
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    screepy Gythian

    Destroying their community just to get new players for free? No.
  3. Lun
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    Lun Stormguard

    Perhaps if you were more active in answering the community we wouldn't get that impression.

    Oh, where? On Twitter and its short comments to what YOU decide to show us? On Reddit where there's a hivemind of yes-men? Perhaps on Facebook?

    Forgive my tone, but I'm pissed because I care.
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    wolf_hands Vainglory Developer Super Evil Megacorp

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    Ignoring, if I may say, can be done on any platform.

    LoL does not have a forum any more actually.

    3V3 and 5V5 = not serious?
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  5. Lun
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    Lun Stormguard

    But I went to LoL's official forum five minutes ago? What did I miss?
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  6. lcaraway
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    lcaraway Community Moderator

    If this was the reason the forums would have been shuttered a loooooong time ago.
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  7. Lun
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    Lun Stormguard

    I disagree. The situation can get much worse over time (perhaps because the users get worse or the game gets worse). Plus, they might have given some time to the forum. The financial situation and marketing situation might have changed too.
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  8. ThePowerpuffBoy
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    ThePowerpuffBoy Stormguard

    Uh.....league does have a forum. What are you talking about? People claim that to
    be one of, if not the most toxic communities, yet they still have their forums. I'm so tired of yall with the bs and lies.
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  9. Lun
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    Lun Stormguard

    Yeah I'm very perplexed about their constant claims that the League forums don't exist, since I was there five minutes ago, reading comments from the developers.

    The fact they're trying to make such a blatant lie doesn't make them look any good.
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    I don't have the title to share certain data. We do give updates on how things are going from time to time, but it is not every week or month.

    It's not hard to find users on these platforms who do not agree with us (at almost every turn tbh). As mentioned elsewhere in this thread, users have more control over what topics they want to keep alive (and we're actually given less power to "silence" those topics, as on here we could delete things, which is strictly against how we operate, but worth pointing out). Something else I mentioned, platforms are entirely up to the users on them. Don't like XYZ on a platform? Make your own or start influencing the existing ones

    No worries, honestly, we know this is tough news. Even many of us are sad today.
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  11. Teajcof
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    Teajcof Stormguard

    It is archived...
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  12. screepy
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    screepy Gythian

    So here‘s a summary of my thoughts, I‘d appreciate if @wolf_hands would comment.

    1) Why has SEMC become what it is now? When i started playing Vg it was this aesthetic, serious mobile moba on my iPod. I loved the game because it‘s not just a game like Clash of Clans. Now it‘s like Clash Royale with IAPs everywhere and multiple bad decisions (Se skins, Talents...). So why has SEMC become what it is now? Is it because you hired the wrong, greedy people?

    2) If your goal is to get more traffic on social media (free advertisement) by closing the forums I highly doubt it will work: You destroy a big part of the community just to get some new players...

    3) You mentioned above that you don‘t silence us by closing the forums but that‘s basically what you‘re doing: All those other platforms aren‘t made to discuss scandals like the Se skins scandal. On reddit you won‘t get noticed because people troll downvote and post memes.

    4) Heres the LoL „Forums“ https://boards.na.leagueoflegends.com/en/
    Also Blizzard has forums for all their games and they are one of the most popular game companies with a big and great playerbase.

    5) Overall I‘m sad to see how the game/company devolved from a open minded gamer for gamer company to a company like ubisoft or ea. You treat your veteran players and hardcore playerbase like sh*t and just care about making money and getting new players into the boat.
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  13. wolf_hands
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    wolf_hands Vainglory Developer Super Evil Megacorp

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    If you're talking about their board, that is not their forum. Boards are essentially a company-hosted subreddit (to oversimplify).
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  14. ThePowerpuffBoy
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    ThePowerpuffBoy Stormguard

    You guys are sad, yet still deciding to close the forums. Please just admit yall are trying to silence us. Also you keep saying the platforms are what the users make them. Part of this is true, but it's also what the delevopers make them as well. I'm sure if you guys were more active than you were the forums wouldn't even be like this today.
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    Teajcof Stormguard

    @mejlis @wolf_hands it says take your screenshots now does that mean that you guys are not only closing it but removing it rather than archiving it to be browsed? I mean that is a ton of hero concepts and fan art that will be destroyed and there is not enough time for the community to save it all.
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  16. RoyalSerperior
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    RoyalSerperior Mageborn

    Guess they just can't stand any form of criticism. Anything that isn't just silly praises might hurt their feelings and (due to their magnificent clutch moves) the criticism has reached a point that it's so damn obvious that it's better for them to just shut the forums down.

    Seems like doer will finally send us to sleep. :eek:
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  17. ThePowerpuffBoy
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    ThePowerpuffBoy Stormguard

    They want to get rid of all the discussions and evidence.
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  18. Saint7502
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    Saint7502 Undead

    Guys I'm still not able to change my profile pic...
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  19. wolf_hands
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    wolf_hands Vainglory Developer Super Evil Megacorp

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    1) I'm unsure what to tell you as the vast majority of SEMC-ers are still the same from 1, 2 and in some cases, 3 years or more back. We definitely still make mistakes, and take everyone's voice into consideration when we make those mistakes. Many changes to large systems in Vainglory came from community sentiment.
    2) That is not the goal at all. Fostering the community to become more efficient, effective, positive and constructive are some of the main goals. I won't lie, it does suck :/ But sometimes the right decision isn't the easy one.
    3) I will need to disagree with you on this. When these instances occurred, their megathreads were at the top of the sub for a week or more (if not pinned). One thing to point out, reddit uses megathreads to consolidate the conversation so the same things aren't said over and over. Sometimes, to the untrained eye, that can mean the rest of the sub looks barren of criticism.
    4) Boards are essentially a company-hosted subreddit, and not forums.
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    Things may stay for a while, but because we'll be leaving them, we cannot guarantee how long they will last and so advise screenshot-ing or saving content however needed now.

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