On low numbers

September 18, 2017 08:13AM
I haven't played in almost two years. I played one come back character then and before that was probably another eighteen month lay off or so. So in roughly three years, one character, which is probably the last time I'll ever play CF unless something drastic happens and CF becomes a fun game people actually play again.

I would say if you are the kind of person who likes to solo level, practice and explore and occasionally interact with other players CF can still be fun for you. There's also a place for someone who wants to do that and interact heavily with an immortal who matches your times. I find none of this appealing.

There are two factors that keep me off CF:

1. Low numbers. Finding groups is usually doable (or were a couple years ago) and the solo leveling options are adequate - but it's not as fun. The real problem is finding people to kill. The first month or so of a new character works out okay because people are willing to feel you out. But, once you establish yourself the 2-5 people in your range (usually closer to two) will just avoid you at all costs and finding meaningful, fun fights becomes impossible. I typically end up spending an hour or two grabbing preps and special items to fight impossible matchups, thereby creating a ratio of fun; work of like 5:120 minutes. It's just...boring.

2. The low numbers contain a high percentage of douchebags. If you look at your top five all time list of most annoying douchebags on CF you are likely to find most or all of them still play. If you look at your 2005 top 5 list of great players almost all of them are likely to be gone. (100% of my top ten list is gone.) What you get with CF is a very toxic environment. It's a lot of thinly veiled or completely unveiled OOC tirades and asshole behavior. There is very, very little role-play happening on the MUD now.

If role-play and PK are your drivers for CF enjoyment I think you should look elsewhere. Obviously the two or three dozen remaining players will disagree with me, but the two or three hundred who have left to never return aren't here to agree. I'm only here because I'm this desperate to avoid working today. :)
Subject Author Posted

Thinking about coming back again

Josh September 18, 2017 06:17AM

On low numbers

The_Joker September 18, 2017 08:13AM

Re: On low numbers

Tolnum September 30, 2017 07:00PM

This is depressing

Kez September 19, 2017 04:48PM

Yup. (n/t)

The_Joker September 20, 2017 06:48AM

Basically all of this is true. (n/t)

Matrik September 18, 2017 12:03PM

Makes sense you'd think so. What with you're being king of contrarians and all. ;) n/t (n/t)

Stevers September 18, 2017 01:18PM

Haha ur such a stevers (n/t)

The_Joker September 18, 2017 01:28PM

Poo'pé n/t

Stevers September 18, 2017 01:33PM

I love you with all my wicked heart. (n/t)

The_Joker September 18, 2017 02:02PM

Basically none of this is true. n/t

jalim September 18, 2017 09:09AM

Makes sense you'd think so. What with you're being king of douchebags and all. ;) n/t (n/t)

The_Joker September 18, 2017 09:41AM

haha ur such a joker n/t

jalim September 18, 2017 09:58AM

Dou-che' (n/t)

The_Joker September 18, 2017 01:05PM

Koelegh was fine

Kstatida September 18, 2017 06:26AM

That's what I was thinking.

jalim September 18, 2017 09:07AM

Re: That's what I was thinking.

Josh September 18, 2017 10:01AM

Don't worry.

Matrik September 18, 2017 12:04PM

You sure did become a salty bitter little man. n/t

jalim September 18, 2017 12:10PM

You of all people want to talk salt?

Stevers September 18, 2017 01:18PM

The Fact that you played Phelzhis and how vocal you were with wanting to shut down the village before you rolled him...

jalim September 18, 2017 02:58PM


Kstatida September 18, 2017 09:56PM

Re: Lol

sleepy September 20, 2017 05:46PM

Seltie!=pro. It was saagraki or something n/t

mharldarn September 18, 2017 10:00PM

But Phelzhis wasn't thug thief

Kstatida September 18, 2017 10:06PM

Yeah, but to be fair that guy asks for a lot of shit.

Frosty September 18, 2017 03:10PM

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