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Title: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ES [BoD] on January 20, 2017, 03:19:35 PM
Greeting everyone, I am here to inform you that I will be replacing DrewUniverse as your new Community Manager, Drew has been relieved of his duties. I will be performing various roles but my primary role will be connecting with the community and getting your voice heard, I believe that transparency between YM and the community will benefit both parties. You can come to me with questions and comments about the game (bugs included), but I cannot give you special insider info ahead of anyone else.


Who am I?

I'm ES one of IW's veterans, First of his name, Aberion's highest ranking officer, with over 6k hours played odds are we've met on the battlefield  ;D, I started playing IW about 2 years ago and I fell in love with the core mechanics, the beautiful art and the unique IW community.

What would be my role as CM?

with the help of our great moderators, I will give a voice to the community, conveying information to the dev team while reporting bugs directly to the team.


My goals:


- Improving the NPE
I think that there needs to be far fewer barriers to get to the core gameplay IW has to offer and I will be working to achieve that.
- Polishing the game
We have a lot of cards that either lack in description or have some problematic keywords that will be hard for new players to understand, like the difference between "Deployed character" and "Enters the deployed area" for example. My aim is to go over all the cards in the game and single out those who's description require change or clarification. IF anyone wishes to help me in this endeavor, PM me either on Discord or on this forum, any help would be appreciated  ;D
In addition I will be working with the team to implement an Official Rule book so players can look it up during their match.
Creating an official Stream Team for IW with a weekly schedule to entertain you guys, the team will include Streamers such as GraveCrawler, Largenuggets, Equastro, Delusionofhope and more, if you wanna be on the team, let me know on Discord or PM me on this forum. They will be featured by the Official IW Twitch channel if I can get the login info (Can't reach the previous CM) or will have to create a new Official channel.
- Balancing the old and outdated cards, starting with the legends (we are getting close)

What’s the Team Been Up To Lately?

- The team is now collaborating with Infinity disciple (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdpIy7mJt_wlbvF-cwhdRQw) in order to promote and revitalize the official Youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stzsRbStcXA).
- The team is working on some of my NPE ideas and will implement them soon:
-Removing the Fixed decks mode (no one plays that mode and it just makes the Normal queue much slower).
-Expanding the free weekly decks to include 28 decks (7 available each week), those decks will be available at the store at a lower price (18k IP and the appropriate LP).
-Once that squares up, they will be moving onto creating an in-game Bug report button, this will report and squash bugs quickly without asking the player to dig through their files in order to get to their log report. Creating a glossary/in-game rule book and others.
Team will continue to advertise the game, targeting TCG/CCG players and working with CCG/TCG channels.

In other news!

*Introducing MarvelousChester as the Official Tournament Organizer, he's a great player and a good guy, I'm sure he'll do an awesome job.

*Introducing Interesting_Socks (previously known as 128jaja128) as a new Community Moderator, i've had the privilege to know him over the years, he's a top IW player and a great guy and i'm sure he'll be a great addition to the team.

*Introducing the new official Discord (https://discord.gg/MRRhzxQ) channel, Join in and chat with some of the top IW players, ask questions, talk strategy, and hang out. The new Discord will replace the old one.
Thanks Key-Ranaway for setting up the new Discord channel.

I will update you weekly on a weekly basis on how things move forward.

Thanks for reading, now let's make IW great again!



Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Equastro on January 20, 2017, 03:22:57 PM
Yay, finally it's official! GZ ES

(Btw my name is with a capital E  ;))
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ES [BoD] on January 20, 2017, 03:25:09 PM
Yay, finally it's official! GZ ES

(Btw my name is with a capital E  ;))
Sorry, fixed it  :P
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: OneTwo on January 20, 2017, 03:27:50 PM
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with the help of our great moderators Together with our great moderators

So there are 2 GREAT teams of moderators helping each other? :P

P.S.

Hi!
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ES [BoD] on January 20, 2017, 03:37:52 PM
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with the help of our great moderators Together with our great moderators

So there are 2 GREAT teams of moderators helping each other? :P

P.S.

Hi!
fixed it, thanks  :P
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: drewmb10 on January 20, 2017, 03:38:22 PM
Congrats, ES! Excited to see what other changes you can bring to the table now as CM. IW certainly needed a spark. Happy to hear about the others being added to the team as well.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: GenMole on January 20, 2017, 04:06:47 PM
congrats man for YOU SIR WILL MAKE IW GREAT AGAIN !!!!!!
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: zekses on January 20, 2017, 04:29:55 PM
Welcome to the dark side.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: MerliniX on January 20, 2017, 04:51:40 PM
Don't ever change NTL <3
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: TameRlane on January 20, 2017, 07:53:29 PM
Congrats ES! Good Luck and Have Fun!

i can't think of anyone more deserving. I can only hope this doesn't toxify your IW experience. 

i wholeheartedly believe in this vision for IW's future. 

i'm not sure if there's anything i can offer my help with, but if there's anything i can do i'm merely a message away.

You've had me since "Hail the Dawn!"  ;D
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Vuurjopi on January 20, 2017, 09:24:43 PM
\o/ We all wish you the best of luck ES!
This is a very hopeful post.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Lautrec on January 21, 2017, 07:24:46 AM
Glad to hear this. May ES' reign be glorious! All praise the new CM!
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Hiding on January 21, 2017, 09:14:55 AM
Free weekly deckwise, should have different categories like fun/combo/competitive and have at least one of each category each week. This allows new players to get a feel the current meta (and even have a chance at ranked) as well as different playstyles
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Number11 on January 21, 2017, 02:20:30 PM
Congrats on your position as Community Manager. Finally, an in-game Bug report button scheduled for work. Looking forward to these changes.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Candit on January 21, 2017, 09:05:05 PM
Ah my old Overseer rival made it big. I'd suggest you change the weekly post to bi-monthly since we know there is not always something to talk about. This way you won't be looking like our great martyr Drewniverse. Gonna miss the guy.

Please nerf FD and buff OOS mkay?
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Grinnin_Gin on January 21, 2017, 11:55:39 PM
Ya congratz ES, glad to see you're taking over CM and haven't changed a bit.

Let us recount the beginning of your so glorious reign:

Re-banning me from the new IW discord even though I said nothing offensive to you.

Banning NTL for having a screenshot that showcased behavior that showed you talking bad about him.

Glad to see you're already out to start stifling people who's opinions differ from yours, and who you have personal disagreements. Especially when those same people could speak out about the many indiscretions you've committed in the past.

Instead of reaching out to people and asking for them to alter their behavior or apologize to them you're reaching for the ban-hammer in a knee-jerk reaction.

Even drew never outright banned people who were "disrespectful" to him. So yeah, congratz on being the most thin-skinned CM infinity wars has ever had.

I guess you're taking after the great Donald Trump in rejecting dissenting opinions.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Rethorian on January 22, 2017, 01:23:16 AM
Ya congratz ES, glad to see you're taking over CM and haven't changed a bit.

Let us recount the beginning of your so glorious reign:

Re-banning me from the new IW discord even though I said nothing offensive to you.

Banning NTL for having a screenshot that showcased behavior that showed you talking bad about him.

Glad to see you're already out to start stifling people who's opinions differ from yours, and who you have personal disagreements. Especially when those same people could speak out about the many indiscretions you've committed in the past.

Instead of reaching out to people and asking for them to alter their behavior or apologize to them you're reaching for the ban-hammer in a knee-jerk reaction.

Even drew never outright banned people who were "disrespectful" to him. So yeah, congratz on being the most thin-skinned CM infinity wars has ever had.

I guess you're taking after the great Donald Trump in rejecting dissenting opinions.

No no no, you don't seem to understand. Lightmare, Yodo, or whatever poor entity decided to invest in the game since I last checked, is working on the NEW PLAYER EXPERIENCE.

Are you a new player? No. Then screw off. Need to get more new players to join the game so they can then quit in frustration. And somehow make money (or trick new investors into investing money for the 16th time).

Veterans aren't necessary. This is the time of new players (who will then proceed to quit).
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ES [BoD] on January 22, 2017, 02:40:53 AM
Ah my old Overseer rival made it big. I'd suggest you change the weekly post to bi-monthly since we know there is not always something to talk about. This way you won't be looking like our great martyr Drewniverse. Gonna miss the guy.

Please nerf FD and buff OOS mkay?
haha maybe ^^
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ES [BoD] on January 22, 2017, 04:02:18 AM
Ya congratz ES, glad to see you're taking over CM and haven't changed a bit.

Let us recount the beginning of your so glorious reign:

Re-banning me from the new IW discord even though I said nothing offensive to you.

Banning NTL for having a screenshot that showcased behavior that showed you talking bad about him.

Glad to see you're already out to start stifling people who's opinions differ from yours, and who you have personal disagreements. Especially when those same people could speak out about the many indiscretions you've committed in the past.

Instead of reaching out to people and asking for them to alter their behavior or apologize to them you're reaching for the ban-hammer in a knee-jerk reaction.

Even drew never outright banned people who were "disrespectful" to him. So yeah, congratz on being the most thin-skinned CM infinity wars has ever had.

I guess you're taking after the great Donald Trump in rejecting dissenting opinions.
Hey gin,  i'm gonna tell my part of the story if you don't mind, after i didn't accept you on my balance team, you did what every child would have done after getting a negative response, you threw a temper tantrum, cursing me as well as others on the team, and went as far as going directly to the developer team and demanding them to put you on the team, simply because you were on the Council.
You have continued to repeatedly use vulgar and offensive language toward others and myself despite many attempts from myself, other moderators, the previous CM and even some of the vets to warn you for months, so you left me mo choice to remove you from discord.
While opinions often come into conflict during intense discussions, this doesn’t give you the right to be a jerk to other players.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Grinnin_Gin on January 22, 2017, 06:06:18 AM
The only reason I was upset because I didn't see you guys performing a job that could be remotely considered adequate.

And, considering the two most capable people on that balance team quit because they were fed up with how it was being handled, I think that says more about how Lightmare is handling the whole thing with anything else.

Also, notably, I'm hardly the only person who has ever used offensive terms or has been a jerk to other players. You're frequently belittled others such as NTL, who was a long time player until you helped to solidly turn him away from the game.

Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Hacker on January 22, 2017, 08:58:50 AM
Ya congratz ES, glad to see you're taking over CM and haven't changed a bit.

Let us recount the beginning of your so glorious reign:

Re-banning me from the new IW discord even though I said nothing offensive to you.

Banning NTL for having a screenshot that showcased behavior that showed you talking bad about him.

Glad to see you're already out to start stifling people who's opinions differ from yours, and who you have personal disagreements. Especially when those same people could speak out about the many indiscretions you've committed in the past.

Instead of reaching out to people and asking for them to alter their behavior or apologize to them you're reaching for the ban-hammer in a knee-jerk reaction.

Even drew never outright banned people who were "disrespectful" to him. So yeah, congratz on being the most thin-skinned CM infinity wars has ever had.

I guess you're taking after the great Donald Trump in rejecting dissenting opinions.

Jesus Gin, It people like you who have had the worst impact in this game, you've done nothing but dump salt on it for more than a year but as is typical of you and your groupies you moan and puffy and whine but do absolutely nothing to improve the game.

It has been people Like ES and I that have done everything we can to ensure not only survival but improvement.

What was the last thing you did? pick from your very short list, ripped off more noobs that the population of Bangladesh! spoilt their experience of the game for your own pocket!

I'm not going to pull punches with you anymore, the amount of complaints I had regarding you in the time I played spoke for itself.

And NTL, well I have nothing against him directly, but if negativity was gold he would be midas

If you don't wish to play don't play, sell your account leave discord and do everyone a favour. Jumping in for two weeks every set doesn't constitute doing something for the game.

Feel free to pull your claws out and say what you want because to be honest the facts speak for themselves, I have read discord post after post by you not one having a positive ring to it.

ES deserves the opportunity he has and has earned it, I do wonder if it was me what you would say about me.

I will give ES all the support I can because I want the game to succeed for the people that have invested their money and time and enjoy playing on a regular basis.

If I have stepped over the line GOOD it needed to be said, you have had your fair share of rants over the last year without anyone reigning you in.

I'm not going to waste anymore time on you because it simply isn't worth it.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ES [BoD] on January 22, 2017, 09:02:32 AM
The only reason I was upset because I didn't see you guys performing a job that could be remotely considered adequate.

And, considering the two most capable people on that balance team quit because they were fed up with how it was being handled, I think that says more about how Lightmare is handling the whole thing with anything else.

Also, notably, I'm hardly the only person who has ever used offensive terms or has been a jerk to other players. You're frequently belittled others such as NTL, who was a long time player until you helped to solidly turn him away from the game.
Saying that you've been upset about the progress we made in the balance team would be understating the fact that you have bullied most of the team for months, including myself. While it's true that the situation in which we operated wasn't ideal to achieve the best result as we wanted, you, attacking us with personal attacks was both immature and unproductive. Frankly, you should be ashamed of yourself for letting your personal feelings get the better of you and attacking  and offending community members who want nothing more but to help the game.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Rethorian on January 22, 2017, 10:51:06 AM
Jesus Gin, It people like you who have had the worst impact in this game, you've done nothing but dump salt on it for more than a year but as is typical of you and your groupies you moan and puffy and whine but do absolutely nothing to improve the game.

It has been people Like ES and I that have done everything we can to ensure not only survival but improvement.

What was the last thing you did? pick from your very short list, ripped off more noobs that the population of Bangladesh! spoilt their experience of the game for your own pocket!

Now i'm REALLY curious. Aside from the whole 'ripping off noobs' thing, how is it that people who complain about the game somehow cause the worst impact?

Sure, they could use their time more productively and try and help the game (although I'm not sure grabbing a bucket and baling water out will save the Titanic while it sinks), but to say it's actively hurting the game is a real stretch. With or without people complaining about IW, it would still be in the exact same spot it is now. On Life Support (This game really needs a Do Not Resuscitate court order).

Actually, nearly EVERY resurgence the game has gone through was precipitated by complaints. Anyone old enough to remember the Novablue complaints (I forget the original poster who started it, doesnt matter he probably quit years ago), followed by the hallowed 'Teremus Thesis', which then prompted devs to actually add long needed features to the game (puffying lol that the devs said it was too puffying hard TO ADD A SOUND WHEN YOUR QUEUE POPPED) and increased levels of communication... for a few months anyway.

I haven't actually been following anything IW wise for quite some time, but it seems this Grand and New and Revitalised life for IW with a new community manager... was caused by people COMPLAINING about the last guy.

So yeah... unless Gin has been actively campaigning to keep players away from the game, telling everyone it's horrible and to avoid it like the plague, I really fail to see how he (and all the bitter veterans like him) is having the 'worst impact on the game'.

But feel free to enlighten me. This whole post is the most interesting thing to happen to IW in like 2 years (in retrospect anyway).
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Hacker on January 22, 2017, 11:37:54 AM
Now i'm REALLY curious. Aside from the whole 'ripping off noobs' thing, how is it that people who complain about the game somehow cause the worst impact?

Sure, they could use their time more productively and try and help the game (although I'm not sure grabbing a bucket and baling water out will save the Titanic while it sinks), but to say it's actively hurting the game is a real stretch. With or without people complaining about IW, it would still be in the exact same spot it is now. On Life Support (This game really needs a Do Not Resuscitate court order).

Actually, nearly EVERY resurgence the game has gone through was precipitated by complaints. Anyone old enough to remember the Novablue complaints (I forget the original poster who started it, doesnt matter he probably quit years ago), followed by the hallowed 'Teremus Thesis', which then prompted devs to actually add long needed features to the game (puffying lol that the devs said it was too puffying hard TO ADD A SOUND WHEN YOUR QUEUE POPPED) and increased levels of communication... for a few months anyway.

I haven't actually been following anything IW wise for quite some time, but it seems this Grand and New and Revitalised life for IW with a new community manager... was caused by people COMPLAINING about the last guy.

So yeah... unless Gin has been actively campaigning to keep players away from the game, telling everyone it's horrible and to avoid it like the plague, I really fail to see how he (and all the bitter veterans like him) is having the 'worst impact on the game'.

But feel free to enlighten me. This whole post is the most interesting thing to happen to IW in like 2 years (in retrospect anyway).
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Complaining hasn't fixed anything, when I started almost 4 years ago the game had a raft of problems and people were complaining then also.

What did change was coming up with ideas and selling them to the Dev's, it took me 6 months to put myself in a position where they agreed that bringing on Mods to work with the playerbase would be productive. From there we have  managed to get a team together to have input into balancing the last set and now moving forward we will be working on changing and balancing older cards to make them more playable. These things are all a plus for the current playerbase and are leading to an improvement in various aspects. The devs respect our points of view and we are able to take our ideas and arguments to them in a non hostile way and actually promote change.

You don't get change by whining you get change by actively promoting positive ideas and changes for win win outcomes.

For Gin to say "The only reason I was upset because I didn't see you guys performing a job that could be remotely considered adequate." is far from the truth, he is peeved because he was not seen to be adequate for a roll on the balance team, the reasons for this were basically it wasn't felt that he could be relied upon in a variety of aspects, he is far from being a player of high standing etc etc.

Also to say that the two most competent people on the balance team left because they didnt like the way it was being run  I believe is an overstatement of their abilities, sure they had things to offer but as an example 2 people walk in for a job both have the qualifications to perform it, so then you look at their other characteristics both positive and negative and make your judgement. Not getting your own way is not reason to say you didn't like the way it was being run.

Now to your other comment "unless Gin has been actively campaigning to keep players away from the game, telling everyone it's horrible and to avoid it like the plague, I really fail to see how he (and all the bitter veterans like him) is having the 'worst impact on the game'. The discord is a place for players to meet up and talk about the game, yes this means pointing our failures but one would expect that it would also point out the successes, the daily missions have been a great boon, the daily rewards are also great to have. But when a few salty vets just sit and complain and do nothing else and they don't even play the damn game then they are really of no positive use in the discussion, and it isn't even a discussion for them. As I said to Gin if your not happy with the game sell your account leave and leave the discord its for the people playing the game, If you can not see this Reth then take this as an example.If you used to have an account with a bank but weren't happy with their service so you moved to another bank, would the bank allow you to walk in the door everyday on your way to work yell out that the banks service sucked and tell everyone how bad it was or would they stop you from entering the bank anymore. A constant negative impression  will eventually stick and the discord is where new players are directed to. Its a plave they can interact with older players and learn and ask questions, put up ideas and contribute to the greater whole.

And don't believe for a minute that it was constant whining that in the end was the reason for Drew moving on, he just wasn't an ideal match for the role.

In terms of adding features to the game the truth is at the time the resources were not there to add them at the time, now there are more resources and changes have been made and will continue to be made to improve all facets of the game.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Hacker on January 22, 2017, 11:46:33 AM
On that note I am going to leave his subject as it has gotten way off the rails.

The post was to welcome ES as the new community manager and that is where it should return to.

If you expect that I will continue with this you will be sorely disappointed as I have said what needed to be said and that is the end of the discussion as far as I am concerned.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ORISOLVE on January 22, 2017, 11:54:26 AM
I just want to say that this is my favorite weekly post in over a year. So much drama behind the scenes of Moderators vs. Players. Does Hacker have ulterior motives, banning gold collectors so that he may complete his collection once and for all? Is ES fearful that NTL may surpass him skill wise in Infinity Wars? Will ES succumb to Mew28's influence and make more typos than him? Will Mew28 ever become CM or a Balance Team member? Will Aberion ever be unlimited? Find out in the next bi-monthly post and yes you can hold me to that timeframe.

P.S. I have no concept of time, I may be a toaster in a war with flying attack helicopters attempting to take over the world. Those helicopters are led by Merlinix and I have never defeated them in a battle, not even once. Wish me the best of luck, my life depends on it. Wait so if I sell my account I won't get banned?
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: InvertedEye on January 22, 2017, 12:06:14 PM
I just want to say that this is my favorite weekly post in over a year. So much drama behind the scenes of Moderators vs. Players. Does Hacker have ulterior motives, banning gold collectors so that he may complete his collection once and for all? Is ES fearful that NTL may surpass him skill wise in Infinity Wars? Will ES succumb to Mew28's influence and make more typos than him? Will Mew28 ever become CM or a Balance Team member? Will Aberion ever be unlimited? Find out in next weeks bi-monthly post!
Yeah I agree this post has been real fun. Its like watching a soap opera.  ;D
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: keyranaway on January 22, 2017, 12:18:15 PM
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Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: sonicx110x4 on January 22, 2017, 02:00:14 PM
Grats on the new position ES, i know you will do good, good luck
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Rethorian on January 22, 2017, 03:16:37 PM
What did change was coming up with ideas and selling them to the Dev's, it took me 6 months to put myself in a position where they agreed that bringing on Mods to work with the playerbase would be productive.

It only took you 6 months to convince Lightmare's Management/Dev Team that they're completely and utterly clueless about anything about their own game, and that they're so beyond help that they need to get their own damn community to design their game?

I mean if I had know it would only take 6 months... then I still wouldn't have bothered because anyone who can't comprehend their own incompetence after 6 minutes isn't worth my time, let alone 6 months.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunning-kruger_effect

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You don't get change by whining you get change by actively promoting positive ideas and changes for win win outcomes.

I could link to literally hundreds of articles of positive feedback left by people trying to improve the game, 99.9999999% of it ignored (and the 0.000001% that wasn't was ignored, was initially ignored, months/years later they finally implement it, half arse it, leaving it a half working feature before giving themselves a high five and completely forgetting about it), but I won't because we all know there's plenty of constructive criticism on the game and the problem is not about having good ideas, it's about convincing the people in charge (who historically wouldn't know a good idea from a bad one if it smacked them straight in the face) to give up on their horrible ideas (see: Martyr Golem and Noble Protector, or hell just go ask Teremus in private, i'm sure he's got plenty of stories of Lightmare management being numbskulls).




Anyway, blanket banning 'negative feedback' has pretty much never worked out in favor of a game developer that I know of, it's usually a tactic reserved by shady developers or developers trying to make as much money as quickly as possible before people realise the game they bought is a complete pile of puffy.

I have no idea what's going on in private between you people... and I really don't care (aside from reading about it while eating popcorn when I'm bored). But i've never seen anyone consistently make an effort to hate on the game on Discord. Sure, we've had conversations on it about the parts of the game we don't like (See: Management/Dev Team), but I never saw it completely dominate the chat... I mean, the reason the Discord was never sunshine and lollipops was because the game was, and I assume still is, dying (not going to bother checking SteamSpy, but hey if i'm wrong, link it to me... and no, going up from 80 active players to 90 does not mean the game is improving).

If you want Discord to be less gloom and doom... you're moderators, try moderating first, banning second. Make a Grumpy Old Veterans discord room, make everyone who wants to talk negative in there, and foster your positive community in the other channels. I mean maybe i'm wrong and Gin will instantly go and spam Goatse in your Discord if you unban him, but hey there are a lot of people who would find that entertaining to read about so it's a win/win.



Also, if you really want people to stop talking about how horribly managed the game is, and how horrible card design is in general throughout the various sets... all you have to do is STOP BEING STUPID, push content and features out at a reasonable rate, try communicating with the community for a stretch of time that exceeds 3 months before you slip back into silence, and show the slightest hint that you have a clue what you're doing when you release new cards for the various factions (little things, like understanding what makes a card meta-viable, and actually playing with the card once or twice so you realise that a card that does 10 damage to all characters when deployed might not be balanced).

Literally all Lightmare has to do to stop all the negative feedback is... do their jobs competently. Then all the grumpy old players can complain about is how much they prefered the old meta instead of saying the game is dying.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Yxunomei on January 22, 2017, 04:34:29 PM
Congrats ES and good luck!
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Hacker on January 22, 2017, 10:09:49 PM
I just want to say that this is my favorite weekly post in over a year. So much drama behind the scenes of Moderators vs. Players. Does Hacker have ulterior motives, banning gold collectors so that he may complete his collection once and for all? Is ES fearful that NTL may surpass him skill wise in Infinity Wars? Will ES succumb to Mew28's influence and make more typos than him? Will Mew28 ever become CM or a Balance Team member? Will Aberion ever be unlimited? Find out in the next bi-monthly post and yes you can hold me to that timeframe.

P.S. I have no concept of time, I may be a toaster in a war with flying attack helicopters attempting to take over the world. Those helicopters are led by Merlinix and I have never defeated them in a battle, not even once. Wish me the best of luck, my life depends on it. Wait so if I sell my account I won't get banned?

Very Days of Our Live's ish Ori. I love it!

One point though I think you have to actually play to be considered a player, not sit on the sidelines and throw rocks. And its not mods v anyone, just differing view points.

Maybe Reth should be president he seems to have the answers for everything! oh to be so wise, must be an almost god like feeling having all the answers in your back pocket! lol
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: MerliniX on January 23, 2017, 12:20:45 AM
Out of curiosity, how often does one have to play to be considered a player? I mean, I guess it might be splitting hairs a bit, but a lot of the 'salty vets' do in fact play the game, even if it isn't perhaps as often as others who play it daily.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Rethorian on January 23, 2017, 04:39:46 AM
Maybe Reth should be president he seems to have the answers for everything! oh to be so wise, must be an almost god like feeling having all the answers in your back pocket! lol

Don't have to be a chef to know when food tastes bad. Just because I can't fix it myself doesnt mean I can't tell when someone else isn't screwing it up.

List of very simple as verifiable facts:

Lightmare Devs/Management have no clue (See: Entire Infinity Wars history. Seriously, too many example to count)

Almost every set in the game has previewed/released with mostly crappy card design (Except to a lesser extent, Oppression and maybe Ascension | See: Any IW Set list) (And just because a set had a few well designed cards does not excuse the majority of the set being garbage or imbalanced)

Feature Implementation has always been spotty and half arsed by Lightmare, and usually completely ignored after the feature released (See: Any implemented feature, except maybe Sideboards and Best of 3, but even they're relatively buggy even if you consider them feature complete)

Communication by Lightmare has never been consistent. Every promise of continued communication by Lightmare was broken no more than a handful of months after they promised it would improve, and the game history has contained MONTHS of periods where communication was pretty much non-existent, including the end of the recent Drew saga.

Prove me wrong on any of those. I have popcorn, it will be an interesting read.




But apparently, just saying 'Things Will Be Different This Time' is enough to wash all that history away, nevermind it's the 37th time that things will be different but in the end they just ended up the same old. Either you can't prove things will be different this time, or you're choosing not to waste time on a 'troll'. So all I can do is sit back, eat my popcorn, and pray that i'm actually wrong and that IW actually has management with double digit IQ levels this time around. And I can quite safely say I would rather be wrong than right in this matter.


BTW: If it's just differing view points between Gin and you, you can easily block communication with him privately without having to ban him on public outlets (until he actually does something that warrants a ban from Discord). You're the one feeding him fodder to use against you.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Akiko, Lady of the West on January 23, 2017, 11:47:30 AM
Just gonna pop into this convo for a sec.

Prove me wrong on any of those. I have popcorn, it will be an interesting read.

You see that ^^
Quotes like that remind me of shade thrown around in grade school.

I understand your salty but you've clearly missed the point. A games purpose is to be FUN and its very clear from the few replies Ive read on this chain that you're the kind of person who goes to Disneyland with scissors and laughs while you cut the strings to little kids balloons.

The balance team exists to help better the game towards its original goal of being a FUN TIMEWASTER. It seems you've long forgotten the former aspect and become the latter as your arguments only serve to waste the time of those reading them. If the game is that bad pick up your hat and leave, why go to the effort of typing out essays on the forums?

Tis only game, why you have to be mad?
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Chapmandu on January 23, 2017, 12:56:31 PM
Don't have to be a chef to know when food tastes bad. Just because I can't fix it myself doesnt mean I can't tell when someone else isn't screwing it up.

I understand the frustration, the food at your favourite restaurant used to be good and now it's not and you think that if the chefs just did what you suggest it would be good again.

The problem is ultimately it's not your restaurant, it's not your menu or your kitchen. Being a patron doesn't give you the right to demand the chefs cook to your taste. They provide a menu and it's up to you whether you eat there. Yes you can make suggestions but it's up to them as to whether they act on them. Unfortunately this leaves you with 2 choices, go the restaurant or eat elsewhere.

Standing outside shouting and pounding your fists on the restaurant window doesn't help make the food better and makes it a worse experience for those who still eat there. Of course you may want to drive all the patrons out to see the restaurant to close as some kind of "revenge" for not being as good as you want. Besides that being a petty and pathetic, the restaurant would be fully entitled to kick you out and would make them even less likely to listen to you.

At the end of the day if you want to have a meal exactly as you want it you'd better learn to cook...

Now enough about food and back to congratulating ES. He's been hugely helpful and with his help I'm sure infinite-network will return as better than ever.

Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Adorabear on January 23, 2017, 01:54:26 PM
Oooo late to the party (been at the beach) but allow me to add my congratulations to ES! :)
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Rethorian on January 23, 2017, 02:11:45 PM
Don't have to be a chef to know when food tastes bad. Just because I can't fix it myself doesnt mean I can't tell when someone else isn't screwing it up.

I understand the frustration, the food at your favourite restaurant used to be good and now it's not and you think that if the chefs just did what you suggest it would be good again.

Wrong. The correct solution is to fire the chefs. Calling them chefs is also an insult to chefs everywhere.

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The problem is ultimately it's not your restaurant, it's not your menu or your kitchen. Being a patron doesn't give you the right to demand the chefs cook to your taste. They provide a menu and it's up to you whether you eat there. Yes you can make suggestions but it's up to them as to whether they act on them. Unfortunately this leaves you with 2 choices, go the restaurant or eat elsewhere.

I went elsewhere. But when I pass the restaurant's grand re-opening for the 37th time, after they con investor after investor into somehow keeping the business alive, I can't help but mention... that this is the exact same song and dance we've all heard before. And they should at the very least not puffy on some of the people who actually did some of the best work on the game (See: Grinning_Gin and his work on Oppression, widely accepted as the best set ever followed by the most balanced/diverse meta ever).

You can keep this crappy restaurant supported by gullible investors open for as long as you want and you won't hear a thing from me, but when you start doing shady puffy like saying 'We're under new management, things will be different this time!' and changing the name of the game to Reborn to trick people into thinking literally ANYTHING has changed, i'm gonna call you out on your bullpuffy.

As I've said before. All you have to do is do your job, and 6 months from now when IW is more popular than Hearthstone you can look back at that Rethorian idiot and say 'Lol, that guy was a stupid troll'. You don't have to bother responding to me. The best revenge is a life lived well. If even HALF of the promises you've made this time round happen, i'm going to look like the biggest moron ever.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Benionin on January 23, 2017, 04:13:29 PM
Oooo late to the party (been at the beach) but allow me to add my congratulations to ES! :)

Adorabear's appearance is one of the greatest developments of this thread.

I'd rather not jump into the popcorn-party, so I'm just going to say that hopefully things will be able to move forward again.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ORISOLVE on January 23, 2017, 05:15:33 PM
I went elsewhere. But when I pass the restaurant's grand re-opening for the 37th time, after they con investor after investor into somehow keeping the business alive, I can't help but mention... that this is the exact same song and dance we've all heard before. And they should at the very least not puffy on some of the people who actually did some of the best work on the game (See: Grinning_Gin and his work on Oppression, widely accepted as the best set ever followed by the most balanced/diverse meta ever).

You can keep this crappy restaurant supported by gullible investors open for as long as you want and you won't hear a thing from me, but when you start doing shady puffy like saying 'We're under new management, things will be different this time!' and changing the name of the game to Reborn to trick people into thinking literally ANYTHING has changed, i'm gonna call you out on your bullpuffy.

As I've said before. All you have to do is do your job, and 6 months from now when IW is more popular than Hearthstone you can look back at that Rethorian idiot and say 'Lol, that guy was a stupid troll'. You don't have to bother responding to me. The best revenge is a life lived well. If even HALF of the promises you've made this time round happen, i'm going to look like the biggest moron ever.

Hold up... I was somewhat agreeing with you until you said Oppression was the best set ever. Now I'm laughing. (I'm sure Gin was banned for other valid reasons, not simply due to his disagreement with the Moderators/CM and saltiness) But I do understand your frustrations. Also I appreciate the service you are providing the community but swaying newer players from the apparent scam Lightmare/Yodo1 may be running. Currently I am no longer investing into the game nor am I promoting the game in any way. As of right now, Lightmare/Yodo1 do not deserve the services and billion dollar ideas I have to offer. If a new player comes up to me and asks if they should spend money on the game, I will tell them "I personally wouldn't", but if they enjoy the game and want to invest in it, they should. I will give them my honest opinion, and I have done so from time to time.

I admit I am extremely dissatisfied with the Rebellion set, and it may have ultimately led me to the decision to "quit" the game. The best sets are and have been IW2013 and Ascension. Even after they butchered the Overseer mechanics. The old Infinity Council are far from saints or saviors of the game. Although it is quite possible that a certain developer on the Lightmare team sabotages the game, it is their game after all. It is quite painful to watch a great game with so much potential not becoming successful. Balance wise the game is in shambles, but the game also suffers from the lack of quality updates, programming incompetence, and little community communication/interactions.

As of right now I will sit here quietly eating my popcorn, enjoying the show, and hoping for the best for Infinity Wars. I'm sure it is in the developers best interest to make you look like an idiot, Rethorian. If they can't or won't, then more power to you; the developers are as incompetent as you say they are, and you should no longer invest your time, money, and effort into anything relating to Infinity Wars.

I admit the constant "Reborn", "Going Gold", "Out of Beta" - leaves me questioning the motives of the developers, especially when not much has changed for the better.

P.S. The best way to show your disappointment in the game and to sway people away from a defective product is to leave low ratings with an intellectual compelling review on Steam/Reddit. But please remember to change the review if the developers do end up turning the game around.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Interesting_Socks on January 23, 2017, 06:14:10 PM
This thread has gone too far off topic. It's supposed to be about ES becoming the new CM with a quick update on what the teams been up to.

Any further posts which are not related to the OP will probably be deleted. You are more than welcome to start your own thread in General discussing whatever you like, alternatively you can use the official IWs Discord channel.

P.S. Congrats ES :)
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ORISOLVE on January 24, 2017, 02:21:32 AM
Congrats to ES becoming Community Manager!
Congrats to #Uninteresting_Socks becoming a Global Moderator
Congrats to MarvelousChester becoming the Official Tournament Organizer

P.S. How do we even know this is official? What if I just announced myself as Player Of The Year? ES should have been introduced by a Developer or DrewUniverse.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: MerliniX on January 24, 2017, 04:25:41 AM
P.S. How do we even know this is official? What if I just announced myself as Player Of The Year? ES should have been introduced by a Developer or DrewUniverse.

I feel like the fact that he has full admin rights on the forums and red text might be a bit of a giveaway, detective.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: belial12 on January 24, 2017, 03:17:55 PM
congratz.
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: ArchAgent on January 25, 2017, 05:40:17 AM
congrats ;D ;D ;D
you were the one who introduce me to this game at the first place
i hope you will make this game great again  8)
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Kevkas on January 25, 2017, 05:51:47 PM
A bit late but I've been on holidays and building my new rig, but I'd like to congratulate ES, I'm sure he'll do a fine job, glad to see you as a CM.

Congrats to the other helpers as well :)
Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Klassick on February 01, 2017, 11:51:03 PM
Oh, well...

GL to the old folks at the new positions.

Oh, well...

Other "positions" around here still the same, as I can see.

Oh, well...

All in all, I liked Drew, wish him the best, too. (poetic, huh?)

After all...

I see a light at the end of the tunnel.



Title: Re: Introducing ES as your new Community Manager & What’s the Team Been Up To Lately
Post by: Xyco on February 04, 2017, 04:34:13 PM
yay, congrats to ES for getting blue color. I'd like to have that too, looks cool!

Besides that, I'm sure everything will change from now on.

LM integrates twitch into the game account, integrates tournaments ingame, implements 2vs2 games, at least 3 different leagues instead of a top100 list and implement a spectator mode so that noobs see how the game works.

Hopefully we see all that in some months, good luck ES! :)