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General Talk / Goodbye
« on: June 06, 2013, 08:41:21 PM »
I was player to IO games from 2004. I started with Imperia online. When the IH started I was from the first players who logged in. I survived the cruel open beta testing when things were unbelievable! You had to travel to and from a dungeon per fight, the game was buggy (still is), there were a lot of black provinces to the map and many other things!

I "promoted" to moderator from Judith when I contact her for some translation mistakes. For as long as she was working at IO we had a perfect co-op. Later she replaced from Johnnie. Our co-op was also I want to believe good.
Also I had a good co-op with many of the players, trusted members and moderators.
I will recall just a few of them.
Chegewara (left because had issues with IO)
Geomaticus (left because limited time due to newborn child)
Snif (left because had issues with IO)
and many more, inactive now...

Anyway enough with nostalgic feelings.
Why I am leaving, I believe is the real question.

Well there is no simple answer to that.
When you are in a group of people and you have fun you are able to find some time to spend with them. When you stop having fun with them you realise that there are more important tasks to do and suddenly you realise that you don't have enough time for them any more.
That's what happen with me. I stopped having fun! And I don't have any time to waste here.

Why I stopped having fun?

Let's see. At first the game with all it's bugs and mistakes and unfriendly rules was fun because of the people! Both players and IO office wanted something better and each one of us contribute to the game as he could. That was fun! Fun was the community we had create. Fun was the interaction, our agreements and disagreements we had. Let's see the game today... Forum is at zombie state. Not even CMs log in at monthly base!!! Game has been stopped developed... At first the office reduced the work hours spending to IH. People continue to support the game development every way they could. Trying to show that attention should be given here too. Sadly IO office decide Imperia Online is the only game they can/want to support. Since the creators turned their backs to people, people turned their backs to creation. There are so many abandoned accounts or accounts at "babysitting" mode to the game... Only a handful of players remain.
Same situation here at forum.

In addition IO office handled issues wrong according to my point of view.
First and big mistake:
Announcement of new things! They announced that the work at IH 2 has begun. Two years passed and nothing!
They had said that IO and IH Iphone apps will be ready at June! Guess what June, previous year. And guess what! IO app is at beta and IH is... no where! I don't know if IO has Idolised Blizzart but we all know about Diablo 3...
Announced co-op dungeons... No news... Etc.

Another mistake:
They forgot the game! I mean a day's work per month can keep this game alive! Do random events, do double xp or crafting weekends. Do something!

Another mistake:
Ending Beta. This game had 1 million bugs. Now has 100.000 bugs. Who told you that was ready to leave beta?
In fact beta gives you a good excuse about applying new things, have unsolved bugs and do experiments altering each and every aspect of the game.

Another mistake:
Fixing bugs! When you fix a major bug ANNOUNCE IT! A year or more ago the game was giving 2 APs free if you posted to your facebook and 2 APs if you played a game. The office stopped supporting the game and the 2 APs are forgotten for a long time now. After that you had problems with Facebook. NONE knows if you solved them!!! You never announce if a bug is fixed! People don't know if you are working or not. They simple "forget it too".

Another mistake:
Keep broken things visible!
Until recently IO office had another 2 games (Global wars and Galactic Imperia) running. They chose to close them. Guess what! Links to the closed games were visible long after! Players could access them from a drop down menu with company's other games. Only to get an error message!!! Same with other in-game functions. If something is broken you remove it until is fixed. Facebook button and Artillery's button for the 2+2 extra APs are still there. Go check what works... And those are only examples!!!

Final mistake from a long list that I chose to reveal to public is this:
The way you reply!
Check the outrage EA's tech-support has created. Reason? not because they are not polite with the people. It's because they reply "that's the way it is if you like it".
When the forum was populated with CMs their posts were "fixed", "no problem" etc. They didn't share any additional information! Players want to feel that you pay attention to them (and you should). You should listen to them and share as much info as possible.
"There is no problem, because..." You never said something like that! You disappoint your costumers that way.

Those are just a few reasons because it stopped be fun.
I would like to add here that these are not only my point of view! All these years of activity at forum I never hid my mail/skype or never declined you the option of pm. Many gamers contacted me all these years. They affected me with their point of view and I affected them with mine. But I can say that the above are a silent uproar from players.

I don't hold any evil thoughts about any of the moderators, trusted members or players.
I am disappointed from the office as general not as individual CMs. With the following exceptions:
>>That programmer who created the "chat". Why? Why? WHY? You couldn't make anything worse!!! Only thing in tech life worse than this is Windows ME! In fact if you play use that chat at Windows ME I believe it will be like divide with 0! or get sucked into a black hole or something!!!

Anyway, back to the me leaving theme.
One important reason I am leaving is my personal ethics. I don't like to be the one who's job is to be in the middle, when the situation is as I described above. The reason is simple. You hear the people's troubles and issues. You filter them. And when the worthy ones are forwarded to the office from you... Nothing. You get the feeling that nothing happens! From the issues that I have forwarded to the office  only 20% were replied! Maybe they are fixed maybe not. I never informed about it. And in fact there are several occasions I had to wait weeks asking every single day until they get bored and reply. All I was getting was "we will have to check it". When? how? who? doesn't matter you will wait for days. In the mean time castles are captured players abandon the game etc.
And the worse part for me is that even if I wait for my issues that's my problem! But what about yours? You want a reply from me! What to say? My usual "I will notify the office", when inside me each day and more, I knew that is like saying to you. "Hold there and wait for support to aid you, when the god enlighten them!". I feel like betraying both you and the office.
Yes, betraying the office! I have to admit that the office supported me in-game and in-forum when I need it. They given to me so much diamonds... I was never in need. But for me when I started the game they were crystal clear,  glamorous diamonds. As the time passed and the interest reduced those diamonds start turning red... Blood red...  Those morally, blood diamonds aren't for me. I don't want them!

To end this topic I will have to say something.
This is a game. But I invested some time to this game! Enough time to can say that I learned a lot from the people here and also contribute somewhat. I saw a lot of my ideas and suggestions applied to game. (Even if some of them were mocked from Oton as outrageous... I am referring to the sound and music applied to IO...) My decision to leave is final. I am thinking that for some time now. And by doing that I feel like I am leaving something behind.

I will not visit this forum again. I will log in to my Crassus_M account one last time to inform my guild member for my decision. And that's it.

Good bye, and good buys.

P.S. Food for though! Global Wars and Galactic Imperia are history...

Bugs / Re: don't know why?
« on: June 06, 2013, 11:48:13 AM »
There is no issue to trust you or not!
I simply filter the bugs that I report. If they "fixable" by the user or he didn't do something proper then I have to ask.

In case that you have all the items at your inventory and still doesn't finish is a bug and I will report it.

Where you see the trusting issue here?
I have your account name (hero.kekavac4) I need your realm as well to report it.

Bugs / Re: don't know why?
« on: June 06, 2013, 11:34:21 AM »
You have to have all the items to your inventory (bag) not at house or cache!!!
If you sold one or more of the items (or lost them some way) just re-craft the missing items and problem solved.

In case that you have all the items at your inventory and still doesn't finish is a bug and I will report it.

PC and other Games / Re: Identify the screenshot
« on: June 06, 2013, 11:21:58 AM »
It's one of the DOTA clones...
League of Legends or Heroes of Newearth or Dota 2...

Also I forgot to tell you that from photobucket you copy the link at the box located right of your image saying IMG.
That way when you paste it, forums recognise it as image and display it! Otherwise we have to visit your link.

PC and other Games / Re: Identify the screenshot
« on: June 06, 2013, 10:56:23 AM »
You press "Print Screen" button (Prt Scr). If you use laptop you may need to press Fn button and the print screen (if it is with blue, usually, letters).

Then you open a paint and you paste. Ctr+V. You save the image and you upload it to a photo hosting site such as photobucket or imageshack.

Questions / Re: resources
« on: May 20, 2013, 07:44:56 PM »
Most likely there are no resources of that kind at the market.

Questions / Re: Ranger
« on: May 04, 2013, 12:12:01 PM »
Well lets see.
From his items he has a total agility bonus of 254 and dexterity bonus of 249 points.
But his items have some effects those are -20% agility from the armor.
And +20% agility and +30% dexterity per weapon. Because those bonuses/penalties stack the total % bonus is +20x2-20=20% agility and 30+30=60% dexterity.
Meaning that his total points at agility and dexterity from items is:
Agility-> 304.8
Dexterity-> 398.4

In addition from his profile I know that he is active from 2010... That's three years ago. He is level 52 and equipped perfectly. So I can safely assume that he has reset his account at least once... if not more. That means he has at least a multiplier at his points, most likely he selected dexterity. That's why he has that many attribute points.
Also his weapons are deadly! He has bonus critical to both of them and bonus ambush skill (from ranger) adding more critical chance!

If he is your enemy then you will have bad time... That guy knows how to build a hero...

Questions / Re: Ranger
« on: May 04, 2013, 11:43:33 AM »
Before you post I edit my message adding my reply.

Questions / Re: Ranger
« on: May 04, 2013, 11:32:41 AM »
I edit his post in order to become visible...
From the site he selected in order to make the picture visible you must press "more" and then copy the section "forum" link.
First it gives a url and inside that url is the img command...

As for the issue:
Name : exterminator
Level 56
Class: Warrior
Damage 1117.64 - 1706.975
Range: 0
Critical Hit Chance: 91%
Block Chance: 71%
Total Armor: 7347
Items' Agility Modifier: 20%
Items' Dexterity Modifier: 60%

As you can see he is a warrior. Because I challenged him with one of my accounts I saw that at full report and also I saw that he uses Fury Warrior's skills. That explains the dual weapons. As for the image... Either is an unreported visual bug either that player (most likely) reset his account and changed his class but his avatar remained...

Questions / Re: Ranger
« on: May 04, 2013, 10:38:32 AM »
You press print screen button. (prt sc)
Then you open pain or or similar program.
You select paste or press Ctrl and V to paste.
You "edit" the picture. I mean you erase "sensitive" data as how many diamonds or gold you have if you don't want to make it public, or any other type of information that you don't want to give us.
You save the picture at your hard drive. (usually jpeg type of file)
Then you visit a picture host site such as or any other you may know. (and create an account if you don't have already).
Finally you upload that picture to that site and they give you a link connected to that picture.
You copy that link and you paste it here at forum. like this(without the spaces inside []*:
[img ]here goes the link[/img ] all we see is the picture.

If you have any questions contact me again.

*that "option" is visible if you press the second icon from the second raw saying "Insert Image" right above this:  ;)
That inserts the [img ][/img ] and you will have to paste after ] and before [ your link in order to be visible.
If you are unable to do make the picture visible just give me the link as a reply here and I will edit your post to make it as it should. After that you press edit to see how the text is.

Questions / Re: Ranger
« on: May 04, 2013, 12:38:11 AM »
I am not sure but I believe he can't!
Can you give us a screenshot?
With account name and realm....
It's either a bug and players is exploiting it either a visual bug and he is not ranger...

Questions / Re: Sets Item
« on: May 02, 2013, 06:23:46 PM »
You will have to master a crafting tier that allows you to craft epic items.
Once you master and max your CP's (Crafting points) there is a small chance the item you are crafting to become a set item.
You are unable to chose what set the item will be but you can "chose" the part! If you are crafting weapons then the set piece will be weapon, if you are crafting helmet it will be helmet etc.

Questions / Re: Seemlia
« on: April 28, 2013, 09:45:21 PM »
I believe for no real reason... Somehow, someone, at some point decided to make it tier 2. It's not a bug since at a former post the office clearly declared that this one is intentional...

Why? Let your imagination to go wild :D

General Talk / Re: Happy Easter!
« on: April 01, 2013, 11:05:03 PM »
At least for the Catholics!

Orthodox Easter has some weeks yet until it comes!

Texts / Re: Different language shown in few texts
« on: March 09, 2013, 07:03:59 PM »
Sadly appears that those texts are "broken" to all languages! And because I don't see the text to a language that I can understand and I don't trust translators to do something like that! We will have to wait Monday for the proper people to fix this....
Sorry for the delay!

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