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Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 02:09:00


Komrade Karl
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So, I've had a Warlight account for nearly five months now, and played it for even longer. I discovered Warlight back in 2011 on Armorgames and now that it's nearly time to go back to school, I've noticed many things after playing many games over the summer. I have a few questions on what I have noticed:

1. Many Warlight players, I've noticed, are male. I am a male, but are there any female Warlight players? Not asking for names, or romantic purposes, as I am only 13. Speaking of age, I've also noticed that most Warlight players are either teenagers or young adults (13-30s), and haven't seen many people outside this range. Are you an outlier in terms of age? I'm not asking because I'm a stalker.

2. As I've played Warlight, I have noticed many "clans". Why are there clans? Don't answer with "Join mine and you'll see", as I will never join a clan. I'm asking for a general opinion on why they're there. Such groups have been prevalent in many online games.

3. Beginning in about one month into my account, I began to play with the same players more and more often, some of which I've played with several times before. This led me to believe that Warlight is still a rather small community, as I play several times over the course of the week, and still encounter many of the same generally friendly (although some are pains in the neck) players. I know there are hundreds of inactive players, and ones that play solely for one purpose, whether that be making posts here or making maps, etc. So how big do you think this community is, not total, but active PLAYers? I believe it may be about 2000 or something, because there are many 1000 player tournaments that take months to fill up.

Those are my questions, and I hope your opinions will stay clean, as this is my first time posting in a Warlight forum. I actually just found out that Warlight had forums. When I first played Warlight in single player mode, I thought it was going to be a very simple risk clone that showed promise, as it was based more on strategy than luck, which is the opposite of the original Risk and many of its clones. However, Warlight actually turned out to be quite complicated and deep. Though the basic gameplay itself is simple, the strategy requires lots of depthful thinking which is enhanced by many features elsewhere. I thank Fizzer for this well-rounded indie game, and I do strongly support indie games (such as Minecraft, woohoo!) as compared to games made by mega-corporations. As you can probably tell from what I just said, as well as my username, I am a socialist (not communist, they're different; we're less radical, but more than a plain liberal). Now I'm rambling, so don't pay attention to what I just said. Just pay attention to answering my questions in the paragraphs above, as I wish to hear this great community's opinions. Thanks for everything!
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 02:27:54


I∂ƒ∂oggY 
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Well, comrade Marx;

1)There is a reason for that particular range. It's pretty much the generations that started living with the internet + online gaming, thus making it very unusual for such outliers to occur. As for the gender issue; here again, this is kind of obvious. Nevertheless, there are indeed a very few female players. Most of them are wives and play with their husbands.

2)Again, a question easily answered. Team play, the feeling of deeper community and simple communication. This is interesting because this is what human nature or behavior almost dictates.

3)I don't have a clue as for the exact number but in all honesty, there is a vast number of players out there making a game possible at any given time due to different time zones. Try not to limit yourself when it comes down to playing with people you know. Try out new stuff. This also applies to real life. The key term here is "limitless".


Have you ever visited Trier, Germany? Might be interesting for you since there is the Karl Marx house - I just came back from there actually.

Moreover, you write very well considering you are only 13 and I like the grammar and structure of your paragraphs. They are certainly better organized than in most other threads.

All the best,
Doggy
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 02:49:16


AWESOMEGUY 
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Another answer, because Idfdoggy got there first.

1.) How would you know the person's gender? I could tell you I am a girl, and you would beleive it, would you not? Therefore, it does not make technical sense to say that the majority of WL players are male. Again, "Doggy" speaks true, the majority of people i have played who told me they were female usually play with their husbands. And for female WL players, of course there are. The Impaller is rumoured to be a girl (not sure if that is true or not :S).

I'd would say the age group (as you are correct) is between 13/14 to around 30. There are many other players who are older, most likely, and again, it would be hard to obtain thsi information. As I hope most of the players do, I lie a little about myself, so that people don't end up knowing more about me than I want them to. An alias, so to speak. However, msot of what I say about myslef is true. Indeed I am 22 (choose to beleive that if you wish) and I am inside your range of player ages.

2.) As I am a member of a clan, I would like to say that making a clan is not just a small idea. [V.I.W] started with four good friends who liked to play together, and now it has progressed to the second largest clan, through a mixture of players recruiting other players, the clan being very active, and through positively enforcing a clan. Clans are made because friends would like to get involved with WL more and play with each other very often, causing the idea of a clan to be born.

Lastly 3.)Do a survey? I have no idea how many players, although many of my good friends have become inactive over the past month :( WL is a relatively small community compared to other games that are more popular. The reason for this is because WL is a relatively undiscovered game, most people stumble upon this by accident (as I did as well.)

Best of luck out on the forum! Watch out for forum trolls, they are quite dangerous :)
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 03:17:34

JSA 
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I would estimate around 3000-4000 players on warlight...I had 1200 on my invite list and I know I did not have near half the players in the game...There are too many people who play realtime every now and then that I don't know most of them. And I think it is good that Warlight is somewhat small...It leads to getting to know players better because you play against them alot.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 03:27:54


Ironheart
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When talking about warlight population does multiaccounts count because that increases the numbers highly.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 03:30:33

JSA 
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No, Ironheart...I'm talking about people instead of accounts.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 04:00:34


AWESOMEGUY 
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I have played With over 5000 players. Around 200-500 are inactive. My guess is maybe around 6000-7000 or so.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 05:07:02


Knoebber 
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I think its about 1500 active players as of now
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 05:19:48

Yeon 
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1. I think it's a safe assumption that most players are males between 13 and 30. Though while I am male, I am not in your predicted age range. I'll leave it to you to speculate in which direction. :)

For questions 2 and 3, I'll leave those to people with more insights into that than me.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 05:40:59


AppleCrumbies
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I have been playing about 9 months.. :)

1) I am female.. lol BUT NOT ONLY! I love pop music, anime and manga, and i'm 15. So I know I am a very small minority.. but Warlight is fun for all genders and personal hobbies, it really is a good strategy builder and.. I guess it's a fun way to do math.

2) I don't focus on clans so I don't know much.. sorry

3) I have no clue at all..

And we've played 3 games together so.. Herro! (I love checking to see if i've played games with people)
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 06:02:28


[WM] Anonymous 
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Horny males in 3...2...1...
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 10:14:58


I∂ƒ∂oggY 
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LOL @ Red. This is just wrong but yet you know it will come.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 10:25:31


Timinator • apex 
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mmd, Red!
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 10:30:03


{RSP} Nike
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guesss whether i'm a guy or girl lol
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 13:27:40


Ironheart
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i guess nike is a guy if not he was a girl his friend would not have changed his name to dicklover once.
1)13-30 is about majority
2)Clans are made and joined for a long list of reasons
3)around 10.000 players i think
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 13:38:03


x 
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Regarding 3, the reason you might be playing such a small group of players is because you are only playing at certain times of the day, only on certain days, only a certain type of game, or only a certain type of map. There also games with prerequisites, that may make you ineligible (either because you have not played enough games or too many, and various others). I see you play mostly 3v3s and 6p FFAs.

It is also quite difficult to gague activity. I have certainly played a lot more than 2000 myself, who knows how many are active? Playing in 2 multidays counts as active, even if they spend a minute a day here on average. Whereas those who play only real-time might go a week without playing and then play ten games in a day.

Oh, and lol @ the marxist who prizes individuality so highly.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 19:49:22


Komrade Karl
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Well, better than being made by mega-corporations. Games that have DLC and expansion packs are the worst; greedy, profiteering games that leech on customers' wallets for a small addition. *Grumble, grumble, grumble*

Of course I don't completely agree with every policy and views of the far-left, which is why I'm not a radical.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 20:30:13


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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i also prefer indie game such as warlight (though i am far from a socialist)

most of the games ive played (made by big companies) seemed good, but then eventually they altered them: making you pay for previously free features or making more then 50% of features payable

on one football game i was playing, i happily entered tournaments, joined a clan (official) and played games. something like a year later, they started making us pay for membership (over 1 month, 3 month and 6 month brackets) to join clans; to enter tournaments, and eventually, to play multi player games. All i could do was practice (which was one player, no other players or keepers)
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 20:39:29


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I was referring to your refusal to join clans, I guess I didn't make that clear.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 21:16:04


Komrade Karl
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Oh.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 21:53:52


[WM] Anonymous 
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I'm curious to know how many wedding proposal has AppleCrumbles had after her post!
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/30/2012 22:58:42


AWESOMEGUY 
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Hehe Red, you are turning something serious into a joke, but then again, we could all use a good laugh with the stress of the new semester beginning soon :)
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/31/2012 01:14:44


{rp} hay 
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How many girls play warlight is a good question. Having a few surveys about those kind of statistics would be awesome. Unfortunately I have seen people try to do surveys on the forums and they never work out, since a relitively small number of players even check the forums.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/31/2012 05:12:32


Clifford The Big Red Dog 
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ya i told my brother to check the forum if he wanted any help with learning the game better, he has played 200-300 games and asked what the forum was
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/31/2012 15:31:15


J Russell Mikkelsen 
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Red, please stop acting like a fool. If you want to flirt with a fellow warlight player, invite them to a game and strike up a conversation like a normal human being. In the mean time, please put your tongue back in your mouth and quit treating the presence of someone the opposite sex of you as an anomaly.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/31/2012 15:45:34


DeмoZ 
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There's girls on the internet? Kiding, :P

Russell lighten up. Your like RvW but without the facts.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/31/2012 16:02:16


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
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j.r.m.

perhaps the presence of somebody of the opposite sex near red is an anomaly....
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/31/2012 16:29:16


[WM] Anonymous 
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Russel Crow, i guess you just didn't get my posts, but don't worry, i wasn't expecting nothing more from a lobotomized. Slow down cowboy with your nouns, before judging and calling someone stupid or any other unkind ways, watch yourself and judge yourselfs. Your previous post enlightened your superficiality and arrogance. Unfortunatly arrogance requires aknoledge. You, as your pen friend Arun both lack.
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/31/2012 16:36:33


J Russell Mikkelsen 
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Russell lighten up. Your like RvW but without the facts.
After seeing the vial, disgusting, hateful response that far too many gamers had to Anita Sarkeesia's proposal to create a critical review of the portrayal of female characters in the gaming world, I refuse to take the harrasment of female gamers lightly. Even though Red thinks he's just making a few jokes, the overall tone of the warlight forum is not inclusive of women in general. And his posts greatly contribute to that tone. I don't like it and I don't want it to continue.

I poke fun and joke around as much, if not more, than anyone on these forums. But I target what people say and do, not how they were born. I also do so with my real name, real face, and personal website where I can be contacted directly. I don't do anything online hidden behind anonymity.

Find out about Anita Sarkeesian's project and the negative responses here:
http://www.feministfrequency.com/2012/07/image-based-harassment-and-visual-misogyny/

Find out about the positive responses here:
http://www.feministfrequency.com/2012/06/kickstarter-project-funded-with-6967-backers/
Three Q&Os (Question and opinion, not answer): 8/31/2012 16:40:50


[WM] Anonymous 
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My post wasn't aiming neither nearly what you just said about women on the online games. It was clearly aimed to those guys who litteraly jumps over a player as they never saw a girl in the last 20 years, from the moment they know that players is a femaie. That's all, i was just wondering why Awesomeguy, doggy and others got it and YOU (as you confirmed are one of the most ironic here on the forum) didn't.
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