Reading between the lines

SDS

Anyone else think that the player program announced on the stream today “to help you get some more stars in the 8th inning program” was code for “uh...we knew people would stop playing our game when madden dropped, but we didn’t expect it to be this bad. I guess the dead ball event which many people despise is driving people away from our game.”

I can only speak for myself, but I’m only at 178 stars because I have cut back my time on this game significantly. Furthermore, the way they have the extreme set up pretty much insures that I have no incentive to get back into the game in a meaningful way. I mean I’ll enjoy conquest extreme, and maybe I’ll luck out and beat showdown, but I’m not going to waste too much time on it. I jumped into the Gehrig moment and it doesn’t really look like that’s happening so no reason for the time sink.

SDS

No, SDS isn't silly enough to think that one player program would bring back people from Madden or elsewhere.

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@eatyum said in Reading between the lines:

No, SDS isn't silly enough to think that one player program would bring back people from Madden or elsewhere.

I completely agree with you. My point is they knew they were going to lose people to madden, because that’s part of the business. What they didn’t count on was such a steep decline in player engagement due to the event. So I hypothesize that they took a look at the number of program stars people have and realize players are way behind where they were for previous programs. So in order to make up for the stars people didn’t earn while waiting for this event to end, they are giving out a quick way to earn some inning stars.

SDS

@themadhatter711 said in Reading between the lines:

Anyone else think that the player program announced on the stream today “to help you get some more stars in the 8th inning program” was code for “uh...we knew people would stop playing our game when madden dropped, but we didn’t expect it to be this bad. I guess the dead ball event which many people despise is driving people away from our game.”

I can only speak for myself, but I’m only at 178 stars because I have cut back my time on this game significantly. Furthermore, the way they have the extreme set up pretty much insures that I have no incentive to get back into the game in a meaningful way. I mean I’ll enjoy conquest extreme, and maybe I’ll luck out and beat showdown, but I’m not going to waste too much time on it. I jumped into the Gehrig moment and it doesn’t really look like that’s happening so no reason for the time sink.

I hate this Gehrig program.

I don’t mind a challenge, but this looks terrible. I beat last year’s extreme and firmly believe that’s what made me quit last year. I hated the game after playing those moments.

And these look worse. So I get I don’t have to play them if I don’t want to, but then what’s left to do.

Build my team all year to lose interest in the game the same time both years.

Sort of sucks.

SDS

@allmustfall16 said in Reading between the lines:

@themadhatter711 said in Reading between the lines:

Anyone else think that the player program announced on the stream today “to help you get some more stars in the 8th inning program” was code for “uh...we knew people would stop playing our game when madden dropped, but we didn’t expect it to be this bad. I guess the dead ball event which many people despise is driving people away from our game.”

I can only speak for myself, but I’m only at 178 stars because I have cut back my time on this game significantly. Furthermore, the way they have the extreme set up pretty much insures that I have no incentive to get back into the game in a meaningful way. I mean I’ll enjoy conquest extreme, and maybe I’ll luck out and beat showdown, but I’m not going to waste too much time on it. I jumped into the Gehrig moment and it doesn’t really look like that’s happening so no reason for the time sink.

I hate this Gehrig program.

I don’t mind a challenge, but this looks terrible. I beat last year’s extreme and firmly believe that’s what made me quit last year. I hated the game after playing those moments.

And these look worse. So I get I don’t have to play them if I don’t want to, but then what’s left to do.

Build my team all year to lose interest in the game the same time both years.

Sort of sucks.

I think I'm just going to do it very slowly, not trying to bang it out quickly because I'll probably lose what little sanity I have.

(That and I can't just bang it out like I normally do because of my job lol)

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