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The Shop and Activity

Discussion in 'Forum and Site Support' started by ogreman, Mar 28, 2016.

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    Been doing this already somewhat with the new forum, but wanted it understood because we will be sticking to it. As has been said many time the shop is for the community. Well, the community consists of active members who return and and keep posting:).

    We have been very easy on that and even have one forum that really has no value at all called Forum Games to help with an odd post or so when you might not have anything to say in the other forums. However, not going to be easy on members with regards to the shop who have stopped posting in the forum and the blog to just lurk because you have points already. The same because be said for a newbie who asks only about all the prizes but hasn't done anything yet:). That is not how it works. Anybody who just gets something and then goes is not helping the community at all.

    As I have said before, the easiest way to get active and stay active is to join the big Event and do just posts per day. If you can do that it gets very easy:). However, the flipside is that we have saw a lot of former Royal Ogres and great members fade fast after saying they were going to "stop the Event but still post". In fact, there may be like only a case or two of that actually working ever lol.

    Anyway, this post is something to keep in mind:). We may not put members in the pit as often as we used to, but it still doesn't mean that you have "the keys to the candy store" just because you have a ton of points. You need to be active as well. As a matter of fact, we have over 70 games in the shop right now so it is probably best to buy one occasionally while you are still active:).
     
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    This also goes for tournaments:). People who actively compete and play their games after joining are welcome in the shop.

    However, joining a tournament and then not playing has cost two people their Royalness in one way or another this past month. There is no excuse to at least notifying somebody before puling this. We could even increase prizes, but stuff like this needs to stop. Please take note of this when joining please:).
     
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    For anybody wondering, the two who had their Royal Status effected were also completely inactive without saying anything. Going inactive completely without saying anything is a rather large negative for being a Royal Ogre by itself. One was much worse than the other though as a multiple account was also part of it. And, yes, both accounts missed the tournament entirely after joining. The only really funny part of the thing was that the other account actually PMed me a couple of times wanting the main member to be a Royal Ogre lol.

    That said, we added a couple of basic requirements to Royal Ogres this week.

    1. Royal Ogres must participate in all the big Events. This one we were kind of doing any way. Have found that members who drop out of this eventually dwindle down to nothing. Have actually found the Event to be a good maintainer of activity as a result.

    2. Royal Ogres who join a tournament must either play their games or at least let myself or the one who runs the tournament know that they can't. This shows respect and it helps a lot:).
     
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    Ok, we had another incident today. Essentially this person had cashed out a few weeks ago when they spent all they could in the shop and was removed from the Royals (which can be gotten back) as a result. They also didn't fulfill number one above. To top it all off, they made it the most obvious by removing their Steam profile. I am why would you remove your Steam profile if you are just going on vacation?

    Well how do you think they paid all the items back from the shop? By leaving a negative PM since he could not get anything else from the shop. Wow, what class lol.

    That said, may just club in the future when it is an obvious cash out like that. If you have to take a lot of time off and you are a Royal Ogre, just shoot me a PM:).
     
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    Ok, we have a system for this now and have been using it for months. The more you do and can maintain, the more you can get from the shop:).

    The flip side, is that those who slow down will get things left often. Also, any bugging etc will result in more time being added.

    In other words, it is more aligned with what is done. The more somebody helps the site (this can be done in many ways), the better for their standing in the shop:).
     
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