(This isn’t some pointless poll or an attempt at a mega thread, so please don’t close. This is a long post that wouldn’t be seen in the current mega thread, and I really want to express my opinion. The points I bring up are my opinion, so feel free to discuss and counter my points. This will mainly be addressing the economy and the player count.)
I personally think that a wipe would be a horrible idea. Looking from a both consumer and corporate view, I think it’d be a horrible idea. These are some reasons why I think a wipe would be a horrible idea.
The Player CountIf a wipe was confirmed, the current player base would drop significantly due to there being no reason to grind or even play through the game. After the wipe (if it were to happen), the player base would take another large hit, leaving it to a couple hundred players maybe.
The EconomyWhen people say “a data wipe will fix the economy crisis” I think that is just completely false. The economy is mainly broken due to poor decisions on the development team, and hackers. Poor decisions can be fixed (i.e., ToD) but hackers cant. A data wipe wont fix hackers getting lots of gold. To fix it, you have to get to the center, and I dont know how the dev team would do it, but there is most likely a way to do so. A data wipe wont erase hackers breaking the economy again and again, it will just be an unnecessary step that wont do any good.
The PaymentTo all the people who say “the loyal supporters will stay” and things like that, I think you are forgetting the fact that the Vesteria team is a company. They are a company that are developing Vesteria, and to develop Vesteria, they need players. They need to get earnings to pay workers and continue developing. With such a huge drop, I personally think that the team will either work in living hell, trying to push an update or just completely give up. Vesteria is a job for them, and without money, they cant live or develop the game.
The FutureIf the community does vote in majority for a wipe, I think ultimately, it will lead to even slower updates and content droughts. That will leave the community hungry and annoyed that they are not getting anything new, and players leaving the game. This will create a seemingly endless cycle of people leaving and getting upset to the point where the game will die out. And I dont want to see that happening, so I think the development team should just look ahead into the future and see that in the end, this will be a bad idea.
So these are some points I would say are the biggest reasons why a data wipe would be really bad, feel free to discuss more on the forums or in dm’s. My discord is LeafyChicken/LifeTroller369#0127.
tldr; the data wipe would make the game dead because of a lack of reason to play the game. the data wipe wont affect hackers, which are the main reason for the broken economy. the data wipe will cause a serious lack of funding for the dev team. the data wipe will cause the game to die out eventually in the future.
Also, does anyone know how to format my points into, for example “The Economy- (clicks on the little header thing then sees the explanation”?