THFC wrote:1) No online game engine! In a contemporary online gaming world, how it is possible that such a poor online mode was implemented? And why it's taking that long to fix it??! Save your game Gianluca and make QUICK multiplayer online mode update. QUICKLY!!!!
Its frustrating to come everyday to look for someone to play with...and noone is there...how could you not made it properly????
Unfortunately this depends on 2 factors:
- there are few users that wants to play online
- i have underestimated factor #1 and i expected people to wait forever some one to play. This is was cleary a bad design decision.
But there is a fix:
- i'm porting the game to a more powerful engine that let me also compile the game for Android. And i already implemented a way to make online arrangements easier. Basically you are always "online" even if you are playing against CPU. As soon as someone is available the online match automatically starts. No more idle waiting. The new version it will be available in few weeks.
- i'm evaluating to drop the price to 1$ meaning i will earn less money but having customers more satisfied. 1$ -> more customers -> more online matches
- i have developed a unique feature: Active Soccer will be the first universal football online game where iOS and Android users can play each other. In this way you will find 2x opponents online when Android version will be released.
THFC wrote:2) No extra time, no penalties after the quick game. Its depressing. You can't be a winner or looser...you must repeat the whole thing for next 10 minutes becasue this quick and easy mode was not implemented...WHY???
This is an easy change but i honestly don't consider this a bug but a design choice.
THFC wrote:3) No proper advertisment. Sorry Foxy, but nowadays you must keep the game in top 50 for a year to make a community around it. You must advertise it, you must have reviews...I made one...and it was the only one??? Why no reviews? Why no advertisments...Why no brend and company names around the pitch? Pffffffff....
The reason for no proper advertisment is simple. I have no money to spend in advertisement; as soon as i send promocodes to website they ask for 100$ per review.
THFC wrote:4) Dead community. Active soccer forum have few registered members...and 3 or 4 actually!!! (including me) who wrote anything. The author should have put time to develop community. No work on this field...DEPRESSING!
I have honestly no glue on how to develop community. I have setup an official forum, a KO2 forum, a facebook page. Do you have any other suggestions?
THFC wrote:5) Many small bugs...no weather, no saving replays, no different pitches, no injuries, no default tatctics to choose, no career mode (!!!). Come on Gianluca...Those were the things that were in Kick Off or Goal! 10 years ago! You can't develope the game and don't care, unless you don't care if you succeed...and unless you don't care about your customers.
You can't say that you wanted put attention in some things and some not!
You can't build a house and don't care about the roof...This is so annoying...and unprofessional...
This game is looking like a demo, not a finished product. WAKE UP and make update, give all your customes news about it...and start everything again...
Active Soccer is the first step toward something more complex. But if you want to start a complex game you should make sure the core gameplay is developed in the good way. This is why i had to exclude many features i had in mind, it's better to proceed step by step. Anyway you should consider this game as Sensible Soccer 1.0 + online mode, but i really would like to add all the features i had in mind such as the carrer mode.
Anyway, in this moment i'm focused on Android porting and it is taking 3 months to get finished, i'm not sleepy in my opinion.
THFC wrote:OVERAL: Gameplay is GREAT, Graphics is Above good, Sound is GREAT, and this is really FANTASTIC game but it looks like it was published to early, without tests, without marketing, wthout any advertisment, without care....very, very unproffesionally!
It looks, like this was published only for old, diehard fans of Kick OFF...and that is not the way it should be.
This will make this game DEAD...in 1-2 months. It looks like it already is.
Very very depressing. Such a good game with such a big potential...and with such a great and catchy music intro which is perfect for advertising...
I honestly expect a community expansion boost with the Android release, and i will also release 1.3 version on Apple Store soon. It will be a better version and it will bring many online users.
Anyway i really appreciate your post and i'm really interested to know if you want to collaborate with me on promoting the game. I'm really too busy to follow also these advertisements aspects.