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No Prefix Do better, Shotbow {public poll}

Discussion in 'Annihilation' started by ZinkyBoy, Sep 14, 2023.

No Prefix - Do better, Shotbow {public poll}

Is Shotbow failing it's playerbase? What can it do to save itself?

This poll will close on Oct 14, 2023 at 4:03 AM.
Yes. Ban gapples. 3 vote(s) 37.5%
Yes. Nerf ALC. 6 vote(s) 75.0%
Yes. Nerf {comment kit below}. 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Yes. Create a separate OP game mode for the gapple noobs and remove them from standard Anni. 1 vote(s) 12.5%
No, I love sweaty gapple rushers <3 ... -_- 1 vote(s) 12.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ZinkyBoy Platinum

    The servers hit an all time low, and it's really no surprise. :zsleeping: Anni is broken. Staff are rarely on. Anni isn't the fun, tactical game it used to be; now, it's literally just a matter of who can sweat 5 gapples the quickest and ALC rush the smaller teams. I have to ask, why put so much effort into developing a game just to let it succumb to such mundane banality? It's just sad - and a shame to see a once-great server reduced to. I'm a player of 10+ years and it's embarrassing to see the server continue to fail its player base like this. Do better, Shotbow. Considering all the money that's gone into this server, you owe it to the players.


  2. ment0l66 Emerald

    You and I remember Anni very differently, because gapple & potion rushing has been the meta since the game's inception.
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  3. ZinkyBoy Platinum

    Dude, no it hasn't :lmao:
  4. ment0l66 Emerald


    Let me provide some examples.












    Gapple & potion rushing has been around for a very long time, the most viable class for it just changes. Way back in the day farmer was a good choice, I remember using bloodmage myself, berserker used to be good for it once upon a time, and now the crown is being carried by alchemist.

    However I do agree that tactics used to be more diverse with 20 minute challenges, teleporter-flooding, assassin + gold pick etc. back in the day, although I do admit to not playing that much anymore, so maybe they still exist but I just don't see them anymore. Some of that is probably caused by the dwindling playerbase as well, because it's hard to flood another team using a teleporter if your team only has like, 10 players at most.
  5. ZinkyBoy Platinum

    You're missing the point. Things were different then; yes, gapples existed, but they weren't used every single game in combination with Alc, by the same players, each game, every day... it's boring. Just change it up a bit ffs.
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  6. squallythewally Obsidian

    I think you are both right in different ways. Gapple/alc rushing has always been the meta, the difference is that in the past the games were full and it was feasible that you could actually defend/counter these strategies. Now that the server is empty, a 2-3 person gapple rush is all that is needed to seal the deal.

    The problem is the lack of players and this is due to lack of investment into marketing. This won't change as highlife doesn't see the payoff so will continue to simply earn off the server rather than putting any back into innovation.

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