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In Discussion Bring Back Castle Siege [Evidence Regarding Its Justified Revival]

Discussion in 'New Game Discussion' started by Danese, May 1, 2020.

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Would You Want CS To Be Brought Back?

  1. Yes!

    334 vote(s)
    82.7%
  2. Maybe...

    31 vote(s)
    7.7%
  3. No.

    39 vote(s)
    9.7%
  1. I would like castle siege to return, however it just wouldn't be able to have consistent lobbies, the playercount barely reaches 1k anymore and games just wouldn't start.
     
    Posted Aug 1, 2021
  2. This thread just received 600 replies, has over 35k views, has been here for over a year. Barely any threads on this forum seem to stay for this long and so far this has been the most viewed thread in the new game section. Even after all of this, we still haven't gotten Castle Siege back on the server. I understand that the dev team is currently limited at the moment and very busy, but there was plenty of opportunity in the past when there were devs to bring this game back. It's been months since any update other than map updates on the server and player counts have reached an all time low. I absolutely hope that whatever the devs are working on is something that the players want to see and this enormous amount of time that is being spent is going to be something meaningful.

    Overall, I really think the development team should reflect on the current situation regarding the server and consider addressing it. I understand that there are not many devs at the moment, but the time that can currently be spent by the current devs can still be productively used in a way that would be helpful and greatly pleasing to the current player base.
     
    Posted Aug 2, 2021
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  3. I really admire the passion put into this thread - haven't seen anything like it in a long while!

    But I have to agree with @Jtj and @urdadleftme. With the sharp decrease in players that has happened over the past year or so, I can't really see Mineplex adding CS back.

    The idea of reducing the required amount of players down to 20 is a good one, but even then - it would be comparable to something like Bridges - and we all know that hardly ever gets a lobby going nowadays. Kinda sad really.

    So to me this all feels like a missed opportunity by Mineplex's leadership/owners/whoever is in charge of making these types of decisions...

    Maybe if the server can get their player counts back in the 2k-3k range, something like this could be viable again. Finally getting a new dev is exciting news for sure, but I'm still skeptical that we will see any sort of rebound like that.
     
    Posted Aug 2, 2021
  4. Just add the game back and let it die then? There's tons of games (UHC, Bridges, CTF) that almost never start currently. No real reason not to add it back in. If it fails it can be permanently removed with evidence against its return, and if it works Mineplex will gain players.
     
    Posted Aug 2, 2021
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  5. only way i realistically see this game coming back is taking a stance similar to UHC with scheduled games (but even less frequently than UHC) so that you can play once or twice a day as a sort of special game
     
    Posted Aug 4, 2021
    aetho and bluetiebacca like this.
  6. They did just add new maps for this game, right?
     
    Posted Aug 4, 2021
    rmotheram, bluetiebacca and Jtj like this.
  7. Or just have the game playable 24/7 (for communities who are willing to jumpstart a lobby) and then "open" games similar to UHC.
     
    Posted Aug 4, 2021
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  8. This
     
    Posted Aug 4, 2021
  9. Or have a monthly "CS Weekend". I doubt twice daily would work because people like to play multiple games when they play. Kicking people out after playing one 8 minute game wouldn't work very well (as opposed to UHC, which has much longer games). If you have a cs weekend people are able to play a bunch of games in a row but you still get all the cs-interested people on at the same time, boosting the player count.
     
    Posted Aug 8, 2021
    Fusafez and Fallen like this.
  10. If it gets brought back, it better get some changes. Castle Siege is good and I want it to be brought back, but there is a lot of room for improvement. I think the gap between the amount of power wolves and defenders have from each other should be shortened so that it's less punishing.
     
    Posted Aug 9, 2021,
    Last edited Sep 4, 2021
    rmotheram likes this.
  11. CS seems to already be coded into the server from when it was readded for an event. The server really needs something do gain back players. Adding CS back is an easy thing to do that has a lot of momentum behind it. Again, no real reason not to add it, if it flops, it flops like every other game on the server right now.
     
    Posted Sep 26, 2021
    Fusafez, Danese and Mohawk2 like this.
  12. I was never really in agreement with bringing it back until recently. At this point I personally agree with you in a sense that nothing bad can really come from bringing it back. If it flops it's ok because since it as far as I know is still build due to when it was readied for that event which means it wouldn't take a lot of Dev time to bring it back. Yes there may be bugs however I do agree that bringing back CS has a shot at bringing back a decent amount of players. Obviously we won't know 100% until it happens. Will it happen? Who knows, however I'm fully in support of this due to the state of games with lack of players.
     
    Posted Sep 26, 2021
    Fusafez, Starx280, Danese and 3 others like this.
  13. For many of the games that are removed, they are simply just made hidden or unavailable and aren't actually deleted entirely. In other words, if Mineplex wanted to, they could easily bring back any of these games because the entire code is already there. The reason why they don't is because it costs money and people weren't playing them. For Castle Siege though, I do think it's worth a shot since this game has been heavily requested to come back. If it doesn't do well, they can simply just remove it again.
     
    Posted Sep 27, 2021
  14. Can we all agree that Champions, Bridges, and/or UHC (if they need to make room) could and should be replaced with Castle Siege for the time being just to see how it goes? There's a lot to gain and nothing to lose. Go for it guys!
     
    Posted Sep 27, 2021
  15. It's kinda too late now. Mineplex's player based is now less than a fifth of what it was back when this thread started and it's just not enough to support a game that needs 20 people to start. If they had done something sooner maybe CS could have helped with player retention but I think we are past that point.

    I don't see Mineplex surviving past next spring and adding CS back unfortunately wouldn't really make a difference now.
     
    Posted Sep 28, 2021
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  16. They're gonna pick up some momentum with the holiday games. If they can keep that going with more stuff, like Castle Siege, they could start to gain some trction.
     
    Posted Sep 28, 2021
    Fusafez, Danese and Mohawk2 like this.
  17. If Mineplex was able to maintain a player base for the game to be able to run constantly it would be amazing!
     
    Posted Sep 28, 2021
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  18. For anyone still subscribed to this tread and interested in the gamemode I am coordinating with other game hosts to bring back regular MPS. We've had some success so far and I hope that this will continue. We may go down but we won't go away. #ReviveCS!
     
    Posted Oct 16, 2021
    Danese likes this.
  19. All I'll say is... it kind of sucks that a community thread with this much attention is still insufficient to warrant someone actually listening to us...
    What page is this? Page 31? Damn!

    -Dan
     
    OP OP
    OP OP Posted Oct 16, 2021
  20. Well, we tried. Apperently our best wasn't good enough.
     
    Posted Oct 18, 2021

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