Posted by nachopuzzle on 4/19/2013 10:56:00 AM (view original):
wronoj, I know that the list of coaches he named was just a rough outline of the type of users he was talking about. However, I do think what he said was crazy. And to your point, if a small group of users have enough different accounts whereby the site would go under should they all quit, then this place is nothing but a shell game - which I do not think it is.
I would like to echo what hughes has been saying, unless a coach has a team in every single one a day world then there is no adequate reason to have multiple teams in one world.
i think you significantly underestimate the number of coaches with multiple IDs. its not that a small group of users have enough different accounts to take the game down, if they quit - its that if you remove all those 2nd and 3rd teams coaches have in a world, from all the users with different accounts, you are going to make a significant hit to the total HD team population - which is already riding low. d1 population is BY FAR the lowest its been in many years, and i just dont know how much more of a population hit it can take and remain enjoyable. its already considered by some to be past that point, for some types of teams. some d3 worlds were getting so desolate and barren it just wasnt that fun to play there anymore, thats a big part why i gave up on d3 in the first place. d3 is doing better now with the mass exodus from d1, and freeHD apparently, but the HD population is really not doing very well, and its spread across 2 extra worlds now. d1 has shed i believe a full third of coaches since seble's new engine / recruit generation change. how many more can d1 afford to lose? thats the question.
there is also the aspect of the forum community being pretty small, and again, not by coincidence, many of those passionate enough to participate regularly are the same guys passionate enough to create new IDs to keep programs as they move up, and such. i think the hit to the forum community would be significant, because simply losing say 10 or 20 active coaches could really slow things down. its already half dead compared to how the forums used to be.