Posted by joshkvt on 4/14/2013 11:46:00 PM (view original):
Trying to find ways to get worlds to fill is good, but as noted above this creates more issues than it solves. New owner decides HBD looks like fun, plunks down his money, finds a world/team and signs up. A week later, he's tired of reading through the useful forum posts one more time and really wants to play a game. Or set a budget. Or hire a coach. But he can't leave. Support says sorry, those are the rules. If the new owner is me, my next step is to call my credit card company to dispute the charge based on not getting what I paid for. What do you think the odds are that I ever try again?
Someone new to HBD isn't going to know to check out the world chat, look for absurd win-loss extremes, franchise hoppers, collusion problems, etc., before signing up. We want people who try out HBD to have the best experience they can, and if that means changing their mind about a world, good for them. Better they end up in a world they like. If you lose an owner who does not want to be in the world, you have lost nothing.
A basic truth remains: Good worlds fill.
Absolutely. Good worlds fill. No argument from me there.
However, the assumption that all worlds currently good always were, or that all worlds that aren't good now couldn't be, is short sighted and downright arrogant (I'm not suggesting you think those things, josh). I've said before, if you play in a strong world or worlds that's great, but it does you no good if WiS falls down around you.
You, as Mike was, are acting under the assumption that the worlds won't fill more quickly (your suggestion that someone will get bored and want to leave and contest the CC charge, etc.). The *only* reason I made the original suggestion is to fill worlds more quickly. I've yet to see an argument that counters that effectively. Everything I've experienced says owners want to play, yes, and ***because of that*** with worlds getting closer with each new owner, rather than yo-yoing up and down, they will fill more quickly across the baord
I stated in the post that started this thread that owners who are going to be hyper-selective about the teams they choose already are. The issue I'm trying to address is that of fickle/impatient owners bolting. If they can't, it only follows that the worlds will fill more quickly. I see no reason to accept blindly that they woulod just stop joining worlds (Mike's suggestion) until the right one comes along. They as a group have demonstrated great impatience. That's the issue. Thus the suggestion.