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Post Support Star Sonata II Appeal
Hi everybody. As you all may know Star Sonata II is not bringing in enough new players at the moment. Whilst the game can continue fine with the current player base, we should as players support it and try to help it succeed.

You can make an account on Indiedb.com and give reviews and ratings to Star Sonata II. This won't take much time but if say 50 of our players did it, it'd make a difference. It doesn't take long, especially if you consider the time it takes to respawn when you've been killed my Mad Scientist on your tank spec speed demon.

https://www.indiedb.com/games/star-sonata-ii

Then there's Reddit. If just a few players shared out the occasional Star Sonata post on Reddit, we'd get a huge amount of coverage. Especially if we worked as a team.

https://www.reddit.com/

When it comes to Social Media as well, in our accounts we all have a referral link that we can use to get free SP. We can even benefit from sharing the game out. We can use the referral link in forum signatures as well if we play other games, meaning we might passively be able to benefit both the game and ourselves.

https://www.starsonata.com/user/referral

There are many more ways to help the game succeed and grow. As stressful as Star Sonata can be at times, we can make this game great again. It has gone from having over 1200 regular players to down to around 250. I'd like to know your thoughts. Personally I want the game to be great again. We can bring people to the universe and make it an amazing place to be. If we think of all the people we've met because of this game and got to know, the people who's lives have changed ours forever, and the power of our community, we can see that even one person can make a considerable difference in the universe. All of us make a difference to Star Sonata. We're all brilliant people in our own regard. We all have met and made friends with so many awesome people. If we can bring in a few hundred people who play regularly, we can literally change the face of the universe! Let's say you make a post on Reddit and 200 people see it, maybe 5 of them download the game, and one person likes it enough to subscribe. That one person can make a difference to all of us! Who knows?

I'd love to hear your thoughts, and if you're interested in helping this game succeed, let me know!

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Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:17 am
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Post Re: Support Star Sonata II Appeal
Would I recommend Star Sonata to a friend?
No

Why wouldn't I?
In today's world, it doesn't seem to be worth it to invest the time required to feel immersion of "leaving your mark" in Star Sonata.

When I first started playing SS, I saw it as "casual arcade version of Eve online". That is far from truth now. In order to keep old legacy players addicted, devs have added new content that requires retarded amounts of resources to acquire. Some twisted line of ships require dragon's blood that is far too rare of a drop for any new player to ever dream to acquire some day. Tons of KD content requires way too many t1-3 commods. New players are forced to play under the wing of legacy players and pray that someone is willing to help them more than it's wise for said legacy players' wallet in individualistic perspective.


EDIT: Having said that I wouldn't start playing the game as a new player now. I only stay around because I am chatting with old friends.


Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:35 am
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Post Re: Support Star Sonata II Appeal
Hi Blizzara, thank you for responding! At the moment I can definitely see where you're coming from! With a huge enough influx of new players, I feel that the growth and development of new teams working together such as Commonwealth would make the game much easier for everyone, whilst some players would be helped, others wouldn't, and I get that. As it stands the content is definitely very hard to get, especially for someone like me. I'm making a note of these reasons, so maybe something can be done to change things. Thank you for your time!

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Post Re: Support Star Sonata II Appeal
Thanks for taking the initiative on this, Retyu.

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Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:12 am
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My loyalty to El Jeffe is unmatched.

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I can't truthfully recommend anyone sink their time/money into this game.

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Fyuryus wrote:
I can't truthfully recommend anyone sink their time/money into this game.



Especially not someone you know, out of fear they'd never trust you again. :lol:

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I wouldn't personaly recomend this game to anyone I know. I tried and it failed. I might try it on reddit every once in a while. But not anywhere where there might be someone I know.


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