- Posted: Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:36:09 +0000
One thing we want you to be aware of is this: We've heard your feedback, and the focus moving forward will be even more towards our Gaia Online community, and working to continue maintaining and growing this amazing site. We've made the decision to put less focus on multiple game titles, and the consolidation of teams (such as Heralds of Chaos) is what happened last week. While we aren't going to say that we'll never work on other off-site projects again, the focus is back on you, our loyal Gaia community.
At first after reading this, I was like "ROCK ON BRO" but then I really thought about it. While it looks like any major game projects are off the table for now, I still don't see the company keeping a focus just on the site for long.
From what I can remember, we have the new inventory arranger being worked on, the community pages, and the summer event being developed right now. Codemonkey is also adding some of the old rooms to VH. The new alchemy system has been put to the side for now. And housing for towns 2 is going to be out "soon."
Which is all good and fine but I just feel like what is going to happen is after we get all these new things pushed out, the site is going to go back to facebook games or whatever. That could just be the multiple years of resentment since all of this started.
Will all of this really help the community feel better though? So many people have mentioned that they're quitting or stopped donating to the site. Will a promise of giving the site attention cause these users to invest their time/money into the site again? I feel like this focus might come a little too late and if they're not going to market any of it, what is the point? Yes. We all like new things but figuring out how to get new members should be part of this.
If all of these upgrades to the site happen, I'm curious to see how the zOMG and HOC communities take knowing that none of this new attention will be towards their games. I can't remember if any dev has mentioned us getting new mini games either.
edit: Other things that were mentioned and I missed are new achievements (some that are connected to zOMG) and mini games are being upgraded.