My inspiration for this thread came from surfing the z!F. I realized that zOMG! is headed for major trouble, and I developed a few ideas to assist it, with the help of a few other z!F regulars.
I'm really hoping that we can get enough signatures to make a difference, for the now and for the future of zOMG!
Table of Contents
Why am I making this petition?
Our ideas: How Gaia can help us, and how we can help Gaia
People who have Signed
White and Black list
Pictures from zOMG!
The Forms to Fill out if you have and idea
Small announcement ~
It was recently pointed out to me that the production of MoGa will eventually actually help zOMG! The person pointed out to me that what with MoGa bringing in new means of revenue, new users etc, that zOMG! would have more potential players, thus, more potential funds. If you have a thought on this, feel free to post or send a PM to me.
I believe that zOMG! is being put on the back burner more and more. A good example is the Easter event, though it isn't the only example. Everyone knows that the zOMG! team is understaffed, and the only person working on the event at the moment is [ JK ], our beloved artist. Artist. JK has no formal training in coding, but he is being asked to code things while his part time counter parts are off coding other things for Gaia.
New stuff? That's great! Awesome! There is absolutely nothing wrong with new stuff. However! There is a problem with new stuff when you are leaving your old stuff on the back burner to rot away. When zOMG! is neglected for new things that could be put off for a bit longer, that is when it is not good. While Gaia is off playing with new ideas, and leaving zOMG! with half finished promises and only an artist to come close to fulfilling those promises, they are losing customers. I have no statistics to prove this, but we can all at least assume that some people, some where, are getting fed up with this and moving on. I've seen the posts in the z!F, and so have many other people.
So what, specifically am I asking for?
1. Gaia. STOP putting zOMG! on the back burner. We want new stuff, you want money. Give us what we want, and you will make money. You have the opportunity to make cash, attract new players, and make the old players happy. You can't do that if zOMG! dies out.
2. User participation. We want to participate in the making of zOMG! and the items! We want to be part of it as it grows.
3. zOMG! to grow and expand and be more exciting for the players. You're losing us Gaia. You're very slowly losing us. zOMG! is becoming a mundane and boring game, and it will become that if you let it.
Gaia is looking to make a profit. They are a business, and a business is run by money. That is something we all have to understand. Now then. Gaia already pulls in cash through the amps that they sell in Back Alley Bargains. But what if Gaia sold exclusive rings in the Cash Shop? I don't mean in Back Alley Bargains. Not only would Cash Shop regulars see the rings and a seed of interest would be planted - if they don't already play zOMG! - but they might be more inclined to buy them.
How this helps Gaia: Rings are a very important part of zOMG!. They allow us to hunt the animated for badges, earn gold, and have fun. Limited time rings would draw a massive amount of attention. IE, Sweetheart ring was sold for a short amount of time last year for Valentines Day. How many of those sold? I have no idea, but they sold. Selling = money. Money = being able to expand even further.
What would Gaia need to do to put out Rings in the GCS? For one, put people to work on coding the rings! Gaia does not need to put them on it full time. That's not necessary. But if they divided up the time evenly, then nothing would stop them from putting out new rings and new things. For example: Say a zOMG! team member worked on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9am-4pm. Have that person work on zOMG! on Monday and Thursday, and on other products Tuesday and Friday. The time is divided up, Gaia still has the opportunity to put out new products, and the keep the zOMG! frequenters happy.
How could we help Gaia? First and foremost, buy the rings that they put out. Second, offer ideas for rings. Instead of leaving all the creativity up to the devs, let us put in some of our ideas. IE, like what they did for the loading screens on zOMG!. They invited people to draw pictures of their favorite areas, and now they are the front page of every loading screen in zOMG! The difference of the loading screens and the rings is: Rings will get Gaia money. Entering the loading screen contest didn't cost anything, so it didn't make anything.
Make an EI based on zOMG! areas and adventures. We already have zOMG! items, I know, but making an EI that sells in the cash shop would be a good way to market zOMG! and make some cash in the process. Each area of zOMG! has something that could be turned into a new item for an EI. For example; In Village Greens, there are mushrooms, flamingos and garden gnomes. We already have Garden Gnome beards, flamingos that hang around our neck, and even silly mushroom caps that go on our head. But what about I AM poses? We have a lot of cats around. We have a few dogs. What about a flamingo? Dashing around on those silly stick legs, squatting among a heard of them to fool n00bs, seeing our rings animate from that strange pink bird.. That would be a lot of fun for zOMG!ers and for people who are looking for something different, out of the ordinary, and flat out silly. Other poses could include: Flamingo Pink Skin [with some feathers for decoration], Mushroom Cannon explosions [grenades that are themed for the Mushroom Cannon] etc.
This not only would get Gaia some more cash, it would also cause interest in zOMG! itself as a feature. Interest would be planted and more people would start to play.
These are only a few ideas from the people of z!F! There are so many more, that I would run out of space before I named them all. The citizens of Gaia that love zOMG! and want to see it prosper have numerous ideas that would help zOMG! and help Gaia in the process.
1: If you have any ideas or something to add, please PM me!
2: Follow Gaia TOS
3: Do not flame, spam, troll, page stretch, or quote the first page.
4: Any questions should be PMed.
5: If you have an idea for an area, a ring, or an EI pose, fill out the a form from a later post properly and I will post it in the 'ideas from us' post
6: If I do not put you on the 'I sign list', right away, please do not post again or message me. If it's been a week since you posted, then quote me and post again. I'm only human and will most likely miss someone, at some point in time.
7: If you want to be an Affiliate, please PM me c:
8: If you have a picture that you want me to post, PM the link and area that the picture was taken in to me and I will post it in the correct area.
9: Do NOT sign with a mule! ONE signature per person, on your main account.
10: I have the right to change/add/take away/ or alter any rules on this list. Check back often.
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Sure, I don't know all the ring's in zOMG! (sadly), but wouldn't it be awesome, if they'd given out a Chance Item which only gave out rings! (like the Mood bubble-chance item which is currently in the Cash shop) That's kinda cool >u> But they'd need NEW rings for that, not the old ones we can get for free in the zOMG!
So we need more better areas, plus maybe lock areas from weaker levels to stop them from getting frustrated with the way higher enemies and leaving. I think they should throw more of the Gaia Manga in Zomg and make it playable. Cool items only obtained in Zomg would be great too. The recipes are awesome but we need something new and exciting. Maybe transferring ring doubles in to wearable outfits? That would be cool. That could attract people in being that the rings are soulbound and the items could be too. And buying items for Zomg in the shops gives you special rare items. It would bring more people in and revenue and even bring some of the older players back. Maybe have the buddies be some kind of tactical support so people who go alone have something with them that can do something to help them out. Nothing like defib, but maybe low based attacks, and even a buff per buddy. Like outlaw pup could do Cyote Spirit. Something like that would up sales in the Cash shops, and even have them as evolving items would be cool too, like better forms and slightly stronger attacks, that up based on time summoned. That would work great! Do Zomg live action cosplays events, people could really love being their own characters. I actually have a golf course near where I live called VILLAGE GREENS and that gave me the idea. It could revive Zomg, and I have noticed a drop in users on Zomg too so we need to do something.
What I would really like to see, besides all the things you proposed, is some more areas; like Durem, Aekea and Gambino Isle <3 Or maybe new areas we've never seen Not like we've ever really seen Durem or anything >w>
They've made the suggestion that those areas exist, by putting the barriers; now they should give us access to it as well.
I would really love to go through the ninja forest. That would be cool, and even promoting Zomg in Gaia towns and the Rallies would be cool too. Have OMG monsters hanging around.
We should be able to buy a couple more ring slots for our rings
Buying memberships through gaia cash? Build new towns that are only restricted to members?
Yeah I know this would kill ALOT of people, but maybe now and then they can open the restricted areas for free like every 3rd month or so for 2weeks or a month, depending. This can also open up an opportunity to do portals, or a special item sold in the Back Alley Bargains that can teleport you easily somewhere you pin the map in.
What about having a backpack with at least 20 slots for a possible future ideas which I can takl about later. The backpack can be in its own individual panel , so if the game gets too laggy and we accidentally pressed that blue rotate icon next to our rings, we won't accidentally use our superchargers or whatever is in it.
Maybe, we can put skills in it like cooking food and we eat it to regain health? And we can put these things in the backpack I was talking about. This can open up new things and interests, we can gather our own ingredients since zOMG! is a pretty big world.
Another one people would want to put is PvP (Player versus Player). I don't mind this at all, and there can be stakes with money. A possible chance that other people can watch too and bet?
Possible one is having a certain shop or a place where you can change your outfit in an instant. Just go inside the building, go to the changing cubicles and it would have a blown up version of the avatar and next to it would be your equipabble items, save then exit the building and you have a different clothes. I see many peopel having to refresh for it and still wouldn't work, and they're on crews meaning having to wait for a person.
I would like to sign please. Another thing I'm sure peopl ehave mentioned that would increase popularity of zOMG! would be equipable rings for the avi that add something cool and interesting. And if tehy sell items in CS they should also be relevant to gamplay, like armor! Though that IS stretching it a bit far. Thins that can be worn and used in the game are their best option. Also the orbs shop is good idea.
They should make Cash Cards that're made specifically for zOMG XD That way they can (eventually) have enough to hire staff members and whatnot