Hear me out, Funconians…
After putting close to 1000 hours into this game I came across a wonderful idea that likely has been mentioned, so if this is a repeat, sorry…
With the appreciation of this game, the numerous modders and available playerbase out there, add subscription requirements. (This is where I figure boos come in)… FUNCOM let’s be honest here, you have limited staffing performing updates and such for multiple games, which I didnt pay much mind to except Secret World. Your fiscal overture might be around 7 or 7.5%? Start subscriptions! Not over extra items or cosmetics, etc, but to sustain your company.
Now I get it, free play, do DLC, yadaa yadaa, but come on. You have a gold mine lacking a more complex support staff (nice, eh?) keeping up with a game that is a diamond in rarity, titanium in structure and a money pit waiting to happen!
Would you have frantic shifts in player base, well, of course… every successful company has to deal with the good and bad, but seriously, a larger staff base would raise morale at the work area and give developers, managers and public relations much needed breaks. You can put a damn espresso in! (Lmao)
Getting back to point, better feeling company = happier players, more development and research/testing can take place and be implemented, chaotic bug coding can be squashed without an OMG moment and us players can properly support the makers of an incredible game with a dynamic world full of wonder and exploration.
Food for thought, maybe a repeat, nuff said.
Sincerely, a dedicated gamer and someone with too much time to write this.