Friends, forumers, players of Yoville. As you may all see, Yoville is in a very weak position in Zynga. Yovilles future does not seem very bright...
I have created this thread so that we may discuss what we believe should be done to keep this game healthy. I also hope that this ninjas will see this thread and pass it on to Zynga them selves. For those of you who believe that they won't listen to us, back off, because if that is the case then this thread is not for you. Zynga has listened before and they can do so again.
Here is what i think...
As much as Zynga plays a role in maintaining this game, believe it or not, the players play a major role as well. In fact, the players are just as important to this game as much as Zynga them selves. If there were no players, then there would be no Yoville. If here was no Zynga, Yoville would of have never have been purchased, and would probably be shut down today. I don't like it when players turn their faces at Zynga as though they are the only ones who can fix the game, players can fix the game too. You might be asking yourself, "How could players possibly help fix the game?". Well i have the answer to that too, make the gaming experience more enjoyable for everyone else! Host contests, throw parties, create new games, gift others, all of these activities are what can help make Yoville a better game. Help out new players, show them around, if you don't feel comfortable gifting new players, then just give them a warm welcome, and help them get started with the game! Believe it or not, the reason this game gets such a small numbers of new daily players is because of how the newbies are treated once they start playing, going to events, and instantly being called a noob. Being kicked out of events, just because they sport starter clothing, or being bullied by the other Yovillians.
Now, believe me, calling other people noobs is considered cyber bullying, which is illegal in many countries. And why is calling others "noobs" considered cyber bullying? Because many people find it offensive!
Now back to topic, don't kick people out of your auctions or sales just because you think they are noobs, that will make them feel unwanted, and higher the chances of them leaving. Even if you know they don't have enough money to buy anything from you, don't kick or yell at them, they could be just window shopping for all you know, or just like to look at the various items Yoville has to offer.
Also don't blame Zynga entirely for the games low position, for all we know, they could be listening to us, but what if there are certain rules that they must follow? What if we are asking them for too much? What if the Yoville team is very small and can only handle so much at a time? Now believe it or not, Zynga supposedly has 2 more years worth of themes planned and possibly more to come, so don't be surprised if your theme does not come right away.
Ok, now we can look at Zynga....
Zynga you must understand that to have a healthy game, you must have happy players. Many players are not so very happy, but this can all be fixed, as long as you listen to them. If they ask for a theme, add that theme to the list right away! If they ask for a new feature, add that to the to-do list as well! Update the game, no matter how long it takes, i bet many players would like it if the town of Yoville had a new look. Update the freebies, and give us more updates! Give us some more sneak peeks, many players like those! Have more room decoration contests, update Yoville.com.
These are just a few things that could make Yoville better, but there are more! Try to listen to your players, and if you can't, then tell them why! Don't just leave them there hanging.
Zynga, if you really care about Yoville, then show it!
Now, friends, forumers, players of Yoville, its your turn to discuss what you believe can be done to make Yoville the perfect game! Don't hold back, and give full details if you wish, remember, the ninjas may read this thread and pass along your feed back!