|2018/08/02 12:55, Rashnak:|| |
|As far as 'bringing the game back to life', I'd guess that the idea/hope is that people would bring their old characters back to play (rerolling them into something more interesting - something they want to play today), rather than forcing them to level up completely new characters from scratch.
Whether this would be sufficient to attract players (who have quit) back to the game, I think it does not go far. For one, they'd have to be informed of this option. Many do not follow this website or anything anymore.
Most of these people would not be interested to come back no matter what. They have moved on with RL or whatever.
Few that might come back given golden opportunity, may not want to log into a completely unknown (to them) world and risk losing max shinings or whatever they are holding in retirement.
Many old players also already have lot of characters, and reroll oportunity without even knowing the state of game today sounds pretty useless to them.
What would MAYBE help to regain a few players, is some kind way to start playing again with temporarily reduced risks compared to regular players.
XP loss etc could be removed, even EQ could stay safe (unlootable) if it can be done without opening holes to abuse. They could then relearn the game safely, and get usual losses after a while.
Meanwhile in 'relearn' mode, they could also face limitations such as not getting WPs, or having their new progress wiped when they return to normal mode. Such limitations would motivate them to relearn quickly in order to get to normal gaming faster.
But such changes are ultimately difficult, because in addition to the mortal players, also gods needed to implement them have moved on.