If you extrapolate the numbers rather than look at raw numbers, it’s far and away different. You represent 45 players, someone else represent 30, someone else represents 60, 65, and so on. Point is, each player often represents one alliance, and while that’s not all cases, let’s consider each player has equal representation rather than this biased belief that “only unhappy customers join a forum”. This is a community forum, NOT customer service where we voice our complaints, which is hidden and if we remember right largely moderated and entirely deleted in many cases. Those who disagree are arbitrarily saying most people on the forums are here to complain and just hate Flare and quit. So why are the same voices remaining and if they hate Flare so much and quit? Obviously it means they do care, they’re still a part of the communities in the game, and they want to stay just as much as you do. I’m not sure how other voices are somehow inferior simply for not having a similar opinion. Humanity in general does this, but the evidence suggests otherwise.
Claiming accuracy without evidence is a strange thing to say, while the coinciding supporting evidence literally supports equal representation as opposed to this “pissed fans” conspiracy theory, meanwhile more and more alliances have to go through mergers and poaching players from other alliances due to a falloff of the greater amount of players. Why else do you think Conquest is Flare’s biggest focus? It’s driving away the most players and they’re trying to do damage control. It’s the biggest factor to player fall off, so fix it first to retain your playerbase. We can fix Phoebe and other stuff later. That’s Flare’s mindset and absolutely what it should be, we as generals and leaders are in charge of maintaining our communities while Flare works on their end, we all work together to have a fun game to play with people we enjoy talking to. Realize the reality that we’re all a team here and have similar goals instead of just arguing in forums with other players.
If we apply the theory of ‘vast minority’ of players to every person, nobody’s opinion matters, which puts us back on an equal playing field anyways. This logic is very circular if we ignore facts, which is why all these conversations seem very circular if we look at the patterns. If everyone upset is already gone as these minority claims provide then it won’t hurt to do more polls, but I don’t feel I need to provide the evidence because of the obvious backlash that happened from Conquest nor the movements by Flare. The writing is on the wall, the forum wall, literally.