01-01-2013 09:23 AM - edited 01-01-2013 09:28 AM
Even with different versions of Firefox and also tried IE, I still can't see the voting panel. (No, please don't ask me to install Chrome.)
Nevermind....found it on the General page. Voted. Thanks!
01-01-2013 09:38 AM
I'm using Windows 7 and Firefox 17.
Make sure you update Firefox.
01-01-2013 09:54 AM
It suprises me most people chose more tracks, yet even with all the DLC tracks we've got thus far hardly no one runs them online. Spa was a very welcomed track, yet nobody runs it. Twin Ring is another one. Most people stick with the tracks that came with the game. Maybe you all who are in leagues run them, but you don't find people running them in regular public rooms. So my question is, if you're not going to buy them or run them, what's the point in wanting more?
I voted for more stable online enviornment. We could get new tracks as DLC this year but if we don't have relyable servers to play on...you get the idea.
01-01-2013 12:21 PM
Vote Submitted. Great effort as usual MastrGT. All of the changes were well thought out and wish they all could be implemented. Thanks again and Happy New year to you and all the other GT5'ers/
I too wish that I could vote for more than one (the admins are looking into that). All of the ideas to keep us actively playing came from other players and I only massaged them into a poll. A great way to start the year.
01-01-2013 01:12 PM
Voted... was looking for the poll inside the post.
Pleasantly surprised about the tracks being the most popular (but actually voted for better host controls, LOL), but have to concur with the earlier post that, if this WAS the general GT5 player's need, yes, online MUCH more would have the DLC already released. From general open online hosting, I can say that possibly half or nearabouts don't have ALL the DLC, with Motegi as the bigger loser of the two. Spa is possibly 2:1 over Motegi. Is there anywhere to check the sales figures?
I don't know if multiple choice polls will do much good... I imagine everybody would like to see ALL the options offered..! Prioritizing down to your ONE main need is definitely the way to find out what players REALLY want (the most!). Not much point in an election where you can vote for ALL the candidates!
Perhaps PD need to take a far closer look at what tracks the PLAYERS really want the most. I see so many posts about getting back some of the better GT4 tracks, especially non-real ones. I am surprised, given how much cheaper than going out and scanning a new real track (and all the licensing costs involved) simply updating the older imaginary tracks, that PD hasn't seen this as a perfect opportunity to make some easy cash.
Plus, with Bathurst and Silverstone confirmed as already being worked on, why not release those as DLC too? Spa did fairly well, Motegi not so much. But Silverstone and Bathurst seem to usually close to the top of any track request lists I've seen. Thing is, at $5 a track, and maybe only half of the players buying them (lets even call it 33% just to avoid any exaggeration), there are over 9 MILLION copies of GT5 out there. Let's be brutal and say that only 1/3 are being used online. That's 3 million players! and 1/3 of them willing to buy.
Two great tracks at $5 a piece, that's $10 million dollars... Now, I may underestimate how hard it is to code a track, but it's GOT to be a lot less than $5M..! And imaginary ones, a fraction of even that.
What is taking PD so long to go after this obvious bounty..?
01-01-2013 01:37 PM - edited 01-01-2013 01:41 PM
If anyone wants to support DLC, make sure that PD can see you using DLC.
If someone wants to comment as to why they are not using DLC, now is the time to speak up.
Didn't PD first release DLC tracks where people could race on the track even though they didn't actually buy it as long as the host had bought it and hosted the room? Then they changed it where only people who bought it could run it and race it? I don't know for sure which way it is now.
Why would people want to buy the track when they can just join someone else's server who already did? Then if you take that privilege away where you can't race on the track unless you bought it, then hosts aren't going to run the tracks because who ever in the room that didn't buy it gets booted from the server or has to sit out. That's why I think people don't use the DLC tracks.
So based on that, would I buy track DLC in the future??...
With DLC cars I can choose not to buy any, but I can still play online because I have plenty of other cars. If I don't have the DLC track, then I can't play at all. It's kind of like penalties in the game, it's a double edged sword where you're screwed either way, so people just don't use it.