This game should have a consistent 10k players daily. The dev cycle and lack of proper presence on steam has lost a lot of people. The majority of players left before a lot of content was added, or the menus / UI worked all of the time, and before major much needed optimizations.Wreckfest seems to be possibly the biggest example of "pre-releasing" too early. The market is flooded with new releases / ea titles all of the time and you have to hold interestwith the first impression to gain a fan base in the industry it appears. Its ridiculous that a lot of ea games have lost all of the player base long before they release.It is a struggle sometimes to find a good server after 7pm PST. This is unbelievable given there isn't anything quite like it.I think they should really push hard on beta release and have a 30% off sale and spend all of the profits on promotion hype.A great incentive would be to add an "official" steam workshop mod that highlights some of the best ragdoll minigames from past titles.You can never go wrong with crash dummy targets and flaming hoops.Now that the game actually runs well on most gpu, it could finally earn a proper following.
Do you remember the "A Call for Communication" event they did many years ago when a lot of people played Half Life 2 for (I believe) an hour at the same time as a way for Valve to ask for more clarity and communication?Maybe, if we did the same with Wreckfest Bugbear would understand we care about the game, and want more communication from them.
Wreckfest seems to be possibly the biggest example of "pre-releasing" too early. The market is flooded with new releases / ea titles all of the time and you have to hold interestwith the first impression to gain a fan base in the industry it appears. Its ridiculous that a lot of ea games have lost all of the player base long before they release.
I just got this game a little less than 2 weeks ago and am loving it already! I think it is a great idea to help this game out by sharing it ourselves. Great idea! #Wreckfest
The moment i signed in for this game i started a thread on the Pcars forum about it and it generated quite some interest from people who intend to sign in or buy it upon release...The player base imo should rise considerably once the beta for consoles is released also...
First of all, not many people agree on each others and some bitterness have caused the community split a bit, I'm not the most liked person around here as well, but even I can say, that year ago, when I was active on the game, the amount of players were a bit higher than now, and the biggest peaks I managed to withness was back in July/August 2015, September 2015 and February/March 2016 (and the charts show, that basically the whole Spring of 2015 was golden time for the game). But right now, the game feels better than ever and is so enjoyable and fun, so this is the good moment to lure people back in, even if they are just doing casual racing daily/weekly. Trouble is to get them to hear about it. Steam groups doesn't help that much, since most people just skip those annoucements, so good word of mouth propably is the best, but the most demanding way of doing it.
From Purple44I been planning on sending out a message to all the Wreckfest Steam friends I got when beta branch Build get release and maybe wait for the first hotfix before I send out the message to give Wreckfest a second look.On Saturday nights when I go online, I send a message ( Hi, you racing Wreckfest tonight? ) to players I see are online in my Steam friends list. I usually get few to join the lobby I'm in.
To be honest we can do something but it doesn't have so much influence. I'm looking and waiting Bugbear to be more active on SOME.> Post couple images per week (not only in Twitter)> Players will create short (max 30sec) video and maybe Bugbear will use it in their YT channel.> Share players' amazing videos in social media (doesn't need extra time)> AMA. Takes one evening (1-4 hours)> Updates videos/pictures in Steam page (WTF OLD NEXT CAR GAME VIDEO C'MON!)> Gives social media rules for some active players who wants to update medias and share other user's videos mods etc.I created a Facebook page (NCG: Wreckfest Community) try to fix Bugbear's bad some activity in Facebook. Running the page alone with limited time the activity was poor (soon graduating).If someone is interested to update the page please PM me with some information