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Poll for ideas

Salador

Well-Known Member
When does a poll for a idea start? What is the time difference between discussion end and poll ?
 

Lovec Krys

Well-Known Member
Last time it was at least 3 months, maybe more for some suggestions. Maybe Marindor has some timeschedule, or it's entirely up to him, or someone else behind decide when.
 

Scoobydoo

Forum Moderator
Elvenar Team
An idea needs to have at least 20 +1's to qualify for a poll. It has nothing to do with whether we like it or not it is the players (or not) that decide if it is worthy of a poll :)
 

Salador

Well-Known Member
@Scoobydoo There is nothing like that mention inside the Guidelines and there are many ideas with polls that haven't reach the 20 +1's.
e.g.
which after 1 comment got the poll.
???
 

shadowblack

Well-Known Member
An idea needs to have at least 20 +1's to qualify for a poll. It has nothing to do with whether we like it or not it is the players (or not) that decide if it is worthy of a poll :)
No offense, but that's just stupid. Ignoring a good idea just because not enough players saw it and said they like it? Really?
 

Scoobydoo

Forum Moderator
Elvenar Team
Seeing as it is the CM Marindor's decision (in the end) I would assume from the post you reference that if he likes it you are in with a better chance of a poll being added earlier, but us mods do not have access to this option anyway
 

Marindor

Community Manager
Elvenar Team
It depends a bit. In general our development team is on a very tight schedule. There's still a lot of planned content, the game is still rising and there are a lot of ideas still from the game team itself, so there's not that much room to implement community ideas, especially when they are not "easy fixes", since the team is already very busy. Especially now everyone's working from home, as you probably have noticed the number of bugs has increased significantly, so a lot of time is going to bug fixes as well. When all has settled down again and we get some relatively quiet periods, we're sometimes asked for ideas on specific subjects which the game team is going to focus on in the next couple of months and these are mostly the times when we're putting polls to certain ideas to see how much support it gets, so we can send the best ones through. For the rest there's just no time to implement it all. That's why we have the whole poll system on Beta. I know some Live servers work in a different way, but for us this is the most efficient way to select which ideas should be forwarded and have the highest chance to actually make it into the game.

Sometimes when I have too much free time I already do kind of a "sweeping round" through the Ideas forum and archive everything that is already forwarded (either from Beta or from other markets), already rejected, not realistic, not worked out enough et cetera. Everything that fits the criteria and would be realistic are then left in the Ideas forum and when there's time to forward and implement some new ideas, the threads about the subjects the team is going to focus on will get a poll. Does this provide a bit more clarity?