Players are easily get bored on any games… and after i played some online games being a hobbo and everything i observed that there are different modes of a gamer, take notes of this cause, they might help you in deciding the system of your game, here are they:
1.) Fighting /leveling up/Quest mode - They are usually the newbies or the blood-lust/trigger happy beings (i said beings cause they are the hardcore ones - inhuman lol) , this mode fluctuates, eventually they will get tired once they reach a desirable level but if the game has events like tournament, weekly updates (quest, monster drop or battle rewards), it greatly affects the players mood to play your game more. A good story and script will help.
2.) Shops/Crafting mode - players like me who like the adventure of creation, mostly spends time crafting… this is actually one of good strategy to turn all the gamers into zombies making them not leave the internet world (sad face) . Besides a high level of your character, creating a rare item, gives more sense of achievement to the gamer, they become a collector, and take note that, its one of the main way to gain profits to your game, all of the games i played has a weekly updates on their shop, mostly can be bought with real money.
3.) Showing off mode - of course, players has the need to show off their achievement/collection, without it, the value of their collection/achievement will fade, thus resulting on the gamers to get bored and quit the game (which is actually healthy lol i need to get out more -_-) . just like in real life, image is also important to the game, competitions to show off your achievements and collection is a nice way to solve the boredom problem of the gamers…
4.) Chatting mode - this is the last defense system a game maker should consider, players needs to chat more with friends, or else they will just afk(away from keyboard) and watch/stream videos , and most of them watch porn -_- … STOP THE MADNESS!!.. create a fun chat system… it doesn’t need to be complicated, it will only make the game laggy, just enough to entertain the gamers and forget the real issues in their life and also turn them fat.
please share some of your insights too !
cya gonna watch video… not porn .>.> <.< >.> … v.v.