Throughout the history of the Hobbit:KOM forums, there have been thousands of suggestions of basically everything. I love replying to a good suggestion any day, maybe adding some input on a part of it. But unfortunately, not every suggestion can be a good one. Many are not accepted by the community, and are rapidly thrown out the window. Some are forgotten for 6 months, then brought up later, usually after an update concerning that suggestion. There are also some suggestions that get a large number of replies, usually negative on an awfully composed idea. You won’t always make a perfect suggestion to the game, but here are some easy questions to consider before making a suggestion:
1. Am I doing this out of spite (or to get stuff easier)?
Some suggestions seem based purely on one person wanting something because they want more stuff or feel like they can’t compete in individual tourneys (just don’t participate then). They don’t seem to consider the effect that this may have on other players for instance, or Kabam’s revenue. Which brings me to my next two questions.
2. Is this beneficial for both Kabam and the players?
Most of the time Kabam’s side is not taken into consideration, but the players’ side can be well thought through with everything considered. But if Kabam could lose a good source of their income because the suggestion is put into practice, do you think they will use it? Kabam is not a non-profit company.
3. How would this affect the gameplay of others?
To use an example: Recently, with all the changes to stop autoclickers in their tracks, people found other issues to be of larger concern. Now I don’t know if this is because of being ill-informed (by Kabam honestly), or because they just didn’t consider how big it could be, but some quick math would reveal autoclickers can produce thousands of tokens while the operator is sleeping in a single month. This does not even count the day time numbers. And with the limitless numbers of troops and staminas, autoclickers could do it all day while the operator is at work even. The operator could probably go days without stopping the autoclicker. So you may not see it right away, but every suggestion I have ever seen has an impact on the gameplay of others.
4. Is this necessary (useful)?
Some suggestions just have no use. Nothing to really say in reply to them either because they serve no purpose. I can see the point of having different races (hobbits, dwarves, elves, orcs, etc.) as there could be updates adding onto that. But I don’t think many will care about what the map looks like. I don’t remember it being suggested but the 3D map was hard to read in my opinion as after over a year I had gotten acquainted with the old one. (Glad they added the toggle button for it)
Hope this helps with your next suggestion!