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Is VSK 5 opend for all?
I have been playing VSK 5 for over 6 years now when this is writing and I've seen a number of different trends come and go, which is both good and bad for the game and VSK 5 development.
Behind a computer screen in the comfort of the environment we operate gaming for different reasons and with different starting points.
Maybe it's sailing interest in real life that is our driving force , or a solitude filled out and turned into friendship, we do not even need leave the chair is just sit and socialize.
I have met all from lust for power and various degree of complacency. I've seen clubs arguing about regatta times, I have seen several different backsides of mates.
I have also encountered everything from good Ambassadors to fixed race people, unhealthy sportsmanship and seen those who do not accept the basic social rules that automatically is applied to the game.
I have met quarrels and unpleasantness in the chat, during a race. I have seen groups and collaborations in single races, where teamwork creates disadvantages for individualists. I've seen boats that jumps out , above all others after having waited for the start to go ahead and I have seen those boats who have gone so fast that it was obvious case of cheating.
Lately , I've also seen a number of different associations of experienced players, who have grown so strong that it also excludes other who not, can/want /or have time, to be with or these " Nadeo skins " who not yet have decided to buy a login, and maybe get in to the onnor of the game.
I have seen a few newbies who quickly learned the game and today has grown in to there own respect, and become good-really good in some cases.
Last for a few days ago, I saw an laggards spirit Nadeo get to the finish many minutes behind the rest of us - he was praised for finished, fun, great I think. He needed some good tips and advice and when got it he suddenly came 4th in a race. In the chat really shone his joyness and nervousness! Perhaps we will have an addition to a new enthusiast , soon who will invest in their own login, and become one of us, who knows?
In competitions , I have also met with varying skills, where the wrong people end up in a protest committee and then making amateur assessments, which are mildly inaccurate because of a lack of knowledge and skills.
I have also met free -working PC enthusiasts with high skills and good knowledge and ability to make correct decision.
I have with great horror watched various power forces, where people expresses a "concern situation " over various dangers and shortcomings in a PC and the jury 's decision, which spreads a frustration. In response, it has resulted in bullying, exclusion and other downward -looking graces a against the occasional person who represented a larger group of beliefs and a more widespread opinion.
That group is probably the strongest VSK 5 have, in this moment.
I also met with priorities, sacrificing friendships and instead promote the winning instincts, needs of power or award-podium-existences.
In short, I have met all what one might expect when the whole world united by the anarchy who VSK 5 game offers . A whole world is sitting behind a computer screen, or should I perhaps say computer charm .... I have met a number of nice positive people , which I happy to compete against, or with, and would be happy to shake your hand if we meet face to face in real life, and who knows how to learn to get better knowles. The poor in vsk5 has so far been offset against the subtle little better.
Some of the time I have done long breaks from the game, the greatest was around 7 months. Every time I come back it has the backbone of elite players stagnant here, and those who remain have barely changed, they've just gotten a little better than me.
Some good players have disappeared, some of them I respect best , most rewarding websites have been closed down!
I think of vsk - usa.com (2009) , vsk - aus.com (2010) and most recently at pteros ; vsksailing.com ( 2013).
Meanwhile, new enthusiasts contributed new ideas, websites, new thinking and new contacts and relationships have emerged, which are growing stronger that our voices come together in Teamspeak.
My own motivation for participation is that it is fun and enjoyable, as long as it does not put too much weight on any calendar controlled “must enjoy”, because I'm pretty social in my real life . I need an OFF button sometimes and the ON button, I want to just push it when I like and feel for it.
I myself try to contribute to Host and let Nadeos enjoy, and I limits my kicking to only those who absolutely do not fit in, or do so wrong that other doesn’t. I always have my guest list open so that anyone " familiar player" can log on an expedited basis, and thereby limiting the access of Nadeos in a corresponding degree.
Through my work with VSK5 World Ranking system, which was current in 2009-201, I have the privilege to say that the game which mostly consisted of nearly 1800 active (paying ) players who participated in more than 29 fleet race for a full calendar year, and in addition about 4-5000 temporary Nadeos who really is less .
Sometimes Nadeo - loginen my statistics show that over 50 % play less than 8 races in a year. Statistics on those in The free version plays more 30 race is alarmingly low (< at least below 5 %).
One of the explanations why there are so many is that the game waiting to login increased for each time you use a free log in, until it becomes 10 minutes.
When creating a new one, so starts the counter from about 5 seconds waiting time rises at every login.
That makes a sence to dived it with 50-100, then it will be 400 – 1000 players left.
Another explanation is more bitter and visitors , the game does not attract as many players .
The conclusion is that VSK 5 - game is facing risk of a future stagnation. We also have to face the fact about Window XP funeral who was killed by Microsoft 2013/2014.
If we look in to the game Microsoft Flight simulator, we see killing fact's pushing the amount of player down to nearly nothing it's just a small amount of player left, who never will give up.
We all have a responsibility to work so that more people can discover the game and to ensure that beginners feel welcome.
It might need a few more fans with new ideas , whatever they are, or become ?
I am one of those who believe that if more people would understand how much fun this game is, we would be more players with more sides met servers in our VSK 5 - lobby .
The fun can quickly disappear if the number of players continues to fall, so we'll have to hope it grows into something good instead.