But normally forums don't die because they have a telegram chat (or Discord server because KOT is behind the times not having one). I don't see why people should flat out ditch the forum for good because a chat exists. These chats should be part of the forum, or an extra, not a replacement. I think it could be that the older users have now left but not enough people are aware of the forums to allow new users to replace the old. I don't see why the chat, even if more reliable, should kill the forum. It is not so bad for most of the forum except for forum games, which are inherently unfun and some even unplayable without activity. If you want to play forum games still, then you are better off at another forum.
If you talk this way, I'm not sure if you have ever used telegram for KoT related stuff. There are bots which are databases of dungeon layouts/default traps and such, many channels for help in every aspect of the game. And the most important thing ( in my opinion) is that we are talking about a PHONE GAME. When I need anything and I'm on my phone, I'd rather open telegram and get an answer in 2 minutes than opening a post here and hope for an answer in half a day ( talking when the forum was quite active).
It would help if Zeptolab put news on here again. It used to be the place to find the update notes and when they were coming. As well as speculation on what it all meant. I gave up looking so often at the forums when all that stopped.
That would help for sure, but now they are doing that stuff on Facebook and Twitter, and I'd say way more frequently then when anticipations were posted on the forums.
That's honestly probably the best way to make the forums active again. That and as others have mentioned, advertising the forums in-game. Though, one thing I have noticed for a while now is that Zeptolab unfortunately doesn't seem to interact a lot with their players.. They don't ask for real feedback on the game and updates and they don't seem to listen too much to any ideas or give us feedback on the ideas given.
I think it would really help if they communicated more with their player-base, or at least with those that actually care to give their opinions and try to help make the game great.
Just because they don't reply to every comment, it doesn't mean that they don't care. Lately there have been quite a few "quick fixes" to their fuckups ( Shady Joe event in July is the first thing which comes to my mind), and subsequent compensations.
And let's be honest here, from 20 ideas proposed by players... 18-19 would be either completely broken or 100% useless. I still see people crying to bring back the 2500orbs reward for seasons, which happened more than a year ago and DESTROYED the game for the few months in which it was implemented.
Then again, I love the forums. Digging into old threads and the goldmine of informations is just awesome. But it's not for everyone. The average player now wants an answer HERE and NOW, 95% of the people don't care to understand the game... they just want the simplest and fastest answer. And for this kind of people, a chat is better than a forum.
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