|As many of you know, the first term of council has come to an end… We’re sad to end this first term, but are even excited to see what is to come from future Grepolis Player Council members!With elections now open up until April 19th, we thought it would be good for you all to know what has been going on in council for the past 6 months.
A final call with InnoGames took place on March 8th, in which several people took part:
Florian799 (FR), HBB-1 (NL), Dark-shadow35 (FR) from Inner Council, and
Stefanie Schaumburg (Lead Community Manager), Bernard Graham (Game Designer), and Jareth van Bone (Technical Product Lead) from InnoGames.
The call was sectioned into three parts: feedback and results from the past term, project related facts and numbers, and a discussion on analyzing and improving the council. Some of the main points included:
- After suggestions from various servers, we picked 64 suggestions from all the communities and dwindled those down into 8 categories.
- Of these suggestions, some have been implemented, such as the mobile live conquest report, while others are still in the process of being developed – such as end game ideas.
- There was some discussion about the activity of the current player council, and ways that we could further improve communication to the developers and local councils. You can see some of these topics on the DevBlog.
- Finally, there was an open discussion about ideas that were brought up throughout the term.
A few inner council members wanted to share their personal thoughts on inner council, which you can read below.
I have been working for 6 months as one of the two spokeperson for French community, and I’m glad by it. I got the luck to take part in two of the 3 calls with InnoGames, who did a lot to encourage our work, and listen to our feedbacks and suggestions from all types.
There was some bad things (NDA only for Inner) which came up to a slow but sure death of Local Councils… But thanks to our warning, it now doesn’t exist !
I have been in council for 6 months in the EN community, and joined Inner Council a few months in. As dark-shadow said, Inno really does encourage us/listens to our feedback – there were probably times when the developers were asking for more feedback than I could respond with. Since this was the very first term of council, things frankly started out… a little bit rough. However, I personally have seen drastic improvement with this project just in the past few months, and would highly recommend council to any player that is passionate about the game.
In the beginning it was hard to find our way, because we didn’t know where to begin. For the next term Inno games has solved this by letting a few members in the council.
Everything went faster after the first meeting and from both sides came good suggestions.
I would like to thank all of the active council members for there Input and effort and thank Inno Games for listing to us.
I very am glad that some improvements have been realized this therm.
For the new Council members hope that you have such a good time as i had and it is really great to talk with Grepolis players from all over the world.