This is a huge long post, but in this post I explain my years of experience with browser games. I am interested in your experience as well! Please write comments with your experience of browser games. What did you like and what did you hate about the games you played?
WHY MOST BROWSER GAMES SUCK?
Most browser games suck, because the developers always make the same mistakes over and over again. While most games have been made to make money, Aderan Wars is different. The main reason why Aderan Wars has been made, was that we played through tons of browser games and haven't found a single game which was great. I have to admit that some games were decent, however in all of them I encountered similar problems.
WHAT PROBLEMS DO MOST BROWSER GAMES HAVE?
-Game restarts and you lose everything you have built up.
-If the game never restarts, it's impossible to catch up with people who started much earlier than you
-Rich people buy themselves to top with cash and you have no chance of getting close to them if you don't pay cash as well
-You have to play 24/7 to keep up with the other players who have no RL, because most games don't put limits on how fast you can grow if you invest your time. Example: You can buy unlimited amount of attack turns, which you use to steal money from other players and buy even more attack turns with them. While you might argue that these people deserve to be in the top ranks for spending so much time on it, I don't want to play a game that forces me to waste hours each day only to be among the best.
-Admins care only about the money, which harms the game, especially if they allow people to spend too much money. (The more benefits per 1$ you give, the more people donate). You can easily find the point where you maximise profits, HOWEVER this will upset most players, and some of them will leave the game (But you care only about money, right?)
-Bugs don't get fixed fast enough and are exploited, which upsets more players
-Anti-Cheat system is undeveloped and cheaters are not detected,
-Cheaters who are exposed are not punished properly by the administrator because they are paying customers, or because he doesn't want to lose players.
-Most games currencies have a horrible hyperinflation. Most real world currencies have an inflation of roughly 3%. Most browser games have an inflation of 10.000%-1.000.000%. Average daily incomes grow from 1.000.000 to 100.000.000.000 currency units within a year.
-The nations/races/fractions are usually unbalanced. Example: 25% income bonus or 25% defense bonus. Which one is better? Everyone who played at least one browser game before will realise that you will have much more income units than any other type of unit and that's why +25% income is at much better than any other bonus offered.
-Most games lack a proper trading system.
-Game is too simple and gets boring fast
-Game is too complicated and takes too much time to learn.
-One superalliance dominates the whole game and is 10 times stronger than anyone else.
WHAT IS ADERAN WARS?
For those who don't know what Aderan Wars is, let me tell you. Aderan Wars is an online multiplayer strategy game. It is a Browser Game, which means you can play it online without installing anything and without downloading anything either. This online game, is unlike others and if you are an experienced player, you will know immediately why. Ask our players and many will tell you that Aderan Wars is the best game they have ever played!
By the way, did you know that games like Aderan Wars are also called MMORPG, or MMOG, which stands for Massively Multiplayer Online Role Play Game?
Here are a couple pictures and flash movie you might want to see:
Flash Movie - Aderan Wars Battle
Aderan Wars New Races
WHY IS ADERAN WARS MUCH BETTER THAN MOST BROWSER GAMES?
Here is why:
-The goal of Aderan Wars is not to make money, but to make the best browser strategy game of all times!
-The game never restarts, but there is also a 2nd server, which restarts every 3 months
-5-15 minutes per day is enough time to play (as long as you are not an alliance member)
-The non-restarting server is over 1.5 years old, and even if you join now, you are still capable of catching up. Some players who joined very late, reached top ranks.
-Aderan Wars alows only a limited amount of donations per player to prevent players from buying themselves to the top.
-Even people who don't donate are among the top.
-The Supply System prevents regular players to get a disadvantage over hard-core players who would want to sit on the game for 24/7 to be much better than others. The strategy you use determines your success the most, the time you spend is much less important.
-The Administrative Efficiency system fights inflation effectively. Inflation is under control in Aderan Wars, and won't be a problem even in 5 years time!
-Aderan Wars has a strong community, and most players are extremely friendly and helpful
-Administrators are always there for you, and the game is constantly improved, often based on suggestions made by the community.
-Aderan Wars has an extremely efficient Anti-Cheat system. Cheaters and those who try to gain an unfair advantage are easily found and punished severly, which deters further crime, and helps to keep the game fair for everyone.
-Aderan Wars has many well established advertising campaigns which draw players to the game from all around the world!
-When you play Aderan Wars, you play a real international game, where players come from countless different countries with different cultures language and customs. Of course everyone can speak English as well.
-Aderan Wars is a well balanced game
-Strategy in Aderan Wars is well thought out with 4 basic types of military units and many types of missions.
-The Tutorial teaches the most important basics in the game. Wiki and fellow players answer all further questions.
-Trading on Aderan Wars is a lot of fun, because there is a galactic market, which works in a similar way like the real world stock market. You can make considerable profit as a trader.
-The game has always new players joining
-The ingame politics is very interesting and as time passes new alliances rise and fall, which brings interesting challenge in this world that evolves.
-Battles are not only won on the battlefield, but often with words in diplomatic relations, or with covert means by employing spies who work in enemy alliances to sabotage them, or influence alliance decisions.
PLAY ONE WEEK AND WRITE A REVIEW
I'd like everyone to register right now and play Aderan Wars for one week. Then come back, and please write your opinion about the game. What did you like, and what didn't you like. I am curious to read your reviews.
You can register here:
Aderan Wars - Online Strategy Game