[Community request] - Reinstating the Balkan Community


  • English Users

    Dear Gamebasics,

    We are writing you in the name of the Balkan OSM community of managers in the reference with the possibility of reinstating the former Balkan language group on the forum and in-game language. We bring you a number of arguments in favor of our request and we ask you to take them under serious consideration.

    First of all, we would like to emphasize the fact that the Balkan language community includes six national communities (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and North Macedonia) as well as a vast number of managers currently residing in other countries throughout the world (we are talking about a language spoken by 30+ million people around the world.)

    A group of enthusiastic managers have founded the Balkan OSM Community on another social network and this community has gathered more than a thousand of supporters and users which have confirmed that the information they have found there on their native language has enabled them better understanding of the game itself and its features. We have conducted an internal survey of the possible benefits of introducing a Balkan sub forum on the official forum site and translating the game to our language. We had a great discussion with a wide variety of ideas and we came to the conclusion that a very small fraction of potential users are using this game mostly because only a small fraction of Balkan population has foreign language skills sufficient to understand a game which is not translated into our native language. For that reason a lot of people choose football games of lesser quality in which they invest their leisure time budget simply because they are able to understand the game and play it with ease.

    As we all know, specially those who play this game for some serious amount of time, back in the days OSM already had its Balkan version called "Online Fudbalski Menadลพer". Balkan community had active and competitive players since the very beginnings of OSM, or back then OFM. Proud to be Croat, OFM Balkan, SRBIJA... those are just some of the crews that are active on this game since the very beginning, with some of them, like SRBIJA being very active and strong in all kinds of battles and competitions. Balkan area also gave some forum moderators and staff members to the game who were working hard on development of the game and its accessibility to bigger masses. After all, the current world champion is coming from Serbia, and also the national team of Serbia won the WNT in 2018. Those are great successes achieved without the support of their respective community. We can all agree that this achievement is even greater when we consider the circumstances, and then we can ask ourselves one question - how great is the potential of this region and to which measure could it flourish if given the opportunity ?

    In recent 2 years Balkan Community has grown a lot. Majstor Matt, a player that is active since 2007 on the game, and lots of other long time OSM users, claim that they donโ€™t remember when was the last time that Balkan countries had so many active crews and managers that are communicating on a daily basis via messenger group chats, social network groups and similar ways of communication channels. Many of those players are younger people who are still having problems communicating on a serious level in English.

    We are sure that they would be very active as well if there was potentially a forum on Serbo-Croatian language available. After all, there is a number of very active crews from this area currently on OSM and all of them are playing official OSM battles and competitions on a regular basis. All of those groups are using active communication channels that are mentioned above.

    Now imagine if all those crews and communication from outsourced channels transported to a forum that would use the language which they understand and are active users of that language. This forum would surely grow on a daily basis and it would become more and more active.
    And with more active forums and a game on their language, even those who are a bit ashamed to speak up currently would easily express their opinion and maybe even join a crew and play official competitions. That way your customer base would surely grow as well for the Balkan area.

    It surely has big potential. Croatian recent success on the football stage made football even more popular in these countries and younger people love to play games related to football, but sadly not a big percentage of them are very active users of the English language.

    Therefore, we suggest reinstating the old Balkan language group and translating the game into our language. In this instance we do not require an official support in our native language, which is something we could arrange indirectly via community manager and forum moderators. We have members who are familiar with all the aspects of the forum and are prepared to invest substantial amount of time to moderate the potential language group. Also we have professional people (linguists, lectors and translators) in our community who would be prepared to translate both the game interface and forum rules and documents if necessary. Our community is very motivated, resourceful and prepared to put our resources together to make this proposal work. We do not require much input from your esteemed side, but the opportunity to prove ourselves as a functioning and contributing community in this game which we all love and live on a daily basis.

    Please inform us if we can be of any further assistance. We are looking forward to hearing your feedback.

    Yours sincerely,
    Balkan managers

    @Majstor-Matt
    @MenagerBL
    @pin-kod
    @Lirind
    @Ado-Hackovic
    @Alexandar-Blumenshtil
    @Marjan-Andลพiฤ‡
    @sovjet-11
    @Marjan-F
    @MarkosPavlovic98
    @AdiAgainCcC
    @Gidrony
    @edojaha
    @zacanin
    @IvanAndal
    and others.


  • Turkish Users Banned

    @IvanAndal A great post mate. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    It would be noce to have our community on forum and our version of the game


  • English Users

    @Ado-Hackovic
    Great post
    Thanks


  • English Users

    @IvanAndal It will be a very good idea to have a lot more new players, and it will be much easier to communicate with them. I hope this idea is fulfilled to make it much easier for us



  • Mate, nicely said.


  • English Users

    Communication will be better for sure! Great post @IvanAndal


  • English Users


  • English Users

    @IvanAndal you have my support, let's try to bring the game to us!
    Great post


  • English Users

    @IvanAndal very nice idea!



  • @IvanAndal
    As a player who has been active for more than 10 years, I would really love to see this happening. I think that at one point I was forum moderator on old Balkan version. Forum was quite nice and active (comparable to current OSM forum) and as someone who can compare those times and current ones I am sure that potential new forum on our language would be far more active than back then.

    I recently joined crew world and I couldnt believe how many active and quality managers are playing this game so seriously and on such competitive level from this area.

    Therefore, I am really proud of being a part of this initiative and I really hope that they will give us a chance. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • English Users

    @IvanAndal very nice idea. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


  • Romanian Users

    @IvanAndal said in [Community request] - Reinstating the Balkan Community:

    Dear Gamebasics,

    We are writing you in the name of the Balkan OSM community of managers in the reference with the possibility of reinstating the former Balkan language group on the forum and in-game language. We bring you a number of arguments in favor of our request and we ask you to take them under serious consideration.

    First of all, we would like to emphasize the fact that the Balkan language community includes six national communities (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro and North Macedonia) as well as a vast number of managers currently residing in other countries throughout the world (we are talking about a language spoken by 30+ million people around the world.)

    A group of enthusiastic managers have founded the Balkan OSM Community on another social network and this community has gathered more than a thousand of supporters and users which have confirmed that the information they have found there on their native language has enabled them better understanding of the game itself and its features. We have conducted an internal survey of the possible benefits of introducing a Balkan sub forum on the official forum site and translating the game to our language. We had a great discussion with a wide variety of ideas and we came to the conclusion that a very small fraction of potential users are using this game mostly because only a small fraction of Balkan population has foreign language skills sufficient to understand a game which is not translated into our native language. For that reason a lot of people choose football games of lesser quality in which they invest their leisure time budget simply because they are able to understand the game and play it with ease.

    As we all know, specially those who play this game for some serious amount of time, back in the days OSM already had its Balkan version called "Online Fudbalski Menadลพer". Balkan community had active and competitive players since the very beginnings of OSM, or back then OFM. Proud to be Croat, OFM Balkan, SRBIJA... those are just some of the crews that are active on this game since the very beginning, with some of them, like SRBIJA being very active and strong in all kinds of battles and competitions. Balkan area also gave some forum moderators and staff members to the game who were working hard on development of the game and its accessibility to bigger masses. After all, the current world champion is coming from Serbia, and also the national team of Serbia won the WNT in 2018. Those are great successes achieved without the support of their respective community. We can all agree that this achievement is even greater when we consider the circumstances, and then we can ask ourselves one question - how great is the potential of this region and to which measure could it flourish if given the opportunity ?

    In recent 2 years Balkan Community has grown a lot. Majstor Matt, a player that is active since 2007 on the game, and lots of other long time OSM users, claim that they donโ€™t remember when was the last time that Balkan countries had so many active crews and managers that are communicating on a daily basis via messenger group chats, social network groups and similar ways of communication channels. Many of those players are younger people who are still having problems communicating on a serious level in English.

    We are sure that they would be very active as well if there was potentially a forum on Serbo-Croatian language available. After all, there is a number of very active crews from this area currently on OSM and all of them are playing official OSM battles and competitions on a regular basis. All of those groups are using active communication channels that are mentioned above.

    Now imagine if all those crews and communication from outsourced channels transported to a forum that would use the language which they understand and are active users of that language. This forum would surely grow on a daily basis and it would become more and more active.
    And with more active forums and a game on their language, even those who are a bit ashamed to speak up currently would easily express their opinion and maybe even join a crew and play official competitions. That way your customer base would surely grow as well for the Balkan area.

    It surely has big potential. Croatian recent success on the football stage made football even more popular in these countries and younger people love to play games related to football, but sadly not a big percentage of them are very active users of the English language.

    Therefore, we suggest reinstating the old Balkan language group and translating the game into our language. In this instance we do not require an official support in our native language, which is something we could arrange indirectly via community manager and forum moderators. We have members who are familiar with all the aspects of the forum and are prepared to invest substantial amount of time to moderate the potential language group. Also we have professional people (linguists, lectors and translators) in our community who would be prepared to translate both the game interface and forum rules and documents if necessary. Our community is very motivated, resourceful and prepared to put our resources together to make this proposal work. We do not require much input from your esteemed side, but the opportunity to prove ourselves as a functioning and contributing community in this game which we all love and live on a daily basis.

    Please inform us if we can be of any further assistance. We are looking forward to hearing your feedback.

    Yours sincerely,
    Balkan managers

    @Majstor-Matt
    @MenagerBL
    @pin-kod
    @Lirind
    @Ado-Hackovic
    @Alexandar-Blumenshtil
    @Marjan-Andลพiฤ‡
    @sovjet-11
    @Marjan-F
    @MarkosPavlovic98
    @AdiAgainCcC
    @Gidrony
    @edojaha
    @zacanin
    @IvanAndal
    and others.

    Great!!


  • English Users

    @IvanAndal yes mate this would be great. Much easier to speak in native language. Great idea!!


  • English Users

    @IvanAndal you have my support.


  • English Users

    You have my full support, great post!!


  • English Users

    Great post๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’ช


  • English Users

    @IvanAndal That would be awesome. It would really help guys that can't speak english.


  • Turkish Users Banned

    @Ado-Hackovic said in [Community request] - Reinstating the Balkan Community:

    @IvanAndal A great post mate. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    It would be noce to have our community on forum and our version of the game

    I hope this initiative will contribute to the fact that football fans who speak "Balkan languages" will have more interest in OSM than before when our language was not.



  • Great post @IvanAndal . It would be great if this were realized. There are many of our people all over the world, it would mean a lot to us to be able to connect. It would also be much easier for new players to become active players. Many of them do not speak English.


  • English Users

    Great topic. As a 'veeery old guy' in this game, with almost 14 yrs of my life in it, 'survived' deleting my hardly earned manager points before couple years for 'making balance between old managers and newcomers, i'm looking forward to finaly have some 'our' part of forum!!


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