gohill
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by gohill on Jun 2, 16 5:59 PM
I have wondered, and hoped, that the devs had testers of their own, actually wish they would play the game from the beginning now to see how realistic some of their achievements are for new players... not that achievable for those with established games before this update... If they don't play, and they don't have testers of their own, then WE are the only ones who know how realistic or UNrealistic some of these new achievements are... WE are the only voice...

If enough people say, I really don't understand how I'm suppose to do 500 10 part DQ's without inventory... and waiting for only 10 parts that "can" be done without also having to go to the HO's over and over to get those murderer's eyes on top of having to go to the crypt during other parts of the quest and NOT getting anything except coins or shards... It can turn an 18 hr DQ WITH inventory into a DQ that is OVER 24hrs to get the items you no longer have in reserve to use in the ZZs..... Unless, the goal of the devs was to encourage people to play for MANY years... If that was the devs thinking, I'm not sure how realistic of a goal that was for them.... I don't know, sure would have liked to have been a fly on the wall during that/those meeting/s.

 
MaggieHand
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by MaggieHand on Jun 7, 16 3:48 PM
Please stop with the Shards and Coins in the HOS games. The majority of the time that seems to be all I'm getting.

 
sadie700
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by sadie700 on Jun 7, 16 3:58 PM
Even my level 26 game is getting more coins and shards than it should. At this stage, I am just opening more zoom zones and will need the inventory. I don't want to have to wait an hour for the darn HOS to restore to do a quest.

 
NoFishToday
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by NoFishToday on Jun 10, 16 7:54 PM
I really don't understand why HOS drops keep changing. On Jan 20th, my HOS drop rate became 20% HOS items. In early March, with the update, it became 60% (WooHoo!). Then, came the Spring Quest, and the HOS items dropping reverted to 20% again. Two days ago, when we got the update, it was back up to 60% (WooHoo!). This afternoon, there was yet another update, and now it's back down to 20%. I like it better at 60%. Can we change it back please? When it is 20%, I don't even bother to play. When it is 60%, I get some semblance of enjoyment from the game again.

It also seems like others are reporting higher/lower percentages of HOS items dropping with each "update" or fix. This is really not fair that some are getting more HOS item drops than others. It should be the same across the board. (If the only way this can be done is to put it back to 100%, then that would be the fair thing to do.) PLEASE fix this broken game!

 
MaggieHand
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 6/13/2016

[Post New]by MaggieHand on Jun 13, 16 4:09 PM
This is not a complaint. Thank you for toning down the coins and shards. The other upgrades are interesting. I haven't played enough but so far the new upgrade is impressive. Thank you.

 
sadie700
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by sadie700 on Jun 18, 16 7:56 PM
It seems that anyone who has reached the maximum levels are being penalized for doing so. I thought that was what the game was for. If you have reached the highest level current, you don't get inventory in your HOS's, and now you don't even get them in the dice games. Are all of the inventory items going to disappear and we will end up with only coins and shards? Will the next levels be only coin purchase levels? I thought this was a hidden object game, not a casino or something similar. Why do the higher level players get nothing but coins, if you are not switching to a coins only game? Perhaps we were never supposed to level up. It certainly is more difficult to do so these days. I have a level 71 game and a level 26 game. I have been on level 26 for a month. Not much fun this way. It certainly does not inspire the desire to bother to play the game if everything (inventory items) are eliminated from HOS's and dice games.

If I thought it would change, I would just take a break and wait for it to change. But I don't believe that anyone really cares what we, the players, think. That is why there has been no change to the January update in the last 5 months. It will not change. Like it or not, it is what it is. Like it or leave it. I think I will leave it.

 
GrandmaTyra
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by GrandmaTyra on Jun 22, 16 1:17 PM
Yesterday it was necessary for me to download an upgrade(?) for me to continue the game. What a disappointment!!! After waiting 5 months we got mirror images, night mode and mini games to occupy our time with distractions to chase morphing flowers. If this was an upgrade when is Saity going to speak? What's going to happen with the people recruited for a voyage with the captain and when are we going to get more hos's? The drop rate has improved and we earn more for completing an HOS again and thank you for that, but it's still the same old game. We need a real upgrade to continue the game and stop going in circles. Give us something to get interested again.

 
Desertdruid
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by Desertdruid on Jun 22, 16 2:10 PM
I am so sick of shards!!! The last 3 times I've gone to the Castle, I've gotten 4 shards in a row from the HOS, then a couple coin drops, maybe an item I probably won't ever need, & then more shards. I've got over 4000 shards & there is nothing worth doing with them.

The items I need for quests do not drop from the HOS, no matter how many times I do them. Even the Castle Karma is gone. I give a precious Immortal Treasure to a friend & the HOS won't replace it!

This drop rate of 2/3 shards I've had lately is driving me away in disgust quickly & frequently. Why bother doing the work when you're being "rewarded" with one worthless shard? And to do it in the dark? With a flashlight?! For a stinking shard!?! Are you crazy? Or do you think we're crazy?
Sorry, but you've really gone off the rails with that one.

60% items was a reasonable compromise & needs to be restored permanently. And the night mode needs to be made optional for free.

 
siberlene
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by siberlene on Jun 22, 16 2:25 PM
This post is not directed at any one person but is generated merely by reading the thread.

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[Removed by Moderator] The developers do not owe us anything. This is a free game.

Either play it and enjoy it or hate it and stop playing.


Edited on 06/25/2016 at 2:02:50 PM PST


 
GrandmaTyra
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by GrandmaTyra on Jun 22, 16 3:23 PM

Edited on 06/25/2016 at 2:08:20 PM PST


 
Dinah6
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by Dinah6 on Jun 22, 16 6:20 PM
siberlene wrote:[Removed by Moderator] The developers do not owe us anything. This is a free game.

Either play it and enjoy it or hate it and stop playing.


[Removed by Moderator]

This thread exists not only to offer a place for players to vent their frustrations, but also to provide valuable feedback to the developers. May I respectfully suggest Siberlene, that if you do not wish to read any more of this thread, you simply skip it in the future? It is after all only one thread.

Edited on 06/25/2016 at 2:48:13 PM PST


 
sadie700
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by sadie700 on Jun 22, 16 6:52 PM
I am of the opinion that no one should discount another person's opinion. [Removed by Moderator] I have opinions that matter to me, and in this thread, we are permitted to post those opinions. [Removed by Moderator]

As far as the inventory drop, I have started to avoid doing the castle because that is where the items that are needed so much are, and, of course, it is where we do not receive those items. It really keeps me from doing much of anything in this game now. I just forced myself to level up my level 26 game to level 27. But now I have to look forward to going around collecting flowers and shards and coins, when what I need is inventory items. After leveling up and using the last of several items, rather than going around trying to get more, I just plain shut the game down today. Is that how this game is supposed to be played now?

Edited on 06/25/2016 at 2:59:00 PM PST


 
Shadow3814
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by Shadow3814 on Jun 22, 16 7:36 PM

Edited on 06/22/2016 at 7:39:21 PM PST


 
aussiegirl1
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by aussiegirl1 on Jun 22, 16 8:06 PM

 
NoFishToday
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by NoFishToday on Jun 22, 16 8:45 PM
siberlene wrote:This post is not directed at any one person but is generated merely by reading the thread.

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[Removed by Moderator] The developers do not owe us anything. This is a free game.

Either play it and enjoy it or hate it and stop playing.



I think you are mistaken about this being a "free" game. Yes, it is "free to play". But, if the game were really meant to be free, how would the developers and BF get paid? The game is being offered to bring in revenue for the developers and for BF, as neither are "non-profit" organizations. The way that is achieved, is when players go to the bank. I will not post here what I have spent on "free to play" games, but I have and I do spend what I feel is my fair share. Why? So these games will continue to be offered to me in a fun and enjoyable format. [Removed by Moderator] I spend my recreational monies on having FUN but when I spend money to have fun, I do feel entitled to have fun. Many of the changes to this game have seriously diminished the "fun factor", for me and many others. If everyone stops going to the bank, or stops playing, there will be no game to play.

Edited on 06/25/2016 at 3:03:13 PM PST


 
gernespieler
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by gernespieler on Jun 23, 16 1:36 AM

 
sbaker2318
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by sbaker2318 on Jun 23, 16 8:32 AM

 
crusader50
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by crusader50 on Jun 23, 16 8:49 AM

 
Desertdruid
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by Desertdruid on Jun 23, 16 10:09 AM
Dinah6 wrote:
siberlene wrote:[Removed by Moderator] The developers do not owe us anything. This is a free game.

Either play it and enjoy it or hate it and stop playing.


[Removed by Moderator]

This thread exists not only to offer a place for players to vent their frustrations, but also to provide valuable feedback to the developers. May I respectfully suggest Siberlene, that if you do not wish to read any more of this thread, you simply skip it in the future? It is after all only one thread.


[Removed by Moderator] Thank you Dinah! [Removed by Moderator]

Edited on 06/25/2016 at 3:14:40 PM PST


 
Desertdruid
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by Desertdruid on Jun 23, 16 10:33 AM
sadie700 wrote:I am of the opinion that no one should discount another person's opinion. [Removed by Moderator] I have opinions that matter to me, and in this thread, we are permitted to post those opinions. [Removed by Moderator]

[Removed by Moderator]
sadie700 wrote:
As far as the inventory drop, I have started to avoid doing the castle because that is where the items that are needed so much are, and, of course, it is where we do not receive those items. It really keeps me from doing much of anything in this game now. I just forced myself to level up my level 26 game to level 27. But now I have to look forward to going around collecting flowers and shards and coins, when what I need is inventory items. After leveling up and using the last of several items, rather than going around trying to get more, I just plain shut the game down today. Is that how this game is supposed to be played now?

I'm doing the same. It's just so frustrating (to the point of infuriating) to get shard after shard when what I need is an inventory item that's used in several places, but only available in one. 4 shards in a row & I'm out of there before I smash my phone!

Really, the thing that keeps me coming back is no longer the game play itself, as it used to be, it's so I can gift my wonderful friends. Some days I do very little other than exchange gifts because it's become so frustrating. How sad they chipped away at a wonderful game & turned it into this ghost of what it was.

Edited on 06/25/2016 at 3:15:12 PM PST


 
 
 
 
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