Message from the Found Team!

 
bootsie21
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by bootsie21 on Jul 26, 13 3:55 AM
Hiya missjaida11, welcome to the forum

Believe me you are not the only one who is aggrieved by all these happenings(see my post above) with this game, obviously they weren`t making enough money so decided to make us spend more.................I, too, doubt anything will be done.

I`m going to plod along as I have been for however many months and see how far I can go without paying anything at all..........

Edited on 07/26/2013 at 3:57:21 AM PST


 
bichy
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by bichy on Jul 26, 13 4:10 AM
Alter ego floaters showing up only after killing huge numbers (if they show up at all) IF they are for a quest otherwise they do show up for me after 15 kills but they use so many materials that are needed for other things - not worth it.

I'm also finding that the normal floaters don't drop the items needed to kill other floaters or are used to play certain areas (eg the lab) very much at all any more so giving up doing the daily timed quests altogether. Yes I know they are a supposed to be a random drop but compared to before the random has now become almost non existent.

The quests (50xp and the gift if I finish) for the amount of energy, coins and gems i have to use to make up the difference is not worth the reward.

I don't mind spending what i would on a normal game in real money every few weeks to help support the developers but not this. Don't get me wrong liked this game but some of the changes or possible bugs are ticking me off and doubt if I will spend any more real money on it as it stands now and will see if i keep playing this game. As of right now it is a rip off pure and simple!

Edited on 07/26/2013 at 4:12:46 AM PST


 

Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by Smashedpumpkin on Jul 26, 13 5:40 AM
It seems anytime someone here posts a hint to help their fellow fishies progress, the next update takes that away. People don't want to have to spend money every day in order to play for more than a half an hour. This won't keep your customers, it won't make them happy, it will make them move on to a game that either they can pay for once, or one that they can occasionally make in app purchases to aide their game.

The way BF seems to be constructing this is you cannot progress much without paying, over and over again.

They took away our ability to use weapons before cashing in the collections.

They made items come less frequently.

They made everything cost more.

They made collections pay out less.

It's starting to feel more like a government tax team than a game developer.


 
LadyLavander
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by LadyLavander on Jul 26, 13 8:56 AM
Olympus ~ Medusa/Zeus ~ Collection ~ Winged Shoes/Lightening Bolt/Owl/Trident/Pegasus/Medusa
Gold Mine ~ Miner/ ? ~ Gem Collection ~ Gold/Diamond/Ruby/Sapphire/Topaz/Emerald
Wild West Town/Ghost Town ~ Outlaws or Deputy/Sheriff ~ Wild West Collection ~ Guns/Kerchief/Bullets/Saddle/Horse/Spurs
Stargate or Rocket to Mars ~ Critters/Martian Planet Collection ~ Mercury/Venus/Mars/Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus
King Arthurs Castle ~ Knight/King ~ Chess Set ~ King/Queen/Knight/Bishop/Tower/pawn
Tea Garden ~ Geisha/Samira ~ Tea Collection ~ Chrysanthemum/Ginger/Cup/Teapot/Tray


Please finish the ones you've started ~ Friends etc

 
karatopa
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by karatopa on Jul 26, 13 9:54 AM
i agree with other fishies. changing things in game without even asking us if we want an update is bad form and as things are already hard enough to come by it spoils what i have always considered a very interesting game making it boring when progress is so slow i have in the past spent money on diamonds i know you have spent money developing the game and felt as i would have paid for game normaly this was ok i eagerly awaited the other island and to say what we got was disapointing 2 places only ! thats like the other island but to make the 2nd one almost inaccessible im not sure where your going with it did we not spend enough is that it this is not the best way to encourage us to keep playing if i had my choice it wold be for boxes fairy wing to be more accessable even if some of the new goals are harder at least we might feel we were getting somewhere and no more messing with my computer unasked

 

Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by delphineas on Jul 26, 13 12:14 PM
bfgBiwa wrote:Heya Fishies,

I just wanted to drop in and let you know that none of the price changes have been made directly on your computer without your consent as we would never (and actually can't) access your computers just like that.

bfgBiwa


Okay, now that you have failed to answer my veiled/tactful question, I will ask it point blank. If the update was on July 19, why did the prices change on July 25? Is it like one of the others suggested, a timed change? Or is it something else? Please answer because otherwise I'm going to have to stick with my first instinct of malware alert. (I have a birthday gift card to use that I was considering using for a few things on here, but I most certainly will NOT be paying for malware or even something that's the least bit questionable.)

 
gvierg
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by gvierg on Jul 26, 13 12:36 PM
dear team,
just reached 2 new locations ( atlantis and colosseum ), but achievements won't go to 17. why? ,just persists on 15. and little more achivements (yet?) on new island.
also spend heaps on this game, originally just to play 4 a little while.
gabi

 
bfgMurrumbidgee
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by bfgMurrumbidgee on Jul 26, 13 12:37 PM
G'day,

I wanted to pop in and let you know that the mods and the Found team are actively reading all of the feedback that you're providing.

The other mods and I will do our best to answer the questions that are being asked.

delphineas to answer the question that you and others have posed, while many changes to the game - some bug fixes, content updates etc - require an update to the game itself, the Found team are also able to make adjustments to the game on our end.

This functionality is limited and does not occur on a user's system.

When the game is launched, it sends a message out to our server to make sure that all the information it is about to display is correct and up to date. If there is anything new to display, like a limited time offer, the game will make sure that you get to see it.

bichy I've made sure to share your post about the floaters, so that this can be looked at a little more closely.

bfgMurrumbidgee

 

Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by fishinmike on Jul 26, 13 1:30 PM
I still do not see an answer to "why the prices went up and the rewards went down?" Are you mods purposely not answering this question?

 

Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by Accordeonfreak on Jul 26, 13 1:41 PM

Edited on 07/26/2013 at 1:43:07 PM PST


 
i_love_autumn
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by i_love_autumn on Jul 26, 13 2:27 PM
I'm glad to see so many are really fed up with the changes in this game 'forcing' one to pay-to-play.

The changes are to make sure that it takes such a ridiculous amount of times banishing/bartering[15-23] floaters that no way can a player accumulate the amount of coins necessary to do this UNLESS they purchase coins!

Yet this is supposed to be thought of as FUN?

There is no way these developers are playing this game or they would know how tediously BORING they have made it!

Going to the same location over and over and over to try to get an item needed for a collection,does that sound like fun to them,or having to barter/banish countless times,is all this repition their idea of FUN?

BFG AND ELEPHANT GAMES.... GET REAL,YOU TOOK ALL THE FUN OUT OF THIS GAME!

This could be a great game if it had attainable goals and rewards of some true value,but now it STINKS ROYALLY!


Edited on 07/26/2013 at 3:58:14 PM PST


 
SandyFish55
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by SandyFish55 on Jul 26, 13 2:40 PM
Watch out Autumn...you just might get your had slapped for that coment Notice all the locked threads? And all the things removed by the mods...tread lightly my friend

 

Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by missjaida11 on Jul 26, 13 2:44 PM
I sure wish that someone from the team would comment on my comment & issues. I logged on again today & played another 15 flares to get the floater that I need & used another 20 amulets to get the flares. Still nothing. The sad part is I have no other Quests from the time the new update came on in July. OH I had 1 visit to alantis. So there is nothing I can do but these Quests in the bottom of my screen. This is just no fun anymore. What can I do? Someone from this game management PLEASE COMMENT BACK PLEASE. Or I'm with others quiteing this game. Please fix these problems. Thank you.

 
i_love_autumn
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by i_love_autumn on Jul 26, 13 3:49 PM
missjaida11,
Sorry to see that your concern is being ignored!

 
GameJack
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by GameJack on Jul 26, 13 4:05 PM
They keep calling these updates when actually in one sense they are downgrades.
Updates fix problems and/or add improvements. So far all I have seen is ignored problems and ignored complaints. And also more aggrevation added to the already disgusted customers. If changes are going to be made for the worse at least give someone the heads up well before it happens. At least give Some options to accept or leave the game before someone ties up a fortune half way through the game.

 
i_love_autumn
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by i_love_autumn on Jul 26, 13 5:10 PM
Excellent point GameJack! Downgrades....they are!

Edited on 07/26/2013 at 6:10:22 PM PST


 

Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by FuzzbrainDribble on Jul 26, 13 6:55 PM
I am so unbelievably grateful that I delayed installing the July 19 update!

And after reading all this - I won't be installing it at all. As I'm close to finishing the first island, I'll do that and use out my diamonds (offline! those unannounced price changes to existing features completely sucked) and then I'm done, won't be playing anymore.

It just doesn't seem worth the aggravation!

Excellant job, Elephant games. If your goal was to suck the fun out of what was quite a good game, and try to rip off those who were actually paying to play it, then you succeeded admirably.


 
i_love_autumn
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by i_love_autumn on Jul 26, 13 7:03 PM
AMEN!

 
cbtx
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Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by cbtx on Jul 26, 13 7:41 PM
The problem is simple ---- whoever is making the decisions as to how the game will play has lost sight of the fact that people will pay a bit more, and a bit more, and even a bit more if even mildly rewarded. Casinos around the world make millions on this principle.

Instead, they have decided to "tighten" the parameters of the game, making it harder and harder for the remaining loyalists to stay with it.

Wouldn't it make far more sense to add new and interesting rewards and goals that are achievable ---- thereby instilling in the player the desire to go on, see what's next?

Whoever is making these decisions to increase the difficulty and tighten the parameters should be shown the exit before they ruin it completely for players and BF. A truly classic example of that which wasn't broken, but got fixed anyway. A real shame, because the principle of the game, the play, etc. is all good ---- but the GREED has reared its ugly head to truly ruin it for ALL.

And, how insulting to the intelligence of the players to come in here and create this thread claiming to be "listening" and "reading" and "considering" all suggestions and complaints. Of course they are. While they read the brochures on investments in property on the moon. Like all of these threads, it's merely a place where we can air some gripes to one another, and will fall on deaf and uncaring ears otherwise as they do as they well please. Anyone who believes otherwise might want to see about that moon property.

Pitiful.

Edited on 07/26/2013 at 7:47:56 PM PST


 

Re:Message from the Found Team!

[Post New]by ChuckMelt on Jul 26, 13 7:43 PM
I will add my two cents for what it is worth!

Found: "FREE TO PLAY", is just what it is to me. FREE TO PLAY!

I have been playing since about the time it was launched and have done all the updates and can't see what the issue is for a FREE game. Since the latest updates, I have been able to play for a lot longer each time than I did months ago.

Been a club member for the past couple of years and this game is much better than the ones I pay for each month.

So it looks like I am in the minority here but will say thanks to BFG for the FREE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
 
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