ChestnutHeights
Salmon
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NEW Information

[Post New]by ChestnutHeights on Jun 3, 15 8:42 PM
I'm posting this ONLY for the players who were saddened by the lack of an ending.

I want to make clear, that I too do not like the way the closure of the BZ- FTP games were handled. I believe we were led on by the developer for a long time that both their games (AK & ART) had a continued future. And this was obviously not true. And I believe that deception has been going on for some time now.

The developer posted the below on their forum page..

I post it here to HELP the PLAYERS to find that closure not to try to redeem the developer's image, which I think is now tainted.

Hi there! I'll try to answer some of your questions, but these are not finalized nor approved. We had planned a series of quests to fight the basilisk, driving him higher into the Dark Tower, and finally defeating him at the top, where Shelsea the mermaid will be rescued. However, the cloaked figure's identity remains to be unknown. As for the egg: it's a new pet helper - a rare pocket dragon.

Like you mentioned, this game as well as all of our HOPAs are the intellectual properties of Big Fish Games. There are several factors beyond Boomzap's control, thus we are unable to accommodate your requests and answer your other questions, especially regarding unannounced titles. As much as we would like to help, game support is now being handled by the BFG Customer Service team and it would be best to direct your queries to them. My sincerest apologies.


 

NEW Information

[Post New]by 1irishlady on Jun 3, 15 9:24 PM
ChestnutHeights wrote:I'm posting this ONLY for the players who were saddened by the lack of an ending.

I want to make clear, that I too do not like the way the closure of the BZ- FTP games were handled. I believe we were led on by the developer for a long time that both their games (AK & ART) had a continued future. And this was obviously not true. And I believe that deception has been going on for some time now.

The developer posted the below on their forum page..

I post it here to HELP the PLAYERS to find that closure not to try to redeem the developer's image, which I think is now tainted.

Hi there! I'll try to answer some of your questions, but these are not finalized nor approved. We had planned a series of quests to fight the basilisk, driving him higher into the Dark Tower, and finally defeating him at the top, where Shelsea the mermaid will be rescued. However, the cloaked figure's identity remains to be unknown. As for the egg: it's a new pet helper - a rare pocket dragon.

Like you mentioned, this game as well as all of our HOPAs are the intellectual properties of Big Fish Games. There are several factors beyond Boomzap's control, thus we are unable to accommodate your requests and answer your other questions, especially regarding unannounced titles. As much as we would like to help, game support is now being handled by the BFG Customer Service team and it would be best to direct your queries to them. My sincerest apologies.



Thank you so very much. This just goes to prove what most of us gamers here have said and thought all along, BD/CD are completely responsible for dumping this game and treating us like, we the ones that play with our own hard earned money like c......p. Yes they have dug themselves into a deep hole with many of us here and I know some will not be back, but do they care,,,,,,,,,,,,no, for there are plenty of other people out there that will download this game and spend their own hard earned money and be made s....ers like the rest of us. Am I peeved you better believe I am.

 
ChestnutHeights
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Re:NEW Information

[Post New]by ChestnutHeights on Jun 3, 15 9:46 PM
I'm not sure that's quite fair. BFG is the distributor, BZ is the developer. I think they share equally the decision..

After all, you can't publish what isn't developed or created

The post was to provide a "what they wanted to do" but remember, the message doesn't say "this is what we did do"...




 
1_odd_1
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[Post New]by 1_odd_1 on Jun 4, 15 1:23 AM
sorry folks, this is BFG all the way. this has been a reoccurring issue with them for years. back in the day of Big Sea games, they did the same thing. kept taking our money for the yearly membership and then just shut us down. so sorry. love your money but not you so much. i was hoping since paul whats his face was no longer involved things would be different. but alas, nope. just as bad. i shut down my membership when they closed big sea. i haven't given so much as one thin dime since. i was only playing the FTP. i actually thought about renewing my membership after all these years with paul finally gone. but i see things have not improved by the new ownership.

again this is a reoccurring issue. this will not be the last time they do something like this. be wise, save your money for important things. games are not important. save your money , expect it to happen again and you won't be disappointed when it does. and it will most certainly happen again with a different game. count on it.

well off to the sites that really do offer free games. good luck to all.



p.s. to any mod who may wish to lock this or to remove my post, i've copied it and will be happy to post it again, and again, and again, ad infinite m if necessary until you lay off the lock button.

 

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[Post New]by 1irishlady on Jun 5, 15 12:24 AM
1_odd_1 wrote:sorry folks, this is BFG all the way. this has been a reoccurring issue with them for years. back in the day of Big Sea games, they did the same thing. kept taking our money for the yearly membership and then just shut us down. so sorry. love your money but not you so much. i was hoping since paul whats his face was no longer involved things would be different. but alas, nope. just as bad. i shut down my membership when they closed big sea. i haven't given so much as one thin dime since. i was only playing the FTP. i actually thought about renewing my membership after all these years with paul finally gone. but i see things have not improved by the new ownership.

again this is a reoccurring issue. this will not be the last time they do something like this. be wise, save your money for important things. games are not important. save your money , expect it to happen again and you won't be disappointed when it does. and it will most certainly happen again with a different game. count on it.

well off to the sites that really do offer free games. good luck to all.



p.s. to any mod who may wish to lock this or to remove my post, i've copied it and will be happy to post it again, and again, and again, ad infinite m if necessary until you lay off the lock button.


Thank you for the info............after the way BF/CD have treated us here with AK, there is no way they will ever get a penny from me. And there are lots of suck,,, out there that will give them their money. Never take the word of any company again in any industry..........this is the going theme in America, that the money and dump the customer and wait somewhere else for the next fool to give their money, again and again and again. A person's word used to mean something back in a time when a handshake sealed the deal..........no more............MONEY is the name of the game. And just wait..........this will become a gambling site for with a few HO thrown in to make it look good..........see the writing on the wall.

 
bfgWaimea
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Re:NEW Information

[Post New]by bfgWaimea on Jun 5, 15 12:30 PM
Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to stop by with some clarification. I can see that parallels have been drawn between previous offerings, such as Big Sea Games, and the decision to end updates for Awakening Kingdoms and Antique Road Trip: American Dreamin'. These are completely different products and many different factors weighed into each decision.

To explain once more, the decision to end updates for AK and ART was mutually agreed upon between Boom Zap and Big Fish Games. While specific quests were referenced on the developer's page, this content was not supplied.

In addition, I see that the acquisition of Big Fish Games by Churchill Downs has been brought up yet again. Big Fish Games was acquired specifically because of our current business model and because of the types of games that we offer. There is no plan to become a gambling site, as this is not why we were acquired in the first place.

Clarifications aside, I do want you to know that we do value your feedback and that everything in this forum is being shared with the appropriate teams. To make sure that nothing is missed, we're going to the do the best we can to consolidate your input in one place. This thread will now be locked, but we definitely encourage you to post in the following thread if you'd like to add to this conversation:

An appeal to reconsider the AW decision

Thank you for your patience,

bfgWaimea

 
 
 
 
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