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  • #16
    Re: Events $ Increase

    Personally I wish pa would set individual awards within reasonable lvls irrespective of lt "worth" at least for the casual player. Say 100 tech lab items for eg. Let the big boys fight it out for the top spots and multiple copies of event lt. They will do so irrespective of the 100 item goal.

    I have seen people with almost ten times the required amount just to get top spots. Good for them. That's where pa gets is major event money from. But setting the individual goals within a reasonably achievable means of the avg ue player is not asking for much. No matter how good an lt is. One copy should not be so out of reach of the majority of the loyal players that it totally destroys the feeling of any need to enjoy and feel good about events.

    Hope pa listens to the customers. It's becoming harder to motivate myself , let alone my empire, to keep playing. Just a thought. Cheers.
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    • #17
      Re: Events $ Increase

      A point I understand and agree on.
      Originally posted by Mist View Post
      One copy should not be so out of reach of the majority of the loyal players that it totally destroys the feeling of any need to enjoy and feel good about events.
      The threshold for this event was extremely high for the average player to get a copy. I would love to know how many points whoever ends up rank 1500 has because i am sure it would lower than the threshold set for single copy. Hopefully PA lowers threshold in future and lets players know the event lt abilities before hand. Alot of points has been made on this thread for PA to take a look at and reflect on for future events.
      Last edited by chelsea; 04-23-2015, 08:51 PM.

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      • #18
        Re: Events $ Increase

        Originally posted by Mist View Post
        Personally I wish pa would set individual awards within reasonable lvls irrespective of lt "worth" at least for the casual player. Say 100 tech lab items for eg. Let the big boys fight it out for the top spots and multiple copies of event lt. They will do so irrespective of the 100 item goal.

        I have seen people with almost ten times the required amount just to get top spots. Good for them. That's where pa gets is major event money from. But setting the individual goals within a reasonably achievable means of the avg ue player is not asking for much. No matter how good an lt is. One copy should not be so out of reach of the majority of the loyal players that it totally destroys the feeling of any need to enjoy and feel good about events.

        Hope pa listens to the customers. It's becoming harder to motivate myself , let alone my empire, to keep playing. Just a thought. Cheers.

        I couldn't agree more with you here bud!
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        • #19
          Re: Events $ Increase

          Originally posted by Mist View Post
          Personally I wish pa would set individual awards within reasonable lvls irrespective of lt "worth" at least for the casual player. Say 100 tech lab items for eg. Let the big boys fight it out for the top spots and multiple copies of event lt. They will do so irrespective of the 100 item goal.

          I have seen people with almost ten times the required amount just to get top spots. Good for them. That's where pa gets is major event money from. But setting the individual goals within a reasonably achievable means of the avg ue player is not asking for much. No matter how good an lt is. One copy should not be so out of reach of the majority of the loyal players that it totally destroys the feeling of any need to enjoy and feel good about events.

          Hope pa listens to the customers. It's becoming harder to motivate myself , let alone my empire, to keep playing. Just a thought. Cheers.
          Thanks, Mist, for saying what I was trying to say, but saying it the right way. My style of talking may be a bit abrasive at times, and it makes certain people get defensive on me, but all of my argument was basically just trying to say this. Amen, brother

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          • #20
            This event has finally brought to light what this game/company is.

            This game and many other F2P games operate on a 90%/10% setup...90% of the revenue from 10% of the players. This absolutely, positively dose not have to be done. There are MANY F2P games out there that are very successful and don't have to resort to the levels of depravity that this concept entails. It is a conscious decision by PA to operate in a ethically questionable manor. Game companies have made money for decades without a game based on stripping as much cash, as fast as they can from their players. This is not a game and these are not game developers...this is a game based method to empty peoples wallets as fast as possible. EVERY decision/game feature is designed for maximum profit...there aren't a bunch of devs saying "This will be fun!", they are saying "Oh, this will make a ton of cash" PA has simply mishandled the model and pushed it too far. The cost of an event LT for a pure LSI is over $150... that is absolutely absurd.

            The problem is that the 90/10 model works based on one thing...that the other 90% of players will stick around and be the whipping boys and be amazed by the big boys shinies. When they leave, it costs massive amounts of cash to replace them via marketing and advertising. So you need to charge more to keep the same revenues...it gets worse over time. Anyone see the pattern?
            Last edited by chelsea; 04-24-2015, 01:03 PM.

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            • #21
              Re: Events $ Increase

              Originally posted by Mist View Post
              I have seen people with almost ten times the required amount just to get top spots. Good for them. That's where pa gets is major event money from. But setting the individual goals within a reasonably achievable means of the avg ue player is not asking for much. No matter how good an lt is.
              I couldn’t have said this better myself.

              I consider myself to be an average player/spender and, right now, I’m hovering around the top 500 cutoff with 124K-ish points. Will I spend enough to get 140K for a guaranteed copy of Frank? I sure will. Will I spend enough to secure my position top 500? ABSOLUTELY NOT. Why? Because simply getting to that 140K mark is exhausting and unreasonable and the drops rates have gone to trash. I have no incentive to spend any more money because of the way PA set this event up and we all know that there will be a crazy rush at the end so why bother; I doubt I'll fall out of the top 1500. PA would make a ton more money by lowering the threshold, allowing more people to get a single copy and letting players waste money on crates to fuse Frank up.
              Been here for a minute. Worn out.

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              • #22
                Re: Events $ Increase

                No one doubts that PA is after money, and I respect that business aspect of things. After all, they have staff to pay, servers to maintain, Apple and Google to pay, etc...

                I would expect a company like this to be in it for the money, but where I draw the line is with business ethics, and I think on that front, PA has a lot to answer for.

                I'm not going to name all the unethical things that happened over the past months, but here is a few:

                1. WW Event: Let's start here shall we, yes we had a beta, but we all knew it was designed to test the servers and how they could make money, not about player feedback about how fun it is. Despite the Beta, many issues were overlooked, the WW Event was rushed, poorly though through and we're sitting here 2 days before the event ends without a clue about what the "Piece the resistance" Franck will be able to do.
                Sorry, but you can say what you want, if any other company would launch a product on the market this way, some people would lose their job and fast.

                2. Android issues: Yes there can be problems but it does not take months to fix does it? how come other companies can work seamlessly on both platforms?

                3. Slow or no response to issues sent to Support team. I deal with Apple a lot and I have many issues that need support be involved, well they always respond to me within 24 hours and it actually looks like the answer was written by a human being and not a machine.

                I'll stop there but there are a lot of issues that could be fixed or handled a lot better.

                Having said that, I must be a complete sucker because I still spend money and buy every promos.

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