dw1457
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by dw1457 on Jan 21, 16 7:19 AM
I'm an iOS player who doesn't have the update yet. I started playing about a year ago and am currently maxed at level 68. While waiting for updates managing inventory is one of the things we players CAN do! Taking away that aspect leaves even less for long time players to do while waiting.

Dawn

 
Teva62
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Re:ATTENTION DEVS... Concerning Up-Date 1/20/2016

[Post New]by Teva62 on Jan 21, 16 7:30 AM
Actually, I think people are overreacting - sure the HOS don't give inventory as often but they do give inventory gold and shards are just added. The side games are a fun way to keep some sort of target in play. I am happy with the update and glad there is so much more to do.

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

[Post New]by gohill on Jan 21, 16 7:33 AM
Please don't sit in the corner Rahia.... If we don't stay VOCAL, then nothing changes..

I was angry with the LOSS OF CONTROL... There is so little in this game we can control... the ability to CONTROL our inventory was a small advantage... a glimmer of hope to do what we wanted with it, when we wanted.... Taking away our ability to get the inventory felt like Big Brother didn't think I was smart enough to handle my inventory responsibly... Though, I think the REAL reason they took a lot of the ability to get the inventory was so we'd be forced to use/buy diamonds... Still, I took it as an insult and a slap in the face... I don't like being insulted, and I most certainly don't appreciate being slapped in the face.. and I don't appreciate spending money to BE insulted and/or slapped in the face... kinda like biting the hand that feeds you type thing...

I've been reading other posts, and I sure hope this was only a TEST ... one post I read said it might have been an error in programming... which, if that's the case...

DEVS.. say SOMETHING... is this our new normal?... was this a test?... Silence, in this case, is NOT golden... it only fuels the fire...


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

[Post New]by Lioula on Jan 21, 16 7:53 AM
Hello co-players !!

I totally agree with apollogold !!

I am ashamed to say that I did not know that I could continue the game without installing the update.
Is it really so ?
I thought that since I am informed form the existence of a new update I should download it and install it.

Anyway, what's done, is done ..

I am also angry seeing my inventory diminishing in certain items and receiving shards or money from HoSes.

I will take my time trying to get the most wanted items and I also ask the Developers to think again.

Moreover, I can see that my friends' wish list are becoming more and more full of rare items.

I am disappointed ....

Lia

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

[Post New]by Bedazzles on Jan 21, 16 8:03 AM
gohill wrote:
I was angry with the LOSS OF CONTROL... There is so little in this game we can control... the ability to CONTROL our inventory was a small advantage... a glimmer of hope to do what we wanted with it, when we wanted.... Taking away our ability to get the inventory felt like Big Brother didn't think I was smart enough to handle my inventory responsibly... Though, I think the REAL reason they took a lot of the ability to get the inventory was so we'd be forced to use/buy diamonds... Still, I took it as an insult and a slap in the face... I don't like being insulted, and I most certainly don't appreciate being slapped in the face.. and I don't appreciate spending money to BE insulted and/or slapped in the face... kinda like biting the hand that feeds you type thing...

I've been reading other posts, and I sure hope this was only a TEST ... one post I read said it might have been an error in programming... which, if that's the case...

DEVS.. say SOMETHING... is this our new normal?... was this a test?... Silence, in this case, is NOT golden... it only fuels the fire...



I couldnt agree more!!! They need to inform us...but I have found in the past they treat us like mushrooms....we get very little explanation or information...I have been playing this game for over 2 years and mostly what kept me going between updates was watching my inventory grow...so I could do things like the DQ and even Greedy Trina wanting me to open 20 ZZ's, but watching inventory being ate up and not be able to replace it, without doing 4 times more HOS searches than before is putting me over the edge with this game that I have enjoyed for so long!!! I am also hopeful that they will re-think this or that it is some type of error and we were supposed to get the artifact and the additional coins/shard...so I wont be playing much if any till we get some type of answer! At this rate I would eat up every bit of my inventory in no time and not be able to play enough to ever replace it and enjoy the DQ or Side Quests anyway!!!

 

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

[Post New]by BlazeDuskdreamer on Jan 21, 16 8:06 AM
We are still also getting inventory items about a third of the time. Really all this anger is premature. People aren't even giving it a chance. I'm happy to have the mix. I think it's a huge improvement.

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

[Post New]by Desertdruid on Jan 21, 16 8:06 AM
I can only hope these complaints are heeded and this "update" is reversed rather than being forced on us iOS players. At least for pc players, it is voluntary, i.e.:manual. On iOS you have no choice - once an update is released, you're locked out of the game with a message that it is out-of-date until you download the current version. For me, that means driving 20+ miles to a wifi hot spot & sitting around for hours while it SLOWLY downloads. I was willing to do that to get the Christmas update. I am not willing to do it for maybe, occasionally, getting a badly needed item from a HOS. I will just be gone. I will never spend a penny on diamonds, or anything else, including more Big Fish games! Is that really what you want? Devoted players disappearing into the ether?

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

[Post New]by apollogold on Jan 21, 16 8:12 AM
Hi Lia,

Let me explain about that pop up you had when you opened your game... then you and a lot of other PC players can be prepared....

If the pop up shows a RED X in the top right hand side, click on it... Do not click on the BLUE OK Button! The Red X basically means that it is not a Mandatory Up-Date, and you can by-pass it to continue to play. You just won't level up or have any new content.

If you have one that pops up WITHOUT the Red X, then this is a Mandatory up-date and you have to up-date before it will let you play.

That's why I didn't up-date immediately and came to the forum first.... to see what it was all about. I made the mistake of up-dating one time and it was horrid! I won't be burned again.

I really feel for those players on iOS, because if they don't up-date, they can't play... period!

Apollo / Shadow in the castle

Edited on 01/21/2016 at 8:17:54 AM PST


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

[Post New]by gohill on Jan 21, 16 8:18 AM
Hopefully, this was just a test, and things will go back to when players had control of the HO inventory they received...

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

[Post New]by apollogold on Jan 21, 16 8:43 AM
gohill wrote:Hopefully, this was just a test, and things will go back to when players had control of the HO inventory they received...


I sure hope so, Fuzzy.... Because I'd love to be able to play! But, I'm just gonna sit and do the same old Merry Go Round! God, I'm bored, but I'm not about to jump into this boiling pot of an up-date yet....

Apollo / Shadow in the castle

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

[Post New]by General_hobojoe on Jan 21, 16 8:48 AM
I can't understand how anybody would even be ok with this development to our game.......that less is more and I'll just take what they give me is peechie.........storm the top and charge for a voice of reason and diplomacy with the big man.....that is the only way to go on this one.........RAWK it to core and shake the limb......squeeky wheel gets the grease.......cheers **D**

 

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

[Post New]by fishfingers10 on Jan 21, 16 9:07 AM
I updated my game and there doesnt seem to be a problem, cant play much at moment but managed a few scenes and still getting the same items as before, only difference was getting 1500 in chest at the beginning, more than it normally pays, sorry for those with issues but so far so good here.

 

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

[Post New]by LaumeRagana on Jan 21, 16 9:25 AM
After installing this update at first I was receiving more items than shards/15 coins, but the more I play the less items I get, unless I do quest and go through Find button. In last 10 HOP's i have got no items at all, mostly money, and a shard or two... So sad.

 

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

[Post New]by Duncan_14all on Jan 21, 16 9:39 AM
Apollo already used the word in his first comment: Fiasco.

That's what this update seems to be.

I have six games, no wishlists anymore, I can't gift back items because the pond is dry ...

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

[Post New]by PixieBells on Jan 21, 16 9:47 AM
[b][i][u] Someone bit off the big toe of the dragon

Everyone look out here comes the Flames the Castle is Burning
Old timers & New timers are running for their lives....

News Flash: SADNESS FILLS THE CASTLE MANY HOMELESS CASTLE IN RUIN A TOTAL LOSS

No Hope in rebuilding........ a very sad day for All


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

[Post New]by General_hobojoe on Jan 21, 16 9:52 AM
I just played the Elfyn forrest and castle Area HOS......that's 28 Hos's.......I received 6......that were not the coins and or shard........4 were in the Castle......2 of 6 were in the forrest..........now......going from 28/of 28 dropping as of before the update to 6/28 now......They need to drop the items as before and make the shard drop as the stamps/food do........that would save the game.......

medallions with feeding pets and the fix of the scroll of friends list in the private room are awesome...........

and the nutty new pets and food and keys........fine..........

MORE leveling up needed.......update of content......not side show

BUT fix the HOS drop with a counted on blimp,coin and HOS item.......and a random stamp food shard...............

cheers **D**

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

[Post New]by cynththemoler on Jan 21, 16 10:07 AM
I think this was the most beautiful game when it first came out, it continued to be so until the addition of Trina and now this update!

I am having to close some of my games, if not all but my main one, because I cannot expect friends to gift me such hard earned inventory now.

Elephant Devs I feel you have shot yourselves in the foot, or do you really want to close this game, making it more and more difficult to play? When will we ever get really new content? New HOS? It is all very well tweaking here and there but we want to move on not go round and round in ever increasing circles!

This is one very unhappy paid up member of BFG who very well might resign, I see I have 10 game credits and I already have 100s of games; so a lot of thinking to do here!

by BlazeDuskdreamer on January 21, 8:06 AM
We are still also getting inventory items about a third of the time. Really all this anger is premature. People aren't even giving it a chance. I'm happy to have the mix. I think it's a huge improvement.

Well BlazeDuskRunner I am NOT getting inventory items a third of the time and even if I was I would like them all of the time! The anger is not premature at all and I am so glad YOU think it is an improvement, I am for you but like many others here I am not! I do not think it is an improvement to this lovely game I have been playing for over two years to the near exclusion of all others!

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

[Post New]by FudgeChi on Jan 21, 16 10:23 AM
I played all day to get the 4 new pets. That entailed a lot of HOS and I wrote down what I got each time. My ration for an actual item was 0.16% Nowhere near a 1/3!!!

Thankfully I have finished and I'm on a break. I can't find the incentive to go round and round when I already have millions of coins. I like deciding what I'd shard/sell/use or gift.

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

[Post New]by General_hobojoe on Jan 21, 16 10:28 AM
BlazeDuskdreamer wrote:We are still also getting inventory items about a third of the time. Really all this anger is premature. People aren't even giving it a chance. I'm happy to have the mix. I think it's a huge improvement.

i have been running test rounds and tracking the % of it.....64 HOS's........8-12 were HOS items........that is far less than 1/3.........lets just say 1/6 as a more reasonable %........so that means to get the "same" inventory as two days ago....now one has to do 6 times the rounds as before.......and has the added innuendo of not all of the HOS's I now do will give the HOS item I just did the HOS for.....and still be not dropping all.......that I may do 10 fire fountains and still not receive an HOS item out of it......let alone the mosaic panel and the needed immortal.......so the % before the update was enough for a challenge and flow.....before the updat it was at 1/3 ....now with factoring in the change it makes it 1/64 of the time you'll receive that immortal you NEED......and that is a very liberal educated in the game observation.....REALITY.
this change reaches into the long term as well.......as items of the HOS become hard to come by.....as they are now......GIFTING will cease for the most part as far as anything goes.....folks will become less inclined to mi casa su casa....and become NO way in heck folk.........I personally don't find that as enticing as others.....give to receive and give just because......unconditional....this new change has incumbered the purpose of friends list......for the core of that.....and the reason to want to help the lower levels along.....JMO and insights cheers **D**

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

[Post New]by EOTR on Jan 21, 16 10:37 AM
Since the beginning, one of the things players have been able to count on is receiving an inventory item when completing a HOS. Whether you get a high score or a pathetic score, you will get an item. It's a de facto rule of the game. Our strategies and time management, especially between updates, are often based on this.

To change a rule in the middle of a game is not fair play. I don't complain when the devs add features (although I may not be thrilled with them), but to take away a feature that has been integral to the game for two years is mean spirited, and I feel a bit betrayed.

Jhuppie

 
 
 
 
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