This game used to be great, but has turned into a hulking, steaming turd.
First, the powers that be have repeatedly ignored the requests of the users and continued to display unparralelled greed in milking their users for every possible penny they can get.
The game has gotten too large to comp.etely load into many devices. It now has to swap memory during play which makes the game appear to freeze for seconds at a time while this memory swap occurs. And thus users end up getting ahead of the game and going past cards and having to use undo not because they made a mistake, but because the game caused them to make a mistake. Users please speak up if your gameplay experiences freezing for seconds at a time in addition to just locking up and closing or causing the device to lose its wifi connection.
The powers that be have never bothered to listen to the players. 2 years ago many left the game after the start of and extreme use of the scavenger hunt. NOBODY likes the scavenger hunt, yet it is still prevelent. Why? That’s easy to answer, GREED. Unless someone from the powers that be can give another reason (they wont and cant). They backed of the scavenger hunt a little after many teams simply quit en masse and left the game. But a couple months later it was back in full force again, although they stopped using the term scavenger hunt. It became find the emerald, etc.
Over two years ago they created the club champions. It was stated at the launch of that feature that club champions in platinum and higher leagues would get a bonus chest every so often. Over 2 years later, and not a single bonus chest has been awarded. Not only are the powers that be greedy, they are also liars.
It has also become extremely apparent that the people running the game have absolutely no clue on how the users actually play the game. Case in point the new Roko Power Ups. The trial version had much better power up cards, some not terribly useful, but none that actually were harmful like in the current running version. What brain dead imbecile came up with the clear card power up? Great you remove a card from the board and place it on top of the used deck. At best we lose our start card from the deck for this wonderful power up. But if we have the gold tiki…need I say more. Why would anyone with half a brain think this would be useful?
On to the rare bonus card power up. They will place a 50 coin bonus card in each game. How generous. If you level up to a 1 hour max effect, and have an optimal play of a game every minute and uncover all the bonus cards, you can possibly get 3000 coins, or the equivalent of 1 free play. Wow how generous, and they consider that booster rare. On top of that if you don’t have room for another rare orb, you get 3000 coins which is more than you can get from the booster itself. The epic card this time is 50% more club points for each tribute found, not a bonus on the total club points earned in the game. That means for winning a tribute game you get a whole extra 60 club points. Again, how generous, and you will be buying extra tribute games if you really want to make use of this measley bonus.
The trial version had a extra card in the deck instead of a split card. It also had remove a single exposed trap card at start of game instead of the clear card. It had freeplay instead of a +3 card in deck (which is really just 2 extra cards as the bonus card doesn’t help remove anything. It also had a remove black card in deck instead of the bonus card in deck. It also granted gold tiki instead of the tribute bonus. Needless to say the current version is not very good in comparison. Perhaps the trial people liked it too much, or perhaps their spending was down during the trial, so it had to change.
The game used to be fun and easy to win. Clubs let you play with others and meet people and be social while playing. Now it is all about greed. daily events consist of almost exclusively scavenger hunts and win new level tasks. I don’t care to be told how and where to play, much less by a bunch of greedy pricks.
The game is full of problems that cause resets, freezes etc. If you are on an older device, this is much more pronounced. And if you aren’t on facebook, there is no way to move to a new larger memory device. Now there is an idea for a new feature that lets you upload everything to the game server for a few days so you can transfer to a new device if you aren’t a facebook user. But of couse they would never bother to create that, as there isn’t any direct money in that.
The original creators of the game liked to donate to charity with money raised here. New owners, sure they donate by selling to the users while advertising the money raised will go to charity, but who gets the charitable donation? So it isn’t really all that charitable, they are writing off the money you give for the donation on the corporate taxes.
Personally, I have bought a new XBox system and have literally thrown my Sony Playstation in the garbage as I don’t want anyone else to have it to spend money with Sony. I have also bought new XBoxes for my nephews so they can get rid of their Playstation. I will never again buy or own another Sony product going forward. I refuse to reward the greed of the people at Sony who bought and ruined a perfectly good game by making the game harder, getting fewer coins during play etc. Heck before Sony came along I never got less coins than the cost of a game back for winning a game. Now winning a game and losing coins is commonplace.
If anyone at Sony actually cares, how about take part in a discussion here and explaining why you made the changes to the game that you have if it is not greed. Also why were the promises made not kept (club champions)? Also how about actually listening to your users.
I have made many loss reports and have many times been asked to record my gameplay so they can figure out what is wrong. First off, shouldn’t they be Beta testing new features before rolling them out to the users, and second given the greed they have shown, I would want to be paid to help them find their problems if I could even try to record my play given the fact that the game is already too large and running the recording app would create more freezes and problems than I already have.