As most of you are aware here on the forums and facebook there has been a lot of player anger recently stemming mostly from flare games greed. This all started with adding new pay 2 win mechanics in each any every update since the pearl scroll update.
Scrolls have always been here but with the amount of free gems given out by flare games and the fact that they weren’t really required to play the game most players accepted them as a legit game play mechanic. The conversion rate of being scrolled on and getting free gems has always been about 1 for every 7-8 gems used on you and that seemed fair.
There has been an increased in discussion with gems costs increasing, prices for the level 11 alliance tower and alliance tower upgrades in general, elite boosts costs and much much more. Minor little tweaks like increasing chamber of fortune gem cost to open the skull chest to dramatically lowering the league record prize payouts has left many players angrier and more frustrated with seemingly each and every patch. Sure they add nice things like elite boost which changed the landscape of thegame dramatically and allowed for new defensive and offensive tactics…but they all cost a LOT OF MONEY to use. Way to much money to use and leave all but the giant whales out in the cold. Even now the more vocal supporters and financial “whales” players on the forums and facebook groups are more of the top 1000 kings who are outraged at the 4000 gem cost of alliance tower level 11 and already looking forward and saying well the next level will cost 8000 gems at this rate… or saying that the latest sneak peek of adding generals by promoting members in your alliance probably will cost gems to do…it is sad but probably true with their recent track record.
For those wondering 4000 gems to upgrade a tower is about $40 usa, $40 is a lot of money to most people. IMO they dangle new features and power but lock them behind pay walls and “force” player to buy them to stay competitive. Ruining a lot of fun of the game as it ends up being who has the biggest wallet.
I personally have not spent any more money on this game since they went aggressively adding in new pay walls to the game and advice you guys to do the same until flare games understands that, we the players will not stand for such money gouging in each and every patch.
Let me know what you think and lets try to encourage constructive feedback so that they may take us serious and actually listen. Posting stuff like flare games sucks and all they want is money!!! isn’t going to help our cause. Boycotting buying gems and banding together and supporting a cause like this may get them to change their to actually listen to our feedback and take it to heart.
In conclusion all I want is a more fair and balanced game that doesn’t not force me to pay $50 each upgrade to progress in the game.
Things that I feel would help
Alliance tower upgrades lowered.
Increased EXP gains for kings
Windows support somehow to balance out the discrepancy
Banning of ploghing players
Elite boost balanced (weakened) or reduced price so a lot more players can actually use them.
Increased in league records rewards like they were before they were nerfed.
Those are the simple things that I think could be done to help dramatically fix the game some. please add your own and lets keep this constructive
PS Most of these are things I have brought up before to JONA before and nothing has been done. So for those that think I have pull I do not. We need to work together to improve the game.