That would have been the most productive process to gauge the real attitudes towards matchmaking and boosts in general. You go to the entire sample to get feedback. You don’t handpick an alliance to be the voice for all players. There’s something about that setup that doesn’t sit well.
No they’re not, not at all. Just one major patch every few months and maybe 1 tiny one in the middle to fix the most urgent things.
The message you’re getting is nothing more than your game getting out of sync with the server, and basically needs to “refresh”, not update.
Mine does that a lot when I switch screens to claim the daily bonus bucks from their twitter posts. My screen freezes and I get the pop up telling me it needs to update. Their servers tend to be a little sensitive.
It’s all in the client code. It’s really not necessary to show this message. As you can see, behind the message the game keeps running normally. So practically all the message needs to do is disappear It’s probably slightly more complicated than that, but the message popping up is unnecessary. It should just reconnect.
It also got a lot worse since 1.8. Before it was only there when you would tab into the game twice before the UI got active and released to the user during the first time. Now it’s almost every time you have a small connection issue or switch from wifi to 4g or so.
A poll is only as good as the actual implementation I guess, imo I feel the game has reached (or is reaching) a pt where players don’t believe what they feedback will be seriously considered & implemented anymore, and it’s pretty sad. Here is the thread where I brought up this topic.
Absolutely. Just read this forum and their social for a month now. The majority of threads are negative. The 1.8 wave last only a few weeks, now we are back to 1.7 negativity. And i don’t understand why devs don’t make themselves some questions if after two months of boost there is still this situation. The only thing that comes to mind is that they are silent about this hoping that people submit and accept the whole thing, even despite what customers think. This isn’t happened yet, and hopefully will never be
I don’t mind boosts as much as what they have done to my beloved Pachy xD boosts are boosts they will even out way later. I worry about new players though. However, a dino is most likely a permanent thing. So I hope an optional Pachy hybrid becomes available! Not this weird cenzoic thing.
Matchmaking and DC also are troublesome. But can be easily switched. I do agree they’re not as responsive as they should be to all these complaints etc.
Of course most of the posts on forums are complaints, why would someone leave the game, create a forum account to post “Games running fine, nothing to report” =/
Its when players notice something that is wrong they come to the forums to find out why, otherwise why would they?
EDIT: Its like someone working as a cop goes home and says “Hunny there were nothing but reported crimes at work today! Why does nobody ever call the police to just say how their day is going and chat about the weather” lol
Actually I was in EBGames once and I was chatting to the staff member about gaming consoles, and the staff member said “Yeah we have had a lot of X console being brought back for repairs, they aren’t that great!”
To which I literally said “But who else would they return the console to claim on repairs from? and what about the 1 million that DONT return their consoles?”
The staff member smiled and said “Yeah I never thought about it like that before” lol
Edit: They are taking note of how many consoles/complaints there are, but not taking into account all the consoles that ARE working fine and nobody is complaining about.
Match making hasnt been touched yet, I was just matched up with someone who had a lvl 27 Thor that was boosted on top of that…that was after hitting fight AI and having the countdown restart…lost 50 trophies that match…grrrrrrr I’m tired of the arenas …my highest dino is lvl 24
When I was still using the arena I don’t think I have had AI work since 1.8 launched. I either get an opponent at 1 second to go (even 0 a few times which was rage inducing) or I click Fight AI and then it pops up saying “The match has timed out”…
Yep I know what u mean Stiffeno…am thinking of not going back in the arenas at all anymore, I lost 4 in a row this morning…oops make that 5 at this rate I should drop back into the ruins again after being in Lockwood for 2 weeks
I agree that the main purpose of forum is to collect complaints and similar. But until 1.7 half of this forum’s threads were about discussions, suggestions, advice, opinions and so on. Since 1.7 is not, people are way more frustrated than what they were until boosts. And i tell you this by an external position, as i still quite enjoy playing this game (not as before 1.7 i unfortunately have to admit) and i am still sure that if boosts are applied and implemented in a different way, they can still be the best thing that this game can offer. What people complains about is not the game itself or its features, is the devs’ behaviour about the whole thing: lack of clearness, no notes when they change something, no explanations regarding some core mechanics even if repetitevely asked (matchmaking), different things from what they say in notes (win/loss trophy range) and so on.
The fact is that this is a pay game, and people spend real money on it. And to be fair, this game is quite expensive. And when people spend money, they pretend, rightly, transparency and clearness about the product they are paying for. Regardless of whether they like it or not.
Yeah as paying customers it’s fair to expect complaints about a product or service.
I think half the repetitive posts would be unnecessary if the dev’s simply posted saying “We acknowledge the issue” that’s it…but they stay silent so we think they either didn’t see it or doubt care, either way is bad.
Uh huh, before we had a better chance at winning the battle cuz we built up our dinos just to have them nerfed this version…1.8 that is…my poor Indo that I spent so much time on hunting dna and real money on incubators and scents…its upsetting for sure…
AP giving information and trying to help Ludia to make the game better… I’m sorry, but that doesn’t sound good at all… That could explain the direction the game has taken and all the unnecessary nerfs and buffs and well if it gets worse than this and even more unfair at least now I know why. So thank you for that info.