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DQs during events   Seasonal Events, CCs and Updates

Started Apr-16 by Jenny MC (cbtx) (cbtx1); 1591 views.

What is relevant here is that the developers of this game have a business plan and that plan is to make money for themselves and investors if they have them. 

In my experience, business plans are usually three years in advance.  I don't believe their focus is on old and stagnant players who never spend a dime on advancing their games but on new players who will or older players wanting to get all of their achievements.


Your posts are not helping or changing the game.  They are just antagonizing players who are enjoying the game and, quite frankly, are sounding like a broken record.

If you are wanting change, be proactive, and contact Elephant Games.


Your comment about phoning in updates hit a nerve.  Since the pandemic, I have been working from home two days a week.  I'm trying to limit my exposure as well as to my co-workers.  I am calling my work in via my virtual laptop.

I'm sorry that you harbor negativity towards this game as you have constantly done on the Big Fish forum for other games.  


Let players enjoy the game and leave if you must.

Your "experience" regarding business plans? And "what is relevant here"? Really?  I  can't help but wonder what your particular qualifications are or how it is you are more qualified than me or any other player to know or have information as to the "plan" or "focus" that BF has for their company or individual games?  Or to determine what is or is not relevant regarding business plans. It seems you think that just because you say so that that settles the issue. LOL 

And, "phoning it in" is a figure of speech referring to low effort and/or little concern ---- all of us have made changes in our lives in regard to the pandemic, but that really has absolutely nothing to do with the state of Midnight Castle or any game. So your griping about that is an unrealistic stretch and totally unreasonable complaint.

Further, the BF forums have been closed for quite a while now, so I am not at all sure where you are getting your info ---- did I not like a game you enjoyed? There are a large number of games I positively reviewed ---- so did you just pick and choose certain comments?

I tried very hard to be fair, I was careful to point out that the game is a treasure and the devs are top notch. Perhaps a reread of the post might help you see that. Or, you could use the function you have available to you to not see my posts and my efforts to bring about minor changes that can only help the game for all players and the future of the game ---- as has been proven in the past. I have been watching the quality of the game drift slowly downhill, and I will speak up about it since the devs do read what is said here and in other forums (which has brought about several minor but positive tweaks) ----- and if my few comments are preventing you from enjoying the game, and you do not want to skip over or disregard what I say, then perhaps it is you who should leave if you must.

Honeyphan

From: Honeyphan

Apr-17

Jenny MC (cbtx) (cbtx1) said:

You even said recently that you saw no point in having a lot of diamonds (the hard currency of the game with a multitude of uses) or airship items, etc.

Just wanted to correct you - I never said diamonds are not useful or I saw no point in having them. I just really don't know what to do with all of them I have accumulated, but often use them to buy gifts for friends. (I love winning them on the puzzle game). I also used some to change out the fairy in the private room. Also, I think a lot of airship items are important to have - I have over 2000 of each - and often gift that to my friends who ask for them. The way I play, I prefer only to send the airship during a DQ, a CC, or Trina quest. But, that's just me.

Jenny MC (cbtx) (cbtx1) said:

I'm not so addicted to the game that I play nothing else, or have "baby" games,

My "baby games" were started to help others, with event rooms - to pay it forward, so to speak, as I have been helped so much by all here. I call them baby games, because they are at low levels, as I'm not really progressing with them much (but might later on).

Jenny MC (cbtx) (cbtx1) said:

BTW, the tournament was suspended because certain people found a way to cheat the results, and the devs have been unable to find a solution for that. No one is "teasing" anyone, IMO.

The "tease" I was referring to is that they kept the sign up of "coming soon" even though they no longer intend to have the tournaments. For newbies especially, this is confusing - since I was waiting and waiting for a tournament last year shortly after I joined, but then read on here they stopped them. I never would have known that if I hadn't read it on the forum. I just wish they would take that sign down, since it is misleading and disappointing, in that there will never be a "coming soon."

Jenny MC (cbtx) (cbtx1) said:

It's getting where I can not offer my thoughts, opinions, and what I feel are constructive criticisms without you coming behind me to disagree in your Pollyanna disguise...

Pollyanna, huh? Well, if you think of me that way, that's okay. She was known to inspire and bring hope to others - and I don't mind having that kind of a character trait. In fact, I prefer it.

I wish you the best - and hope you find something to like about the events.

  • Edited April 17, 2021 6:41 am  by  Honeyphan

I already said I like the new room ---- that's about it.

And no, not Pollyanna, but the Pollyanna principle. The Pollyanna principle (also called Pollyannaism or positivity bias) is the tendency for people to remember pleasant items more accurately than unpleasant ones. And to you, it seems you will hear nothing about the game that could be construed as anything but positive. Truth be told, there are several things about the game that are needing developer work and attention, and I'm sorry you can't see that since if the game should stop being supported, no one will be more surprised than those that don't see the downward drift.

What you said about diamonds just now tells me you will learn more later about their uses. And the "baby games" are fine for you ---- I just can't see investing the time for me ---- I help others by gifting in my game (as I offered to help you before if memory serves).

And, yes, call it Pollyanna or positivity bias or whatever ---- you do indeed appear whenever I post to contradict my effort to improve the game. Every time, and that is your privilege. I'm sorry that you appear to be unable to see that I am looking at the long range future of this superbly imagined and beautifully crafted gem of a game ---- not just the recent cute features. 

But each to his own, and I am so pleased the game brings you such joy. Hope it continues.

I also wanted to say to you that ---- in all honesty ---- there is no reason for strained feelings on either of our parts. You seem to be a lovely person, and one who would be a positive influence on everyone you know in the real world. You have your way of playing and your view of the game and its elements, and I have mine. I have said over and over how much I like the game and appreciate the developers, so we share that, at least. Beyond that, our views differ, and that should be ok. 

I try to let you express your views without criticism, and, hopefully, you can see fit to do that for me. I don't start threads to invite criticism or arguments or advice on how to get over boredom or what to play, or do with my time or anything in that vein, and I really don't see why it riles people up so much when I say something they consider to be negative about the game.. I'm not really even addressing anyone in particular except the developers who DO read things here and DO listen ---- or so they have told me in the emails I have shared with them. 

Rather than continuing here if anything further needs to be said, perhaps PMs would be a better choice.

Honeyphan

From: Honeyphan

Apr-17

Jenny MC (cbtx) (cbtx1) said:

What you said about diamonds just now tells me you will learn more later about their uses.

Well, I know they can be used to get items to craft - but I like the challenge of finding the items needed (and also putting it on my wish list helps). I use them as a last resort, but very rarely. Like if I just don't have enough items yet, but really need the pet before a CC. That's only happened once when I needed iron chests, and before I found out about the Consortium. I also used them in my baby games during one season event, to get the rest of the floating ghosties, since I didn't have enough wands at the time.

When I was hurrying through my main game, I did use them for about a month's worth of play to buy needed items in the ZZ, but same rule applies - I prefer the challenge of getting them myself through doing the HOS.

I wish they would have diamonds needed to buy the items in the private room. I don't always want to use my coin and need my shards for my baby games. But except for that one room with the fairies for 10 diamonds each, I haven't seen any furniture to buy in exchange for the gems.

There is no right or wrong way to play ---- but there are the "A-ha" moments that come, even years into playing.

Wouldn't know about multiple castles (you call them baby games) as I don't have the interest in that. But certainly many players have multiples ---- I have a good friend that over 20! 

I just want the game to continue ---- and it is my firm belief that it is past time to shake things up at the castle. Hope it happens. (good example ---- the Anniversary Event suggested by fans). And when this "event" drags to a close, maybe they will have story updates over the summer ---- love those.

Time will tell ---- it always does.

TLB2 (nvrsdiwsgd)

From: TLB2 (nvrsdiwsgd)

Apr-17

Glad to see you two made nice with each other... I was about to go make some popcorn. kissing_heart

attie1234

From: attie1234

Apr-18

joy and I just popped me some. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

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