Angry Birds Star Wars Facebook Updated, Concludes Death Star, Adjusts Crystals

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For all the Facebook players, the Rebellion has returned to destroy the Death Star! The decision must be made now: Join the Rebellion or defend the Empire. The update, which includes the final 20 levels of Death Star, also brings a new twist to the Weekly Tournament. And for those looking to catch some videos, the app now has Angry Birds Toons access.

Important! Angry Birds Star Wars Facebook scores should NOT be entered into the Angry Birds Star Wars leaderboard.

Crystals Improvements

Angry Birds Star Wars Crystal Improvements
Rovio has listened to the feedback about Crystals and has basically slashed prices in half and doubled usage.

  • Storage bumped to 15 crystals! Previously this was capped at 5 I believe, so that’s a huge improvement.
  • Refill time slashed to 6 minutes! Previously this was 12 minutes, so that’s a quick half.
  • Tourney costs 1 crystal per try. This is the same, with one small tweak. Even if you pass a level, the next try (be it replay or the next level) still costs a crystal.
  • More frequent gifting! Previously you could send gifts once per 24 hours. We aren’t sure yet how frequently you can send now, but I would guess the time has been halved to 12 hours?
  • Already purchase crystals? You get 50 free!
  • Purchasing quantities doubled! If you’re still looking to purchase crystal packs, the bundles have doubled in size for the same price!
  • Further suggestions or feedback? Please don’t post yelling, hateful or hurtful thoughts here. Be constructive, be calm, and Rovio may take your suggestions to heart. Screaming will get no one nowhere.

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Tags: Death Star, Releases & Updates, Star Wars Facebook
Category: Angry Birds News & Updates, News, Updates

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Comments (42)

Profile photo of MightyRank: Fling King with 4375 points
By Mighty (@abhinav123)

this system is fully improved and made more good so thanks Rovio

Rank: Fling King with 4860 points
By CampingLED (@campingled)

This is the bad one: “Tourney costs 1 crystal per try. This is the same, with one small tweak. Even if you pass a level, the next try (be it replay or the next level) still costs a crystal.”

In the past I could play one level for an hour or two and still have 5 crystals. Now they run down very quickly. Do not like this change.

Profile photo of JackSRank: Master Slinger with 5115 points
By JackS (@spdlives)

I agree with you @CampingLED…i like the faster recharge and the higher recharge limit. but now on difficult levels, i am gonna still run out of crystals trying to 3-star.

Profile photo of Killer46270Rank: Well Traveled with 1865 points
By Killer46270 (@killer46270)

I totally agree!!!!

By Brian D

I agree, losing a crystal when you pass a level is silly and it seems pointless.

By Golldd

@AMslimfordy, We can send crystals only once a day; this has not changed.

Rank: Sling God with 27845 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The update has only been out a few hours. How can you know this already?

By Golldd

The ” Did you Know ” section on the loading screen shows it. I can post a screenshot if you want.

Rank: Sling God with 27845 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

It’s possible that the loading screen “Facts” haven’t been updated yet. For example, the ones that appear on “Facebook Friends” are out-of-date and some are no longer accurate.

By Golldd

This can also be a possibility, in that case I shall withdraw my statement. I had not thought of that. Appreciate the heads up.

Profile photo of NuttyRank: Hardened with 520 points
By Nutty (@nutty)

Been testing this all evening and you can send 1 crystal per hour/per friend :-)
I have bad friends BTW, been gifting crystals all evening and no-one has bothered to give any back

Rank: Sling God with 27845 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Awe, I’m sorry about your friends :(

But thanks for the info! :)

Profile photo of AngerManagementRank: Master Slinger with 5905 points
By AngerManagement (@angermanagement)

Hey, @amslimfordy, did the clone bird always show the bird that is currently in the slingshot, because I thought it just showed the red bird???

Rank: Sling God with 27845 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I’m not sure about the icon, but I know the ACTION always cloned the slingshot’ed bird.

Profile photo of sal9Rank: Avian Overlord with 16935 points
By sal9 (@sal9)

It was introduced after the first Death Star update.
Correction: The icon always displayed the bird on the slingshot.

By Takacs David

much better now

Rank: Fling King with 4860 points
By CampingLED (@campingled)

Sorry, but I do not agree with the “Improves Crystals” statement in the heading. I am 80yrs old and cannot play Star Wars as long as I used to in the past. Hehe, just kidding about the 80, but my teenager sons cannot beat me. Seriously, I feel the new way that crystals are DEDUCTED is a huge step backwards.

Rank: Sling God with 27845 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

You posted this above a well. Any reason why it appears twice?

Rank: Fling King with 4860 points
By CampingLED (@campingled)

Although both posts refer to the crystal deduction method that was introduced, the 1st post referred to the details in the post and the 2nd one to the heading, which I feel should be mentioned as well.

Rank: Sling God with 27845 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

The header in the post matches the header in the embedded image.

Rank: Fling King with 4860 points
By CampingLED (@campingled)

Tks for the new heading. Like it.

Rank: Fling King with 4860 points
By CampingLED (@campingled)

Did a test now and after 100% success rate I lost all my crystals in 12 minutes.
Something else, had ten crystals in my inbox before I loaded Star Wars today (seemed to be the max that you can have in your inbox). Directly after it loaded my inbox showed only 7 ? ? ?

Profile photo of adam.npRank: Out of this World with 2830 points
By adam.np (@adam-nagypal)

Now you lose a crystal every time you start a level… Improvement? This is just plain horrible. Even if you finish a level again and again while you try to improve your score, you will run out of crystals and you have to wait or pay. This is even bigger restriction than before.

Rank: DaBomb with 280 points
By norbert_k (@knputyi)

Agree 100%

Profile photo of Dr. OmegaRank: Gold Flinger with 7630 points
By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Regarding adding Toons – It looks like a Toon portal, but clicking the Toon planet takes you to the AB Toon site. You can view previews of the episodes, but if you want to watch the full episode, it will open a box stating you need to watch them from one of the paid Web apps.

By Laura

I agree about the new crystal system being a setback. I had purchased crystals and did get the 50 free, but I went through 14 trying to 3 star two levels. And I didn’t even 3 star one of them. I stopped even trying since I was burning through crystals so fast. So once I burn through the 50 they gave me, unless I purchase more, I will not be able to play like before. And because I don’t have any friends who play, I will not benefit from the gifting system. I am an avid player, but I don’t see myself playing Star Wars AB on FB much longer. It’s a shame…

By rospondek

Am I the only one who thinks that new Death Star levels are messed up?
Something is wrong with physics and durability of the blocks.
Second level for example. On PC there is no problems at all. All ice blocks are shattered without trouble. After that the right pig is sliding down. The rest is obvious.
And on FB? I’m always bouncing off the glass blocks and if by a luck I’ll destroy them the right pig won’t slide down. I have to destroy wooden block beneath it with bounced laser but that is not enough. I’m still 2k short…
And that’s with actually every level.

The same with first level. 92k and no way to get 95…

I’m not noob in the AB world. Actually I’ve 3-starred all available levels, but those are really, really, REALLY annoying!

By Takacs David

my problem is lag. everything else seems fine

Profile photo of Dr. DarylRank: Well Traveled with 1820 points
By Dr. Daryl (@king-bird)

I Played ABSW Facebook Today And I Got 66 Crystals? But No One Ever Send Me A Single Crystal! How Did That Happened?

By rospondek

“Already purchase crystals? You get 50 free!”
Soo 50+15=65. One extra? ;)

Rank: Fling King with 4150 points
By nchiriano (@nchiriano)

“Angry Birds Star Wars Facebook scores should NOT be entered into the Angry Birds Star Wars leaderboard.”
If so, where?? The ABN SW Fb Leaderboard is dedicated to the Tournament. :-(

Rank: Sling God with 27845 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Nowhere, sorry.

Rank: Fling King with 4150 points
By nchiriano (@nchiriano)

nice name for a new SW Episode ^_^

By Dnsigma69

I completely agree with everyone about the change which is why I am organizing a ban to protest the update. I have 1100+ people not playing at all for the week of 4/8/13 to 4/14/13. I would appreciate it if you would participate and SPREAD THE WORD!!!

I am sorry rovio, I love your game, but this is just not right. Please let this be heard and let our voices be not taken in anger, but concern for the game that we love!!!

Rank: Sling God with 27845 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

Please don’t spam, Dnsigma.

By Dnsigma69

I am sorry, I didn’t mean this as spam, but all over facebook and on this site there are people unhappy about the new crystal system. I am honestly just trying to help.

Rank: Sling God with 27845 points
By AMslimfordy (@amslimfordy)

I understand, but posting the same message 6 times is unnecessary.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6675 points
By TheBirdBrain (@thebirdbrain)

I just don’t understand why AB SW is so special that you need a crystal system. AB Friends doesn’t have a cost to play the tourney levels. The change is annoying for sure and hopefully they will listen to all the negative feedback and abolish the system or revert it back while keeping the quick recharge and 15 limit.

Profile photo of ksfno1Rank: Explosive with 2090 points
By ksfno1 (@ksfno1)

It’s a good idea to halve the refill time; however, 1 crystal per try is pretty unfair. Sometimes surpassing the score of a friend or 3-starring of a level takes trying more than 50 times. This move of Rovio isn’t logical for those who want to continue playing ABSW Facebook without buying crystals and any other extras. I hope Rovio staff check comments here.

Profile photo of RizDubRank: Slinger with 1210 points
By RizDub (@rizdub)

Okay, something weird just happened. I was doing this week’s tournament (the second level) and I got one star, and I was awarded the two coins. An ad then showed up about getting more coins or crystals for every friend you invite to play the game (which alone isn’t so weird). I closed the ad, and then went back to the menu screen. I then saw I had only two coins–the other 640-plus ones I was saving were gone–and my score for that level had disappeared.

So then I replayed the level and got another one-star score. That one star was enough to give me back those 644 coins (the coin counter actually said +644). Has this happened to anyone else?

Profile photo of ksfno1Rank: Explosive with 2090 points
By ksfno1 (@ksfno1)

As it is still in the beta phase, I think it is normal to experience such inconveniences.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6495 points
By CC Jolly (@cc-jolly)

I don’t Play Star Wars onFacebook! Are the crystals there the same as the coins in Angry Birds Friends?

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