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Level #384,000107,34091,499ants97Rank: Out of this World with 2710 pts
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Level #477,000102,43085,891welshwitch55Rank: Fling King with 4265 pts
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Level #5110,000122,750113,331asherRank: Pig Leader with 11450 pts
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Level #748,00064,07052,332moondoggieRank: Gold Flinger with 7970 pts
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Comments (1,492)

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8295 points
By Jim (@whoosher)

For some reason all my scores disappeared and all levels are locked as if I had never played.
Any suggestions?

Rank: Boss Hog with 14595 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

@whoosher Try completely closing the app and reopen. If that doesn’t do it, completely power off your iPad and try again.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Ouch! Didn’t you get a new iPad recently? If so your “main scores” will be on the old one and they will only be available on the new one via Rovio’s. Make sure you are signed in. Good luck Jim.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Of course all your scores if you still have the old device can be transferred over using iFun Box or similar.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Of course all your scores if you still have the old device can be transferred over using iFun Box or similar. Look here:-
http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/how-to-transfer-angry-birds-progress-between-ios-devices/

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8295 points
By Jim (@whoosher)

Problem fixed. Thanks to all.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

:-))

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By Chang Yih Toh (@chang-yih-toh)

Do I need to get more stars or get higher scores?

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By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)

@chang-yih-toh, generally, getting more stars earns more points but you can only get three stars maximum per level. Most players try to gain more points by repeating a level with different strategies to find the best one. Then they repeat that strategy in hope of raising their personal best. Using Power Ups is a personal choice but the only scores which can be posted to the Leaderboard are those without PUs. Read the comments in the walkthroughs and you’ll learn the best strategies from many of the top scorers. Good Slinging!

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By Chang Yih Toh (@chang-yih-toh)

I will try to use birds without powerups

Rank: Master Slinger with 7125 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)

You can do better than “try not to use power ups”. Power Ups are not allowed on these boards.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

The Danger Above leader board has been turned on it’s head by 4alien. Some very impressive scores and subsequent high placings. The total high score is circa 150k above the previous. I’m not sure that I can quite believe what has happened in such a short space of time so forgive me 4alien if your scores are genuine but I have had to flag them. @admins and (cc @bonneypattycat). Can you please make sure these scores really are real and done without power-ups?

Rank: Boss Hog with 14595 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

@steviep147 Not much time for flinging lately, but I will take a quick look see as soon as I get a chance.

I noticed your message probably didn’t reach @4lien. Maybe he will see it now and can respond.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14595 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

@steviep147 None of @4lien‘s top score are more than a few k above second place scores, so I don’t see any reason to question whether they were achieved with powerups or not. I also see he has dedicated his efforts to DA for quite some time now. That probably explains his excellent scores. If I dedicated myself to one single episode for a few months (I usually crumble after a few weeks!), that might get me into the top five ;)

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Good point well presented. I now need to make more than 150k to get somewhere near. I think that’s probably unlikely. You? Anyone else? But hey. Who knows. I’m going to dedicate myself to .. now let me chose! Thanks for responding. You are very kind.

Rank: Out of this World with 2710 points
By ants97 (@antsand5597)

I started off upwards of 500K behind Murash when I dedicated 4 months to AB poached Eggs. I am now 2nd! You can do it!

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

I think not but I live in hope for you. đŸ˜„

Rank: Master Slinger with 5050 points
By 4lien (@4lien)

Hello to everybody,

I have started playing only DA more than 1,5 year ago and I still continue this. My 1st top score I get 11 monts ago at level of 7-7 of score ~121k. After this zolb took it, but I need 1 day to get it back with 122150. Now anton take it back from me, so another day I tried again for 3-4 hours and get it almost back (still -120 points left). For this level as an example I have done more than 20 successful attempts between 121500-12300 (top 3) – I am sure if more players try this level for 1 day, top 50 scores should be done easy by all scores over 120k. (For now 4th place.

Fof another great top score of DA level 6-8 I have already written in comment exactly 1 year ago, that 117 k is possible with derbis from mostright part after 2nd and 3rd bird. Now I see I did not provide a screenshots for this score (I will upload today and put it in a comments – after each bird I have a sshot showing the score and final result to prove it is not a powerups used one). This level I played most time (1000 attempts more?). I am able to get score arround 112k more than 10 times per day – I am sure about it.

Some other top score (such a 6-14 – newest one I improved top score by 300 points and upload screenshots for that – after 1st bird and 2nd bird and about final score). Other one like 7-3 or 7-13 is very easy now after an uptade – more people should try before judgeing me YB is crazy now!

Now I want share my knowledge about level 7-8 “bus level”. I’d like to ask all of you give this level 30 minuts try and You will see how easy now is to break 110k (My top-score here is really weak You will see).

7-14 was a hard one. Need a lot of time to get it better. I think there is nothing suspect on that one. Screenshot of course I have upload as some kind of proof/evidence.

Now is time for 7-2, 8-11 and 7-6.
All of them of course I put screenshots after getting them.
7-6 is theoretically possible because of white bird who get stronger after update. But also screenshot after BB shows us how perfectly cleaned was center of the map.

7-2 was already one time calceled because of somebody flag it. I Have written a comment under this level about it and put the score back to the leaderboard. I also can not believe that one – this score is just crazy. But i did not give up after +162 k and tried it more times making some 158k one time. Now idea. But the screenshot after 2nd BB shows that it was a perfectly cleaned map.

The most unbelieveable one is 8-11 without a doubt. I made it using 2 birds only – and I think nobody have ever done it before. I also commented it and upload sshots. This one is really possible and I hope someday could do same and propably he will be the only one who will believe me.

If anybody have some other questions about my top-scores (9 in DA right now, best time had 10 for 3 weeks). I will continue playing DA untill I will get all 45 levels for top 10 – that would be great.

I play everyday for 19 months only 45 levels – It is crazy I know, but i think this the only way to explain all.

My first goal here was to take all scores to top 100. Than To pass the 5,300,000 at leaderboard. Almost everyday I was able to improve my total score. Sometimes it was 500 points sometimes more. After I jumped asher I found new goal for myself to pass 5,400,000.

My latest improvement – if anybody cares is 6-15 by 1200 points what give a 15th spot yesterday and 1400 points improvement on 8-4 3 days ago. Now I am trying 7-5 and 8-5 (I hate one bird levels – none of my top-scores is).

I am not a player from nowhere – I was climbing at DA leaderboard slowly. Getting every week 2-4 better scores and adding them to the list.

Date of my top scores chronologically are:
6-8 26/09/2015 – before top-score of 114k+ also was mine I have just improved it
6-14 26/10/2015 – newest one.
7-2 02/10/2015
7-3 10/08/2015
7-6 19/09/2015
7-8 09/10/2015
7-13 01/09/2015
7-14 30/08/2015
8-11 04/10/2015

It may be suspected because not enough time has passed between the first and last one. But it really happened to me.
I follow only DA, only 45 levels for over 1,5 year as I said. Every level I have played for weeks! It’s the only one explanation. My score never increase suddenly. Every week I was going higher by 1k or sometimes 5k adding to my total score.

if anyone has any questions please ask with pleasure I want begin debate on the theory of capablilities each level of DA starting from 6-1 to 8-15.

Sincerely, 4lien

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

I think you’ve done amazingly well on DA. Thanks for the tips. I’m working on them.

Rank: Boss Hog with 14595 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

@4lien Thank you for your detailed response. Your dedication to a single episode for so long is truly astonishing! I doubt anyone will match it, not now, not ever :) Congratulations!

I’m curious, why did you choose DA over other episodes to dedicate your time and efforts to?

Rank: Master Slinger with 5050 points
By 4lien (@4lien)

I ask myself this question for a long time :) I see asher trying to reach the first position in all ABO episodes – It gives me more strength to struggle more to keep it as long as possible.
As I have already written off this, I would like to share with You my newest achievements. Some of them are worth of another try. So here it is:
1)6-11 done 26-NOV-2015
110880 (spot 16) -> 112760 (spot 2) it is +1030

2) 8-8 done 30-NOV-2015
129250 (46) -> 133170 (5) it is +3920

3) 6-6 done 02-DEC-2015
87310 (43) -> 87630 (30) it is +320

4) 6-10 done 04-DEC-2015
133730 (26) -> 134760 (18) +1030

5) 6-1 done 04-DEC-2015
80910 (3) -> 82270 (TOP SCORE) +1360 WORTH OF ANOTHER TRY !!

6) 6-10 again done 05-DEC-2015
134760 (18) -> 135550 (12) +790

7) 6-7 done 07-DEC-2015
134260 (20) -> 135070 (8) +810

8) 8-13 done 08-DEC-2015
167960 (46) -> 175050 (4) +7090 WORTH OF ANOTHER TRY !!

9) 8-12 done 10-DEC-2015
127420 (7) -> 128180 (3) +760

10) 6-2 done 10-DEC-2015
92240 (37) -> 94340 (9) +2120

In two weeks I improved my total score by 19230 points at this moment 5,428,380. Going for more.

8-1 Worth of another try – 1 bird solution very often
8-13 Worth of another try IMO – YB can penetrate little more and makes quite another way of collaps – more possible 1 bird solution in my opinion.
6-2 Worth of another try because of another method for the 1st bird. Collaps of all structure happens in 50% tries I guess. My score is 9th for now with 2 piecies stone left and one piece of small wooden plank.

I hope I helped.
Regards

Rank: Master Slinger with 5050 points
By 4lien (@4lien)

I did not mention Mr @bonneypattycat to have a look for these levels. Worth of another try without a doubt – tried 8-13 more times. Full collaps not very often but in 2 hours made it 3 times with +170k. Before I could not make it for over 2 months, or I just have a bad luck.

Asher took an advantage at Mighty. I would like to congratulate him on the occasion! You are truly amazing @asher :O Go for Birdday back, I think You are able to get PE in ~2 weeks and than I am in trouble :(

Rank: Boss Hog with 14595 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

Thank you @4lien, I will be sure to take a look after I get caught up with Ski or Squeal

Rank: Boss Hog with 14595 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

A huge congratulations to @asher for fiiiiiiinnnaaally entering all of his scores and claiming the top of of the ABO Total Score Leaderboard! And he did it with class, always sharing his strategies, frequently posting images of trajectories and the results of the last bird. Well done sir!

Rank: Sling God with 27045 points
By Kathy (@kathy)

@Asher WTG!!! Congratulations, and thanks for being a stand up member ,helping with strats and trajecroies, I’ll have to get back there and see if I can improve some :)

Rank: Boss Hog with 14595 points
By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

@Kathy When you get back to ABO, be sure to check out

The List http://www.angrybirdsnest.com/forums/topic/abo-levels-worth-another-try/.

Levels that have changed are still being discovered and added to the list.

Rank: Sling God with 27045 points
By Kathy (@kathy)

Thanks @bonneypattycat I will:;
Maybe I’ll find a few myself for the list :)

Rank: Sling God with 27045 points
By Kathy (@kathy)

Yvw @asher :)

Rank: Sling God with 27045 points
By Kathy (@kathy)

You know what @bonneypattycat, @asher congratulations doesn’t even begin to say it.I’ve just taken a vjsit to ABO and although i know mostly our boards are clean, it seems there are a lot of pu scores there and for @asher to take #1 spot is an inspiration that even though pu’s may be evident you rose above and conquered in spite of that! ! Awesome really it gives hope to all that it can be done honestly with perservarance and determination! ! Wtg !!

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By asher (@asher)

@bonneypattycat, @kathy, Thanks a lot to all and to you both ;-)

I wouldn’t be here without the helpful comments of all, and most of all @vuelva – I always read your comments first if available -, @pointdexter5 and, of course, @eweber (manu malin) and the nudges from @steviep147.

But it isn’t over yet :-)
A lot of points are yet to be made…

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By Rat (@rat9)

CongRATulations @asher on a job well done and done well from a fellow 1st place leaderboard holder. Don’t get any ideas about moving into Space now that you have ABO locked up. That’s my domain. ha ha

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By asher (@asher)

@rat9: I wouldn’t dream of it. 8-o
At least not before finishing Rio and Seasons first. ;-)
It will be at least many years from now.

Rank: Sling God with 25690 points
By MVNLA2 (@mvnla2)

@asher — Congrats on doing something most of us think is impossible! WTG!

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Wow. This is serious. I remember posting to @vuelva, probably a year or more ago, that I was almost a million points behind him. No; that’s not a mistake; it really was a MILLION, 1,000,000 points. I now see that @vuelva is nearly 1,000,000 points behind @asher. So that leaves me? Do the math as they say in the USA!

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By Mike2567 (@mike2567)

I can’t give much sympathy … I am a million points behind YOU! ;-)

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

:-)) I know!

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Birdday Party 6 has arrived. Let battle commence. There is nowhere to post scores as yet. I have managed 3 stars, some only just, on all but 4 and 14.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Both completed now. 6-4 – bomb bird aimed slightly downwards and exploded underneath the first spider pig. The debris takes care of the rest for, in my case, 73k. 6-14 is also a bit stubborn to score enough for 3 stars. I did it like this. Red over to the back to disturb the TNT and drop the right crane. Second into the front crane. 164k. I’m sure other methods will be found in the coming days.

Rank: Champion with 3020 points
By grrtammy (@grrtammy)

So where do you find it? Do you have to do something special to download? I’m still showing v5.2.0 with no apparent upgrade option on iPad mini.

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By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)

I don’t know why all devices do not recieve notifications of available updates at the same time but, if you learn of an update, just go to the App Store and search on Angry Birds. The latest version will be there for download.

Rank: Champion with 3020 points
By grrtammy (@grrtammy)

Still no auto update, but I manually downloaded through the App Store like you suggested.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

@grrtammy Did you find it yet? My iOS devices just did it. Perhaps it rolls out in different part of the world at different times.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Love it. Lots and lots of emails telling me my top score has been beaten. Brilliant. Bring it on. Let’s get as high as we can.

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By Mike2567 (@mike2567)

So, if we didn’t spend all our waking hours on Angry Birds, how else might we waste … I mean invest our time!?

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

You were right first time. I’m loving the fact that I posted some first try scores, in my down time!, and now other flingers are at my throat so to speak wanting to better them. Personally I play golf most of the time.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8295 points
By Jim (@whoosher)

I think there is a screenshot of 6-4 in my album

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By moondoggie (@moondoggie)

Jim (@whoosher) I think I found your problem. You entered your Level 4 scores into level 6.

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By moondoggie (@moondoggie)
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By moondoggie (@moondoggie)

I figured it must have been an innocent mistake.

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By moondoggie (@moondoggie)

Easy to do with the Birdday numbering system…confuses me all the time.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8295 points
By Jim (@whoosher)

Many thanks. I think I’ve corrected it. Sorry to be so stupid. I can only plead senility.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 8295 points
By Jim (@whoosher)

I think I’ve corrected it. Thanks for your help. I
can only plead senility.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6510 points
By E-Star (@e-star)

@whoosher No worries, seems like you found the issue and corrected it. Just an honest mistake.

I cleaned up a bit, so others won’t hold your age against you, so harsh to see young whippersnappers make fun of the elderly… that’s why I am always showing respect and never ever jank their chain o_O right @wrw01 ??

Happy flinging everyone and thank you all for keeping an eye out and solving this with grace, you (we) are an amazing community!

cc @admins

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

@rush Hi. Very impressive scoring, well done. I’m trying to improve my scores on Poached Eggs. Do you by chance have a screenshot of 2-11? Trajectory etc. I’m struggling getting anywhere near. Thanks in advance.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

@admins and anyone else who may be affected. Hi. I use Firefox as my main browser on a MBP but it applies equally to Safari. In the past few weeks open ABN web pages have increasingly hogged more and more of my ram, so much so that I have had no option but to quit them to restore sanity! Whilst I appreciate that the adverts pay in part for the site (I don’t really mind most and even find some helpful) this has now become serious. Opening two or three tabs on ABN quickly reduces 5gb to 1.2 or less. Are you at the ABN aware of this? I have now installed a third- party adblocker which has completely solved the problem. I will be happy to switch it off if a solution can be found. Thanks for listening.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7125 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)

To be perfectly honest I haven’t seen any issue here. I’ve been keeping 2 to 3 pages open here on this site for years now without any problems. I normally browse on Safari on my iPad3. Only thing l did notice was the site now makes you log in more often after a day or so of inactivity. I’m not saying you don’t have any problem, just that I haven’t noticed any.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Hi. Thanks for that. It is strange. If I use my iPad or iPhone there are no issues. It must be the way the web pages are interpreted on the platforms. The ad blocker has really worked and where before I could watch the Ram being “eaten” away now it remains rock solid.

Rank: Hardened with 510 points
By Mighoet (@mighoet)

Hey, it’s normal that my score in level 26-3 is 112.960???, I’m concerned because I made it without power-ups but it look kind of excesive.

Rank: Hardened with 510 points
By Mighoet (@mighoet)

Forget it, I find out someone else use ShockWave in my device in the very level.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7125 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)

I guess Rovio, after all these years has forced me out. Now you can’t shut off power ups and a bunch of other crap popping up. What’s with these Free Grifts crap and other crap you can’t opt out of?? I’m retiring my scores with my ranking at 31. I’m quite sure that will be a meaningless number before long. I worked hard on my ranking and liked the great competition with fellow Nesters. I loved my time playing but it’s time to move on. I always felt that Rovio should have come out with a competition version where there were no updates.. Just a game to work on scores with everybody on the same playing field. Thanks to the Admins for providing us with a great site to compete on. Unfortunately Rovio feels dedication is meaningless. PeteD Out.

Rank: Master Slinger with 7125 points
By pjdambra (@pjdambra)

I guess Rovio, after all these years has forced me out. Now you can’t shut off power ups and a bunch of other crap keeps popping up. What’s with these Free Grifts crap (5000 points) and other crap you can’t opt out of?? (10 free bomb birds) I’m retiring my scores with my ranking at 31. I’m quite sure that will be a meaningless number before long. I worked hard on my ranking and liked the great competition with fellow Nesters. I loved my time playing but it’s time to move on. I always felt that Rovio should have come out with a competition version where there were no updates.. Just a game to work on scores with everybody on the same playing field. Thanks to the Admins for providing us with a great site to compete on. Unfortunately Rovio feels dedication is meaningless. PeteD Out.

PS. Was working Bad Piggies. 21-3.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

I know what you mean. Sorry you are leaving though. I don’t actually get the present things. No idea why not. Perhaps they are why I can’t seem to increase my scores by very much when others around me are doing so in leaps and bounds. Perhaps the whole concept is now a busted flush. @admins perhaps you have some insight?

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Because of the constant adverts on the game which slow everything down I usually put my device into airplane mode and then fire up ABO. Once it’s running you can switch off airplane mode and play ad free.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

I am now getting the unwanted gifts too. Rovio are tedious in the extreme.

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By gladvold (@gladvold)

@pjdambra @steviep147 I could be wrong, but I thought the gifts in ABO are like the ones in Seasons, the 5k points is just for a pig covered by the gift? If so, the points are there anyway, gift or not. So I didn’t think it should affect the leaderboards. Please correct me if I’m wrong! (In Rio on the other hand, the gifts give an extra 3k and this is problematic).
As for the free bomb Birds etc (in Seasons also), I always waste them as soon as I get them so not to accidentally activate one when playing. Annoying, but manageable.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

I have raised the point before and been told by the admins that what you say is correct. Rovio seems intent on selling us bombs etc to make money and there was obviously no cash to be made from those of us who chose not to activate the PUs, hence the option to turn off has been removed. I come from a long line of sceptics so ….!!

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By gladvold (@gladvold)

I agree, I don’t like the development either. The presence of PU’s and pressure to use them increases in all the games. I guess the admins will have a harder job keeping the leaderboards free from PU scores.

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By grrtammy (@grrtammy)

I’ve posted this on relevant levels, but I’ll repost since the topic has come to the leaderboard. Gifts are close to, but not exactly the same as pigs. Other than giving you a PU, on most levels they have zero effect on level play. However, they seem to have a bit lower “mass” (in AB physics, like cakes and hats) so in some rare cases they make a slight difference in play. For instance in Birdday Cake 6 #5 (the one with the stick bushes and two top pigs holding stuff) the two top pigs will topple on their own if they turn into gifts. With “heavier” pigs they are stable but the stuff they are holding overbalances the “lighter” gifts. That being said, I have yet to find a level where gifts give any score enhancement whatsoever.

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By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

App store told me there was an update to AB HD. Since I’m still on an old version of iOS (Ipad2), it told me it would install the latest possible version for my model. Now it crashed any time I try to bring it up. Hope it didn’t mess up my scores.
Just curious if it’s messed up now, or if I should try to get the scores file saved off and update iOS anyway and see if I have better luck then getting to the latest version.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Hi @pointdexter5. If you use the Rovio sign-in then your scores will be preserved there. The more pressing problem is obviously the update failure. I assume you are running iOS 9x? You could give saving the LUA a try. It should work. Have you checked the free space on your iPad? The new version is memory intensive.

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By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

Space should not be an issue. Seasons works after update, so need to see what’s going on. I’m still on a very old iOS, need to see what the exact version is.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

If it’s any help I have an iPad 3 and I’m on iOS 8 as I have a jailbreak. No problems. It says on the AppStore that you need iOS 6 or later!

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By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

6.1.3 (10B329)

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

@admins. Have you stopped responding to questions on here?

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By asher (@asher)

@cesium2002: you have added a lot of top scores with big increases.
Please note that you must *not* add scores obtained using power-ups.

CC @admins

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By sal9 (@sal9)

@asher All cleared and blocked. Thanks for looking out!

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Pleased that the lights are still on in the Nest Offices!

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By Mike2567 (@mike2567)

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, it’s time to say goodbye. The mandatory videos have pushed me over the edge. ABO has gotten very commercial, what with $29.99 Power Ups (seriously?). And there’s old issues too. Platforms differ, versions vary. People have written apps to play the game for them. Some high scores fail statistical credibility tests. It was fun while it lasted but for me, time to move on. Thanks and goodbye.

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By r-l-l (@r-l-l)

I am about there too. This latest round of pop-ups \ pushing power ups has pushed me over the edge. Plus no new levels; but even if we had new levels I don’t know if it is worth it anymore.

@steviep147 – guess I will be bowing out of our battle for 4th ( got a few more scores to update though). More time to work on the golf handicap.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

@r-l-l Yes agreed, it’s just becoming annoying. I haven’t bothered these past few weeks and I guess everything has it’s time. Golf for me too.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Further. I have just redownloaded the app as I had to return to iOS 9 from 10. I didn’t realise just how awful and tedious this has now become. Luckily! I still have an old version on my iPad. I would recommend that anyone thinks very carefully about a so called upgrade. It’s a disaster. @r-l-l

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By moondoggie (@moondoggie)

I, too, am moving on. The game was great for many years and was a real bargain for $.99. It is a shame that Rovio didn’t realize that many people would have paid for new levels instead of having junk introduced to entice people to spend more. Oh well …on to better things. Good luck to all.

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By Jim (@whoosher)

I haven’t played for several months although I do check in from time to time. Was hoping for new levels, but I can’t wait much longer as I will be 90 in November and winding down.
It’s been a lot of fun.
Jim

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By pjdambra (@pjdambra)

Seriously Jim, 90! Wow. I’m 67 and I thought I was old.. Good Luck in the future wherever it takes you next.

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By Ben W (@bennyboy10)

Can anyone please help ? I am having so much trouble getting Terence to really motor, but loads of the strategy videos have him doing masses more damage than I can get him to do. Also, someone in a comment on 8-10 mentioned getting him to zoom – how does this activate (I’m playing with zero power ups)

Thanks for help in advance

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

It’s a lottery I’m afraid. Sometimes he goes very quickly for no apparent reason doing damage on the way. Not looked at this particular level. He likes broken glass and splintered wood.

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By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)

@bennyboy10, unlike the blue, white and bomb birds, you cannot “activate” any special abilty for Terence. However, you can improve his chances for causing greater destruction. He will crash through more debris if the first objects he hits have already been damaged by previous birds. One sure way to limit his effects is to hit thick, undamaged wooden beams or stone blocks — he’ll just bounce off. Also, he seems to slide through a lot of debris laying on a flat surface (floor) if you can launch him to land at a very shallow angle. I agree with you that the walkthroughs sometimes show significant damage that is difficult to duplicate and that some of the other Nesters’ comments are hard to accept at first. But if you keep trying, you will reproduce their results. Then you’ll wonder, “Why can I not do this all of the time?”.

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By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)

@bennyboy10 – forgot to add congratulations on your choice not to use Powerups. It was a sad day in the Nest when they were introduced.

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By Ben W (@bennyboy10)

Thanks ever so much. I used to play a lot in the early days and I’m trying to better my old scored on my new device but it’s so hard. I think the power ups were a massive mistake and preferred the old style but hey ho – still a truly great game.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Has anyone else noticed? The opening screen for ABO showing overall scores for each level has a glitch. A zero score is shown on Short Fuse and Flock Favorites although the individual level scores are intact.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

I’m pleased to have made 12500 points for Boss Hog. I doubt that I will progress much further unless a new episode/level comes out. I have to say the V6.1.2 is a mess and makes this once great game almost unplayable. That said, playing it in Airplane Mode stops that particular nonsense.

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By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

Well, I’m done. I don’t know what I or Rovio did, but now I am forced to play with powerups.

So long to ABO :(

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By Angrychicken (@angrychicken)

@bonneypattycat What happened? Is it something that changed in the update from september 22nd? I haven’t updated yet as I’ve grown wary of ‘minor improvements’.
You could get rid of the mighty scope by switching to airplane mode. Have you tried that?

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

A sad message @bonneypattycat. I still have the last version on my iPad so that’s ok although I tend not to play very much these days. The new version, as I’ve said, is a complete mess. It can be played, as I suggested, in airplane mode which does get rid of the eagle and feather burst at the start of every level. How very annoying is that? Rovio obviously see a market for paid power ups. You play other versions of AB – have they done the same on them? I also wonder why you are having to use power-ups; do you mean the parcel gifts? ** I have just started the app on my iPhone without airplane mode activated and surprise surprise the annoying eagle seems to have flown away! Hope it’s been killed off.**

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By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

@steviep147 It was that power scope I couldn’t get rid of, not even in airplane mode. All seems to be okay now after this morning’s update.

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By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)

@bonneypattycat, I still have hope that Rovio will recognize the market for the game that launched their success — not what it has become. Like many, I would shell out a reasonable amount for updated episodes but also like most I refuse to buy my way to higher scores. I would buy AB ‘Retro’ if it were available. Wonder if the marketing department ever considered it?

Fortunately I also do not update when the sole explanation is ‘minor improvements’ so I am still able to access what resembles the original release.

I wonder what the Christmas release will look like and if I will be able to play it without the shambles of Power Ups.

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By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

@pjdambra @gladvoid @mike2567 @steviep147 @r-l-l @moondoggie @angrychicken @jwgardenwiz

Last night the pop ups were constant and I was being forced to play with power ups (I didn’t). This morning there was yet another update. The pop ups now seem to be gone, at least for now, and once again I can play normally.

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By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

@gladvold sorry, I misspelled your name, Please see my message above about this morning’s update.

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By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

@admins still around here? I posted a question in the seasons forum almost 2 weeks ago, tagged @admins, then every admin person I was able to find individually, but just no response. Just a bit odd, and disappointing…

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

I’ve done a couple in the recent past and got the same response. Try posting something controversial!

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By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

@amslimfordy @sal9 @e-star @sweetp @kelani Just find it very unusual to not hear anything for over two weeks, from a single admin. Any reason behind this?

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By pjdambra (@pjdambra)

Ding dong this game is dead… It was great while it lasted but it has run its course..it seems the admins agree. ABO is not profitable for them any longer..

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By Kathy (@kathy)

@pjdambra Where did you hear this?
@pointdxter5 I think it’s just a matter of @admins don’t monitor these leaderboard forums very often. you can always send any one of them even @Birdleader a pm if you have an issue that you would like help with.

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By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

@kathy I thought that what why tagging was there, to ensure a user gets a notification both on the site, as well as by e-mail. The @admins have been tagged plenty in this topic, as well as my original post in Season. Just not what I have grown used to.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

After all this time it’s probably safe to assume that the site will not be here much longer. Thanks to everyone for making it good fun.

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By bernersenn (@bernersenn)

Rumors, I had contact with Birdleader a week ago. He didn’t mention anything abou all this. So, forget it.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

@bernersenn Perhaps you could ask Birdleader to respond then.

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By Kathy (@kathy)

@Birdleader @admins
Have you heard any of this Rumour from anyone at Rovio?
Cc: @Sweetp

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

@kathy Are you expecting a reply?

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By Kathy (@kathy)

@steviep yes actually i am:)

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By Kathy (@kathy)

meant @steviep147 yes i am expecting a reply :D

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By Pointdexter5 (@pointdexter5)

Well, I have been waiting for over 2 weeks, for anything from any admin, so we may be waiting to get any reply. Not trying to be a negative person here, but as a long standing member, and contributor to this community in comments and strategies, I find this very disappointing.

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By SweetP (@sweetp)

What is all this rumor nonsense? Sorry, @steviep147 as @kathy said, we usually don’t monitor the comments in this LB page very often, and personally I haven’t read through many of these threads here, either. Why? Because many of these conversations are amongst other Nesters, that doesn’t involve my own intervention.

Apologies again, for not being everywhere in the Nest more often, and responding sooner. I just came back from a quick weekend camping trip to celebrate my anniversary and spend some much-needed time with my husband, which is a bit rare these days.

I’ve been quite busy with my real “life” that takes me away from monitoring the Nest as often as I used to. I log in when I have a few minutes of spare time, and normally address higher priority issues and areas of the Nest I’m solely responsible for. Then it’s back to taking care of myself, family, my business, personal issues, consultant work, etc., and not necessarily in that order, but you get the idea. And I’m sure it’s pretty much the same with the other @admins, since we are only a very small staff that take care of this site which has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years!

But believe me, ABN is NOT going anywhere!

@pointdexter5, so sorry, but I didn’t see your question. How can I help?

cc: @trishohara

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By jwgardenwiz (@jwgardenwiz)

Thanks for the reassurance. I was one of many who were monitoring the traffic.

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By Hunnybunny... (@hunnybunny)

@sweetp @kathy @trishohara @pointdexter5 @steviep147 @pjdambra @bernersenn
I have every faith in the admins, I fear they are battling with the huge increase of Rovio games that have appeared in the last few years.
What I can’t understand is why offers to help out have been refused / ignored.
It’s about time the @admins cried out for help, look at those who offer themselves up, review their skills, and take on more help. There are birdies here who would love to help out. We all have commitments, family, jobs, et al, if the load is spread, it makes it lighter
Cc: @birdleader @sal9

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By SweetP (@sweetp)

I hear you, @bonneypattycat. Yes, we could use a little helping hand.

But the ultimate decision to ask for new moderators will have to come directly from @birdleader himself.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

Always willing. @sweetp

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By trishohara (@trishohara)

I already offered my help. Any time. @sweetp @birdleader

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By Jim (@whoosher)

Well it makes sense. There are only a couple hundred of us who have posted scores for all ABO levels. Not much of a market for Rovio.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

And now I’m having to put up with adverts for AB2 every three or four attempts that cannot be stopped. Anyone else? It’s a new one on me.

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By Dr O'Neski (@steviep147)

That’s ABO and not AB2.

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