Players who don’t pay, get free videos in ToF, Arena, Bamboo challenges.
Once you pay, the free videos disappear (for some everywhere, for some only in ToF).
It’s painful everywhere, but especially in ToF it’s a constant reminder to regret the day that you paid.
The best example is the daily gemletter, otherwise the best deal already in terms of gems per buck. But it’s all wasted with no benefit, and then some, versus a non-paying customer…. And here’s why:
– If you’re not a paying customer, and start ToF with, let’s say, 100 gems, you get your first pig at floor 3, ok, you pay 20 gems. If the next pig is at floor 4, you just watch the free video, pick another card, go to floor 5, maybe get an event hat, then Exit with the loot. If the second pig is only at floor 7, you can choose: if you got a lot of gems already, you spend 50 and you move on (maybe next pig is only at floor 19, with a lot of loot in between and chance for 2 more hats); if you didn’t, you just watch a free video at floor 7 and leave with the loot, which is more than worth the 20 gems.
– If you’re a paying customer, same start, pig at floor 3, you pay 20 gems. But then if you turn a pig at floor 4, what do you? If you pay 50 gems already, the loot so far is just not worth it. If you don’t pay the 50 gems, you wasted 20 gems and your time for nothing.
Oh, and must I mention that before I paid, I was flipping on the average 1 pig every 5 floors, and after I paid, I now flip pretty much guaranteed (9 out of 10) 2 pigs before reaching floor 5!!!
Does Rovio really think that 1 purchase makes me an addict that keeps buying gem packs weekly to get the hats? I feel so f###ed right now, because with the free vids I could play ToF strategically to get at least 3-4 hats per event. Now I barely get 1-2 hats, because they milk me of over 100 gems constantly before I even get to floor 10, so more gems than their [email protected] gem letter.
It’s like buying a data package from your mobile provider, only to discover that as result of your purchase, you lost the free minutes of your standard subscription. WTF?
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