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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:47 pm
Cool post, ar.
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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:04 pm
@nograe - Thank you for pointing out something I forgot to mention (but mentioned elsewhere a few times) - if you enjoy the game, feel free to make in-app purchases. If you don't feel like it, fine. If you don't enjoy the game - maybe time to find something else to do.
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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:05 pm
Well, the problem with IAP is (especially in A9), that reasonable amount of money will not help you progress at all.
Other issue is that it won't change the fact that cheaters will still beat you and GL will still produce low quality game with scams.

I paid when it was not this bad, but not anymore, not worth it.
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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:56 pm
What quailstorm said.
What's the point of paying real money and aim for the top awards reserved for the top few players, when you realize that all your efforts, money, dedication goes to the bin?
GL's failure to handle cheaters/hackers and provide events that award the best clean players, is the major and biggest problem of this game.
Instead GL is counting on algorithms that deem everyone as a cheater until proven otherwise, how would anyone pay money for that...
It is a real pity though, because the gameplay is still excellent, the tracks are very well designed and MP (when it works properly) is the best racing mode ever!
My take on it is that GL failed to comprehend the dynamic of their own game (I think the hostile takeover from Vivendi and their aggressive tactics led to that) they deem this game as arcade mostly when, while this approach is correct, the players get addicted mostly to the racing aspect of the game, even with the arcade parts of it.
To end this, there is a chance that we're all mistaken in a way, I mean even though we complain and complain, GL has managed to keep a game alive and kicking for 6 years, I'll give them props for that.
They should give some props to their user base as well, that’s how balance is achieved IMHO!
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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:57 pm
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I'd put up with the scams, lies, bugs and cheaters and spend on the game if it were priced appropriately. I refuse to spend (now) because it's just a rip-off. Reduce prices by 80% across the board, change nothing else, and I'll probably start spending again.

For the prices they charge they need to be providing an enjoyable, engaging, smooth, fair and reliable premium experience. They are not.
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nograe

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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:12 am
quailstorm wrote:
Well, the problem with IAP is (especially in A9), that reasonable amount of money will not help you progress at all.
Other issue is that it won't change the fact that cheaters will still beat you and GL will still produce low quality game with scams.

I paid when it was not this bad, but not anymore, not worth it.

Totally respect your position. You should look for something else to get involved with, something you feel good about spending time doing. Don't squander your time doing what you don't enjoy just because you don't want to let go of a past investment. People make that mistake in the stock market all the time. Time to call it good, cash out and invest your time in something better. Or at least reduce your involvement until you are getting as much as you are giving, and be at peace with what it is and your place in it. I don't play as much as I used to. As soon as I'm not enjoying myself, I shut it down and leave. If an event becomes unpleasant, I"m out, no matter how much I've put in, and it doesn't bother me.  I'm much happier now.
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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:19 am
It is hard to let it go when you are responsible for leading a historic team and in the project of writing a thesis about Asphalt collecting thousands of screenshots, evidence and links.
But one day it will come, hopefully.
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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:29 pm
The allowance of cheaters in A8 is precisely why you cannot take the game seriously and by connection be emotionally invested into it.
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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sun Sep 22, 2019 6:57 pm
@BT9 ... yes, totally. When players are at the point where they have turned mostly negative on A8, they are taking it far too seriously, need to ratchet down and explore something else. If that is deleriously bad mental coaching, then so be it. Deleriously bad behavior is to keep doing what you hate, or what continually upsets you.
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Re: Game Progress Expectation Adjustment

Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:17 pm
@Nograe give it a rest with the mental coaching or open a forum where you'll provide help to addicted/negative oriented players.
In my case I just stopped falling for the hype GL creates, play whatever event I want that still entertains me and ruled out all the negativity by blocking the source of its creation, GL's bad tactics that is.
There is always middle ground you know...