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Rovio's head of game Wilhelm Taht is leaving the company

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Riedgu, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. Riedgu

    Riedgu Super Cool Bird

    As stated in this article


    Head of games is leaving the company after 2017 Q4 was short of their expectations in regards of income and

    "Their revenue for the quarter came in at only $90.7m, and the company’s stock dropped 50% from their $1B valuation the company received last year upon going public."

    So it means their company's shares went down 500million in price. It's a huge drop.

    So after this leave, some changes should be seen and all the complaints about gems rate drop in Eagle mountain won't be answered, because they need money badly. Not a good news but we should know
  2. Donmams

    Donmams Hatchling

    It would then mean that they have learned absolutely nothing. Trying to make money and at the same time pissing your players off is certainly going to get you nowhere.
    If Rovio thinks making the game more and more difficult is the way to go to motivate players to spend money then it will be a case of trying the same thing over and over again hoping for a different result. No. The result will remain the same: Shrinking player base and more lost revenue.
    I got hooked to the game because when i started progress was rather fun and not too difficult. I had a complete set of 4* birds within the first three months. However, I soon began to yearn for those 5* birds which were actually more difficult to obtain.
    It soon dawned on me that in order to be one of the very best players I either had to 1. spend money and increase my chances of getting the best birds quickly, or I had to 2. play the game patiently for probably years to finally get my birds to their strongest level.
    These are the two categories of players on ABE. Unfortunately, Rovio thinks they can armtwist everyone to switch to Player Category 1. The truth is there are players who aren't going to ever spend money no matter the 'inducement' by Rovio. They will continue to play until it gets next to impossible to make progress and then they'll quit the game altogether.
    I am an African and while I won't mind paying to buy in-game assets, most of us simply can't afford to. The cost of the Treasure Chest of gems in ABE is twice the monthly minimum wage in my country! And I'm being very serious.
    While many players may want to spend to increase their progress rate in the game, the fact is many players simply can't afford it.
    I do hope that Rovio comes up with a better plan to make everyone happy or else ABE may soon die a natural death.
  3. Riedgu

    Riedgu Super Cool Bird

    You just need play several times a day. During event you can get golden ticket and collect some silver tickets and by playing arena - get extra gems.

    Start playing arena on Tuesday or later - so you can win first place and get 500gems.
    If you haven't reached 15k trophy - try one week to play aggressively and earn 1k+ points daily so you get extra gems. And then during events use these resources to get a bird.

    Do not try to get two birds during one event and you will collect a good chunk of bird. In 4 months I already got 9 different 5* birds in my pocket :) And I have only spent 8eur in the start of the game.

    Patience helps a lot.
    So tommorow hit a pirate event for silver tickets and save up for upcoming event. And don't waste tickets on bad birds. Always ask here about them.

    So I myself think that Rovio is making harder to get gems, so we would buy them. But at the same time they are addressing the issues. Now they will improve the clans, they lowered event points last event. Instead 3900 in 5 days, they made 2600 for 5 days. So I see that they are not totally deaf people and crave for money. But they do good and bad things at the same time
    Witkacy [PL] likes this.
  4. RemixFTW

    RemixFTW The Best Mod

    Too bad I don’t play this game every 10 minutes so I don’t even have a chance at getting the golden ticket.

    Also during the Eddie event I heard a rumor that some players got 2x rewards from battles

    And during the beginning of the Bomb event, some players got 10x rewards from battles
  5. Riedgu

    Riedgu Super Cool Bird

    Not each 10 minutes. Turn it on 3-4 times and also use all berries you have.

    For higher rewards, never heard about Eddie. And during Bomb event for an hour EVERY player could have got 100 points instead of 15. So it was mistmatch. Because higher points are awarded only during filler events
  6. Witkacy [PL]

    Witkacy [PL] Tiny Birdy

    Riedgu :)

    What sort of event is this one, please? I guess I am NOT familiar with it... PvP (like Beach Brawl) or rather something like Captain's Cove? Thanks ;)
    I am asking cause I am not gonna start my PvP just yet and skip all flags on purpose...

    P.S. You DO can try to get two birds during one event - unless you HAVE resources (being a part of the big clan HELPS A LOT! - you unlock stuff for others and so they do the same for you ;)), and you believe you have little luck - that's how I got 2 Chucks, 2 Frostys, 2 Angromedons and lately Bomb and Matilda... But IN GENERAL - it's better to play safe and aim to get one specific bird - sure NOT always successful... Some good players of my clan ended with 24x; 25x and haven't got a Bomb, not saying about other birds...

    Everything else I've edited to make the quote shorter - spot on - sure agree ;)


  7. Riedgu

    Riedgu Super Cool Bird

    It's about PVP arena.

    First place wins 500 gems. So you could actually log in on Sunday evening and play some arena battles and take 500 gems. Because most active players start at Monday and climb the rank with trophy points. So if you would start playing Wednesday - it means that these people are missing some points and they play less than others. So you could surpass them in trophy points and win a first place in league
  8. Buds

    Buds Super Cool Bird

    The next event tomorrow isn't about PVP or Captain's Cove.
    It's just a normal, standard event about pirates. Nothing special, no specialised PVP matches, no specialised dungeon levels. Nothing.
    The last time they did this event was just before global launch, I believe... So that might be why none of you know about it.
  9. Riedgu

    Riedgu Super Cool Bird

    PVP came from suggestions to improve in game.

    Isn't this event with higher rates of boss fights?
  10. A. Wolf

    A. Wolf Tiny Birdy

    I think the basic premise of spending in this game was flawed from the beginning. Most games I know of that make good money off of players do so because the player knows what they will get for their $$. When the chance of getting a good bird is random & inconsistent it just frustrates players.

    Also, there is just not enough play content to inspire long term players to keep sending. In 3 months I have a really strong nearly maxed out 5* team & I think I spent maybe $18 or $23 total (which I now know was a waste of my $$ just to accomplish a couple things a few days earlier than I could have). Yes, I know I got lucky getting 2 Chucks early on. Sure, there are a couple birds I would like to have but I can certainly live without them & wont spend a dime trying to get them knowing how the game works.

    Now, if there were actual real time battles against other players that would probably boost interest in players to try harder & spend some $$.

    Lastly, fix the friggin game glitches!!! It's not hard to make sure the game works as advertised!!!
  11. Buds

    Buds Super Cool Bird

    Nope. This event is just normal, but with lots of pirates. And a handsome 300 gems to be offered.

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