Friday, August 19, 2011

On How KI Drives Me Cuckoo for Cocoa-Puffs Some Days

Yes this is going to be a rant, but I have constructive criticism and specific complaints!

I have three things. Number one: The new pet display page (hotkey I).
Old display

New display
Okay besides the fact that it looks totally janky, there is no way you can convince me that having to click over to view the derby talents and then back to the 'regular' talents is more functional. I mean, why did they even mess with it in the first place? I can see no good here. So... I'd like the old one back please!

Number two: The Wyvern's Hoard Pack.
The one and only pack I have bought

Okay so when the Dragon's Hoard came out a while back I busted almost 2,000 crowns (all I had) on them. I did not get what I was really after, which was that awesome sword, or anything else that I deemed either cool or useful. I watched my friends spend huge amounts of crowns trying to get the items they wanted. It made me really glad that I had a limited amount of crowns to spend. I think adding a feature like this into the game is not .... healthy. If any of you can remember WAY back to when there was the big backlash over wishing wells (Here's a TFN post talking a little bit about it) well I was painfully reminded of that when DH packs came out. The only difference is the fixed price and the way they package it. Basically it's gambling. It's like buying a lottery ticket. You know there is a jackpot, but will the odds turn in your favor? Eventually you can continue buying lottery tickets and then you'll have more and more chances of getting the jackpot. You aren't guaranteed anything but spending money. Who's the one winning? KI! Right. They want to make money, that's reasonable, they are a company and it's part of how you keep the game running. But there are alternatives. What they could do is have a DH or WH pack and then offer select items from the pack in the crowns shop so someone who just wanted that really cool sword, or bone dragon mount could get it. But of course at some expensive cost, so that the DH/WH packs would still be appealing. "Ooh I have a chance of getting something for only 399 crowns instead of 7,500! I guess I'll buy one!" But obviously they don't want to do that. They want to make as much money as possible with the DH/WH pack system. (I seriously hope they prove me wrong here.) Also did anyone else notice that they, just happened to not release it on the test realm, they saved that surprise for live? Are they so worried that they will get so much backlash that they won't even let people test this feature?
Well until something gives here there will be no more Wyvern's Hoard packs in Heatherville. Because as the old saying goes: "Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me."

Number three: No new houses.
This makes me sad mostly in combination with the other two things. "A janky pet display and a new gambling pack, and NO HOUSES! WHAAAAAA! D': " I know I wasn't the only one who thought that they were going to be coming out with this update. I would have liked to have had them with this as well because Wysteria is so short it would have been nice to have something else to do (but no, we got WH packs to spend time on instead. xD).

If you've gotten this far you're probably saying to yourself, "Well Heather what in the heckhound do you like?" I really do like Wysteria. I plan to hang out there a lot. :) And I also like that the teleporters are available to craft and to buy for crowns! I was very pleased with that decision. I like crafting so I can just craft them, but they are available to all people (not just GM artisans who have access to Celestia) to use them! Yay! Fun with teleporters for all!

Okay now I'm off to enjoy the new world of Wysteria. End rant.


  1. Totally agree with you on this.
    Don't know why they had to add the dumb packs, I read John Lifeglens post about them and immediately knew they were a waste of money. I can get 90% of the items from them by farming!

    Hope you have fun in Wisteria!
    *grumble* stupid crowns playing *grumble* don't have ANY crowns *grumble* XD

  2. A lot of the cool (but deadwood) stuff you can get in the packs, people are selling at the bazaar too! Including things like Aquariums and other crafted items.

    Aw. I hope you can get some crowns soon!



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