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  • Fiona
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    Thank you for clarifying that, Spelling Bee !

  • Evanna
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    Spelling Bee
    That is actually what I meant but I wasn't able to express it properly. I did mean to say 'this is why people are miffed' but I also meant to say 'we are in this situation solely because Bongfish gave us so much' - that was in Bongfish's defense.
    Bongfish were initially incredibly generous and now that people get less, it feels unfair and like something was taken away even though we still get something that is good. Initially, we got a huge thing that we then grew used to. That doesn't mean that we get nothing now, we still get something! That something just feels less in comparison, but we only have that comparison situation because Bongfish gave us so much to begin with (and I realise that I keep phrasing it in a way that sounds negative but I mean it in a positive way, argh).
    With all those things Bongfish think in our favour / don't think of themselves. They only later on realise that they gave us more than is good for them. When they then adjust it, people get upset. Had they started small already, it wouldn't have come to that. So their kindness and generosity bit them in the butt, basically, and we get upset about something where on the one hand it makes sense to do so, on the other hand we shouldn't because we still get something.
    (Like the suicide rate after the great depression. It went up during the depression and then became even higher during the economic revival. Makes no sense, right? Except it does, sort of. People lose stuff, they feel s***. Then everything becomes better and all the papers and tv and everybody says 'look, so much better! Everything is booming! Wooo!' and people are like 'what are you talking about I'm still in the dumps, I don't own a mansion or a sports car, I'm not rich, oh no, my life sucks, everybody is doing so well and there's a boom but there is none in my life, oh no'. There is an upturn, but people make the mistake to look at the wrong starting point. Say they start at 50%. Then the depression pushes them to 10%. Then things become better. Problem is that people don't see that they are at 10% and have to rise from those 10% first to even get close to the 50% they had. They think 'but I was at 50%, why am I not at 80%?'. Well, because you started at 10%. Not 50%.)
    (It's not quite the same for Bongfish, just mentioning this because I thought of it just now. For us it's this: We started at 20%. Bongfish put us at 80%. Then they put us down to 50% and that's 30% less, right? Oh no~! But it also is 30% more than we had at the very beginning. I was/am disappointed by the prize and personally also loved receiving sheep, but I agree with you. Unfortunately, I fail badly at expressing this.)
    Last edited by Evanna; 09-08-2018, 08:58 AM.

  • Spelling Bee
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    skydiver118 There is also a Schoolhouse Smurfy Wonder on the Mountain, so the Smurfs do go to School in more than one area.

    Evanna I know you have strong feelings towards this, but I think you are being a little unfair. I also personally feel your car analogy is a bit of a false equivalency, how ever, let's go with that and look at it from another perspective.

    Someone walks up to you and says here, would you like to use my Porsche for free? You can use it to drive and enjoy even though you've given me nothing. You say yes, and take the Porsche. Later, the same person returns and says, I'm very sorry, but by providing you that Porsche to drive, I've come to find that I'll still be the one making the payments on it, covering the insurance, and proving you with the gas. Instead of letting you continue to use that Porsche, I've decided to trade it in for a Toyota. Now, I am still willing to take care of everything so that you can drive it and use it for free. Sadly, I just can't let you keep using this Porsche because if I do, I won't be able to keep up with my bills, and then they'll come to take the car away, and we'll both be left with nothing. See? Now, how can you fault the person who gave you something to use for free?

    If Bongfish could even remotely be viewed as negative for anything, it's for them being too generous in the first place, then trying to please everyone and still make sure they can continue updating the game that we all enjoy. Not to mention the fact that we haven't even confirmed if the Coin items are intentional, or an oversight/mistake.

    I'm not saying you aren't entitled to your opinions, and I encourage your feedback here (as well as Bongfish) towards features that are added (or removed). I just ask that you not be so quick to be pessimistic and look for the negative. Having dealt with the folks at Bongfish and Flashman personally, I can honestly say that they have given more heart and compassion towards the community and this game in the past two years, than Capcom/Beeline gave in the entire first 6 years of its existence.

  • Spelling Bee
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    happybird I'm waiting to speak with the Development Team for some clarifcation regarding the big rewards. As for the missing a day, you can either spend a 1 Smurfberry for each day that's missed to get caught up, or wait until the 1st of the next Month for the new Calendar to begin.

  • Spelling Bee
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    Fiona If you miss a day, you will still need to spend 1 Smurfberry per day to catch back up. If you choose not to spend any Smurfberries to get current, you must wait until the 1st day of the next Calendar month before you can begin collecting again.

  • skydiver118
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    Evanna I hear ya. and yeah, I do think there is some adjusting going on, Which is fine because, well they dont
    have to give us anything. Here players were, annoyed at all the sheep, and we get other things.....it is what it is.

  • Evanna
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    skydiver118
    True! But if it had been a really cool item, you would have a really cool item on your island now

    I think we are in this situation (with this, and are/were with the divers and other stuff) because of Bongfish's initial generosity. We get a lot at the beginning and then later they realise that it's more than they wanted to give us, then change it to give us less, and then people get upset because they have something taken away from them. It's like somebody giving you a Porsche. You love the Porsche, you get used to it, you use it every day. Suddenly they take it away from you. And give you a Toyota/Fiat/Ford/something-basic. Of course you're upset! Your Porsche is gone! And what you got instead is worth so much less and not nearly as cool and great. So that's how you feel. Bongfish would say 'but we still give you a car!' and they're right! We still would have a Toyota. Which is more than we had initially! But before the Toyota, we had a Porsche. And in comparison to that, it's bad.
    (No offense to any of the car brands mentioned! Their cars aren't bad at all! They are just a lot cheaper and way more common and basic than an expensive Porsche which is what I needed as example for this situation.)

  • skydiver118
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    I know since it's not available off line I really wish the late fee would go away, where you just miss the prizes for the days you don't, OR CAN'T play.

    I could get the late fee if it was off line accessible, but there are plenty of times and places where you just can't get online (traveling for example) and whole chunks of this country do not have wifi access everywhere.

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  • skydiver118
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    On the upside, I messed up and put it on my island because I forgot the school is on the mountain...so no big loss to delete it.

  • Evanna
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    Spelling Bee
    A super old coin book shelf is a huge step back from 40 SB sheep, so yeah... I wonder what will be in the other boxes. Maybe if it was a new item at least?
    True, there will always be complaints, but usually there is also always somebody who is happy. I haven't quite heard anybody praise the shelf 😉

  • happybird
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    Evanna, It sounds like answer to this (simple) question is Yes ... But, if the first prize each month is now going to be a crappy coin item, I guess it doesn't really matter, anyways.

    ETA: Unless the calendar is perpetual and it just keeps going and going ... which I think might be the case. That makes me nervous about 'big prize days' in general. Like, have the prizes already been chosen and set for the next several months? I find it doubtful that you could never update SV again and still get a new prizes every 'big prize' day. They must refresh the big prizes at each update ... which would bring us back to the original question, slightly modified: if you can no longer miss a day because the calendar is perpetual, will the prizes repeat until you update?
    Last edited by happybird; 09-07-2018, 04:42 AM.

  • Fiona
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    Well, I for one am glad about the new system. I really appreciate that there's no more hassle with checking Reporter's status before thinking about updating. And we get a reward every day (if we log in), regardless of when a new update comes out. For me this is a great plus, and I guess it takes a lot of pressure off Bongfish who now don't have to bring out a new update every 3-4 weeks just to keep Reporter going. Don't get me wrong, I look forward to new updates. But I personally wouldn't mind if you relaxed a bit and increased the time between them so we can enjoy each update a bit longer before the next one knocks on our door!
    Nevertheless I have a question. (Sorry if it's a silly one, but I can't seem to find the answer in what has already been said.)
    In the old system, if you missed a day or more, you had to pay 1 SB per day you missed just for the pleasure of continuing with the calendar and getting future rewards. However you could choose not to do so and just wait for the next update to start anew.
    And now? If you miss some days, do you still have to pay SBs to go on? I hope not, because you wouldn't really have a choice, would you? With the new ongoing calendar, there's no "reset button" when you can join in and get a fresh start. I really hope you just miss the rewards for the days you missed but can go on collecting as normal once you come back.
    Or does the calendar reset every new month?
    Last edited by Fiona; 09-07-2018, 04:03 AM.

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  • Silver
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    Evanna, what Spelling Bee is saying is that the prize is not dependent on game version anymore. After 1.67.0 onward, you will get the same prize (whether you update the game or not). So even if the game didn't receive any updates in 4 weeks, you can still claim the 4th week prize

    "Will the prizes be moved up sccordingly or will we miss the big prize when we download on an 8th after the 7th had a big prize?"
    In that scenario, it means that you already collect day 7 prize from the old version game. When you update the game on day 8, the calendar will also start from day 8.
    Last edited by Silver; 09-07-2018, 01:31 AM.

  • Spelling Bee
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    Evanna I get that, truly I do, but no matter what rewards are given out, there will still be complaints. Let's just wait and see what the Development Team says, because anything else is just speculation until we've confirmed it one way or the other.

  • Evanna
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    Spelling Bee
    It's true that it is free, but I think this is a 'one step backwards' situation again where we initially received more and then suddenly less and that's why people are unhappy. Yes, it still is something, but less than before, so it feels like something was taken from us even though we still receive something. I think that's the complaint.
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