Hate SG and their practices? Hate that they sucker you into spending your cash for a hero that they later nerf? Tired of paying $$$ for armies of Dawas and Renfelds? Wish you could get your money back? Well, tough […], you’re not getting back a single red cent.
If you can’t beat them, join them. Buy Zynga stock. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s not about punishing SG, it’s about rewarding yourself. You spend hundreds or thousands of dollars (Euros, Rubles, Pesos etc.), and you are nobody to them…you are a number in their financial reports. You spend the same amount on their stock, and now you are a shareholder. Those “top dogs” who spent thousands of dollars to build perfect lineups, have multiples of every HOTM, just so they can fight each other on the game? Now they are paying you.
And the best part? You are in the game. You have insider trading info. New HOTM sucks and you don’t think people will pull for them? Short sell. New hero is awesome and people will spend like crazy to get them? Buy. If memory serves, E&P is second highest earning game Zynga owns. And you know the game makes bank, you’ve experienced it first hand. They are in the market where bait and switch is legal because you clicked “I agree to Terms and Conditions” checkbox, and guess what…so did everyone else. You think this is the last time they unroll a hot moneymaker and cashed in on the pulling frenzy? You think they will stop after this? Or do you think they are money hungry hustling machine who tricks people out of their money? Put your $$$ where your mouth is.
Granted, I’m not going to put my life savings into Zynga stock, who knows what’ll happen to them. But I’ll invest enough to where if they start losing money, at least I will have something to console myself with…the fact that their greed got the best of them. It’s that green DoT they are scared of.