Holy geebus you just opened up Pandora’s Box for me here…been trying to hold back most of my opinions on the matter because usually
- I post my opinion
- lots of people get really mad at me
- I go into hiding
But here goes.
Where do I begin.
Investment? LOL okay. If you mean, “I’m buying heroes to make me better in the game so that I can have more fun playing the game”… assuming you have enough additional income after paying for necessary expenditures and whatnot to be able to afford that investment? Go on with your bad self.
But ToS clearly states
Regardless of any other statement in these Terms, the Community Rules, or any Feature Terms that apply to features you may choose to use, you do not own any Account that you create on our Services, including in our games, and your Account is not your property. Likewise, you do not own any Virtual Items that you obtained through our Services, regardless of whether you “earned” those Virtual Items or “purchased” them. Your Account and any related Virtual Items are owned by Zynga. Zynga gives you a limited license and right to use your Account and the related Virtual Items while we offer the Services.
Really doesn’t get any clearer than that, honestly.
And yeah, I know, nobody reads all that crap anyway, they just check the box, then later complain that they’re gonna call their lawyer.
Well lemme save you some legal fees upfront by telling you
Very very sorry. It’s not that I don’t sympathize, but… seriously dude… might want to read the fine print before making thousands of dollars in purchases.
Sorry for the silly pics. I’m trying to post my opinions along with some harsh truths in a manner that might also make a few people chuckle. Perhaps at themselves for spending more than they should have. Or at others who spent more than they should have. Or just in general. Because… seriously. People need to stop taking this game so seriously. I know I’ve said it like a million times already, but for some reason it still doesn’t sink in… probably because most people never actually read my freaking posts (and I can’t really blame them, they’re mostly quite long and boring)… but SERIOUSLY people, IT’S A FREAKING GAME.
It’s not a stock portfolio. It’s not a higher education degree. It’s not even a certificate that makes you qualified to dip the potatoes into the deep fryer at your local McDonald’s restaurant. It’s… a… GAME.
Game could go away at any time. Summons could give you 1000 3* heroes in a row. Or it could give you 1000 5* heroes in a row, then nerf them all the next day.
Seriously, when I “whined” about my bad pulls, nobody felt sorry for me. And they shouldn’t have. They told me, “sorry dude, that’s just the way it is.” And they were right. That’s just the way it is. I decided that I didn’t like “the way it is,” so I stopped spending my money. A game is not a financial investment that one should expect to get a financial return on. It’s an investment of time, and sometimes money, the only return one should expect is fun.
Once I realized that I could have the same amount of fun playing the game at $0 a month as I could spending say $25 a month? I decided to keep the $25. If SG wants my $25 bad enough? They can go ahead and change stuffs around so that I actually feel like I’m getting $25 worth, instead of the typical “10 Dawas” crap that they usually give me. 10 Dawas isn’t worth $25 to me. And apparently my measly $25 isn’t worth it to them to rearrange their entire business model just to suit me.
Thus. New deal. I give SG $0. I get no new fancy heroes (or very very low chances of them, anyway). Shake hands, call it a day.
Meanwhile… someone else is raging because they spent a bunch of money and now they feel like they didn’t get a good ROI (Return On Investment)? Join the club, buddy.
LOL apparently it’s longer than a couple of years. Because every single time I even suggest putting old (and I mean old) heroes into TC20? The ones who bought and paid for them raise hell, as if I had just suggested taking food from their children’s mouths to feed the poor starving sewer rats.
random side rant below, ignore
I’m really trying to have sympathy for my fellow players here, even those who can afford to spend a lot more than I can… I feel their pain, I get it, you absolutely should be rewarded for spending tons of money… but damn. Why is it that whenever I’m down on my luck, people tell me “them’s the ropes”… suddenly the situation is reversed and “this is bullcrap, I deserve better treatment than this!”
Back to original topic…
Ah never mind. I’ve rambled on enough already.
Basically… “investing”? LOL. This is E&P, not E-Trade. Your “investments” here amount to less than the sum of diddly and squat. Consider every dollar that you spent on this game (and any other game for that matter), money spent and gone. The ROI that you’re looking for is entertainment value.
Think I’ve said more than enough.
Yo… production guy… that means cut the mic.
Cut the mic. /End thread. Finito.
dammit… yes, roll the ending… YES that one… good lord. As soon as I get enough money to replace you, I swear I