Very Excellent Game Improvement Idea..... just read!!!
I have a really good idea for a suggestion and feedback........
LISTEN TO THE PLAYERS OF THIS GAME THAT ARE ON HERE ON THE FORUM!!!!!
What I mean it is very plain to see that players are complaining a lot about the same issues; you see (rather read it) over and over time and time again.
Players are requesting that you allow easier Preserve expansion of which you made it more difficult to expand your preserve by reducing the number of obtained when leveling and then increasing the amount required to expand a slot. Also some with some players it costs ten gold to purchase a expansion and then others it costs fifteen.
You add and add more habitats. These take up a lot of space. I am a level 50 and I don't even all the habitats completed. I have eleven that I still haven't done and redone my Preserve just now and it is almost full of habitats. We need more slots when you add a habitat!!!!
Players are different in contrast of game play. Some players receive three permits as where some they only receive one.
Also, some players are allowed three animals per expansion and others only two.
There is a lot of complaining on the forums and they are all the same. Listen to the complaints and make the forums a good place to express game play and discussion vice the complaints. Players are leaving as you can tell by what is being posted.
What you are not seeing is the players that are leaving because they do not participate in this forum.
I know you, Playdom, needs funding for game but you make it so hard for a player without expensive costs to expand your Preserve and purchasing gold with real money to play that people are reaching a point that they are frozen in game play they are leaving.
As for myself, I am moving on. I reviewed my gold requirements that it would take to purchase one of each of animals, plants, items then summed up all the gold for unlocking premium scenes, gold required for current habitat requirements, and the gold needed for expanding my Preserve by fifteen slots.
I would need a total of 1,147 gold bars to do this task.... REAL MONEY COSTS THAT RELATES TO $250.00 DOLLARS WITH 103 GOLD BARS LEFT OVER!!!!
(I posted a summary of this in the General Discussion with the breakdown to support that cost.
But really Playdom, listen to what people are saying on this forum.
If you did and reacted to some of the complaints your player retention rate would increase.
Reduce costs of gold requirements also and players would be willing to play. I am not willing to fork out $250.00 for a game.
I enjoy playing they game and would be willing to spend money in that amount though.
Listen to us and adjust the game and such as we suggest to a point to make the game enjoyable for play.
I so agree
I used to love this game - I have bought A LOT of gold to support Playdom in this game, Blackwood and Bell AND Gardens of Time. No more. This game is beyond frustrating now. I can't expand without buying gold, I can't finish the special game going on now because OMG you make it so difficult to have friends help you even. Really - do we have to have 15 nesting birds per level and 5 levels to complete the healing with ridiculous amounts of "helps" per level is just too much. I come to play and have fun, not to get frustrated because I either have to scrape the money together forgo 'rewards'.
I agree with the expansions of the habitats also. They take up TONS of room and then you limit us the number of animals we can have on top of that.
Just too frustrating