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Perspective on Greed

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  • May 23, 2013 (52 months ago)
So let me start off by stating that I know I will not be making many friends with this guide. I know my views are not the views of the majority and I know this isnít a guide so-to-speak, more of an opinionated article. All that being said, this is such a mind boggling common theme amongst the community surrounding mobile games that I thought Iíd chime in with my two cents.

What Iím referring to is the forum posters, facebookers and hell, users on this site talking about how greedy Supercell is due to their premium offerings in the game. Some people pose these opinions as obvious conclusions and others try to incite some sort of emotion from other users. I read them and shake my head and wonder if any of these people have stopped to think beyond their desires to quickly progress through a video game.

Clash of Clans will let you accomplish every single thing in the game (save the building of a few decorations) for absolutely no cost. No cost. Thatís right, they let you experience everything they have to offer, for no cost at all. How many other mobile games can say the same? Other mobile games offer premium armor sets, guns, dragons and other things that are only available with the purchase of in game currency. Most mobile games try to ďgateĒ content by making you pay money to play more often or not allowing you that crucial item to progress without the purchase of in-game currency. Clash of Clans gates your time but not any of your content. While thatís not utterly unique in mobile games, itís seldom seen in successful games. Clash of Clans, in regards to itís competitors, is actually astonishingly less greedy.

So what would other companies do to monetize (make money off of) Clash of Clans? Just off the top of my head, XBows, Heroes, Unit Upgrades could only be purchased with Gems. You could buy ďwall packsĒ that would allow you to have 25 more walls for x dollars. You could pay for Ďboostersí that allow you to loot higher amounts of resources from enemies. My profession is programming, not video game marketing but even I could see much more effective ways to make money in Clash of Clans. So why donít they do it (because I can assure you it would be more profitable)? Because Supercell would rather gate your time and not your content. They are considerably less ďgreedyĒ than most mobile game companies out there and they actually care about these things that a lot of users feel they are intolerant about.

That perspective of the doom-and-gloom naysayer, is interesting to me because everytime I hear it from someone they are self-vindicating as to how they would never purchase gems. That seems astonishingly greedy to me and I feel like Iím taking crazy pills that nobody else points that out. So let me get this straight... they put out a totally free game and donít require anyone to pay any money to experience any content in the game, yet, those developers are greedy. To further define the situation, a user swears they would never buy gems but feels that Supercell should change their game to meet with that userís self-imposed requirements. So, that person got the game for free, will never, ever give that game developer any money and says that the game developer needs to change things to make it better for that user? How does that not scream greed? Giving nothing and wanting something, not only wanting something but rallying others to want something too. Interesting... (I say as I write down notes on my notepad).

As Iíve mentioned, Supercell gates your time. You can enjoy the entire game with one builder hut and gain your resources in whatever way you seem fit. If you paid for gems you are just speeding up the time in which it would take you to upgrade your buildings and/or gain resources. If you feel that you canít get to a higher town hall level due not spending enough gems then buy a shield and save up. You donít even need to purchase a shield with money, get to 1250 trophies and use those achievement gems to buy your shield. What Iím trying to illuminate is that lacking gems doesnít remove your ability to see new content in Clash of Clans it just makes it easier or speeds up when you see that content.

Furthermore, buying gems is an option, not a requirement. Why are you getting frustrated by this? You got the game for free, how can you dictate them not making at least some money and staying in business? Have you ever yelled at your local store for offering a product that you werenít going to purchase? Probably not (well, I guess if you did that would explain a lot).

So changing tact a little bit... Who buys gems? I do. I donít do it because I want to be better then the next guy in my guild (Iím the only guy in my guild), I do it because I know how good of a company Supercell is. Itís one of the best games (topping the charts usually) because itís a very good game and not because of itís clever paywalls. The game is considerably better than a lot of itís competition and it does so while integrating small bits of humor into its art. I dig that and I dig the monthly updates. So on patch day I buy $20 bucks worth of gems to support the game that Iíve been playing for the last year. I feel that the updates they make are things that Iíd like to experience as a player and thats why, whenever patch day comes around, I pay to support the game and to support this site (as I lumber over the new data). The last thing I see in this omission is guilt. I like supporting my games with my money and I hope that more people do the same.

-Neggs
    Posted 21 months ago

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    Posted 35 months ago

    MarioKartEpicness

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    Thats what i kinda like about this game. the fact that you can eventually reach anything with patience. nothing is premium, nothing is locked content to people who don't play, keep on clearing those trees and bushes, and eventually you can get what those who spend thousands on the game have. Sure it may be slower, sure it may be tiring, but you know for a fact that you'll one day be able to look at your maxed base without spending a dime. clash on guys. -MKE
    Posted 39 months ago

    Kurupt

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    I totally agree with you. For those of you who believe that you have to pay real money to advance, I am maxed out TH 8 and have not spent a dime on this game. Yes it takes longer to upgrade, but I still get to keep my hard earned cash! Just by cleaning up the trees and rocks from my area and completing achievements, I have earned enough gems to buy 3 of the 5 builders. I am currently saving up for my 4th one. Great article neggs...Clash on!!
    Posted 39 months ago

    N8_Messer

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    VERY WELL SAID..."LARO-LARO LANG..." IT'S 100% FREE, JUST ENJOY THE GAME :)
    Posted 42 months ago

    epikness

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    I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU.PRETTY MUCH EVERY MOBILE GAME I PLAY NEEDS YOU TO PAY FOR PREMIUM CONTENT OR OTHERS WITH IT WOULD KILL U
    BUT LIKE PERCY SAID I CANT USE UP MY ALLOWANCE
    Posted 42 months ago

    PercyJacksonFan

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    King soline seriously? THIS IS NOT A RELIGIOUS SITE
    Posted 42 months ago

    PercyJacksonFan

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    This was a great article! Imagine, if supercell wasnt payed, then how much they would lose? I mean, they have to pay
    Elictricity bills in their office
    Workers
    App store and google play
    (This is not compulsory for them but they do it and its not bad) other games to advertise them (for eg, in a game I play and like (im not mentioning it), if you watch a clash of clans ad you get 2 rings (witch is like gems over there.).

    I really like your idea of paying them every season and I wish I could do the same but I cant use up all my allowance lol
    Posted 43 months ago

    Reefus

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    I agree with a lot of what you wrote about the disgusting entitlement that many players show while playing the game. The game would not exist without a paying player segment, and the expectations of some players is totally ridiculous. I personally do not begrudge them for their success. I've dropped $20 for my fifth builder myself, because I believe it's a quality game that more than rewards me for my investment with hours of fun and socialization.

    That doesn't mean that Supercell isn't greedy. Of course they are. They are a for profit company. They are definitely concerned with their bottom line because that will determine how much they make should they go public, or want to be acquired by some larger company or corporation. I guess the question should be are they being TOO greedy. And I'm honestly not sure.

    I agree with you that Supercell could monetize more aspects of the game if they chose to do so. What I do not necessarily agree with is the position that this is some form of altruism on Supercell's part. Could they charge money for additional walls? Of course. Do they forego this additional revenue because they are our friends? I doubt it. I'm sure there business model is based on a wide variety of factors. Perhaps they are operating under the assumption that they can maintain a larger paying group of customers if they were more selective on what they charge for. There is a delicate balance in freemium games. The developers want to make money sure, but they realize to do so they must maintain a much larger group of well... freeloaders to populate the game. Without enough users, paying customers would grow bored and play elsewhere. I guess I'm saying that what Supercell's model is not one of kindness, it's the result of some pretty complicated analysis. And it's paying off, they're making 65 million dollars a week on this app at last estimate.

    What bothers me, and others I'm sure, is the changes they make to the game under the auspices of making it more balanced. The example that immediately comes to mind is changing looting rules a few updates back to increase the 200k cap on storages depending on townhall level. The official company line was that this would make it easier for players to save for high end upgrades to their bases. This has simply not been the result, at least for those of us that didn't rush to town hall 10 with town hall 6 defenses. Now players at town hall 8 and above saving for those high end wizard and archer towers can expect to lose 300k, 350, 400k, and more of each resource the moment they log off.

    Sure, you can muscle through and make up those losses with even more raids. Yes you are still not obliged to buy extra resources or a shield. But it definitely feels like Supercell is pressuring players to do exactly that. Of course it's entirely up to the game company to decide on the rules for their game. But it doesn't seem fair to make such a drastic change in the game mechanics, particularly for players just reaching those expensive upgrades. And it's particularly insulting for the company to tell us they are doing it to make reaching in game goals EASIER. It's very hard not to see the financial incentive for Supercell in making a change like this.

    In short, I have no problem with Supercell making money, or in having rules that facilitate that goal. What I do object to is Supercell changing their own rules to make even more money. I guess I agree with many of your points, but find flaw in your ultimate conclusion--that Supercell is not greedy. I just don't agree.


    Posted 43 months ago

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    I enjoyed reading this little "rant"...neggs, you wrote a well thought out little piece here and for that I had to register to comment. Although, with enough patience (and ridiculous amounts of play time), does a player truly need to buy gems to get to the champions league? I mean if you are a good player, and keep playing...and keep playing...and keep playing...and, well you get the idea. I do agree with the $20 on update day. I think I may have to start doing that as well. Keep up the good work, and clash on sir! (or madame?)
    Posted 46 months ago

    ironclaw

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    Clubveg, they make ONE million a day. Not 100 million a day.
    Posted 47 months ago

    Lir

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    Thanks for the article. Well said and analyzed. I find pathetic all of the butt-hurt nerd raging over something you don't even need to enjoy the game (unless you just *have* to have a bigger e-peen).
    Posted 48 months ago

    Sir_Ghghp

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    Nicely said. I agree, this is another imbalance of supply-demand all over again.
    Posted 49 months ago

    Clubveg

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    How about this for perspective on greed:
    Supercell makes over $100 MILLION EACH DAY in revenue from Clash Of Clans.
    I rest my case.
    Posted 50 months ago

    jampops_99

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    Thanks for writing about your perspective on this, I completely agree. I like that comparison about yelling at a local shop, and as a final note thank you for making this website!
    Posted 50 months ago

    IAmRedX

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    Really appreciate that someone finally points out in a clear, blunt, and somewhat humourous manner that SuperCell is not very greedy at all. Being well versed in the Business fields, the way Supercell allows players to "speed up time" by buying gems is genius way to earn money. As the game graphics, back-story and game-play are all pretty decent, players are naturally attracted to the game. Supercell feeds off of impatient people who want to keep up with the Jones' by offering them a way to progress faster in game (using gems). Lots of people who play games are somewhat impatient (admit it, you've gotten irritated when your game lags, I know *I* get mad) and so will buy gems. Like Neggs said, there isn't a need to use gems except for your first and second builder in which the tutorial makes you buy.
    Posted 50 months ago

    Dan e boy

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    And to that NUT JOB king solice who says this is a guide, not a review and then goes on some Muslim religious rant. I HATE people that force their religion in other people's faces or on them. Do you think God or Allah needs you to do it??? Wackos like you are why there is terrorism and the world is such a fucked up place these days. If were up to me we'd kill every last one of you cocksucking cowards and let your bullshit God sort you out!
    Posted 50 months ago

    Dan e boy

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    I mostly agree with you neggs. When I downloaded this game I spent 30 bucks buying my builders huts and I feel it was money well spent. Because of that I have progressed at a good pace through the game and have bad alot of fun doing it. I want to support supercell but I will never spend hundreds of dollars on it. To the people who compare this to Xbox or play station you can't really compare. I have no doubt that supercell have staff to pay and I want them paid but supercell doesn't have the expence of manufacturing game consoles, the game themselves and distribution which would be a HUGE expense. With most of those games it's a one time cost and I see buying my builders huts as my one time cost but after reading your article I'm feeling a little more inclined to treat myself to some gems. At the end of the day I love this game and I want supercell to stay in business.
    Posted 50 months ago

    CoCaddict

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    good "guide" :) i think the same, although i do get annoyed with the incredibly slow town hall upgrades
    Posted 50 months ago

    Clubveg

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    Can someone please answer this questions:
    1- Why are Gems there in the first place?
    Posted 50 months ago

    SkW3rL

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    Just remember how much you pay for Xbox, PS or PC games. I pay to support the company. I dont pay much, but in my mind, if I can justify 60 or 70 dollars on a xbox game, then i can spend 20 bucks on update day. The coders are hard at work trying to continue the game and make it more interesting. They should be paid. As an adult, you are paid at your job by your company, who is paid by its clients. You are the client, if you can, support the company here and there, especially if its a good company.
    Posted 51 months ago

    bricksaver

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    I know... it really annoys me when people say that supercell is trying to sap us of our money Since those people can't spend any money themselves, they go about saying how grand they are because they don't spend on the game. Well, the game is free, and that in itself is something to really appreciate.
    Posted 51 months ago

    JackyD.

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    Amen neggs.
    Posted 51 months ago

    Roblee

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    I think your view is a good one, there are plenty of ways supercell could extract vast amounts of cash from us if they wanted too, I don't begrudge them the odd £7.99 here and there. At the end of the day, the game is free, they can't do this for nothing, wages need to be paid, taxes to pay, etc. I have met people from all over the world and made many good friends thanks to COC, not to mention the fun ive had, even my kids play! Some people should shut up or find a different game, how about a game of Conkers (google it), that's free, oh, hang on you may have to buy some string first, Doh!
    Posted 51 months ago

    King Solice

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    Dear Sad Brother Neggs,

    This is a guide not a review of the game. You are illiterate in spending money on something that is fake, not real and will have no benefit on your life. You are wasting money on every update to help the pigs who are eating everyones money. They produce no good updates for normal player, but they do make foul updates for idiots like Jorge Yao and others. DO NOT waste your time and money on this game, it will kill your soul. We are only here on this earth for a limited time. Time is a precious gift that has been given to us. USE IT WISELY. Believe in ONE GOD, and you will not be like the disbelievers on the Day Of Reckoning. I warn you know that Islam in the only true religion. This is my duty to which I have conveyed to the disbelievers the message of Islam. Worship the Creator, not the Creation.

    Please look into your life and its purpose, or you will weep and be horrified on the Day of Judgement.
    Posted 51 months ago

    Clubveg

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    The bottom line is, ONGOING "In App Purchase" to speed up progress is ugly and may come across as greedy, yes greedy. Greedy because it doesn't have a limit, and it lures you slowly into buying more and more just because you want to see what happens when you upgrade your Townhall to the next level or maybe finish that building that it's taking too long. Just saying!
    Posted 51 months ago

    Clubveg

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    ht now?
    Ok, just to be fair on the "In App purchase" fans and Supercell, how about this:
    $10.49 = 14000 Gems
    I will most definitely buy 3 lots of those to boost me up a bit and carry on with the game after that
    Posted 51 months ago

    Clubveg

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    and a leg for something that can be easily incorporated within the game. How many games out there that costs more than $100 including PS, XBOX and Nintendo.

    I personally spent $26.47 and I am no where near anything to sing
    Posted 51 months ago

    Clubveg

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    Why can't you see that endless real cash for resources is not the way to go about progressing in a game. There are hundreds of ways to limit maxing out prematurely besides charging an arm
    Posted 51 months ago

    BryanTheManiac

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    I completely agree with this. I've seen way more greedy companies that would trash this game in minutes.
    Posted 51 months ago

    Clubveg

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    Ok, how about this; keep the game free but allow an in app purchase of a Gems Related item and have a different scoring mechanism to obtain gems within the game, still make it hard to get but a little easier for the premium players. Surely, the need for the ongoing trading of real cash for gems seems a tad not nice.

    I'm not saying make it easy for everyone to obtain and max out within a month or so, but with a one off in app purchase of say $9.99 or whatever reasonable, you can buy a "Gems Generator" similar to the Elixir Collector and Gold Mines and incorporate that in the game play. I'm quite sure it can be done without affecting the game flow too much.
    Posted 52 months ago

    Chandlernick

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    Clubveg If they charged u for the game upfront then not as many people would get it. Think about it how many times have u not bought a game just because it was 99 cents. Also remember Supercell needs money too. Say the game was $1 and 100 people played it and there were no gems they would hav $100. If the game was free more people would get it so say now there r 500 players. If each of these players bought $5 in gems each the would have $2500. Also if there were no gems then the everyone would max out their bases and it would be no fun. Another thing since the hardcore players would have no advantage over the casual players so they could have the same amount of trophies and that's not fair to the hardcore players. Clubveg before you ask supercell to change the game think how it would affect other people
    Posted 52 months ago

    G0d

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    I would be more inclined to buy gems if they were used in "permanent" applications such as builder huts or decorations. Most gem buyers, including myself, buy gems to get the remaining builder huts, which continue paying for themselves as you play unlike the consumables such as buying time or resources.

    Supercell should focus on decorations and upgrades with permanent effects as the consumable products are only bought by a fringe group of competitive players. An upgrade that allows players to permanently boost their resource production should be implemented because people would probably want to buy this and all players would benefit from this because of the extra loot created.
    Posted 52 months ago

    Clubveg

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    I think what frustrates a lot of people including myself is the fact that there is no limit to what you need to spend to HELP progress QUICKER in the game. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for supporting the developers for their time and great work, but why not just charge for the game up front rather than offering In App Purchases which might come across as being greedy since that its bottomless.

    For example, I'm happy to pay $7.99 - $9.99 (which is probably a lot more than the average person spend on in app purchase IMO) but allow me to exchange my gold for gems if I want to buy that extra builder for a 1000gems. Is there anything wrong in that? I think the greed stems in people mind from the fact that you can purchase the Chest of Gems for $109.99 to get 14000 gems and go to town on upgrading, and then ..... Oh what the heck, why not? Another $109.99 coming up, that's a whooping $219.98 .... When does it stop??

    I know no one is forcing me to buy the Chest Of Gems but obviously it's there for a reason, so let the reason not be to make more money but to make more progress.

    Conclusion:

    Dear Supercell,

    Let me pay for the game upfront, I insist, please take this $9.99 x every download.
    Let me convert some of my gold for a bag of gems.
    Let me speed upgrading with extra gold, gems or use a second builder if I want.

    But please, please don't let me keep buying gems with my hard earned Cash.

    Yours Sincerely
    Posted 52 months ago

    Oli G

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    If only all the people commenting on the clash of clans facebook page could see this.Awesome article, very well written and very true!
    Posted 52 months ago

    Stickymcstickle

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    I appreciate you writing your opinion, and this is not a guide. People are so stupid sometimes.
    Posted 52 months ago

    PokeyzRule

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    I read the entire damn article...(wouldn't call it a guide or review :D) and you just took the words out of my mind and added a shit ton of detail :) Just imagine if this game was made by EA(im targeting ea for a reason xD) "Oh no! It seems like you have reached level 8 town hall! If you would like to continue on to level 9 town hall, please buy whatever vip thingy, and you wil be able to upgrade your town hall, as well as build 50 more walls! Only for $20!" NO.
    Posted 52 months ago

    PineappleBlast

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    I agree. The game is not rigged to make you buy gems. I know plenty of people who do rely on gems and have unlocked things much quicker than I have. I have found that these are the main complainers that supercell has rigged the game. (Irony and hypocrisy are two words that come to mind). They believe that they have no choice but to buy gems, because the game is impossible. However, supercell is not entirely innocent. They are a company, not a humanitarian group. They do want their players to buy gems. How else are they supposed to make money? Is this greedy? I don't see how it is greedier than any other type of company trying to sell their product. There is no reason to get mad at supercell when it is ENTIRELY up to the player to buy gems or not. Also, buying gems from time to time is not relying on gems. When you buy the 500 gem pack, you are not being a hypocrite. I am not accusing you of being hypocrites, I am accusing the people who have spent $500 on the game, and complaining that it is rigged of being hypocrites. If you rely on gems, I am not saying what you are doing is wrong, but saying that you have no choice but to buy gems is wrong.
    Posted 52 months ago

    o0oJAKEo0o

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    Perfectly said.
    Posted 52 months ago

    neggs

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    Workking69, I don't think I could discredit your opinion any more than you already have. Well played.

    DarkDracolth, any time you want to link anything on this site anywhere else, feel free. =)
    Posted 52 months ago

    Workking69

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    For one, your a idiot, for 2 I understand the company making money just as Xbox or play station, but I know ppl that have spent thousands of dollars on the game, ya the game is free but they are just too fucking greedy, I have bought some gems but just 4 time, which I know covers their cost anymore than that I'd say is greed
    Posted 52 months ago

    DarkDracolth

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    Cthwolf, seriously. Did you ever take business class? Did you ever analyze why Supercell does all this? Like Neggs said, they could charge us for all this shit! But they don't, because it alienates players who don't buy gems, and they are not that GREEDY, like you who wants all those things you get with gems for free, instant. You look to be a materialist till the day you die.
    Posted 52 months ago

    DarkDracolth

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    Should I post this on the Forums for you, neggs?
    People really need this view, like cthwolf. Blindsided and obviously dropped out of college psychology or business.
    Posted 52 months ago

    MathewMath

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    Nice article. Too bad some people are too much of a DICK to understand. *COUGH* Cthwolf *COUGH*. Just got Sweet Victory. Got a builders hut for FREE.
    Posted 52 months ago

    azyrien

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    As both a network programmer who has designed the systems that support games like CoC, and a game developer for the past 8 years - spot on 'editorial' neggs. Clash is one of the best designed games on the mobile market - from the core gameplay mechanic, the very look of the game, and even the monetization strategy used. I've worked for a mobile game company and I can say that the 'paywall' doesn't actually exist in Clash of Clans. The 'paywall' is a as you said; a gate on your time.

    Furthermore, for those interested in the game industry - games cost a LOT of money. And take a LOT of time to make. Call of Duty? 3 years with a 200 staff. Know what happens when a game fails? The company closes and they lay off the staff. Can you imagine that type of pressure and commitment just to do something you _love_ to do? So while you may consider the tactics cheap or the cost of optional gems too high... remember that game developers suffer a great deal just to put out games you love, and the competition is only getting worse with the advent of the iOS platform and the ease with which anyone can create content.

    Much like neggs, I've spent a small amount ($50 or so) on this game and I consider it an ample donation to a company I would like to see grow and create more interesting mobile content that I can experience in the future with the same enjoyment that I experience Clash of Clans.
    Posted 52 months ago

    Unl3

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    Too bad those flamers won't read your article :(
    Posted 52 months ago

    conqueringkings

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    I've got to say I like the idea of the $20 purchase on patch day. Personally I spend much more money a month on other things that I use far less, and get much less entertainment from.
    Posted 52 months ago

    Osiris

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    Its supposed to be a guide but I dont give a fuck, this makes perfect sense I respect your opinion about this.
    Posted 52 months ago

    its just a game

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    i just bought 1200 gems o.o
    Posted 52 months ago

    QuirkyRaptor

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    I love this. I myself do not spend gems on anything but builders once I have saved up for them. The part about people complaining that not buying gems will never get to the highest level is GOLD. There are many people who complain that without gems there is no way to get to the highest level. I find this absolutely true, but isn't this a good thing? If we could get to the highest level with not much effort, people would surely complain about the lack of material in the game. Because the mechanics, graphics and everything about the game are so GOOD, surely no one wants to complete it and have to quit because there is nothing to do.
    Posted 52 months ago

    Chandlernick

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    25/05/13
    You put into words what I've been thinking for so long. Supercell is not greedy. Also The part about yelling at a store for a product u don't buy was pretty funny :) Great Article!
    Posted 52 months ago

    neggs

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    25/05/13
    I don't think it's a guide nor a review. It's an opinionated article (as stated in the first paragraph). That being said, the judgement call on what content is shown and where is one of the few perks that the creation of this site has given me. =)
    Posted 52 months ago

    Azhantic

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    24/05/13
    Heard, heard my friend!

    I registered just so I could comment. If you haven't already, I suggest you post this on the forums. This is absolutely perfect and needs to be heard by the rest of the community.
    Posted 52 months ago

    Cthwolf

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    24/05/13
    U idiot this is a guide not a review on ur perspective in the game. Write a review. I'm happy with it. And I don't care about what u think. This Is a GUIDE
    Posted 52 months ago

    neggs

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    Flame on =)