Yesterday there was an organized strike against the Fight Carnage feature . Over 2,500 players signed up but it wasn't reflected in the metrics. There were 142 more monthly players the day before the strike and 117 less daily players . Either most of those who signed up played anyway or there were more non-striking players who didn't played on the day of the strike but not the day before. Regardless of the reasons, the event page was probably good for those who wanted to vent about Fight Carnage. Maybe Zynga will look at the page and do something with the negative feedback. At one time fighters were a big part of the game but things may be different now. We have no idea what type of players are spending the most money but the features and events suggest that Zynga is catering to the serial leveling script users. As previously stated, history has shown us that boycotts often result in the opposite of what is desired. I suspect we will see even more Fight Carnage than what was intended. It is for a 'Limited Time' so it eventually has to end. As the numbers below demonstrate, Zynga doesn't have many players to work with.
There will be a Double Extortion Run for VIP subscribers today. The timing of this event suggests that Zynga is being strategic. Those who keep up with Extortion Run (ie, running a bot 24/7) should be close to fully mastering the 'Fear Meter' and would probably need to spend some reward points to get to Level 15. 2X Property Builds are just as good of a deal as far as skill points are concerned but the Double Extortion Run will yield more loot. I doubt there is anyone out there who will sign up for the VIP Membership Program just for some extra loot.
The 6th Family Feud is now available.This is a competitive fighting event that lasts for 7 days. Each contest is on a 24 hour timer. There are 90 families in each league and the top 30 will get a loot item. The top 3 families in each league will also get skill points. The loot rewards for each of the 7 days of this event can be found here.
Many players have reported a pretty nasty bug with the Los Angeles Ultimate Showdown. All you need to do to see what's happening is look at the image below. Regardless of account stats, all affected players show the same thing. 0/100 health, 999/999 Hex health and all 10 henchmen already acquired. Players who have this bug can't do anything about it and will need to wait for Zynga to fix it. Thanks to everyone who has posted on our fan page and to Jo Gilliam for looking into accounts and talking to players with this bug.
There has been an update to the Fight Carnage feature (lets just stop calling it an event). The first fight is now a 'Jab' and it only costs 5 stamina. After that everything is the same. The stamina costs are still based on a percentage of your stamina pool. They do go down when your stamina is close to being depleted but it's always been that way . This is an improvement because it will cut down on wasted stamina for fights lost. If you lose a fight it will only cost 5 stamina.
It's been over 2 months since we've had a Crafter's Choice event but fear not, another one is on the way. If Zynga must keep copying/pasting events, I'd rather see them every 2-3 month than every 2-3 weeks. I'm not dreading another Crafter's Choice because it's been a while. The consumable and loot rewards are shown below.
The 42nd generation of VIP loot is now dropping. Last month all 8 items were useless for me and I was glad I canceled my VIP subscription. This month 1 item adds +1 to my defense score but the real kicker is I only need 14 of them to max. The overall benefit I would have received is +14 on my defense score. I can just go buy a crate item with the reward points I earned from leveling to get the same a better benefit. +14 is so insignificant, I could just do nothing and would never notice. If Zynga was smart, they would make the stats of this loot much higher so that players would wish they were VIP subscribers instead of being happy they aren't! The 8 loot items are shown below.
The 32nd generation of Arena loot is now dropping in Shootout and Mob Fury Arenas. If you are a VIP subscriber or rank in the top 5,000 you will get 3 extra useless loot items! All 8 items are shown below.
The 50th Generation of Fight Loot is now available. It's the same story every time this loot is updated. It doesn't help anybody so we often ask why does Zynga bother? They went through the trouble of adding stars so they could use the same images for fight, arena, war and VIP loot but it doesn't make sense because just about ALL of it is useless. They would save more time and effort if they would just stop updating. If it doesn't help, we don't want to see it!