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Hello Again, My Friends (Love You Guys)

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Shipwrecksos, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. Shipwrecksos

    Shipwrecksos Bronze

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    Sooo, just before I was about to uninstall this game (AFTER making the heart-to-heart post below about my frustrations with the game's design in general). I ended up blowing all my crystals on one last-ditch effort draw weekend..., and got 2 legends. (seriously....<_< it's like the game was taunting me for making this thread) So, I then thought to myself, what the hell, I'll see this game through one more PVP season, just for kicks. I then proceeded to get all the way to the Galaxy League for the very first time ever (since I created my account years ago). I just don't even....

    *sigh*

    I dunno man, my feelings for this game are so twisted. It's like a drug that has the POTENTIAL to make you feel on cloud nine, but just as easily can sour your day, making you feel completely wasted. You could blow an entire paycheck on the game one weekend and have nothing to show for it, but then get one of the most powerful characters in the entire game the next weekend from some premium ticket that "Selena" happened to give you the night before at random. RNG is RNG (and all my points about those frustrations still stand).

    I still ended up taking a break from the game (even with my random victory luck), because I simply needed it at the time. But, I think I'm willing to give the game another shot. BB is hit and miss when it comes to "balance" and feature improvements, but I actually think their heart is in the right place (FAR moreso than many of the other greedy-ass, shady developers you commonly see in the mobile gaming market). It helps that the publisher's "official forums" are staffed with some pretty good people as well, that genuinely listen to customer feedback.

    As I said before, I still have high hopes for this game (especially as long as its core community sticks around). We'll see what crazy strokes of luck (if any) are to be had in the upcoming months :D Hopefully the RNG gods will shine their lucky blessing on ya'll as well!

    [ORIGINAL POST]
    In the last year, this community has seen even some of it's most dedicated players depart from the game (Razura and Drakon, for instance). I'm not gonna lie, this game has been an addictively fun game for me for YEARS, and it's had one of the best communities I've seen in ANY game. If it weren't for the help of the community, I wouldn't have made it as long as I did.

    I know people have many reasons for loving or hating this game. A wise man once said "There is no new thing under the Sun" and that definitely applies to this game. The "problems" people point out have been around for ages. This game has ALWAYS had "broken characters" and constant balancing needs (if you think Miri was bad, you never went up against William back in his glory days). The character names change, but the core problems remain the same.

    But, I think my biggest reason for giving up on this game is deeper than something BB can simply fix with a patch. This game is RNG HELL, and no amount of "balancing" is going to fix that. I realize that prety much every mobile game out there involves RNG of some sort, but this game takes it to the extreme. Blowing 3000+ crystals only got get dupes of old legends. Blowing 2000+ Dimension Stones to re-roll a spirit stone slot color to the color your want. Watching your gold gush down the drain as you try to power-up that Unique Spirit Stone from +14 to +15 for the 30th time in a row. These rage-inducing, RNG fails can drive a man insane, ESPECIALLY if you've been throwing real money at the game, and patiently saving up resources for weeks (or even months). It makes you feel like the guy who's been going to Vegas for years on end and throwing away his life savings with nothing to show for it.

    Mind you, these are CORE FUNCTIONS that the game is built on, and they're not going away. It's what BB relies on to make their money, and as much as I LOVE the artwork, community, and gameplay premise of Soccer Spirits, I can't handle this amount of raw luck involved anymore. Perhaps I need to move away from mobile gaming altogether. I'll always love this community, and I'm not going to be one of those guys that "deletes his account" and swears off this game for eternity. I believe miracles do happen for some games (only time will tell for this game).

    I wish you all the best. Thank you for being one of the best damn communities I've ever seen for a game! Goodbye, my friends!!!
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2018 at 8:33 PM
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  2. PaxMilitae

    PaxMilitae This world needs more Noa

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    Well, one's gotta do what's best for achieving peace of mind. If you're not having fun, then you should definitely stop here.

    I do want to say, though, that there's more to a game than the game itself. In this particular case, as even you mentioned, we have a lot of good people in here, a community full of people who are passionate for the game and its characters, which leads to a lot of good stuff, like fanarts, fanfics, databases or just fun-filled conversations about the lore, the struggles or the memes.

    Take your time, go for it. I can't speak for everyone, but I'm sure many will still be around. Come back when you're feeling better and take your time, because, first and foremost, this is a game of patience. I'm sure you'll eventually find fun again in doing this, even if by doing weird formations that are far from being strong, but will be great for giving you a few laughs. Testing new stuff and doing dumb compositions is what guides me in this game and what kept me playing it until now. lnoak

    See you soon! lbye
     
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  3. AquaXxX

    AquaXxX For Kiki's Sake!

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    /cry/

    I don't know who and what you are, Ship.
    But i pray for your peaceful life out there, Cheers
     
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  4. Nawzu

    Nawzu Bora Husbando Staff Member

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    CoD 55 CoT 44
    I'll miss you, sed deys
     
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  5. Freemium

    Freemium

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    Have to admit I’ve largely moved to posting on the Reddit, but sorry to see you go.

    I do have to point out, though, that each of the things you’re being worn down on has an actual in-game counter.
    D-stones can be used to block out duplicate legends.
    LUQs make it less important to reroll stone slots, since you can add the ability you need to the stone(s) you have.
    6* Neris exist for guaranteed +15 power-ups.

    The inherent problem is that it always feels better to chase RNGesus than to commit to the steady growth. I’d never have to worry about drawing dupe legends, if I spent all my D-Stones locking out legends I have...but I’d also have way fewer legends at this point, since I’ve bought more legends than I’ve drawn. Likewise, I sell my Neri’s in the hopes I’ll get lucky going from +13 to +15, even if it usually doesn’t work out that way. (I’m not even going to think about how much gold I’ve wasted on scout refreshes.)

    About the only piece of my own advice that I’ve followed is LUQs, but we’ll see if I can stick to it if my reroll Tickets on Presty don’t give me a light slot when I finally get enough DM to make her a HoER (pun semi-intended, since I hate how that combo is the ideal for every non-CR GK).


    The only thing I can say is that, if you think you’re spending too much on the game, then you absolutely are. (I haven’t bought anything since the anniversary ticket, if memory serves.) Part of playing a game like this is being able to walk the line between wanting to support the developer, but not chasing the whales. If that means taking a break every once in awhile, then I wish you luck.
     
  6. Shipwrecksos

    Shipwrecksos Bronze

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    Well, with the good advice I got from you guys, I think I'm gonna give this game another shot! I mentioned before that I wasn't going to be one of those guys that deletes his account and swears off the game for life (and I mean't it).

    Let's see what the future holds!
     
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  7. PaxMilitae

    PaxMilitae This world needs more Noa

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    Happy to see you back! Hope the game gives you a juicy gift soon enough :)
     

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