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(Slashdot)   Facebook's new games-developer program may have just smacked Zynga right in the face   (slashdot.org) divider line 29
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2013-07-30 02:03:10 PM
*yawn*
 
2013-07-30 02:06:47 PM
I really have a hard time understanding the business around Facebook games. It's like I'm missing some giant piece of the logic puzzle to figure out how any of this is supposed to last.
 
2013-07-30 02:08:04 PM
Zynga is an awful company with horrible leadership. I expect they will be gone in less than 4 years.
 
2013-07-30 02:12:31 PM
Has anyone tried any of their new hardcore mobile games? I've noticed that they have released an online RPG and shooter over the last few months, does anyone know if they are any good?
 
2013-07-30 02:15:22 PM

Obbi: I really have a hard time understanding the business around Facebook games. It's like I'm missing some giant piece of the logic puzzle to figure out how any of this is supposed to last.


Umm, they are Free to Play games, just like most mobile apps right now. You pay for the "extras". Its a very profitable business.
 
2013-07-30 02:20:22 PM
Meh, Clash of Heroes is finally on Android, so happy.

/already have it xbox, but wanted portable version
 
2013-07-30 02:24:01 PM

Obbi: I really have a hard time understanding the business around Facebook games. It's like I'm missing some giant piece of the logic puzzle to figure out how any of this is supposed to last.


Free to Play, Pay to Win games. People will pay for just one more turn.

I wrote that as one more tern. I need to go make a Bird-based game. BBL.
 
2013-07-30 02:28:56 PM

Summercat: Obbi: I really have a hard time understanding the business around Facebook games. It's like I'm missing some giant piece of the logic puzzle to figure out how any of this is supposed to last.

Free to Play, Pay to Win games. People will pay for just one more turn.

I wrote that as one more tern. I need to go make a Bird-based game. BBL.


Mobage also follows this shiat-tastic model.  No thanks.

Tried getting into War of Heroes.  Imagine chess, but where you're free to spend as much as you like to upgrade all of your pieces to queen.  Now, remove the strategy of chess, and base victory on who has the most powerful pieces.  Who wins?  The guy that spent the most farking money, every time.

Alliance battles are still fun, but the rest of the game is enough of an obvious cash grab to make one sick.

/Yes, I will crawl back to my ancient copy of Medieval Total War: II, TYVM
 
2013-07-30 02:29:47 PM
So should I sell my Zynga stock or ride out the storm?
 
2013-07-30 02:30:04 PM

born_yesterday: Summercat: Obbi: I really have a hard time understanding the business around Facebook games. It's like I'm missing some giant piece of the logic puzzle to figure out how any of this is supposed to last.

Free to Play, Pay to Win games. People will pay for just one more turn.

I wrote that as one more tern. I need to go make a Bird-based game. BBL.

Mobage also follows this shiat-tastic model.  No thanks.

Tried getting into War of Heroes.  Imagine chess, but where you're free to spend as much as you like to upgrade all of your pieces to queen.  Now, remove the strategy of chess, and base victory on who has the most powerful pieces.  Who wins?  The guy that spent the most farking money, every time.

Alliance battles are still fun, but the rest of the game is enough of an obvious cash grab to make one sick.

/Yes, I will crawl back to my ancient copy of Medieval Total War: II, TYVM


Actually, a better example would have been poker.  Except you pay to improve your hand, and there's no money in the pot.

/Aw, to hell with it.
 
2013-07-30 02:35:15 PM
flaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaasssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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slooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww
 
2013-07-30 02:35:31 PM
Free to Play can be done in a way that's not "Pay to Win".  See Team Fortress 2 for an example.
 
2013-07-30 02:38:22 PM
If anything popular comes out, Zynga will just copy it and add -ville to the end of its name, and then muscle their way to the top of that game type using their huge player base and in-game advertising.
 
2013-07-30 02:45:50 PM

Geotpf: Free to Play can be done in a way that's not "Pay to Win".  See Team Fortress 2 for an example.


Or Dota 2.
 
2013-07-30 02:48:37 PM
Oh look, another slashdice un-article that covers nothing of interest.
 
2013-07-30 02:54:41 PM
Zynga's issue is that they got too greedy. Had they been willing to post only, say, 25% of the spam on people's walls that they actually did, they could have had a nice little niche as "that company that makes games for Facebook". Instead, they became so insidious that game updates are now renowned as the scourge of Facebook.
 
2013-07-30 02:57:11 PM

born_yesterday: /Yes, I will crawl back to my ancient copy of Medieval Total War: II, TYVM


Total War: Rome II is out in a few months.

So, there's that, at least.
 
2013-07-30 03:43:12 PM

moistD: Meh, Clash of Heroes is finally on Android, so happy.

/already have it xbox, but wanted portable version


Have it on DS.  Addictive as hell.
 
2013-07-30 03:47:31 PM
Zynga has been dying for a long time. Its decision to not go for real money poker in the US was the final nail in its coffin. This is just the dirt being thrown on the grave.
 
2013-07-30 04:03:47 PM

MithrandirBooga: born_yesterday: /Yes, I will crawl back to my ancient copy of Medieval Total War: II, TYVM

Total War: Rome II is out in a few months.

So, there's that, at least.


Europa Universalis IV is coming out next month.
 
2013-07-30 05:21:12 PM

SkittlesAreYum: Geotpf: Free to Play can be done in a way that's not "Pay to Win".  See Team Fortress 2 for an example.

Or Dota 2.


Same company, so same formula.  Never played Dota 2; not my type of game.
 
2013-07-30 05:26:04 PM

Summercat: MithrandirBooga: born_yesterday: /Yes, I will crawl back to my ancient copy of Medieval Total War: II, TYVM

Total War: Rome II is out in a few months.

So, there's that, at least.

Europa Universalis IV is coming out next month.


I've never played that series.  I suppose I could look them up, but a brief synopsis of the gameplay and what you like about it would be appreciated.
 
2013-07-30 06:14:54 PM
fark Zynga. fark Farmville.

If you want to build a pretend farm take one of these

2.bp.blogspot.com

don't worry about in-game spending and leave the rest of us alone.
 
2013-07-30 06:24:55 PM
Zionist media company to be replaced with Zionist media company. Everybody wins!
 
2013-07-30 07:56:41 PM

Gordon Bennett: fark Zynga. fark Farmville.

If you want to build a pretend farm take one of these

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don't worry about in-game spending and leave the rest of us alone.


Harvest Moon 64 was the only really good one, along with Friends of Mineral Town. I'd go for the Rune Factory series. Rune Factory 3 in particular is the best of them, although a bit short storywise.
 
2013-07-31 12:52:58 AM

born_yesterday: Summercat: MithrandirBooga: born_yesterday: /Yes, I will crawl back to my ancient copy of Medieval Total War: II, TYVM

Total War: Rome II is out in a few months.

So, there's that, at least.

Europa Universalis IV is coming out next month.

I've never played that series.  I suppose I could look them up, but a brief synopsis of the gameplay and what you like about it would be appreciated.


Posting from my phone...

Take Total War, remove the tactical battles, and hugely develop the grand strategy layer. Full development, mechanics, details, complextivity hidden behind the menus...

There should be demos out there for 3, for Divine Wind. Or get them illicitly, Paradox doesnt really care too much. Youll end up buying them anyhow.
 
2013-07-31 12:58:37 AM
The new face of Zynga is very smackable, so this works out.
 
2013-07-31 01:02:35 AM

Summercat: born_yesterday: Summercat: MithrandirBooga: born_yesterday: /Yes, I will crawl back to my ancient copy of Medieval Total War: II, TYVM

Total War: Rome II is out in a few months.

So, there's that, at least.

Europa Universalis IV is coming out next month.

I've never played that series.  I suppose I could look them up, but a brief synopsis of the gameplay and what you like about it would be appreciated.

Posting from my phone...

Take Total War, remove the tactical battles, and hugely develop the grand strategy layer. Full development, mechanics, details, complextivity hidden behind the menus...

There should be demos out there for 3, for Divine Wind. Or get them illicitly, Paradox doesnt really care too much. Youll end up buying them anyhow.


Thank you, you're a true FARKer for replying on this.  Imma check this shiat out now.
 
2013-07-31 03:10:18 AM
Good. Fark Zynga. I hope they go down in flames.
 
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