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had an update alert...now Everplay is putting ads in their games.

11-29-2012, 06:37 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,308
had an update alert...now Everplay is putting ads in their games.

First, they went Freemium. Does it stop? Oh no. I hope no one even thinks about buying their upcoming game which got a mention on the TA front page.

EVERY game they have released so far, possible exception being some cow-tossing game, has gone freemium; with Spellsword, items cost both coins and gems now, and the prices were raised; pinch peeps went freemium as well (then apparently went back to being a paid app), now adverts are in the update.

Everplay had a chance to be a respected ios developer. No more. Don't buy their games if you value digital rights, honest salesmanship, or the future of ios gaming.

Tell your friends not to buy or download their apps. Post on Facebook. Warn people on Twitter. It's the only way to get though to these knuckleheads that it will cost more money to completely rebrand themselves; that reputation is earned, and shouldn't be squandered; that revenue gained by forsaking a loyal customer base hurts more than it helps in the long run.

Everplay, I warned you before. Your name is MUD.

Last edited by Greyskull; 11-29-2012 at 07:44 PM.
11-29-2012, 07:24 PM
#2
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 67
Too bad. While I don't own any of their games, I was very interested in downloading Ace of Blades once released. However, I surely won't if I read that they have ads in it.

11-29-2012, 07:29 PM
#3
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 659
I always back up my apps directory before updating anything. Theres way too many of these bait and switch tactics going on nowadays.
11-29-2012, 07:43 PM
#4
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 5,016
I back things up, but I almost never update, unless I personally have an issue with the app. This happens all the time, and is frequently done with a shady "minor update" or "minor bug fixes" or some other indication that the update is no big deal, and then you update and see ads plastered all over the app. If it ain't broke, don't update.

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11-29-2012, 07:46 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Fort Lauderdale
Posts: 5,308
Quote:
Originally Posted by 99c_gamer View Post
I always back up my apps directory before updating anything. Theres way too many of these bait and switch tactics going on nowadays.
I know...but I've already had to add a Terrabyte drive; once you have a large collection it becomes impossible to keep track of everything. And I shouldn't NEED 500+ gigabytes to store my content +backups.
11-29-2012, 08:21 PM
#6
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Greenville, SC
Posts: 8,253
Yep, they began to lose my support with beginning with the way Terra Noctis was handled (even though I'm still confused with how all that went down). But then Spellsword going freemium started to hammer the nail in the coffin.

Now ads. Well, another dev to add to the "do not buy" list. Ashame. They really are talented devs.
11-29-2012, 09:14 PM
#7
Joined: May 2010
Posts: 9,567
Yup, damn shame...

I used to back up all my app files too, but like Greyskull said, all the space it eventually took up was ridiculous...
11-30-2012, 04:10 AM
#8
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 434
Hey guys,

We definitely had made some mistakes in the past with how we handled Spell Sword and Free2Die on transitioning into free 2 play, but never with the intention of doing any of our customers any wrong.

However, we want to make it aware that the ads in the paid games apply to those who downloaded the game for free, not for those who paid money for it.

If you have received ads in any of our games and paid for it, then there is a bug or a mistake and we will do our best to rectify it straight way.

Note for the Future: NO game from us that was PAID will turn Free2Play. We've heard you guys loud and clear.

Last edited by Everplay; 11-30-2012 at 04:18 AM.
11-30-2012, 07:51 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 67
Thanks for taking the time to respond. If that's the case then I'm looking forward to AoB.
11-30-2012, 01:46 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Everplay View Post
Note for the Future: NO game from us that was PAID will turn Free2Play. We've heard you guys loud and clear.
Hope that's the case. You guys make some good games (pre freemiumization)