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Old 01-20-2012, 12:41 AM
Dense Dense is offline
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There is no requirement at all to use the IAP at all. The coins allow you to buy the rarer puzzle pieces. You will get them normally in a game but you obviously can't control the timing. A good player wouldn't need them as a solid strategy is a far better way to get a higher score.
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Old 01-20-2012, 01:43 AM
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There is no requirement at all to use the IAP at all. The coins allow you to buy the rarer puzzle pieces. You will get them normally in a game but you obviously can't control the timing. A good player wouldn't need them as a solid strategy is a far better way to get a higher score.
Lol, coward's way of getting highscores.

Btw is there an indicator for highscores that have been obtained by purchasing such items with coins?
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:13 AM
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Hi, I'm the game designer for Triple Town. Here's what I've observed so far about IAP and highscores. In general a more skilled player will always get a better scores than a less skilled player, even if someone buys every item in the store. Triple Town often seems like a simple game on the surface, but there is an immense amount of depth and strategy. I know a lot of folks that are still playing the game and getting better at it after a year...this is one of those evergreen games like Tetris or Drop7 that you can keep coming back to.

To make things even more fair, there are only a limited number of items in the store. Even if you were a millionaire, the best that would get you is the ability to play more often but you wouldn't be able to buy your way to a high score.

I see a lot of expert players who never purchase items. And I see players that do because they have a good game going and they want to extend it just a little further. Not because they need to, but because they enjoy the game. I think that's the best sort of IAP.

All the best!
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:54 AM
J.R. Jalapeno J.R. Jalapeno is offline
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What happens when all my turns are gone? Do you earn them by playing or will I have to buy the 6.99 iap???
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:43 AM
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What happens when all my turns are gone? Do you earn them by playing or will I have to buy the 6.99 iap???
I'm wondering this aswell.
Great game though!
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:23 AM
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What happens when all my turns are gone? Do you earn them by playing or will I have to buy the 6.99 iap???
You have 3 choices: 1.) Wait for more turns. It's not clear to me how long you have to wait and how many turns you get because I did not choose this option. 2.) Buy more turns with coins. For 950 coins, you get 200 more tuns. Probably not enough to complete a single game. 3.) Buy the unlimited pass, which is currently $6.99.

In my brief experience, I blew through the initial 2,000 turns in a couple of hours. I proceeded to buy more turns with coins, but it looks like I'm going to run out of coins some time soon. I have not purchased any other items in the store because I'm saving the coins for turns. However, the game is pretty awesome, so I'm thinking about buying the unlimited pass and then not having to worry about it anymore.
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:51 AM
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I have registered here just to say Thank You Danc. The game is really nice, hope my lil iap will support you to make another original game(s).
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:41 AM
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You have 3 choices: 1.) Wait for more turns. It's not clear to me how long you have to wait and how many turns you get because I did not choose this option. 2.) Buy more turns with coins. For 950 coins, you get 200 more tuns. Probably not enough to complete a single game. 3.) Buy the unlimited pass, which is currently $6.99.

In my brief experience, I blew through the initial 2,000 turns in a couple of hours. I proceeded to buy more turns with coins, but it looks like I'm going to run out of coins some time soon. I have not purchased any other items in the store because I'm saving the coins for turns. However, the game is pretty awesome, so I'm thinking about buying the unlimited pass and then not having to worry about it anymore.
The game is darn addictive, and although $6.99 does seem a pretty hefty fee, I too will probably take the plunge.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:07 PM
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You have 3 choices: 1.) Wait for more turns. It's not clear to me how long you have to wait and how many turns you get because I did not choose this option. 2.) Buy more turns with coins. For 950 coins, you get 200 more tuns. Probably not enough to complete a single game. 3.) Buy the unlimited pass, which is currently $6.99.

In my brief experience, I blew through the initial 2,000 turns in a couple of hours. I proceeded to buy more turns with coins, but it looks like I'm going to run out of coins some time soon. I have not purchased any other items in the store because I'm saving the coins for turns. However, the game is pretty awesome, so I'm thinking about buying the unlimited pass and then not having to worry about it anymore.
Yes...I'm quoting myself.

I wanted to clarify that you begin with 1,500 coins, not 2,000 as previously indicated. However, I have found a method to ensure that you do not need to wait or purchase the IAP, if you don't want to.
•••Spoiler:  If you delete and then reinstall the game, you will begin with 1,500 more coins. You have to do the short tutorial again, but you'll be able to continue playing. Since it's a high score game and the scores are saved on OpenFeint, there's no real penalty for deleting the game and starting over.
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Old 01-20-2012, 12:08 PM
J.R. Jalapeno J.R. Jalapeno is offline
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The game is darn addictive, and although $6.99 does seem a pretty hefty fee, I too will probably take the plunge.
I love it and have it for my kindle. It's incredibly addictive. I'll take the plunge too!
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