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Rate us 5 stars on app store for updates to keep coming.

11-11-2010, 06:22 PM
#1
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Location: Atlanta GA
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Rate us 5 stars on app store for updates to keep coming.

Anyone else get kinda pissed off when dev's say that? Sure if it's a game that gives tons of content for each update, I'm good. But if a game needs bugfixes, why would anyone give that game 5 stars? Sounds like abusing the system imo.

Maybe reword it to "Rate us on App stores" Or something less 'commanding'.

This is apparent in most freemium titles these days. Gamevil also does this, but their games are usually fairly solid, so the scores are pretty accurate.

Ya. Something just doesn't feel right =/

What do you dev's think?
11-11-2010, 06:27 PM
#2
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I rated this thread 5 stars in hopes that people keep posting.

11-11-2010, 06:27 PM
#3
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I hate it when I get popups in PAID games like this. Stop it developers. We rate games when we think there good, not because we want you to have 5 star reviews on the app-store.

Sincerely,
Oliver Cooksey
11-11-2010, 06:28 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodapp View Post
I rated this thread 5 stars in hopes that people keep posting.
Same Here

Sincerely,
Oliver Cooksey
11-11-2010, 06:29 PM
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Yeah. That bugs me real bad, I wish Devs would stop with that. If I see that it actually decreases my chances of rating it at all.

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11-11-2010, 06:33 PM
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no, and anyone who does get mad at it takes things too seriously.

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11-11-2010, 06:33 PM
#7
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Location: Atlanta GA
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what's worse are the ones that give you incentive. ie: get some cash items if you rate us 5 stars or some nonsense.
11-11-2010, 06:37 PM
#8
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How do they know you rated them 5 stars. Manuall search?

Sincerely,
Oliver Cooksey
11-11-2010, 07:18 PM
#9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by olliewollie View Post
How do they know you rated them 5 stars. Manuall search?
no clue. Also don't know how some of those games know that you have other apps installed to get bonus stuff (install XXX app and get more gold!)
11-11-2010, 08:39 PM
#10
Joined: Apr 2010
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the thing that annoys me is that pretty much every game is doin this to me now. and even when i hit dont ask me again, i swear it comes up again later.