Is it Time to Give Up?
Is it Time to Give Up?
I have played this game daily for nearly 3 months. I am beginning to feel like it is time to Give Up. We have 6 Free rooms. The cost of everything is exorbitant.
I’m stuck in The New Mystery Manor for Android and iOS because I can’t open any rooms. Not that I would have keys to search them. I have reached Level 34. This means all rooms are now available for me to open except the Elevator.
I did a little calculating this morning and updated the Oceanic Room and Laboratory with how many diamonds you need to use to open these rooms. And how much money those Diamonds are to buy. I will not spend $50 to open the Laboratory! I will Give Up first.
I have quests to open Room 51 and the Sakura Room but they require charging an Artifact that there are no quests to obtain the collection items for. And when you could have earned them at 5 Mastery Stars those stars were taken away from you in Version 2.12.0.
The new Bedroom has items so small as to be indistinguishable as to what they are and I am zoomed in on a 12″ iPad. I can’t see to explore this room. I will have to give up on those searches until I can bomb or pointer my way through.
Guild Reward Expanded
The Guild Event lasts for 3 days with 1 reward at the end. These rewards are such a small number of items that I will not be using my valuable search energy. I will Give Up the Guild Events. Where are the diamonds or very hard to come by keys to search the rooms. Remember in the original Mystery Manor for the iPad how we could earn 100 keys for each of the basement rooms 3 times over the weekend? And we could purchase items for as little as 150 Guild Points.
The Guild Rewards had a scale of 40 and up. Here is what I noted about the rewards our guild had a low participation of 5 players this weekend and me made it to 200 Searches or 4 chests. Judging by the lack of decent rewards it seems like a waste of our Energy to do Guild events.
- 40 searches
- 25 Guild Points
- Inflatable Hammer
- 80 searches
- 40 Guild Points – 65 total for 2 chests
- Bomb for Match Three mini-game
- 2 Pointers
- 150 searches
- 100 Guild Points – 165 total for 3 chests
- 5 Diamonds
- Cup of Coffee
- Suction Cup Gun
- 200 Searches
- 50 Guild Points – so a total of 215 for the 4 chests.
- Toy Pistol
- Wooden Saber
- oh! and the 2 Pointers we received for doing 80 searches last weekend have disappeared.
And then you Step into the Guild Shop!
Let’s talk about needing to do Guild Events for 4 months at this level in order to buy a Hot Dog that restores 80 Energy for 4,000 Guild Points! Even if you get more chests for searching the increased reward is pitiful.
Compare that to the 300-500 Guild Points you could earn in 3 events in the Original Mystery Manor iPad and purchase that same Hot Dog that restore 80 energy for 150 Guild Points!
Do I need to say how I feel about this?
Outrageous Conduct By GI
I personally think the names for the new snatchins should be Grubby, Greedy, Thieving, Stingy, Deceptive and Cheating.
The Mastery Star calculations were changed to make you move up stars faster according to GI. However all of my over 5 star rooms dropped to 4 and 20 searches moved me up 3% instead of 20% like it was. Plus, the move you up faster is the 2 searches to complete 1 Mastery Star and 3 or 4 to complete 2 Mastery Stars. My 1 star rooms that take keys all jumped to 3 stars. So, from 10 keys per search to 30.
I know they will tell you that is because the game is being actively developed but they need to tell us exactly how many points it takes to go up 1% in the game, or each star level. Oddly at the same time they made it impossible to earn as many points per search.
When you look at the reviews on the App Store GI is responding with statements like:
- Thanks for the feedback! It will be taken minor account. You can play the game without spending money. This is a game of patience and long-term play.
- Thanks a lot for your feedback! The game is being actively develop now, so there will be added a plenty of features and changes. Stay tuned for updates!
- Dear player, than you for the feedback. In future updates we are going to add a lot of opportunities to get free energy in the game. Do not forget, that the game is being actively developed at the moment and it is not the final version.
- This was on June 15. How many players are getting free energy? Do you get the video offers?
- Regarding the original Mystery Manor: Right now we’re not planning to update Mystery Manor, but we will provide technical support for the game and will continue launching special event and competitions.
- Anyone see an event? I asked for the Back to School Event but no go.
Yes, this post is a huge rant. I’m angry. I was so angry when the Guild Event ended last night and the reward was so pitiful I sent a very nasty message to GI. Plus, that small compensation they gave us Friday included the missing Guild Reward from the Bedroom search last weekend. Where are the Guild Points? None! And EVERY player got the same reward no matter their level or participation. This means players under level 10 that haven’t been automatically assigned a guild yet.
I’ve asked for a list of what you get in each chest. Oh, they wouldn’t want us to know that! Even playing you can only see 3 Guild Chests on the board at a time. We would all Give Up trying if we knew it would be so bad.
So now that you all have just heard my rant about how awful I feel about the new game and the old here’s my plan. I am not actively playing the Original Mystery Manor. I will keep it up so I can see events, etc.
I am going to use my energy every day in the new game and have an honest talk with my GI contact when he returns from vacation in 2 weeks.
We will change the Super Sleuths Membership to be on a monthly basis only. I’m not going to close the web page at this time. However, when it’s time to pay all my renewal fees I will take a serious look at what to do.
I feel the players still need this page for some things and I’m not going to just quit on you on the page. Help each other out and answer questions. I’ll put information up as I obtain it. But I’ve got to put my energy into something more positive in my life.