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    Imperial Russian Stout

    @FTB Team

    Mate, you don't have a list, because you have added nothing suggested by players in at least 4 years. That's about how long I’ve been playing and I know exactly what has changed since then outside of changing names for tournaments and seasons. I don't have to go through all the pages here to know that nothing comes from the community. Here it goes:

    • Removed the NBA players market. Goal: stop players from developing their own economy and getting uncontrolled by the FTB amounts of cash. Cash is not good, players with cash will never go to the store page. Core goal: push them to the store page
    • Added planets. Goal: standard tier stuff for the industry, while putting no creative work, tweak assets to add longevity. Hidden Goal: forced cash sink, tiered special players, microtransaction special offers at every planet, push them to the store page
    • Added sort of leaderboards: stale, you do nothing, just play the game non-stop or pay to go up the ladder. As standard for the industry, top places reserved for paying customers. Core goal: try to push them to the store page for ladder progress, purr to paying customers even more.
    • Added renewals: Forced extreme cash sink in a game where cash is scarce as it is. Immensely slow development of team and progress in the game. On last planet economy, just for the 10 players in the lineup, I have to come up with 300-400 million every 60 days. That's like 6 mil a day so I have to play on pretty much every energy recovery just for that. Nothing much is left for else. Earned days while playing help, but are few, you can save like 50, maybe 100 mil with some tactics, luck, coins and ads. I don't think it's actually mathematically possible to keep up a last planet roster of 20+ players just with earning mechanics without microtransactions. Hidden goal: Impossible to take a rest from the game or you won't be able to keep up with the renewals and lose your progress and you’ll go to another extreme cash sink. And a few more cash sink hidden goals await here and there. Core goal: push them on the verge of imposible to play without the store page.
    • Added VIP Subscription: The PR message was such a joke. We love our community so much and are so thankful to our lasting players and this is our gift to them. Gift: Pay 10$ a month and get pretty much nothing. Core Goal: pure cash grab for dummies

    Well, all your additions go to one place -  don't let people get cash, stale them. You’ve added nothing that is fun or helps progress. Microtransactions games usually tend to have some balance between fun and push them to the store page, but with you it's a bit extreme. You really seem to rely only on the fact that we are NBA fans and not game design.

    And you don't care at all about what the community says in this topic. I know you cant admit it cause its your job, but you’ve added nothing for 4 years, that speaks for itself and its enough evidence to close the case. When I thought about it like that I doubt anything here even goes to the developers. I might even be wasting time writing to some Zendesk bot that autoreplies. This topic is just a corporate tool to seem nice. And that's wrong of you, cause games really become much much better after player feedback and that helps the developer get more money too.



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    MIKE S

    Well said @Imperial Russian Stout! Nothing but greed is happening here and no care of the consumer’s input.

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    Roberto

    "The king is naked": the idiom is used when something is obviously fake or broken but no one says anything about it or worse stand around saying how wonderful it is.

     

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    FTB Team

    We're sorry to see you guys feel this way. We've added many suggestions into the game, however, some of them, after adding them in, proved to cause more issues in the game than expected. Therefore, we had to find a remedy to be able to maintain the game afloat and avoid any possible issues. We still have the list of the suggestions you are all providing and the development team will review them all for future versions.

    The FTB Team

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    MIKE S

    O wow! Now I know it’s greed! Usually FTB gives us a gift of something on Christmas time just for playing thier game. Nope not this year! But they did offer us a package deal to purchase. Anything for the green. How pathetic!

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    Roberto

    @MIKE S, 

    those "crumbles" would be satisfactory for you?

     

     

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    Poffa

    Nba license expired from today....Why dont you try to have/add euroleague players and teams ? 

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    YZERMN

    With all due respect Poffa, we play this game because of the NBA players. If Euro league happens.....I am out. My suggestion is get the damn license back

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    Imperial Russian Stout

    I quit this game around my last comment here, so Im actually glad that you lost the license, now there is a chance to get a decent developer for a new NBA game. Too bad for all the years people lost with this crap, just because it had a picture of Lebron. If I lived in the US I would probably get a lawsuit going against FTB for damages.

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    Roberto

    Suggestions, here, really?

    They proved to be very useful and appreciated, as everybody know, in the past.

    That's why I don't fit in, suggesting, anymore....

    Roberto

     

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    kmaxo

    Hola, después de los últimos acontecimientos con la licencia la verdad es que difícil poder jugar.
    No sé si será definitivo o no pero gracias a este juego me metí en el mundo del basket que para mí era desconocido.
    Cómo sugerencia....
    Es difícil saber a quién fichar cuando no tienes muchos conocimientos sobre jugadores aparte de las típicas estrellas.
    No sé si habréis pensado la posibilidad de volver a actualizar el rendimiento a 5 partidos o incluso 10 como antes para hacerlo un poco más fácil.
    También, solo quitar la última letra del nombre para una posible búsqueda porque hay jugadores que ni me imagino quienes son.
    Para aportar algo. Gracias

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    Thomas Imandt

    Hello FTB.

    I have a suggestion for WoF Players.

    Instead of given coins as price for the special tournaments, you could give contract days like you did during the allstar break.

    This would give every WoF manager a little bit more incentive to play these tournaments. 

    As i wrote in some posts earlier, coins are on the WoF planet, besides buying players, useless...

     

    Cheers

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    Poffa

    Hello,

    I’d like to suggest you an improvement on contract days.

    we can barely and hardly gain some conract days...and cannot gain or buy ‘em as cash or coins

    why dont you give us the chance to gain them watching videos or at least to buy days using cash or coins ?

    In fact, compared to real like, it’s pretty strange that with cash or coins I cannot renew a player already in my team, but I can buy a new player. For instance, with 350coins I can buy a legend as Steve Nash but cannot renew One of my player...so we are forced to change players in ours teams instead of improving Our players already in the roster...imho in real life teams work to build up a dinasty not just to swapping players on the market (and in the game you cannot survive swapping player because you cannot sell them but you can just fire them getting no money or coins for that)

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    FTB Team

    Thanks for the suggestion Poffa. It sounds pretty reasonable and I will check wy my workmates (game designers). I know this is one of the most difficult parts of their job (balance the economy and the resources of the game) but I know contracts could be a problem in the future for the users. It is interesting what you say about it is easier to sign new players (for coins) than to retain those you already have.

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    Poffa

    Hi,

    yes you can buy a new player and his 120 contract days with coins, but cannot retain one of yours.

    Hope you'll find a better solution. 

    Another suggestion would be about regular season :

    we now have  6 teams, 15 matches over 2 weeks (in the past it was the same but in a week)

    why don't you go back to a one week league or even better enlarge the league up to 10 (or8) teams ?

    on an 8 teams-league playing against each team twice (instead of 3 times) it would be 14 matches, or 18 matches on a 10 teams-league (more funny - imho- because you don't have to play always against the same 5 teams) 

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    Jov machelen

    1)

    Problem: the "fantasy" points system completely deprived the game any nba resemblance. The power up bonus used to count almost for nothing: now, the other way around, the performances and the level of the players are quite irrelevant: every time you finish a tournament, for example, because the player's value change so much, you have to be careful to check your roster and adjust, even ten times a day.....

    Solution: go back to the previous system of players’ value

     

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    Problem: the total value of the team is not the sum of my players as it was before (starters and benchers)…is it the average, now? This is also very confusing

    Solution: go back to the previous system to calculate the total value of the team

     

     

    Give us the fun back

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