Hacking the Game

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Asatru
6 February, 2016, 8:57 AM UTC
So yesterday this clown who was 12 levels above me raids me. Ok no problem I return the favor with a successful raid on his base. Overnight he raids me again and occupies my base. Well he's just begging for it now so I free up my base and go find his base to attack him and guess what .... he can't be attacked because the guy who has just spent the last 24 hours pulling my chain is now protected by Soldiers Inc. Clearly this guy FUC, hasn't been away for a significant period of time since YESTERDAY. So either he has hacked into the game or there is some other kind of shenanigans a foot.
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robert.sh
6 February, 2016, 10:43 AM UTC
Asatru said:

So yesterday this clown who was 12 levels above me raids me. Ok no problem I return the favor with a successful raid on his base. Overnight he raids me again and occupies my base. Well he's just begging for it now so I free up my base and go find his base to attack him and guess what .... he can't be attacked because the guy who has just spent the last 24 hours pulling my chain is now protected by Soldiers Inc. Clearly this guy FUC, hasn't been away for a significant period of time since YESTERDAY. So either he has hacked into the game or there is some other kind of shenanigans a foot.
Asatru....Do you mean that he has a protection bubble over base?...If so these can be purchased in the Black Market using either Diamonds or IPs..There are two types of protection..the 8 hour and the full day protection.You can not raid or do an aggressive action under the dome or it will come down...in either case , my friend , the protection comes down at the end of that specific time span or if he sends a raid or occupy out...So be patient, if this is the case , your day will come Commander..As you know..he will have to come out sooner or later..
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Asatru
6 February, 2016, 1:40 PM UTC
Man that is pretty messed up. Seriously did anyone think this out before adding this. There is always a price to pay for messing with me....his combine leader paid that price in full and then some.
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Mehnslayer
6 February, 2016, 3:27 PM UTC
It is a pretty heavy price to pay for protection in my opinion, I personally wouldn't even worry about it, he spent a bunch of diamonds to get away from you and you lost no units from attacking him again, seems like a win-win to me, but that is just a personal opinion
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John Black
Administrator
8 February, 2016, 11:42 AM UTC
Can you give me his Coordinates in PM so I could check it?
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Badlag247
3 September, 2017, 4:04 PM UTC

This happened to me when I started also. I had a few exchanges with someone on day 1. then when I hit level 31, they were protected because they had been away a long time and recently returned to the game. Only thing was: they were new to the game, having just started within 24 hours. (As had I.) 

I had occupied their base as their bubble was down from attacking others, but then the game mechanics protected them after I was cleared off their base.

Note that this was a different message than the "You can't hit players under level 31 that started within 3 days." message I got for a lot of others in the area.


Also, the "once you start fighting with someone, the protection is forever gone" didn't seem to apply as it did with many of the others I swapped paint with in my area.


EDIT: They did not have a green bubble either when I attacked them, nor when I was unable to due to error message.

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Sergey Kryvorotchenko
Community Manager
4 September, 2017, 1:08 PM UTC
Badlag247 said:

This happened to me when I started also. I had a few exchanges with someone on day 1. then when I hit level 31, they were protected because they had been away a long time and recently returned to the game. Only thing was: they were new to the game, having just started within 24 hours. (As had I.) 

I had occupied their base as their bubble was down from attacking others, but then the game mechanics protected them after I was cleared off their base.

Note that this was a different message than the "You can't hit players under level 31 that started within 3 days." message I got for a lot of others in the area.


Also, the "once you start fighting with someone, the protection is forever gone" didn't seem to apply as it did with many of the others I swapped paint with in my area.


EDIT: They did not have a green bubble either when I attacked them, nor when I was unable to due to error message.

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Badlag247
4 September, 2017, 9:08 PM UTC

So I have troops at the base of one of my combine members, and he gets attacked.

I get a report, and go to where the attacker's base is ... and it is protected by the syndicate because he recently returned to the game after a long absence.

Having recently posted in this topic, and recalling the wise words of Sergey in response: I go to contact support by clicking on "Support" link at the bottom of the page.

This takes me to another screen where I can select a game, and down at the bottom is an area that says "Contact us" under which there is a link for "Support".

Thinking this will get me closer to where I want to be, I click on THIS Support also, but it takes me back to the same page, with support at the bottom.

In fact: it is exceedingly difficult to contact support. I know because I've tried to many times before, like when the game told me there was an error, and I should contact support in step 2 so that they can have the info created in step 1. After an hour of going in circles, I gave up then.

So here is a suggestion for the devs: make it so that the Support button under "contact us" actually is a way to contact, rather than a link to another page (or the same page) without a means of contacting support.

This would make it easier for your users to report problems and rule violations.

Thank you


Edit: Choosing one of the games instead of going to the contact us link at the bottom takes me to a page with reference materials, but no links to contact support.
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Inaginni
5 September, 2017, 2:30 AM UTC

Badlag247 said:


So I have troops at the base of one of my combine members, and he gets attacked.

I get a report, and go to where the attacker's base is ... and it is protected by the syndicate because he recently returned to the game after a long absence.

Having recently posted in this topic, and recalling the wise words of Sergey in response: I go to contact support by clicking on "Support" link at the bottom of the page.

This takes me to another screen where I can select a game, and down at the bottom is an area that says "Contact us" under which there is a link for "Support".

Thinking this will get me closer to where I want to be, I click on THIS Support also, but it takes me back to the same page, with support at the bottom.

In fact: it is exceedingly difficult to contact support. I know because I've tried to many times before, like when the game told me there was an error, and I should contact support in step 2 so that they can have the info created in step 1. After an hour of going in circles, I gave up then.

So here is a suggestion for the devs: make it so that the Support button under "contact us" actually is a way to contact, rather than a link to another page (or the same page) without a means of contacting support.

This would make it easier for your users to report problems and rule violations.

Thank you


Edit: Choosing one of the games instead of going to the contact us link at the bottom takes me to a page with reference materials, but no links to contact support.

What Plarium seems to want is for everyone looking for support to look at a FAQ on the support site first. When you do you'll find this near the bottom:

http://prntscr.com/gh6pyk

Of course they don't make this step obvious anymore (they've made the support site less user friendly, seemingly on purpose), so here's the direct link for submitting a ticket: https://plariumsupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

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Sergey Kryvorotchenko
Community Manager
5 September, 2017, 1:51 PM UTC
Inaginni said:

Badlag247 said:


So I have troops at the base of one of my combine members, and he gets attacked.

I get a report, and go to where the attacker's base is ... and it is protected by the syndicate because he recently returned to the game after a long absence.

Having recently posted in this topic, and recalling the wise words of Sergey in response: I go to contact support by clicking on "Support" link at the bottom of the page.

This takes me to another screen where I can select a game, and down at the bottom is an area that says "Contact us" under which there is a link for "Support".

Thinking this will get me closer to where I want to be, I click on THIS Support also, but it takes me back to the same page, with support at the bottom.

In fact: it is exceedingly difficult to contact support. I know because I've tried to many times before, like when the game told me there was an error, and I should contact support in step 2 so that they can have the info created in step 1. After an hour of going in circles, I gave up then.

So here is a suggestion for the devs: make it so that the Support button under "contact us" actually is a way to contact, rather than a link to another page (or the same page) without a means of contacting support.

This would make it easier for your users to report problems and rule violations.

Thank you


Edit: Choosing one of the games instead of going to the contact us link at the bottom takes me to a page with reference materials, but no links to contact support.

What Plarium seems to want is for everyone looking for support to look at a FAQ on the support site first. When you do you'll find this near the bottom:

http://prntscr.com/gh6pyk

Of course they don't make this step obvious anymore (they've made the support site less user friendly, seemingly on purpose), so here's the direct link for submitting a ticket: https://plariumsupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thanks ;)
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Inaginni
6 September, 2017, 12:07 AM UTC
Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:

Inaginni said:

Badlag247 said:


-snip-

What Plarium seems to want is for everyone looking for support to look at a FAQ on the support site first. When you do you'll find this near the bottom:

http://prntscr.com/gh6pyk

Of course they don't make this step obvious anymore (they've made the support site less user friendly, seemingly on purpose), so here's the direct link for submitting a ticket: https://plariumsupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thanks ;)
Could you pass my comment up the chain about them making it harder? I understand why it was, probably, done on purpose (some people just do not understand the mechanics and many other companies have used similar systems), but it should be a bit more obvious that there is an option to submit a ticket.
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Sergey Kryvorotchenko
Community Manager
6 September, 2017, 12:20 PM UTC
Inaginni said:

Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:

Inaginni said:

Badlag247 said:


-snip-

What Plarium seems to want is for everyone looking for support to look at a FAQ on the support site first. When you do you'll find this near the bottom:

http://prntscr.com/gh6pyk

Of course they don't make this step obvious anymore (they've made the support site less user friendly, seemingly on purpose), so here's the direct link for submitting a ticket: https://plariumsupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thanks ;)
Could you pass my comment up the chain about them making it harder? I understand why it was, probably, done on purpose (some people just do not understand the mechanics and many other companies have used similar systems), but it should be a bit more obvious that there is an option to submit a ticket.
I don't see any issues here. If someone can't find a link to submit a ticket, he/she always may ask for help on the forum 
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Inaginni
6 September, 2017, 10:41 PM UTC

Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:


Inaginni said:


Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:


Inaginni said:


Badlag247 said:


-snip-

What Plarium seems to want is for everyone looking for support to look at a FAQ on the support site first. When you do you'll find this near the bottom:

http://prntscr.com/gh6pyk

Of course they don't make this step obvious anymore (they've made the support site less user friendly, seemingly on purpose), so here's the direct link for submitting a ticket: https://plariumsupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thanks ;)
Could you pass my comment up the chain about them making it harder? I understand why it was, probably, done on purpose (some people just do not understand the mechanics and many other companies have used similar systems), but it should be a bit more obvious that there is an option to submit a ticket.
I don't see any issues here. If someone can't find a link to submit a ticket, he/she always may ask for help on the forum 

I would say forum participation is generally very small (a few %, but this is typical of a lot of games), so I don't think this is a good way to reach out to everyone that needs help.

I believe there must be a problem because we continue to get questions about how to submit a ticket, even after they visit the support site (i.e. Badlag's post above). From what I've seen from posts on this forum and the Stormfall one, the issue lies in them not realizing that they MUST click on a FAQ first. This is where, I think, more guidance could be given on the support website.

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Sergey Kryvorotchenko
Community Manager
8 September, 2017, 1:58 PM UTC

Inaginni said:


Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:


Inaginni said:


Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:


Inaginni said:


Badlag247 said:


-snip-

What Plarium seems to want is for everyone looking for support to look at a FAQ on the support site first. When you do you'll find this near the bottom:

http://prntscr.com/gh6pyk

Of course they don't make this step obvious anymore (they've made the support site less user friendly, seemingly on purpose), so here's the direct link for submitting a ticket: https://plariumsupport.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thanks ;)
Could you pass my comment up the chain about them making it harder? I understand why it was, probably, done on purpose (some people just do not understand the mechanics and many other companies have used similar systems), but it should be a bit more obvious that there is an option to submit a ticket.
I don't see any issues here. If someone can't find a link to submit a ticket, he/she always may ask for help on the forum 

I would say forum participation is generally very small (a few %, but this is typical of a lot of games), so I don't think this is a good way to reach out to everyone that needs help.

I believe there must be a problem because we continue to get questions about how to submit a ticket, even after they visit the support site (i.e. Badlag's post above). From what I've seen from posts on this forum and the Stormfall one, the issue lies in them not realizing that they MUST click on a FAQ first. This is where, I think, more guidance could be given on the support website.

Agree. But the majority of issues could be resolved via FAQ. So I'm afraid our Support specialists will get much unnecessary work if we give you the direct link. And some players who have critical problems will have to wait longer.

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Inaginni
8 September, 2017, 11:16 PM UTC

Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:


Inaginni said:


Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:

I don't see any issues here. If someone can't find a link to submit a ticket, he/she always may ask for help on the forum 

I would say forum participation is generally very small (a few %, but this is typical of a lot of games), so I don't think this is a good way to reach out to everyone that needs help.

I believe there must be a problem because we continue to get questions about how to submit a ticket, even after they visit the support site (i.e. Badlag's post above). From what I've seen from posts on this forum and the Stormfall one, the issue lies in them not realizing that they MUST click on a FAQ first. This is where, I think, more guidance could be given on the support website.

Agree. But the majority of issues could be resolved via FAQ. So I'm afraid our Support specialists will get much unnecessary work if we give you the direct link. And some players who have critical problems will have to wait longer.

Thanks for being straight about the issue from Plarium's side.

I also agree with too many not looking if they have a direct link, but perhaps there could be a middle ground. Many players do actually click on the FAQ they think is closest, but when they find it's not for them they cannot figure out how to submit a ticket. Perhaps making the "submit a ticket" part (see: http://prntscr.com/gh6pyk) a slightly larger font and bold would help those players.

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Sergey Kryvorotchenko
Community Manager
12 September, 2017, 9:13 AM UTC
Inaginni said:

Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:


Inaginni said:


Sergey Kryvorotchenko said:

I don't see any issues here. If someone can't find a link to submit a ticket, he/she always may ask for help on the forum 

I would say forum participation is generally very small (a few %, but this is typical of a lot of games), so I don't think this is a good way to reach out to everyone that needs help.

I believe there must be a problem because we continue to get questions about how to submit a ticket, even after they visit the support site (i.e. Badlag's post above). From what I've seen from posts on this forum and the Stormfall one, the issue lies in them not realizing that they MUST click on a FAQ first. This is where, I think, more guidance could be given on the support website.

Agree. But the majority of issues could be resolved via FAQ. So I'm afraid our Support specialists will get much unnecessary work if we give you the direct link. And some players who have critical problems will have to wait longer.

Thanks for being straight about the issue from Plarium's side.

I also agree with too many not looking if they have a direct link, but perhaps there could be a middle ground. Many players do actually click on the FAQ they think is closest, but when they find it's not for them they cannot figure out how to submit a ticket. Perhaps making the "submit a ticket" part (see: http://prntscr.com/gh6pyk) a slightly larger font and bold would help those players.

I agree with your point, Commander. Now we're working on some changes in the Support-ticketing system. I think this process will be easier soon. Thanks for sharing your thoughts ;)
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rchrdamtchll
26 September, 2017, 1:16 AM UTC
Be extremely careful here. I was hacked and it destroyed my windows 10 had to get it back into my computer, cost me $150.00 , I also had to change all of my  banking passwords because that was the type of virus it was. I informed plarium about this they in turn blamed me for stupidly trusting my old ceo , and clicking onto a site that I thought was going to help me with this game. Now when I do not play for a few days someone is able to take my prized toy's out of the bunker and destroy them. the last cost me in diamonds over 15,000. You know the expense of this game .
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Sergey Kryvorotchenko
Community Manager
27 September, 2017, 2:20 PM UTC
rchrdamtchll said:

Be extremely careful here. I was hacked and it destroyed my windows 10 had to get it back into my computer, cost me $150.00 , I also had to change all of my  banking passwords because that was the type of virus it was. I informed plarium about this they in turn blamed me for stupidly trusting my old ceo , and clicking onto a site that I thought was going to help me with this game. Now when I do not play for a few days someone is able to take my prized toy's out of the bunker and destroy them. the last cost me in diamonds over 15,000. You know the expense of this game .
Hello! Please, don't create duplicate messages and threads, Sir. Many thanks for understanding.
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