Too solidly a pay-to-win game, leaving it

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tecumsehpt
17 July, 2016, 8:37 AM UTC

Although I've enjoyed the game for some months, lately my coa has been victimized by players who quite obviously pay to win, and I see no way to to alleviate the problem.


When a player can field an army of 20K+ troops with 100-200 champions, plus dozens of polibombs, day after day, the game becomes unfun and it's quite pointless to try to compete. When two or three such players team up vs a coa, there is nothing much an entire coa can do but accept the fact that they will be victimized as long as the coiner has any desire to keep screwing with them, unless they also wish to pay outrageous amounts of cash, which, quite frankly, isn't worth it.


So I'll be leaving this game behind, and I thought I'd be polite and tell you why.


I won't be trying any of your other offerings, as I expect they all share the same problem.
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ion
17 July, 2016, 8:56 AM UTC
this problem can be solved , my advice is to join a league who can support you against bullies , my league does that with succes , if you are interesed just PM me. 
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Juglar del Viento
Moderator
17 July, 2016, 9:28 AM UTC

Lord Tecum

so sorry to hear about your leaving. my advise is same as Lord Ion. join a good league to protect you and help you against the the bullies so PM him to try at least being in a good league.

hope if you do this you can continue playing and enjoiying the game

Regards

Resistance Is Futile
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db dbomb
18 July, 2016, 12:50 AM UTC
It is a pay to win but its also a contact sport. The more people you make contact with and friends you develop the more likely you are not to find yourself in this situation.Its not hard to make more friends than enemies. 
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djmoody
18 July, 2016, 1:29 AM UTC

Yes - many of us have pointed out how unbalanced the game is now.

When it is possible to jump straight to end game, buying an infinite amount of troops immediately the game is broken.

It would only take 1 player willing to spend enough money to over turn the whole of a server which has taken 2/3 years to develop. Literally could be broken by that player on Day 1 of them creating an account.

Plarium's utter greed breaks their own game, it's self defeating for Plarium in the long run but they don't see or just don't care for the their titles longevity to want to change anything.

It's also a crying shame for the players who invested significant time and effort, entrusting Plarium with their hobby.
Everyone has a right to an opinion. No one has a right to their opinion being respected by other if it can't be backed up with rational and logic explanation
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cat in the hat
19 July, 2016, 3:25 AM UTC
A good ideal to attack all the high coiners and leave game. Then you can laugh at all the money they spent to have no one to play with. Just a thought.....
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Gaianeka
21 July, 2016, 4:10 PM UTC

It's good that coiners clash with coiners, both end up back to square one, both spend another round of big money, both clashing again, both end up back to square one again... etc etc... to infinity.


Pop quiz: Where does all the big money go?
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Nemanja
21 July, 2016, 4:48 PM UTC

My Lords,

each game has coiners and free players. Leaving game would be retreat. Isn't it?

There are plenty ways to solve bad neighbors problem such as joining a protective league/alliance, relocating castle, hiding troops in catacombs etc. 
Nemanja
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IronApex Turok
22 July, 2016, 6:07 AM UTC
djmoody said:

Yes - many of us have pointed out how unbalanced the game is now.

When it is possible to jump straight to end game, buying an infinite amount of troops immediately the game is broken.

It would only take 1 player willing to spend enough money to over turn the whole of a server which has taken 2/3 years to develop. Literally could be broken by that player on Day 1 of them creating an account.

Plarium's utter greed breaks their own game, it's self defeating for Plarium in the long run but they don't see or just don't care for the their titles longevity to want to change anything.

It's also a crying shame for the players who invested significant time and effort, entrusting Plarium with their hobby.
He speaks the truth. ive done this to other games.  this one would be much easier than some of the others ive killed.   
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billbattle
28 July, 2016, 8:18 PM UTC

I have enjoyed the game very much but realise that I am beginning to pay a lot of money for all the elements of the game that make it interesting and fun the further I get into it and the bigger my army gets

Manufacturing food, Iron and Gold, participating  in battle grounds, increasing  warehouse/barn  capacity, developing buildings to their last level with sketches etc developing heroes, manufacturing troops, reviving troops etc etc etc all cost huge amounts of sapphires ie money eg. one key for hero equipment can cost thousands of saphires!!!! Legendary troops are so very expensive!!!!!

If I don't buy all the necessary sapphires to progress at a reasonable pace then everything runs out and the game becomes a long, slow, boring, waiting process and I end up totally frustrated

I can no longer afford to keep paying the increasing amounts of money to play the game in a way that is fun and interesting for  me

All this must put other players off and consequently be counter productive for Plarium but it  doesn't seem to bother them

A good game but sadly it is  obviously designed to keep making as much money per player as possible

It is addictive but my bank balance is more important!!!!!!!!!!!




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Nemanja
28 July, 2016, 8:33 PM UTC

Lord BILLBATTLE,

I'm sorry for your decision. I'm playing Stormfall for five years now and so far I haven't paid anything.

Despite of that I was Marshall in five leagues and player with significant achievement.

If you leave Stormfall I wish you to find another AAA game, free of charge if possible.

Nemanja
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