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    I’m not sure how I feel about it—will know when it comes.


    Just to be clear...this is in *addition to the items in the chests that we have now, not replacing it, right? I thought I saw the pigs on the little track at the top. Tell me they aren’t going to have people risk losing everything they had been gaining in two or three weeks of playing the valley.


    Thanks for the pic, Katana! (And Tahoe for getting a working link, lol.)

    I still need a new quote, though. Waiting for just the right one.

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    Mommy Snooks, I just watched Ranger’s and Gizmo Spike’s videos, and you only lose the prizes you got from the current three rounds of the little pig bonus mini game.

    What I learned is that you can essentially defuse the bomb by spending diamonds. Fine. I still object to the bomb and think there could have been better choice to indicate your game was over.
    Last edited by MiniGardener; December 14th, 2019 at 03:46 PM.

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    One thing I liked about Hay Day was it was a ďfamilyĒ game which could be played by ppl young and old. Iím not so sure I like the idea behind this new update for kids. Theyíre essentially being taught at a young age how to gamble, something some ppl donít know how to stop til theyíve lost everything.

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    Not fond of bombs 😞

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniGardener View Post
    Bombs? Seriously? Up there with the broken-down truck feature of the valley in the ďbad ideaĒ category. What ever happened to ďnothing dies in Hay DayĒ? I think this is in very poor taste. If break-downs and explosions are the direction the game is going, can weapons be far behind?
    I agree completely. I donít find the the Valley relaxing and stress-free when I canít make a single move without the fear of a truck breakdown. And now I wonít be able to enjoy trying for a prize without the fear of a bomb going off. I know Iím more anxious than most people, but thatís why I play Hay Day and avoid disaster-type games.

    Iím frankly appalled by the bomb aspect of this new feature. I play another game where they have a very similar feature, and I hate it. If the purpose of the bombs is to generate more diamond spending, I think there are much better ways to do that. For example, we could get one free play to turn over a card and win a prize, and then it could cost diamonds to turn over additional cards. That would be much more in the spirit of Hay Day than bombs.

    In general I try to reserve judgment about Sneak Peaks until Iíve tried out the new features, but this is the most disappointing Sneak Peak Iíve ever seen. Iím really sad and disillusioned that Hay Day has gone in the direction of truck breakdowns and bombs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QBIE View Post
    One thing I liked about Hay Day was it was a “family” game which could be played by ppl young and old. I’m not so sure I like the idea behind this new update for kids. They’re essentially being taught at a young age how to gamble, something some ppl don’t know how to stop til they’ve lost everything.
    You are right I also feel like the valley is becoming more and more of a casino. There is too much 'luck' necessary, too much randomness involved, too much stuff that you can't controll
    It starts with the valley you are placed in (active other players or not), goes on with the sun tasks, the daily tasks, truck break downs, the prizes, the tokens... and now this. In the derby at least you can choose tasks and trash ones that you don't like.
    I apreciate that those are extra prices but still, I don't want to need luck, I want to work towards a goal and be rewarded for an achievement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniGardener View Post
    Mommy Snooks, I just watched Ranger’s and Gizmo Spike’s videos, and you only lose the prizes you got from the current three rounds of the little pig bonus mini game.

    What I learned is that you can essentially defuse the bomb by spending diamonds. Fine. I still object to the bomb and think there could have been better choice to indicate your game was over.
    Thank you for clarifying, MiniGardener. But I agree—the bombs aren’t my fave in HD. They’re abundant in BB and Clash, but here? Eh.

    (I know it’s nothing like real ones, and isn’t depicted as a violent thing. No one is getting hurt. I grew up watching Coyote trying to drop anvils and explode bombs to stop Roadrunner—the old Saturday morning cartoons are full of it. Doesn’t mean it’s appropriate.)

    Quote Originally Posted by QBIE View Post
    One thing I liked about Hay Day was it was a “family” game which could be played by ppl young and old. I’m not so sure I like the idea behind this new update for kids. They’re essentially being taught at a young age how to gamble, something some ppl don’t know how to stop til they’ve lost everything.
    My thoughts are all over the map on this one, no pun intended. That’s a fair point about the gambling, too.

    On the other hand, it might help them learn the perils of it—the disappointment they feel when learning that you can lose everything you were gaining. But...is HD the place to learn this?

    Also, in t.v. game shows where there is this element of risk, players at least usually have the option of locking some rewards in at some point. They risk more each time, but keep what they earned in round one. Or two, if they get to that threshold, and so on.

    So...

    Maybe if they had something other than a bomb. (I was thinking a fox, but some ppl hate those already, especially if they have to deal with them in real life. So... Idk what symbol could replace it. Don’t really want to get into lightning or floods or real disasters like that. Maybe just a “POOF” or something, and it just “disappears”? Magician’s top hat??)

    And only one round at a time, keeping them independent. Maybe there can be four items the first time, then 8, then 12 with higher chances of hitting a “poof” card (lol, Idk, whatever it is) if they want to go that way?

    ———

    I don’t know, but the whole “nothing bad ever happens” if that’s an official game ethos, seems to be getting stretched a bit with this.

    It looks like people can choose not to play that part of the game if it bothers them. But I also know many people like to participate in every aspect of the game they love.

    So I think the bombs and the mechanics of it are worth a re-think if it’s upsetting people. (Players live all over the world, some of whom may have had to deal with that kind of thing in real life.) I’m thinking the HD team must have considered that, though.
    Last edited by MommySnooks; December 14th, 2019 at 06:01 PM.


    Thanks for the pic, Katana! (And Tahoe for getting a working link, lol.)

    I still need a new quote, though. Waiting for just the right one.

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    Sounds like a gambling game, playing diamonds for prices...

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    Quote Originally Posted by milomilomilo View Post
    Now there'e an idea I could really get into. No more flower carts, statues, etc. We want tanks, flamethrowers, howitzers. OK-at least I would enjoy that.
    The above are already in a Supercell game named BOOM Beach where explosions are common occurrences.

    I don't play BOOM Beach because the name doesn't sound as peaceful as Hay Day or Clash or Clans.



    Quote Originally Posted by MommySnooks View Post
    ...I don’t know, but the whole “nothing bad ever happens” if that’s an official game ethos, seems to be getting stretched a bit with this...
    I think the "nothing bad ever happens" ethos is something made up by us players because to my knowledge, Team Hay Day has never mentioned it publicly in social media, interviews, or conferences.

    Here's how Supercell described Hay Day on its website. https://supercell.com/en/games/hayday/

    "A real special place


    You don’t have to be from a farm to be a great farmer. Hay Day lets you get back to nature and experience the simple life of working the land. It’s a special game set in a real special place. Food grows free, people smile and the animals are always happy to see you. It never rains here, but the crops never die. And if you’re craving a little bacon, one of the pigs will be happy to fry some up for you. After all, what are pigs... oops, we mean neighbors for?"

    So Hay Day is a special place because it never rains and crops never die. Will exploding bombs in the mini-game make it less or more special? Team Hay Day will know the answer after the update if we play more often or less often.

    Will the mini-game bomb and turn off many players or will it be da bomb which triggers us to play more in the Valley?

    Tune in next time as Team Hay Day will go boldly where no farming game has gone before.


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