I’m sure you heard this sentence again and again. Some of the wise men say it when they went through life or some of the losers who are unable to deal with personal finance. In the end doesn’t matter if you become one or the other of the two categories above (or an intermediary, which fits most of us). I believe, in a game ( and in real life too ) must be some things that are “other things” that money can not buy. One of the purpose of a game is to teach moral values and principles.One of the the category which money should not buy is personal achievements.A long time ago, a wise man said : ‘In this age, which believes that there is a short cut to everything, the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is, in the long run, the easiest.’
In Acclaim the short way is the money way. In ‘Holiday Season Big Spender Bonus From Acclaim!’, TheHermit is giving players who buys 10.000 coins, one of the most expensive item on the server: Blood Bead of Earth.
Veterans know that this item can be owned with a lot of personal effort or collective effort. This item is dropped by GW in coc4 or TGW. We all know that level 4 of CoC is a pvp map, and GW is not an easy prey, many leagues consume resources and lead battles that seem to not have an end for that boss. TGW epithet, as we know (not lately, when GMs makes random spowns) is a proud moment. I remember with regret the days when you were praised by the whole server for TGW epithet. That epithet signifies honor for veterans, especially as not everyone could obtain it easy.But, as you see, over time, in the absence of ideas, events and more, the most significant achievements in the game have become mass commerce .
More, TheHermit encouraged to buy lots of coins to get more bonuses (more BBs). For ‘- +100’ euros now you can buy 1 BB, the same BB to which some in game only dream, for which you prepare levels and consume large resources, not to mention the time. For 500 euros you can have 5 BBs, achievement almost impossible in game.
So, if you achieved 2 Bonuses, you would require 17 Empty Slots in your bag to receive all Items. If you have achieved 3 Bonuses, you would require 24 Empty Slots in your bag.
What I think it’s shaving, but a cry for us players in this game, is the fact that doesn’t matter anything, as long as your player loyalty in Acclaim is rewarded by money.
If you read carefully the promotion, you see that, the person who wrote behind the Hermit avatar has no idea what items are in the Mall, a proof beeing the fact that they change the promotion :
The initial promotion:
100 Experience Bonus Cards, 12 Dragon Scales, 12 Dried Ginseng, 12 Blood Essences, 12 White Tiger Trigrams, 9 Blue Dragon Trigrams, 12 Red Phoenix Jade Stones, 12 Blue Dragon Jade Stones and a Blood Bead of Earth on top!*
The change one:
100 Experience Bonus Cards, 100 Item Bonus Cards, 50 Blood Siphon Panaceas, 50 Spirit Siphon Panaceas, 12 Dragon Scales, 12 Dried Ginseng, 12 Blood Essences, 1 White Tiger Trigram, 1 Blue Dragon Trigram, 1 Red Phoenix Trigram, 1 Black Tortoise Trigram and a Blood Bead of Earth on top!*#
After receiving player comments that the Trigrams and Jade Stones would expire upon delivery, coupled with the GM comments that both Howard marks and The Hermit have lost their minds with generosity this season, coupled with multiple delivery problem bug issues that would result from the Stones and Trigrams, we are changing the Bonus Items that accompany this offer.
In Acclaim the ‘left’ don’t knows what the ‘right’ do, in fact there is no communication, no wonder the game is in the state we all know. It’s clear that after a player complaint, they asked a GM, but why the GM had not been asked before? TheHermit wrote without thinking?
…I believe he wrote with the thought of a great bonus that he will receive from Howard Marks for Christmas. So my dears, in fact we all are Santa Claus for Acclaim … Why ? You know… We give them money.