The Walking Dead Road to Survival Mobile Game Chooses to Perpetuate Unfair Gameplay over Supporting Devoted Players
After the repetitive statements from Scopely claiming they cannot alter or disclose their odds of epic character pulls there was a glitch that caused the odds to raise 100 times over and give many players multiple epic characters. Some players received up to 8 epics while doing a basic 10 pull. Many players realized the glitch immediately and did multiple 40 pulls receiving hundreds of new epic characters.
One player I spoke with pulls 78 five star characters from only three 40 pulls. 30 of them were the new ascension characters inevitably resulting in a serious overage of 6* legendary characters right out of the gate. Many players received multiple promo characters that would typically cost thousands. Nevertheless, with the new flood of epic character level up tournaments are a thing of the past. If you did not wind up on the winning end of this glitch, you will not be winning anytime in the near future.
Scopely has always had issues with unfair gameplay, cheating and glitches, but this one takes the cake! Some players have amassed hundreds of epic characters in a matter of minute for peanuts while other players that have spent thousands of dollars and 2 years of their lives to gain. But why is the guy that spent a couple hundred dollars that is walking away with a big smile and a winning hand when the people who have spent $10,000 and even $20,000 or more is left crying in the shower after the latest Scopely fail?
The issue was identified and resolved.
There will not be a rollback. If we were to do that it would affect *all* players in a negative way who were actively playing at the time.
Thank you to all who reached out and also for your patience.— kalishane *Scopely*
No Rollbacks and No Shame
A statement from Scopely staff on the dedicated forums states that there will be no rollbacks to fix this unfair advantage. But don't worry, the issue has been identified and resolved! As if that is going to be enough to calm down the rioting. What they really should have said was,
"We sincerely apologize about the flood of epic characters that has possibly ruined the game for you permanently, but while we were manipulating the coding for odds that we 'can't manipulate' we screwed up, but don't worry, we manipulated the broken odds that we cannot disclose nor alter, and have put it back to the ridiculously low odds that we previously couldn't manipulate to ensure you can go back to being screwed over by Scopely with each new pull! Oh, and keep on surviving!"
At least that would have been honest rather than the typical runaround and evading responsibility and fair gaming. I have spoken to hundreds of players today, a few of them have up and quit after this last issue. No war, constant glitches, and now the flooding of epic characters that will inevitably result in a flood of the new legendary characters have made this game unplayable, worthless, and a horrible investment to any real hardcore gamer.
So why is it that they aren't doing a roll back? Because at some point during that glitch there may have been someone who actually accomplished something in a legit way, like crafting a weapon who would be negatively impacted. So instead of rolling back and dealing with those few on a one on one basis through their support, they would rather screw over thousands upon thousands of players. Seems like the person making the decisions needs to rethink their priorities.
In the wake of this current issue I would like to inform my readers that I have been invited by Dean Takahashi of Venture Beat to attend and speak at the GamesBeat 2017 GameCon in San Francisco. The 2 day event is scheduled for the 5th and 6th of October. I have also been introduced to Maarten Noyons, CEO of the International Mobile Gaming Awards to help put together a panel of speakers. The event will have many CEOs, game developers and influencers in attendance, including many present and future investors of Scopely as well as many others in the gaming industry.
As always, I will be speaking on behalf of the players and talking about what players want and need. We have already accomplished many great feats and have seen major changes in the game since we started calling out Scopely publicly. And while I remain blocked and banned from Scopely forums, as well as their Twitter and Facebook pages along with many others. I will not stop fighting for the community, for the players, and for fair gaming.
I have started a fundraiser to assist in raising funds to get there and if these articles have helped you at all, within the game, getting refunds, or just making the issues public, please consider donating and sharing and trust that I am on your side 100%.
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