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Title: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on September 26, 2013, 05:55:22 pm
Phew. So yeah, GM is free all weekend. Hopefully a/ the servers hold and b/ there's lots of new players to play against.

Let me know if you spot anything awry going on?
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on September 26, 2013, 06:22:16 pm
Spreading the word :D
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on September 26, 2013, 06:29:03 pm
Think we need more servers bro xD
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on September 26, 2013, 06:33:31 pm
The game should automatically add new ones as the old ones fill up. Obviously that hasn't reeeeally been tested ;)

Let's find out!
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on September 26, 2013, 06:36:41 pm
I opened up Europe and was like

(http://forum.unity3d.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=65521&d=1377691686)
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Jan on September 26, 2013, 07:00:02 pm
Servers at the moment look like this (http://i.imgur.com/QBrzqLR.jpg)
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on September 26, 2013, 07:01:33 pm
Sales at the moment look like this (http://politicalscrapbook.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/tumbleweed.jpg)
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on September 26, 2013, 07:08:02 pm
Im hoping Things will change (http://i6.minus.com/jKhTCxgEhLmo0.jpg)
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on September 26, 2013, 07:09:08 pm
To be expected, innit? ;)
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on September 26, 2013, 07:11:01 pm
I tell a lie. Glitch in the system hadn't updated the sales graph properly.

We have lots of new players :)
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on September 26, 2013, 07:17:27 pm
This: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ALwKeSEYs
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Scooter on September 26, 2013, 07:18:05 pm
I'm gonna hop into a US server as soon as I get out of work.

Hopefully I can convince my friends to play the game this weekend.
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on September 26, 2013, 08:33:14 pm
I had to step back and let the noobs get a few game under their belts - most of them obviously haven't bothered with the tutorial, they're not even picking up cubes. Will get in there on Sunday!
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on September 26, 2013, 08:35:37 pm
easy pickings eh ben?
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on September 26, 2013, 09:11:27 pm
Well, that was the problem! I don't want to go in there and frustrate a load of newcomers by thrashing them; normally I'm happy to give a noob an easy game, maybe even let them win a few dollars, but I can't be arsed to do that continually, especially if they're not even aware they need to pick up cubes. Like I say, by Sunday when the servers are full of people who have got into double figures of played matches and bought a few perks, it'll be a lot more fun for the veterans!
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on September 26, 2013, 10:16:58 pm
Should be a PC fix for only two servers. Quit Steam and log in again for infinite servers.

Mac fix soon, hopefully? Praise Tim he is brill.
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on September 27, 2013, 08:17:09 pm
Yea im holding off playing for the moment as Vets thrashing noobs would discourage play... well that and my now ex "cleaver dick" mate with his "legit" code for anytime upgrade on windows 7 now made it a "illegal copy"

So I have to reroll my whole OS back to Home Premium now...

Thank god for smartphones and such!
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on September 27, 2013, 10:06:01 pm
It just occurred to me, however, that this would be an excellent time to get the Winning Streak achievement...
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on September 28, 2013, 09:22:57 am
hehe now that the tail achivement is fixed I can get it and have 100% complete on GM :D
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Scooter on September 28, 2013, 01:58:39 pm
Wait the tail achievement is fixed? Aww yisss...

I tried to go easy on the noobs, I really did. But as Ben said, many of them weren't touching the cubes. It seems lots of players feel they are above tutorials. So... Long story short, I made a lot of money without really trying 0_0.

So this is what sorry not sorry feels like.
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Kouen Hasuki on September 29, 2013, 10:13:32 am
yea when i played a bit 2 outta the 3 didn't touch cubes

maybe we could have it set up so when a user first plays the game it shows a prompt mentioning the tutorial and that its highly recommended and that it only takes a few minutes

Sure some would still skip it but others might actually click it
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on September 29, 2013, 11:34:24 am
Have posted a thread for virgins. They probably won't read it!
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2013, 08:16:46 am
Have posted a thread for virgins. They probably won't read it!

Mind if I sticky it, actually, Dan?
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on September 30, 2013, 08:27:35 am
Feel free :)
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2013, 03:11:50 pm
Done. Plus I finally got all the achievements today! Thank you, Free Weekend!

I'm planning to play noobs on the organised events now, with Masochist on, so I can give them an easy match while making it more interesting for me.

I would mention it to them in the chat box but "masochist" appears to be censored :S (Dan, do not edit my post to censor that word!)
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on September 30, 2013, 03:26:23 pm
Masochist IS a sexy word!
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on September 30, 2013, 04:36:40 pm
So you're running a game where children can earn money and then spend it on sexy words?
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on September 30, 2013, 04:55:42 pm
If you put it like that it sounds bad!
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: MartinT on May 16, 2014, 04:33:33 pm
Im hoping Things will change (http://i6.minus.com/jKhTCxgEhLmo0.jpg)
Yes I am also hoping.
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: HiRaJapBab on July 16, 2014, 04:20:39 pm
I am having loads of fun again! After not playing for pretty much since release I jumped straight into a game again (boy are those lobbies full!) only to realize I forgot how to shoot, couldn't figure it out either, so I just decided to go all bomb-crazy and still managed to win.

Then I looked up how to shoot and now I am just trashing all the new players with my pro-skills :). It all came back naturally to me. I probably should go easy on them, but this is way more fun right now haha.

Sorry that it had to come to this, but making it free was a great decision from my perspective. Now hope a sustainable community will stay behind after the wake.
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on July 16, 2014, 08:48:05 pm
WHY AM I ONLY HEARING ABOUT THIS FROM HIRAJAPBAB?
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Paul on July 16, 2014, 09:24:36 pm
I don't remember posting that.
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on July 16, 2014, 09:35:28 pm
I don't remember posting that.
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on July 16, 2014, 09:37:17 pm
Everyone seems to think this game is now free.
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Dan on July 17, 2014, 09:56:00 am
It is, technically. Only to a limited number of people.
Title: Re: Free Weekend
Post by: Ben on July 17, 2014, 06:09:04 pm
Well then all games are technically free, some of them only to pirates.