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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

Mar 20, 2013

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Unless I am misunderstanding the meaning, it sounds like they are going to sell single use items to boost Orb scores... I have to say, I feel bad for the community of Orb Runners that enjoy spending hours playing the Orb Runner game to try and beat each other's best score - as all they had to do was buy the permanent boosters to have the same chance at getting the high score as anyone else.

 

Now that simply isn't going to be possible.  Instead, to have a shot at the leaderboard, it sounds like each run will cost you extra money if you want to get the highest possible score, so spending hours playing this game could quickly add up fast!

 

It is one thing to sell permanent boosters, but selling single use boosters is likely going to suck all the fun out of the game and tear apart the community of Orb Runners.  Not a smart move IMO.


It depends on the price of the boosters. If they're comparable to the booster rockets in Sodium 2, it shouldn't be a big problem because those bundles are relatively inexpensive. All the regular racers buy them and it has certainly always been impossible to reach the leaderboards without them. Of course, the option was always there to buy them with Sodium credits as well. When I played S2, I burned through hundreds of those booster rockets.

 

The downside for adding them to Orb Runner is that they represent an added expense as opposed to something that everyone simply accepted from day one. Nobody likes to deal with an additional expense that was not required before.

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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

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so 1.7 doesn't add any new item's to the Trap-O-Matic game... ARRGG!

 

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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

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DCS-Tekken wrote:

so 1.7 doesn't add any new item's to the Trap-O-Matic game... ARRGG!

 

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Good.

The skateboard was the last thing I needed from the trap, and yesterday I finally got it after 3 or 4 months of going there everyday to try and get it.

 

I'd rather not try and get any more items from the Rig-O-Matic right now.

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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

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You'd think they'd be interested in keeping their hard core orb runners happy. Sadly it appears that isn't the case.



That's less than a hundred people. Game development doesn't work that way.

 

nDreams knows their audience. They already have the hardcore players hooked.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

Mar 20, 2013

StardustChampion wrote:

Joanna_Dark_ wrote:

You'd think they'd be interested in keeping their hard core orb runners happy. Sadly it appears that isn't the case.



That's less than a hundred people. Game development doesn't work that way.

 

nDreams knows their audience. They already have the hardcore players hooked.

 

 

 

 

 


I used to think you were an amusing troll Star, now you're just getting tiresome. If you don't give a crap about this game then troll elsewhere. Aren't there more casino-related things you could complain about?

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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

Mar 20, 2013

LightOfValkyrie wrote:

DCS-Tekken wrote:

so 1.7 doesn't add any new item's to the Trap-O-Matic game... ARRGG!

 

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Good.

The skateboard was the last thing I needed from the trap, and yesterday I finally got it after 3 or 4 months of going there everyday to try and get it.

 

I'd rather not try and get any more items from the Rig-O-Matic right now.


I need the Skateboard on some yet... That thing has been a real pain to get that's for sure... But even if they added new item's the skateboard should still be available yet... plus the new goodies... But maybe they do that later with 1.75 who knows!

 

 

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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

Mar 20, 2013

the complex hub looks an awful lot like  um ...war room club house skin oh wait it is . hahahaha thats funny .

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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

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myalana wrote:

StardustChampion wrote:

Joanna_Dark_ wrote:

You'd think they'd be interested in keeping their hard core orb runners happy. Sadly it appears that isn't the case.



That's less than a hundred people. Game development doesn't work that way.

 

nDreams knows their audience. They already have the hardcore players hooked.

 

 

 

 

 


I used to think you were an amusing troll Star, now you're just getting tiresome. If you don't give a crap about this game then troll elsewhere. Aren't there more casino-related things you could complain about?


 

I shouldn't have to keep telling people this, but expressing an opinion is not trolling. Neither is correcting people who don't know what they're talking about.

 

For the record, I own the defense game and am interested in the new rewards.

 

 

As for becoming tiresome, the sentiment is mutual. You tend to acknowledge the humor when others cry about getting what they wished for; pity you can't laugh about it when the shoe is on your foot.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

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StardustChampion wrote:

myalana wrote:

StardustChampion wrote:

Joanna_Dark_ wrote:

You'd think they'd be interested in keeping their hard core orb runners happy. Sadly it appears that isn't the case.



That's less than a hundred people. Game development doesn't work that way.

 

nDreams knows their audience. They already have the hardcore players hooked.

 

 

 

 

 


I used to think you were an amusing troll Star, now you're just getting tiresome. If you don't give a crap about this game then troll elsewhere. Aren't there more casino-related things you could complain about?


 

I shouldn't have to keep telling people this, but expressing an opinion is not trolling. Neither is correcting people who don't know what they're talking about.

 

For the record, I own the defense game and am interested in the new rewards.

 

 

As for becoming tiresome, the sentiment is mutual. You tend to acknowledge the humor when others are upset over getting what they wished for; pity you can't laugh about it when the shoe is on your foot.

 

 

 

 


Call it what you wish sir, the truth of the matter is you tend to stir the pot when you see the opportunity to offend the greatest numbers. I made no such wish for this. I thought you railed against greed in the past yet you seem to relish this news now. This makes it rather hard to take you or your views on such matters seriously.

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Re: Aurora 1.7 Update March 27 (new level cap, rewards, boosters)

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Greed??

 

The community wanted more levels and rewards. nDreams is giving everyone just that, including a second personal space. All of this at no cost to the user base.

 

The boosters are completely optional. They're targeted at two groups of people: leaderboard floozies and firsties braggarts. I have nothing but contempt for both.

 

nDreams's free update to Aurora is a far cry from Digital Leisure restructuring the vig at Paradise Springs or Hellfire Games lining their pockets via Home Tycoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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