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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / Beta AdVenture Capitalist And YOU!

I have to say, I love this idea. Open beta is a sure way to improve quality (for the price of maintaining “another” product). Hats off to HHG for the good move.
I think it’s great for your player base to participate in the beta testing.

(Personally, I’d kick that spacebar-cheat out the window, but that’s just me)

Cheers to you.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / All 499 unlocks

Are all of you talking about the mobile version? Cuz that would explain the shorter times (the x2 multiplier)
BTW, 30 last unlocks is not 4 days work…

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / 룰렛사이트 GOV550。COM 홀덤규칙

So, Korean online gambling sites you say…
Well how can anyone pass that up. Of course this warrants the massive auto-spamming of Kong forums

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / The games easy

Originally posted by Harrytrucks:

Last night I posted a topic titled anti climax stating the game got boring after u had unlocked all the angle upgrades cash upgrades and unlocked the 499 so some one suggested I restart the game and try again see if I could do better !!!! I did and it took 11 minutes to be back and above where I was last night I have fully unlocked the game in 11 minutes !!! This is a game for the bin

“…so a troll walked into the forum today talking about time-to-completion…”

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / I am completely done. Now what? Time to update.

Originally posted by indubitableduff:

I know what you mean. I finished Super Mario 64 years ago, and they still haven’t released an update to that. Then I finished this book I was reading, and it just stopped! I emailed the author asking for more chapters, but nothing. It’s like they don’t even care.

Super Mario Bros. (~30 years ago)
Super Mario Bros. 2
Super Mario Bros. 3
Super Mario Land
Super Mario World
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Sunshine
New Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Galaxy
New Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario 3D Land
New Super Mario Bros. 2
New Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario 3D World

Just sayin’

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / An absolute crying shame!

Originally posted by EdHunter:
Originally posted by spithas26:
Originally posted by HyperHippoGames:Whether you want to believe it or not, we do spend a lot of time testing, but things can change from when you take the game from it’s preview to launched state……..We spend as much time as we can on the forums, but it can be difficult to keep up with all of the threads that are posted.

Take care,

Ryan

1. Why the heck you change stuff AFTER testing ??? At least test again …

2. The forum moves slowly and is easy to keep track even with many hours of abcense .

I wont say that i dont enjoy the game . i do very much and i will keep playing , but when i encounter stupid bugs its really frustrating

The (initial at least) preview state will most likely be on a “Dev box” virtual machine and therefore the changes which are mentioned could just as easily refer to the fact that you can test and test in one environment and encounter no problems but then as soon as you push those changes into another environment suddenly for no apparent reason you are faced with a load of bugs rather than the devs changing the actual code after testing.

It’s true that software sometimes acts strangely when it’s run on a new platform, but lets not fool anyone. AdCap is not the first Unity game on Kong, and not the only multi-platform piece of software that updates regularly. It’s definitely possible to develop such software with better release quality. I dare say it’s not even that hard, considering the track-record of Unity games on Kong.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / An absolute crying shame!

First off, I really agree with the OP, and have also dropped my rating down to 1. The bugs didn’t bug me (no pun intended), it HHGs apparent attitude towards this game, its development and players, itjust sucks.

Originally posted by jonfelder:

Well if they aren’t working on the issues, then you’re wasting your time even more.

Whether or not any testing was done is irrelevant. The issues are what they are. If people stop playing as a result, then so be it.

I do know that berating them isn’t going to be a winning strategy. Report the bugs, if they are new, or add your current specs to the existing reports. After that move on. You have a few options at your disposal:

1. You can wait for them to fix it.
2. You can quit and play one of the other thousands of free to play games out there.

I’d suggest selecting one of those.

jonfelder, what you’re trying to say is that it’s meaningless to complains since they already know about the problems, and so we can either leave or shut up. Well, you’re wrong in both regards.
If they’re working on the bugs or not, is meaningless, since they neglect to let their users know what’s going on. As far as I known they might’ve published the update on Friday and went belly up on Saturday. They’re dead silent. All that’s left is us users discussing the game, and the may sad incidents which led us here.

Testing itself might be irrelevant, but it’s another display of HHG not caring about its users. Anyone who develops software knows that there are bugs even in the simplest piece of code, so releasing updated without basic testing is saying “skip testing, just let the users report the problems when they find them”. That’s simply not nice. It makes playing the game not fun and that’s a shame.

Stating the problems – loud and clear – is important, games like AdCap are carried not by the few users who pays for some nonsense, but by a massive supportive user base that allows a game to generate revenue from sites like Kong (who rewards top rated games), or support the value of the brand (the ads in the mobile version are the simplest example). Since all this is dependent on a large number of users, the communication between those users is very meaningful.

HHG is doing something wrong. It’s sad because they’ll end up scrapping AdCap if this keeps up, but that doesn’t make it any less wrong.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / The picture in the corner

It changes when you get richer. he buys lots of stuff, like a suite…but apparently suites are expensive as fu** in that wold.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / "How to keep your game healthy" - A collection of suggestions from the support guy

I was really rooting for HHG in spite of all the bugs and stuff, but this post is the breaking point for me. Time to re-rate down.
Telling me to clear my web-cache in order for the game to run correctly is a bit annoying. common, it’s just a game. I’m not going to start browser maintenance so not to piss off any hidden bugs in an in-browser game.
Also, “…this is why I always suggest refreshing a few times”…really? What kind of voodoo is used to compile this game? Are leprechauns part of the build process?

I think all the bugs so far were not that bad (even the offline-earning-bug has a workaround using export and import), but this post shows poor attitude towards the players and some amateur-looking programming practices.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / OMG Some Bug in a Free Game is Literally Destroying My Chances at Happiness

Complaints about people complaining make my head hurt.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: Developer / Update! Jan 29

What is up with the QA guys over at HyperHippo? It seems like updates get less and less testing from update to update.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist: General / 27/01/15 Update - requests

Hi, devs.

Thanks for the new update!

I do have a small request. Add a “disable animations” button or something like it. My poor laptop is starting to choke on them. The barber-shop was the first blow (can’t have the game in the background while watching a movie), and these new animations add a few more nails to my laptop’s coffin.
**edit: scratch that, performance is way up. I don’t know what the devs did, but it’s working.

Second, I just want to say – no hate or anything, but I have to say it – I want my candy-canes back. This is not communism. Mine means mine. hands off!

Cheers, and thanks again.