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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Exploit = Lost Revenue

Originally posted by Cregan:

@OP:

HHG didn’t lose any money. They didn’t get as much profit as they normally would, but it’s a common fallacy to think that that is equal to losing money. Never count your money before you actually have it.

Furthermore, the droprate for 200 gold isn’t ‘in the double digits’ as some mentioned. It’s 5%, which would be break-even if not for the gold gotten from normal presents. Then you only need a little bit of luck to boost your gold to the thousands.

From a business standpoint, if you have a regular amount of income that goes down as a result of something you do or something you don’t do but could have easily done, that’s regarded as a loss of income. From a consumer/player standpoint, obviously most people don’t think of it that way. Also revenue and profit don’t mean the same thing – revenue is what they probably lost (or as you say, didn’t get as much of) as a result of this update, and profit is what might have turned into a loss if the revenue went down by enough. Paying salaries and other costs can easily make a game unprofitable, and many online games published by U.S. companies struggle to make a profit. Clearly HHG was doing pretty well for itself, but it’s quite possible that this situation will hurt the company; it wouldn’t surprise me if they over-invested in themselves due to the profits they were getting early-on.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Do angel upgrades carry through restarts?

Originally posted by goobear:

To answer the question, angel upgrades do carry over through restarts. The only way to actually benefit from the angels is to restart.

I believe this person has misunderstood the question. Angels carry over from reset to reset. Upgrades that are purchased by spending angels do not carry over.

 
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Topic: Tyrant: General Tyrant Discussion / the last raid?

Originally posted by JRJetu:

Soon.™

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / The Whale

In China (where the original version comes from), people who spend a lot of money are proud to show it, because they get to show off how rich they are. Here, many people care more about player ability and time investment, and think that those that get power through money are pathetic. That’s why they don’t show VIP levels – they want to give paying players the privilege of not being abused for the truth by letting them hide it away. That sounds like I’m saying it should be shown to everyone, but that’s not really true, since we don’t publicly walk around with our income levels stamped onto our cheeks or such. What we earn is our business and choice to share with others, and thus it’s reasonable that how much people spend on a game is people’s choice to share with others.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Nerf Cull

Originally posted by maxgyver:

Nerf proposal:
It would only dead damage equal to highest units’ base attack (without buffs/debuffs).

I think that would make it useless. I’d say putting a cap on it might be good enough. Or maybe upping the delay to 5, so it can only be used every 3 turns if not used right away.

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / What would you replace cull with?

How about just cap the possible damage at like, I don’t know, 10? 15?

 
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Topic: Rise of Mythos / Nerf Cull

I guess that’s just what you guys get for trusting gamefuse with your money. Screwing something big up usually happens on a monthly basis with them, and at this point can we honestly expect better? I’ve been gone for a few months now, and I have to say, I haven’t missed this game. Somehow, no other developers ever seem to screw up as consistently.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Penultimate angel upgrade is Biblical...

Originally posted by chauntie:
Originally posted by Hotshot2k4:

….legally called winners.

I had no idea this was the case, but it sure makes a lot of sense now!

And the person that carries out the will of the deceased is called the executor, who then executes the will! A good bit of irony in it, if the executor also executed the person who wrote the will, if you like dark humor.

This has been another episode of “Making the law fun! Or making fun of the law,” with Hotshot.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Angel upgrades +10 +25 +50 etc.

I can’t quite tell if you got your answer or not, but if you haven’t: You can buy +10/25/50 business upgrades at any time without changing your long-term business cost.

So if you have 0 newspapers after a reset and buy all your angel upgrades and have 150 newspapers, then buy 850 more, you’ll have 1000 newspapers and the next one will cost you (for example) 1 trillion.
If you buy 850 newspapers first, then get 150 more from angel upgrades, you’ll once again be at 1000 newspapers and the next one will still cost you 1 trillion.

If buying them won’t decrease your investment amount by much, go ahead and buy them as soon as you can. If it’s more like 5-10% of your total investors, I’d wait until you’re near a wall and need that x amount in order to get your next achievement that would increase your total estimated income by at least 25% (so usually it’ll be newspapers or donuts)

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Penultimate angel upgrade is Biblical...

A good bit of ancient wisdom for lottery, lawsuit, and inheritance winners. It’s kind of funny that recipients of an inheritance are legally called winners.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / 100% in under 1hr

Just got my last achievement a few minutes ago with a 6x multiplier (decided to put my leftover kreds to work here after adcap’s outage). I’d guess that even people with no multiplier can expect to be finishing the game in the next week or two.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / End of game very anti climatic... Needs a patch

The way I see it, quitting freemium games is always a win, especially if you accomplished what you originally set out to do, or are leaving when you realize the fun you get from it is less than the time you put into it. This game’s really casual though, so I see no harm in keeping up with what’s new in it.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / End of game very anti climatic... Needs a patch

Perhaps you are new to the ‘freemium’ model of gaming. It is: “You never win, you only play until you decide to stop paying/playing.”

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Why do people have to cheat in this game?

Interesting post, Muskar. What’s strange is that I’ve had the feeling that cheaters think that others are jealous of them when they get called out, but I could never understand why they would think that. What is there to be jealous of, if anyone can replicate their results with some little trainer or program or macro? Cheating in a game means you give up your player identity, although to be fair this game is very lacking in player identity in the first place. I guess maybe using my own experience of jealousy is a bad metric, since I don’t seem to experience jealousy in anything, though. Do some people get jealous of cheaters when they know they’re cheating?

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Why do people have to cheat in this game?

Originally posted by MikeS513:

People simply need to feel superior to others.

I never understood this. I always thought it would feel really sad to feel superior to others for something that is a lie.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / How to get past the 1 tredecillion upgrade wall?

This may be a stupid question, but have you been buying angel upgrades? If not, it would be a good idea to start.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Extend the Surge!

Originally posted by BlairTheAwesome:
Originally posted by Bequeeth_Banks:

Why did you make a whole new thread about this? There’s so many kids complaining about the same thing on different threads, it’s just getting annoying now.

Cool story. Maybe instead of complaining about other people complaining (oh the irony), you should contribute to the thread.

You know, you don’t get any points from complaining about complaining about complaining. I ain’t even complaining, I’m just passing on pertinent information.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Who has most AIs?

Originally posted by LennyA21:

http://prntscr.com/54u68r
theres yet another page full of purchases.

Sounds like youre just hatin now

I think they want to see what multiplier you have.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Failed to Update Unity Web Player

Brother’s computer has been having this issue for a while, with all Unity games. It runs XP though, maybe that has something to do with it?

 
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Topic: The Gate / why day 7 reward is lower then day 6?

I think I saw in the patch notes that the gold portion of the rewards on day 1-6 were only added in a later patch, and I’m guessing day 7 has stayed exactly the same. It’s funny how the only game that seems to have a system where the week’s rewards don’t go back to 1 at the start is the game where we wish it did happen.

 
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Topic: Prime World: Defenders / 15 star bonus mission data

I wonder if your post inspired them to double the price for this event, or what’s going on there exactly.

 
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Topic: The Gate / How to play this game on LINUX Ubuntu

This game uses Unity, not Flash. If Linux supports Unity, then you should be able to get it running without problem after installing the unity player.

You can google unity web player, or (apparently) just download it from http://unity3d.com/webplayer

 
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Topic: The Gate / Using 10 golden scrolls at one time?

So I’m still pretty new to the game, trying to feel my way around.

So a single golden scroll allows me to purchase a premium summon. Does saving 10 of them allow me to get a guaranteed R4 and buy 10 at once?

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / Do you like the new design?

I didn’t like it at first, but I’m starting to adjust.

I hope the HHG team knows that users of games/sites tend to get needlessly bothered about UI changes, and eventually come around and maybe even like the new designs better. Admittedly, I don’t like the scrolling cost when it comes to purchasing an upgrade, though.

This sort of poll would be a lot more meaningful around a week or two from now, maybe even a month.

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / The capital V in the title?

Originally posted by Bassplayer19:

Venture capital refers to startup money given to a business.

Also, in economics, the people who give the venture capital to a new business are called… Angel Investors.

More pertinently, a Venture Capitalist is someone who invests their funds into a business with the hopes of getting a return on his or her investment.
source if you want one: http://www.investopedia.com/terms/v/venturecapitalist.asp