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Folly

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Re: Idle games (2)
« Reply #135 on: August 15, 2023, 05:32:14 pm »

Idle Skilling and Legends of Idleon are made by the same developer (Lavaflame2), who seems to have something of a problem with overmonetization of their games, and prioritizing adding in money-making things over fixing bugs and making the game fun to play.
They're not *bad* games if you stick to the free side of things, but they are frustrating to play after a bit.

I gotta disagree. As a longtime player of IdleOn, I have regularly seen free updates with much greater quality and quantity than the paid stuff. And the paid stuff is not remotely necessary for experiencing everything IdleOn has to offer.
The banner-ads can be just a tad aggressive, taking up a good chunk of the screen and blocking other portions of the interface; but only for a few seconds when first logging in.

Honestly, for a game to see such frequent and significant content updates, far outpacing any other idle game I've played, I think the monetization is completely fair.
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Re: Idle games (2)
« Reply #136 on: August 16, 2023, 06:53:46 pm »

Idle Skilling and Legends of Idleon are made by the same developer (Lavaflame2), who seems to have something of a problem with overmonetization of their games, and prioritizing adding in money-making things over fixing bugs and making the game fun to play.

They're not *bad* games if you stick to the free side of things, but they are frustrating to play after a bit.

I'm not even sure if the monetization is the reason. I think he's just an amateur programmer who wouldn't know how to begin fixing the bugs.

Edit: wouldn't know to to begin, *if* he felt like fixing bugs, which he doesn't.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2023, 12:23:45 pm by Iduno »
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Re: Idle games (2)
« Reply #137 on: May 20, 2024, 05:53:18 pm »

From FishPond, the maker of Industry Idle, there now also is CivIdle.
Build up your civilization's production line on a hex grid!
It has a nice feeling of progression every rebirth. Been playing for about a month now not yet bored.
Ingame chat is helpful and friendly.

Oh, and it's free.
« Last Edit: May 20, 2024, 05:55:07 pm by martinuzz »
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Re: Idle games (2)
« Reply #138 on: May 20, 2024, 07:24:11 pm »

As the idle thread is active, FYI...

Idle Brick Breaker and, I suppose, its antithesis, The Tower.
The Tower broke on me and became unplayable, after some 'updates'. Couldn't get a response from the dev, so it got uninstalled sometime late last year. Ironically, I've been getting ads for it over the last week or so (in one of my other, more resiliant, distractions). But it's completely off my radar now.


Still doing the Brick Breaking.

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Anyway, need to check my Bricks, before bed. Another "8ab"-or-so towards my "80ac" aim... Might even be 9ab, this time!
...I'm at the stage of getting values in the "##an" range, now, about x1030 further up the scale.

I think I might actually Prestige the round once I've gotten every ball-speed up to the max of 99. But it's the most idle of idle gaming (except for Progress Quest of course), so no rush. ;)
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