Feel free to detail reasons, e.g.: Totally worth it, want to support the Devs, not worthy at all, insulting waste of time, annoying green exclamation mark is intrusive even though they said it would not be done in an intrusive manner…
As often as possible, not as a replacement for gameplay. But as a chance for some extra stuff, when I’m unable to play.
In the morning: Open game, collect tribute, start ad, prepare breakfast, collect reward and then do some low level exploring while eating breakfast.
In the afternoon: Open game, collect tribute, start ad, go back to work, collect some more free stuff and close game again.
Rewards so far have been 400 gold, 3000 gold, 50 shards and 100 gold. It’s stuff that I would not have gotten otherwise, and if it helps the devs then it’s a win-win IMHO.
Just to point out - Salty stated that this would be “a static icon” as opposed to the blinky gem icon that appears on the shop button during the bonus buy events. This was deployed exactly as stated it would be. I still find it obnoxious, but we were told in advance what it would be, at least.
On topic: I don’t plan on ever viewing an ad. I’ve given this company plenty of money already, and while the “reward” is a joke, I actually agree with it being a joke. As soon as it starts to feel rewarding to watch the ads, from a psychological standpoint they become less optional and more mandatory. If they start feeling less optional and more mandatory, the complaining would be even louder (“I’m FORCED to watch them to keep up!”) and in a worst-case scenario, the devs/publisher would have to start factoring in players’ gains from ads when “adjusting” (read: nerfing) resource gains in other parts of the game. Because, you know, “Gem value” and all that horse puckey.
To play devil’s advocate here… I will say that the devs certainly succeeded in their goal to make ads not feel like a requirement. I play Gems on my phone and PC, and I don’t feel at all pressured to log in to my phone to view an ad if I’m playing on PC. That was one of their goals, and they definitely met it, if not surpassed it. Unfortunately, the reason I don’t feel like I have to log in on my phone is because the rewards are so horrifically bad, so bad I don’t even want to watch the ads when I’m on my phone.
If ads worked for me, I would have viewed them fairly frequently the 1st week or 2. After a while, I’d get tired and rarely view them because the “rewards” aren’t worth the hassle. Overall, “once in a blue moon”.
I’ll get them as much as possible. I just use the game on my phone for tributes while at work, and the ads are just a little extra because I don’t like playing with my phone even if I could do it.
Fair is fair: The rewards are small, so people can complain as much as they want UNTIL they accept they don’t need to bother with it, or they accept they shouldn’t have expected something much better than this.
New players can get some small rewards here and there, veterans too if they decide to not ignore it and endgamers can surely use their time in much better ways.
The rewards are pretty crap. I’m level 1,202 and I’ve pulled 400 gold twice already. 30 seconds of PVP typically equates to 9k gold so that was a less than ideal way to initially describe it.
But I’ll still be watching them when they pop up because I’m doing it to support the devs. Everyone keeps screeching for more content and fixes but refuse to be a part of the process when a way to give them more flexibility to do those things shows up. This is a perfect compromise in my opinion, I don’t have ads shoved in my face if I don’t want them and they get their checks from the companies they run the ads for.
As I said in another thread, as soon as they go past this point and force themselves open or jump up when I try to change tabs or something, I’m completely out and it was nice being here while it lasted. But I don’t mind setting my phone down for 30 seconds with the sound off every 8 hours to keep that from happening as long as possible, even if the rewards in-game were non-existent.
It’s just a small way to toss a “thank you” off to the devs and I really hope more people start doing it soon before they change it from a 3rd tab on mobile to banner ads and premium subscriptions to remove them or things the other mobile games do that end up pushing me to the uninstall button.
I wish capitalism wasn’t a thing either and we could all just work on things that we were passionate about without money being the driving force behind that decision, but everyone seems to like their Coca-Colas well enough so let’s just suck it up and click the button before we lose even more players than we did after 4.7 to forced ads for crack pipes from Wish.