Platform, device version and operating system:
iOS 12, iPhone 8
What you were expecting to happen, and what actually happened:
The devs have cited “we don’t want to annoy you with too many popups” in the past, particularly when players were begging for more pet rescue popups. I seem to remember, vaguely, there was some code in place to limit the number of times you get the “Hey, wanna get a $40 troop?” offer.
I used to see that maybe once or twice a day and expected that to continue. Since 4.0, it seems to happen hourly. This is what happens when I check my tribute:
- Open Gems of War.
- The game does some kind of startup tasks.
- I get the offer popup. I dismiss it.
- I collect tribute.
- I get the offer popup again.
How often does this happen? When did it begin happening?
It seems to have started with 4.0. I don’t remember it being this obnoxious in 3.5. It’s happened 3 times today so far.
Steps to make it happen again
- Do something that’s not Gems of War for an hour.
- Open Gems of War to get your tribute.
I get that you want to advertise these offers to entice people to spend. But Apple’s HIG points out if you are too obnoxious with your requests it has the opposite effect, which is why they cracked down on begging users for app store ratings.