Hey there Clammers. Resident Fluffy character here hopping on in to give a lil thought and maybe a lil outlook on things for this AMAZING Community of players/readers we have here. Pardon me while I dust off my soapbox for a few minutes. So strap yourselves in. Lol
Let’s start off with the war a flaming in the comments and just put it out there. The calls of “not fair” going on within. To me, I just do not get the point. I will explain as to why.
We are here…just as I have described above…as a COMMUNITY. Complete strangers stretched literally across the globe that have found sanctuary in a location where all our minds, thoughts, attitudes, humor, and addicted lil lives flourish. We all have same common goals, same wants, same love for a game and/or TV series, and we are all completely different. I LOVE THAT! I love that there is such a mix and diverse community here. So many thoughts colliding. Sadly, it is some of those collisions that tend to leave a lil bit of bruises and aftermath.
So let’s discuss this. This silly lil game started BETA through Android. iOS players were sad, they wanted in on it too. TinyCo, being the extraordinary company they are, did all they could to bring it to iOS too. At the same time, they also gifted the iOS players with a lil exclusive in Gold Suit Peter. Wars of “not fair” flamed. Time went on, updates came and went. Now we are to the Comic Con event. iOS was able to get the update out first since…well…since the game launched. Android players were sad. They wanted in on it too. So once again, TinyCo stepped up and offered a bit of an olive branch to help with that loss of time for Android in providing them with an exclusive item (coming soon). Now the wars of flame came again with more “that’s not fair”.
I guess in the scheme of things, I just do not get or understand this kind of greed and argument. Both sides now have been offered 1 item. Seems pretty fair to me. TinyCo is doing what NO company ever has done in as far as I can remember playing games. My look on this entire situation is why the upset over a gift? I mean, just imagine it from this perspective. You go to a birthday party with a gift. Watch your friend open it. Then, your friend screams at you that your gift is a joke, not fair, should have been this or that. How would that make you feel? Pretty awful in my eyes. You got a cool gift that is exclusive to YOUR device. Kind of a badge of honor so to speak. Appreciate it for what it is.
It is like going and buying a Ford then seeing your friend got a Chevy with a cool feature you didn’t get and then going to Ford to complain about it. It just does not make any sense what so ever. I mean the one thing I am NOT seeing in all this…is…”Won’t somebody think of Kindle??” Lol. I mean seriously. They JUST got into the game, but I have not seen complaints about “this and that isn’t fair”. I bought several movies. Everything from the LEGO, Captain America, and Avengers to name a few. Depending on where I bought it, I may have got a few tunes, a figurine, a different cover, etc. Did that make the movie any better or worse than anyone else’s? No. Did that mean I wasn’t gonna watch the movie? No. Did that mean I am a loser and others are winners? FRAK NO! It means I got a cool movie just like everyone else and I watched it over and over and over.
This all just really comes down to that entitlement attitude. If someone else has something you do not, why fight about it? Why does everyone want to be mirror images of each other? Isn’t it our uniqueness that we each have within ourselves the same thing that makes us amazing? I know I don’t want to be a robot following in line. I don’t want to just be another sheep in the herd.
Stop picking on each other. What good becomes of it? Are we just a group of bullies now? I sure hope not. We made this place a sanctuary for ALL players. A helping zone. A place that ALL can come and feel welcomed as we help each other with our silly lil Addiction. HELP each other, don’t try to pull one another down. No one benefits from that. NOT. AT. ALL. Imagine if you came here and that is all us Addicts Team Members did. Just tell you to frak off and figure things out for yourself. I don’t think you would care so much for that, would you? We do a LOT to help because we want to. We see a need for it, and are happy to share. Do all we can to make it a better playing experience. Sound familiar? Can you do the same? Share with others? Without spite or hate? Allow others to have THEIR moment?
Short story long, let’s all just take a step back and look at the WHOLE picture. Appreciate that FINALLY there is a company out there connected so close to the players. One that listens, adapts, changes, and does all they can to help. I for one do NOT want to lose that, and I see the bitterness and sour attitudes a threat to pushing that uniqueness in them away. THAT would be a terrible loss…to EVERY SINGLE PLAYER. Regardless what your device is.
So take a few deep breaths. If you feel you have to say something still, fine. Say it…but HERE ONLY! But say it with respect that everyone deserves. Check the hate at the door. No more of this will be allowed on any other posts. Say it and be done with it and move on. Go back to enjoying the game. Enjoying the help. Enjoying the Amazing Community here.
***tries to step of soap box…trips and falls over floppy feet…blames Cguy for miscalculating the numbers and giving me incorrect distance from box to ground…hobbles back to basement***
(p.s. I have the Q&A almost complete from the meet up. A few more questions trickled in after I got back and I wanted them all to be answered. I will post once I get the remaining ones back.)