Peter’s Booty Call – Leaderboard 101 & Poll

UPDATE 9/19: The full Leaderboard screen is now showing in our games, but there seems to be an issue as it’s showing the top tier as the first 100, and you’re having to place in the Top 100 to qualify for the Stewie skin. Just keep playing as you are until TinyCo address the issue.

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Leaderboards are back.

It’s Phase 3 and suddenly TinyCo have decided to dangle some leaderboard prizes as bait for us Addicts and I thought I’d bring you a quick guide to the Peter’s Booty Haul Leaderboard and also remind you of some wise words from our esteemed Bunny.

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We will start this with the Leaderboard 101 and follow it with Bunny’s previous take on leaderboards. It’s well worth a read.

The latest leaderboard arrived with Phase 3 and is similar to those previous, in that it sets up an unfortunate battle between players for a limited amount of prizes. Now I usually take part, but only through my normal game play. I WILL NOT spends a ton of clams just trying to hit the top tier, then loads more to stay in it. Wherever I end up is out of my hands so I just relax and play my normal game. I advise every other addict to do the same.


PRIZES

Okay on to the leaderboard itself, there are 3 tiers and 3 prizes, 1 prize for each ranked tier.

Tier 1 – Blackbeard/Pirate Stewie Costume

To be awarded this prize you will need to ranked in the top 500 players in the world. Yes the world. Good luck with that!!!

 Tier 2 – Adrian Beaky

To be awarded this prize you will need to be ranked between 501-1000 in the world.

 Tier 3 – Showy Scorpion Serpent

To be awarded this prize you will need to be ranked between 1001-5000 in the world.

So that’s the prizes covered, and even though Stewie is my favourite character, I’m still not going to break my clam bank for another costume for him. For those that choose to do so, I wish you all good luck.


LEADERBOARD SCREEN

Now finding the leaderboard is easy, you just click on the trophy icon at the bottom of your screen.

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This will open up the leaderboard screen, here you will see 1: your current rank, 2: your total number of flags, 3: your potential prize, 4: where you’re sitting compared to other ranking players  and 5: how many flags those in the tiers above or below have.

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COLLECTING FLAGS

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Collecting flags is simple, you attack Blackbeard’s Fearsome Flotilla, Scurvy Squadron or Dastardly Division using your fleet, currently consisting of the Groggy Gunboat, Sloshed Schooner and the Boozy Brig. You will see how many flags you will receive for an attack on the attack screen and be awarded these once the battle ends.

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The leaderboard will close on 27th September at 3pm PDT. If you’ve qualified for a prize you will usually be awarded it about a week later.

My final thoughts, well I know leaderboards often make you feel like a little fish in a big pond, but they are what they are my friends, and let’s try to keep it that way, i.e. nothing more than a bit friendly rivalry.


Now there won’t be any comments allowed on this post as per Bunny’s decision on leaderboard posts many events ago, but I am going to include a short poll, and I’d be grateful if you would take a minute to register your vote. Remember TinyCo do want to engage with us and find out what we want, and these polls are a way to communicate our opinions to them without screaming and shouting.

 


NOW SOME WORDS FROM BUNNY

BUNNY: In this information I will be going over the Leaderboards, My Basic PERSONAL opinion on them, and why they are such a sore spot for many. I will be VERY blunt in this post. Not the “usual Bunny”. Tread carefully. My turn to Rant!

I want to cover the SAME thing that I seem to have to cover Every. Single. Event. So here I am again, to get it out there… then be done with it. No further discussion on it as I grow weary. I think many of you do get that and understand it. I also will NOT be allowing any comments at all on this post as I am tired of the hatred that Leaderboards bring with them. They are a SIDE option. No one is forcing you to play them. It is all YOUR choice to participate. All they ever have caused is anger and lots of it. If you want to vent on them, you know where to go. If you hate the Leaderboards, tell TinyCo via in game messaging. Enough is enough on the Addicts site. We don’t make the game. We don’t control the game. We are not a doormat to wipe dirty feet all over.

 


Say it with me… “Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams Clams!”

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First and foremost, LEADERBOARDS ARE LED BY PREMIUM PLAYERS. I am not just talking those that spend $20 an Event and are done. Oh no! I am talking those that invest HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS to get the amount of Clams needed to lead and keep the lead on the Top Positions of the Leaderboards.

I see so many Players scratching their heads trying to do the Math to figure out how they can keep up but continue to fall short every single time. Well, that is because of Clams. Clams Clams Clams Clams and MORE CLAMS! Leaderboards = Clams!

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Some Freemium Players are lucky and through a LOT of “every single hour in the game” play can make it to the lower tier(s), but I have yet to see a single solitary Freemium EVER make it to a top spot in a game. Not in this kind of Leaderboard (You against Everyone). Not A TRUE FREEMIUM. Clams were always spent somewhere (even if those Clams were earned free in the game). A Clam purchase/sacrifice of some kind was made to gain that position. No one yet has made it with ZERO Clams spent like this. Sorry. Truth.

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How does anyone else have a chance against an Elite Premium in the Leaderboards? Well, to be quite honest, you don’t. Sorry. Cold hard truth here. Just laying it out from what I have seen time and time and time again on the Leaderboards. Not unless you are one yourself. You can try, maybe get close, but unless you open your pocketbook, checking account, trust fund (Lol)… don’t really bother stressing on the Leaderboards. It’s not worth it. Seriously it’s not.

How is the best way to get Latinum for those that don’t care and still want to try? Well, for me, Away Missions to Terra Boberra (unless Phase 2 offers something better). Possibly some side help from the Phaser Battles Borg Cubes.

Now many of you may not like my cold hard truth nor my opinions. Many of you may not like this side of me, but it has to be said. Many may still try to reason “well they got this and I didn’t” or “they did that, why can’t I”… but again, Clams make all that go away.  Clams level that out. You spend the Clams, you can “try” to compete. A New Player can spend Clams and be in the running. It’ll cost them more Clams than others, but again… Clams Clams Clams Clams.

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In short, this Leaderboard… end of the day… will be exactly like every single other Leaderboard. Premium Players will rise to the top and fight it out… everyone else will fight for the scraps (if any are left). I don’t like to pay more than 200 Clams on a Character, so why would I want to spend thousands of Clams for a “Chance” at one? (Think of how much it hurt spending 2000 to 3000 Clams on a Mystery Box to get it all. OUCH!!!) Just not worth it to me. I get many of you are completionists… but this game will NOT fulfill that. Instead it will push you to your limits and drive you absolutely insane (Welcome to the Addicts Asylum). Someone will always be left without. There are only 500 spots up Top (5000 total) and over 1 million+ of us. What does that say about how many will go without? It is at YOUR risk if you play them, but be warned it may not turn out how you want. You’ll have to except that you may be defeated. Again 5000 out of 1 million+. (That’s a very small percentage.)

Me, I will sit back and let it all just burn out… again. I will save my Clams for better things. Things I KNOW I can get, not just chance it. Things in the actual Event and not a Side option. Things in New Events. Things the moment I spend Clams on are placed into MY game. I just can’t see a reason to spend so much on “CHANCE”, can you? Really? (More food for thought.)

Notice an ongoing theme in the Images? 

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~Bunny

***steps off soapbox and goes back to eating carrots***

(FYI, don’t bother jumping posts to try and comment in regards this post either… they will just be moderated.)

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