Posted by [Dec] Stink Bugs in Explore

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#pawsitivity (#19805)

the Amorous
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Posted on
2016-12-02 10:47:09
This is a suggestion about December's currency, Stink Bugs!

The drop rate in explore is pretty low :) I understand that we don't yet know the rate from receiving them from bundles, but I think the current explore drop rate is a bit discouraging!

One thing I noticed is that there are several event encounters that don't give StinkBugs at all-- my suggestion is that more encounters for this event drops Stink Bugs, even if it is just 1 at a time like November's encounters.

Encounters that DON'T drop STB:
-- Albino Zebra
-- Albino Gazelle
-- Albino Crow
-- Albino Lion
-- Albino Rhino
-- Cheap Cubs
-- Apedemak (Fight)
-- Mandrill/Snake
-- Evil Lion
-- Albino Gorilla
-- Smelly Lion (Fight)
-- Falling Snow
-- Albino Hyena
-- Shark Lion
-- Felis
-- Jaguar
-- Laharu
-- Wolf


This is going off of the December Event Guide-- I will remove ones that I see actually do drop STB as I encounter them. But as you can see, that is the majority of Decembers encounters, and they don't even drop the december currency??

Note-- I am not saying adding Stink Bugs to every encounter; if even just a few were given rewards, that'd be something.



This suggestion has 458 supports and 9 NO supports.



Edited on 13/12/18 @ 18:13:00 by Detember 🎁 (#19805)

Fush (F6 Gold
Rosette Primal) (#29304)

Merciful
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Posted on
2016-12-02 10:58:44
I supported this and I'd support this so many more times.

This is a real issue since its really bad game design to depend on something another person can give when from my experience you can earn most currency from explore. This month as everyone knows is just bad.

If you have new encounters for the event please do us a benefit and add event currency to it like ALL YOUR OTHER EVENTS. This one is no different. If it is then please I would love an explanation. So far there shouldn't be any excuses on why its so different. Its December. The month of giving/being greedy. Don't starve your users into quitting because of this event.

Don't make the same mistake as what I heard from last year. Fix it before its too late.


Amyatzu [Spooky
Time] (#91975)

Wicked
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Posted on
2016-12-02 11:02:15
I know this is my first time around in this event bc I joined in June, but really? I mean, come on! I only have 3, that's pretty much 1StB per exploration since the event started.


Dinocanid (#69182)

Prince of Terror
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Posted on
2016-12-02 11:05:32
I support. I find it so strange that a majority of the december encounters in explore don't give december currency, only the occasional 1-2 you get from drunk monkeys or on a leaf or whatever. I had to rely on the poop bundles on the 25th and explore every chance I got like crazy on the last day to buy anything from the final tier last year.



Edited on 02/12/16 @ 18:07:18 by Dinocanid (#69182)

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#pawsitivity (#19805)

the Amorous
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Posted on
2016-12-02 11:44:20
Hey guys I appreciate your passion but let us try and be respectful too :) I don't want my thread closed due to issues! Thanks <3

Staff has always been good about keeping an eye on events and updating drops as needed-- I just thought having a thread with the different encounters that don't give currency would help shed some light on the issue.



Edited on 02/12/16 @ 18:45:27 by 🐝 Detective #gaggle (#19805)

Xathina[main] (#70238)

The Epic Fail
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Posted on
2016-12-02 12:08:25
I have yet to get StB from the fight with the foldi lion.. Although it might drop some.. Idk.

Either way, I support!


Fawn (#3654)

Devastator
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Posted on
2016-12-02 14:46:42
Support. I find it strange that most of the encounters for this event don't give event currency.


Pandapop (#32892)

King of the Jungle
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Posted on
2016-12-02 18:55:30
I support. We're already on the 3rd and I only have 29 stink bugs on this account, whereas I would have had double that amount for last months currency. While the encounters for December event are cute/amusing, like others have stated, it's odd that they don't give the option for stink bugs.


SnuhDwarf //Deca
Onyx Pie (#77208)

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Posted on
2016-12-02 19:09:36
Support. I think it's great that giving poop ties into earning currency for the event to make the event a little different, but having to rely on that so heavily is just disheartening.


I've done the math and if I explore all day every day this month like I do when I go nuts for events I should come out being able to buy a somewhat decent amount of apps and decor (certainly not anywhere near as much as I normally do for event shops, but at least enough to make me happy), but most people here cannot spend that amount of time on exploring and it's not fair to ask it of them. :c

I know the bug rate for poo piles was said to be upped, but considering last year everyone was told that the poop piles would balance out the explore rate when we opened them and it didn't, it just doesn't make me eager at all to have the bulk of your currency to rely on something RNG based like that.


Thalath {online} (#41669)

Wanderer
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Posted on
2016-12-02 19:23:38
-- Apedemak (Fight)
Smelly Lion (Fight)


These really don't give you StB? Wow that's ridiculous. What is even the point?



Edited on 03/12/16 @ 02:23:43 by Thalath (#41669)

Myriad (#76)


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Posted on
2016-12-02 22:28:58
I'd love for the explore drop rate to be increased somehow. As it is I've been getting very very few even when exploring a lot through the day. It's a bit depressing to go through multiple full energy bars and get no stink bugs at all :(

Upping the drop rate from bundles will hopefully already have helped overall, but it'll be pretty difficult to tell how much currency we really have until we open the bundles at Christmas. And obviously that doesn't leave much time for gathering more afterwards if we find we still don't have enough to get particular shop items etc.

The current mechanic focused on getting StB from poop bundles works well for players who have a lot of friends and are able to be online and active in chat frequently, but it's tough on those who are less sociable. Personally I've found I get a good amount of bundles if I stay chatting for a while, and very few otherwise. Not all players are comfortable hanging out in chat or in the forums to raise their profile so that people can leave them poop, and plenty of us simply don't have the opportunity to spend a long time in chat each day, especially at this time of year. Upping the explore drop rate by altering current encounters to include StB as suggested would help to level the playing field a little, and give people more options, imho :)


ChaosDeath🐱 (#2790)

King of the Jungle
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Posted on
2016-12-03 08:26:44
Jeweled Beetles are low, but I feel like it's easier to get those from other users pages than it is to get StB from other users. Since first they have to poop to you, then you apparently have to get lucky to get them.

And that's about the closest thing I can think of as far as scarcity in the area. It at least has a counter point that, at least in my opinion, is more effective.


Noxa (#34513)

Deathlord of the Jungle
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Posted on
2016-12-05 09:12:25
I agree that the drops in explore need to be increased somehow. Currently the currency depends on how popular you are, how often you appear in the forums/the chat, if someone is shown your page by random due to the Members Online page and the link on the event page.
Then if someone does find your page, it depends on if they're going to leave a gift or poop. In which then you only have a small chance of getting StB back from the poo.
This alone makes your chances of getting more StB from gifts extremely slim. Especially if you're not horribly active in the community. This also encourages users to beg more often than any other time of the year, since gaining the currency is so heavily influenced by being seen by others and being gifted by others.

For this reason I do believe there needs to be an increase in the chance of gaining StB from explore. Especially if the prices of the event shop remain as high as they were last year. I was unable to buy anything I wanted last year due to not having enough StB.



sad seiko (#53527)

King of the Jungle
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Posted on
2016-12-09 13:03:22
I can support the dropping stink beetles from a fight, but nothing that you don't rlly have to do or you get the option to get something else from it.
So no support of the albino crow/zebra encounter but apendamak and the floppy lion/stinky lion yeah.


Castor [ geminae |
main ] (#45292)

Dreamboat of Ladies
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Posted on
2016-12-09 13:12:13
I support! I haven't been able to get on very much this week, but when I have, I've gotten near to no stink bugs whatsoever.. So far I only have 9.
It's hard to rely on the whole poop/StB idea, especially when there's only a % chance of the poop even dropping a Stink Bug.
I don't know, the whole event is kinda messy as a whole.
and I'm really looking forward to the Glacial base :'( but I won't be able to afford it



Edited on 09/12/16 @ 20:13:25 by Geminae {Poop!} (#45292)

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Posted on
2018-12-01 12:13:26
Another year, another December event! :)