This Game = Insanity

I'm out. This game is insane.

In most other games I play, you work hard to gain the best characters and gear, often enduring the RNG as is common these days, and then spend months grinding to level them up. It's hard work, frustrating at times, but ultimately satisfying when you achieve your goals. This is a gameplay model I understand.

In Walking Dead, you DO that - and then your work is INVALIDATED every time you level up your council. Even if you reached the "end game", or spent hundreds/thousands buying "dice rolls" for a slim chance to get the ultimate survivor or weapon, it's all rendered pointless when a new council level is introduced, as was done today. I have no idea how they get away with a flawed model like this.

As well as that, the game is beyond broken with "reconnecting" issues affecting so many. Weeks pass and nothing is done:

This game is the ultimate waste of time, money and license. I'm nobody here, I won't be missed, but I have 15 "freemium" games installed on my device and I know when I'm on a hiding to nothing. I've got one less today.

Good luck to all those who struggle on, you truly are "survivors".


  • AmigaAmiga Member Posts: 3,770
    Newest update show us how this game is unbalanced. Further = worst.
    They really need to think twice before players will abandon this sinking ship...
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  • TransmuteJunTransmuteJun Member Posts: 2,155
    Strange. Before the update, there were so many people calling for the ability to upgrade the council.
  • SlickRickSlickRick Posts: 2,731
    Abandon all ye whiners!!
    You better check yo self before you wreck yo self...cuz I'm bad for your health, I come real stealth
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  • capibaracapibara Member Posts: 6,525
    No one said that it was easy to survive @Palanthian
    "Always be yourself unless you can be a capybara. Then always be a capybara".
    --> Do you need a guild? ...send me a Private Message. My Recruiting den and my "Art Objects" in the Next Games Collection.
  • Scared_DeadScared_Dead Member Posts: 91
    At first it was a problem not being able to upgrade the council to lvl 17. Now comes this thread lol, NG you guys can't win with some of these folks.
  • CapletonCapleton Member Posts: 441
    @Scared_Dead really funny...not.

    And NG wins with every iap. So go ahead and support your team.
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    Found his home in Asylum
  • Sipher07Sipher07 Member Posts: 591
    The outpost ladder thing is even higher now. crazy
  • KaraKara Member Posts: 25
    I think it's a great business model really....despite some rollback issues, this is the longest I have ever stayed interested in a game because they are always introducing something new.
  • blynknzblynknz Member Posts: 1,988
    I used to play a card based game. Every week there would be new cards coming out, and a lot of the time they were better than existing cards.
    Therefore you had to try and get those cards.
    No difference here.
  • theblueboxthebluebox Member Posts: 807
    New content is released to keep old players interested. That's pretty much the model all successful games use. There is no end game with ever evolving games. If you want a game with a clear ending, you might want to go play Left 4 Dead on XBox 360.
  • smokvasmokva Member Posts: 154
    I am confused... did you not want a new council level?
    If they introduce a new episode - as I am certain they will soon - higher level survivors will be needed. You would need the council to start the process of upgrading so that you can play those new missions.
    Why is that a bad thing?

    The bugs, the game issues, the unresolved questions, the lack of answers, the non-responsive in-game help, the fixes-that-aren't-fixes, the fixes-that-break-other stuff, the lack of effective beta testing before upgrades, the hidden 'upgrades' that change the game play without any notice to players, the subsequent silence regarding those hidden 'upgrades', and the general poor communication .... all those reasons I understand.

    But the council?
  • PalanthianPalanthian Member Posts: 12
    smokva said:

    I am confused... did you not want a new council level?

    Simple, all other games release new "council" levels and then you need to upgrade your troops to a higher level. In this game, you can't, because your survivors are capped at the lower council level and will never get any better. They are obsolete, just like the legendary Lucille weapon some people spent hundreds of dollars on.

    I've never seen another game that practically forces you to ditch everything you've grinded for and spent on to start rolling dice again at the Next Games casino.

    Each to his own, you love it, I hate it. The game's clearly not for me. From some of the replies here, it sounds like this is the first/only freemium game many of you have played, so I guess you don't know any different. Either that or the IP is keeping you here.

    Anyway, all the best.
  • CmlCml Member Posts: 75
    edited April 2016
    Tbh I don't really see the point in this council update either. There is no new content that requires this update. Is being able to upgrade your survivors and weapons 'new content'?
    I didn't really need lvl 18 survivors with lvl 21 gear.
    It just starts the looong grinding process all over again, without any real goal.
  • smokvasmokva Member Posts: 154
    @Cml and @Palanthian
    Ok. I am not even close to your levels so it is very likely I am totally misreading this situation. So apologies in advance if this sounds noobish.
    However, an upgraded Council would very likely lead to the ability to upgrade Training Grounds. The upgraded TG would allow you to boost your survivors. With a new episode in the horizon, you would need upgraded survivors.
    Is it not probable that NG is simply giving you guys a leg up? I mean, chances are most players at your level have maxed out tomatoes and xp. By giving you the ability to spend some of your resources, it provides you with an opportunity to farm and collect more for the next upgrade(s) as opposed to just dumping everything at you at once.

    Granted, if this is their intention (and it seems logical), they could have communicated it more clearly.
    But is this not a good thing?
  • DaleDale Member Posts: 1,122
    I think a new council, new levels, new episodes, etc are all good things.

    As I understand it, the question is: why expand and provide new stuff when the old stuff is broken?
  • CmlCml Member Posts: 75
    edited April 2016

    No apologies necessary

    The last council upgrade didn't offer any new content. It allowed me to upgrade survivors to lvl17 + some buildings in camp, and that's it. No new episode.
    Levelled up my survivors and gear for no real purpose. Gear now 'obsolete'.

    With nearly 10000 missions completed (half of those deadly), I'm starting to get bored grinding. Desperately need new incentive to keep me going.
    High xp costs not helping either.

    It's all getting a bit pointless.


    Basically, I just need REAL new content and real goals.

    Love this game and don't want to give it up.
    Let's just hope there's a new episode coming soon. ;)
  • smokvasmokva Member Posts: 154
    Ahh. Ok. Did not know that. Well, then I certainly hope that they got their sh...umm... stuff together this time. :)

    Fix old stuff? FIX old stuff????
    Are you mad?
    If they fix the old stuff, what would I complain about on this forum? What would any of us complain about?
    We'd have no reason for our daily jaunt here. Our social groups would break up!
    What's wrong with you? Stop talking like a crazy person!
  • KaiseroKaisero Member Posts: 28
    I think that the lvl of the caracter should be tied to the concil lvl !
    Say you have a lvl 17 warrior (all topped) then upgrade de concil and you have to find a new one at lvl 18 ! This is crazy !!
    What if you could keep the same topped player but they would add 1 lvl thus keeping the same skill or perk put gainning hp point and damage ?? Would that be a good deal ? I think so
  • Sipher07Sipher07 Member Posts: 591
    I don't Really care if I can upgrade to a higher level if It doesn't allow me any new content why do I care about a number??? who is that neurotic and pointless
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