Sweet Jesus, let's show some gratitude for a minute, okay?

The way the forums look some days it almost appears as though NG has the touch of king Midas except instead of gold, it's spiders and turds.

Lets go to bat for NG for a moment and thank them for creating a pretty roundedly decent gaming experience that is free to play with fairly reasonable pay options:
I began playing in April. I cannot really comment much on the earliest days. I will admit that since I started, there have been many improvements.

Since I started:
NG has improved the challenge system.

Added more depth to the game with new mechanics such as cover.

Introduced the replacement rewards system of TG and created far more oportunity to acquire said rewards. Prior to this, challenge milestones offered 2 gold lockers and that was it. Stagnation city. This gives us a lot more options for greater development of our toons and toontowns.

Fixed a lot of grievous bugs and exploits.

Introduced outposts, allowing a gateway for in-game interaction with other players.

Brought greater challenges with human mobs!

They give away stuff in the form of weekend and community events. Every. Single. Week/weekend. (a lot of game studios pretty much end their relationship the moment you have finished downloading. Thanks for playing/buying our game suckers)

Aside from aesthetics, there is very little you can't earn in-game without purchases. Every f2p game I have ever played prior didn't just have premium currency like gold bullion randomly drop from interaction like TWD does. You either bought it or you didn't have it.

Speaking of non-earnable items, how about the character weapons that NG sells? Aside from Morgan's staff, none of them brought any unobtainable traits or abilities. NG does not force you to make purchases to compete! That's great!

Also, what is really nice, is that they have begun to fix those buy-weapons with traits that were well designed and desireable rather that selling you a crap-shoot with a pretty name. You know exactly what you are paying for and that is excellent.

And...they have finally improved the xp situation. Sure, it took them awhile, but I am sure a lot of balancing was considered once they could admit definitively that there was a problem.

These guys are human. They make mistakes and we can certainly criticize. They also deserve praise when they've done the right things too.

Thanks to the devs for the experience.
Thanks to the community for helping to improve through feedback.
Thanks to the mods for keeping the riffraff in check.
Thanks to Al Gore for inventing the internet.
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  • DLichDLich Member Posts: 5,526
    edited June 2016
    I like the new changes and am very thankful for the game. I enjoy playing it. Everyone has a choice to play or not and everyone has a choice to pay or not.

    People complained about matchups with TG being 0 and from what I've seen its been fixed now there's complaints it's too hard. Everyone wants to have their cake, eat it too & save some for later.

    I only wish there was a cycle of events. Meaning instead of radio weekend, reduced gas weekend, 5 second upgrade weekend being random... I wish there was a set cycle.

    It's not even a complaint. Just wish I knew "ok every 5th weekend is the radio event" we can get more rhythmic. Has anyone collected data (I guess I can go back through announcements and track it) to how often these weekend events come up? Maybe there is a cycle I just didn't realize.

    Regardless I appreciate NG's changes.

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  • DaleDale Member Posts: 1,122
    hear hear!

    I've done enough programming to know that, no matter what you do, someone will whine about it. It's rare to hear "Hey, you did a good job! Things are much better now."

    They did a lot of good work here. Sure, there are a few hiccups and some ideas that not everyone agrees with but that is always the case. Let's say Thanks! before we start whining.
    DoTakDCBMETMizTyAGirlHasNoName
  • theRealBendertheRealBender Member Posts: 1,251
    The case for showing appreciation for a product we pay for is that we really are trying to work together here, for mutual benefit. But I will also say that gratitude comes in many forms, notably continuing to log in and continuing to give the Company money. That really is the best way to gauge performance.
    * I put "hero" and "heroes" in quotes for a reason.
    ** Still on a spending boycott of equipment and gas booster and gold.
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  • iced1979iced1979 Member Posts: 65
    Yeah NG hit a home run love all new stuff, maybe the tower spilling only rares but im being picky, the new bundles are great will be using gaz n xp monthly if not weekly, xp economy was addresed well and dont worry about the winers they always find somethings
  • NCDawgFanNCDawgFan Member Posts: 2,070
    I love the XP Booster option. My 24 hours just ran out and I literally do not have one survivor or quality piece of gear left to level. I pulled this sweet assault rifle during a last minute XP farming mission and with the close to 1.6m XP I have left in the bank and the close to 1.2m XP that I got for scraping the weapon I will be replacing, I have enough to fully level this rifle and give it to my 2nd assault survivor. Great job NG!
  • theRealBendertheRealBender Member Posts: 1,251
    Sounds like they did too good a job - all that for just $5?
    * I put "hero" and "heroes" in quotes for a reason.
    ** Still on a spending boycott of equipment and gas booster and gold.
    ggbats
  • DCBMETDCBMET Member Posts: 392
    Yea.
    Making this thread feels good.
    So much positivity.
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  • ErykEryk Member Posts: 30
    Feedback and disappointment is not whining. Taking it to far I understand but wanting an explanation on why deadly missions were removed and that the small buffs that they did for bruisers and scouts still don't make them more valuable to use then the other classes. Was lots of good in this update but with such a big update much needs to be discussed and this seems like the "forum" to do it :)
    Trae
  • LydiaLydia Member Posts: 167
    Great post @Rubberelemental ... It's quiet a rarity this game :smile:
  • Fester17Fester17 Member Posts: 672
    I love the 24 hour free fuel option. Just finished it. I was focused on supplies, since I just got to level 39. I was able to upgrade my training area, and I have enough saved up to upgrade the radio tent so I can use the nearly 300 radios I have now (most I've ever had). I got 21 epic or legendary pieces of gear, I was able to max my legendary warrior and legendary bruiser against my better judgement :), and I leveled an Epic rifle from 16 to 18. I still have over 800K of a possible 1M XP saved to start upgrading my new survivors in a few days. No complaints here! (I'd post pics, but I don't know how to make them just the links, so they'd take the entire page).
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  • DCBMETDCBMET Member Posts: 392
    edited June 2016
    @Eryk
    Maybe this is the forum to do it. But not this thread. Take your negativity and add it to the pile outside.
    DLichLightfeet
  • DangerBDangerB Member Posts: 231
    Beastie Boys have a great song called Gratitude. I am thankful for a better experience, and hopeful that NG has people that are as passionate about making the game as we are playing the game. And that the sales people and number crunchers don't muck up this game
    like WB is mucking up DC movies.
    Sometimes I think we need to have a grownup section of the forums, but that's like saying having a civil part of the Internet.

    I just hope that sound advise and feedback is not washed out by the noise and complaints.

    Anyways, I concur. Thanks for a good update.
    SlickRickggbatsLightfeet
  • tammytammy Member Posts: 1,716
    Hey!!!! Leave us riffraff alone!!

    And al gore is a knobjockey....his mansion needs to sink seeing he built it exactly where he warned us all we would be under water due to global warming...

    The rest i agree with :)

    But they still have a major issue with iPad users

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  • PimpOfTheDeadPimpOfTheDead Member Posts: 654
    I do like a lot of the new changes & when it comes to events, everyone's at different stages of the game & have different play strategies so it's safe to say that ng can't please everyone every week & in order for the game to keep going & make $$ they definitely need pay to play players. But all in all every game has bugs & faults, but I think they do a pretty good job keeping it going & actually listening to players even though it takes awhile sometimes, even though nobodys perfect & no matter what they get right, you will always have those haters that love to complain just for the sake of complaining with no justification for it lol
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  • NCDawgFanNCDawgFan Member Posts: 2,070
    Like Ta-Tay always says @PimpOfTheDead, haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate....
    PimpOfTheDead
  • SpacemanSpiffSpacemanSpiff Member Posts: 634
    If I didn't enjoy this game, I wouldn't have spent over $5,000 dollars already on it. These type of games will always have bugs, etc., I just think of it as a work-in-progress, and try to enjoy the game along the way. Just some primitive honesty here :smile:
    AGirlHasNoNameSlickRick
  • PimpOfTheDeadPimpOfTheDead Member Posts: 654
    I agree @SpacemanSpiff either the game has entertainment value or is a complete flop lol, but all will always have bugs & never be perfect, but for those who want to constantly & always complain there's an easy fix to that...... Delete app & find new game but I'm sure candy crush soda & angry birds have bugs also lol
    SpacemanSpiffAGirlHasNoName
  • PowerUKPowerUK Member Posts: 85
    Group hug? This thread is making me feel all fuzzy inside.

    Keep working hard devs,it is appreciated.
    AGirlHasNoName
  • AmigaAmiga Member Posts: 3,770
    edited June 2016
    To be honest I never play so long one mobile game in my entire life. Mostly I stopped play after few days. My gaming experience started with ZX Spectrum so thousands games behind me. Because I don't have much time to play on my beloved powerful desktop PC, mostly I play on mobile ;)
    TWDNML is one and the only one game which I play. @Teeceezy @eetu .. do I need say anything else??? Oh yes - lower exploration gas cost! :)
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  • DragoniusDragonius Member Posts: 93
    Well spoken. I agree with this completely.
  • dozeratidozerati Member Posts: 20
    I liked the update and I can write about what I enjoyed about it just the same as anyone else that hated/disliked/disagreed with it can write about their point of view and express their feelings about it.

    And no they dont have to show any appreciation whatsoever unless they genuinely feel that way and I doubt the morality police or internetz group pressure will change one iota of this.

    Freedom of expression FTW.
  • limeyjohnlimeyjohn Member Posts: 215
    I want to bitch that l have nothing to bitch about.......it just don't feel right
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  • I'm not upset that they don't give me the event I want every week, which is the "horde".
    But I do believe any event should actually be an event.
    I'm not going to utilize this weekend's event, but I believe it's a good one for at least half the NML population.
    I just hate when the event sucks for everyone.
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  • AGirlHasNoNameAGirlHasNoName Member Posts: 5
    Thanks Next Games for NML! And thanks to the mods for their time & professionalism! ;)
  • SgtSalamiSgtSalami Member Posts: 554
    @NCDawgFan nice work
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