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    Limited Time Boost Buildings

    Anyone else miss the ridiculously short window for the boost buildings?

    It seems bonkers to me that Gree would go to all the 'trouble' of devising new boost buildings and then only give players a week to purchase them. I don't even remember seeing them mentioned on any of the splash screens, which is crazy, as most players don't routinely check the buildings store 'just in case'. I'm not sure why they can't find some space in the game to flag up things like this - things that players might spend money on if they were actually aware of its existence.

    Maybe it was a display issue. Yeah, that's probably it.
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    Wasn't last LTB a gold purchase building anyways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pharoah View Post
    Anyone else miss the ridiculously short window for the boost buildings?

    It seems bonkers to me that Gree would go to all the 'trouble' of devising new boost buildings and then only give players a week to purchase them. I don't even remember seeing them mentioned on any of the splash screens, which is crazy, as most players don't routinely check the buildings store 'just in case'. I'm not sure why they can't find some space in the game to flag up things like this - things that players might spend money on if they were actually aware of its existence.

    Maybe it was a display issue. Yeah, that's probably it.
    They wouldn't want too many Android players to get the boost buildings for free from watching videos though so they can't leave them up for too long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elangomatt View Post
    They wouldn't want too many Android players to get the boost buildings for free from watching videos though so they can't leave them up for too long.
    Even if the Android users don't want to spend the time watching videos they can always purchase Gold at 40% less than an iOS user can purchase Gold.
    My math is a little off.
    Is 40% off a 40% off sale 80% off?
    I'm so confused.
    Sometimes I worry that Gree may eventually see the gross inequity of this pricing disparity and resolve it by raising the price on Androids by 40%.
    In Canada a Vault of Gold on Android is $100.00 and on iOS it is $140.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Pharoah View Post
    Anyone else miss the ridiculously short window for the boost buildings?

    It seems bonkers to me that Gree would go to all the 'trouble' of devising new boost buildings and then only give players a week to purchase them. I don't even remember seeing them mentioned on any of the splash screens, which is crazy, as most players don't routinely check the buildings store 'just in case'. I'm not sure why they can't find some space in the game to flag up things like this - things that players might spend money on if they were actually aware of its existence.

    Maybe it was a display issue. Yeah, that's probably it.
    They were in store longer than what they had said. The boost buildings were in store an extra day or two.

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    Hi Modern Warriors,

    Sorry you missed the building sale! They will be released again in the near future.

    In the meantime, please take a quick look at this post: http://forums.gree.net/showthread.ph...ade-Specialist

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    Quote Originally Posted by [PM] President Hightower View Post
    Hi Modern Warriors,

    Sorry you missed the building sale! They will be released again in the near future.

    In the meantime, please take a quick look at this post: http://forums.gree.net/showthread.ph...ade-Specialist
    So what are the real units intended for this? It's obviously a display glitch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by [PM] President Hightower View Post
    Hi Modern Warriors,

    Sorry you missed the building sale! They will be released again in the near future.

    In the meantime, please take a quick look at this post: http://forums.gree.net/showthread.ph...ade-Specialist
    Thanks for the info Hightower.
    You forgot to mention for Android users the cost is reduced by 40%.
    Suck it up iOS users.
    In Canada a Vault of Gold on Android is $100.00 and on iOS it is $140.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker View Post
    Even if the Android users don't want to spend the time watching videos they can always purchase Gold at 40% less than an iOS user can purchase Gold.
    My math is a little off.
    Is 40% off a 40% off sale 80% off?
    I'm so confused.
    Sometimes I worry that Gree may eventually see the gross inequity of this pricing disparity and resolve it by raising the price on Androids by 40%.
    I'm afraid we're not seeing this on our end; In App Purchase is the same across both platforms in terms of Gold. Perhaps a few screen captures so we can better see what you're explaining? It would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajk View Post
    So what are the real units intended for this? It's obviously a display glitch...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ajk View Post
    So what are the real units intended for this? It's obviously a display glitch...


    [SEA] Boosted Destroyer: ATK: 11,128,419; DEF: 13,063,796; Bonus: +1% Sea Defense
    [INFANTRY] Boosted Anti-Tank: ATK: 132,653,977; DEF: 149,588,528; Bonus: +3% Infantry Attack Attack
    [GROUND] Boosted Ariete: ATK: 252,808,644; DEF:190,715,292; Bonus:+5% Ground Defense Defense
    [AIR] Boosted Skylord: ATK: 379,011,363; DEF: 427,395,793; Bonus:+2% Alliance Attack

    You will probably "trade" the Sea, Infantry and Ground units for the AIR unit when you complete the final goal
    remember 5% is a very high bonus for a non LB event, so 2% is a very good bonus just for upgrading some buldings

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    "My apology for the confusion about the conversion of units. We realize that the goals did not explicitly state that the required units would be consumed. We hoped that the increase in power would be worth it (+5% is very high for a non-leaderboard event)"
    Last edited by truthteller; 03-08-2016 at 11:28 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [PM] President Hightower View Post
    I'm afraid we're not seeing this on our end; In App Purchase is the same across both platforms in terms of Gold. Perhaps a few screen captures so we can better see what you're explaining? It would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    See below Android and iOS screen captures
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    In Canada a Vault of Gold on Android is $100.00 and on iOS it is $140.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker View Post
    See below Android and iOS screen captures
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    Thanks for the fast reply, Tinker! I'll show them your post
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    Hey Tinker, we had a discussion over here on what you could be seeing and we think this might about exchange rate confusion.

    Here’s how pricing works: We set the US dollar price amount for iOS and Google. After this, for other countries, both iOS and Google set their own exchange rates at what they feel is appropriate for each country. This isn’t always in sync with the foreign exchange rate.

    Please note that GREE does not have control over this aspect of pricing. We can only really control the US dollar amounts (which have not changed).

    Here is a chart of pricing differences per country for iOS from the article:
    https://www.macstories.net/stories/t...itunes-prices/



    This specific example is for purchases made in the Australian iTunes store. If we were to take this chart and apply it to our games, GREE would set the price on “Price in US iTunes Store”, but then iTunes ultimately controls the “Price in Australian Store” column.

    As iTunes and Google are separate entities, they’re pricing choices are also separate. This may be why on Android (Google) purchases it is less in regards to the exchange rate. On US dollars prices controlled by GREE that we set, they are the same.

    If you have a moment, please read the linked article above. It is a little old, but this is still how pricing works via iTunes.

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    @ [PM] President Hightower...

    Thanks for the pricing explanation!

    Back to Boost Buildings...
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