What I learned from the process of spending $70+
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Chris Fed | 02:21 - 26 October 2013
Hahaha, I know the feeling. Great write-up.
I did the same thing, $110. I started a new game to blog about it, wasn't going to spend anything, and just spent $30 to pick up the builders. Not spending anything else though and I'm just blogging about my adventures.
Congrats on stopping, afraid I've still got the fever!
Check it out - http://www.365daysofclash.com
Nicole Maxine | 22:52 - 13 October 2013
Hello, Clash of Clans is one of my favorite games, so that's why I was buying gems every
week. But my friend keep telling me that he uses a hack and I should use it too. At first,
I didn't believed him, but after I was left without money and gems, I decided to use it.
So this is the hack: http://clashofclanshackers.blogspot.com/ Hope you will like it! :D
Fraser Ross MacInnes | 10:53 - 10 September 2013
Awesome article. But one thing I noticed was that you complained of falling victim to resource leak from raids. Surely that's merely an incentive to experiment with defensive base design? For me, my trophy count was acquired more through those awarded to me for successfully defending than for successfully raiding - which also reduced how much resource I lost between play sessions. I did get stuck in the 2 steps forward 1 step back pattern you describe but after studying some other bases, I was able to identify and fix the right weak points to tip the balance. Even so, I have now long since stopped playing after about 8 months of playing pretty intensively. In response to John Ozimek's question, I don't know if this is helpful, but I did read a couple of month's back that the top 2-3 players in the game tend to spend about 3000+ total to get to the base level they are at - I can well believe that. They have more patience and cash than I do - I think CoC's biggest sin is that it's an infinite hamster wheel - there is no grand over arching goal aside from self directed ones (i.e. I need to get to the top of my clan etc.)
Darius Tan | 00:34 - 10 September 2013
Very cool write up Jon. I've stayed away from CoC because I'm aware of my addictive personality.
John Ozimek | 10:26 - 9 September 2013
Superb analysis Jon - it would be interesting to know whether, based on the ARPPU model of CoC, your $70+ spend ranks you as a significant spender. Many of the F2P games I have looked at or work with assume a much lower ARPPU, so certainly CoC seems to get a lot more money out of gamers. Personally, I have not played it as I have been wary of the amount of people telling me its F2P mechanics are very aggressive - and effective.
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