Mystery Manor Unofficial Fan Forum


    The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Share

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Mon Mar 26, 2012 1:16 pm

    New rant:

    I know (for a fact) that the top players are... 'cheating the system'.
    (Yes, I know how it is done. Nothing against them personally either - quite a few are on my friend list actually.)


    How do other players feel about that?

    For me, I have lost all motivation to try to catch up with their level. It is impossible for people who do not resort to those actions.


    Trekker

    Posts : 186
    Points : 1945
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-03-04
    Friend Code : Ask me
    MM Name : Trekker

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Trekker on Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:30 pm

    I didn't know it was possible to cheat. Shocked

    I guess if they don't receive monetary or some similar reward, it's okay. I would think cheating would just bring you to the end of the game that much faster.


    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:14 pm

    I agree.

    It's okay to play smart (such as using the FCS), but breaking the rules of the game is overkill. It's gotten to the point where the top players are trying to beat each other.

    It's impossible for players like us to catch up. We gain a level, on average, about once every 1-3 days (with no charms). The top players are gaining 1-3 levels per day with their game-breaking actions.

    Oh well. To each their own.

    sfinley ibrahim

    Posts : 296
    Points : 2297
    Reputation : 158
    Join date : 2012-03-05
    Age : 34
    Friend Code : Ask
    MM Name : Ask

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  sfinley ibrahim on Mon Mar 26, 2012 3:53 pm

    I don't want details because I don't think cheating s right, but I would like a general overview of how they do it just because I am curious. I've seen the leader boards and was shocked and impressed. Now that I know they cheated I'm UNimpressed. Personally I think its kinda sad that they cheat.

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:06 pm

    sfinley ibrahim wrote:I don't want details because I don't think cheating s right, but I would like a general overview of how they do it just because I am curious. I've seen the leader boards and was shocked and impressed. Now that I know they cheated I'm UNimpressed. Personally I think its kinda sad that they cheat.

    I really have to be careful with what I say here.

    The simplest way I can answer this is: imagine all the experience/gold/monster-kills you can have if you have all the collection items you wanted.

    sfinley ibrahim

    Posts : 296
    Points : 2297
    Reputation : 158
    Join date : 2012-03-05
    Age : 34
    Friend Code : Ask
    MM Name : Ask

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  sfinley ibrahim on Mon Mar 26, 2012 4:28 pm

    Admin wrote:
    sfinley ibrahim wrote:I don't want details because I don't think cheating s right, but I would like a general overview of how they do it just because I am curious. I've seen the leader boards and was shocked and impressed. Now that I know they cheated I'm UNimpressed. Personally I think its kinda sad that they cheat.

    I really have to be careful with what I say here.

    The simplest way I can answer this is: imagine all the experience/gold/monster-kills you can have if you have all the collection items you wanted.


    While it would be nice for it to be easier to find certain things, it seems to me like they have taken all the fun and challenge out of the game. I was super excited when I finally found tooth fairy!

    Jillllll

    Posts : 49
    Points : 1792
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-03-10
    Friend Code : Ask me
    MM Name : Jill

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Jillllll on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:19 pm

    Admin wrote:New rant:

    I know (for a fact) that the top players are... 'cheating the system'.
    (Yes, I know how it is done. Nothing against them personally either - quite a few are on my friend list actually.)


    How do other players feel about that?

    For me, I have lost all motivation to try to catch up with their level. It is impossible for people who do not resort to those actions.


    This happens in so many iOS games that I guess I am used to it. Like you, I try to set goals for myself and stop trying to get on the leader boards. I tend to get bored of games aside from a few daily ones, but these days I'm finding myself playing Mystery Manor most of the time.

    I can understand why people cheat, and maybe if I had a jail broken device or the skillz to do it I'd give it a try, but I'd probably get bored of cheating too!

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:54 pm

    Jillllll wrote:
    This happens in so many iOS games that I guess I am used to it. Like you, I try to set goals for myself and stop trying to get on the leader boards. I tend to get bored of games aside from a few daily ones, but these days I'm finding myself playing Mystery Manor most of the time.

    I can understand why people cheat, and maybe if I had a jail broken device or the skillz to do it I'd give it a try, but I'd probably get bored of cheating too!

    I don't play many games (actually, MM is the only game I currently play), but I used to play Infinity Blade on my iPhone. I made it to the leaderboard on merit, but then players started cheating. I stop playing right after. The whole point of the game was lost, in my eyes.

    At least with MM, when I started, I realized there's no way for me to be on the leaderboard, so it wasn't my goal from the very beginning.

    The current MM cheat(s?) do not require jailbreaking your iOS device. It's just bad programming on Game Insight's part (amateur programming/database mistake...)

    Trekker

    Posts : 186
    Points : 1945
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-03-04
    Friend Code : Ask me
    MM Name : Trekker

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Trekker on Mon Mar 26, 2012 9:00 pm

    Admin wrote:
    I don't play many games (actually, MM is the only game I currently play), but I used to play Infinity Blade on my iPhone. I made it to the leaderboard on merit, but then players started cheating. I stop playing right after. The whole point of the game was lost, in my eyes.

    At least with MM, when I started, I realized there's no way for me to be on the leaderboard, so it wasn't my goal from the very beginning.

    The current MM cheat(s?) do not require jailbreaking your iOS device. It's just bad programming on Game Insight's part (amateur programming/database mistake...)

    I take it the cheaters must be proficient at computer programming. No danger in me cheating then, as I tinker with computer hardware, not software. Smile

    Waterkitsune

    Posts : 30
    Points : 1748
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-03-23
    Friend Code : 89f11d
    MM Name : Midnight

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Waterkitsune on Tue Mar 27, 2012 11:43 am

    slfranci wrote:My drop rate since the update has been dismal. The only quests I've completed are those in which a friend gifted the necessary item to me. The vast majority of the quests I have now all require some type of phenomena in a particular room, and I've only had one pop up since the update...in the wrong room. But nothing dropped in that room when I searched it anyhow, so I don't suppose it would have mattered anyway. I also had the "rare charm" running all week that is supposed to increase the likelihood of finding items, and used other charms on top of it, in addition to tips and helpers, and still nothing. Seriously, I had a combined increased likelihood of 60% of finding an item, and I'm not even getting duplicates of items that I already have (like I used to). I prefer to find new items, but I still would rather get some duplicates for trading instead of a big 'ol nothing! I have one quest that is completed by "helping friends". I help friends regulary every day, and nothing. That quest has been up since the day of the update, so it might be coincidental, but I don't think so. I'm incredibly frustrated, because this game is the one game that I really enjoy playing daily, and all the fun has been sucked right out of it. I can keep searching rooms, but it seems pointless when I can't find any items, EVER, and I have to rely on friends to gift quest items to me.

    I e-mailed Game Insight about the drop rate of items (especially the old boot). They got back to me about two days later with the following:

    "Thank you for contacting us!

    We take feedback seriously and are constantly improving the game. All the collection items in the game will appear, but there is a certain amount of luck involved. Some items are harder to come by than others, but using the appropriate charms and helpers will make them appear sooner. Anyway, I shall transfer your request to our specialists for review.

    The higher your level the harder it is to get a reward!
    It is a game feature, not to make it boring for you. If you reach such a level, that means that you are a super player with uncommon abilities to find items!

    Keep trying, and everything will be ok! Good luck to you!"

    This might explain why the drop rate is low for some people. I'm level 48 currently, and noticing the change in drop rate without charms. Neutral

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:37 pm

    That is good to know, and is consistent with my experience.

    If drop rate didn't decrease with our level, it'll be too easy to get most items. As it stands now, I can do quite a few rooms when I am full energy.

    I use a turtle every time I am full energy.

    engineer

    Posts : 284
    Points : 2063
    Reputation : 25
    Join date : 2012-03-07

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  engineer on Wed Mar 28, 2012 4:30 pm

    New-New Rant:
    What is up with the Diver's Mask being gifted at LEVEL 199?!? Obviously everyone is looking for them now with the Swimming event going on, but absolutely no one can give them. Even with the level 99 gifts, it's a bit of an F-you from MM, but I do have friends that are above that level. For the mask, either some people have to spend diamonds to unlock, or everyone has to spend diamonds just to buy them. It's like MM is saying "screw you people playing the free game, if you're not paying for diamonds, you're not going to get anything." They just come off as so greedy without caring what they do to their customers in terms of service. No

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Wed Mar 28, 2012 6:17 pm

    Yes - I also agree with this. I did purchase 8 using diamonds.

    Then I realized - you can get them from banishing the male Rescuer. I did banish about 15 though, and didn't receive any of the diver's mask. This is with my Faithful Heart AND a Golden Turtle running.

    So - conclusion is - you don't have to spend diamonds on the masks, but good luck getting them from Rescuers.

    (Good thing my diamonds were from the Synthesizer.)

    Juud

    Posts : 30
    Points : 1744
    Reputation : 3
    Join date : 2012-03-30
    MM Name : Juud

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Juud on Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:49 am

    Admin wrote:Yes - I also agree with this. I did purchase 8 using diamonds.

    Then I realized - you can get them from banishing the male Rescuer. I did banish about 15 though, and didn't receive any of the diver's mask. This is with my Faithful Heart AND a Golden Turtle running.

    So - conclusion is - you don't have to spend diamonds on the masks, but good luck getting them from Rescuers.

    (Good thing my diamonds were from the Synthesizer.)

    I did get some diver's masks from the rescuers. Enough to charge the bikini-collection, but not enough to charge the chic on a beach. So I bought them.

    And then it turned out that collection was buggy and I did not recieve the turtle and the sun.


    sfinley ibrahim

    Posts : 296
    Points : 2297
    Reputation : 158
    Join date : 2012-03-05
    Age : 34
    Friend Code : Ask
    MM Name : Ask

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  sfinley ibrahim on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:21 pm

    Bah! Stupid game crashes!!!! Traded a friend for the b52 cocktail because it has proved impossible for me to find and then my game crashed and it was gone!!! I had accepted, completed quest and got new one. Then *poof* it was gone. Arggggggg

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Fri Mar 30, 2012 1:26 pm

    Yes, that sucks... Sorry to hear that. Put it on your wishlist - once I get another one, I'll send you my spare Very Happy

    Trekker

    Posts : 186
    Points : 1945
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-03-04
    Friend Code : Ask me
    MM Name : Trekker

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Trekker on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:54 pm

    I get so sick and tired of "Dear player internet connection is required for this operation..." Argh! I have some gifts waiting for me and I can't retrieve them. I managed to get one, but that's it before the server went down. Grrrrrr.....


    Okay, rant over, I feel better now....

    sfinley ibrahim

    Posts : 296
    Points : 2297
    Reputation : 158
    Join date : 2012-03-05
    Age : 34
    Friend Code : Ask
    MM Name : Ask

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  sfinley ibrahim on Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:26 am

    Pissed doesn't even begin to describe how I feel right now! My game crashed again and all of my gifts from overnight (about 4 pages worth) are gone!!!!! Mad

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:26 pm

    Sorry to hear that! Sad

    If I have any items you need, please let me know.

    Trekker

    Posts : 186
    Points : 1945
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-03-04
    Friend Code : Ask me
    MM Name : Trekker

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Trekker on Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:46 pm

    sfinley ibrahim wrote:Pissed doesn't even begin to describe how I feel right now! My game crashed again and all of my gifts from overnight (about 4 pages worth) are gone!!!!! Mad

    Oh no! If I can help with anything, please let me know!

    sfinley ibrahim

    Posts : 296
    Points : 2297
    Reputation : 158
    Join date : 2012-03-05
    Age : 34
    Friend Code : Ask
    MM Name : Ask

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  sfinley ibrahim on Sun Apr 01, 2012 1:44 pm

    Y'all are awesome! I'm pretty sure none of wy wish list items were there but I know at least two collection items not on my list was! It sucks that there disappeared but it is worse that I don't know who sent them! I try to always gift a collection item when I receive one. Plus I lost about 30 thank you gifts and I'm almost out of flashlights:(

    smeeks1986

    Posts : 2
    Points : 1708
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-04-02
    Location : Indiana
    MM Name : Steph

    On a positive note

    Post  smeeks1986 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:19 pm

    I too have many complaints about this game however there are currently some bugs that work in our favor, such as
    1: gifts sent from wall don't count towards your 50
    2: if you hit gift very fast over and over from wall requests it sends multiple items to the person(which means more mystery gifts, to make up for the empty ones, lol)
    3: and last of all the magnet is in use all the time without having to use them from your inventory

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:28 pm

    The magnet bug was fixed in the latest version. Once it expires, the effect is gone (at least... it does for me).

    sfinley ibrahim

    Posts : 296
    Points : 2297
    Reputation : 158
    Join date : 2012-03-05
    Age : 34
    Friend Code : Ask
    MM Name : Ask

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  sfinley ibrahim on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:04 pm

    I think they need to rename this game Frustration Manor. I haven't been able to visit my friends for three days. I can go to 2-3 sometimes but then it crashes and I lose my bonus exp for visiting. The gifts I send have been going through I guess because I've been getting some mystery gifts but I don't know if the help I've left have gone on or not. If I had been able to visit all my friends I would have leveled up again. Grrrrr frustrating!!! So if you are a friend and need something specific gifted please post it to my wall cause I can't see your wish list Sad

    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 969
    Points : 2823
    Reputation : 31
    Join date : 2012-03-03
    Friend Code : B15B06
    MM Name : rainkid

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Admin on Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:07 pm

    Let's hope another update is coming. The last update did resolve some issues.

    You can try to delete some friends. This has helped for some players.

    Sponsored content

    Re: The Unofficial RANT thread!!!!!!

    Post  Sponsored content Today at 12:36 pm


      Current date/time is Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:36 pm