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Postby gdeangel on Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:49 pm

I get the whole idea of inticing people to sign up for Premium Membership, and clearly server cost and bandwith use is higher for speed games, but blocking free members from playing any speed game really stinks. The guide says something about free member not being able to start a new speed game - fine make them unable to pick their favorite board - but at least let free members play some finite number of speed games per year/month/week (i.e., quota of one game /week would at least let you try some of the boards, see if its worth the $25...) Just a suggestion.
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Postby Kemmler on Tue Jan 15, 2008 1:25 pm

unless i'm missing something you can still play speed games
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Re: Speed Games - non premium

Postby Blitzaholic on Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:13 pm

gdeangel wrote:I get the whole idea of inticing people to sign up for Premium Membership, and clearly server cost and bandwith use is higher for speed games, but blocking free members from playing any speed game really stinks. The guide says something about free member not being able to start a new speed game - fine make them unable to pick their favorite board - but at least let free members play some finite number of speed games per year/month/week (i.e., quota of one game /week would at least let you try some of the boards, see if its worth the $25...) Just a suggestion.


my suggestion is get $25 bucks and you can play a ton, well worth it
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Re: Speed Games - non premium

Postby Jon06359 on Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:32 pm

gdeangel wrote:I get the whole idea of inticing people to sign up for Premium Membership, and clearly server cost and bandwith use is higher for speed games, but blocking free members from playing any speed game really stinks. The guide says something about free member not being able to start a new speed game - fine make them unable to pick their favorite board - but at least let free members play some finite number of speed games per year/month/week (i.e., quota of one game /week would at least let you try some of the boards, see if its worth the $25...) Just a suggestion.


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Postby the_fatty on Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:37 pm

SHUT UP.

freemiums (even though i am one) complain too much about not doing private and speed games. If u want to play those games then pay the 25$. If u dont wanna pay then grow up lack isnt gonna lose more money so some whiney 10-year old doesnt need daddys permission to play here.
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Postby hecter on Tue Jan 15, 2008 3:56 pm

Kemmler wrote:unless i'm missing something you can still play speed games

You are mistaken. Very mistaken. Although, I do agree with this suggestion... I think freemiums should get 2 non-stackable speed games a month.
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Re: Speed Games - non premium

Postby The Fuzzy Pengui on Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:01 pm

Blitzaholic wrote:my suggestion is get $25 bucks and you can play a ton, well worth it

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Postby Nickbaldwin on Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:16 pm

cheapskates...
LOCK THIS FUCKING THREAD.
LOCK THIS FUCKING THREAD.
LOCK THIS FUCKING THREAD.
LOCK THIS FUCKING THREAD.
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Postby Kemmler on Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:24 pm

hecter wrote:
Kemmler wrote:unless i'm missing something you can still play speed games

You are mistaken. Very mistaken. Although, I do agree with this suggestion... I think freemiums should get 2 non-stackable speed games a month.


I've played speed games before, just can't create 'em
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Postby hecter on Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:25 pm

Kemmler wrote:
hecter wrote:
Kemmler wrote:unless i'm missing something you can still play speed games

You are mistaken. Very mistaken. Although, I do agree with this suggestion... I think freemiums should get 2 non-stackable speed games a month.


I've played speed games before, just can't create 'em

You got a couple free speed games for CC's second year anniversary.
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Postby Kemmler on Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:30 pm

oh ok thanks I thought that was a bit odd.
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Postby Herakilla on Tue Jan 15, 2008 4:41 pm

25 bucks a year is incredibly cheap compared to other sites....
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Postby amazzony on Tue Jan 15, 2008 6:51 pm

1. Fremiums - pay or accept how it is ;) You should be happy that they let you play at all. They might just give you a month to play and then kick you out if you don't play.
2. Premium - don't be so rude to freemiums, of course they want to get some better game "settings" for them ;)
And yes, even if it is very cheap then it doesn't change the fact that some people actually don't have the money.
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Postby gdeangel on Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:05 am

OK - so now that I figured out how this site works with the Freestlye pickup games, etc. it's not so bad getting shut out of Speed Games and it doesn't really ruin the fun - although a lot of speed gamers could use a few lessons in civility - BUT HERE's the DL... person who just signed up has a relatively short attention span - you want to dig in right a way and see what it's about. A lot of these people are going to read about the site, get psyched up, register, join a regular game (probably sequential, after all, to a newbie, start simple, right???), and maybe if they are lucky get in the first turn, sit there, say "this sucks", and then go deadbeat. Worse yet, they join a game with 4+ people, check in a couple of time over a few hours, aren't even to turn #1 and deadbeat. That means 3 vets who are sitting around for 3 rounds saying WTF!

So my revised suggestion is this - just give each newbie something like 5 total speed games to play forever, maybe even just let them play them during the first 24-hours. Once that's up, either they know what it's about and will pay, or they'll get the idea of sequential vs. freestyle and figure out that regular games take a few days...

BTW - the free membership here rocks! You just have to get a little familiar with how to pick the right games.
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Re: Speed Games - non premium

Postby sfhbballnut on Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:32 am

The Fuzzy Pengui wrote:
Blitzaholic wrote:my suggestion is get $25 bucks and you can play a ton, well worth it

Agreed!
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Postby PLAYER57832 on Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:23 am

Pay the money...

Most sites give you only a very temporary trial -- much more limited versions, time limits (sometimes hours, occasionally days). To do more, you pay $20-$30 and often only get access to one version of one game. Here you can play ad infinitum ... just only 4 games at a time.

A pretty good deal

Non-premiums CAN play private, just not speed games (other than occasional special rewards)

I think another issue, not mentioned yet, is that speed and private games can end up taking a lot of data space. "Freebie" players are much more likely to deadbeat and do other "no-no's" than those who pay. When they do, it is somewhat harder to crack down. A freebie loses nothing by being ousted and having to create a new profile. A paid member on the other hand ....
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Re: Speed Games - non premium

Postby lozzini on Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:37 am

i think the idea of a set amount of free speed games is a good idea as well as if you wernt sure about the site it is not neccessarily true you will remember about it the next day


PS. current memebrrs should get the 5 free turns if it for new players lol
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Postby PLAYER57832 on Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:37 pm

I am sure adding speed games to freebie accounts would make folks happier, but the real customers of this site are those who pay. Be happy you get as much as you do -- it far exceeds most other sites. Instead of complaining because it isn't ALL free.

Want more ... just pay the $25
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Every month non premium members should get 1 sp [Rejected]

Postby MonkeyCrazy12321 on Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:25 am

Every month non premium members should get 1 speed game.
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Postby lord voldemort on Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:56 am

how bout u just buy premium. or get a friend to buy u it
its $25 for a year...like 50 c a week
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Postby Fruitcake on Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:00 am

Your idea and argument might carry a little more weight if you had become a premium member yourself.

To have the benefits you have, and then ask for more, while contributing nothing to the resources required to keep the site going is, quite frankly, a bit rich.
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Postby insomniacdude on Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:15 am

I think that'd be a good idea. After a freemium player completes five games (I.E. after they get ranked) they get one free speed game per month. They shouldn't rollover.

It'd be a great way to cause more demand for the premium account without causing too much stress on the rest of the site or cheapening the value of premium.

Also, I agree with Fruitcake. This just looks like a plea from a free member who doesn't want to put up the $25 a year to play a speed game.
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Postby Twill on Tue Mar 18, 2008 1:02 pm

We have mulled over similar ideas many times and always come to one conclusion...

multi heaven.

If every freemie gets 1 free speed game a month, how many people would create 30 accounts to get a free speed game every day?

It's just not smart for us to do, dishonest players would kill the servers with huge load and ruin things for everyone.

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Postby MOBAJOBG on Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:00 pm

...perhaps, 1 speed game in every 3 or 4 months!?
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Postby cicero on Tue Mar 18, 2008 5:04 pm

Is "begging" a reason to lock a thread?
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