Let me get this straight...

TheFullMonteTheFullMonte Registered Users, Member 1,259 Posts
Black Friday, holiday weekend....

and we have:
- shit legend options in boxes
- shit prime options
- shit fan rewards
- shit specials in the store
- insane difficulty still in effect 


really knocked this day out of the park GLU...

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  • TheFullMonteTheFullMonte Registered Users, Member 1,259 Posts
    A financially struggling company had a massive opportunity here to generate revenue....and completely pissed it down their leg

    If anyone at GLU has a brain, people should be fired over this.  They literally just burned money today.
  • whammo911whammo911 Registered Users, Member 963 Posts
    I suggest people don’t spend besides free gold and send in lots of complaints
  • KeepOnComplainingKeepOnComplaining Registered Users, Member 3 Posts
    I talked to a family member who is a a psychic at dinner last night. She let me in on the future. Everyone on the forums will bitch about something,threaten to quit...and still hand over their money this weekend
  • TheFullMonteTheFullMonte Registered Users, Member 1,259 Posts
    I talked to a family member who is a a psychic at dinner last night. She let me in on the future. Everyone on the forums will bitch about something,threaten to quit...and still hand over their money this weekend
    I’d bet dollars to donuts they don’t.  Most certainly not in the quantity that Glu wants or needs right now.  They didn’t give them anything to spend their money ON....
  • SplandmanSplandman New Member Registered Users, Member 21 Posts
    I talked to a family member who is a a psychic at dinner last night. She let me in on the future. Everyone on the forums will bitch about something,threaten to quit...and still hand over their money this weekend
    I'm at All Star Level 18, so I have spent a lot of money this year. I won't even buy the Field Pass this weekend. In my opinion they have ruined CVC, WOH, and Extra Bases. What's the point in spending any more?
  • Cooz19Cooz19 Experienced Member Registered Users 1,067 Posts
    I talked to a family member who is a a psychic at dinner last night. She let me in on the future. Everyone on the forums will bitch about something,threaten to quit...and still hand over their money this weekend
    I’d bet dollars to donuts they don’t.  Most certainly not in the quantity that Glu wants or needs right now.  They didn’t give them anything to spend their money ON....
    Honestly, none of us knows what range of revenue  they're pulling in, good or bad. The idea that angry complaints in the forum speak to the entire population of the game is as suspect as saying everything they do produces the desired result. 
    "Will you wear a MAGA hat while you suffocate on my pork sword?" - @retirepujols
  • whammo911whammo911 Registered Users, Member 963 Posts
    Global doesn’t seem happy either
  • TheFullMonteTheFullMonte Registered Users, Member 1,259 Posts
    Cooz19 said:
    I talked to a family member who is a a psychic at dinner last night. She let me in on the future. Everyone on the forums will bitch about something,threaten to quit...and still hand over their money this weekend
    I’d bet dollars to donuts they don’t.  Most certainly not in the quantity that Glu wants or needs right now.  They didn’t give them anything to spend their money ON....
    Honestly, none of us knows what range of revenue  they're pulling in, good or bad. The idea that angry complaints in the forum speak to the entire population of the game is as suspect as saying everything they do produces the desired result. 
    The idea that I need to somehow be inside GLU to understand that the release of mediocre players and crappy Black Friday deals isn’t going to generate as much revenue as it could/should, is pretty funny
  • ToughthundercatsToughthundercats New Member Registered Users, Member 996 Posts
    whammo911 said:
    I suggest people don’t spend besides free gold and send in lots of complaints
    Not even worth spending free gold on any of it. I was hoping for the mega lxp boxes but even so the fan rewards suck. An obslete 435 player. It doesn't make me want spend my gold. Sorry Glu you shot a blank load. Extremely an impotent game! I don't think Viagra can save you guys!
  • Cooz19Cooz19 Experienced Member Registered Users 1,067 Posts
    The idea that I need to somehow be inside GLU to understand that the release of mediocre players and crappy Black Friday deals isn’t going to generate as much revenue as it could/should, is pretty funny
    While I wouldn't call it "funny," the idea that your opinions represent, factually, the financial goals of a company doesn't seem to line up with reality. Again, you can hate it (I'm not banging a drum in support of it either), but without knowing what they're pulling in, especially in comparison to how much they spent to generate everything involved, we have no idea whether this meets what they aimed to make.

    To be honest, if this year differs greatly from last year (accounts in here suggests that's the case), it's more reasonable to conclude they didn't make enough to justify the costs last year, so they're spending less and accepting more of a marginal gain rather than focusing on fewer gross dollars generated. Maybe they didn't project much revenue at this point in the year so their developers are working on the 2020 version now. 

    Lots of other reasons behind this outside of "they're stupid," as much fun as it is to lean on that. 
    "Will you wear a MAGA hat while you suffocate on my pork sword?" - @retirepujols
  • whammo911whammo911 Registered Users, Member 963 Posts
    i don’t think their were this many competent diamond players last year, all the big guys were still gold at this point...might of cut into their profit...although I know those guys still spend so I’m clueless to why
  • aaronchennaaronchenn Registered Users, Member 455 Posts
    @blueleopard give us bxp 490 players w good skills and 5x gold and then maybe youll get people back
  • bigvivecbigvivec Registered Users, Member 2,134 Posts
    Hard to call whether the game is a bust with so many spending time with family this weekend.  Seems like much less spending going on, at least in my club and our opponent in the first CvC.  Doesn’t help that the boxes suck, specials are not special and VIP rewards and player bumps are going to make players this week obsolete that much quicker.   
  • scottsmith744scottsmith744 Registered Users, Member 170 Posts
    I was willing to spend this weekend but the specials are not special so I will not be spending 
  • TheFullMonteTheFullMonte Registered Users, Member 1,259 Posts
    bigvivec said:
    Hard to call whether the game is a bust with so many spending time with family this weekend.  Seems like much less spending going on, at least in my club and our opponent in the first CvC.  Doesn’t help that the boxes suck, specials are not special and VIP rewards and player bumps are going to make players this week obsolete that much quicker.   
    I had cash in hand, ready to spend on any and all LXP specials that arose.

    instead, I got nothing different on the largest commercial spending day of the year than I had on Monday.

    as a result....I’d like to thank GLU for my new Ping G410 driver that I bought instead.  Fairways and greens boys!
  • ShoveItUpYoenis2ShoveItUpYoenis2 Registered Users, Member 952 Posts
    Black Friday, holiday weekend....

    and we have:
    - shit legend options in boxes
    - shit prime options
    - shit fan rewards
    - shit specials in the store
    - insane difficulty still in effect 


    really knocked this day out of the park GLU...
    💯
  • TheFullMonteTheFullMonte Registered Users, Member 1,259 Posts
    Also, Cooldown still SUCKS BAGS OF LEPRECHAUN DICK!!!!
  • TheFullMonteTheFullMonte Registered Users, Member 1,259 Posts
    Cooz19 said:
    The idea that I need to somehow be inside GLU to understand that the release of mediocre players and crappy Black Friday deals isn’t going to generate as much revenue as it could/should, is pretty funny
    While I wouldn't call it "funny," the idea that your opinions represent, factually, the financial goals of a company doesn't seem to line up with reality. Again, you can hate it (I'm not banging a drum in support of it either), but without knowing what they're pulling in, especially in comparison to how much they spent to generate everything involved, we have no idea whether this meets what they aimed to make.

    To be honest, if this year differs greatly from last year (accounts in here suggests that's the case), it's more reasonable to conclude they didn't make enough to justify the costs last year, so they're spending less and accepting more of a marginal gain rather than focusing on fewer gross dollars generated. Maybe they didn't project much revenue at this point in the year so their developers are working on the 2020 version now. 

    Lots of other reasons behind this outside of "they're stupid," as much fun as it is to lean on that. 
    Well...I suppose it’s a fairly generous assumption on my part that they are actually trying to make money.  I could be wrong; this could all be out of the goodness of their hearts.

    however, if we begin from the presupposition that this is in fact, a business, that is attempting to turn a profit....we would agree that cratering stock prices and 5M losses in a quarter aren’t “good” things right?
  • criffycriffy Registered Users, Member 625 Posts
    Cooz19 said:
    The idea that I need to somehow be inside GLU to understand that the release of mediocre players and crappy Black Friday deals isn’t going to generate as much revenue as it could/should, is pretty funny
    While I wouldn't call it "funny," the idea that your opinions represent, factually, the financial goals of a company doesn't seem to line up with reality. Again, you can hate it (I'm not banging a drum in support of it either), but without knowing what they're pulling in, especially in comparison to how much they spent to generate everything involved, we have no idea whether this meets what they aimed to make.

    To be honest, if this year differs greatly from last year (accounts in here suggests that's the case), it's more reasonable to conclude they didn't make enough to justify the costs last year, so they're spending less and accepting more of a marginal gain rather than focusing on fewer gross dollars generated. Maybe they didn't project much revenue at this point in the year so their developers are working on the 2020 version now. 

    Lots of other reasons behind this outside of "they're stupid," as much fun as it is to lean on that. 
    Well...I suppose it’s a fairly generous assumption on my part that they are actually trying to make money.  I could be wrong; this could all be out of the goodness of their hearts.

    however, if we begin from the presupposition that this is in fact, a business, that is attempting to turn a profit....we would agree that cratering stock prices and 5M losses in a quarter aren’t “good” things right?
    i'm waiting on their next earnings release. they will claim some seasonality but i can't imagine meeting revenue growth expectations
  • drsmartassphddrsmartassphd Registered Users, Member 2,397 Posts

    Being new to this game and seeing what it is really all about in terms of a money grab, I can promise you they aren't lacking if this is what they are doing to their customers.

    I was hard headed and didn't think I would really be priced out of this game within a few months for simply staying silver. You guys warned me all along, which tells me deep down many here know what the core of the game is.

    This game really is awesome. For a mobile app, the concept is great, the different game offerings inside are great, and the feeling of opening a baseball card pack when you open a box is really cool.

    But, it is still a business. Some businesses are OK with alienating a large potential customer base. This one is and I'm sure there is a reason. If I play 2020, I'll go gold early, but if I hit June or July and it looks like I need to fork over hundreds of bucks to stay competitive at that level, I'll be out. A mobile app just isn't worth that to me, no matter how cool it is. Especially a mobile app that rigs a game for you to lose buy bastardizing the most basic concept of hitting a baseball.

    Kicking The Habit: Update 10/22/20 - Opened the app this morning to claim rewards from minimal WoH play yesterday, then closed it. Ahhh. This feels so good. Looking forward to landing Joc Peterson AGAIN from the free VIP boxes later. Going to be a huge surprise! 

  • bigvivecbigvivec Registered Users, Member 2,134 Posts
    criffy said:
    Cooz19 said:
    The idea that I need to somehow be inside GLU to understand that the release of mediocre players and crappy Black Friday deals isn’t going to generate as much revenue as it could/should, is pretty funny
    While I wouldn't call it "funny," the idea that your opinions represent, factually, the financial goals of a company doesn't seem to line up with reality. Again, you can hate it (I'm not banging a drum in support of it either), but without knowing what they're pulling in, especially in comparison to how much they spent to generate everything involved, we have no idea whether this meets what they aimed to make.

    To be honest, if this year differs greatly from last year (accounts in here suggests that's the case), it's more reasonable to conclude they didn't make enough to justify the costs last year, so they're spending less and accepting more of a marginal gain rather than focusing on fewer gross dollars generated. Maybe they didn't project much revenue at this point in the year so their developers are working on the 2020 version now. 

    Lots of other reasons behind this outside of "they're stupid," as much fun as it is to lean on that. 
    Well...I suppose it’s a fairly generous assumption on my part that they are actually trying to make money.  I could be wrong; this could all be out of the goodness of their hearts.

    however, if we begin from the presupposition that this is in fact, a business, that is attempting to turn a profit....we would agree that cratering stock prices and 5M losses in a quarter aren’t “good” things right?
    i'm waiting on their next earnings release. they will claim some seasonality but i can't imagine meeting revenue growth expectations
    For me it all smacks of desperation, 4 more weeks to bring up 4th quarter numbers, damning the costs...........like Cooz alluded to (and I agree with), if last year, as much as us gamers liked/appreciated their approach with the bxp black friday players and WOH boxes full of desirable players, if last year was a success from their perspective then they would have followed the same model.  Whether their current course is experimentation or a pre determined plan rooted in analytics, bottom line is that the current course of action is not accidental or "just stupid".
  • cb11cb11 Registered Users, Member 256 Posts
    It is just simply profit-based. As long as the whales who spend thousands of dollars keep spending, everyone else's opinions don't matter. The people like me who spent $1 in April to get rid of ads and then nothing else the rest of the year don't help their bottom line. Simple as that. 
  • ToughthundercatsToughthundercats New Member Registered Users, Member 996 Posts
    If you do the videos or offers you help their bottom line. Instead of parting ways with your money you are parting ways with your life.

  • TIDDYBARTIDDYBAR Registered Users, Member 44 Posts
    cb11 said:
    It is just simply profit-based. As long as the whales who spend thousands of dollars keep spending, everyone else's opinions don't matter. The people like me who spent $1 in April to get rid of ads and then nothing else the rest of the year don't help their bottom line. Simple as that. 
    I'm a "whale" .... And my opinion and concerns are equally not cared about to bring any type of change. The only difference between you and I ... Is that my opinion/concerns are copy paste responded to a few hours quicker than yours are. 
  • JdotChristopherJdotChristopher Registered Users, Member 390 Posts
    I just bought a Nintendo Switch Lite and Resident Evil instead of wasting money on here this weekend 🙌🏼 Solid trade off besides almost crapping my pants every time I hear a noise or hit a dark corner in the game 😂  But with all the complaints and money wasted on here.... Crapping Pants > Giving Glu $$
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