@Acumen you slay me!! You know IHOP has all you can eat pancakes right? It’s almost like free pancakes!!
And I think the version will be 126.96.36.199.57.579.284.7829. Wait those are map coordinates aren’t they? Or was that my first phone number?
So let’s collectively put our heads together here - virtually of course - when do you think the next big upgrade will happen with new lessons, etc??
@Bormacska, I’m not familiar with that series, but I think I remember my son mentioning something about it. I’ll check it out. Spent some time in Tempe, Arizona. Not a bad place. 😊
@ClairabusGryff, I couldn’t even begin to guess when the BIG update will roll out. If it doesn’t happen within the first quarter, I think it’ll definitely happen in the second quarter. Maybe the third, but no later than that, except possibly the fourth. 😁
My guess is 2.71.8-281828.45904523536... oh wait, no. That's Euler's Number.
But honestly, I think the focus on "new Lessons" is too narrow-minded. There are many other good ideas that could/should happen before. I've added some, I've seen other interesting ones:
... just to name a few.
@Lucoire yes, once again you are correct. Too narrow minded as there have been so many fantastic ideas I have seen on the forum including your dungeon themed challenge idea. And the ideas you listed above. But there will be a need soon for more lessons as you mentioned some people are only an event or two away from completing the current lesson plan. I am glad that the HPWU team is layering events now as that was a lot of fun this week.
I’m holding out for 6.02214076×10²³ 🤓
(And I agree with you @Lucoire, there’s so much that can be added to this game and improved upon in addition to new lessons).
Fantastic thread drift, keep it coming at 3 x 10^8 m/sec
I think the volume of events is a build up to a major release, recent upgrades are tinkering with functionality. The UI is creaking with add-ons and needs rethinking from the ground up
What would be the point in releasing a new lesson plan where many of us could complete several lessons immediately with our stock of red / green books? Not to mention scrolls... allowing scroll conversion to books will compound the problem too
So I think an overhaul is (long over) due
Secant! Tangent! Cosine! Sine!
Three point one four one five nine!
That’s a very good point @OriginalCaruso - about releasing new lesson plans and having us be able to finish a lot of these new lessons with all the saved up books we have hoarded. So perhaps we will get new books and scrolls?
I have seen some things improve like finding a rare trace on the road and being able to successfully capture said trace while my kiddo drives. So things seem smoother within the game mechanics.
@ClairabusGryff - Well something has to change as the game has become stale
Don’t get me wrong, I am not complaining, no more than stating the obvious
Adding new foundables works for a while as does gifting - which helped solve the spell energy issue along with greenhouses
But fundamentally, most of us higher level players are repeating the same patterns over and over, there is nothing new
Amen @OriginalCaruso - I equated it with that old Dunkin Donuts commercial “time to make the donuts”. Although I will say that these recent little mini events have been really nice. Extra WXP for us upper level people who need 300k WXP to progress to next level. I am trying my hardest to get to level 40 quickly. As I know that is a pivotal level where things change for us.
But I do agree with what you are stating. That’s why I had asked about another level after gold for some of the pages we have. Because for me it is like 35 foundables which of course make up like 80-90% of what is on the map at any given point basically are dead to us that have gold prestiged their respective pages. What is there to do with them? I am not a game maker but I don’t understand why there should ever be an ending to any traces. But I do get where some people are coming from that have worked hard to prestige those pages and are proud of that so I get where they are coming from. I guess I am coming to this point of the game with there not being much to do per se. So I hope you are right and that a major update is coming soon. I have 7 lessons left and hardly any achievements to complete that are do-able .
@ClairabusGryff - Well said
Typically games use a “rule of 3” for upgrades hence we have the base page and 3 upgrades, 3 Exstimulo potion variants etc. These do not need to be fixed forever though and impose artificial but easily removed limits
Max page limit of 65* is arbitrary and illogical, it’s not a typical limit value and hard to see why there is any limit. Same for levels, if 60 is a hard limit I would like to know why and see the limit removed - kinda academic as I’m not close to level 60 yet
Having said all this I’m not so disenchanted as to give up playing, and for what it is worth, still somewhat engaged here despite life being very busy with plenty of other things to do. I think I have some worthwhile input to bring to the game in the hope some will be taken onboard by the developers and in part that is what keeps me going, I’m not interested in receiving credit or anything like that, just want to see a great idea and great game improve
Bravo @OriginalCaruso!!! Yes, please keep fighting for change and greatness! I am trying to raise my kiddo that our point on this earth is to help other people. Now how does that pertain to this game? Well the majority of us were enchanted by this game because of our singular love of all things HP. So I would much rather hear from anyone that they are still engaged just to make the game better for everyone. You do have a voice and you do have great opinions. Everyone on this forum does. The people that take the time to give feedback to the developers I applaud!! Now it is also nice to have formed some bonds from meeting great people on this forum as well. Now of course we all may not agree with each other but the ideas need to keep coming. So thank you for that.
On a side note, how is your 2020 going so far? You and I both had high hopes for 2020. And are you meeting up with people in the U.K. soon?
@ClairabusGryff - 2020 is shaping up, I staarted a very well paid contract at probably the most prestigious financial institution in London learning new technology after a period between contracts. I await what could be a very positive life changing decision next Wednesday, am about to start divorce proceedings, move home (workshop, cars and packed study), complete a full property renovation (total rewire, plumbing etc), there’s a few other things happening too... no point in having a dull life!
@AuroraKadavra, @Dewin99 and I are meeting this Sunday afternoon in Birmingham
Ohh @OriginalCaruso i am so sorry about the divorce. Been there done that. No fun at all. My divorce almost ended me but I had a very young daughter to raise so that gave me a renewed lease on life. Sounds like you have a lot going on which is great for you congrats on the new contract. So happy for you!! And have fun this weekend with AuroraKadavra and Dewin! Sounds like loads of HP fun which is what it is all about.
@OriginalCaruso I am glad to hear that things are looking up, with the new job. I needed that positivity in my life! I found out two weeks ago that my contract will not be extended at the end of this school year so am scrabbling for a new job!
@Magpie31 - so sorry to hear about your contract ending, but i hope an even better door opens for you next! do you want to stay in Thailand, return to UK, or try some place else, for your next job ?
@kiheikid Thank you. I think that I would ideally stay in Thailand. But moving to the UK or elsewhere is not out of the question. We shall see what happens.
My grandfather always said, “When one door closes, another one opens.” He was a terrible cabinet maker. People often complained.
@Magpie31 - There’s always a way, we just need to find it. Most of my work over the past 15 years had been though personal recommendation or contacts, the power of the network is immense
Good people are hard to find too, it’s an unfortunate fact there are not many good people around. And by good I mean in every sense, not self-serving, generous of spirit and kind hearted. I’m sure you are one of these
Keep on looking and chase every opportunity, you will prosper!
@Magpie31 this contract in Thailand sounds like a pretty amazing opportunity where you got to live someplace pretty different. So maybe your next contract will take you to another place maybe even cooler then Thailand. Who knows. But I am certain with your talent and skill you will find something amazing.
@Acumen 😂 I’m dyin over here!
I second that - whenever I am having a bad day I just come here and see a very hilarious witty retort from @Acumen and my day gets instantly better.
Thank you @ClairabusGryff @Acumen and @OriginalCaruso. I really appreciate it. I hope I find something else but worst case is back to the UK which isn't so bad. I could come and hang with some of you guys!!
Just got some lovely treats from staff and kids. It is really funny because we don't do Valentines day for schools in the UK. And yes, the little crayons and chocolate are strategically placed to hide names.
Aww, that’s very cool, @Magpie31. Clearly you’re appreciated, as you should be. 😊