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  1. The worst city ever in City Kings .. Meowscow 3 .. is ending in total chaos 🏁🚩🏴‍☠️ Just when we thought the checkered flag would be waved to end the city on 3 February .. as announced on CATS discord on 3 January 2021 .. Chervey waved a red flag instead 😱 Instead of a forced end to the city .. there would be an 11 day countdown to city end, once the 10th gang had finished District 10. Shortly after .. the 10th gang completed the city .. and a 10 day countdown began 🤷‍♂️ No big deal .. one day less to endure of the horror show that Meowscow 3 has been ! Until Chervey produced the skull & crossbones flag ☠️ .. “we are going to finish it (a revised matchmaking system that does not result in excessive waiting times between matches, and repeated battles against the same gang) before the move” 😱 So .. when will Meowscow 3 end ? Will this be the never ending city ? Stay tuned as this debacle continues ..
  2. Sadly, CATS has been going downhill for a VERY LONG TIME 😥 Forced ads for new players was introduced well over a year ago (if my memory serves me correctly) ! As you say, it is ridiculous .. and totally unnecessary 😡. I created a second account 6 months ago .. forced ads make CATS unbearable to play ! The solution is to pay AUD 2.99 (in my case) to permanently remove forced ads. Why not just charge new players a one-off fee to play CATS .. if that is Zeptolab’s real intention ? 🤡 We know that significant numbers of veteran players have left the game .. as Zeptolab continue to ramp up the p2w aspect of CATS. But it would be very interesting to know how many players actively play CATS (and City Kings in particular) .. and how this number has changed over time 🤔 From Zeptolab UK’s published financial statements .. available on the UK’s Companies House website .. we know that they monitor these numbers (see below). But they don’t provide them for “commercial” reasons ! That can only mean one thing .. player numbers are NOT trending in the right direction 😂 On 31 January 2021, financial statements for the year ended 31 January 2020 are due to be published. They will make fascinating reading 📖 .. providing a glimpse into how well Zeptolab, and its flagship product .. CATS, are doing.
  3. I agree that the introduction of Gang Milestones (with accompanying Gang Rewards) .. and a Gang Contributions table .. has made Zeptolab’s trio of CATS events (All Stars, Grand Prix and Scrap Run) more interesting. This is because they have effectively turned individual events into gang events, as well. I disagree, however, that the Gang Contributions table is “somewhat similar” to the My Gang tab. The Gang Contributions (GC) table is only available during events. As frequent as events are these days, their combined average duration is less than 50% of a 24 hour CATS day. So the GC table would not be available most of the time you’re playing CATS ! On the other hand, the My Gang tab is available all the time .. showing not just trophies scored in gang fights, but also who is online, and therefore ready for CK battle ⚔️ . As you correctly point out, the My Gang tab has an added feature .. you can fight the normal car (in Garage 1) of each of your gang members. If you wish to fight the ultimate cars of gang members (which is a great idea 💡) .. it would make much more sense to add this feature to the My Gang tab. This tab is always available ! I would go one step further. As a gang leader who has spent countless hours counting CK cars .. I have long advocated a “traffic light” system to record CK car status. Each gang member would have 3 coloured dots beside his name in the My Gang tab .. green for on the board, orange for currently healing, and red for available to play. This system enables gang leaders and seniors to instantly see who has cars available to fight, and how many cars are healing .. vital CK information that is simply not available in-game currently. See below for the two simple changes that I would make to the My Gang tab .. 1. 3 coloured dots for the CK “traffic light” system (I have shown a few examples, but every member would be “dotted”) 2. a second “arrow” (next to the traffic lights 🚦) .. enabling you to fight gang member’s ultimate cars (every member would be “arrowed”)
  4. Hi General There are plenty of users still around on the Forum (ie guests) .. just not many members (for reasons you mention .. 1. many older members/players have quit the game .. and 2. new members are not allowed) I regularly check on guests visiting the Forum .. at times there are over 300 reading articles from the “library” (see screenshot below) ! These statistics 📈 indicate that this Forum remains very much alive .. and that as many CATS players are here, as are on CATS discord ! As I have noted before, there are no alternatives to the Forum. CATS discord should be renamed CATS Instagram .. a mostly meaningless and never-ending stream of screenshots posted by try-hard noobs (showing their position in the latest event, the contents of a recent gang box, etc .. WHO CARES ?) Telegram and Reddit do not have even a significant minority of CATS players using their platforms .. and could not be described in any way as a widely accessed, public forum for players to analyse the game ! In the absence of the excellent and lively discussion of key CATS issues that used to take place on this Forum, players unfortunately have been reduced to writing to CATS Support ! Emails to Support are now the ONLY WAY to get key issues considered. Most unfortunate .. because Support emails are not publically accessible .. and are not, therefore, widely discussed. There is a simple solution .. allow new members, and take steps (with incentives provided) to reinvigorate this Forum 😀
  5. Happy New Year 🥳 Goodbye to 2020 👋 Welcome to better days ahead 😀 In a rare act of generosity, Zeptolab have helped us to welcome in the New Year with FREE GIFTS 🎁 (see below) Hopefully, their benevolence will continue .. and they will never repeat the matchmaking of Meowscow 3 .. the worst of the 10 cities held to date ! Continuous competition against strong opponents has been ridiculously time consuming, exhausted ultimate tool box stocks, depleted gem reserves .. and ensured that Meowscow 3 will be the longest running city since the new city end system was introduced (countdown clock starts once 10 gangs have completed District 10). With vaccines beginning to roll out in several parts of the world, there is genuine hope that Covid 19 will gradually be subdued in 2021 💉 In the Cativerse, I am hopeful that Meowscow 3 matchmaking is also consigned to the dustbin of history ! Here’s to a much better 2021 🥂
  6. Ho Ho Ho 🎅 Shortly after mothballing my Santa’s sleigh, Zeptolab delivered a very rare gift 🎁. Two gifts in fact ! The first was an enhancement to the sleigh 🛷.. providing an extra gadget slot, more power and slightly more base health. Enough to make Santa’s sleigh OP again ? Probably not .. but at least this body is more competitive again 😀 Second, Zeptolab gave away 3 Santa’s sleigh parts as a Christmas present 🎁. Not overly generous .. but a welcome change from their usual role .. playing Scrooge at Christmas 🎄 Had they been more generous, Santa’s sleigh may have become my first level 14 ultimate part !
  7. Merry Christmas to all at this wonderful time of the year 😀 1. Santa’s Sleigh is rarely seen these days .. Santa 🎅 was forced to mothball it after Zeptolab kept releasing more and more OP bodies 😂 2. The Genie’s 🧞‍♀️ lamp (Magic Lamp) is a gadget that nullifies other gadgets like the Frost Sprinkler and Flue .. you can get it in regular ultimate boxes.
  8. OR WILL IT ? Friends of the Forum .. UNITE ! All Forum Friends should write to Zeptolab Support as soon as possible to register their vote for the Forum to continue ✍️ Regardless of its recent decline, the Forum is clearly a LIBRARY of over 14,000 “articles” that document the history of the game of CATS. New players, even if they can’t become new members of the Forum, can access this rich history as guests of the Forum. And THOUSANDS of players do exactly this on a weekly basis 📖 Friends of the Forum .. the history of the game of CATS MUST be preserved at all costs ! If lost .. it will be lost forever ! Very few games indeed have their own LIBRARY. The game of CATS has evolved considerably over the past 3.5 years .. and that evolution is captured for posterity by this Forum. It is one of relatively few things that Zeptolab has got right in creating and developing CATS ! Friends of the Forum .. here is your chance to make a difference .. VOTE 🗳 1️⃣ for the Forum to continue by writing to Zeptolab Support 😀 Thank you 🙏
  9. The demise of this Forum has been the most popular new topic recently .. ironic, don’t you think 😂 I’m sure there are many reasons for it .. but the single most annoying reason is the fact that Zeptolab now actively prevents new members from joining the Forum 😡 They have sabotaged the Forum they created 😱 There’s a great line in a well known movie 🎥 .. “if you build it, they will come” 😀 Sadly, the reverse is also true ! If you tear it down, they will not come 😭 Zeptolab have destroyed this Forum .. just as surely as they are destroying the game of CATS ! Meowscow 3 has been the most disgraceful City Kings competition ever run by these clowns 🤡 The Forum could easily be resurrected .. but there is no money in it for Zeptolab ! And the ONE thing we know about Zeptolab ? They are solely motivated by money 💵 For the record .. here is how the Forum could be restored to its former glory ..
  10. Now why would you want to do that, GhostMan ? As I’ve said before, CATS discord is more active .. but 95% of the content on that site is horrendous 😱 This Forum is the ONLY PLACE where decent analysis of CATS takes place .. and it should be reinvigorated .. rather than left to die ⚰️ Zeptolab could do two simple things to restore life to this Forum .. 1. Remove the ridiculous approval process they introduced for Forum membership. Such a process is pointless .. and totally unnecessary. It has restricted new membership for no good reason 👎 2. Provide incentives for Forum participation. This is already done to encourage players to watch the awful YouTube videos produced by Zeptolab on a weekly basis. And prizes are also provided on a weekly basis for best battle videos. Why not run a CATS quiz on the Forum .. also with weekly prizes ? With a little effort and imagination, this Forum could be returned to its former glory 😀
  11. Hi sonic It’s not as difficult as you think to achieve over 5,000 hp at stage 5 metal. My pyramid below has slightly more hp than your opponent above .. and it’s possible to build stronger cars with either more toolboxes or more super/legendary parts. The pyramid body below is substantially, but not fully leveled up, to provide base health of just over 1,500 hp. Significant increases in health are generated by the legendary blade (120% to pyramid) .. and the two toolboxed knobs. If I was fortunate enough to have a legendary knob (120% to pyramid), I would achieve over 6,000 hp with this build 😀 In summary, all things are possible with enough legendary parts and toolboxes !
  12. Technically it’s a bug (because a medal sometimes shows against a player who has not beaten you in the Championship). However, this situation ONLY occurs during the Scrap Run. When a bolt is added to a player, a medal is also added .. enabling you to fight that player for the bolt (without having to fight all players). If you beat the player, a message comes up .. “ You’ve already won this opponent’s medal “. Time and again, this happens during the Scrap Run. In the screenshots below, it’s clear from the 14 medals I have, that I’ve beaten all opponents ! Yet the two players with bolts also have medals ! When I fight either of these players .. the message below appears. Just part of the structure of the Scrap Run .. the best individual player event offered by Zeptolab 😀
  13. Hi po_teletubbie Always great to hear from you 😀 The problem with the CATS discord server is that it’s not a place for serious analysis of the game 🧐 Discord chat moves on so quickly in the main (general) channel that meaningful conversations are almost impossible (which is why they are so rare !) As GreedyCat said .. CATS discord has become the “Instagram” of the game. Lots of relatively new players posting endless screenshots/videos of the latest parts they have acquired, or battles they have fought. More like primary school “show and tell” than a place where senior players can discuss much needed improvements that Zeptolab should be implementing. The fact is both the Forum and CATS discord should be promoted by Zeptolab .. because they serve different purposes. Sadly, Zeptolab seem quite happy to see this Forum wither on the vine 🍇 .. and by denying new members, they are actively speeding up the process 😡
  14. Are you sure, GhostMan ??? From what Zeptolab have shown of Evo Pop on their website, the gameplay appears to be nothing at all like CATS ! Do you have more information to share ? I have tried both Bullet Echo and Robotics since their release .. neither are even close to being as good as CATS. I must admit I’m expecting Evo Pop to be equally disappointing 👎 CATS has plenty of problems right now .. but the game’s fundamentals are excellent ! If only Zeptolab spent more time fixing CATS .. and less time developing other third rate games .. many CATS players would be a lot happier 😀
  15. Very interesting 🤔 How did you find this mysterious WhitneyEvans ? Great detective work 🕵️‍♂️ I’ve been trying to find a list of Forum members for a long time .. but no idea where it’s hidden away 🤷‍♂️ Whitney .. if you read this, please reply .. and tell me how you managed to become a member of this Forum ! My alter-ego .. Silver Fox 🦊 .. is eagerly waiting to join !