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Chinese New Year Update (Version 2.7) - Discussion

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The emails are helpful but usually between 2-3 specialists are asked about the question before you finally get an answer

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i was so dissapointed when i got the knob from the Chinese New Year box you get when you advance to a higher league

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1 hour ago, BlandBread said:

i was so dissapointed when i got the knob from the Chinese New Year box you get when you advance to a higher league

Sadly, you’re not the only one who is disappointed by the rubbish parts served up by Zeptolab from their Chinese New Year boxes 🙁

This is the third event run by Zeptolab .. and they are clearly getting worse each time!

Halloween was a magnificent event .. an absolute pleasure to participate in, particularly if you were a 10/24 player at the time (with an OP car) 😀 . Apart from winning 1,520 gems, you received numerous boxes full of decent normal parts!

Zeptolab has clearly decided this event was far too generous, and they will never run anything like it again 😡

The Christmas event offered no gems .. instead you had to spend gems to buy your Christmas presents 🎁. At least the presents were very good ones .. Santa’s sleigh 🛷 (which is actually a whale) has proved to be the best ultimate chassis to date.

And finally to the Chinese New Year event .. time to put the trash out! Instead of celebrating an event followed by billions of people all over the world (not including Russia it would seem) .. they came up with this pitiful excuse for a bunch of new parts! And you can’t even exchange these gifts for gems 😡

I still have hope for the Easter event! Will Zeptolab resurrect both the game and these events? Perhaps a miracle .. 1,000 gems prize to be won on the third day of the Easter event? Just don’t make Easter bunnies out of us with another lame event .. an Easter egg hunt is great fun if the prizes are worth it 😀

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I agree with everything...except knob :)

One our teammember noticed that it has more hp and easier to upgrade...so it's only thing that is good from those details.

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On 2/4/2018 at 7:04 PM, Phil said:

Sadly, you’re not the only one who is disappointed by the rubbish parts served up by Zeptolab from their Chinese New Year boxes 🙁

This is the third event run by Zeptolab .. and they are clearly getting worse each time!

Halloween was a magnificent event .. an absolute pleasure to participate in, particularly if you were a 10/24 player at the time (with an OP car) 😀 . Apart from winning 1,520 gems, you received numerous boxes full of decent normal parts!

Zeptolab has clearly decided this event was far too generous, and they will never run anything like it again 😡

The Christmas event offered no gems .. instead you had to spend gems to buy your Christmas presents 🎁. At least the presents were very good ones .. Santa’s sleigh 🛷 (which is actually a whale) has proved to be the best ultimate chassis to date.

And finally to the Chinese New Year event .. time to put the trash out! Instead of celebrating an event followed by billions of people all over the world (not including Russia it would seem) .. they came up with this pitiful excuse for a bunch of new parts! And you can’t even exchange these gifts for gems 😡

I still have hope for the Easter event! Will Zeptolab resurrect both the game and these events? Perhaps a miracle .. 1,000 gems prize to be won on the third day of the Easter event? Just don’t make Easter bunnies out of us with another lame event .. an Easter egg hunt is great fun if the prizes are worth it 😀

We can't hold events with prizes around 100 gems to each player due to obvious economical reasons. You won't find events with this kind of generosity in other games either.
The next update will be focused on Gang Wars for territories.

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4 hours ago, Chervey said:

We can't hold events with prizes around 100 gems to each player due to obvious economical reasons. You won't find events with this kind of generosity in other games either.
The next update will be focused on Gang Wars for territories.

I’m assuming you meant 1000 gems .. not a mere 100 gems! (Because a redeem code for 200 gems was once offered, and it had a decent expiry period on it too 😀😀) And of course the game survived just fine .. Zeptolab’s world did not come crashing down as a result of this increasingly rare act of generosity 😂

Now to the substantive issue. You say that events like Halloween can’t be repeated for “obvious economical reasons”. I am a fully trained economist .. and well qualified to counter that Zeptolab has got the economics of CATS seriously wrong if you believe that nonsense! 

Halloween had its problems for you .. but largely because you screwed it up with that massive glitch that enabled players to start the event with their existing win streak. It was Zeptolab’s incompetence, not generosity, that reduced revenue from the event!

Aside from that blunder of your own making, Halloween was a fair bet for players. If you had an OP car you could complete the event without spending gems (10/24s with decent builds, for example). However, for prestiging players, it was necessary to spend almost as many gems to complete the event as you won. And for newer players, they spent gems .. but still didn’t complete the event (so Zeptolab actually gained gems from these players). The goodwill generated by Halloween 🎃 was enormous .. I gave most of the gems I won from the event straight back during subsequent gang fights (as did OPG who posted the record 🏆 score straight after Halloween). 

In summary, Zeptolab gained far more revenue (both realised and potential) from Halloween than it cost to put up those 1,520 gems as prizes! If you don’t understand this, you simply don’t understand economics!!  The fact that other games don’t offer good prizes is irrelevant .. their developers are just equally clueless about business and economics. Why don’t you create a gaming first .. and hire someone who knows some basic economics to advise you? You would be so much better off 😀😀

When you say the next update will focus on gang wars for territories (which we already knew), are you also saying there will be no Easter event? Isn’t that simply conceding that your events have become such rubbish that it’s no longer worth having them at all?

I urge you to reconsider .. and start working on an Easter event that offers generous prizes again. I for one will switch from being a free to a paying player if I see Zeptolab return to the glory days of events like Halloween! Those good old days when CATS was the greatest game on the planet! 🏆👍

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