Zynga’s Players Are Fed Up & Leaving The Games / Could The End Be Near?
Once upon a time there was a game company that put out free games that were fun to play. You would go click on things you wanted to do then just sit back and enjoy yourself.
One day an evil force came and destroyed that fun, they kept adding things, making it so you had to spam all your friends to get it done. They would add one thing right after another, sometimes 3 -4 things at once, they stopped fixing bugs in the games frustrating their players, they would add pop ups for things going on in the game every time you clicked something making it so the players couldn’t enjoy the game anymore.
The players complained about what they were doing but the evil force just laughed and added more things for them to do and then asked them to buy credits in the game so they could really experience the full enjoyment of a free game.
The players began to revolt and said we will get the evil force back. But the evil force proved to be to strong and the players in the social game kingdom had no choice but to leave the kingdom for one that really cared about them and the games they played.
The evil force just laughed and said you will be back….To be continued….
This pretty much sums up what the players are feeling toward Zynga, the world largest social game company. It seems these days they are just trying to drive players away with all the stuff they keep doing and their refusal to listen to it’s player base on the subject.
Zynga has turned what used to be fun games to play into a spamfest to get things done. The in game pop ups are frustrating as hell to the players who are trying to enjoy the games. They throw one event after another at the players most time over lapping them so there will be multiple events going on taking away from the regular game play for it base. Not to mention the in game bugs that players encounter that are never properly addressed by Zynga.
They seem to think that players have 24 hours a day to play these games and with all they throw out there you would have to just to keep up.
Zynga forums & fan pages are full of player complaints that are just ignored or they give you answers that would make a Congressman say are you kidding me. Yes it has gotten that bad.
The player base of all the Zynga games has consistently dropped over the past few months due to Zynga refusal to address the players concerns. While yes you do see new growth in some and even in new games released the fact remains they cant hold on to their player base. Not good news for the social game giant or for any company that plans on being around for awhile.
Zynga is not only losing some of the new players who get bored with the game due to its many issues but they are losing well established players who have put alot of money in the game who have just had enough with the issues and spamfests. Some of the players leaving put in $1000’s every year into the games and that starts to add up to possible big losses for the social game company
If Zynga is banking on the influx of new Facebook users to help keep them going, they better think again. Facebook can only grow so much as their are only so many people in the world and their growth has slowed too due to the many issues that Facebook has.
Even if they do get some of those new Facebook users their games are not new user friendly and the people just dont have the time for everything you need to do to build up a character in the games especially with everything else being thrown at them with in the game so they will just get fed up and leave.
Is the end near for Zynga ??? If they continue to ignore their customer fan base, continue with all the things they are doing to their games, I would have to say yes and that is a true shame.
Zynga needs to start doing something fast if it really want to survive. Some of the other social game companies are starting to gain on Zynga due to the fact that are bringing the popular Xbox & Playstation games out as social games,they listen to their fan base and fix the issues within the game. That alone keeps their fan base growing, coming back and referring their friends.
While I know I am sure to catch hell for writing this, my readers & listeners of my show know I have always gone to bat for them and I will not stop doing that. Some one had to say this out loud and let them know what is going on and how we feel.
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