Matchitehew: "Great and all, but..."★★★★☆
Posted: 08/Jan/2017 07:45:49 (7 years ago)
I started out on PF1, and honestly, a few of things were much better there in my opinion, especially the garden since it looked like an actual garden before which was much more intriguing to interact with. Also, I miss the feature where you could flip your trainer card and have a favorite pokémon placed there, I thought that feature was pretty neat and I didn't feel like I HAD to have a pokémon in my party for it to actually level up faster.
A lot of things have improved as well, of course, but I find it much harder to navigate on pfq than it was on pf1.
Over all this site is great tho. (Even tho I've never been a fan of pokémon being drawn realistically, it's just wrong imo, lol)
👍 4👎 1
hamster: "PFQ Opinion"★★★★☆
Posted: 08/Jan/2017 07:31:02 (7 years ago)
I'm happy about this site, it's great. The only thing is to make it easier to play on iPhone 4, as I cannot edit anything while I'm on my iPhone.
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Posted: 08/Jan/2017 07:21:49 (7 years ago)
I started out on pf1, and I love hatch and click games, and Pokemon is life!
So I'll admit, I haven't really ventured onto the forums much, I have terrible social anxiety and don't really feel comfortable posting around.
But as for the clicking/leveling aspect, the game goes pretty smoothly and it's easy to hatch and level everything, which is great.
My only issue is that if you want shinies or albino or Mels, it's a very pay to win part of the fame, and as someone who can barely afford my bills, it makes it very difficult to want to even play since I find the funnest part of this site is collecting those harder to get Pokemon. My only suggestion to fix this is maybe incorporate some way to get zc for people who can't donate? Perhaps very little in chests or something?
👍 9👎 4
ReshiStar: "Stable but needs heavy improvement for user base"★★★☆☆
Posted: 08/Jan/2017 06:56:12 (7 years ago)
I strongly enjoy pfq however the daily counter and albino radar are both quite harsh if you're trying to live a life. The 'miss a day - daily reset minus 1 albino level' is crude and makes me feel forced to come on pfq, I wanted a relaxing game I could pick up and put down whenever I had time. Its not fair for people who struggle to even get onto the internet to be punished so harshly. otherwise, the other mechanics work great and run smoothly. Will edit in future if changes are made to site regarding these issues.
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Niet [Adam] replied: 08/Jan/2017 12:58:53 (7 years ago)
Thank you for your review, I'm sorry you feel negatively regarding our Daily Rewards systems. While most of them are designed strictly to reward returning users, I will admit that the Albino Radar's de-levelling can be seen as somewhat punishing if you aren't able to play. That being said, I would like to point out that it could be worse: you only lose one level per missed day, rather than being forced to start over from scratch. In fact, missing just one day is completely harmless, as powering it the following day will instantly return you to the level you were at.
I hope this helps explain the design choices we have made, and I hope you will give us another chance in future.
Fluffypuppy77: "Awesome, but with Minor drawback"★★★★☆
Posted: 08/Jan/2017 06:39:20 (7 years ago)
When in your fields, yes it is nice to know the names of your pokemon
It is however VERY ANNOYING to have the tool tip pop up over every single mouse movement. And when trying to move a Pokémon around it pops up every single name while you move the selected one
4.5 if I could give that only for this.
👍 5👎 2
Castlevania: "Great Overall!"★★★★☆
Posted: 08/Jan/2017 06:11:48 (7 years ago)
I have a lot of fun with pokefarm. There are a few issues that need to be ironed out (randomly logging me out after 97 day streak ??, Pokémon reappearing after being interacted with, scour pokemon disappearing on mobile, etc), but the site is still a lot of fun. I love how Albino and Melan Pokémon exist, the variants are very cool, and the tournaments are a lot of fun. The site is very well built and the community is great! Other than the few issues I mentioned before, it's fantastic!!
👍 7👎 1
Posted: 08/Jan/2017 05:30:48 (7 years ago)
I would've given this a 3.5/5 if I could haha
I feel I've been a pretty Loyal PokefarmQ Member. I've been playing this game since I was in 4th grade, now I'm a senior in High school. Obviously I must like this game if I've been playing it so much (on and off)! So I was an Original PF1 player and I really have enjoyed old and new! I always loved the idea of just raising and breeding Pokemon. I tried suggesting it to many people but it's an acquired thing haha. I absolutely love it.
There have been a couple things that I have thought about since PF1.
For one, since PF1 this really seems like a pay to get type of thing. I can understand it a tad with this being what you're working on all the time, but like, paying a lot. Especially for kids who have to dig outta their parents paychecks where as a lot of Pokemon games don't require the money. I've been personally happy because I feel I get far with spending now money at all, but sometimes you have to commit a lot of time which not a lot of people can do. I do love the implementation of the GP sale type stuff. I just feel like it's so much money to be spending and although you can trade other players for it, you have to have, like, a million shinies or legends.
That's another hard thing as well. Shinies and legends feel hard to come by for someone not paying money. Luckily I have gotten a couple shinies and legends from commissions or just the kindness out of peoples hearts (BEST) but otherwise its hard. I have been opening boxes, almost 200 or 300 since PFQ started and I have gotten NO summons. That's... like, how. Maybe I have bad luck? But that's so frustrating.
Okay I hate the market. Those insane prices. I just miss when you'd sell to Doug and he's give you a normal price or offer a normal price. I mean the Market is a cool side idea but it's just frustrating at times. I love the idea of seeing people selling summons but they want so much so again not worth it as well.
The Berry Garden is nice but I wish it would update me when Fields are damp, because I get there when it's dry and I always only get a berry and I just also am frustrated.
I love the sprites that are being made! They're so great! I feel like the Megastones, as people has brought up are very hard to find, PFQ ones I understand but the other ones? :/ Also I love the graphics team they do a wonderful job but a lot of the Mega sprites look a little not so mega. Flareon, Leafeon, Ninetails, Mighteyena, Dragonite etc aren't super mega. They seem plain. Like just bigger more fluffy dogs/foxes with some add ons. Now your other creations like Wailord, Froslass, Seviper, (Although it's a super crazy design too much for my taste haha), Lapras, Ho-oh, Lugia etc are AMAZING and really look mega! Just some thought on those, but keep up the good work! I also love the PFQ mons c: Very great!
I'm really sad that you closed off the PF1 transfer. What kinda sucked is I had saved up A LOT of GP and credits over there and had some of the fakemon from before. Now you finally have things like Orkit and dolphin man (hahah forgot its name) again and I was never able to transfer those because it wouldn't let me. I felt like that was kinda a let down :/
Finally, I've always been trying to be a good part of the community but leaving this review almost scares me. The staff can be really intimidating sometimes, whether they mean it or not. I understand you kinda gotta be strict, but sometimes staff answers questions in harsh ways.
I hope this is alright, I kinda just wanted to say some things that have been on my mind.
I love this game, I love what ya'll been doing, and keep pumping through you beautiful souls! Thank you so much!
P.S I'd love to one day perhaps be apart of the graphic team! I always love coming up with fakemon, sprites, and just drawings in general!
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Niet [Adam] replied: 08/Jan/2017 12:55:55 (7 years ago)
Thank you for your review, I just wanted to take a moment to clarify a few points. It's difficult to say this but... You haven't found any Summon Items in Boxes because you haven't unlocked any of them yet. Please visit https://pokefarm.com/summons to find out more about unlocking them. This also applies to your experience on the Market: even if you did decide to buy a Summon Item, you can't use it until you unlock it. I hope this helps resolve your issue regarding Summon Items.
Regarding "paywalling", since you didn't specify I am going to take past feedback into account when I assume you're referring to Account Upgrades purchased with Gold Poké, such as upgraded Shelter Passes and the like? If so, this is correct, as Gold Poké is obtained through gameplay other than core interactions. The Daily Tasks reward you with some, the weekly Fabulous Friday gives you more, and of course Treasure Boxes may contain it too for a nice bonus. We believe we've managed to carefully balance the items, such that paying for them with real-life money is nothing more than a shortcut to save time, whereas many online games will be stricter in requiring you to buy them - we like to think buying is optional.
With regard to Megas, we do careful research before working on any designs, to ensure that we stay true to the Pokémon's nature and don't go over the top. If you want official examples, take a look at Mega Sableye or Mega Aggron, and you may notice that they don't actually change all that much in appearance. Meanwhile others like Mega Mawile change significantly. Variety is the key here. We're happy to hear that you like many of our designs, and hopefully this explains why some of them may seem "plain" at first glance.
Finally, PF1-Transfer is returning, but is currently low priority due to other features still in progress. But it will come back. I promise. :)
Posted: 08/Jan/2017 04:23:04 (7 years ago)
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I love this site
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Trevenant: "Pretty okay :)"★★★★☆
Posted: 08/Jan/2017 04:21:11 (7 years ago)
Pokefarm is a lot better than a lot of other websites I've been a part of. I like it, hence I've been around since 2011.
What I really like about the management aspect of the site is that staff is a lot more approachable than what I've experienced other places. They actually seem more human and like living people behind their screens, versus the botlike aura some website staff can seem. (not gonna poke fingers here, but I have a few particular ones in mind) I'll be honest when I say that it seems like staff can be a little prickly or short occasionally, but hey, aren't we all that way sometimes? I don't blame 'em.
I also appreciate that, even though I've had some not-so-peachy posts concerning the site in general, I don't feel too judged by staff for what I've said in the past. I really appreciate that. Seriously.
I like the forum layout, it's pretty self-explanatory ~ Straightforward things are my jam, and stickied threads save my life :) The trade forum is always bustling, and I'm pleased to get such quick replies for offers and such. I just don't understand why certain items, i.e. certain summon items, are waaay inflated past typical prices. Are the drop rates lower for the big-ticket summons, or does RNG just hate us all? //shot
There are only two things about the site that I don't particularly like.
First being the community. Staff can't really control this, so I don't blame them at all for it. I'll give the community props for coming a long way from PF1's, but it still seems pretty uninviting and judgmental to me. Maybe that's just my own inhibitions about others playing in. Hell if I know.
Second. Gameplay gets rather monotonous and boring after you've started getting higher up. Yeah, I could finish my dex, shiny hunt the crap out of everything, reset my dex, repeat the cycle... but those things get old real quick. Maybe this will be fixed when dungeons are implemented, I really hope so. My only suggestion for the dungeon feature is to not make travelling, if applicable, based on time. The dream world in PF1 was like that, and it was incredibly annoying.
tldr: Pokefarm is a pretty great site, I would and have recommended it to others. Although it has a few areas in need of improvement, the overall experience and gameplay outmatches many other sites in comparison.
Thanks Niet, Garthic, and all staff members - past, present, and future! You guys are awesome :) I hope you guys get some good feedback to help the site!
👍 10👎 0
Posted: 08/Jan/2017 04:20:37 (7 years ago)
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I wish the art would come a bit quicker. . .
I also am wondering if you could find a way to introduce peculiar pokemon other than shiny, mela, and albino:
What I mean by this is like, let us say you have a bulbasaur: not, instead of its normal greens and stuff, it has a light blue bulb and I dunno, purple skin or something weird like that!
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