Posted: 06/Nov/2019 18:11:58 (1 month ago)
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its really good but the image uploader it sometimes becomes a paper tear image ive checked to see if ive done it right they seem to work fine at first then eventually are gone i know its common but is there a way so it is not so annoying?
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plantea: "A sweet yet bitter platform"★★★☆☆
Posted: 01/Nov/2019 20:06:21 (1 month ago)
Truthfully speaking, I was profusely questioning whether or not I should publish this review considering I have created an account very recently and therefore haven’t fully experienced everything the site has to offer. Nevertheless, I felt necessary to share my first impressions and my thoughts on this platform so far.
For starters, I found myself immediately perplexed by the concept of mass clicking. It is indeed such a brilliant way to create a binding community revolving around the very thing that ties us together; Pokémon. Having been forum-hopping beforehand, I’ve never stumbled across a website with this mechanic (even though I’m sure that there are plenty out there). In my view, Pokéfarm has undeniably done a great job bringing the fandom together to work collectively in order to achieve a goal.
In addition, the new array Pokémon (exclusive, custom sprite, shiny, albino, delta and melanistic) is something that has by far captivated me the most and frankly, I don’t believe it gets as much credit as it should. This phenotypical diversity is such an interesting concept that truly magnified my experience. Sure, some may be inclined to bash out its flaws such as the concept of “pay-to-win” regarding melans but, in my humble opinion, the positives definitely outshine the negatives on this one.
However, I mustn’t shy away from the downsides. Now, I am very well aware that the review section is already utterly filled with bad comments about the site’s moderators and despite not having had any personal interaction with them whatsoever, I would like to express how someone’s behaviour towards one specific individual can indirectly embitter the rest of community.
Disclaimer: I’m not pinpointing at anyone in particular as this is not the point.
I guess it is undeniable that there exists a hierarchy in the vast majority of online communities in which there is a clear polarisation between the user and the moderator, the latter of which possessing more control over the site. Therefore it is understandable that some users may feel lesser than the ones running the system, however when that “lesser” feeling escalates into intimidation, this is the point where everything starts to deteriorate.
I understand that cultural and perhaps even linguistic differences play a role in this but if for a long time multiple people are calling the mods out for being “intimidating”, “unprofessional”, “rude” and “unpleasant”, then I guess it is high time they thought out their behaviour and choice of words. You see, even if a single comment may be directed towards one individual in particular, it still undeniably has an impact on the community as a whole and when that comment is reeking with rude undertones (be it intentional or not), you bet that’s going to sour everyone up and ultimately repulse some users away.
On that topic, I have seen a couple of user reviews being wholesomely redacted (“Reviews with 80% negative user feedback are excluded from totals” — quote extracted from the review page) some without given any exact reason. In all honestly, that’s bound to mess up the review system and I can’t think of any other way to describe this other than “extreme bias”. If there truly is another explanation to this systematic redaction method, please inform me.
— Would I recommend Pokéfarm? Yes, it is a very versatile site and like any other platform it has its flaws.
If any staff member would like me to clarify anything I mentioned, I’d be happy to and open for discussion! Thank you for reading.
👍 6👎 0
Posted: 05/Oct/2019 15:11:00 (2 months ago)
The game can be very tedious sometimes, but it's good for people who are into Pokemon and have a lot of time on their hands.
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Rainquail: "I like it!"★★★☆☆
Posted: 30/Sep/2019 00:56:53 (2 months ago)
It's a good time killer and I find it adds a lot of interesting concepts to Pokémon.
However, it's probably not a game for those without the patience to passively make your way through without spending money.
It's a grind for sure; it takes a lot of interacting and trading. I've managed to do well enough by passively going and clicking to earn Credits, but it takes persistence to keep with it.
Because of this, I find myself sometimes leaning away from the game, becoming uninterested in keeping up. With the addition of of more monthly, community-based events and mini games, I find it easier to stay interested and active.
My biggest critique? While I've been playing for... 2 or 3 years now (correct me if I'm wrong), I've gotten some friends to join in the last 6 months and they're completely overwhelmed by the events and information and how difficult it is to find everything.
Mods have mentioned taking steps to fix this, and its appreciated.
👍 5👎 0
BritishSass: "Fun time-waster, but..."★★★☆☆
Posted: 17/Aug/2019 15:16:06 (3 months ago)
I'll admit, I used to be here extremely often. My only problem is that over time, it becomes so repetitive that it lacks that fun. I understand loving it still, but after a few years, it's not as fun as it was at the start to get new pokemon every day.
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willg8686: "Its Alright"★★★☆☆
Posted: 09/Aug/2019 19:00:24 (4 months ago)
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Its alright, but the forum rules are super strict
Meaning they thought I spammed, yet I only made 1 forum post per day...
I play this game and I made lots of progress :)
Forum Rules 3/10
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Niet replied: 11/Aug/2019 11:22:35 (4 months ago)
For complete transparency, your threads were deleted because they were indeed spam. It doesn't matter how often or rarely you posted, the threads themselves were spam and were therefore removed.
ToastyHyena: "Addicting Site, However..."★★★☆☆
Posted: 09/Aug/2019 00:00:04 (4 months ago)
A very simple but addicting game! Since I haven't been here long I look forward to see what the revamp will change about gameplay and the possibilities of new features! The only thing I have an issue with is that it's quite scary hearing about the stories people are telling here/other sites. I myself haven't had an issue, yet I feel worried about how the Staff here act towards players... When browsing responses here I was confused why people disliked them so much, then after reading after the first sentence I realized nothing personally against them but wouldn't like to meet them after looking at their behavior sadly. (Take 'their' with a grain of salt because I'm talking about the people most brought up as I'm 100% sure that most or at least some of the team isn't rude).
👍 3👎 2
Zenobelle: "Decent gaming but needs more interactive features"★★★☆☆
Posted: 07/Aug/2019 02:00:52 (4 months ago)
Decent gaming experience but was hoping for a more interactive and interesting games on site ( example: valentines event quest)
After playing for a long time, some of my friends either lose interest or there wasn't any time to play in this site. Since most of the things you do here are buying, selling etc, not very interesting after a long period of time.
👍 4👎 0
Rãya: "Was pretty good, going downhill FAST"★★★☆☆
Posted: 28/Jul/2019 04:13:55 (4 months ago)
I'm going to start off by saying the community is absolutely amazing, easily the best feature. I haven't met ANYONE who isn't friendly and always willing to help.
The forums are also nicely organized, which makes me, someone who can NEVER navigate websites, very grateful!
~But now for the negatives and the reason they lost 2 stars~
First off, some of the staff have not always been nice. Before you bite my head off, they've gotten better and are trying! But sometimes they say something the wrong way and it just doesn't end well. Its probably an accident, but it still happened.
The game becomes repetitive and bland after a few years, but but I guess the game had to be good to capture me for so long. Usually I don't last this long.
Mostly, the game is inclusive toward people that don't pay real money. You could technically collect all the pokemon without ever using money, which I appreciate! Heck, I've gotten pretty far without it! But staff will never be able to deny that there is a specific layer of pay to play. It's incredibly hard to get albinos and especially melans without buying the hypermode or selling your soul and all of your time. For casual, spare time players like myself, it's practically impossible. It took me an ENTIRE YEAR to get 2 shinies and an albino Eevee. I'm sorry. That's not okay. If your main purpose is collecting these pokemon, at LEAST make it easier for us casual people to get them without paying! Not everyone can afford to practically live on here!
Now for something that didn't actually factor into my decision on rating, but has actually driven me to quit that I feel should still be acknowledged. It's less something current than what will happen in the future, but I feel that it shouldn't factor into rating until it actually happens. It wouldn't be fair.
They are changing the site.
Usually I like change, but even I can't bring myself to like this. I've recently started trying more to actually complete the game, or really, my dex. But now they are changing everything. And, as a result, we LOSE everything. I would be supportive of making it more gamelike and adding quests because it gives something to do, but the fact that all of our hard work goes down the drain, I just... AND, if we wanted a quest based game we would find one. The MAJORITY of us are here because we want to COLLECT pokemon. Anyways, I haven't put near as much time or money into the game as many others have, and I'm STILL completely unmotivated to play now. I get that we can get our pokemon back, MAYBE our items, but I still can't believe we have to do MORE work to earn back stuff we ALREADY earned!
So I've decided to slowly fall off the site until the reboot. I can't handle the idea of losing all of my work. When the reboot comes, I will not follow. And I fear you lost several other players as well. For your game's sake, I hope you gain enough new players with the reboot to make up for those you lose.
For the record, I do feel like you should make a poll in the news that people vote in order to show they are quitting. Maybe you could see what an aweful idea this is. Your heart is in the right place, I know, but please. Don't do it.
A previously loyal player
👍 23👎 6
Gh0stlyy: "It’s too hard to receive currency"★★★☆☆
Posted: 22/Jul/2019 20:27:47 (4 months ago)
This collecting site is amazing, and I will not be leaving it any time soon. But in my opinion I feel that it’s too hard to receive currency. Especially ZC. I just don’t want to spend IRL money just for a currency that isn’t that important; only important in this game. I don’t know this is just me rambling and complaining.
👍 5👎 3