LadyPhantomhive: "Still needs a bit of improvements"★★★☆☆
Posted: 10/Mar/2017 10:04:41 (3 years ago)
This game is one of a kind, a game that is, obviously, still in progress to become a better server then it is. Well, this game is the most fantastic game for Pokemon lovers, or anime lovers altogether such as me.
This game gets a tad boring after a bit, but who can blame it? The game was made for people who actually LIKES Pokemon, because I've noticed there been some type of Pokemon haters in the game.
Well, some ideas from me that I have thought of;
1. You can make your own female/male trainer icon, for such you can make your own player in most of the Pokemon games.
I'm not trying to turn it INTO Pokemon, these are JUST IDEAS.
2. Maybe you can add BIG BIG events, bigger then the ones you have going everyday, such as Pokemon draws.
By Pokemon races I mean trainers get to bet on the competing Pokemon who are racing, and it goes into a draw, one of the staff members pick out something about the Pokemon.
Remember, these are still IDEAS and if you guys plan on locking my account after reading this, go ahead, because locking accounts without a chance is ALSO something you all need to work on.
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Garthic replied: 13/Mar/2017 19:34:05 (3 years ago)
Trainer customisation is already in the works and is something that we hope to have rolling out in the relatively near-future - no given dates though.
We already have events like the Mass Click Weekend (monthly), the consistent tournaments on-going (weekly), FabFriday (weekly)... If we want to add more, we'll have to be careful - both for balancing purposes, and to avoid burning people out.
Simply put, this isn't much of a review - all of what you've stated should be in the suggestions forum. We've never locked peoples' accounts for suggestions... So I don't understand why you're inciting the idea that we would...
Since we've never done that - but you're saying that we have... I mean, that's absurd. You can't say we've done something we've never done without... Well. Not telling the truth.
Paradox13: "Great way to waste time."★★★☆☆
Posted: 10/Mar/2017 08:10:32 (3 years ago)
The site has a ton of interactivity, great people and exclusive art. Its a great idea that spins the franchise into a less mainstream route... However, I feel the pay to win aspects of this game and the difficulty without the pay features leave more to be desired.
With that said, as a casual player, you'll get places but you cannot complete everything (in my opinion) without the pay features.
This is a clicking game, or tapping if on mobile. You will be expected to tap countless of pokemon. So if you get bored easily, prone to hand and wrost cramps and feelings of never making the mark, this is the game for you.
Best part of this breeding clicking game is the ability to horde all your favorite pokemon.
👍 13👎 3
Dekï: "Good, but flawed"★★★☆☆
Posted: 05/Mar/2017 16:59:11 (3 years ago)
Overall, PokefarmQ is a fun game. With weekly and monthly competitions, coupled with responsive and mostly-friendly staff, it's definitely come a long way from the first Pokefarm.
-There's a lot to do
-Forum-goers are friendly
-Occasionally unfriendly staff
-Paid users have the advantage
There's definitely no shortage of anything to do. Fishing, scours, Wish badges, etc.. Couple that with the weekly tournaments and mass click weekends, if you're bored there's something wrong!
The staff are quick with their responses and usually are friendly and helpful. There's no need to worry about if your report or PM got to them!
Traversing the forums is fun! Everyone in the forums (that I've encountered) are friendly, which is fairly rare when the community is as big as this one!
However, there are a few cons to it all.
Although I've never had any experiences on PFQ, I've read of some having to deal with rude, sarcastic and condescending staff members. Before the staff change, I could believe it. Some of the staff that carried over from the first Pokefarm that were rude and definitely not fit to be on staff. But since the new staff members have taken their place, I've been hearing fewer people complain of the staff.
The users who pay definitely have an advantage. As a former paying user myself, I can comfirm this 100%. Notice how all of the major shiny sellers are hypermode users? Although there isn't much that can be done about it; it's a constant thing with any kind of premium account on any kind of site.
The market is ridiculous. There's no kind of restrictions on it, thus allowing users to charge 10k credits for something that's barely worth 100. But that's more of a personal complaint- I only use the market if I absolutely need to.
Honestly, the site is fun. The pros outweigh the cons. I would definitely recommend this site to everyone.
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Spiritwingz: "Fun but time intensive"★★★☆☆
Posted: 05/Mar/2017 09:50:07 (3 years ago)
The community is great, kid friendly, and the game is fun. Many of the on site Pokémon are gorgeous. For someone who is busy though if you want to succeed in some endeavors it can be extremely time intensive and I feel that some things can be a bit more complicated then they need to be.
But hey! If you've got time to kill or just need to relax it's a fun game to play.
👍 7👎 0
Posted: 05/Mar/2017 06:13:33 (3 years ago)
Now, I'll try to get on in explaining things, but I'm on mobile, at night... So it might be a bit run-on or repeated.
-Really good for just a Beta, functions smoothly, minding the few deadlocks here and there.
-Creative with sprites (10/10 graphic team)
-Good at making me more social (I made a few friends :>)
-Active and hard-working staff.
-The "paying" people advantage
-The Daycare system
-The intense clicking
-SOME of the staff behavior
1.) The paying people: The people that pay for the game, presumably "win" the game.
-More Shiny, Albino, and Melan chances (not to mention the profit they could make on those.)
-Some kids are not allowed to pay for things on the website. Desperation in the kids could lead to STEALING money from their parents in order to get HM, Ubercharm, etc. (Cliche, but it does happen.)
-Fabulous Friday is a site thing, in which people get Gold Poke. Now, when you get GP from HM, people are less likely to click for the sake of filling the Fabu~ Bar.
2.) The Daycare: I absolutely hate the prices, especially on the Red G. and on the passes themselves.
-The passes are in effect after adopting a free egg, and for hunters, those run out fast as well as their GP.
-The Red G. Should be lowered, considering it WILL lower the happiness of the partners, which could possibly make them run away if you are asleep while the unhappiness is occurring.
3.) The intense clicking: PFQ's main aspect of the game is to click, click, click! But, there are some bad things about it.
-The clicking can be extreme. On the 12 DOC event where the final goal was about 20k interactions, I finished it, but my hand wouldn't stop shaking for weeks, making me unable to do the daily tasks of 1k clicks just because of how bad my hand would shake. If people have more fragile hands, this could damage their hands even more.
4.) Staff Behavior: Usually the staff will be: "👌👀 K cool thanks.~", but sometimes their behavior can get nasty.
-This could be as a result of stress, in which they tend to lash out a bit, but on a growing teenager that's usually isolated and sensitive, it kind of leaves a mark on me when the staff get a bit too aggravated. I've seen most of these in suggestions.
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Niet replied: 05/Mar/2017 15:08:52 (3 years ago)
I'm just going to cover some of the points you've made and try to explain them for you :)
1. They don't. If you could buy Shinies directly, that would be "pay to win" sure. But you can't. You can buy upgrades to make things easier, that's all.
1a. Funny thing, actually: people who pay are generally more active. After all, they've invested money into this. Just being more active gets you more shiny chances, it's not just the fact they've paid.
1b. While unfortunate, that's not our responsibility. It's the responsibility of parents to both keep their finances safe, and raise their kids not to be thieves.
1c. There are a LOT of free-playing users, and they have plenty of motivation to get the FabuBar filled. Not to mention paying users want it too, as a fuller bar means higher bonuses.
2a. That is by design: it keeps the Shelter populated. If you could adopt all the Eggs you reasonably want from the DayCare, you wouldn't leave any for the Shelter.
2b. That is also by design: the Red Gigaremo is a luxury item, not necessary for game completion but helpful to do things faster. You'll find that most things you can buy - whether it's for GP or ZC - are simply ways to do things faster.
3. Sure... and how often do we run events like that? Not very often, because we know that's intense. We run MCW once a month where you have two whole days to meet a goal. We know!
4. As always, if you have any specific issues, please don't hesitate to contact our Staff Manager Garthic, he's literally here to help with these things.
Anyway, thanks for the review, hope this clears some things up!
pastelgrunge: "10/10 carpal tunnel"★★★☆☆
Posted: 04/Mar/2017 20:36:47 (3 years ago)
As an avid writer and artist, nothing I try to make compares to when I spend hours a day clicking on Pokemon and accidentally giving myself carpal tunnel every. single. time. I can't help that this game is awesome though.
👍 4👎 5
Niet replied: 05/Mar/2017 02:32:09 (3 years ago)
It's good to hear you enjoy the game, but may I ask why the 3/5 star rating when you quite clearly write 10/10 in the title of your review?
Posted: 26/Feb/2017 20:03:00 (3 years ago)
Good game but i would like to be able to hunt for my pokemon not just try to breed shiny pokemon and others.
👍 4👎 5
Feenie: "Mixed Feelings"★★★☆☆
Posted: 25/Feb/2017 16:39:05 (3 years ago)
Returned to this site after a good few years of a hiatus, thought it'd be fun to go back. I was pleasantly surprised to see the seventh gen here, but not as happy with some of the changes from the original Pokefarm.
-Seventh gen with very good 2D sprites
-Mass-clicking feels easier, not quite as painful on the wrists as before
-Badges are a very good way to boost EXP
-I personally like some of the touches on the sprites like Vulpix gaining tails as it levels up
-Very cool Mega Evos
-Only three scour slots, compared to the numerous I could have on the old Pokefarm
-Feels harder to get some of the Fakemon on the site, I remember it being far easier to get the likes of Lunupine and Orkit
-No real store for basic supplies, you're left to the whims of the community Market, even if you want something like an evolution stone
-Mega Evolution is permanent and you have to pay for it??
-Feels a lot more 'pay to win'-ish than the original pokefarm
-You have to pay to be able to unlock albino (and presumably melanistic) hunting?
-The transfer system somehow being constantly unavailable. The old site only had up to the fifth gen, it feels very frustrating to want to bring my old Pokemon to the new site but am just unable to right now.
-Speaking of the transfer, the Pokemon being brought over not counting toward Pokedex completion. There's no real reason for it, as far as I'm concerned.
Overall, the site is okay, but needs many, many improvements.
👍 17👎 6
Lucretia: "Good concept: Some flaws though"★★★☆☆
Posted: 23/Feb/2017 05:00:46 (3 years ago)
This game has a lot of nice ideas and fun things to do. The different site-wide events are usually quite fun, the albino/melanistic mechanic is a fun surprise sometimes, pokeradar chains make shiny hunting really fun, and the community (for the most part) is very nice and inviting.
However, I feel as if this game, at its core, is very crippled by the clicking mechanic. This mechanic is basically the only way to have pokemon hatch/evolve and basically the only way to progress. But the clicking mechanic is not a fun thing to do, it's a chore in most cases. Clicking pokemon mindlessly for the chance, not even the guarantee, of a clickback gets very tedious and annoying very quickly. I feel as if this game has a lot of fun stuff to do but it's diminished by the main "gameplay" being a chore.
I feel that if there were alternatives to hatch your pokemon, like different mini games or activities, this site would be a lot more fun. I think an alternative, not a replacement, for the clicking mechanic would attract more people and hold more interest in a lot of players.
This is by no means a bad game/site/whatever, but it has a narrow audience.
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cloudtail: "Good but still missing core pieces"★★★☆☆
Posted: 10/Feb/2017 10:20:53 (3 years ago)
The game is fun and has a decent mix of easy/hard tasks, making it so that it takes time to complete everything.
I'm gonna make a short con list. We (should) already know what the pros are from the other reviews. :)
- Repetitive, which leads to being boring. The regular events are MCW and tournaments. These shouldn't be replacing special events (pi day, April fool's, Valentine's (??), Halloween). Mini games (like Voltorb flip, not fishing) would be really nice too.
- Paywalls. No melanistic or shiny legendary hunting unless you fork over a lot of money. I understand that the staff need and deserve to be paid, but I've seen people with chains into the several thousands with zero melanistics, and, in my opinion (:v), that's not fair to them.
- Hostile staff. I know the excuse is to appear more human and not robotic, but the sarcasm and seemingly eagerness to reject suggestions (looking at pm sorting and the block button) is too often down right mean. There's a lot of kids who play and they take the brunt of it, and coming from someone who's been 'told off' by mods on other sites back when I was 11-14, it's an incredible sting.
- Slow development, which is too be expected when there's only one person doing the coding. Patience is key, I and many others can respect that. But sometimes it feels like things aren't priotized at all. It's been 3 years and we just now are getting a way to evolve Sylveon and Milotic. There's also been promise of Furfrou haircuts, Vivillion wing patterns, and trainer sprite customization for years too. But the lab gets a redesign, we can reset our dexes, and accessories (which we still can't sell) are moved to new scour locations instead?
Overall, I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy the game. Why would I come here everyday if I didn't? :P
It just needs work and more room to grow.
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