I used to enjoy playing the game, collecting the star dust & building the house. I like to play for my own enjoyment & don't really care how others are doing or what they are working on. I used to be able to play at my own pace & play as much or as little as I desired. Lately, though there are so many different events occurring concurrently & they take over the game. Multiple times, I log on just because I want to collect some star dust from the player's houses & potentially play a few rounds, while also logging in daily. Before I get the chance to do anything, multiple events/challenges "take over" & automatically react before I get an opportunity to do anything. That WAKE THE TREE event seems to not be working properly & focusing me to constantly restart the game. It starts up & takes me to a screen to start up saying it's creating a new board, I exit out & then some other event pops up with it's announcement & then I exit out of that. Back at the main map screen, the WAKE THE TREE pops up again because the board is really, I then have to pick a challenge to work on, but after I do, I can't exit the screen. I also can't exit if I don't pick a challenge, The X button doesn't work, the only thing to do, is close out the game & reopen it again. (Reminder, at this point, I still haven't had any control, to do anything of my own choosing.)
Also, the Magic Hats are annoying. I like the idea of it in principal, but I know how they work & what they do; I don't need instructions on how they work EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. It is an annoying impeadment that takes to long to show up & then X out of. I also don't like that we can only have 1 or the magic bubbles. If I don't use it but earn the third hat a second time, I just get nothing for it. Then sometimes I use 1, because otherwise I'll lose it anyway, but then I never get another one because the count keeps resetting. Every time the game closes & then reopens the Magic Hat restarts from 1 regardless of where you were progressed. This coupled with the WAKE THE TREE taking over the game & forcing a constant close makes the two elements opposed to each other & more frustrating then anything else, especially since I didn't ask or have a choice to participate.
Finally, for me, I don't like unlimited lives. I play this game for fun on occasion in between doing other things. Normally the 5 lives I have are plenty for me & then when they run out I move on, wait for my lives to refill & then play again later. I find unlimited lives annoying, as I feel like they are something that should be taken advantage of, when given, & 30 min or maybe 1 hour, it's doable, but I've been regularly been getting 3 hours & even 12 hours at a time. I can play a few rounds, take a break & come back a couple of hours later & still have time left on the unlimited lives clock, but I also would have been fully recharged if I just had my normal lives count & then waited for a recharge. Sure, it's easy to say well, just don't play as much or as little as u want when u want, & that's exactly what I do, except this is considered a reward, & it feels like not playing is "wasting" the reward. Extra Star Dust or some other special bubble instead of the unlimited lives would be a much better reward.
I could say more, but this seems enough for now. Thanks for listening.