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Why do we have to pay for the Piggy Bank

Gram007Gram007 Posts: 1
edited November 2018 in Support
Why the game requires a pmt of $3.99 to empty the piggy bank. I get that request every time. I won’t pay so I go without bars. Please explain. 
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  • SystemSystem Posts: 63 Community Manager
    This discussion was created from comments split from: Tell us how we're doing - Feedback on the Community.
  • lovelife22lovelife22 Posts: 6
    Did you get a reply to your question? I was wondering the same thing as I was asked to do the same .deposit my own money first to receive the gold bars that I collected in first place .not right in my eyes totally not fair 💨💨😡😡
  • QueenMiaQueenMia Posts: 3,631 Community Manager
    Hi there and welcome to the Community :)

    Please note that the Piggy Bank is helping you get more Gold for less, as it's giving you the opportunity to get extra Gold. 

    It’s then your choice to decide when to break the Piggy Bank. You can do it right when it’s available, or wait until the Piggy Bank is full. Either way you will be getting the rewards you have been saving! You can decide when to access them.

    Hard work pays off! Fill your Piggybank with Gold Bars and break it to receive sweet rewards!

    See more info here.

    Thanks for posting and have a great Wednesday!

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  • TapewormTapeworm Posts: 3
    edited October 2018

     Excuse me, but nowhere in your link that describes the piggy bank does it say "breaking it" costs real money. Very misleading.

    "Hard work pays off!" Apparently, the player's hard work only pays off for King! >:)

  • simysimy Posts: 9
    Thank you for answering my question

  • Chicken SlayerChicken Slayer Posts: 8,743 Superstar
    Actually @Tapeworm it does make it clear. If you click on it, it tells you how much it costs.
    I admit it is very bad wording on Kings part though as players seem to be unable to realise that the bars are not theirs until they pay for them, and that it is actually to the players benefit as they are cheaper by buying them via the bank. How that only benefits King I don't know. On one of my games that my daughter also plays, to buy the bundle without the offer would cost £9.99 instead of £2.99 via the piggy bank. How does that mean King benefits?
    I know this particular game doesn't mention it, but seeing as most players play other king games, you can find posts on their blogs that mention clearly paying. this is a quote from one of their posts
    "At the end of the levels, the stars will become gold bars to feed the Piggy Bank. Keep collecting stars to fill the Piggy Bank with Gold Bars even more.

    Eventually, you will be able to access the Piggy Bank. To break it you are required to pay to get the Gold Bars. You can decide if you want to purchase the unlock or keep filling it with more Gold Bars until you are ready to do it."

    Ultimately though I am still not sure how they could word it that doesn't leave players feeling as though they are entitled to the gold. Unless you purchase though its not yours, so just ignore :)

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  • TapewormTapeworm Posts: 3
    TMcCauley said:
    Tapeworm said:

     Excuse me, but nowhere in your link that describes the piggy bank does it say "breaking it" costs real money. Very misleading.

    "Hard work pays off!" Apparently, the player's hard work only pays off for King! >:)

    Hi @Tapeworm,

    I had suggested the idea of doing an alternative way of getting the piggy bank broken in the way of an advertisement which should be shown. 
    Hope that helps.



    I would be satisfied with that solution as many other games do something similar. Unfortunately, it only helps if King implements your suggestion.
  • AlansmartAlansmart Posts: 1,176 Superstar
    Very quickly in the game players are gifted FREE 50 gold, but instead of being thankful people are upset that they don't continue to get free gold? As stated the piggy bank is offered at a nicely reduced price for those who would like a bit more at a bargain price.. Please remember this is a business and therefore needs to generate income to pay employees and continue to be able to develop quality games meanwhile. If we get a free cookie from a baker we understand that it is a sample and if we want more we buy them so the business can continue to operate.
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  • elladunneelladunne Posts: 2
    I send lives but never received any
  • ScouserScouser Posts: 3
    Re:  Paying for gold bars/ breaking the Piggy Bank

    I've been reading the posts about this issue. Although, obviously, I'd much prefer to receive them free, I actually understand charging for something you don't need to be able to play the game and progress. These games are free to download, play, receive regular updates with improvements and new content - and it's obvious that a lot of work and effort is involved in letting us have this. We have to put up with the odd advert with free versions of games, but surely it's not unrealistic to expect the developer to make some money by offering perks, which we can choose to buy or not.  It's not like it's huge sums and why shouldn't they make some money? I can't often buy the piggy bank or gold bars myself, but have done occasionally when I'm really stuck, but no-one forces you.  

    Maybe King could offer more free gold bars by passing hard levels, certain milestones or daily events, something like that.  Other games do that and it does help those who don't have money to buy them.  It also makes regular players happy to reach a goal and receive them free as a perk - well it always makes me happy to win some on other games. Just a thought!!  
  • elladunneelladunne Posts: 2
    Thanks for sharing
  • TMcCauleyTMcCauley Posts: 23 ✭✭
    elladunne said:
    I send lives but never received any
    Check the life counter it's usually hidden in there. If someone asks for a life an envelope appears at the bottom left of the game.
  • TMcCauleyTMcCauley Posts: 23 ✭✭
    Tapeworm said:
    TMcCauley said:
    Tapeworm said:

     Excuse me, but nowhere in your link that describes the piggy bank does it say "breaking it" costs real money. Very misleading.

    "Hard work pays off!" Apparently, the player's hard work only pays off for King! >:)

    Hi @Tapeworm,

    I had suggested the idea of doing an alternative way of getting the piggy bank broken in the way of an advertisement which should be shown. 
    Hope that helps.



    I would be satisfied with that solution as many other games do something similar. Unfortunately, it only helps if King implements your suggestion.
    King are looking into it ;)
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