Piggy bank

rllloydrllloyd Posts: 9 Level 2

My piggy bank is here one day, and gone the next. It's very frustrating.

Answers

  • kiara_waelkiara_wael Posts: 58,456 Candy Moderator

    Hi and Welcome to our Community

    Make sure updated your Apps. The Piggy Bank has not been removed, but as all extra features and sale offers the Piggy Bank may at times take a break from the game.

    Stay tuned, it will soon be back in your games.

  • Hey! Would you like to give us your opinion?

  • Freddy_Freddy_ Posts: 68,478 Crushing Legend

    @rllloyd Hi and welcome,

    Yes this sometimes happens that the piggy bank disappears from the game for a little while, but it always returns. It is not guaranteed to be in your game all of the time as it is a bonus feature

    Thank you

  • rllloydrllloyd Posts: 9 Level 2

    Thank you both. I am aware that it sometimes disappears. I'd just like King to fix it, so that it doesn't. I don't think it's fair to users for the Piggy Bank to come and go, and I for one will stop playing until it returns.

  • Freddy_Freddy_ Posts: 68,478 Crushing Legend

    @rllloyd This is the same with all the features in the game they will come and go, not one feature is guaranteed to be in your game all the time. A lot of it is due to if there are any issues within the game or the feature they need to be removed to implement fixes.

  • AlienscarAlienscar Posts: 2,639 Level 5

    Hello @rllloyd I agree that it is highly frustrating that certain features of the game come and go at random. It is also frustrating to learn that this disappearing act is actually intentional. As explained by Freddy_ King are fully up front in letting us know that none of the features like the Piggy Bank, or Chocolate Box are permanent features of your game regardless of whether you have had them for a long time. This answer doesn't help you in any way, but hopefully you will see that it is not just you that suffers from this frustrating aspect of the game.

    As the Piggy Bank is just a means of obtaining a discount in your shop why don't you try some of the discounts on offer instead of quitting the game?

  • tr6465tr6465 Posts: 10 Level 2

    I went to bed last night with 60 gold bars in the piggy bank, got up this morning with only 30. What’s the deal? Another King money grab. BS

  • rllloydrllloyd Posts: 9 Level 2

    Yesterday, my Piggy Bank was back, and today it is gone, yet again. I'm on level 2971, so I've been playing for quite a while, but I'm truly getting fed up. As a former Software Engineer and Quality Assurance manager, I find it totally unacceptable that features appear and disappear on a daily basis. That is no way to treat long-time users/customers.

    Sales are fine, and contests are fine. But leave usual features like the Piggy Bank alone. If King hopes to make more money by taking the bank away, they may be surprised when people stop playing altogether.

  • AlienscarAlienscar Posts: 2,639 Level 5

    Quote @rllloyd But leave usual features like the Piggy Bank alone. 

    Well that is another part of your issue in a way. That is, there are many people that have never had the Piggy Bank, so it is erroneous to think of it as a 'usual' feature.

    If King hopes to make more money by taking the bank away, they may be surprised when people stop playing altogether

    As above, not everyone has the Bank, so a few people not playing in protest won't bother them one way or the other.

    As a former software engineer & QA manager I guess you can see what the usefulness of having over two hundred million players does for King. Since its launch 73 billion hours of Candy Crush have been played, so can you imagine the database that they must have.

    I suppose what I am saying is that with the huge amount of data they have available to them features that come and go can in no way be considered an error/glitch. They must know what they are doing and why.

  • corryshcorrysh Posts: 5 Newbie

    Why has the piggy bank "full" now at 30 bars for 2.99. Used to be "full" at 60 for 2.99. Same money less bars getting too expensive to keep playing this game.

  • AlienscarAlienscar Posts: 2,639 Level 5
    edited June 4

    To put it another way @corrysh why have I only ever had a Piggy Bank that was full at thirty gold bars whilst other people had a Piggy Bank that could hold sixty gold bars. How is that fair!

    Maybe this is King's way of making sure that everyone with a Piggy Bank gets the same deal.

  • tr6465tr6465 Posts: 10 Level 2

    Alienscar, to be fair, why not raise everyone to 60 gold bars? It’s called GREED 💸

  • AlienscarAlienscar Posts: 2,639 Level 5

    tr6465, the thing is though not everyone has the Piggy Bank, so I am not sure it is as simple as greed.

  • Danica667Danica667 Posts: 7 Level 2

    Same thing happened to me. And I purchased it thinking that I'm getting 60 gold bars. Imagine my surprise when I realized I only got 30 of them. At the time I thought it was a glitch and I decided I wasn't going to be petty and complain. But now I see that King decided to cut down gold bars in the piggy bank from 60 to 30 for the same amount of money! I used to get it on weekends when I actually have time to play, sometimes twice a day. But never again! It seems little greedy from King to do such a thing and I refuse to participate and support their decision. I felt bad enough before spending money on imaginary gold bars, and I limited my purchases to "weekends only" when I allowed myself little foolishness and to spend money(read "waste money") to stay in the game little longer and make progress which gave me temporary satisfaction that I, after all, deserve it for working hard all week ( that's how I justified to myself spending my hard earned money on something imaginary), but now I would just feel robbed if i paid $3 for 30 gold bars. As I said ,I'd get the piggy bank sometimes twice a day. I'd usually waste the first one on extra 5 moves (sometimes twice for the same level) and on 3 hammer lollipops for 19 gold bars. I'd use wise my second piggy bank. But now to get those 120 gold bars I'd have to pay $12! Sorry King, but my limit was $10/day. 2 piggy banks and possibly another stupid $3 purchase for extra 5 moves. You took away FREE PASS , free spinning wheel that you use to earn (forgot how) and it would pop up after you fail a level, and the only option offered now is to buy imaginary gold coins with real money for extra 5 moves. I see that you brought back weekly $0.99/10 gold bars deal. That will be the only deal that I'll take. No more $40-$60/month from me anymore. You'll only be getting $3.96/month moving forward. Who knows, maybe this is a good thing. I'll be forced to play same levels multiple times and without an option of buying extra moves, and that might make me a better player and I might not need to purchase your weekly $0.99 deal after a while neither.

  • beth01011954beth01011954 Posts: 11 Level 2

    My problem is the change from "full" at 30 bars as opposed to 60. This happened once before. People were angry and saw it as a pure money grab by King. And one day it went back to 60 bars. Now it's happened again. I have not purchased a single gold bar since they effectively doubled the price of bars, and I won't spend another dime if they don't restore it back to 60. After all -- the bars are imaginary. They don't cost King anything. And they keep us playing longer and perhaps spending more. When we see things like doubling the cost of gold bars, we feel pretty unappreciated and that's not a smart way to run a community.

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