As of today, May 29, 2019, I cannot send lives or receive lives or receive help unlocking the next episode. I play through King on a Windows 10 PC using Chrome as my browser. I noticed yesterday that the login process changed a little bit when it gets to the part that says No Flash Player Detected; that screen is different than it was just a day or two ago. As per usual, I click the Flash icon to get the Allow dialogue box, then click Allow and the game loads. Then I get the Send Lives screen, click to send, but nothing happens and the screen remains until I click the X to close it. I'm waiting to unlock the next episode, as I finished the previous one yesterday and normally, when I open my game the next morning, I have help from three friends to unlock and proceed and have lives from friends; today I have nothing.
When clicking to ask for lives/help, I used to get a box with all friends listed and the option to Select All, then send. Now when I click Ask Friends, I no longer get that screen, which probably explains how I have no extra lives or unlock help today.
I've already stopped playing a couple of games because evidently, if you're not playing through Facebook, you get no daily rewards and no quests through which you can win boosters and such. I'm NOT going to get a Facebook account because I'm not 12 and not dumb as a bag of antlers. If the games on King can't include the same advantages for non-Facebook players, I'm pretty sure I can find another way to spend money. If this recent update has permanently ruined even this game for me, as previous updates have ruined other games, then I guess I'm not able to play on King anymore. More time for Netflix, I suppose.
If there is a fix for the damage done by the most recent update, that would be wonderful. I always clear my cache at the end of each session, so that's not the problem. I play on a custom built, monster gaming desktop, so memory and/or speed is not an issue, either. This problem originates with the game, not my machine.
I can't be the only one having this issue, so any help would be most welcome.