New comer! Free game app for iPad

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New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:39 am

I do not jailbreak my iPad, is there any FREE and interesting game app for my iPad. No violent game! First post here, thanks for recommending!
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Fri Jun 13, 2014 12:46 pm

Hearthstone
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:23 am

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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:36 am

Spammer? Anyway, Clash of Clans!!!!!
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:44 am

Hearthstone, Clash of Clans. I like both of them.
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:50 am

For this keep watching the app store for the Free app of the week.
There are quite often good apps / games for free that you would have had to pay for.

Another not so free option is to go to your local Starbucks and grab whatever they have out for free... though it is tending towards being music again. (no so free as they would like you to buy a coffee to grab that :-) )

Most of my favourites on my phone are no longer listed on the app store.

Also you have the usuals from Zynga and King (Bubble Safari, Bubble Witch, Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, etc.)
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:04 am

Arvald wrote:For this keep watching the app store for the Free app of the week. There are quite often good apps / games for free that you would have had to pay for.


This.
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:53 am

Disclaimer: I worked on this game and this is shameless self-promotion, although I won't see any of the money earned through the game (salaried and no bonus).

Jewel Quest iOS. Note: The publisher took over development post-launch after a year and a half of development and added a bit more aggressive monetization like ad popups, etc. Nice gameplay nonetheless and can be quite challenging. Is fully completable without paying a cent although the most difficult levels have a 1 in 30 chance of being beaten and you will have to wait for lives to regenerate if you lose.
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:53 am

I'm about to throw in the towel on Clash of Clans. It has the toxic defect of almost all "freemium" games, which is you can't progress past a certain point without consistently paying money.

I lowered my trophies to 500 and still get attacked by uber players. The ONLY way to build the next town hall or increase my defenses would be to buy a shield.
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2014 8:47 am

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Hmmm, playing for free hasn't hindered my progress... Door is open to join my clan. We'll give you some tips to get you back on your feet.
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:08 am

That is certainly a beautiful setup. Not sure I care enough though to get to that point.

I am not sure what I'm doing wrong but if I am saving for a million gold upgrade every 12 hours someone attacks and takes 150k.

I guess the solution is I have to attack people too. Pay elixir to get gold.
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Re: New comer! Free game app for iPad

Postposted on Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:21 am

Hawkwing74 wrote:I guess the solution is I have to attack people too.

That is how the game was meant to be played. I attack 8-10 times a day (it's a sickness at this point, but I don't care).

Biggest tips I can give any newcomer are:
1) You NEED to attack other people to make progress in the game. Relying on your mines is a losing battle, they are only intended as a suppliment. I average around 220,000 gold & 220,000 elixir in EACH attack...it takes me 14 hours to mine that much.
2) Look for villages that have full mines and empty storages to maximize your profits. This might require you to cycle through 50 or more villages to find, but it will be worth it. You can loot 50% of the contents of mines, but only ~15% of the contents of storages. Mines are also typically outside people's walls making them easier to destroy. The clear tank inside elixir mines fills up with pink fluid and there is a hopper next to the mine cart on gold mines that fills up with gold coins as they get closer to 100% capacity. It's easier to see the fill level of elixir mines, so if they're full to the brim, then it's a good indication that the gold mines are full too. These users will often times not be ranked (crest with I, II, or III next to my trophy count on the top left will be blank, just an outline) meaning they haven't attacked since the last reset (every two weeks on Sunday @ midnight). Storages fill up with gold & elixir similar to mines as they become full also (my storages in the pic above are full).

That's all for CoC 101. There are many other strategies covered in the intermediate and advanced classes. The beauty of this game is the human element, the infinite upgrade-ability, and that it's made up of mini-sessions that take less than 10 minutes of your time.
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