Greetings to all!
Since the launch of the mission where it is required to spend coins for its fulfillment (“Monedamónium” in Spanish), they were offered in the game store “Surprise Bags” whose cost was 499 and there was the following probability of obtaining these prizes:
- 1000 coins - 20% chance
- 400 coins - 35% chance
- 200 coins - 45% chance
I assume that Scopely’s idea was that we spend coins in a kind of “casino” to reach the fulfillment of the corresponding mission.
Making a statistical analysis, it was not convenient to buy those bags, since one spent 499 coins and obtained 430 coins on average (1000 x 0.2 + 400 x 0.35 + 200 x 0.45). It was much more likely that, considering the entire player base, Scopely ended up winning (as is natural to expect, since they intend to earn money). I have nothing against that.
On the other hand, one as a player could buy these bags in the different regions in which he had an account, so the “slot machine” procedure could be repeated many times.
The point is that a partner was buying the bag of coins in all the regions where he had active accounts (10 Surprise Bags per region in approximately 5 regions), and he was lucky, earning approximately 4000 net coins (losing in some bags, winning in others).
The truth and concrete is that he took a risk by legally buying those Surprise Bags, since as he won, he could have lost enormously with those transactions predefined by Scopely and fully adjusted to the Terms and Services. That is, although he was lucky to obtain a large net profit, he could have lost many currencies (as I am sure that many users lost with these offers).
Surprisingly, his account was suspended, where Scopely alleges violation of the Terms and Conditions of Service for this conduct. Now, my query is simple for all forum users:
Do you think that this behavior represents having cheated in some way, or abusing bugs or exploits, or the mechanics of the game itself?
For my part, I consider that it was a set of legal transactions, lawful and always adjusted to the Terms of Service, where in no way did I take undue advantage of the mechanics of the game, but rather was lucky.
Now I ask: Is it a fault to have been lucky? Is it fair that when you lose they don’t give you anything back, but when you win they block your access to the account? It’s exactly like when you go to any casino, and when you win, they throw it out. Do you think it’s fair?