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  • Growtokens Will Be Changing in September

    ADVANCE WARNING!

    When we launch the September update (so, sometime near the beginning of September), we will be changing how players earn Growtokens. They will no longer come from player visits. I can't tell you how you will get them, but you will find out in September! I just wanted to give advance warning of this change so people wouldn't think it was a big surprise right after they bought a "token world" or whatever.

    Why the change?

    Growtokens were a noble experiment that seems to have failed pretty badly. The intent was to get people making good worlds, since they knew they'd need to attract people to their world to earn the tokens. Unfortunately, it is human nature to seek the most reward for the least effort, so instead it led to a surge of people making terrible worlds (usually scams) and working really hard to trick people into visiting them (really guys, "wait here 5 min to get a WL"? Whee, what fun!). In truth, the people who did this earned very few tokens. The system was set up pretty well - you really did need a good world, that was legitimately popular, to earn a lot of tokens. But that doesn't really matter because as long there was a scummy route to earning some tokens, people swarmed to it by the thousands. It kind of turned Growtopia into a seedy place.

    We hope that the new vision for Growtokens will turn that around. If you no longer earn tokens just for getting people to visit your world, then there's no incentive to just get people sitting around in your world. Of course, we do recognize that everything we add to the game becomes used in some sort of scam, so we'll be on the lookout for that with our new system. Our hope isn't really to make everything perfect, just to lift things up from the wretched hive of scum and villainy we currently have. The new system is designed with a lot of features to prevent abuse, but we know how that goes... there will inevitably be some way to abuse it that we can't prevent because of other limitations. We just hope it won't be as bad as it is now! And hey, if it's not an improvement, we still have the old system available to switch back to.

    We're always working to make Growtopia more fun, more safe, and more appealing to our players, and hopefully reducing the onslaught of token scams and autoruns will help with that.

    CLARIFICATIONS

    Since the big question coming up is "why would anybody ever build a good world again!? Do I have to sell all my worlds!? WHAT'S THE POINT IN EVEN BREATHING!?!?!", let me clarify that: Growtokens will still primarily be based on the same concept as always: making a good, popular, world. We hope to determine what is good and popular in a better way than just counting player visits.

    Also, on the question of "why build a good world" - people built great worlds before there were Growtokens! There's a lot of reasons to do it. It's fun. But nonetheless, a good world will still be a way to earn Growtokens in the future. We're just hoping that a scammy world will not be a way.
    Last edited by Hamumu; 07-26-2016, 10:19 PM. Reason: clarifications

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    And now they are changed! Enjoy.

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    • #3
      And will there be another change for /Rate? .-.
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      • #4
        I hope that the system will be tweaked later on. and I'm second

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        • #5
          I saw Seth's post on "Announcements", I thought he made a new post...
          But just knew you changed the Thread sub-forum.

          Well, It's awesome!

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          • #6
            I love this new update. It gives Growtokens their actual purpose. But I have to admit to other complainers. /Rate system must have some improvements.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ArmanPng View Post
              I love this new update. It gives Growtokens their actual purpose. But I have to admit to other complainers. /Rate system must have some improvements.
              Yeah, the /rate shall have some improvements, But still I love /rate and the UPDATE!

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              • #8
                I like the change, it's nice.

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                • #9
                  This update is amazing if we don't count something. I was earning 1 token, now it's up to 2~5 daily
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Phemus View Post
                    This update is amazing if we don't count something. I was earning 1 token, now it's up to 2~5 daily
                    How? Pls tell me
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                    • #11
                      I don't know why but I can't find fairness in the growtoken change. All someone has to do to get a few growtokens is to sb "Worldlock giveaway!!!" then when everyone is there: "okay, everyone rate 5 to start!!" I've seen that a few times, now I'm not sure if he got any but I can't think of a way to keep it fair.
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                      • #12
                        This is the worst update ever. Change it back.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ATMS View Post
                          This is the worst update ever. Change it back.
                          I just want to telll you, they never change new system to old. But there is a low chance about change somethings on new system.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ATMS View Post
                            This is the worst update ever. Change it back.
                            We all know that you probably owned a token world before, you have no reasons to support your argument. Saying that ratings are unfair because people ask rate 5 all the time is not a argument, because the owner won't know what someone rates. Even if someone asks you to rate something 5 doesn't mean they will and no one knows if they did. Only people whining are those who scam to get tokens or owned a crappy world that generated tokens. DEAL WITH IT.

                            All those saying that the new update has some flaws(like 2 maximum) are obviously not thinking about how many flaws the original system had(way more than 2 for sure).

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                            • #15
                              Thanks alot @Hamumu !

                              I get 2 Tokens a day and I'm really happy !

                              Don't change the system PLEASE I PRAY YOU... DON'T CHANGE THE RATING LIST !

                              People don't understand how easy is to get tokens... !

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                              Originally posted by ATMS View Post
                              This is the worst update ever. Change it back.
                              Hmm... you're maybe rich right ? Well now it's our turn, noobs, to get tokens

                              Be happy and get ratings or live with it.

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