It was announced yesterday that Gears Pop will be shutting down. As I type this the game has 179 days left to live. And this post is an attempt to implore the game developers to do more to help its dedicated completionist community.
@TC_Sera we really need the Game developers to do some maths and take pity on this community.
Let me give you my personal example - and I hope there are many others that chime in with theirs.
I got the game on Day 1 and have played every day (give or take) since then.
I have 3,141 wins. Let’s assume I have had as many losses because this game is tough sometimes when you match make against a higher level opponent. So that is 6,282 versus games. All clocking in at somewhere between 1 minute and 3 minutes 45 seconds. For this I am going to just assume the standard 3 minute game because I probably have drawn hundreds of games as well.
6,282 games at 3 minutes = 18,846 minutes which is 314.1 hours OR 13.09 Actual full days.
Now lets assume I have played the same time in Horde. I am going to guess I have played more but just for the sake of argument we will just double my time played.
So after 26 FULL days of play over the last year and a bit I have managed to reach the following position.
Player Level 16 with 2865 XP
Max Bronze pin is level 17
Max Silver pin is level 12
Max Gold pin is level 8
Max Purple pin is level 3
Over on True Achievements someone was kind enough to create a spreadsheet where you can track your position.
According to this sheet I am currently 18.33% towards player level 20.
Let’s let that sink in. After 26 FULL days play I am 18.33% complete.
If I had 6,527,000 coins and could upgrade all my pins it would take me to player level 17 with 6692 XP. That would be 30.28% complete towards player level 20.
There are 179 days left of this game!
The daily challenges now give 7500 coins. There are only 537 daily challenges left in the entire games life. If I do every single one I will get 4,027.500 coins. Not even enough to cover the amount I need to upgrade everything I could upgrade right now.
There are 6 store items every day that cost 6,000 coins a day. That is 1,074,000 coins as well.
I am not a good enough mathematician to take into account the RNG of the fact that there are 61 pins and I can not possibly get enough duplicate pins for the ones I need.
Let’s just look at my highest Bronze pin - Level 17 Drone. I need 72,000 duplicate pins and 1,610,000 coins for it to get to level 20. How is that going to be possible when every drop is one of 61 different pins?
There are 4296 hours till closure. I am going to be asleep for 1432 hours of that and at work for 1611 hours of that. That leaves 1253 hours. BUT WAIT, of course every chest I earn has cool downs of between 4-24 hours so I can not actually use all that time anyway.
Let’s face it. TC and MediaTonic need to do some maths and help us.
Make every store item free and multiply the amount of pins by 10 or more.
Make every chest you earn in versus a legendary and make the cool down time 1 hour.
Cut the duplicate pins needed to upgrade.
Cut the amount of coins needed to upgrade.
Cut the amount of XP needed to go up player levels.
Or do nothing and alienate your completionist fan base more.