Category Archives: Real Discussion
Actual serious Fantage-related posts that don’t deal with events, outfits, or friends.
Well, it looks like all the work Fantage did to try to get people to stop trading was all for nothing! 🙄
Between last night and now, I’ve seen multiple people ask about trading items without ever having gone on the popular servers. All of them have been members.
Apparently these people don’t get that nonmembers lost the ability to do pretty much anything at MyMall because of people like them. You’d think they’d get that after having to click past the notice saying not to trade every time they visit MyMall, but I guess not. So to all you nonmembers out there, you should know that you just lost MyMall privileges for nothing! Yep, that’s right, nothing!
Really, at this point, I don’t know why Fantage doesn’t just introduce a trading system so that people could trade FAIRLY. None of this “scamming” nonsense or “who goes first?” or anything like that. Bearville had a trading system. Gaia has one. And you know what? SCAMMING IS NOT AN ISSUE WHEN YOU HAVE A FAIR TRADING SYSTEM.
Oh, well. We all know MyMall is going to go down the toilet, anyway.
Have a GREAT rest of your day, guys! And remember, nonmembers, you just lost the ability to buy MyMall permission for NOTHING. 🙄
So as everyone knows, Fantage raised the minimum price of all items below 1000 Gold to that amount.
…Or did they?
I was looking through the MyMall search, trying to find what Casey was selling so I would know what her kiosk was, and I came across a bunch of items up for…500 Gold. WTF?
(No, I’m not censoring these people’s names, because there is absolutely no reason for me to do that and you could find out who they were by *gasp* going to their kiosks. Or using the MyMall search function.)
I did some more sleuthing, and it turns out that I’m going to have to take back what I said earlier on BRD and in WP comments about Fantage being stupid and raising the minimum prices for items nobody cares about. That’s right, the crappiest LuckyBot and (possibly) Cody’s Crazy Combos items still have minimum prices of 500 Gold. (For the LuckyBot items, I can see why they did this, since LuckyBot items are given a Gold pricing based on their value/rank and raising the price for one group of said items would mess up that system entirely. But I digress.)
Everything else is still going for 1000 Gold and up, and Fantage is still stupid to have done what they did with the MyMall permission/kiosk thing in general, but hey, at least they realize nobody wants the crappy recolors of those jackets and sweaters and roller skates.
P.S. Happy early PM Weekend! You can read our tips and tricks for making the most out of your sudden membership here.
I made a post previously and yet people still don’t fully agree.
So there are some people saying, “Fantage is business! They can make more money this way! It’s unfair how nons can get stuff without spending a penny!” And others are saying “well now there will be less scammers!”
We all know Fantage is business. Here’s the thing: They don’t just make money from membership. Plenty of other people buy gold, and I’ve seen people purchase gold instead of membership. Why? Because they like gold more than membership. Just because they’re not a member, doesn’t mean they have not supported the company before.
Now, if you do not allow users who do not pay monthly to have a “member” status on Fantage, they will feel less inclined to play it. No one wants to play a game where a company greedily asks for cash or you have no benefits.
I love Nintendo. Their games are fantastic. However, they did have a history of being bastards trying to squeeze more money from others! They content ID’d Youtube channels that played their games, or even reviewed it! That’s completely uncalled for, because they took no part in the video besides for being the creators of the game. They also barely spend time developing their games as well as before. As much as I’d love to play their games, I don’t feel inclined to support them.
Do you kinda see where I’m getting at? Sure, I still love their content, but I do not want to pay them all because they are greedy. Besides, being able to sell and buy items in MyMall was mainly why majority of the users on Fantage played it. Heck, I got premium membership a couple of times so I can increase my profits. I was thinking of getting another one soon, but now that Fantage is being greedy and unfair, I refuse to support their company now. Do you see the impact the developers are having now? This isn’t increasing their profits. They are getting people like myself to feel like we should stay away from that website.
Also, some people have just been playing for a long time, so of course they’re going to have good items and try selling off the ones they don’t need. Before I became a member, I had a crap ton of items that are worth a lot, just because I played since 2011. Oh, and some people are gullible enough to buy free items, but that’s their fault.
Now, let’s talk about scamming! The biggest reason why Fantage placed these restrictions! YAAAY!
…From what I’ve heard, the popular items haven’t had an increase on minimum price. LOL. And y’know, members can scam too… I’ve heard of members who scam. They exist. Just because they spend money, doesn’t mean they’re less likely to… (But it’s true that majority of scammers are nons.)
BUT YOU KNOW, WE COULD ALL DO WHAT MARINA SAYS: NO TRADE NO PROBLEM!
OR FANTAGE COULD ADD AN ACTUAL TRADING SYSTEM, BUT HAVE BOTH PARTIES PAY GOLD. FANTAGE WILL STILL MAKE MONEY BECAUSE YOU’RE SPENDING GOLD. IT WILL BE QUICK AND EFFICIENT, NO ONE WILL GET SCAMMED BECAUSE YOU CAN HAVE THE TWO PARTIES SEE WHAT THEY’RE GETTING BEFOREHAND.
Also mini rant: I don’t hate scammers. Sure what they’re doing is rude and stuff, but it’s kinda the victim’s fault for trading with someone they just met. The risks are there, are you all so gullible? I’ve been through shit worse than being scammed of virtual money, (like rumours about me sending nudes to random guys on the internet, when it’s false) and I’m sure it applies to many other people. Welcome to the real world folks, not everyone is going to be nice. I understand if you’ve became close friends with someone and they take everything from you, but really most of these victims just trust any offers they get.
If you still have further complaints, I’d LOVE to debate with you. Please tell me if there are any reasons why this should have happened. I say more benefits to members instead, don’t remove them from nons!
Allow me to rant for a second here.
So if you checked out Fantage on March 17 2016 you’ll notice that there are some new FANTASTIC updates! Here we got a greedy money maker company who pays their workers minimum wage, who decides that they need more money in a stupid manner!
They essentially made it so only premium members, the people who spend at least five dollars a month to have a higher level than anyone else and can be a total cheapskate because they can wear starred items which are worth much less than their coined counterparts can purchase permission!
Now you could argue that non members can still obtain permission from the daily attendance and Luckybot, but when you think about it, doesn’t that make no sense? So people can get permission for FREE, but they can’t pay for it? I’m pretty sure they intended to remove the entire feature for nons! Eventually free permission will be removed too! They most likely overlooked the idea.
Anyways, Fantage does want more kids to steal their parents’ credit card, but this is an IDIOTIC way to go around it! LET ME TELL YOU WHY!
REASON 1: MOST PEOPLE ON FANTAGE SPEND THEIR TIME IN MYMALL.
Now that there’s no intensive for non members to play unless they are rich, there’s no reason to go on Fantage anymore! Not everyone is interested in investing real money into a virtual world! Not everyone is going to go that far!
Besides, if they wanted membership, they would have gotten it in the first place! Sure you might drive 1 or 2 people to purchase one, but you’ll have more people quitting than spending some cash monthly!
REASON 2: IT COSTS MONEY FOR PERMISSION ANYWAYS!
For one day it costed 300. 800 for 3 days. And it was around 1400 for a week. It isn’t just small pocket money, it’s quite a lot! So… What’s the point of making it only for members, considering that most people buy gold in the first place? They’re still making profits this way, no need to remove it!
REASON 3: THERE ARE MORE WAYS YOU COULD HAVE PROMOTED MEMBERSHIP!
I believe that members do not have many rights. They can buy items with stars in shops, wear starred items, have cheaper MyMall permissions, can post 5 items in MyMall, buy SOME limited items, and they can level up more. That’s it. BUT C’MON MAKING IT SO NONS DON’T HAVE PERMISSION IS SUCH A HUGGEEE DIFFERENCE!
HERE ARE OTHER WAYS YOU COULD HAVE PROMOTED MEMBERSHIP, BUT NOT REMOVE THE RIGHTS OF NON MEMBERS:
- ACTUALLY GIVE MORE THINGS IN THE DAILY ATTENDANCE. LIKE MAYBE HAVE DOUBLE THE REWARDS!
- DISCOUNTS WHEN BUYING SHOP ITEMS WITH ECOINS! (AND GOLD, I GUESS.)
- INCREASE THE MONTHLY STAR ALLOWANCE. BY A LOT. 5000 STARS IS LIKE NOTHING NOWADAYS. WHY NOT MAKE IT 100,000? (After all, it just saves time for people to play those childish games over and over again.)
- PROVIDE A ECOIN ALLOWANCE AS WELL, CONSIDERING THAT THEY’RE BASICALLY OBSOLETE. 5,000 ECOINS A MONTH?
- MORE OF A DISCOUNT ON MYMALL TAX?
Anyways, the point is, you can add more features without removing features that non members used to have. I mean what is Fantage now, Club Penguin?
I know you guys are used to Casey doing these, but this girl I just had the “pleasure” of talking to was so idiotic, I felt I had to share this story.
So I went to MyMall today and, almost right away, this girl started screaming “IS SO-AND-SO A SCAMMER?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!” only with a lot of “awesome”s attached. So I started saying “no trade no problem” like I normally do when there’re people whining about scamming. And…the girl got really mad at me and told me to GTFO. So I said it was her fault if she got scammed. Guess what her reply was?
“But I have Instagram!”
Yes, Instagram magically protects you from being scammed now. It doesn’t matter if someone tries to get you to give them movie star hair for the minimum price in exchange for fake money or something. Nope, if you have Instagram, you’re all good! -_-
…Seriously, the amount of stupidity in MyMall is astounding. 🙄
So if you stalk the comments on FM, you’ve seen me in the Trendsetters list, or you’ve heard me mention this somewhere else, you probably know today is the first anniversary of my joining Fantage. If you’re curious about what my first impression of it was, you can read my post about Fantage on my old BV blog here. Of course I had no idea what MyMall was for a couple of weeks and ended up not doing anything with my permissions, I didn’t really know what I was doing for Chocolate Factory (the event going on when I joined), and I didn’t figure out how to level up for a few days, but somehow I managed to end up getting pretty much all my dream items, getting membership (thanks again, Casey!), passing level 1000, and joining FTWP. 😛
I also want to point out that while I might have sounded incredibly stupid in that last paragraph, I DID know to save my eCoins when I could.
Anyway, this was my first Fantage picture (and my first outfit):
I still like that dress and that hair, but I prefer my “signature” hair… I should probably also point out that I didn’t keep those brown eyes for very long. I moved to the big anime-esque eyes something like a day after I joined. 😛
And, finally, this is how I look now. Yes, I purposely went to LeShop to take that picture because the first one was there, too.
I start playing Fantage and I can’t get eCoins quickly enough to get new outfits, and now I have a ton of clothes and no real interest in anything I don’t already have… Sigh. At least we get halfway decent LeShop items tomorrow or on Thursday.
Sooooo yeah. Happy anniversary, me. 😛 And I’m sorry if you’ve been wanting me to post more, but I really don’t do a lot on Fantage, plus I haven’t had the motivation to make fashion posts. I’ll try to post more, though. *shrugs*
So I have been hearing and seeing a lot of things about hacking going on and in reading the advice I realize people really don’t understand that much about hacking. On the website I used to go on before it closed down I got hacked. My password was extremely complicated consisting of a lot of symbols like: !@#$@. It was also the max characters allowed for the website, however, it didn’t stop the person who hacked me. They had got into my email and changed my account from my mothers email to mine. The only reason I know they got into my email was because they were telling everyone who I had reported through email. Hacking isn’t as simple to stop as people think it is, its not just guessing a password, its bypassing security, servers, and firewalls. Some people use programs to hack into other people’s accounts, if that is the case, password protection won’t help you at all.
So here are some tips to stop/limit hacking activity:
- Don’t share passwords with ANYONE. This includes family or close friends.
- Changing your password/making it complicated won’t help anything unless you slipped with your password and that is how they got in. Don’t make passwords too simple, but a complicated password isn’t going to help you.
- If you see suspicious activity change your account over to another email and right away delete evidence, then once again switch it to another email (one no one knows about) and delete the evidence for safety.
- If you see suspicious activity switch your items to another account if possible, preferably the items you value the most.
- 5. Don’t flaunt or brag about items, this makes you an easy target. No that doesn’t mean you can’t wear your favorite items again it just means don’t brag about it and don’t try to make yourself the center of attention when wearing everything.
- After taking safety measures, report the incident to Fantage staff.
These might not even do anything, but it can slow down the process. Also, if you HAVE given out your password to someone you thought you trusted and they have turned against you, that isn’t hacking. You are the one to blame for that one.
What a strange bunch… Do you ever hang out in MyMall? Do you ever add some of the people there? Well I do and it’s a weird experience for the most part. Either they add you to beg from you, add you to never speak to you again, or creep you out. I like to add the people in MyMall to see what they want, kind of like a social experiment. The other day I added a girl and checked her IDFone to try to figure out what she would be wanting. She was level 1 and she was like “hey new bff youre my bff” and I was like nopE. Today another weird interaction happened. I had been talking to a girl who wanted gum (which I don’t have???) then wanted me to buy off of her right after. I told her no then I got a random friend request from this girl and I wish I had taken a picture of this but I didn’t. She told me, “You love it” then logged off. She was level 0 and I am highly confused. Anyone else have any stories on MyMallians?
No, seriously they do. I’ve been here for awhile and they haven’t been that bad, but recently I’ve had plenty of nasty encounters, especially for being in a quiet server, that I’m always in. (Around Friday to now especially.) These people are way to immature, I’m literally considering quitting and probably moving to Gaia Online.
Around Friday I was voice chatting with my vaseline BFF, Mangos, and some couple came and attacked Mangos, all because she corrected their grammar. Okay, it might be rude to randomly come to someone and tell them that they used the right your/you’re, but it’s uncalled for to say that she’s ugly and other crap.
Saturday I was minding my own business (aka trolling people with my twin Nunnally, known as kirastocking) we went to the Star Cafe and some guy wearing a purple cow costume called me ugly. Neat! I was also laughed at, but they’re just jealous. :^)
Today I went on in one of my spare accounts, AnnaArso wearing a bunch of orange because last time I was doing Fashion Battle. A guy came up to me and said “hi.” I, being a kind and generous person, said “hi” back. He then said “LOL,” and proceeded to insult me by calling me a “noob,” and that my face is funny. It’s funny, because on my main account I have a higher level than him. 🙂
Anyways I’m dealing with too much bull crap on quiet Fantage servers now. I don’t feel insulted or bothered by these unoriginal insults, but it’s bothersome to have little children insult you when you’re just trying to log in to check MyMall for good deals. I’d rather be around good influences in my life, thank you very much.
So yeah, just a small rant about me and issues on Fantage. I wished that the developers will actually take the report button into consideration.
I really should have screencapped these peasants doing idiotic things.
OH, I WAS GOING TO MAKE A QUICK POST OF AN OUTFIT AND I SAW THAT GUY AGAIN:
SuperiorSeth is me, xxjit08xx is a donkey.
To prove once again, what goes on the internet stays on the internet! 🙂 Also, Seth is looking pretty superior today. ;D