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Amalah
12-15-10, 01:31 PM
Okay.

Just recently Teamlava have released Treasure Story. This game is different in that you can earn unlimited amounts of gems ingame. It means items cost more gems, but it also gives a chance to players who simply cannot afford gems but would be prepared to take the slow hard way to earning items ingame.

In Bakery Story, and any other story for that matter, there is a very limited amount of gems/cash you can earn. Other than that you have to rely on blind luck doing forum competitions or hoping for a small hand out of gems every few months for downloading another game.

Please add other ways for us to earn gems in Bakery Story.

I really don't mind if it would go to 1,800 coins for a sonic oven, as long as there is a chance I can get there.

I am also assuming that since those items are so much more expensive that you get more Gems for your money when making a purchase. This is just a guess though, as I don't want to download it yet incase there is an offer to download it for gems. If anybody could confirm or deny this for me I would appreciate it.

You may think "But hang on! If Gems can be gotten for free how will Teamlava make any money!?"

Well there are plenty of other developers out there with similar business models. In Pocket Frogs by Nimblebit you pretty much have access to the full game, with the ingame purchases allowing you to speed up gameplay. And yet the in app purchases can be found ingame by opening presents and playing mini games. They recently updated us on how business is going for them, and they are doing very well.

Teamlava themselves also see the potential in this model, if they didn't, Treasure Story would not be what it is.
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IDEAS. I don't know much about city, farm and empire, so these ideas will only work around bakery/restaurant. These are only suggestions, Teamlava would probably have ideas of their own.
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Luck based - Restaurant Critic

Every now and then a critic will visit your restaurant/bakery and leave a gem in your cash register as a reward on the following conditions:

- Your bakery door is not blocked.
- Your customers are happy.
- There is food on the table.
- Possibly there is a specific food he is looking for.

You would have a limited time to look ingame and collect the gem, or it would vanish. (Stolen maybe? Lol, that's what you would get for leaving a shop open and unattended after all.)
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Mini-Game based - Decorating

A minigame where you have to decorate a cakes (Bakery) or pizzas (Restaurant). A customer will tell you what they want and how many they want, you must decorate them accurately and within a certain amount of time. You would see a picture of the item in a thought bubble nearby.

- Select Cake sponge/pizza base asked for, size, shape, colour, flavour, whatever.
- Add icing to cake/tomato puree and cheese to pizza, of specific flavour asked for.
- Place cake decorations/pizza toppings on food, arranged in the way the customer asks for it.

The customer will then ask for the rest of the items they want in turn.

Instead of just selecting items from a menu you would use the touch screen to spread the items on, and place them, making it more challenging.
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Time based

A gem is rewarded once a day, or providing you have logged on consecutively.
Although if an item costs 1,800 gems, I think 1 gem a day would be incredibly stingy.
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If anybody else has some ideas feel free to share.

Amalah
12-15-10, 02:42 PM
Upon investigation it would seem that you do still get the same amount of gems as the other games when purchasing, so disregard that bit.

Unregistered
12-16-10, 01:13 PM
If you read the Treasure Story threads you will see that so far no one has earned any gems. One person said they had done 20 islands and had not found one gem yet. So far, Norman has not commented even though he is being asked about it.

Amalah
12-16-10, 01:17 PM
Yes I saw that thread, Norman commented that it was very unusual and that they will investigate the issue.

Unregistered
12-16-10, 01:22 PM
Oh yeah, I'm sure team lava is just SHOCKED nobody has unearthed a single gem!

Amalah
12-16-10, 01:35 PM
I'm sure they must be.

Even Teamlava do not seriously expect anybody to buy a building with Hundreds of dollars. They would not have priced those buildings that high if they didn't have other ways to gain gems.

I know a lot of people don't have much faith in them, and I can certainly see why, but it's only been out a few so lets see what happens.

Amalah
12-18-10, 04:11 PM
Bumping thread.

Unregistered
12-18-10, 04:23 PM
If you read the Treasure Story threads you will see that so far no one has earned any gems. One person said they had done 20 islands and had not found one gem yet. So far, Norman has not commented even though he is being asked about it.

Level 22' on my 24th island hunt. Not one single gem has been found.

Amalah
12-21-10, 04:07 AM
Bumping thread again.

Unregistered
12-22-10, 06:47 AM
Those are awesome ideas, Amalah. I especially like the mini game for Bakery. Not only would I like to have chances to earn gems (I refuse to spend real money on fake things), but it would be nice to be able to do other things within the game besides make food. The best foods take the longest to cook and playing mini games in the meantime would be awesome. On a side note, I absolutely love Pocket Frogs! I haven't had a single complaint about that game...they seem to know how to get their money yet keep their customers happy at the same time.

Unregistered
12-22-10, 06:52 AM
Those are awesome ideas, Amalah. I especially like the mini game for Bakery. Not only would I like to have chances to earn gems (I refuse to spend real money on fake things), but it would be nice to be able to do other things within the game besides make food. The best foods take the longest to cook and playing mini games in the meantime would be awesome. On a side note, I absolutely love Pocket Frogs! I haven't had a single complaint about that game...they seem to know how to get their money yet keep their customers happy at the same time.

Forgot to add, it's a great that TeamLava has been giving us a chance to earn gems by downloading games. I've gotten 30 but I also saw that someone else got 30, too. So I'm thinking that's all they're giving out; 30. I was also one of the ones who accidentally used my gems to buy coins when I first started the game, so I would love more opportunities for gems...I REALLY want that sonic oven, lol!

brent
12-22-10, 06:07 PM
The story games are fun. But, with those ideas, the story games would be great! I especially like the idea about the bakery critic, and the cake decorating mini game! Another idea I had was that it would be nice if there were a community billboard so you could talk to all your neighbors at once.

storm8 ID: wmconnor

Amalah
12-22-10, 06:17 PM
Forgot to add, it's a great that TeamLava has been giving us a chance to earn gems by downloading games. I've gotten 30 but I also saw that someone else got 30, too. So I'm thinking that's all they're giving out; 30. I was also one of the ones who accidentally used my gems to buy coins when I first started the game, so I would love more opportunities for gems...I REALLY want that sonic oven, lol!

Thanks for your reply.

Yeah I agree with you, the download for free gems thing is awesome. It's a system that pleases three different people.

The developers of the game advertized get people to download their games.
Teamlava gets money from those developers.
And Teamlavas customers get free Gems.

Everybody is happy.

With regards to the Gem purchases, what keeps me from buying any is the fact they are so hard to come by and yet the amount of Gems you get for your money is not good value. And so I convince myself right from the start that I will not commit to buying any premium items.

If I feel that finding Gems is not a lost cause, if I feel that the developers actually care about their customers, if I felt the Gems were of value then I would buy some in a heartbeat.

Just as I have done in Pocket Frogs. I have purchased premium items from Nimblebit, not because I felt I had to, but because they make every indication that they care about the wellbeing of their customers. And I truely felt that they DESERVED to have my money for a job well done.

*Sips Tea*

Amalah
12-22-10, 06:21 PM
The story games are fun. But, with those ideas, the story games would be great! I especially like the idea about the bakery critic, and the cake decorating mini game! Another idea I had was that it would be nice if there were a community billboard so you could talk to all your neighbors at once.

storm8 ID: wmconnor

A billboard is a wonderful idea. I wish I could edit my first post to add that in.

Hopefully if Norman sees this he will read the whole thread and not just the beginning.

*Sips Tea*

Unregistered
12-22-10, 06:37 PM
A billboard is a wonderful idea. I wish I could edit my first post to add that in.

Hopefully if Norman sees this he will read the whole thread and not just the beginning.

*Sips Tea*

Though I doubt I'd use a billboard, I do see some usefulness for those who are more social. What I'd like to see is a welcome type header where I could leave a sticky type post on my wall for visitors.

*chugs beer*

Amalah
12-23-10, 08:15 PM
Though I doubt I'd use a billboard, I do see some usefulness for those who are more social. What I'd like to see is a welcome type header where I could leave a sticky type post on my wall for visitors.

*chugs beer*

Yes!

So you could leave a message which stays at the top saying you were currently away, revealing your ID, or even saying Merry Christmas.

That would be useful.

*Sips Tea*

Unregistered
12-23-10, 08:21 PM
can anyone tell me which are those promotional games??? no one has mentioned them... as far as a i know there is i mobsters world war and race live, im still missing a few!!! thxs and merry x?mas

Amalah
12-23-10, 08:37 PM
can anyone tell me which are those promotional games??? no one has mentioned them... as far as a i know there is i mobsters world war and race live, im still missing a few!!! thxs and merry x?mas

The other games I have downloaded for Gems recently are:

Snowboard Hero
City Story
Treasure Story
Farm Story

Whether or not they are still giving Gems for these I don't know.

Merry Christmas!

*Sips Tea*

Unregistered
12-23-10, 09:38 PM
thxs amalah, i got them!! wow i have read several threads and u post frecuently, always providing sth good.. keep the spirit!! thxs again

Amalah
12-23-10, 09:44 PM
thxs amalah, i got them!! wow i have read several threads and u post frecuently, always providing sth good.. keep the spirit!! thxs again

Thank you. ^_^

*Blushes*

Amalah
12-26-10, 04:06 AM
Bumpy bump bump.

*Sips Tea*

Amalah
12-29-10, 02:03 AM
Bump bump.

*Sips Tea*

Unregistered
12-29-10, 06:57 PM
These are all awesome ideas, I hope they do end up on the game! I am so sick of this whole gem thing I hate having to buy them I refuse to pay for them. I constantly download other Story games and after I get my gems I delete them and its annoying!!!!!

CosmicJubilee
12-30-10, 05:29 AM
The ideas posted are wonderful! Definitely would make the game more fun. One thing I would as is custom content. I used to be all into the sims games.. But funny thing was, I barely played the game.. I was more excited about creating custom content for the game. Making new items is what I enjoy. So it would be cool for teamlava to do something that let's us upload our own creations.... Like making our own food, furniture, flooring, etc. It would also be great to customize the bakery owner itself. I don't like the fact that we all look the same.. We all aren't red headed with light eyes. Or not all men are blonde... So letting us pick skintone, hair, eyes, and clothes, would make things more unique and make our shops different from one another. I know it's more work, but that's where letting others make custom content comes in. Even if we have to submit the custom items to teamlava for approval.. It still would help.
Also, letting us gift neighbors gems or money would also be great.. Sometimes u want to be extra generous but we can't gift more than the food.

ebonweaver
01-01-11, 08:01 AM
Level 22' on my 24th island hunt. Not one single gem has been found.

I have gotten several gems so far. You don't find them, you get them as rewards for cashing in treasure sets. It's not much, but it's something, and it's the only game of their collection that has the ability to earn gems other than free ones for download of another game.

Amalah
01-07-11, 09:41 AM
Yeah, I'd like to customize my avatar too. :)

I want pink hair! xD

*Sips Tea*

Unregistered
01-07-11, 07:26 PM
Yeah, I'd like to customize my avatar too. :)

I want pink hair! xD

*Sips Tea*

What are you LadyGaga?
Nicki Minaj?

Unregistered
01-07-11, 08:04 PM
Along the lines of improvements, I like the idea of a header field on our Wall. That would make it easier to welcome,greet neighbors, visitors. Also, I wish they Teamlava would do away with having to pay 10 gems to change your name! What's with that? Another super annoying thing is having to keep scrolling down to my list of neighbors every time I tip. For example, I go down my list of neighbors and tip alphabetically like it is listed. However, every time I come back to the list from tipping, I need to scroll down to where I left off. It doesn't automatically bring back to where I left off on my neighbor list. Its so frustrating and such a waste of time so I don't tip my neighbors as often as I would like. And yes, they need to make it easier to earn Gems. If we are able to buy coins with gems, why can't we buy gems with coins? I'm sure many would appreciate that.

Amalah
01-08-11, 02:57 AM
Even if it cost 1,000,000 coins for each Gem I would be happy.

And yeah it's annoying when the Neighbourhood tab reloads.

*Sips Tea*

Amalah
01-08-11, 04:50 PM
Bump-a-lump.

*Sips Tea*

Amalah
01-13-11, 11:26 AM
Bumping again.

*Sips Tea*

Unregistered
01-13-11, 05:03 PM
SO AGGRAVATING with your bumpety bump

Amalah
01-14-11, 12:18 PM
It's just a couple of words, wow people are tense here.

*Sips Tea*

Amalah
01-19-11, 01:07 PM
Bamp <---- Not a bump.

*Sips Tea*

Unregistered
01-19-11, 01:13 PM
*Sips Tea*

I'm getting really irritated about this "Sips Tea" ****, your logic makes no sense.
Its been a month and Norman hasn't even responded yet, you should stop bumping this post.
Your better off praying to God for an update.

Unregistered
01-19-11, 05:00 PM
I agree, stop bumping this **** thread so OTHER people with real problems can get some help. I come back thinking it's a new thread and find out it's the same old tired spiel (that TL didn't care to read).

Amalah
01-20-11, 03:05 AM
It's not the fastest moving of forums, and it's not like I bump it every 5 minutes, in fact it's often days between bumps.

Quite honestly the easiest of solutions if it is annoying you, is don't read it.

*Sips Tea*

Amalah
01-20-11, 03:15 AM
I'm just going to take my own advice I think, I'll just ignore any further posts about signatures and bumps. It would be silly for this thread to turn into an argument. ^^

*Sips Tea*

Unregistered
01-20-11, 03:25 AM
What's with you people? It's Amalah's thread. He or she would like an answer. Not like this poster is rude like some of the idiots that demand in the rudest fashion. Speaking as one who usually snarks at the rude arrogant and demanding juvies. At least Amalah is polite so I don't have anything to snark at even if I don't agree. Bugger off and grow up. Just because it's not an issue for you, it's an issue for this poster. Android issues aren't mine, don't care about them, but I don't snarl when they post....oh, a hundred threads about the same wallpaper tile subject.

The sips tea I've always taken to read as poster keeping things light and conversational. A dying ability to most ppl in the e world where manners and any semblance of polite conversation is a thing of the past.

*chugs beer* with a helping bump. To the nayers, keep it up and I'll do it again, every time I'm on the board..bunch of bullies

Amalah
01-20-11, 03:39 AM
Thanks, it was starting to get a little scary in here, lol. :P

*Gets you a fresh Beer*

Unregistered
01-20-11, 04:43 AM
Keep bumping and posting Amalah. Though i dont play Bs Rs i love Fs. Often thanks to people like u tl might these ideas and in the end all these people will enjoy the result, so ignore silly posts. 

"sipping tea

Unregistered
01-24-11, 08:05 AM
gems are too expensvie! :(

Amalah
01-28-11, 02:05 PM
They are a bit, but I doubt we could ever get Teamlava to lower the price. :P

*Sips Tea*

Amalah
02-06-11, 02:08 AM
I like the new street design in Bakery Story Valentines Day. Off topic but more fun than saying bump. ^_^

*Sips Tea*