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hellg3
05-06-13, 01:02 PM
My expansions just became cheap and without meeding maps from friends, my bolder rocks dropped in price from 990,000 to 250,000 and so have all other trees. Antoine experiencing the same, or the opposite?

Baraze
05-06-13, 01:05 PM
What?! What level are you? Which island was this on?

I just cleared a big tree on the largest island to the far right for 800,000. To expand it still cost me 990,000 less than two hours ago. Boo!

hellg3
05-06-13, 01:09 PM
I am like a level 56, and it is on All islands - i immediately cleared the expensive ones on all, and started a new expansion.

Anasarra
05-06-13, 01:10 PM
Wow, I was surprised! No maps! Cost was same as I expected, 150K. I have a Fung stone which still costs 375K to remove. Same with Small Bitter Bark,30k; and Timberwood, 45K. So the change for me was the elimination of maps.

doop01
05-06-13, 01:15 PM
Huh??!!
What devices are you guys using that have these changes?

Anasarra
05-06-13, 01:20 PM
I am at Level 52. My cost to expand has risen predictably (120K, 125, 130, 135, 140) and now this one I just started, without maps, is 150K. It is on the lower island. The bits that I have scattered about that need to be cleared still cost the same as before.

Anasarra
05-06-13, 01:20 PM
I'm playing on an iPad 2

Anasarra
05-06-13, 01:22 PM
Also, I do not have Quests or Battle Arena

RotomGuy
05-06-13, 01:26 PM
Hm, I just got this expansion too. It wasn't "really cheap", but I didn't need any maps for it.

riisak
05-06-13, 01:27 PM
The cost to expand is the same, but there is no longer a map requirement.

But you're right, I just cleared a tree that originally cost 900k just yesterday, but today it only cost 200k!!!

midnightmeerkat
05-06-13, 01:28 PM
Huh? mine showed no maps needed as well, on my other device I am halfway through an expansion so can't try on that.

RotomGuy
05-06-13, 01:28 PM
The cost to expand is the same, but there is no longer a map requirement.

But you're right, I just cleared a tree that originally cost 900k just yesterday, but today it only cost 200k!!!

My boulders are really cheap now too!

midnightmeerkat
05-06-13, 01:32 PM
My boulders are really cheap now too!

Mine are still expensive.. Wretch rock is 600k

scottyhaha
05-06-13, 01:32 PM
Wow no map for me too!!! Don't have to wait for 5days to get all the maps!!!

scottyhaha
05-06-13, 01:35 PM
Hopefully it is not a glitch!

midnightmeerkat
05-06-13, 01:37 PM
Hopefully it is not a glitch!

Yeah that's what I was thinking

yayacupcake
05-06-13, 01:39 PM
Wow no map for me too!!! Don't have to wait for 5days to get all the maps!!!

Only got 11 spaces left to clear then I'm done, got enough friends that after I'm done waiting for the expansion to complete that I only need 20 - 30 maps, kinda stays that way everytime. Be nice if I see this change too, just spent 1 million and 64 maps yesterday to expand. Would be a nice, but un-needed, change.

riisak
05-06-13, 01:40 PM
this is a great change. I was having to choose between expansions and the new habitats. I'm glad I can finally clear all the trees I've been waiting for.

RotomGuy
05-06-13, 01:42 PM
Wait since when were Big Black Sands 3,600,000 coins? And I swear Big Pink Prairies weren't that expensive either.

krissy5000
05-06-13, 01:43 PM
Map requirement went away for me too. But it looks like the time to finish went up to 46 hours (ouch).

scottyhaha
05-06-13, 01:45 PM
Map requirement went away for me too. But it looks like the time to finish went up to 46 hours (ouch).

Mine is 70hrs

midnightmeerkat
05-06-13, 01:45 PM
Wait since when were Big Black Sands 3,600,000 coins? And I swear Big Pink Prairies weren't that expensive either.

My big black sands is 2m, big pink prairie is 360k

RotomGuy
05-06-13, 01:46 PM
My big black sands is 2m, big pink prairie is 360k

Mine are 3.6 mil and 650,000 coins respectively.

krissy5000
05-06-13, 01:50 PM
Mine are 3.6 mil and 650,000 coins respectively.

Whoa same here. All the others went up too.

skeleton25
05-06-13, 01:54 PM
Just cleared 4 of what used to be 800,000 and did it for 200,000 for the price of one before I just cleared 4 thanks

Now I'm going to be fully expanded and cleared

Lolas_Kryptonite
05-06-13, 01:55 PM
Where was this feature 10+ map requests ago!?
Still it's pretty cool. You'll never need to add neighbours again! lol
I won't be able to test it out either as I'm currently expanding.
But good stuff :D

skeleton25
05-06-13, 01:57 PM
I don't see this on daughter android sux

hellg3
05-06-13, 02:00 PM
I am on ipad2

hellg3
05-06-13, 02:04 PM
Mine are 3.6 mil and 650,000 coins respectively.

I have got this one als well

Anasarra
05-06-13, 02:09 PM
Is there a pattern here? My cost to clear remain the same (high) but my costs for habitats have not changed. If your clear costs have been reduced, then has the habitat cost increased?

Anasarra
05-06-13, 02:19 PM
My time to expand has an increase of (x) hours after (a number? 4-5) expansions. So, ... 12 hours, 16 hours and now 22 hours. This is my third expansion at 22 hours. Predictable.

skeleton25
05-06-13, 02:22 PM
Is there a pattern here? My cost to clear remain the same (high) but my costs for habitats have not changed. If your clear costs have been reduced, then has the habitat cost increased?

My foliage costs got reduced but only had 4 to clear left
My habitat cost remain the same

storminatcup75
05-06-13, 02:44 PM
This sounds so unfair, I read these coments and knew I wanted to expand and easily had enough coins to clear what remained from my last expantion and start another but guess what, I still needed maps, unfair!

doop01
05-06-13, 02:47 PM
I'm android and I have no maps but the same amount of coins :)

Baraze
05-06-13, 02:49 PM
Just checked on android. Still need maps. Boo!

Again, I just did an expansion this morning. Would have Been nice to not have had to wait for so many maps. I wonder if this is another limited try out. Like the confirmation button.

krissy5000
05-06-13, 02:50 PM
On my Android: no maps, same amount of coins to expand (I think) and higher habitat costs. I don't have any trees to clear right now so I can't check if that went down.

Baraze
05-06-13, 02:53 PM
Habitat cost went up for me too. Now my memory isn't the best today but I could swear diamond habitats didnt cost 180,000. This sucks! They can't give us a raise but raise the already too high prices?!

midnightmeerkat
05-06-13, 02:55 PM
Habitat cost went up for me too. Now my memory isn't the best today but I could swear diamond habitats didnt cost 180,000. This sucks! They can't give us a raise but raise the already too high prices?!

Diamond fields 100k

krissy5000
05-06-13, 02:57 PM
Habitat cost went up for me too. Now my memory isn't the best today but I could swear diamond habitats didnt cost 180,000. This sucks! They can't give us a raise but raise the already too high prices?!

Yeah these are the same costs I have. I'm actually not mad about this, I only feel bad for the newer players since it will be even harder for them to get going now. I was actually expecting a change like this, looking at the prices of the newest habitats. As players have said in other threads they seem to be tightening up the game economy. That said, the coin cap on the Mythic and Cosmic habitats are just unreasonably low for what they cost.

RotomGuy
05-06-13, 03:05 PM
Black Sands was already at a "pushing it" price. I was about to buy another as well.

tsuki003
05-06-13, 03:09 PM
My trees and boulders are still same on android, can't check expansion right now. I was really hoping to be able to clear some space too >.<

DragonTan1
05-06-13, 03:28 PM
Is this just for android?

roni122285
05-06-13, 03:28 PM
I'm on kindle and nothing has changed. Still need maps and black sands price is still the same.

RotomGuy
05-06-13, 03:28 PM
Is this just for android?

Nope, I got cheap rocks, no maps, and expensive habitats on my iPad.

dondonuk
05-06-13, 03:32 PM
Cosmic and pink habitats on mine are 6 million and the black is 3,600,000 don't know if its changed lol. Don't take much notice.

sunkalito
05-06-13, 03:43 PM
Cosmic and pink habitats on mine are 6 million and the black is 3,600,000 don't know if its changed lol. Don't take much notice.

Pink is 6milion for yoi? Yowzers. Do you mean mythic?
Pink was 360,000 and black was 2 million.

My games both the same. On android & iOS. well, in iOS i am almost fully expanded anyway.

nbella1414
05-06-13, 03:56 PM
My expansions are still the same. I can't see habitat prices since I'm maxed out. It would be nice to expand without it taking 2-3 days to collect the maps.

MemLaVa
05-06-13, 04:00 PM
Hmm. I'm on iPad 2 and nothing has changed for me. My Moldy Boulder is still $990k to clear and Large Timberwood $480k. I can't check the map requests as I still have 17 hrs on a 3 day expansion left. Big Black Sands is still $2mil and Big Pink Prairie is $360k for me.

niahbby
05-06-13, 04:08 PM
The prices for my habitats have all doubled I have to pay 180k for the diamond fields

DragonTan1
05-06-13, 04:18 PM
My expansions are still the same. I can't see habitat prices since I'm maxed out. It would be nice to expand without it taking 2-3 days to collect the maps.

I would like that too, not bothered about the expensive habitats etc. I just don't want to ask my neighbours or maps!

yayacupcake
05-06-13, 04:18 PM
Not sure what my habitats look like since I'm at cap, and cannot check on map expansions since I just started a 3 day expansion for $1 million + 64 maps earlier today, but prices all look the same. $600k for Wretch Rocks and $990k for Moldy Boulder.

carlsbad69
05-06-13, 04:39 PM
Huh? mine showed no maps needed as well, on my other device I am halfway through an expansion so can't try on that.

You know, I would love it if they make a significant change like that to push it out to EVERYONE instead of this randomness stupidity!! My tree expansions are still 800K and I still need maps on my iPhone :(

noir77
05-06-13, 04:40 PM
Same cost to clear, no maps, more expensive expansion costs for me.

carlsbad69
05-06-13, 04:44 PM
My habitat prices are currently the same too (thank goodness) but this is sillyness personified...come on TL, what are you doing??

kwhales
05-06-13, 04:45 PM
I just spend 1,000,000 this morning on an expansion. Guess I should have waited.

knj00
05-06-13, 04:59 PM
Just got a popup on my ipod (3rd account, had not opened yet today) that said:

Expand without Maps and clear foliage for cheaper prices! Limited Time!

yayacupcake
05-06-13, 05:00 PM
Just got a popup on my ipod (3rd account, had not opened yet today) that said:

Expand without Maps and clear foliage for cheaper prices! Limited Time!

That explains, thanks for the update. Definitely sounds like a cool little promo. Just wish everyone would get it, seems hit or miss.

scottyhaha
05-06-13, 05:02 PM
Mother day special???

kwhales
05-06-13, 05:09 PM
All my foliage prices seem to be the same. Won't know about map requesting for 3 days.

sunkalito
05-06-13, 05:12 PM
Just got a popup on my ipod (3rd account, had not opened yet today) that said:

Expand without Maps and clear foliage for cheaper prices! Limited Time!

Did they forget to mention the increased prices of the habitats? XD

knj00
05-06-13, 05:20 PM
Did they forget to mention the increased prices of the habitats? XD

lol, guess so... they just said the good to keep us from noticing the bad. The no maps and cheap foliage is for a limited time wonder if the habitat increase will be too. Probably not :(

kwhales
05-06-13, 05:21 PM
My habitats have the same prices. I think. What habitats went up in price?

krissy5000
05-06-13, 05:24 PM
My habitats have the same prices. I think. What habitats went up in price?

Pretty much all of them. Baraze posted a screenshot on page 4.

kwhales
05-06-13, 05:28 PM
Pretty much all of them. Baraze posted a screenshot on page 4.

All my habitats are the old prices. I looked at the screen shot and for example my diamond is 100,000, my big purple is 180,000 and big green is still 15,000. BUt my foliage price also stayed the same too.

krissy5000
05-06-13, 05:30 PM
All my habitats are the old prices. I looked at the screen shot and for example my diamond is 100,000, my big purple is 180,000 and big green is still 15,000. BUt my foliage price also stayed the same too.

Yeah it seems like another random testing thing. I suppose in a few weeks the higher costs will come down or else everybody else's will go up.

kwhales
05-06-13, 05:36 PM
They are making it difficult for new players to be able to buy things with coins. They need to substantially increase the habitat coin max if these prices stay high.

If there are any new players out there with lower foliage costs, start clearing everything possible before the price goes back up. If you have hab prices that went up too, hold off on buying a hab to see what will happen. Get rid of dups if you need hab space. Save as much coins as possible. Who knows what will happen next.

What is TL thinking?

LorettaLS
05-06-13, 07:13 PM
What?! What level are you? Which island was this on?

I just cleared a big tree on the largest island to the far right for 800,000. To expand it still cost me 990,000 less than two hours ago. Boo!

Nothing has changed in mine either (android)

HenryLucky1
05-06-13, 09:04 PM
Just checked, and my habitats cost are more expensive than before. I can't check my expansion, it still in progress since 2 days ago -_-, it said 390 gold to speed up, must wait -_-

doop01
05-06-13, 09:07 PM
Did they forget to mention the increased prices of the habitats? XD

must have slipped their mind.....

lmac10
05-06-13, 09:16 PM
I'm level 56 and everything of mine is still the same I still need maps to expand and 190K also still 800K to clear big tree and 990K for the boulders, habitats are the same too 360K for big pink and 2m for big black

metalsubzero
05-06-13, 09:47 PM
No mystic maps to clear maps.. Big Tree costs 200,000 coins from 800,000.. The big boulder costs 250,000 compared to 990,0000..

Habitats prices went up most distinctively the big white meadows now costs 650,000 and the big black sands 3,600,000..

metalsubzero
05-06-13, 09:47 PM
No mystic maps to clear maps.. Big Tree costs 200,000 coins from 800,000.. The big boulder costs 250,000 compared to 990,0000..

Habitats prices went up most distinctively the big white meadows now costs 650,000 and the big black sands 3,600,000..

Oh right, I'm level 51 and am on Android OS..

bellarose2012
05-07-13, 02:47 AM
I've got the pop up for no mystic maps. I just started a 3 day expansion yesterday so I'll have to wait to use it. I'm maxed out on habitats so I don't know if my costs went up or not.

idestined
05-07-13, 02:56 AM
I don't need mystic maps

sunkalito
05-07-13, 03:00 AM
Lol. I got the pop up for no maps on my main account. I can no longer expand though, so duh for that. I do have a mouldy boulder and bitter bark but they're priced the same as before,

kbrown0410
05-07-13, 03:24 AM
Hopefully the promotion lasts beyond the 46 hours my just-started expansion has to go.

kurebiz
05-07-13, 04:21 AM
Same habitat cost and clearing cost on my island. Didn't get pop up for maps so I guess nothing changed in my game. Midway through expansion so can't check. Android.

vanessa0914
05-07-13, 06:01 AM
I am lv 78, Mine also no need maps , but clearing tree cost still the same

Moon_Gypsy1
05-07-13, 06:34 AM
One device got the no maps needed and lower clearing prices. My other device didn't get it and that is the one I need it on.

DragonTan1
05-07-13, 06:35 AM
I expanded today without maps!!! Gonna delete all my neighbours now! :p clearing still cost the same but so what, I'm rich!

skeleton25
05-07-13, 06:43 AM
I expanded today without maps!!! Gonna delete all my neighbours now! :p clearing still cost the same but so what, I'm rich!

Even you gold gifting neighbors ? Lol
You know the no maps is limited time right?

crystalrayn3
05-07-13, 08:44 AM
I expanded today without maps!!! Gonna delete all my neighbours now! :p clearing still cost the same but so what, I'm rich!

I wouldn't do something so drastic as deleting all your neighbors. You might end up biting yourself in tail.

DragonTan1
05-07-13, 09:25 AM
I was joking lol

Nytera
05-07-13, 10:07 AM
I just finished an expansion. I had to ask for maps. I was reading this thread when it finished and eagerly looked to expand again. Lo & behold I have to get maps still! It sound like the elimenation of maps may be a beata test just like the arena. IMHO

fitfunsparkle
05-07-13, 10:42 AM
I've got the pop up for no mystic maps. I just started a 3 day expansion yesterday so I'll have to wait to use it. I'm maxed out on habitats so I don't know if my costs went up or not.

Same here on already starting an expansion when i got the popup. Hopefully i will get a few freebies in before the limited time is up.

RotomGuy
05-07-13, 10:54 AM
Just bought a cheap expansion and cleared a super cheap boulder! I'm making sure to expand to the place with the most expensive objects so I can get cheap clearings.

brandonu
05-07-13, 10:57 AM
I just started clearing two 800,000 trees yesterday. They finish in two hours. If the costs went down, I am going to be super excited (depressed) about this.

AuntyRose32
05-07-13, 11:07 AM
You lucky duckies :) I'd love to be able to expand without needing maps! I'd finally be able to decorate my island the way I'd like to. Alas, it's more heart wrenching map requesting for me...sigh.

erto90
05-07-13, 11:21 AM
Ok got this too but.. Have you saw habitats prices like white, purple, pink etc? They cost a lot more..

Saieen
05-07-13, 12:05 PM
I am on an iPad 2 and all of my prices are the same and I still need maps to expand. It looks like this was only distributed to "random" players. The question is if this is permanent, limited time only, or if they are doing some type of testing.

DragonTan1
05-07-13, 12:22 PM
I am on an iPad 2 and all of my prices are the same and I still need maps to expand. It looks like this was only distributed to "random" players. The question is if this is permanent, limited time only, or if they are doing some type of testing.

It says on pop up that its only for a limited time.

fitfunsparkle
05-07-13, 12:56 PM
Ok got this too but.. Have you saw habitats prices like white, purple, pink etc? They cost a lot more..
I got the expansion popup for no maps, but my habitat prices are the same. Purple is still 180k for big.

erto90
05-07-13, 01:04 PM
I got big pink and big white at 650k, big purple 320k and also black increased a lot.. :(

wildhearts20
05-07-13, 01:35 PM
I got it too, not sure if my habitats are more money though

skeleton25
05-07-13, 02:12 PM
I already had fully expanded but now I'm fully cleared now

Now just time to collect coins

OpeningCeremony
05-07-13, 02:13 PM
on my fully expanded account i got this offer and my alternate lower level account did not get this offer.
to clear foliage:
-moldy boulder 250,000
-weed wood 12,500 (on main island), 40,000 (on far island)
-timberwood 11,000
-small bitter bark 2,500 (on main island), 7,500 (on far island)
-small stone 1,900
-shroom stalk 13
-mushmold 7

can't check habitat costs... at max

figuresk8er88
05-08-13, 06:35 AM
mine still asks for maps, don't know about habitats, at max already

stlgreg11
05-08-13, 07:06 PM
Any thoughts as to why some have the deal and some dont?
My wife doesnt have it but i do.

I am two levels ahead of her ... we are both in the 30s level wise.
other than that we are about the same.

kwhales
05-08-13, 07:11 PM
Any thoughts as to why some have the deal and some dont?
My wife doesnt have it but i do.

I am two levels ahead of her ... we are both in the 30s level wise.
other than that we are about the same.

Who knows. I have three active devices and 2 have this special. But my main one doesn't. TL picks and chooses. Really getting frustrating with this selective disbursement.

scottyhaha
05-08-13, 07:31 PM
One of my acct stay the same price without map and the other acct higher price on habitats but tree and rock went down

scottyhaha
05-08-13, 07:36 PM
I think TL should take away the maps or the waiting time to expands, taking a week to expands a little spot a bit too long.

rrawrry
05-11-13, 02:17 AM
Arrgh!!! This change came when I had almost enough coins to place my night dragon in a habitat. Bought gold and second nest to stash the problem child away, and perhaps buying gold is what TL had in mind doing it.The lower expansion costs are cool but collecting money for black / white/ pink habitats is total pain in the neck no w. I hope that habitat prices will go down again.

idestined
05-11-13, 06:19 AM
I can't believe TL actually let us have this, I like it.

zadidoll
05-11-13, 12:07 PM
I didn't even realize this until I asked (http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?51593-Question-Expanding-with-no-maps-discount-to-remove-items) about a different - yet similar - situation. Now that I'm aware of this I honestly do not think it's fair of Team Lava to "jack up" the prices on the habitats.

iPhone (prices on the left) versus iPad (prices on the right)

Big Green Grove
15,000 VS 27,000

Big Yellow Plateau
45,000 VS 81,000

Blue Lagoon
18,000 VS 10,000

Big Blue Lagoon
108,000 VS 60,000

Purple Gardens
43,000 VS 24,000

Big Purple Gardens
320,000 VS 180,000

White Meadow
220,000 VS 120,000

Big White Meadow
650,000 VS 360,000

Pink Prairie
220,000 VS 120,000

Big Pink Prairie
(locked) vs 360,000

Passion Pit
90,000 vs 50,000

Diamond Fields
180,000 vs 100,000

midnightmeerkat
05-11-13, 05:03 PM
I didn't even realize this until I asked (http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?51593-Question-Expanding-with-no-maps-discount-to-remove-items) about a different - yet similar - situation. Now that I'm aware of this I honestly do not think it's fair of Team Lava to "jack up" the prices on the habitats.

iPhone (prices on the left) versus iPad (prices on the right)

Big Green Grove
15,000 VS 27,000

Big Yellow Plateau
45,000 VS 81,000

Blue Lagoon
18,000 VS 10,000

Big Blue Lagoon
108,000 VS 60,000

Purple Gardens
43,000 VS 24,000

Big Purple Gardens
320,000 VS 180,000

White Meadow
220,000 VS 120,000

Big White Meadow
650,000 VS 360,000

Pink Prairie
220,000 VS 120,000

Big Pink Prairie
(locked) vs 360,000

Passion Pit
90,000 vs 50,000

Diamond Fields
180,000 vs 100,000

They are trying different things, probably to work out what is best for the game economy.. I have different prices on my ipad vs iPhone ....

zadidoll
05-11-13, 06:54 PM
*sigh* Can Team Lava please put out a PR on why there are such drastic price differences in items - be it the maps, habitats or clearing areas?

I know you guys don't know me however I use to work in the gaming industry as the administrative coordinator for a large game testing company. I've worked with several gaming companies in the past and I'll be at E3 this year. To me these changes without explanation, are not acceptable. It creates an unfair advantage for some and major disadvantage for others as in some cases people are spending actual currency to purchase gold in order to complete certain quests. The beta testing of quests is one thing since obviously not everyone can participate but as a former alpha and beta tester I don't see ways to report the bugs easily or a way to tell a person they're participating in one and to report any bugs to the company. If it wasn't for the fact I was looking up some information on breeding dragons I honestly would never have known these forums existed. I guess I'm use to alpha and beta testing games in a different manner than on a mobile platform (I blame my kids on my dragon obsession because they wanted a game to play on my iPad while traveling, lol).

Here's what I'd like to see.

1. An official statement on why there are major differences in the costs.
2. When to expect a level playing field.
3. What to expect during a beta test such as reduction of costs or increases in costs.
4. How accounts are selected for beta testing and what's expected from those beta testing.
5. A subsection for those whose accounts are beta testing to report any major glitches or minor problems. Note: This would not be part of the main reporting bugs section since it would be specific to those beta testing.
6. An option to opt in or out of beta testing (since some people may not want to participate in a beta test while others may want to).

Mizuhu8
05-14-13, 12:36 PM
The clearing of foliage is now 'cheap' for a limited time.
Bit when will this stop? When will the prices be 'normal'?

aliera99
05-14-13, 02:33 PM
The clearing of foliage is now 'cheap' for a limited time.
Bit when will this stop? When will the prices be 'normal'?

Judging from how TL handles these things so far:

1. No one knows how long, and no mod will be able to get a direct answer. When it happens it'll be without warning, it'll just be in another popup one day.
2. It could be some kind of experiment and might become permanent (or not?)

That being said I hope they keep it this way! Breeding dragons is time hard enough without having to gather so many maps just to put down more habitats.

081702
05-14-13, 02:46 PM
*sigh* Can Team Lava please put out a PR on why there are such drastic price differences in items - be it the maps, habitats or clearing areas?

I know you guys don't know me however I use to work in the gaming industry as the administrative coordinator for a large game testing company. I've worked with several gaming companies in the past and I'll be at E3 this year. To me these changes without explanation, are not acceptable. It creates an unfair advantage for some and major disadvantage for others as in some cases people are spending actual currency to purchase gold in order to complete certain quests. The beta testing of quests is one thing since obviously not everyone can participate but as a former alpha and beta tester I don't see ways to report the bugs easily or a way to tell a person they're participating in one and to report any bugs to the company. If it wasn't for the fact I was looking up some information on breeding dragons I honestly would never have known these forums existed. I guess I'm use to alpha and beta testing games in a different manner than on a mobile platform (I blame my kids on my dragon obsession because they wanted a game to play on my iPad while traveling, lol).

Here's what I'd like to see.

1. An official statement on why there are major differences in the costs.
2. When to expect a level playing field.
3. What to expect during a beta test such as reduction of costs or increases in costs.
4. How accounts are selected for beta testing and what's expected from those beta testing.
5. A subsection for those whose accounts are beta testing to report any major glitches or minor problems. Note: This would not be part of the main reporting bugs section since it would be specific to those beta testing.
6. An option to opt in or out of beta testing (since some people may not want to participate in a beta test while others may want to).

I can't imagine why one single person wouldn't want to participate in beta testing. Unless they want to play a martyr and not have a goodie that their fellow neighbors don't. I wish there is no parity between the different software formats. But who would say, don't give me quests, battle arena, expansion with maps, lower costs to clear foliage, a confirm button for purchases, etc. No one!

aliera99
05-14-13, 03:12 PM
I can't imagine why one single person wouldn't want to participate in beta testing. Unless they want to play a martyr and not have a goodie that their fellow neighbors don't. I wish there is no parity between the different software formats. But who would say, don't give me quests, battle arena, expansion with maps, lower costs to clear foliage, a confirm button for purchases, etc. No one!

Well, I think the ones who got increased habitat costs might have wanted to opt out of that... but in general beta means more bugs, and some people prefer to wait till things are out of beta to get them.

drevo77
05-15-13, 01:01 PM
Im on IOS, level 94, no mystic maps but xpansion time has gone up to 3 days and clearing prices have doubled.weird. lol

elwood99
05-15-13, 01:10 PM
Im on IOS, level 94, no mystic maps but xpansion time has gone up to 3 days and clearing prices have doubled.weird. lol

Yeap same here too. Mine expansion is 390,000 and itincrements by 10k per expansion

kwhales
05-15-13, 03:29 PM
Im on IOS, level 94, no mystic maps but xpansion time has gone up to 3 days and clearing prices have doubled.weird. lol

I am at level 94. My expansion time has been 3 days for quite a few levels. And expanding has been 1 million. Clearing after expansion however stayed the same.

luv2wander
05-15-13, 08:04 PM
Well, I just got a request for a mystic map so I think the days of no maps are gone. I can't tell for sure as my lasr expansion is not complete yet.

rene2222
05-16-13, 01:09 AM
I didn't even realize this until I asked (http://forums.teamlava.com/showthread.php?51593-Question-Expanding-with-no-maps-discount-to-remove-items) about a different - yet similar - situation. Now that I'm aware of this I honestly do not think it's fair of Team Lava to "jack up" the prices on the habitats.

iPhone (prices on the left) versus iPad (prices on the right)

Big Green Grove
15,000 VS 27,000

Big Yellow Plateau
45,000 VS 81,000

Blue Lagoon
18,000 VS 10,000

Big Blue Lagoon
108,000 VS 60,000

Purple Gardens
43,000 VS 24,000

Big Purple Gardens
320,000 VS 180,000

White Meadow
220,000 VS 120,000

Big White Meadow
650,000 VS 360,000

Pink Prairie
220,000 VS 120,000

Big Pink Prairie
(locked) vs 360,000

Passion Pit
90,000 vs 50,000

Diamond Fields
180,000 vs 100,000

Does this mean we better store up some of these habitats first since the prices has gone down for some then?

krissy5000
05-22-13, 09:51 AM
Ok it looks like things are back to normal. I need mystic maps again (boo!) and my clearing and habitat prices are back to normal.

RotomGuy
05-22-13, 10:20 AM
The Mystic Map thing didn't bother me but I was loving cheaper clearings!

DragonTan1
05-22-13, 10:28 AM
I didn't see the no maps pop up today.... I enjoyed not asking for maps lol this sucks.

krissy5000
05-22-13, 10:53 AM
The Mystic Map thing didn't bother me but I was loving cheaper clearings!

Are you done expanding? I loooved not having to wait 3 days just to get the maps. The clearings I didn't really care about, I have a surplus of coins anyway.

krissy5000
05-22-13, 10:55 AM
Whoa I just started a new expansion and its going to take 70 hours! The last one was 46. That's quite the jump.

ganodustin
05-22-13, 11:54 AM
i still need mystic maps and the clearing price stays the same, but not my sister's island. she doesnt need any mystic maps (same clearing price) for a limited time. we're both on android. i dont know why either.

krissy5000
05-22-13, 11:56 AM
i still need mystic maps and the clearing price stays the same, but not my sister's island. she doesnt need any mystic maps (same clearing price) for a limited time. we're both on android. i dont know why either.

She should need maps again as of today.

kwhales
05-22-13, 03:56 PM
Whoa I just started a new expansion and its going to take 70 hours! The last one was 46. That's quite the jump.

Have you hit the million coins per expansion mark yet?

DragonTan1
05-22-13, 04:01 PM
Have you hit the million coins per expansion mark yet?

I think mine is 70 hours and 370k coins. Million coins isn't so bad.

krissy5000
05-22-13, 04:06 PM
Have you hit the million coins per expansion mark yet?

Not even close, just $370K I think, I've barely cleared 2 islands at this point. lol if the wait times keep getting longer with each expansion I'm in trouble.

belbar22
05-22-13, 04:19 PM
I think mine is 70 hours and 370k coins. Million coins isn't so bad.

Mine is I million coins too. Mind you I have millions of coins so it doesn't matter. 70 hours is a pain though and as of today I have to request maps so each expansion takes over a week. Still got about 20 expansions to go I think.

carlsbad69
05-22-13, 05:46 PM
Sometimes though, you have to expand an expensive area ($800K tree) to get to the cheaper areas beside it, particularly on the top and far right islands.

kwhales
05-22-13, 06:03 PM
Not even close, just $370K I think, I've barely cleared 2 islands at this point. lol if the wait times keep getting longer with each expansion I'm in trouble.

70 hrs is the highest it goes. The cost will go to 500k next time then 1 million following right after.

HenryLucky1
05-22-13, 07:47 PM
70 hrs is the highest it goes. The cost will go to 500k next time then 1 million following right after.

I think the Max coins is 2 million with 70 hours
I'm 70 hours with 700k I think

HenryLucky1
05-22-13, 07:49 PM
The Mystic Map thing didn't bother me but I was loving cheaper clearings!

Yes, Just need 200k to clear that 800k foliage

rene2222
05-22-13, 10:31 PM
This offer has ended. Back to expensive prices for clearing foliage/rock/tress and so on. Hopefully they will have this offer back, love the no maps needed for expansion and the low price clearing but not the price increase in habitats, LOL.

HenryLucky1
05-22-13, 10:38 PM
This offer has ended. Back to expensive prices for clearing foliage/rock/tress and so on. Hopefully they will have this offer back, love the no maps needed for expansion and the low price clearing but not the price increase in habitats, LOL.

Really?

dapplefur
06-03-13, 05:47 PM
i clicked expand to see how many maps i had towards the 64 maps i need and it told me i only need four maps to expand. i would have taken a screenshot but i accidentally hit expand.

moostermine
06-03-13, 05:58 PM
http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s593/moostermine/62bcc2ad1aab390c945191e41d5822f3_zps815a3ca9.jpg

Here it is

KindleFire083
06-03-13, 06:01 PM
is it just 4 maps for iOS islands? checked Android version, still needs 40 maps. not bothering check Kindle version.

kwhales
06-03-13, 06:06 PM
is it just 4 maps for iOS islands? checked Android version, still needs 40 maps. not bothering check Kindle version.

Not for everyone. Just checked my level 48 island on IOS and it still needs 40 maps to expand. So this lower map amount could be level related. Expansions still cost 1 million.

scottyhaha
06-03-13, 06:10 PM
It's just random again. Mine stay the same

kurebiz
06-03-13, 06:11 PM
On android. Have it too. Not going to post a pic since Moo alr did it. Thanks moo!!

hamadrys
06-03-13, 06:26 PM
Can't look right now as I am expanding, still 2 days to go...

DragonTan1
06-03-13, 06:28 PM
http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s593/moostermine/62bcc2ad1aab390c945191e41d5822f3_zps815a3ca9.jpg

Here it is

I hope I have this too lol

kwhales
06-03-13, 06:34 PM
Me too. I have to wait 34 more hrs to see. Wish they would reduce the time. 70 hrs is soooo long.

koiju
06-03-13, 06:38 PM
Still the same for me - I got excited as I was waiting for my last two to expand, saw this post and thought maybe I could expand to more than 15 plots! But no, I still needed 64 maps :( On the up side I did get the battle arena today for the first time :)

moostermine
06-03-13, 07:15 PM
On android. Have it too. Not going to post a pic since Moo alr did it. Thanks moo!!

Hehe! Moo likes to post pics! So glad you got it too!!

Nellie_Lou
06-03-13, 08:24 PM
I was about to buy a new blue habitat and I noticed that it went from 60k to 108k. When did this increase happen?

Baraze
06-03-13, 08:28 PM
About two or three weeks back. I forgot the thread but there is one.

Baraze
06-03-13, 08:31 PM
I'm sooooo jealous. What?! Oh please let me be in the beta too. I HATE the three days it takes to collect maps. I'm crossing my fingers like a little girl. This would be amazing! But another beta? Boo! Who would hate something like this? Considering how much expansions cost and how long they take, we all deserve this.

scottyhaha
06-03-13, 08:34 PM
I'm okay with it. I was in with the no map needed last time.

miget411
06-03-13, 09:27 PM
I am jumping for joy!! This thread reminded me that I had to ask for maps again and when I went to do it, I only needed 4. It was still 360k and 46 hours but hey don't have to wait for maps.

lmac10
06-03-13, 10:06 PM
I only need 4 maps too. Woo Hoo

jovanisto
06-03-13, 10:09 PM
Same for me ! Was working towards 64, had 62 (weird, just like all of you) and ionly needed 4...

maj1977
06-03-13, 10:12 PM
I have this too. And I also got the battle arena today. I can't get a new dragon but these help make up for it. ;)

HenryLucky1
06-03-13, 10:23 PM
Hey! Anyone who got it, are your habitats cost increased???

maj1977
06-03-13, 10:39 PM
My habitat prices look like they are the same. For now...

OKJOoi
06-03-13, 11:24 PM
I have this too.:)
http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/b504/OKJOoi/Screenshots_2013-06-04-08-48-09_zps7db41260.png

elwood99
06-04-13, 12:30 AM
It is a random thing. Mine is still 64 maps but i got the free maps last time so i dont mind

wayneh23
06-04-13, 02:17 AM
mine also says 4 maps needed, android, level 65, habitats all look the same price, just what i needed to stay interested a little change.

Velcro31
06-04-13, 04:39 AM
Oh, I haven't noticed that, what???

Ira2001
06-04-13, 06:38 AM
Me too! Im android, only 4 maps. Is this a glitch?? Hopefully not..

maple02
06-04-13, 08:59 AM
IOS.....still 64 maps for me :(

glitterbabies
06-04-13, 09:02 AM
I'm on kindle and it hit expand this morning and it asked for only 4 maps....same amount of time (21 hrs) and 200K in coins. I had 16 maps from previous requests so I was pleasantly surprised.

Osmeos
06-04-13, 09:23 AM
I haven't noticed until today either. Maybe it's because I'm on Android. It's annoyed me as now I have to spend huge sums of money on a habitat for light dragons - about the same for a single dragon habitat now as a 3 dragon one was before

elektraalpha
06-04-13, 09:43 AM
Mine is still 60k. Light hab small 120k, large 360k. Not sure why it happens to some ppl. I'm on android as well.

DragonTan1
06-04-13, 03:28 PM
Did anybody notice decoration increased? Banners went up lol

belbar22
06-04-13, 04:00 PM
I have just been able to expand with only 4 maps. Needed 64 before so really weird.

jumperjing3
06-04-13, 05:04 PM
Does anyone know how long this "test" lasts? Week...2 weeks?
I didn't receive the last test with no maps was kinda reading over that thread and it didn't seem to last very long?
I only have 6 expansions to go and it sure would be nice to finish them off with only 4 maps each!!

lollipop_rp
06-04-13, 05:22 PM
I have just been able to expand with only 4 maps. Needed 64 before so really weird.

I heard about this from the begining of the thread but it never happened to me

nephthys82
06-04-13, 06:19 PM
I have just been able to expand with only 4 maps. Needed 64 before so really weird.

Exactly the same thing happened to me today. The time (70 hrs) and cost ($450,000) seem to be normal but only 4 maps instead of 64.

My prices for clearing obstacles have decreased too. Large bitter bark was $200,000 not $800,000. Mouldy boulder is $250,000 instead of $990,000. Shroom Stalk is only $13. Looks like everything is a quarter of the previous price.

My habitats are expensive too, but they might have changed that before. I have over $20 million now, so I don't really check prices for things very often.

Is this an implementation of the changes they tested on random people at the beginning of the thread, or more random testing?

A friend has just started playing and is really struggling to afford anything. After reading this thread and looking at the price increases on even the basic habitats I can understand why. Whilst not needing maps is a bonus for me, I don't think a change that makes it that much harder for new players is a good thing.

(iOS player, level 90)

DragonTan1
06-04-13, 06:44 PM
Exactly the same thing happened to me today. The time (70 hrs) and cost ($450,000) seem to be normal but only 4 maps instead of 64.

My prices for clearing obstacles have decreased too. Large bitter bark was $200,000 not $800,000. Mouldy boulder is $250,000 instead of $990,000. Shroom Stalk is only $13. Looks like everything is a quarter of the previous price.

My habitats are expensive too, but they might have changed that before. I have over $20 million now, so I don't really check prices for things very often.

Is this an implementation of the changes they tested on random people at the beginning of the thread, or more random testing?

A friend has just started playing and is really struggling to afford anything. After reading this thread and looking at the price increases on even the basic habitats I can understand why. Whilst not needing maps is a bonus for me, I don't think a change that makes it that much harder for new players is a good thing.

(iOS player, level 90)

Some decorations increased too, the banners went up. I didn't notice anything else strange in the market.

lmac10
06-04-13, 07:32 PM
Hey! Anyone who got it, are your habitats cost increased???

Yes Henry the habitats have increased on my account. Eg: Diamond is now 180K big black sands 3.6 million, big pink 650K, Mythic, cosmic, FT all stayed the same but the rest went up. Hopefully it will go back to normal when the test is finished, until then I'll expand as much as I can while trying to avoid buying habitats

kurebiz
06-04-13, 09:19 PM
Hey! Anyone who got it, are your habitats cost increased???

Still the same on my island - 100k for diamond, 2m for big black sand, 4m for fairytales, 6m for cosmic...

arabesque0128
06-04-13, 09:20 PM
My most recent expansion just finished too and my foliage prices went down as well so I decided to check my next expansion and it was also only 4 maps now. I didn't notice the price, but I also have habitat prices up as well. I'm not sure if it's related, but for me the change occurred at the same time as I got the goals for the quest outpost (although there's no actual quest outpost available).

HenryLucky1
06-04-13, 09:24 PM
Yes Henry the habitats have increased on my account. Eg: Diamond is now 180K big black sands 3.6 million, big pink 650K, Mythic, cosmic, FT all stayed the same but the rest went up. Hopefully it will go back to normal when the test is finished, until then I'll expand as much as I can while trying to avoid buying habitats


Still the same on my island - 100k for diamond, 2m for big black sand, 4m for fairytales, 6m for cosmic...

Thanks for let me know guys!
Mine are still same, I hope I got it too!

Baraze
06-04-13, 09:41 PM
I don't have this for either of my accounts. Boo!

tsuki003
06-05-13, 12:57 AM
Happened to me too but my time went up to 3 days XP

tsuki003
06-05-13, 01:00 AM
Happened to me too but my time went up to 3 days XP
My habitat prices did not go up btw.

banoffeewaffle
06-05-13, 03:21 AM
Mine is still 64 maps but my time went up to 3 days (iOS)

lunarbunny
06-05-13, 08:15 AM
I also just got the four map expansion. The time and cost is still the same, and my habitat prices are the same as well. Now if I could have just got the reduced clearing cost lol

funnyrandomness5112
06-05-13, 08:18 AM
Mine is still 64 maps but my time went up to 3 days (iOS)

Same here

glitterbabies
06-05-13, 08:45 AM
Hey! Anyone who got it, are your habitats cost increased???

yes, I got the fewer maps and now more expensive habitats.

Went to buy another large black sands and it now costs 3.6 million coins v. 2 million previously. I was not pleased to say the least.

glitterbabies
06-05-13, 08:46 AM
I think a tree that used to cost 800K to clear just cost me 200K to clear but I'm not 100% sure.

yayacupcake
06-05-13, 09:03 AM
Still @ 64 maps 3 days to clear here... only 3 spots left to clear though so I'm almost done anyways. I did get that no maps needed to clear thing a little bit ago and it stayed like that for a couple weeks. Definitely saved on time... and clicking the check mark on a couple hundred nbrs....

dapplefur
06-05-13, 04:49 PM
My habitat prices went up but my foliage clearing prices went down.

bitealot
06-05-13, 05:56 PM
same for me, waiting 4 days to see if i get it again like that

HenryLucky1
06-05-13, 06:39 PM
:( It's normal, I still need 64 maps

kwhales
06-05-13, 06:49 PM
:( It's normal, I still need 64 maps

Me too.

HenryLucky1
06-05-13, 07:12 PM
Me too.

At least I had the expand without mystic maps, and success to expand the middle bottom island until clear :D
look the positive things! :D

kwhales
06-05-13, 07:17 PM
At least I had the expand without mystic maps, and success to expand the middle bottom island until clear :D
look the positive things! :D

I always needed maps but now I only have a 4 more spots to expand. So I am not to annoyed with this.

luv2wander
06-05-13, 08:33 PM
:( It's normal, I still need 64 maps

Same here.

dracoonic
06-10-13, 02:30 AM
please please please give the reduction back :( i have just collect enough coins to clear some trees... yeh i m low level :(