Today I was forwarded a link for You Tube - Thanks Chris!
Enlightenment and Honesty from Zynga! At last! - You may not be quite so impressed or surprised when you see the clips though... Pincus stands up and actually admits his tactics are "horrible".
"I did every horrible thing in the book to just get revenues right away." Why am I not surprised?
"I downloaded ... and I couldn't get rid of it." So he admits that he encourages people to download things onto their computer that cannot be 'got rid of'.
Then, there's this one...
It speaks for itself really...
Then we have this:
At You Tube:
“Zynga cheat” results 1 - 20 of about 553
“Zynga hack” results 1 - 20 of about 652
Is anything being done to stem this tide of cheating? Not that I can see. Then again... the phrase: "No change there then!" seems to be one that is always on the lips of the players that are banned and scammed with frightening regularity.
Another example: On one particular game, there are a few players that have excessive amounts of missions completed:
Missions Completed: Over 16,500,000
Fights Won: Almost 200,000
Now, how many clicks is that exactly?
If only 25% of those fights are actually instigated by the player, it will still amount to 50,000 individual clicks.
Sixteen million, five hundred and eighty thousand clicks? From ONE player?
Bearing in mind that the game has been on Facebook for a little over 1 year - let's be generous and say it's been going for 16 months, that is:
1 million Clicks per month or:
33333.333 Clicks per day or:
1388.888 Clicks per hour or:
23.148148 Clicks per minute
FOR EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF EVERY SINGLE DAY NON-STOP, CONSTANTLY AND CONSISTANTLY AND THIS PLAYER IS NOT BANNED!
Is there an outcry about this? Yes there is!
What happens to the people that do point these things out?
They are the ones that get banned! They are the ones that lose their accounts!
There is a game out there that bans cheats, second accounts and abusive people. That game is here: