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    User control of island during transition to Unity

    Managing risk during the transition to Unity

    Soon Flash will no longer be available.
    Let's say the worst happens.
    The slim or alternate browser works only for some, or works with problems.
    The port of the game to Unity is delayed.
    Users cannot reliably run the game, or can't even log into the game.
    This situation might continue for days, weeks, or even months.

    How do I manage my island if I can't login for days or weeks, or can only login for a few minutes sporadically?
    How can BB reduce resource loss if users can't get into the game?


    "Suspend/Resume" button
    Suspend: Suspend the game without losing resources
    Resume: Resume the game for normal play.
    This "Suspend/Resume" button toggles the game between normal play and suspended play.
    This button should be available from your login account, not the game.


    Minimal case Suspended Play:
    Premium and PFB time is extended like they do now with maintenance.
    Buildings, buffs, and specialist searches continue.
    Resource storage will fill to max and stop.

    Problems with Minimal case:
    If I can't get into game, Premium and PFB time is lost.
    Resources are lost if I can't place buffs, can't sleep buildings, can't do searches, can't star resources, can't gather rewards or collectibles, can't play quests.


    Best case Suspended Play:
    Time is extended for Premium and PFB.
    Specialist searches and building upgrades continue.
    If a building is buffed, it runs until buff expires, then sleeps.
    All unbuffed buildings sleep.
    If storage is maxed, then half the resources are automatically moved to star menu.
    Celebrative Lookout, Christmas Tree and Ghost Lantern continue, collect rewards and automatically restart.
    Collectibles spawn and are collected automatically.
    Pathfinder and other regular quests are queued, so you can do them when you can play game reliably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elgin View Post
    Managing risk during the transition to Unity

    Soon Flash will no longer be available.
    Let's say the worst happens.
    The slim or alternate browser works only for some, or works with problems.
    The port of the game to Unity is delayed.
    Users cannot reliably run the game, or can't even log into the game.
    This situation might continue for days, weeks, or even months.

    How do I manage my island if I can't login for days or weeks, or can only login for a few minutes sporadically?
    How can BB reduce resource loss if users can't get into the game?


    "Suspend/Resume" button
    Suspend: Suspend the game without losing resources
    Resume: Resume the game for normal play.
    This "Suspend/Resume" button toggles the game between normal play and suspended play.
    This button should be available from your login account, not the game.


    Minimal case Suspended Play:
    Premium and PFB time is extended like they do now with maintenance.
    Buildings, buffs, and specialist searches continue.
    Resource storage will fill to max and stop.

    Problems with Minimal case:
    If I can't get into game, Premium and PFB time is lost.
    Resources are lost if I can't place buffs, can't sleep buildings, can't do searches, can't star resources, can't gather rewards or collectibles, can't play quests.


    Best case Suspended Play:
    Time is extended for Premium and PFB.
    Specialist searches and building upgrades continue.
    If a building is buffed, it runs until buff expires, then sleeps.
    All unbuffed buildings sleep.
    If storage is maxed, then half the resources are automatically moved to star menu.
    Celebrative Lookout, Christmas Tree and Ghost Lantern continue, collect rewards and automatically restart.
    Collectibles spawn and are collected automatically.
    Pathfinder and other regular quests are queued, so you can do them when you can play game reliably.
    I don't think these last are reasonable. You want all your rewards to be mailed to you without doing nothing. It would be beneficial for players to deliberately not play.

    I don't intend to add premium time and PFB until I know I can play the new version but since I don't play on a weird platform I doubt this will be an issue for me.

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