Long rant below. My apologies in advance.
I am playing this game on a iPhone 6, running os 11 with all the updates. I have nothing running that shows up in the app switcher.
just in case you did not know, a new release came out this week. and I am here to post my comments on it.
now in my situation I am near resetting, but not quite there yet. I have 8 quests, one of which is 5000 automations and only got 3700 of that done so far. so out of the other 7 quests at the time of the update I had 3 left to do. Those being:
1 million logs. Of which I only needed to sell 90k more. so I ran 3 production slots to finish that off.
I need to sell 150k wool and 350k clothes. I have 33 slots in the farm producing the wool I need. And I have 93 slots in workshop to produce the clothes.
so seeing the change log for this update I was elated. It is very difficult working with the workshop's 93 slots. I could only work in there if absolutely no slots was running or the storage was full.
I am extremely disappointed with this update and I will tell you why. but in the future, to me and my suggestion to all, is to never update in the middle.
Work until your ready to reset. Then update. or reset your game then update, but do not do it in the middle.
here is a look at the change log and my comments:
1. Improved performance in locations with many production slots
my opinion is that its far worse after the update, not better. As I mentioned I have 33 slots in farm, 93 slots in workshop. After fiddling around with it for a brief period of time opening, closing, and even restarting my phone, I was able to select the restart all button to get them to start producing. But just to open those locations took longer than before. now normally I use voice over but that seemed to be highly non responsive in the workshop. I had to turn on the accessibility voice to maneuver round in there. but no way I would be able to select a production slot and do anything to it. but eventually I did get those to start producing. So I went over to the lumber yard to turn on 3 slots. Nope. couldn't do it. had to wait till my storage was full then I was able to select just those 3 slots to start producing. What a nightmare.
2. new options in the setting menu
No comment needed here.
3. Save game to cloud
good option to have. have not tested it to see if it works or not.
4. fixed rare occurrence where selling were selling in the city does not work
I don't think I have ever encountered this. There has been times I have sold products and it does not tell me how much gold it made. But that's all.
5. fixed where some quests were not showing up in the reset screening some languages
Never noticed anything like this in English so no comment here.
6. build number shows on main screen
nice to know.
7. number formatting improved for voice output
yippee! The numbers read like their supposed to now. This is a very good thing. Appreciated.
So overall I rate this update a 2 out of 5. its sluggish and the most notable improvement of working with areas with large production slots falls way short of its expected goal.
Before I started to write this, I had almost 2 billion gold. around this point I take my 4 boosts, put on real estate mogul, and go buy some production slots. After setting those 4 boosts I was off. I started in the lumber yard. After tapping twice on it, it opened. but to move in there was non existent. It jumped around at its free will. I would swipe down and end up jumping about 3 or so times before it stopped. but usually this took 10 or more seconds for me to even get a voice output as to what it was doing. if I switched to the accessibility voice I could some what move normally. Finally got down to the bottom but you think I could double tap on the buy production button? If you said yes your wrong. I tapped like 50 times and could not get it to buy a slot. And if I switch back to voice over it seemed like it was locked up. It wasn't until 35 minutes later and another reboot of my phone before I could purchase the slots And also by this time my storage was full so I think that had something to do with it also.
now for a pre-update gripe. I have noticed the occurrence of this happening has increased lately. And the only common denominator is the workshop. I noticed it before when I had to sell 1 million clothes and 1 million fabric. but now having to sell 2 million clothes it seems to have occurred more times than before.
What happens is the game will lock up. then if you check all boosts are done. All production slots have run out of time, and your storage is full. Quite a few times I have started the workshop first. Because if I start the farm it makes it so much harder to start the workshop. then I go and start the farm. after I set up my 4 boosts to work on 1 loom and 3 master worker. some time after doing all that I may check something and it locks up and kicks me out,or the storage is full instantly and all slots are done running. so have to go back thru and do everything all over again.
And twice I have noticed where I am not doing anything at all,, but the game is open. the phone is just sitting there and the next thing I hear is the home screen. The game is totally closed. I open it back up and enter thru the main screen only to find everything has finished.
Also it would be very nice to have a change log posted here so when folks see that they know a new update has been released.
Overall, I am happy with the game. but certainly not a fan of this latest update. To me its two steps backwards.