It’s been awhile since the team here at NeonMob reached out to you with an update and some insight into what we’re working on. We’ve been reading through your comments and digested a lot of valuable feedback over the past few months. And, as you may have noticed, we’ve already started making a few big changes.
First things first, we want to address the recent issues involving collectors not receiving daily free packs. This has been our number one priority and the full team has been diligently working to reduce these and other bugs. We released a number of complex features over the past several months, and with that came a host of complex bugs. We are keeping a close watch on pack distribution, have added logs to confirm packs have been received, and have implemented safeguards to prevent this from happening in the future.
RECENT UPDATES: Let’s back up a bit to cover the features we’ve introduced over the past few months…
Hourly freebies and Streaks: We wanted to reward collectors that visit multiple times per day and return day after day. By adding hourly freebies and streaks, collectors can now claim up to 27 free packs per day. Though we never expected the majority of you to aim for the max, on-average, collectors are claiming 14 free packs per day. For those collectors that can’t log in as frequently, we are exploring new ways to reward their loyalty, too.
Discarding: This long-awaited feature was introduced for testing last month. Now you finally have a way to get rid of that untradable card that you (and everyone else) has 16 copies of. Over the past month we’ve been collecting data on discards, and we plan to optimize point values in the next couple weeks. Thanks for your patience while we work on this. Balancing points takes time, and it’s important we get it right.
UP NEXT: We have a long pipeline of new features in the works, and after reading through your feedback, we’ve decided focus on fine-tuning our existing features before introducing any major changes.
For the next several months, you’ll be seeing a lot of changes on NM meant to make things a bit more “user-friendly” for you. We’ve received a lot of great feedback, and three topics continued to bubble to the surface: improved trading, more ways to filter and sort collections, and an overall improvement of the native iOS app.
Trading: Trading is the core social element of NM, and we want to make this feature as enjoyable as possible. The plan is to significantly improve the system over several months. But you will be starting to see changes very soon. In the next publish, the Owners and Seekers buttons are being combined into a single “Trade” button. With this change, we will be slightly modifying the method of how trade partners are selected and prioritized. The change is intentionally minimal, as it’s meant more of a test. Trade has come up quite a bit as a topic of discussion, and we encourage any and all feedback.
Sorting & Filtering: Expect to see additional sorting and filtering options across NeonMob. I’ll create a separate post with additional info in the near future, but we plan to add the ability to filter and sort your full collection, prioritize series to collect, and better select a successful trading partner. Favoriting sets, adding cards to a wishlist, and possibly “locking” completed sets are being considered, as well.
iOS features: The iOS app needs a bit of TLC. Increasing comparable functionality is something we’ve been planning for a while. We are prioritizing features based on your feedback… so keep it coming!
Performance: Not as flashy but definitely important, the team is spending a fair amount of time on performance optimization, so both web and iOS run more quickly and smoothly.
IN THE WORKS: In addition to our priorities above, here are a couple headlines for what we have in the works…
Points: Points will become a much more important component in the NM ecosystem. Expect to see new ways to both earn and spend points.
Discards: If you thought your discards were gone for good, think again. They’ll be back!
Milestones: Milestones available on iOS. New types of milestones including daily achievements and competitive challenges to earn points.
Creator Incentives: New ways for creators to promote their series and gain insight into their sales performance.
The NeonMob Team