Insights, Findings and Impressions of a Newbie

Playing Coin Master for free?

Free apps are often financed by advertising. Especially annoying are the subscription traps, camouflaged by advertising. Once more smartphone users are taken in by rip-offs – especially in the gaming niche. Children and young people are particularly at risk.

YouTube is flooded with Coin Master advertising! Well-known influencers join in and present the app on their channels. This is where I found Coin Master as well.

Just “influencers” doing their “job”

My impression of Coin Master

First impression: WOW! Beautiful graphics! Everything is so colorful and funny!

Second impression: There’s not much you can do here except using spins to earn coins at the slot machine. Then you put them into building your village. Doesn’t look so fun to me. If you play Coin Master as a normal person, the fun is over at some point. You only have a limited number of spins for your slot machine. If you run out, you have to wait or buy more spins.

Third insight: Nobody knows how much money you actually have to pay for 1 million coins. Maybe some of the influencers know, but despite many calculations we have not found out 100 percent. So in order to be able to continue playing Coin Master, we watched the ads.

Fourth finding: There are a lot of ads for online casinos and real gambling, because their investors are also currently spending their money on apps like Coin Master.

 

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Is Coin Master Gambling or Strategy?

What is the game Coin Master about? To sum it up: It’s about Moon Active, which want to make a lot of money. Because unlike the commercials with the cool ads and funny influencers, Coin Master is less about attacking or raid the villages of your own friends. Rather, the focus is on a kind of one-armed bandit, which the player has to activate to collect coins (the currency in the game). With these Coins, everyone can then build his village, whereby the construction of buildings makes no further sense except to reach the next level. Again, a village must be built. And in the middle of it there is always the coin machine. The game isn’t new either. Since 2015 Coin Master is already on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store available. In some countries, however, the downloads have only really gone through the roof since their latest ads through influencers.

coin master gambling
Definitely no gambling *irony off*

The attacks on the villages of friends, which are addressed by the influencers, play a minor role and only serve the purpose of getting more coins. In the end, Coin Master is supposed to get players addicted to the next level (there are over 200 levels) and try their luck at the slot machine again and again. Both is only possible by using coins or spending lots of time. Players sometimes have to wait an hour to use the slot machine five times (5 spins per hour), or they watch video ads. Those who have no patience can buy coins with real money. A package of coins costs between a dollar and a few hundred dollars.

It gets really perfidious with the pets that are added in higher levels. They need food all the time, and users can’t pay for that with coins, only with real money. In the ratings, many players also complain that they were lucky at the slot machine at the start and often scored three identical symbols. Later on, the success decreased noticeably. In higher levels, however, more coins are needed to build the villages. If they are harder to earn at the slot machine, the only thing left for players who want to stay on is to spend real money.

The Unofficial Coin Master Rules

Ever came across the “rule players” of Coin Master? What does it even mean? Players who obey the rules? Well, these players are having their own unofficial rules. Usually these players have certain rules, which they want their friends to follow as well.

These rules are easy to understand, nothing special or difficult:

Never attack your friends!

There is a way to avoid attacking players who are not in your friends list: When you get attacked, press revenge and choose random. The result is you will mostly attack people, which are not in your friends list. Players are following this unofficial rule to hurt damage each other.

Warnings!

If you are about to raid your friends you send them a message on Facebook first. You wait for a couple minutes and see if you hear from them. Basically you ask them if you can dig or you let them spend all the coins first. Here is the trick: You can still dig the coins, even if the person just spent all the coins. This means no one losing anything. You gain coins and your friend is able to react and spend all the coins first.

Not all people play this way, so if you don’t know a person you are connecting with just check it or be clear about the way you play yourself. If you are not a match it might be best to just unfriend and look for other friends.

Of course not everyone is playing in this way. There are a few groups on Facebooks, which are only playing in this way. The best is to hit your “new” friends up with a message to know if they follow any rules regarding raids or attacks. If you follow these rules, but your friends doesn’t its best to remove them from the friends list.

 

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