Friday April 10th, 2020
We’re here for you. While the world out there is standing still, we want to continue to provide entertainment and distraction for these perhaps boring times stuck at home, with little to no contact with others.
In the last few weeks, we received a lot of positive feedback about our Fast Forward game worlds at 4x speed. Originally, we didn’t want to restart them right away. But because of your fantastic feedback and the current situation, we’re going to start a second round of Fast Forward on 11th April – our #stayhome game worlds.
For those among you who have not yet played Fast Forward, you now have the chance to experience this 4x speed event. If you’re already participating in the first round, this could be your chance to optimise your tactics.
Of course, we won’t let you start empty-handed. Using the voucher code FAST-FORWARD-2 , you can get a free package worth €10 on every Fast Forward game world. The package contains:
- 100 Gold
- 10 days’ Plus Account
- 1 x bonus engine upgrade voucher
- 10 x mechanic vouchers
- 10 x boost vouchers
- Only valid on Fast Forward 2 game worlds
- Valid until the 30th April
- Only usable once per player
- Only for browser and Android, not available on Apple devices
For those of you who like to play competitively, we have a special challenge this time: The top 10 players on each server of the second round of Fast Forward will receive the gold version of our brand new “Community Hero” achievement and the server winner will even receive the platinum version.
Since the second round of Fast Forward was not planned and is a spontaneous response to the coronavirus pandemic, we sadly cannot activate pre-registration. We still hope the second round of Fast Forward will bring you joy in these extraordinary times.
You can check when the servers start here:
Why are some game worlds missing this time?
That’s because some of the game worlds had relatively few players. While those numbers are still okay, a second round usually has lower numbers and will lead to player numbers that can cause problems with gameplay.
Won’t another event slow down your work on HTML5?
No. When we thought about how we can offer entertainment during the coronavirus pandemic without putting a burden on our developers, we specifically chose Fast Forward since repeating this event does not require any development or testing. That’s also the reason why Fast Forward 2 will still run on Flash. This way, we don’t have to test another version of the game mode right now and our developers can continue to focus on HTML5.
What if the second round is even more popular and too many players register on the game worlds?
All our game worlds have a limit of 10,000 registrations to prevent overcrowded cities and any performance problems caused. Should too many players be interested in playing the second round of Fast Forward, another international game world is ready to be started on demand.
My country or language is not among the announced game worlds. Does this mean I can’t play Fast Forward?
No. On the international game worlds all languages are available and allowed. While we recommend English for international communication, every other language is welcome too. Please respect that we have players from all over the world with completely different languages skills. Not everyone will speak your language or English. Please stay respectful, even if communication is a challenge. This is especially important, given the hard times many people are going through right now.