For Hasbro: What FTF resurrected in me...

VavatronVavatron Posts: 746
edited January 16 in General Discussion
So, I joined FTF after leaving MCOC. I liked Transformers as a kid, but preferred G.I. Joe and Star Wars. I came to this game for 2 main reasons: Kabam and the Forging Mechanism. The fact that it was a Transformers game was a pleasant surprise, though I never liked the Micheal Bay movies.

Since joining I have:
1. Watched The Prime Wars Trilogy
2. Bought the IDW Trade Paperbacks for Transformers
3. Bought my 4 year old son at least 10 1-step Transformers.
4. Bought him both Cyberverse Ultimate Prime and Megatron
5. Bought him 5 official Transformers Shirts
6. Bought myself several Transformers Tees
7. Watched several voice actor panels at Comic Cons related to Transformers
8. Watched Cyberverse Cartoon with my son (and DVR’d it)
9. Watched Bumblebee Movie
10. Downloaded the 1986 Film on Amazon Prime

I never would have returned to Transformers had it not been for Kabam and this game.

I’m sure there are other stories, much like my own.

Hasbro and Kabam please continue support this game. I suspect as others continue to look beyond MCOC, they will find their way here. As Transformers continues to move away from the Bay Films there will be more organic growth. And the unmeasurable is the sales of toys, movie tickets, other merchandise, and ratings bumps as a result of this small but dedicated population.

@Kabam Miike @Kabam Vydious

(Sorry for all the tags lately)

If you care about this game, and have something to contribute, please post your story. Let’s make this our unofficial plea to Hasbro and Kabam.

Comments

  • DaveJLDaveJL Posts: 1,334
    I would seek a way of contact Hasbro rather than putting it here where they wont see it
  • VavatronVavatron Posts: 746
    edited January 16
    DaveJL wrote: »
    I would seek a way of contact Hasbro rather than putting it here where they wont see it

    Unless Kabam pass it along for us, I’m sure they can get it to the right people!
  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 1,785
    edited January 16
    Thanks for that lovely intro @Vavatron

    Here's what F2F has reignited (after i started HATING TFormers and it's brainless live action movies)

    Bought:
    1. G1 Complete Set DVD via HMV
    2. Headmasters DVD Set via HMV
    3. Beast Wars 1-3 via Amazon
    4. TF Prime toys TRU
    5. Takara TF Prime toys eBay
    6. Takara Beast Hunters toys Amazon
    7. TF Animated toys on clearance
    8. MP Soundwave, Bluestreak, Tracks, Megatron via TRU
    9. Titanium Series Fallen, Hotzone, Thundercracker, Megatron, Optimal, Soundwave via eBay
    10. CW Sixshot, Megatron, Armada Megs, Starscream Leader, Skywarp Leader, Combaticons, Stunticons, Blitzwing, Astrotrain, Octone, Blaster, Soundwave, Galvatron, Cyclonus, Scourge, Devastator, Predaking, all Headmasters Cons, Skyfire via Aeon Malaysia
    11. RiD Menasor, Galvatronus, Ultrabee, Soundwave, Bludgeon, Prime, Megatronus, Bee via TRU
    12. Takara RiD Cons
    13. Platinum Edition Seekers, Insecticons, Blaster + Perceptor, Astrotrain + Blitzwing, Galvatron v Rodumus via Parkson Grand Malaysia
    14. T30 Blitzwing, Whirl, Roadbuster, Rhinox via Isetan Japan
    15. All wave 1 SIEGE via TRU
    16. Botbots Wave 1 Case via TRU
    17. Bumblebee Energon Igniters Wave 1 Complete via TRU
    18. DJ Bumblebee via TRU
    19. Bumblebee movie tickets x13 (2 adults + 3 kids x1, 1 adult + 3 kids x2)
    20. Bumblebee movie merch
    21. IDW all Marvel Reprints and Lost Light, All Hail, ***tion series.
    22. Dreamwave Complete via eBay
    23. Marvel Complete via eBay

    BTW, double all the above, as i get one for my boys to play with, one stays MiB.

    And i didn't spend 1¢ on Transformers between 2007 to 2017.
    (My TF purchases are 1983-1995, thanks DAD!, and 1999-2002. Bought the 2007 Decepticons before watching the movie despite only liking Bonecrusher, Brawl and Blackout's designs)

    Impact.

    So Hasbro, Kabam, if you're reading this...

  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 1,785
    Another thing.
    Everytime i got a 4* version of an F2F character,
    I WENT OUT AND BOUGHT THE TOY
  • VavatronVavatron Posts: 746
    Amazing post @BlackRazak

    Thanks for sharing.
  • VavatronVavatron Posts: 746
    Thanks @serdood !
  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 1,785
    @Vavatron, forgot i bought a 2017 Audi Q7, in grey, which my boys call Motormaster.

    And we've ordered a 2019 Audi A7 in Maroon, with an asymmetrical GOLD STRIPE running from the front to the rear.
    Guess who he's called.

    (Can't afford the white Lamborghini, Grey Ferrari or Yellow Formula car, though!)
  • VavatronVavatron Posts: 746
    edited January 16
    BlackRazak wrote: »
    @Vavatron, forgot i bought a 2017 Audi Q7, in grey, which my boys call Motormaster.

    And we've ordered a 2019 Audi A7 in Maroon, with an asymmetrical GOLD STRIPE running from the front to the rear.
    Guess who he's called.

    (Can't afford the white Lamborghini, Grey Ferrari or Yellow Formula car, though!)

    Dead End! Amazing @BlackRazak !

    I drive a black Escolade... Stockade maybe?
  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 1,785
    Vavatron wrote: »
    BlackRazak wrote: »
    @Vavatron, forgot i bought a 2017 Audi Q7, in grey, which my boys call Motormaster.

    And we've ordered a 2019 Audi A7 in Maroon, with an asymmetrical GOLD STRIPE running from the front to the rear.
    Guess who he's called.

    (Can't afford the white Lamborghini, Grey Ferrari or Yellow Formula car, though!)

    Dead End! Amazing @BlackRazak !

    I drive a black Escolade... Stockade maybe?

    Man, you've got PLENTY of cons to choose from.
    - Crankcase
    - Berserker
    - Dreadbot
    - Hatchet
    - Crowbar

    Or you can go all hipster and call him...
    Trailbreaker
  • BaRdYaAmNBaRdYaAmN Posts: 373
    Well said Vavatron 😢
  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 1,785
    Just in case anyone thinks I'm talking out of my tailpipe

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    #MotormasterFTW
  • EliteDragonEliteDragon Posts: 107
    edited January 17
    After Transformers Prime ended, and The Last Knight debuted, he had stopped worshiping Transformers, it was just a series that only liked the movies. Since I started playing FTF I've been a big fan of Transformers:

    1-Watch Combiner Wars

    2-More Transformers Toys

    3-I knew many more bots

    4-I delved into the history of the Quintessons and the brothers, Unicron and Primus.

    5-I have read some hqs. of Transformers.

    6-I have made friends who like Transformers.

    Even if FTF ends forever, it will be a part of me and will always be in my heart.
  • KillMasterCKillMasterC Posts: 1,881
    This is the best Transformers game I've ever played (after played pretty every one of them) and I doubt it will be dethroned soon in terms of a playability. But it was killed due to serious problems in marketing, business strategy, revenue model and support.
  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 1,785
    edited January 17
    Can't help but think of other ways to have promoted this EXCELLENT game, via Hasbro, Paramount and Kabam:

    1. Scannable/coded Bee movie tickets.
    Win a G1 Bee with 3+ proof of purchase. Both the movie and Kabam profit.

    2. In-package SIEGE/Bee Movie/PotP vouchers for in-game content and discounts. Hasbro, Kabam both profit.

    3. Reach AM/Arena milestones to win a FREE Bee movie merch pack when you BUY a Bee movie ticket. Kabam and Paramount: $$$

    4. Lucky draw during crystal arenas to win an exclusive Bee toy.

    5. Complete (easier) monthly tasks 100% to catch premier of Bumblebee.

    Those suggestions took me 30 seconds to think of.
  • Nice to see everyone showing their support for the game. But sad to see that none of the admins even bothered to reply.
  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 1,785
    Again,
    I may not be some whale gamer, but i notice great value when i see it.
    It's my 16th anniversary with the wifey soon, so i bought a lil something to please her, my 3 boys AND me.

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    A full 20% off MSRP.
    Color?
    A pale YELLOW.

    Will post pics when i get the chance!
  • The best I ever saw this game being marketed was when I saw Optimus Prime's face on a Google-Play Card rack with the game title. That's it. For a company like Hasbro, I'm surprised they don't advertise or promote this game much.

    I'm gonna add on to @BlackRazak 's previous post and suggest some other marketing ideas.

    1; Get IDW comics to make a Mini-Series based on the game. IDW, Hasbro, and Kabam profit.

    2: If that won't do, put advertisements in IDW's comic issues, promoting the game. There could even be a redeemable code that allows you to unlock in game items.

    3: Make Bot Spotlight trailers. Nothing hypes fans more than a trailer and it would be awesome if each individual character got one. Provide some iconic Transformers voice-actors to the voices for fan enjoyment.

    4: New Transformers disk sets (Bumblebee for Blu-Ray) come with scannable code that allows you to unlock a certain character. Hasbro and Kabam profit.

    5: Advertise Forged to Fight on MCOC. It's a big market over there, so why not try interest some players to join here.

    Also, one mistake Kabam made that would have made them more money was not making Megatronous exclusive. If he was exclusive, it would have raised his value, prompting players to go to high stakes to obtain him.
  • BlackRazakBlackRazak Posts: 1,785
    I curse the powers be that WON'T/HAVEN'T cooperated on this game.

    Even my boys are puzzled as to why there are no Cyberverse toy ads when you click the 5 Energon button.

    Or Bumblebee movie ads.

    They're 7 and 8.

    You think non-P2P players have no impact on this game?
    I'd gladly shell out $20 to buy my kids the toys being advertised!
  • DaveJLDaveJL Posts: 1,334
    BlackRazak wrote: »
    I curse the powers be that WON'T/HAVEN'T cooperated on this game.

    Even my boys are puzzled as to why there are no Cyberverse toy ads when you click the 5 Energon button.

    Or Bumblebee movie ads.

    They're 7 and 8.

    You think non-P2P players have no impact on this game?
    I'd gladly shell out $20 to buy my kids the toys being advertised!

    That's fantastic providing it's a toy that can only be bought by players of the game so it can be traced back to this, and then some form of profit share that would be adequate would be agreed with Kabam.

    Veey long winded way of getting money back to them when there is a simple and conventional method available
  • Here is what Forged to Fight has shown/done to me this past year:

    1. Reinforced my love for Transformers.
    2. Gave me new knowledge of the members of both the Deception and Autobot factions.
    3. Put the Maximals and Predacons under a new spotlight.
    4. Put a few Transformers -- Sideswipe, Motormaster, Mirage, Bludgeon and Jetfire -- under a spotlight.
    5. Gave me some good laughs, and over a variety of nicknames to call a Human Commander.
    6. A small sense of unity among people.

    Gosh darn, this game is good.
  • It totally got me back into Tformers. My son loves them now!
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