EDIT: OK – So, the comments kind of went a bit mad as I was copying and pasting… I didn’t expect them to thread like the actual comment section so I have just had to take screenshots of each of the comments and answers instead!
OK, so lots of you are wondering why the emails are only just surfacing… well, that would be because we aren’t working “with” TinyCo anymore, even though – most of the time, it felt like we were working FOR TinyCo!
We wanted to share one of the reasons why we stopped doing what we enjoyed doing, apart from the game ALWAYS crashing or costing LOTS of money as the money grab became HUGE, both of us being diagnosed with health issues, daughter diagnosed with Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder, work commitments, not receiving the support promised by TinyCo when they created an AMBASSADOR PROGRAM after I sent an email of a list of complaints – but they never kept to their word (I will include the Ambassador terms in this post), and lastly, we were running ourselves down as we are in a different timezone to TinyCo and we ALL know that their updates NEVER happen when they should – so we would stay up until 2am – 3am… sometimes even to 6am… then once the update would hit, we would work our @$$e$ off to get all the information out to you straight away and sleep after we finished the school run! We started to do the updates the next day instead but we lost a lot of readers as they relied on us for the information, but with our health conditions, we weren’t able to keep staying up that late every week.
As you already know, we haven’t been as active as we saw a dramatic drop in views after we couldn’t continue to be the first with the information, so we just didn’t see the point in continuing to spend hours and hours doing an update (with continuous crashing and failed start-ups!) when hardly anyone was using the information. We know that a lot of regular players stopped playing either because they couldn’t get into their game, that they lost all their progress and TinyCo never responded to their tickets, and/or gamers were annoyed that if they were to get anywhere – they needed to spend £100’s an event which is another reason the stats would have fallen, even when we were still as active as before!
Above: screenshots of stats for FamilyGuyTips – we were very active up until the end of August, but you can see the big decline – our stats had fallen so much that some months, we weren’t even getting the same amount of views/visitors as we were in ONLY ONE DAY!
Back in August during the PeterPalooza event, we asked TinyCo if they could hold another Q&A (which is apart of the Ambassador Program) after they were unhappy with the last Q&A. Matt replied and said as long as the comments will be approved and the questions will not be answered with sarcastic comments, I agreed but I never heard back. That was the last time I made any effort to communicate with TinyCo as I was already pretty pi$$ed off with our “working relationship” anyway!
So, I receive an email from Kelly at TinyCo on 20th November 2015:
As you can see, TinyCo wanted to cut ties as they thought that I hadn’t tried reaching out, but it was because I gave up TRYING!
I said above that I would include the Ambassador Program that was created after I sent the email that is in the other post to Matt. I sent lots of suggestions about how they could work with us, FamilyGuyAddicts and the community, so they created an Ambassador Program:
After we read the Ambassador Program, we had a few questions – like how we will get ALL the way to the US for meet-ups?! or how will we get swag/prizes?! Ohhhh… those perks were ONLY for the other site owners, not us, as we were the only two active sites that wrote about FG:TQFS!
Anyway, know all of the reasons are out of the way (I think, there are so many – hope I haven’t forgotten any!) – we can move onto the comments that have been made on the posts that we have already made regarding emails and Matt’s views on EVERYTHING!
Before I get into that, RyPod sent me some points that he would like to add to this post:
Comment time (in order of received) – the comments will be in BLUE and my response will be in RED:
RE: RYPOD POST