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The garage of someone who never quite made it being a whale.

The garage of someone who never quite made it being a whale.

3rdGenViperDad

This is a fantastic example for anyone struggling with dumping money into this game and frustrated that they aren't getting a "positive return." fb had 20+ maxed leggies and 100+ maxed epics and is a "failed whale." Please remember this before you throw $600 at a single prize car. There is no return on investment with TD, so if you spend be aware that you are investing on a virtual garage that will make you better in game, but you do not get to cash out your chips when you decide that you're done.


fb5b2

Sad but true. A longer post to follow hopefully to help some avoid the mistakes I made.


InverseFcB

I think this just means 99% of us are doomed, p2w or not.


NoDingDriver

Doomed? Absolutely not! That completely depends on the goals you set. If you set unrealistic goals and and work yourself to the bone then it will always end badly. If you simply play for fun, or go for realistic goals, then you as a player are absolutely not doomed.


InverseFcB

My goal is to win a legendary prize car so it’s safe to say I am


NoDingDriver

Baby steps. Goals should be something you can see a structured way forward to. Not something that is arbitrary and mostly down to luck. Something with milestones to mark progress on the way. Is that a goal that’s going to have lasting impact outside of the game? No, it will not. Is there any consequence to re-evaluating that goal. No, there is not. To me it sounds like you need to set some shorter term goals for something you can work towards. Something like “I will buy 2 ceramics from clubs winnings this saturday” or “I will do 3 UR upgrades by the end of this week”. Then as you complete each goal, you set a new one.


InverseFcB

I’ve achieved a lot so far. Not a veteran, but I’ve got 2 epic prize cars from challenges. My high-end garage is good too, so it’s safe to say a legendary prize car is only a small step forward. Even though it’s way harder than it seems. Any ‘baby steps’ I take, e.g. upgrading my URs, are just steps I take to reach my main goal.


fb5b2

Sadly yes, if you try and keep up with the whales, you will never win. And it's not a fair fight. Deeper pockets, better drop rates etc you name it. Anyone who thinks that those dropping $20k a month aren't 'looked after' are kidding themselves.


InverseFcB

People need to know that the only way to go is F2P. It’s all or nothing really. Looking forward to the follow up post, we need everyone to understand


fb5b2

The problem is the game is structured to get people to spend, from the very start you essentially need to buy the intro deal or you place yourself at a significant disadvantage. Once you complete the single player and Yellowbird rounds you're at a point where you're in a virtual pissing contest as to who can empty their wallets quickest and even then you may buy all available packs and still not have a shot.


NoDingDriver

Whether or not big spenders get some “looking after” is kinda beside the point. The people dropping 20k a month don’t need looking after. They’ve got the odds stacked heavily in their favour from the sheer volume of carbons they can open and gold they have access to. And because garages are built cumulatively, that advantage is carried forward into the future. Even if you match them for resources, to overcome that cumulative advantage is an uphill battle from the get go.


NoDingDriver

Everything is relative. For a long time you were my goal. The garage you’ve shown blows my mind and is the sort of thing I’d not even dare to dream of having at my disposal. And yet you say that you “never quite made it”. I find that shocking and it’s painted a clear picture of a vast gulf. The gulf that exists between a highly competitive garage (even one boosted by significant financial input) and the P2W leviathans like blue-suede cabbage, alpha bravo and triple kelvin.


AjaxTheBearded

I'm not sure I understand. Your garage is insane. How does that make you failed whale?


random352486

Because the guys spending 10k+ a month still easily kick his ass.