This game has 11 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 3 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 13 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 7 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 6 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 6 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
This game has 6 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 6 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.
|iOS:||(4.50) with 86,231 votes.|
|Google Play:||(4.59) with 2,202,696 votes.|
The most egregious example is castle events. In order to progress through each castle level and open chests, the player must collect a type of currency exclusive to the event. To earn said currency, players must complete a set of tasks every 6 hours. In order to have the best chance of winning the prize dragons from the event, players must try to collect as much event currency as possible. This forces players to adjust their real life schedule to be able to play the game every 6 hours.
Players receive increasing rewards for logging into the game each day. However, progress is not lost if a day is missed.
Many battles must be grinded each day in order to earn scrolls, which are used to upgrade dragon skills.
Ads are forcibly shown to players that have not spent any real money. Ads can be watched in exchange for in-game rewards.
Players can purchase some of the most powerful dragons in the game.
New players can enter your recruitment code, which will earn you rewards. A certain number of players must be recruited in order to earn exclusive dragons.
New players are offered cheap bundles, and discounts on premium bundles are often offered.
Almost everything has timers. Breeding dragons, hatching dragons, building, growing food, refilling energy for battles.
During events, players can purchase tickets which are used to open chests containing "pieces" of exclusive dragons. It's possible to end up not getting enough pieces to complete the dragon at the end of the event.
You can send your friends random gifts, e.g. gold or dragon pieces.