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Price: Free
Ads: Yes
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 160 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 67 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


31 votes
2 votes
Daily Rewards -
31 / 2 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

30 votes
3 votes
Grinding -
30 / 3 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

31 votes
2 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
31 / 2 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

26 votes
5 votes
Wait To Play -
26 / 5 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

20 votes
11 votes
Advertisements -
20 / 11 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

17 votes
16 votes
Playing by Appointment -
17 / 16 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

5 votes
28 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
5 / 28 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 250 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 102 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


33 votes
Premium Currency -
33 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

30 votes
1 votes
Pay to Win -
30 / 1 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

32 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
32 / 0 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

30 votes
3 votes
Pay to Skip -
30 / 3 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

29 votes
2 votes
Recurring Fee -
29 / 2 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

27 votes
5 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
27 / 5 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

28 votes
5 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
28 / 5 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

23 votes
9 votes
Power Creep -
23 / 9 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

13 votes
18 votes
Accidental Purchases -
13 / 18 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

4 votes
29 votes
Pay Wall -
4 / 29 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

1 votes
30 votes
Waste Aversion -
1 / 30 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 133 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 84 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


31 votes
Competition -
31 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

30 votes
2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
30 / 2 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

28 votes
4 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
28 / 4 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

28 votes
4 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
28 / 4 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

15 votes
15 votes
Reciprocity -
15 / 15 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
30 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
1 / 30 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

29 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 29 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 138 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 73 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


28 votes
3 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
28 / 3 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

28 votes
4 votes
Variable Rewards -
28 / 4 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

24 votes
7 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
24 / 7 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

23 votes
6 votes
Complete the Collection -
23 / 6 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

18 votes
13 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
18 / 13 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

11 votes
17 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
11 / 17 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

6 votes
23 votes
Illusion of Control -
6 / 23 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.50) with 11,393 votes.
Google Play:  (4.57) with 653,161 votes.

Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Recurring Fee reported on Apr 30, 2024
Royal Club
Badges / Endowed Progress reported on Mar 1, 2024
it literally has like 2 achievements for spending money LOL
Power Creep reported on Mar 1, 2024
buffs happen often, but they're seemingly randomized. certain characters will gain a buff just a few months after release and then gain them consistently, and others will basically just sit and rot for years until they finally gain a buff that puts them directly in the meta for like... 2 weeks.. just to be thrown on the back burner for another few years.
Invested / Endowed Value reported on Mar 1, 2024
yep. if you have an account from half a decade ago you're surely going to have a lot more progress done and have more event exclusive items than newbies (unless they're whales, of course.. though, some event items are completely unobtainable now)
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Mar 1, 2024
they make new invite rewards often and basically expect you to invite like 5 people each time the event pops up so you can get all the rewards including an invite exclusive character. The newest invite mission even has a gacha! they seriously want you to rev up those old Discord contacts
Aesthetic Manipulations reported on Mar 1, 2024
Subconscious Associations: The Game
Artificial Scarcity reported on Dec 23, 2022
They’re good about giving enough time in an event to get as much as you need.
Social Pyramid Scheme reported on Dec 23, 2022
You only get rewards but they aren’t like amazing outstanding to die for
Recurring Fee reported on Dec 23, 2022
Power Creep reported on Dec 23, 2022
Cookies themselves

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