If you follow the news, you probably know that since the release of a new firmware, the whole iPhone/iPod Touch community expected it to bring a lot of apps previously rejected from distribution in the AppStore. Yet we are still unsure if it helps Underworld to get its original setting back, but we promised to take our chances anyway.
Yes, we have re-submitted the gray-trade version of the game, called ‘Underworld: Traffic’. It is rated ‘17+’ for Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References and Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive themes.
Underworld: Traffic will bring players into the same world as SweetDeal, with a difference in available commodities and dealer ranks.
Now we wait for the news from Apple and will let you know as soon as we get an update. Stay tuned!
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Update [July 10]: Hey, we’ve got an update from Apple. Not a very fruitful one though:
‘Your application, Underworld: Traffic 1.0, is requiring unexpected additional time for review. <…>’
Sounds like bad news to us, considering that a previous response like that led to two and a half months of waiting and then to a reject.
Well, fingers crossed, we let you know the minute something new comes up. Meanwhile, we are still working hard on the planned game improvements. Stay with us
We thought with this title we at least have a chance. With ‘DrugLords’, I seriously doubt it.
By the way, on the early development phase, back in summer 2008, ‘Traffic’ was the original working title of the game
I noticed you also changed the names of all the items to be a little less, shall we say, vulgar. However, I think you could have gotten away (fingers crossed) with mushrooms and bricks and not had so many pills.
Yes finally i hopefully wont have to play with candy anymore. Great idea andrey. now if we only get these new bugs taken care of and you would have one of the most addictive games ever on the iphone. thanks
@andrey, new stuff looks good and hopefully you have some good ideas mapped out for improved trading among other players. I have found myself struggling to make much lately because everyone is out to make money for themselves. That’s not a suprise but there needs to be some kind of benefit from trading with each other….. Even just expanding the trade area range so we can see people further. Away in other states or countries. But again new skin should please alot of the loyal players that have been asking for a change, good luck with the approval!
The ship may have already sailed though if a new skin is the ‘major’ upgrade to 3.0. Since hitting 21 I’m finding it difficult to care considering there’s currently nothing really to play for other than Rank. So much potential for an already great game but we need something more to fuel us if we’ve already achieved the final level…
Wow Apple is retarded! Is this not the reason they have age ratings for apps now! Come on they have an app in the store now called Chronic-less that involves real Marijuana. They also have apps now that are rated 17+ that have half naked women. We can see tits but no drugs. Stuuuppppidddd!!!!!!
I actually really like that it’s candy items, I find it entertaining and like the art. Also funny talking to coworkers who play about drops, donuts, etc… Seems like that wouldn’t be as entertaining with the changes… as well as all the fun lingo people come up with to have slang names for the stuff that’s in here… anyway just my 2 cents as it were
Cimmeria, we do understand that after we’ve launched the ’sweet’ version of the game in the AppStore, there is now a lot of people who actually like this setting. I myself cannot even decide which of them I like better now
We’ll have to find a way to please both sides
@Andrey I want to thank you for how terrible you have allowed the chat room to get. It is your official chat room, so you should moderate it. It’s one person constantly making the room completely disgusting, and you’ve not done one thing about it.
I’ve sent you emails about this before with no reply (I know others have too), so at this point I’m just done. You guys have taken forever to get new levels out anyway, so there is really nothing left to play for, and I really have no desire to support you guys when you let your players be crapped on non stop in the chat room.
I’m down with that. I know you are busy, but it’s gotten horrible. there are a few trustworthy people in there. Not sure how to pick one, maybe nominate people and let registered people vote. Shoe use to be awsome in there but I never see her/him anymore.
@xxzone. Relax bud. It’s a chat room gone bad. No need to come here and BLAST Andrey about it. You’re mad at some nonsense spewed over at chatterous. WTF does that have to do with the fact that you (me included)play so much that we hit level 21 and have “nothing” to play for. Clearly you do because you jumped past Barbie again. You sound like a spoiled rich kid that didn’t get his way….
I’m within $31M of level 21, so I feel compelled to finish, but I’ve got very little interest left in it.
I know a couple other people who have stopped played because they too, got bored with it.
We need an update to the game that adds new game play. We need some new elements to the game though. Simply adding a new drug skin, some new levels, and more points packs won’t be enough to sustain it over time.
I really like the concept, and I want a reason to keep playing, but I feel it slipping away.
I agree with the confuzed. Im at level 20 and also feel like ive gotten this far might as well finish. But for anyone who ever played the original dopewars, i feel this game should try to add some features from that game. I use to play that game so much on my old cell phones. I loved how you would trave to different places in the world and made deals like that and the way you were able to fight off the police if you got busted… The good ol days
I have to agree I’m afraid …. I truely love the game and for months have been playing 24/7. My partner sas bud and I used to compete daily to see who could take the lead … Yet I’ve not really played the game for almost a week now as there really doesn’t seem much point …. I’m torn as I love the game and I want to continue playing ….. Please please please give us old timers some new gameplay/levels soon …..
Clinging on by my fingernails……. Kitten x
I come in here an complained to Andrey, because every other way I tried didn’t work. I sent emails, and so did other people. How am I a spoiled rich kid, because I don’t enjoy someone posing as me in the chat room every other day, and being offensively vulgar?
What that has to do with me playing to 21 is that I’d have no problem not playing anymore, cause for over a month now I’ve just been playing to try to get #1, or stay #1. Like a bunch of people above have stated..it’s getting boring, so it’s easy to stop playing.
If me not wanting someone to post as if they are me, and make people think I’m crude and offensive makes me a spoiled rich kid…then I guess I am.
lol..What people? If it wasn’t for the schlubs that are impersonating you then it would probably be just YOU and Guest1234568948 talking. Either way, Andrey isnt the internet police. Relax is all I was saying champ.
Just cause you don’t think there are people in chat, doesn’t mean I don’t get messages in game asking me WTF my problem is.
The great thing about life is what comes around goes around. Just cause some people feel empowered hiding behind a computer typing, and that makes them feel like they can treat people however they want, doesn’t mean it’s not going to come back around to them. You get what you give.
I don’t enjoy defending myself in game for something I never did over and over again. Thus the reason I said if it wasn’t resolved I’d just stop launching the game so I didn’t have to play it anymore…As you posed before all this, there isn’t much to play for anymore due to their being no more levels, and dealing with this stuff when I log in just detracts from it further.
Here is vote for a game play update. We need something else to do besides leveling up, let us run the joy labs or something. No more points packs or levels or skins. I need something else to keep my interest in the game. I’m at $38M, and am hardly checking on it anymore, but I still find myself wanting to play, it’s just kind of boring, and the fact that I still get busted on NORMAL quite often (sometimes several times in a row), and I’m at 5 Police protection…
Is it me or has everything come to a halt with Underworld?
What happened to the 3.0 specific stuff? the roadmap stuff?
As much as i’d like the original drug themed version, i’d much rather have continuous features added than sit waiting for a submitted version that’s never gonna be accepted by apple anyway.
Voltage, Skip, the priorities now are:
1) iPhone 3.0 features (in-app purchases, push notifications) and …drum roll… 2) new ranks!
I can’t go into details right now, but we are working on ‘Missions’ feature for some time now and most likely it’s going to come out live together with new ranks.
We keep hearing about these wonderful things coming out, that’s great! But my question was when do you think it will be turned in to apple? I’m seeing less players playing daily. She’s dieing on ya brother.
Ya moving around helps alot, work has been busy lately and I haven’t been able to turn the game on as much. My rank has slipped alot but not much I can do about it. I am all for people having an advantage if they move around more but if that option isn’t available I am hoping some of the updates will help address the issue. Also, finding an approximate release time would be nice. I know a steroids is working on it but everyone seems to be growing impatient with the updates. Maybe just let us know about how long till you think you may be submitting to apple?
moving around is the biggest advantage but you can still make some good money if you work with the sellers in your area. In the DC Metro we have a good group of players that keep product moving and are flexible with pricing if asked. Certainly traveling is key though. I make nearly 1 mil alone traveling to and from work on a good day. The busts are starting to wear on me though. I lost over 300k in one day and I was typically buying 1 waf at a time. The 16k busts on lollis when I have full protect is enough to quit the game tho.
@fatcash, email andrey and he will help you transfer. @ chezk, you are lucky cuz most of the people in my trade area don’t respond to messages and the lowest I ever see them selling waffles is usually 7k which makes it kind of hard. I am basically playing on my own right now. When I did have people to trade with I was doing good but now I am lucky to make 500k with the time I have to play each day. Unfortunately we all don’t have ideal trade areas or players to trade with but we will keep doing what we can for now.
Yeah, if the other players aren’t willing to buy a 2k waf and sell it at 4k it makes it tough. I’ve seen people with 170 of the same waffles for 3 days because they wont’ let them go for lower than 8 because they hooked a junkie buying for that price 3 weeks ago. The key is to have a sale every 15 minutes and even more frequent while traveling. I’ll buy low risk items from sellers even if the profit margin is slim just to have some income trickle in..
I’m one of the people buying 170 waffles and holding the price at 8k til they sell…… for a reason.
Like many, i feel the game lacks much to do or achieve anymore.
For that reason, i load underworld up just a few times a day. If a lab is selling waffles, i stay and buy 170 then set the price at at 8k and then load up again the next day to see if they’ve sold and to restock.
For a while i was trading with others, but the stupid amount of money lost on too frequent busts (on lvl 5 protection), makes it too slow in making any money to be worthwhile.
Doing it the way i am now, i still make around 1m or more a day, and have to spend less time getting bored waiting for the screen to keep refresh every 15 minutes.
I’m starting to think Bugsy’s idea is grand. I’m at $52M, and am bored out of my mind with this game, so is my friend at $86M.
WHAT IS THE DEAL WITH THE CONSTANT BUSTING? My friend and I got busted several times in a row trying to buy Waffles. Tonight, I think I got busted 5 times in a row trying to buy 5. This is insane.
GIVE UP ON GETTING DRUGLORDS APPROVED, AND MAKE THE GAME WORTH PLAYING AGAIN.
I hate to be a PITA, but seriously, you got an update on July 10th, that they are still working on it, it is July 30th. PULL THE PLUG, otherwise you are going to lose people that got you started in the first place.
Sorry to put a deadline out there, but how about Aug. 10th? If there isn’t anything new to do by then, I’m pulling the plug myself. I’m just frustrated with the time I’ve invested, and there is no where to go from here.
Andrey, what do you mean by “new ranks”? Will you be redo the current upgrading system? I agree with Voltage that earning $200 million to make one upgrade will be ridiculous. I’ve been at level 20 since mid-June, now at $88 and I’m viewing the $100 million (level 21) as the finish line. I’m not planning on uninstalling, but I’m not planning on spending any money on points packages either, which is probably the bottom line for UW. Missions will help somewhat to keep my interest. May I suggest that if you are making changes to the upgrade system that you be kind enough to allow everyone to reorganize their equipment once for free?
I have two clarifications. The $88 should have said $88 million (I have been earning approximately $2 million per day). Second, I have been spending money on points packages, probably $25 or so, but won’t spend more based on the current gameplay.
I thought it was a pretty good idea, but Mac told me about self made missions. Granted, they don’t provide any monitary gain, but it is something fun to do.
Basically this is how he explained it to me.
1. For the lower 4 items (which we haven’t been trading for quite some time now) if there is a lab on your tile, you buy from that lab, and then sell at the same price.
2. Also for the lower 4 items, if there is no lab, you buy all that the lowest selling person has to offer, and then just dump it all. You could also choose to sell at what a lab would normally sell for.
This basically allows you to play labs and junkies, without the functionallity built into the game. Like I said, you don’t gain anything money wise, other than helping your fellow players out.
It’s funny, I’ve offered to buy gummy bears at $5K each to several people in my area, and they some how think I am trying to cheat them out of something. I must have tried it with 4-5 people, and I couldn’t get a single one of them to go along with it!
Can we get a fix for the bug when the supply you are buying from is not updating, and you happen to be trying to buy more than they have, you get busted for the amount you try and buy, then you try and buy again, and you get the “oops” screen? I can’t count the number of times this has happened to me, getting busted for product that is not even there?!
@Riot Punk, Based on Andrey’s comment it sounds like UW the release date isn’t any time soon. “Most likely” sounds like they haven’t made up their minds on the new level requirements and is still in debate. Adding missions into the game is a major overhaul, and would require a lot of testing to make sure it doesn’t destroy the economy of the game (I would think).
Yep, that is the way I feel. $32M to go, and I’ll be level 21. I am not even sure I’ll make it or not. Here in Oklahoma, it’s like a grave yard, looks like a bunch of people around, but it’s really people that played, and got tired of it. There are only a few people that are still playing, generally newbies. Heck, one of the friends that I had that used to play, quit playing like 6+ weeks ago, and he is still in the top 10 in our state!
Wow i have not played in 3 weeks! I did not even open up the app. Its nice to see i didnt fall to far behind. Im 32 in the US and 3 in my state. But i didnt play because the game was getting boring and from what i can tell much has not changed. Wheres the update?
Mac, Riot Punk, we’ve already found the solution, but unfortunately the fix cannot be pushed from server. It will come out as an update of the game. Sorry for inconvenience, we totally didn’t see that happen.
as far as new skin or maybe even new drugs im all for it, cause once i reach 21 then zzz nothing really to look forward too. should add in heroine (or a candy to rep it)or something else to sell with a bigger profit range?
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