Hello! My name is Wackyquack (referred to as TheDuck) and today I will be talking about Hopscotch’s P2W (Pay To Win) paywall strategies. Let’s dive in. Please also note that toxic comments are not welcome. If you want to provide feedback, please use constructive criticism. Also, if you don’t like this post, and decide not to give feedback, please look at another post instead of posting toxic comments. Now, let’s start.
The Tutorial Paywall
One of the paywalls I remember is the paywall for tutorials. This one makes sense. You get some tutorials for free, and then you upgrade for more. It makes sense and it’s like as if you need to pay to attend a coding class or something like that. But, the next paywall is one of the bad ones…
The Drawing and Picture Paywall
One of the most dumbest paywalls Hopscotch has is the paywall for drawing and making pictures. If you want to import a picture or want to save/add a masterpiece you made in the drawing tool into your project, you have to pay. Imagine you made one of your greatest works to add to your project and then you get told to buy seeds.
Sure, 50 seeds is only $3. but do you really want to use $3 just to do something that should be free? Also, I’m unsure about this, but because it says “get seeds to make this a custom art project” I think it’s implying you need to pay seeds for each project to enable custom art. Or you could get the subscription…(more about that later)
The Mushroom Paywall
Say you just found an epic project and you want to say thanks. You go to use a mushroom, but then you get told again you need to pay seeds.
Look, it’s not much of a biggie but saying “This is cool!” shouldn’t really cost money. Again, the prices are cheap, but can’t you add a comments system, Hopscotch?
The Subscription Paywall (and about the subscription)
Say you just found out about Hopscotch, you hop in, and then you are told to get a subscription (free trial) to join. C’mon, Hopscotch. Not everyone wants your free trial. Give Free Users more creativity. Yes, I know you need to make money, but don’t make it by paywalling everything. But, about the subscription…
The Subscription itself
The Subscription is basically Xbox Game Pass Ultimate but for Hopscotch. According to the app, you get the ability to:
- Get Tutorials
- Add Photos
- And More I guess
Hopscotch begs you to get seeds, but to subscribe, go to Me > Settings Gear > Subscribe to Hopscotch. That’s it for today. I’m not trying to be mean by the way, I’m just giving feedback.
(this post would have pictures but due to trust levels I can’t add them)