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  • EA is retiring Heroes of Dragon Age on Facebook

    We are retiring Heroes of Dragon Age on browser platforms through Facebook on May 15, 2018.

    Hello Heroes!

    On Monday, February 12, 2018, EA will be retiring Heroes of Dragon Age (HoDA) on Facebook. Starting Tuesday, May 15, 2018, HoDA will no longer be available to play through browsers using Facebook. You may continue to access your account through Facebook Connect by installing the game on a mobile iOS or Android device. The purchase of in-game currency (Gems) will no longer be available on Facebook as of Monday, February 12, 2018, however Gems that have been purchased or earned may still be spent until the access to the game has been disabled.

    We appreciate your support, and look forward to your battles on mobile platforms!

    Thanks for playing!

    The Heroes of Dragon Age team

  • #2
    So... no way to play it on a PC or mac then? Only mobile?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Richard F Grant View Post
      So... no way to play it on a PC or mac then? Only mobile?
      We’ve enjoyed bringing you incredible Heroes of Dragon Age experiences through the years, however, EA will no longer be able to provide support for browser-enabled play through Facebook. You may continue to play the game on a mobile iOS or Android device by logging into your account through Facebook Connect.

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      • #4
        it was so easy and fast to consume on a browser...so difficult on a mobile, thou...
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        • #5
          I play HoDA on my PC using an Android emulator. I personally use Bluestacks 3, though others I know have also recommended Nox.

          As long as you log in through your usual gmail account on Google Play first, you'll connect to your current HoDA account just fine.



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          • #6
            Originally posted by Zephthys View Post
            I play HoDA on my PC using an Android emulator. I personally use Bluestacks 3, though others I know have also recommended Nox.
            Please note that we do not officially support emulators, and using such programs is considered at your own risk. Because they are not official versions of the Android operating system, we are limited in the support we may be able to provide, should any issues arise with your account due to this usage.

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            • #7
              Any reason as to why this happened? I mean why we are no longer be able to support browser play?
              Last edited by Mer'lan; 02-08-2018, 07:46 AM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Mer'lan View Post
                Any reason as to why this happened? I mean why we are no longer be able to support browser play?
                We are not authorized to disclose that confidential information.

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                • #9
                  A large chunk of players will be affected by this no doubt. And the fact that the Hoda team willing to afford such risk really make me scare for the future of hoda. Consider how much I love the game and hope it will see the day when DA4 come out. This is disheartening indeed....
                  Last edited by Mer'lan; 02-08-2018, 08:07 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Sad day for HoDA.
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                    • #11
                      I love how the emphasis is made that EA is doing this. Hardly a surprise from one of the greediest, most out of touch and apathetic juggernaut corporations in the world. As always, many thanks for all your hard work through the years CG, and we'll miss all the facebook players who choose not to continue their journeys on mobile. But personally, I think everyone should keep playing if they can. This community is worth preserving.
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                      • #12
                        Is there any way to make the game consume less battery? Is it possible to make a "light consume" option with less animations, textures, etc? I know nothing about programming, so sorry if it's a silly question, I don't know how easy or complicated would be to do this.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mer'lan View Post
                          A large chunk of players will be affected by this no doubt. And the fact that the Hoda team willing to afford such risk really make me scare for the future of hoda. Consider how much I love the game and hope it will see the day when DA4 come out. This is disheartening indeed....

                          We have no plans to retire the game on mobile at this time. We will continue to support the game on iOS and Android, and are continuing to develop new features and content.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Manuel Welder View Post
                            Is there any way to make the game consume less battery? Is it possible to make a "light consume" option with less animations, textures, etc? I know nothing about programming, so sorry if it's a silly question, I don't know how easy or complicated would be to do this.
                            We are continually looking at ways to improve performance, and release these enhancements when we are able to.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Mer'lan View Post
                              Any reason as to why this happened? I mean why we are no longer be able to support browser play?
                              I see three possible reasons:

                              One, technical issues due to browsers. The list of browsers that supported playing via FB has been decreasing, to the point that it's not available for any Mac browser.

                              Two, economical reasons. FB players just don't spend enough money to keep this version sustainable.

                              Three, Facebook rules. Anybody under the FB umbrella is subject to (changing) FB dispositions.

                              The most probable for me is a combination of the two first ones: Less browser support leading to less players -> less spending, not sustainable. But I'm just guessing...
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