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28 petitions

Update posted 2 weeks ago

Petition to Miniclip (Developers), Miniclip (Support), Miniclip (Press), Miniclip (CEO), Agar.io (Legal), Agar.io (Business), Agar.io (YouTube), Matheus Valadares (Developer), Agar.io (WHOIS)

Dear Miniclip, Stop Neglecting Agar.io!

Dear Miniclip and Robert Small,  This petition requests Miniclip SA and the CEO Robert Small to stop neglecting Agar.io game. Agar.io was released on 24 July 2015 by Miniclip and has rarely been updated or fixed. It was the most popular web browser game in the world. The game still has potential but it's in a critical state and clones are starting to surpass it. The replay value of Agar.io is rapidly declining because of no true upgrades (fixes, features & game modes) to the game. We've actually only had downgrades and more problems added. We understand that Miniclip is a business but it's also a gaming company. Miniclip should not focus solely on profits because it will kill Agar.io, like it currently is. Ignoring your customers and neglecting the game is a suicidal business practice. As a result of Miniclip's carelessness, Agar.io has declined in player base and attracted a degenerate part of gamers are who destroying the gaming experience for others, for example: teamers in FFA. Teamers mainly team to reach level 100 and after that they'll quit too. It's a no-win situation. Due to the minor and greedy changes that Miniclip makes, we assume the management is not passionate or learned about Agar.io. Therefore, we suggest Miniclip to prioritize the community's voice on how the game is changed. Changes should be based on the original core identity of the game. You can achieve this by actually communicating with your users instead of replying like a robot or ignoring us. Here is some of what we, the Agar.io community, would like: Fix current problems: teaming in FFA (it's too easy for a solo player to be affected by anti-teaming due to being repeatedly virused, or because of self-feeding), random disconnects. server switching loop, Firefox web browser issues, login issues, font issues, unnecessarily enlarged leaderboard and font size, improve the zoom on both versions (web & mobile), lags, cell border and food color should match the colors of the skin and more. Rename "FFA" game mode to "Solo". The vast majority of Agar.io players associate FFA with playing solo since the release of the game. "FFA" is open to many interpretations and thus a degenerate part of the community will exploit this by teaming. "Solo" is a more clear and accurate term to use. Create new game modes and features such as: chat, detailed statistics, clan system, messenger system, mini-map for party, custom skins and others. Extensions would become redundant if we have new features. Miniclip can monetize on custom skins. The ranking system should be based on skill, not play time.  Website Agar.io is the original and best version of Agar.io. It should be prioritized. The mobile version should be a copy of the web version and not vice versa. We don't want potions and other junk (DNA). Keep Agar.io free from bloatware. This isn't Mitos.is. Players should have the option to change their profile picture and user ID to a custom one for personalization and privacy. Miniclip can monetize on custom user names by asking for a fee if the user wants to rename after the first free change. Official Agar.io forums so we can directly communicate with the Agar.io team (developers included). Don't release updates for the public stable version without proper testing. Use a beta testing environment instead. Miniclip and Agar.io players should be able to test upcoming updates and give feedback (bug finding, general response, suggestions etc). Release more original Agar.io style skins (Microsoft Paint ones) and make them visible in the shop. Stop favoritism: stop supporting one political faction or country over another - release all country skins and stop censorship of original skins. Native registration system: to sign up with an Agar.io account and not third party websites such as Facebook. Third party accounts should be transferred to the Agar.io account. These were some of the many suggestions we have. Please communicate with us so we can guide and help you. Many of us loyal and veteran Agar.io players take the game personally and are saddened when we witness the downfall and neglect. Agar.io isn't an average game like Call of Duty which is recycled annually. Agar.io is an original masterpiece. Take care of the community and we will take care of you. We will allow advertisements on Agar.io website if you listen to us and make Agar.io great again. Ignore us and you will continually be known as Moneyclip. A negative word of mouth and bad press isn't desirable for a gaming business. We hope our words reach you and that we can make Agar.io great again. If you would like to get in contact with me, please send an e-mail to: wunzero@mail.com Thank you for reading. Gamerly yours, The Agar.io Community #makeagariogreatagain

Wun Zero
532 supporters
Started 4 weeks ago

Petition to Harry

Make Harroche change his Xbox gamer-picture.

Harry's (a.k.a Harroche) Xbox gamer-picture is boring. It's just a man holding a keyboard wearing a cape. While funny at first, this picture has become old and stale. He has used it for months. However Harry, in his ever stubborn ways, won't change it. Many hundreds of people have been enraged by his photo after he killed him in Starwars Battlefront II, or Cod Black Ops, or any of the other games I'm not terribly interested in. He has caused an epidemic, probably killing...several? Yeah, several people via the laughter or cringe induced by his photo. I personally have been affected by this, as even my poor dog won't come near me as she knows "God he plays with a chap with that picture? I'm not having any treats from him, no matter how tasty!" So his concerned friends have decided to embarrass him publicly so show him how bad it is and how much he is embarrassing himself. Hopefully making him change it. Even if he doesn't we then know there is something wrong with him and can have him sent to a doctor...or shot...can we have him shot? *murmurs* Right, I've just been informed cannot have him shot.   *Quick legal bit* Neither me nor Harroche own the photo in this petition (which he uses as his gamer-picture ), so because of that I want to make sure everyone knows that the photo is not ours. From what I have been able to gather the photo is property of Dreamstime.com, to which we have no affiliation. The photo is purely for demonstrative purposes. If the owner of the picture would like us to alter the petition in any way regarding the photo, I will be happy to comply. As well as this, this petition has mainly been made for comedic purposes, and we do not expect anything to actually change because of the petition. The description above is all jokes and hyperbole. Don't take any of it seriously. -Max

Max B
32 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Tim Cook (Apple), Sundar Pichai (Google), Jeff Bezos (Amazon)

Stop Cosmetic Surgery Apps Aimed At Kids #surgeryisnotagame

Hello, I'm Andrea Mara a mother of three who recently discovered cosmetic surgery games and I'm supporting this petition with Endangered Bodies Ireland. This is one of eight linked petitions by Endangered Bodies directed at Apple, Google and Amazon.  Like many parents today, what little I know about online games I’ve learned from my kids, and most of what mine have played so far have ranged from clever to educational to downright silly. But one game stopped me in my tracks when my nine-year-old showed it to me recently - it was a plastic surgery simulator game that had come up on her Kindle when she searched for ‘free games for kids. To show me how it works, she carried out cosmetic surgery on her (animated) patient’s nose. This involved marking where the incision should go, using a scalpel to cut into the skin, moving a bone inside the nose, then gluing and stitching up the wound. And once that game was over, some of the other suggestions included ‘Pregnant Mommy’s Surgery – Caesarean Simulator Game’ – I kid you not. I was really surprised that the cosmetic surgery game existed at all – I mean, who wants to play a game that simulates cutting into skin and delving into someone’s nose – but I was particularly surprised to see it marketed to kids. Not only is it graphic and gross, it’s also sending a really negative message to little girls. Don’t like how you look? Just go under the knife – because you are nothing beyond your appearance.   Right now, my kids aren’t particularly body conscious, and although I can’t keep them wrapped up in cotton wool, I’d definitely like to keep them away from plastic surgery games and the messages they send. That app developers are allowed to promote plastic surgery games to children is tasteless and offensive and to quote my nine-year-old, icky. I’m signing the petition to ask Apple, Google and Amazon to regulate how these games are marketed – will you sign too?  #surgeryisnotagame ~ From Endangered Bodies Ireland: The images above come from some of the many cosmetic surgery apps available on the Apple App Store, the Google Play Store and the Amazon App Store. These cosmetic surgery apps, which often feature animated characters, are being marketed to kids as young as nine, a target group that is already influenced by our body-toxic culture. Our societies are saturated with images of perfect and unattainable bodies, with over 21 million cosmetic procedures being performed throughout the world in 2015 according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The dissatisfaction many adults face with their bodies has trickled down to our children. Statistics from The National Eating Disorder Association in the U.S. show 81% of 10-year-olds are afraid of being fat. In the UK, the 2016 Girlguiding Girls’ Attitudes Survey found more than a third of girls aged seven to ten felt women were valued more for their appearance than their abilities. Globally, children deserve to be challenged and inspired by their toys, not to spend their free time worrying about how they look. On January 14, 2014, Endangered Bodies supported the UK-based Twitter account Everyday Sexism in its call to remove plastic surgery apps aimed at children featured on iTunes and the Google Play store. Within 24 hours, both platforms removed the flagged apps. Although neither platform released an official statement, their choice to remove these “games” indicates that they recognize the potential harm they can cause. Deceptively designed as children’s games, the apps encourage users to slice virtual patients apart using scalpels, syringes, and other tools used in surgical settings. By making cosmetic surgery apps available for download, Apple, Google and Amazon are allowing companies to stoke and profit from the insecurities of children. We at Endangered Bodies challenge the toxic culture that promotes negative body image. Cosmetic surgery apps, which promote body dissatisfaction and shame, are not games that should be marketed to vulnerable young people. Although in some cases (where games have age-based ratings) it is possible for parents to limit access to these games through parental controls, we believe that further action is needed. Apple, Google and Amazon need to scrutinise the apps that already feature an age rating to ensure the content isn’t in fact directed at younger children, using the age limit as a way to still offer their app for download. In other words, we don’t want these platforms to use the age rating system as justification to continue to offer these apps, which are clearly designed for children. Please sign this petition to ask Apple, Google and Amazon to implement a policy which is clear to every developer, that they will not accept any such apps that are targeted at children and make a commitment to protect the mental health of their young users.  

Endangered Bodies Ireland
140,990 supporters