I’m Hopeful!

Looking for Cafe World replacement!

Since cafe World is closing, many of us are looking for a comparable NON-ZYNGA game!
We loved doing catering jobs together, and many of us formed groups to help each other. Our group has been together for about 4 years, and some of us have even met in person because of the closeness of the group!!!!
This would be a WONDERFUL opportunity for you to get a ton of new members if you would incorporate some of their good stuff WITHOUT all of the negative problems they always had.
Word would spread very quickly if you could accomplish this. And it is somewhat time sensitive since CW is closing July 22, 2014.
If you have questions or have never played Cafe World, please feel free to contact me.
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  • I agree w/you i am level 88 on diners life i have done all but one of my missions so all i have left is mastering food I placed a suggestion on fan page to give us more to do in our diner. I am so glad you have suggested some of cw's ideas for diners life doing catering w/neighbors in diners life would be a great addition .. I , too am very sad cw is closing but there is a petition u can sign w/o donated to it .. for support of trying to keep the game

    have a great day Gj :)
    • I've seen the petitions, but I'm not participating simply because CW has been so unresponsive to player problems through the years. In fact I would actually be very excited to find a good replacement by some other company.
      But I have to give credit where credit is due. Cafe World was an excellent concept.
      The only time they actually listened was when I sent in a detailed suggestion for improving their menu function, and they DID redesign it to incorporate the ability to search and sort almost exactly the way I suggested.
      But most of the problems we still encounter today have been there since the beginning with no resolution.... so I have no reason to believe that they'll fix them if they decide to continue the game.
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  • Rowan (Official Rep) May 29, 2014 09:03
    Hi Gj and Priestess

    We're always open to suggestions for ways to improve Diner Life (and indeed our other games)
    If you've got suggestions we'll happily take them into consideration!
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    • I want cafe world back these other cooking games don't compare to cafe world
    • cafe world is not run by playdemand you would need to contact zynga.
      cafe world is one of zynga's products.

      zynga's link; https://support.zynga.com/
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  • Hi Rowan,

    I was wondering since fathers day is coming up soon, also 4th of july , etc..

    could we please have some goals/missions to with cooking and visiting neighbors ...

    I was also thinking that if we use the calender of all countries we could come up with other missions according to their holidays as well. . I believe we are a global game and other countries that play would probably love to see missions honoring their holidays as well...

    My mind is on overdrive thinking of ways to improve .. thank you letting me have the opportunity to give imput to your developing team

    thank u

    Priestess Pachina
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  • Rowan (Official Rep) May 30, 2014 09:04
    Hi Priestess
    Quests are currently our primary focus,
    I'll put your suggestions on the list but it's unlikely to be done before Father's Day.
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    Hi rowan,
    thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to look into adding some Quests for us to do .. I am so pleased !.. I was wondering if you can also look into adding a catering truck for us to do catering orders for our customers as well and if so if you can implement the truck so we can help our neighbors fill their orders too . that way we will be able to interact with our neighbors ..

    thank u once again Rowan

    blessings and have a great weekend and upcoming wk ..

    Priestess Pachina
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  • Hi Gj

    I have just been passed your comments for improvements in our DL game, and we are very impressed with the detail and your depth of game knowledge, and we were hoping we could have a mutually beneficial dialogue going forward?

    Can we start an email conversation where we can review your comments and recommendations, and find a way we can prioritise getting them into our game. We would love it if you could help, and in return we will give you in game items that will help for free.

    Let me know contact is noel@playdemand.cm
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    If it had catering it would convert a lot of people.
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    WOW! Noel and Elliot, I am very impressed! You really do listen to us! So let me start off by telling you that it is appreciated and I've already got a couple of my old CW friends trying out the new Drive-thru feature with me.
    And, naturally we already have some questions and suggestions!
    First of all, a cancel button would be wonderful, just in case we can't get a crew together or for whatever reason.
    Next... it's completely unclear what the reward is for completing the job.... AND do all crew members get a reward?
    We definitely need a way to kick a crew member off if they are not participating or contributing!!!! That was a feature CW never incorporated, and everyone complained about not having that ability.
    What happens if you can't complete it?
    I wish there could be more than 4 crew members plus yourself!!!! In cafe World I think we had a max of 12 or 13 crew members, plus you had the ability to send out requests for items to "build" extra crew members so that you could have more than 13!
    Also, I wish it was MUCH easier to select my crew members! I went through page after page when sending my invites looking for my old Cafe World friends so that we could try this out together, but I was only able to find a couple of them. A search option would be excellent!
    One thing I REALLY want you to understand is that at our peak we had over 30 people in our group playing CW together, and it was the camaraderie that kept us playing that game right up to the end... for well over 3 years... and that was in spite of the fact that game had so many frustrations that the developers would never fix! So selecting crew members, and having more of them, is crucial for many of us! There were LOTS of CW groups out there just like us, who worked together on goals.
    There are a LOT of dishes to cook, some take 24 hours, and we only had - what - 3 days? I had enough coins to be able to swap out several of my grills and fryers for work stations to help me cook more at once.... but the goal still seems a bit steep! I'd have to do the math to see if it's actually possible to complete without folks needing to spend cash to finish the dishes early! Like I've said before, many of us don't mind spending some real money once in a while for things we want... especially decorations or spices.... but we do NOT like to have to spend real money in order to complete goals.
    One thing I like a lot is the ability to see all of the crew and what they are contributing!
    Another thing I see as a distinct advantage for your game is that these Drive Through jobs will force us to be on the game more often and for longer periods of time. Until you started this I will admit that I found the basic game pretty repetitive and boring, and I only came on once in a while... and I mean every few days. NOW I will be on here every few hours checking my dishes! So you've added a bit more excitement and challenge to the game!
    Thank you so much for listening!
    I am still here ready and willing to offer more suggestions!
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  • I’m thankful
    PS I see that you have a suggestion at the top of the page to share this on FB, but I can't find any button for sharing!
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  • Elliot (Official Rep) August 14, 2014 09:08
    Thanks for the response! Yes, we have had some decent success with the drive through orders; your tweaks should help us improve the system further. A few points:

    • The completion reward is displayed on the order details window, maybe there is a way to make it clearer...
    • The number of crew members available is based off the order you are doing, early ones only have a few members
    • Kicking users off the crew is difficult for a few reasons, however the members on the crew are sorted by their contribution. This means that you will get your top members there at all times.
    • We will look into sorting the send requests window alphabetically, this should help you out!
    • All the orders are all possible, but I agree some may be pretty tight if you don't get people onto the long time dishes straight away!

    We are also looking into updating the collectible system in the near future with a new interface and new items...
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    My Cafe World Group is LOVING DL... We are waiting for new orders..My Group is asking me daily when we are getting new orders..Can you give me some kind of reply to settle my restless players. We are so HAPPy to have found Diner Life and a support team who actually care..We want you to know we enjoy the game and appreciate ALL of you who work hard to keep us happy...
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