Friday, December 27, 2013

George Yao: Clash of Clans Player Spent $ 250 Each Week On In-App Purchases

He was spending $250 a week. Retaining his position was hard work. At one point he wrapped five iPads in plastic wrap so he could continue playing on multiple accounts, so he could keep an eye on if he was in the shower.
Alternatively Christmas Story. Let's introduce you to George Yao, a man who nearly ruined himself by the game Clash of Clans. Clash of Clans player George Yao was for a long time on top of the virtual world of the online game Clash of Clans under the name Jorge Yao.

Spending $250 on In-App Purchases

He was spending $250 a week. Retaining his position was hard work. At one point he wrapped 5 iPads in plastic wrap so he could continue playing on multiple accounts, so he could keep an eye on if he was in the shower.

Yao was the first player with over 4,000 trophies in Clash of Clans. If he lost one of these trophies he played throughout the weekend, for 48 hours. He ordered meals and took his iPad to the toilet. Now, Yao has more than 85,000 followers on Twitter and he is governed by fans of the game approached who met him in real life. But he spent a lot of money on the game. He spent an average of $250 each week in gems in the game, and by the time he had $ 3,000 invested in the game.

After the long time spent on top, though, including losing 20 pounds, Yao decided to quit.

This article provides an interesting look at how far the most successful freemium players are willing to go.

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