Your Input Please Microgaming Nightmare

thebigs

Senior Member
I have been a big fan of MG slots since i started online but i have to say the last 3 months have been nothing but torture.
I know i play the higher variance ones but surely it has to go in your favour sometimes.
Has Microgaming adjusted things to boost profits or am i like plenty people on hear having some bad luck.
This morning lost 100 euro on The Finer Reels playing 60c bets and lost it within 15 minutes i'd say.
Deposited another 100 and had a bonus of a 100 at one of the new casino's that have both MG and Netent.
Netent at least gave me a run for my money but the good ole MG slots were as bad as they have been.
I had a few bad months now and just wondered how many others are feeling that pain.
 

brianmon

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Same here playing TSII and IR, Dead base game and often 500-600 spins between features, which normally only pay 10-20x.
My RTP is always 50-60% lately. So I've given up playing for a while
 

bruinsdude

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After 10+ years on MG slots only, I found Net Ent and it was life changing.

5K + hits on DOA and Wishmaster, and lots and lots of winnings and action at the likes of Guts, Betat, Casino Luck, to mention a couple.
The great thing is if you are feeling nostalgic, you can flip back to MG slots anytime because they have them too, but you can really go with your gut and try multiple game providers when you are in a funk.

If you haven't already I recommend trying those casinos, and namely the games Dead or Alive, Starburst, Gonzo's Quest etc.

Ok I re-read your post, you have already tried the combo casinos. Duh! Only thing I do when losing badly on MG's is go see Bust the Bank for a big win, when that game pays it pays huge, kills any dead run real quick!
 
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Jono777

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Was about to start a new thread with similar title to this but nice one saved me a job lol!!!

My query was microgaming based but aimed at the 9 - liners (main examples, Thunderstruck, Spring Break, AJB, Adventure Palace)

I have been playing these games for a good few years on at least a weekly basis so have a good knowledge of 'what to expect' win some / lose some / regularity of bonuses etc etc etc.

Now I'm not pointing the finger or suggesting anything else but It sticks out like a sore thumb that there is a big change with these games and after reading this thread It seems these games may not be the only ones.

As a gambler I totally understand winning, losing, hot streaks, cold streaks but something is going on, just lately even if I manage a bonus at all, its always terrible and this is not just after a couple of sessions, I have held off a good 20 deposits before posting this, as for AJB then I cannot even remember the last time I had 3 scatters on that one!!

I do see some good MG screenie so I know its not everyone but I feel I am defo not on my own on this one and something almost drastic lol has happened.

Always preferred MG to Netent but just lately its the latter which is offering my the better value and longer playtime for my small deposits as a low roller.
 

cncas123

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So its not just me who has noticed that it is virtually impossible to get a decent bonus round on Thunderstruck any more,if you are lucky enough to get 3 scatters? It doesnt matter where I play it, its impossible to get a bonus of more that 2 or 3 times line bet.
 

randomiam

Meister Member
it happens

ive had a run at many casinos before microgaming download ones and multis and got nothing from them mid early last year i was winning coming out even or only a little down last 6 months one good imr win and everything else rubbish ive had the same run on alot of different providers thou
hit up wms and net ent games just drop a 20 here and 20 there and see if you can find something decent
 

Azzurri

Banned User
So its not just me who has noticed that it is virtually impossible to get a decent bonus round on Thunderstruck any more,if you are lucky enough to get 3 scatters? It doesnt matter where I play it, its impossible to get a bonus of more that 2 or 3 times line bet.
This discussion has been going on for the past 12 months.

My advice, don't play them anymore. Try Play N Go. I've been getting some great wins on them lately, and when you get a feature, more often than not they pay very well. They also actually feel random, whereas mg makes you start going crazy and questioning randomness.

Basically, if you're no longer enjoying a slot, stop playing it. ;)
 

bjtaz44

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I was wondering the same thing about Microgaming....bonus rounds are becoming extinct and when you finally get them I win average $5 - $ 10 on a $ 1.50-$ 3.00 bet. This has been my case since Dec 23rd no luck at all!..Haven't really seen the pig on Bust the Bank even since 2014 lol... I am dumping a lot of money into those games when I could be actually having fun at my Casino Luck instead. I try everyday, and nothing! last night was bad again. I think I will be emailing 32red to close my account so I am not tempted to chase the loses there anymore since that's the only casino I play Microgaming at. Club Rouge Bonuses don't even soften the blow its that bad. I'm sorry to see that there are others having bad luck with Microgaming also, thought I was alone.
 

spintee

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Real bad and like Azzu said there's been posts for a while,

Some one is messing with the-tick over screw for sure, Today I had 20 free spins on Riviera Riches & won £2 went to GOT and got a hit for near £20? had a few more and jumped to ladies night with about £17 I was doing 18p spin and whiten a few minutes it chomped the whole lot, Not even a free spin round and max win was around 27p

£191 spent yesterday (100 was a promo win) and over 80% that was on MG and max bet was 30p I did do a few 60p bets but only after winning a few more £ on WMS so basic MG had eaten all about the £190 and can count the free round games on one hand,

Ive always said in my profile I do not mind losing as long as I get a fair shout, Well its far from fair in my eyes, Its very hard to get a run now days, Its either gone like a strike of lighting or 1 out 10 times you may get a run, It feels like you are filling it up just so some person can hit big, Just like the fruit machines in pub's,

I did have that hit the other day nearly £300 of 25p bet but its only took ten years :D and that was also gambled it self quicker than lightening,

I am not complaining as hopefully a nice hit will come and as I am a small roller it will come in very handy.

I wish you all some luck
 

Jono777

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Totally agree with all points in the post.

My issue is this I play to enjoy and do not expect to win, but I do expect maybe the odd decent value for my deposit, I'd be happy with say at least an average on 1 decent play in 5 deposits which I don't feel is asking a lot, Playing for enjoyment as I mention is my main reason as I love MG and more recently Netent games and also appreciate the variance these games carry.

Apologies for the post, didn't realise it had been an ongoing issue for so long but felt As I'd (finally) become a 'victim' of these 'possible' changes that I could keep quite no longer.

Also appreciate the suggestion of trying 'Play n Go' games but even with free spins I do not enjoy these games and sometimes feel they've been created by a novice and the 'graphics / symbols' coloured in by their children lol :eek:

I realise that the 'reels' and bonuses etc are only eye candy but If I'm gonna play to enjoy I'd rather have something decent to look at, just cannot understand the glaring drop in MG, its not even like a slight change its major!!!!
 

davdav5678

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Yer same here

Its known for being shit at times as i read.I find either really good days or just down right shit to be honests the rusbish plays out run the good lol

Well glad its not just me :notworthy
 

dunover

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I have been a big fan of MG slots since i started online but i have to say the last 3 months have been nothing but torture.
I know i play the higher variance ones but surely it has to go in your favour sometimes.
Has Microgaming adjusted things to boost profits or am i like plenty people on hear having some bad luck.
This morning lost 100 euro on The Finer Reels playing 60c bets and lost it within 15 minutes i'd say.
Deposited another 100 and had a bonus of a 100 at one of the new casino's that have both MG and Netent.
Netent at least gave me a run for my money but the good ole MG slots were as bad as they have been.
I had a few bad months now and just wondered how many others are feeling that pain.
Luckily, I left my last foil hat in Waxy O'Connors.
 

mclee321

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I understand frustration at seeming impossible bad runs. But nothing has changed in regards to the slots RTP. Thunderstruck has the same payout it had the day it was released. It doesn't matter if you have a hunch, can feel the change, nor how ever many me-too's pipe up with similar stories everytime a thread like this comes along.

RANDOM IS RANDOM. GET IT? Or pseudo random if you like.

Honestly, this kind of pointless fantasy helps nobody.

I don't want to be objectionable, but you have to be prepared to lose every single time. Play elsewhere. Don't play at all. Quit and save the cash!
 

paul7388

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Guess it all depends on where you play and what games you choose. To me all the old games I play are paying just like always.

TFROL as always had bad runs. Even when first out I good easily lose £100 of balance so quick playing 30p spins. Same as IR that game has always bled me dry since it came out. Reason I rarely play it.

New GOT 243lines I find is a good slot and pays well both in free spins and base game. As for older slots Kathmandu is still giving some good hits with free spins often enough. And last week another old favourite fat lady sings that I don't play that often now gave a £350 win in free spins from 50p stake which helped get a £400 withdrawal from a £20 deposit at guts. I think the problem is too many people keep playing the same high variance slots where you can easily lose hundreds quickly. Why not try other microgaming slots. Maybe you wont win but you might at least get a run for your money.
 

thebigs

Senior Member
I appreciate all your input the ones that agree and the ones that do not.
I only can go on my results and since the 1st December until today i have had 46 deposits totaling just under 3k.All MG.
My withdraws are a big fat zero.
Yes i am a gambler and yes i can take my losses also but all i am asking for is having a fair bit of time for my buck instead of losing it within 30 mins most of the time.
 

sueyh

Senior Member
It is the other way around with me. Lucky with MG games on December and January, and put part of my winnings into Netent.
 

lotusch

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I have been a big fan of MG slots since i started online but i have to say the last 3 months have been nothing but torture.
I know i play the higher variance ones but surely it has to go in your favour sometimes.
Has Microgaming adjusted things to boost profits or am i like plenty people on hear having some bad luck.
This morning lost 100 euro on The Finer Reels playing 60c bets and lost it within 15 minutes i'd say.
Deposited another 100 and had a bonus of a 100 at one of the new casino's that have both MG and Netent.
Netent at least gave me a run for my money but the good ole MG slots were as bad as they have been.
I had a few bad months now and just wondered how many others are feeling that pain.
I hear ya mate...
I stepped away from MGS for a while as their slots are killing my bankroll...
I started off very well on MGS but the last 12 months are a complete disaster and no matter what slot I play,I get bonus and free spin wins that I thought were only possible on Netent like 1x-10x stake...I was used to get a lot of 100x-300x stake and sometimes a mega win of 1000-3000x stake...
They have completely vanished for me and I thought before MGS had tweaked the payout ratio's a bit.


Biggest and very visible change is the unlimited amount of dead spins and 500-1500 spins without a FS trigger.
It used to be on average 150-200 spins but the last few months before taking a break from MGS I got more insane peaks up to well over 1000 spins without a feature,then when triggered paying 10x stake.
Sticking to WMS and a bit of Netent lately. :)
 

lotusch

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Luckily, I left my last foil hat in Waxy O'Connors.
Hey mate,I am all against tin foil hats but I was a big MGS player but I left the slots for what they are for a while.
They do play absolutely crap lately,not just on 1 or 2 sessions but seriously over the past few months they had me robbed blind.
Might be bad luck but it feel the slots are behaving tighter than tight.
So I just left them and moved to WMS,more action and although their reels are gimped,they often seem to drop well for me. ;)

Last few releases of MGS did cost me a crapload of money with little or no returns.
2 years ago I had a big win on a MGS slot about every so many weeks,prolly I was shit lucky and got spoiled.

But now they are devastating bad,and no I am not wearing a tin foil had m8! :)
 

Bower50

Experienced Member
I've had some small luck at MG lately but nothing like my brother.He had an $18,000 hit on Break Da Bank Again 3 weeks ago.
 

mrmark21

Meister Member
I'm SOOOO happy I stopped playing these tight MG slots months and months ago. I could say I told you so... But I wont, you already know so :)
 
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