After several weeks of angst among the byngo fanatics, it looks like the game is flourishing again. There was a period of withdrawal that had some lovers of the game panting for its return. To satisfy the Linden Lab, the creator of the game, Dazzo Staheli, has redesigned the Super B Bonus game so that there is a decision making element. I watched as some of the players tried out the new game, and learned how to play it properly. After several days of trial it looks like the nearly finished product is back on line at all the byngo places in Second Life.
Dazzo is hoping that this is the end of the changes. I talked to two of the
byngo place owners. Both seem to like it. Bold Baddingham said, ”It's going
good, Super B bonus plays a lot differently. But once people of gotten used to it, I’d say feedback is great, players like it. It`s more of a challenge to
play. There a sense of achievement even if you don’t win in a lot of cases.” Felgood812 Solo remarked, “Well they seem to like it. ... just one I talked
to don’t like it. .... too hard for her but everyone else does. ... just a little
slow getting them back here to play.”
I also talked to several players.
Alyssa Darwinian told me, “Yes I have played it, but only once. And I was
confused. I did not know about the changes and when my game was over after only
1 line I was bummed. I have since read the new rules, which I should have done
before playing the game, and it looks like it is going to be fun. I see
myself back to playing the game as much as ever. And I used to play all the
time, which means everyday (laughter).” and Cassie Broadfoot told me she loved it
and likes that it “requires more concentration and strategy,” and has
already won quite a few times.
If you like to play bingo in real-life try byngo in SL.
Check out the Byngo Bonus group for more information and places to play.
Editor's note: Be sure to check out Gemma's earlier article about the Byngo controversy Here.