Plarium Global Ltd
Stormfall: Rise of Balur is an iPhone and Android Games App, made by Plarium Global Ltd. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Plarium Global Ltd, with the latest current version being 2.11.2 which was officially released on 2020-07-29. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 680 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.1 out of a possible 5 stars.
The empire of Stormfall has fallen, and rival warlords join the battle across the continent as an ancient evil rises once again. You have been chosen to defend and protect the lands of Darkshire, and lead your people and your army through these dark times and into the light.
For the first time, this popular free strategy game has been brought to mobile as a standalone, epic, multiplayer adventure, featuring groundbreaking graphics and genre-defining gameplay. Attack enemies, forge alliances and gather resources as you defend your castle from constant enemy attacks whilst simultaneously building and expanding your empire. Carefully plan your strategy and join clans in order to defeat rival leagues in this ultimate MMORPG.
NOTE: Stormfall: Rise of Balur™ is completely free to play, however some game items can also be purchased for real money. If you don't want to use these items, please disable “in-app purchases” in your device's settings.
Stormfall: Rise of Balur allows you to subscribe to special Stormfall Passes. Stormfall Passes will automatically renew after the specified period unless otherwise cancelled.
The following Stormfall Passes are available:
• 1 Month Silver Stormfall Pass - $4.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 1 Month Silver Stormfall Pass with a FREE 1-Month Trial - $4.99 (First month is free, after that the Pass is automatically renewed each month for $4.99. Can be cancelled at any time during the Trial Period without charge)
• 3 Month Silver Stormfall Pass - $13.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 6 Month Silver Stormfall Pass - $25.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 12 Month Silver Stormfall Pass - $41.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 1 Month Gold Stormfall Pass - $14.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 3 Month Gold Stormfall Pass - $40.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 6 Month Gold Stormfall Pass - $74.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 12 Month Gold Stormfall Pass - $124.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 1 Month Diamond Stormfall Pass - $24.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 3 Month Diamond Stormfall Pass - $64.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 6 Month Diamond Stormfall Pass - $124.99 (Auto-renewable)
• 12 Month Diamond Stormfall Pass - $209.99 (Auto-renewable)
When purchasing a Stormfall Pass, payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at the time of purchase and will automatically renew (at the duration/price selected) unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period. Your current Stormfall Pass cannot be cancelled during the active period, however you can manage your Stormfall Pass and/or turn off auto-renewal in your iTunes Account Settings after purchase.
• FREE TO PLAY
• Available in the following languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese and Russian
• Exceptional artwork, graphics and gameplay
• Recruit giant armies, raid endless castles and defend your empire
• Exciting PVP battles – pit your armies against other players from around the world, master strategy, diplomacy and join forces with great League to defeat your rivals.
• Popular MMORPG free to play with thousands of clans to join.
• Forge diplomatic and strategic alliances with millions of online players, from around the world, all in real time.
• Raid, attack and defend in order to defeat your enemies in ongoing battles and wars.
• Earn bonus rewards just for commanding your troops each day.
• Role playing game adventures and missions
NOTE! Stormfall: Rise of Balur™ is a standalone mobile game and is completely independent from the web and social Stormfall servers.
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New update / Fortresses
In the new update it is now possible to wipe out years of hard work and sweat with a couple of attacks. This is not fair to common and core players. I have spent plenty of money through the years on things in the game but with this update it renders all I have spent to nothing more than if I had not spent a dime. I am not impressed that it has all of the sudden become a money player only game. I love the PC version as well but stopped it a couple of years ago due to the same issues. I hate that it no longer is challenging for the common player. Please do something about it before you lose many good and daily players.
This game is not a waste of time. Yes the game has been almost unplayable lately but the developers have responded. It takes time to get everything just right. Especially in a game like this one that keeps growing and changing. Patience is the key. We want everything right now! Lol It may seem like nothings being done but the devs always come through. At least they have in the few years I’ve been playing. I love this game.
LOVED THE GAME AS IT WAS 3-5 YRS AGO
This game has become exclusively about who is willing to pour money into the game versus the game used to be about work and reward as well as team comradery. The Tower feature is an unnecessary addition and really is not enjoyed by those who play the game. Once again it rolls back to money-anyone who buys their way in/out and around advancement glitches within the game is a happy camper. They are always the strongest and capable of rushing 70-80% of their fellow players. The face that they receive VIP status for both playing/spending just reinforces that the game developers are more worried about financial gain than member retention. I really wish everything in this game -as far as ranking /needs/ and building strength did not revolve around paying for 3/4 of it. At this point over 1/2 of 20 leagues I played with have already abandoned their castles and quit playing all together. For the average person looking for a way to relax and enjoy a game -I wouldn’t recommend SF, but if you are above average economically with a competitive trait and have money to burn-then I would recommend this game. The spenders seem to love it!
I don’t like the changes. Especially when it comes to selecting troops. If you accidentally select a troop you don’t want, they stay in your selection.... I don't like that. The old format was far better. Also, the tower thing is basically useless, as units become “locked” up and can’t be reused. Unless you coin, it’s extremely hard to get scrolls to summon anyone new. So your selection stays way too small. There needs to be an easier way to earn scrolls and the stones to advance. Not everyone that plays has money to burn. I’ve been playing for almost 3 years and am getting discouraged because the game wants my to buy things I need. I don’t have that kind of money. Can ya’ll work on that instead of adding more things that you want me to buy??
So many years, so many hourglasses
I have been playing this game for a really long time, and it is a good time waster. But they seriously have to fix their server side issues, the game freezes at least once every ten minutes and loses connection to the server. Checking the forums, this is a wide spread issue affecting many people across multiple devices and locations. I used to even pay into this game every once and a while, but not since the lag issues started. Unless the hourglasses go away, I might be done soon.
Updating to two stars. Game works now after major release which is a welcome improvement but still many gameplay issues exist. League chat, champion training, hero equipment modals all cause boot to home screen. Seems like instantiation issue affecting all mini games. Game is also showing stack trace error upon app refresh which is a ux no no. Again... I like the story, the strategy, and the community, but the foundation that brings all those things together, the engineering, needs more work. Will continue to update as things get better... or worse. One point worth making, the support team is very nice, I just wish they did not need to do as much support for their sake and mine!
Unplayable With Glitches and Crashes
Game has been glitches to the point it is unplayable for over a month. Will crash 10 times in a 15 min period. Programmers don’t seem capable of repairing it. All started when they introduced the latest pay to play feature called the battle pass. Many players have left the game because of the issue in the last 30 days. They just gave up that it would ever be fixed or found other games. It’s really hard to imagine a reputable gaming company that would allow this to go on for so long. They will de-emphasize the issue in the reply to this and say that we need to contact them with specific details and they will fix, but we have all been doing that for a month. They like to act dumb and try to put the burden of repairing the game on the players. They know the game is unplayable and have asked us to “please keep playing” in various in-game messages. I am sorry, Pkarium, I like many before me, can no longer do that.
Good BUT going downhill rapidly
I have previously reviewed about upgrade issues breaking the game by being mandatory but not being available to download. Now they’re simply breaking the game. I have played Stormfall for quite some time. I’m one of those players who developers don’t like - I take the free to play to heart. So I know I need to be patient, make wise decisions and play as team. This suits my playing style and I am very active in a competitive empire. However the developers have decided to radically change the game once again, this time damaging a core concept that of league fortresses. With the latest update even the mightiest fortress can be shredded to nothing in a matter of a few attacks. This isn’t a might happen but already HAS happened and we are less than 2 days after update. Complaints have been made in the game forums but appear to be ignored. If this continues there will be no reason to continue as it is no longer as advertised as a MMO strategy game.
If I could give this game ZERO stars, I would donkey kong punch that zero.
Don't be fooled by the frequently and loosely used term of "FREE" which is so eloquently strewn about on Stormfall's information page. You will realize relatively soon in the game that you need money to make something of yourself otherwise you're just gonna end up as one of the million farms in the Stormfall graveyard. You will get sucked in, but what keeps you in are the people you meet and play with/against. Plarium has shown and continues to show that it has no ceiling for creating new features (cha-ching cha-ching) to the game to strengthen your army/castle etc. Its a vicious circle of dumping money into the game and to be quite frank, their actions seem to be geared more towards making profits rather than caring about their loyal players. Don't play Stormfall. Buy a time machine, go back in time, buy Stock in Stormfall and sell those shares while Plarium is rolling in dough.
2 many upgrades 4 revenue, server connection gets worse
Over the years, I played Stormfall, Rise of Balur with few accounts. Plarium has updates quite often with too many bugs. Average once a month. Some updates cause more problems than before, and every major updates add new revenue schemes. Worst part of Stormfall is bad connections and request to relogin. Stormfall requires latest hardware with high powered CPU, much memory, and high bandwidth connection. My new iPad 128mb wasn’t good enough for last update. I had to relogin after almost every click. Frustration is an understatement. This is after a new owner and multiple major upgrades. Developer wants detailed failure data but it doesn’t change much afterwards. Even top tier coiners who spend hundreds of dollars per month (thousands in some months)doesn’t always get best customer service either. Another unfair thing about Stormfall is there are lots of Russian federation players who can buy game currency at less than 1/10th of EU or US players. They can buy more troops for cheaps and kill your league easier. Why do I still play? Many good players left but few players I have developed relationships with are good. Otherwise I would have quit too. When my game mates are gone then I’ll be gone too.
Pay-to-Win: All they care about is $$$
Do not download this game unless you’re prepared to spend A LOT of money. The only limit on one’s power is the amount of money one is willing to spend — the top players spent $1k/month or more. In exchange for thousands of dollars, Plarium gives “VIP” players a personal customer service representative, thousands of bonus sapphires, and items that make them so powerful that one of these “money players” can easily destroy an ENTIRE LEAGUE of players who spend $30/month or so. This power imbalance has ruined the game. It used to be fun to upgrade beacons and forts, but nobody does that now — the $1K/month crowd will downgrade it as soon as they see it. Plarium has made it clear that they do not care about the non-VIP crowd. They ignore players’ in-game error reports. They are condescending and dismissive in the Plarium forums if someone suggests all is not well. Their Facebook group moderators are as helpful as possible, but they lack power to fix stuff. Plarium’s greed is killing this game, which makes those of us who loved the game very sad. :-( Note to developers: Unless you intend to address the power imbalance, there’s no need to respond to this review.
I have been playing this game for over three years. I am a monster player on server one that has spent a insane amount of money. I never had a problem spending money to get further ahead but what I have a huge problem with is the fraud that they just committed. They came out with an item then a few weeks later they sent out a message game wide increasing it x3. After people spending tens of thousands of dollars game wide. Then they reduced it by 10 folds. That is called bait and switch that is the act of fraud. The game has been dying for quite some time now and this act of fraud that they just committed is going to force people like me not to spend anymore money and the game is going to go even further downhill.
Plarium is a joke
This game used to be the best... but now every update/bug fix/lag fix breaks something new. Can’t stay logged in, or do anything in game for weeks now. Constant connection errors/ re-login error messages/ server updates that they just tell you is your internet connection problem not theirs. I highly doubt when everyone in the game has the same problem it’s all their internet connections. Own your issues and fix your game problems Plarium. You make plenty of money from players. There should not be these kinds of problems. Don’t waste your time or money. They won’t get another dime from me.
Pay to Win
I don’t mind if games cost a little up front nor do I mind paying for an occasional ad on. What I don’t like is when you literally have to pay to be the best. You can build a reasonable size army and really dedicate yourself to the game day in and day out. However, once you attack one person who has paid his life savings into the game, you are literally done. You will not win and your army is toast. I’m not exaggerating. When you play, your screen is bombarded with packs you can purchase to build your army faster. I don’t have anything against companies wanting to make money, but holy cow this is murder! Don’t bother trying to hold a fortress because those who spend an ungodly amount of money (and there are many players who do) can take it out in one hit which is stupid insane. If I could rate this game lower, I would. However I can’t deter people from playing. I can only warn you to what you should expect. Either spend or don’t have fun playing.
This page was last edited on 2020-07-29.
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