8 Ball Pool Community Update: #1

In order to keep you better informed about what we’re doing with 8 Ball Pool, we’re going to be giving you regular updates on what we are working on and what’s coming soon. They are going to be published every month, or even more frequently if we’ve got lots of news!

In this, update number one, we are going to tell you what’s been going on behind the scenes at Miniclip HQ: read on!

Introducing the Daily Spin

The new Daily Spin, soon to be introduced to 8 Ball Pool! The design is subject to change :)

The new Daily Spin, soon to be introduced to 8 Ball Pool! The design is subject to change :)

We’ll kick off with the next big feature we’re going to be bringing to Pool: we’re going to be replacing the Daily Bonus with the “Daily Spin”.

As you can see from this draft design of the Daily Spin, instead of getting a standard 125 Pool Coins every day, you’ll get a spin of the wheel and have the chance to win a huge range of prizes, ranging from Pool Coins to power-ups to the “Lucky 8 Cue”, which will be exclusive to the Daily Spin.

And — don’t worry — you’ll always walk away from the Daily Spin with something :)

Everyone is going to get one free spin per day, but you’ll also be able to purchase additional spins from the Pool Shop.

We’re hoping the Daily Spin is going to mix things up a bit and add a bit of fun to the game. You can expect to see it coming to 8 Ball Pool in around the next month or so.

Offline mode coming to mobile

You'll be able to play Pool literally anywhere with the new offline mode.

You’ll be able to play Pool literally anywhere with the new offline mode.

One of the most — if not the most requested features for 8 Ball Pool on iOS and Android is the ability to play offline — both in single-player mode and with two people sharing one device.

We’ve listened to your feedback, and now I’m very pleased to be able to announce both of these features are coming to the iOS and Android versions of 8 Ball Pool.

The offline “Quick Fire” single player mode will let you play solo in a similar style to 8 Ball Quick Fire Pool, allowing you to play Pool wherever you’ve got an iOS or Android device. This will be available as an in-app purchase for a small fee.

The “Pass ‘n’ Play” offline two-player mode will let you play against a friend, on the same device. As this is an extension of the multiplayer game, this game-mode will be available as a free update to 8 Ball Pool.

Offline mode is going to be the next big feature we release to 8 Ball Pool on mobile, so you should expect to see this available in a couple of weeks.

Additional updates

The Cairo Kasbah tournament will shortly be available on mobile!

The Cairo Kasbah tournament will shortly be available on mobile!

The Daily Spin and offline mode are the next two big features you will notice when you’re playing Pool, but there are lots of other tweaks we’re introducing to the game which will improve your Pool experience that are worth mentioning:

  • The Cairo Kasbah tournament which is currently only available on the web, will be available on mobile shortly.
  • The friends-matching on mobile is undergoing serious improvements, allowing for a significantly better experience when playing with friends on mobile.
  • We’ll be looking at the results of the survey we ran recently and taking your comments into account when considering what changes, if any, to make to the guidelines in Pool on the web. Currently, no changes are imminent.
  • We’re looking into how playing friends for Pool Coins can be introduced in a way which ensures players are not able to take advantage of the system.

Keep updated!

This concludes our first 8 Ball Pool Community Update. We, of course, would love to hear your feedback on the new features, so let us know what you think in the comments below.

Until the next update, make sure you follow 8 Ball Pool on Facebook and follow us on Twitter! Don’t stop Poolin’ :)

84 replies

  1. Thanks for a great game. I look forward to the new updates, however I have a request: I would like to see it on computer and not just on mobile. I am sure more players would appreciate and enjoy the game more.

  2. Thanks for a great game.
    I look forward to the new updates, however I have a request:
    I would like to see it on computer and not just on mobile.
    I am sure more players would appreciate and enjoy the game more.
    Thanks

  3. its amazing to about the new features!! i love it!!
    but plzz add a practice mode so that one should practice there when having no coins with him!!! and to make ones skill perfect!!

    • I agree with this, would love to practice just me, to get better. But at the same time be able to do so without coins. This is a great game but when you run out of coins it’s hard to wait an hour just to play again.

  4. s amazing to know about the new features!! i love it!!
    but plzz add a practice mode so that one should practice there when having no coins with him!!! and to make ones skill perfect!!

  5. Your game sis awsome love my girl fiend thinks I am addicted can`t stay off of it and it`s so true keep up the great work good by Yahoo pool and Zone Pool this by far lots more fun thanks Miniclip

  6. Suggestion: What about allowing the game to go “FULL-SCREEN”??? it would be fun!!!

    and please make all the outcomes on spin-wheel equally-likely…..getting 50K would be awesm!!!

    • I think they told us this before that if they make it full screen then they won’t have adds which for them is an income source… so yeah full screen not happening any time soon :)

  7. These changes are looking awesome… yes there should be chat b/w players………….
    it will add more fun to it.

  8. Thank you for the update! I am looking forward to these changes. Keep me posted. Again thanks!!!! 

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  9. Firstly, I like the daily spin, looking forward to it! :) Any awards coming regarding to this? ;)

    I would love to see the harder mode of guidelines added to the game, not for everyone, but when both players in game agree, we could use them.

    IMO the most important things to fix is the servers, which make impossible to face some players. Just same opponents coming all the time.
    Also please consider a solution to avoid people from playing against themselves, and boost up stats. Something like when a player wins games in a very fast pace, then you could check what he/she’s doing..

    I would also love some more expensive stuff to the shop, for pro players, who have over 10 million coins already.. and I wish we could exchange pool coins to credits.

    Please consider about having option to join a game as a spectator. This would bring a BIG interest/improvement to the game!

    Allow in game to turn timer off if both players agree by clicking a button for example. It is annoying, mostly in friendly games, and most people don’t like it.

    Just some little LITTLE updates which should be useful and not hard to do:
    1. instead of displaying pool coins with a number like 99685378, make it 99 685 378, so it’s easier to read :)
    2. When after a game, those pool coins “fly” towards our yome, (the gif image/animation) im not able to click opponents/mine stats from over the image , make it like there is no pointer events for that image so they allow us click stats easier :)
    3. When changing the cue, its hard to find the one im looking for because the list goes randomly sometimes dont know why… add a search box where we ca serach for the cue we want maybe, or add more cues to one page and keep them in the same order all the time. :)
    4. When in a tournament, sometimes I wonder in which round im playing, so it would be nice to see a text in game like “semi finals”/”finals” so I know again in which round am playing. :)
    5. When we search for a player, we only see top 15 results, which makes impossible to display some players who have exactly same name. Make it possible to scroll the results. :)
    6. I wish we were able to view player’s stats in the “play friends” page. :)
    7. Make possible to search for players who are OFFLINE, and add them as friends. (might not be so easy to produce..)
    8. Publish a online updating leader board of all different stats in game! :)

    Also a more free chat, like in Disc Pool would be awesome.

    I really hope you dont just skip this post, please at least consider most of the things above.

    Thanks, Kilk.

  10. I was thinking about the daily spin and what you said about that everyone will always leave with something. What about when you already have one the special cue, and then you spin it out again the next day or after a while. then technically you’re not gonna get anything new. Please take this into consideration .

  11. Pls allow us to exchange pool credits to credits like this:
    100 – 50
    500 – 250
    1000- 500
    so that we can buy stuff easier!
    oh and if we accidentally exchange it will go like this:
    50 – 100
    250 – 500
    500 – 1000
    alright? if u would do that that’d be AWESOME!

  12. I’ve been playing this game for almost two years now and I see that some of the new players get the Top of Class award for completing the tutorial.
    I was wondering if there was any way I could get it.

  13. How do i get on to playing in the touraments it just says coming soon.and also how do i change my profile ive tried setting up throgh facebook but not had any joy..

  14. Also, if i may add, seeing a lot of players requesting a more free chat, i was thinking about making a little forum where players might discuss some things, their goals, their amazing shots, new updates .etc .etc
    I understand a free in-game chat would defeat the cue phrase purpose, so a separate forum would be the best solution.

  15. I’m from the UK not America! Is there any way of changing my country? I’m logged in on Facebook and my Facebook profile says I’m from UK

  16. Hey guys can someone please tell me how to play a tournament, it always says coming soon ever since I’ve had the app…?????

  17. Is there any way to make teh table bigger? On my screen 256ox1600 the table is tiny. I have mouse zoom for Firefox, but even though I can zoom up the magnification of the webpage, the table stays the same size.

  18. I have a problem, when I go to play my friends it always says they’re offline. Does anyone know a fix for this? Please help.

  19. Very annoying, I play half a game then it kicks me back to the main menu, the only time I win is when the other player quits the rest of the time I get kicked to menu and also it doesn’t refund the coins you spend to play!

  20. Please, please get the nationals sorted out. I’m irish, playing in Ireland but it’s the American flag that’s on my profile. There is no option for me to change to the tri-coulour.

  21. The one and only thing thag I don’t like about this game. Is when you scratch on the white ball your opponent can move it anywhere they want on the table. I think y’all should change this. Other than that game is great

  22. Can anyone tell me this phenomenon happening to my game? Why does my pool table auto enlarges and makes the billard stick bar at the bottom of the screen, and make me not able to see the balls that I have shot in on my right hand side of the screen? The power up options becomes part of the option tab when it is lightning icon at the right hand side initially. I did not change any option but when I just exited and reentered the game, it auto changes and there is no option to change it back. It only reverts back to normal (where i can see the whole pool table and the right side showing the balls i have shot in) when i uninstall and reinstall the game. Anyone can help?

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