8 Ball Community Update, February 2014

Time for us to lift the lid on what the 8 Ball Pool team are working on this month, and give you some insight into what’s coming next to the game.

All In Mode

Our new mode in 8 Ball Pool: ALL IN!

Our new mode in 8 Ball Pool: ALL IN!

We’ve got an update coming to 8 Ball Pool on mobile in the next few weeks – and the big new feature is the Monaco All In Lounge. This means that you’ll be able to stake all your Pool Coins on one match of 8 Ball. It’s a mode for the most confident of players, or those that like taking risks! The All In Lounge unlocks at level 10 and above.

Some important things you need to know about going All In:

  1. In order to win a Monaco Lounge match-up, a player needs to win two games in a row against their opponent. With so much at stake, we know that there’s always an outside chance that your opponent might make a good break and then clear the table without you taking a shot. So even if that happens in the first game, you’ll get a break-off shot of your own to stay in the game.
  2. The prize for All In will be based on an equal amount of coins from both players, like going “all in” in a game of poker. If, for example, Player A has 100,000 coins and Player B only has 10,000, then Player B’s coin total will be used for the match (10,000 coins from Player A + 10,000 coins from Player B = 20,000 coins total prize).
  3. There are no guidelines in the Monaco Lounge. UPDATE: Monaco will now have guidelines :)
  4. The minimum stake is 1,000 coins.
  5. This sounds obvious, but we wanted to make it super-clear: if you go all in and lose, those coins are gone! There’s no way to choose who you’re going up against when you play All In mode, so it’s best to assume that you will be staking every last Pool Coin on the match. Good luck!

    Make sure you're ready to go all-in before you click that button!

    Make sure you’re ready to go all in before you click that button!

Monaco All In Lounge will be a special tier on mobile that you choose from the main menu. Make sure you’re ready to play before you pick it!

Beat The Boss

Our Beat the Boss event sees Miniclip chief Big Rob taking on you, the players, in a series of special 8 Ball events. We’ve seen some awesome skill on display (mainly from you guys rather than Big Rob, admittedly). We put together a short highlights video of a Beat The Boss event from a few weeks ago.

Want to know how to get involved? We’ve put together a blog post of Frequently Asked Questions – check it out. We’ve recently made this shiny scoreboard too – who’s gonna get their name on there next week, and will it have the “Boss Beater” mark next to it?

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Limited Edition cues

The Limited Edition Valentine's Cue in all its glory.

The Limited Edition Valentine’s Cue in all its glory.

You may have noticed that there have been some exclusive Limited Edition cues hitting the Pool Shop recently, including the Chinese New Year cue and our most recent addition, the lovely Valentine’s cue (nothing says “I love you” like thrashing someone at 8 Ball). You’ve still got a few more days to pick up the Valentine’s one, but then it’s gone for good!

However, we’re already working on another very special cue that’ll be coming your way in March… make sure you follow @poolbyminiclip on Twitter for a sneak peek in the next few weeks.

What kind of cue would you like to see in the game? Tell us below and we’ll try and make it happen!

Click To Claim Reward – disabled

Some of you may have noticed that the “Click to Claim Reward” links on Facebook have recently been disabled. We discovered a small bug with these links recently which we’re now working to fix. In the meantime, they’ve been disabled while we work on it.

Top-tier Tournaments

The Tokyo Tournament, and a brand new Cairo 1v1 tier, are coming with the next mobile release.

The Tokyo Tournament, and a brand new Cairo 1v1 tier, are coming with the next mobile release.

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is: when will the higher-tier tournaments open again?

Well, the answer is: very soon! The next version of 8 Ball on mobile will have a new 1 v 1 tier (Cairo) with a whopping 500k prize, plus access to the Tokyo Tournament - with a 60k prize up for grabs.

Trickshot Masterclass #3

We were blown away by the response to our last trickshot video, made up of brilliant shots sent in by you, the players. We had so many new shots sent to us that we had to make an extended video – and we’ve already had plenty more breathtaking shots emailed to us since we published this new collection.

If you’ve got a shot to show us, just email it over to social at miniclip dot com, and maybe you’ll be appearing in the next video. In the meantime, sit back, relax, and enjoy this supreme display of 8 Ball awesomeness.

That’s all for this month 8 Ballers – enjoy the game!

91 responses to “8 Ball Community Update, February 2014

  1. How come on break shot if you make in a ball you have to make another one or your opponent can steal them, whatever happened to REAL pool rules??? And also if you knock in 8-ball on break its your opponents turn, ummm, thats game in real pool. Do you think you could make these rules to reflect a real pool game???

    • Right on Jay.. I have thought that myself …what you make on the break you keep… not have to make another shot

    • However, I do agree on the part of keeping your balls after one or more are potted at the break. Yet if you make one you can choose which you prefer.

    • what u are discribe jay, these are the official REAL pool rules, played all over the world…..the only exception is, that u need here no cushion after the break aslong no other ball is down…..

  2. Did anyone ask you to include a “live chat” facility in your new version of 8 ball? …and if they did, what was your reply?? We WANT and we NEED a live chat option……make it happen BEFORE you make any other changes. Thank you.

    • Yeah i agree with you here and we want these updates on the PC version…..Far too many updates for your mobile version already, they need to start updating 8 ball frequently with new modes and other things.

    • We’ve got an update coming to the web version in the next few weeks too, which will include the Cairo 1v1 and Tokyo tournament.

      Live chat is not on the roadmap we’re afraid, due to the potential moderation issues. We want our game to be a fun and safe playing environment for all our players :)

    • Really people, this will result in a lot of squabbling. Lets keep this game as respectful as possible. There are jackass players out there.

  3. Please please please include a “live chat” option on mobile, we need it! That would be so convenient and awesome. Thank you :D

  4. All In Mode game ? That’s crazy. It takes for frickin’ ever to earn all those lost coins back per hour , if you lose all your coins & it costs an arm & a leg to buy them with the credit cards. I don’t know why people spend real money for fake coins.

  5. Tell me, how is it FAIR the following two cases:
    1. Someone who is VERY good BUT his opponent is breaking and makes no mistakes and wins -> lose without even playing.
    2. Someone VERY good but due to connection failure or crappy internet or any other reason out of his power and …. he loses
    CAN someone make this incredible game to FEEL like a game as it should be?
    And for goodness sake, either create chat where you can write what you REALLY think or remove it completely!!!
    Thank you, very much!!!

    • i actually agree with you on the chat… give us real chat or remove it completely

      LOL i assume it is yourself to whom u are referring as “VERY good” … is that really relevant? (or true?) you’d probably be taken more seriously if you left out the opinions and stuck with the facts… i think “VERY good” is 10k games played with a 75%+ ratio … im sure others have other opinions

      also… if you have crappy internet how is that “out of his power?”

    • Have been saying this forever. I spent big [Real] bucks on all new equipment and still get the coin losing, xp robbing and percentage stealing LOST CONNECTION.

    • On your second point, if a person is about to get a hard fought win and the about to be loser just shuts off his internet in order to avoid losing? According to me, the existing situation is bad, but the change you seek isn’t foolproof either.

    • People have good days and bad days. No telling who you beat or lose too. Once you run a table though, you will feel proud of yourself.

  6. Please get rid of the comments during games. nothing more annoying than oops, unlucky, you’re good all through the match… I swear some people spend 90% of clock time with thses stupid comments than just RAM a shot. I have so many loss on my record for just bailing on these type of players. If you insist on this; can you ad the messages HURRY UP or TOO SLOW or YAWN!!!!

    • I agree, sometimes I don’t mind….But sometimes I just want to play in peace without having to feel like I need to read/answer comments. maybe you could add a do not disturb, mute or silence button?

  7. we need live chat… at least give US the option to enable or disable it… put an age limit on it do what you have to but this is silly… such untapped potential… remember the pool leagues in yahoo pool? that was awesome… this version is so much better all it needs is live chat

  8. hey Ben why dont u please release another tower defence game, a super tower defence game because i m fond of them and i have played all tower defence games on miniclip because miniclip relases superb games. THANKS.

  9. Hi there miniclip/8ball team ;) I want to ask you, is it possible to add possibility to decrease quality? I think that not only me have old laptop or computer, its hard to play when it lagging. ….

  10. Thank you bangers. I love to watch you run out of slop and can’t make a real shot. Then I can come in and tap the rest in. Watch me grow and hear me roar. And you hot shots. If your not 100% you can be beat.

  11. Ben M., Seriously bro, do you have an actual time frame when some of the other tournaments will open again? I would personally like to see one with an entry fee in between the 200 coin London and the 3000 coin Sydney entry fees…seems like a big disparity between those two tourneys. I feel maybe a tourney in the 500 coin entry fee range would suit many players who cannot afford to or choose not to gamble 3000+ coins per tourney due to their on-hand winnings or their skill level. A mid range entry fee may encourage some players to participate in a tourney other than London without the risk of losing 3000+ coins. It seems lately that most updates are geared toward the higher-end tourneys or gambling large amounts of coins (All-in, etc.)…Please consider/suggest/pass on this request…I know it will be much appreciated and enhance the playing experience for all….Thanks Ben for all your support.

    Later, darksidemike.

    • Hey Mike, we communicated some in the past and still have not met on the table. Would love to have a two out of three no matter how you break. No hard feelings, just a good game.

    • zip1137a, Sounds good to me…I’m gonna “bang” all the balls just to piss you off…lol…Seriously though, I’d love to play anytime, You weren’t on the site the last time I looked for you…Take care until we meet up.

      Later, darksidemike.

  12. Ben, I noticed now that “Scratch & Win” is on my PC…Will we be awarded these like the “Daily Spin”?…or are they just to purchase?…More info please, thanks!

    • PS: I noticed in the game guide that it states you can win Scratches on Spin & Win or purchase them, but there is no Scratch prize listed in the prize list for the Spin & Win on PC…???

    • Hi Mike, you can now win Scratchers in Spin & Win – we released that today :)

      Thanks for your comments on the tournament prizes – I’ve passed them on to the 8 Ball developers!

    • Ben. Thanks for your response, consideration & support by passing on my suggestions to the developers!…Hope they agree to make it happen soon.

  13. updated yesterday, played the monaco tournament twice, then the tournament is gone? i have enough coins to participate.

  14. I had I think over 8k pool coins and when I logged back in, it was at zero. I don’t understand what happened?

  15. if any way like before people can get a visual look fro owr teables? look like I can not see any adversary tables any more?! becouse if any body can not see my tables , what is the case to buy it? only people can see owr cue’s

  16. Monaco All In Lounge is pure evil… I love it! But I noticed it does have guidelines though. I guess there weren’t enough players without?
    Really like the 2 in a row format. How about some higher valued 1v1 and tournament tables with this format?
    Also I find 3 minutes is not always enough in the tournaments, sometimes opponents are deliberately trying to time me out (not always successfully). How about some kind of “power” where you could add a minute? I realize there are people waiting in the next rounds, so there needs to be a clock, but then again no reason for a clock in the final.

    • Actually, a better solution for the time limit in tournaments would be to have less time (maybe 60 or 90 seconds), but that you get your time back for the shot when a ball is legally potted. This would stop the situation where you’re first in, get down to the black or one ball left using up a couple of minutes, but the opponent just lays snookers to time you out because they have so much more time remaining than you (and all their balls to get behind)…
      All the same, you could turn off the time limit in the tournament final.
      Another thing I would love to see is higher valued tournaments … shouldn’t they be worth more than the 1v1s? And if the problem is having enough players, why not have tables that open at certain times (for example, for a couple of minutes on the hour or half hour)?

  17. No guide lines blow. In actual pool you can at least look parallel down the cue and see your angle with the table. The guide lines aren’t very long anyway and you can’t use your extended ones you either won or paid for.

  18. I would like to see a “weekend deal” with reduced prices on the different countries cues…They have been $40 forever. Making them half price for a weekend would be nice.

    • I have won many cues, but the USA cue (that I want) is only available for purchase…plus, What else should I spend my earned cash on?…I don’t need coins, spins, scratches, power ups or tables. I know it doesn’t matter which cue is used, i switch cues frequently,,,I would like the USA cue, but don’t want to spend $40 on it…I would most likely purchase it at a reduced price though (I’m not a cheap- a**, just don’t feel it’s worth $40 for appearance only).

    • Just another elbow to the ribs Mike. I also find power ups are near worthless. Max power, what for? The spin, never could see the advantage, and the extended guide, I can get by without them besides they eat up time on that stupid timer. Never buy any and would like to get coins for the ones I won.

    • Thanks for the kidney shot…lol I agree on the power ups…I do occasionally use the extended line on a difficult 8 ball shot…That’s if that #^%&@*% timer don’t get me first!

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  20. What happened to the Cairo Tournament, the Las Vegas Tournament, the Jakarta Volcano Tournament, and the Toronto Maple Suite Tournament?

  21. hello…why i can’t see my profile photo of facebook.??//?// what can i do|???????? sombody tell me pleaseeeeee

  22. Can anyone tell me why I’m only getting “chat -tag’ it’s all happened since I updated my version.

  23. Hello I’m playing this game on my tablet I just love it couple days minutes ago just bought a cue for quite big coins for me and it told that I can’t use it on my account , and there is no coins and cue ?? :(((

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