8 Ball Multiplayer Pool Update: The Details

If you follow our updates on Facebook, you’ll know that there are some changes coming to 8 Ball Multiplayer Pool. We’re really excited about these features and we think you will be too! On Facebook there’s only so much room available for us to tell you about the changes, so here we’ll do a complete run-through of all the new stuff coming and answer any questions you may have.

The first thing you need to know is that we’re not removing anything. The update is going to add some amazing new features, but we won’t be taking any of your favourite features away.

The new look

The first, most obvious change is the graphical overhaul the game is getting. This is the new interface, and we think you’ll agree, it’s looking good:

8 Ball Multiplayer Pool’s new look!

In addition to refreshing the look of the game itself, we are also updating other parts of the menu system so that everything fits in.

The new levels

One of the other big changes is that we’re adapting a ranking system, introducing levels, new ranks and experience points. This is how it’s going to work:

With every game you play (and whether you win or lose), you’re going to gain experience points. These experience points determine what your level is. The levels go from 1 to 100, with 100 being the highest possible. As you gain experience points and level up, you’re also going to see your rank increase, in the same way it does at the moment.

The important thing to know here is that you are not going to lose your current rank with the update. If you’re a GrandMaster now, you’ll be a GrandMaster in the new system; we’ll make sure your rank transfers. With the transfer you’ll be awarded experience points and a level, depending on your rank.

As well as transferring your rank over directly in the new update, we’re introducing a number of new ranks into the scale to help better distinguish between players. The full list of ranks under the new system is:

  • Trainee
  • Beginner
  • Student – NEW
  • Amateur
  • Skilled – NEW
  • Semi-Pro
  • Professional
  • Virtuoso – NEW
  • Expert
  • Veteran – NEW
  • Master
  • GrandMaster
  • VIP – NEW

The new currency

We’re also introducing a new 8 Ball Multiplayer Pool currency, called Pool Coins. As before, you’ll be able to use these to purchase new cues and tables, but the currency will be exclusive to 8 Ball Multiplayer Pool, and not all Miniclip games (as it is currently), so we’ll be able to do a lot more with Pool Coins.

For starters, we’re expanding the Pool Shop and introducing a lot more cues for you to buy. Here’s a sneaky peak at two of the new cues:

Just two of the many new cues that will be available!

Just two of the many new cues that will be available!

You will need these Pool Coins to enter tournaments, as we’re about to explain below, so we’re going to make it much easier for you to acquire Pool Coins. We’re going to be giving out Pool Coins when we launch the update, and the amount you’ll get will depend on your rank in the old system.

You will now get a 30 minute bonus for playing over half an hour at a time, and we’ll be giving out a daily bonus which you receive for playing each day, so there’s a big incentive for you to check in for a quick game of Pool every day.

The new tournaments

You asked us for this one, so here it is: we’re introducing brand new tournaments where you’ll be able to play for Pool Coins and cues. You’ll be able to play against people of a similar rank in one of three locations, with another two being unlocked after launch.

London: one of the new tournament locations.

London: one of the new tournament locations.

You’ll be able to enter tournaments using Pool Coins and if you win the tournament you’ll be awarded all the Coins in the prize pot — so in the London tournament it costs 100 Coins to enter, and if you win you get 500 Coins. You can then use the Coins you win just like any other Coins, so you’re free to use them to enter more tournaments, purchase new cues or purchase new tables.

We hope this will create some real challenges and competition for you, with the best players playing against each other in the most exclusive tournaments, a place where everyone aspires to be.

To make sure you know when the update is out, make sure you keep tabs on the 8 Ball Multiplayer Pool Facebook page!