Well sor--ry I didn't know! XD I was extremely worried about this because that would have forced me to download the game again. Thank the Lord that this was a fake. And full props to you Tracker, you got me good. >.<
A bug? Is their quality control/testing team none existent? They must have saw this *if* it was a bug. If I encountered an unavoidable spike wall, so should they. (And they would have done an announcement by now if it was indeed a bug)
The thing is, we can't be 100% sure that the spikes are completely lined up through the Y axis. If there is a "small gap" on the top somewhere (and that's an if, because again, we aren't sure) then only a fly type character can go through it if timed perfectly. Power and Speed types have zero chance though of surviving that, unless like you said - they are on a powerup.
Of course, you are correct if there really is no gap.
Then what's the difference? The backlash is only going to last for about maximum a week, then things will be back to normal with everyone logging in back to play the game. Sega successfully pushed the boundaries further.
This is probably my last rant about this game for a long while. I'm trying to think what's going on in Sega's lost mind. I left Sonic Runners months ago because I think the game is terrible, gaining RSRs is extremely hard for an average player like me and I'm not going to spend 4 hours per day on a game like this that in return I get crappy rewards (useless buddies). So Sega in their office should be thinking "What can we do to bring Ming Ming back?". Because if we get them back to playing Sonic Runners, they'll spread the word about the game = more $$$ for us!!! A win-win for Sega! Did they think that? Hell noooo. They did the opposite. In fact, they shoved a middle finger to my face, turned around and were thought "What can we do to exploit our existing Runners fanbase?" "Because if they have ridden our past storms already and survived, they'll most likely survive our next one!" So they came out with this update. Let me tell you something guys. I don't want to say this because this may sound mean - but this is your fault that Runners has become what it is now. By continuing to log in and play Sonic Runners, you are telling them it is okay on what they're doing. They are forcing you in to a corner to fork in more cash to them, and instead of taking a stand you are letting them force you to that corner. We can talk shit about Sonic Runners all day on how bad it has become and how it was good, but guess what? They don't care! They are willing to ride the negative feedback as long you still log back in to that game and spend your hours on it. The game only exists for money (and to tear our Sonic loving hearts). I'm only saying this because I care for you guys. Sega is testing you. They want to keep pushing the boundaries. Stop playing this game. Like, right now. They'll only start to listen if we stop playing and their profits decrease. If you don't, you'll send the message to them that it's a superb upgrade and find more ways to make it worse. Don't think eventually this game will get better if you continue to play. 24 hour cooldown timer? Is that all you look at? The fact you are even saying this tells me you are satisfied with this change.
I'm trying to imagine if I was a new player in to Sonic Runners. So many things to upgrade to STAND A CHANCE. And the new player will be turned off very quickly with the spikes, missiles and stuff, especially when you have like a Level 10 Sonic. Sega completely nuked this game, it's laughable. I used Amitie Style Amy as my main because she's the only one in my party at level 100...but LOL. I'm completely at a disadvantage if I use her. She's not in the roulette therefore I couldn't upgrade her star level at all. The advantage of having Amitie Style Amy is now a complete disadvantage. 150% animal bonus nuked to 75%. And what about Gothic Amy? If I somehow "get" her, how can I upgrade her star level? By inviting 10 more friends? Last but not least, what about the normal Amy? How can we star upgrade her? Am I missing something or she too can't be upgraded at all? WTF Sega.