My GameLoft Live ID is "sambaneko" if you'd like to be my iOS pony friend. Mixed feelings about the game: it's cute, but kind of despicable that you can't finish it without plunking down some significant cash...
I know this is an old post, but recent updates have made the game much better...I just bought Rarity today just from the gems I earned leveling up, as she is now only 35 gems rather than 70 or something. Plus, you're supposed to be able to watch ads for gems, although it doesn't interface with the iPhone Youtube so it only works thus far on androids...all the same, the game's improved.
Yup, I've still got the game, and it has improved from the initial version. They've made it easier to get gems, but I was disappointed that the "watch ads for gems" thing doesn't work (on iPhone). It's a task objective too, so I can't clear it unless I pay a gem to skip it, ugh. The latest update seems to have bugged Octavia too: found her in my Canterlot inventory, but you can just keep clicking on her; so now I have like 5 Octavias running around (which is actually convenient, since they can all be assigned to shops).
Either way, I've gotten plenty of entertainment out of it.
Wait...the ads for gems thing is an objective? Awww...I'm already stuck with some of the objectives (parasprites and waiting for treasure chests). But the Octavia thing seems kinda cool. Mind if I add you on GameLoft? My account name there is the same as here on DA.
Hehe this is cute Big Mac looks mighty manly with those butterfly wings I think. Also I agree with what you said about the game, I mostly play it because it's cute, but have very little patience for such games normally, particularly when they just want you to pay loads of money to complete it :/
Actually there is a way to trick the game. Turn on airplane mode, and then start setting your system clock a day ahead. every time you do so, all your shops are ready, the free balloon game is ready, and so on. you can keep doing this ad infinium... but it still takes a crapton of time.