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Free items vs. Premium items (Tragic Magic)

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  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited November 2014
    jemm09285 wrote:
    Florence of Arabia is actually 175. Not 150 like u put it

    Darn typos. I could have sworn I wrote 175

    lolol! Thanks Deadshot for all this work and keeping it up. Great job :thumbup:

    You're welcome. Glad you like it :thumbup:
  • Savagerosa
    2 posts
    edited November 2014
    I have no problem spending some money on this game. I understand that the devs have to make money to keep the game up and running, but the complaint I do have is the price of the premium items.
    When it's going to cost me £13 just to get enough doughnuts for one premium item, well, I feel that price is too high.
    I'm sure if the devs made items cheaper, they would make a lot more sales, as more ppl would part with a couple of quid without worry.
    I play a few games, and I've found I spend more in total when it's only a couple of quid I'm parting with, but when it comes to spending in excess of £10 just to buy one item I hesitate and normally can't justify spending that much for only one item.
    I'm not one of those whiners expecting everything for free, I would just like things to be a bit cheaper. :lol::lol:
    Despite all that, I do thank you for all the work you have done in posting a list of all the items, great work!
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited November 2014
    Updated with the Thanksgiving mini update

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    8 Free items, 11 Premium items , 10 Re-released items

    Characters
    Jacqueline Bouvier with Piggly's Super Smorg - 140 Donuts
    Tribal Chief with Ceasar's Pow-Wow Casino - 150 Donuts

    Skins
    Puritan Flanders - Free
    Sacagawea Lisa - Free

    Buildings
    Stomach Staples Center - Free
    Guitar Central - 50 Donuts

    Decorations
    Outdoor Feast Table - Free
    Cornucopia - 1 for free. Can also be bought for 15 Donuts
    Caged Tom Turkey - 100 Donuts
    Heimlich Machine - 60 Donuts
    Blinky Balloon - $16,500
    Santa's Little Helper Balloon - $30,000
    Rusty the Clown Balloon - $5,400
    Snowball 2 Balloon - 15 Donuts
    Stampy Balloon - 40 Donuts
    The Grumple Balloon - 25 Donuts
    Pow-Wow Casino Sign - 40 Donuts
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  • Cpt_Destructo82
    16 posts
    edited November 2014
    How do I get the jebediah statue? I notice while visiting friends towns that some have one even two different ones and some don't regardless of level. But when I look in my build menu I don't see it available for either in game money or donuts. So how does one go about getting it?
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited November 2014
    How do I get the jebediah statue? I notice while visiting friends towns that some have one even two different ones and some don't regardless of level. But when I look in my build menu I don't see it available for either in game money or donuts. So how does one go about getting it?

    The original Jebediah statue is a Easter egg. You get it by tapping on Homer 10 times while on his task "play with my pad". You will unlock the statue + 10 donuts.

    As for the other one, which is called the Snake statue, it was one of the prizes for the Whackng Day event of 2013 & is no longer available.
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited December 2014
    Updated for the Cyber Monday update

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    1 Premium item

    Decorations
    Truckasaurus - 225 Donuts
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited January 2015
    Updated with the Winter 2014 event

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    Characters
    Zutroy or 115 Donuts in phase 2 if you did not get him for free
    Bonestorm Santa
    Frosty the Hitman
    Annual Gift Man
    King Winter with King Winter's Cave - 175 Donuts
    Mr. Costington with Costingtons - 110 Donuts
    The Yes Guy - 100 Donuts
    The Grumple - 120 Donuts
    Snow Monster - 70 Donuts

    Skins
    Ice Princess Martin - Free
    Little Helper Ralph
    Stupid Sexy Flanders with Ski Lift- 150 Donuts
    Mr. Plow - 90 Donuts
    Plow King - 80 Donuts
    Ebenezer Burns - 50 Donuts
    Santa Flanders - 60 Donuts

    Buildings
    Toy Workshop - $2,000
    Fever Cabin
    Elf Cannon Control
    Sequel Stop
    Spruce Caboose
    Ice Palace - 120 Donuts
    Santa's Village with Santa Homer - 80 Donuts
    ClausCo - 90 Donuts
    Egg Nog Bar - 60 Donuts
    Springfield Skating Rink - 85 Donuts
    Santa's Workshop - 70 Donuts
    Springfield Mall - 90 Donuts
    Elf Home - 60 Donuts
    Helter Shelter - 60 Donuts

    Facades
    Christmas Burns Manor
    Christmas Compound
    Christmas Wolfcastle's Mansion
    Christmas Crazy Cat House
    Christmas Wiggum House
    Christmas Sanjay House
    Christmas Apu's Apartment
    Christmas Houseboat
    Sponsored Church
    Christmas Lard Lad Donuts - Free
    Christmas Mansion of Solid Gold - 10 Donuts
    Christmas Simpsons House
    Christmas Flanders House
    Christmas Van Houten House
    Christmas Cletus' Farm
    Christmas Willie's Shack
    Christmas Skinner House
    Christmas Brown House
    Christmas White House
    Christmas Pink House
    Christmas Blue House
    Christmas Purple House
    Christmas Orange House
    Christmas Frink Lab - 10 Donuts
    Christmas Volcano Lair - 10 Donuts
    Christmas Muntz House - 10 Donuts
    Christmas Krabappel Apartment - 10 Donuts

    Decorations
    Christmas Float
    Elf Toy Workshop Bell
    Festive Light Plunger
    First Ever Christmas Tree
    Nativity Scene
    Homer Fever Snowman (20 Donuts in phase 2 if you did not get it for free in phase 1)
    Burns Fever Snowman (20 Donuts in phase 2 if you did not get it for free in phase 1)
    Destroy Holiday Wheel
    Elf Cave - $500
    Elf Cannon - $1,000
    The North Pole
    Tropical Island
    Small Island 1 - $10,000
    Duff Beer Tree - 30 Donuts ( Free on Christmas Day)
    Small Island 2 - 90 Donuts
    Small Island 3 - 30 Donuts
    Ice Fence - 1 Donut each
    Festive Lawn Bell - $425
    Festive Fancy Lawn Bell - $325
    Present Depot - 50 Donuts
    Festive Trashcan Fire - 3 Donuts
    Homer Snowman - 20 Donuts
    Marge Snowman - 20 Donuts
    Bart Snowman - 20 Donuts
    Lisa Snowman - 20 Donuts
    Maggie Snowman - 20 Donuts
    Grampa Snowman - 20 Donuts
    Santa's Little Helper Snowman - 20 Donuts
    Snowball II Snowman - 20 Donuts
    Lamp Post Festive (4 Different variety)
    Ice God - 20 Donuts
    Santa's Workshop - 70 Donuts
    Plow King's Plow - 50 Donuts
    Holiday Tree - 75 Donuts
    Christmas Totem - 40 Donuts

    Krustyland Attractions
    Happy Little Elves Ride - 30 Donuts
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  • broddrx
    12 posts
    edited December 2014
    I have to agree with other posters.

    I have absolutely no problem with dropping some real cash on a good game, I just think the value for money is terrible.

    One building and one character is like £9. Is that a fair price?

    It's not as if one character and one building contributes a whole hell of a lot to your Springfield.

    Equating it to a dlc for a console game is not right, you get hours and hours of play from one of those, plus the guys who made that dlc put shed loads of work in.
    How long honestly does it take to knock up a single, small 2d building and a tiny character with four or five animations?

    The people going on about freeloaders and whingers seem to see to be blind to this argument.
    Saying anything about the premium stuff being expensive, which it is, is always interpreted as people wanting everything free, which is not the case.

    I have spent loads of cash on this game, looking back I can't believe how much, but I just feel I don't get much for my money.

    This game is very simple really. There's not a lot to it. Sure the devs update it but generally it doesn't add much different in my opinion. Updates always include more premium items though.

    The seasonal events are fun, but they seem designed to get you to buy donuts more than anything else.
    Limited edition items and events where, without spending real cash, you have to choose between two items when you want both.

    Oh and the 'sale' Gil was promoting a while back. Not items being cheaper. You still have to buy the same amount of donuts but you get some back as a rebate. Not enough to do anything with mind.

    Pre Christmas event, my last mystery box was 100 bucks. The one before that was 50. The only premium items I ever got was a lemon tree and one white picket fence. I have been playing for years. So I don't know where that argument comes from.

    Again, I am not saying I want everything to be free.

    I just feel that EA are not being as fair with thier loyal customers as they could be.

    This game has already netted millions for EA and it didn't cost that much to make. The money is not being spent on the support or server upgrades etc. either.
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited December 2014
    Updated with Level 48

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    4 Free items, 2 Premium items

    Characters
    Janey Powell with Gold Navy - $724,000
    Lurleen Lumpkin with Beer-N-Brawl - 140 Donuts

    Buildings
    Krusty Burger Oil Rig - $8,000,000

    Decorations
    Barbecue Pit - $100,000
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  • sandwedgeking
    2630 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    Krusty Burger Oil Rig - $800,000

    $8,000,000 ?

    At least that's what it'll cost me. :P
    Stuff and Things - Designs by SWK
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited December 2014
    Krusty Burger Oil Rig - $800,000

    $8,000,000 ?

    At least that's what it'll cost me. :P

    HaHa I just noticed I missed a zero
  • jimi7987
    3 posts
    edited December 2014
    How much would it cost to get all the premium items? And for the sake of argument let's say I have been playing from the start. Would be interested to know. Thanks
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited December 2014
    Updated with the New Years 2015 mini event

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    5 Re-released items\

    Characters
    Giuseppe with Giuseppe's Workshop - 95 Donuts

    Decorations
    Fireworks Barge - 80 Donuts
    Pinwheel Fireworks - 40 Donuts
    Crate of Fireworks - 60 Donuts
  • SandraShill
    255 posts Member
    edited December 2014
    broddrx wrote:
    I have to agree with other posters.

    I have absolutely no problem with dropping some real cash on a good game, I just think the value for money is terrible.

    One building and one character is like £9. Is that a fair price?

    It's not as if one character and one building contributes a whole hell of a lot to your Springfield.

    Equating it to a dlc for a console game is not right, you get hours and hours of play from one of those, plus the guys who made that dlc put shed loads of work in.
    How long honestly does it take to knock up a single, small 2d building and a tiny character with four or five animations?

    The people going on about freeloaders and whingers seem to see to be blind to this argument.
    Saying anything about the premium stuff being expensive, which it is, is always interpreted as people wanting everything free, which is not the case.

    I have spent loads of cash on this game, looking back I can't believe how much, but I just feel I don't get much for my money.

    This game is very simple really. There's not a lot to it. Sure the devs update it but generally it doesn't add much different in my opinion. Updates always include more premium items though.

    The seasonal events are fun, but they seem designed to get you to buy donuts more than anything else.
    Limited edition items and events where, without spending real cash, you have to choose between two items when you want both.

    Oh and the 'sale' Gil was promoting a while back. Not items being cheaper. You still have to buy the same amount of donuts but you get some back as a rebate. Not enough to do anything with mind.

    Pre Christmas event, my last mystery box was 100 bucks. The one before that was 50. The only premium items I ever got was a lemon tree and one white picket fence. I have been playing for years. So I don't know where that argument comes from.

    Again, I am not saying I want everything to be free.

    I just feel that EA are not being as fair with thier loyal customers as they could be.

    This game has already netted millions for EA and it didn't cost that much to make. The money is not being spent on the support or server upgrades etc. either.

    You don't seem to like this game...it's too expensive and too simple. So why are you still playing? Also, what makes you say that they're not spending money on support? They offer email, chat, and phone support.... Do you think those folks are volunteers??

    Sound like you'd be happier just buying another console game, so go for it!
  • getatattoo
    3 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Mmmmmm... Donuts...
  • thatdonald845
    1606 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    "Flower Hedge" :?:
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited January 2015
    Updated with the Castle of Equalia promo

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    2 Premium items , 1 Re-released item

    Characters
    Two-nicorn - 70 Donuts

    Skins
    Queen Heveltica with The Castle of Equalia - 175 Donuts
  • jimi7987
    3 posts
    edited January 2015
    Wow thanks for all the replies to my question everyone! Found it hard to keep up......oh wait.....
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6357 posts Moderator
    edited January 2015
    jimi7987 wrote:
    Wow thanks for all the replies to my question everyone! Found it hard to keep up......oh wait.....

    I didn't see your question until now. It's also kinda hard to answer because it's vague. It all depends on what you mean & if you bought each item as they came out. Because some were removed, others prices were dropped & some got bundled up in promos.
  • SuperMario643000
    1589 posts
    edited January 2015
    The list is starting to even out
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