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  • drwfan3375
    10 posts
    edited May 2014
    I don't know if it has been mentioned, but if you buy Brandine and put her on the "Birth another Spuckler" task that is 90 days. She gives birth to another character! It is a child, and it doesn't do tasks, but will collect money for you.
  • brickevand408
    1822 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    drwfan3375 wrote:
    I don't know if it has been mentioned, but if you buy Brandine and put her on the "Birth another Spuckler" task that is 90 days. She gives birth to another character! It is a child, and it doesn't do tasks, but will collect money for you.

    She's gonna give birth to 3 children :wink: (90days x3)
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6376 posts Moderator
    edited May 2014
    drwfan3375 wrote:
    I don't know if it has been mentioned, but if you buy Brandine and put her on the "Birth another Spuckler" task that is 90 days. She gives birth to another character! It is a child, and it doesn't do tasks, but will collect money for you.

    Yea, she gives birth to 3 taskless children characters. Birthday, Whitney & Dubya. They each take 90 days to complete.
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6376 posts Moderator
    edited May 2014
    Updated with the "Yellow Badge of Cowardge" Episode tie-in

    The_Yellow_Badge_of_Cowardge_promo_1.jpg

    1 free item, 1 Premium item , 1 Friend Point Prize

    Skins
    Fit Milhouse
    Cool Lisa - 5000FP

    Decoration
    Macaroni's Shed - 30 Donuts
  • Corrcorrcorr
    1139 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Zoeper wrote:
    @Deadshot_DCU, I have to agree with you mostly, especially while The Simpsons Tapped Out nothing more than a cow clicker is and not a game. Though this term cow clicker too is getting vaguer and vaguer when comparing this with actual paid games like "Plants vs. Zombies" or "RYSE: Son of Rome" where "micro-transactions" are also 'available'.

    Where I have to disagree is with certain premium items, like Barney, Jimbo and Frink just to name a few. They are major characters and were probably free at a certain point back when the game launched. Though I would love to get my hands on some of these items, though because I only recently found out that this 'game' exists I should pay donuts? That is where I have to disagree, even with *ALL* of the *FREE* items...

    Barney was free back in the Holiday 2012 event where you could buy him with event currency (Santa Coins). After the event, he became a premium character.

    Jimbo & Frink have always been premium.

    I think he actually was free in the very beginning. I remember having him before holiday event and unless he cost 10 donuts he had to be free.
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6376 posts Moderator
    edited May 2014
    Zoeper wrote:
    @Deadshot_DCU, I have to agree with you mostly, especially while The Simpsons Tapped Out nothing more than a cow clicker is and not a game. Though this term cow clicker too is getting vaguer and vaguer when comparing this with actual paid games like "Plants vs. Zombies" or "RYSE: Son of Rome" where "micro-transactions" are also 'available'.

    Where I have to disagree is with certain premium items, like Barney, Jimbo and Frink just to name a few. They are major characters and were probably free at a certain point back when the game launched. Though I would love to get my hands on some of these items, though because I only recently found out that this 'game' exists I should pay donuts? That is where I have to disagree, even with *ALL* of the *FREE* items...

    Barney was free back in the Holiday 2012 event where you could buy him with event currency (Santa Coins). After the event, he became a premium character.

    Jimbo & Frink have always been premium.

    I think he actually was free in the very beginning. I remember having him before holiday event and unless he cost 10 donuts he had to be free.

    I've been here since the very beginning of the game and trust me. Professor Frink & the Lab have always been premium. Never have they been available for free. Same with Jimbo, who since his release in October 2013 has never once been free. Always premium.
  • Corrcorrcorr
    1139 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Zoeper wrote:
    @Deadshot_DCU, I have to agree with you mostly, especially while The Simpsons Tapped Out nothing more than a cow clicker is and not a game. Though this term cow clicker too is getting vaguer and vaguer when comparing this with actual paid games like "Plants vs. Zombies" or "RYSE: Son of Rome" where "micro-transactions" are also 'available'.

    Where I have to disagree is with certain premium items, like Barney, Jimbo and Frink just to name a few. They are major characters and were probably free at a certain point back when the game launched. Though I would love to get my hands on some of these items, though because I only recently found out that this 'game' exists I should pay donuts? That is where I have to disagree, even with *ALL* of the *FREE* items...

    Barney was free back in the Holiday 2012 event where you could buy him with event currency (Santa Coins). After the event, he became a premium character.

    Jimbo & Frink have always been premium.

    I think he actually was free in the very beginning. I remember having him before holiday event and unless he cost 10 donuts he had to be free.

    I've been here since the very beginning of the game and trust me. Professor Frink & the Lab have always been premium. Never have they been available for free. Same with Jimbo, who since his release in October 2013 has never once been free. Always premium.

    So have I, I didn't mean Fink or Jimbo, I meant Barney.
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6376 posts Moderator
    edited May 2014
    So have I, I didn't mean Fink or Jimbo, I meant Barney.

    Oh Barney? Yea he was available for Santa Coins (free) back in Christmas 2012. After the update, he was made premium.
  • Corrcorrcorr
    1139 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Sorry for the confusion :)
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6376 posts Moderator
    edited May 2014
    Sorry for the confusion :)

    No worries :thumbup:
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6376 posts Moderator
    edited May 2014
    Updated for Level 41 content

    Julius_and_Bernice.png

    2 free items, 2 Premium items

    Total items = 6

    Characters/Buildings
    Vulgari Jewelry Store with Bernice Hibbert - 800,000
    Unfinished Shed with Chester Dupree - 150 donuts

    Decorations
    Bloodmobile - 132,000
    Duff Party Liner - 100 donuts
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  • grass2013
    9 posts
    edited May 2014
    I think the issue most people have is that EA have done what they can to make getting free donuts ney on impossible.

    It's almost ney on impossible to get a 5 star rating in the game without premium content.

    I remember back when level 32 and whatnot were the max level. A friend of mine was hitting the cap like once a week and getting 3 donuts a time.

    Now, I have almost all of the premium items to get extra XP from jobs (including the whale) and it still takes me the better part of a month to hit the level cap now in order to get the Donuts again.

    EA Have geared the game towards you *HAVING* to buy donuts as opposed to them just being an option. Which even when it was more fair and just an option, they certainly weren't losing any money off the game for damned sure.
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6376 posts Moderator
    edited May 2014
    grass2013 wrote:
    I think the issue most people have is that EA have done what they can to make getting free donuts ney on impossible.

    It's almost ney on impossible to get a 5 star rating in the game without premium content.

    I remember back when level 32 and whatnot were the max level. A friend of mine was hitting the cap like once a week and getting 3 donuts a time.

    Now, I have almost all of the premium items to get extra XP from jobs (including the whale) and it still takes me the better part of a month to hit the level cap now in order to get the Donuts again.

    EA Have geared the game towards you *HAVING* to buy donuts as opposed to them just being an option. Which even when it was more fair and just an option, they certainly weren't losing any money off the game for damned sure.


    It's very possible to get a 5 star rating as a Freemium player. It will however require buying multiples of houses, gulp n blows & Kwik-e-marts. But it is possible.

    Also you can still advance very easily and get donuts through bonus levels. Just remember, the higher your level the higher the xp bar is. That's how it is with xp points in general (not just this game). If you have a lot of in-game cash that your sitting on, you can buy weather stations & re-sell them back. They give out lots of xp. Or even better, the Bloobmobile they just introduced is even better. It gives the same results, but in shorter times since you won't need to buy so many weather stations.

    EA also keeps introducing new ways to earn donuts & I'm sure they will continue to do so. When you max out at Friend Points, there's a chance you can find donuts while tapping in your friends towns.
  • brickevand408
    1822 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    EA also keeps introducing new ways to earn donuts & I'm sure they will continue to do so. When you max out at Friend Points, there's a chance you can find donuts while tapping in your friends towns.

    TOWN, not KL unfortunally :cry:
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6376 posts Moderator
    edited May 2014
    EA also keeps introducing new ways to earn donuts & I'm sure they will continue to do so. When you max out at Friend Points, there's a chance you can find donuts while tapping in your friends towns.

    TOWN, not KL unfortunally :cry:

    True. But at least we have Sideshow You in KL
  • HardnupGSXR
    3 posts
    edited May 2014
    I play everyday and my mate just showed me that im missing and item. How the hell did that happen?
    I missing the Macaroni's Shed.
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6376 posts Moderator
    edited May 2014
    I play everyday and my mate just showed me that im missing and item. How the hell did that happen?
    I missing the Macaroni's Shed.

    Macaroni's Shed is a limited time premium item from the "The Badge of Cowardge" Episode tie-in

    It should be still available for the time being
  • Zozobras
    608 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Don't remember listing the items I'd like to get (that I wasn't in time to receive/buy) so here they are. Sorry if I repeat myself:

    cool brown house
    Mayan god and calendar
    Supper Collider/black hole

    Was lucky to be around for the falls, one of my favorites.
    I HATE CRAFTING. CRAFTING? Bah! Humbug!
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  • pinokis69
    3 posts
    edited May 2014
    add me ha0ox DAILY PLAYER
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