I'm not going to be nasty/ugly about it. What's the need for that?
However, I don't understand why anybody would be so upset? The game can be played without spending a penny. The game can be enjoyed without spending any real money. The only real investment required is time.
I just don't get it, sorry but I really don't understand why it's being called a "cash grab" and a "rip-off" when nobody is forced to actually spend money. There are other games that DO force the players to spend real money if they want to go any further, this one does not.
Perhaps it's because we live in a "Now" society. You just have to have patience and enjoy what you have. Why speed thru something just to get to the end. If you already have it built, your interest wanes and, if this event is created to last that long; there likely aren't going to be any other updates for a while. Also, as things are kind of pricey, maybe this is a pace set for those that don't have a lot of money. Gives you a chance to farm and make money for expanding and buying decorations and buildings etc. I can't believe the number of people wasting donuts speeding thru things and for what?
I was the one who posted the tile progression. I did it so people could plan accordingly. A lot of complaining about the time and I understand that whole heartedly. I think it shouldn't take more than a day to produce a tile. That would give people about 5 months worth of content. But the funny thing is, this is a good example about how much negativity is on this board. I look at it this way... if EA has it planned out to take this long it must mean the game isn't going anywhere anytime soon. That should be a good thing.
Is EA taking advantage? Well for the people who like to spend donuts to speed everything up so they can have everything now which is the mindset of a lot of people any more, especially younger generations, then yes they are taking advantage of you! It actual wouldn't cost $500 in donuts to speed through this, it would cost about $150 as it takes a little over 3000 donuts to speed through this. It didn't cost me anything as EA screwed up by giving me harpies and forced me to start a new Springfield. When I was able to get back into my original Springfield the harpies became the gift that just kept on giving and I received five digits worth of donuts when all was said and done... thanks EA! So it didn't cost me anything to speed through this on my one game. But it did help me plan and what to do with my other Springfield and I shared that information so you guys could do the same.
Is the time length outlandish? Of course it is! Will people buy donuts to speed up the process? Of course the will! Will EA make millions of dollars off of this update? They sure will! Does this help to insure this game will continue for sometime down the road? It sure does! Is this a free game? Yes it is but I like to liken EA to drug dealers. You don't have to buy drugs but a dealer will give you a free sample to lure you to buy. EA throws you donuts here and there. During the game between leveling up and getting a dozen donuts for Halloween then for Christmas and Valentine's Day and Whacking Day, you still don't get enough to quite buy a decent premium like a building with a character, so they do tease you into buying at least a scratcher and as soon as you buy one donut, this is no longer a free game. I just hope that EA will spend some of its profits on some more servers and storage space so my game stops disconnecting from the servers!
Even Milhouse admits it's a ripoff.
Though he is referring to squid-port's itchy and scratchy shop.
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