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Halloween update this year seems to be a joke....

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- No spoky music
- Returning content have nothing do do with halloween at all...
- Mystery box have a THOH name on it and i really dont know why after looking inside :(
- Prize track is pathetic too, no spooky skins, characters, buildings, decorations.

For me its like a zoo update we arleady had.

My Disappointment Is Immeasurable And My Day Is Ruined

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  • Castiel_Touk
    4919 posts Member
    edited October 2021
    I'm excited about this is just because its dinosaurs but It would be great to have seen old Halloween items return rather the the zoo stuff.
    Halloween prizes do come in later in the event and that's in act 3.
    There is spooky music.
    Also this whole event is based on a tree house of horror episode.


    Here have a banana!!
  • IDK why there's all this zoo stuff. I appreciate the offer, but it's a week too late for me. I just finished rebuilding my zoo, and I'm not about to bother making it larger because they NEED TO RAISE THE ITEM COUNT LIMIT

    I would have bought every one of these zoo upgrades if the item count supported it.

    And I appreciate the desert rocks being made available again. Same here, I want a few dozen of each of these to build a mountain range in my Outlands/desert area. BUT, no point when they still NEED TO RAISE THE ITEM COUNT LIMIT.

    I have two dinosaurs in my Halloween box. Nothing else. So I won't be bothering to acquire either. I'm not going to make a large dinosaur park, because they NEED TO RAISE THE ITEM COUNT LIMIT

    I do hope noob players will enjoy the event. But for veterans, this seems like a letdown. I'm not excited at all. Maybe something during the event will happen to change my mind. Perhaps a pleasant surprise like RAISING THE ITEM COUNT LIMIT.
    *sigh*
    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • It stinks. Events now are based on how they can reintroduce old content, all the Zoo junk, etc. This event could have been any time of the year. A witches coven would have been perfect or each act could have been about a separate THOH episode.

    I'm honestly amazed it wasn't about Aliens and Spaceships again.

    I'll put out pumpkins and send ONE CHILD trick or treating. Wee.
    Make Nightmare Pile like Zombie Sandwich. All kids trick or treat at once.
  • I'm not even bothering to put out pumpkins. I'm too close to item count limit. It really takes all the fun out of the game.

    There's no reason for a limit at this time. If it can fit in the grid, we should be able to place it. Micro management of space usage is obsolete at this stage in the game.
    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • bluntcard wrote: »
    It stinks. Events now are based on how they can reintroduce old content, all the Zoo junk, etc. This event could have been any time of the year. A witches coven would have been perfect or each act could have been about a separate THOH episode.

    I'm honestly amazed it wasn't about Aliens and Spaceships again.

    I'll put out pumpkins and send ONE CHILD trick or treating. Wee.

    Thinking about pumpkins I can't decorate with them in my second town. :(
    Here have a banana!!
  • Agreed. This event is booty ****. Not good booty, but bad booty. It’s a sad situation indeed.
  • PotBellyPigeon
    539 posts Member
    edited October 2021
    I'm surprised there isn't any returning Halloween content like the Jack-O-Lanterns and Pumpkin Patches but at least there's Booberella. I'm pretty happy with the mystery box because I got the Heavenly Hills Mall in it and I've been waiting for it to return for the last 3 years. The prize track is okay with there being 5 new buildings but I'm a bit disappointed that there's only 2 characters and 2 skins as prizes. At least the second half of this event has more Halloween related items. I'm looking forward to getting Parasite House when it gets released over the weekend.
  • Ahhh man I don’t think I’ve ever hated an event. I’ve disliked a few but always found something good about it. Halloween is my favourite event that I look forward to each year, but I have to say, I absolutely HATE this event. Nothing about this event is even slightly Halloween related. I was looking forward to expanding my Halloween town that I made last year, but no. Ugh!!!!!
    Username: KidHawley
  • What are your favourite event? For me, i think it would probably be the baby event, where everyone got turned into babies

    Casino event, whacking day and first halloween event are mine.
    Here have a banana!!
  • HawleyBDB wrote: »
    Ahhh man I don’t think I’ve ever hated an event. I’ve disliked a few but always found something good about it. Halloween is my favourite event that I look forward to each year, but I have to say, I absolutely HATE this event. Nothing about this event is even slightly Halloween related. I was looking forward to expanding my Halloween town that I made last year, but no. Ugh!!!!!

    I am with you 100%
  • Judging from the prizes and dates; Act 1 is by far the weakest. I hated the episode of THOH its based off of and I really don't feel the Halloween vibes BUT act 2, 3 and 4 at least appear to be what I'm after! Aliens, living mascots and Dr Hibbert's Island? Sign me up! Act 1 can't end fast enough
  • What are your favourite event? For me, i think it would probably be the baby event, where everyone got turned into babies

    Casino event, whacking day and first halloween event are mine.

    I also liked the first Halloween event where all the kids had trick-or-treating costumes and zombies spawned in the graveyards. My best choice is Stonecutter’s followed by the Casino event and Wild West (loved the iconic movie clips!). I used to enjoy the events that involved collecting and dropping items in neighbor towns, but visiting neighbors is too messed up now.

  • Agreed. This event is booty ****. Not good booty, but bad booty. It’s a sad situation indeed.

    Now what naughty word did you use that had to be censored?😉
  • I have a lot of respect for the writing staff. I get rushed sometimes, but I mostly try and read event dialog and often find the jokes as good (if not better) as what's been on the show for the past 10 years.

    And I totally get they're scraping the bottom of the barrel at this point trying to dig up new ideas for themes for event ideas and I feel they do really well considering most of the best or popular characters/buildings have long since been released.

    Really, they've got a difficult and mostly thankless job, I feel they do the best they can with what they have and manage to deliver "I don't even remember what episode that character is from" content in the best possible package at this point.

    That said, I'm pretty sure Halloween is one of the events almost everyone looks forward to the most, and this totally non-spooky, very un-Halloweeny theme is a bit of a kick in the teeth.

    I probably would have been more forgiving if they'd concentrated on re-releasing old Halloween content instead of concentrating so heavily on returning decorations from blatantly NOT Halloween events.

    I'll give a pass on the main theme because they need some freedom to create...but a huge "boo-urns" to not releasing more returning Halloween items.
  • I just want an increase to the item limit. Without it, any update is a joke.

    Plenty of land. Can't place anything.
    New-ish device and the game runs smoothly.

    Can they retire a new batch of older devices and increase the item limit? Or just raise the limit *at your own risk*. Something.
  • I completely agree with @Johnny2bd I look forward to Halloween out of all the events. I would have been happy with everything being past items as long as it was Halloween themed. For it to not even be slightly Halloween themed just sucks man. I usually can’t put the game down on Halloween. Opened the game once since the update and haven't been on again… Didn’t even bother putting the characters on the ‘Halloween’ event task…. Ugh…
    Username: KidHawley
  • So I just noticed a small dinosaur roaming my town. Idk where he came from but I'm now wondering if soon there will be many, and there's more to this event than the standard 4hr task cycle. I sure hope there's something more to this theme.

    Anyone else seeing these little dinos?
    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • 4junk3000 wrote: »
    So I just noticed a small dinosaur roaming my town. Idk where he came from but I'm now wondering if soon there will be many, and there's more to this event than the standard 4hr task cycle. I sure hope there's something more to this theme.

    Anyone else seeing these little dinos?

    In the town? yes. Elsewhere, that might be just you!

    But yes. Have to collect 15 of them to complete part of a task. Same as the convicts before.
  • Why did the ghost starch his sheet? He wanted everyone scared stiff.
    Whoa, whoa, whoa – I only accept cash, bitcoin, or GameStop stock.
  • Why did the ghost starch his sheet? He wanted everyone scared stiff.

    Boo!!
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