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I'm just going to consolidate a few complaints in this topic.

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  • fuzznugget77
    1037 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    I currently have Kodos flying around my town because i haven't shot him/her down yet. I'm going to leave it there for a while as it looks cool. Not sure if my friends can see it or not. Maybe someone can confirm?
  • adruralo
    3290 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    JoshSherer wrote:
    Third, lol at the community countdown. Clearly a rigged thing. How convenient that its going to hit 5 billion right at the end of each week. Well played, EA...you got the fools to tap their life away in fear of missing the community prizes

    So I take it then your goo count is quite low?
    iPad Pro 9.7, iPhone 13 Blue.
  • datasurgeon
    1878 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    I currently have Kodos flying around my town because i haven't shot him/her down yet. I'm going to leave it there for a while as it looks cool. Not sure if my friends can see it or not. Maybe someone can confirm?
    nope and I have mine flying also so not a level reached condition
  • fuzznugget77
    1037 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    I currently have Kodos flying around my town because i haven't shot him/her down yet. I'm going to leave it there for a while as it looks cool. Not sure if my friends can see it or not. Maybe someone can confirm?
    nope and I have mine flying also so not a level reached condition

    Bummer, was kind of hoping my neighbour would see him buzzing around as well, guess not. Will it stay there until the update ends provided i don't shoot it down?
  • stile99
    70 posts
    edited October 2013
    3 things wrong with that,

    1. We never got a flying spaceship task for Kang. And he has more tasks now
    2. Homer doesn't nearly have 47 skins
    3. Even if the conter is rigged, it was put there so we woulden't rip each other apart (about stealing GOO from each other) and still know there is a reason to still work together. That, and SO we could still collect GOO after we get our personal prizes.

    Still, I did enjoy the read.

    3 things wrong with that,

    1. OK, that one I will grant you. It wasn't a 'task', per se. He appeared flying his ship and you had to shoot him down, like with Kodos.

    2. Look up the word 'hyperbole'.

    3. There is no method in the game that can steal goo from anyone else.
  • jennylynj21
    1305 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    Apple dumplings
  • mdfriend
    1330 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    baylensmom wrote:

    My favorite friend is first on my list, XBL-Heretic, so I'm good ;)
    I love this forum! awesome people!

    Interesting, first in my list as well. Sensing a conspiracy here
  • frogger53
    686 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    Agreed on the neighbor's list. That has been a pain from the beginning and I can't rationalize why they are doing it. IT'S JUST ANNOYING!
    I hate to break it to you, Josh, but getting the Mayan God and the Black Hole is slim to none.
  • bren1960
    1631 posts
    edited October 2013
    I know this is Josh being Josh, but as many have theorized I believe the randomized friends list is done on purpose. It is most likely to ensure that people who's name starts with A don't get a ridiculous more number of visits than people who's names start with later letters. Since it takes about an hour to go through a friend's list, during a non-event, some people might just visit the first 5 or 10 people, if everyone did this then all the A, **** would get visits and none of the Ys or Zs. Random order allows the others a better shot

    That doesn't make sense to me because the names never shuffle so the same 10 people stay at the beginning. Hate it
  • Excruciator69
    697 posts
    edited October 2013
    The UFO not flying around is a deal-breaker for you? How exactly have you not stroked out yet?
  • GamerGD3
    3029 posts New member
    edited October 2013
    JoshSherer wrote:
    First off, why do I not see a task for Kang to fly in his UFO? Those who had him from last year got that task. I want it. If I can't have Kang and Arnie flying together, I'm not going to be happy. I thought EA was trying to make us happy by bringing him back, but if its just a crappy watered-down tease version, I'll be pissed.

    He only flies around when he's not purchased. He only flies in the friend's town when he's not purchased but unlocked. Same with Kodos. You have to complete the part of the story that unlocks them (same as last year), and they relentlessly fly about until you cave for 150 donuts. If you don't buy them before Halloween ends, they disappear.

    This year you have to complete the Ultra House 2 quest for Homer to trigger the unlock. If you didn't buy Kang, he will fly around until you purchase the Raygun. If you already got Kang, then Kodos will fly around until you shoot her down (with the spare Raygun).
  • edited October 2013
    I'm not heartbroken about the flying Kang deal. I wasn't around when he was first released, but I saw him flying around every once in a while. I thought it was cool. Same with Santa Homer. Then I got Arnie Pye, and he's freakin' stupid in the helicopter. He totally changed my opinion about the fliers. Personally, I'm fine with Kang not flying. It is what it is.

    I'm with you on the friends thing. I wasn't able to play when the list was alphabetized, but I don't like the randomness of everyone. As far as I understand, it was so the ABCs don't get all the visitors and the XYZs of the group don't get left out. I get the idea...it sounds good on paper, but horrible in practice.

    The counter is what it is. If they want to give us the stuff, great! If they want to gimmick a "clock" to tell us when, fine. It doesn't matter if it's rigged or not if we're going to be getting everything anyway. So what's the issue?

    I don't see the Mayan stuff coming back this year. It's a year removed from being relevant, so what purpose would it serve? Those of us who didn't get it last year are without. But instead of Mayan Homer, we got Homer Strongman THIS year. So, it's made up for. Issue solved.
  • jtgroth
    372 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    I know I shouldn't feed the trolls, but...
    JoshSherer wrote:
    First off, why do I not see a task for Kang to fly in his UFO? Those who had him from last year got that task. I want it. If I can't have Kang and Arnie flying together, I'm not going to be happy. I thought EA was trying to make us happy by bringing him back, but if its just a crappy watered-down tease version, I'll be pissed.

    Already addressed, but there was no task for this. I think the reason that people saw Kang flying around in neighbors towns was that it took a while for word to get out about how to shoot him down. You didn't get to assign Kang to tasks until he was shot down.
    JoshSherer wrote:
    Next, there was just 1 attic item? I thought it was every 5 days for the life of the event. Not one crappy skin. Skins suck in general, and this new one is especially sucky. What makes it worse is that Homer has 47 skins already. It's just EA's cheap way of not adding another character. God forbid they have to pay for a server that can host more characters at once. Last year they gave the Mayan God. He has no tasks but he's not a garbage skin. I want more attic prizes.

    While I agree that more attic prizes would be nice (I always want more stuff), the attic prize and the items leading up to it (flaming loop etc) were clearly a tie in with the recent THOH episode that aired on Sunday. It doesn't make a lot of sense to have a tie in to the the episode last week or two weeks ago. The next new episode of The Simpsons isn't scheduled until Nov 3rd (bleeping' sports), so there isn't even a new episode they can tie in with. I suppose it's possible they could have an attic prize tie in for the episode on Nov 3rd, but I wouldn't hold your breath (they only did a few tie-ins last season).

    Also, the server isn't the limiting factor in how many characters, buildings and decorations the town can support, it's the client side (i.e. your phone or tablet). Now many of us have some good hardware that can support larger towns, but EA has to balance this with the users who are running on older hardware. It doesn't make sense to close out a portion of you users if you don't have to (they'll wind up not playing the game or spending there money on new hardware instead of donuts).
    JoshSherer wrote:
    Third, lol at the community countdown. Clearly a rigged thing. How convenient that its going to hit 5 billion right at the end of each week. Well played, EA...you got the fools to tap their life away in fear of missing the community prizes.

    I may be the only person who thinks that the countdown is real. As a computer programmer with a mathematics background, I think it would be easier on EA to do a real update rather than programming the counter to appear real (e.g. ramping up the count as more users got the gypsy house built, the varying increments it increases, etc.). I can also think of a couple of scenarios that make the tapping bug occur.

    All that said who cares if it is or isn't real.
    JoshSherer wrote:
    Lastly, why the hell did they change the neighbor list from being alphabetized? I know they changed it a while ago, but I never pointed out how much it truly sucks. It's in a completely random order now. I can't find anyone without scrolling back and forth...and sometimes I accidentally click the town while scrolling which leads to more time wasted as it takes FOREVER to load between towns. Change it back to alphabetical order please.

    Ok, this one I'm on board with. Actually, I would really like the ability to sort my neighbors manually, but would settle for some semblance of order.
    JoshSherer wrote:
    I will reserve my complaints regarding the lack of the black hole and the Mayan stuff for when I actually see at the end of the event that they are not returning. If EA screws that one up then they are just beyond hope.

    Don't bother, those items aren't going to show. They were tie-ins with last years THOH episode. See above about tie-ins with old episodes.

    I have to say, you never seem happy with this game. Why do you play? If something in my life gave me as much grief as this game seems to give you, I would do everything in my power to get rid of it.
  • GamerGD3
    3029 posts New member
    edited October 2013
    jtgroth wrote:

    Also, the server isn't the limiting factor in how many characters, buildings and decorations the town can support, it's the client side (i.e. your phone or tablet). Now many of us have some good hardware that can support larger towns, but EA has to balance this with the users who are running on older hardware. It doesn't make sense to close out a portion of you users if you don't have to (they'll wind up not playing the game or spending there money on new hardware instead of donuts).

    EA does limit the hardware eventually. You are unable to download Tapped Out on iPod gen 2 & 1 (not sure about 3). Gen 4 will be removed when they require IOS 7.

    I think iPad 1 is likely not supported anymore, and same with the original iPhones up to 3GS/3S. (I'm not very familar with Android devices, but imagine earlier smart phones may not play the game either)

    This happened last year at Halloween, my sister was unable to play during Halloween/Thanksgiving. So she has the race car from the season premiere, but couldn't do last Halloween. She also missed Fat Tony around Thanksgiving tie in (but obviously got earlier this year when he was rereleased). So she got a new device at Xmas and got all the Xmas event stuff (she used my dad's iPad when the Xmas event started).
  • kadj1981
    13 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    Thank you jtgroth :thumbup:
  • kevwha22
    501 posts
    edited October 2013
    JoshSherer wrote:
    First off, why do I not see a task for Kang to fly in his UFO? Those who had him from last year got that task. I want it. If I can't have Kang and Arnie flying together, I'm not going to be happy. I thought EA was trying to make us happy by bringing him back, but if its just a crappy watered-down tease version, I'll be pissed.

    Next, there was just 1 attic item? I thought it was every 5 days for the life of the event. Not one crappy skin. Skins suck in general, and this new one is especially sucky. What makes it worse is that Homer has 47 skins already. It's just EA's cheap way of not adding another character. God forbid they have to pay for a server that can host more characters at once. Last year they gave the Mayan God. He has no tasks but he's not a garbage skin. I want more attic prizes.

    Third, lol at the community countdown. Clearly a rigged thing. How convenient that its going to hit 5 billion right at the end of each week. Well played, EA...you got the fools to tap their life away in fear of missing the community prizes.

    Lastly, why the hell did they change the neighbor list from being alphabetized? I know they changed it a while ago, but I never pointed out how much it truly sucks. It's in a completely random order now. I can't find anyone without scrolling back and forth...and sometimes I accidentally click the town while scrolling which leads to more time wasted as it takes FOREVER to load between towns. Change it back to alphabetical order please.

    I will reserve my complaints regarding the lack of the black hole and the Mayan stuff for when I actually see at the end of the event that they are not returning. If EA screws that one up then they are just beyond hope.

    Nice rant. I also want the calendar and black hole. And true about the friends list...Always on point with the complaints!
  • JoshSherer
    1640 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    2 points to make:

    1. I have definitely seen Kang flying in neighbors towns AFTER Halloween ended (I wasn't even around last October). I have yet to see an explanation for that unless of course it was neighbors that hack.

    2. With regard to the Mayan/black hole stuff, I don't care if they were episode tie-ins. So what? First off, they tell us to "collect them all!" but don't allow us to collect Mayan God. How about changing the slogan to "collect some but not all of these as its not possible!"

    Second, there is still money to be made for these products. Just like how all the Halloween stuff from last year were episode tie-ins to some simpsons episode, and they brought it back because they knew they could get extra money out of us.

    Just because the black hole and Mayan stuff advertised newer episodes, does not mean they should be gone. EA did all the work of designing, programming, and implementing them into the game. Now they just need to make it purchasable again. They are in the business of making money, so let them make some money.

    And I don't want to hear that it "wouldn't make sense". This is a simpsons video game. It's not supposed to make sense.
  • ecneralc
    3182 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    JoshSherer wrote:
    2 points to make:

    1. I have definitely seen Kang flying in neighbors towns AFTER Halloween ended (I wasn't even around last October). I have yet to see an explanation for that unless of course it was neighbors that hack.

    2. With regard to the Mayan/black hole stuff, I don't care if they were episode tie-ins. So what? First off, they tell us to "collect them all!" but don't allow us to collect Mayan God. How about changing the slogan to "collect some but not all of these as its not possible!"

    Second, there is still money to be made for these products. Just like how all the Halloween stuff from last year were episode tie-ins to some simpsons episode, and they brought it back because they knew they could get extra money out of us.

    Just because the black hole and Mayan stuff advertised newer episodes, does not mean they should be gone. EA did all the work of designing, programming, and implementing them into the game. Now they just need to make it purchasable again. They are in the business of making money, so let them make some money.

    And I don't want to hear that it "wouldn't make sense". This is a simpsons video game. It's not supposed to make sense.

    There wasn't a quest for him to fly around the town but I do believe there was a glitch that caused him to fly around every once and awhile also if you had the raygun but didn't shoot him down he stayed in your town till shot down now as of the black hole and Mayan god super collider stuff may not come this year but I could see in the future yes because they're taking stuff from past years to put in the game so why not the stuff from last year make a return

    Oh I forgot if you didn't update your game right away you could keep Kang for past the Halloween end date back then as well
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  • VinnyDaDon
    141 posts
    edited October 2013
    I prefer the random friends list my name is V so obv i was always at the end of friends lists maybe sometimes they just didnt want to go that far. I know I've done it just gave up or passed out ha
  • baylensmom
    786 posts
    edited October 2013
    mdfriend wrote:
    baylensmom wrote:

    My favorite friend is first on my list, XBL-Heretic, so I'm good ;)
    I love this forum! awesome people!

    Interesting, first in my list as well. Sensing a conspiracy here

    I concur. :D
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