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Why is this game such a Rort?

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  • jbkon_92
    87 posts
    edited December 2013
    To me its seems its just based on luck. Yesterday I managed to get 5 tokens and I got marge snowman and 4 x 1000 cash. Today I only managed to get 4 tokens and I got homer snowman, helter shelter, mr.plow and 1 x 1000 cash. So I had a good day and a bad day. Just hang in there and keep spinning, besides theres still 16 days to keep playing!
  • Jehsiickuh
    171 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Try moving the wheel to the section right next to what you want and then very SLOWLY spinning it over. That has worked 2-3 times for me now. It doesn't always though... Sometimes it just spazzes out and goes flying regardless of how gently you spin but sometimes it spins for just a second and will count whatever it lands on. I have horrendous luck but was able to get a few things this way. May or may not work for others also :) Worth a try though I think.
  • emmcee1
    8388 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Yeah well I've had stinking luck on this thing.
  • HCoinslot
    1186 posts
    edited December 2013
    It's just luck. I've been getting the shaft all event long. Today I earned 6 spins, grabbed Mr Plow, Plow King, Helter Shelter, and ClausCo. Now I'll go back to getting shafted for a week or two before getting the abominable snowman.

    roll with the punches
  • Pull_Up_A_Chair
    896 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I got everything worth getting after spending 150 donuts. A very good deal. I got a lot of stupid cash and gift cards in the mix but, in the end I spent 150 donuts... I believe that I got a deal. Not the best deal but... I have everything that was there...

    It's way better to have donuts to spend, no doubt but no, I do not feel ripped off at all.

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  • emmcee1
    8388 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I got everything worth getting after spending 150 donuts. A very good deal. I got a lot of stupid cash and gift cards in the mix but, in the end I spent 150 donuts... I believe that I got a deal. Not the best deal but... I have everything that was there...

    It's way better to have donuts to spend, no doubt but no, I do not feel ripped off at all.

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  • Pull_Up_A_Chair
    896 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    emmcee1 wrote:
    I got everything worth getting after spending 150 donuts. A very good deal. I got a lot of stupid cash and gift cards in the mix but, in the end I spent 150 donuts... I believe that I got a deal. Not the best deal but... I have everything that was there...

    It's way better to have donuts to spend, no doubt but no, I do not feel ripped off at all.

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    Your point is what? I was ripped off? Number one, I don't know what "RORT" means. I'm assuming it's some kind of text speak that is... "Rip Off...?, ?"

    I got the Yeti, if EA was going to charge donuts, it would have been 60 donuts.

    I got that tower, had EA wanted to, they could have been sold for 50 donuts.

    King Barney skin? I don't know, 40 donuts?

    The holiday lights? 20 donuts each?

    What I'm saying is this, it worked out as an even thing for me. I spent 150 donuts and got my money's worth.

    I'm far from being on the EA bandwagon but I'm a bit weary of the complaining about a gambling wheel with nothing guaranteeing a sure thing.

    There's more than a week left and most everyone will get their share off the wheel. Some have had better luck so far, some, like me, spent donuts to win, the rest will get everything if they hang in.



  • k8rk8rk8r
    131 posts
    edited December 2013
    I like the wheel. Getting cash gets old, but I like the wheel nonetheless.It's a fun little game inside a game. I like sticking money in slot machines now and again, and I never win, but it's still fun to give it a whirl here and there.

    That being said, I will be so glad when that sucker is gone allowing the wheel hate thread theme to be retired.
  • TT_Degnan
    471 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Is the wheel rigged? Yes, it certainly appears to be (apparently). The chances of getting cash or cards is statistically higher than getting 'useful' items, according to those how are in 'the know'.

    Are casinos 'rigged' in the same way? Or online gambling? Or indeed pretty much any kind of gambling at all?
    Yup. The house will ALWAYS win.

    Does that stop people from gambling, even though they know that the odds are against them?
    Does it stop people from buying Lotto tickets or Bingo cards?
    Does anyone complain that they spent £1 on a lottery ticket every week for years but still aren't millionaires?
    No.

    EA are allowing you to win stuff - for free.
    You CAN pay actual, real money to spin - but you don't have to.

    Yes, getting the cash or cards isn't a great feeling, but ultimately, if you don't like it, don't spin it! :)
  • emmcee1
    8388 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    emmcee1 wrote:
    I got everything worth getting after spending 150 donuts. A very good deal. I got a lot of stupid cash and gift cards in the mix but, in the end I spent 150 donuts... I believe that I got a deal. Not the best deal but... I have everything that was there...

    It's way better to have donuts to spend, no doubt but no, I do not feel ripped off at all.

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    Funny-EA-MEME-LOL.jpg

    Your point is what? I was ripped off? Number one, I don't know what "RORT" means. I'm assuming it's some kind of text speak that is... "Rip Off...?, ?"

    I got the Yeti, if EA was going to charge donuts, it would have been 60 donuts.

    I got that tower, had EA wanted to, they could have been sold for 50 donuts.

    King Barney skin? I don't know, 40 donuts?

    The holiday lights? 20 donuts each?

    What I'm saying is this, it worked out as an even thing for me. I spent 150 donuts and got my money's worth.

    I'm far from being on the EA bandwagon but I'm a bit weary of the complaining about a gambling wheel with nothing guaranteeing a sure thing.

    There's more than a week left and most everyone will get their share off the wheel. Some have had better luck so far, some, like me, spent donuts to win, the rest will get everything if they hang in.



    Chill out bro, I think you took this the wrong way, iam stating iam agreeing with you.
  • AJtheboss1
    3869 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    I am beggining to get very annoyed with the damn wheel too! I mean sure I can't complain since I won a few good prizes but seriously almost 20 spins and nothing other then money and cards!? That seems a bit much to me. Honestly I know probability... Bla bla bla... I get it. They set it up that way, but to be honest I feel they should've set up a similar system as they did with sideshow you. After a few spins maybe 5 or 10 you automatically get something good.
    This is just taunting people, even those who spend money on this game. So what the hell EA, what was the thought process behind the wheel?
    The update was seriously awesome, but the only thing that killed it for me, and it's safe to say for many others was the wheel. I mean it's the holiday season for gods sake. Don't people have enough stress getting prepared for the holidays to be freaking out over a game that not even money can help with. :?
    I am just really disappointed in the wheel. I hope they do something to better the odds for people, because this **** taunting got old real fast!
    "The **** of the future will be the anti-****."
  • emmcee1
    8388 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Well waddya know two coins to use,two spins = $2000 bloody rigged
  • Snakeyees
    2342 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    TT_Degnan wrote:
    Is the wheel rigged? Yes, it certainly appears to be (apparently). The chances of getting cash or cards is statistically higher than getting 'useful' items, according to those how are in 'the know'.

    Are casinos 'rigged' in the same way? Or online gambling? Or indeed pretty much any kind of gambling at all?
    Yup. The house will ALWAYS win.

    Does that stop people from gambling, even though they know that the odds are against them?
    Does it stop people from buying Lotto tickets or Bingo cards?
    Does anyone complain that they spent £1 on a lottery ticket every week for years but still aren't millionaires?
    No.

    EA are allowing you to win stuff - for free.
    You CAN pay actual, real money to spin - but you don't have to.

    Yes, getting the cash or cards isn't a great feeling, but ultimately, if you don't like it, don't spin it! :)

    I don't gamble as I know the odds are against me. But don't put prizes in a game that are only obtainable for te lucky few.
  • emmcee1
    8388 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Snakeyees wrote:
    TT_Degnan wrote:
    Is the wheel rigged? Yes, it certainly appears to be (apparently). The chances of getting cash or cards is statistically higher than getting 'useful' items, according to those how are in 'the know'.

    Are casinos 'rigged' in the same way? Or online gambling? Or indeed pretty much any kind of gambling at all?
    Yup. The house will ALWAYS win.

    Does that stop people from gambling, even though they know that the odds are against them?
    Does it stop people from buying Lotto tickets or Bingo cards?
    Does anyone complain that they spent £1 on a lottery ticket every week for years but still aren't millionaires?
    No.

    EA are allowing you to win stuff - for free.
    You CAN pay actual, real money to spin - but you don't have to.

    Yes, getting the cash or cards isn't a great feeling, but ultimately, if you don't like it, don't spin it! :)

    I don't gamble as I know the odds are against me. But don't put prizes in a game that are only obtainable for te lucky few.

    Tried a slow spin and the wheel decided to spin back to its normal speed and give me yet another $1000 about to smash my phone
  • HCoinslot
    1186 posts
    edited December 2013
    TT_Degnan wrote:
    Is the wheel rigged? Yes, it certainly appears to be (apparently). The chances of getting cash or cards is statistically higher than getting 'useful' items, according to those how are in 'the know'.

    Are casinos 'rigged' in the same way? Or online gambling? Or indeed pretty much any kind of gambling at all?
    Yup. The house will ALWAYS win.

    Does that stop people from gambling, even though they know that the odds are against them?
    Does it stop people from buying Lotto tickets or Bingo cards?
    Does anyone complain that they spent £1 on a lottery ticket every week for years but still aren't millionaires?
    No.

    EA are allowing you to win stuff - for free.
    You CAN pay actual, real money to spin - but you don't have to.

    Yes, getting the cash or cards isn't a great feeling, but ultimately, if you don't like it, don't spin it! :)

    Well said.
  • SuperMario643000
    1589 posts
    edited December 2013
    What's a Rort?
  • Helen0725
    553 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    At least EA could give is the option of buying the prizes on the wheel, it would be a lot cheaper than the amount of donuts I've spent on it (over 150 donuts)!!
  • Jesfer72
    90 posts
    edited December 2013
    It's the same as the mystery box for me. On the mystery box all I get is wooden fences and newspaper dispensers. Why the hell do I need 24 newspaper dispensers
  • HCoinslot
    1186 posts
    edited December 2013
    What's a Rort?

    Check out this new thing they invented: https://www.google.com/

    Sorry couldn't resist.
    Helen0725 wrote:
    At least EA could give is the option of buying the prizes on the wheel, it would be a lot cheaper than the amount of donuts I've spent on it (over 150 donuts)!!

    Last time I checked, 150 donuts got you maybe one building. Not two buildings, two player skins, like eight premium deco's, 10 house facades, and an NPC.
  • emmcee1
    8388 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    What's a Rort?

    Read through the previous posts, I've already explained it.
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