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Inspired To Buy Premium Stuff After Seeing It Used Cleverly In Neighbor's Town?

I've been debating whether or not to get Wolfcastle's film set ever since I first unlocked it, but since seeing it set up as the screen for a drive-in movie theater in CoffeeMars' town, I think I'm gonna have to go for it. When Wolfcastle's on task there, it looks like a Wolfcastle movie is playing!

I also now regret NOT having bought the Mr. Sparkle billboard. Even though I love Mr. Sparkle, 30 donuts just seemed to high a price to pay for a purely decorative item. Then I saw it at the center of a little shopping plaza, surrounded by planters and potted trees in a neighbor's town, and ... NON-BUYER'S REMORSE!! :cry:

Spending the initial money for your first donut purchase is always the hardest, but once you spend once you can't stop lol.

Look at it this way, if you buy a Starbucks 3/5 days this week, that's like 10-15 dollars. Simply buy one coffee a week, put that ten bucks towards donuts, and in a month you can buy a solid donut package. Lots of people who don't buy donuts say you get nothing for it, in my case, I would just be spending the money on crappy food or booze. I play this game regularly. I'll get to see my purchases for years, but that food/booze is gone by the next couple hours.

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  • MrWhiplash82
    766 posts
    edited January 2014
    amauthe8 wrote:
    Look at it this way, if you buy a Starbucks 3/5 days this week, that's like 10-15 dollars. Simply buy one coffee a week, put that ten bucks towards donuts, and in a month you can buy a solid donut package. Lots of people who don't buy donuts say you get nothing for it, in my case, I would just be spending the money on crappy food or booze. I play this game regularly. I'll get to see my purchases for years, but that food/booze is gone by the next couple hours.

    Being a premium player Starbucks aficionado not willing to cut down my overpriced delicious latte purchases, I prefer to compare it to smoking (which is a vice I don't share): I spend less real money per month on the game than most smokers spend per day on cigarettes, while the game gives me a lot more fun than the average smoker draws from his cigarettes. Also, it probably is a lot less harmful to my health than smoking would be.
  • amauthe8
    370 posts New member
    edited January 2014
    amauthe8 wrote:
    Look at it this way, if you buy a Starbucks 3/5 days this week, that's like 10-15 dollars. Simply buy one coffee a week, put that ten bucks towards donuts, and in a month you can buy a solid donut package. Lots of people who don't buy donuts say you get nothing for it, in my case, I would just be spending the money on crappy food or booze. I play this game regularly. I'll get to see my purchases for years, but that food/booze is gone by the next couple hours.

    Being a premium player Starbucks aficionado not willing to cut down my overpriced delicious latte purchases, I prefer to compare it to smoking (which is a vice I don't share): I spend less real money per month on the game than most smokers spend per day on cigarettes, while the game gives me a lot more fun than the average smoker draws from his cigarettes. Also, it probably is a lot less harmful to my health than smoking would be.

    Whatever motivates you! I don't drink coffee or smoke, so I have cash once in a while to blow, I'm young, I'm foolish, so to hell with it, I'm buying donuts.
  • snowyriver32
    1528 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    amauthe8 wrote:
    amauthe8 wrote:
    Look at it this way, if you buy a Starbucks 3/5 days this week, that's like 10-15 dollars. Simply buy one coffee a week, put that ten bucks towards donuts, and in a month you can buy a solid donut package. Lots of people who don't buy donuts say you get nothing for it, in my case, I would just be spending the money on crappy food or booze. I play this game regularly. I'll get to see my purchases for years, but that food/booze is gone by the next couple hours.

    Being a premium player Starbucks aficionado not willing to cut down my overpriced delicious latte purchases, I prefer to compare it to smoking (which is a vice I don't share): I spend less real money per month on the game than most smokers spend per day on cigarettes, while the game gives me a lot more fun than the average smoker draws from his cigarettes. Also, it probably is a lot less harmful to my health than smoking would be.

    Whatever motivates you! I don't drink coffee or smoke, so I have cash once in a while to blow, I'm young, I'm foolish, so to hell with it, I'm buying donuts.

    I justify my donut purchases on the basis that I wait for new movies to come to the dollar theater before seeing them and I also dont drink any soft drinks. No coke or pepsi or dr pepper for me...I choose to put all that savings towards donuts :-)
  • cdepast
    2463 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    i finally made a large purchase with the last Gil sale. While it was hard to spend the money at first, I have been grateful ever since. If you look at the time spent in game to the cost of donuts, its extremely cheap entertainment.
  • keithman_habs
    2 posts
    edited January 2014
    New player here...

    Game is definitely a fun pass time. I doubt I'll use any actual funds to buy something, but I've seen other friends using premium objects... looks awesome.
  • Auganaut
    198 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Everytime I go to a neighbors town and they have some new premium thing sitting there, being shown off, I get jealous, wished I had bought it and then remember that I am just too much of a cheapskate to actually buy anything. Then I sulk back to my town and enjoy all my freemium glory. :mrgreen:
  • ink19810
    616 posts
    edited January 2014
    I've got 2 little lady justice statues and the cracker fountain set up pretty sexy in front of the courthouse
  • Surfcitygal
    1219 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Have to confess I just bought donuts for one of my freemium towns. Went to the market to use my loose change in Coinstar, which said it doesn't charge a fee if you get an iTunes eCard. So used it on a town.
  • mwdalton
    11548 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    [email protected] :lol:




    I started off my first couple of months as a non-premium player. After I started getting neighbours in Christmas 2012, I started buying donuts after seeing the premium items a lot of them had. I probably would have caved eventually, though :lol:

    Since then, I've bought all the items, so no non-buyers-remorse for me! (Maybe a little straight buyers-remorse, though ;) )
  • bahepton
    324 posts New member
    edited January 2014
    I really wish I'd bought a Duff truck or two. They look so good in my neighbours towns.

    I also don't know why I bought the casino and not the billboard to go with it. In retrospect I just spent the money I would have on excess alcohol and other items I shan't disclose ;)
  • ink19810
    616 posts
    edited January 2014
    bahepton wrote:
    I really wish I'd bought a Duff truck or two. They look so good in my neighbours towns.

    I also don't know why I bought the casino and not the billboard to go with it. In retrospect I just spent the money I would have on excess alcohol and other items I shan't disclose ;)

    I bought the casino and went back for the sign a couple days later.the billboard looks great on the outskirts of my town
  • indieauthorALH
    240 posts
    edited January 2014
    ink19810 wrote:
    I bought the casino and went back for the sign a couple days later.the billboard looks great on the outskirts of my town

    And you know about the casino sign's animation, right? Tap it. :D
  • ink19810
    616 posts
    edited January 2014
    ink19810 wrote:
    I bought the casino and went back for the sign a couple days later.the billboard looks great on the outskirts of my town

    And you know about the casino sign's animation, right? Tap it. :D

    Yeah I tapped on it by accident during the Thanksgiving event and lol'd when the Indian popped out
  • bahepton
    324 posts New member
    edited January 2014
    Now I have everything except a couple of limited time items I never purchased AND I've also quit smoking and had a raise at work - I see no reason to not spend money on donuts each time new content is released.

    If it makes you happy - why the hell not?!
  • CoffeeMars
    1058 posts
    edited January 2014
    The movie set is definitely one of my favorite purchases.

    If you are interested in building your own drive in TotalTapper created a easy to follow how to that I used as a reference

    http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9832861.page
  • wkhslax21
    45 posts
    edited January 2014
    I buy lots of premium stuff, but generally not sure what to do with it until later anyhow
  • Hendri1992
    285 posts
    edited January 2014
    I would like to have everything :) But i don't have the space for it. I've got almost all the buildings (not the duff stadium, because of its size... and the boardwalk buildings)... but i'm a premium player and I like it.
    I'm hope there will be a cheap valentines update with donuts ^^ cause i really don't want too spend 400 or 500 donuts on things at the same time... lol
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