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Decorations to Boost Consumerism. Pretty please?

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  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Smurf1972 wrote:
    neuroheart wrote:
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    I've also seen elsewhere that the pet store has no impact on consumerism, which is a shame because I think it's the next premium I want when I save up more donuts. Might have to get the try-n-save instead. (Or the Aztec Theater. Does that increase consumerism? I swear I've seen it with a cash register floating over it.)

    Sorry, no, the Aztec pays out with a wad of notes floating over it. :(
    Well, boo.
    Mopurglar wrote:
    neuroheart wrote:
    I've also seen elsewhere that the pet store has no impact on consumerism, which is a shame because I think it's the next premium I want when I save up more donuts.
    It affected some other category before, but according to a recent post on TSTO topix, it has now been fixed so that it increases consumerism.
    That is the best news I've heard all day!
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    I don't know how often EA employees look at the forum, but it's worth a shot to talk about it here until something happens.
  • bonsol17
    263 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    It would be helpful if the build menu detailed the category for each item. It's not always easy to guess. Try'n'Save and SprawlMart are obvious for consumerism, the Museum of Natural History and Stu's Disco not so much. The Aztec Theatre's on my to buy list, but would move up a few places if I was sure it boosted consumerism.

    I agree with neuroheart - some related decorations would be very welcome, especially for those of us low on donuts.

  • drumnman
    1475 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    BTW, neuroheart, the driving test area in front of your DMV is brilliant!!!
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    drumnman wrote:
    BTW, neuroheart, the driving test area in front of your DMV is brilliant!!!
    Why thank you :D It was nice to finally have a use for those traffic cones.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    After building two semi-hidden Kwik e marts, my consumerism is at four stars. I have nearly 20 consumerism items in my town and still not even close to five stars. Consarnit, I want my shopping cart!
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  • ehoffa21
    427 posts
    edited February 2014
    One small "building" they could change is giving the whacking day stalls (mugs, stick, and shirt) a consumerism rateing. They are stalls for crying out loud! With Whacking Day presumably coming up it would be perfect timeing. And since they are about the size of carts they could easily be hidden if people need an extra boost. This would solve all our problems.

    Plus since I have a ton in storage I would be pleased as punch. 8)
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    ehoffa21 wrote:
    One small "building" they could change is giving the whacking day stalls (mugs, stick, and shirt) a consumerism rating. They are stalls for crying out loud! With Whacking Day presumably coming up it would be perfect timing. And since they are about the size of carts they could easily be hidden if people need an extra boost. This would solve all our problems.
    Hm, not a bad idea. I'd like something more permanent, as well, but if they wanted to make event decorations boost consumerism that would at least be something.
  • Smurf1972
    353 posts
    edited February 2014
    ehoffa21 wrote:
    One small "building" they could change is giving the whacking day stalls (mugs, stick, and shirt) a consumerism rateing. They are stalls for crying out loud! With Whacking Day presumably coming up it would be perfect timeing. And since they are about the size of carts they could easily be hidden if people need an extra boost. This would solve all our problems.

    Plus since I have a ton in storage I would be pleased as punch. 8)

    That sounds like its a doer. I think, they must be able to do one small decoration, just one to affect the dreaded consumerism score :?
  • ehoffa21
    427 posts
    edited February 2014
    You are right, currently they are a decoration - but shouldn't be. Since they are stalls that SELL hats, shirts, and whacking sticks then they rightfully should be classified under consumerism. it's kind of like having a car that doesn't go on roads; wait a minute... Oh that's right, this is a game and it doesn't have to make sense. We were offered a grasshopper the size of some buildings. I don't know why I never bought that...
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    For those who don't know, the present depot, Santa's workshop, and Clausco all boost consumerism, even though they aren't "stores" and don't have the register icon over them. I've confirmed in my town that storing any of them made consumerism drop. (Elf house had no impact on it, I checked that one too.)
    So I know the present depot is not most people's favorite thing, but don't keep it in storage if you're trying to boost consumerism.
  • bonsol17
    263 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    I'm de-Christmassing the present depot in my own head, and looking on it as a piece of modern art. There used to be something a bit like it in Edinburgh, but it wasn't very popular :lol:
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    bonsol17 wrote:
    I'm de-Christmassing the present depot in my own head, and looking on it as a piece of modern art. There used to be something a bit like it in Edinburgh, but it wasn't very popular :lol:
    I imagine it wasn't :lol:

    I think it looks just fine by Clausco, so I don't mind having it out.

    The tapped out wiki says the Aztec theater is a consumerism building. I might have to get it, if that's the case. Stu's disco is also mentioned, but it costs a lot more.
  • Smurf1972
    353 posts
    edited February 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    bonsol17 wrote:
    I'm de-Christmassing the present depot in my own head, and looking on it as a piece of modern art. There used to be something a bit like it in Edinburgh, but it wasn't very popular :lol:
    I imagine it wasn't :lol:

    I think it looks just fine by Clausco, so I don't mind having it out.

    The tapped out wiki says the Aztec theater is a consumerism building. I might have to get it, if that's the case. Stu's disco is also mentioned, but it costs a lot more.

    I have both and am still stuck 4.5 stars, so I'd be interested how that affects your rating. :D
  • ehoffa21
    427 posts
    edited February 2014
    I'm not sure you can get to 5 stars without multiple Kwik-e-marts. I was reading somewhere on the net (can't remember where) but it was saying that even if you had every premium and limited time item you would still need a couple Kwik-e-marts. I think it is true because I have almost every item and I am sitting at 4.5 stars.

    And can someone post a pic where KM hides completely behind a building?
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    ehoffa21 wrote:
    I'm not sure you can get to 5 stars without multiple Kwik-e-marts. I was reading somewhere on the net (can't remember where) but it was saying that even if you had every premium and limited time item you would still need a couple Kwik-e-marts. I think it is true because I have almost every item and I am sitting at 4.5 stars.
    That's likely. That's why I want a little decoration
    And can someone post a pic where KM hides completely behind a building?
    Completely? No, none of my buildings are big enough. Here's the best I've gotten:

    IMG_20140223_165623_zps77e93365.jpg

    IMG_20140223_165551_zps57f87498.jpg
  • BaileyCat88
    259 posts
    edited February 2014
    Here is a KEM hiding behind my Costington's
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    Looks like this (you don't see it).

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    But I have the same problem, all my rating are 5 stars, except fot the 4.5 consumerism! So I'd also like to hear if anyone figures it out. Good luck :-)
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Hmmm. With the orientation of Costingtons to my mall, I couldn't get a full kem behind it. I ended up with this instead:

    SFMall_zps82b21c15.jpg


    I suppose I could redesign, but I'm pretty happy with how it looks. (And one more shop is clearly not going to be sufficient, since storing a single thing drops me back to 3.5 stars.)
  • darrenholm736
    1277 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    ehoffa21 wrote:
    I'm not sure you can get to 5 stars without multiple Kwik-e-marts. I was reading somewhere on the net (can't remember where) but it was saying that even if you had every premium and limited time item you would still need a couple Kwik-e-marts. I think it is true because I have almost every item and I am sitting at 4.5 stars.

    And can someone post a pic where KM hides completely behind a building?

    I have a five star rating and I only have one KEM. I did have two (one hidden behind my Costingtons) but I put the second one into storage and I kept the five stars.

    So yes, it can be done with only one KEM.
  • Mopurglar
    1048 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    ehoffa21 wrote:
    And can someone post a pic where KM hides completely behind a building?
    Don't have a pic, but if you put two buildings together or building + decoration (e.g., two skyscrapers or the high school + duff blimp or parade balloon), you can hide it completely. I agree that it's challenging, though.

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