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  • slacker001
    97 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    People who play free, either don't have a lot of money, or have an impressive amount of patience. Or perhaps they have their own reasons. We all have personal reasons on how we play the game. Lumping all the freemium players in to one thing is silly.

    I agree. While I love some of the premium items, it isn't life or death with me if I don't get them right away, or even at all. Apparently it is with some people, then they whine and cry when those same items are offered later at a discount. Instead of calling people cheapskates or cockroaches, maybe they need to just grow up and accept that things like this is a part of life.
  • jayjaykay00
    242 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Ugh. This thread makes me feel like I need to take a shower after spending money on this game. Please don't say I'm better than anyone else.
  • JoshSherer
    1640 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Ugh. This thread makes me feel like I need to take a shower after spending money on this game. Please don't say I'm better than anyone else.

    Why would you feel dirty?
  • jayjaykay00
    242 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    JoshSherer wrote:
    Ugh. This thread makes me feel like I need to take a shower after spending money on this game. Please don't say I'm better than anyone else.

    Why would you feel dirty?

    Because I got lumped in with other premium players as "better" than free players. I'm not better than anyone for any reason, especially one as frivolous and stupid as spending money on a game. You're free to think you're better than whoever you want but don't start saying one group is better than another.

    Edit: please don't make some absurd analogy.
  • Aennilya
    636 posts
    edited February 2014
    I can't believe anyone is taking this thread seriously. Did you miss the part where we all became cockroaches? Here, I know, we can start a furry cockroach club.
    wii_cockroach.jpg

    Edit: i.e., absurd, no?
  • jusesp3914672
    57 posts
    edited February 2014
    If spending tons of money on a pointless game makes you feel like a better person than everyone else, than you should probably turn your device off and seek professional help.

    "What are your accomplishments in life?"
    "Well, I spent $300 buying virtual items that are really just images, other than that not much"

    (For the record, I've spent roughly $120 on this game and I only feel superior over people named Josh)
  • mrtreez101
    27 posts
    edited February 2014
    Hey... the restaurant I get breakfast at...has a purchase card.... every 7th breakfast is free...
    It's not un heard of to be rewarded for loyalty...

    So many stores have rewards cards as well.... spend so much....collect a certain amount of points...use those points to receive something for free....


    I'm not saying premium players have to act all entitled ...marching up and down the strip demand free goodies...

    but come on...that sort or rewards program/loyalty program has been implemented in an abundance of places.
  • anastasios_p
    40 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Aennilya wrote:
    I can't believe anyone is taking this thread seriously. Did you miss the part where we all became cockroaches?

    I did, when did that happen? :)

    Why aren't my smilies being translated? :(
  • ehoffa21
    427 posts
    edited February 2014
    It feels like many agree that it isn't so much as an entitlement issue as it is being happy with what you are given. It's kind of like being given the same gift two, three, or nine times but because it was free you should still be happy. For some, and thank god you exist because you make this world a better place to live, can be happy with that repeated gift. However, for the rest of us we can be frustrated at the people who gave us the thoughtless gift.
  • JoshSherer
    1640 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    JoshSherer wrote:
    Ugh. This thread makes me feel like I need to take a shower after spending money on this game. Please don't say I'm better than anyone else.

    Why would you feel dirty?

    Because I got lumped in with other premium players as "better" than free players. I'm not better than anyone for any reason, especially one as frivolous and stupid as spending money on a game. You're free to think you're better than whoever you want but don't start saying one group is better than another.

    Edit: please don't make some absurd analogy.

    Either a self-hating premium player or a liar. Also, freemium players are just awful humans.
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  • emmcee1
    8388 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Why do people tell others how to play? Iam a freemium player 95% of the time, occasionally once in a blue moon ill buy some donuts but hardly ever and iam still enjoying the game without all the content available, it's boring ATM due to this update but still playable daily. Wether you house farm or not, wether your a premium player or not. You can play how you want and ill be [email protected] if someone is going to tell me how to play this game.
  • Bravewall
    4253 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    JoshSherer wrote:
    JoshSherer wrote:
    Ugh. This thread makes me feel like I need to take a shower after spending money on this game. Please don't say I'm better than anyone else.

    Why would you feel dirty?

    Because I got lumped in with other premium players as "better" than free players. I'm not better than anyone for any reason, especially one as frivolous and stupid as spending money on a game. You're free to think you're better than whoever you want but don't start saying one group is better than another.

    Edit: please don't make some absurd analogy.

    Either a self-hating premium player or a liar.
    OR a premium player like me, who respects how other people play the game. I'm sure mobile game companies value freemium players, because they can potentially become premium players, and at the very least they can get the word out to other people. Freemium is a smart buzz marketing tactic. A feemium player is a lot better than no player at all.

    Any more callouts to freemium players will be deleted.
  • sandwedgeking
    2639 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    OR a premium player like me, who respects how other people play the game. I'm sure mobile game companies value freemium players, because they can potentially become premium players, and at the very least they can get the word out to other people. Freemium is a smart buzz marketing tactic. A feemium player is a lot better than no player at all.

    When I started playing, I thought I'd NEVER spend money on this game. I, as many do, took pride in my "freemium" player status and was convinced EA wouldn't ever see one nickel of my hard earned paycheck. "I won't ever let myself get caught up in this game so much that I'd ever 'waste' actual money on a stupid phone game..."

    In December, I took Gil's donut deal via another real world deal ($100 iTunes gift card for $85) and don't regret it in the least. I have 1000+ donuts still to spend and will likely invest on the next Gil offer. EA's marketing tactic may have worked on me, but I feel it's been a fair transaction as I'm more satisfied with my town because of it.

    edit: I also introduced the game to a friend who is a huge fan of "The Simpsons." He invested money immediately, before I ever even gave it a thought...
    Stuff and Things - Designs by SWK
  • jayjaykay00
    242 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    OR a premium player like me, who respects how other people play the game. I'm sure mobile game companies value freemium players, because they can potentially become premium players, and at the very least they can get the word out to other people. Freemium is a smart buzz marketing tactic. A feemium player is a lot better than no player at all.

    Any more callouts to freemium players will be deleted.

    This. Well said bravewall.
  • betha75
    157 posts
    edited February 2014
    I would just like to state for the record: I am the world's smartest cockroach :)
  • TankGirl2925
    200 posts
    edited February 2014
    1VolMan wrote:
    Sorry, thought this was a thread about my ex-wife.

    rolling.gif
  • JoshSherer
    1640 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Bravewall wrote:
    JoshSherer wrote:
    JoshSherer wrote:
    Ugh. This thread makes me feel like I need to take a shower after spending money on this game. Please don't say I'm better than anyone else.

    Why would you feel dirty?

    Because I got lumped in with other premium players as "better" than free players. I'm not better than anyone for any reason, especially one as frivolous and stupid as spending money on a game. You're free to think you're better than whoever you want but don't start saying one group is better than another.

    Edit: please don't make some absurd analogy.

    Either a self-hating premium player or a liar.
    OR a premium player like me, who respects how other people play the game. I'm sure mobile game companies value freemium players, because they can potentially become premium players, and at the very least they can get the word out to other people. Freemium is a smart buzz marketing tactic. A feemium player is a lot better than no player at all.

    As I said before. A self-hating premium player or a liar.
  • JoshSherer
    1640 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Cheapskate cockroaches
  • Aennilya
    636 posts
    edited February 2014
    Aennilya wrote:
    I can't believe anyone is taking this thread seriously. Did you miss the part where we all became cockroaches?

    I did, when did that happen? :)

    Why aren't my smilies being translated? :(
    I assumed anyone who was reading this thread was reading the other one as well. It seems "disable smilies" was checked on this message. I'll uncheck, it. See?

    Edit - I knew it:
    betha75 wrote:
    I would just like to state for the record: I am the world's smartest cockroach :)

    Last edit:
    How can anyone not find this ^ funny? Especially, when people take it seriously? Has this forum, this Simpsons game forum, really and truly become a bastion of literalism?
    Post edited by Unknown User on
  • JoshSherer
    1640 posts Member
    edited February 2014
    Aennilya wrote:
    Aennilya wrote:
    I can't believe anyone is taking this thread seriously. Did you miss the part where we all became cockroaches?

    I did, when did that happen? :)

    Why aren't my smilies being translated? :(
    I assumed anyone who was reading this thread was reading the other one as well. It seems "disable smilies" was checked on this message. I'll uncheck, it. See?

    Edit - I knew it:
    betha75 wrote:
    I would just like to state for the record: I am the world's smartest cockroach :)

    Last edit:
    JoshSherer wrote:
    Also, freemium players are just awful humans.
    How can anyone not find this ^ funny? Especially, when people take it seriously? Has this forum, this Simpsons game forum, really and truly become a bastion of literalism?

    Exactly. Very well put. A bastion of literalism and abuse of power. It's pathetic. My messages will still go wherever I feel like dropping them.
    Post edited by Unknown User on
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