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Premium Item Question?

fluffling wrote:
I was wondering if there were any premium items with a character that boosted the consumerism score? I thought the pet shop did but apparently not.

Pet shop does, but you have to know it's not a 1-1 ratio. Meaning 1 premium shop isn't going to increase your rating .5 stars. So you likely need others (Try-N-Save, Sprawl Mart and others). Since we are much farther in this game, typically 1 shop doesn't move up the rating anymore since there's vast amounts available (or previously available).

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  • fluffling
    516 posts
    edited March 2014
    GamerGD3 wrote:
    fluffling wrote:
    I was wondering if there were any premium items with a character that boosted the consumerism score? I thought the pet shop did but apparently not.

    Pet shop does, but you have to know it's not a 1-1 ratio. Meaning 1 premium shop isn't going to increase your rating .5 stars. So you likely need others (Try-N-Save, Sprawl Mart and others). Since we are much farther in this game, typically 1 shop doesn't move up the rating anymore since there's vast amounts available (or previously available).

    oh ok thanks :)
    I know, I'm just trying to buy premium charcters first so thought I'd start with ones that come with a store
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited March 2014
    Yea the Ferris wheel does too even though it doesn't come with a character. But we definitely will need more shops since our consumerism rating will probably go down a bit
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited March 2014
    fluffling wrote:
    GamerGD3 wrote:
    fluffling wrote:
    I was wondering if there were any premium items with a character that boosted the consumerism score? I thought the pet shop did but apparently not.

    Pet shop does, but you have to know it's not a 1-1 ratio. Meaning 1 premium shop isn't going to increase your rating .5 stars. So you likely need others (Try-N-Save, Sprawl Mart and others). Since we are much farther in this game, typically 1 shop doesn't move up the rating anymore since there's vast amounts available (or previously available).

    oh ok thanks :)
    I know, I'm just trying to buy premium charcters first so thought I'd start with ones that come with a store

    That's usually what i do i still have four character buildings to buy but my next purchase will be Jub Jub and the pet store along with the rest of the consumerism rating buildings.
  • AJtheboss1
    3868 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    drosax1 wrote:
    Yea the Ferris wheel does too even though it doesn't come with a character. But we definitely will need more shops since our consumerism rating will probably go down a bit
    I don't remember if they give us buildings with every update to sorta maintain the high consumerism level, but I'm sure they'll give us something next update, even if it's premium.

    "The **** of the future will be the anti-****."
  • fluffling
    516 posts
    edited March 2014
    AJtheboss1 wrote:
    drosax1 wrote:
    Yea the Ferris wheel does too even though it doesn't come with a character. But we definitely will need more shops since our consumerism rating will probably go down a bit
    I don't remember if they give us buildings with every update to sorta maintain the high consumerism level, but I'm sure they'll give us something next update, even if it's premium.

    I know they sometimes have them as limited edition premium for events (eg Howards Flowers) and as personal prizes (eg Springfield mall) so maybe they'll bring some for the next big event?
    I'd love a chocolate or sweet shop with the Kid I can never remember the name of (he'sAustrian or German I think, wears green dungaree kind of things, is Kinda fat and loves chocolate. I think it's Uter or soemthing? :? )
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited March 2014
    Hopefully at least a decoration because we have no non limted time decoration for consumerism and I think we need more shops so we can have less multiples of kwik e marts, I'm wondering if one day we will only need one of every building rather then multiples of some for a 5 star rating
  • GamerGD3
    3029 posts
    edited March 2014
    drosax1 wrote:
    Hopefully at least a decoration because we have no non limted time decoration for consumerism and I think we need more shops so we can have less multiples of kwik e marts, I'm wondering if one day we will only need one of every building rather then multiples of some for a 5 star rating

    Right now it's only on houses. Only have 1 KEM and 1 KB (don't even need 1 GNB, but have one anyways).

    I think I have 4 Orange, 5 White, 3 Brown, 3 Blue, 2 Pink, 1 Purple. That is the minimum since I checked recently and was able to store like 3 houses.
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited March 2014
    fluffling wrote:
    AJtheboss1 wrote:
    drosax1 wrote:
    Yea the Ferris wheel does too even though it doesn't come with a character. But we definitely will need more shops since our consumerism rating will probably go down a bit
    I don't remember if they give us buildings with every update to sorta maintain the high consumerism level, but I'm sure they'll give us something next update, even if it's premium.

    I know they sometimes have them as limited edition premium for events (eg Howards Flowers) and as personal prizes (eg Springfield mall) so maybe they'll bring some for the next big event?
    I'd love a chocolate or sweet shop with the Kid I can never remember the name of (he'sAustrian or German I think, wears green dungaree kind of things, is Kinda fat and loves chocolate. I think it's Uter or soemthing? :? )

    Yea its Uter his unlock message would probably be "don't make me run I'm full of chocolate" and speaking of which in one of my favorite episodes he says that while running from homer who is whipping him with a towel
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    I've heard rumors that Stu's Disco increases consumerism. Haven't gotten to test it. (FYI, the way to test this is to put things in storage until the rating drops, then pull one store out of inventory and check to see if the rating goes up half a star. So then, when you get a new thing, store one of the Kwik e marts or something and see if you lose that half star. Hope that makes sense.)
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited March 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    I've heard rumors that Stu's Disco increases consumerism. Haven't gotten to test it. (FYI, the way to test this is to put things in storage until the rating drops, then pull one store out of inventory and check to see if the rating goes up half a star. So then, when you get a new thing, store one of the Kwik e marts or something and see if you lose that half star. Hope that makes sense.)

    Yea It does I just looked I'm not sure if I can provide the link
    This isnt for consumerism but for the comform o meter the helter shelter doesn't do anything anymore apparently and for righteousness it's only the police station and penitentry
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    drosax1 wrote:
    righteousness it's only the police station and penitentry
    I thought those increased obedience (along with the church, town hall, courthouse, statue of justice, stop signs, hail ants signs, and the premium police car.)
    I thought the only buyable thing to increase righteousness was the training wall.
  • cdepast
    2461 posts Member
    edited March 2014
    hard choice between those 3 premium items. They are 3 of the best. As much as Frink is one of my favorite characters, I'd probably rank them 1) Luann, 2) Jasper, 3) Frink in regards to the game. Luann not only has great animations, but a good storyline that opens up the fleet a pita trucks too.
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited March 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    drosax1 wrote:
    righteousness it's only the police station and penitentry
    I thought those increased obedience (along with the church, town hall, courthouse, statue of justice, stop signs, hail ants signs, and the premium police car.)
    I thought the only buyable thing to increase righteousness was the training wall.

    I thought so too but it's up to date with the current building prices and times
  • fluffling
    516 posts
    edited March 2014
    cdepast wrote:
    hard choice between those 3 premium items. They are 3 of the best. As much as Frink is one of my favorite characters, I'd probably rank them 1) Luann, 2) Jasper, 3) Frink in regards to the game. Luann not only has great animations, but a good storyline that opens up the fleet a pita trucks too.

    I was also leaning towards The Cracker Factory
    but apparently Frink and his lab are also great and I think the lab with loook good with the Ultrahouse from Halloween
    But I kinda want the community centre a lot too because I like Jasper
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