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  • bagndrag420
    361 posts
    edited May 2014
    Thanks for the heads up
  • IndustryKill
    46 posts
    edited May 2014
    Soo true... wont risk spending 100 of donuts and still get trash!!
  • Mathwall
    412 posts
    edited May 2014
    I'm not gonna buy donuts until the myth Gil sale comes along.
  • cogitoergosum8
    455 posts
    edited May 2014
    Cosigned wholeheartedly. I hate that I'm starting to really dislike EA. I've never been a big complainer when it comes to this game or any other EA game. I've always liked a lot of their games and I've always been willing to fork out money. I'm not one of those people who complains about premium stuff. Most of the stuff in this game is free. In fact, I kind of like the idea of premium objects. I like saving up my money and buying things in this game. It's gratifying and I enjoy getting something out of it that is special. That's what being a premium player is all about. This event has taken that premise and destroyed it. It has removed all incentive to play premium during events. I have spent around 150 donuts on this event and I have nothing but Bunny #24601 to show for it. I know of other players on this forum who have spent double, even quadruple what I have spent and have ended up with nothing at all. That's not "premium" gameplay. That's a rip-off. This game is not advertised or categorized as a gambling game. If loyal premium players are going to trust EA not to rip them off, EA ought to have the decency to better the odds for premium players or to at least remove the lame prizes from the boxes after we win a certain amount. Every good thing I've won in this event (minus Bunny #24601) has been won with free eggs.

    I hope EA understands that they've made premium purchases during events completely pointless. I will not be making this same mistake in the future and I'm sure many others who bought the rigged eggs feel the same. EA may have made a lot of money off of us in the short term, but they're going to lose a lot in the long term. I will not pay for anymore chance games from EA. If they only made the odds slightly better for premium eggs, they may have ensured my continued business during future chance-based events. Alas, they did not and now I know better than to trust them. I hope they develop a different system for events, where premium objects are available to buy with donuts, with no gambling involved. Something like the community prizes and prizes you work for, with premium stuff available to buy for those who want it, would be much better for premium and freemium players alike. From what I've been reading, this event has seriously frustrated both premium and freemium players. Not many people are enjoying it. EA ought to listen to their customers. *end rant*
  • praha-haje
    10 posts
    edited May 2014
    Cosigned wholeheartedly. I hate that I'm starting to really dislike EA. I've never been a big complainer when it comes to this game or any other EA game. I've always liked a lot of their games and I've always been willing to fork out money. I'm not one of those people who complains about premium stuff. Most of the stuff in this game is free. In fact, I kind of like the idea of premium objects. I like saving up my money and buying things in this game. It's gratifying and I enjoy getting something out of it that is special. That's what being a premium player is all about. This event has taken that premise and destroyed it. It has removed all incentive to play premium during events. I have spent around 150 donuts on this event and I have nothing but Bunny #24601 to show for it. I know of other players on this forum who have spent double, even quadruple what I have spent and have ended up with nothing at all. That's not "premium" gameplay. That's a rip-off. This game is not advertised or categorized as a gambling game. If loyal premium players are going to trust EA not to rip them off, EA ought to have the decency to better the odds for premium players or to at least remove the lame prizes from the boxes after we win a certain amount. Every good thing I've won in this event (minus Bunny #24601) has been won with free eggs.

    I hope EA understands that they've made premium purchases during events completely pointless. I will not be making this same mistake in the future and I'm sure many others who bought the rigged eggs feel the same. EA may have made a lot of money off of us in the short term, but they're going to lose a lot in the long term. I will not pay for anymore chance games from EA. If they only made the odds slightly better for premium eggs, they may have ensured my continued business during future chance-based events. Alas, they did not and now I know better than to trust them. I hope they develop a different system for events, where premium objects are available to buy with donuts, with no gambling involved. Something like the community prizes and prizes you work for, with premium stuff available to buy for those who want it, would be much better for premium and freemium players alike. From what I've been reading, this event has seriously frustrated both premium and freemium players. Not many people are enjoying it. EA ought to listen to their customers. *end rant*

    Well I think they listened (maybe, somehow), that's why they incorporated golden eggs in the game today, but since they haven't changed the odds and nobody is getting anything but trash, the blow-back here is kinda hard to overlook.
    But other than that I 100% agree with everything you said :thumbup:
  • anonSimpson
    363 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    praha-haje wrote:
    Well I think they listened (maybe, somehow), that's why they incorporated golden eggs in the game today, but since they haven't changed the odds and nobody is getting anything but trash, the blow-back here is kinda hard to overlook.
    But other than that I 100% agree with everything you said :thumbup:


    I don't believe there was a recent update which means this was planned far ahead.
  • DamnedDonuts
    231 posts
    edited May 2014
    praha-haje wrote:
    Cosigned wholeheartedly. I hate that I'm starting to really dislike EA. I've never been a big complainer when it comes to this game or any other EA game. I've always liked a lot of their games and I've always been willing to fork out money. I'm not one of those people who complains about premium stuff. Most of the stuff in this game is free. In fact, I kind of like the idea of premium objects. I like saving up my money and buying things in this game. It's gratifying and I enjoy getting something out of it that is special. That's what being a premium player is all about. This event has taken that premise and destroyed it. It has removed all incentive to play premium during events. I have spent around 150 donuts on this event and I have nothing but Bunny #24601 to show for it. I know of other players on this forum who have spent double, even quadruple what I have spent and have ended up with nothing at all. That's not "premium" gameplay. That's a rip-off. This game is not advertised or categorized as a gambling game. If loyal premium players are going to trust EA not to rip them off, EA ought to have the decency to better the odds for premium players or to at least remove the lame prizes from the boxes after we win a certain amount. Every good thing I've won in this event (minus Bunny #24601) has been won with free eggs.

    I hope EA understands that they've made premium purchases during events completely pointless. I will not be making this same mistake in the future and I'm sure many others who bought the rigged eggs feel the same. EA may have made a lot of money off of us in the short term, but they're going to lose a lot in the long term. I will not pay for anymore chance games from EA. If they only made the odds slightly better for premium eggs, they may have ensured my continued business during future chance-based events. Alas, they did not and now I know better than to trust them. I hope they develop a different system for events, where premium objects are available to buy with donuts, with no gambling involved. Something like the community prizes and prizes you work for, with premium stuff available to buy for those who want it, would be much better for premium and freemium players alike. From what I've been reading, this event has seriously frustrated both premium and freemium players. Not many people are enjoying it. EA ought to listen to their customers. *end rant*

    Well I think they listened (maybe, somehow), that's why they incorporated golden eggs in the game today, but since they haven't changed the odds and nobody is getting anything but trash, the blow-back here is kinda hard to overlook.
    But other than that I 100% agree with everything you said :thumbup:

    They didn't listen at all.

    The odds haven't changed and the golden eggs were always gonna be for sale it was in the original game code for this event.
  • sdarrall313
    280 posts
    edited May 2014
    I spent 50 doughnuts on golden eggs, I got:

    Pastel fence x4
    Easter fence x 2
    Golden eggs

    and another freaking kudos topiary. I need kang!

    Landed on Shary and then skipped past once, hugs bunny didn't even tick past
  • cogitoergosum8
    455 posts
    edited May 2014
    praha-haje wrote:
    Well I think they listened (maybe, somehow), that's why they incorporated golden eggs in the game today, but since they haven't changed the odds and nobody is getting anything but trash, the blow-back here is kinda hard to overlook. But other than that I 100% agree with everything you said :thumbup:

    I think that this was planned ahead of time, like anonSimpson said. I'm going to get all tin-foil hat on you :wink:, but I think they planned this ahead because they knew they could milk people with the more profitable common color eggs (people spend more money on them because you need more of them to get the gold eggs). My theory is that they're just throwing the gold eggs in at the last minute to 1) make it look like they care about us lowly players and 2) to make a last minute profit off of people who lost big with the common eggs who think that their odds will change with the gold eggs and the people who have been holding off on buying eggs till the end. They're trying to drain that last bit of cash out of us. Yes, I'm very cynical. This event has made me so. :?

    P.S. I accepted your friend request. :)
  • spidergirl79
    499 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    As long as this event has BLUE and PINK eggs in the GOLD box I won't be buying GOLD eggs. Sorry but nothing makes me more ticked than to waste time tapping for eggs, win GOLD eggs and then be rewarded with BLUE and PINK eggs. Um, no. Nice try EA but NO.
  • philieb
    931 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    I spent 50 doughnuts on golden eggs, I got:

    Pastel fence x4
    Easter fence x 2
    Golden eggs

    and another freaking kudos topiary. I need kang!

    Wish I could trade with ya. I've got 4 kangs but no kodos. :?
  • UnicronOC0
    20 posts
    edited May 2014
    I did it :( 9 gold spins....
    4 pastel fences
    2 Easter gates to go with the 2 I have
    1 alien * I have two of already
    250 pink common eggs
    250 blu eggs
    300 gold eggs
    250 pink common eggs

    No sherry, no other alien *, no bunny coach thing

    I can't believe I spent donuts on this event for random prizes I already had. Never again.
    Fun gone.
  • NMayo
    898 posts
    edited May 2014
    UnicronOC0 wrote:
    I did it :( 9 gold spins....
    4 pastel fences
    2 Easter gates to go with the 2 I have
    1 alien * I have two of already
    250 pink common eggs
    250 blu eggs
    300 gold eggs
    250 pink common eggs

    No sherry, no other alien *, no bunny coach thing

    I can't believe I spent donuts on this event for random prizes I already had. Never again.
    Fun gone.

    Great feeling isnt it? I spent 1$ to get a golden scratcher for * and giggles..

    wont 30 donuts, so i bought the 1700 Gold Eggs. had 300 gold eggs already.

    4 Gold Box Wheel of Doom Spins:


    Got Pastel Fence
    Got Pastel Fence
    Got Easter Gate
    Got 250 Pink Eggs.


    Thanks EA for reminding me not to spend any friggin money on this stupid * Event.
  • sherryt07
    3273 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    I spent 50 doughnuts on golden eggs, I got:

    Pastel fence x4
    Easter fence x 2
    Golden eggs

    and another freaking kudos topiary. I need kang!

    Landed on Shary and then skipped past once, hugs bunny didn't even tick past

    Did the same and got pretty much the same in my son's town. And lots of blue eggs. Traded those suckers in for pink ones and got a pink box too. Finally, Johnny Fiestas. :shock:
  • aSkydude252
    168 posts
    edited May 2014
    What can they say? They really want to recapture the "worst company in America" award next year.
  • LeuchtbojeConny
    544 posts
    edited May 2014
    praha-haje wrote:
    Well I think they listened (maybe, somehow), that's why they incorporated golden eggs in the game today, but since they haven't changed the odds and nobody is getting anything but trash, the blow-back here is kinda hard to overlook. But other than that I 100% agree with everything you said :thumbup:

    I think that this was planned ahead of time, like anonSimpson said. I'm going to get all tin-foil hat on you :wink:, but I think they planned this ahead because they knew they could milk people with the more profitable common color eggs (people spend more money on them because you need more of them to get the gold eggs). My theory is that they're just throwing the gold eggs in at the last minute to 1) make it look like they care about us lowly players and 2) to make a last minute profit off of people who lost big with the common eggs who think that their odds will change with the gold eggs and the people who have been holding off on buying eggs till the end. They're trying to drain that last bit of cash out of us. Yes, I'm very cynical. This event has made me so. :?

    P.S. I accepted your friend request. :)

    It's not cynical if it is true.
    I'm totally with you once more.

    If they really wanted to make this event a good one for us they could have changed the no faberge egg = no baskets rule weeks ago.
    They could have changed the odds today.

    They didn't. They just came up with another kind of lottery ticket for the same abysmal odds.
  • unstopular
    44 posts
    edited May 2014
    1. I bought 100 donuts worth of golden eggs.
    2. I'm a freemium player, so it cost me no real money.
    3. I am not only missing Father Sean from the golden eggs.
    4. Calm down.
  • darrenholm736
    1277 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    As long as this event has BLUE and PINK eggs in the GOLD box I won't be buying GOLD eggs. Sorry but nothing makes me more ticked than to waste time tapping for eggs, win GOLD eggs and then be rewarded with BLUE and PINK eggs. Um, no. Nice try EA but NO.

    Exactly. Pink eggs from a golden box is a total slap in the face. Even worse than the 9th pond!!!
  • sdarrall313
    280 posts
    edited May 2014
    philieb wrote:
    I spent 50 doughnuts on golden eggs, I got:

    Pastel fence x4
    Easter fence x 2
    Golden eggs

    and another freaking kudos topiary. I need kang!

    Wish I could trade with ya. I've got 4 kangs but no kodos. :?

    Damn, I want it, give it to me. haha I have decided one last round and then I quit. I will buy Kang, and give up on Shary and Hugs.
  • kingmob31838
    519 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    It's weird. I stepped outside this morning expecting to find EA holding a gun to my head, forcing me to spend donuts on golden eggs. But no. No EA outside, demanding money with menaces.

    Instead, I went on Simpsons Tapped Out, saw the option to buy some golden eggs, and thought, 'Na, think I'll pass on that'.

    The End.
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