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2000 donuts for $500,000?

I'd spend all that cash on bonus leveling and get some donuts that way.

(Australia raised some kind of rate on video/mobile games, so yes the price went up.)

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  • JimJ321
    4206 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Welcome to the forum. This is an idea. An idea. Again, welcome to the forum.
  • flyreel
    116 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Hi, yes 'boatload" used to be A$100. But now it's A$129.99, its a total rip off and the amount of donuts required to buy premium items have gone through the roof. They should make all donuts half the price and then many more players could and would buy them and get the premium items they like
  • gocatters
    111 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    flyreel wrote:
    Hi, yes 'boatload" used to be A$100. But now it's A$129.99, its a total rip off and the amount of donuts required to buy premium items have gone through the roof. They should make all donuts half the price and then many more players could and would buy them and get the premium items they like

    Totally agree. EA will actually make more money by lowering the prices
  • Mopurglar
    1048 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    flyreel wrote:
    Hi, yes 'boatload" used to be A$100. But now it's A$129.99, its a total rip off and the amount of donuts required to buy premium items have gone through the roof. They should make all donuts half the price and then many more players could and would buy them and get the premium items they like
    The significant price increase is for non-US users of Apple's Appstore, and you see it with IAPS in many apps, not just TSTO.

    Would try to get your hands on an Android device if you want to buy donuts.
  • ax0n01
    2385 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    During the Level 41 update, I spent tens of millions on bloodmobiles for the XP level ups. I posted my results here and someone worked out the math to be about $1 million per donut. So in-game cash, in a way, can be converted. Bloodmobiles give a good return on XP's; just buy a bunch (like a house farm concept) and keep leveling up.
  • ax0n01
    2385 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Oh, I got rid of/sold off the bloodmobile farm after one harvest though. (It's just unsightly.)
  • avg_joe_c
    67 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I never understood that option either. But I suppose EA is just being thorough with their choices. Even if there are just a few very impatient people with far, far more money than time, then that will be extra money for EA that they otherwise wouldn't make. They might as well put it out there. :P

    I've always felt the pricing system was way off. If a boatload of donuts cost $20 instead of $100, I would probably take the plunge to the premium side. But I can't justify spending $20 to just get Barney's Bowlarama and a blue funzo. Not enough bang for the buck.
  • flyreel
    116 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    Mopurglar wrote:
    flyreel wrote:
    Hi, yes 'boatload" used to be A$100. But now it's A$129.99, its a total rip off and the amount of donuts required to buy premium items have gone through the roof. They should make all donuts half the price and then many more players could and would buy them and get the premium items they like
    The significant price increase is for non-US users of Apple's Appstore, and you see it with IAPS in many apps, not just TSTO.

    Would try to get your hands on an Android device if you want to buy donuts.

    HI I am on Android and its the same price $129.99 so that's not right!
  • JimJ321
    4206 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    avg_joe_c wrote:
    I never understood that option either. But I suppose EA is just being thorough with their choices. Even if there are just a few very impatient people with far, far more money than time, then that will be extra money for EA that they otherwise wouldn't make. They might as well put it out there. :P

    I've always felt the pricing system was way off. If a boatload of donuts cost $20 instead of $100, I would probably take the plunge to the premium side. But I can't justify spending $20 to just get Barney's Bowlarama and a blue funzo. Not enough bang for the buck.

    Hello and welcome to the forum average joe. You are EA's target audience. $20. Again, welcome to the forum and keep on tapping.
  • fabiotatsuo
    58 posts
    edited June 2014
    This is a good idea, but I think it is difficult to happen....
  • gocatters
    111 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    It may have been suggested before, but what about:

    A donut tree?

    Costs 100 donuts and generates 1 donut every 7 days. Sure, it will take nearly 2 years to come out in profit, but I'd buy one!

    Add that and $10,000,000 in game cash for a tray of donuts.

    Good ideas EA?
  • crazyinsanity82
    116 posts
    edited June 2014
    Its funny, but I was just talking about this earlier today. Now I see this thread and I totally agree that if prices were lowered, more people would spend... I'm not sure if EA would make more money, but they would still be making a killer profit and more players would enjoy the game without breaking our pockets as much. They are making a ton of money right now across all their various games, and so are other game devs and companies who also have ridiculous prices. They all should lower prices for alot of reasons but most don't give a crap about us gamers, they just want their money. I think EA should take the initiative and be the first to lower prices for in-game items and add ons :) Could happen... lol. If anyone has played Madden games, they should know a little more about EA's prices.

    Dont get me wrong, I'm not bashing EA. They did a great thing after our feedback from the Easter event when they responded to us with a great new event and some much-needed fairness. The random donuts and triple cash for tapping friends at max FP is great too. These are signs that they care about the consumer. I understand the need for profit, but outrageous profit is not necessary for success.

    This concept is really not that far-fetched and it should be something that happens in the near future, not just with EA. The question is: Will it ever happen or will prices just keep going up and gaming will become something only the wealthy or extremely dedicated get to enjoy? I, for one, don't make much money, but I do limit my finances enough to make sure I have money to enjoy games, more so for consoles. I've spent a little on TSTO, but nothing outrageous. I would definitely spend more often if prices were lowered... but with the way it is now, I would rather buy a PS4 game for 60 bucks and enjoy the crap out of it, never needing to spend another dime (yes, there are exceptions).

    I think that's all I have to say about that. Who wants to agree/disagree? XD
  • Neglecterino
    5175 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    I like these ideas. Here's another... The ability to set the lowest number of donunts. So if I set it at 5, then I don't get an option to spend 2 donuts on a speed up. If I want to change it, I go to the options and change it.

    And EA, every spend of donuts should obey the confirmation setting :!:
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts
    edited June 2014
    gocatters wrote:
    It may have been suggested before, but what about:

    A donut tree?

    Costs 100 donuts and generates 1 donut every 7 days. Sure, it will take nearly 2 years to come out in profit, but I'd buy one!

    Add that and $10,000,000 in game cash for a tray of donuts.

    Good ideas EA?

    Do you mean this donut tree? ;)

    0gjA8Nkl.png

    Or what about a donut bush?


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    Volunteer EA Senior Moderator
  • ax0n01
    2385 posts Member
    edited June 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    gocatters wrote:
    It may have been suggested before, but what about:

    A donut tree?

    Costs 100 donuts and generates 1 donut every 7 days. Sure, it will take nearly 2 years to come out in profit, but I'd buy one!

    Add that and $10,000,000 in game cash for a tray of donuts.

    Good ideas EA?

    Do you mean this donut tree? ;)

    0gjA8Nkl.png

    Or what about a donut bush?


    OHEtZebl.jpg

    ok, dumb question: ^ were those real things? lol. anyway i want a hotdog tree and the old Simpsons farm too.
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts
    edited June 2014
    ax0n01 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    gocatters wrote:
    It may have been suggested before, but what about:

    A donut tree?

    Costs 100 donuts and generates 1 donut every 7 days. Sure, it will take nearly 2 years to come out in profit, but I'd buy one!

    Add that and $10,000,000 in game cash for a tray of donuts.

    Good ideas EA?

    Do you mean this donut tree? ;)

    0gjA8Nkl.png

    Or what about a donut bush?


    OHEtZebl.jpg

    ok, dumb question: ^ were those real things? lol. anyway i want a hotdog tree and the old Simpsons farm too.

    No these werent real....if only tho :)

    Here's a pic of the tree in my town, old pic tho (pic was done for a laugh by McTattie as a favour)


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    Volunteer EA Senior Moderator
  • richardaca969
    1058 posts
    edited June 2014
    The closest we're gonna get is what we have now, use your 40 mil to buy the bloodmobile. The xp from it will help you level up, which will get you free donuts.
  • Excruciator69
    697 posts
    edited June 2014
    gocatters wrote:
    flyreel wrote:
    Hi, yes 'boatload" used to be A$100. But now it's A$129.99, its a total rip off and the amount of donuts required to buy premium items have gone through the roof. They should make all donuts half the price and then many more players could and would buy them and get the premium items they like

    Totally agree. EA will actually make more money by lowering the prices

    You have absolutely no way of knowing that.

    EA has almost certainly set the price point for maximum profit. They obviously have plenty of evidence to suggest that halving donut prices will not result in sales better than double to turn more profit.
  • FarmerCyn
    235 posts
    edited June 2014
    Nice article :)

    I agree the donuts to dollars ratio is bizarre, and I can't see anyone using it. I do want a donut tree and a donut bush. Those are adorable. I don't even care if they gives donuts, just like the look.
  • andrewsworld1
    213 posts
    edited June 2014
    They need to change that and increase the price of all new buildings to make it more challenging :-)
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