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A wasted opportunity?

A valid point.
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  • suetopia
    4229 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    Anyone who knows me on this forum probably also knows how much I would LOVE to have Maggie as a playable character. I started one of many threads asking for her, and have posted in threads that I have seen since that are asking for her. :D

    I think you have an awesome idea here - releasing her and then giving her the skin to tie her in to the event! It's too bad they didn't think of that!

    EDIT: for clarity
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    mattderes wrote:
    Because what everyone was clamoring was a reason to NOT send kids out trick or treating.
    Hah! Yeah, the level 46 questline is stalled in my town. I haven't even sent Nelson to change his mom's status. She can binge on nicotine until I have the Halloween prizes I want.

    Getting Maggie would be awesome.
  • Excruciator69
    697 posts
    edited October 2014
    mattderes wrote:
    This Halloween would have been a perfect time to release Maggie as a player character. Why? Because the tentacled Rigellian version would have made such an easy skin and tie-in.

    Instead, we get Nelson's mom. Because what everyone was clamoring was a reason to NOT send kids out trick or treating. EA, I've got dozens of characters that have had little or nothing interesting to do since I got them. You could have tied up Lovejoy by releasing his wife Helen (and daughter Jessica as a premium). But no-o-o-o...

    Be fair. Nelson's mom has the "trick" portion covered.
  • Kleptomatikk
    54 posts
    edited October 2014
    mattderes wrote:
    This Halloween would have been a perfect time to release Maggie as a player character. Why? Because the tentacled Rigellian version would have made such an easy skin and tie-in.

    Instead, we get Nelson's mom. Because what everyone was clamoring was a reason to NOT send kids out trick or treating. EA, I've got dozens of characters that have had little or nothing interesting to do since I got them. You could have tied up Lovejoy by releasing his wife Helen (and daughter Jessica as a premium). But no-o-o-o...

    Be fair. Nelson's mom has the "trick" portion covered.
    more like the treat.
  • Samaranth01
    2184 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    neuroheart wrote:

    Getting Maggie would be awesome.

    Maybe for Christmas? :D
  • 4junk3000
    6078 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    mattderes wrote:
    This Halloween would have been a perfect time to release Maggie as a player character. Why? Because the tentacled Rigellian version would have made such an easy skin and tie-in.

    Instead, we get Nelson's mom. Because what everyone was clamoring was a reason to NOT send kids out trick or treating. EA, I've got dozens of characters that have had little or nothing interesting to do since I got them. You could have tied up Lovejoy by releasing his wife Helen (and daughter Jessica as a premium). But no-o-o-o...

    Nelson's mom is with the level 46 update, not affiliated with the Halloween event at all. Just a coincidence you are reaching that level during the Halloween event.

    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • mattderes
    133 posts
    edited October 2014
    4junk3000 wrote:
    mattderes wrote:
    This Halloween would have been a perfect time to release Maggie as a player character. Why? Because the tentacled Rigellian version would have made such an easy skin and tie-in.

    Instead, we get Nelson's mom. Because what everyone was clamoring was a reason to NOT send kids out trick or treating. EA, I've got dozens of characters that have had little or nothing interesting to do since I got them. You could have tied up Lovejoy by releasing his wife Helen (and daughter Jessica as a premium). But no-o-o-o...

    Nelson's mom is with the level 46 update, not affiliated with the Halloween event at all. Just a coincidence you are reaching that level during the Halloween event.

    Calling it a coincidence is very charitable of you. We're in the middle of the Halloween event and EA is obviously very well aware of that. So why make 46 tie up someone we're ALL using as often as possible? Pushing out a level during **** made sense because so many of us had the thing wrapped up early, but nobody has finished Halloween here. Why put out a level at all? Or maybe roll it out during the extension period, when the die-hards are twiddling their thumbs.

    And also I want Maggie slithering around my town on tentacles.

    But if you really want a wasted opportunity, why doesn't Dr. Hibbert have a task at the Aztec Theater for "Thinking they were showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?
  • ZennGlenn
    1767 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    Agree w/ the OP....
    Another solid miss for EA :roll:
    New level w/more content though does somewhat appease veteran players that already have Halloween items, but this one could've appropriately included tentacle Maggie.
  • teo47
    944 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    mattderes wrote:


    Calling it a coincidence is very charitable of you. We're in the middle of the Halloween event and EA is obviously very well aware of that. So why make 46 tie up someone we're ALL using as often as possible? Pushing out a level during **** made sense because so many of us had the thing wrapped up early, but nobody has finished Halloween here. Why put out a level at all? Or maybe roll it out during the extension period, when the die-hards are twiddling their thumbs.

    And also I want Maggie slithering around my town on tentacles.

    But if you really want a wasted opportunity, why doesn't Dr. Hibbert have a task at the Aztec Theater for "Thinking they were showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?

    Let's not overreact here - putting Nelson on that 12 hour task as part of the Mrs. Muntz quest line loses the player out on 1 or 2 treat bags. The chances of a player failing to complete the Halloween prizes due to 1 or 2 less treat bags over the course of a month long event are virtually zero, so I appreciate the Level 46 release giving us something fresh to do. I doubt there's going to be much downtime at all between now and the New Year...plus I'm sure Level 47 is coming down the road at some point.

    Agree that a playable Maggie would be fun, but I can't really fault EA for holding back a few major characters for future release - if they give us everything we want now, there's not much reason to continue playing!
    New neighbors always welcome!
  • vibra5
    337 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    Even at the cost of donuts but Maggie can not miss !
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6358 posts Moderator
    edited October 2014
    mattderes wrote:
    This Halloween would have been a perfect time to release Maggie as a player character. Why? Because the tentacled Rigellian version would have made such an easy skin and tie-in.

    Instead, we get Nelson's mom. Because what everyone was clamoring was a reason to NOT send kids out trick or treating. EA, I've got dozens of characters that have had little or nothing interesting to do since I got them. You could have tied up Lovejoy by releasing his wife Helen (and daughter Jessica as a premium). But no-o-o-o...

    Nelson's mom is a cool addition. I mean we did finally get one of Springfield's Strip Clubs. Now we need Sapphire Lounge with Princess Kashmir.

    Also don't forget that we also got Greta Wolfcastle in this update & she has a task to get Trick-or-Treat Bags just like all the other kids & teens.
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6358 posts Moderator
    edited October 2014
    mattderes wrote:
    4junk3000 wrote:
    mattderes wrote:
    This Halloween would have been a perfect time to release Maggie as a player character. Why? Because the tentacled Rigellian version would have made such an easy skin and tie-in.

    Instead, we get Nelson's mom. Because what everyone was clamoring was a reason to NOT send kids out trick or treating. EA, I've got dozens of characters that have had little or nothing interesting to do since I got them. You could have tied up Lovejoy by releasing his wife Helen (and daughter Jessica as a premium). But no-o-o-o...

    Nelson's mom is with the level 46 update, not affiliated with the Halloween event at all. Just a coincidence you are reaching that level during the Halloween event.

    Calling it a coincidence is very charitable of you. We're in the middle of the Halloween event and EA is obviously very well aware of that. So why make 46 tie up someone we're ALL using as often as possible? Pushing out a level during **** made sense because so many of us had the thing wrapped up early, but nobody has finished Halloween here. Why put out a level at all? Or maybe roll it out during the extension period, when the die-hards are twiddling their thumbs.

    And also I want Maggie slithering around my town on tentacles.

    But if you really want a wasted opportunity, why doesn't Dr. Hibbert have a task at the Aztec Theater for "Thinking they were showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?

    Same reason he doesn't have a Mensa Meeting task. He needs one!
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited October 2014
    teo47 wrote:
    mattderes wrote:


    Calling it a coincidence is very charitable of you. We're in the middle of the Halloween event and EA is obviously very well aware of that. So why make 46 tie up someone we're ALL using as often as possible? Pushing out a level during **** made sense because so many of us had the thing wrapped up early, but nobody has finished Halloween here. Why put out a level at all? Or maybe roll it out during the extension period, when the die-hards are twiddling their thumbs.

    And also I want Maggie slithering around my town on tentacles.

    But if you really want a wasted opportunity, why doesn't Dr. Hibbert have a task at the Aztec Theater for "Thinking they were showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?

    Let's not overreact here - putting Nelson on that 12 hour task as part of the Mrs. Muntz quest line loses the player out on 1 or 2 treat bags. The chances of a player failing to complete the Halloween prizes due to 1 or 2 less treat bags over the course of a month long event are virtually zero, so I appreciate the Level 46 release giving us something fresh to do. I doubt there's going to be much downtime at all between now and the New Year...plus I'm sure Level 47 is coming down the road at some point.

    Agree that a playable Maggie would be fun, but I can't really fault EA for holding back a few major characters for future release - if they give us everything we want now, there's not much reason to continue playing!

    Agreed plus you don't have to start the quests for Level 46 until after the event
  • larsyuipo
    1137 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    If ea adds Maggie they should release it in a early level, not in a level 40 type of level.

    It would be cool to have Maggie ingame with clockwork skin and tentacle skin
  • drosax1
    4860 posts New member
    edited October 2014
    larsyuipo wrote:
    If ea adds Maggie they should release it in a early level, not in a level 40 type of level.

    It would be cool to have Maggie ingame with clockwork skin and tentacle skin

    yea if she's premium she would probably be available around level 5 but if free then she would come with 1mil+ building
  • Annathewicked
    4722 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    mattderes wrote:

    But if you really want a wasted opportunity, why doesn't Dr. Hibbert have a task at the Aztec Theater for "Thinking they were showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show"?



    This would have been awesome!!

    Edit- so would tenticle Maggie of course
    PM me- I DO need Good Neighboreenos currently
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