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Updates that don't make winning the prizes fare like the wheels or the tasks at easter. :?

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  • chippers29775
    930 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    The Bart screen. I hate that smirk.

    So I can't connect to EA (whilst my other games have perfect connection). You don't have to mock me, Bartholomew. I swear that that screen is trying to make me insane. I would prefer a simple message box.
  • JimJ321
    4206 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    I agree with Brevis. Death to wheels!
  • jraffa50
    559 posts
    edited November 2014
    Not having a collect all button. This game has expanded and has a lot of characters/buildings now. I don't want to hear the "it's called Tapped Out" excuse. They need to make sure the game doesn't turn into a chore that keeps people from playing.
  • krysface
    147 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Having friend limits during events. I still try to go to all my neighbors but it gets complicated and I'm sure I miss people. The game allows you to have so many neighbors you should be able to do event tasks for all of them at a single sitting, not 50 today etc.
  • cadhadley
    188 posts
    edited November 2014
    Not being able to tap what you want to tap when rearranging your town :evil:
  • Annathewicked
    4730 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    The ding dang diddly land issue..... Especially with the sale going on- added a lot to my collection - thought I needed more land before, now- it's mass rearrange time again
    PM me- I DO need Good Neighboreenos currently
  • Bravewall
    4244 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    The cost of donuts, and the lack of real donut sales over the past year.
  • thatdonald845
    1606 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Being awarded $100 and 10XP for tasks - when Level Up is at 770,000XP.
  • barryriddl474
    4856 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    First, let me say I am a layman regarding game developing, so please keep that in mind if you read my post.

    Currently, since the recent update, it is the lag when tapping a character (thumbs up OR via locator), and with as many characters as I have, I just put the game down and my people are wandering because I lack the patience to wait for each character to unfreeze.

    Otherwise, the predictive selection when moving items. If I click something and place it, and if I don't like it and want to adjust it in a crowded area, I want to select that item again (and again, if needed) to move it, not highlight everything in that area before highlighting my intended item. I get why the game does this. I just want the option to turn it off.

    The lag when dealing with concrete/pavement/water.

    The fact that the game has a limit of items that can be placed. For the player, this game costs more/can cost more than Skyrim and GTA V combined, including their respective DLCs, so come on.... If EA can find a way to accept and spend the money we spend, find a way to make the game less restrictive on items. Update that aspect.

    No dirt or smaller paths. It requires more items (that add to the pile nearing the limit) to simulate a path. Please change the color of the pavement, at least, but I'd prefer to have narrow 1x1 dirt and concrete paths.

    That's about it.



  • jclancy959
    503 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    That we have Princess Penelope before a playable Maggie or Sideshow Bob.
  • teo47
    944 posts Member
    edited November 2014

    No dirt or smaller paths. It requires more items (that add to the pile nearing the limit) to simulate a path. Please change the color of the pavement, at least, but I'd prefer to have narrow 1x1 dirt and concrete paths.


    For me, it's this. I'd love dirt ground cover but would settle for 1x1 or 2x2 sections of pavement. It's sometimes quite annoying when designing buildings and pavement to have to place the building to match up with a 4x4 square of pavement that can't be adjusted at all.
    New neighbors always welcome!
  • adammeadeisd
    596 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Indoor 24 hour tasks.
  • maryclaire1
    6018 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    I'd like to be able to highlight a group and move it all, instead of moving each individual fence or shrub.
  • crosby357
    3051 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    The price of some premium characters. 120 donuts for a stand-alone, unvoiced Jimbo is just ridiculous.
  • XBL-Heretic
    1228 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    First, let me say I am a layman regarding game developing, so please keep that in mind if you read my post.

    Currently, since the recent update, it is the lag when tapping a character

    Otherwise, the predictive selection when moving items.

    The lag when dealing with concrete/pavement/water.

    The fact that the game has a limit of items that can be placed.

    No dirt or smaller paths.

    That's about it.

    That's about it? :) Barry's list perfectly reflects my annoyances with this game, and in the same order to boot!

    The lag issues keep popping up, and are at least partly related to (or a cause for) the item limit (at least from a software development perspective). In the end, the multitude devices EA needs to support makes for a real challenge. I won't give EA a pass, but I do understand the challenges so It doesn't drive me to quit the game.

    The predictive selection REALLY BUGS ME! This is 100% a design feature and EA could choose to remove it at any time. I won't give EA a pass on this one - it's a very stupid and frustrating feature that only serves to make the game harder to play and consumes more device resources than necessary to play the game. At the very least, give me an option to disable it!

    Thanks, Barry!
  • TzipiTzipora
    173 posts
    edited November 2014

    Otherwise, the predictive selection when moving items. If I click something and place it, and if I don't like it and want to adjust it in a crowded area, I want to select that item again (and again, if needed) to move it, not highlight everything in that area before highlighting my intended item. I get why the game does this. I just want the option to turn it off.


    This is probably my absolute top annoyance. Like during Halloween with spooky fences, I'd toss them out every time I won some and had to keep readjusting where they were and in general had to expand my Halloween area of town several times over to accommodate new items and between the spooky walls and paths I lined with jackolanterns I could blow so much time and sanity just try to move things a couple of 1x1 spaces over. I'm the sort of person who if it were easier I would probably constantly be tweaking my town, tweak a lot as is but as it currently stands with this, the largest time sink while playing is this. And sometimes it will cycle through everything in an area and still refuse to pick up an item- lately I've had some weird troubles with that more than before. Especially if I want to quickly store a building to knock a character off task, the predictive thing seems to try and insist I don't want to pick up the darn building! And again, makes sense if that's actually true (and I'm sure EA would prefer we threw down donuts to rush complete a task but ha, not happening).

    This issue also has prevented me from nuking my town and starting over even though I very much would like to. When I realize I can blow more than an hour just trying to make minor adjustments on one or two blocks of land, the thought of nuking half makes me want to cry, seems like I'd never get everything where I want!

    Also agree on pavement and the sentiment made by teo47 about trying to line up buildings with those stupid pavement blocks. I hate too how the driveways on houses are narrower than the pavement block, so if say you want to put Homer's car in a created driveway, it doesn't look as good as it could. I lined driveways with flowers but you still see the pavement underneath them a bit and just irks me. It'd be so nice just to have 1x1 pavement to maybe throw in a sidewalk type area around town or from one building to the next.
  • finagenesse
    514 posts
    edited November 2014
    Let me start by saying that I like the game, otherwise I would not be playing it for so long. That being said if I had something to improve it would be the selection of an item, it makes remodeling a pain. Also lately the lag when placing/removing/selecting a road, pavement or river. Character wise it is a close call between Gil and Ralph, but since the screen moves to Gil each time I enter my town Gil wins.

    But the grand winner has to be being locked out of the game for any extended period and since it happened to me 4 times in the last 7 months... let me say that even if the problem has been fixed I still stress if I see the doughnut spin too long and I still stressed the first time I log in after an update.

  • barryriddl474
    4856 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Another thing I would like to add is scaling. Why is the Try n Save so small? It's about the size of the Kwik E Mart, but has an indoor photography studio, similar to an old Kmart. It should at least be as big as Sprawl Mart. :evil:

    Madame Chao's, Stu's Disco and the Singing Sirloin are all huge in comparison to other buildings in their category. Place these 3 together and you'll see what I mean (all are sized similarly and don't look right next to most other restaurants).

    Also, I can place pavement under the walk in area of the wax museum, which normally has grass as its entry (WTFlip?), but not other things like the weather station (has grass with pavement under it or not).


    Enough beaching for me today :D
  • Annathewicked
    4730 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Changed my mind.....
    I have an on-going ingame issue- for about the last year, if I buy a scratcher- my account gets charged, I get no scratcher- no donuts- nothing. Multiple complaint tickets with ea, some go better than other as far as getting at least the scratcher I bought put into my account or a few donuts.

    But it is a constant and I want it fixed. I should be able to buy a scratcher whenever I please- without having ea resolve actually giving it to me.
    I have another open ticket now- I told them fix it, or compensate me for never being able to use this function of your game again..... But figure it out man!
    Waiting resolution again........
    Absolutely furious over this constant ingame screw-up
    PM me- I DO need Good Neighboreenos currently
  • flexster741
    352 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Being out of land. Killing my desire to keep playing.
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