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Worst. Event. Ever. (The search for consensus.)

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  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I voted for the first Halloween only because no one else did. :evil:
    No one voted for the first Xmas or V-day, either. I figured it was because no one thought those were the worst.
  • stingray1122
    8717 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    There's no debate on this. The event that shall not be named :evil:

    It begins with the letter E.
  • 0ReganPOOP
    193 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Easter is winning (or losing) by a landslide! :D
  • adammeadeisd
    596 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Found this in my old photographs.

    It pretty much sums up how I felt about Easter during the event.

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  • Excruciator69
    697 posts
    edited January 2015
    If you didn't experience Easter 2014 you have no idea what a bad event in TSTO is.
  • velinadelinis
    2093 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    :lol: has not changed much since I last looked at this thread :lol:
    The general population have spoken.
  • patwright4
    98 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Here is the thread summed up:

    Glitches: bad

    Events should be relevant to the show and the more nostalgia the better

    The math needs to add up

    The event needs to be achievable if you put the time and effort in

    Visiting random Springfields is cool
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    patwright4 wrote:
    Here is the thread summed up:

    Glitches: bad
    Yes, but eventually forgotten. (No one is voting for V-day 2013, despite the infamous harp of death.)
    The math needs to add up

    The event needs to be achievable if you put the time and effort in
    I believe these are related, and possibly the most relevant points. The majority of the votes are based on whether everything could be completed with sufficient time invested.
  • orionsbell
    478 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Voted for Easter 2014.

    But Christmas 2014 frustrated me the most. It was impossible to earn the Gold Level (20) for the Elf Cannon. I only ever saw one that that person has an endless supply of donuts.
    BTW: My Springfield circa Winter 2014: orionsbell.com/simpsons/Winter2014.png
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    The cannon was indeed a problem. I do want to point out though, that at least it cost a set amount of donuts, unreasonable as it was. There was no element of chance to it, as there was a set drop rate for cogs, it was just insufficient. Still deceptive to label a premium item as a prize.
    (I've been wondering if cogs were meant to accumulate the way gold did during ****. That is, whether the upgrade was meant to unlock but not spend the currency. It would have been possible to earn enough cogs to get the cannon to level 20 if they kept accumulating.)
  • velinadelinis
    2093 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    patwright4 wrote:
    Here is the thread summed up:

    Glitches: bad
    Yes, but eventually forgotten. (No one is voting for V-day 2013, despite the infamous harp of death.)

    As one of those effected by the harp of death, the pay out did sort of really make my town sort of blossom. Also got me actually looking at more premium content and buying a lot of it right then.
    Most of us still managed to complete that one. Easter was just impossible.
  • Pinpal00
    995 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    (I've been wondering if cogs were meant to accumulate the way gold did during ****. That is, whether the upgrade was meant to unlock but not spend the currency. It would have been possible to earn enough cogs to get the cannon to level 20 if they kept accumulating.)

    Hmm, logic on an internet forum...I didn't see that coming:

    unexpected-ending-tractor.gif

  • direwolf987
    7450 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I still find it funny that Easter is the worst Event. All and all it was a pretty solid event. If they had done the prize system better/different I could see it being one of the best events.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I still find it funny that Easter is the worst Event. All and all it was a pretty solid event. If they had done the prize system better/different I could see it being one of the best events.
    Mechanics are pretty important. You can have great content and terrible mechanics and no one will want to play your game. That's been true since the early days of video games.
  • TArmada23
    55 posts
    edited January 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    I still find it funny that Easter is the worst Event. All and all it was a pretty solid event. If they had done the prize system better/different I could see it being one of the best events.
    Mechanics are pretty important. You can have great content and terrible mechanics and no one will want to play your game. That's been true since the early days of video games.

    Exactly. I don't think most people have an issue with the prizes awarded for the Easter event, aside from getting too many fences. The mechanics of the event definitely made it my least favorite event.
  • 4junk3000
    5956 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    i find it interesting that each time i check this thread, the votes increase but the percentages remain consistent.

    i think this consistency validates the poll and the postulation. Hopefully this will finally end the debate. To date, the Event Which Shall Not be Mentioned has been our least favorite event.

    I also hope this never ever changes. For it to do so, would mean a new event would be worse, to take its place and surpass it AND ****. Please no.



    i also appreciate whomever posted the comment from the interview with the Simpsons writer who was so excited about the pending "crazy" game update. Clearly this illustrated the intent of the Simpsons writing staff, as attempting to provide something THEY THOUGHT WE'D GO APE$H!T FOR.

    they probably really thought we'd love it, based on what i think i read was the game that surpassed Simpsons in some record or title, idk what it was. but it WAS popular. So they thought they were giving us something we'd LIKE: a Simpsons version of Clash of Clans. I like Simpsons Monopoly, Life, and other Simpsonized games, so why not Clash of Clans too.

    But i suspect the designers of the event expected some backlash, as the dialogue of the game definitely indicated they were mocking the GAME MECHANICS of ****. The redundancy of the cycle of leveling up is what they were highlighting, and how redundant it is to level up yet go nowhere (ex: Marge's robe is 2" shorter, then 2" longer) THIS WAS THE POINT.

    i appreciated being able to "visit" the **** style of play briefly, and i was glad it ended too. I'm glad our game doesn't work that way too much. But it is definitely better than random chance.

    i always want my effort and time spent to be the determining factor in my success at achieving this game's goals. I don't want it based upon chance, and i really don't want it based on my financial status either.

    thanks for a useful poll, Neuro.
    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!
  • bretro85
    97 posts
    edited January 2015
    Clash of Clones. The effort was definitely put into it and I appreciate that from EA, but it was not of any interest to me personally.

    At least I was able to make my own version of Medieval Times out of it!
  • 00-marco_rosas
    656 posts
    edited January 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    I voted for the first Halloween only because no one else did. :evil:
    No one voted for the first Xmas or V-day, either. I figured it was because no one thought those were the worst.
    I think they're just old and forgotten. Christmas 2014 was hated at a time for the dreaded wheel. Look now! Not on the radar.
  • orionsbell
    478 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    Mechanics are pretty important. You can have great content and terrible mechanics and no one will want to play your game. That's been true since the early days of video games.

    Going back way before the early days of video games, you children have no idea of the rotten gimmick games of the 60's and 70's...
    BTW: My Springfield circa Winter 2014: orionsbell.com/simpsons/Winter2014.png
  • Mull1966
    315 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    To OP: I think you have your consensus.
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