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Tapped Out 2 possible? + Dirt ground coming soon?

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  • grogtheslayer
    12 posts
    edited January 2015
    Not necessarily. If they release a new Tapped Out (unlikely), they could make it have the same login and so everything could carry over, couldn't it? :?

    From a dev perspective, if I was working on a new TSTO, I would likely be pushing to use new code because of changes in mobile technology over the last few years. At some point, the game engine will be too old and cranky to properly run on our ever-obsolecing devices. (As an aside, the demand for more land and maintaining all the items and characters will just be unrealizable at some point.)

    From a business perspective, however, I would try to find some way to appease existing TSTO players if a TSTO 2 came out because you want to retain and/or not upset that customer base, but past experience has shown that publishers are often not concerned about this type of consumer continuity.
  • rgt36
    63 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    yada yada. i need more land, and not just one strip on the side. maybe one one the side and another at the top? (east and north in my town lol)
  • fizzbin71825
    239 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    So let's say that EA releases Tapped Out 2. If you have an Origin account, every item you have can be brought over, your level, cash, donuts, etc all remain. But your town design is gone - all items go into storage. I would be okay with that. It would make sense, since as Grog points out, the game engine simply will become less efficient as mobile technology advances. In fact, I would think a version 2.0 would be inevitable.

    I could see this. Plus they would do an incentive program too - anyone who imports their account into the new version within a certain amount of time gets a special LE character (I could see them doing a highly asked for character like Bleeding Gums Murphy or a "living" skin for Maude) and a building as well.

    A new, upgraded TO could also allow them to do some things which were not practical in this version - say, a Springfield Mall with stores in it, moving vehicles, etc.

    So this is all just spit-balling combined with a little imagination. But from a strictly logical standpoint, I could certainly see this.
  • 4junk3000
    6197 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    This is really misleading thread title.

    I will assume the OP works for Faux News. They do this all the time: make an outrageous statement but stick a question mark on the end of it so technically it's a question.

    The answer to these questions is always NO.
    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!
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    So let's say that EA releases Tapped Out 2. If you have an Origin account, every item you have can be brought over, your level, cash, donuts, etc all remain. But your town design is gone - all items go into storage. I would be okay with that. It would make sense, since as Grog points out, the game engine simply will become less efficient as mobile technology advances. In fact, I would think a version 2.0 would be inevitable.

    I could see this. Plus they would do an incentive program too - anyone who imports their account into the new version within a certain amount of time gets a special LE character (I could see them doing a highly asked for character like Bleeding Gums Murphy or a "living" skin for Maude) and a building as well.

    A new, upgraded TO could also allow them to do some things which were not practical in this version - say, a Springfield Mall with stores in it, moving vehicles, etc.

    So this is all just spit-balling combined with a little imagination. But from a strictly logical standpoint, I could certainly see this.

    :thumbup:
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    4junk3000 wrote:
    This is really misleading thread title.

    I will assume the OP works for Faux News. They do this all the time: make an outrageous statement but stick a question mark on the end of it so technically it's a question.

    The answer to these questions is always NO.

    Question marks were used deliberately so that it wasn't misleading.

    Those statements are not outrageous :x Either of them could happen at any time so I do not work for "Faux News!" :evil:
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    efin98 wrote:
    efin98 wrote:
    New game = paying money to cast members again
    New game = paying for new storylines, level designs, game dynamics
    New game = shutting down one of the biggest mobile games

    All that adds up to big money that they will need to invest before they can see returns, and given that they have been reluctant to spend money to pay for character voices and or use new quotes for the crop of characters it's doubtful they will have a new game... :roll:

    Not necessarily. If they release a new Tapped Out (unlikely), they could make it have the same login and so everything could carry over, couldn't it? :?

    Login yes, but the towns? That depends on how they do it. If it's considered a "new" game they might have to pay more money to the cast, and they aren't going to make the same game over again so they have to come up with something new even if it's essentially the "same game" which again costs money.

    What about games that are in a series? Like GTA or The Sims? :?
  • TT_Degnan
    471 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I'm not entirely sure that anyone is saying there will never be a 2.0

    I am, however, pretty sure that the way it will be announced, if and when, will not be via some random live chat between a support person and a player.


    Support staff get to find out exactly what the company want them to know.
    This is known as 'non-disclosure'
  • suetopia
    4231 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I agree with many on here that the live chat rep didn't really seem to know what they were talking about (contradictory statements, vague and open ended comments/answers etc.), and was probably just telling the OP what he wanted to hear.

    That being said, I think the OP was excited and wanted to share something he saw as positive with all of us (especially after all of the negativity that has been going on in the last little while). I am certain Maxim would not post something he thought was misleading.
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    suetopia wrote:
    I agree with many on here that the live chat rep didn't really seem to know what they were talking about (contradictory statements, vague and open ended comments/answers etc.), and was probably just telling the OP what he wanted to hear.

    That being said, I think the OP was excited and wanted to share something he saw as positive with all of us (especially after all of the negativity that has been going on in the last little while). I am certain Maxim would not post something he thought was misleading.

    Exactly! :thumbup: I couldn't have explained it better myself! :-)
  • ACE19711
    1110 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Can we put this topic to rest for now, it's probably a misunderstanding by the rep, and if a tapped 2 is released it will be a major upgrade from current game a lot of us invested time and money to play the current game
  • michaelkturk
    14 posts
    edited January 2015
    You do realize, don't you, that the CSR on the chat probably works out of a help desk in India and has LESS THAN zero idea what the developers do or don't read, right? You also realize that the job of CSRs is to get you to disconnect as fast as possible, right?

    So all these people telling you she was just saying what you wanted to hear are not only right, but also understand that no help desk technician is going to give away company secrets on a support request chat.

    I'm just glad to know the next time I need to contact EA because I can't log in for a month, all my stuff disappears, or my game saves become corrupt, that your burning desire to conduct corporate espionage via outsourced help desks is why I have to wait three weeks to hear back.
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    You do realize, don't you, that the CSR on the chat probably works out of a help desk in India and has LESS THAN zero idea what the developers do or don't read, right? You also realize that the job of CSRs is to get you to disconnect as fast as possible, right?

    So all these people telling you she was just saying what you wanted to hear are not only right, but also understand that no help desk technician is going to give away company secrets on a support request chat.

    I'm just glad to know the next time I need to contact EA because I can't log in for a month, all my stuff disappears, or my game saves become corrupt, that your burning desire to conduct corporate espionage via outsourced help desks is why I have to wait three weeks to hear back.

    I do yes but let's be honest, they definitely have SOME idea of what's going on.

    Also, I waited for an hour and a half to have this talk so don't blame me! :shock:
  • ACE19711
    1110 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I think CSR know as much as us when it comes to new content they're just there to help for log in issues missing items and such, and they report to supervisors for refunding
  • forumusername
    30 posts
    edited January 2015
    You do realize, don't you, that the CSR on the chat probably works out of a help desk in India and has LESS THAN zero idea what the developers do or don't read, right? You also realize that the job of CSRs is to get you to disconnect as fast as possible, right?

    So all these people telling you she was just saying what you wanted to hear are not only right, but also understand that no help desk technician is going to give away company secrets on a support request chat.

    I'm just glad to know the next time I need to contact EA because I can't log in for a month, all my stuff disappears, or my game saves become corrupt, that your burning desire to conduct corporate espionage via outsourced help desks is why I have to wait three weeks to hear back.

    I do yes but let's be honest, they definitely have SOME idea of what's going on.

    Also, I waited for an hour and a half to have this talk so don't blame me! :shock:

    You waited an hour and a half for that? So you did kind of go into it thinking you were going into it thinking you were going to get legit info.

    I had thought chat was to get tech support for game problems but maybe it's actually just to chat.
  • ehoffa21
    427 posts
    edited January 2015
    Maximbarne126 I applaud your efforts and support!!!! Keep up the great work. The more people talk about the higher likelihood that it will come to fruition.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    let's be honest, they definitely have SOME idea of what's going on.
    Let's be honest, a lot of them have no idea. A lot of them have probably never seen the game, or this forum (which never has content announcements that aren't user reposts of the rare facebook teasers.) There are often conflicts of information and serious cases of the right hand not knowing what the left is doing. They almost definitely do not know what they're talking about when it comes to the developers, game announcements, or future features. (Some of them barely know what users are talking about when they say they spent donuts!)

    I've worked in a call center. There was basically no real interaction with the companies we were supposed to be associated with. We got scripts and could enter someone's order, and that was it. People asking about stuff not in our system got vague answers and the phone equivalent of smiling and nodding. I'm sorry, but that's what you got. Smiling and nodding because she had no idea but would get yelled at by her boss if she didn't find some way to address your concern. I seriously advise everyone to take this sort of information with a grain or two of salt.
  • Ningyo42
    1465 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    She said new content would be announced on the forum. She has no idea what she's talking about :lol:
    Yeah, by LPNintendoITA and not EA. :)
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    ehoffa21 wrote:
    Maximbarne126 I applaud your efforts and support!!!! Keep up the great work. The more people talk about the higher likelihood that it will come to fruition.

    Thank you! :-)
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    You do realize, don't you, that the CSR on the chat probably works out of a help desk in India and has LESS THAN zero idea what the developers do or don't read, right? You also realize that the job of CSRs is to get you to disconnect as fast as possible, right?

    So all these people telling you she was just saying what you wanted to hear are not only right, but also understand that no help desk technician is going to give away company secrets on a support request chat.

    I'm just glad to know the next time I need to contact EA because I can't log in for a month, all my stuff disappears, or my game saves become corrupt, that your burning desire to conduct corporate espionage via outsourced help desks is why I have to wait three weeks to hear back.

    I do yes but let's be honest, they definitely have SOME idea of what's going on.

    Also, I waited for an hour and a half to have this talk so don't blame me! :shock:

    You waited an hour and a half for that? So you did kind of go into it thinking you were going into it thinking you were going to get legit info.

    I had thought chat was to get tech support for game problems but maybe it's actually just to chat.

    Yes, I did.

    In case you didn't know, there are different topics you can talk about. "Gameplay" is just one example, however, "tips" is also a section. :-)
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