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[RANT] SH: what's the point?

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there's no time limit for this. if you want to build all stuff now you're free to do it. or you can use the pace you want.

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  • johncolombo
    11583 posts Senior Moderator
    edited August 2015
    Sorry but I mean...we had the possibility to buy new land but we are "forced" to occupy it building a lot of identical and unuseful building to get the extra prices. Ok, they are fine, but I think that one for a kind should be enough! What is that speculative overbuilding?
    And also many people have a lot of $$$ but they are now turned unuseful...we have new currencies and at the rate they span you are forced to play continuously for hours.
    Please consider that there is also people that can play once or twice a day!

    It's not a race, you don't have to build the buildings. well maybe one of each, I think Cookie makes you. Use the new currency to acquire land instead, then move SF buildings there, just a thought, but you do not have go currency crazy unless you want the prizes.
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  • prixton1
    270 posts
    edited August 2015
    Personally, I'm just not playing SH at all. I got Cookie, and the shop and coffee house. Then I realized how much grinding was required (so many very short tasks). Then I realized that I have absolutely ZERO interest in any of the available prizes or buildings for SH. I'm just focusing on my Springfield, and have completely ignored SH for the past week or so. I'm hoping there won't be a point when I'm required to do anything in SH, because that might be the beginning of the end for my TSTO career. I'm just trying to hold on until the next level update, or, THOH (Halloween) event.
  • janis810
    196 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    alealeale73,
    You have the land you wanted! I have over 500M in REV, and to look at my SH, you would never know. IT IS ALL IN STORAGE! My regular Springfield mansions are in SH, with still the crafting buildings, because once I found out Artie Ziff's mansion paid rent, I thought, okay, go for it, maybe the billionaire acres will too.
  • Heilikiten
    175 posts
    edited August 2015
    Sorry but I mean...we had the possibility to buy new land but we are "forced" to occupy it building a lot of identical and unuseful building to get the extra prices. Ok, they are fine, but I think that one for a kind should be enough! What is that speculative overbuilding?
    And also many people have a lot of $$$ but they are now turned unuseful...we have new currencies and at the rate they span you are forced to play continuously for hours.
    Please consider that there is also people that can play once or twice a day!

    It's not a race, you don't have to build the buildings. well maybe one of each, I think Cookie makes you. Use the new currency to acquire land instead, then move SF buildings there, just a thought, but you do not have go currency crazy unless you want the prizes.

    I think everyone want to get all prizes.But i don't want also all that building like 10 times the same,EA didn't give opportunity and it's meant some people never will get prizes after the lake...like me*(
  • janis810
    196 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Heilikiten wrote:
    Sorry but I mean...we had the possibility to buy new land but we are "forced" to occupy it building a lot of identical and unuseful building to get the extra prices. Ok, they are fine, but I think that one for a kind should be enough! What is that speculative overbuilding?
    And also many people have a lot of $$$ but they are now turned unuseful...we have new currencies and at the rate they span you are forced to play continuously for hours.
    Please consider that there is also people that can play once or twice a day!

    It's not a race, you don't have to build the buildings. well maybe one of each, I think Cookie makes you. Use the new currency to acquire land instead, then move SF buildings there, just a thought, but you do not have go currency crazy unless you want the prizes.

    I think everyone want to get all prizes.But i don't want also all that building like 10 times the same,EA didn't give opportunity and it's meant some people never will get prizes after the lake...like me*(

    It's OKAY. The prizes for all the trouble, aren't that great. I was so glad Artie Ziff's mansion paid rent...but it is really paltry. I'm not counting on rent from billionaire acres, and even so, am not sure I can spare the land for it.
  • LPNintendoITA
    11660 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    no rent for B.A.
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  • thatdonald845
    1606 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    At least more land was added. What the hey. I am having some trouble remembering to even tap my own town. But I do feel (insinctively) that like other tappers (hopefully) that it will not be completely beyond the powers of speculation to have a Monorail between the two areas very soon.
  • ArmpitAttack
    2353 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Monorail?
  • ArmpitAttack
    2353 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    MONORAIL!


    Yes. What is the point of Heights, really? I didn't need more land yet, and had just decided to place my mansions along the Springfield beach. So........
    Also, the Heights is hard.
    There's no accurate stats on this yet, but grinding away at SH will probably make at least several people go postal. There's enough players of this game that you have to assume some will go insane. It may have happened already, if you know what I'm saying. :x ..... :shock: ...... :D ........ :?: ..... :!:

    I'm trying real hard to keep at least 1 building at each of the upgradeable levels, but it's so tempting to just press the button and get $7 million for that Level 4 condo.

    Idea: Use the Heights as your "Alternate Dimension" zone for all the special holiday decorations and event-based building skins and christmas characters who don't make sense as part of Springfield on a regular day? That way your town avoids suffering a fatal paradox that ends the universe.
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  • 4kidsandacatdog
    3090 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Yeah personally I'm not that into it. I'm happy that it's really not time constrained either. I'm taking my sweet time and getting things done in my real life.

    The way the currencies have been timed and their interdependence was not well planned IMO. Once I max out currencies I'm reluctant to spend them because of what a flipping juggling act it is to build back up again.

    Yeah this is going to be a while. And I really don't care about the leader board either. That makes more sense for an event, not a permanent expansion. Won't everyone eventually be at the #1 position?
  • jerry4278
    102 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I agree, what is the point? The prizes aren't that great. Its too time consuming for the small tasks. They don't separate the icons of those working in SF and SH which is a pain and when it's all done, what do you have, just a bunch of buildings that do nothing and none of the characters will probably use them in future tasks.

    They should of spent more time on expanding the tasks of the Springfield characters so more of the buildings that are in Springfield are used. My example. When Krusty is out doing something what does Mr. Teeny do, buys a pack of cigarettes and smokes them, buys another pack and smokes them and that it is it. My Mr. Teeny now has lung cancer. Lenny and Carl just work, go to Moe's. They're alcoholics now and need to go to rehab.

    They really need to rethink this one through and maybe in the next update make some drastic changes.
  • janis810
    196 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    no rent for B.A.

    Thank you! I've wanted to know that. So, if I were true to what I posted, I would now stop crafting - but...I can't stop! It is very compelling to watch the REV grow and grow.
  • mwdalton
    11549 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Yeah personally I'm not that into it. I'm happy that it's really not time constrained either. I'm taking my sweet time and getting things done in my real life.

    The way the currencies have been timed and their interdependence was not well planned IMO. Once I max out currencies I'm reluctant to spend them because of what a flipping juggling act it is to build back up again.

    Yeah this is going to be a while. And I really don't care about the leader board either. That makes more sense for an event, not a permanent expansion. Won't everyone eventually be at the #1 position?

    Yes, exactly, but they want you to feel like it's an event, with things to do, to sustain interest in the game.
  • sideshowdan9
    499 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Any indication that the available SH jobs will disappear once the player has all of the current items?

    what I am really asking is: will I still have the icons and upgrade reminders hovering over my buildings when I have built everything to the max level or got everything they release for SH?

    Can always bring them back when more items are available, but from the wiki we're limited to what is listed for now. In that sense it is sort of timed, not by a countdown but by the items they put out in this phase.

    Hope that makes sense. Bit of a ramble.
  • Oatmeal832
    570 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I've been a super-active player for 2+ years and Springfield Heights is my least favorite event/expansion over that time. Krustyland ended up being a bust in the long run, but it was a lot of fun for a couple of months.

    On the other hand, SH has been annoying from Day One. I'm a "multiple times a day" player, but the sheer grind of the super-short tasks kills any potential fun factor.

    Maybe EA intended the super-short tasks as a reward to the active players, but I think it backfired, and I assume the task durations totally frustrate the more casual players.

    Other events/expansions have had their ups and downs, but this one's mostly "downs"... :thumbdown:
  • drumnman
    1475 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Posted from another thread:
    While I'm still visiting daily, I must admit that the SH expansion has killed some of my excitement for the game.

    I realize the expansion is geared for more long-term game play, but I'm somewhat overwhelmed by the sheer volume and complexity of things now. I think I liked it much better when this type of gameplay was limited to events. With this being the M.O. for the forseeable future, I'd be lying if I didn't say that some of the sparkle is gone for me.
  • LPNintendoITA
    11660 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    what if in weeks 5-8 we get to build the monorail that links SF to SH so we don't have to have the land spot on SH tunnel?
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  • MrPMPisBeefy
    170 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I don't mind SH. The tasks are a grind, but timed right I can get a number of resources while doing my normal tapping each time i log in. It's slow but there is no rush. I love all the free land and the beach expansion. I feel like this expansion is a test run for other ideas that EA has coming out.
  • hankscorpio23
    621 posts Member
    edited August 2015

    I'm caught between grinding out SH and just giving up and converting it to West Springfield. But I'm hesitant because I already have over 4500 decorations and the game suffers from occasional great lag.

    SH just doesn't feel very "Simpsony." I feel like its more similar to the Sims. Although the buildings may look good they just don't seem to fit the Springfield atmosphere.



    And yes an aspect of SH was to make the in-game cash currency useless to force big money hoarders to start anew and possibly spend more.

    I just feel stuck. So what should I do? That's my question.
  • ArmpitAttack
    2353 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I haven't seen the movie Get Hard, but in it Will Farrell faced a similar challenge to the grind of Springfield Heights and his response was to not back down but instead he got hard.
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