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Does someone know why there is no fog as in the previous THOH editions?
I think this year's edition of THOH is great but the only thing I miss is the 'spooky fog',
it gives it more a Halloween feeling.

The edges of the screen are slightly darkened, but no fog. There wasn't any fog last year either.

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  • DutchTapper
    131 posts
    edited October 2015
    The edges of the screen are slightly darkened, but no fog. There wasn't any fog last year either.

    You're right. I meant before 2014.
    In my opinion it gives that real Halloween feeling.
    I would like to know why EA does this no more.


  • roshigoth1
    1601 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I'm betting performance is at least one issue. Especially as towns get bigger and bigger, and we've already got massive lag problems.
  • LordBlackCat
    73 posts
    edited October 2015
    I was kind of expecting one of the characters to say we had fog but the weird drifters who worked at Apu's inhaled all the fog before passing out this year.
  • snowyriver32
    1528 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I miss last years fog. It was a pretty cool effect :twisted:
  • ForumNerds
    2455 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    Probably there was too much extra animation this year already. The campfire is animated, the horrors are much more numerous than the gremlins used to be, and there is -- in general -- a whole lot more going on than the other THOH events I've played ... I don't know about the rest of you, but if they also had ambient animation, I think it would be nearly impossible to play. It's already difficult for a town to load with all the activity going on at the landing zone.

    The Halloween events with a lot of ambient animation were at a time there was a lot less going on in our towns. There were only 22 Levels released before the 2012 Halloween event. The 2013 Halloween event was after Level 35. The 2013 Halloween event was the 33rd "content update" in the game. 2014 Halloween Event was 66th. This year, the Halloween Event is the 105th content update. That's a LOT of limited-time material in our towns.

    Just sayin' ;)

  • psmithct
    45 posts
    edited October 2015
    I gree completely. This neon colored happy ville thing is cool, but even in THOH they have moody skies, thunderstorms etc. Also gone are the sounds of the occasional scream.
  • miiszade
    59 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I miss it too!

    I also wish it was darker. I remember one year it was really dark and I loved it!

    But people complained so they lightened it. Its WAY too light this year.
  • rwvolture
    1259 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    and for that matter the music is only there for brief instances and for whatever reason is quiet for the majority with no music
  • Shirtless_Willie
    895 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    miiszade wrote:
    I miss it too!

    I also wish it was darker. I remember one year it was really dark and I loved it!

    But people complained so they lightened it. Its WAY too light this year.

    Could always turn down the brightness level on your phone or tablet and have it as dark as you like.
  • stinkbugger
    1983 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    climate change.
  • DutchTapper
    131 posts
    edited October 2015
    climate change.

    Haha yeah, maybe this year there is also no snow during the Christmas event.
    Just kidding :D
  • doh1886
    916 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    miiszade wrote:
    I miss it too!

    I also wish it was darker. I remember one year it was really dark and I loved it!

    But people complained so they lightened it. Its WAY too light this year.

    Could always turn down the brightness level on your phone or tablet and have it as dark as you like.

    This helps. Good call.
  • doh1886
    916 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    climate change.

    Haha yeah, maybe this year there is also no snow during the Christmas event.
    Just kidding :D

    I'll cry if there is no snow at Christmas, I even had a dream about it, we were chasing some kind of candy for currency. No idea what the storyline was.
  • ForumNerds
    2455 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    doh1886 wrote:
    climate change.

    Haha yeah, maybe this year there is also no snow during the Christmas event.
    Just kidding :D

    I'll cry if there is no snow at Christmas, I even had a dream about it, we were chasing some kind of candy for currency. No idea what the storyline was.

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    :mrgreen:

  • Kizenix
    298 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    We should have smog
  • ForumNerds
    2455 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    Kizenix wrote:
    We should have smog

    :lol::lol:
  • lee67628
    818 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    The Halloween fog used to be stronger, see past Halloween event screenshot here:

    Screenshot_2013-10-03-15-12-55.png
    TSTO Completionist since 2012
  • lee67628
    818 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    But I would love to see Springeld at night for Halloween... Such as this photoshop pic, lol:

    FTtJo41l.jpg
    TSTO Completionist since 2012
  • susanmtate32
    372 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    Definitely think it was probably a performance factor. The games lagging bad as it is with the extra animations, so i dread to think what it would have been like with full fog! Although i do agree, i miss it!
  • trojanchick
    79 posts Member
    edited October 2015
    I liked it too but I remember a lot of people * and complaining about the fog as well, so maybe EA cut it out to appease the naysayers.
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