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Yeah, I almost was going to ask people what they are crafting multiples of. I guess it depends on how they decorate,

Should I get a zillion Walk of Fame Stars just in case I someday need them?

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  • ElectroFisK
    193 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    For this event I never had any doubt we would get all the crafting resource that we would need.

    Will just see how much of Springfield I can cover in Walk of Fame Stars....
    ...before I hit the decoration limit :mrgreen:
  • mystery2mi
    2352 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    I'm thinking that Cletus is going to be growing a new crop of "exotic trees" on his farm. :wink:
  • someonewashere
    1692 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    For this event I never had any doubt we would get all the crafting resource that we would need.

    Will just see how much of Springfield I can cover in Walk of Fame Stars....
    ...before I hit the decoration limit :mrgreen:

    I wish we could trade 16 Walk of fame stars for 1 tile of sidewalk covered in stars, either way im going to pave Springfield Heights with these stars, specifically heights theater, maybe the Big T Theater, but we shall see.
  • Grumpstown
    1362 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    im still grinding for fountains, i want as many as i can get. after im pleased with my amount, im going to get some more trees and plants :D
  • roperlego859
    488 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    I was using the resources for my fountain show at Nero's Palace
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  • 4kidsandacatdog
    3040 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    Yeah, I almost was going to ask people what they are crafting multiples of. I guess it depends on how they decorate, although it seems the Nero walls are a fave now.

    Should I get a zillion Walk of Fame Stars just in case I someday need them?

    Shame the Nero walls aren't craftables, I would probably have crafted those almost exclusively.
  • Grumpstown
    1362 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    I was using the resources for my fountain show at Nero's Palace
    G78zl7Y.jpg
    thats nice :D
  • DrumminBeard
    182 posts
    edited March 2016
    I dunno. I could certainly use more crafting materials. I've got:

    8x Constant Fountain
    4x Sequence Fountain 1
    4x Sequence Fountain 2
    4x Sequence Fountain 3
    4x Sequence Fountain 4
    10x Exotic Tree
    10x Ficus Plant
    8x Hollywood Star
    4x Constant Spotlight
    4x Sequence Spotlight
    1x everything else (except Spruce Moose)

    ...and I have ~100 of each crafting material. I've only been able to use 6 characters at the Casino, though. I'd imagine even 1 premium would've gone a long way.

    I definitely have cool new stuff; I just don't think that I'll be able to get all the stuff I'd want, were materials not a factor.
  • johncolombo
    11056 posts Senior Moderator
    edited March 2016
    Grumpstown wrote:
    I was using the resources for my fountain show at Nero's Palace
    G78zl7Y.jpg
    thats nice :D

    I'll see your nice and raise you an amazing!!!
    ( see what this gambling update has done to me?)
    :mrgreen:


    EDIT: I was thinking all that was missing was fireworks, then I saw the box behind the casino. Must look extra cool
    when you tap on it!

    EDIT 2: how did you make an animated jpg?
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  • roperlego859
    488 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    Grumpstown wrote:
    I was using the resources for my fountain show at Nero's Palace
    G78zl7Y.jpg
    thats nice :D

    I'll see your nice and raise you an amazing!!!
    ( see what this gambling update has done to me?)
    :mrgreen:


    EDIT: I was thinking all that was missing was fireworks, then I saw the box behind the casino. Must look extra cool
    when you tap on it!

    EDIT 2: how did you make an animated jpg?
    Thanks :mrgreen:
    I used the A-Z Screen recorder app on Android to record, then I trimmed the video and converted it into a gif. Then I uploaded the gif to Imgur.
  • Oatmeal832
    560 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    I do like the fountains and the stars. I hate what a chore it is to craft multiples of the same item, though. It's a slow process - it'd be nice if we could specify a number we want to craft of each item so we don't have to do it one at a time...
  • smitty959
    134 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    Oatmeal832 wrote:
    I do like the fountains and the stars. I hate what a chore it is to craft multiples of the same item, though. It's a slow process - it'd be nice if we could specify a number we want to craft of each item so we don't have to do it one at a time...

    I would be happy if the menu didn't close after crafting each item.
  • Raven_Darkstorm
    418 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    I think what bothers me about crafting is not the rate at which we get the currencies to craft with but that they couple that with unnecessary complicated methods and what hot so that we are meant to wait until the very last minute to craft everything we want. Previous events this was because you didn't know if you would have enough of one particular currency so you couldn't make any progress in crafting stuff until you were sure you had enough. This time around they compounded that by adding in a pointless craft level up portions to be able to craft everything. And so in act one it appeared to be impossible to ever happen because of how few you actually got. As a result our brains process that with fight or flight response. Fight = you panic and flight = you tell EA put the game where the sun don't shine and maybe stop playing forever. As a developer myself the way they designed it this time has me baffled. They need to get back to the KISS principle.
  • Muhsterino
    4220 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    I think what bothers me about crafting is not the rate at which we get the currencies to craft with but that they couple that with unnecessary complicated methods and what hot so that we are meant to wait until the very last minute to craft everything we want. Previous events this was because you didn't know if you would have enough of one particular currency so you couldn't make any progress in crafting stuff until you were sure you had enough. This time around they compounded that by adding in a pointless craft level up portions to be able to craft everything. And so in act one it appeared to be impossible to ever happen because of how few you actually got. As a result our brains process that with fight or flight response. Fight = you panic and flight = you tell EA put the game where the sun don't shine and maybe stop playing forever. As a developer myself the way they designed it this time has me baffled. They need to get back to the KISS principle.
    Your brain may have processed it like that, but mine did not. There was a third option that some of us decided on, which was to keep back all crafting materials until act 3, then upgrade and craft towards the end of the event when you can see which materials to upgrade with. The information that LPN provided about the gaming tokens suggested that they would be around for the whole event and used for all the games and this has proved to be correct. Also game tokens have been available to buy in the store too. I like the fact that they try out different game styles. It would be quite boring if they used the same gameplay every event.
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  • chippers29775
    930 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    Which of the casino games would be the best place to get resources? I'm quite behind, but I do have lots of tokens saved up.

    @roperlego859 - That's a very gorgeous and stunning display! :)
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited March 2016
    I was using the resources for my fountain show at Nero's Palace
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    :thumbup:
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  • Oatmeal832
    560 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    smitty959 wrote:
    Oatmeal832 wrote:
    I do like the fountains and the stars. I hate what a chore it is to craft multiples of the same item, though. It's a slow process - it'd be nice if we could specify a number we want to craft of each item so we don't have to do it one at a time...

    I would be happy if the menu didn't close after crafting each item.

    Yup - that'd be a big improvement! Anything to make it more convenient to craft multiples...
  • Oatmeal832
    560 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    Muhsterino wrote:
    I like the fact that they try out different game styles. It would be quite boring if they used the same gameplay every event.

    That's a good point. For all the complaining we do about EA's "missteps", it's nice that they shake things up, as events are less predictable.

    In my nearly 3 years of playing, though, I don't recall an event where I went from "it's impossible!!!" to "yawn" as quickly. For Acts 1 and 2, crafting materials were at such a premium that I really was a bit nervous about getting them all.

    I know, I know - we panic every event and they end up fine (except for Easter 2014), so I should've gone with that. Still, resources came in such dribs and drabs that I began to worry this would be another nailbiter.

    I was turning down free donuts from the Daily Challenge in the hopes that I'd get resources, for God's sake!

    So I went from "gimme more tickets/martinis!!!" on Thursday to "crap - more tickets/martinis???" on Saturday. That's a turnaround I've not experienced in this game! :-)
  • Oatmeal832
    560 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    Which of the casino games would be the best place to get resources? I'm quite behind, but I do have lots of tokens saved up.

    I honestly don't think it matters. Everyone's tried to figure out a pattern/advantage and I don't think one exists. Just keep tapping/playing and it'll all work out!

    BTW, I hope this thread doesn't look like I'm "gloating" that I'm so far ahead when I know not everyone is in the same position. I'm a pretty hardcore player - I don't speed with donuts but I go on the game many, many times a day, so I'm gonna keep the crunching moving.

    Anyway, I don't want this to be a "look at me" thread - I ran it because I really don't recall ever going from famine to feast as quickly as I did with this event!
  • Oatmeal832
    560 posts Member
    edited March 2016
    I was using the resources for my fountain show at Nero's Palace
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    I invested in my own little fountain garden as part of my Casino District center!

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