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L_B_123XD
1709 posts Member
I liked it but I don't think it needed to be a 38 day event.

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  • josebot533
    891 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    It was decent. Not the best but not **** either. I rank it with Sideshow Bob event. Could've given us bonuts to pass the time after collecting all the items.
  • josebot533
    891 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I liked it but I don't think it needed to be a 38 day event.

    It was 42 days I think. 2 weeks per Act 14x3=42
  • ephphoneapps
    4071 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    josebot533 wrote:
    I liked it but I don't think it needed to be a 38 day event.

    It was 42 days I think. 2 weeks per Act 14x3=42

    I thought it was 13/12/13.
  • ramrod130
    510 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    It was a little long, but a solid ok event. I really liked the casino event, so coming after that one was a bit of a let down
  • barryriddl474
    4818 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    With the introduction of dirt, I'd have to put this down as very favorable. I found myself logging in each morning with excitement for the daily theme related prize, and I genuinely enjoyed tapping the bandits.

    For me, it was up there with my favorite events so far. Nice work, EA. Keep it coming. :thumbup:
  • Johnny2bd
    679 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    L_B_123XD wrote:
    Now that the event is winding down, ignoring the potential of more in the takedown i was wondering what people thought of it.
    Personally, for me it's a mixed bag- making it one of the weaker ones we've had.
    I loved the theme but hated the execution,new currencies are something we've got used to but they're always seperate. The way it was done, with the addition of the monorail shop system meant you could be screwed repeatedly if the system chose one option- guns for example. I guess for me it's too similar to the dreaded E event, and events from FGTQFS, which seem to get harder and harder to maintain without being consistenly on. This is the first event i haven't ovtained all of the prizes, and i struggled for a large number of them thia time. I truly hope they don't follow this structure in the future events, however few that may be

    But that's only my opinion, i'd be interested to hear what others thought, especially those who fully completed it

    Pretty much my thoughts exactly. Like I said before, the food was pretty good - not amazing - but pretty good. But the service kind of sucked, it was slow, took too long for the food to hit my plate and the atmosphere was bland at best.

    I'd still put it way above the last Halloween though. I have to give them huge points on giving us far more than they tried to sell us. One new character (the best of the 3 IMO) and five free skins, plus something like a dozen new buildings all for free. That's not even getting into all the unique decorations that are going to forever change the look of everyone's towns.

    I think they mostly blew it by trying to stretch it out an additional two weeks. Not a great event, but by no means a bad one.
  • johncolombo
    11384 posts Senior Moderator
    edited May 2016
    I forget if this has been discussed, not that I'm not ready for it to be over but why is the event ending in 2 hours? Doesn't' that sort of thing happen overnight? Also it says we have 1 day 1 hour to complete trades at the store. I'm confused.
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  • josebot533
    891 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I forget if this has been discussed, not that I'm not ready for it to be over but why is the event ending in 2 hours? Doesn't' that sort of thing happen overnight? Also it says we have 1 day 1 hour to complete trades at the store. I'm confused.

    It says 1 hour 50 minutes across the board for me.
  • johncolombo
    11384 posts Senior Moderator
    edited May 2016
    josebot533 wrote:
    I forget if this has been discussed, not that I'm not ready for it to be over but why is the event ending in 2 hours? Doesn't' that sort of thing happen overnight? Also it says we have 1 day 1 hour to complete trades at the store. I'm confused.

    It says 1 hour 50 minutes across the board for me.

    Interesting, we've had mixed up time tables before, but I've never had a takedown early evening, it's usually at 3 or 4 am my time, and often it doesn't end as scheduled anyway.
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  • barryriddl474
    4818 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    josebot533 wrote:
    I forget if this has been discussed, not that I'm not ready for it to be over but why is the event ending in 2 hours? Doesn't' that sort of thing happen overnight? Also it says we have 1 day 1 hour to complete trades at the store. I'm confused.

    It says 1 hour 50 minutes across the board for me.

    Interesting, we've had mixed up time tables before, but I've never had a takedown early evening, it's usually at 3 or 4 am my time, and often it doesn't end as scheduled anyway.


    Interesting that the lower timer changed to end soon, rather than overnight like it was set earlier today (and like usual). Here's a pic of my 2 timers and the differences.
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  • cherrysweatr
    243 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    It was mixed for me. I didn't really find the content or the prizes that thrilling. On the other hand, I found the execution favored the players and I found it incredibly easy to meet the demands of each act.

    I only spent what I needed to for each day's General Store prize, not what it took to max out the General Store. The last few days I would spend a little it more once I figured out what each day's average was. This left me with enough crafting currency in the next act to never have to send Springfielders for a previous acts crafting currency, unless I needed to do something for a daily challenge. I didn't even do friend visits except to drop prospectors.
  • johncolombo
    11384 posts Senior Moderator
    edited May 2016
    josebot533 wrote:
    I forget if this has been discussed, not that I'm not ready for it to be over but why is the event ending in 2 hours? Doesn't' that sort of thing happen overnight? Also it says we have 1 day 1 hour to complete trades at the store. I'm confused.

    It says 1 hour 50 minutes across the board for me.

    Interesting, we've had mixed up time tables before, but I've never had a takedown early evening, it's usually at 3 or 4 am my time, and often it doesn't end as scheduled anyway.


    Interesting that the lower timer changed to end soon, rather than overnight like it was set earlier today (and like usual). Here's a pic of my 2 timers and the differences.
    8f07cdbe-4d65-4e05-8d29-41187a5fc8f1_zpsjvtnksn1.png

    Thanks Barry,
    I didn't realize it changed although I do remeber when I was crafting rocks, yep lots of them, I thought I had more time, Oh well the suspense in killing me, ok not, LOL.

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  • TwigletStyx
    1043 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    With the introduction of dirt, I'd have to put this down as very favorable. I found myself logging in each morning with excitement for the daily theme related prize, and I genuinely enjoyed tapping the bandits.

    For me, it was up there with my favorite events so far. Nice work, EA. Keep it coming. :thumbup:

    Definitely share your sentiment.

    Quite well done, EA. 8)
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  • monduboiss937
    148 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    Sad. Just cause I was busy today and planned on finishing crafting and tasks later tonight the event ended already... Now I have 40k axes 30k hats 15k guns and 10k coins unspent... And nothing crafted... Was going to leave for last day... Weep...
  • LPNintendoITA
    11520 posts Member
    edited May 2016
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    Town plaza can't be levelled up anymore and all jobs there are not accessible.

    <a href="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/town-plaza-ended.png"><img src="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/town-plaza-ended.png?w=300&quot; /></a><hr />General store menu is gone (unless accessed from the Story Finales screen, if a Finale item is still unlockable.

    <a href="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/bar-ended.png"><img src="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/bar-ended.png?w=33&quot; /></a><a href="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/finale-ended.png"><img src="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/finale-ended.png?w=300&quot; /></a><hr />All items except Frontier Fence, Frontier Gate and Cacti are gone from menu.

    <a href="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/store-ended1.png"><img src="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/store-ended1.png?w=300&quot; /></a><hr />Prize indicators over level bar and Friend Towns is gone.

    <a href="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/event-bar-ended.png"><img src="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/event-bar-ended.png?w=150&quot; /></a><a href="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ftscreen-ended.png"><img src="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ftscreen-ended.png?w=150&quot; /></a><a href="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ft-ended.png"><img src="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/ft-ended.png?w=150&quot; /></a><hr />Can still earn crafting materials from bandits, send prospectors to friend towns and tap bandits in friend towns.<hr />Prizes can't be obtained from getting tnt anymore only donuts.

    <a href="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/prizes-ended.png"><img src="https://tstotopix.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/prizes-ended.png?w=300&quot; /></a><hr/>this is weird now lol
    this could also mean we can still use town plaza after event for something? i'm confused
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  • jimmydingo
    516 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    My town plaza is non functioning...just title and back arrow.
  • LPNintendoITA
    11520 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    weird town plaza was working, but after rebooting game it didnt. :s
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  • jimmydingo
    516 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I just cleared all bandits from hideouts for crafting junk though.
  • daved7637397
    7234 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    I came in halfway through act 2, so I had a hard time finishing act 2, but act 3 was pretty easy, I got all the items with a few days to spare. Having experienced events in the past a few years ago, I think this was one of the better ones.
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  • roshigoth1
    1601 posts Member
    edited May 2016
    Prizes: B+
    Lots of themed buildings and freemium skins. Tons of decorations, including useful stuff like rocks, horses, and barrels. Only one new freemium character. However, nothing to really get excited about.

    Premiums: B+
    Several new (but mostly insignificant) characters. A few overpriced buildings, which admittedly look nice. Oh, and a premium Maggie skin! (Pity her best visual task is 1 hour.)

    Gameplay: B
    Crafting as it used to be was gone. However, they still had lots of different event currencies, and the monorail-style trading system is just about as bad. I wasn't fond of the daily limits on everything, but at least it gave me an opportunity to put the game down during an event. I like the daily prizes, but including fences and gates that you can buy with game cash was stupid. I liked how they integrated the purchases of event items with event currency in the store. Honestly, that's something they should have done ages ago.

    Bugs: C
    Thankfully I didn't run into any, but it sounded like a lot of people were complaining about them, so...

    Length: C
    With three very long acts and forced pacing, it got boring fast. The good part was that there was plenty of time to get everything done, so I never felt rushed. In fact, I was able to go on a week's vacation with no internet and still get everything from Act 1.

    Story: C
    Forgettable. Seriously. I already can't remember what any of it was about.

    Extras: A
    Dirt! Dirt roads! Admittedly, the dirt has a few issues around the edges, but it's amazing to actually get new land tiles - especially something people have been asking for forever.

    Overall grade: B.
    Hardly the best event, but a fairly solid one. I'd rank it around the level of Terwilligers, but for different reasons.
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