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Decided to go Premium, bought a Boatload

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  • Homer807
    267 posts
    edited November 2014
    cdepast wrote:
    drumnman wrote:
    The toughest thing was getting over the mental hurdle of dropping $99 on a mobile game.

    I had that same hurdle. But when I really thought about it, I've had way more play time and enjoyment out of TSTO than almost any Xbox or PS game I've ever bought... most of which were $60 ea.

    It was made a little harder by the fact that whatever pack of donuts I bought for me, I also had to buy for my wife. :shock:

    At least with physical Xbox/PS games you can resell them and recoup some of the funds. With buying digital stuff you've forfeited all money forever for the product.

    Not always true. The last PS3 game I bought was Injustice: Gods Among Us. I bought the DLC as well, so spent about $80 total. When I went to trade it in, they had released a new version (which included the DLC) and my game was worth $5. I played it sporadically. I play TSTO every day.

    There is no cheaper form of entertainment.

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    PC master race ;))))
  • adammeadeisd
    596 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Welcome to the club and enjoy your stuff!
    I seem to get through them like Pringles recently....
  • maximbarne126
    3911 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Nice! :thumbup:
  • ZennGlenn
    1767 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Groovy binging :!:
    ...solid support for the game there...
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    ...indeed may have been wise to just get 1or 2 items to tide ya over & see what Black Friday could bring, but Happy Holidaze either way 8)
  • mpwarner
    2971 posts
    edited November 2014
    Enjoy your content. Personally I have to agree, it may have proven to hold off on all the purchases at one go. A deal is bound to appear on Friday. Also your task book is going to be very full
  • Dexterslab32
    83 posts
    edited November 2014
    Welcome to the club and enjoy your stuff!
    I seem to get through them like Pringles recently....


    mmmmmmm.....pringles

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  • drumnman
    1475 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    drumnman wrote:
    The toughest thing was getting over the mental hurdle of dropping $99 on a mobile game.

    I had that same hurdle. But when I really thought about it, I've had way more play time and enjoyment out of TSTO than almost any Xbox or PS game I've ever bought... most of which were $60 ea.

    It was made a little harder by the fact that whatever pack of donuts I bought for me, I also had to buy for my wife. :shock:

    Exactly. The dollar per entertainment hour far outweighs any console game for me.
  • LisaSimpsonOH
    459 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    I eventually decided to buy donuts, and went with the boatload, too. It is the best value, and I play everyday, so it's worth it to me. It's the only game I've ever felt like paying more than five bucks for.

    So welcome to the club, and have lots of fun!
  • patwright4
    98 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    fuffazzoni wrote:
    I hope you already have Otto, Crazy cat lady and Marge's mom, because you must have them! Anyway I would have saved at least 400d for christmas.

    I actually made Otto my first premium purchase after grinding it out!
  • bradyc79
    1379 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Welcome to the club!! There is definitely no going back! However, I also agree it is a good idea to stretch out some of these purchases. Your task book will be loaded, but just remember they are all optional.
    fuffazzoni wrote:
    I hope you already have Otto, Crazy cat lady and Marge's mom, because you must have them! Anyway I would have saved at least 400d for christmas.

    I thought Crazy Cat Lady was limited time? I bought her already, so I am not positive. I know Marge's Mom is limited time, and I would recommend purchasing her while you can. I love the building.
  • Linkwick
    956 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    bradyc79 wrote:
    fuffazzoni wrote:
    I hope you already have Otto, Crazy cat lady and Marge's mom, because you must have them! Anyway I would have saved at least 400d for christmas.
    I thought Crazy Cat Lady was limited time? I bought her already, so I am not positive. I know Marge's Mom is limited time, and I would recommend purchasing her while you can. I love the building.
    CCL was released during Easter, but was a normal release (or was changed from "limited time" tag back).
    Either way, it's still able to be bought.
  • bradyc79
    1379 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Linkwick wrote:
    bradyc79 wrote:
    fuffazzoni wrote:
    I hope you already have Otto, Crazy cat lady and Marge's mom, because you must have them! Anyway I would have saved at least 400d for christmas.
    I thought Crazy Cat Lady was limited time? I bought her already, so I am not positive. I know Marge's Mom is limited time, and I would recommend purchasing her while you can. I love the building.
    CCL was released during Easter, but was a normal release (or was changed from "limited time" tag back).
    Either way, it's still able to be bought.

    Hmm, ok interesting. I am glad the did that for everyone, wish they would with more items. Thanks for the reply!
  • jackmack010
    365 posts Member
    edited November 2014


    BUY FUNZOS!!!!!!!!!!
  • panopticnic
    1820 posts
    edited November 2014
    drumnman wrote:
    The toughest thing was getting over the mental hurdle of dropping $99 on a mobile game.

    I had that same hurdle. But when I really thought about it, I've had way more play time and enjoyment out of TSTO than almost any Xbox or PS game I've ever bought... most of which were $60 ea.

    It was made a little harder by the fact that whatever pack of donuts I bought for me, I also had to buy for my wife. :shock:

    At least with physical Xbox/PS games you can resell them and recoup some of the funds. With buying digital stuff you've forfeited all money forever for the product.

    Depends on the game. All my Husband plays are sports games. You can never sell those back, pretty much ever.
  • smohqy
    2111 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    patwright4 wrote:
    Decided I enjoy the game enough that I would buy some donuts. Like everything else I do, I went for the best value and get a boatload. I ended up with 280 left, and bought:

    Volcano Lair
    Cracker Factory
    Lugash's Gym
    Barney's Bowlrama
    Krustylu Studios
    Lotto N' Liquor
    Community Center
    Frink's Lab
    Stu's Disco
    The Happy Sumo
    Duff Brewery
    Springfield Coliseum
    The Hungry Hun

    Everything I bought was building + character. I'm very happy with my purchases thus far!

    If you would've waited, you would have saved 295 donuts during the Black Friday sale. But none of us knew what it was going to contain. But you nabbed yourself a great deal of goodies, and your game is going to make you much happier because of it.

    On the other hand (mine), I wound up spending 965 donuts during this 'sale', and saving 335. Actually, if I decide to go for Little Lady Justice and the Film Set, it'll be 1,105 spent and 390 saved. Premium is a slippery slope! I haven't even tried to add up how much I would have saved by waiting til now for all the premium items I've purchased since May. But as I said, the game is happier... And EA is richer for it.

    That's a paddlin'!

    Tappy Happing, my friend!
  • Annathewicked
    4722 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    drumnman wrote:
    The toughest thing was getting over the mental hurdle of dropping $99 on a mobile game.

    I had that same hurdle. But when I really thought about it, I've had way more play time and enjoyment out of TSTO than almost any Xbox or PS game I've ever bought... most of which were $60 ea.

    It was made a little harder by the fact that whatever pack of donuts I bought for me, I also had to buy for my wife. :shock:

    At least with physical Xbox/PS games you can resell them and recoup some of the funds. With buying digital stuff you've forfeited all money forever for the product.

    Depends on the game. All my Husband plays are sports games. You can never sell those back, pretty much ever.


    lol- where do you live? Most places buy all games even sports ones- the price just drops faster on the sports ones- because they are yearly- but the DONT refuse usually to buy at all unless their several years old already. But I have a friend that credits up his last years madden- for the new one, for at least 6 years now


    Welcome to the boatload club- I am also a recent member...... But I did it for black friday
    PM me- I DO need Good Neighboreenos currently
  • Mopurglar
    1048 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    smohqy wrote:
    patwright4 wrote:
    Decided I enjoy the game enough that I would buy some donuts. Like everything else I do, I went for the best value and get a boatload. I ended up with 280 left, and bought:

    Volcano Lair
    Cracker Factory
    Lugash's Gym
    Barney's Bowlrama
    Krustylu Studios
    Lotto N' Liquor
    Community Center
    Frink's Lab
    Stu's Disco
    The Happy Sumo
    Duff Brewery
    Springfield Coliseum
    The Hungry Hun

    Everything I bought was building + character. I'm very happy with my purchases thus far!

    If you would've waited, you would have saved 295 donuts during the Black Friday sale. But none of us knew what it was going to contain. But you nabbed yourself a great deal of goodies, and your game is going to make you much happier because of it.

    On the other hand (mine), I wound up spending 965 donuts during this 'sale', and saving 335. Actually, if I decide to go for Little Lady Justice and the Film Set, it'll be 1,105 spent and 390 saved. Premium is a slippery slope! I haven't even tried to add up how much I would have saved by waiting til now for all the premium items I've purchased since May. But as I said, the game is happier... And EA is richer for it.

    That's a paddlin'!

    Tappy Happing, my friend!
    You know, when the Black Friday sale hit, I also immediately thought of this thread.

    OP is likely in hiding somewhere slapping himself with a turkey leg.
  • knighthunt438
    84 posts Member
    edited November 2014
    Impressive! Congrats!
    I'm still collecting donuts one at a time...
    Maybe one day I will cave.

    Don't cave I bought witch marge now i regret it. Hold out
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