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Sideshow You was "broken" on purpose.

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  • teo47
    944 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I think I'm in the minority who actually enjoys Krustyland almost as much as Springfield - a couple months ago I nuked my KL and have had a lot of fun rebuilding it. I think the thing I enjoy most about it is that unlike Springfield, there is no shortage of available space there, making it much easier to do more large scale designs without severely limiting the amount of available space for other objects.

    To the OP's idea that EA shut down Sideshow You intentionally in order to gauge player interest in Krustyland, I think there would be far easier ways to do this than what you suggest they may have done. I would imagine that data is kept or can be collected on how often players go there and what they do once they're there.
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  • izabellatrix
    1612 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I try to go every 2 hours to collect from the entrance. I'm technically finished decorating (I still need some trees, but I'm waiting until they go back to normal so I can see what they look like), but you never know what they'll release next so I'm still saving tickets. Plus I may decide to get more land at some point. So yeah, the lack of Sideshow You popping has definitely affected me.
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  • jae_bazz
    5730 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I was going pretty regularly, because I still need to buy some of the land, but I haven't been since the Xmas update hit. I didn't even know Sideshow You was broken until I saw a thread about it here yesterday...
  • Nitemare-rexx
    541 posts
    edited January 2015
    i voted oncea week since i dont go every day but i go like 2-3 times a week aprox, sometimes more like during 1st phase it helped fix some glitches to go back and forth.
  • dcacooper
    394 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I don't know enough about programming in games to say but maybe someone else who is more well versed can comment: how difficult would it be to program something, logistically, for KL during an event?

    It would be as easy as programming it for Springfield I would imagine. I would be very surprised if it was actually the programmers who made decisions about what was going to be included in the game though.
  • velinadelinis
    2093 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I am not on the conspiracy wagon, that is was broken on purpose. I have not been visiting KL that much though. I am planning on spending some solid time on KL after the event though. Once I get enough tickets, I want to redesign the area.
  • NOVA_POLARI
    1010 posts
    edited January 2015
    I don't think it was broken on purpose. I have been trying to ask support about it all week but the wait times are ridicules! I hope they fix it soon.
  • cjryder625
    1425 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I usually go twice a day to pop balloons but not anymore. I occasionally go to see if it is fixed but don't bother collecting tickets.
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  • Linkwick
    956 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I go twice daily as part of my check-in routine (when the 8hr tasks are done & Sideshow You was up). Have nearly 250k tickets, so tempted to convert to $ as I'm nearly able to afford Oil-Rig KB (my last aspirational).

    Happy with my design at the moment - could afford to buy tons more land, but there's no point when there's nothing new to put there.

    It only takes a min or so to collect from, and I've been getting 5 donuts every 1.5mths like clockwork, so I'd OF COURSE I'd love SSY to return. :P
  • wadebear
    4183 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I've been going there several times a day - ever since I realized it synchronized my game with the server. Plus there are some 4 hour tasks for some of my characters there that don't have them in Springfield. That's how I play: set everyone on a task of the same length (if possible) and come back when the timer goes off.
  • Hendrix8341
    191 posts
    edited January 2015
    When sideshow you works I go daily. Now it's abot every 2 or 3 days
  • 4junk3000
    5909 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    teo47 wrote:
    I think I'm in the minority who actually enjoys Krustyland almost as much as Springfield - a couple months ago I nuked my KL and have had a lot of fun rebuilding it. I think the thing I enjoy most about it is that unlike Springfield, there is no shortage of available space there, making it much easier to do more large scale designs without severely limiting the amount of available space for other objects.

    To the OP's idea that EA shut down Sideshow You intentionally in order to gauge player interest in Krustyland, I think there would be far easier ways to do this than what you suggest they may have done. I would imagine that data is kept or can be collected on how often players go there and what they do once they're there.

    EA can pull a report of how much access there is to the KL servers anytime they want. There's no reason to do what OP has suggested, and it's actually kind of funny but I just assume they don't know much about cloud services, throughput, and stuff like that, and that's OK.

    I visit KL to collect tickets daily. Do it a while without paying attention, then cash'em in. I just did exactly that today, and exchanged for $200k which is a good chunk of change.

    Daily visit habit also keeps me informed when something new is available there.

    KL is just a supplemental sub-game, that they were smart to put on separate servers using separate db, money, etc. If it were part of SF we would have more crash issues than we do now, and we'd definitely not be getting more land.

    People don't have to play in KL. But the people who do, and enjoy them, are not the minority according to the poll results so far. The anti-KL faction is just more vocal. Anti people usually are...

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  • roshigoth1
    1601 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I kinda like Krustyland. I visit regularly to collect tickets and re-set tasks. At the moment I've got about 4 permanent residents doing tasks there. I'm still working on getting all the land. Even when that's done, I'll just start saving up for decorations to really make it look good. That, though, will take a while, and it's not really enough of a priority to keep more than 4 characters there.
  • SandraShill
    255 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    EA did it to gauge interest in Krustyland and see if people still even go there, and to see if there would be an outcry about it -- if so, how long would it take? Is Krustyland still profitable?

    And so, I ask...

    Do you still go to Krustyland?

    Where did you get that information? It seems suspect to me...
  • Ningyo42
    1465 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I go every day, specifically to go to Sideshow You. After all, keep it up and it's some free donuts. :)
  • XBL-Heretic
    1228 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I doubt it was broken on purpose to gage how much players like KL. But I could be wrong, just ask my wife! :mrgreen:

    That being said, KL is irrelevant to me. I don't like it, I don't care for it, and I think it's a waste of both development resources and bits of memory on my iPad. I have it built to five stars, but just barely. I have like 130k tickets. I've gone to my KL just once since the x-mas event started just to see what it looked like in the snow. If EA removed KL tomorrow, I would say good riddance...
  • Raven_Darkstorm
    418 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    The only reason I go there is for the chance of donuts from side show you and collect any handshakes if there are any. I keep checking to see if it is fixed daily but so far, nada, still broken. If there was some benefit to krustyland for the main focus of the game springfield itself perhaps there would be more reason to do other stuff there. Of course there is the tickets to simpson money exchange you can do at the gate. But that could take awhile to do unless you collect everything all the time. I leave it all uncollected so friends can do taps there if they want to.
  • FeeJay1111
    235 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I used to go twice daily to play Sideshow You. Once in a blue moon I won the 5 donuts so I thought it was worth it. Now I visit occasionally to see whether SY has been fixed. Will probably visit less & less.
  • SlitherWhisp
    174 posts
    edited January 2015
    So, no quick and easy money and XP with Kwik-E-Marts any more and now no chances for free donuts by popping balloons.

    I feel sadness. :cry:
  • izabellatrix
    1612 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    When you exchange tickets for cash, is it a direct 1:1 exchange? I ask because it takes much longer to save up tickets, so it doesn't seem fair for it to be a 1:1 exchange.
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