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  • barryriddl474
    4854 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    EA can revert if needed. It definitely is the easiest way to find elves. :D
  • Zozobras
    608 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Nothing new in keeping children away from mischief, unless one is OK with the results. :shock:
    I HATE CRAFTING. CRAFTING? Bah! Humbug!
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  • barryriddl474
    4854 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Zozobras wrote:
    Nothing new in keeping children away from mischief, unless one is OK with the results. :shock:

    It always makes me smile when I read your comment, and then look back at your avatar :mrgreen:

    I activated the "shock" option in case my game senses another person's touch. It drains my battery quite quickly, but it's very effective.
  • Zozobras
    608 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    8)

    Like your hair piece.
    I HATE CRAFTING. CRAFTING? Bah! Humbug!
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  • barryriddl474
    4854 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Zozobras wrote:
    8)

    Like your hair piece.

    My face is up here :roll:
  • mrsoctober12
    361 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    You might want to look into getting getting a toddler proof cover, it makes to so they can't press the buttons and get out of what you put on for them. I know there's one for iPad not sure about kindle. My 2 year old is not allowed on my iPad because she throws tantrums when it's time for her to get off.
  • tilycoclem
    272 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I saw your town today, hipmama. I could only chuckle when I saw that you wrote, "Oops!"
    Thanks for the smile. :D
  • efin98
    5856 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Zozobras wrote:
    Nothing new in keeping children away from mischief, unless one is OK with the results. :shock:

    It always makes me smile when I read your comment, and then look back at your avatar :mrgreen:

    I activated the "shock" option in case my game senses another person's touch. It drains my battery quite quickly, but it's very effective.

    ...but how do you deal with all of the questions stemming from the shocks? :shock: :twisted:
  • johncolombo
    11603 posts Senior Moderator
    edited January 2015
    tilycoclem wrote:
    I saw your town today, hipmama. I could only chuckle when I saw that you wrote, "Oops!"
    Thanks for the smile. :D

    I saw the oops, but I was canon and cavdoohattun tapping and didn't go any farther, I thought it was your way of apologizing for no available taps on the goodies. Sorry to hear and good luck getting your town back.
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  • johncolombo
    11603 posts Senior Moderator
    edited January 2015
    Zozobras wrote:
    8)

    Like your hair piece.

    My face is up here :roll:

    get a room or a cavdoorhattun.
    :mrgreen:
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  • hipmama197190
    288 posts
    edited January 2015
    I have a passwords on the Kindle so he can't just pick it up and use it. But today I gave it to him with a program open, and then fell victim to the tranquility for a little too long, and got wrapped up in a documentary about J.D. Salinger. (Lest you think I'm all intellectual, I will inform you that I haven't read anything by him, and had only really stored "Catcher in the Rye" in my brain as the book people carry around when they shoot people.)

    He was in my lap, quietly wrecking Springfield, while I was certain of his physical safety, but not really following the plot on what he was actually doing. He can't get into anything inappropriate, but I probably should sign out of things more than I do.

    It's amazing what seems normal to us now. If you had told Eisenhower that there would be a device that could fit in a pocket, instantly access all of the information in the world, take and send photos and video instantly, and give directions via satellites,not to mention making phone calls without wires, you would blow his mind. He would immediately see the implications for the military, and he would be right to do so.

    If you then told him that everybody carried these devices, teenagers and housewives and people sitting by pools in the summer, and waiting for their food in restaurants. And then you said we used them to play games, and keep ourselves and our kids busy, and be in constantfreakingcommunication with everyone we'd ever met, and most of us don't use our amazing handheld wonder machines to do anything earth-shattering at all. I imagine he'd go beyond mind-blown to dismayed with the wasted potential.

    I know when I was a little girl, computers were serious business. We went on a field trip to see a Kray computer in Boulder Colorado. Seriously, we all got on a bus to drive to a different town to look at a computer. Which didn't look like anything, because it mostly consisted of a giant room full of the computer "guts." We carry more computing power around in our smartphones than NASA had available for the moon landing!

    So, it's just crazy sometimes for me to think that I now can sit down and chat about how my two year old got into my game, which is hosted I-don't-even-know-where, and played by people all over the world, and laugh about how he has enough ability as a toddler to move all my pixels from one place to another without me knowing.

    Future shock.
  • 4junk3000
    6214 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I have a passwords on the Kindle so he can't just pick it up and use it. But today I gave it to him with a program open, and then fell victim to the tranquility for a little too long, and got wrapped up in a documentary about J.D. Salinger. (Lest you think I'm all intellectual, I will inform you that I haven't read anything by him, and had only really stored "Catcher in the Rye" in my brain as the book people carry around when they shoot people.)

    He was in my lap, quietly wrecking Springfield, while I was certain of his physical safety, but not really following the plot on what he was actually doing. He can't get into anything inappropriate, but I probably should sign out of things more than I do.

    It's amazing what seems normal to us now. If you had told Eisenhower that there would be a device that could fit in a pocket, instantly access all of the information in the world, take and send photos and video instantly, and give directions via satellites,not to mention making phone calls without wires, you would blow his mind. He would immediately see the implications for the military, and he would be right to do so.

    If you then told him that everybody carried these devices, teenagers and housewives and people sitting by pools in the summer, and waiting for their food in restaurants. And then you said we used them to play games, and keep ourselves and our kids busy, and be in constantfreakingcommunication with everyone we'd ever met, and most of us don't use our amazing handheld wonder machines to do anything earth-shattering at all. I imagine he'd go beyond mind-blown to dismayed with the wasted potential.

    I know when I was a little girl, computers were serious business. We went on a field trip to see a Kray computer in Boulder Colorado. Seriously, we all got on a bus to drive to a different town to look at a computer. Which didn't look like anything, because it mostly consisted of a giant room full of the computer "guts." We carry more computing power around in our smartphones than NASA had available for the moon landing!

    So, it's just crazy sometimes for me to think that I now can sit down and chat about how my two year old got into my game, which is hosted I-don't-even-know-where, and played by people all over the world, and laugh about how he has enough ability as a toddler to move all my pixels from one place to another without me knowing.

    Future shock.

    The irony embedded in this comment is...
    ...depressing. :roll:
    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • 2almondnut
    122 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Heh. I Fear this.
  • lawso69970
    244 posts
    edited January 2015
    It's great having kids because you can blame them for everything :wink:
    Don't get me wrong hipmama I do believe you :wink::wink:
    I'll keep visiting, hope you get your town back to normal soon. :)







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  • lynnmckenz82
    2611 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Bummer. But it could've been worse; at least he didn't spend your donuts.
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  • WindsongBard
    50 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Ouch, sorry to hear about getting nuked. I almost did that once myself. Oh and i did let my nephew play my game once. Spent like 20 donuts on resetting buildings before I noticed it. Thought I had set it up so all donut expenditures need a confirmation but apparently not. I have been curious. During a nuke does it completely reset your game and you lose everything or does it just cram your stuff in to your inventory and you just need to place everything again?
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Live n learn :lol:

    I never let my kids near our iPads when they were that young they were told to stay away from the game! letting a kid that young play your game is only asking for trouble :P just be thankful he only nuked your game and didnt sign you up to all sorts of other things or spent your money :lol:

    On the plus side you got a full redesign to keep you busy now :lol:
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  • MaxxSpider
    5465 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    Live n learn :lol:

    I never let my kids near our iPads when they were that young they were told to stay away from the game! letting a kid that young play your game is only asking for trouble :P just be thankful he only nuked your game and didnt sign you up to all sorts of other things or spent your money :lol:

    On the plus side you got a full redesign to keep you busy now :lol:

    My son will be 2 in March and he is so obsessed with the "Pad Pad" as he calls it.
    he doesn't try to go into tapped out which is hidden on the last page in a folder anyways. It is unbelievable how good he is at the iPad. We have it locked so he brings it to us to unlock for him then he scrolls through the pages until her finds YouTube and the starts watching his videos. He starts to dance when he gets to what he likes and its so funny. he gets upset at the advertisements and immediately picks a different video. He knows how to make the video full screen and back and to start the video if it is paused. it is so funny watching him scroll through things until he finds what he is looking for. the only thing he does wrong is that he double taps when selecting something almost as though he is using a PC and a mouse.
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    OP, Someday you'll be in a restaurant and see a couple with a toddler at the next table and ask how old he is and theyll say he is two, and youll say nostalgically "I remember when mine was that age. He nuked my town." And then you'll chuckle to yourself, and they'll call the waiter over and quietly ask to be moved to another table. :)

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  • anthonymac299
    46 posts
    edited January 2015
    I have a 4 year old daughter.
    She has never nuked my town, but on a couple occasions has spent all my donuts. lol
    She would always use them to quickly advance the scratch-off ticket, so that she could do the scratch off over and over again. The scratch-off was by far her favorite part of the game.
    I have not spent a single dime on the game, so no money was lost. It was just the free donuts I had racked up. So it wasn't a huge amount of donuts.

    She now knows not to spend daddy's donuts haha
    Same goes for my FG clams.

    She's pretty good at finding the elves though :)
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