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Worst. Event. Ever. (The search for consensus.)

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  • efin98
    5856 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    efin98 wrote:
    neuroheart wrote:
    Interesting. So far, the percentages are very close to what they were four months ago.

    Four months ago was that before, during, or after ****?
    During. I thought that might have inflated its votes a bit, but the percentage then was 24, so it's only dropped a little.

    Makes sense that there'd be a drop with complaints about the last two events with last event being the second most derided in the past year...still a solid showing for it though.
  • barryriddl474
    4833 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    How many bunnies have to suffer before we can crown a victor? :mrgreen:

  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    How many bunnies have to suffer before we can crown a victor? :mrgreen:
    I don't think the victor is really in question, just a question of by how much. Last time I ran this poll, it had about 400 votes, so it would be nice to compare apples to apples.
  • jae_bazz
    5730 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    efin98 wrote:

    I am not shocked by the high percentage for that horrid event, I am really shocked that it's not higher than it is...I guess a lot more newer players are going for **** than that event due to newness...
    I voted **** even though I played both. I didn't like either event, but what it came down to was that personally I'd rather be filled with rage than bored. :lol:
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6348 posts Moderator
    edited January 2015
    Easter had some amazing prizes (Shary Bobbins, Father Sean, Hugs Bunny, Egg Council Guy, etc...)

    But it was implemented horribly. The chance boxes were the worst thing EA could have ever done. Plenty of people spent a lot of donuts to try and get everything. Myself included.

    It would have been better if they went with the true & tested formula that has worked thus far. Personel prizes, tunnel/riddle prizes & so forth.

    This is why Easter was the worst. I wasn't a big fan of Clash of Clones either. It had nothing to do with the simpsons. Other than getting the Barbarian (which was the only decent prize & the only character released) the other prizes weren't that great. Didn't care for the skins.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    jae_bazz wrote:
    personally I'd rather be filled with rage than bored. :lol:
    I still don't understand this logic, and I never will.


    The worst days of my life are the ones that fill me with rage or sadness or both. Most of the best days are the ones where I can relax because nothing is hovering over my head, I don't have to fight with anyone, and life is (arguably) boring. I would always rather be bored than filled with rage. Bored means my needs are basically fulfilled. Rage means that something is going wrong :?
  • jae_bazz
    5730 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    neuroheart wrote:
    jae_bazz wrote:
    personally I'd rather be filled with rage than bored. :lol:
    I still don't understand this logic, and I never will.


    The worst days of my life are the ones that fill me with rage or sadness or both. Most of the best days are the ones where I can relax because nothing is hovering over my head, I don't have to fight with anyone, and life is (arguably) boring. I would always rather be bored than filled with rage. Bored means my needs are basically fulfilled. Rage means that something is going wrong :?
    Oh, I meant that only in the context of a game. Not life in general! Lots of games that I play occasionally frustrate the you-know-what out of me, but it's worth it for a game that I enjoy. A game that bores me, however, isn't a game I want to continue playing. :)

    Edit: I guess this is a better way to explain it. The event that shall not be named frustrated the bejeezus out of me, but I kept playing. I didn't even log into my game every day during ****.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    jae_bazz wrote:
    neuroheart wrote:
    jae_bazz wrote:
    personally I'd rather be filled with rage than bored. :lol:
    I still don't understand this logic, and I never will.


    The worst days of my life are the ones that fill me with rage or sadness or both. Most of the best days are the ones where I can relax because nothing is hovering over my head, I don't have to fight with anyone, and life is (arguably) boring. I would always rather be bored than filled with rage. Bored means my needs are basically fulfilled. Rage means that something is going wrong :?
    Oh, I meant that only in the context of a game. Not life in general! Lots of games that I play occasionally frustrate the you-know-what out of me, but it's worth it for a game that I enjoy. A game that bores me, however, isn't a game I want to continue playing. :)
    I kind of get that, I guess. On the flip side, a game that's too frustrating isn't one I'll keep playing any more than I'll play something super boring. I've put down a ton of games that were nearly impossible to complete because they made me miserable, even if I'd enjoyed them until "that one level" blocked my path. Just made my leisure time feel too much like getting stonewalled by my boss or failing an exam or something.
  • empathy77
    4191 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I'm going Poll Bumping.................that sounds terrible.......
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    empathy77 wrote:
    I'm going Poll Bumping.................that sounds terrible.......
    :lol:
  • Nitsujdark
    515 posts
    edited January 2015
    Clash of clones. It ran too long after event quests ended.

    Second, Christmas 2014. Glitches and server issues. Level 20 Cannon not possible freemium??? Elf bell should have called elves to bell when rung during phase 2.

  • suetopia
    4229 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Bumping to see if we can get more votes for a fair comparison to the last poll Neuroheart made on this subject.
  • larsyuipo
    1137 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I hated easter.

    It was my first big event if your not counting valentines. Did like the concept but it was just a bit hard to get all the prizes.
    Really wanted all characters, I didn't got the priest guy, the umbrella lady and chirpy boy and Bart Jr. (So good at remembering the names)

    **** in my opinion was long but honestly I like the items. I used some in my forrest and it looks good.
  • jordomac24
    103 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Bar none - Easter. The wheel and all the damn fences was ridiculous.

    Clash of Clones probably would be a close 2nd, but luckily, I was on vacation for a good chunk of it, so I was spared from being bored to death by it.

    Whacking Day was pretty frustrating, but I recall making lots of donuts off that event, so it gets a pass.

    That's the one thing I will say is missing from events now - the possibility of raking in lots of bonus donuts. I recall doing quite well during some of those early Halloween and Christmas events, but it seems that has been modified so it's rather difficult to make more than a half-dozen donuts during an event.

    I get why they aren't quite so generous with the donuts now ($$$$$), but it was a nice perk for finishing events early.
  • Ningyo42
    1465 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Even though I think Easter was actually worse than Clash of Clones, I voted Clones simply because I think it went on for way too long. Way way too long. Overall, it was a good event, but two things pushed it over. The length, like I said, and trying to do the daily quests when they start at the same time every day. That was a challenge in a "get in the way of real life in a major way" type of thing. i'm so glad that the last round of daily quests started the 24 hour timer when you first did that one.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Ningyo42 wrote:
    Even though I think Easter was actually worse than Clash of Clones, I voted Clones ... two things pushed it over. The length, and trying to do the daily quests when they start at the same time every day.
    The daily quests were from stonecutters, though.
  • 4junk3000
    6027 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I'm going to vote based on the way I remember it, even though my memory of it has no relation to what actually happened!

    --Abe Simpson
    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!
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Well, this has been buried a bit by the small island crisis. I'm expecting that to have an impact on the votes at this point, but bump anyway.
  • pvrooden1024
    142 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    Sorry neuroheart, I will skip this poll.
    I have only been around since Stonecutters and I have enjoyed all the events thus far. Sure, there have been a few tech difficulties now and then, and some events took a while longer than necessary, and i didn't finish Stonecutters (I started too late), but I enjoyed all of them while they lasted.
    So no opinion on worst event ever. Put me up for 'none of the above'.
  • direwolf987
    7450 posts Member
    edited January 2015
    I voted for the first Halloween only because no one else did. :evil:
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