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Have to spend 10 - 20 Bucks to get rid of alien! (real money)

I pay money on virtual worlds every time I buy a new computer game for my PC!


  • magpie187
    43 posts
    edited October 2012
    You don't have to do anything. The game is free with premium content. If you want stuff but can't afford a few bucks get a paper route.
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  • nixandarcee
    57 posts
    edited October 2012
    i'm pondering to spend for the laser beam (will buy the $20 pack) since i do use money to buy -psn cards to buy dlc for my ps3 games so hehe, this looks worth it
  • thejudd67
    395 posts
    edited October 2012
    It's no different than any other premium character; shelling out 150 donuts for the ray gun to unlock Kang is not much different than getting Duffman and the brewery or Frink and his lab. The only difference is here they're literally dangling the premium character in front of you. If Kang's missions will still exist and pay out something useful after November 1st *and* you get the ray gun and the bonus on money and XP it might be the best premium item in the game.
  • fattyuk
    20 posts
    edited October 2012
    lol another person who doesn't understand f2p games with micro transactions!!

    although I probalay won't be buying the ray gun I like seeing Kane flash through the screen it gives my Springfield abit more character
  • globesession
    14 posts
    edited October 2012
    So if we want to continue playing without spending any real-world money, we should probably abandon the Halloween stuff (put the graveyards and calendar in storage and revert Homer back to regular?). From what these posts seem to be saying, there will be a point in the Halloween tasks where you can't go any farther without dropping some cash.

    I understand EA is trying to make money on this game, but I'm not going to spend any. I was thoroughly enjoying the game even without the Halloween update, so I'm fine if I just go back to trying to get to level 22. Is there any benefit to me keeping the Halloween stuff around?
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6437 posts Moderator
    edited October 2012
    Some people on this board are such whiners. They give away so much stuff for free that you don't have to spend any money. The free stuff outweighs the paid stuff. If EA makes no money whatsoever on this game, then it's bye bye game. Simple as that. How do you expect a game company to keep developing content for the game, yet not get paid for it. Would you work for free? I doubt that.

    Free stuff
    Simpsons House with Homer & Lisa
    Flanders House with Ned Flanders
    Van Houten House with Milhouse
    Cletus Farm with Cletus
    Muntz House with Nelson
    First Church of Springfield with Reverand Lovejoy
    Krusty Burger with Krusty
    Nuclear Power Plant with Mr. Burns
    Gilded Truffle
    Kwik-E-Mart with Apu
    Androids Dungeon Comic Shop with Comic Book Guy
    The Java Server
    Jakes Unisex Salon
    King Toots Music Store
    Skips Diner
    Town Hall with Mayor Quimby
    Luigi's Restaurant with Luigi
    Springfield Retirement Castle with Abe Simpson
    Bart's Tree House with Bart
    Moe's Tavern with Moe & Marge
    Springfield Elementary with principal Skinner
    Willie's Shack with Groundskeeper Willie
    Gulp n Blow
    Springfield Library with Martin
    Police Station with Chief Wiggum
    Springfield Penitentiary with Snake
    Springfield Downs
    Krabappel Apartment with Edna Krabappel
    Springfield Cemetery
    Pet Cemetery
    Mayan Artifact with Mayan God
    Duff Racecar
    Super Collider
    House of Evil
    Bad Dream House
    Heck House decoration for Church
    Devil Flanders costume
    Evil Krusty Doll
    Burns Monster
    Brown House/Blue House/Pink House/Purple House/White House/Orange House

    Premium Stuff
    Volcano Lair with Hank Scorpio
    Frink's Lab with Professor Frink
    Springfield Tire Yard
    Lard Lad Donuts
    Duff Brewery with Duffman
    Aztec Theater
    Squeaky Voiced Teen
    Hans Moleman
    Springfield Observatory
    School Bus with Otto
    Broken Down Car
    Butterfly Tent
    The Raven
    Cauldron with Witch Marge costume
    Ray Gun with Kang

    Not counting all the decorations. But as you can clearly see the free stuff outweighs the premium stuff by loads. So quit your whining and be happy that they give you so much free stuff that you clearly don't have to give the devs a single dime.
  • Calerock
    312 posts
    edited October 2012
    I understand!
    I'm not mad about it, but I'm upset.

    There's a difference between this and all the other premium stuff.
    Never before was it a "quest" to buy premium stuff.
    But this is a quest, which is kinda stupid
  • elninoo1989
    29 posts
    edited October 2012
    Well put Deadshot!
  • OrdealByFire
    916 posts
    edited October 2012
    The way I figure it, I'm obsessed with The Simpsons in every way. Far and away my favorite animated show. I have a bunch of memorabilia around my room. I have all the DVDs. Etc.

    I hate the idea of the Mystery Boxes (total scam), but I think I'll go ahead and get a $20 iTunes card and get Krang, Witch Marge, the Raven, and Squeaky Voice Teen.
  • icomlw
    2 posts
    edited October 2012
    My theory is simple...if you want me to pay for a game, ask me to pay for a game. Not buy donuts to build stupid stuff, to get another item that has no value. No problem giving you 30-50 bucks for a game, but it's a issue when you are expected to pay $100+ to achieve goals in a game with no real end in sight. Just tell me how much you want. Don't nickel and dime me.

  • MoopsDude
    328 posts Member
    edited October 2012
    I never though I would spend a dime on this game and enjoyed the challenge of building up my town without spending any money or using any "cheats". Yesterday I finally broke down and dropped $20 to get the Halloween stuff. Despite all the problems this game has had, I have easily gotten $20 worth of entertainment many times with this game since March. If you go to the movies with a date and buy popcorn you will easily spend more than $20.
    The good thing about this game is that you can play just fine and move through the levels quickly without spending any money, the premium stuff is just icing on the cake. You do not have to buy anything to progress.

    Yes, THAT MoopsDude

    I GRIND, It’s what I do
  • smortensen
    4 posts
    edited October 2012
    icomlw wrote:
    My theory is simple...if you want me to pay for a game, ask me to pay for a game. Not buy donuts to build stupid stuff, to get another item that has no value. No problem giving you 30-50 bucks for a game, but it's a issue when you are expected to pay $100+ to achieve goals in a game with no real end in sight. Just tell me how much you want. Don't nickel and dime me.
    agreed. I'd rather just pay for the damn game and not mess around with this silly donut business. If the game is going to be freemium, you should at least give a way to earn donuts. As of now you have a finite amount of donuts you can earn, which is less than the cost of one of the legitimate buildings (frink's lab, for example). That seems rather lame. Sure, make it difficult or time consuming to earn them in game, that's fine... but make it attainable.
  • HsueEEE
    233 posts
    edited October 2012
    lookin around ppl springfields, there are people who really did spend $100+ on premium stuff...

    ive only bought $10 worth of donut and am very happy to have kearny, Moe and Teen. Im not gonna spend any more unless there is something really cool that i like...
  • orangekirbys
    31 posts
    edited October 2012
    The main reason I mind the alien is because it is really annoying seeing it fly over my screen all the time. I don't even want the character in my town so much as I want it to go away. I understand that EA needs to make money, but the fact that everything is so overpriced makes me want to spend no money at all. A lot of people out there will end up spending more money on this then they would an expensive console game!
  • constovich
    5 posts
    edited October 2012
    They may enjoy it more than an expensive game. I do. With a toddler, newborn, job and two houses to maintain in the real world, I don't have time to invest in a long console game. This type of game is perfect for me. As others have said, most of the game is free and there is nothing yet requiring payment. The only thing that concerns me is the number of people reporting bugs wiping out everything but I don't know how rare of an occurrence that is.
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