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Is Brandine's new quest line worth losing a Spuckler child.

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  • bradyc79
    1379 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    suetopia wrote:
    H0rde4Life wrote:
    Man, I'm even more glad that I bought Brandine last year. She just keeps having roles in these events!


    Are there any plans to rerelease brandine?

    I just checked the TSTO wiki - it is speculated there that she will be returning on August 16 available until August 23!

    That seems logical, considering Brandine's role in the Monorail update. Since there is a small dialogue, and then a repeating task to earn event currency. It would be a shame for all the new players who've never had an opportunity to purchase her being forced to play the entire event without a character's role. At least EA is releasing her relatively early in the event, to increase the earning time for Brandine. Or well, I am speculating that to be the case, of course :wink:
    :wink:
  • Kalphoenix
    10 posts
    edited August 2015
    I had the same issue, was halfway through, spent the donuts and didn't get my Spuckler (or anything special for her "special" quest, Find a Spuckler Child, I think?). Really disappointed because I've already burned 6-10 donuts accidently double-clicking on Springfield Heights material gathering (Not their fault, I have nerve issues with my fingertips) and then another 18 rushing the birth. I'd be okay with just getting the donuts back BUT I was over halfway through the birth and hate to have to restart at 90 days again.

    Really antsy to get it taken care of, but I'm at work and want to have them call so I will need to wait.

    I've had mixed experiences with EA support on various titles. Some CS are really, really great about assisting with the issue, some are not so helpful and don't have the knowledge/tools to resolve your issue. Be KIND, be PATIENT and if you don't get a satisfactory solution, try again. Resist the urge to take your frustration out on the CS rep. :)
  • LastMinuteG
    71 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    IMO, it's not worth storing or rushing since the premium quest line is pretty short, and like most other events, you won't need premium characters to finish events in time if you play enough.
  • jaztee123
    431 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I spent 14 donuts to rush it and am missing my Spuckler. Contacted EA who said developers were working on it and to wait 48 hours. Asked if I could get a refund on my donuts in the meantime and said no as Spuckler will return soon.
  • bradyc79
    1379 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    IMO, it's not worth storing or rushing since the premium quest line is pretty short, and like most other events, you won't need premium characters to finish events in time if you play enough.

    Yes, completely agree. In regards to OP's actual question, rushing the pregnancy is NOT worth it IMHO. The reasons I say that are because, as the quotes say, the premium quest is very short, and doesn't add much.

    Which leaves basically the earning potential for Brandine. So far she is only used to sort junk, the 30 second most basic of the event earning tasks. These are easily replaceable with the freemium characters available.

    AND FINALLY. . . It seems EA is working on a fix anyway. So those of you that wait will be able to enjoy this fix, and not have to use donuts or worry about not getting you spuckler. I would highly advise waiting until there is a post about an update and fix.
  • teo47
    944 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Yes, definitely no need to rush Brandine for the event. At this point I'm only running one character at a time on the 30 second job at the dump, and still easily maintaining the 2000/2000 maximum storage at this point.
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  • gv6genji
    14 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Same deal here. 16 days left and clearly after reading this thread, I will NOT pay the donuts. I don't want to have to go thru EA to get my donuts/Spuckler back. I waited for the birthin last time--I will just wait again!
  • Kalphoenix
    10 posts
    edited August 2015
    Got in touch with them tonight. Pretty much told to wait, although the CS was nice. I'd still tell folks to open a case with them, though.

    They gave me a 15% off coupon, which was kind. Too bad I'm pretty sure I can't use it for donuts though and only for Origin. :lol:

    So yeah, not worth it unless you like, JUST started the birthing. The "quest" isn't anything special and you will get plenty of metal without her. Save your donuts.
  • Bettyumu
    81 posts
    edited August 2015
    No!!!

    She says something about a possum that she has trained, collects junk for 30 seconds and then says that she will miss the possum.

    That is all.
  • DC_Sigsig
    37 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Contacted EA via live chat and said they were working on an update and they will bring back my Spuckler with it. Well let's hope they do.
  • suetopia
    4228 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Hi - this is a known issue and has been discussed at length here:

    http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10348938.page

    Hope that helps!

    EDIT: on page 2 I provided a link for contacting EA.

    EDIT: you can find the same link at the bottom of your screen (while on the forum) under "Help" - select "Customer Support"
  • nobody5000
    9 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I'll go ahead and throw in my experience here as well. I contacted EA regarding the issue and was told I just have to wait for a fix, then they marked my case as resolved. It was also implied by two of the agents that any users posting here saying that they received their donuts back are not being truthful, and neither was I for suggesting it. I was also told that I probably just didn't understand what people were writing. FYI, they won't let you speak to a supervisor after insulting you...
  • Willy9292
    1664 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    I spent 29 donuts to rush her and did not get the Spuckler. I just had a frustrating session with EA support.
    I am sorry for that but adding of the donuts for the ingame purchase will not be possible for the specialist team.

    and
    You will not lose anything as the purchase was made so the item will be linked to the account, but once the issue is resolved after that. Dedicated team is working for this issue it will be resolved by them hopefully very soon.

    Its the inconsistency that is infuriating. Some people get refunded and others do not. I hold little hope that the Spuckler will appear after the dedicated team resolves the issue. I never did get the donuts back I lost on the Heights fiasco.

    I would strongly suggest not rushing Brandine.
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  • panopticnic
    1820 posts
    edited August 2015
    I released her with Ds (only had 8 days), and DIDNT GET MY SPUNKLER! :evil:

    Edit to add: I did contact EA and was given 15 D after being extremely upset with him. Sigh.
  • suetopia
    4228 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    nobody5000 wrote:
    I'll go ahead and throw in my experience here as well. I contacted EA regarding the issue and was told I just have to wait for a fix, then they marked my case as resolved. It was also implied by two of the agents that any users posting here saying that they received their donuts back are not being truthful, and neither was I for suggesting it. I was also told that I probably just didn't understand what people were writing. FYI, they won't let you speak to a supervisor after insulting you...

    I am really sorry that this happened to you. Unfortunately this is not the first time I've heard of a situation like this.

    Sometimes different reps give different answers - and this results in the inconsistencies reported in threads like these (some get a rep that resolves the issue, some are compensated by donuts if the rep is unable to resolve the issue, some are told to wait for a fix and some are not told anything other than it is a known issue... Etc.).

    It's possible that they have been getting false reports and this is why they reacted this way. That doesn't make it right, though.
  • Smilee306
    278 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    Wiredup11 wrote:
    today was Brandines day to birth her 3rd child in my Springfield. Only got the money and XP no Spuckeler spawn. I should have tapped on her before I started the Monorail event and maybe I would have gotten the last child. :roll:
    See, this freaks me out worse. What I get from this is that even the normal mechanics aren't working. Even if we wait it out and let her give birth "naturally" are we even going to get the spuckler child?
  • Woodyg2000
    18 posts
    edited August 2015
    Thanks for this thread, Brandine is 18 days away from birthing her first Spuckler in my Springfield and I wanted to know if there was a way round it or if I needed to rush it.
  • luckyzl230
    158 posts
    edited August 2015
    Don't rush it. EA will not give you back your doughnuts "period"! I just got off the phone with them yesterday and they said they will not give me back my doughnuts nor give me my spuckler because it's a known issue in the forums of this glitch. How do you like that for customer service :evil:

    Best thing is to just store her if you don't mind putting her on again for another 90 days to give birth.

    Lucky
  • jukan00
    2320 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    ...To answer the original question, emphatically no. I have all the brood and got her, "quest". It was like three screens of dialogue maybe? I can't even remember. Something about a opossum maybe?
  • chud3
    141 posts Member
    edited August 2015
    add me to the list of another spuckler-gate. they fixed it last time. hopefully they will this time...
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