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Is EA worried about finishing the available characters?

Not at all. 27 years (?) worth of characters. They'll never run out.

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  • KillaSqirl
    1763 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    I doubt lack of charecters is the issue. They probably just want to focus more on content for newish players since the game is starting to age. The more noobs they can flip to the premium dark side, the longer they can keep this thing going. As the RTTF folks can tell you, it'll take a heck of a long time for a newbie to even get close to level 35 for today's update, let alone make it all the way to level 60.
  • Big82S
    565 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    Ahhhh memories of playing catchup. I remember when it was level after level update and once I was finally caught up there were glorious bells ringing... It really is fun to level up. No matter what game it is.


    One of my fun level up times was wow with my undead warlock.


    Then ok times were in cod but too my dismay you only got a icon showing rank.. So games li,e this I enjoy more with leveling. We were all noobs once.

    Lol maybe they should have a mini event noobs vs old school tappers lol...
  • TolerancEJ
    94 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    Although there haven't been Level updates, EA has still released new characters/buildings/etc.
  • BlackFloppyDisk
    771 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    jukan00 wrote:
    Not at all. 27 years (?) worth of characters. They'll never run out.

    Sara Wiggum is still missing....
  • geekbyknight
    655 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    Considering some of the "characters" they've used so far while ignoring larger, more important ones, I doubt it. But it does seem off that they're taking so long with level updates. Wondering if it's a start of the year thing, they're building fun new stuff, and giving us little things to tide us over. Most of the "mini events" are relatively simple from a production point of view.

    Although this new tree thing is... odd. But it does torpedo the "tsto is ending crowd". This latest content has ZERO donut grabbing items. This is just content for contents sake.
  • doh1886
    916 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    Get the feeling that level updates may be phased out. I think the XP colider may have a lot to answer for.
  • ArmpitAttack
    2353 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    maybe they're slowing the game's growth to avoid clogging up the servers or overloading some devices with too many items to track and load. Runaway loading times and lag in response time might be what they're fighting to keep under control. Or if you have a cast of too many characters there may be a point where most players feel it's gotten unweildy and just say what the hell this is out of control. Or this is just what you get from a game that's settling into middle age.
  • 00-marco_rosas
    656 posts
    edited February 2016
    I think we've gone through all the major recurring characters. The last one released (not counting Maggie) was Helen Lovejoy.

    There are some other recurring characters with more character development like Constance Harm, Gloria Jailbird, and Julio but we're scraping bottom, bottom barrel and there doesn't seem much interest on these boards for them.

    The new strategy for EA is simply to release popular skins because the characters left are ones non-Simpsons diehards will not recognize.
  • ephphoneapps
    4070 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    lucajick wrote:
    Last level update was more than 3 month ago... Are they slowing down because worried about finishing the characters? Even thoug there are a lot not yet in the game... What do you think?

    I think that over the last 18 months, the structure and mechanics of the game have changed. We all need to stop expecting/assuming that level updates and events are going to operate the way they did in 2013 & 2014.
  • someonewashere
    1771 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    I think we've gone through all the major recurring characters. The last one released (not counting Maggie) was Helen Lovejoy.

    There are some other recurring characters with more character development like Constance Harm, Gloria Jailbird, and Julio but we're scraping bottom, bottom barrel and there doesn't seem much interest on these boards for them.

    The new strategy for EA is simply to release popular skins because the characters left are ones non-Simpsons diehards will not recognize.

    woah woah woah, we are no where near scraping the bottom of the barrel, if anything its a popularity contest and the "popular" ones have all been released making us FEEL like they're barrel scrapping.

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    just look at the kids we're missing so many, point in case look at this class picture:

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    i want the costume for nelson and thats just Krabappels class, you still need the superfriends
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    you need lisas bully, lisas rival, Sherri and Terris cousin, various of Milhouses girlfriends (yes he has had some, Bart has had the most though) Barts girlfriends, Hibberts kids (1 of em appears during neagles fend of children task), Cleutus kids, the quintuplets, lisas friends from Pwagmattasquarmsettport
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    and thats just kids, you still need martins parents, and yes of course Julio, the point is the barrel of popular characters main or otherwise is being scrapped but the barrel of Characters All Shapes and Sizes barely has a dent in it, somtimes our minds simply see what we want to see.
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    Is that "Just stamp the ticket guy" with a flower coming out of his head? yeah we need him too.
  • quenavidad
    68 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    Maybe players are playing too fast. I'm at level 60 and my last ask was to get milhouse dad ... A task supposed for a player at level 36...
  • Annathewicked
    4721 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    Have you seen the complete characters posters? There's no way they are near the end of choices there. But they do have to create and implement bringing them back to the game - which takes time.....
    PM me- I DO need Good Neighboreenos currently
  • petehd14
    2769 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    They also need ways to make managing 100+ characters easier. I couldn't believe I ever had that many, but then I counted and had gone way past that.
  • vkvale135
    61 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    Understanding that the game is up to this point based on the show, does it have to continue to be? I know several people including myself who love the game, but never really watched the show. Storyline potential is pretty much endless as are characters when not required to have been on the show.
  • AAADave1961
    114 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    I wish they would do more mini-events that give characters skins.

    I think it would make the game more interesting visually and if everyone could get the skins (stupid premium skins!) , they could have events that use those specific skins.

  • txrabbit3737
    1166 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    quenavidad wrote:
    Maybe players are playing too fast. I'm at level 60 and my last ask was to get milhouse dad ... A task supposed for a player at level 36...

    Unless that's a typo, currently there is NO Level 60.
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6323 posts Moderator
    edited February 2016
    I wish they would do more mini-events that give characters skins.

    I think it would make the game more interesting visually and if everyone could get the skins (stupid premium skins!) , they could have events that use those specific skins.

    I much prefer new playable characters to skins.
  • lee67628
    818 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    quenavidad wrote:
    Maybe players are playing too fast. I'm at level 60 and my last ask was to get milhouse dad ... A task supposed for a player at level 36...

    Unless that's a typo, currently there is NO Level 60.

    He's indeed playing too fast... Lol :lol:
    TSTO Completionist since 2012
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