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Escalator to nowhere and Popsicle skyscraper

It IS ridiculous!! Pretty pointless if u ask me.. All that money for something without any kind of use whatsoever..

Id rather buy more land And other "useful" items!

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  • adruralo
    3290 posts Member
    edited February 2013
    paulowry wrote:
    Anyone think 1 million and 2 million respectively is a little ridiculous for these two items? Does anybody have them yet? I have about a million cash so far but come on that's crazy
    I have no idea why on this earth EA would choose to make these two items so ridiculously expensive. They will be out of reach for a lot of people for many months, particularly those who have only just started the games.
    I accumulated 2 million and this was due to the friends glitch which has now been nerfed in the last update.
    iPad Pro 9.7, iPhone 13 Blue.
  • hichem17
    16 posts
    edited February 2013
    Anyone bought it? And Got pictures of it?
  • Tucksmom
    4 posts
    edited February 2013
    I am pretty sure EA created these useless items to get the people that took advantage of the glitch to spend their surplus of cash. I did!!! But I think I will put them in storage as they don't enhance my town.
  • paulowry
    31 posts
    edited February 2013
    I just bought the escalator...I only had a surplus of cash bc of the lengths of time between update since I'm maxed out on levels
  • jasonicus321
    1811 posts New member
    edited February 2013
    Quit whining.
  • shabu922
    176 posts Member
    edited February 2013
    I bought both. They take 3 days to build. Left me with only 7.5 million afterward, but that money will come back over time. When they're finished I'll let you know.
  • edited February 2013
    paulowry wrote:
    Anyone think 1 million and 2 million respectively is a little ridiculous for these two items? Does anybody have them yet? I have about a million cash so far but come on that's crazy

    Do you guys even watch the show? They are supposed to be a useless waste of money (like the monorail). I thought it was a very humorous way for players to burn through cash. At least Origin are addressing the game's shortcomings with humor, like the joke about accumulated halloween candy just disappearing at the beginning of Christmas.
  • Double_Density
    60 posts
    edited February 2013
    They're money sinks pure and simple. A lot of folks who have played since early on have very large bankrolls. Once you have all of your land, there isn't much to spend money on.
  • rhapsodyblue
    10 posts
    edited February 2013
    i bought the escalator to nowhere and it's got a few hours left before it is finished building. I'm looking forward to what it will do if anything. It says that it requires a mypad so i'm assuming that there is a task?

    after the christmas theme, i was collecting lots of money while waiting for the next update. the game was getting a bit dull without themes...
  • lilkuromi
    2 posts
    edited February 2013
    I think the price is kind of ridiculous especially since it doubled after the glitch was fixed.... I was one of those that got level 26 I have pictures of the original price and I have Wiggums house and Ralph and a task to build el chemstri but the building got removed from my menu before I could build ugh
  • afrokula777
    334 posts
    edited February 2013
    How many XP did you get from building them?
  • itsmedanshep
    565 posts
    edited February 2013
    How many XP did you get from building them?

    10,000 and 20,000 XP.
  • reikky
    4 posts
    edited February 2013
    I got both of them !! And they are useless but I like them !!
  • TRTX84
    556 posts
    edited February 2013
    akmc228 wrote:
    It IS ridiculous!! Pretty pointless if u ask me.. All that money for something without any kind of use whatsoever..

    You just described Premium items.

    I have no problem with the price of those items. The only reason I don't have that much money in-game right now is because I take breaks once I've caught up with the latest content and finish whatever holiday bonuses are available.

    And the bigger your town gets, the easier it will be to collect 1-2 million bucks. That's why building prices are steadily climbing with each level (I think Pimento Grove was $200k). I'm sure at some point both will drop in cost (but not much). But the idea is to give people who have all of this excess cash laying around from playing everyday a way to seem like it wasn't all for naught.
  • shabu922
    176 posts Member
    edited February 2013
    I have my escalator right in front of my popsicle tower, so it looks like the people are taking the escalator to the tower and falling off right before they get to the tower. It's great!
  • p8arrett
    5 posts
    edited February 2013
    They are useless.
    But I want them. Just like Santa's Little Helper. And all the Christmas crap.
    Damn them all anyway! I want them.
  • stran01
    37 posts
    edited February 2013
    Do you guys even watch the show? They are supposed to be a useless waste of money (like the monorail). I thought it was a very humorous way for players to burn through cash. At least Origin are addressing the game's shortcomings with humor, like the joke about accumulated halloween candy just disappearing at the beginning of Christmas


    At first I was a little confused as to where these items came from. Three days after the update I caught the Monorail episode. It all became clear then. The Escalator. The Popsicle Stick building. The 50'Magnifying Glass. All giant wasts of big $$$$.
    And the Avatar that RSommons has. ( I have been trying to figure out that character for a while now)
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