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Why The New Land For Tokens Is Such An Epic Fail

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  • My initial reaction was negative, but a few months on I have no major complaints with this. As with all changes the options are to adapt or stop playing. For the time being I like the game enough to adapt.

    So I put stuff in inventory. The item limit already forces me to do so occasionally, the land limit is an added incentive. I don't have any qualms about putting big, ugly or narrowly seasonal stuff there even if it's premium. I also find land and item-limit savings by editing/shrinking existing areas that I'm not willing to erase. In many cases they actually benefit from the edits.
    4junk3000 wrote: »
    And that minority happens to be getting away with donut farming without consequence, which blows my mind. That's remarkably GENEROUS and people just take it for granted.

    Taking it for granted is not a good idea. The floodgates to donut farming were opened a couple of years ago and there are a few obvious ways to close them up again. I play on the assumption that it will happen one day. It's why I keep an absurd number of donuts.
  • I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.
  • I can understand the griping.

    My town's design is compact. I like the comic aesthetic of having just a tiny field and playground behind Springfield Elementary for example, it seems to fit with the silly scale of things throughout the game. I tend to store a lot of non-currency earning stuff I don't care for - the pagan items, Egyptian items, fortress wals etc. I am still a few strips away from the token-only squares.

    I visit some friends' towns and the amount of space they allocate to single buildings is vast by comparison. They've done this on "good faith" in that they'd expect the rate of land release would be consistent going forward. Now EA has turned the tap off, their design strategy isn't sustainable. I'd be bummed about that too.

    Part of the problem is the size of some of the items... at the same time as restricting space, EA does nothing to address the problem posed by the size of the SH buildings.

  • I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    How would one unlock new land if one wasn't an active player...?
  • I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    I’m not sure I understand this. Could you elaborate a bit?
  • I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    I’m not sure I understand this. Could you elaborate a bit?

    The way I understood it, is that only players who are active during events are able to unlock land since land tokens are only given out during events. Events are also when the majority of items for sale for donuts occur thus ensuring more revenue for EA. Follow the money...
  • mystery2mi wrote: »
    I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    I’m not sure I understand this. Could you elaborate a bit?

    The way I understood it, is that only players who are active during events are able to unlock land since land tokens are only given out during events. Events are also when the majority of items for sale for donuts occur thus ensuring more revenue for EA. Follow the money...

    Events cover about 90% of the time now, so Im not sure that logic holds water.
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  • mystery2mi wrote: »
    I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    I’m not sure I understand this. Could you elaborate a bit?

    The way I understood it, is that only players who are active during events are able to unlock land since land tokens are only given out during events. Events are also when the majority of items for sale for donuts occur thus ensuring more revenue for EA. Follow the money...

    Events cover about 90% of the time now, so Im not sure that logic holds water.

    Good point!
  • mystery2mi wrote: »
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    I’m not sure I understand this. Could you elaborate a bit?

    The way I understood it, is that only players who are active during events are able to unlock land since land tokens are only given out during events. Events are also when the majority of items for sale for donuts occur thus ensuring more revenue for EA. Follow the money...

    Events cover about 90% of the time now, so Im not sure that logic holds water.

    Good point!

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  • cdepast
    2463 posts Member
    neighbors of mine know I have an emacuatley designed town. Now I have a patch of buildings haphazardly jammed together. It is really driving me crazy knowing that there is land sitting there I can't use.
  • mystery2mi
    2357 posts Member
    edited April 2018
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    I’m not sure I understand this. Could you elaborate a bit?

    The way I understood it, is that only players who are active during events are able to unlock land since land tokens are only given out during events. Events are also when the majority of items for sale for donuts occur thus ensuring more revenue for EA. Follow the money...

    Events cover about 90% of the time now, so Im not sure that logic holds water.

    Good point!

    Hey neighbor! Didnt notice we were talking before or I would have said hi sooner! Hope all is well with you and yours

    I'm doing well, hope you are too neighbor! Having a devil of a time trying to cram all these huge buildings into the last remaining land I have. That ugly orange striped casino went straight into storage! :D
  • $ Casino is one of the biggest phone-in designs yet

  • mystery2mi wrote: »
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    I’m not sure I understand this. Could you elaborate a bit?

    The way I understood it, is that only players who are active during events are able to unlock land since land tokens are only given out during events. Events are also when the majority of items for sale for donuts occur thus ensuring more revenue for EA. Follow the money...

    Events cover about 90% of the time now, so Im not sure that logic holds water.

    Good point!

    Hey neighbor! Didnt notice we were talking before or I would have said hi sooner! Hope all is well with you and yours

    I'm doing well, hope you are too neighbor! Having a devil of a time trying to cram all these huge buildings into the last remaining land I have. That ugly orange striped casino went straight into storage! :D

    Yeah I hear you. I missed the casino event so it is nice to be able to get a few. I do still have a little land left, pkus I really dont need the income from the spooky house farm anymore, so when (notice no if) it comes down to it thay can go to storage too. So I may be a little better off, its not by much. Not much else going on here.
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  • 4junk3000 wrote: »
    I NEED ALL THE LAND AT ONCE, EA! STOP BEING CONTROL FREAK MICRO MANAGERS AND GIVE IT TO US.

    Isn't "all the land" a flexible thing? I guess you mean "all the land that they have made available at that point in time". Even if you had "all the land" you know that there is still "more land" for them to make available. Are you mad that THAT land isn't available to you yet? I mainly view Land Token squares as unreleased land (although I still have like 10+ tokens I guess I should use).
  • How does one progress in the game when land expansion is restricted with tokens.EA NEEDS TO GET RID OF LAND TOKENS. I agree with empathy77. What does one do with all the game currency collected.
  • adruralo
    3278 posts Member
    edited April 2018
    I have 18 spaces available to unlock but cannot use until the game provides free land tokens. The buildings of late take up quite a space, so I now a huge line of buildings squashed together and unable to be creative with them.
    So creativity is definitely being stifled, which I thought is the whole point of the game, to create a Springfield the way you want it.
    With all this guessing why EA has made this decision, it would have been nice for EA to inform us why, but from the past 5 years I have seen very little if anything of information why certain changes have been made.
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  • I think that there are 2 mayor complains in this area, EA needs to manage.
    1. Land availability
    3. Decoration item limit
    Unfortunately both points are impacting each other.
    With more land player will run into the item limit soon and will start to complain about that.
    Having this in mind I think the land token idea is not too bad, because if they are able to balance this out the amount of complains will decrease.
    Although I am a long time player I have not run into the no free land issue yet. I am trying to build compact. Therefore the decoration item limit is more annoying to me. With the latest increases here I am fine now and hope it stays.
    One last thought.
    I am not a completionist. I do not need everything the game offers. Therefore I don't need to farm donuts and can use this land to design my town.
  • Willy9292
    1570 posts Member
    I have a few spots to buy, but sadly no tokens. I have removed all my house farms, and am sadly slowly removing areas created from events. All the play structures from the last are gone, and the pagan items are next on the chopping block. I could be happier removing stuff if I could add it to Krustyland so at least it can be seen.
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  • I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    I’m not sure I understand this. Could you elaborate a bit?

    If you're active you get new land.
    If you're not active you will not get new land.
    You can no longer buy land with saved up in game currency.
    Logging in every week or so and buying new land will not be possible.
    Players that do not play the game often will not get to unlock new land.
    The unlocking of new land will only be possible if you are active and playing every day at least (unless you're just rushing every act with donuts).
  • I think the land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.

    I’m not sure I understand this. Could you elaborate a bit?

    If you're active you get new land.
    If you're not active you will not get new land.
    You can no longer buy land with saved up in game currency.
    Logging in every week or so and buying new land will not be possible.
    Players that do not play the game often will not get to unlock new land.
    The unlocking of new land will only be possible if you are active and playing every day at least (unless you're just rushing every act with donuts).

    I’m sorry. Maybe I’m just stupid, but I’ve read this three times and I still don’t understand why “land tokens are a good way to make sure that only active players are unlocking new land.” Oh, well.
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