There has been plenty of speculation over the game ending over the years. In the old days, we would hold our breath between level updates (sometimes taking months for an update), and recently waiting between updates/events. Sadly, I think the real demise of the game is this mini-event format. While I have no plans to stop tapping, they have essentially eliminated what made the game "life ruiningly fun." They have removed all of the elements that made this game addictive to players and a revenue driver for EA. No more community prizes, event awards based on social interactions / neighbor visits, Friend Point prizes, aspirational items, episode tie-ins and now long format events. These mini-events are better than nothing - but they are easy to complete and don't incentivize logging in every four hours, visiting neighbors and the general grinding that got us all hooked on pixels in the first place. And before anyone responds with a snarky "no ones making you stay" comment, I am simply sharing my disappointment in what I view will be the slow demise of something that has been a daily part of my life for many years. Even this forum was so vibrant at one time, I'd find myself logging in multiple times a day (an hour!) just to read the next post or get strategies and tips, beneficial glitches (e.g. endless bobs private messages!) and the overall comradery of my fellow tappers. This has been more of an artistic outlet / hobby than a game to me and these mini events (and updates without content) are bumming me out.