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Attitude change towards whacking day

It's the same with every update that. E.g people got bored of the snow. They also got bored of the zombies too. Just one of those things lol

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  • beeblebrox900
    1314 posts Member
    edited May 2013
    Perhaps there is something to be learnt from that. The events probably go on too long. Would it really have hurt them to halve the targets and shorten the event by 2 weeks?
  • kevwha22
    501 posts
    edited May 2013
    Perhaps there is something to be learnt from that. The events probably go on too long. Would it really have hurt them to halve the targets and shorten the event by 2 weeks?

    I feel ya on that, I would have been content with 5 prizes, after recently completing everything I am sick of the game. And I was "life ruiningly obsessed" lol
  • Skyrim-mrp
    3684 posts
    edited May 2013
    Perhaps there is something to be learnt from that. The events probably go on too long. Would it really have hurt them to halve the targets and shorten the event by 2 weeks?
    I agree but yet there are people asking for it to be extended :shock:
  • stevieort
    605 posts Member
    edited May 2013
    I was able to get all the prizes, included every Whack Box, just this past weekend. And I played hard, multiple times a day, every day. So for me, the event seemed to last just the right amount of time. Having said that, I'm taking a bit of a mental break have been sending my characters on 24-hour tasks. And I've been giving eggs in bulk to my neighbors that are oh, so close to hitting 12.5k snakes (so, so many that aren't even close).

    Any way, all this to say that I thought the length of this even was pretty spot on. Thanks, EA! And do well by Star Wars!
  • i_set_fire
    328 posts
    edited May 2013
    Perhaps there is something to be learnt from that. The events probably go on too long. Would it really have hurt them to halve the targets and shorten the event by 2 weeks?

    thats a good idea. i was thinking a nice option would be to turn off the update when we are done. for example, make it so snakes no longer generate in our town.
  • beeblebrox900
    1314 posts Member
    edited May 2013
    Yeah it was pretty much impossible to play the game without taking part in whacking day. With all the problems at the start I did try ignoring it but you just couldnt. Having just got to 12500 snakes I am glad I did get it done, didnt think I was going to get anywhere near done for most of the event and if I hadnt I wouldnt have been bothered. The stadium and coliseum both look terrible anyway ;)
  • TRTX84
    556 posts
    edited May 2013
    I don't think the event went on for too long. I'd rather they keep the prize requirements where they are too, as it gives people time to play casually and still get some nice rewards.

    Halving the prize requirements as well as the time would've made it easier to miss and thus less likely to draw in casual players over a long period of time.

    Now a lot of new players are in the habit of playing Tapped Out at least 2 times a day or so, so they're hooked enough for whatever the next updates will bring.

    The goal of any Freemium game is to convince its players they have to play EVERY DAY if not multiple times a day for fear of missing something big or not having the resources for when the next big something comes.
  • Skyrim-mrp
    3684 posts
    edited May 2013
    TRTX84 wrote:
    I don't think the event went on for too long. I'd rather they keep the prize requirements where they are too, as it gives people time to play casually and still get some nice rewards.

    Halving the prize requirements as well as the time would've made it easier to miss and thus less likely to draw in casual players over a long period of time.

    Now a lot of new players are in the habit of playing Tapped Out at least 2 times a day or so, so they're hooked enough for whatever the next updates will bring.

    The goal of any Freemium game is to convince its players they have to play EVERY DAY if not multiple times a day for fear of missing something big or not having the resources for when the next big something comes.
    :thumbup: I agree with the "should fear we miss out" and I think if we miss then we shudnt be able to get it again. Because if we get the option to get it agian then there's no incentive to login often! But....there are people that have glitches that my lock them out of the game for a certain amount of time......damn harpies lol
  • 80sarcades
    117 posts
    edited May 2013
    I'm ready for it to be over. To be honest, I'm not sure why most are behind except if they started late or had to work a lot. My main egg buddy had nothing more than the regular whacking license and nothing else (besides the snake rock she won) and she managed to get all the prizes way over a week ago.

    Now I'm trying to figure out what to do with the whacking day stands/signs. At least I found a good use for the t-shirt stands...they sit right outside the coliseum selling shirts for the 'fight.' Hate to have anything go to waste :)
  • beeblebrox900
    1314 posts Member
    edited May 2013
    Ok maybe half the time was a bit much, but a bit shorter event wouldnt have hurt. I wonder how many people this event drove away, quite a few neighbours of mine seem to have given up half way through.
  • frankenjacko
    237 posts Member
    edited May 2013
    That is me in a nutshell. I am getting boxes and not even trying. Only got 2 left.
  • sammysound
    113 posts
    edited May 2013
    the biggest issue i had were people not putting their characters on tasks that generate snakes then complain they don't have enought snakes

    i probably have 2 days worth of tasks to catch up on after tomorroww

    sorry about the typos, really drunk rihhyt now -- leafs lost again!!!!!!
  • davidd4949
    22 posts
    edited May 2013
    I didn't mind the event until I couldn't get snakes from other towns when the Baton/Snake icon disappeared 5 days ago, it would seem all the work when I was on target to get 10000 (I was happy if I was to get the Stadium) now makes me fall short and I'm over it as I will fall about 600 snakes short without being able to get snakes from my 50 neighbours. EA didn't seem the least bit interested in the issues in the game.

    The bugs need fixing faster when in game and it causes problems, I had all tasks of people getting snakes and had calculated to the day almost how many snakes I needed per day and to fall short becuase of the bug is really annoying, will be happy its gone as I can't do anything now but wait and get rid of snakes and help my daughter get her aim of 5500 snakes.

    Cheers
  • mush03
    11 posts
    edited May 2013
    i work 5-6 days a week, last week i work 7 days
    i get home and im tired, dont really have time to sit around and play so yea i didnt get all the prizes :cry:
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