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I'm a little upset with these Ghost bombs, I would like them if we could use them in our friends towns but we can't. EA should of never made this a community prize because its horrible!

I think your expectations are unfair.

It would be a waste to use them in friends' towns since there's a max of five ghosts you can tap for each friends town per day. Why would you waste a ghost bomb (which cost donuts after the first five we were given) for five ghosts in a friend's town?

It makes wiping out all ghosts in your town very easy, and should help amp up the ghost collection rate a bit.

Sorry, have to disagree with you. I'm not disappointed because they're exactly what I expected them to be. I think you just made an unfair and not well thought out presumption about the bombs. The only one you can blame for that is yourself.

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  • mwdalton
    11549 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    I'm a little upset with these Ghost bombs, I would like them if we could use them in our friends towns but we can't. EA should of never made this a community prize because its horrible!

    Anyone else disappointed with the ghost bombs?

    Josh?


    He made a thread about loving the ghost bombs, but I think he might have been being sarcastic. :lol:
  • zicoboo
    354 posts
    edited October 2013
    I am, especially since it makes my game crash and then I loose all the goo collected anyway :/

    The bomb is cool for people who like it, but for me it's pointless since I was happy enough with the vacuum. I think it's a pretty stupid 'prize', would have been better as an extra people can just purchase if they wanted imo
  • Mattkronik
    4 posts
    edited October 2013
    I think they should have swapped the bombs and the vacuum. The vacuum is infinitely better
  • bren1960
    1631 posts
    edited October 2013
    I expected garbage, but only 5 bombs...really. Ok super lame
  • jacobjdevore
    387 posts
    edited October 2013
    Lol @ all the entitlement, rage, and disappointment being expressed over the ghost bombs.

    I'm not disappointed at all. It's been pretty clear that ghost bombs were merely going to be another way to clear ghosts in our towns, nothing more or less. It was also a good, reasonable bet* that EA would be selling them for donuts, because capitalism.




    *As opposed to "omg what if ghost bombs CREATE ghosts so we can get infinite donuts because EA would totally do that yay!!!"
  • tiger10036778
    842 posts
    edited October 2013
    Well...... I used my first ghost bomb and boom........my screen turned white for 5 seconds and the game kicked me out :evil: I went back in tofind no ghosts (and there were 12 hours worth) but no increase in my goo count!

    Right, not going to use those anymore, I thought...... and low and behold, while unhaunting my buildings I gained 2 more ghost bombs!!!

    I hope thegame crash was a simple one off glitch???
  • day2204
    94 posts
    edited October 2013
    Well...... I used my first ghost bomb and boom........my screen turned white for 5 seconds and the game kicked me out :evil: I went back in tofind no ghosts (and there were 12 hours worth) but no increase in my goo count!

    Right, not going to use those anymore, I thought...... and low and behold, while unhaunting my buildings I gained 2 more ghost bombs!!!

    I hope thegame crash was a simple one off glitch???
    Same here, I used it, and while the game didn't crash, it cleared all the ghosts from a 12 hour lapse in checking, yet my goo count didn't increase. I'm past 10k so I don't care, but if I were still working toward prizes I'd be heated
  • tiger10036778
    842 posts
    edited October 2013
    I too have more than 10k..... so it isnt an issue for me either....... I will try it again at lunch time and let this thread know the result!
  • Emarau
    248 posts
    edited October 2013
    Meh, I thought it was fine. Use them or don't use them I doubt EA realky cares.
  • mikeydluffy
    2014 posts
    edited October 2013
    EA, now that we have the ghost bombs can we please have money and or task completion bombs as well?
  • cvf007
    1077 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    I just want the frog prince! ?
  • lowjeff783
    367 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    Im alright with it, since i already have the 10k goo i find myself too lazy to tap ghosts lol, now all i need is one tap and i help the community goo count :)
  • DIrishB
    613 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    Well...... I used my first ghost bomb and boom........my screen turned white for 5 seconds and the game kicked me out :evil: I went back in tofind no ghosts (and there were 12 hours worth) but no increase in my goo count!

    Right, not going to use those anymore, I thought...... and low and behold, while unhaunting my buildings I gained 2 more ghost bombs!!!

    I hope thegame crash was a simple one off glitch???
    zicoboo wrote:
    I am, especially since it makes my game crash and then I loose all the goo collected anyway :/

    The bomb is cool for people who like it, but for me it's pointless since I was happy enough with the vacuum. I think it's a pretty stupid 'prize', would have been better as an extra people can just purchase if they wanted imo

    What device are you guys using? Also are you using the most up to date operating system for your devices?

    Might be worth looking into deleting some stuff on your devices as well, to free up some memory. Not saying that's it but its a possibility.

    I play on my iPhone 4, with iOS 7, and have only had my game crash a couple of times in over a year of playing. Haven't had any problems with the Halloween event at all. The problem is likely with your devices, operating system, or lack of memory leading to the crashing.
    Mattkronik wrote:
    I think they should have swapped the bombs and the vacuum. The vacuum is infinitely better

    How is the vacuum better than the bombs which wipe out all ghosts in your town in a single go? Your statement makes no sense.
    bren1960 wrote:
    I expected garbage, but only 5 bombs...really. Ok super lame

    So you're saying you didn't expect much or bring any sense of entitlement into it, then complain because you got 5 free bombs (which otherwise cost donuts).

    The irony is delicious.
  • simbass7
    1928 posts New member
    edited October 2013
    DIrishB wrote:
    I'm a little upset with these Ghost bombs, I would like them if we could use them in our friends towns but we can't. EA should of never made this a community prize because its horrible!

    I think your expectations are unfair.

    It would be a waste to use them in friends' towns since there's a max of five ghosts you can tap for each friends town per day. Why would you waste a ghost bomb (which cost donuts after the first five we were given) for five ghosts in a friend's town?

    It makes wiping out all ghosts in your town very easy, and should help amp up the ghost collection rate a bit.

    Sorry, have to disagree with you. I'm not disappointed because they're exactly what I expected them to be. I think you just made an unfair and not well thought out presumption about the bombs. The only one you can blame for that is yourself.

    It would be nice.if.bomb generate ghosts instead of killing em, for example additional 20 ghosts in your friends town when you drop it or in yours,
    They didn't bring anything for me, we could do without em
  • brewdog79
    468 posts
    edited October 2013
    I haven't tried using one, but I still don't even see why we have them at this point. Finding and tapping ghosts is part of the fun, so nuking them all seems pointless. Furthermore, I'm at 26,000 GOO, so to have these bombs made available at this point of the event makes me shrug my shoulders even further.

    Can I cash them in for their value in doughnuts? :)
  • ephphoneapps
    4070 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    They are very helpful when you first log in. You have the ones that gathered overnight and can unleash the ghosts from your graveyard, etc., and then collect them all with one tap.
  • brewdog79
    468 posts
    edited October 2013
    I think I'd rather have a year-round 'bomb' that taps all the buildings.
  • jacko_9997
    532 posts Member
    edited October 2013
    Yeah I'm disappointed...bust a little bit.
  • GamerGD3
    3029 posts New member
    edited October 2013
    I used one when I got it, it was a delay with the collection (more than the normal auto-collect), but my counter went up. I got one last night from a ghost afterwards. This morning I used another, got them to collect as well while I cleared tasks. I also got another free one as well.

    I hope these don't replace the donuts, as well, I'd rather have the donut then another bomb. So I still have 5 bombs left after using 2.

    I like it a lot. Let the ghosts build up then nuke'em all. The thing I dislike is after the bomb it goes to the tapper (I'd prefer it to go back to the vacuum. I didn't see that and when I unleashed my cemeteries I almost let some escape as I use the vacuum immediately after unleashing them.
  • agentkhoff28
    73 posts
    edited October 2013
    They are very helpful when you first log in. You have the ones that gathered overnight and can unleash the ghosts from your graveyard, etc., and then collect them all with one tap.

    Exactly! Also, I'm sure EA was thinking that "we" might be getting tired of tapping or vacuuming ghosts by this time, so making an easy way to wipe out the morning ghost accumulation would help keep us interested. For those of you that were here for whacking day can remember how painful it was to tap all those snakes all month long, especially at first log in. (Please don't turn that statement into an argument about how the ghosts are easier to tap than snakes, it's just an example.)
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