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At first I laughed at "This game is life-ruiningly fun"......

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  • juliet603
    17879 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    welcome.gif to the forum! :D

    I've managed to remain freemium the whole time I've played, but only because I have a joint bank account and it wouldn't go down well at all if I started spending money on this game lol :lol: but if I had the money, I'd probably allow myself the odd donut every now and then, so go for it! :twisted:
  • NeoSEC28
    39609 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    juliet603 wrote:
    I've managed to remain freemium the whole time I've played, but only because I have a joint bank account and it wouldn't go down well at all if I started spending money on this game lol :lol:

    So basically your husband wont allow you to buy donuts ;)
    Volunteer EA Senior Moderator
  • kenalbon89
    365 posts
    edited July 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    juliet603 wrote:
    I've managed to remain freemium the whole time I've played, but only because I have a joint bank account and it wouldn't go down well at all if I started spending money on this game lol :lol:

    So basically your husband wont allow you to buy donuts ;)

    Hey, if I had a joint bank account my Mrs wouldn't let me buy them either... okay, she wouldn't be ale to stop me but I certainly wouldn't be able to stop her from making me feel bad about it :P

  • realmrsupra
    93 posts
    edited July 2014
    What an amazing thing. I reached out for help and I am amazed at the sincerity and hospitality of you all. Thank you to each and every reply. I applaud the slippery slope warnings as do I feel humbled looking at some of the other towns on here. Wowza!
    My earlier comment about saving up is not too far from the truth. Money is beyond tight for me now but I also realize the therapeutic effects of having TSTO and this forum to lean onto. Not getting into details I'm currently riding a lower valley if my up and down life. It is what it is and I have to accept it. It's amazing therapy to build and oversee the activities in my own little Springfield though.
    I've accepted once I save enough real life money (everything to me is now either real life or in the game...) I will likely buy a few donuts or as mentioned, I will join the dark side. I'm confident enough I've already placed glow in the dark stickers illuminating all exits. I can't find my "dark side vision" glasses though.... Grrrrr.

    I'm off to tap tap tap... Just wanted to give a sincere group hug to you all!
    Thank you and may the donuts rain down on us all.

    Come Again!
  • juliet603
    17879 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    kenalbon89 wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    juliet603 wrote:
    I've managed to remain freemium the whole time I've played, but only because I have a joint bank account and it wouldn't go down well at all if I started spending money on this game lol :lol:

    So basically your husband wont allow you to buy donuts ;)

    Hey, if I had a joint bank account my Mrs wouldn't let me buy them either... okay, she wouldn't be ale to stop me but I certainly wouldn't be able to stop her from making me feel bad about it :P

    I'd especially get a lecture about how I'm always wanting to go on holiday and how can we afford to go on all these holidays if I spend money on this lol, which is fair enough cos it's true! :lol:
  • juliet603
    17879 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    What an amazing thing. I reached out for help and I am amazed at the sincerity and hospitality of you all. Thank you to each and every reply. I applaud the slippery slope warnings as do I feel humbled looking at some of the other towns on here. Wowza!
    My earlier comment about saving up is not too far from the truth. Money is beyond tight for me now but I also realize the therapeutic effects of having TSTO and this forum to lean onto. Not getting into details I'm currently riding a lower valley if my up and down life. It is what it is and I have to accept it. It's amazing therapy to build and oversee the activities in my own little Springfield though.
    I've accepted once I save enough real life money (everything to me is now either real life or in the game...) I will likely buy a few donuts or as mentioned, I will join the dark side. I'm confident enough I've already placed glow in the dark stickers illuminating all exits. I can't find my "dark side vision" glasses though.... Grrrrr.

    I'm off to tap tap tap... Just wanted to give a sincere group hug to you all!
    Thank you and may the donuts rain down on us all.

    Come Again!

    Glad everyone made you feel welcome! This forum is awesome and full of great people so definitely stick around! :thumbup:
  • lauriegator
    306 posts
    edited July 2014
    What an amazing thing. I reached out for help and I am amazed at the sincerity and hospitality of you all. Thank you to each and every reply. I applaud the slippery slope warnings as do I feel humbled looking at some of the other towns on here. Wowza!
    My earlier comment about saving up is not too far from the truth. Money is beyond tight for me now but I also realize the therapeutic effects of having TSTO and this forum to lean onto. Not getting into details I'm currently riding a lower valley if my up and down life. It is what it is and I have to accept it. It's amazing therapy to build and oversee the activities in my own little Springfield though.
    I've accepted once I save enough real life money (everything to me is now either real life or in the game...) I will likely buy a few donuts or as mentioned, I will join the dark side. I'm confident enough I've already placed glow in the dark stickers illuminating all exits. I can't find my "dark side vision" glasses though.... Grrrrr.

    I'm off to tap tap tap... Just wanted to give a sincere group hug to you all!
    Thank you and may the donuts rain down on us all.

    Come Again!

    Howdy neighbor (from my alter ego, SnarkTheCat)

    I am in the tight cash flow situation myself. I have been having some fun buying a scratcher each week. I haven't won the jackpot, but I usually win more than 6 donuts. It's fun and I just give up a soda per week :D

    Anyways, welcome to the forum. You have now come over to the dark side and we do have some cookies over there by the punch bowl. Lots of cookies!
  • realmrsupra
    93 posts
    edited July 2014
    Thank you haha. My neighbours are awesome!! So glad I moved into this little town :)

    I've been sitting outside a Tim Horton's (for those not in Canada, that's a coffee and donut shop) for the last hour playing TSTO in hopes my game magically absorbs some donuts, mmmmmm donuts.... Or I should say dognuts,.... Sounds funnier that way. Darn, doesn't seem to be working.
  • MusicBooks960
    903 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    Thank you haha. My neighbours are awesome!! So glad I moved into this little town :)

    I've been sitting outside a Tim Horton's (for those not in Canada, that's a coffee and donut shop) for the last hour playing TSTO in hopes my game magically absorbs some donuts, mmmmmm donuts.... Or I should say dognuts,.... Sounds funnier that way. Darn, doesn't seem to be working.
    Mmmmmmm...Tim Horton's and dognuts. Wait...WHAT? (Tee hee!) :mrgreen:
  • cdepast
    2462 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    Do it. No regrets at all. I will say that I waited to buy my boatload until Gil's Christmas deal - but dollars to time spent, you cant find a cheaper source of entertainment. Once you do go premium, I suggest pacing out your purchases so that you can extend the life of the game.
  • jae_bazz
    5730 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    Thank you haha. My neighbours are awesome!! So glad I moved into this little town :)

    I've been sitting outside a Tim Horton's (for those not in Canada, that's a coffee and donut shop) for the last hour playing TSTO in hopes my game magically absorbs some donuts, mmmmmm donuts.... Or I should say dognuts,.... Sounds funnier that way. Darn, doesn't seem to be working.

    I used to live in Tim Horton's territory, and now I don't anymore!! :evil: I'm fairly certain they put crack in their coffee, and I crave it almost daily. Wanna teleport some my way?? :mrgreen::wink:

    Also- welcome!
  • amcevil
    350 posts
    edited July 2014
    I say do what you want. But note that a lot of the criticism of the freemium game model comes in the way it entices you - in almost the exact same way gambling does. Except it's not gambling, because a casino at least pays out sometimes. Rare are the jackpots in Vegas, rarer they are in TSTO - i.e. no money will actually ever be spit out of your device.

    I have some premium stuff, but I was patient and earned it that way. If EA really wanted your money that badly, they'd make you give it to them to play at all. So beware that slippery slope that someone spoke of earlier because this game WILL trigger the risk-reward mentality that casino gambling does.
  • lee67628
    818 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    My life is even more ruining after turning from premium player to completionist ... :mrgreen:
    TSTO Completionist since 2012
  • realmrsupra
    93 posts
    edited July 2014
    Mmmmmmm...Tim Horton's and dognuts. Wait...WHAT? (Tee hee!) :mrgreen: [/quote]


    As you can guess from my lack of creative signature, I'm still learning so I can't properly use the quote feature, yet.
    Wait, who? Haha. Timmies keeps coming up with new flavours for dognuts, maybe that's an idea for here... Limited time magical donuts that have special powers.... Mwahmwahhaaa!

    Thank you sincerely for all the honest advice about the slipper-did-didilly slope.



    Jae_bazz, you ain't kiddin' about them slipping something n the coffee. I heard they mechanically increase the caffeine level in the actual bean during roasting. Who knows.... I actually switched to the Golden Arches as they have seriously stepped up their game recently. I'll download the formula for their coffee into your holodeck when I can :)

    SnarktheCat, howdy neighbourino! I went over by the punch bowl and had some cookies. Mmmmm cookies... Thank you kindly!

    Amcevil, I betcha I can stop after just one dognut batch! Hahaha


  • jmcwaffles
    59 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    jukan00 wrote:
    Do it. You'll love it! You'll get such a kick out of seeing Otto jamming on the guitar or some classic building in your very own little Springfield. There a lot worse things you could spend your money on.
    I'm an addict as well.

    I totally agree about Otto, he is one of my favorites. I love all of his lines but I wish he had more tasks
  • MusicBooks960
    903 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    jmcwaffles wrote:
    jukan00 wrote:
    Do it. You'll love it! You'll get such a kick out of seeing Otto jamming on the guitar or some classic building in your very own little Springfield. There a lot worse things you could spend your money on.
    I'm an addict as well.

    I totally agree about Otto, he is one of my favorites. I love all of his lines but I wish he had more tasks
    Another relative newcomer! In case no one else has said it, welcome to the forum jmcwaffles! Otto is pretty awesome, and is a premium payout. Now if we could just get him to endorse his preference of heavy metal bands...
  • Pickwick_Next33
    51 posts
    edited July 2014
    Howdy actual neighbour! Both in tiny phone Springfields and in real life (I'm from London ON-I call it the crappy London)

    I played for nearly 2 years before becoming a hardcore Premium player (before stone cutters, I only bought a Gil deal that was the Duff Factory & Mount Springfield & some cash for 250 donuts), but even my premium playing is dwarfed by many others on the boards here.

    I can offer no advice on jumping on the premium bandwagon, but having neighbours is a great thing ( I didn't have any until Stonecutters) :D

    Anyways... welcome the dark side, we supposedly have cookies (but doughnuts get you cool stuff :mrgreen: )
  • Twkoenig
    246 posts
    edited July 2014
    Its a tough call. I haven't spent much, not anywhere near a lot of people here, but I've really wanted to a lot of times. It gets extremely tempting, way more after you make just one purchase from Gil.

    I would say to only buy one thing at a time, and make it something that you really like, and preferably with a character that you can keep using over and over.

    Whatever you decide I'm sure you'll enjoy the game either way, and welcome to the addiction that is tapped out!
  • realmrsupra
    93 posts
    edited July 2014
    lee67628 wrote:
    My life is even more ruining after turning from premium player to completionist ... :mrgreen:

    I didn't want to admit it but your post is helping me open the "closet door" about secretly being a completionist. Damn you premium items.... Mmmmm items... Haha

    Also, a many THANK YOU's to each and every one of you again for your advice and support.

    Edit: to add thanks.
  • Doombringer86
    64 posts
    edited July 2014
    Welcome to the forum :thumbup:

    I'm a full premium player, even though I started spending doughnuts here and there...till I realized the volcano lair was in game :shock: it was down hill from there on, I have everything except the funzos :shock:


    And also it's getting a little tight in the land department...so yeah, premium is good :mrgreen:
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