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CBonez89 wrote:
does anyone else find the dialogue very annoying, like theyre trying way too hard to be funny and are also being very cocky. especially with the mr burns part where they explain how the freemium works, get us addicted then force us to spend premium currency.... is that supposed to be funny? I find the dialogue for this event very annoying and very stupid. not funny one bit, pure stupid.

I cant be the only one.

I don't find that part stupid at all. I find it true.

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  • CBonez89
    54 posts
    edited August 2014
    yeah obviously its true, and thats how it works. but is that really funny? is it supposed to be funny? I havnt liked the dialogue for this one since the start, just so stupid, and that mr burns part was the straw that broke the camels back so I decided to post and see what you guys figure. it just doesnt seem like "the simpsons" at all.
  • jraffa50
    559 posts
    edited August 2014
    CBonez89 wrote:
    yeah obviously its true, and thats how it works. but is that really funny? is it supposed to be funny? I havnt liked the dialogue for this one since the start, just so stupid, and that mr burns part was the straw that broke the camels back so I decided to post and see what you guys figure. it just doesnt seem like "the simpsons" at all.

    I've actually thought the dialogue in this one has been great. I've found it to be the best part of the event. For the Burns part I was wondering if it would hit too close to home for some players, and it did surprise me a bit. But I certainly didn't find it "stupid".
  • jukan00
    2319 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    While I didn't find it cocky, I was underwhelmed overall by all of the dialogue so far. A lot of repeating the same lines over and over, etc. I know they can do better than this. It doesn't feel like Simpsons dialogue a lot of the time.

    I will say though that it did have two of the best lines in tsto history when marge asks homer if he's 'drinking sizzurp' and homer replies, 'it's not drank'.
    Hahaahaahh.
  • Nine9Nines
    930 posts New member
    edited August 2014
    It's the worst event dialogue to date, no question about that. EA hates us as much as we hate them, but The Simpsons bring us together despite it.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    Nine9Nines wrote:
    It's the worst event dialogue to date, no question about that.
    Sure there is. Easter happened. (much as we'd like to forget it)
  • BrownMamba84
    40 posts
    edited August 2014
    Am I the only one who skips all the dialogue, and just taps really fast when the text box appears? I don't think I've ever read the dialogue since the beginning, when Lisa and Homer were cleaning up the town.

    It reminds me of the new episodes of the Simpsons. Definitely trying way too hard.
  • Nine9Nines
    930 posts New member
    edited August 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    Nine9Nines wrote:
    It's the worst event dialogue to date, no question about that.
    Sure there is. Easter happened. (much as we'd like to forget it)

    As an event, Easter was worse, but the Easter dialogue was better (and far less insulting).
  • amcevil
    350 posts
    edited August 2014
    People actually read the dialogue still? it's almost universally terrible all the time, kinda like the show itself these days. personally I just skip right over it.
  • bradyc79
    1379 posts
    edited August 2014
    jukan00 wrote:
    While I didn't find it cocky, I was underwhelmed overall by all of the dialogue so far. A lot of repeating the same lines over and over, etc. I know they can do better than this. It doesn't feel like Simpsons dialogue a lot of the time.

    I will say though that it did have two of the best lines in tsto history when marge asks homer if he's 'drinking sizzurp' and homer replies, 'it's not drank'.
    Hahaahaahh.

    Yes, I really liked those lines as well. Thought that part was hilarious.
  • ipitythefo906
    14 posts
    edited August 2014
    Gotta agree. I feel like they're trying to be clever by pointing out how pointless the game is, but it just comes off as an insult to me. Might not have been their intention as I think about it, but that's just how it came off to me.
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    Most of what was said could have been a copy/paste of many many many posts on this very forum. If we don't like what the game dialogue is saying, why do we jump on the bandwagon if the same sentiment is voiced by a forum member? Don't we constantly talk about how much more successful the other games are?

    Don't we constantly complain about the ripoffs? Are you mad because they AGREE with us? Why? Wouldn't you be madder if they were saying that prices of their stuff is low? Or if they started saying that the competition games suck?

    At least they hear what we're saying.

    And I totally lol'd at Homer's "And don't get me started about the (EXPLETIVE DELETED) Easter fences!"

    USA/UK Race To Throw Country Into Utter Chaos = TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • TheThrashMan
    365 posts
    edited August 2014
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  • tommy1724
    1969 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    jraffa50 wrote:
    CBonez89 wrote:
    does anyone else find the dialogue very annoying, like theyre trying way too hard to be funny and are also being very cocky. especially with the mr burns part where they explain how the freemium works, get us addicted then force us to spend premium currency.... is that supposed to be funny? I find the dialogue for this event very annoying and very stupid. not funny one bit, pure stupid.

    I cant be the only one.

    I don't find that part stupid at all. I find it true.

    "It's funny because it's true..."
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    Nine9Nines wrote:
    neuroheart wrote:
    Nine9Nines wrote:
    It's the worst event dialogue to date, no question about that.
    Sure there is. Easter happened. (much as we'd like to forget it)

    As an event, Easter was worse, but the Easter dialogue was better (and far less insulting).
    I beg to differ.


    Dialogue about how foolish we are to hope for a pattern, and how much the randomness sucks but they gave it to us anyway:
    Homer: Must get every Easter Box prize… Must complete set… Life meaningless until all are mine…
    Bart: Snap out of it, man! Quit letting a randomized outcome rule your life.
    Homer: Oh, it’s not random. There’s a pattern, I’m sure of it. Just like there’s a pattern to how we walk around town… I assume.
    Bart: Maybe you should just go to work. Then you could earn enough money to buy the things you want outright.
    Homer: What’s the point of that? There’s no drama, no delectable tension. Besides, Mr. Burns told all his employees to take the month off and collect eggs.
    Homer: Which I find in no way suspicious! Now shut up.
    Homer: According to an online forum post I just read, the next Easter Box I buy is guaranteed to pay off big! Guaranteed!

    Dialogue about how much the event sucks and how lazy they are about making it not suck, and also we're all helpless sheep:
    Homer: Haven't thought about it. I'm simply obeying my brain's deep-seated, irrational impulse to collect things. It's a weakness we all share, and one evil game designers are expert at exploiting. Thanks, game designers!
    But why are we talking, when we could be collecting?
    Stranger: Pssst... I'll tell you what you can do with them. Collect enough eggs and I'll trade you a mysterious box from my extensive collection of rare objects from around the world
    Homer: Ooh! More collecting! Pretty sweet…
    Lisa: Dad, is this really the most productive way to spend your time?
    Homer: Lisa, someday you'll understand that collecting things so you can trade them in for collectibles from some dude's collection is the only way to feel good about yourself.
    Lisa: But they're random prizes, Dad. What if you just get a bunch of fences?
    Home: Hey yeah, I hate winning fences!
    Stranger: If you suck out and get a total of 50 Easter fences from boxes, I'll also give you a free 15 donuts.
    Homer: 15 donuts?! Holy crap! I love winning fences!!!

    That seriously doesn't offend you? Because it offended the hell out of me.
  • roshigoth1
    1601 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    TSTO has been poking fun at the freemium game format since the very beginning. Did anyone actually pay attention to the opening video?

    None of this is new.
  • baddazoner
    1006 posts
    edited August 2014
    amcevil wrote:
    People actually read the dialogue still? it's almost universally terrible all the time, kinda like the show itself these days. personally I just skip right over it.

    same.. the few times i did read the dialogue it wasn't funny at all
  • jraffa50
    559 posts
    edited August 2014
    neuroheart wrote:

    That seriously doesn't offend you? Because it offended the hell out of me.


    None of that really offended me because I personally think a lot it is true.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    jraffa50 wrote:
    neuroheart wrote:

    That seriously doesn't offend you? Because it offended the hell out of me.


    None of that really offended me because I personally think a lot it is true.
    The dialogue for this event is also "true." (Without explicitly saying we're all stupid sheep, just that we can be tempted.)
  • jraffa50
    559 posts
    edited August 2014
    neuroheart wrote:
    jraffa50 wrote:
    neuroheart wrote:

    That seriously doesn't offend you? Because it offended the hell out of me.


    None of that really offended me because I personally think a lot it is true.
    The dialogue for this event is also "true." (Without explicitly saying we're all stupid sheep, just that we can be tempted.)

    Right. None of it offends me. I find some of it humorous, some less so. But none of it offensive.
  • neuroheart
    8132 posts Member
    edited August 2014
    jraffa50 wrote:
    Right. None of it offends me. I find some of it humorous, some less so. But none of it offensive.
    Well this clearly isn't directed at you, then.
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