You can replace fortune with FRUSTRATION, FORMULAS or according to others, some other “F” words if you like.
How’s every one doing? Been strolling around the wide world of TSTO and recently I’ve noticed quite a few folks intensely focused on the Holiday Wheel that came with this year’s holiday update. What at first seemed like such a cool concept has ended up being a hotly debated item. There are folks who have become disillusioned, feel cheated, don’t care, want that last item that is taunting them. Whatever the case, it is definitely one of those items you either love or hate it seems.
Figured I’d chime in with my two cents for what it’s worth. The real truth about it is that I don’t really have an opinion. As one of the people who had a lot of the prizes from last year, I went into the wheel ahead of the game. Even then, there was a lot of stuff on the wheel even for me. As of this writing, I am one prize away from getting everything. I try my hardest not to become upset at things out of my control and this definitely seems to be one of them. I’m enthused when I win something extra and whether it riles me as I hit cash AGAIN, I just keep on keeping on and tapping away. The opinions of my peeps however do matter very much to me so I figured I’d take some of the “F” words I could think of and lay out some thoughts.
Everything on the wheel is FREE (My favorite number). I find it hard to get too upset at a device that gives me something for nothing. While I have no need of $1000, it is more than what I had before I spun in the first place. As long as the wheel is completely played without donuts, you’ll never end up worse off for having spun it. If you play purely, you get one chance every day and some extras right towards the end. Even completely random, something’s gonna be missed. Not everyone wins on wheel of fortune, right? I’m sure a lot of newer players don’t mind the cash. My kiddo seems to think I’m crazy for not caring about 1000 dollars as she’s still on Level 14. She has a point and to date has not been upset with any of her winnings.
I get it. Not getting everything you want is no fun. I consider myself lucky that my last remaining prize is the Ice God (which I really could care less about), but some days it does feel like me vs. the wheel as it taunts me and continuously lands so close but no cigar every time. I’ve probably spun at least 40 times now and not hit that blasted Hindi goddess. I decided rather than be upset at this I would look up multi-armed goddesses and decide which one was mocking me. I’m probably completely wrong on which one it’s supposed to be but I now think of it as Kali, godess of time and death. Seems like the manifestation of how people feel about the wheel. Takes a lot of time and has sparked some murderous thoughts lol. Every time I really get fired up, I can easily be satiated by making Rex Banner shake the heck out of Flanders. Works every time.
No matter how hard we’ve delved into the files, the basic mechanics of this wheel are unclear. Algorithm, cheat, random unluckiness… whatever it is, yeah… hitting 1000 dollars numerous times in a row should not be possible. Whether it’s a clever way to make money or just something designed to make you have to wait for a complete pay-out, it is what it is. This entire game is programmed and EA gets to decide how the wheel works. My best advice for anyone who is convinced it is rigged is to just avoid t and not get worked up over it. As the wheel lacks a physical presence, it has to be completely programmed and is beyond any of our control. Don’t let some pixels get you down.
OTHER “F” WORDS
Obviously, I won’t delve further into this one but I’m sure you get it. Here at Addicts we completely understand being bummed about not winning everything and are here for ya. If you need to, curse all you want at your device and keep on tapping. If you need a break, take one. The game will be there later.
As for spending donuts on the wheel. I’d seriously advise against it. I have spent some but have the blessing of knowing I’d get donuts for Christmas because of my gig here. For experimentation purpses, I spent 100 to see if it would improve my odds. After only getting 3 prizes and a bunch of cash and gift cards, I realized free was the best option. I really would not be surprised to see every item on the wheel offered for donuts towards the end of this event. If you really want to spend your hard earned money on the wheel, I can’t stop you but hope you won’t do it. Melted snowmen and unseasonal Christmas Lights aren’t worth it.
Long post made short, this update really has been cool for me and I hate seeing fellow tappers and Addicts get bummed out about it. If the wheel is synonymous with four letter words for you then just let it alone and go out there to design/tap some of the cool stuff which doesn’t upset you.
The Holiday Wheel is what it is and to me is the least important part of the update. The 10 Personal Prizes are all sweet additions to the game and the community prizes aren’t too shabby either. I love Costingtons , Santa Flanders, Scroogey Burns, the plow truck, the skating rink and the Elves Ride for Krustyland. All of these could easily have been added for donuts but we got lucky and they weren’t. On the giant wheel of chance that is life, I consider that a WIN.
TTFN… Wookiee out!