Ok, I know with a title like that some of you may have been wondering just where The Wookiee was going (looking at you Freak) but it actually makes sense if you read this. Over the past 3-ish weeks, I’ve had a lot of “G” words rolling around in my head. Here are a few of them:
Grief, Glory, Greed, Garbage, Gluttony, Guarantees, Giving up or Getting Over It… Basically a lot of things this fuzzball thinks applies to this Easter Update. Maybe a better title would have been Wookiee’s rambles about Easter but the title did get your attention, right?
Anywho…Not since Whacking Day 2013 has there been an event so polarizing so I figured it might be time for us to hold another meeting of TSTO Anon. Our gathering place to bond and talk about this silly addiction of ours to TSTO. The coffee is hot so let’s get started…
But first… an open letter to EA from your resident walking carpet.
How do I love thee, let me count the ways… ah crud, I’m actually wearing shoes instead of flip flops and can’t seem to get my hands out of my pockets. Hmmmm… guess I’m not counting love today or writing you a sonnet. Maybe it’s not a love or hate relationship we have anyways. Maybe I just like you even though you can be fun and all. You’re kinda like one of those people who throw gifts at their significant other but doesn’t realize I’m one of those people who judges a relationship by how it makes me feel. Sure everyone likes nice things but intangible fun is equally nice.
Lately our relationship has been a little exhausting. Boy have you been needy in order to get you to give me anything. I like seeing your face and definitely feel compelled to hang out at least daily but what happened to my me time. Oh Easter, this has been a strange relationship indeed. You’ve slowly made your mark on my town and inventory to equal that Valentine floozy who I briefly had a dalliance with. While you’re no weather-changer or water-dyer like my former flames, all of your mutant bunnies have been pretty interesting. I get you don’t like snakes, some ladies don’t.
We gotta talk about your idea of an Easter basket though. Remember when we were kids and how fun they were. Chocolate everything, stuffed animals, Cadburys, useless colored grass that makes amazing messes and pranks. But no… your idea was eggs and it didn’t even work out like you planned. I’ll forgive you because I know well how a good idea can go awry but next Easter, maybe I’ll do the baskets and you can do something different. Ralph seems to be the only successful person at collecting eggs in a basket to be honest. I’ll leave it at that.
My biggest issue with this relationship really is just how you treat my friends and acquaintances. While any dating situation is about you and me, I do care how others view you and boy oh boy are you one unpopular lady. Even my palereenos who have good things to say seem to be doing it through a strained smile. It’s all good though… it really has been a fun month and from what I hear, you already have plans to move on. Whenever the wind whispers through my pastel fences though, it will whisper the name Easter.
With an indifference that will last to the ages.
Woodrow errrr…. Wookiee
Phew… I feel much better. So, this little meeting really is just about having a place for all of us to talk about Easter… the good, the bad and the fugly. Here at Addicts, we really do care about every one’s opinions but as we’re not EA or associated with them in any way other than playing the same silly mobile game everyone does, it’s hard sometimes to be battered down with complaints you can do nothing about.
If y’all care… 5 days out from the “end” of my Easter dating… here’s where I stand. I’ve played completely freemium and did not buy a MkII Egg Generator. I thought it’d be easier to identify with all the freemium peeps if I kept this relationship honest. I have opened 20 blue boxes (stopped after getting egg council guy), 24 pink boxes and 7 gold boxes. I kept track of this by being a nerd and actually using decorations to count each box lol.
Here’s my Easter Haul so far:
3 Beach Towel & Umbrella
2 Easter Egg Pile
30 Easter Fences
2 Easter Gates
4 Easter Ponds
4 Easter Trees
4 Pastel Picket Fences
Egg Council Guy
Blocko Store (finally 2 days ago… this is what I really wanted)
I’ve received 10 baskets total this event. 3 of pink and blue before completing the event followed by a 7-8 day period of none. After finishing the questline, I received 2 pink baskets and have gotten 1 of each after finding the Faberge egg. I agree 100% with everyone that the baskets could and should have been much better. Not much else that can be said on it.
I wouldn’t mind getting the lizards, Hugs and Father Sean but I feel I was fairly successful this event. My inventory isn’t crazy overloaded with things and I got some cool stuff. For me it’s all GLORY. Of course, a lot of folks feel this whole event was centered around GREED by EA. Fact is they have to make money and some of their ideas to make it are better than others. I’m not the biggest fan of anything where everyone can’t win but since I’m a horrible gamer, I resigned myself to the fact long ago that some folks were always gonna win instead of me. I’d love to say you’ve seen the end of wheels and boxes but I’m not gonna hold my breath. Wish in one hand and poop in the other, right?
I may buy some gold eggs at the end out of GLUTTONY aka the completist in me but am seriously considering abstaining. We shall see. I certainly won’t be spending any sprinklies until the 12th. I really hate that this event has caused so much GRIEF for all my favorite tappers but other than saying I can sympathize, that’s really the best I can do. I’m not sure I’d want to be EA right now even if I could. It would be fun to come up with future content though and Jebus knows I know some things we’d all love. The funny thing is, I bet even if I came up with the perfect event to me, someone would dislike it.
As for all the unique Easter stuff, some of the new items may seem like GARBAGE (looking at you stupid egg pile) but for the most part, you can use the stuff to great effect in your designs. I’d love a daycare center in the future to go with most of it. A lot of people have used those funny looking trees for cool designs and the Easter Gate is the first real entryway design TSTO has gotten. They’re definitely better looking than the concrete wall everyone got so excited for. If you have masterpiece ideas for it, take a second look at your Easter schtuff. I will admit, it’s much easier to bang my head against this one lol.
Ultimately, in this event, it’s up to you whether it makes you want to GIVE UP or your intention is to GET OVER IT. I wish everything was GUARANTEED beyond some high coding in the game. I can guarantee we all have control over our attitudes about the game. Not everything in life is perfect and I always feel as long as the good outweighs the bad, it’s still worth it to keep something in my life. EA hasn’t done any deal-breakers yet for me. I still love the Simpsons and TSTO brings me joy. Perhaps my give a damn is busted or I’m just way too chill to fret over a game on my phone. Who knows?
Well, that’s about all I have for this meeting. This is your place to sound off and have others commiserate or cheer you up. It;s way more than just a chance for me to ramble. Consider my words just a way to get the convo started. Please feel free to express your opinions in smart, reserved ways. Any cussing or just sheer ranting without a point probably won’t be approved. I don’t promise we’ll answer everything but it takes a pretty trolly comment not to make it onto this site (almost never happens, even during Easter). I seriously just hope EA has read a lot of the upset over aspects of this game. This is just one more place to let you know how you feel. Specific things you’d like to change or never see again would be constructive.
Hope your real lives are amazing and your TSTO is just your happy escape. Keep on tapping in the free world. TTFN… Wookiee out!
GO TEAM BLUE!!!