Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well the Easter Event is scheduled to end tomorrow. As of right now we see no signs of it being extended. That being said, there’s still a chance EA can extend it. We never quite know what they have up their sleeves. So if you’re trying to hold out for the last possible second, do so. It’s still possible they can announce something tomorrow, you never know with EA.
So now I thought with just under 1 day left to go in the Easter Event I’d share with you my final tally for what I won during the Easter Event. Now, I know not everyone will have a similar experience as mine. Some might have fared better, others might have done worse. The beauty of this event is…no two games are alike. Everyone has done different Tapping methods to earn their boxes, and the results are usually different.
Now if you have some thoughts on the event as a whole, we encourage you to participate in our Ultimate Easter Poll to give us, and the community here at Addicts, feedback on what you’ve won, how you won it & the Easter Event as a whole.
Now let’s break down how the completest in me struggled against my stubborn Italian side MORE times than not during Easter 2014…
I’ve made no secret of my feelings about this event from the start. I was initially a fan of Easter 2014. I liked how they tweaked a lot of elements from past events for this one, in an attempt to make it better. I like a lot of elements they added to this event, especially the Sucking Out (15 donuts) quest. But, after constant glitches to tappers baskets and my own game constantly crashing on me (only on my phone, worked fine on my tablet. Which tells me it’s an issue with TSTO and Android’s Jellybean platform on my GS4), I too have grown frustrated with this event.
My frustration lies more in the glitches than anything else. I felt like this event had potential to be really great, but with the baskets freezing on players, not appearing for some and outright not giving you the appropriate amount of eggs that potential quickly turned into aggravation. Just this morning, I emptied a basket of pink eggs..got 0 eggs from it. Went to the neighbors screen and came back and it only added 200 eggs. Somewhere along the way 200 of my eggs went missing. Who knows how many times that’s happened to me over the last 4 weeks.
Of course my aggravation has been fueled slightly more by seeing the complaints in the comments. With every comment set for moderation we see everything. We see the great things you guys have to say, but we also see every complaint, every sour word, every lost basket, every miscounted egg and yes…every fence. Now don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. I absolutely love that you guys make your feelings known about this game here, the good the bad and the fugly. So by all means keep commenting, keep venting…we want to know your thoughts, good, bad and fugly. The great thing about this site is the community of Tappers here who all support each other, in good times and bad. We loving being that place for you guys to vent. We know many of you still love TSTO, just need to have a moment to vent after getting your 10th Egg Pile. My point in this is my aggravation over the event got fueled more by your aggravation over the event. I genuinely felt annoyed for you guys. Annoyed when you experienced a basket glitch, annoyed that the egg wouldn’t appear, annoyed that you weren’t winning any of the unique prizes (I’m looking at you Cguy!).
But this post isn’t about just the frustration of the event, no it’s about my Eggs-perience with Easter. Throughout the event I never hid how I’d be playing or what I’ve won. Each week I shared with you guys my prize list (week 1, week 2, week 3) and told you exactly what I spent donuts on that week when it came to the event. Throughout the 4 weeks of this event I did not spend 1 donut on eggs. I purchased the second Egg Generator (the one that gives you uncommon eggs) but that’s it. This is where the Completest vs. the Stubborn Italian in me started their battle.
I make no secret of the fact that I am a TSTO Completest. Ever since I started using donuts more religiously, last June, I’ve wanted everything I could get my hands on. But I’m also a “S-M-R-T” Completest. I won’t spend Donuts on the Whale, I won’t be spending donuts on Mojo (I just don’t need another NPC in my town) & there are a few other items I won’t purchase (I always mention what I plan on doing in the Premium Should I Buy Posts). I try to weigh each purchase out before I make it. In other words I think before I spend.
I also make no secret of the fact that I am stubborn. Just about as stubborn as they come. If you don’t believe this ask Bunny or Wookiee, they’ll tell you just how stubborn I can be when it comes to certain things. So when I said it’s possible to win all of the prizes by playing freemium I was hell bent on making sure it was true.
So here’s where the struggle between the Completest in me and the stubborn Italian in me begins….
At first I had no issues. I went into the event bright-eyed and bushy tailed, and excited to see what I could win. As a member of Team Pink I worked hard to unlock all of my pink prizes first, and in less than 1 week of playing I had all of my pink prizes (19 tries, got the lizards on the 13th shot and Blocko on the 19th). Thus making both the stubborn side happy (I won them all playing freemium) and the Completest side happy (i got all the pink prizes).
At this point I set my sights on the Blue and Gold boxes. I started to convert all of my Pink Eggs to Blue Eggs. A logical decision, it would help my neighbors & gave me the best shot at getting the most Gold Eggs (since my Blue Box had the 300 Gold Egg option). Having won Gold Eggs in both my Blue and Pink boxes I was able to open 2 Gold boxes during the first week of playing. Those two boxes contained a Kodos Topiary & Hugs Bunny! I was pretty stoked to get Hugs on the second Gold Box, since his guarantee unlock number was the highest of the gold prizes (81).
While, I still hadn’t unlocked anything decent in my Blue box, I knew I had to hit that magic number of 12 boxes to start to earn good prizes. So at this point both the Completest and stubborn side were happy. I was unlocking unique prizes quickly, and felt it could only continue.
During the second week my tapping was limited, as we embarked on the Addicts trip (which for me started a few days earlier than everyone else). But I was still pleased as I manged to win Egg Council Guy (14th Blue Box) and Banana Dictatorship (5th Gold Box) prior to leaving. And for 5 of the 7 days I collected limited eggs, opened 0 boxes and pretty much only checked my town to clear handshakes for neighbors, as we had a blast on our little trip. Both sides were still happy, as Bunny and I sipped our frozen drinks by the pool the last thing on my mind was what prize I’d unlock next. The perfect distraction from a hectic event!
Of course by the time we got back & week three rolled around I realized those 5 days of in-active bunny zapping would come back to haunt me. As I was pretty behind on my egg collecting. Over the course of week three I failed to unlock Johnny Fiestas, the only Blue Prize remaining, but still managed to unlock another Gold Prize, Bunny 24601 (9th Gold Box). This is where the stubborn and the Completest started to disconnect.
The Completest in me was going nuts because I couldn’t win Johnny Fiestas or Fr. Sean (at this point, having seen both Fr. Sean and Shary in by B game…I resolved that I was ok not winning Shary…but really wanted Fr. Sean). And I was trying to reason with myself…“just spend 25 donuts on eggs, it’ll be ok. You spent more than that for CCL and Dewey.” But the stubborn side refused to give in. So at the end of week 3 the stubborn Italian was still winning. I was content with the 6 prizes I had won, but was still searching for at least 2 of the other three. I just kept telling myself “there’s still a week left. There’s still a week left”.
Then we entered week four. By far the most frustrating week of this event for me, and many of you too it seems! Every Blue Box I opened…no Johnny F’s. Every Gold box I opened…no Fr. Sean or Shary. The frustration was starting to mount, and the Completest in me was going crazy. I tried to reason with the game, “I don’t want frickin’ Shary, just GIVE ME FR.SEAN and Johnny’s…stupid Boxes!” I even tried to have my husband take a turn at the boxes for me, he had luck with past events. His luck must have run out tho with this, because all he won was more Gold Eggs and Fences.
Then the Gold Eggs were released. That little completest voice in my head kept saying “just buy a truckload, it’s only 50 donuts. You’ll save yourself so much aggravation.” Still the stubborn side kept winning. Until this morning….
It started out simple. I earned about 25 donuts from this event, 15 from the Sucking Out Quest and another 10+ from tapping neighbors during Easter. “Free donuts”, I told myself, “it’ll be ok. You’re still playing freemium, you won them for free!”. So after my 25th Gold try I broke down and purchased 1700 Gold Eggs, enough for 3 spins. The Completest and the Stubborn sides agreed, 25 free donuts from the game it would be ok. So, away to the Gold Box I went….
First attempt with the donuts….Kang Topiary. Ah yes, another multiplier to add to my town. Not the worst prize, but I was after something better. My town is already 300% + in bonus multipliers, thanks to all the other premium items. But I stored Kang anyway, just happy it wasn’t another pastel fence. Second attempt….250 Blue eggs. Well at least I can add that to the Johnny F attempts. Still a positive win, but honestly I was a little ticked because I could buy 3 attempts in blue for the same amount of eggs spent. So, now I was down to my final premium spin. The 3rd attempt…the prizes go past Fr. Sean, then a fence..“Don’t give me another pastel fence you stupid Gold box” I told myself…as it slowed down it briefly stopped on Fr. Sean, for a split second I was elated. That feeling disappeared quickly when it moved again. As it stopped it landed on….Shary Bobbins?! In my 28th overall try in my Gold Box I landed on the elusive Shary Bobbins. You’d think I’d be happy, and I was. But I still REALLY wanted Fr. Sean…
Of course winning Shary Bobbins only caused my Completest mentality to want more. And after my 63rd attempt in the Blue Box with yet another Egg Pile to show for it the Stubborn side was getting weak. “Spend another 50 donuts in each box. Come on, you know you would spend 50 donuts for Fr. Sean or Johnny F’s at this point” I tried to reason, “What’s 100 more donuts? You’ve spent more on other crazy premium purchases before. How’s that Museum of Natural History working out for you?” So now, my Completest side was taunting me, and the reasoning was hard to resist. That donut bank account of mine was becoming harder and harder not to dip into, thanks to the large amount from the Chirstmas Gil Deal & gift cards. So, I gave in. The Completest won. I invested 50 donuts in a Truckload of Blue Eggs and a Truckload of Gold Eggs….so 100 total & 125 overall for the event. (although 25 were earned for free in the game)
I started with the Blue Box. I just knew at 63 boxes, with these 9 glorious blue attempts Johnny’s would be mine! First try…box number 64…3oo Gold Eggs. “Ok, not the end of the world. That’s good for part of another Gold attempt. Still have 8 spins to go. No big deal.” Next spin…box number 65…it stopped on…Johnny Fiesta’s! At first I felt elation, “Margarita’s for all!” But then I felt annoyed, “Ugh 7 spins left in Blue. Why did I spend 50 donuts, why not go with just 25?”
At this point I stopped in the Blue Box. I had just won what I wanted, had 7 spins left but also purchased 9 Gold Spins too (which actually turned into 11 because I already had 950 eggs in there from previous attempts). So I decided that if I won Fr. Sean in the Gold Boxes I would give all of my blue eggs to neighbors, no sense in wasting them on more fences, egg piles and ponds. 11 total spins, attempts 29-39. What did I win? Not Fr. Sean that’s for sure. Nope instead I ended up with 2 more Gates, 2 Topiaries (although 1 Kodos and 1 Kang), a pink basket, 500 more pink eggs, 250 more blue eggs and 2 more fences (6 total). But no Fr. Sean. I’m beginning to think I need to spend a little more time in the confessional booth if I want to unlock him anytime soon.
So, at this point the stubborn side has taken control again. No more donuts on eggs…although the completest in me is reminding me that in 11 more attempts I’m guaranteed to unlock him. And with my 900 eggs I earned from the rest of the blue spins, plus anything additional I earn today it could be less than 11 spins for free. And after all…what’s another 25-50 donuts for my little yellow friends?
We’ll see what I decide to do tomorrow morning, for now…NO MORE DONUTS.
What are YOUR thoughts on my donut purchases? What do you think I should do? Do you think I can earn Fr. Sean the freemium way still? Or do you think I should wait to see how many I can open for free, and then spend 15-50 donuts (if necessary) in the final hour? Do you have a similar story? How are you doing 4 weeks in? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!
P.S. As we’ve seen in your comments, and we’re seeing more and more in the poll question up now. It IS possible to win everything with out spending donuts. Quite a few people have done just that. We’ll share the results with you in a few days. 🙂