No more snow, no more Elves, no more… snowmen. Christmas is gone and with it many changes I am sure you are all noticing in your game.
In order to see the full impact of the Update, make sure you got the Complete Update (it will be a big file, they gotta take all the snow off everything). Go to your App Market and download the Update. This will completely remove Christmas from your game. Unless of course you want to push it and keep getting Bells til it forces you to Update. Just remember, you are on borrowed time from here on out.
Now when you look around you will no longer see snow flurries or falling snow on the ground. The grass is a lil greener now, and you may be able to see things a lot clearer. What are the really noticeable changes? Let’s take a look.
EVENT BUILDINGS NOW PAYING OUT $$ & XP
BUILDINGS NOW STORABLE TO INVENTORY
We now it can be annoying when you just want to put items away and can’t. Well a few items have been added now to the able to store list.
ELVES ARE GONE
Those lil Elves are no longer mooning us or taunting us, though I found it funny I can still fire the Elf Cannon. Would have actually liked to keep a few around.
WATER HAS CHANGED
No more frozen ponds, it is all back to regular water with the Toxic Barrel and Blinky popping out every now and then.
KWIK-E-MART & SIDESHOW YOU BACK
Many were delirious when these two buildings stopped working. Lots alerted EA and EA stated a patch would come after the Event. Well, just as they stated, BOTH are back to normal again. Kwik-E-Mart is back to paying out and Balloon Pops are back at Sideshow You in Krustyland.
Just like in previous years (and in real life), frozen items melt when the snow goes from Springfield. So what does that mean for our towns, well for many buildings and decorations that had a slight dusting of snow, that is gone and they are back to normal. A few others though, they got it just a lil rougher…
New items just mainly show slight changes, but mostly the absence of snow. Here are a few examples
RED BRICK WALLS CHANGED
As you can see, those Red Brick Walls many of us use for decorations have seemed to alter in their appearance. They are no longer as thick as they were before and they just are not fitting as tightly together as they were before either (the Graffiti Walls are still same thickness though). It is like they sliced them in half. It may look OK in a straight line, but annoys me when trying to make a closely fit corner. No option for a 360 degree turn either to resolve it. My suggestion on this is to let EA know if it bothers you. It may be a mistake or it may be a change they thought would better help memory drain or something else in the game. Either way, our feedback always helps.
FYI, our awesome friend/reader alunited has started a feed on the Red Brick Walls. Feel free to add your thoughts and comments to the Forums.
Pretty much all the tasks from the Event or linked to the Event are gone now, so you will notice a decrease in a lot of options for players. The more noticeable ones were for Ice Princess Martin it seems, here are the tasks available now.
|Sing His Cares Away||1 hr||$70 & 17XP||Outside|
|Show Off Sparkles on His Dress||8 hrs||$275 & 70XP||Kwik E Mart|
|Make New Friends||12 hrs||$600 & 150XP||Outside Ice Castle|
CONFIRM DONUT SPEND
This is more of a “JUST IN CASE”. Usually it is a Level Update that resets this, but… better to be safe then sorry.
And of course, your constant reminder (as we ALWAYS get comments on this)…check that Confirm Donut Spend. NO ONE wants to lose donuts on accidental sped up tasks or purchases. The new menu, you will find this in any menu by tapping the cog wheel in the top right corner. (You can also reset your sound from here.)
So there are a few random changes. I am still looking to see if anything more pops ups. I will update this post if I do. What do you think of the new stuff? Any changes you see that we have not listed? Let us know.