Hey hey hey friends… with Halloween looming in all of our minds, I’m sure most of us are making sure our towns are in order, trying to finish any outstanding tasks and ensuring our friends lists are in order. I don’t know about you but the little break in action over the last couple weeks has been a welcome respite from the constant tapa-tapa-tapping of event time. In fairness, one of the things I liked about the Monorail Event (other than it being a frakking MONORAIL EVENT!) was that the daily tapping didn’t feel like drudgery. I visited my town once or twice a day and easily got everything. Not too shabby at all EA. Here’s hoping Halloween is on par or even better (hoping for the latter).
Anywho… even though it hasn’t been long at all since my last What a Wookiee Wants (WAWW) post… there’s something I wanted to put on the site before I get too busy with Halloween madness. Initially I’d intended to formulate this into a rant since the “want” in question really irks me, but in the grand scheme of things, there’s no need for it. If you’re interested, click more to find out what I er-RANT-ly desire.
While I basically like the idea you came up with regarding Springfield Heights, I don’t think I’m alone in being confounded by the leveling up of buildings, real estate values and the incessant requirement to tap my town. While I know some folks who have completed the one billion dollar real estate target, I know many others who are still slowly chugging towards that goal. It’s a lot of tapping!
I can appreciate that the final goal is not just an income-generating building and also a character but here’s where I get hot and bothered. As of yesterday, 10/1/2015, I have upgraded every building I want to and am only at 811,111,500. I’m aware that the only way to get to the billion mark is by upgrading every Springfield Heights building to Level 5, but what about tappers who’d rather keep a variety of the buildings? I mean, the Level 5 parking garage is an eyesore and who wants 10 of those monstrosities? Was your intention really to have people upgrade buildings only to tuck them away in storage?
As a TSTO blogger, I have the luxury of having many, many more premium items than a lot of my friendereenos. Even with the purchase of every extra SH item, I am nowhere near the target goal for the final prize and character and that stinks. The good news is I’m someone who has a solution rather than just an issue EA.
Here’s how you can fix it IMHO. How about you keep the requirement to level all the buildings up to level 5 and then ADD the option of picking how we want the building to look? It seems like the coding for this was already established with the Radioactive Man Statue (six facades) and pool (three facades). I really enjoy the design options available with different level deluxe condos, business centers and valet parking areas and think this simple fix would solve this easily. Heck, folks who bit the bullet and upgraded everything would benefit also.
You see how nice different options look with the different level designs?
And while you’re fixing that, why not just extend the courtesy over to the Money Mountain? While I personally enjoy having a giant heap of gold for Springfield’s very own Smaug, I’ve seen a lot of comments from tappers who aren’t as thrilled.
Adding the code to this decoration once it is completely leveled up gives them the option of picking how big they want their golden Everest to be. It’d also be swell to be able to keep the tasks for Burns that were associated with it. I love having him use the crane as it looks like he’s pulling cash from the money pool to his treasure heap. This crane disappears once he earns the Gorilla Chest Vest and that’s a bummer. Almost enough to make me skip getting the skin… almost.
Of course, like everything else, we are just mere skyfingers at the mercy of your whims but I hope this request at least gets a programmer or two thinking. I probably should stop here with those ideas but, for posterity’s sake, I have a couple more.
- Pretty please raise the decoration cap for the game. 4500 seems awfully low considering all of the content you’ve released over three years. Just the premium content I’ve splurged on, nearly all of it by the way, fills up a ton of space. Land is all fine and dandy but without the ability to spruce things up, I fear most Springfield’s could start looking bleaker than a Charles Dickens novel. This is a town-building game for Jebus’ sake. I think of TSTO as something like “Simpsons City”. I enjoy building my town. You gave us more land when we asked for it and town design is much better for it. Instead of our cities looking more like the definition of a city during feudalism, we need to space things out, add plants and fences. It’s nice to have space and for that I say thank you but a little more wiggle room for decorations could go a long way towards helping us beautify our land.
- More and more characters appear in our games (which is great!) but I’m still a little bummed that Lyle Lanley disappeared. In that vein, whatever happened to Santa from Christmas 2014? Seems like you went through the trouble to design working versions of both… couldn’t we get them and maybe even ol Gil as at least NPCs? Now that’s be a Christmas present I’d treasure.
- And while I’m on a roll… how about the ability to put roads under signs like the Springfield Heights Promenade Sign and the Oktoberfest Sign? They both semed to be designed to have exactly a 4 grid space between the posts but nothing but pavement can go underneath them. I’m not a techy so maybe it’s a coding thing but this could be radical also.
Ok my dear EA peeps. I think I’m done. Thanks for listening/reading/etc. I feel better for at least taking the time to write this to see how my fellow Addicts feel about it all. I’d encourage all the readers to chime in with their thoughts about my ideas almost as a sort of virtual petition. Rumor has it EA and FOX do read sites like these so a ton of comments could give this credence. If you have other ideas, there’s no place better to add them than in the comments. Remember we also have another post where you can do that too.
Ok… I’m good for now and going to sign off. I guess I have to be satisfied with my game temporarily and not let the fact that I’m 190 million away from that silly Billionaire’s Haven and Paris Texan drive me crazy. I really don’t want to upgrade my remaining 24 buildings to full-size and then just store them away. Here’s to an amazing glitch-free Halloween and many more happy hours of tapping for all of us. Stay classy and all that goodness.
TTFN… Wookiee out!