Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out! This week’s post comes to us from one of our frequent commenters, Robobot!
Robobot asked if he could write another post for us, so I said sure..come up with your own idea, give us your opinions on and and we’ll see what happens! Well he came up with a fun discussion about the recent trend in mini events.
Love em or hate em, Mini Events seem to be here to stay (at least for now)…and everyone has their own opinion about them. And here’s Robobot’s take…
Enjoy it my friends! And don’t forget to give us your take in the comments below 🙂
Thank you Addicts for taking time from your Arson’s on your friends and neighbors and your Recent Influx of Fires to read this post. Today I’ll be talking about the sorta recent trend that has been taking Your Springfield by storm. That’s right the one, the only, the mini Event.
EA has done little limited Time Updates before, but they didn’t do full On mini event until November last year when they changed the Update Schedule forever! It used to be Level Update, Main Event, Level Update, with some Episode tie ins and Gil Deals sprinkled here and there but with the introduction of Mini Events now it’s Mini Event, Tie-in, Main Event, Mini Event, then Main Event again.
I mean, I love Mini Events as much as the next guy but Level 60 needs to happen soon.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, They changed everything with mini Events, EA even had files in The First Mini Event of further mini Events like Icons for The Deep Space Homer and Firestation update. Mini-Eventception you may ask? Or is it the behind the scenes trickery of the Stonecutters?!
Dun Dun Dun!!!!!!
I rest my case your honor. Oh wait, this isn’t a courtroom. At any case, The Mini Events have a few defining characteristics to watch out for that make them different from other updates;And I shall name them all!
- Mini Events have a prize track like Main Events but a portion of the prizes are usually animations for new skins introduced In the update.
- The prizes includes things like new decor, new Event Buildings and a Main Prize that is a Character, a Skin, or a Building.
- Along with a prize track there is a new character or costume for you to spend your precious Ringed Dough on.
- The Events usually last about 2 weeks and diligent Tappers complete them in the first week or so. It’s great for people who want to rest after a Main Event with a easy Mini Event, but at the sametime some tappers have nothing to do after the first week except for redesigning.
- You earn Event Currency by sending characters on 3 hour tasks to earn event currency
Those are a few of the signs you should look for in a mini event. (Future Mini Events are subject to change. Contact your doctor if you receive shortness of free time and Increased Tapping. You may have “T.S.T.O” Syndrome. If you have any of those symptoms, contact your doctor immediately)
Anywho, my opinion on Mini Events is that it’s supposed to be like a jack of all trades kind of update that’s Trying to appease Everyone. The Update’s prize tracks are about as long as a act 1 prize track, but it lasts 2 weeks and there’s no Bonuts for the People who finish it early.
EA could make the Events last a week, but that might make people make people who want a break after a recent update upset. But, I still think that for the amount of content included in the update, it should not last 2 weeks;
They could make the events harder to complete and still make it last 2 weeks. Or They could Make the Events last 10 or 9 days instead. Whatever the case Mini Events to me are a mixed bag. Like how I still had stuff to do after the Thanksgiving update but I finished Deep Space Homer in a week and had a week long lull. Like how myself and tons of tappers in the comments are saying that They have all the Crook and Ladder prizes on day 4 of 14!
But I still think that lulls can be a good thing, as long as they don’t last longer than a week or two.
What do you think of Lulls? Your opinion on Mini Events? Enjoying the recent Mini Event “Crook and Ladder”? Sound off in comments below, you know we love hearing from you!
Thanks again Robobot for providing us your take on the mini events! As always we love hearing from you guys…so if you have an opinion or take on something going on in the game (or something that should be going on in the game), please send it along to us TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com…