So we’re nearing the end of the No Bucks Given mini-event. Seems kinda crazy right? Didn’t it just start? That’s the nature of these mini-events, they move quickly and it seems like as soon as they start they’re ready to end! So less than a week from today, April 1st, the No Bucks Given mini-event will officially end and, of course, I’ve got some mini-event thoughts.
First, this mini-event is loosely centered around baseball and I’d be remiss if I didn’t comment on the fact that today should be Opening Day in Baseball. You guys know how much I LOVE baseball. My family is a baseball family. Plain and simple. Baseball is woven into the fabric of our family structure, and has been since my husband and I first started talking to each other. In fact it was baseball that brought us together. And since our first conversation, baseball has been a strong part of our life.
A baseball game is where I first met my husband’s family.
The Baseball Hall of Fame, right by of the plaques, is where my husband proposed to me.
We had a baseball themed wedding reception.
Our bridal party walked out to “Centerfield”, and my husband and I walked out to “Enter Sandman”…because, well, Mo.
Pregnancy announcements for both of my children revolved around baseball.
And countless other baseball moments
I can’t tell you how many baseball games we’ve gone to as a family. So many memories and amazing family moments have happened around baseball.
So yes, today should be Opening Day and sadly the baseball season won’t start today. It’s more important that we all Stay Home, but man I miss baseball!
Today we celebrated Opening Day at Home, with our traditional family baseball photo…it’s important to keep up your normal routine!
Anyway, hopefully, life will go back to normal for all of us soon.
Now let’s talk about No Bucks Given…
Aside from the whole baseball aspect, I’m a fan of this mini-event! EA’s proving the model out that mini-events tend to be better than “major” events these days, and it’s no different with this one. No Bucks Given is significantly better, in my opinion, than the Black History Event.
–Prizes. 4 buildings and 1 character on the prize track, with no crappy decorations or retreads…or even free donuts.
-Buck Mitchell is voiced. Some of you won’t see that yet, but it’s a nice surprise for a free character.
-Tabitha Vixx is a good premium addition. While her tasks are a little…risqué, they’re still good tasks and a massive amount of animation involved.
-Dialogue has been great, like most events recently.
–A couple of the buildings, the stadium and the Mitchell Mansion, are HUGE. Massive footprints that can be hard to fit into a Springfield that’s been around awhile where space is limited.
-Tabitha Vixx isn’t voiced.
–Nothing. There’s nothing in this mini-event that I would classify as “ugly”. It’s been a good, solid, mini-event.
Overall I give this event an A-. It’s a solid mini-event. Easily the best one of 2020 😉
Thoughts? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!