You may have seen a post similar to this at another site. That post was mine as well but since we’re starting fresh at Topix I wanted to get it out here where it rightfully belongs.
So has EA gotten nasty all of a sudden or is it a glitch? Surprisingly, someone wrote into tips before the whole mess and immediately after the release of the second major permanent event saying about how they received a second Lemon Tree. At the time i thought “how strange. I don’t believe it. This person is having me on.” Because it states in the files the chances of receiving something good in a mystery box (see this post here), and as far as Lemon Tree is concerned you can receive only one through a 10% chance in a mystery box. If you get lucky enough to win it again you will instead receive $250 game dollars. Not so lucky.
However, later that day when I logged in to receive my weekly mystery box it contained a second Lemon Tree.
Unfortunately this money making decoration is a Springfield decoration and not a potted tree. Therefore it can’t be placed in Krustyland or Squidport, but only in your normal Springfield area.
It is one of the few decorations in which you can only place one in your town and when I tried to place the second, I got the following message:
In that case I decided to sell the useless unique item but another message displayed. Just like the Simpson House, it can’t be sold.
Later that day reports of buying second premium characters came flooding in like a tidal wave. They bought a second premium character that they already owned but he was’s stuck in the inventory. As well as multiple people announcing how they got a second unique item that they can’t use.
If you look closely at my picture, you will notice that it was in Krustyland where I won my Lemon Tree and out of all the reports, only one person claimed they were in Springfield when it happened to them but they weren’t 100% sure.
This seems to be a glitch affecting the split screen as Krustyland can’t recognize what you have in Springfield. Make sure to enter and exit the game through Springfield to avoid the mystery box glitch. And if you receive an option to buy a second unique item, don’t buy it. If you do or if you get an item through a mystery box like a second Squeaky Voice Teen or Lemon Tree, you are going to end up dazed, dizzy and seeing double with a sour taste in your mouth.
I hope this glitch is fixed very soon and not in Fry’s and Leela’s time.