After a great response from the previous posts of Negative Nathan and Positive Poppy we are both back to discuss the negatives and positives of the latest event. These posts will now be posted once a month reviewing the month or a certain update. This is a balanced argument post as I look at the negatives and Poppy will look at the positives. So let’s get started with reviewing the latest event, Clash of Clones. I will start off by looking at the negatives and Poppy following in the same post by looking at the positives.
I have to say I’m no longer living in Dullsville and It was hard to find some negatives about this recent event however with some help from Em I was able to find some negatives, especially with the recent update. So before I was able to update the recent event I got this message on my phone, again:
“D’oh! There isn’t enough storage space left on your device to download all of this cool stuff. Free up some space, and try again.”
I don’t know how many apps I uninstalled but it took a while until I finally got the latest update. I know this isn’t Tapped Out’s fault but I’m finding it hard to keep the game along with other apps I need for work and the site. However it wasn’t long before the game started lagging, crashed my game and chucked me out. This has been going on for a while not just for myself and EA should have this under control by now.
I was away during the arrival of the update so it took a while to catch up and get revenge on the attackers. But it was hard to get revenge with the revenge button being broken. I finally got settled into the event and it seemed there was too much going on with handling two currencies. Gold and Elixir along with handling nerds and cheaters. It seemed like almost everything was premium and to complete the event you have to purchase donuts. If you look on the Clash of Clones collection everything is either premium or game currency, with you needing the game currency to upgrade castles, It’s just all too much to handle and take in!
The recent update also cheated its players by changing the Elixir Bundle on the Personal Prizes from 4000 Elixir to 1000 Elixir. I thought this was a way for EA to make its players purchase Elixir on Wednesdays. With almost everything costing donuts or event currency it proves EA is out to get one thing!
I was also disappointed with the fact that this event had nothing to do with the Simpsons. It was just an event surrounded by a different game which I found very strange for EA to do. Nothing in this update has been linked to the show which I found very disappointing! Isn’t this suppose to be the SIMPSONS Tapped Out? However, we are only in the second week of the event and I just hope EA has something up their sleeves, with the event not ending till October.
Other Negatives on the Event!:
- Cheaters not registering task as done with over 730 reporting this, but the latest update seems to have fixed this.
- Missing Elixir reward when won – EA is trying to restore it if you contact them.
- The Broken revenge button.
- They have cut the payout in half if the building you attack is defended.
- The strategy part of it, more math to figure if added nerds will ensure victory or not.
I was super excited once I found out we was going to get a Clash of Clans themed event! I personally don’t play Clash of Clans but I have heard good things about the game and see that it’s very popular in the App Store. I waited patiently for the update to arrive and once I finally updated my game my eyes were amazed!
The first thing that I loved instantly about this update was our new splash screen! I haven’t even got into the event yet and I was already excited with the splash screen showing The Simpsons fighting back against the giant tapping finger. Before the event visiting my friends daily went to weekly due to seeing no point in visiting them due to having all the FP prizes. Although with the Clash of Clones update I have found myself visiting my friends with every chance I get! This event has made me more interactive with my friends as a player.
In addition to interacting with my friends more, I noticed that EA is also trying to interact with their players more. EA has given us Elixir Wednesday and Special Troop Saturday which I find helpful as I get max nerds on Saturdays along with a chance to obtain more Elixir if I choose on a Wednesday. It also makes myself feel a lot better as I’m not constantly pressured to purchase Elixir as It only comes once a week.
The fact that EA has made an event not based on the show is thinking outside the box. Instead of getting the same old Simpson content we have got NEW content in our games that has been created especially by EA. Something like Family Guy are doing now with their events.
I have seen a lot of complaints about this event being too long, on the other hand I find the length of this event perfectly fitted. Players are often complaining about the event is too short and want an extension, but EA has given this end date so players don’t complain and the lower level players have chance to catch up. This also makes me think that EA has more planned for this event and give it a week and we might see either an update in this event or maybe a level update in fact? Take your time with this event as it is going to be around for a while.
Other positives on the event is the fact we got more LAND! Need I say more? Poppy.
That is all from Negative Nathan and Positive Poppy and we’ll be back posting our next post, next month! On what ever updates they have in store for us. Poppy. Nathan. Please Share you thoughts an opinions in our comment section below.