It was one of those short blasts from the past, blink and you’ll miss it events. But that doesn’t mean we don’t want to hear how you got on in Best of 2016 Event.
These polls are really just to share how we all did. personally I liked this mini-event as it meant some down time as I only needed to unlock Jim Kaplan, I was also lucky enough not to be playing on Android, and as a bonus I managed to pick up a couple of premium characters I’d been coveting since their original appearances in the game, Big Bad Brian and Dino Chris, however I lucked out on Munchkin Mayor West once again, I’m destined never to get that full house of Oz characters.
So we saw 2 much requested characters return, Giant Chicken and Ollie Williams, along with the character costume Little Red Riding Stewie. And a brand new character to unlock, everyone’s favourite conman, Jim Kaplan. Straight up as much as I was glad see the return of Giant Chicken for players I’d have preferred see him in Tan Lines, rather than another timed event. But I hoped it would be third time lucky for any Addicts still trying to get him.
What did I like, well the balloon pop game was fun, but again the game of chance trying to win tokens was a massive headache, every time I saw 3 building tokens I moaned and groaned and thought about the players who needed more tokens than just the Kaplan ones I needed.
The tokens were nice idea but instead of 4 individual types, TinyCo should have had just one general token and let players choose which characters to unlock with their haul of it. As it was you could have say 10 of each token, so 40 tokens in all and still walk away from the event with nothing. That’s soul destroying for a player TinyCo. Please don’t do this to us again. Pretty please.
And now to the big WTD moment of the event, the building tokens, way too many of them. And talking of buildings why bring back buildings that many already had. Where were the buildings people lucked out on due to their high currency cost, like the Oz event buildings for example. I know there I go talking about Oz again, don’t worry one day I’ll stop, mind you I will probably need to be pronounced not just merely dead but really most sincerely dead for it to happen.
Sadly some of the gremlins that permeated the Christmas event also found their way into this one, leaving many players locked out for days. But TinyCo did compensate players for this with 24 free darts.
I liked the mystery boxes filled with only characters and costumes. Do this during events and we will buy more, please just remove all of those materials and animated decorations and instead put in a handful of old characters and costumes.
So how did I do, well in the end I got Jim Kaplan and in the quiet time I started rebuild more of my town, only to haul it apart again looking for Ganesha in the new event, as he did a disappearing act in some of our games. Those gremlins are everywhere just now.
However from the comments it seemed many addicts were struggling or coming up short on tokens but hopefully things improved for you and you snatched up some goodies from the returning character stall by the end of the event. Guess we will only know once we collate the results of our poll.
But in general it should have been a little fun filler event, but the Android glitch and the low token drops for many players sadly made this an unfortunate mini carbon copy of the Christmas event. At times the game is beginning to feel too much like hard work rather than the fun distraction from real life it once was.
And with that I will shut up so you can take a minute away from your games to share your progress with us and as always I will bring you the results next week.
And remember if you’ve any thoughts of feedback, please leave it in the comments. But please don’t turn this into a What the Deuce post, as Bunny will send me to the basement, the 2016 basement that is, not the new improved 2017 basement. Lol.
Until we meet again again in Quahog!!!
~ Russian Tigger
For those who can’t see the poll, or who have had issues with the post poll jumping to the comments when trying to select answers, here’s the link to the Google version where this issue doesn’t occur. Thanks to regular reader sasquatch71089 for sharing that tip.