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Mystery box shop - Preteen Special Box

Post by simsally » 15 May 2018, 13:36

So I'm a little irritated right now. The new preteen special items mystery boxes are out, you unlock 9 items per box with 81 items total so you need to purchase 9 boxes to get them all. But, instead of 1 key per box like the Villa items they are 4 keys per box! That's 36 total keys needed! Timer says 63 days which is enough time to earn 9 keys, I have 12 keys stored and still won't have enough. :evil:
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Mystery box shop - Preteen Special Box

Post by copperwood » 15 May 2018, 13:45

This has shown up in my game. We have about 9 weeks to claim the items. But it's 4 keys per box this time for 9 items per box. If I counted correctly, there are a total of 81 items and we would need 36 keys to claim them all. Yikes.

Guess they are trying to make money selling the keys in the online store. I calculated that if I had to buy all the keys it would cost me $215.88 (Canadian dollars). Yeah :shock: :o :evil: not gonna happen. I may get a couple of boxes with the keys I have and call it a day.
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Post by Desiree » 15 May 2018, 15:30

simsally wrote:
15 May 2018, 13:36
So I'm a little irritated right now. The new preteen special items mystery boxes are out, you unlock 9 items per box with 81 items total so you need to purchase 9 boxes to get them all. But, instead of 1 key per box like the Villa items they are 4 keys per box! That's 36 total keys needed! Timer says 63 days which is enough time to earn 9 keys, I have 12 keys stored and still won't have enough. :evil:
I am more than a little irritated! They never add things for the pre-teens and when they FINALLY do it’s set up in this ridiculous way! :evil: :evil:
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Re: Kids Party Update - Changes

Post by mockingbird288z » 15 May 2018, 16:23

simsally wrote:
15 May 2018, 13:36
So I'm a little irritated right now. The new preteen special items mystery boxes are out, you unlock 9 items per box with 81 items total so you need to purchase 9 boxes to get them all. But, instead of 1 key per box like the Villa items they are 4 keys per box! That's 36 total keys needed! Timer says 63 days which is enough time to earn 9 keys, I have 12 keys stored and still won't have enough. :evil:
This is ridiculous. That's $155.88 dollars worth of keys. 9 months worth of keys. :shock: :x

I've got 6 keys. I had heard we would need 9 boxes to get all the items but I just assumed it would be 1 key like last time and thought I would have enough time to get everything. Now I don't think I'm going to bother getting even one box.

If they ever end up selling these items in the online store they most likely won't put them in one huge bundle for $150. They'd split it up for less. That's what I'm going to hope for and maybe I can then get just the hair.
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Re: Mystery box shop - Preteen Special Box

Post by Simsaddict456 » 15 May 2018, 21:43

Wait really? That is a shame I hoped we would be able to get everything from regular gameplay
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Re: Kids Party Update - Changes

Post by telemwill » 16 May 2018, 00:00

Desiree wrote:
15 May 2018, 15:30
simsally wrote:
15 May 2018, 13:36
So I'm a little irritated right now. The new preteen special items mystery boxes are out, you unlock 9 items per box with 81 items total so you need to purchase 9 boxes to get them all. But, instead of 1 key per box like the Villa items they are 4 keys per box! That's 36 total keys needed! Timer says 63 days which is enough time to earn 9 keys, I have 12 keys stored and still won't have enough. :evil:
I am more than a little irritated! They never add things for the pre-teens and when they FINALLY do it’s set up in this ridiculous way! :evil: :evil:
I share the irritation. This is the part of the update I was most looking forward to. The party stuff was fun, but I'm not likely to use it often. I was hoping for new actions on items we already own like the piano, chores around the house, playing with baby brothers and sisters. And, of course, new clothes and hair. Now it looks like we won't be able to get them.

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Re: Mystery box shop - Preteen Special Box

Post by bluebeariscool » 17 May 2018, 08:54

UGH! Well that explains the hugely overpriced keys in the online store :cry: it feels very unfair when they introduce something that’s just not possible to achieve for free.
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Re: Mystery box shop - Preteen Special Box

Post by mockingbird288z » 17 May 2018, 16:43

I agree. I can't imagine there are very many players, if any, that have 27-36 keys saved up. This is obviously an attempt to sell those keys in the online store. They have enough stuff in the mystery boxes that they didn't need extra incentives to buy the keys. Adding these preteen items like this feels like a slap in the face to all of us. Much more than if they had just added them to the online store.
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Re: Mystery box shop - Preteen Special Box

Post by Tartanfairy » 18 May 2018, 10:08

I used 9 keys to get the villa stuff in the special boxes last time. And I’d saved up 8 keys for this event starting but I don’t want to spend them on pre-teen stuff and get a mix of things incase they release it as sets in the future (like a set of hairdos or a set of trainers). I have 47 rare items to collect anyway in my fortune boxes so I’d rather use my keys there as that would take me over 5 years to collect anyway.
I used 6 keys to get a fortune box and got a new rug!!! I have no use for them!!!
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Re: Mystery box shop - Preteen Special Box

Post by randy_thrandy » 20 May 2018, 12:01

bluebeariscool wrote:
17 May 2018, 08:54
UGH! Well that explains the hugely overpriced keys in the online store :cry: it feels very unfair when they introduce something that’s just not possible to achieve for free.
Welp! :cry:
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