A quick reminder that at 9am GMT tomorrow morning EA will be removing the mystery box as it stands in its current form, most likely back to the old crappy one so if you want something out of it, get it while you can because you don’t have long left!
So the mystery box is all new and improved since our latest update and everyone’s been given a free one to celebrate. I myself got 2 for free because of the daily bonus, and I bought a few. Here’s what I got and keep in mind I already have all the unique items;
— Itchy and Scratchy Billboard
— Channel 6 News Van
— Channel 6 News Van
— 10 Doughnuts
So as you can see I done quite well, more importantly though, how did you get on?
EA have updated the mystery box and the prizes are much better. That said, it’s only for a limited time because the regular mystery box returns on May 1st. The updated one now costs 6 doughnuts and every player will get one for free when they log in. Here’s what’s inside them and remember, if you have one of the unique premium items already, you get their value in doughnuts instead!
Lard Lad Donuts: 2%
*Blue Haired Lawyer: 14.2%
*Tire Fire: 14.2%
Channel 6 News Van 6.6%
Itchy Scratchy Billboard: 6.6%
*Squeky Voiced Teen: 14.2%
30 Donuts: 1%
10 Donuts: 2%
1979 Onda: 6.6%
Bomb Shelter: 6.6%
Minnow Pond: 6.6%
Khlav Kalash Stand: 6.6%
*Lemon Tree: 6.2%
* = Unique Item
A new update has been made available for download. It has removed the Superheros, added a new mystery box and a bunch of other stuff, more info coming right up!
I got my weekly mystery box today and I have to say it was particularly crappy this week. Here’s what I got;
Mystery Box > Mystery Box > Mystery Box > Angel Topiary
All that hope of something cool like doughnuts dashed by a crappy angel topiary. Have you ever had something like this happen to you? If so, what did you get in the end?
Side Note: I’m just finishing up on the simpsons at comic con and I’ll publish it tomorrow, stay tuned for that!
Wondering what would happen if you won a premium item in a Mystery Box or Homer Buddha that you already own? Well, that depends on the item you win. If you win something like white fences, a Channel 6 News Van or Lard Lad Doughnuts, you just get to keep that item because you can have as many of them as you want. But, what if you were to win Hans Moleman, Squeaky Voiced Teen or the Springfield Tire Fire and you already own them, you will instead receive their value in doughnuts!
So, for example, if you’ve already bought Squeaky Voiced Teen for 30 doughnuts, and he comes out as your prize from the Mystery Box, you will instead receive 30 doughnuts because you can’t have more then one of him. You should automatically be given the doughnuts but, if you’re not and you find him placed in your inventory, email EA and they should be more then happy to fix it for you!
It’s not really that high at all! Believe it or not, the item that you’re more likely to win from a mystery box is, a mystery box! Here are the odds of winning all of the available prizes that the mystery box can give you.
|Lemon Tree / 250||10%|
|Bench with towel (Premium)||4%|
|Squeaky Voice Teen / 30||2%|
|Tire Fire / 40||0.002%|
|Lard Lad Doughnuts||0.001%|
Just what are the odds of getting something good in a mystery box? Look below to find out!
|10.983%||Mystery Box (strangely, the item you’re most likely to win)|
|10%||Lemon Tree (or $250 if you have one already)|
|10%||Brown Fence (although some additional calculations apparently boost the probability that this is what you’ll get)|
|10%||Large Hedge (although some additional calculations apparently boost the probability that this is what you’ll get)|
|4%||Picket Fence (although some additional calculations apparently boost the probability that this is what you’ll get)|
|4%||Premium Bench (with towel)|
|2%||10 donuts (the first thing the Mystery Box gives you!)|
|2%||Squeaky Voice Teen (or 30 donuts if you have him already)|
|0.002%||Tire Fire (or 40 donuts if you have it already)|
|0.001%||Lard Lad (there appears to be no donut alternative, probably because you can have multiple Lard Lads in your town)|