Hello all! Normally this is the time I would be posting an article about Sneezy and the continued quest of the Snow White Event, but something very interesting happened today. With the release of Sneezy, Grumpy is now also available…sort of. With this release, there has been a lot of, well, grumpiness, and I wanted to talk a bit about the actual welcoming of him, as well as cover some misconceptions about him. So let’s all take a deep breath and take this one step at a time. Are you calm? I’m calm. That might also be the Tylenol PM I mixed into my Eggnog. At any rate, let’s jump in.
How Do you Actually Welcome Grumpy?
There are TWO ways to welcome Grumpy.
Open Enchanted chests specially made for his tokens. These will cost you 15 gems each and have a CHANCE of dropping one or several of his tokens. These Chests ALSO have a chance of randomly just GIVING you Grumpy. That’s right. The rarest drop from these chests will just GIVE him to you, taking away the need to earn his tokens to welcome him. Note, you will still need to earn his tokens to level him up.
GOOD OLD QUESTING
You can actually quest for him, though the quest times are upwards of 12 hours, so this will certainly take some time considering how many tokens he actually requires.
Either way, once you get Grumpy, he will be able to HELP with ALL Snow White characters and also drop extra event currency. I will take a moment to mention that should you opt to buy chests for ALL of his tokens it will likely cost you in the realm of 500 – 800 gems all together depending on your luck.
Do I Need Grumpy to Complete the Event????
NO!!!!!!! Hold on. I want to make sure that everyone got that. NOOOO! Will he make it easier to complete? Sure! What premium character doesn’t? But he is not required to complete the event in any way shape or form.
Why Can’t Gameloft Make it Easier?
I’m glad you brought that up, other self who I’m talking to. Gameloft has EXPLICITLY said that there will be lots of ways to earn Grumpy Chests. For example, they mentioned that during timed mini-events, such as those where we compete to gain happiness, anyone who participates will get at least one if not more Grumpy Chests. There’s also the advent Calendar, which provides several opportunities, including today’s free gift, to get Grumpy chests. Now I know that this might mean you might not get him TODAY if you wait for these things, but it does mean that you will have plenty of chances and help to get him before the end of the event.
But Why Can’t He Just Be Free?
I say this with no hate or malice. Please know that. I love you guys. You make writing about this game so much fun. But understand that just like ANY premium character, you don’t HAVE to get Grumpy. Things like this are added into the game in order to help earn money. Dozens of awesome people make this game and, much like you or I, they occasionally like to eat and live under a roof and take care of their families. GASP! Premium offerings are part of the way that they are able to do this. That is just the simple facts of life.
BUT, the great part is that you can choose to spend money, or to not. Game devs, and most people in the business of business, listen with their bank accounts. Don’t like how this character is being offered? Don’t spend money on it! It’s that easy. Want to 100% have everything because you’re a crazy completionist like me? Then spend those gems! There is no right or wrong way to play. Gamers aren’t LESS gamers because they don’t spend money. Those who choose to spend some money on the game aren’t jerks who like to be better than everyone else. We’re all just people enjoying a game about building a Kingdom and avoiding the Mad Hatter’s tongue while Zombie Gaston runs around town upsetting everyone. And the best part is that we get to enjoy the game in whatever way we so choose! Man, life is pretty awesome, am I right??
I really hope this post helps to clear things up, and that no one was too offended by my little rant. I certainly have no ill will towards anyone, and hope you all continue to enjoy this magical game alongside me. I’ll post my Sneezy update tomorrow and we’ll get this ship back on track. Have a great day and good luck in your adventure to welcome Grumpy, whatever way that might be!