Unfortunately, yes. And with so many more items available that you can only buy with donuts, it can often feel that a lot of stuff is out of reach. The sad fact is that donut purchases pay for the game – and so long as people buy donuts, the game stays profitable and EA should continue to develop new levels and new content. And that means new free content as well as paid content.

I’ve seen really nice towns with no premium content and some pretty ugly towns with lots of premium content. It’s a matter of what you do with what you have.