The button that convinces you to complete your purchase is certainly absent!
With the new Spies Vs Super Villains release, the absence of the preview option, or more well known as the preview button, is leaving YoVillians to question whether or not an animated item is worth the buy.
The preview button is an option you can click on when visiting the furniture store, not simply in edit mode in your apartment. This button would appear alongside animated items, giving YoVillians a chance to preview the item, to see the animation that came along with it. This option was a great resource for many YoVillians. It made up our mind when deciding whether that was the perfect item for their new room, or a perfect gift for a friend!
If you have never seen the preview button, here is a picture of the preview button, on the now discontinued Monaco Interactive Chopper Entrance:
With the new Spies Vs Super Villains release came along many animated furniture and collectables. Unfortunately, the preview button is not available. Sometimes, the preview button may appear 5-8 hours after the first release. This seems as a very unwise marketing strategy from Zynga. The new furniture is most viewed during the first 5-8 hours of the release. Without a preview button, more then likely less purchases will be made on these animated items because we do not know exactly what we are buying. This feature should be available immediately on release, which would aid us all in our purchases.
On The YoVille Forums, it seems posts have been made in attempt to illustrate the results of the animated items. On this post, (From sheronandanth) many Forumers have also left upset comments on the missing preview button.
spies and super villains animated items
i know they have just came out but i went to the store to see if the animated items were out to see what they do before i buy as im sure most are wondering so please leave what you have and what they do and i will do the same as i buy tyvm
what we know so far
Jelly fish Aquarium : The aquarium bubbles and the jelly fish moves (overall animation 5/10)
All lights : All lights simply turn on
Brown thing by door : It spaces apart to make a fire pit ( overall animation 8/10 )
Grey thing covering door : Turns into two speakers and a gun shooting ( overall animation 7/10 )
spies receptionist 2499c and she blinks
spies animated pop-up tv for 3499c the tv pops up out the top of the cabinet and the tv screen has a car show playing on it
black tv shows the villain
the monitor shows some satellite pic
chandelier turns on and off when you click it
the golf doesn’t do anything
spies animated instant suit change 8yc instore he walks along in hes dressing gown looking sleepy then walks into the middle of the portal circle which sinks him down while hes there you see different color light animation and then he comes back up with a big smile wide awake in hes new suit
secret door, you click it and the painting opens up to reveal a stair case going down
Thanks for the information sheronandanth! Seems like a lot of work. This is something we should not have to do ourselves. The preview button should be provided to us at all times, and is a major inconvenience to us all. If Zynga wants more sales on these items, then a preview button should be in order when its needed.
What do you think about the preview button? Was it helpful to you when purchasing items or perhaps you never used it? Do you think Zynga should have this preview button as an option on all animated item? Give us your thoughts and feedback. We’d love to hear it. Don’t forget to take a moment and share this article so that we can hear thoughts from others on this topic too!