Hey Howdy Hey Addicts!
To break us away from the Halloween update a little bit we decided to run a guest post from one of our readers Poisonshift. This has some great advice for you new tappers from a new tapper (note this advice is aside from the Halloween update itself)! Poisonshift currently runs the Addicts Forums so you can check him out over there!
PS: If you have an idea for a guest post feel free to submit it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. While we can’t promise we’ll run everything, we’ll certainly give every submission full consideration!
As any new player may know it can be quite disheartening when you get a new mission and find out you just don’t have the money to get the ball rolling. It is all part of the game mechanics. If you notice, by the time one construction comes to a finish you’ll have enough money for the next. I understand perfectly well how you feel. It’s never nice living paycheck to paycheck. We don’t like it in life and we sure as heck-diddly don’t like doing it through entertainment. Springfield is supposed to be our escape from this droning reality, right? So why be broke?
The sad fact of the matter is this, it’s not easy to accumulate wealth. Well not from the start anyway.
I started playing at the beginning of September and I haven’t missed a day and I doubt I ever will. So you know I haven’t been playing long, I’m currently hovering over the end of level 17 and like most of you, I’m not rich but I’m not broke either. What I’m going to do is share some insight I’ve learned through game play and tidbits I’ve gleaned from the web.
Let’s do it!
1. Now, I know most of you don’t work from home like I do, and you’re not going to be able to constantly send your people on 30min excursions like I do all day long (sitting at my desktop running Bluestacks). So you’re going to have to compromise.
Make the best of your character’s missions count. If you’re going to bed and you sleep for eight hours, then send all of your characters on missions that take eight hours and set Cletus’ farm to grow Silvertounge.
2. I’ve had so many different variations of my Springfield you’d be amazed. However, it does eventually get to the point where you find yourself checking the sale prices of your decorations to reach the cost of your next building. Then you realize it’s pointless to sell them for the pennies you’ll get for the return.
Don’t let the game trick you, control your spending. I know what it’s like to wait impatiently for the next building mission to come. Don’t fall victim to that new shrub that will look great in the Flanders’ yard. I’m not saying don’t decorate, that’s the flesh of the game. But be reasonable. Know your limit.
3. When I first started playing my only neighbors were OTHER SPRINGFIELD and my girlfriend’s Springfield. Now I’ve got request notifications coming in and I’ve got my max of 100 neighbors.
Add neighboreenos. Figure this, for each neighbor you get three taps, each tap is $25 and 1 exp. So that $75 and 3 exp. Multiply that by the max neighbor count and you’ve got $7,500 and 300 exp every 24hrs. Easy money.
4. In the same vein of #1, don’t let the game bully you. I know its drool time when that ! pops up. NEW MISSION, NEW MISSION! Well…
If construction just finished on a mission building more often than not you’ll get missions for your characters. Some can take 8 or more hours, if it’s the middle of the day and you’ll be playing save these for bed time. Just keep your people doing what they usually do and save that mission task for later so you don’t miss the money you could be making in the meantime. It’s going to be tomorrow before that task is finished anyway, may as well save it for later.
~ I stare at the same donut count every day, waiting for it to magically increase. From time to time the game will throw me a donut or two but they are very slow coming.
Save your donuts, don’t waste them rushing missions even though the game told you to in the past. You’re better off spending donuts on decorations & characters that will earn you bonus percentages. You can check out the Addicts Ultimate Premium Guide to determine what items give you the best bonus/donut spent.
#3 says $75 and 3 exp, well with my meager bonuses I get $81 and 6 exp. Not bad eh?
~ There is no guarantee this will work for you but… to be a terrible neighbor can be a great thing. Tapping more than thrice.
Ok, you’re visiting your neighbor, and boy do they have a lot of mops. Well you can take advantage of this! Click your first two non-mop buildings. Now click on a spray can or another mop, for a second all mops will still be on screen while everything else has vanished. CLICK THE MOPS! and reap your rewards. You can turn a 3 tap into a 5 tap or more, depending on the grouping of the mops and how many are on screen.
If you are really greedy and there are no mops, tap the spray cans, don’t go past your two taps, exit and come back. They will now be mops. Bad neighbor, good money.
There you go tappers. Just a little bit of info to help you on your way. You’ll never make it Burns-status, but you’ll be better off.