Hey Howdy Hey Heart Breakers!
I know you’re all anxious for the finalists for the Valentine’s Day Contest and they’re coming soon…I promise. They’ll be up in just a few short hours 🙂 So many awesome submissions it’s hard to go through them all! It’s coming though, so just be patient….
Anywho…we’ve been seeing a lot of questions pop up in the comments about bonuses from items. You see in TSTO when you buy a premium decoration not only do they look cool but they also award you a bonus % on all cash and XP. For more about bonus % on cash and XP check out this post. So we know that premium decorations add a bonus % to our towns but what about Valentine’s Day Wheel items? What do those do? Let’s take a look into the files to find out shall we? First thing’s first. Not all of the wheel items earn a bonus rate. In fact almost none of them do. This is because they’re considered “free” items by the TSTO files not premium ones.
So what items offer a bonus rate?
Well, aside from the 2 premium decorations (the Whale & the Cozy Hammock) 2 wheel items earn bonus rates too. Here’s the break down for everything that includes a bonus rate in the files:
Are you sure none of the other items on the wheel earn bonuses?
Yup, i’ve checked and double checked the files. Don’t believe me? Here’s a screenshot of the files comparing the Lovely Gazebo to the Whale. You’ll see the Whale indicates a bonus line of code (highlighted) and for the Gazebo it’s not in there:
So why do the Train and Pond Earn bonuses if they’re “free”?
Because they’re returning items from Valentine’s day 2013 and they did not update the coding for them. They’re still listed as 2013 items and therefore the percentages remain the same because last year they cost donuts. So, if they updated the files to remove the bonus on these returning items, those who were around last year would lose the bonus % rate they gained when they spent donuts on the items.
So why are you tell us this?
Well because some people asked AND i thought you might like to know how you can maximize your cash and XP for free by collecting the wheel items. Might give you some incentive to keep spinning the wheel even after you’ve cleared it 🙂
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