Welcome to the TSTO lifestyles of the not so rich and famous…
Hey hey friends! So in case you’ve been enjoying a real life without a lot of TSTO or the blog, you might not have noticed that EA has been busy. Not only did they dish up a fun Tap Ball Event and Level 55 and 56 but they decided to add Cookiee Kwan and an entire new district with 56 pieces of land! If you don’t count the 14 water strips… that’s 42 new pieces of possible real estate development!
But wait a tick… Springfield Heights is a district for all the rich folks… the “whales” as Homer calls them. Not all of us skyfingers are fabulously wealthy and that Kwan always rubbed me the wrong way. She can have the West side. Let’s not tell her we always though of that land behind the mountains as North anyways. As a native Californian… you won’t convince me that the water side isn’t the West anyways.
So before the uber rich land became available… EA actually gave us not one but two strips of land with the Tap Ball Event and what’s a Wookiee to do when he has so much more “regular folk” space for designing? Get to work of course (after getting all his origin posts done first). FYI… if you ever wanted to see my town, it’s below the break.
REALITY NOTE: I actually do resemble this image when working on the blog lol.
So I did a little chart a ways back showing all the available land in TSTO (August 2014) so first I figured I’d update it for my favorite tappers. As of this writing, we have a 17×17 grid available in TSTO. Grand total for all of it… 34 million, 54 thousand and 40 doll hairs.
Yeah… I know it’s not as pretty as Bunny’s Heights map but I’m like Kwan in one respect… I dig excel reports. I’ll leave the excellent (hope you pictured me with steepled fingers) pics to the cottontail. Before the two strips of land were added, we saw tons of folks requesting more land over and over. I was always one of those tappers that although I had everything, I actually felt I’d manage to fit everything with space leftover. Of course, then Level 54 dropped and I ran out. (Click image for larger view.)
You can see I used some large areas for a few of my designs. I did make some things smaller (like my prison) and I got rid of my 2D in the center of my town. I miss that so some day I plan to bring it back. Here’s an old view of Wookieetown for comparison.
Town design is what this game is all about and I’m constantly tweaking Wookieetown. With all the new land, I initially thought I’d do a complete overhaul of Wookieetown but since I’m not sure I have that sort of time on my hands, I haven’t taken that leap yet. Jebus knows I’ve done it before and it’s time intensive. I was able to do some tweaks to the right border of it all to fit in all the new stuff from the Tap Ball Event. So far I’m pretty pleased with how it’s coming along. (Click image for larger view.)
Of course, I also built a sports zone complete with International themed obstacle course. I picture Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy practicing on it frequently.
My Dreamhouse also found a new home near the other mansions and Herb’s mansion will probably join the rich folks when I can afford it. I also have a big gap where my evil Boss lairs used to be but that’s room for the next expansion/level/event.
Of course, with 42 new plots up north, a lot of my town may change in the future and I might actually hit that nuke button again once I have everything on the “West” side. The mansions really feel like they belong with all the other swanky stuff. The best part of this game is just designing and redesigning and so on. If you’re wondering how I stitched all this together, I screenshot it all and slowly aligned the images in Microsoft Paint. Here’s two other ways you can stitch your town together.
And that’s really it. A new land chart and a view of my creative madness. Do YOU have any big plans for your town with Tap Ball madness over and a plethora of new land available? Are you happy with all the new land or do you already need more? Feel free to comment on my town, good or bad. I’m always up for constructive criticism. As always, if there’s something you especially like, feel free to borrow/improve on the design. I’d certainly be lying if I said I’d never done that. If you’d like an image of just one area, let me know and I can add it at the bottom of this just for YOU. I hope y’all are having fun in your games and enjoying it as much as me. Keep on tapa-tapa-tapping in the free world and stay classy like usual.
TTFN… Wookie out!