Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So every once in a while, a period of TSTO downtime pops up and during that, tappers (ourselves included) begin a redesign (or design) phase for their Springfield. This is something we love to see. There’s nothing better than seeing tappers expressing their creativity and show casing different ways to build certain areas of Springfield. That’s the beauty of TSTO! It’s fluid and you never have to keep a design the same, unless you want to, for very long! This allows for redesign after redesign and allows you to express your creativity!
Sometimes… we get comments asking for tips and design ideas when it comes to certain areas of Springfield. While we do have a basic design guide here at Addicts (mostly just tips to get started), we thought it would be fun to create a series of posts based on different ways to design various areas of your Springfield. Note: In no way do we consider ourselves “experts” at this design stuff, in fact MANY of you could teach us a thing or two about town designs. These are just fun and different things we’ve come up with, inspired from our own minds or friends towns, to “spice up” our favorite virtual city!
For this edition, I decided it was high time to tackle a design in my B town I’ve been wanting to do for way too long. It’s been a long time since I first saved this image, but credit goes to a tapper named nehash81. I honestly don’t remember where I first saw this but my guess is on Flickr. I’m thankful I at least wrote down the origin ID. Inspired by this amazing Go Cart Track, I went through it step by step for anyone interested in placing something similar in their towns.
The decorations I used are as follows:
82 Large Hedges x $325 = $26,650
132 Shrubs x $135 = $17,820
34 Planters x $850 = $28,900
4 Monkey Bars x $760 = $3,040
71 Pylons x $135 = $9,585
3 Stolen Bumper Cars x $760 = $2,280
Total Cost = $88,275
The first thing I did was build the outline of the track using the Large Hedges.
I then used the Shrubs to create the curved portions at each corner. Below each picture is the number of Shrubs I used. I started at the diamond incut and worked clockwise around the track.
The design started looking good. Next I tackled the items in the middle of the track. I used 18 Planters, 4 Monkey Bars and 9 Pylons at first. The placement can be hard to figure out so I place the Monkey Bars and went from there to the Planters to the Pylons.
I kept going with 3 Planters and 11 Pylons.
The middle was easily finished with 13 more Planters.
The next step was placing all the Pylons around the curves. I did this from the Monkey Bars and then went counter-clockwise. Below each picture is the number of Pylons used.
The last step in the Go Cart Track is to fill in all the green with concrete and voila… a fancy track to race on!
Here’s what the concrete looks like with nothing on top. A tip would be to lay this out before you start to make sure everything sits right on top. I just got lucky when I made the track.
Of course you have to put cars on the track so I used 3 stolen bumper cars for this.
And that’s it friends. A super cool design by a tapper just like you broken down step by step. There’s a ton of things you can do to this basic design to make it your own. The center could be adjusted if you like or the design could be made even more complicated. I think it looks nice like this though. What do you think? Have your own track you want to showoff? Plan on making one? Sound off in the comments and happy designing friendereenos.
TTFN… Wookiee out!