Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s Vegas time in Springfield! With the glitz, the glamour and the gaming of Vegas…all arriving in our pocket-sized Springfield.
Unfortunately, much like the real Vegas. this event is stressing some of you out. You’re concerned about your neighbor being way ahead of you or your worried about leveling up crafting immediately or worried about the Players Club. And then there are some of you who are done with the prizes and are worried about the best strategy going forward in preparation for Act 2.
I’m here to tell you to STOP STRESSING OUT! It’s a game. It’s not worth panic. I promise.
So let’s all grab a seat at the pool and order a cocktail (or mocktail..) and remember the Ralph style of playing. Don’t think, just tap. 🙂
So here are some tips, tricks and strategies to help you go forward with the event…and talk yourself down from the ledge.
So let’s first start with the most important thing to achieve during Act 1…earning all of the Act 1 prizes.
Today is March 3rd. Act 1 ends and Act 2 starts on March 7th (0800 GMT). You still have three FULL days of tapping and half of today to earn the rest of the Act 1 prizes. Now, according to Bunny’s Act 1 Calendar by the end of the day today you should have approximately 75,906 Chips. If you’re ahead of that number great, you’re on track..keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll be fine. If you’re behind that number…you need to adjust the way you play. (although in some cases it may just be because you’re a lower level player and you simply don’t have all of the characters you need…)
If you’re behind here’s what you should be doing to catch up…
–Send your characters to the Casino every 4hrs. Routinely (except when you sleep). You should be able to do this at least 4 times/day. You can send Rich Texan, Princess Kashmir, Johnny Tightlips, Paris Texan, Lisa, Tuxedo Krusty, Apu, Flanders, Skinner, Rev. Lovejoy. Eliminating the premium characters and the Billionaire one from SH (Paris), you should be able to send Lisa, Apu, Flanders, Skinner & Rev. Lovejoy to the casino every 4hrs. They earn 110 chips and 1 token each. So every 4hrs you’ll bring in 550 chips. Which, if you’re doing it 4 times/day that’s 2,200 chips/day.
–Log into your town at least every 4-5 hrs to clear the Gamblers. Gamblers spawn at a rate of 1 per 5 minutes. Or 12/hour. And they completely max out in your town (bank included) at 60. Which means every 5 hours your town is completely full. Log in sometime between 4-5 hours to clear your town. If you login at 4hrs (when you clear the casino) that’s an additional 480 chips from gamblers/4hrs. Do this 4 times/day and that’s 1,920 chips/day.
So we’re at 4,120 chips/day so far. (at a minimum)
–VISIT YOUR NEIGHBORS DAILY!! Make sure you have at least 30 neighbors and visit them each day. Clear gamblers from their towns, 3/town, and they earn 10 chips each. (remember they max out at 90 actions/day..or 30 neighbors if you tap 3 each town) So that’s an additional 900 chips/day.
Chip count=5,020/day (at a minimum)
–Play the slots at Gaming Moe’s or the Dice at Cletus’. Use the Gold tokens you earn from the Casino and tapping Gamblers at one of the gaming locations. They’ll convert into chips. Of course you can’t estimate how many you’ll get/day on this because it is random…no two people will get the same payouts each day…but you do know that you’ll at least have 20 tokens/day to use (and that’s just from the Casino) (in some cases you’ll have 25-30, depending on how many you get from Gamblers). So let’s say you average 120 chips/token..that seems fair, that’s at least an additional 2,400 chips/day (3,000 at 25 tokens/day and 3,600 at 30 tokens/day).
Chip count=7,620/day (bare minimum)- 8,620/day (still conservative approximations)
–Convert your Purple Chips from Losing at Moe’s or Celtus’ to Chips- 10 =100 Red Chips.
–Players Club- Just by unlocking (and placing) the Act 1 Prizes you’ll earn players Club points. You’ll at least earn 100 extra chips from this…
Just by doing those steps you’re already ahead of the 8,434 chips/day Bunny’s Calendar suggests getting. Now if you’re way behind you may have to add an extra 4hr rotation into your day, so instead of clearing the casino and gamers 5 times/day every 4hrs you may have to do it 6 times/day every 4hrs. This will add an additional 1,030 (at a minimum) chips/day for you.
And of course if you have more than the bare minimum characters that will help as well.
The important thing to remember is you have to grind. This game is VERY achievable without spending donuts on premium currency…but you have to grind. You have to actively be in your game every few hours if you want all of the prizes.
So now some advice on the Players Club…
Some of you are VERY worried about this. Stop. Stop panicking about it. Seriously. It’s still very early in the event. The event doesn’t end until March 29th. So do NOT worry about the Players Club right now. Just play as you’re playing and you’ll be fine.
Remember you’ll earn 4,670 just for unlocking the prizes for each Act. Which means you only need an additional 2,000 . You can earn those from crafting. DO NOT worry about the Players Club or crafting for it until Act 3.
We’ve discussed this at length….upgrade, upgrade, upgrade. You have the entire event to craft…so still 25+days. You’ll get there, it just takes awhile. In the meantime you should focus your energy and resources to upgrading. Don’t craft anything yet. Spend those resources upgrading.
Also, don’t worry about where your neighbors are in leveling up crafting. That’s their own business. If they got there by cheating, or by just spending a ton of money on donuts for tokens..that’s their deal. I’m here to tell you go at your own pace. If you’re playing every day and saving your resources for upgrading you’ll be fine.
Personally I just hit Level 2 last night. And that’s without donuts spent, but I do have every character available in the casino (except for Paris), so I get a lot of tokens/day.
Just keep grinding it out. It’s not an instant process and it will take a while. Just be smart about it…focus on upgrading and crafting the other items will come later.
Strategy going forward….
As you can see with the arrival of Cletus’ Dice Den…it’s all about Gold Tokens. How many you have/earn will dictate how much extra chips/crafting currency you can accumulate. So many of you are asking if you should save your Tokens for Act 2 once you’ve finished with your Act 1 prizes.
There’s no right or wrong answer to it….it’s whatever you want to do. If you want to save your tokens until Act 2 hits (you know the games will still require them) go for it. If you want to spend some now and get bonus donuts, go for it too. There’s just no right or wrong way.
Personally, I finished my Act 1 prize track yesterday morning. At that point I focused on using my tokens to level up my crafting. I wanted to hit Level 2 in crafting so when I tap gamblers for the next few days I’ll have a chance to earn martini glasses (yes they’re supposed to fall from Gamblers, but their drop rate is even lower than the Keychains and Coasters..but I still like knowing there’s a chance). Now that I’ve hit Crafting Level 2 (I hit it late last night), i’m now saving my tokens (after a couple of tries at Cletus’ to see how it worked) for Act 2.
But that’s what works for me. It may not work the same for you…or you may not care. It’s entirely up to you.
If you’ve unlocked all of the Act 1 prizes, should you save Courtesy Chips for Act 2? YES. This is one thing I would just save. You’ll be able to exchange them for Act 2 currency once that starts, so let the Courtesy Chips build up and exchange them when they’re useful.
Some quick tips about Cletus’ Dice Den…
Actually really just one tip…don’t think about it. I know you think about the odds and the chances etc. Really, it’s random. It’s not like real dice…the results aren’t the same. Especially when you throw cheats into the mix. So just pick any number that you like…and don’t stress about it. Truly have a Ralphie thought process on this one…don’t think just tap.
Personally, when I go to the Casino I play craps because it’s the best odds in the house. Since dice are truly random. But those are physical dice that I can hold in my hand and throw. Not computer generate dice. I always avoid the video versions of Craps because the odds aren’t the same. So in this version, don’t think just play. (or play slots if you’re more comfortable with those…)
Yes, i’m working on a full breakdown post on the Dice Den. That should be up later today…I just wanted to get this info out first.
And that’s it. Some quick tips, strategies and advice to keep you off the ledge. Remember…TSTO (unlike some other games..) is now designed so you can earn everything in an event without spending premium currency. However, it takes time. You need to play and grind to achieve it.
What are your thoughts on the tips and strategies? Do you have a Ralph way of playing? Have you earned all of the Act 1 prizes? How far behind are you? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!