The following post was submitted by one of our Addicts Regulars..Totbox. Perhaps you’ve seen Tot in the comments a time or two ;)…Yes Totbox is back with some insightful TSTO musings for us all!
…I mean, Hello Neighbors!
As you know, you should visit your neighbors everyday (not your real life neighbors, your TSTO neighbors). During some events, neighbors are critical. What I have learned is Friendliness and Courtesy are key. So I have a few suggestions. Stop what your doing and let me shine a Light on the subject. 🙂
Every so often events have Event-Tappable-Critters (etc… I mean ETC).. I’m not sure if there is another official term or name for them. You know, Merrymakers during Christmas, Gamblers during the Casino event, Nightmares during the Nightmarish THOH event, etc. ETCs!! And there are Droppables (again maybe a better term out there), such as Formless Terrors, and Prospectors. Those Droppables are crucial to the point of this post and the Stop/Drop Light. Before I get into the thing about the Stop/Drop Light there are a few things to go over.
First and foremost (which I guess I should have said first) make sure that during an event to let your visiting neighbor have easy access to your main roads (since that is usually the place event-tappable-critters and Droppables are found). Solution: if you have a Teleporter or Monorail – Project Board place it near the DropOff Site (place that the game forces you to land/start during the event). DropOff Sites: During the Wild West it is the Saloon, during Casino event it was Burn’s Casino. Traditionally not during events it is either The Simpson’s house or the Springfield Heights Tunnel.
So place the other teleporter or (Monorail) Rail Yard close to your main roads. This is just one way to be a good neighbor.
Fun fact, did you know the city of Buffalo, New York is considered “the City of Good Neighbors”? Yet the only living Buffaloes are in the zoo. In our game we neither have an Official City Zoo (petting zoo doesn’t count) nor Buffaloes, which you’d think during a Wild West event we might have some (Buffaloes)… Maybe for a Connie Appleseed event down the road? But I digress… Like a Good Neighbor, TSTO Addicts is here. *poof*
Second (and not as important as the other points I’m going to make), Monorails: If you have a Monorail it is requested that you take the closest tracks away from the station so that it doesn’t run, which may cause glitches and delay’s to visiting neighbors. I usually just turn the Station sideways(which disconnects the other rails) and turn it back right after the event.
Third. (Finally getting to the Point of this Post!!) The Stop/drop light! With the Casino Event over, I realized that the Multi-colored Spotlight could be used as an indicator for visiting neighbors.
Selectively changing it from Red, Yellow and Green near the newest DropOff Spot can help visiting neighbors know what You (yourself) is up to. You don’t need 3, you can do it with just one (I just liked the look with 3).
Green Light = You are available to tap Droppables within the usual 4hr time frame.
Yellow Light = You are away from the game for a little while (highly likely to return within the usual 4hr time frame)
Red Light = You are in bed or away from the game (and highly not likely to be back within 4hrs)
This is on the honor system, and yes some people may forget to change their light (not going to name any names… She knows who she is) :p
What that means when seeing it in a neighbors town: Green = drop as many droppables as your comfortable with, Yellow = maybe just drop one droppable or check back a little later, Red = move on, there isn’t point wasting points at that time (you can come back a few hours later to check or drop a droppable off at someone else’s town).
Since the rumor that the Wild West event has no Bonuts, I may turn on my red light until the next act (when I get to that point, where I don’t need the currency). And I know some of you jokers out there that May think the Red Light means something else (shame on you) 😛
So did I enlighten you? Do you have any other Good Neighbor tips you’d like to share? (again… Shame on SOME of you). Any idea what the other colors could indicate? Do you have the Song “Roxanne” stuck in your head now? Think you’re going to give this a Go? Any better terms out there besides “Droppables” and “Event-Tappable-Critters” (ETC)? Ever play Red light/Green light as a kid? Ever wonder if you lived next door to a Horse, that it would be your Neigh-bor? Is it a beautiful day in your neighborhood? Leave a comment, you know that comments Light Up our days. 🙂