Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Here we are in Act 2 and we’re all still wondering the same thing…how do I get more Chronons? Will I earn everything in time? Why the heck is this so difficult?!
So let’s all take a deep breath…and read as I breakdown the math and how to succeed in getting everything…. (Warning…there’s a LOT of words in this post…hope I don’t make your head hurt after reading it all…)
So, I’m not going to lie to you guys. This isn’t going to be easy (and by not easy I mean, time consuming..to an extent). Most of you will go right down to the wire to earn all of the Act 2 prizes. And it’s going to take regular consistent tapping to get there. (and pretty much 5 times/day tapping)
Ironically (or as intended by EA), the Act 2 Currency is Chronons, as in Time. And it’s going to take a lot of time to get everything!
To say I’m less than thrilled with this, is an understatement. I love this event, quite honestly. It’s fun and full of witty dialogue. Not to mention the Future Episodes are always a favorite of mine to watch..so the idea of having a Future area in my Springfield is something I’m very excited about. But the amount of stress this is causing many of you is very upsetting to me. This is a game, and games are supposed to be fun. And it’s not fun when you feel stressed out about it.
I get that EA is trying to make things harder, or get us to spend donuts on things. Especially with so many ways to earn free donuts in the game these days. But the best thing about this game has always been that you can earn everything in it for free. Just as long as you’re consistent with your tapping and you get into your game early and often.
And that is still true for this event. You can achieve everything in the game without spending a single donut..and still getting 8hrs of sleep. But it takes a LOT of tapping. And it makes me nervous for the future of Events, and the ability to earn everything for free.
So before I get into the Math I would just like to ask EA to please be careful. Don’t go the way of TinyCo on that “other game”. This game has ALWAYS been superior because you don’t set unrealistic goals for players. And many players have stopped playing that “other game” because of the unrealistic goals set. So please keep TSTO a fun and enjoyable gaming experience.
Now that I’ve said my peace…on with the Math.
First, as with ALL events, you must log into your game consistently each day throughout the event in order to get everything. If you only log in once or twice a day it’s going to be impossible to earn all of the prizes, without spending donuts (via the prize track). This is true for ALL TSTO Events, not just this one. It takes regular, consistent, diligent tapping to earn everything.
Second, because several of you were upset with my last math post (where I suggested to login 5 times a day), I’ve broken this one out into three groups. Those that can log in 3 times/day, 4 times/day and 5 times/day. And I will tell you the more you tap the easier it will be to get everything. The less you tap the more you’re going to have to rely on luck of daily tasks and premium items.
Here are my recommended schedules for those 3:
3 Times/day– Tap when you wake up, when you get home from work (or school), before you go to bed. (assuming you get home from work four hours before you go to bed) This involves ZERO tapping at work.
4 Times/day- Tap when you wake up, at lunch, when you get home from work or school and before you go to bed.
5 Times/Day- Suggested tapping schedule: 6am, 10am, 2pm, 6pm, 10pm.
All three of those methods take into account getting (at least) 8hrs of sleep a night. There’s no need to lose sleep, unless you want to of course.
I also want to remind you…that you’ll only need to be in your game for less than 1 minute each time (with the exception of neighbor actions). It takes less than 1 minute to clear your PolyVac, reassign the multiverse Homers, start the mini game (which when started automatically clear the Robots in your town, so you won’t need to go searching for those guys) and play the mini game.
And yes there are some of you who are going to tell me you have lives. I do too. So I get it. I do. Life is WAY more important than a game. It really and truly is. So if your life takes you away from the game so you can’t get in regularly, that’s ok. But don’t complain that EA doesn’t take into account the fact that you have a life. Their goal is to keep you in the game, tapping and playing.
First up the Freemium ways….
-The SciFighter Mini Game. Tapping as many robots inside the game in 20 seconds will earn you even more Chronons. The SciFighter payout for Act two is as follows: 50 just for playing, 3 for every second you last (so if you go all 20 seconds this number is 60), 1 for every Robot Tapped and 2 for every Jet cleared (2 taps). This time it’s a little harder, so let’s assume you earn an average of 130 /4hrs via the game. (worse case scenario)
-Neighbor Actions. Once a day you can collect chronons from clearing Robots in neighbor’s towns. You get at least 84 actions per day, and each pays out 2 (unless you tap an anomaly, but because they’re hard to predict let’s assume just Robots). So that’s 168 /day from Neighbor Actions
-Daily Tasks. You will occasionally get a daily task that will yield 1100 . These again are hard to predict, so for the purposes of this let’s assume you only get two daily tasks for Act 2 that will yield 1100 . So that comes to 2,200 for all of Act 2. (yes, you can skip other tasks (multiple times) to try and get a task that pays out Chronons. And yes you could easily get 3 or 4 challenges to earn Chronons. But I’m assuming worst case scenarios here)
-Main questline. Via the Smack to the Future (main) questline for Act 2 you can earn 863 if you don’t have Profressor Frink and 896 if you do have Professor Frink. However, in a few places the tasks are for the Mulitverse Homer’s to perform tasks at the PolyVac. Since they’re already factored in above we have to subtract them from here. So let’s assume 467 without Frink and 500 with Frink from the main questline.
-Mooch Bart questline. Once you unlock him (first prize on the prize track) his questline will earn you more Chronons. So that’s an additional 363 from that questline. (President Lisa will earn them too, but at that point (because it’s the last Act 2 prize) I recommend saving her questline for Act 3)
-Cryo Stasis Memorial questline. Once you unlock it (5th prize on the prize track) it’ll come with a short 3 part questline. You’ll earn an additional 66 if you don’t have Jasper and 99 if you do have Jasper.
Those are all the FREE (and pretty much guaranteed) ways to earn Chronons during Act 2.
Now let’s look at the premium additions:
-Ladybot Questline. If you purchase the Lady Bot you’ll earn additional via her questline. Her questline will earn you an additional 396 AND once the questline is complete she’ll have a task at the PolyVac. She’ll earn 66/4hrs.
And that’s it from the premium options. I’m not going to include them in the numbers below, because they’ll vary for everyone. But from the list above you can see how much better shape you’ll be in for the Chronons prize track with these items.
So now let’s put it all together. Well the freemium stuff anyway. We’ll start with the 5 time/day players and work our way down.
Again I’m assuming WORST Case Scenario and assuming no premiums (that includes Frink and Jasper)
First let’s establish you’ll need 29,100 to unlock President Lisa. And via the Calendar we know you need 2,080/day.
Now there are a few numbers that are overall earnings, not something you can earn each day. Those are:
-Main questline (Smack to the Future)- 467
-Mooch Bart Questline- 363
-Cryo Stasis Memorial Questline- 66
-And assuming (at least) 2 Daily Challenges for 1,100 each- 2,200
And again remember… you’ll only need to be in your game for less than 1 minute each time (with the exception of neighbor actions). It takes less than 1 minute to clear your PolyVac, reassign the multiverse Homers, start the mini game (which when started automatically clear the Robots in your town, so you won’t need to go searching for those guys) and play the mini game.
Logging in Every 4hrs 5 Times a Day
If you log in 5 times a day you’ll easily unlock all of the prizes. (and you won’t need any premium items to do it).
Logging in Every 4hrs 4 Times a Day
This gives you a total of 1,668 /day. If you only log in 4 times/day you’ll need higher Mini Game totals or more 1,100 Daily Challenge Payouts or you’ll need to purchase some premium items/characters.
Logging in Every 4hrs 3 Times a Day
This gives you a total of 1,293/day. If you only log in 3 times /day you’ll really need to rely on some premium characters. (and a lot of luck with Daily challenges) Because just regular tapping, without premiums you won’t even make it to the 5th prize..let alone President Lisa.
Of course this isn’t meant to discourage ANYONE who logs in less than 5 times a day. This is merely telling you what you may need to do if you want to get it all. You may need to skip a few daily challenges in a row (hit the x, remember you can only x 1 out every 24hrs) until you get one to pay out , you may have to think about investing in a premium character for this event (if you don’t already have one) and you may have to adjust your tapping schedule if you truly want it all.
Do I like that you have to grind it out and stress about getting into your game 5 times a day to get everything easily? No. But is it completely obtainable? Yes. Do you have to lose sleep to achieve it all? Absolutely not.
The best advice I can give you is to figure out what works best for you and make adjustments along the way.
And that’s it on the math post my friends!
What are your thoughts on the math? Have any positive tips for other players? How are you doing so far? On target? Behind? Ahead? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!