Around the World 101: Crafting

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ah the long awaited, Around the World Crafting post….where I give you the how tos and break down each and every item available to craft, so you don’t miss a thing!

Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last couple of years that crafting is here to stay.  While the prizes themselves are pretty self explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.

Now I know some of you still have questions about what to craft, if you should craft or Level Up, what happens in future Acts…so, as we’ve done in the past, we’re here to break it all down for you.  So let’s take a look at the basics of Crafting for the entire event.

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So I think EA has finally got a system down where crafting is pretty self explanatory.  So I’m not going to go into a long discourse about how to craft, what to do etc.  I’ll just give you a few basics…for clarity sake.

Crafting is triggered via the Rewards Center during the Act 1 questline…

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Marge also has a task there to “Stock Town Maps” 2hrs, Earns $110, 27xp

Tapping the Rewards Center will bring you to the crafting menu.  You can also access the crafting menu via the event hub menu by clicking the trophy icon and then the cash register icon…

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The Crafting Currency is Sky Credits, they look like this:

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You can earn Crafting Currency from:
-Tapping Tourists
-Completing Daily Challenges
-Clearing Taps from Neighbors in your town (also helps with Osaka Flu Level
-Norbert’s Daily Challenges, after day 8 for each Act

Crafting consists of different levels.  Each level unlocks more items to craft.  You spend crafting currency to level up. And once again they’ve decided to stick with what’s worked in the most recent events, you do NOT have to choose between Leveling up and Crafting.  The Sky Credits you spend to Craft items will count towards the Sky Credits needed to Level up! 

What does this mean?  Well basically if it costs 500 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg to move up to the next level, and you want to craft Wine Barrels (which cost 150ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg each)..you don’t have to decide between Leveling up and Crafting.  Simply craft the Wine Barrels and 150 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg will be deducted from the 500 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg required to Level Up.

Similarly…you DO NOT HAVE TO CRAFT ITEMS TO LEVEL UP. You can level up by simply tapping the green button next to the level up bar.  2017-01-31-21-35-33

It still takes Sky Credits, but it prevents you from crafting a bunch of stuff you may not want in order to level up.  As some of you have been complaining…

So the choice is yours, you can level up as you craft items.  Or you can just level up without crafting items.

And as with previous events, crafting ends when the event is over.  So you have all 3 acts to craft.  There’s no rush to get it done now.  Personally, i’ve been stock piling my crafting currency to do one big crafting push at one time.  There’s no benefit to crafting early and there’s no benefit to crafting later. It’s your preference.

And finally, there are 20 total crafting levels.  You’ll start at Level 1 so you’ll need to level up 19 times (to reach level 20), on order to unlock all of the craftable items.  Here’s the breakdown of how many Sky Credits are required to reach each level and unlock new items:

Level to Reach Sky Credit Required To Reach
2 500ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
3 1,000ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
4 1,000ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
5 750ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
6 1,000ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
7 2,000ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
8 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
9 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
10 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
11 2,000ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
12 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
13 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
14 2,000ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
15 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
16 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
17 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
18 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
19 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
20 1,600ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg

 


So now that we’ve gone over those basics, let’s get to why most of you are reading this post…the breakdown of each craftable item.

Let me preface this by saying, for this event most of the craftable items are decorations.  Anything that earns an income is unique, so you’re limited to just one. Therefore, what to craft and how many is entirely up to you…as to what you think will work best in your Springfield.  There are some great decorations that can work in a variety of ways in Springfield, but it’s up to you to determine what works best for your town.

Now here’s the breakdown:

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Item: Scooter
Required Level: 1
Sky Credit Cost: 260 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 2×1
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.  Headlight turns on, engine revs & smoke comes out of the back.
Unique?: No.

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Item: Wine Barrels
Required Level: 1
Sky Credit Cost: 150  ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 3×4
Conform-O-Meter: Gluttony +5
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.  Wine pours from two of the lower barrels.
Unique?: No.

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Item: Boulangerie Patisserie
Required Level: 2
Sky Credit Cost: 800 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 4×6
Conform-O-Meter: Gluttony +5
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped. Lights turn on and off.  No tasks, no income.
Unique?: No.

lavendarfield

Item: Lavender Field
Required Level: 3
Sky Credit Cost: 800 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 3×3
Conform-O-Meter: Tree-hugging +100
What Does it Do: Nothing.
Unique?: No.

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Item: French Fountain
Required Level: 4
Sky Credit Cost: 540 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 5×5
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.  Frog jumps out of water
Unique?: No.

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Item: Venus De Milo
Required Level: 5
Sky Credit Cost: 800 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 2×2
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.  Rats run up the statue
Unique?: Yes

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Item: Motorcycle with Sidecar
Required Level: 6
Sky Credit Cost: 540 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 3×2
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.  Headlight turns on, engine revs & smoke comes out of the back.
Unique?: No.

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Item: Paris Hotel
Required Level: 7
Sky Credit Cost: 2,680 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 6×11
Conform-O-Meter: Indolence +1-
Earns: Earns Income, $150, 13xp/8hrs.
Task: Martin Practice his French. 4hrs, earns $175, 45xp
Unique?: Yes

Item: Japanese Lantern (Small)
Required Level: 8
Sky Credit Cost: 260 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 1×1
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.  Light turns on
Unique?: No.

Item: Hokora
Required Level: 9
Sky Credit Cost: 260 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 2×2
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.
Unique?: No.

japanesemapletree

Item: Japanese Maple Tree
Required Level: 10
Sky Credit Cost: 260 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 3×3
Conform-O-Meter: Tree-Hugging +100
What Does it Do: Nothing
Unique?: No.

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Item: Pagoda
Required Level: 11
Sky Credit Cost: 1,880 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 7×7 (Really tall, taller than Paris Hotel)
Conform-O-Meter: Tree-Hugging +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.
Unique?: No.

torii

Item: Torii
Required Level: 12
Sky Credit Cost: 260 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 1×7
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Nothing
Unique?: No.

japanesecherrytree

Item: Japanese Cherry Tree
Required Level: 13
Sky Credit Cost: 260 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 3×3
Conform-O-Meter: Tree-Hugging +100
What Does it Do: Nothing
Unique?: No.

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Item: Shinto Shrine
Required Level: 14
Sky Credit Cost: 1,340 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 7×12
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.  Birds fly and congregation on it.
Unique?: No.

brazilwoodtree

Item: Brazilwood Tree
Required Level: 15
Sky Credit Cost: 260 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 2×2
Conform-O-Meter: Tree-Hugging +100
What Does it Do: Nothing
Unique?: No.

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Item: Unlicensed Taxi
Required Level: 16
Sky Credit Cost: 540 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 6×3
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.  Headlight turns on, engine revs & smoke comes out of the back.
Unique?: No.

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Item: Churrascarias
Required Level: 17
Sky Credit Cost: 1,340 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 5×9
Conform-O-Meter: Gluttony +10
Earns: Earns income, $90, 10xp/4hrs
Task: Smithers Devour Piles of Meat, 2hrs. Earns $110, 27xp
Unique?: Yes.

Item: Street Soccer Court
Required Level: 18
Sky Credit Cost: 1,080 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 4×10
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Animated when tapped.  Lights turn on, and then go off
Unique?: No.

lifeguardtower

Item: Lifeguard Tower
Required Level: 19
Sky Credit Cost: 540 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 2×2
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Nothing
Unique?: No.

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Item: Tree Steakhouse
Required Level: 20
Sky Credit Cost: 2,680 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_skycredit_lg
Size: 7×10
Conform-O-Meter: Gluttony +10
Earns: Earns Income, $35,3xp/hr
Task: Apu has a task here, to Order a Salad.  12hrs, Earns $420, 100xp
Unique?: Yes


My Personal Opinion on Craftables…
Don’t kill yourself.  Most of this stuff is just decorations and really unimpressive.  Craft what you like/think you can use in your town…but really nothing is worth kill yourself over.

Best item?  It’ll vary depending on your opinion of things.  Obviously the buildings with tasks are generally must haves, especially since they’re unique.  Everything else, it’s up to you as far as what works in your town.

So again…don’t kill yourself trying to get all this stuff.  Sometimes less is more. Craft what you have use for in Springfield….

Hope that helps some of you who have been stressing out over crafting!


And there you have it my friends…the details behind Around the World Crafting!

What are your thoughts on crafting for the Around the World Crafting List?  Which items are you digging?  Which would you pass on?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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99 responses to “Around the World 101: Crafting

  1. I have a TON of sky credits. I see someone suggesting I build painted houses. Is that the best “bang for my buck”?

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    • Josephine Kick@$$

      I’m not sure if this helps, but someone (sorry I don’t remember who), said if you’re looking for max XP, the Painted Houses are the thing to craft. They can always be put in storage😊

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  2. Crafting the painted houses yields the most xp per sky credit.

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  3. Hey, I’ve seen multiple Paris Hotels in couple of my friends towns, and yet it’s supposed to be unique item. At least I can’t craft more than one of those. Why am I seeing those? Is there another item that just looks like a Paris Hotel, or can you buy those in some point of the game?
    Thanks for a great post!

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  4. Anyone else crafting Brazil items already? I’ve got a couple of taxis and brazilwood trees already.

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    • Yes, I have crafted all the items. Just working on the quest line for the final item. Not sure what I’ll craft now. . .

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      • Josephine Kick@$$

        I want more shtuff 😂 I’m going to hold on to the credits & hope act 3 has much more to offer. Maybe also non-unique cash/bonus% items, (oh wait, there haven’t been any bonus% craftables). I have the feeling a lot of what I craft will end up in storage 😕 I’m still enjoying this event 😊😊😊

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    • Josephine Kick@$$

      I have Monolith, & I’m a little disappointed, the area is sad looking since there aren’t many items 😕

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  5. Ebron come back! You can blame it all on me. I was wrong and I just can’t tap without you🙊 greengirl

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  6. I noticed that when I put my Japanese maple trees away, they completely disappear from my inventory! I tried searching for them through the whole inventory and all the different categories and they’re just gone. I’m afraid to put anything else I’ve crafted in there now. Is anyone else experiencing this issue?

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  7. Something strange has happened. My crafting page shows that I am at level 18 but the sky points to level up is reset to zero. I am still able to earn sky points in the game. In fact my sky points is now about 1200. However, the levelling up bar stays at zero. I know of one other player facing this. Anyone else experienced this?

    Due to this issue, I am putting my crafting to a stop for time being. I have commenced in Brazil items and last item crafted is the taxi.

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    • Each crafting level will show how many sky credits you’ve already spent towards levelling up for that level only. For example, level 18 0/1600 means that you have achieved level 18 crafting and that you need to spend 1600 sky credits to unlock level 19 crafting. You can spend those sky credits directly on levelling-up or you can spend those sky credits by crafting items. Either way, until you use your sky credits the levelling bar will read 0/1600 – accumulating sky credits does not unlock future crafting levels, only spending them does.

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  8. Josephine Kick@$$

    One thing I’ve noticed with this event, EA has added several 2hr tasks to characters that did not have them. I hope this is a sign of EA adding 2 & 6 hour tasks for the employment office 😀😀😀😀😀
    ~ 💜🌵🌸🐠🙊

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  9. Worst. Event. Ever

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  10. I really, really love the trees!

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  11. Pretty happy with the craftable items, especially the japanese items. I am working on heavily decorating my japanese area. I was a bit surprised that neither the pagoda, nor the shinto temple generate cash.

    Also the design of the sakura trees is a bit underwhelming, since they look more like pink blobs rather than delicate sakura blossom trees. I was even hoping for the trees to be animated with flying blossoms when tapped, but sadly that is not the case.

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  12. Maybe it was mentioned elsewhere, but I found a helpful way to round up tourists when I know I will be away from the game for awhile.

    In the “reward center” tap the green skycredit button. It will give you a message about how many donuts to upgrade to the next level. Instead tap the blue “do it” icon and it will scour your town for any tourists floating around you may have missed! I have a massive town and tall buildings so finding tourists was a chore. THIS ONLY WORKS IF YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH CREDITS TO UPGRADE TO THE NEXT LEVEL so be careful if you have enough credits to upgrade.

    Maybe this is a “duh” thing for everyone here but I just discovered it halfway through the event.

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    • Definitely be careful that you don’t “level up” by accident…even when you know better, it is easy to forget to check your skycredits total against the “level up” total needed…wasted 800 credits that way and was totally aware of the risk…just not paying attention….

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      • Argh. For the sixth (yes, six!) time I pressed this button accidentally. Ok, so two of those were on purpose but brainless moments where I forgot to check my sky credit total, but the others were accidents! I meant to press craft but my brain is obviously on hiatus. I’ve probably kissed 4000 sky credits goodbye this way. This last time I lost 520 sky credits instead of crafting a taxi. Set me back to 20 sky credits and no taxi 😦 Note to self – slow down the skyfinger.

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        • Again! I did it again. Grr. The only benefit to this is that it is now impossible to make this mistake again ’cause I’m now at crafting level 20. Now to collect sky credits for actually crafting those taxis.

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  13. Does Mr. Sparkle is the only character for Springfield whoes
    tasks help earn crafting currency (Sky Credits)? Are there other characters doing the same?

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  14. Great article as always. Thanks!

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  15. Observation: the Shinto Shine seems disproportionately expensive for just a decoration.

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    • The Boulangerie Patisserie, the Pagoda, the Shinto Shrine, and the Soccer Court could all very easily be mistaken for items with payouts. Both from their costs and from their looks. Kinda disappointed they’re just decos.

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      • I agree. When I crafted the Patisserie I expected it to have payouts. Don’t understand why the Soccer Court doesn’t have a task for the kids, missed opportunity.

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  16. Yay, crafting, thanks for the work compiling all that. Another event where the crafting is more of a meh, at least there are a few useful things in the collection. I guess we’ve gone too crazy in past events pilling up numerous instances of one or two items and now they limit us.

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    • You’re right about the limits on items with payouts, but I think the crafting selection is better than I’ve seen in a long time. I’d so much rather have useful town-themed decos than a field of unrelatable buildings with payouts. Three vehicles, three new trees, and lavender fields are all I need. Add the soccer court and lifeguard towers and I’m happy.

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  17. Alissa: quick correction: the Venus de Milo sculpture is unique (as it should be… 🤓). You listed it as not unique. At least in my iOS game…

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  18. I love most of the crafting items, but I wish the pagoda and Japanese trees had a smaller footprint. Lavender fields are kinda expensive, so I wanted to create sort of a boulevard with the maple and cherry blossom trees, but 3×3 is just way too big to be practical. Plus the cherry blossom trees look kinda off, like it was a candy floss tree or something.

    The pagoda is especially huge, nearly the same height as the World’s Tallest Escalator. I would really prefer for EA to shrink it down so that it’s closer to the size of the lighthouse. After all, real life pagodas are only 5 stories tall, which the game did get right.

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    • Exactly. The pink sakura trees look like bubblegum :/

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    • Not all pagodas are only 5 stories tall… yes, in Japan, most pagodas are 5 stories but 3 is also quite common. Although, Chinese and Indian pagodas often have more than 5 stories. The main thing (regardless of country of origin) is that a pagoda must have an odd number of stories.

      * just a fun pagoda fact for the day 🙂🏯

      I just wish the pagoda was a little cheaper to craft. I really like it and would like to have several but not sure about that at 1800ish Sky Credits each. Honestly, I was surprised it is not unique.

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      • 1800 skycredits makes it unique in my town…lol

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      • Josephine Kick@$$

        Learn something new every day, I did not know pagodas had to have an uneven amount of stories, is it some sort of yin and yang thing? I only crafted one at that (cost), I do really think they should have made it a % or $ item. ~ 💜🌵🐠🌸🙊

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        • You’re right, it is a yin and yang thing.
          It’s much more encompassing than this, but you can think of it as yin represents negative and yang represents positive; with yin signifying even and yang signifying odd.
          Since pagodas are religious buildings of some sort (houses of worship, temples, tombs, places were important relics and writings are stored), it is important to have positive energy present to ward off evil spirits and bad luck and such. This is why odd numbered levels are used, pagodas are all about the yang..
          And yes, there will be a test 😜

          Anyways, back to tapping, I have some flights arriving at the airport…

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      • Yeah, if the pagoda wasn’t so huge, my plan was to craft two of them to flank Himeji Castle.

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        • If you can get enough excess Sky Credits by the last day, then you should do it. That would look awesome.. especially with a Torii outside each one, some lanterns, and the new trees. I would need to check that out…

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  19. On the subject of animations, one of my neighbours Football Entrance sign has an animated message running. Mine doesn’t. Have I missed something😢

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    • On the subject of parts of your town animating when no one is performing a job task.

      Back a while ago, TSTO used to have a feature where a building would be selected at random and all other buildings within a radius would animate, if they could, for a period of time and then it would change spots. I haven’t seen that in a while but I hope it is coming back. Only reason I can see for it going away is that people’s towns got so big that animating a chunk of it would produce tons of lag what with all of the other stuff going on. I’m looking at you monorail.

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    • Send characters on jobs that involve tapball. I send tapball Homer on a 1 hour task and it lights up the sign and he stands outside the entrance tapping on his iPad. 😊

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