Daily Archives: May 7, 2018

KEM Farming and Bonus % Recap – Balancing The Bonus with Quality of Life

Let’s start with a couple of basic facts about how/why I play…

I have been an ardent tapper since Oct. 2012. That is, as of this writing, a full 5.5 years… or 65 months of tapping.  I am 64 years old. I will not be retiring anytime soon, if ever…and have a huge, rich, full, life of family, work, volunteer and social service, as well as a wide range of recreation and travel (mostly to see my kids and grandkids), while still finding time to binge-watch waaaay too much media, play a little golf, AND Play/Blog TSTO.

What that means, is that I have to be very efficient with my time, and make sure that every minute is spent getting the most out of every bit of time I have left. I want a productive, purpose-driven life, with enough leisure time remaining. What that also means…is that I can’t/won’t let TSTO get out of balance in my life.  I blog, expressly to keep things alive for our work in Buyijja, Uganda. If that stops…I stop blogging.  I also play TSTO because I still enjoy designing my town…and interacting with people around the world. That’s it.

However...I have come to a ton of conclusions about KEM/House/Donut/Percentage farming…and how it has affected the way I play, as well as how much time I am willing to dedicate to the game, especially in light of a couple of serious deficiencies in TSTO overall.

Yes. This is directed at EA, as well as those who may very much dislike what I am about to write. But will hopefully add a sense of perspective to your grinding options.
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Super Safi’s Stats & Strategy Special: Minigames – Sci-Fighter!

Salutations Senors, Senoras, Senoritas, Statisticians & Strategists,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter ‘S’)

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as KEM Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

What better way to spend your time than talking math. So from time-to-time, I’ll come to you with a post that delves into the wonderful world of numbers, stats, and/or strategies.

While we’ve previously discussed Springfield Downs and the Go Kart Track last year, we’ll continue to look at most of the Minigames found within our game. We continue our journey today with Sci-Fighter!

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And Now a Word From EA….Secure Registration

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Some of you may have seen a notification in your game yesterday about a new secure login going into effect tomorrow.  Some of you (like me) may not have seen the notification.  So here it is again, straight from EA’s TSTO Facebook Page:

So basically tomorrow your game will log you out (as long as you play on an EA account).  When that happens, simply log back into your game.  You won’t need to do anything else.

If you play on an anonymous account you won’t need to do anything…but if you’re playing on an anonymous account I once again HIGHLY recommend creating an account for your game to save your progress.  It’s just a smart move.

Also, some are speculating this may help the Rollback glitch. Honestly, I have no idea if it will or won’t.  But it is becoming such a problem these days I really hope it gets fixed….

And based on the fact it appears the rollback glitch/bug is related to where your game is saved on the server, I’m really hoping this is their attempt to fix it.  But we shall see what happens tomorrow….


Springfield Jobs – Act 3- Prize Guide- Fit Tony

Phew! I can’t believe we are FINALLY at the end of this incredibly long, grind-tastic, event! I can’t remember when there was a longer event…or one that felt like the longest, even though it actually wasn’t (I think Stonecutters was actually the longest…but, I forget…I’m old).

Whatever the case, we have finally come to the last prize in Act III. Was it worth the grinding?  You tell us…

Final Act III Prize- Fit Tony!
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