Thank Grog It’s Firday!
I have to admit, I‘m torn. I can’t decide if the relative ease of this event is boring, or if I am just bored because there is really nothing for me to do, as I can’t really do any more designing in my town, without major “Urban Renewal.”
Does the fact that I simply log on 4 times a day, for about 5 minutes at a crack (to clear and refresh my Ride Attendants and to Clear and Refresh my KEM Farm) cause me to forget about the game for the most part (clearly not in the best interest of EA)? Or, am I just happy to have way more free time to do things in my life that are fun (golf) and prepare for another week of “full Baby Immersion” next week?
Hard to say, really. But, I can say that I have thought less about TSTO in the past week than almost any other week since I’ve been playing…including a week a couple of years ago when I was in Hawaii…or during our 9.600 mile, 30-day, around the country road trip. Again…I can’t believe this is good for EA. Because if I am feeling that way, I have to imagine there are loads of others who feel the same. But, I suspect it is actually good for me!
This update started with a bang! (a nuclear bang to be precise), but has fizzled out to the whisper of a cap gun.
My only purchase? I bought J Edgar Hoover. And I am looking forward to buying another upcoming President. But, mostly because it allows me to make fun of a couple of human beings that I didn’t particularly care for in real life. I’m not proud of that fact…but, it is also why I have Nixon roaming around town with his bowling ball. But, I digress…
The Fact is…with very little tapping time, as of today, I have already acquired a BORT! (which will allow me to do pretty much that for the weekend) and I have more than 12,000 in Crafting Currency to get a jump (and maybe finish) most of Act III Crafting on the first day it hits. Like I said…boring.
There are some quick tricks to making every visit even SHORTER…and allow you to “Get it ALL” without having to spend much time playing TSTO.
And…there are a couple of my neighbors who have done some pretty spectacular things with their ItchyScractchyKrustyLand (ISKLand) designs. In spite of Item Limits…
Let’s start on a positive note…shall we??
While I know that some of you are sick of hearing about Ebron’s town (mostly Ebron is sick of it) and it is rumored that there is a new drinking game that has started from my tours on TSTO Addicts LIVE, where you drink every time I say that Ebron is the “Gold Standard,” in this case...Ebron got beat out. I realize that “art is subjective,” but Holyfreakinshirt, I love SuperBeast’s ISKLand.
Take at look at both… in this short video. Watch it full screen…and freeze on the good parts~
Ebron has a monorail…but the way SuperBeast used those giant beer mugs…is SO PERFECT for the NASCAR mentality!
Some of you have complained that there is no EASY way to find the fair-goers in your town. Obviously, if you have a Daily Task to find 30 of the little devils, it’s as easy as just hitting the Do It button that appears in the dialogue box for the task.
But…if you don’t have a Daily Task…it is MUCH harder to find them.
If you are having problems finding the Fair-goers in your town? Here is a quick video on how to find them all. NOTE: This only works if you are well below the “Next Level Number” in your crafting. If you are over…it’s going to “Level Up,” whether you want to or not….so check your numbers before trying this at home…right?
If your number is BELOW the Level Up Requirement…this trick will work!
For the most part…the ritual described above was working great…until I maxed out on Levels for my Crafting…and now I just don’t care.
As long as I am clearing the Ride Attendants at the ItchyScratchy Gate, I am staying WAAAAAAY ahead of the calendar (like four days ahead). I will get BORT. I want Bort. It will allow me to a-bort for the rest of the event.
But one annoying aspect I ran into…is that when I earned the two Parade Prizes…I found out that each one of them counts as FOUR items against my item limit.
Nope. I’m not going to go off on Item Limits.
EA “wins” on this one. I just don’t care anymore. I will spend my weekend…and most of next week (if not all of next week), in FULL BABY IMMERSION mode. Katie and our newest Grandson, Jake, are flying out to spend a week with us, and showing off the baby to all of the family…including Great Grand Parents. He is getting big…fast! And smiling…and laughing…and I. Can’t Wait.
So go ahead, EA. Keep blocking me out of enjoying about the only thing I still love about TSTO (designing with loads of details). I am fine to take this “forced suspension” until you get your collective programming heads out of your collective programming posteriors…and do something about the item limits.
I’m cool. I have a life. And in the meantime…I’ll just laugh at J. Edgar in his little pink dress.
Have a Great Weekend! I know I will…
OH>>>>>>>>>> and another reminder to Donate If You Can to our Biggest Project Yet! We’re getting there… we still have a long way to go!