Thank Grog It’s Firday!
I don’t usually take much notice of conspiracy theories…unless I am the one who is spreading them. However, I think I may have taunted “Bob the Part-Time EA Programmer” into actually killing the game out of spite.
The fact is, I’ve been calling the programming lazy for months. And on top of it, I have bragged that I just Donut Farm between events to allow me to save enough donuts to pretty much rush the entire event. It’s pretty basic…even though I am a “Casual Donut Farmer” as described in Safi’s posts. I farm just enough to keep my cash pretty much static, or slightly growing.
That of course all changed, when the “Wailing Wall Glitch” hit and we were able to boost the holyfreakinshirt out of our Bonus % ratings. I went from around 800% to a little over $1250% before the ITEM LIMITS stopped me from going further.
I think that is where the trouble began. And now…I think that Bob is gunning for me, and perhaps taking you all down with me. BUT THERE IS A SOLUTION!
Let’s backtrack a bit, so you have context.
As I have said before…I maxed things out as far as the ITEM LIMITS over a year ago. Since then, I have had to be very careful about what I place…and how many of what I CAN place. In order to get a bunch of Wailing Walls to boost my Bonus %, I actually had to get rid of a ton of the river road work and bridges I had in my town. Didn’t make me happy…but it had to be done.
I only farm 66 Kwik E Marts…which with my percentage, garners around 35 donuts per 4-hour cycle. That worked great… UNTIL THIS EVENT!
Without boring you with the math…this last Act calls for 1975 points collected. I get a total of 82 points from almost every 4-hour cycle of the character tasks. Each cycle costs me 28 donuts (14 characters x 2 donuts) That is 675 donuts minimum to rush the event to conclusion (more like 700 with the tasks that don’t earn points). There were 4 acts that ranged between 1975 and 2000 points each…that is a TON of donuts to rush!! (at least 2800). I didn’t have enough time to farm that many donuts. Not even close.
Long story short…It was taking me 4 hours to get almost exactly as many donuts, in order to rush the event, as it took me to just wait from the EARNED points from the characters. In other words…. Bastid Bob figured out how to mess with me and my system…and then made the damn event longer, to torture me!!!
So…I did what a lot of you do. I spent a bunch of cash, on Rat Trap Trucks, instead of farming the KEMs…and racked up a TON of donuts in less than an hour.
But first…I had to STORE a TON of my Wailing Walls…because of the damn Item Limits. I couldn’t place a ton of Rat Track Trucks if I was going to just keep topping out the Item Limit at a handful.
I went from 1282% to 1060% in a heartbeat with the reduced wailing walls. But, it worked out fine. It allowed me to buy and drop a TON of Rat Trap Trucks!
Each Cycle of Buying/Placing/Selling Rat Trap Trucks brought in between 40 and 85 donuts. The difference being, if the cycle got cut short by the BART SCREEN OF DEATH…which I also think is part of LazyAss Part-time Programmer Bob’s revenge. But, even with the delays…it only took me a half hour or so, to collect 500 donuts. Even with disruptions. So, 45 minutes…compared to 45 hours or more? No brained. RTTs kick butt!
When I was done…I took another half hour to rush the entire Act 4…and read the dialogue in it’s entirety, as well as start the process of playing all of the Premium Characters I bought. And then… replenished my donut supply with another 1/2 hour of Rat Trap Truck cycles. BOOM!!! IN YOUR FACE, BOB!!!
We still have the damn Item Limits. But, I don’t care anymore. I know with RatTrap Trucks and an abundance of game cash, I just don’t care.
So….what did I think of the last Act?
But, I will risk it…knowing that this extremely long, and repetitive event is finally coming to an end for everyone…not just those of us who RUSHED it!
I think the only really troubling part of this dialogue, is that it is pretty much a ripoff of what is going to happen in HBO’s West World this season. The clones are going to get pissy, and get revenge on the humans. But, I don’t want to SPOIL anything for a network that actually ISN’T owned by Disney! (HBO is owned by the other corporate media mega-conglomerate, Warner Media/Communications).
What does the FUTURE of TSTO hold? I think Wookie is right (which you’ll see in the next edition of Addicts Live…just a day into the future). I think this episode telegraphed the Future Of TSTO…and it has to do with Disney’s newest, biggest, franchise (besides $20 churros)…The SUPER HERO UNIVERSE!!
The fact is…Bob is doing the best he can. We should not expect anything more from him. And we can likely count on yet another SuperHero event…but, at least we’re all still here. Right?
DO YOU FARM KEMs or RAT TRAP TRUCKS? BOTH LIKE ME? Or do you BUY donuts?? (Please tell me you don’t buy donuts! It just encourages Bob!).