Level 35 and the Conform-O-Meter

I know I still owe everything the rest of the Conform-O-Meter break downs, but with the release of Levels 33, 34 & 35 so close together it’s been hard to get all of the info out to you in between updates.  I promise more details will be coming soon!  Today,however, I wanted to talk about Level 35’s impact on the Conform-O-Meter.

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

The Level 35 update has introduced 4 new buildings, 4 new characters, 3 new decorations & all new point amounts required to reach a 5-Star Springfield.  At Level 35 here’s what you’ll need to max out your Conform-O-Meter:

Level Indolence Obedience Consumerism/
    Gluttony
35    440    260     240/276
Tree-hugging
     /Vanity
Righteousness Socialism
16945/27020        146     1344

Now I’m sure you’re wondering, ‘How will the new buildings/decorations help me max out?’  Well, here’s how:As you can see, Level 35 has increased the Indolence Rating requirement (+10, 1 more house), the Obedience Rating requirement (+10), the Tree-Hugging Rating requirement (+1,130), the Vanity Rating requirement (+1,600) & the Righteousness Rating requirement (+8).

Item Cost Category Points
Popsicle Stick Patty & Selma $8,300 Vanity 550
Popsicle Stick Disco Stu $8,300 Vanity 550
DMV Limo 50 Donuts Vanity 500
DMV $240,000 Obedience 10
Disco Stu’s 180 Donuts Obedience 10
Spinster City Apartments $391,500 Obedience* 10
Springfield Pet Shop 90 Donuts Obedience* 10

*The game files are showing both the Apartments and the Pet Shop as contributing to Obedience, however my own experience is that the Pet Shop did positively impact my Consumerism rating.  With the apartments I did notice my Indolence rating drop slightly when the game updated, and remained slightly dropped after the apartments were down.  So it is possible they do contribute to Obedience instead of Indolence (like Krabappel’s apartment & Springfield Retirement Castle).  Once I built 1 brown house my rating was back to 5 stars. 

Let us know how your Conform-O-Meter rating is doing!  Are you maxed out?  If not, what area currently needs a boost?

Should I Spend Donuts on the DMV Limo?

Level 35 is here and with it comes the DMV Limo, a new premium decoration for your Springfield.  The DMV limo marks the 3rd Limo we’ve received in TSTO, and if you’re asking yourself “should I spend donuts on this?” don’t worry we’ve got you covered!  So before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the DMV Limo and if it’s worth your donuts:

dmv limo
Decoration: DMV Limo
Donut Price:
50 Donuts
Unique?:  
No
Bonus:
2.25%
Bonus % Per Donut Spent:
0.045%
Conform-O-Meter Points:
Vanity +500
Where Can I Place It?:
On the main (grass or pavement) sections of Springfield and on the boardwalk. 

Final Thought: If you’re just looking to purchase a car for TSTO save your donuts and go with Chalmers (non premium) _ONDA.  However, if you’re a premium player this isn’t a bad purchase for you, especially if you missed the Limo from the Whiskey Business Promo last Spring.  50 donuts isn’t a bad deal, and you do get 500 vanity points.  However, vanity is one of the easiest areas to get points in, so don’t just buy it for the vanity points.
When it comes to bonus % per donut spent, the DMV Limo isn’t a bad deal.  At 0.045% it’s one of the higher percentages per donut spent, but if you’re looking for a better deal in a premium vehicle the Burns limo is 40donuts and offers the same bonus percentage (a rate of 0.050%/donut spent).

What do you think?  Will you be paying 50 donuts for the DMV Limo?