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Invasion B4 Christmas – Act I- The Math to Getting It All!

Let’s just get the whining out of the way… Let’s all scream altogether now.
1-2-3…
“THE ROBO-FUNZOS ARE NOT FUN!!!! THIS IS TOO HARD!!!”

There…feel better now?  No?

Well, yes, the little buggers are hard to see on white backgrounds…but, let’s remember how many of you wanted these updates to be harder, and not just a mind-numbing grind. Right?

Well…there is a lot going on, with a wide variety of ways to GET IT ALL…and the math is a little less friendly than in the past. But, it is doable…

Let’s break down the Math…
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Bonus Percentages – The Fertilizer in Donut Farming

When and if you succumb to the fine art of Donut Farming (as I reluctantly admit to doing recently), you are going to start also becoming a player that is at least casually obsessed with Bonus Percentages Earned from buying and placing a variety of items in your town, which may or may not be bought for their beauty or intrinsic value, but entirely for what they earn.  It’s like the difference between having a nice tile roof on your house, or an array of solar panels.  The tile probably fits the architecture and original intent of the structure…but, the panels are EARNING their keep…all of the time.

Or…think of it like fertilizing your crop.  When you add items to your town that have Bonus % increases, every KEM you farm, every character tapped, every rent or menu collected, will yield more donuts per square green patch.  30 KEMs with a multiplier of 200% will generate 1.2 donuts while those same 30 KEMS will generate 1.7 donuts with a 600% multiplier (at least according to Safi)..until you reach level 939.  See His CHARTS HERE.

Man…OK…so it still sounds complicated. But, using our fertilizer analogy again, your KEM plant will generate way more buds, if you fertilize it with Bonus %. Wait…are were still talking about TSTO?  And what kind of plant are you growing there, son??

As a recent convert (I won’t go into the why right now), I also started caring about Bonus % for the first time. The two go hand in hand. If you are going to  take the time to  farm Bonuts…you better pay attention to the BO-part of the term Bonuts, as in Bonus Donuts. Especially after you crest over the now-storied Level 939, and find yourself having to earn TWICE the number of XP (currently 1M) vs 500K (again currently before you hit 939).

So…Bonus % Items Really Start Mattering…if you want to play in the “big leagues of donut farming.”  I’d like to come up with some romantic or cool term for the “Big Leagues of Donut Farming,” like the “Sprinkle Show,” or the “Big Time Donut Duster” or the “Tragically Obsessed Addicts Who Play Too Much For Their Own Good.”  But, now that I am aspiring to be one of them, it is a waste of time and space.  I’ll just call it, BTDFBig Time Donut Farming.

But, why does the Bonus % matter so much to BTDFers? 
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In Defense of Donut Farming…Mostly.

We are a whiny lot…those of us who have played this game for half a decade.

Yes. We have reached that point in the game, and our lives, that admitting that HALF A DECADE of tapping is a reality. Like many of the true Addicts, I started playing in the first week of October of 2012, and have run the full gambit of emotions as the game has evolved.  And before I start whining (this is a warning to the bliss-ninnies), I am going to begin by saying the game HAS evolved.  It has become amazingly more interesting, more complex, and in some ways, a lot more rewarding for the effort we spend to play each day. Mostly.

There. See? I can be something other than “Cranky” about TSTO and EA.

But, what does that have to do with Donut Farming? (I hear the donut farmers say…they are in impatient lot).  Plenty.
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Episode 17- Farming for Hallo-Richard

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12 Noon ET (for timezone converter check here)…

For those viewing a little before noon, sit tight and it’ll show up in the video below shortly.  For those viewing during the live stream, just hit play and you’ll get tuned it.  You also have the ability to go back (rewind) in case you missed something.  🙂  And for those joining after the live stream, you can view the recording of the video right here.

No matter how, or when, you’re viewing thanks for watching and we hope you have fun!

In this episode, we’ll continue our conversations and analysis about the Magical Halloween Event, talk more about Season 29 of The Simpsons, and we’ll don our oven mitts as we talk about the hot, hot topic of Donut Farming (and what it could mean for the future of TSTO)!  As always we’ll also be fielding your questions! So join us live for all the fun! (of course, if you can’t make it live watching the replay is still pretty awesome too!)

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

Audio Only:

Live Stream Video:

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So ask your questions, give us your opinions and share your thoughts in the comments below..and we’ll read what we can live! 🙂

Show Notes:

No poll this week, instead I want your feedback.  A Thought Provoking Question….

Halloween is coming, so we want to know: What’s your favorite Halloween Memory?  When did you stop Trick or Treating?  Did you even start?  What’s Halloween like for you now? 

Share your answers in the comments below and we’ll discuss them on the show

My Little Pony/Elton John Patric…

Addicts Reminders: Contests and Shirts

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just two quick reminders on two items where deadlines are tonight….

First up the Bracket Battle Contest….if you haven’t already, be sure to fill out the form to submit your entry for your chance to win some free donuts!  Take a minute to fill out the Bracket before tonight so you can be entered to win!  You can enter the Bracket Battle Contest here.

And second (and lastly)…the newest Addicts T-Shirts are only available until tomorrow!  So if you haven’t grabbed yours yet be sure to pick one up before they’re gone! You can purchase the Addicts shirt here.

And there you have it my friends…two quick reminders about two fun things that you may miss out on if you don’t act today!  So don’t forget to fill out your bracket and pick up the awesome shirt before time runs out!

Secret Agents Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 7 Wayne Slater

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The spies are invading Springfield!  Yes, the Secret Agent update has hit our games.  We’ve got hacking, drones, dossiers & a whole new prize track to work our way through!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the Second Act you’re tasked with collecting Personal Intel           () to unlock each prize!

The seventh (and final) Act 2 Prize awarded at 74,800 is Wayne Slater, because every town needs their own version of Jack Bauer…

So let’s take a closer look at this seventh prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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Creative Minds! (Contest Alert)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

You may remember back in the fall of 2016 (so just a couple of months ago) we had a few TSTO themed T-Shirts available for purchase.  This first, a Tapped Out Addicts shirt, was a huge hit but the second, a Keep Springfield Weird shirt, was a swing and a miss. But it was on the Keep Springfield Weird shirt post that several of you thought it might be a fun idea for y’all to design the next t-shirt Slogan….

So that’s exactly what we’re doing!  So get those creative juices flowing because it’s time for a Creative Minds T-Shirt Slogan contest!  Where your Slogan could be picked for the next Addicts T-Shirt BUT you can ALSO win Donuts!  And Who doesn’t like FREE DONUTS?!

Keep on reading for more (including how to enter, and what you can win)…

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Secret Agents Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 7 Agent Bont

A Few Notes Before the Post: Yes, Russ Cargill hit stores today and YES there will be a Should I Buy on him.
Also, the Dossier tasks should start again tomorrow (Saturday) morning.  Tomorrow morning I’ll have a post up with the tasks for the next 9 days.  However, for those that need it, the Dossier tasks for tomorrow should be tasks for Krusty and Marge. 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The spies are invading Springfield!  Yes, the Secret Agent update has hit our games.  We’ve got hacking, drones, dossiers & a whole new prize track to work our way through!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Cheap Intel () to unlock each prize!

The Seventh (and final) Act 1 Prize awarded at 78,600 is Agent Bont, because you knew he couldn’t stay retired for long…

So let’s take a closer look at this seventh prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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Foolish Fun! (Contest Alert)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well we teased it on Addicts Live this morning, so let’s get to it…

So it’s April Fools & we thought we’d have a little fun.  So how does an April Fools contest sound?  No joke, we’re giving away donuts!

So let’s have a little fun, here’s what you need to do/what you can win…

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Main Event Contest: And the Winner Is…..

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

About a month ago we challenged you guys to design the next event in TSTO with our Main Event Contest and WOW did you guys respond!  We were COMPLETELY blown away by your submissions!  We then read each and every one of your entries over and over, trying hard to narrow it down to the finalists.  You guys had such AMAZING ideas and it was nearly impossible to narrow it down, but we finally picked 10 finalists.  Then we left it up to you guys, the AMAZING Addicts Community to vote for your favorite and pick the winner.

Well the votes have been cast and the totals are it…and all we can say is you guys had as hard of a time picking a winner as we did picking the finalists!  It was an insanely close battle!

So enough stalling from me…let’s get to the winners!!

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