The Time Travel Event is set to leave our games today, so now is still a great time to look back at how all of the items added for this event impact our Conform-O-Meters. Especially since this event brought LOADS of items to Springfield…
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.
While the Time Travel event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of buildings and decorations. So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading →
Ah the long awaited, Crafting post….where I give you the how tos and break down each and every item available to craft, so you don’t miss a thing!
Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last couple of years that crafting is here to stay. While the prizes themselves are pretty self explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”. Crafting requires some self direction. You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly. Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.
Now I know some of you still have questions so, let’s take a look…
Real quick, I’m getting this question asked A LOT in the comments…once you unlock Baby T-Rex should you hold shovels for the next Era or Keep using them?
Honestly, there’s no right or wrong answer to this. If you unlocked Baby T-Rex this easily you likely won’t have an issue with the next Era (which is also 48 Gems) so it’s kind of a moot point for you. But you’re also going to need shovels to earn more Fossils, Specimens and Tachyons…you know to finish the Prehistoric Prize Track.
So if you’re really paranoid and worried about saving shovels then do a mix of saving shovels and using them until you’ve unlocked the final prize in the Prehistoric Era. If you’re not worried (and honestly, if you’ve unlocked Baby T-Rex at this point you shouldn’t be worried), keep using them. Earn all those Fossils and get as many bonuts as you can!
If you do decide to save, I’d do a mix of saving and using. Or even wait until the day before the Prehistoric Era ends to start saving…this way you’ll continue to earn Specimens (for Crafting) and Tachyons (for the Panini Press).
Just a quick note…an in-game update hit and fixed a few issues. Along with the bug fixes it also dropped currency payouts for the Excavation Site and Dinosaurs tapped…
Excavation Site now pays out 36 per square you did (instead of 42) and the dinosaurs now pay out 5 when tapped (instead of 7). It also lowered the Specimen and Techyon payouts from the Dig Site as well.
It also changed the you can earn from the Daily Challenges, lowered each group by a few hundred.
Looks like EA saw players were completing it quickly and adjusted accordingly. Still very doable, just keep doing what you were doing!