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Friday Filler- Using Your Own Super Powers to Maximize Your Donuts!

I am always excited when we have a “Super Hero” event…even a mini-event like this one!  You see, I too have super powers.

I’m sure many of you who have been following my posts for years already suspected as much. But, it’s true…I really do.

I can’t move things with my mind (yet), or see through walls (although I can usually figure out if someone is wearing Spanx).  And yes, I have a very clear power of intuition as to the overall human condition worldwide (you don’t want to know). And, as a result of an NDE in the 90s, often have revelations of how the universe is wired at the quantum level (you really don’t want to know).

However, my real super power, as it pertains to TSTO, is that I almost ALWAYS know where the 3-Donut tile hides when I get a chance to pick!

Call it intuition, or some sort of EDP (Extra-Donut-Perception)…but I have it. And through my ability to understand the inner workings of RDD (Random Donut Disbursement) I can help YOU become better at improving your DPP (Donut Picking Percentage)!
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Friday Filler – Are We the Cooks or the Frogs In The Pot?


I woke up this morning to another email update from MoviePass, the “seems to good to be true” service that works kinda like NetFlix, but with real movies. I am hopeful that they are able to figure out a model that works, because Deb and I see a ton of movies with MoviePass, now that we are done with weddings and are true empty-nesters.

But, like so many other great deals in life, they are changing and tightening their service process, because a few (maybe a lot) of people have apparently cheated the system, and found out ways to get more advantage than they are due.  This seems to be the norm these days. Great deals, slowly defray into deals that aren’t as good, or simply flip on a dime with little warning. Sovin so many ways, TSTO is a great educator about life in general. In short…”Don’t think that this is the way it is always going to be…because we know you will adjust, as long as we do it slowly.”

As a guy who can take the time to think about such things…I started adding up the number of ways this kind of thinking has slipped into my daily life over the past few months. I was kind of shocked when I started realizing how many things in my life were changing…slowly…and not for the good. And how I was just like the frog in the pot…kind of ignoring the heat, until I reached a boiling point.

There are so many examples of this in modern society, and not surprisingly, so many of them are mirrored by the changes we have seen in TSTO. 
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Donut Day Offers

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy National Donut Day!

In honor of Donut Day EA has dropped a few donut offers in our games, as well as a few sweet donut inspired items returning to our stores!  Should you buy any of them?  Let’s take a look…

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The Final Definitive Beginner’s Guide to KEM and Bonus % Farming

The topic of Donut Farming has always been divisive and contentious. But it can also seem frustratingly complex to newer players, or players trying to KEM farm for Free Donuts for the first time. And…I am saying that this is the FINAL time we are going to talk about it. At least I hope so. Either farm, or don’t farm. We’re fine either way!

And again…before we start the conversation, this is NOT the place to brag about your own percentages or giant amassed stockpiles of donuts and XP. There is nothing more boorish than talking about money/XP/Bonuses etc. in public.  If you do so…we will delete, shred, and blow out your comment.

This is to help those who are just starting out, and want to understand the “How/Why” of the basics.  Everyone plays the game differently…and has their own pace. There is no wrong way to play the game. However, there are ways to play for free…and still get what you want…if you are willing to grind.

As I have said many times…I was late to KEM farming (as in just the last 6 months).  I have been playing since Oct. 2012, so I already had a good jump on Bonus Percentage simply by buying Premium Items over the years. I am still hovering around 360%, which is on the “low side” for real KEM SUPER Farmers.  But, I have found that this level is more than adequate to bring in between 24-36 donuts a day, if I keep my “Kasual KEM Farming Cycle” going.  I am an advocate of Safi’s method…and will break it down even further in this post.
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In Defense of KEM and Vehicle Farming – Kinda…The Results and Conclusion

As promised, I have now completed a week of KEM farming, doing my best to follow Safi’s system…which you can find here.  

I begin, by once again stating that I have never really been a donut farmer of any sort, whether it be KEMs or Vehicles (Rat Trap Trucks/Bloodmobiles). I just never thought it was worth the grind, when you consider the value of the time spent.  As I have written about in the past, Life Currency (time) is more valuable than almost anything, especially at my advancing age. And even in my current state of semi-semi-semi retirement (I would retire if I could, and didn’t have another wedding to pay for in February…but still find enough time to golf and tap), I find that I need to affix SOME monetary value on time spent grinding…whether it is for Bonuts (bonus donuts) or the “incredible prizes” offered during the latest TSTO events. (spoken with tongue planted firmly in cheek).

I have to admit…I was surprised by the results. I was equally surprised by how the “new normal” has changed my view on what the term “grinding” means.

In the end…there is a recent change in the game, that may make Donut Farming a thing of the past…or at least not as attractive.
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Creative Minds T-Shirt Contest: And the Winners Are….

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well a couple of weeks ago we challenged you guys to design the next TSTO Addicts T-Shirt by coming up with a slogan we should feature on our next T-Shirt…and then last week we announced our top 10 finalists and gave you guys the chance to vote for the winner!

Well the votes have been tallied and we have our winners! So let’s see who’s slogan came out on top….

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Creative Minds (T-Shirt Slogan) Contest: And the Finalists Are….

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

A couple of weeks ago we challenged you guys to design the next TSTO Addicts T-Shirt by coming up with a slogan we should feature on our next T-Shirt…and boy did you guys come through!

So many great entries, and bunch that cracked us up!  It was hard to narrow it down to just 10…but after reading, re-reading, and re-re-reading the lists we were able to get a consensus and pick our top 10 favorites.

Now without further ado….here are the 10 Creative Minds Contest Finalists….

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Foolish Fun And the Winner Is….

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So back on April 1st (April Fool’s Day) we challenge you guys with a “What’s Wrong” Foolish Fun challenge with this banner:

We told y’all there were 11 things wrong with the banner and asked you to name them for a chance to win a iTunes/Android/Amazon gift card.  Well the results are in and Random.Org has picked a winner….

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The Coolest Things (So Far) EA Ever Did In TSTO…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Lately it seems, that with event on top of event, TSTO has become predictable.  Often times we can figure out what’s going to happen in the game before an event even hits.  Let’s face it it’s all become a bit monotonous.

An Event hits, there’s going to be some element of excitement during Act 1…Act 2 hits that excitement level dwindles a bit, since really Act 2 is a replay of act 1…and by the time Act 3 hits everyone is so bored and over the event that we just want it to be over already.  But it wasn’t always like this…

EA used to do some super cool things with events (and in some cases they still do).  These cool elements made TSTO stand out from other freemium games…and honestly I’m not sure why they stopped with some of them.

While I’m sure many of us have different opinions about what’s cool and what’s not…I think having played this game for nearly four years and blogging about it for just about three years gives me a unique perspective.  Heck I’ve been moderating your comments about what y’all like and dislike about this game for three years. 😉

So here’s my take on some of the coolest elements EA ever added to TSTO…

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Level 60 has FINALLY Arrived! And So Has the End of Levels…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Looks like we’ve got Level 60 on our hands….

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My apologies for not  getting on this right away I was, shockingly, actually working lol.

Anywho you’ll see a bunch of stuff about levels on here….and then the task will auto trigger for you.  Build the Googolplex for $1,852,000..

It looks like…EA has gone the way of Family Guy and Disney in that you’ll level up, but it doesn’t mean anything.

Which means they’ll introduce new characters through mini events and Bigger events not Levels.  I’ll cover a bit more on this below…

Oh and Gil’s back!

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