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#5301
Old 08-30-2016, 01:20 AM
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I was surprised to see how far away I was from Sgt Skinner today with just 2 hours to go. I play about as much as Drunky Smurf. I also don't get the individual robots after I clear the town. Well sometimes I grab a few but I figure I am blasting them all 2-3 times a day, there can't be many more.

Oh well.
#5302
Old 08-30-2016, 01:51 AM
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I got him late last night but it was close. Friend visits are mostly worthless. Also the robot drops are weird.

Tip: go to the crafting screen and select to pay parts to upgrade your level when you don't have enough. Then select the second option to "do it," or whatever. It will pick a random robot. It's a few more steps than other events but works.
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Old 08-30-2016, 09:13 AM
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By chance I woke up around midnight but before the act ended. I got to within 350, and that took his donut price down to 30 donuts, so I just spent the donuts. I figured it was a good price for a playable character.
#5304
Old 08-30-2016, 10:55 AM
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So I got up a bit early to do some Simpsoning. Act 2 has started and I am pleased with the prizes being offered. Hopefully I can get them all this time.
#5305
Old 08-30-2016, 11:00 AM
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It occurred to me that I started the event a day or two late because the update wasn't immediately available on Kindle.
I forgot to comment on this.

I also play on my Kindle so I may have been a day or so behind but I also didn't realize there was a new event until I read it here and then I forgot about it that night so I didn't update until the next day.

So yeah, I started several days late and that's probably what did me in, and not playing enough.
#5306
Old 08-30-2016, 09:09 PM
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I played soon after the level dropped, but I hardly have been grinding. Some days I log in just once, maybe twice. I think I missed a day or two entirely. I did get Sgt Skinner, but within 36 hours of the act ending. Usually if I play hard I get bonuts for a few days.

So maybe I got lucky with robots?
#5307
Old 08-31-2016, 12:53 PM
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It looks like Act II is going to require a lot of grinding. Granted, it's early, but I'm only halfway to getting the first prize. It seems that as often as I play, I should be closer.
#5308
Old 08-31-2016, 03:32 PM
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There is a glitch to watch out for, if you are into that sort of thing, where some neighbors will give you 30 chronons when you visit. The neighbor at least seems to need to have the premium 'digi ben,' but there may be other requirements. If you keep popping back in, you keep getting the 30 items... but apparently it does stop eventually.
#5309
Old 08-31-2016, 04:07 PM
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I wasn't able to log in last night, like around 1 am. I forgot about it and just tried to log in again and still can't.

Anyone else?
#5310
Old 08-31-2016, 04:09 PM
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I just got Prof. Frink and Ladybot at a nice discount.
#5311
Old 08-31-2016, 05:23 PM
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I wasn't able to log in last night, like around 1 am. I forgot about it and just tried to log in again and still can't.

Anyone else?
I haven't had any issues.
#5312
Old 08-31-2016, 06:05 PM
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I didn't have any issues yesterday or this morning.
#5313
Old 08-31-2016, 08:20 PM
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It's not just me. Whew! https://tstoaddicts.com/2016/08/31/ea-servers-down-2/
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Old 08-31-2016, 10:01 PM
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I actually just visited your town, ZipperJJ. It's still there, but I think I left my wallet if you come across it.
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Old 09-01-2016, 12:18 PM
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I couldn't get on at one point last night on my tablet but then I got on with my phone. I thought that was odd.

One thing I noticed about robot tapping is that using the poly vac clears them all out. I end up with the game just sitting there by the vac so I can tap the robots before I run the vac.
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Old 09-01-2016, 05:00 PM
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There is a glitch to watch out for, if you are into that sort of thing, where some neighbors will give you 30 chronons when you visit. The neighbor at least seems to need to have the premium 'digi ben,' but there may be other requirements. If you keep popping back in, you keep getting the 30 items... but apparently it does stop eventually.
Patched.
#5317
Old 09-01-2016, 05:56 PM
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One thing I noticed about robot tapping is that using the poly vac clears them all out. I end up with the game just sitting there by the vac so I can tap the robots before I run the vac.
The vac gives full credit for the robots, right? I always get 80 of each item when I run it.

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#5318
Old 09-02-2016, 11:34 AM
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I think you're right. I never noticed that until you pointed it out.
#5319
Old 09-02-2016, 01:02 PM
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Er, I meant SciFighter. The mini game where the robots swarm in and you tap them. Gad these terms.

Anyway, I got a Khlav Kalash stand today in the mystery box that I won. Who wants Khlav Kalash?
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Old 09-02-2016, 01:18 PM
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Er, I meant SciFighter. The mini game where the robots swarm in and you tap them. Gad these terms.

Anyway, I got a Khlav Kalash stand today in the mystery box that I won. Who wants Khlav Kalash?
Tell you what, I'll give you the broken down Onda that I won in mine and you can have both.
#5321
Old 09-02-2016, 01:49 PM
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Without the H I couldn't tell what you were talking about.
#5322
Old 09-03-2016, 01:38 PM
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Without the H I couldn't tell what you were talking about.
Got a fleet of them in storage, waiting for the day when owning one brings wealth and fame.

I acquired the Simpson's Future Home this morning ahead of schedule. Only because of two daily tasks for 1100 chronons. I think the only way I'll finish the prize track is if I get that daily task every day.
#5323
Old 09-03-2016, 01:45 PM
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Also, they fixed the payout glitch for the stock car race. I've been betting on the last car every time in hopes of getting the $2,500,000 payout. It hit this morning, but for just $250,000.
#5324
Old 09-04-2016, 09:26 PM
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Reading the calendars, it feels tight, this act. I do get in 2-3 times a day and visit friends most days but I feel I'm never going to get far enough ahead that I'll have a buffer or down time. I'll probably get it all, but it's going to be a lot of work.

Blech.

Has anyone else noticed that when you go to a town with both the Twonicorn and the other horse (I forget its name) that they're always hanging out together? They don't seem to randomly stroll the town but stick side by side.
#5325
Old 09-08-2016, 06:19 PM
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Is the other horse Furious D? I have that one. But I don't know what the Twonicorn is.

For Act 2 I just got the Kwik E Mart. Two prizes to go, four days. I agree it's going to be tight.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:40 PM
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Furious D and the Twonicorn have a 16 hour job together.
#5327
Old 09-08-2016, 09:05 PM
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OH, they have a job! That explains it. I thought twonicorn was NPC. Thanks!
#5328
Old 09-09-2016, 10:23 AM
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Maybe it's just that I've been playing too long, but this whole robot story seems really dull and unengaging. Let's send the robots into the past!!! Wait 8 hours. Okay they're back now!!! Umm ok


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#5329
Old 09-12-2016, 05:29 PM
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I'm 1600 chronons away from President Lisa with 9 hours to go. I'm disappointed that I won't be able to finish Act 2 properly. I'm not going to spend donuts on this one. This event overall has been the most difficult one, as far as completing things, in the three years I've been playing.
#5330
Old 09-12-2016, 07:26 PM
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I worked harder on Act 2 than I did on Act 1 and I am going to end up about 4000 short of the final prize where in Act 1 I was 3000 short.

I still logged in 2-3 times a day this time, but instead of just doing the SciFighter, I first went through and collected all robots (using the "do it" button trick) and then used the fighter. Since the fighter clears all the robots out of your town i assumed I would double the number of robots if I collected them manually first. Nope. I also didn't miss any days of visiting my friends even though I had to stay up until 2 AM to do it.

Oh well. At least the final pieces are just characters. I prefer buildings.
#5331
Old 09-12-2016, 09:14 PM
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Yeah, it's frustrating. I checked out the comments on the tstofriends blog, and people are talking about how they finished the prize track yesterday, the day before, or even 3 to 4 days ago, and now they're in the bonuts stage. They say they play 3-4 times a day. I just don't know how that's possible. That's how often I play, and I'm going to be several hundred chronons short. A lot of them mentioned how they bought one of the premium characters that produce event currency. But a lot of them day they didn't do anything like that and they found it easy to get Lisa. It's like I'm missing a key component to the event or something.
#5332
Old 09-12-2016, 09:22 PM
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I'd say I logged in three times at day, at least four hours apart, and visited friends daily, did my daily tasks. I won Lisa last night and just stuck her on the tasks that popped up and took the day off for the most part. It was glorious. I won't get bonuts, but I did get the last prize. I feel on track for at least one of all the craftables, even though the pieces needed for the one I'm waiting for now is 2000. Ouch.

So we'll have ... what, two more weeks for act iii? Maybe a couple days off and roll into Halloween?
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Old 09-12-2016, 09:53 PM
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I won't be getting Lisa, but oh well.
#5334
Old 09-13-2016, 08:55 AM
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Yeah, it's frustrating. I checked out the comments on the tstofriends blog, and people are talking about how they finished the prize track yesterday, the day before, or even 3 to 4 days ago, and now they're in the bonuts stage. They say they play 3-4 times a day. I just don't know how that's possible. That's how often I play, and I'm going to be several hundred chronons short. A lot of them mentioned how they bought one of the premium characters that produce event currency. But a lot of them day they didn't do anything like that and they found it easy to get Lisa. It's like I'm missing a key component to the event or something.
...I've found this to be the easiest event ever. I missed a day of tapping and still got Lisa with a day to spare. Unlike the superhero game (where it took an insuferable amount of time just to load each battle before I could hit the "quickbattle button to end it) this task takes no time at all. I login, play SciFighter, send the Homers off on their task, then log off. All done in a minute. No premium characters. No chasing robots. No using exploits. I play 4 times a day. It takes longer to load the game than it does to play it. I don't even visit my friends towns (sorry friends!) because I only have about 12 friends and 8 of them aren't active any more.

I don't normally bother with the crafting track: but this time I'm a quarter of the way to getting Homers Dream House (which I should get tomorrow) and I'm done. And I've got so many future bucks I'm gonna buy a whole heap of new land just to build my new sci-fi town.

I think the key is just to not try too hard and just to play the game consistently four times a day.
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Old 09-13-2016, 11:35 AM
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I got Lisa late this past weekend and wound up getting enough for three donuts in the bonuts round. I usually hit the game 4 times a day but this seemed really close. I did not get Sgt Skinner the last time around and I typically get to the end of these bits a few days ahead of the end. Not this event though, it seems.
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Old 09-13-2016, 01:56 PM
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I think the key is just to not try too hard and just to play the game consistently four times a day.
So which is it?
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Old 09-13-2016, 02:56 PM
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Anyone else not getting in this afternoon?
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Old 09-13-2016, 08:23 PM
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I've had no problems today
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:10 PM
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I had a hard time getting on and staying on, but it's better now. This last act is ONLY SEVEN DAYS LONG. Plan accordingly. I figured I should point it out because they're never that short.
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Old 09-13-2016, 09:12 PM
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So which is it?
...It takes less than a minute to login, play scifighter and set the Homer's on their tasks. So four minutes a day really isn't trying hard.
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Old 09-14-2016, 01:32 PM
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I was VERY disappointed to discover that the Future Bucks Conversion Pack creates Future Bucks from Robot parts, NOT the other way around.

I've got almost $19K in FB - don't need any more, thank you
#5342
Old 09-14-2016, 09:23 PM
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I'm not sure if I'm going to get the last craftable. It's so expensive and there are so few days left.
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Old 09-15-2016, 05:08 PM
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I think you must be missing more than than, another 7 fully upgraded Deluxe Condos only gets you another 83.3M if my math is right.

If you have 10 fully upgraded Deluxe Condos, Mansions, Valet Parking, Business Centers, and Modern Mansions, it should be worth approx 1.17B.
Aha!

So the Springfield Heights buildings weren't showing in my store, hence my consternation (at least hence some of it). They're still there, they're just shuffled around:

https://tstoaddicts.com/2016/06/01/t...heights-items/

For non-click-aroonies, there is a yellow arrow showing when you open the store, put your arrow on and pull my finger. Wait, put your finger on the arrow and pull it right.




There, that ought to hold the SOB's
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:27 PM
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I'm not sure if I'm going to get the last craftable. It's so expensive and there are so few days left.
Me neither. I still haven't got costingtons. Going to be a haul. I will get the main prizes though.
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Old 09-15-2016, 08:29 PM
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I was VERY disappointed to discover that the Future Bucks Conversion Pack creates Future Bucks from Robot parts, NOT the other way around.

I've got almost $19K in FB - don't need any more, thank you
And this is dumb. Not you, Labtrash, the policy. Who the hell needs more future bucks? What, to buy more junk that you're just going to keep in storage?
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Old 09-15-2016, 09:04 PM
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Me neither. I still haven't got costingtons. Going to be a haul. I will get the main prizes though.
I have like 30 robot parts and have to have 3k to get the Homer House thing and four days to do it. It'll be the first prize since that shitty Easter event where I won't win all the prizes if I can't come up with 2970 robot parts. I don't care that much, and if I'm close I might donut it, but it annoys me because I'll doing fine on the main prizes. Craftables should have been a bit easier.
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:28 PM
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I can't help but notice that my Springfield Heights did not catch on fire. Of course, that may mean that even 20 years in the future, I still have not completed building it.
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Old 09-16-2016, 03:31 PM
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To make matters worse, they just took all of my Alternate Homers for NON crafting-part tasks !

I need 1000 robot parts! WTF ?!?!
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Old 09-16-2016, 07:47 PM
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I have like 30 robot parts and have to have 3k to get the Homer House thing and four days to do it. It'll be the first prize since that shitty Easter event where I won't win all the prizes if I can't come up with 2970 robot parts. I don't care that much, and if I'm close I might donut it, but it annoys me because I'll doing fine on the main prizes. Craftables should have been a bit easier.
...I'm not getting why you and others are struggling. This has been the easiest Craftables I've ever played on Tapped Out. I noticed early that there was an easy path to the final prize and that was to just focus on getting to the next crafting level: don't buy anything else outside of that goal. I've never finished the craftables before: I often don't even bother because the craftable rules were so often convoluted.

I got Homer's House last night and the third prize early this morning. It took three days of tapping (from memory) to get Homers House for me (four times a day) : you should breeze in before the end of the event.
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Old 09-17-2016, 08:50 PM
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I only craft enough to move to the next level. The drop rate is not very good in my town. It's an issue for everyone this event. I know I'm playing enough because I got the prizes. So clearly it's a robot pieces. I will get very close but I don't think I'll make it. I have no interest in having my phone on 24 hours a day to get a shitty prize I don't want.

I get about 30 robots per ... whatever that mini game thing is. 3 times a day mostly, sometimes 4. I get a few robots here and there, went through all my friends' towns looking for cubes. Mathematically it's just not enough.

The EA forums are down and have been for a few days. Sometimes when very active players are struggling, drop rates increase. Since we can't complain there, they might not be aware of any issues.
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