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Is the monorail crafting now endless?

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  • johncolombo
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    I got donuts twice then it stopped. I just get railyard pieces then it starts over.
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  • mystery2mi
    2357 posts Member
    edited October 2017
    bkopp1 wrote: »
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    Ever since the monorail began, I have done the recycling jobs every single week even when I no longer needed tracks. It became a sort of addiction for me. I got a sense of accomplishment when I completed it for the week. Now that it is endless, I am no longer compelled to do this anymore. It took the fun out of it because I enjoyed sending and watching the recyclers scurry about doing their jobs and stocking up for the next week. I no longer feel the the compulsion to do this anymore because I don't need more tracks and there are easier eays to earn donuts. Glad the monkey is off my back. Also it will help newer players get more tracks and donuts. I'm done with it unless I am really, really bored.

    Ditto. I have exactly the same feeling about it. You summed it up perfectly.

    Funny, Im kinda the opposite, but similar. I stopped a while ago but for some odd reason felt compelled to start again when it became endless. After about 8 or so times through, I had enough once again and stopped. Now I just let Little Lisa do all the work!

    I did the railyard 5 times last week before I got sick of it. I've been thinking about getting Lisa's Recycling plant for this very reason + I like the looks of that building.
  • Linkwick
    956 posts Member
    edited October 2017
    I'm now onto round #11 since this started for me last week. It's a pain to log in so frequently, so I'm usually glad when glass is in demand as it almost syncs with 4hr event tasks.

    Still, 40 extra donuts (so far) above the usual in just over a week is nothing to sneeze at. Pre-loading for Xmas!! (And the "bonut" thresholds for Halloween suck, so at least this compensates!!)
  • I stopped in games 1 & 2 after a couple of rounds. Trying to keep track of what I needed in all 3 games was making me nuts. I kept going in game 3 and I'm bringing in 10 to 20 extra donuts a day depending on the projects I get. If I get a good mix then I breeze through, but if I keep needing the same thing I get bogged down.
    I'm grinding mercilessly in game 3 to get as many donuts as I can for chances in the Halloween and Magical Mystery Boxes. I'm determined to get Marge the Witch this year so I'll have her in all 3 games and I want as many other things as I can get.
  • wadebear wrote: »
    I'm determined to get Marge the Witch this year so I'll have her in all 3 games and I want as many other things as I can get.

    I fear for your sanity trying to align 3 games using the mystery boxes! Good luck :)

  • Part of the weekly joy was also refilling each recycling place to its max. Yesterday I decided not to do another round of tracks this week. Instead, I focused on refilling all the places. There's nothing complex about it, but it's fun to balance things out to ensure that you end up with 155/70 glass or whatever. And then it's satisfying knowing your recycling places are ready for when the railyard opens the following week.

    I miss that aspect from the always-open railyard.
  • I love the way you all managed to sneak open another railyard thread, but maybe EA got sick of people banging on about it every Tuesday so just said 'Sod it' and opened it up to 'do it whenever you feel'... Or maybe perhaps the servers were getting strained on a Tuesday with everyone starting a new week... who knows!..

    As for me, I think I mentioned that I took a 'break from my break' as it helped me get rid of a huge mountain of trash and I gained about 25D, now I've decided to not bother with it again and don't even play the drone game anymore, therefore won't build up any trash... to be fair I wasn't actually playing that game for trash but to keep my Smart Devices ticking along, so the trash overfill was just an added extra..

    At least if I end up at a loose end it will always be there should I want to play it again... :)
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  • I love the way you all managed to sneak open another railyard thread, but maybe EA got sick of people banging on about it every Tuesday so just said 'Sod it' and opened it up to 'do it whenever you feel'... Or maybe perhaps the servers were getting strained on a Tuesday with everyone starting a new week... who knows!..

    As for me, I think I mentioned that I took a 'break from my break' as it helped me get rid of a huge mountain of trash and I gained about 25D, now I've decided to not bother with it again and don't even play the drone game anymore, therefore won't build up any trash... to be fair I wasn't actually playing that game for trash but to keep my Smart Devices ticking along, so the trash overfill was just an added extra..

    At least if I end up at a loose end it will always be there should I want to play it again... :)

    Wait the drone game give out smart devices?
    *runs to go check*
    Wow I have over 1100 of them. Who would have known! Thanks fellow Dave!
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  • I love the way you all managed to sneak open another railyard thread, but maybe EA got sick of people banging on about it every Tuesday so just said 'Sod it' and opened it up to 'do it whenever you feel'... Or maybe perhaps the servers were getting strained on a Tuesday with everyone starting a new week... who knows!..

    As for me, I think I mentioned that I took a 'break from my break' as it helped me get rid of a huge mountain of trash and I gained about 25D, now I've decided to not bother with it again and don't even play the drone game anymore, therefore won't build up any trash... to be fair I wasn't actually playing that game for trash but to keep my Smart Devices ticking along, so the trash overfill was just an added extra..

    At least if I end up at a loose end it will always be there should I want to play it again... :)

    Wait the drone game give out smart devices?
    *runs to go check*
    Wow I have over 1100 of them. Who would have known! Thanks fellow Dave!

    No Problem Dave! :smiley:
    You just had to look didn't ya!...
  • mystery2mi wrote: »
    bkopp1 wrote: »
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    Ever since the monorail began, I have done the recycling jobs every single week even when I no longer needed tracks. It became a sort of addiction for me. I got a sense of accomplishment when I completed it for the week. Now that it is endless, I am no longer compelled to do this anymore. It took the fun out of it because I enjoyed sending and watching the recyclers scurry about doing their jobs and stocking up for the next week. I no longer feel the the compulsion to do this anymore because I don't need more tracks and there are easier eays to earn donuts. Glad the monkey is off my back. Also it will help newer players get more tracks and donuts. I'm done with it unless I am really, really bored.

    Ditto. I have exactly the same feeling about it. You summed it up perfectly.

    Funny, Im kinda the opposite, but similar. I stopped a while ago but for some odd reason felt compelled to start again when it became endless. After about 8 or so times through, I had enough once again and stopped. Now I just let Little Lisa do all the work!

    I did the railyard 5 times last week before I got sick of it. I've been thinking about getting Lisa's Recycling plant for this very reason + I like the looks of that building.

    I've been thinking about the plant as well since the Rail Yard became endless.
    I'm not quite sure how it works though. Does it just make blueprints by itself and fill up the Rail Yard for you?

  • mystery2mi wrote: »
    bkopp1 wrote: »
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    Ever since the monorail began, I have done the recycling jobs every single week even when I no longer needed tracks. It became a sort of addiction for me. I got a sense of accomplishment when I completed it for the week. Now that it is endless, I am no longer compelled to do this anymore. It took the fun out of it because I enjoyed sending and watching the recyclers scurry about doing their jobs and stocking up for the next week. I no longer feel the the compulsion to do this anymore because I don't need more tracks and there are easier eays to earn donuts. Glad the monkey is off my back. Also it will help newer players get more tracks and donuts. I'm done with it unless I am really, really bored.

    Ditto. I have exactly the same feeling about it. You summed it up perfectly.

    Funny, Im kinda the opposite, but similar. I stopped a while ago but for some odd reason felt compelled to start again when it became endless. After about 8 or so times through, I had enough once again and stopped. Now I just let Little Lisa do all the work!

    I did the railyard 5 times last week before I got sick of it. I've been thinking about getting Lisa's Recycling plant for this very reason + I like the looks of that building.

    I've been thinking about the plant as well since the Rail Yard became endless.
    I'm not quite sure how it works though. Does it just make blueprints by itself and fill up the Rail Yard for you?

    Yup. Thats exactly what it does. You just have to tap it every 4 hours just like any other building. I havent sent anyone to the recycling buildings in over a week, since my last reset. Im up to 15K blueprints since then
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  • mystery2mi wrote: »
    bkopp1 wrote: »
    mystery2mi wrote: »
    Ever since the monorail began, I have done the recycling jobs every single week even when I no longer needed tracks. It became a sort of addiction for me. I got a sense of accomplishment when I completed it for the week. Now that it is endless, I am no longer compelled to do this anymore. It took the fun out of it because I enjoyed sending and watching the recyclers scurry about doing their jobs and stocking up for the next week. I no longer feel the the compulsion to do this anymore because I don't need more tracks and there are easier eays to earn donuts. Glad the monkey is off my back. Also it will help newer players get more tracks and donuts. I'm done with it unless I am really, really bored.

    Ditto. I have exactly the same feeling about it. You summed it up perfectly.

    Funny, Im kinda the opposite, but similar. I stopped a while ago but for some odd reason felt compelled to start again when it became endless. After about 8 or so times through, I had enough once again and stopped. Now I just let Little Lisa do all the work!

    I did the railyard 5 times last week before I got sick of it. I've been thinking about getting Lisa's Recycling plant for this very reason + I like the looks of that building.

    I've been thinking about the plant as well since the Rail Yard became endless.
    I'm not quite sure how it works though. Does it just make blueprints by itself and fill up the Rail Yard for you?

    Yup. Thats exactly what it does. You just have to tap it every 4 hours just like any other building. I havent sent anyone to the recycling buildings in over a week, since my last reset. Im up to 15K blueprints since then

    Sounds more and more tempting. I think the new grind burned me up, Fishy Plant, here I come :D

  • So to surmise, next time Little Lisa's recycling plant is offered for sale, insta-buy it because it will give out blueprints, which in turn can be used at the railyard, to win doughnuts and eventually pay for itself and more besides... is that about right??.... :lol:
    You just had to look didn't ya!...
  • So to surmise, next time Little Lisa's recycling plant is offered for sale, insta-buy it because it will give out blueprints, which in turn can be used at the railyard, to win doughnuts and eventually pay for itself and more besides... is that about right??.... :lol:
    You could wait a long time for it to be "on sale" for less than its regular price of 200 donuts. Or you could just locate it in the store Premium menu (Homer Buddha icon) and buy it now.
  • wadebear wrote: »
    So to surmise, next time Little Lisa's recycling plant is offered for sale, insta-buy it because it will give out blueprints, which in turn can be used at the railyard, to win doughnuts and eventually pay for itself and more besides... is that about right??.... :lol:
    You could wait a long time for it to be "on sale" for less than its regular price of 200 donuts. Or you could just locate it in the store Premium menu (Homer Buddha icon) and buy it now.

    So it is.... I've only ever noticed it when it was on offer so (wrongly) assumed it wasn't available anymore...

    I tend not to stray far down that list anyway, as I've been very stingy with the doughnuts so never really look what's there...

    After all that it's a bit pricey for me so might have to weigh it all up first....
    You just had to look didn't ya!...
  • MDPennock wrote: »
    wadebear wrote: »
    I'm determined to get Marge the Witch this year so I'll have her in all 3 games and I want as many other things as I can get.

    I fear for your sanity trying to align 3 games using the mystery boxes! Good luck :)
    I have enough donuts for everything that will be available to me in the Halloween Mystery Box (assuming they cost 65 Donuts each) so that's not an issue.
    It's the Magical Mystery Box that's gonna be a booger. For my 3rd town I need the Gate to Nowhere, Tenta-Corp HQ, Gypsy Fortune Teller Shop, and Mutant Rabbit to have the same things as my primary town. I just need the Mutant Rabbit for my secondary town.
  • I got donuts twice then it stopped. I just get railyard pieces then it starts over.
    Strange. Just completed last night and was awarded the 5 donuts.
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  • I'm on my 5th round, but have noticed it's harder to make it to the 5 tracks and 5 donuts. They made it more difficult. I think it might be for Halloween as an extra bonus, especially for us premium players that have spent all of tRump's billions on this game.
  • Gary_A_D wrote: »
    I'm on my 5th round, but have noticed it's harder to make it to the 5 tracks and 5 donuts. They made it more difficult.

    In what way have the programmers made it more difficult?

  • Gary_A_D wrote: »
    I'm on my 5th round, but have noticed it's harder to make it to the 5 tracks and 5 donuts.
    You're just having bad luck. Some days I'm only making it through twice, others I'll get through 4 times. It all depends on which projects you get randomly chosen from the pool. The worst is when I get a string of projects that all need glass. 3 hours to make more glass. 3 hours to make more glass. 6 hours to make enough glass...
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