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4junk3000
5232 posts Member
edited May 20
Hi all!

One of the things I've learned when working on teams and interacting with other teams, is that it's very easy to become stuck, while waiting on some other team to do their thing and pass it on to you. Much like running a relay race, it's best to be focused on how you'll run your lap, rather than fixating on why the runner before you is taking so long.

We now know that EA had been busy fixing the Kindle zoom bug, and I'm glad Kindle users have been remedied.

So it's highly likely that EA is working on the next major issue that's affecting so many of us. I know many of us have a game condition that's practically impossible to play. Loss of connectivity is a major ball buster, there's no denying it.

So to help us stop watching the pot we're waiting to boil, let's describe what our short and long term goals are for our Springfields. I'll start...

My short priorities right now are:
1. Do the minimum necessary to complete the recent MOM event
2. Acquire land tokens as efficiently as practical
3. Clear out the yearbook of all buildings, characters, and bonus multipliers.

And my long term goals are:
1. Rebuild a bigger, better casino area
2. Designate a new desert region, to include an Outlands area, Burning Man area, and hidden temple area combining the Egyptian and SC items
3. Create a realistic railroad feature
4. Move and expand the airport
5. Remove anything from the original grid zone, that no longer needs to be cramped so close to town square. Example: Cletus' farm is moving to the outskirts, now that the outskirts are finally so far OUT!
6. Develop several new, and expand existing, residential areas now that i have so many new premium homes (thx, Yearbook!)
7. Possibly rebuild my entire SH region.
8. Finally build a nice Christmas theme park I've always wanted one
9. Hide every tennis court!

I still need like 60 land squares, so it'll be a while. But I'm very motivated to acquire it all and really start some intensive town building. Patience for now, but soon...all the land will be ours!
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What are YOU looking forward to building in the coming months?

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  • I'm going to try and take some inspiration from this....

    I started freemium just before the Sci-Fi event in August 2016, so haven't been at it as long as you, but like you, I have started out with a cramped middle ground, I tried to make a school zone, a shopping zone, main residential street, have Cletus's farm kind of separated, but it was all so cramped... you only have to look how I tried to make little zones from my 'Destination Springfield' prizes to see how cramped it was...

    Since then I grinded my way up to 939 and then managed to get the pink circles flooding in...

    Right now I've got nothing but dump zones and tennis courts outside of my main area

    I have tried some designing, I put my Krustyland on the far side and there is a quickly abandoned 'Capitol City' zone..

    I gave the Airport a go and placed a little space port near it for my rocket and space shuttles... made a new area for a couple of country/market things and tried to make a tennis centre...

    I slowly move the odd building here and there and replace with something new from the YMB, but I don't seem to have the desire to empty that... there's so much stuff still in there for me to buy, but it's stuff I don't feel any kind of need or attachment too, I got things I couldn't get from events I participated in and couldn't afford at the time, also gathered quite a few characters I wanted... but other stuff just doesn't seem to be desirable.. maybe it's the fact I never played certain events, such as the casino event... or maybe it's the fact I'm suddenly not having to chase a multiplier bonus anymore after getting to 2400% with the tennis courts... if it suddenly went tomorrow, I wouldn't be that bothered to be honest... I made sure I got everything I wanted before now... And I also have a taskbook with over 130 tasks and a crammed inventory to go with it... so that's something I can start working on

    I've a ways to go with land, although I never actually got round to spending the 100+ tokens I got from the nuking of KL ... I'm just glad I had bought all the KL land beforehand.... KL actually let me do something Springfield wouldn't... which was buy all the outside edges of land first, then fill in the middle parts... so was happy to complete that... and anyone who has me as a neighbour will probably now know why I have random strips of land coming from the mountains... I was buying the outer edges... until they moved... :lol:

    As for the tennis courts... I want to plateau my bonus somewhere, maybe even drop it to 2000% so as I place items with a multiplier, will gradually remove them... A bit like when I first started with my Angel topiary field and minnow pond farm that was keeping my five star rating up!
    Oh Lord!.... My town is a mess... *sigh*
  • Willy9292
    1447 posts Member
    I have decided to grind the Heights to get the last bit to 2 billion. It's a grind, coffee cups and polo fields, I don't see any quicker way.
    I'm building track for a monorail update. I recently moved the Halloween area but Christmas now needs work.
    Town 2 is a mess. I had it on a redesign but then the yearbook box hit. It's now half design and half staging warehouse so there is a lot to do there. It also has a hundred or so tennis courts to hide.
    I lost some neighbours with a server glitch and am trying to figure out who the half dozen or so are.
    I am at max cash and over 2000% multiplier in main town so resources are not an issue, second town needs a lot of land.
    Unsolicited friends requests are all denied.Please PM me.
  • lucienleon519
    917 posts Member
    edited May 21
    Everything in my town is exactly the way I want it. I just need a few more unique buildings to fill out some areas. It's satisfying not having an urge to overhaul things as I've done in the past, but it does mean that while there are no events active, and with the current item limit, then there is nothing for me to do. At all.

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  • cjryder625
    1394 posts Member
    I'm a freemium player since the first Christmas event. I've finished this mini -event, cleared out the yearbook and have the last two quests finishing and am now busy spending my farmed donuts buying up the land so I can reorganise my town. I'm having an enforced day off playing today as our wi-fi mesh has gone down and to reset it means resetting the internet and hubby is working from home today and doesn't want to risk that until this evening!
    I love my computer...all my friends live in it
  • KLmaker
    314 posts Member
    Wow lucienleon519 and 4junk3000 very impressive, just as impressive is how you post those large pics.
    I assume they weren't stitched, how did you do it.
  • KLmaker
    314 posts Member
    1st -- Get my zoo planned and built up to a point, not enough room.

    2nd -- Get most on 24 hr tasks, get money in, buy land, buying strips of land parallel to mountains from coast up to Land Token rows.
    I think I am currently saving up 5.2 million to buy the 18th column, I think it's the 18th.
    Tend to buy columns in one go.
    Need land for zoo and reorganise SF, though SF perspective is some way off.

    3rd -- Get recycling again, didn't realise there were donuts there.
    I stopped it because I needed IGC and I thought this monorail would take forever.

    The lag with metal recycling happens regardless of I&SL rides placement.
    Reading these threads posters think it's the rides causing it, but I think it's a bug with metal recycling.

    I had placed Indy 500 but without the stand as I thought that would help because the cars wouldn't be going round, WRONG, as soon as I started recycling, LAG the same as I&SL lag.
    So I broke it, still lagged, stored it, still lagged.
    So collect tax, relics, scratch R, Maggie's game, etc, send them to work wherever, metal recycling last of all then just put it down and walk away for at least an hour.

    It don't return to normal till they got the thumbs up.

    Zoo. IGC = land. Recycling.

    As well as the 17th column of land i
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6129 posts Moderator
    I just need to fix my Monsters area with Frankenstein’s Castle, Dracula-La Land, Mummy’s Tomb and all that jazz
  • I just need to fix my Monsters area with Frankenstein’s Castle, Dracula-La Land, Mummy’s Tomb and all that jazz

    Which event was that building from, I must've missed it :open_mouth: ... is it in the YMB :confused:

    Oh Lord!.... My town is a mess... *sigh*
  • Deadshot_DCU
    6129 posts Moderator
    I just need to fix my Monsters area with Frankenstein’s Castle, Dracula-La Land, Mummy’s Tomb and all that jazz

    Which event was that building from, I must've missed it :open_mouth: ... is it in the YMB :confused:

    Which one? Frankenstein’s Castle?
  • Touché
    Oh Lord!.... My town is a mess... *sigh*
  • rogmei
    10 posts Member
    @4junk3000 you seem to have been able to run a road trough the mountains. How did you achieve that? Aside from tunnels, there is nothing the game lets me place there.
  • I'm glad to have finally moved my Casino area and my next plan is to move what was once my town centre to a more central location.

    I might be among the few who welcome all this down time for redesigning, but I am really enjoying all the old content and extra land we have had this year. Not to mention the multiplier increase.

    What would be great would be a Springfield Heights event that unlocks all the land beyond the mountains, maybe with a railway instead of the monorail and a river that reaches the sea. Dreaming is free. ;)
  • Willy9292
    1447 posts Member
    rogmei wrote: »
    @4junk3000 you seem to have been able to run a road trough the mountains. How did you achieve that? Aside from tunnels, there is nothing the game lets me place there.

    There was a glitch that allowed us to remove any and all ofthe mountains. They patched it but those brave enough to try it got extra land. There was great fear that when they patched it items on the forbidden land would be crushed. Those of us who parted the mountains benefitted.
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  • Willy9292 wrote: »
    rogmei wrote: »
    @4junk3000 you seem to have been able to run a road trough the mountains. How did you achieve that? Aside from tunnels, there is nothing the game lets me place there.

    There was a glitch that allowed us to remove any and all ofthe mountains. They patched it but those brave enough to try it got extra land. There was great fear that when they patched it items on the forbidden land would be crushed. Those of us who parted the mountains benefitted.

    And then there was me. I was going to put the mountains back, because some of us were afraid of losing anything that was put in the opened up area. So I started to uit the mountains and dropped one section in the wrong place. The mountain sections are 16 squares by 16 squares. I now have a 4 by 16 opening and a 12 by 16 opening.
  • 168sean168
    3125 posts Member
    I don't have any plans for the town. Hope to acquire some stuff that yearbook still didn't offer. Like the device that brings sunset to the town and a few others. Removed from my game due to rollback
  • KLmaker wrote: »
    Wow lucienleon519 and 4junk3000 very impressive, just as impressive is how you post those large pics.
    I assume they weren't stitched, how did you do it.

    the game has a snapshot function
  • FrogFaery
    165 posts Member
    I've yet to finish my woods that I started almost as soon as I started playing. I hope to finally get them finished off.

    I also hope (especially as I still need some of the foresty stuff being offered) to clean out the Yearbook Mystery Box.

    And I'm planning a complete overhaul of my monorail.

    Lastly, I'm finishing off my Springfield Heights and will be designing that area, whether I keep it in "Springfield Heights," or move it to Springfield proper, is yet to be determined.
  • jmlgg
    154 posts Member
    Only areas im completely happy and done even if couple more buildings comes up to be added is Evergreen Terrace and Casino strip/district. The rest is work in progress
  • 4junk3000
    5232 posts Member
    edited May 23
    Very nice to hear from so many of you that are motivated to keep designing!

    @KLmaker - have you not tried the Snapshot Tool yet? It's the newest in-game tool, their attempt to answer our cries for further soon out abilities. The resolution isn't the same as stitching your own, but it's much faster, and just a good way to see how everything is laid out from a distance. But it's more of a glance than a scrutinizing stare, because the detail is so low. Better than nothing though!

    @rogmei - as already mentioned, there was a short time when we were able to remove the mountains. I had a huge gap there. Then the glitch was eliminated, and i accidentally dropped the monorail tunnel piece in the middle, which restored the default mountains beneath it. So i have two gaps, one with the highway you see and one filled by the SF dam. If i remove the dam, it's still flat ground beneath. Just a lucky bit of trial n error from way back!
    "You're the most negative person I've ever seen on here. Constantly."
  • ZennGlenn
    1656 posts Member
    edited May 23
    ☯️🌈Endless puttering, adding, editing, & expanding here, there, & everywhere as time permits🌈☯️
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