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Tip to ensure you get three bonus donuts first time, every time

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Nice system! It's always so long between level-ups for me that I can never remember where the donuts were.

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  • Bravewall
    4253 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    I never thought to have a visual cue. Good idea!
  • porkpiesteve
    229 posts
    edited January 2014
    I Like that :) , I leveled up just 2 days ago so can remember for now where I got the 3 donuts, will implement your system now as I will forget by next level up!
  • jtgroth
    370 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    I'm not entirely sure that the 3 donuts move every time. Since the level 38 update, I have resumed buying weather stations to earn donuts. The first three times I got the bonus donuts the 3 donuts were in the same location. This might be because they all happened in the same game session (i.e. not exiting the game between earning them) or it might be because there isn't a pattern to the location of the 3 donuts.
  • grumpy9876
    2 posts
    edited January 2014
    Is there a way to get 3 donuts on the first time you ever do this?

    How does the weather station help get donuts?

    Thanks
  • jtgroth
    370 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    grumpy9876 wrote:
    Is there a way to get 3 donuts on the first time you ever do this?
    Not that I've heard, but I also don't believe the system mentioned :)
    grumpy9876 wrote:
    How does the weather station help get donuts?
    Thanks

    Once you are at max level, you get donuts for earning amounts of XP (kind of like bonus levels). Buying any decoration or building earns XP. Weather stations earn the most XP for any decoration (note: some decorations earn better XP/money ratios, but take more to get the same amount of XP). So I just buy lots and lots of weather stations which eventually translate into the bonus levels and therefore donuts.
  • darrenholm736
    1276 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    jtgroth wrote:
    grumpy9876 wrote:
    Is there a way to get 3 donuts on the first time you ever do this?
    Not that I've heard, but I also don't believe the system mentioned :)

    Maybe it doesn't work for your SF, but it sure does for mine! The three donuts move to the left of their last position, every time. :D
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2014
    I shall have to give this idea a go :) Normally i just pay the extra game cash till i get the 3 donuts.
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  • mpwarner
    2971 posts
    edited January 2014
    Mine don't move every time. They used to always be the rightmost box, last 4/5 it's been the left.
  • AngusWLee
    88 posts
    edited January 2014
    I should try this trick. I've spent too much SF money to get the donuts, D'oh!
  • CoffeeMars
    1058 posts
    edited January 2014
    I just leveled up yesterday. I will try this next time.. Thanks
  • neojansen843
    66 posts
    edited January 2014
    ARE YOU SURE......?

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  • kungpao214
    301 posts
    edited January 2014
    Love this! Thank you!
  • Fr0ntj3
    11 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    tried it, with selling my diamond several times and my donuts are not moving left.

    results:left, left, mid, mid.
  • Sammicatcat
    47 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    I'll try this tip next time, thanks.
  • beeblebrox900
    1314 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Genius idea, I hadnt realised they move in such a strict pattern. I had a feeling that it was never in the same space twice but wasnt sure.

    I levelled up the other day and knew I was just about to level up today. I was pretty sure my last donuts were right so went left and got 3.

    So I shall now steal you visual clue idea and expand on it. As I have loads of shrubs in my inventory from messages etc I am going to visually track them. Rubbish shrub for an incorrect guess, the shrub with the flowers for a correct guess and nothing if I didnt try the square. I am going to lay them out in a strip of land 3 squares wide and see how it goes.
  • Surfcitygal
    1229 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    Love the clue idea. I don't always notice that I'm close to the bonus - maybe making the clue in my landing zone would help if I could still see it beyond the bonus screen.
  • mrnerdstrom
    207 posts
    edited January 2014
    Fr0ntj3 wrote:
    tried it, with selling my diamond several times and my donuts are not moving left.

    results:left, left, mid, mid.
    Are you saying that you can sell and re-buy the zirconia? Do you have any idea how much xp you get for buying the zirconia? I have the zirconia and I was thinking that if I sell it, I won't be able to buy it again.
  • rwvolture
    1260 posts Member
    edited January 2014
    this is FALSE. Mine have been in the middle the last 3 times
  • caffeinater
    27 posts
    edited January 2014
    Thanks for trying to help, but this advice is also false in my experience. I always pick the middle box and I have received the 3 donuts all but once (out of probably six attempts).
  • walkerrosewood
    34 posts
    edited January 2014
    For me it has followed the left to right pattern for the past 5 boxes.

    My visual clue is bumper cars on the edge of squidport. I place/delete them corresponding to which number box I'm supposed to pick next. ex. if I have three bumper cars, I pick the third box, one bumper car I pick the first box.
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