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Housefarm dilemma...

if you like to house farm then keep house farming.

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  • Neglecterino
    5175 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    Don't know how many people will read this, but any input is appreciated. Here's the situation: I've been playing for less than a year, and indulged in a moderate amount of housefarming to get my Springfield to where it is today. If anyone who's readying their torches and pitchforks will hear me out, I was primarily doing it as a method to purchase all the land as rapidly as possible, and as soon as I did, I rebuilt my town as closely as possible to the "official" Springfield map. My town doesn't look great, but with the addition of decorations and some variety in buildings, I'm reasonably content with it. I didn't sell any of my superfluous buildings, but instead tucked them into my inventory. I haven't been tasking any of my characters, except in Krustyland, because I don't have all the land there yet. Until today, I was sitting comfortably on about six million in-game cash, when a certain really freaking expensive building comes along. My conundrum is, since I don't think any of my awesome neighboreenos would mind me reverting back to a massive farm, do I tear up several days worth of hard work knowing I'll have to fix it again whenever I reach ten million in "disposable" income, do I sell the extra houses in my inventory even though doing so wouldn't get me close to the cash I need, or do I just play the waiting game since the building I wish to acquire isn't limited time? TL;DR: I need about four million in in-game cash. Should I housefarm, sell extra buildings, or just keep everyone tasking and wait? Thanks for reading this, and for any good advice anyone has to offer. :D

    Well if you've seen my previous posts, you know what I'd do. Calculate how much I can make under various scenarios using Excel and then see how long it would take to get the money I wanted. :) Said building is not limited time, so I can wait.

  • moonshine860
    207 posts
    edited July 2014
    I guess that would depend on how much you liked designing your sf. If you enjoyed it and wouldn't mind doing it again then tear it up and farm away, if you thought it was a royal pain then I'd just wait it out. It's not like the sit n rotate is going anywhere. I don't think people would unfriend you for a little house farming.
  • yukongirl123
    15179 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    I find that I'm constantly having to redesign my SF as new buildings are added. You have to play the game in a way that benefits you (not your neighbours) the most. If you need extra cash, by all means house farm..you can even make a house farm attractive using fences and a few decorations a to create a gated community. Take a good look at your town, if there is an area that you're not particularly happy with, well thats a good place for a house farm. You can always take a screen shot for future reference if its an area you would like to re-create in the future.
  • FarmerCyn
    235 posts
    edited July 2014
    I posted on another thread about taking the tortoise's view of the game and that there is no real rush for non event items, but if you own the houses and your town isn't full, maybe you could add as many houses as you can and kind of take the middle road approach. I find house farming dull, but if you like the thrill of an economic game and this will bring you joy, go for it.

    Happy tapping :)
  • maxeerg
    1010 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    It's your thing. Do what you wanna do. I can't tell ya who to sock it to.

    If I were me, I wouldn't put up the farm. And since I am, I won't. If I were you, I'd do whatever you would do. So you should do that.
  • homer4mayor
    63 posts
    edited July 2014
    ...Should I housefarm, sell extra buildings, or just keep everyone tasking and wait?...

    I am only playing since about 2 months now, but always housefarmed: first with brown houses, in the meantime with white ones. I sold my brown farm two times only to get back to it a week later. Since then I personally know i love the extra income and extra XP - and will continue to farm at least until I reach level 42.
    If you are are already level 42, this would be no reason for you, but if you still have the houses, i would place them somewhere outside SF. If you feel like farming a day, just do it. If not, then they just idle around.
    My 2 cents: farm! Cash never hurts - and even if you only buy and sell the bloodmobiles to get the XP...
  • velinadelinis
    2094 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    ...Should I housefarm, sell extra buildings, or just keep everyone tasking and wait?...

    I am only playing since about 2 months now, but always housefarmed: first with brown houses, in the meantime with white ones. I sold my brown farm two times only to get back to it a week later. Since then I personally know i love the extra income and extra XP - and will continue to farm at least until I reach level 42.
    If you are are already level 42, this would be no reason for you, but if you still have the houses, i would place them somewhere outside SF. If you feel like farming a day, just do it. If not, then they just idle around.
    My 2 cents: farm! Cash never hurts - and even if you only buy and sell the bloodmobiles to get the XP...

    I don't have house farms but L42 often still want XP to be able to max out XP for a chance for up to 3 donuts.
    I am always working for free donuts.
  • MusicBooks960
    903 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    Thanks to everyone for the input so far! :D Got a giggle or two as well as some very sound logic. Neglecterino, I thought I was in-depth for having a printout of "THE" map, but bravo to you for finding better ways to crunch numbers! *applauds boisterously* I don't really mind the tedium of farming, even though I don't particularly like how it looks, so maybe slightly less intensive farming with a good variety of decos is the way to go. I always try to keep a full compliment of neighbors, and quite a few of them (even the fellow level 42 people) do a bit of farming. I hate hate HATE redesign, but it's almost inevitable anyways, what with new content and future updates. The screenshot idea is good, but I've never been able to figure out how to do it on my device (stupid Galaxy Note!), but I still have my printout of the "official" Springfield, so if push come to shove, there's always that! *in best Dr. Nick voice* Thanks, everybody! :D
  • baskethound
    26 posts
    edited July 2014
    The screenshot idea is good, but I've never been able to figure out how to do it on my device (stupid Galaxy Note!)

    Ah jeez I love my Galaxy Note! Hold down the home button and power button at the same time and wait until the screen flashes. :)
  • TAGSfan60982
    586 posts
    edited July 2014
    maxeerg wrote:
    It's your thing. Do what you wanna do. I can't tell ya who to sock it to.

    If I were me, I wouldn't put up the farm. And since I am, I won't. If I were you, I'd do whatever you would do. So you should do that.
    i love that song!
  • slivdawg77
    422 posts
    edited July 2014
    Don't know how many people will read this, but any input is appreciated. Here's the situation: I've been playing for less than a year, and indulged in a moderate amount of housefarming to get my Springfield to where it is today. If anyone who's readying their torches and pitchforks will hear me out, I was primarily doing it as a method to purchase all the land as rapidly as possible, and as soon as I did, I rebuilt my town as closely as possible to the "official" Springfield map. My town doesn't look great, but with the addition of decorations and some variety in buildings, I'm reasonably content with it. I didn't sell any of my superfluous buildings, but instead tucked them into my inventory. I haven't been tasking any of my characters, except in Krustyland, because I don't have all the land there yet. Until today, I was sitting comfortably on about six million in-game cash, when a certain really freaking expensive building comes along. My conundrum is, since I don't think any of my awesome neighboreenos would mind me reverting back to a massive farm, do I tear up several days worth of hard work knowing I'll have to fix it again whenever I reach ten million in "disposable" income, do I sell the extra houses in my inventory even though doing so wouldn't get me close to the cash I need, or do I just play the waiting game since the building I wish to acquire isn't limited time? TL;DR: I need about four million in in-game cash. Should I housefarm, sell extra buildings, or just keep everyone tasking and wait? Thanks for reading this, and for any good advice anyone has to offer. :D

    Why do you care whT any of the Jabronis on this forum think it's your town do what you want! Iv been playing
    Sence 8/12 I have the super colder cool brown house an a well desined house farm, plus I still have land which a lot of these people keep whining about not having! I won't dog anyone for how they play but not everyone is as geeked up about this game as others an it's all good
  • Neglecterino
    5175 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    The screenshot idea is good, but I've never been able to figure out how to do it on my device (stupid Galaxy Note!)

    Ah jeez I love my Galaxy Note! Hold down the home button and power button at the same time and wait until the screen flashes. :)

    On my SGT3 10.1 I have to rotate the device 90 degrees left (portrait mode) and then hold down the home and power buttons at the same time. For 2-3 secs. Then get the white flash around the border. The pic goes in the clip board and into an album in the Gallery app.

  • davedev10
    64 posts
    edited July 2014
    I would revert back to the farm if you want the building I just got 100m but didn't hesitate to but it as I can soon make the money back up :)
  • fuzznugget77
    1010 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    I have been playing 17 months and I was at £13mil before purchasing the new £10mil building. I have never had a house farm...
  • Jblue8298
    7993 posts New member
    edited July 2014
    I take a slow a steady approach to TSTO. I try to make my town look interesting, minimize duplicates and don't enjoy house farms. I don't have any aspirational buildngs, but I don't really know where I would want to put them anyways.

    It seems as though you do really want the new building, and my type of approach will not get you there anytime soon. So I would say house farm it up!
  • tkprae
    248 posts
    edited July 2014
    I would wait it out, especially since it's limited time. I mean, true you have to redesign often with new content but it won't be on a large a scale as redesigning around/after a house farm.

    I don't have a problem with housefarming and don't judge! I used to do it. You're like me! I also didn't like how it looked and I was so so relieved to not have to do all that tapping again. Once I bought the land I sold off my farm. I can usually comfortably afford new content that costs $$. Inspirationals, however, I can wait for. I have yet to see a limited time $$$ item that had people scrambling to bring up the dough.
  • cbratushesky
    144 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    I say house farm if you want to. I am trying to buy all the land and get the expensive decor items. Since I have a lot of houses my neighbours always have something to click on. I have found it frustrating during events going to some friends' towns with only one of each house and so there is nothing to click on. Also if there are barely any houses where do people live? That is my logic. If people can make swear words out of Squidport tiles and shrubs then what is objectionable about a bunch of houses? I visit my friends every day whether or not there is an event. If a neighbour objects to my house patch then PFO.
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