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When would you consider it a good time to redesign your SF?

Id do it in between Events.. you most likely got plenty of time after July 16th when this Event ends.

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  • ambodice
    107 posts
    edited July 2014
    NMayo wrote:
    Id do it in between Events.. you most likely got plenty of time after July 16th when this Event ends.

    Thank you for your input. another problem of mine is that I've been growing corn since the day the Easter event ended, so the nuke button won't be an option unless I'm willing to spend the doughnuts to speed things up. Have you ever done a redesign yourself? If so, how long did it take you?
  • lee67628
    818 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    I'm happy with my town, I won't do a complete makeover total redesign.

    Only minor changes after each new update to reallocate precious space to accommodate the new buildings and stuff.
    TSTO Completionist since 2012
  • annettemarc
    7747 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    ambodice wrote:
    NMayo wrote:
    Id do it in between Events.. you most likely got plenty of time after July 16th when this Event ends.

    Thank you for your input. another problem of mine is that I've been growing corn since the day the Easter event ended, so the nuke button won't be an option unless I'm willing to spend the doughnuts to speed things up. Have you ever done a redesign yourself? If so, how long did it take you?

    You do NOT need to use donuts to speed it up unless you want the cash payout. IF you're willing to forfeit that time since the day after easter that you've been taking to nurture the corn, then STORE THE FARM. That will cancel the corn crop. As I said, you won't get any money for growing that corn, but at least you don't need to use donuts to finish the task.

    You'll get the message "Cletus will be stored with the farm." You'll find the farm (and Cletus) in storage.
    :)
    USA/UK Race To Throw Country Into Utter Chaos = TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • Dotcom180
    601 posts
    edited July 2014
    good tip in previous posts, i also recommend to open all the land extension if you actually considering do it...
  • meinaz
    5440 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    If it is like last year, you have plenty of time to redesign. There really wasn't any big events between 4th of July and Halloween, so you could wait for your corn to grow and then redesign. I plan on nuking as soon as my corn and Brandine is done in about 34 days. It takes me awhile to get things sorted, so I like to have time to move things around.
  • tkprae
    248 posts
    edited July 2014
    I did parts of my town all throughout. I never did a full redesign, reasoning that I liked some parts. Though, those ended up being redesigned as well. This allowed me to redesign whenever, regardless of events. In fact, my biggest changes came with the Stonecutters event. I was going to crowd it away but I got so inspired by the designs in showcase iI complete cleared away sections and changed a good part of my town from what it was.

    I wouldn't do a full redesign unless you have a good idea of what you're going for. Good luck and have fun!
  • ambodice
    107 posts
    edited July 2014
    lee67628 wrote:
    I'm happy with my town, I won't do a complete makeover total redesign.

    Only minor changes after each new update to reallocate precious space to accommodate the new buildings and stuff.

    I'm not sure what I want to do yet to be honest. I was thinking of moving around things, but I do need to create a lot more space. Buying all the Stonecutters stuff kind of messed up the layout I had.
    ambodice wrote:
    NMayo wrote:
    Id do it in between Events.. you most likely got plenty of time after July 16th when this Event ends.

    Thank you for your input. another problem of mine is that I've been growing corn since the day the Easter event ended, so the nuke button won't be an option unless I'm willing to spend the doughnuts to speed things up. Have you ever done a redesign yourself? If so, how long did it take you?

    You do NOT need to use donuts to speed it up unless you want the cash payout. IF you're willing to forfeit that time since the day after easter that you've been taking to nurture the corn, then STORE THE FARM. That will cancel the corn crop. As I said, you won't get any money for growing that corn, but at least you don't need to use donuts to finish the task.

    You'll get the message "Cletus will be stored with the farm." You'll find the farm (and Cletus) in storage.
    :)

    I have 35 days for the corn to grow, and I kind of do want the payout. I'm so indecisive.

    Dotcom180 wrote:
    good tip in previous posts, i also recommend to open all the land extension

    I have been purchasing a lot of land in hopes I can actually bring myself to redesign.
  • ambodice
    107 posts
    edited July 2014
    meinaz wrote:
    If it is like last year, you have plenty of time to redesign. There really wasn't any big events between 4th of July and Halloween, so you could wait for your corn to grow and then redesign. I plan on nuking as soon as my corn and Brandine is done in about 34 days. It takes me awhile to get things sorted, so I like to have time to move things around.

    I think that's exactly what I'm going to do, thank you.

    tkprae wrote:
    I did parts of my town all throughout. I never did a full redesign, reasoning that I liked some parts. Though, those ended up being redesigned as well. This allowed me to redesign whenever, regardless of events. In fact, my biggest changes came with the Stonecutters event. I was going to crowd it away but I got so inspired by the designs in showcase iI complete cleared away sections and changed a good part of my town from what it was.

    I wouldn't do a full redesign unless you have a good idea of what you're going for. Good luck and have fun!

    Yeah Stonecutters is what threw me off. I don't like how I just threw everything together lol.
  • 4junk3000
    5741 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    Few quick redesign tips and i just finished. (Check out my post in the showcase here: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10122173.page)

    1. Get all the land so you can put what you want where you want.
    2. Work in sections rather than from a clean slate. Store stuff as it's in your way. Renovate onky a neighborhood or city block at a time.
    3. Place buildings, then road and pavement, then fine tune the bldgs.
    4. Decorate absolutely last, so you don't have to move things twice.
  • bren1960
    1631 posts
    edited July 2014
    I've been playing since the game came out. I got bored. Blew my town up. I'm having lots of fun re doing it. I liked mine too. But this is fun. Love it
  • ambodice
    107 posts
    edited July 2014
    4junk3000 wrote:
    Few quick redesign tips and i just finished. (Check out my post in the showcase here: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10122173.page)

    1. Get all the land so you can put what you want where you want.
    2. Work in sections rather than from a clean slate. Store stuff as it's in your way. Renovate onky a neighborhood or city block at a time.
    3. Place buildings, then road and pavement, then fine tune the bldgs.
    4. Decorate absolutely last, so you don't have to move things twice.

    Thank you for the tips. Your town looks lovely.
  • JimJ321
    4206 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    ambodice wrote:
    I've been wanting to change my town around, but due to all the events that have been going on lately I haven't brought myself to switch up things just yet. I really, really want to test out that nuke button though. Do you guys think I should just go for it before a Halloween update comes, or some other event?

    Listen to your heart and you will never regret a redesign. Good luck, and happy tapping!
  • ambodice
    107 posts
    edited July 2014
    bren1960 wrote:
    I've been playing since the game came out. I got bored. Blew my town up. I'm having lots of fun re doing it. I liked mine too. But this is fun. Love it

    You are far more braver than myself. I've pushed the nuke button twice, but couldn't go all the way through with it.
  • ambodice
    107 posts
    edited July 2014
    JimJ321 wrote:
    ambodice wrote:
    I've been wanting to change my town around, but due to all the events that have been going on lately I haven't brought myself to switch up things just yet. I really, really want to test out that nuke button though. Do you guys think I should just go for it before a Halloween update comes, or some other event?

    Listen to your heart and you will never regret a redesign. Good luck, and happy tapping!

    Thank you love.
  • hondab16tune
    223 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    The ONLY time when I would do a TOTAL re-design is if you have cash for ALL the land, ALL the buildings you want, and an extra 3-5 MILLION to spend on fences/flowers/decorations/etc.

    I recently re-did my entire town ) about 2-3 months ago, and I had just finished purchasing all the land. At that time I also purchased a boatload of donuts (to finish buying the last of the premium items I needed) and made sure I had PLENTY of time.

    My re-design was a TOTAL shift from how it was set up before and I didn't have the luxury of the Nuke button as we do now. It took me around 8-9 HOURS to shift/move/place everything and get it close to what I wanted. The next day I spent about 2-3 hours "fine-tuning" things to make it look a little better.

    We just nuked my wife's town in order to get the Hospital to build and to re-design her town it only took 4-5 hours (time saved by having the nuke button) and it worked GREAT.

    Also as others have posted right after this event would be an EXCELLENT time as I don't see any events happening any time soon.
  • ambodice
    107 posts
    edited July 2014
    The ONLY time when I would do a TOTAL re-design is if you have cash for ALL the land, ALL the buildings you want, and an extra 3-5 MILLION to spend on fences/flowers/decorations/etc.

    I recently re-did my entire town ) about 2-3 months ago, and I had just finished purchasing all the land. At that time I also purchased a boatload of donuts (to finish buying the last of the premium items I needed) and made sure I had PLENTY of time.

    My re-design was a TOTAL shift from how it was set up before and I didn't have the luxury of the Nuke button as we do now. It took me around 8-9 HOURS to shift/move/place everything and get it close to what I wanted. The next day I spent about 2-3 hours "fine-tuning" things to make it look a little better.

    We just nuked my wife's town in order to get the Hospital to build and to re-design her town it only took 4-5 hours (time saved by having the nuke button) and it worked GREAT.

    Also as others have posted right after this event would be an EXCELLENT time as I don't see any events happening any time soon.

    Thank you for the advice.
  • mike3775198
    266 posts
    edited July 2014
    I just finished up my third redesign since stonecutters ended. I liked the first redesign, but after a couple days, I thought I could do better, so I nuked it again, and that one, I never finished as I started hating it halfway through. This time, I decided how I wanted it to look and did a section at a time, and although it's cramped, I used half the amount of space I used the other 2 times and just need to go through and add the decorations into it.

    The nuke button really saves a lot of time
  • cooldaddy421
    249 posts Member
    edited July 2014
    I have not even done my town for the first time yet (about 70% done so far). So an redesign is out of the question. But one of these days yea I my do one.
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