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Any ideas why I'm so far behind in THOH???

That sucks. Sounds like you should be doing better. The only thing I can think of is to leave eggs to towns where they won't be squished. Good luck.

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  • richardaca969
    1058 posts
    edited October 2014
    You only need 500 odd a day to get the prizes. IF you're playing as much as you are, you should be fine.
  • cbratushesky
    144 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    Drop your eggs at your neighbours' at night.
  • nosliwmas58
    35 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    You only need 500 odd a day to get the prizes. IF you're playing as much as you are, you should be fine.

    The predictions on the sticky thread were wrong. This phase ends tomorrow night. I thought I was a day or two ahead but turns out I was actually about fifty behind. OP needs about 700 a day
  • benb61
    61 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    I'm having the same problem in my freemium "B" town (taxi4jt). I only get 3-5 Gremalien eggs a day there so it does very little good when I drop them in friends towns. I have also noticed that very few of my friends (same friends for both Springfields) drop gremaliens in my "B" town but they (most anyway) visit my main (premium) Springfield.
  • fizzbin71825
    229 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    Also, I tend to leave my grem-alien eggs in towns that have collected little in the way of probes/ray guns. They are clearly not on as much so my aliens have a higher chance of returning 4 instead of 2.
  • EldarOfSuburbia
    307 posts
    edited October 2014
    I'm with you, OP. In both my towns, I'm way behind, and I don't know what I'm doing wrong besides having a Real Life (tm) and not being able to log in every 4 hours like clockwork.

    Here's my typical schedule:
    8am (breakfast), noon (lunch), 5-6pm (after work), 9-10pm (kids in bed).

    It's only realistic to expect 2 trick-or-treat collections per day (and once per day for premium characters) on this schedule.

    Ammo? Yeah, I get 4-5 a day max, and I have the Ray Gun.

    Grem-Aliens, you get 4 per egg if you don't log in until they expire, whether or not the neighbor squishes the Grem-Alien. Not that I ever get enough to make a difference.

    Friends, usually once per day but there's the whole 24-hour-cycle slippage that usually means 6 days a week not 7.

    This has been fine for every other event (well, except Easter, but we know why that was such a screw-up) - how come EA have made it more difficult now? I can only think they want to make it more difficult so folks buy more donuts....
  • amazonprimechic
    1261 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    You need to collect 4hrs worth of probes/guns/strands (50) at least 4x times per day. For this phase that would have been 400 guns + 90 from visiting neighbors of the 650 needed daily. The rest would easily come from bags, eggs, ammo and germs.
  • audiomixdon
    289 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    I'm doing everything mentioned above. But still way behind.
    Maybe my town isn't spawning correctly, or some aren't being counted. I don't know.

    Pretty frustrating though.
  • jamcec720
    77 posts
    edited October 2014
    I am 1000 behind with one day left.

    I don't have max friends but I do have Over 20, I visit and play constantly last night I even stayed up a bit to trick or treat again, still need 1000 more any UFO seems to be a bronze bag or gummy bears, why gummy bear I don't know but I now have a lot of Gummy bears.

    it appears the probes cam more from UFOs, also I drop tons of aliens in a town which the person doesn't tap them.

    I try for 10 at a time, I get the 40 guns from this a couple times a day, but still I am behind.

    I have school and cannot play Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-12:00 I play at 6:00 but Because of classes I can't play until I get home

    we can always craft the hover copter but I want the grand pumpkin
  • jackmack010
    366 posts Member
    edited October 2014


    You're just not trying hard enough……

    Now get back to tapping!
  • rsava2449
    121 posts
    edited October 2014
    I didn't get the donut torture device and I am not getting the helicopter in my second town (freemium) and I log on several times a day. This phase took me longer in my premium town than the first phase. I wish you could gift things to friends because I really don't care about the donut torture or hover/helicopter. I would rather have characters or buildings.
  • LastMinuteG
    71 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    I'm level 46. I've never had a problem getting different events done. I'm normally done week or two early and bored waiting for the event to end.

    But with THOH I missed the Donut machine by over 1,000. And right now I need over 1,500 Ray guns to get the rover-copter.

    I play at least 6x a day. I truck or treat 3x a day. I tap my neighbors 90. And I leave my Grems (top 10 in my neighbor list of all level 46 players)

    But I can't seem to get more that 600 guns daily....

    Any ideas why ? What I can do ?

    If you only get 8 hours of sleep per day, then you can collect trick or treat 3 times a day, squash aliens (every 4 hours, when the max 50 aliens in your town is reached) 5 times a day. This, plus the 90 neighbor actions, gives you 590 ray-guns, with about 30 treat bags giving you maybe on average another 30-50 ray-guns. You need 646 per day, so you should be fairly close even without counting ray-guns from UFOs (I think I must have gotten at least 300 just from UFOs, 150 just yesterday actually) and grem-aliens.

    Note that for grem-aliens, the glitch that existed for **** also exists. So if you send out grem-aliens, close the game and don't log back in for at least 4 hours, then you'll get maximum currency for those (so 4 per grem-alien, regardless of whether your neighbor squashed them or not). You can easily get 500+ ray-guns during the entire phase just from grem-aliens, assuming you have good neighbors (I increased my neighbor count from 30 to 60 just for this phase, and it has really helped).

    I actually play less than you I think, only trick or treat 2 times a day and squash aliens 4 times a day, but I'm still on track (this is without any of the donut based items that gives you extra currency, like the Ray Gun, portal or license). I got the Donut Torture Device too, with a day to spare, but the hover-copter will be close, but doable, at this point.
  • sugarpuffi
    87 posts
    edited October 2014
    strange that youre behind.
    if ur doing like u said u are daily, u should be ahead.

    maybe your tapping times are wrong. visit every 4 hrs to get maximum rigellians.
  • trotmane1
    59 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    I made two extra accounts for holidays so I can control the taps. I've been collecting gremlins in all three towns, then the first feeder town dispenses ten gremlins to the main account. Go back to the main account, pop the gremlins, repeat with second feeder. Then I can drop gremlins in each and know they won't be tapped! In case you don't want to keep up with that, drop gremlins in the neighborhoods that are lowest on your leaderboard. If they have a score of 300, they've probably stopped playing and won't pop the gremlins.
  • havocmike
    79 posts Member
    edited October 2014
    You need to collect 4hrs worth of probes/guns/strands (50) at least 4x times per day. For this phase that would have been 400 guns + 90 from visiting neighbors of the 650 needed daily. The rest would easily come from bags, eggs, ammo and germs.

    Germs?
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