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I'll race through using donuts. My OCD wont let me do it any other way :(

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  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2013
    I voted raced through not using donuts, as soon as I hear of an update I'm all over it lol
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  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    I need a slow-to-regular option, lol.

    Brave man asking such a question, people are really hot over this topic better don your protective gear :D
  • mellytan
    1258 posts
    edited January 2013
    I used to race through the game initially but gradually slowed my pace down. :D Especially when I found out how difficult it was to obtain donuts.

    The recent surge in cash and donuts won't change the way I play it. I'm a donut hoarder. :D And I stopped buying land already. I don't want my Springfield to start crashing on me. *knocks on wood* As it is it's already starting to lag quite a bit.
  • lissarv68
    5588 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    mellytan wrote:
    I used to race through the game initially but gradually slowed my pace down. :D Especially when I found out how difficult it was to obtain donuts.

    The recent surge in cash and donuts won't change the way I play it. I'm a donut hoarder. :D And I stopped buying land already. I don't want my Springfield to start crashing on me. *knocks on wood* As it is it's already starting to lag quite a bit.

    Mine isn't crashing anymore *knock on wood* LOL but I went from 95 friends to 50. Now I just crash when I click on Homer. Somebody had suggested looking to see when people last logged in, had around 30 who hadn't logged in for over a week! Deleted all of them and the game became more stable. Also deleted the few massive house farmers I had, that helped as well.

    Be prepared for guilty feelings though if you do this.
  • RSommons
    785 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:
    I need a slow-to-regular option, lol.

    Brave man asking such a question, people are really hot over this topic better don your protective gear :D

    Well, I don't hold an opinion of how anyone answers. No dog in this race, as they say. Play how you like.

    But I'll put on mynpretend suit of armor just in case (and just because).
  • Simpsons00001
    729 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    I'm undecided. When making the guide, I probably used a week of speed-ups through the process (damn pressure!)...I usually used them in a semi-restrained way...I'd start a building at night, let it go through the night, then finish it off with donuts in the morning or when I had time to figure out what was next. Now, a lot of people have started contributing to the guide, and the XMAS update was the first time I wasn't the first person to actually "track" things. KingVicc broke all the coin-related purchases (I commend him for the donuts needed to finish so quickly!). I have a feeling there will be more than a few people speeding and posting the results, so I may wait and see. If Burns Manor is the first thing to build, I'll probably donut the CRAP out of it to play with Smithers! (that sounded so wrong...yet so right!)
  • RSommons
    785 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    mellytan wrote:
    I used to race through the game initially but gradually slowed my pace down. :D Especially when I found out how difficult it was to obtain donuts.

    The recent surge in cash and donuts won't change the way I play it. I'm a donut hoarder. :D And I stopped buying land already. I don't want my Springfield to start crashing on me. *knocks on wood* As it is it's already starting to lag quite a bit.

    I'm a donut hoarder too. Saving for the premiums. Also curious about your device. I do my visiting on an iPhone 5, because it... it... I hate to say it, crashes less. Less than my clunky first gen iPad. On Facebook, ea/origin said the game could be less supported on older devices.
  • jehenyen
    129 posts
    edited January 2013
    I try to go at a regular pace since it tends to be a while between updates and I don't want to get bored, but I'm only human so that only lasts for so long and I end up rushing without donuts.
  • RSommons
    785 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    I'm undecided. When making the guide, I probably used a week of speed-ups through the process (damn pressure!)...I usually used them in a semi-restrained way...I'd start a building at night, let it go through the night, then finish it off with donuts in the morning or when I had time to figure out what was next. Now, a lot of people have started contributing to the guide, and the XMAS update was the first time I wasn't the first person to actually "track" things. KingVicc broke all the coin-related purchases (I commend him for the donuts needed to finish so quickly!). I have a feeling there will be more than a few people speeding and posting the results, so I may wait and see. If Burns Manor is the first thing to build, I'll probably donut the CRAP out of it to play with Smithers! (that sounded so wrong...yet so right!)

    Ahh, Simpsons00001, yours was an opinion I was most curious about. Thanks. Your guide is stellar.
  • mellytan
    1258 posts
    edited January 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:
    Mine isn't crashing anymore *knock on wood* LOL but I went from 95 friends to 50. Now I just crash when I click on Homer. Somebody had suggested looking to see when people last logged in, had around 30 who hadn't logged in for over a week! Deleted all of them and the game became more stable. Also deleted the few massive house farmers I had, that helped as well.

    Be prepared for guilty feelings though if you do this.

    I've already trimmed my friend list! Long story short, I did it because I was desperate to get access to my Springfield after the Thanksgiving update locked me out. No more pending friends, invites. Just 62 friends (the OCD in me needs to cap it at an even number. LOL) Most of my friends are either from the forum or were added when I first started playing the game.

    OMG. I was so guilty when I started deleting people off my list. I felt so bad. But at the same time, I was fast running out of options.
    RSommons wrote:
    I'm a donut hoarder too. Saving for the premiums. Also curious about your device. I do my visiting on an iPhone 5, because it... it... I hate to say it, crashes less. Less than my clunky first gen iPad. On Facebook, ea/origin said the game could be less supported on older devices.

    I'm also saving my donuts for premiums (I'm praying for more sales!) Anyway, I'm on iPhone 4 and iPad 2. I hardly have crashes *knocks on wood*. Just that I'm starting to see the lag especially when I've got quite a bit of decorations and buildings plus land in my Springfield ATM.
  • peruhomer
    1325 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    I'm going to get all tantric on this update's *. I'm going to take it nice and slow and prolong the pleasure. Got way over excited with the Christmas update and blew my stack (of money and donuts) far too quickly and was left feeling unsatisfied as a result.
  • Chibihalo
    376 posts
    edited January 2013
    Honestly, I don't donut through anything. I get on a couple of times a day to check my tasks and run through my neighbors and that's it. I'll sometimes let finished tasks sit there waiting for me for a few hours and offload all of them at the same time. I'm a pretty normal player when it comes to going through side tasks and quests. I'm in no rush to get things done two days after the next update comes out.
  • XBL-Heretic
    1228 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    peruhomer wrote:
    I'm going to get all tantric on this update's *. I'm going to take it nice and slow and prolong the pleasure. Got way over excited with the Christmas update and blew my stack (of money and donuts) far too quickly and was left feeling unsatisfied as a result.

    Think I need a cigarette after that...
  • pzarks
    82 posts
    edited January 2013
    When I first started playing, I used donuts to haul * through tasks/buildings/land expansion in order to "catch up". But now, like many others, I'm rolling in cash, so I'll be letting the next update run it's natural course.
  • pbpandapuffs
    118 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    lissarv68 wrote:
    mellytan wrote:
    I used to race through the game initially but gradually slowed my pace down. :D Especially when I found out how difficult it was to obtain donuts.

    The recent surge in cash and donuts won't change the way I play it. I'm a donut hoarder. :D And I stopped buying land already. I don't want my Springfield to start crashing on me. *knocks on wood* As it is it's already starting to lag quite a bit.

    Mine isn't crashing anymore *knock on wood* LOL but I went from 95 friends to 50. Now I just crash when I click on Homer. Somebody had suggested looking to see when people last logged in, had around 30 who hadn't logged in for over a week! Deleted all of them and the game became more stable. Also deleted the few massive house farmers I had, that helped as well.

    Be prepared for guilty feelings though if you do this.

    I'm going to try this as well the moment the Xmas event is over. Unfortunately I already got rid of the really bad house farm neighbors as well as those who hadn't logged in recently, so this next cut is gonna be a little harder! But I sure did enjoy the 3 or so weeks of perfect, crash-free performance in December, I'd love that back.

    And I'm also not going to rush through. Actually, even though I have way more money than I'll need for the update I'm probably going to save as if I'm broke so I can get the satisfaction of finally having enough to afford it. Maybe it will be a hollow victory, but at least I won't be twiddling my thumbs on the 11th ready for the February update :)
  • RSommons
    785 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    We've been given the opportunity to play faster than ever (more money, more land, more rich friends, and more donuts) yet we're saying we will still play at a regular pace? Clearly success has not spoiled us yet.


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    peruhomer wrote:
    I'm going to get all tantric on this update's *. I'm going to take it nice and slow and prolong the pleasure. Got way over excited with the Christmas update and blew my stack (of money and donuts) far too quickly and was left feeling unsatisfied as a result.

    I have a challenge for you Peruhomer. Could you wait 24 hours before building or using each new building or decoration? Let's say Burn's Mansion pops up on the 10th, could you wait until the 11th to begin building it? Likewise for each new item available.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2013
    RSommons wrote:
    We've been given the opportunity to play faster than ever (more money, more land, more rich friends, and more donuts) yet we're saying we will still play at a regular pace? Clearly success has not spoiled us yet.


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    peruhomer wrote:
    I'm going to get all tantric on this update's *. I'm going to take it nice and slow and prolong the pleasure. Got way over excited with the Christmas update and blew my stack (of money and donuts) far too quickly and was left feeling unsatisfied as a result.

    I have a challenge for you Peruhomer. Could you wait 24 hours before building or using each new building or decoration? Let's say Burn's Mansion pops up on the 10th, could you wait until the 11th to begin building it? Likewise for each new item available.

    If a building appears I gotta have it now specially if you know it coming with a character !! I can wait for it to take 24hrs to build although does become very tempting to use donuts when it down to the 2donut time lol
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  • peruhomer
    1325 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    RSommons wrote:
    We've been given the opportunity to play faster than ever (more money, more land, more rich friends, and more donuts) yet we're saying we will still play at a regular pace? Clearly success has not spoiled us yet.


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    peruhomer wrote:
    I'm going to get all tantric on this update's *. I'm going to take it nice and slow and prolong the pleasure. Got way over excited with the Christmas update and blew my stack (of money and donuts) far too quickly and was left feeling unsatisfied as a result.

    I have a challenge for you Peruhomer. Could you wait 24 hours before building or using each new building or decoration? Let's say Burn's Mansion pops up on the 10th, could you wait until the 11th to begin building it? Likewise for each new item available.

    Done and done. You can check my Springfield to see if I achieve the goal. But you have to do something in return. I will be kind enough to let you name what that challenge might be...
  • RSommons
    785 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Yes, I've wanted to drop the double donut too. Then i ask "is it worth .17 cents?" Or however much the rationalized rate of donut has become. Currently 50 Santa Coins.
  • RSommons
    785 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    peruhomer wrote:
    RSommons wrote:
    We've been given the opportunity to play faster than ever (more money, more land, more rich friends, and more donuts) yet we're saying we will still play at a regular pace? Clearly success has not spoiled us yet.


    ---
    peruhomer wrote:
    I'm going to get all tantric on this update's *. I'm going to take it nice and slow and prolong the pleasure. Got way over excited with the Christmas update and blew my stack (of money and donuts) far too quickly and was left feeling unsatisfied as a result.

    I have a challenge for you Peruhomer. Could you wait 24 hours before building or using each new building or decoration? Let's say Burn's Mansion pops up on the 10th, could you wait until the 11th to begin building it? Likewise for each new item available.

    Done and done. You can check my Springfield to see if I achieve the goal. But you have to do something in return. I will be kind enough to let you name what that challenge might be...

    Alright, let me think....
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