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I've got all my characters on 24hr tasks and brewing moonshine, have been for the past 3days, until the next update I don't have to get anything, Im not buying anymore land so it pointless doing hour tasks etc

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  • RSommons
    785 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've got all my characters on 24hr tasks and brewing moonshine, have been for the past 3days, until the next update I don't have to get anything, Im not buying anymore land so it pointless doing hour tasks etc

    That's a lot of Moonshine. I've got my crew on full 24 hour shifts too. Except Grandpa, he's either napping or feeding birds. Oh and I'm still cramming for coins all the Simpson's and Ned are on high frequency Chrisrtmas tasks.
  • jbmcclanahan
    65 posts
    edited January 2013
    Slow tapping just sounds plain dirty.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited January 2013
    RSommons wrote:
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    I've got all my characters on 24hr tasks and brewing moonshine, have been for the past 3days, until the next update I don't have to get anything, Im not buying anymore land so it pointless doing hour tasks etc

    That's a lot of Moonshine. I've got my crew on full 24 hour shifts too. Except Grandpa, he's either napping or feeding birds. Oh and I'm still cramming for coins all the Simpson's and Ned are on high frequency Chrisrtmas tasks.

    I've got the. Simpsons & ned Santa coin collecting shoulda mentioned that before, gotta try and get as many as poss till it all over :) but everyone else is 24hr just don't see the point in logging in every hour at the moment.
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  • coffret_do
    144 posts
    edited January 2013
    I like to play it slow as well, unless it's like collecting santa coins for limited items.

    Most of my characters are doing jobs that requires them being outside. I like looking at them. :D
  • Chibihalo
    376 posts
    edited January 2013
    Since I'm behind on the ball on the buildings I should have for the level I am I really can't slow tap too much but when I'm not sending characters on tasks for the next bit of plot in the game I love to do themed tasks. Like for Christmas Eve I stopped all the Christmas coin collecting for one night to send everyone who had a twelve hour church task (regular or Sunday School) on what I called a little Midnight Mass. From nine at night to nine in the morning nearly every one of the adults and all the kids but Nelson went to church. I love having people go out on themed tasks no matter how short or long they are. Like everyone with an animal takes them out for a walk or Ned and Mr. Burns go out for a bit of exercise. I'll sometimes make Marge and Apu take their babies out for some fresh air, send Homer and his gambling buddies to the track, have random Mensa meetings, or I'll make Hipster Homer check out the graphic novels while Bart and Milhouse loiter around as Comic Book Guy actually goes to work. Heck, I'll even do the same thing for people who can go to Moe's or the Guilded Truffle.

    It's kind of fun seeing your town bustling with activity when you don't really need to have people doing tasks to progress the game between level updates.
  • sonny1618
    1543 posts New member
    edited January 2013
    :thumbup:
  • kschold
    235 posts
    edited January 2013
    Slow tapping just sounds plain dirty.

    I know! <fanning self>
  • spiffshine
    1978 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    I don't get it. :?:

    And it still reminds me of the Master of Your Domain episode of Seinfeld.

    And I still don't get it. What are we accomplishing here?
  • battyguy
    1123 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    RSommons...this is totally zen.....

    :-o :-o :shock: :shock: :-o :-o :shock: :-o :shock:
    Is there anyone out there?
  • peruhomer
    1325 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    spiffshine wrote:
    I don't get it. :?:

    And it still reminds me of the Master of Your Domain episode of Seinfeld.

    And I still don't get it. What are we accomplishing here?

    Ahhh dear spiffshine step this way and into the wonderful world of slow tapping. First let me ask you a few questions: are you maxed out on XP? Have a large bank balance but nothing to spend it on? When a new update arrives do you find that you have completed all your quests and have all your buildings finished long before the update ends? Do you hark for a simpler and more honest time when you had to work hard and every penny counted? At the end of each day you counted your cash and had to make decisions, should I buy more land, start a construction project or invest in decoration? Did this time give you a greater sense of accomplishment?

    If this is you then adhering to the slow tapping guide will allow you to access the enjoyment and total TSTO experience that you received when you first began playing.

    If it is not you then you will find the exit on your left...
  • joeyransdell
    120 posts
    edited January 2013
    I wish all characters had 7 day shifts like Apu. Or even 3 day shifts. I would use those.

    Corn growing is still a bit much for slowing things down. Cut it to 30 and I'll plant some.

  • bagndrag420
    361 posts
    edited January 2013
    I personnel do 12 tasks right now. I wake up get ready for work and restart everyone then do the same at night when I go to visit other Springfields
  • RSommons
    785 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    peruhomer wrote:
    If it is not you then you will find the exit on your left...

    Easy, my hot blooded Peruvian friend, let's not show anyone the exit just yet. Especially such an esteemed guest as Spiff. Let's try to invite some discourse here. This is a forum after all. (Unless you were trying to fire up readers. As so many of the popular threads do. In that case well played).
    spiffshine wrote:
    I don't get it. :?:

    And it still reminds me of the Master of Your Domain episode of Seinfeld.

    And I still don't get it. What are we accomplishing here?

    My dear Spiff, you've hit it exactly. What are we accomplishing here?

    If this game has a value in the real world, I for one would love to here about it. Is it resume worthy? Will it help me reduce debt? (quite the opposite, I'm afraid). Tapped Out is a time suck vortex, slow tapping is just a way to enjoy the ride. Maybe more to the point, it's a way to extend the ride.

    Slow Tapping is to the journey as regular, or rushed play is to the destination.

    Okay, well I'm off to join Otto on the bus. Anyone else?
  • bagndrag420
    361 posts
    edited January 2013
    I'm down to hang out with Otto. I'm sure he has a good stash in there of party favors
  • peruhomer
    1325 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    RSommons wrote:
    If it is not you then you will find the exit on your left...

    Ah. The problem of conveying oneself with just the written word. One simply meant that if this is not how you wish to play your game then slow tapping is not for you.
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  • RSommons
    785 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    ^^ Egads! What is happening to your post? It appears as if you quoted me, quoting you, and you said nothing. You are the master.
  • kgirl32
    462 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    Does this mean I'll have to lay off the Rockstar? ignore.gif
  • melodyhodge
    1691 posts
    edited January 2013
    Looks like ill be slow tapping regardless, I have 4 essays, one of them my dissertation, due in in a week and half. This games just got to take a back seat :(
  • peruhomer
    1325 posts Member
    edited January 2013
    RSommons wrote:
    ^^ Egads! What is happening to your post? It appears as if you quoted me, quoting you, and you said nothing. You are the master.

    Sorry, what are you talking about?
  • sonny1618
    1543 posts New member
    edited January 2013
    I am now reading RSommons's comments in Phil Hartman's voice and PeruHomer's in thoughtful Homer's voice.
    It's incredibly pleasing.
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