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Cousigames
28 posts Member
edited August 25
After playing the game for a long time I decided to start KEM farming. My bonus is almost 400% and I'm farming with about 128 KEMs (16×8). I am using the XP collider. I read about KEM farming online and some say they recommend buying the mystery box with donuts acquired and pay for 10 days of xp colliding. What do you recommend doing with the donuts? I'm thinking of using the yearbook to get the Springfield Sign.

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  • You can use your hard earning donuts for what ever you want ;)
  • I threw every spare donut at mystery boxes to build multiplier %.
  • 10 day xp collider is the cheaper option. If you get your bonus % high enough the donuts will come easier and then you can easily buy everything in the Yearbook.
    Whoa, whoa, whoa – I only accept cash, bitcoin, or GameStop stock.
  • Decide what you think matters to you most. Keeping the collider going is crucial, and as said above : the cheapest way is the 10-day option.

    Clearing the yearbook is the best way to go if you want to go designing, while buying mistery boxes is the best way to get your XP % high.
    Also, keep an eye on the 'vault'... most things offered there give extra XP, but are priced higher than the mistery box...
  • Why is the mystery box better to increase the multiplier? Doesn't the mystery box often give you cheap rewards with no bonus xp?
  • 11EEvey
    3151 posts Member
    edited August 27
    the news van and the billboard increase bonus, the lard lads earn cash so helps. Once the uniques are out of the box it follows a pattern. The % boost per donut spent is the second best in the game after Beach Hideaways (and upgrading them all the way) and getting the buildings in Springfield Heights.
    https://forums.ea.com/en/the-simpsons-tapped-out/discussion/149536/kwik-e-mart-also-known-as-kem-farming-guide/p1
  • frosted1414
    2830 posts Member
    edited August 27
    Cousigames wrote: »
    Why is the mystery box better to increase the multiplier? Doesn't the mystery box often give you cheap rewards with no bonus xp?
    Yes but it is still the cheapest way to increase %. It works out to about 8 donuts to get 1% (when averaged out over 100's of mystery boxs)
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  • On a separate note is it worth buying 5 tokens for 240 donuts for the event that is currently ongoing? The KEM farming seems to be working well so far. Do some people consider KEM farming as cheating?
  • Not worth buying tokens in my mind.
    Not considered cheating anymore now that there's been so many in-game references.
    Keep building up your bonus. I recommend jet bikes and nuclear bombs
    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • Cousigames
    28 posts Member
    edited August 31
    Here are my results:

    I started KEM farming at around level 259 on August 25, 2022 at 10:10 am.

    I reached level 939 on August 31, 2022 at 1:26 pm.

    Bonus xp went from a bit below 400% to 578%.


    KEM farming works well but I used up most of my cash. How much cash do you guys usually accumulate before you start KEM farming?

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  • 4junk3000
    6186 posts Member
    edited September 1
    Cousigames wrote: »
    Here are my results:

    I started KEM farming at around level 259 on August 25, 2022 at 10:10 am.

    I reached level 939 on August 31, 2022 at 1:26 pm.

    Bonus xp went from a bit below 400% to 578%.


    KEM farming works well but I used up most of my cash. How much cash do you guys usually accumulate before you start KEM farming?

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    You may want to consider many of us here have been playing for around ten years. So It wasn't quite the same for each of us as we were figuring it out on the fly. Many started with house farms first. I never house farmed and didn't start kem farming until my bonus was pretty high. Farming was considered controversial back then because we didn't know if it was unjustified exploitation. Then the game itself acknowledged and laughed at itself (and us) regarding farming, and has repeatedly ever since.

    Once they introduced the treasure boxes of old things, for donut purchase, i took it more seriously. And then i increased my bonus to over 4000%. I'm actually decreasing it now to keep up with the item limit. I've stored like 900% in burning bushes to fit new radars release prizes. But my town is effectively 99% finished.

    I find just setting the town on 24hr tasks and using the Skyfinger collection once a day, if they are 12hrs apart, collects the most efficiently, enough daily resources to cover all new event premiums, and increase total pink sprinklies slowly over time to offset impatience of task acceleration spending.

    You are hustling to increase the rate quite fast. This is a long haul game, and at the end of the line, i can tell you it's the journey that's way more fun than being at the end, hoping they "lay more track". So don't rush too much. Have fun building your town.
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    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
  • frosted1414
    2830 posts Member
    edited September 1
    Congratulations on reaching level 939 !
    The trick to KEM farming is to farm just the amount you can afford. Example; if you can farm 48 kems at a time and your cash stays about the same each day then you have found the sweet spot. Things like a house farm can help you get more cash.
    Post edited by frosted1414 on
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  • 4junk3000 wrote: »
    Cousigames wrote: »
    Here are my results:

    I started KEM farming at around level 259 on August 25, 2022 at 10:10 am.

    I reached level 939 on August 31, 2022 at 1:26 pm.

    Bonus xp went from a bit below 400% to 578%.


    KEM farming works well but I used up most of my cash. How much cash do you guys usually accumulate before you start KEM farming?

    5blz3poigxaw.jpg

    You may want to consider many of us here have been playing for around ten years. So It wasn't quite the same for each of us as we were figuring it out on the fly. Many started with house farms first. I never house farmed and didn't start kem farming until my bonus was pretty high. Farming was considered controversial back then because we didn't know if it was unjustified exploitation. Then the game itself acknowledged and laughed at itself (and us) regarding farming, and has repeatedly ever since.

    Once they introduced the treasure boxes of old things, for donut purchase, i took it more seriously. And then i increased my bonus to over 4000%. I'm actually decreasing it now to keep up with the item limit. I've stored like 900% in burning bushes to fit new radars release prizes. But my town is effectively 99% finished.

    I find just setting the town on 24hr tasks and using the Skyfinger collection once a day, if they are 12hrs apart, collects the most efficiently, enough daily resources to cover all new event premiums, and increase total pink sprinklies slowly over time to offset impatience of task acceleration spending.

    You are hustling to increase the rate quite fast. This is a long haul game, and at the end of the line, i can tell you it's the journey that's way more fun than being at the end, hoping they "lay more track". So don't rush too much. Have fun building your town.

    I like that line: "This is a long haul game, and at the end of the line, I can tell you it's the journey that's way more fun than being at the end," it could be a good philosophy for life itself lol
  • I have three towns. The first town was probably 99 percent complete until a dead email made my town inaccessible.

    My second town is a premium town where I have acquired all yearbook items, all land, and 110,000+ donuts. I still take advantage of characters coming back as donut purchases, but I don’t spend as much time in that town.

    My third town is my freemium town, which has become my primary town. Although I haven’t spent a dime on it, I have collected all friend prizes and reached level 939. I find this one to be the most fun because of the process, even though my bonus percentage is 364.5. KEM farming was impractical before completing level 60, as there was great demand for limited in-game cash. I started farming after level 100 with a bonus of about 180 percent. I always looked forward to earning enough donuts to recharge the XP collider and purchase an item from the yearbook box. Now, I alternate between building 24 KEMs (most cost effective) and 54 KEMs (can sell back in one selection box) and maintain the same cash balance.
  • Congratulations on reaching level 939 !
    The trick to KEM farming is to farm just the amount you can afford. Example; if you can farm 48 kems at a time and your cash stays about the same each day then you have found the sweet spot. Things like a house farm can help you get more cash.

    Thank you!

    KEM farming seems to work very well.

    Question: is it better strategically to do a moderate amount of constant farming with xp collider or to take long breaks between farming to accumulate more cash? I'm at 2 million cash right now and I think I'm able to do it continuously but I'm wondering if I will need more cash later for buying more land.
  • I house farmed a long time and it took me a long time to spend donuts on the xp collider. When I finally did, it completely changed things for me and I was able to earn those donuts back within a couple days. I never got in to buying the mystery boxes but was fortunate enough to take advantage of the Wailing Wall glitch at bought a couple hundred. That boosted me over 1000% and haven’t had to worry about donuts since then. A couple things I remember doing back before I got to that point, I had a premium building, I think it was steel plant, that I was able to send all Springfielders to and earn premium currency as long as I never finished the Part. The other thing I remember is the Springfield heights buildings give a ton of experience boost even though it’s not advertised. I had a ton of these buildings stuck in storage so I placed them one by one and figured out which ones boosted the cost the most. Can’t remember which worked the best but I know there were a bunch of threads about it I’m sure you can find. Last thing, each event I focused on decorations that were relatively cheap and small but gave a decent increase to %. I remember buying a lot of spooky walls and who knows, we might see another Wailing Wall glitch.
  • Cousigames wrote: »
    After playing the game for a long time I decided to start KEM farming. My bonus is almost 400% and I'm farming with about 128 KEMs (16×8). I am using the XP collider. I read about KEM farming online and some say they recommend buying the mystery box with donuts acquired and pay for 10 days of xp colliding. What do you recommend doing with the donuts? I'm thinking of using the yearbook to get the Springfield Sign.

    How much in game cash do you have? It may be easier to use rat trap trucks
  • When I first started KEM farming I had I think 96 million but now I do regular farming with 2 to 3 million cash. I'm trying to obtain a steady flow of donuts without using all my cash. Recently I've been spending donuts on yearbook items.

    I got Lincoln and Eisenhower recently as well as Mr. Sparkle 😀
  • I think for the rat traps to really work, you have to be at max level, have your bonus % at a certain level, and then have enough buildings so when you “collect all” you earn enough back to replenish your $. I think early on the KEM farming worked the best. Also I used to have a blue house farm to collect $. I went and checked and I’m over 2k % but I only buy rat traps every once in a while. I usually earn enough donuts by just “collecting all” once a day. At least the game doesn’t kick you out like it used to, when building rat traps.
  • 4junk3000
    6186 posts Member
    edited October 7
    5PtBuck wrote: »
    I never got in to buying the mystery boxes but was fortunate enough to take advantage of the Wailing Wall glitch at bought a couple hundred. That boosted me over 1000% and haven’t had to worry about donuts since then. Last thing, each event I focused on decorations that were relatively cheap and small but gave a decent increase to %. I remember buying a lot of spooky walls and who knows, we might see another Wailing Wall glitch.

    I was fortunate to exploit the wailing wall glitch and the tennis court glitch. I have many of both. Some are plainly visible like my mall and DIY freight depot. But there’s dozens hidden all over town. Same for the tennis courts.
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    But, I found that buying nukes and jet bikes from the Vault are where I built most of my bonus, which is now over 4k%. So glitches aren’t necessary to build a bigger multiplier.
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    All my designs look unfinished because i can't place as many plants, streetlights, and fences as i would like. PLEASE REMOVE THE LIMIT, EA!
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