Now that Thanksgiving has ended various TSTO online blogs are going wild at the prospect of the Christmas/Holiday event just around the corner, their rumour mills are set on full spin even though there’s no solid proof that an event is coming this week, but just to be sure no one is caught out I am going to share a little advice with you “again” regarding playing during an event. If you’ve never played an event before then heed my advice. I personally believe in the hype and expect an in store app update today. So in no particular order here’s my top ten things to do before an event.
1. Make sure you have enough spare land to place new buildings and decorations, there’s nothing worse than not been able to place new buildings, so buy some more land if you can. If you’re maxed out like myself then you’ll have to do some rearranging to make space.
2. Money makes the world go around, especially in Tapped Out, you don’t want to enter an event with moths in your wallet, so hold off spending your dollars on regular buildings or decorations as you just might need a large wedge to buy a limited time building. This is more important for new players as it could take you a week just to save up just a few grand. I know of players who missed out on limited content just because they were skint.
If you have more fake money in the bank then Bill Gates then just ignore this one.
3. Now this goes out to my Premium friends, make sure you’ve got your iTunes account in good order, ready to buy those donuts we desperately need for the overly priced limited time premium content. And be sure you have enough real money in your bank to buy more donuts. For those that don’t buy premium you can check out the goodies in my town or Aunt Platty’s once We’ve bought them. “Probably the last time I do”.
4. Friends; you can’t live without them, especially true in Tapped Out during an event, they are essential for generating special event currency, if you don’t have enough friends it’s unlikely you will make enough special currency to be able to buy all the limited time event content. So go through your friend list and cull the chaff, then get to our add friends page and add new friends. Do this now.
5. Events can be very time-consuming so make sure you have enough food and drinks in your house so you don’t have to waste time by having to go shopping. If you have a live in partner or live with your parents then this isn’t much of a problem just write them a list.
6. As I said earlier events can take up a lot of your time so just tell all your real friends you’re off on a holiday for a month. You don’t need real friends to interact with they just get in the way of your tapping.
7. Possibly phone in sick for a week as well, all the extra time off can be used to get some extra tapping in. Most employers/schools expect a few absences around this time of the year, let’s make it an annual thing.
8. Get a new job which allows you to work from home, this is what I try to do, that way I can tap myself stupid everyday and still get paid for it. Just don’t tell the wife I am not really working.
9. Stretches are important, especially during an event make sure your fingers are nice and limber, you don’t want to do yourself an injury do you. You’re looking at over 300 taps a day during an event, make sure your fingers are ready for the extra workload.
10. Don’t get sent to jail, there’s no tapping in jail, no wi-fi no devices no tapped out. So if it’s looking like your going to be sent down soon I would go on the lam for a month so you don’t miss the event, most cheap hotels, B&Bs have wi-fi so just pack your device and off you go. Don’t forget your charger. Bare in mind though that if it’s a 4G/3G device they can track you down.
So there you go my top ten things to do before an event. I hope this helps you out.
Ps. If you ruin your life or get sacked or divorced or sent to jail, just blame Tapped Out and not me.
PPs. No10 was just for fun, I in no way support criminals on the run, honest. The real No10 would be to keep Homer and Lisa as free as possible over the next few days as they generally kick off the events.
PPPs. If you have any of your own top tips for an event I might have missed please leave them in the comments section. Thanks for reading and hope I’ve helped you out and on behalf of myself and the other staff here at TSTO Game we wish you a Merry Christmas.