Hey Tappers of Topix! Today I have a guest post that has been in my email for quite some time now and recently I have not been able to get around to it due to my secret project on something that is coming soon to topix this Halloween! Now this post is from Steven, also known by many of you tappers as esteban2808. Steven will be talking about his top ten premium purchases and this post may help your decision much easier on buying something premium this Halloween. Thanks again, Nathan.
Hi all, Steven here (esteban2808). My guest post today is more aimed at the new players (and those older players yet to go premium). I am talking about what in my opinion are the best donut purchases. No one likes buying something and later regretting it, so hopefully I can help out a few people who are sitting on the fence on what to get or whether to take the plunge to go premium or not.
Before I start the list I will quickly introduce myself. I’m 24 and live near Wellington, New Zealand (our capital). I have been playing Tapped Out since late February, shortly after the game came to android. Professor Frink, Squeaky Voiced Teen and Moleman were some of my first purchases, but I didn’t start buying premium until partway through whacking day when I decided I didn’t want to miss out on Tatum and Miss Springfield, so I bought some snake rocks and logs to make sure I would get them (and then it was extended… Ah all these memories are coming back and with Halloween around the corner I am just about ready for another big time-consuming event). Currently I am working on level 34, Krustyland, putting finishing touches on squidport and buying land. Once I have all the land, I plan on doing a complete redesign of my town (probably between the Halloween and Xmas 2013 events).
DISCLAIMER: The following is a list on what my own personal opinions of what the best donut purchases are. They are not necessarily the views shared by the writers of tstotopix.
10. Bumblebee Man
Cost: 60 Donuts
Reason: This one is a toss-up between Bumblebee Man and Dr Nick. At the end of the day Bumblebee Man is 30 donuts less and allows you to run Channel Ocho at Channel 6 (even though I probably prefer Dr Nick, I think that being 30 donuts less and the bonus channel he provides, Bumblebee Man is the slightly better buy).
Negatives: For a new player there are not that many tasks he can do. You are limited to his (short) outside tasks or the 4 hour one at the library (if you have it). This kind of makes sense as he was released with the level 23 update.
When Should I buy it?: I would wait until you have the town hall (or even Channel 6).
9. Boardwalk fountain
Cost: 75 Donuts
Reason: This is probably my favourite decoration in the game. It has a continuous animation and gives a healthy 2.75% bonus to your cash and experience.
Negatives: It comes with no characters (where there are characters you can buy for less). It also takes up a precious boardwalk piece.
When Should I buy it?: As it is part of Squidport, new players cannot buy it until after you have completed Squidport part 5. I like it, but I would possibly wait a bit into your Squidport construction where you have a spare tile to place the fountain on.
8. Eyeballs of death
Cost: 100 Donuts
Reason: This is my pick from Krustyland. It gives Bart and Comic Book Guy their 8 hour Krustyland task and Lisa her second 8 hour task. 8 hour tasks are my most used task length so that is a big plus for me. It also goes nicely with Scratchy’s Flea Dipper. The animation is pretty cool, and your characters don’t have to be using it for the animation to happen. It pays out 90 tickets and 30 xp every 12 hours.
Negatives: It is 100 donuts for a building that only three characters use (16% of Krustyland characters). But in saying that, we have seen worse for a higher donut price.
When Should I buy it?: I would buy it pretty soon after Bart and Lisa arrives at Krustyland. Helps you earn those precious tickets.