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Old 10-14-2014, 11:05 AM
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Somebody had Santa flying around and I instinctively tried to shoot him down. No good, I'm afraid.
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Old 10-14-2014, 11:32 AM
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Wow! I just got 30 donuts from blowing up a ufo. woohoo!
I got that too! It was awesome!

Of course I then turned around and spent 15 on 5 more ammo, and haven't recouped yet. Oops.

Ammo is the thing to get, tho. Blowing up ships is very lucrative!

I can't manage to be awake long enough to get my kids into ToT 3 times a day. Just 2. Sigh.
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Old 10-14-2014, 12:21 PM
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I didn't realize that I was missing some friends here. I sent out invites an hour ago but if I missed you I am:

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Old 10-14-2014, 01:25 PM
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Should we be hoarding gremaliens then?

I've pulled up most of my streets to keep the locals and facehuggers concentrated in one spot - it's a bitch scrolling around looking for those damn things.
Someone on another site pointed out the following: don't go hunting for aliens. Just park yourself over a road and wait. Within 60 seconds, most of the available aliens will saunter right into your screen. Easy peasy. No hunting needed.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:46 PM
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Someone on another site pointed out the following: don't go hunting for aliens. Just park yourself over a road and wait. Within 60 seconds, most of the available aliens will saunter right into your screen. Easy peasy. No hunting needed.
That's what I've been doing with friends. Some people's Springfields are so busy that they make my game crash if I move too much.
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Old 10-14-2014, 02:48 PM
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1. Should we be hoarding gremaliens then?


2. Do the Craft prizes go away with each phase?
1. I think so.

2. I have no idea, but I think....not? Please tell me no?
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:48 PM
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Any predictions how they'll make the final stage of the game possible, with it requiring more or less a 140% gathering rate per day?
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:58 PM
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I may have missed it. Does leveling up your weapon do anything or is it just a quest?
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:11 PM
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I may have missed it. Does leveling up your weapon do anything or is it just a quest?
It increases the effective radius of the weapon. In other words, it lets you clear aliens more quickly if they're bunched together.
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Old 10-14-2014, 07:20 PM
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It increases the effective radius of the weapon. In other words, it lets you clear aliens more quickly if they're bunched together.
How high does the level go?
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Old 10-14-2014, 08:34 PM
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I got 30 donuts shooting down a UFO today too! And I just got Hugo about five minutes ago. Good day for TSTO.

I'm not sending out eggs until the glitch is fixed. I'm not hoarding them, but I don't want to waste them. I'm not very far off from getting the last probe prize and I MIGHT hold off on opening bags at that point. I won't need probes and I guess the craft prizes aren't going to change on Sunday. So if I hang onto my bags, I can collect ray guns a little faster. I assume the drop rate will increase or the amounts needed will decrease.

I think the nail-in-board is indefinite. I am really noticing a difference as I level it up.

BTW, do the probes look like vibrators to anyone else? A probe by another name...
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:01 PM
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BTW, do the probes look like vibrators to anyone else? A probe by another name...
I'm horrified that you're reading something sexual into a perfectly innocent anal probe.
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Old 10-15-2014, 05:55 AM
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I'm horrified that you're reading something sexual into a perfectly innocent anal probe.
I thought they had reached the limits of what rectal probing could teach them.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:49 AM
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I read on one of the TSTO blogs that the Drive In pays out 30 donuts on completion of its quest. I don't know if that's true so take that with a grain of salt.
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Old 10-15-2014, 11:26 AM
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:15 PM
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I only got 10 donuts for the drive-in.
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:23 PM
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I only got 10 donuts for the drive-in.
Me too. Is there more?
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:34 PM
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Yes, it's true.

No, the second one.

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Old 10-16-2014, 05:38 PM
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An update was just pushed where Homer has to find Moe's clothes by squishing aliens. For some oddball reason I didn't get the task until I went to Krustyland so if the same happens to you try that.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:00 PM
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An update was just pushed where Homer has to find Moe's clothes by squishing aliens. For some oddball reason I didn't get the task until I went to Krustyland so if the same happens to you try that.
Yep, and you can go to The Simpsons' house to see your progress. Visit daily and make sure you are getting the clothing item. Final prize Sunday.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:15 PM
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An update was just pushed where Homer has to find Moe's clothes by squishing aliens. For some oddball reason I didn't get the task until I went to Krustyland so if the same happens to you try that.
Yeah, if Homer isn't free, and you don't go to Krustyland, the second part of the quest will never trigger. I must have squished 50 aliens to no effect before I had to check online for what I was doing wrong. I don't know how people can play this game without help from online sources.
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Old 10-16-2014, 07:18 PM
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Old 10-16-2014, 10:53 PM
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I got another 30 donuts from shooting an alien ship AND one from a squished alien in the same town! Thanks, whoever jameyd is. Your town rocks!
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Old 10-17-2014, 10:58 AM
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Great.

Tons of tasks for Homer and he's strapped into the donut torture device for 36 FREAKING HOURS

Also love how they're trying to send the kids on random tasks while they're supposed to be trick or treating for a whole month.
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:00 AM
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Yep, and you can go to The Simpsons' house to see your progress.
Oh, cool. I think I figured out the outfit. :)
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Old 10-17-2014, 11:45 AM
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Homer completed the clothing item for me today even while he was busy on another task.
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Old 10-17-2014, 12:04 PM
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Homer's been getting the clothing items for me, even though I haven't been to K-land in over a month.

However, I'm going to punch the next person who gets 30 donuts from a spaceship. I have not received a donut this entire event... grrr.

At least I got Hugo sleeping in the attic.
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Old 10-17-2014, 06:20 PM
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Great.

Tons of tasks for Homer and he's strapped into the donut torture device for 36 FREAKING HOURS

Also love how they're trying to send the kids on random tasks while they're supposed to be trick or treating for a whole month.
I got a Grow Tomacco task about two weeks into growing corn. It's been good at keeping random tasks from annoying me.
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Old 10-17-2014, 08:25 PM
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So I'm going with the hoarding stuff strategy since I got the donut machine yesterday. The idea is that opening bags will just get you lots of probes, which you don't need any more. So hang onto the bags until we switch from probes to ray guns. If my bags and eggs and ammo don't roll over, I'm screwed, but otherwise, I'll be in good shape for round two with a shit ton of bags to open and eggs to drop on the 20th.
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Old 10-19-2014, 07:58 AM
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The trivia question at the Simpsons house is about a Shmoo. The answer is:

SPOILER:
Pretentious Modern Art


10 Free Donuts!
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:24 AM
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I got another 30 donuts from shooting an alien ship AND one from a squished alien in the same town! Thanks, whoever jameyd is. Your town rocks!
Thats me! Glad to be of some help!
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:25 AM
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The trivia question at the Simpsons house is about a Shmoo. The answer is:

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10 Free Donuts!
Wish I'd checked this thread before answering! D'oh!
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:54 AM
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The trivia question at the Simpsons house is about a Shmoo. The answer is:

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10 Free Donuts!
Thanks, I accidentally tapped too quickly past that. I didn't answer the question though.
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Old 10-19-2014, 01:50 PM
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I got off to a slow start. I'm not going to make the first cutoff.
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:48 PM
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I can make the second cutoff, but I can not imagine the third one unless they change it.
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Old 10-19-2014, 08:34 PM
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I was soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy to get Witch Marge and the Bad Dream House today! A pleasant surprise. Looking forward to collecting ray guns tomorrow.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:10 AM
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Got the donut torture device one hour before the deadline! Woo-hoo!
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Old 10-20-2014, 03:05 AM
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Got the donut torture device one hour before the deadline! Woo-hoo!
...I didn't. But fortunately its been added to the crafting queue, although it looks difficult to get to!
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Old 10-20-2014, 07:07 AM
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I was hording my treat bags the last 3 days (since I got the last prize bag and was clearly not going to get the Donut Torture Device). I had something close to 40 bags to click and got enough treats to craft Hugo. Too crazy for Boy's Town, too much of a boy for Crazy Town!
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Glad I am not the only one who missed the donut torture device by a couple of probes. Grr

Maybe more friends would be helpful? Azurine76 if anyone is available. I already have some great doper friends from the past but some have stopped playing.
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:44 AM
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I was about 50 probes short of the torture device when I went to bed last night. I had gone camping this weekend with no data network available, otherwise I would have had it the day before most likely. I bit the bullet and spent 10 donuts to complete it.

I was also surprised to find a human test subject and several spooky wall sections in my storage box - guess those came from bags and I didn't notice!
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Old 10-20-2014, 08:49 AM
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Glad I am not the only one who missed the donut torture device by a couple of probes. Grr

Maybe more friends would be helpful? Azurine76 if anyone is available. I already have some great doper friends from the past but some have stopped playing.
You need 30 friends who have updated to Halloween. Any beyond that will only give cash. The most important thing for collecting event currency is logging on every four hours and smashing aliens.

This second phase is going to be a LOT harder. If people didn't get the Donut Torture Device, I doubt there's much hope for getting the helicopter.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:00 AM
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This second phase is going to be a LOT harder. If people didn't get the Donut Torture Device, I doubt there's much hope for getting the helicopter.
I thought the second phase was easier, with the third one being the really hard one.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:17 AM
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I thought the second phase was easier, with the third one being the really hard one.
It was supposed to be; but then we discovered this morning that the aliens pay out 2 rayguns as opposed to 3 probes.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:35 AM
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It was supposed to be; but then we discovered this morning that the aliens pay out 2 rayguns as opposed to 3 probes.
I didn't know this was possible, but that both sucks and blows.
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:46 AM
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I didn't know this was possible, but that both sucks and blows.
True, but hopefully it means they'll raise the protein strand payout in phase III of the event to make getting the Mr Burns skin at least possible. I have to be honest: I think the bulldozer and helicopter prizes for phase II stink.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:42 AM
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True, but hopefully it means they'll raise the protein strand payout in phase III of the event to make getting the Mr Burns skin at least possible. I have to be honest: I think the bulldozer and helicopter prizes for phase II stink.
I still want them, though.
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I got off to a slow start. I'm not going to make the first cutoff.
I didn't make it either due to my slow start -- the update didn't push to me until three days into it. And it sounds like that spells doom for the next two phases as well. I'm going to make an effort for a few days, but if it looks like I'm not getting anywhere, I'm not going to bother.
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Old 10-20-2014, 10:52 AM
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I didn't make it either due to my slow start -- the update didn't push to me until three days into it. And it sounds like that spells doom for the next two phases as well. I'm going to make an effort for a few days, but if it looks like I'm not getting anywhere, I'm not going to bother.
Well, the one nice thing about the three-phase event is that everyone starts fresh today. So if you started late on the first phase, it doesn't matter for the second set of prizes.
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Old 10-20-2014, 12:13 PM
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I am officially an addict now. I set my alarm for 2am so I could get the last 60 probes to get the donut machine. I'm so ashamed.
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