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Bait and Tackle Limited Time Building (LTB) – Building Payout and Upgrade Cost – Crime City

The Bait and Tackle LTB has been out for awhile, but this is the first time I’ve seen the complete list of stats. This is another less than spectacular offering that won’t do much to increase IPH, especially without modifiers. The initial cost is just shy of $130M and will cost the usual $32B to complete. That will yield and income of $32M every 17 hours. The collection amount and time are certainly less than stellar. As we’ve seen before, the reward is the low defense item "Weapon Payload" with 403,800 atk and 100,900 def with +1% Melee Attack. Seriously, when can we get a weapon with decent defense on it?

To be honest, I would like to see Gree show some stones and throw out a multibillion dollar building with a reward sporting a couple of million in attack and defense. Give me a building that costs a few billion to buy but also gives me a final income of $1 billion per 24 hours. That’d be kinda cool, no?

Just to throw the stats out there, I currently have $821 Billion in the bank with an IPH of $362 Million. With these junk buildings my IPH isn’t going anywhere.

Base building cost and payout

Level Cost Income Hours
1 $129,460,344 $1,018,901 24
2 $216,198,774 $2,037,802 30
3 $361,051,953 $3,566,154 36
4 $602,956,762 $5,603,956 42
5 $1,006,937,793 $8,151,208 48
6 $1,681,586,114 $11,207,911 54
7 $2,808,248,810 $14,774,065 60
8 $4,689,775,513 $18,849,669 66
9 $7,831,925,107 $23,434,723 72
10 $13,079,314,929 $30,567,030 78
Total $32,407,456,099.00    

Building Payout with Modifiers

Level Payout +35% Payout +65%
1 $1,375,516 $1,681,187
2 $2,751,033 $3,362,373
3 $4,814,308 $5,884,154
4 $7,565,341 $9,246,527
5 $11,004,131 $13,449,493
6 $15,130,680 $18,493,053
7 $19,944,988 $24,377,207
8 $25,447,053 $31,101,954
9 $31,636,876 $38,667,293
10 $41,265,491 $50,435,600

Building Upgrade Cost with Modifiers

Level Upgrade -30% Upgrade -51%
1    
2 $151,339,142 $105,937,399
3 $252,736,367 $176,915,457
4 $422,069,733 $295,448,813
5 $704,856,455 $493,399,519
6 $1,177,110,280 $823,977,196
7 $1,965,774,167 $1,376,041,917
8 $3,282,842,859 $2,297,990,001
9 $5,482,347,575 $3,837,643,302
10 $9,155,520,450 $6,408,864,315
Total $22,594,597,029 $15,816,217,920

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Notebooks for iPad, Windows and Mac – Good apps, Nice discount

So, back at the end of 2010, I got a newcomer notetaking app called Notebooks for iPad. I was desperately looking for something that came close to the power and usability of OneNote, which is still my favorite writing app. Notebooks for iPad turned out to be a great find and not only do I still have it installed, I still use it on a regular basis. While I still think OneNote is the unsung hero of the Office Suite, there are some issues. It’s only been recently that Microsoft has done any serious work on OneNote for iPad and even then, it’s not exactly thrilling. Also, OneNote has only recently broken free from Office and not can you easily get it standalone, but it’s now free. While this is excellent news, the .One format isn’t exactly the easiest thing to work with. Only OneNote can read it. It’s not like a .Doc file that anything more powerful than Notepad can open. While OneNote is still awesome, there are some compatibility issues.

Enter Notebooks which has folders called Books and articles called Notes. You can create a hierarchy and organize your notes, blog articles, journal entries and whatever else you like to write on. I dare say you could get a first draft of a book put together in it.

It was just recently that I went back to the Notebooks for iPad website to see if maybe they finished work on the Windows versions and low behold not only has it been released, but it’s been updated several times. Now that’s a stroke of luck, I can write articles and notes on the iPad and have them sync over to the desktop with Dropbox (or vice versa). And they all come across as .Txt, .Rtf or .Html which just about every app out there can read.

It actually gets better and a tiny bit more complicated. Since those early days, there is now a Mac involved in the process. We use Macs at work so I do plenty of notetaking on that machine as well. How do I get those notes from Mac to Windows without making a mess of things? Turns out that’s no big deal. There is a Notebooks for Mac as well and all three use the same file format.

The simple thing to do is buy a copy for Mac and Windows and get all my bases covered. As luck would have it, Notebooks for Windows and Mac has just had a price drop. The app is very reasonable at $20, but is now on sale for $14. While the Mac and Windows versions are ironically not quite as powerful as the iPad version (not many times you can say that sort of thing) both work very well and give you a clean writing environment. They both support Books and the folder structure. They both hook into Dropbox so all your documents and hierarchy will be synced. And they both the same look and feel so you don’t have to relearn how to use an app when switching platforms.

Within the desktop versions you get spellcheck, filtering, searching, formatting and even a fullscreen mode so you can concentrate on writing and not worry about chat messages blinking or envelopes showing up in the taskbar to say you have new mail. It’s not the same thing as trying to write documents in Word, but then again, I haven’t used Word for a couple of years now because it has become such a bloated mess that actually prevents me from writing.

OneNote is still an amazing app, although I still use the 2007 version because of my intense dislike of the new "look and feel" of apps. Notebooks for Windows is simple and straightforward and looks like an application some half drawn tile that feels the need to spin and scroll.

I have since bought both the Windows and Mac versions of Notebooks and still have the previous version of Notebooks for iPad. I believe the new version of that has just had a price reduction as well, so I might make it a trifecta of new apps.

If you want some good note taking software that works across multiple devices and operating systems, I recommend giving Notebooks a try. Keep in mind, it’s a simple app. It’s about taking notes and writing, not formatting the hell out of documents, making charts or tables. That sort of thing comes later in the writing process. If you want to get your ideas down and do it without getting bogged down in useless menus and features, Notebooks is a much better choice.

Notebooks for iPad, Windows and Mac

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Todo – To-Do & Task List by Appigo on sale for $0.99

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted anything about iPad apps, but this one is worth mentioning. I bought ToDo for my original iPad quite a few years and it has been in use ever since. I use it mark appointments, create reminders, plan events and especially keep track of when my monthly bills are due.

It’s simple to use but has great features. You can create folders and set up all sorts of items. Each item can have text or notes associated with it as well as reminders and other flags. It also syncs with Dropbox so items can sync between devices. It works the same as an appointment book, just nowhere near as big, bulky or expensive.

Personally, I like the previous visual design better since it actually looked like a small binder. The new look conforms with how the cool kids want their apps to look, so what are you going to do.

I’ve been using the previous version all these years and just upgraded to the new version on my iPad Mini. You can’t beat the price at $0.99. This is an app I would highly recommend and if you’re not great at remembering all the little details, this is definitely an app worth having.

Four main reasons to consider Todo:

1. REAL PRODUCTIVITY. Unlike lightweight, freebie or cutesy list tools, Todo 7 is useful when you have a deadline, NEED to focus, prioritize and get things done quickly–from home or school projects to dozens of detailed work tasks.

Includes: Projects, Sub-tasks, Start Dates, Due Dates, Recurring Tasks (with detailed recurring options), Multiple Task Alerts, Overdue Tasks, Drag and Drop, Search, Print Lists, Folders, and much more.

2. PROVEN GTD METHODOLOGY. Todo uses the popular Getting Things Done approach with Focus To-do Lists, Starred Tasks, Multi-level Priorities, Quick Entry, Context, and Projects with Layered and Prioritized Sub-Tasks—all recommended GTD approaches.

3. BUILT-IN SYNCING. Sync automatically in the background with Microsoft Outlook, Dropbox, iCloud, Toodledo, Todo Cloud 7 and to-do apps installed on your other devices. Keep everything in sync and never be locked into a specific service—your data remains yours.

4. COOLNESS

-Geotagging. Reminds you of tasks when close to task location. This way you will remember the milk when you get near a grocery store.

-Contacts Integration. Link your task to a contact and call, text, or email "John" with one tap.

-Context. Organizes your task by activity or location (i.e. home, work, errands…) so you won’t be distracted with your “home” tasks while you are at work.

-Email Task Sharing. Share your tasks via email with your contacts. Keep everyone updated.

Subscribe to Todo Cloud (The KING of Collaborative To-Do App Services ) and get:

-Shared list, shared projects, assignments, comments, notes, multiple team support and email notifications.

-Add tasks with Siri, plus use email Task Creation (send email to add to your task list).

Todo – To-Do & Task List By Appigo

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Pumpkin Pie Bakery Limited Time Building (LTB) – Building Payout and Upgrade Cost – Crime City

The Pumpkin Pie Bakery is well underway and now that Gree(d) has pulled a thumb out of their backside, the game is playable again. While this new item has a small footprint, it has terrible IPH and the return on investment is pretty piss poor. To fully upgrade this building will cost over $32 Billion and yield $24 Million every 14 hours. That means it costs an utter fortune and is more than likely going to get robbed once per day. Even with modifiers, the building doesn’t get much better.

Of course I have two of them upgrading, that’s just what I do. But this isn’t going to contribute much to IPH. The reward for completing each upgrade is the Pyrotechnic Pie – Atk 403,800  Def 100,900  +1% Explosive Attack. Again, another weapon with reasonable Atk, but useless Def. Attack is so lopsided these days it’s becoming laughable. When are we going to get some top heavy Defense items?

Anyway, this building is less than inspiring. The cost is far too high for low level players and doesn’t make any impact on IPH for high level players. What’s the story here Gree, what purpose is this building supposed to serve?

Base building cost and payout

Level Cost Income Hours
1 $128,178,560 $830,787 24
2 $214,058,195 $1,661,574 30
3 $357,477,186 $2,907,755 36
4 $596,986,901 $4,569,329 42
5 $996,968,124 $6,646,296 48
6 $1,664,936,767 $9,138,657 54
7 $2,780,444,401 $12,046,412 60
8 $4,643,342,150 $15,369,560 66
9 $7,754,381,390 $19,108,101 72
10 $12,949,816,921 $24,923,610 78
Total $32,086,590,595.00    

Building Payout with Modifiers

Level Payout +35% Payout +65%
1 $1,121,562 $1,370,799
2 $2,243,125 $2,741,597
3 $3,925,469 $4,797,796
4 $6,168,594 $7,539,393
5 $8,972,500 $10,966,388
6 $12,337,187 $15,078,784
7 $16,262,656 $19,876,580
8 $20,748,906 $25,359,774
9 $25,795,936 $31,528,367
10 $33,646,874 $41,123,957
  Total  

Building Upgrade Cost with Modifiers

Level Upgrade -30% Upgrade -51%
1    
2 $149,840,737 $104,888,516
3 $250,234,030 $175,163,821
4 $417,890,831 $292,523,581
5 $697,877,687 $488,514,381
6 $1,165,455,737 $815,819,016
7 $1,946,311,081 $1,362,417,756
8 $3,250,339,505 $2,275,237,654
9 $5,428,066,973 $3,799,646,881
10 $9,064,871,845 $6,345,410,291
Total $22,370,888,425 $15,659,621,897

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Kiddie Playground Limited Time Building (LTB) – Building Payout and Upgrade Cost – Crime City

Here we are with another LTB, and by the look of things, Gree is grasping for ideas. I’m all for a bit of whimsy in the hood, but this thing is just plain silly. At least it’s not as big as that damn amusement park.

The initial cost of this one isn’t too bad, but it goes up quick. To full upgrade it’ll cost around $32 Billion. For that, you will earn $42 Million per day. That’s not bad, but far from great. Even with a boat load of mods, you’ll still only get $70 Million per day out of the thing. That’s a far cry from the Grillz, Pub and others. However, if you keep plugging away, you can make a decent amount of cash and again, it has a small foot print.

The prize for each level is Sweet Retreat Truck ATK 403,800 DEF 100,900 +1% Car Attack, which is yet another insanely low powered defense weapon. I mean damn, when are we going to get some defense going?

As you should expect, I have two of these built and upgrading, because I have nothing else to spend my money on. I donated an absolute truckload to my syndicate to finish buying off the last couple of bonuses. I could go buy a bunch of weapons that will be useless within a week, but where’s the fun in that? For now, I’ll just upgrade these and wait for an event to come along that doesn’t suck.

Base building cost and payout

Level Cost Income Hours
1 $126,909,464 $1,410,105 24
2 $211,938,805 $2,820,210 30
3 $353,937,804 $4,935,368 36
4 $591,076,133 $7,755,578 42
5 $987,097,142 $11,280,840 48
6 $1,648,452,227 $15,511,155 54
7 $2,752,915,219 $20,446,523 60
8 $4,597,368,416 $26,086,943 66
9 $7,677,605,255 $32,432,415 72
10 $12,821,600,776 $42,303,150 78
Total $31,768,901,241.00    

Building Payout with Modifiers

Level Payout +35% Payout +65%
1 $1,903,642 $2,326,673
2 $3,807,284 $4,653,347
3 $6,662,747 $8,143,357
4 $10,470,030 $12,796,704
5 $15,229,134 $18,613,386
6 $20,940,059 $25,593,406
7 $27,602,806 $33,736,763
8 $35,217,373 $43,043,456
9 $43,783,760 $53,513,485
10 $57,109,253 $69,800,198
  Total  

Building Upgrade Cost with Modifiers

Level Upgrade -30% Upgrade -51%
1    
2 $148,357,164 $103,850,014
3 $247,756,463 $173,429,524
4 $413,753,293 $289,627,305
5 $690,967,999 $483,677,600
6 $1,153,916,559 $807,741,591
7 $1,927,040,653 $1,348,928,457
8 $3,218,157,891 $2,252,710,524
9 $5,374,323,679 $3,762,026,575
10 $8,975,120,543 $6,282,584,380
Total $22,149,394,244 $15,504,575,971

LTB Sheet All Buildings

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