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Fig Oni
11-23-2011, 08:25 PM
There has been a great debate and argument toward keeping 1 hour building

Here are my point to this argument

Plus
1. hourly income
2. low risk robber rate(unless the lvl is not visible to robbers)
3. no need to sync if its robbed
4. possible to go sleep 6+ hours and find the building wasn't robbed
5. can be upgraded without worrying about syncing it with your other 1 hour buildings

Negatives
1. not being able to collect enough of the income to be a viable investment

this is now my reason to keep
I own 5 buildings paying hourly (2 arcades 1 sports bar 2 adult movie theaters) paying if i remember around $9128 per hour if i am to collect 10 times in 24 hour I'll bank $82k, but I collect and bank more in 24 hour now I own two churches 24 hour cycle paying $105600 if they get robbed about 37% around $39k if the church does get robbed you should collect a while later so the robber don't suss out your 24 hour cycle time. then on average the collection time in a week goes 30 min off so if you work your back at work with phone in your locker waiting for fig to rob your hood clean. i have noticed its very common coming across 24hour and 48hour building waiting to be robbed.
i have also noticed on 3 occasions my alert came that my adult movie has been robbed and they left the 24hour and 48hour building wow i say 1 was a gun shop 1 was a pawn shop and the last 1 a museum which if got robbed would have hurt me more.

If you agree or disagree your point are welcome

SinSir
12-06-2012, 07:22 PM
I agree good for event without the need to withdraw from the bank if your a cash player.

Dipstik
12-06-2012, 07:32 PM
Well played, sir!

TonySpaghetti
12-06-2012, 07:34 PM
Yes. Yes there is.

SinSir
12-06-2012, 07:43 PM
this is now my reason to keep
I own 5 buildings paying hourly (2 arcades 1 sports bar 2 adult movie theaters) paying if i remember around $9128 per hour if i am to collect 10 times in 24 hour I'll bank $82k, but I collect and bank more in 24 hour now I own two churches 24 hour cycle paying $105600 if they get robbed about 37% around $39k if the church does get robbed you should collect a while later so the robber don't suss out your 24 hour cycle time. then on average the collection time in a week goes 30 min off so if you work your back at work with phone in your locker waiting for fig to rob your hood clean. i have noticed its very common coming across 24hour and 48hour building waiting to be robbed.
i have also noticed on 3 occasions my alert came that my adult movie has been robbed and they left the 24hour and 48hour building wow i say 1 was a gun shop 1 was a pawn shop and the last 1 a museum which if got robbed would have hurt me more.


What were you smoking when you wrote that????

the_dude
12-06-2012, 07:45 PM
Ha ha ha

Sinsir what were you smoking?

SinSir
12-06-2012, 07:54 PM
Must of been some good sh!t.

Nicky the Nose
12-06-2012, 09:10 PM
I didn't realize you had split personality, and stop necro threads, couldn't resist

SinSir
12-06-2012, 09:48 PM
Sorry to derail your thread OP back on topic.

Me myself own three 1 hour buildings.
I had the two arcade before but was forced into selling them in need of hood space.
Thought it was a mistake at the time but now looking back it was a wise move.
They only payed out $880 both of them combine plus you take into account the size of the building footprint.

The only reason I don't part with them is now is because at the time upgrading my sports bar seem so expensive because of a useless goal & plus I spent gold on the other two 1h.

Yeah they do come in handy even if you no bank as its still money that most rival don't have any interest of robbing unless it's a rival camping out in your hood.

Must say once I do remember one adult movie got hit once and not a second time plus the other was untouched.
I concluded at a much later date as at the time there was a glitch that wiped out your empire time blank so you had no clue who robbed you or tried robbing you & worst still you message were blank too.
I made the assumption that the rival attacked a building got $1 so not to show on my empire time I got rob $1 he added a bit more to save face.

the_dude
12-06-2012, 09:49 PM
Must of been some good sh!t.

My vote is for salvia

Bala82
12-07-2012, 02:30 AM
Why would anyone spend gold on 1 hour buildings when they have choice with church and rock cafe ?

ss30
12-07-2012, 04:51 AM
My 1 hour buildings pull in over $100,000 so when 1 hour events are it's great.

Bala82
12-07-2012, 05:34 AM
My 1 hour buildings pull in over $100,000 so when 1 hour events are it's great.

What level are they ? 10?

ss30
12-07-2012, 06:09 AM
2 Carousel LVL 10
1 Gingerbread House LVL 10
2 Sports Bars LVL 10
2 Beach Nightclubs LVL 5
2 Modern Lofts LVL 5

SinSir
12-07-2012, 07:23 AM
@Bala
I brought it because they only cost gold to purchase & I needed help improving my economy.

The adult movie are both on level 2, the two adults plus my level 10 sports bar just make me over $20k which it all I needed ever, if I'm doing events.

So they will stay at level 2 forever, I don't have any reason to upgrade them now.

All about upgrading the 24 & 48 for me.

ss30
12-07-2012, 07:32 AM
For me 6 hour building are the best they sync at night and I collect them 3 time during the day 6:30 am, 12:30 pm 6:30 pm

Dipstik
12-07-2012, 07:43 AM
For me 6 hour building are the best they sync at night and I collect them 3 time during the day 6:30 am, 12:30 pm 6:30 pm

Level and in-game name?

ss30
12-07-2012, 07:59 AM
Level and in-game name?
Level 180 that's your lot

daystardawg
12-07-2012, 01:54 PM
at level 174, i have a lvl 2 carousel (useless), a lvl 8 sports bar, a lvl 1 mod loft, and a lvl 10 haunted mansion (which cost 8 gold to get to lvl 10, due to gree's error) so i get almost $50K each hour, which is great during events.
i had some other 1 hour bldgs but got rid of them around lvl 120. the carousel is next, gonna replace with a surveil cntr.

so to add to debate, it depends on your lvl the most. lower lvls where cash flow is key, 1 hour bldgs are good. at lvl 100 and above, you have much better $$ makers and 1 hour bldgs can take up space that could be used for a better function.

Sandukan
12-07-2012, 02:05 PM
For me 6 hour building are the best they sync at night and I collect them 3 time during the day 6:30 am, 12:30 pm 6:30 pm

Party over this hood.
BYOE

Ragmondino
12-07-2012, 02:43 PM
Level and in-game name?

My level 5 nc's are up every night between 2-3:30 and my 8 hrs are usually there or thereabouts as well

SinSir
12-07-2012, 08:52 PM
My nc are also up every six hours too.
I don't have a definitive time of collection so can not give a time.

I personally don't like nc I was thinking of selling them, just to me it be more challenging to be a none nc $1m+ iph player.
I'll do that in the future, both are on level 2 so the loss of $4m a day won't hurt at all.

Bala82
12-08-2012, 01:05 AM
I feel the same way about nightclub but right now i huge space in my hood and nightclub is speaking to me buy me buy me :D

erik41141
12-08-2012, 01:56 PM
My vote is for salvia
Come on rookies it's adderall or vivance, just wait till I start postin paragraphs on study candy

SoccerStud
12-08-2012, 02:14 PM
You realized you nerfed a thread that's a year old, right?

mihunter62
12-08-2012, 02:28 PM
This kind of goes along with this thread, but if I'm wrong would someone let me know or confirm:
If you don't collect a 1 hour building, but are robbed, then the collection time passes to the next hour, you collect the full amount?
The reason, if I couldn't collect the money and someone else can get something, probably doesn't matter ;)
I think I'm seeing this when I collect the HM's, but not really watching that closely, I get a message that I've been robbed, but when I collect I get full collection amounts.
TIA

kevbo
12-08-2012, 05:38 PM
My 2 level 10 haunted mansions give me $74'000 after banking. I don't rob too many people who have a chance of robbing me back, and at level 47, I'm not robbed to often. I collect at least 10 times a day, so they yield at least $740,000 a day. That's more than my collections on 2 level 5 lofts. It's been a game changer for me, and will be a huge help for saving for a NC. When I'm eligible for beach houses, I'll pick those up too.

In short, I wouldn't be too interested in 1 hour buildings outside of beach house and haunted mansion if you're thinking of using it to accrue wealth. Otherwise stick to only the highest 1 hour buildings you can afford, and level them so that the payout per hour is greater or equal to the price of boxes.

SinSir
12-09-2012, 10:03 AM
@Bala

Build them if you have the money.
You're on a low level, buying them will get you the income boost you need later in the game & once you don't need them just sell them but don't upgrade them too much.

@mihunter62

There is a simple fix, just restart your game and the money be deducted that was lost from the robbery.
No the money don't reset to pay full amount once the time passes greater than the cycle collection.

Bala82
12-09-2012, 10:24 AM
Thanks sinsir for the advice that main reason to have one for income boost.

Trimutius
12-09-2012, 04:33 PM
Well I like to sync 1 hour buildings with my box events... like collecting 1 hour income and then getting some more money some way (worst case from bank) and after that opening a box... That helps me not to put that money into bank at all (and not lose 10% =) though I suppose I would not really win much from not losing couple of thousands... )

SinSir
12-09-2012, 10:05 PM
@Trimutius

Before events happened, I useto hold on to the 1h building cash and buy explosives as I always hated giving the bank the 10% tax.

Them days gold building were rarer to see so I hid my laundro's behind my adult movies.
That ploy got a few catches as they were on my empire time for a good few hours.

It was so relentless the fight cooling period was only 1h so every hour 10 loses as the rival bracket was upto lvl 200.

Scarface corleone
12-10-2012, 01:05 AM
I've sold them all! Upgraded 2 other buildings to replace the income I lost, and freed up more room!plus if you're in a warring clan, 1 hour buildings just get robbed all the time!

SinSir
12-10-2012, 08:09 AM
I would of brought some laundromats hide them behind the 1h and once a warring clan got fooled into hitting them.
If they were stronger I would post how foolish they were by hitting the laundro or if they are weaker beat them up.

What is your lowest hour pay cycle building you keep now, during events & epic bosses are you withdrawing money from your bank every hour.

erik41141
12-10-2012, 11:38 AM
I cant really speak because i have 2 haunted mansions, but im loving my 1 hour setup right now. Havent really upgraded em all past +5 though and I dont intend to. Been upgrading lofts and movie theaters, once i run out of funds to upgrade them ill start pushing my mansions past 7/8. Sucks i didnt get them in time for the easy lvl 10 upgrade else id be caking.

1 hours are perfect for boss/box events not to mention they keep you reminded of checking your boxes every hour.

Scarface corleone
12-10-2012, 02:01 PM
I've got rid of three hour buildings as well I have 6 hr buildings(nc,s) but I can't collect them all the time! I might even sell them once I hit 188, that's when I will be robbed relentlessly... Lol

853 718 249
12-11-2012, 09:42 AM
My personal opinion anything under 8hours ain't worth getting/upgrading

Bala82
12-11-2012, 09:49 AM
My personal opinion anything under 8hours ain't worth getting/upgrading

Well this depends on your situation- if you can check in every few hours it worth upgrading. These games are great for killing time so you can tell whether a person cares about the game based on their hood.

cr0nchef
12-11-2012, 12:16 PM
Well this depends on your situation- if you can check in every few hours it worth upgrading. These games are great for killing time so you can tell whether a person cares about the game based on their hood.

thats it exactly i love my 1 hours ers because during events if ive banked my money i can collect enough without having to withdraw

Scarface corleone
12-11-2012, 02:32 PM
Yeah but when you have an entire clan robbing your 1 hrs right down to the last remaining dollar! It kills your newsfeed, if you have no one attacking you, 1 hr buildings are great

Bala82
12-12-2012, 10:45 AM
Yeah but when you have an entire clan robbing your 1 hrs right down to the last remaining dollar! It kills your newsfeed, if you have no one attacking you, 1 hr buildings are great

This why i never attack Clan i attack any rival without a tag :D

Bala82
12-12-2012, 10:46 AM
Which is best 1 hour building ?

Modern Loft is last 1 hour building but is it good or not compared to beachclub ?

Ragmondino
12-12-2012, 12:36 PM
Haunted mansion

Nicky the Nose
12-12-2012, 12:57 PM
Haunted mansion

Raggy got it right, hands down best 1 hr building in the game, might even be best building under 6 hr payout

Bala82
12-12-2012, 01:10 PM
i thought that building wasn't worth the gold so i didn't buy it :(

Ragmondino
12-12-2012, 01:11 PM
So did I till I found out it was free to upgrade.

Reznor
12-12-2012, 01:31 PM
So did I till I found out it was free to upgrade.

I think Gree stuffed something up there. Look at the Beach Nightclub on the spreadsheet and see what it's chain upgrade costs are. Gives us an idea on just how good the HM actually is

SinSir
12-13-2012, 01:37 PM
I say gree made no mistake by giving free upgrade with the HM.

To them most first time gold purchase happens around level 80 odd, so strictly speaking no gold spender would want to add a new 1h building to their hood.
The best way to do that was to keep upgrade cost low, instead they made it free.
Once the rumors set in that the HM had free upgrade people started purchasing more, so to make as much revenue on the HM they let the promotion go way beyond the deadline date.

The success was so good they even made it possible to purchase 2 from the original idea of limiting it to 1 per hood.

Now the true usefulness in the 1h building is anyone of mid to low income below lvl 100.
If I didn't own the adult movies maybe the HM would of been a good buy to me, but 1h building are so 2011 for me.

Bala82
12-13-2012, 01:55 PM
I am wondering whether they recycle gingerbread house building for 2012

Nicky the Nose
12-13-2012, 02:20 PM
I somewhat agree with you Sin. I get 22% of my income with perfect collection from 2 lv 9 HM. So it's probably closer to 10% in reality but its still equal to or better then a lv 9 MT, of which I get very close to perfect collection. I'm lv 14, and have good stats for my lv, 99.5% of robberies attempted on me fail. I'm not saying I can't be beat just that I very rarely get beat. I'm sure once I level up that will change but for now HM are a great investment

SinSir
12-13-2012, 02:59 PM
I am wondering whether they recycle gingerbread house building for 2012

That made me laugh.

No don't sell it, for many reasons.

Scarface corleone
12-13-2012, 06:32 PM
I am wondering whether they recycle gingerbread house building for 2012

Haha! Yes I would like a gold refund for my ridiculous chicken and waffle building!
I just sold my tapjoy earnt sushi bars! Rubbish buildings!
But you only get refunded in in game cash,