How do I get enough gold for the yard expansion?
This will be a short but hopefully concise guide on how to get the required 180 gold fish for the yard expansion.
I played the game twice; the first time I managed to get it in a week following this guide, the second in 4.5-ish days, also following the guide but with stricter rules and a bit of modifications.
Do note that the moment I started the game, my only goal was to earn the 180 gold fish, compromising my "fun" of enjoying the game and taking my time. My mentality was that once I get the menial stuff out of the day (which is just the expansion, honestly), then I can take my time and enjoy the game after.
Also, more space, more toys, more amusement.
My friend took her time and finally got an expansion 3 weeks in. Much longer, but I cant deny that she was probably enjoying more. Also, the game lasted longer for her.
On to the important things...
Do not use gold fish for anything.
I mean anything... even though the Cardboard House looks so cute @.@.
Only spend your silver fish.
Use Fritzy Bitz right from the start.
Don't bother with Thrifty Bitz at all. Trust me, an Internet stranger.
Seriously though, I initially used Thrifty Bitz for the first couple of days and then switched later on but realized that returns for using Fritzy Bitz is way too good. I think it gives at least twice the amount of cats. And it's only 30 silver fish so why not?
Always redeem the daily password.
To redeem this, go to Menu > News > Daily Password (you must have Internet connection).
Sometimes you get lucky and they give you gold fish. The best deal I've seen so far was 6 gold fish for NY 2016!
Put out goodies which can house more cats.
Some goodies are able to house more cats. More cats = more fishes = a good thing, regardless of whether they give you silver or gold fish. It's pretty easy to figure out which ones can house more cats. Cubes, the big items with multiple tiers, etc.
The only one which managed to fool me were the pancakes, which can only house one cat.
Convert your silver fish to gold fish.
I always leave at least 60 silver fish to buy 2 servings of Fritzy Bitz and convert the rest to gold fish. I didn't follow this rule religiously (would probably be much faster if I did) but whenever I feel like it's a good time, I'll do it.
Buy gold fish.
But where's the fun in that? We grind and slog first, then reap the benefits later because goddamn it feels good.
List of items I recommend putting out:-
- Ping Pong Ball
Until today, I still can't believe how much gold fish I get from the Ping Pong Ball, given the cost of this item. I've found that this is the most cost effective item so far (even if my data says Toy Capsule has the highest ROR. Toy Capsule doesn't dish out as much gold fish).
- Orange or Blue Cube
Or both! Cubes can house 2 cats, so you'll definitely will get more fish.
- Beach Umbrella
Houses 4 cats. This is a really good goodie that consistently gives out gold fish at a very low cost. You'll most likely see gold fishes every day from this goodie.
Low cost. Doesn't give as much gold fish as the other options, but you can get a glimpse of your very first rare cat, Joe DiMeowgio!