Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
As it’s nearing that magic hour of 24hrs since the update launched, I know many of you will be just starting to unlock your Easter content (and I know you’re anxiously counting down the seconds until you can!) so I wanted to take a minute and go over a few of the neighbor basics for the Easter Event.
This will be short and sweet, and is mostly to serve as a general quick tips guide when visiting neighbors. We will break everything down into more detail as we progress through the event. So for now just the basics, so you can get rolling on those eggs!
DO NOT ADD FRIEND REQUESTS HERE!! If you post an add me request to this post (or any other post that’s not the specific Add Me thread) it will be deleted. We don’t want to be mean about it, but we want to make sure as many people see your requests as possible, that want to see them. So we have a GREAT resource for adding friends and putting your Origin ID if friends to add you here.
1. Friend Points are still in play!
If you have not yet unlocked all of your Social Currency prizes & maxed out (current max out level is 8) you WILL still be able to collect friend points AND earn prizes. This will NOT impact how many or how you collect eggs. FP’s AND Eggs will drop out from neighbor’s buildings. FP’s will be on the same scale they always have been (10, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1) but the eggs will be on a different scale. So don’t be alarmed when you see a different number of eggs appear vs. FP.
As an added bonus, you can now earn FP’s in your Springfield for actions your friends do (and no not just vandalizing). You’ll earn 1 FP for every handshake on buildings you clear in your town (only applies if you haven’t maxed out FP’s yet).
2. If you tapped your neighbors less than 24hrs ago you’ll still have to wait before you can tap them again.
Just because it’s a new event doesn’t mean the time limit on tapping friends resets. You can only tap a friends town once every 24hrs. So if you did it last night while waiting for the event to start, you’ll have to wait for the 24hrs to be over before you can earn eggs from friends.
3. You will NOT be able to zap bunnies in your neighbors towns.
The bunnies that you see in your neighbors towns are only for decoration, and they’ll see the same ones when visiting your town. You cannot collect eggs from tapping on them…you can try, but nothing will happen. So don’t get frustrated or upset when you tap on the bunnies in your neighbor’s town and NOTHING happens.
4. You collect eggs from neighbors by tapping on buildings.
Similar to FP’s you’ll earn eggs by tapping on buildings. Eggs, Money, XP & FPs (if you’re not maxed out) will appear when you tap a building. You DO NOT have to tap all of the “goodies” before moving on. You can tap 3 buildings and move to the next town before they’ve all been collected. You will still get credit for it.
5. DO NOT VANDALIZE!
Don’t vandalize your neighbors. You WILL NOT earn eggs when you vandalize, so don’t do it…no benefit.
6. Be Careful what you tap!
Some buildings will show eggs over them and some will show money piles. Only tap the buildings with eggs, those are the only ones you can get eggs from. The ones with money piles will not earn you eggs.
7. Egg earning scale
Similar to other events, and FP’s, the amount of eggs earned per action are on a sliding scale. The scale is as follows:
5 per action for first 30 actions (10 neighbors)
3 per action for next 30 actions (10 neighbors)
2 per action for next 30 actions (10 neighbors)
1 per action for rest of the actions
Yes, I skipped 4. You will not earn 4 eggs per action in any case. It goes 5, 3, 2, 1.
8. Egg Breakdown, What Colors Come Out of Buildings?
This will be based on what color group you’re in (see this post for more on how to determine what group color you’re in). The color group you’re in is the egg that will appear the most (your dominant egg). Here’s the break down of what pops out:
5 Eggs: 4 to 1 (4 of the group you’re in, 1 of the other color)
3 Eggs: 2 to 1 (2 of the group you’re in, 1 of the other color)
2 Eggs: 1 to 1 (1 of each color)
1 Egg: dominant color only.
9. Your friends DO NOT have to activate the Easter event to collect from them.
Just like it says. As soon as you unlock the event you can start collecting eggs, no matter if your neighbor started it or not.
10. CLEAR YOUR HANDSHAKES!
Remember to clear your handshakes so your neighbors have something to tap in your town!
11. Nothing to Tap in My Neighbor’s Town
If there is nothing to tap in your neighbor’s town check to make sure you’re not still locked out in the 24hr wait period (between friend visits). If it says you can complete actions and there’s nothing to tap…wait. They’ll need to get into their town and clear their handshakes. Try again in a couple of hours.
12. Easter Baskets
Easter baskets are an egg swap. You give 100 eggs of a color you don’t want and in return you get 50 eggs of a color you do want (not Gold). We’ll have more details on how you do this soon, working on a more detailed post 🙂
So there you have it my friends, my quick tips for visiting neighbors during the Easter Event! Now go get to collecting those eggs!
What do YOU think of the new FP system? How about the sliding scale for eggs? Have you visited neighbors yet? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!