Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The not so secret society of the Stonecutters are here at last! Anyone else have the Stonecutter’s song stuck in their head?! And naturally with any new event there are LOADS of questions that come with it…..especially for one this intricate!
I’ve been noticing a few questions popping up in the comments of some posts and, while we try to answer each one individually, I thought everyone could benefit from the answers to these questions. So it’s time for another addition of Addicts Question Corner….
Where’s the Nighthawk Diner? I thought that was going to be in this update? You said it would be!
First off…we NEVER posted (check any and all of our posts) that Nighthawk would be making a comeback in this update. Just about every other TSTO site posted it would, but we didn’t. And there’s a reason for it….the same reason why we don’t post spoilers (unless EA releases them). You can see SO many things in the files & never know how it’s going to hit the game, until it hits the game. For example…Satan’s Anvil has been in the game files FOREVER and is just now hitting our games. For that reason, we don’t post things until we can verify them in the game because we don’t want to mislead you guys.
Here’s the deal with the Diner…..it’s not in the game for purchase again. Not yet anyway. Right now if you didn’t unlock Rex and the Diner last year during the July 4th Event you can’t get them. That’s not to say they might not appear in the game at some point during the Stonecutters Event…they could very well show up at the end (July 2nd) which would make sense because it’s on par with July 4th again. But as of right now…it’s not in the games for purchase. (I’ve verified this on my C game that I just created 3 months ago, and many of you have commented that you don’t see it in your game).
Where are my robed figures?!
Many of you are reporting that you don’t see robed figures in your Springfield’s and want to know what’s the deal. Well the deal is…to robed figures appear after a prompt/quest from Number 1. The questline is Quash Those Who Trespass Against Us, and Number 1 will start it.
This quest will NOT appear for you until after sometime between the time when you’ve collected from 5 houses (Part 3 of Game of Stones), Sent Lisa to Look for Clues (Part 1 of The Secret of the Cut Stone) and started Number 1’s Daily Task (Part 4 of Game of Stones). It’s slightly different for everyone, but somewhere in there that quest will start.
Once it starts you will have 6 figures appear in your town all at once. This only happens the first time and for that quest. Once you’ve cleared those 6 figures then the counter/spawn time starts. At this point you will get 1 robed figure every hr in your town, with a max of 6 in your town at once. There is no bank, so they won’t store up for you after that 6 max. And you’ll earn 4 emblems for everyone you squash.
Also, note that the robed figures are spies. So they’re sneaky and quick. They run around your town and disappear and reappear, so they may be hard to spot and catch. When you’ve collected all that are in your town you’ll get a popup that says you’ve cleared them for now:
When do Number 1’s Tasks Reset for Each Day? How About the Sacred Parchment Tasks?
Number 1’s Daily Tasks reset each day at midnight in YOUR timezone (so if you’re in PST it’s midnight your time, EST midnight your time etc). The Sacred Parchment Tasks reset each day at 8:00GMT, or 4:00am EST.
If You Miss A Day Do the Tasks Add Up?
Number 1’s Daily tasks do not. You must complete those tasks in a 24hr period to earn the full bonus each day.
However, the Sacred Parchment Tasks do. Those can build up for you, so if you miss a day you’re still good. It’s just that a new one will unlock each day, and you can’t speed up the unlock rate.
Will I Still Earn Skins for Characters I Don’t Yet Have? (Premium or higher level Characters)
Yes. The good news is the skins, once you’ve unlocked them, will stay in your Inventory until you’ve unlocked or purchased the character. In my C game I haven’t yet unlocked Moe, so his Stonecutter Skin is waiting in my inventory until Moe Arrives in my Springfield. This will also happen with Premium Characters you don’t yet own:
Why Does it Say Earning 0 Emblems for the Next 0 Friend Actions?
You’re limited to 60 friend actions per day that will earn you emblems, so 60 total emblems from friends every 24hrs. (Results of visiting 20 friends and tapping 3 items per town) However, IF you’ve completed any friend actions prior to the spying update hit your town and that clock as not yet reset (so still on countdown from 24hrs) THOSE actions count against your total.
In other words if you visited 5 friends prior to enabling spying on your neighbors and collected from their towns, so 15 actions, those 15 actions count AGAINST your 60 total actions per day. And once that clock resets on those towns you’ll be able to earn tokens again.
So basically…tap wisely. If a friend hasn’t updated their town yet (the emblems over their town in your main Springfield neighbor screen will reader higher than 0), skip their town for now and move on. DON’T tap piles of money, cash registers, $, or check books or anything else. ONLY tap Spy Cameras.
Should I Still Spy Neighbor’s Towns Even if I’m not Earning Emblems?
YES! Spend the time helping your neighbors out. Remember they earn emblems for unspying their buildings…so go through your whole list and spy on their Springfields. You’ll still earn money and XP (and FP if you’re still collecting) and it’ll help them out. In turn this could help you out, if your neighbors do the same for you!
Can I Spy in Krustyland?
Yes. Be sure to keep an eye on your Krustyland to unspy buildings there too!
Can I Collect My Income From my Buildings? Or Does the Income Need to Be Active For Friends to Have Something to Tap?
You absolutely can tap your buildings to collect your cash and XP from them. Whether or not your buildings have income over them is completely independent of a neighbor being able to spy on that building. So collect your income and boost your bank account!
The key to having a neighbor having something to tap in your town is to make sure you unspy buildings when the pyramid is over them. The faster you do this the faster the buildings become available for someone else to spy on them AND the more emblems you earn! (5 emblems if you tap a building within the first 2hrs of it becoming spied on…then you lose 1 emblem for each additional hour. 1 emblem is the minimum…so you’ll always earn something)
Why Did I Randomly Get Donuts?
Some Tappers are reporting free random donuts at the start of Stonecutters. Don’t question it…just go with it 🙂 We’ll have a post on this up soon…
Does the Daycare Center Have Tasks Associated With It?
Yes, many of the Stonecutters have a task that says Run the Stonecutter Daycare.
Do Neighbor’s Buildings Only Award 1 Emblem when Spied On?
Yes and no. Here’s the deal….ALL neighbor’s buildings (if you still have tasks left) earn 1 Emblem…EXCEPT The Stonecutter’s Lodge. If you spy on the Lodge you’ll earn 5 Emblems!
This is a great thing to tap…HOWEVER make sure you clear yours often in your own town. Also, if you’re out of actions for the day (ie it says you’ll receive 0 Emblems for the next 0 Friend actions) do your fellow Tappers and Don’t Tap the Lodge! Save it for someone who still will earn emblems.
Where Can I Find Everything You’ve Posted For the Event?
Check out our Stonecutters Event Page here. That’s where you’ll find the info posted. I do try to update it at least once a day, if not more. I know sometimes I don’t update it fast enough for Cguy….BUT I try to keep it as updated as my time allows.
Where Can I Add Friends for the Event?
Check out our Add Friends Feeds. Currently this is the ONLY place where your friend requests will be approved. If we see them on any other posts we will delete them…although occasionally 1 slips through, but as soon as it’s spotted it’s deleted. So try to keep your Friend Requests to those feeds.
What Happens If I Have More Questions?
Just ask…we’re always happy to help in any/every way we can! You can post your questions here or on the specific thread, we’ll see them. 🙂 Just keep in mind…if your comment isn’t approved it might be because we’re checking on the answer for you. So as soon as we have it we’ll answer and approve it.
My Comment Hasn’t Been Approved Yet…What the Heck?
Keep in mind during updates you guys LOVE asking questions and commenting and we LOVE answering them and talking with you….BUT because we’re all in different time zones oftentimes there’s only 1 of us in the comments at a time, so it may take a little while before we can get through them all…depending on what else is going on. Like if you’re trying to write this post, despite 60+ comments pending. We’ll get to them, we promise. We don’t ever delete a comment unless it’s set to spark hate, a friend request in the wrong place, or just place mean to one of us or another reader.
While 99.999% of you are SO incredibly respectful of each other and us…please keep in mind that we reserve the right to edit comments for language and threats. So think before you comment death threats or bad language. 🙂
Ok guys I think that about covers EVERYTHING I can think of at the moment. Do YOU have any more questions? Anything else you’re confused on? Need more clarification? Let us know in the comments below, we LOVE hearing from you! 🙂