Hey Howdy Hey Stonecutting Tappers!
The incredibly cool thing about the Stonecutter’s Event is not only do you earn prizes by collecting Emblems BUT you also earn more Stonecutter Skins in the Sacred Parchment Prizes. While you can find out more about the Sacred Parchment here, basically what it is is a daily riddle you must solve and send a character on a task. Once you sent so many characters on a task (1, 5, 10, 15, 20 & 24) a new prize will unlock for you. It really adds an AWESOME dynamic to the game!
So once you’ve solved your fifteenth Sacred Parchment Puzzle you’ll unlock the 4th free personal prizes….#66 & #67 (aka Stonecutter Brockman & Stonecutter Pye)! #66 and #67 are all new skins for Kent Brockman and Arnie Pye that come with a whole new set of tasks for each character!
Let’s take a closer look at #66 & #67 and just what happens when they enter YOUR Springfield…
WARNING…Dialogue and task spoilers below
After solving your fifteenth puzzle #66 & #67 will automatically be awarded to you. Once you’ve unlocked them you’ll see this message popup:
If you don’t currently have Brockman or Pye in your Springfield,their Stonecutter skins will automatically go into your inventory until you’ve unlocked them and select it. Otherwise, Brockman and Pye will automatically become Number 66 and Number 67:
Brockman is part of the Even More Stonecutters Character collection:
And Arnie is part of the Stonecutters Character collection:
Once you’ve unlocked them you’ll be prompted to start their questlines. Let’s take a look at Brockman’s questline first….
Welcome to the Stonecutters #66
Number 66: I bring grim tidings, Your 1-ness. Lisa Simpson and her Anti-Stonecutter rallies have gotten a lot of people asking questions about this thing of ours. I’m afraid the network is feeling pressured to take a closer look at The Stonecutters.
Number 1: Looks like this town needs a little distraction. Perhaps a fear-inducing crackpot theory or three. Think you can handle that?
Number 66: If I can’t, then I don’t deserve to call myself a small market local newscaster.
Make Number 66 Broadcast “Crackpot” Theories- 4hrs, Earns $190, 45xp
And now here’s Arnie’s Questline…ah gotta love the Jersey political plug in here!
Welcome to the Stonecutters #67
Arnie Pye starts
Number 22: Hello Number 67.
Number 67: Gah! Every time I hear my name it reminds me that Brockman, that overpaid hairstyle, is one rank higher than me!
Number 22: You know, if you were able to, er uh, snarl traffic in the district of my political rival, I may be able to, er-uh, bump you up a few numbers.
Number 67: If there’s one thing I’m good at, it’s ruining someone else’s day. Traffic, get ready to stand still!
Make Number 67 Redirect Traffic Flow– 4hrs, Earns $275, 70xp
Once you’ve completed the one task their questlines will end.
As mentioned above these new skins for Brockman and Pye come with a whole new set of tasks & fun things to make them do. Let’s take a look at these new tasks…
|Quick Drink at the Stonecutter Lodge||1 hr||$80/ 17XP||Stonecutter Lodge|
|Run the Stonecutter Daycare||2hr||$125/ 27XP||Stonecutter Daycare|
|Spread Crackpot Theories||4 hr||$190/ 45XP||Channel 6|
|Attend a Secret Meeting||8 hr||$300/ 70XP||Stonecutter Lodge|
|Nap at the Stonecutter Lodge||12 hr||$495/ 100XP||Stonecutter Lodge|
|Feast at the Stonecutter Lodge||24 hr||$700/ 150XP||Stonecutter Lodge|
|Quick Drink at the Stonecutter Lodge||1 hr||$115/ 26XP||Stonecutter Lodge|
|Run the Stonecutter Daycare||2hr||$190/ 40XP||Stonecutter Daycare|
|Redirect Traffic Flow||4 hr||$275/ 70XP||Channel 6|
|Attend a Secret Meeting||8 hr||$445/ 105XP||Stonecutter Lodge|
|Nap at the Stonecutter Lodge||12 hr||$675/ 150XP||Stonecutter Lodge|
|Feast at the Stonecutter Lodge||24 hr||$1100/ 225XP||Stonecutter Lodge|
So there you have it my Stonecutting friends, the fourth prizes of the Sacred Parchment!
Have YOU unlocked #66 & #67 yet? What do you think of them? Are you happy they added so many skins for new characters? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!
I got the update a week later so i think i can’t get the final stonecutters reward anymore :/
Oh no! How many emblems are you currently sitting on?
Yo guys is there any way to get emblems for free in a really easy way?
Hard work and constant tapping. 😉
Thank you to the friends that did not drop me! Alas, I have been in the hospital for three days. Just got out and I’m back!
Glad you are back and ok. 😉
This is the prize I’ve been waiting for. I can finally put Arnie on 1 and 12 hour tasks that don’t involve a helicopter that interferes with tapping. I’m also looking forward to a 1 hour task for Smithers that doesn’t require Burns. I really appreciate this kind of character expansion.
It’s nice to have some different tasks too. I love changing it up every once in a while 🙂
I just unlocked them last night. Arnie is useless to me as I will not be getting him any time soon. Brockman’s storyline was funny at least. I am counting down until I get Smither’s outfit. I really need a second 1 hour task for him since I constantly forget to save Mr. Burns.
I am also getting a bit annoyed when neighbours only click/spy on Stonecutter Lodge and then leave…
It’s extremely frustrating. I understand they’re trying to maximize their earning potential (and a lot of them go back after they’ve maxed out), but it’s still annoying and frustrating.
What you are describing is exactly the behavior that is incented with this event. I wish EA would come up with a consistant strategy for using the social aspect of the game, but they seem to be fishing around for the right formula, changing it every event and often between events.
If the goal is to give every player the incentive to have a large number of friends that they visit every day, this event doesn’t reward prople correctly.
In order to maximize the value of the social element of this event, a player needs to clear his/her town every two hours, and only use his/ her first 60 taps on the stonecutter lodge. After that, although there is no event reward for doing so, hopefully people go back and use the rest of their taps to help thier neighbors. To be a really good neighbor in this event you need to be clearing your lodge constantly so that it is available for visiting neighbors to tap.
This social element is anoying and the only real miss of this event. With the friend prizes, I thought EA had settled on their social strategy, but it looks like they are still trying to figure it out.
I noticed with this event and with Christmas (and Valentine’s Day too) they go with a better to give than receive strategy. Hoping players will leave more than they give, to encourage them to still visit their neighbors even if they don’t get coins out of it. I think it’s designed so the event will take them longer, since you can only get 60 emblems from visiting friends. If you maxed out that way we’d probably have a lot of people already done with the event, instead of the majority looking to finish early next week.
In lieu of annoyance/frustration at players who have to try to play catch up using nefarious tactics on an event that really minimizes any catch up potential. perhaps be frustrated that EA made the event so unforgiving? Or perhaps that they set up said tactics themselves, why doesn’t spying on everything give you five?
Ahoy, hoy !!!
If you clear out your lodge more often, maybe your friends would visit 3x a day. No sense wasting a turn for 1 point when you can get 5 visiting an open lodge in another town !
But on the flip side you are wasting time going back again n again n again n again in hopes one of the 99 OTHER neighbors don’t tap it first and the neighbor clears it fast enough. It is a game of wait and chance…only if you have the time. 😉
Is anyone else not getting emblems when visiting? I know I read about 60/day but I’ve not got any since Monday (Wednesday evening here now). Assumed at first it was a 24 hour thing reset rather than daily reset but still nothing
Best thing to do at this point would be to contact EA. It may be a specific issue with your game that they’ll need to go in and fix.
Just like during the Easter event I can’t open the game. I get the movie theatre screen, then all black and nothing happens. Last time it was solved by a Play Store update, so maybe I will try a re-install. But that scares me a bit, it would be my first time…
Re-install worked. So many updates!
Just annoyed I had to do it…
Smithers Is Gone! He is my next daily task and he is no where to be found! When I go to the town census it says “*ERROR” next to his name. I have had him forever but I don’t know why he just disappeared. And I cant even find him wondering in my town either. Any suggestions on how to get him back or why he left in the first place? Thanks!
Known glitch. We commented about it in the post below. It should help.
So has anyone else had this happen, after completing the tasks upon unlocking Brockman and Pye (broadcasting “crackpot” and redirecting traffic) I got the little pointing finger pointing to Brockman in the lower left corner like he had a task to do and every time I would click on it a pop up appeared saying I completed the task and gave me 100 emblems. I was able to do it three time (300 emblems). Glad there was a malfunction in my favor.
Now that’s a nice glitch.
Yeah I know. Just wish I could come carrots more glitches like that!
Hi!! I am having an issue with my game now… Yesterday I managed to hit 18000 emblems, which allowed me to unlock the wiggum skin. However, I hit the required number of emblems while in the midst on tappin friends buildings. I was notified that I had gotten the prize but when wiggum finished his task his skin is nowhere to be found, neither is there any character introduction ;(
If you tap on him while he is just wandering, does a +/- sign show next to his name on his task list? If so, click on it and see if you can scroll left and right to his skins.
Also, try to go into your menus and look for the lil brown cardboard inventory storage box in the lower left side of the screen. Scroll to the very end of the inventory list and see if it is back in there.
Ok found it!! It was hidden in my inventory all along.. Thanks for the help :)))
just got the table Wooo Hooo! Off to get that Anvil! 😉
I have been getting a lot too. I find if I click on the premium places (those bought with donuts)to spy on a friend I am more likely to get donuts.
just grabbed those two late last nite and now just under 200 to get that Fiest table! I am totally loving this event! The best! Right up there with last Halloween, imho! Also i do love those traffic reports!
Who’s Pye? Lol!
I don’t have this caracter and I’ve never seen him before either xx
Arnie Pye. He is a premium character that you purchase with donuts.
I see! I wasn’t sure if he was from an event that happened before I was playing.
His skin will be in my inventory alongside barney’s for a long time lol!
I am so glad I wont have to put up with the stupid helicopter tasks anymore. Now if they could just do something about arnie’s voice.
lol you don’t like the helicopter flying around Springfield?
Not when Im trying to tap on other things and I keep hitting the helicopter by mistake. Especially when Im no where near the darn thing.
Also seriously loving the amount o donuts I seem to be collecting visiting neighbors!!
It’s pretty sweet isn’t it?! 🙂
How do you get donuts? I finished the friend points weeks ago, no donuts. Am I missing something?
Btw I am loving this event too !
They pop out at random when visiting friends. Some get tons and others like me have gotten less since it became available.
I noticed that I never got donuts after maxing out on FP’s until I said goodbye to being a freemium player over Easter… Have you guys noticed if that’s true? I still have another freemium account where I’m not getting any donuts after maxing out…. I’d love to be wrong on this one…
Nope, a TON of readers here that are strictly freemium players get a lot of donuts from maxing out FPs. It has a lot to do with how often you visit neighbors & it is random as well. Took me until Easter to finally get free donuts from it & I’m a premium player. 🙂
Not at all. I haven’t gotten any donuts and I’ve invested about $140 or so into the game.
I just unlocked them a little bit ago, I love having all the new skins 🙂