Hey there Hoppereenos. Bouncing on by with a lil help for all of you that are trying to figure out what the frak all this is about. Attack? Defend? Shields? Weapons? What do they all mean?
So I am sitting here giggling as I feel I have wondered into some Bizarro world of the Simpsons were Comic Book Guy and his friends took over the town in a giant game of LARPing. What is LARPing? Hmmmm… Well… just imagine a group of people acting out a game LIVE…in person…dressed in costume…at a park or open area. (Live Action Role Play.) Or some hybrid of Dungeons and Dragons. LOVE IT!!
That is what I thought of when this game info hit and I started reading through it all. Alissa just gave me a blank stare. “It looks like WHAT??!!” Lol.
Moving on…I am sure the rest of you are trying to make sense of it all. Where to start? What to do? Well, let’s take a closer look and break it all down.
What is the deal with all the Nerds?:
Nerds play a big part in this event as you will be using them in “battle” to help you obtain Gold & Elixr. (The two main event currency items.)
How do you get the Nerds?:
You can earn Nerds from your Castle. You get them every 2 hours. (Keep in mind, you have a MAX on the total amount of Nerd you can have at a time. It will vary on your Castle level. ) So make sure if you are close to your MAX, use up some nerds before you collect any more or they go to waste and you won’t get them back.
Level 1: Earn 5 Nerds
Level 2: Earn 10 Nerds
Level 7: Earn 15 Nerds
Level 12: Earn 20 Nerds
Level 15: Earn 25 Nerds
Level 18: Earn 30 Nerds
This is per castle. So, for example, if you have 3 castles all at Level 12 you’ll earn 60 total nerds every 2 hrs, 20 nerds per castle.
You can also buy the Nerds with your precious pink sprinklies. (I prefer to earn them myself.)
What are the MAX amounts of Nerds?:
This will vary on what Level your Main Barbarian Castle is on.
Level 1: 40 Nerds Max.
Level 3: + 5 Nerds = 45 Nerds Max
Level 9: + 5 Nerds =50 Nerds Max
Level 13: + 5 Nerds =55 Nerds Max
Level 16: + 5 Nerds =60 Nerds Max
Level 19: + 10 Nerds =70 Nerds Max
Now for some extra fun. There are 3 Castles total. So each additional Castle is going to add to the MAX total of Nerds in your town. So Castle Recycle & Boxingham Palace will each add an extra amount.
Level 3: + 5 Nerds
Level 9: + 5 Nerds
Level 13: + 5 Nerds
Level 16: + 5 Nerds
Level 19: + 10 Nerds
So essentially, if all 3 castles are maxed, you can have 130 total Nerds MAX for your town.
How do you use the Nerds?:
This is where it gets a lil interesting. You will use the Nerds to Attack and take Revenge on your neighbors as well as complete strangers. So let’s go a lil bit more into it and break that part down.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU USE THE NERDS?:
When you use the nerds to battle they don’t make it back. Basically any nerds you send to attack a neighbor don’t return to your Springfield. Once used…they’re gone. So the only way to get more nerds is to have them regenerate from the castles or purchase them for donuts from the store.
ATTACK A NEIGHBOR:
To “Attack” a neighbor, you go to your neighbor list the same as you have always gone. This time you will see the usual 3 chances to collect $$ & XP, but now will also see 5 chances to attack them and collect Gold & Elixr. (You will get the Payout when the building you Attacked times out or is Defended.)
You can only Attack buildings with the Axe & Sword icon over it. You just tap on the icon, select how many Nerds you want to use (the more you use the faster it will attack, and possibly destroy the building fast enough before your neighbor can stop it. Giving you more of a payout).
|Location Attacked||Elixr Payout||Gold Payout|
|Neighbor Castle Win||25||10|
|Neighbor Castle Lost (Defended)||10||2|
|Neighbor Building Win||18||8|
|Neighbor Building Lost (Defended)||5||1|
ATTACK A RANDOM PLAYER:
This is another silly element EA has tossed into the game. Instead of journeying to a neighbor to Attack, you can select the “REVENGE” option to get a chance to Attack some Random other Player on TSTO. This will yield a higher payout if you win against them. You can also just randomly attack a player by tapping on the Axe & Sword icon in the upper right corner of your main screen.
You can locate the “REVENGE” option by tapping on your Castle to see if the option is there, then scrolling down to the Revenge option. Once you tap Revenge, you will be relocated to the Random town. (Kind of a cool way to see other town you never have before.) Or you may be transported to a neighbor that just attacked you.
If you have a House that has been attacked or destroyed, you can also tap on it to get Revenge. It will even tell you the name so you know if it is a Neighbor or Random Invader too.
|Location Attacked||Elixr Payout||Gold Payout|
|Random Player Castle Win||140||50|
|Random Player Castle Lost (Defended)||10||2|
|Random Player Building Win||70||25|
|Random Player Building Lost (Defeated)||5||1|
You can continue hopping town to town to town this way until you run out of Nerds. It will alert you before each journey on the amount of Nerds you have left and if you want more, takes you to the Premium Options to buy them with donuts.
What Buildings can be attacked?:
Crazy Cat House
So in short, it does pay off to Attack a stranger vs a Neighbor. Also, if you want to have BOTH sides benefit, you can let the Attacks on you time out vs Defending them. It depends on you. We will look more into Defending in another post.
Did this help you? What strategies have you made? Any other suggestions you can add? Let us know below.