Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Just a little reminder that in just about 5 hrs from now (0800GMT) the Probes will switch to Ray Guns. And any Probe prizes you have yet to win will lock up and you will no longer be able to earn probes to win them.
So….if you’re not quite at the Donut Torture device, in the next few hours try to wrap up your squishing and see if you can earn those extra Probes to get there!
I know a lot of you have MANY questions regarding the phase change…so I’m going to try and tackle as many as I can below…
What time do the Probes change to Ray Guns?
Timer is set for 0800GMT (4am EDT). So that’s when it should change.
I’m so close to winning the donut torture device, is there any way I can hold off updating till I get it?
No. This is an automatic update configured with time coding. So that means at 0800 GMT the probes will disappear and Ray Guns will roll in. There’s no way to stop this…
I don’t have everything, did I completely miss my chance to get the Probe Prizes?
No. The good news is with the introduction of the next phase the Probe prizes (Mutant Peacock and Donut Torture Device) will move to craftable items (if you haven’t won them). So you can get a second chance at earning them via the Make-A-Thing Workshop!
When will Suzanne the Witch leave?
She’s scheduled to leave at 0800 GMT tomorrow as well. So…when the Probes leave so does Suzanne.
What about Devil Flanders, Witch Marge, Frog Prince, Freak Mobile, Bad Dream House, House of Evil etc?
The items that arrived in our games this morning are also available for a limited-time. How long is that time? I don’t know for sure. My assumption is they’ll last 2 weeks, just like the cemeteries did.
Will we be seeing Gil soon?
You never know just when Gil will be making an appearance. However, past on past donut sales…I don’t expect to see him until Christmas. So if you’re holding off on buying an old premium item looking for Gil…do so at your own risk. Especially since these items tend to disappear quickly.
I have all the Probe Prizes, should I hold off opening Treat Bags until the Ray Guns hit?
It’s not a bad idea. I don’t know for sure those Treat Bags will contain Ray Guns…but if you already have all the prizes it can’t hurt 🙂
Will the Pumpkin House and Hugo still be Craftable Tomorrow?
They should be. It doesn’t look like they have a timer linked to them…but with EA you just never know.
What’s the answer to the episode tie-in for free donuts?
You can check out the answer on this post 🙂
So my friends, that should cover all the basics for finishing out the Probes and ushering in the Ray Guns!
To sum up…Probes ending at 0800GMT (4am EDT) on 10/20…so get all the last ones you can! When they end (and there is no delaying the end of them) Ray Guns will arrive with a whole new set of prizes. However, you’ll still be able to craft Probe Prizes you might have missed via Make-A-Thing! Oh and if you’re looking to add Suzanne the Witch…do so before 0800GMT or you’ll miss out! 🙂
What did YOU think of Phase 1? Did you succeed in getting the Donut Torture Device? Are you ready to move onto Phase 2? What premium items have you picked up so far? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!