Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
With a new event upon us…everyone has lots of questions regarding what to do and when. We do try to answer each one individually, but I thought everyone could benefit from the answers to these questions. So it’s time for another addition of Addicts Question Corner….
First, let’s take a look at the Feds. I know Bunny answered a lot of these in her Neighbors post…but there are some more specifics you guys are looking for as well. So let’s break it all down (sorry if this is a repeat for any of you)..
When Do Feds Appear in MY Town?
Feds can appear in your town at any point once you start the update (ie after you’ve built the Workshop). They’re put there by your neighbors.
I Have Feds in MY Town, But I Can’t Give My Neighbors Any.
That’s most likely because you’re not at the point in the questline where you can give Feds. In order to give your neighbors Feds you have to reach/complete Part 9 of the main questline. It’s also a good idea to finish the Pixie Plight task that appears after part 9. (FYI…the BEST way to ensure you complete Pixie Plight is to send the agents to Other Springfield)
How Many Feds Can I Leave Each Friend?
3 Feds Per town.
How Many Feds Can Be In My Town?
20 Feds Can be in your town at once.
Do Feds Count As Daily Actions? Or Can I Leave Feds AND Tap Presents?
Feds DO count as your daily actions for that friend. So you can do a combination of any 3 actions. (ie 2 Feds, Tap 1 gift. Or 1 fed 2 gifts. etc). You CANNOT leave 3 Feds AND tap on presents though.
Do Feds Have a Timer in MY Town?
No. There’s no time limit on them. They’ll just roam around your town until you tap on them.
What’s The Pay Out For Feds?
When leaving Feds you’ll get the same payout as tapping gifts. The difference is your neighbor will also get 1 gift when clearing them in their town.
I Still Need FP, Will I Get FP If I Leave Feds?
Yes. FP will still drop when leaving Feds if you need it.
Will I Still Get FP From Feds Left in MY Town, Like Handshakes?
Yes. If you clear them you’ll still get 1 FP per Fed cleared.
I’m Maxed Out On FP…Can I Still Get the Chance For Donuts From Leaving Feds?
Yes. There is still a chance to get donuts from leaving Feds once you’re maxed out on FP.
How Come I See the Fed Wording Under the Daily Actions In a Neighbor’s town, but there is no Fed Button?
Again, you most likely have not reached and completed Part 9 of the main questline. The wording will appear in your neighbor’s town as soon as the event starts, but the actual Fed Button will not appear until you’ve reached and completed Part 9.
I’ve Completed Part 9, But I Still Can’t Leave Feds. Why???
Make sure you have daily actions available still at that neighbor. Remember, Feds count towards your 3 daily actions. So, if you don’t see a Fed option AFTER you’ve completed part 9…it could just be that you’ve maxed out your friend visit for the day.
How Do I Know If I Still Have Actions Available?
Look at these images…one shows no actions available and the other shows actions available:
I Have the Ability to Leave Feds, Yet Some Neighbors Don’t Have the Fed Icon. Why?
More than likely they haven’t upgraded to the Christmas Event. I know some players have been locked out of their games since the event hit…but others may have just stopped playing. Check out their activity to see when the last time they logged in was. If it’s been over 4 weeks you might want to consider deleting them and finding new friends.
If you’re still not seeing it in ANY town (and you’ve completed Pixie Plight as well) contact EA. Could be a specific issue with your game.
How Do I Know If My Friend Has Max Amount Of Feds?
This will popup…
Notice…the Fed Button is STILL there….even though they’re full of Feds. The popup won’t come up until you actually hit the Fed Button to leave Feds.
Is It Better To Leave Feds In My Town To Help My Neighbors More?
No. Not tapping Feds in your town does nothing. Your neighbor already get their presents when they left them. So leaving them in your town only hurts you, it doesn’t hurt them.
How Does Leaving Feds In My Town Hurt Me?
You only get a max of 20 Feds in your town at once. They won’t disappear until you tap on them. If you leave them, then other friends can’t leave you Feds…and you’ll be losing out on extra presents.
So Overall Is It Better To Leave My Friends Feds Or Tap Presents?
Once you have the ability to leave Feds that’s the best thing you can do for your neighbors (and you). It gives you BOTH Presents and it saves you a lot of time when visiting…since you won’t have to look for buildings to tap.
Can I Still Send Feds Even After I’ve Collected All My Neighbor Presents for the Day?
Yes. And you should. The best way to play is to send each of your neighbors 3 Feds everyday. This way they still earn presents from your actions, even if you don’t, and they’re more likely to send you Feds if they see you’re sending them to them.
And that should cover all the details on the Feds…
Now onto a few other questions:
How Do I Get More Elves?
You’ll earn a new Elf each time you complete the Daily Task. So that’s a total of 19 additional Elves you can earn in your game.
Also…the daily play bonus has now been Christmastized (that’s a word, right? 😉 )..and on the 5th day of playing you’ll earn an additional Elf.
How Do I Collect From Elves?
Their task takes 4hrs to complete. When they’re done, as soon as you log into your town, they’ll fly out of the Workshop with presents over their heads. You have to tap on each one to collect the present. Once you clear the present off of their head they’ll go right back to work (so no need to send them on a task).
Note: If/when you win the Bell….ringing it will cause the presents to auto collect from the elves. We’ll have a more detailed post on this later.
How Can I Earn More Presents?
We have a math post coming…but there are a few ways to earn presents.
-Send characters on their Toy Workshop tasks.
-If a character has another task before their Workshop task unlocks send them on that task.
-If you’re going to be away from your game for more than 4hrs, and a character has another tasks that’s longer but still earns presents (like Lisa’s make Snow Angels)…send them on that task to maximize the time.
-Visit your neighbors daily
-Give your neighbors Feds. Then they’ll be more inclined to give you Feds Back
-Tap on any and all Feds you see in your town.
-Play TSTO daily for the Daily Play Bonus…you’ll earn presents each day…
My Daily Task List Is Stuck. It won’t Come Up for Me To View it.
If this happens to you, and it’s happened to me, try going to Krustyland or a neighbor and coming back to your game. Or you can hard close your game and go back to it. That should free up the list for you to view.
I Can’t Store Ned’s House, Every time I Do it Crashes.
This seems widespread (it’s happening to me too). Unfortunately, if you’re trying to cancel Ned’s Snowmobile task for today…you can’t. You’ll have to wait for it to be completed OR spend donuts to rush it.
I Don’t Have Feds Yet, Am I Behind on the Questline?
No. Take your time with the questline. It’s shorter than the time you have to complete Part 1 so there is no rush to complete it. The most important thing is to make sure you’re on track for all the prizes via Bunny’s Calendar.
Will The Premium Items To Buy Leave Soon?
Aside for the items that have a timer…those that don’t I can only assume will leave when Part 1 leaves our games. So if there’s something you’ve had your eye on, pick it up now before it’s gone for good.
Note: Should I buy posts are coming.
Daily Task Prize Options, How Does that Work? Can I Choose Which One I Get?
First…no you can’t choose.
Second, it works like this:
The first item is always a unique item. So if you don’t have it, that’s what you get. If you already have the first item (like say from Christmas 2012 or 2013)…then you’ll get the second item.
In some cases the second item is a duplicate item as well…like the Elf House/Holiday tree…but it’s because it’s non unique.
Ok guys…I think I’ve got the most commonly asked questions (and a WHOLE LOTTA Fed detail) covered!
Is there anything else YOU want to know? What are your thoughts on the event so far? Are you plugging along nicely, or do you feel like you’re behind? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!