Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well after taking some time off to be with our families during Christmas…we’re back! And you guys have a TON of questions. Could EA have picked a more inconvenient time to have an update AND have a major server crash issue?!
Hopefully everyone’s back up at this point (I know last night’s patch helped me get back in). If you’re still having issues we recommend contacting EA. They should be back open now (they were closed yesterday for Christmas)…and if you need more assistance than the patch they should be able to help (or at least escalate your specific game).
Now…since the night before Christmas brought a new Phase of Christmas and we know a lot of you still have a TON of questions about it (of course us taking time off right after it hit didn’t help..) I figured now would be a good time for another edition of Addicts question corner. This time we’ll tackle the basics of Phase 2. We’ll still have more in-depth posts about each topic..but consider this a basic FAQ that should help with a lot of your general questions.
Let’s get started shall we?
So Christmas is over and Santa’s bolted out of Springfield…why? Because the Elves are are Spring Break! Your job is to collect Elves and blast them out of Springfield! So just how do you do it? Let’s break it down…
I have Elves Flying Around in my Springfield, but they don’t collect when I tap on them. Why?!
In order for the Elves to start to count towards your totals you’ll need to reach Part 3 of Project After Party. That quest will tell you to collect 10 Elves. At that point your Elves will start to count towards your total (and you’ll see counter appear over your Conform-0-Meter stars).
Note: Some players have reported that if they tapped Elves before this stage…once they reached this stage the earlier Elves were counted in their totals. Also, applies for Cog Wheels if you were awarded them for your daily bonus before starting the event.
UPDATE BUNNY: What is the Elf Spawn Rate?
Currently, 3 every
15 mins verified it is 30 minutes now, for up to a MAX of 40. There is a possible bank, but I am still playing around to make sure. The bank shows 20, so far I am seeing that, but keep in mind this is ONLY if you have been away from your game for an extended time.
How do I get the Cannon?
The Cannon will appear in your store AFTER you’ve completed Part 3 of Project After Party & triggered Part 4. Part 4 is the quest to place the Cannon.
How often can I fire the Cannon?
The Cannon cool down time varies on the level of your Cannon. At it’s most basic (Level 1) stage…the Cannon cool down time is 4hrs. That means you can fire Elves from the cannon every 4 hrs.
How many shots do I get per fire?
You’ll get 3 blasts per “charge”.
How many Elves do I fire per shot?
Again, it’ll vary on the level of your Cannon, but at Level 1 you’ll get a max of 9 Elves per shot. However…if you don’t have 9 Elves collected and you fire the cannon it will go through whatever you have and burn a shot. So always make sure you have your minimum number of elves before firing the cannon.
How Many Bells Per Elf?
This is another thing that will vary on the level of your Cannon, but at level 1 you’ll get 2 Bells per Elf fired. So 9 Elves=18 Bells.
What about Neighbor Actions? How Many Bells There?
You’ll earn 5 Bells each for the first 30 actions, 3 Bells each for the next 30, 2 bells for the next 30, and 1 bell for the last 30. For a total of 120 actions…or 40 neighbors.
If I Tap on the Elf Tunnel or the Cannon in my neighbor’s town is it Vandalism?
There’s conflicting answers on this. And we’ll tell you to err on the side of caution if you’re concerned about Vandalism/Righteousness. So…the files call it Vandalism, but I personally haven’t seen an impact in my town. So we don’t 100% know if it’ll impact it or not. So if you’re concerned about it, don’t tap the Tunnel or the Cannon.
However, if you’re NOT concerned about it tapping them can actually be beneficial for both you and your neighbors. If you tap the Tunnel or the Cannon in a neighbor’s town you’ll earn double the amount of bells that are currently paying out. (so if you’re on 5 bells..you’ll get 10, 3 you’ll get 6 etc). But your neighbor will also get 5 bells each time someone taps on their Cannon or Tunnel…AND they’ll have a chance to earn a donut.
So see…tapping on them could be beneficial for everyone involved…regardless of Righteousness.
How Do I Get Cog Wheels or Upgrade my Cannon?
You’ll start earning Cog Wheels from Elves once you earn the Canon Control Building from the prize menu. At that point you’ll occasionally earn 4 wheels (plus an bottled Elf) when you tap on an Elf. You will also earn 50 Cog Wheels every 5 days from the Daily Play Bonus (you know that thing that pops up each day when you log on that says Welcome Back Fair weather Friend. Usually awards cash and a Mystery Box).
How Do I Upgrade?
You can upgrade your cannon by collecting Cog Wheels. Collect enough for the next upgrade and you’ll be able to upgrade. (Like Clash of Clones) You upgrade through the Cannon Control Building.
What happens when I upgrade?
Various things will happen….like when you upgraded the castles during Clash of Clones. You’ll earn lower cool down times, more bells per elf or more elves fired per shot. All things designed to help you earn more bells faster.
Will Bunny be doing a Bell Calendar, like she did for Presents?
Yes. It’ll be posted soon 🙂
And now to cover a few things not Cannon related…
I purchased Donuts from Gil, but I never got them. They took my money & no donuts were received. What do I do?
Contact EA. They’ll want a receipt from the transaction (usually they’re emailed to you), so be prepared to send it do them. We recommend trying to contact them between 9am and 9pm EST & try to get the Call Me option to trigger. That way you’ll get to speak to someone directly (they’ll call you…there’s no phone number for you to call) and hopefully get it resolved right away.
I missed out on the free prizes from yesterday because of the lock out, can I still get them?
They’re currently gone from the game…however you can contact EA and let them know what happened. They should be able to restore it for you. We recommend trying to contact them between 9am and 9pm EST & try to get the Call Me option to trigger. That way you’ll get to speak to someone directly (they’ll call you…there’s no phone number for you to call) and hopefully get it resolved right away.
What were the free gifts?
Duff Beer Can Tree (if you have Duffman they’ll be a quest with him first. After you complete the quest then it was awarded to you)
Also, a decorated Lard Lad Donuts. If you don’t have Lard Lad in your Springfield it will remain locked in your inventory until you purchase Lard Lad.
And I know several of you were asking…so this is the popup that appeared:
I Missed _____ Prize from Phase 1, Can I still get it?
Currently, there is no way to get the prize for free. However, if you tap on the Part 1 tab in the prize menu it will show you prizes you missed & you’ll be able to purchase them with donuts. So if you really want that prize and don’t mind spending donuts for it you can still get it.
And that my friends is the full question corner rundown for Phase 2 of Christmas! Remember we’ll have more in-depth details for each area of the update coming…
What do YOU think of the new phase of Christmas? Anything you’re still confused on? What do you think of the new prizes? How about the new concept? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!