Hey there Hoppereenos.
You also want to make sure you have initiated the questline to the point it tells you to go visit Neighbors. This should start the Actions for you. This is in New Hero Rises Part 2.
That means they are in the Superheroes Event and most likely to have buildings to Report Criminals and Criminals to Capture. If they are NOT in the Event fully, it will limit what YOU can tap on and also cause issues of Vandalism (more info below).
So I suggest taking a look at your MAIN Neighbor screen first to make sure both of you are on the same page when visiting until they all finish updating. Until then, you could be wasting your visits. Yes, there are still people not updated. If they still are not, you may want to think at this point of taking down their name and replacing them for the Event, then add them back later. Or just remove them all together. Your choice.
Now on to the basics of visiting your neighbors. These will be VERY similar to those in Issue 1.
HOW MANY ACTIONS DO I HAVE IN NEIGHBORS?
The breakdown for this event is as follows…
90 Actions to Capture Criminals (about 30 Visits): 3 Criminals per town with a payout of 3 Carbon Rods per Criminal. (This Criminals Appearance has not changed to the Clown Wig, but will still put out the new Currency for Issue 2.)
Unlimited Actions to Report Crimes: 3 Buildings per town with a payout of 1 Carbon Rod per Building. I was able to keep going through all 100 of my neighbors. (Add more Neighbors to your town HERE).
Criminals will show up all over the town, including the Boardwalk if there are not many roads. So just take a quick scan for them. As in past Events, they also tend to creep to where you are in the town if you wait a bit.
Buildings and locations that are not already tapped but can be tapped will show the Red Telephone. If they are blank with nothing on them, it is very likely your Neighbor has not cleared the Radioactive Signals just yet on their end. Try again later.
This is something that has been long going on in the game and a pretty cool way to earn some Free Donuts from just tapping through Neighbors.
If you are at MAX FP Level, as you make your way PAST the 90 Neighbor Daily Actions on the Criminals, do not stop there. Keep tapping the Criminals. Depending on how many Neighbors you have, you can get anywhere from 1 up to 6 (which is most I got in one day) Free Donuts. Not bad for just tapping on through. You need to clear the Buildings for Game Currency anyway, so just keep on tapping Criminals at the same time too.
You may have already got a Free Donut or two and not even noticed. Just to give you an idea, I took a Screenshot of a Free Donut I got today during my daily visits (got 3 total). As you can see in the pic, it is a bit hidden and if you move through quickly it is very easy to miss.
Again, these will ONLY come from Criminal taps and
ONLY after you clear the Daily 90 Actions AND are at the MAX FP Level in your game. (Since updating to latest in app store, I am getting them during 90 actions too.)
There is a new element added to the Neighbor Visits in Issue 2 that comes once you unlock The Collector and Craft his first item, the Botanical Garden. (The Collector Part 3). You will then start to notice objects popping out of the Buildings you are tapping with the Red Telephone on them. So Reporting a Crime just became more helpful in the Event.
A Red Telephone will pop out along with the Pie Bombs here and there at random. These will be needed for The Collectors items, so it is a good idea to tap all the Buildings you can in every Neighbors towns until you can’t tap anymore for 24hrs. The extra items will come in great handy. Another reason to keep on tapping away.
Again, this will NOT appear until the Collector is unlocked and you got past his questline… The Collector Part 3. More details and information on this will be in the Collector Post.
HOW CAN I GET MORE PIE BOMBS?
If you purchase the Superior Squad Membership for 90 donuts, you will get double the payout on CRIMINALS ONLY. So 90 actions at 3 Pie Bombs per Criminal turn into 6 Pie Bombs per Criminal.
WHAT IF MY CRIMINALS ARE PAYING ONLY $$$ & XP?
If you are only seeing a payout of $$$ & XP or nothing at all when you tap a Criminal, it means you have already used up your 90 actions for the day and have to wait until your 24hrs resets. Or they have not updated to New Hero Rises Part 2. Once it resets, you will be able to go back in and start over. Same for questline.
Best thing to do while hopping in n out of Neighbors, is just pay attention how many Captures and Reports you have left as you Visit. If it is ZERO, then you are done with your Actions for the day. So watch for both issues. You ran out of 90 Actions and those NOT updated towns.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I TAP ON A BUILDING?
To add even MORE fun to the game, any animation the Building has that you tapped will come alive. This is a GREAT chance to get to see all those dormant ones in action again. So have fun tapping away and look for ones you may have not been able to see animation on in a while and bring them alive. Like the Guinea Pig Rescue or my fav… Bad Dream House.
This is where it is CRITICAL you make sure you Neighbor is updated.
If they are fully into the Event and collecting Carbon Rods, then you can tap on ANY building that has a Red Telephone on it and it will act just as a normal building tap. They will see the Spotlight on the Building in their town and can clear it for Carbon Rods. Vandalism will not happen.
If your Neighbor is NOT fully updated and NOT collection Carbon Rods, the tap on the Red Telephone on the Vandalism Buildings will result in them actually being Vandalized and seeing the Broom and graffiti on their end.
So if you both are updated, Vandalism will NOT be an issue this Event. 🙂
WHAT HAPPENS IN MY TOWN WHEN BUILDINGS ARE TAPPED?
WHAT DO I GET FOR CLEARING THE RADIOACTIVE SIGNAL?
Now the tricky part, the faster you respond to the Reported Crime the more payout you get from it. Here is what we found in our testing.
Start Payout: 4 Pie Bombs
-4hrs: 3 Pie Bombs
-4hrs: 2 Pie Bombs
-4hrs: 1 Pie Bomb
So as you can see, you will get MORE Pie Bombs the quicker you clear those Radioactive Signals off your Buildings. Every 4hrs you wait to clear it, the amount you get will drop.
No. The two are completely separate. Collect away. During this event you can continue to collect money from any building in your town. Your Neighbor will be able to tap regardless if there is $$ or not. The ONLY thing that will not allow them to tap is the Radioactive Signal on a Building. So clear those as fast as you can to leave places for them to tap.
There you have the basics of Visiting Neighbors and clearing their taps in your town. Want to know more about what YOU can do daily to earn the Pie Bombs Faster? Check out our Math Post on it all.
What do you think of this Issue 2 Neighbor Visits? Are you getting a lot of Pie Bombs? Lol. Let us know.