Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The Superhero Event is upon us and Springfield has been invaded with Superheros, creeping Criminals & a whole new Comic Book look! In the second Issue of the Superhero Event, action will slow down a bit as Clownface takes over. You’ll see the questline require more prizes in order to progress…but don’t be discouraged. For the lull in the questline doesn’t mean a lull in the action. There’s plenty of Criminals to tap, Felons to clobber & pie, lots and lots of pie!
The Event is broken up into 4 Issues, with each Issue containing part of the Story. To help you along with the story line you’ll get at least 3 prizes per Issue. Each prize will help further move you through the story and uncover what comes next! For Issue 2 you’re tasked with collecting Pie Bombs to unlock each prize! The second Issue 2 prize awarded at 29,000 Pie Bombs is The Collector an all new skin for Comic Book Guy! Because it’s only fitting that the comic book nerd get in on the Superhero action…
So let’s take a closer look at this ultra lazy villain and just what happens when you unlock him in your Springfield!
WARNING Mild Dialogue Spoilers Below…
Once you’ve collected 29,000 Pie Bombs you’ll automatically be awarded the Collector and you’ll see this message popup:
Once you’ve won it, The Collector will automatically be placed in your inventory. So remember, you’ll have to go into your inventory to retrieve it.
Remember…you WILL need Comic Book Guy in order to use this in your town. So if you don’t have him work as quickly as you can to unlock him. The information below will not apply until you unlock CBG.
Once you’ve unlocked the Collector some dialogue from Comic Book Guy will start up immediately and the action in the event will continue again (note: the first bit of dialogue will appear even if you don’t have CBG unlocked in your game)
The Collector Pt. 1
Comic Book Guy: I seem to have been zapped with a Mind Control Ray, warping me back to season 11’s — The Collector! They’ll need a stronger mind-meld to overcome the fact that The Collector was encased in Lucite and died at the end of that episode. Worst. Update. Ever
Reach Level 13 and Build Android’s Dungeon
Make Comic Book Guy Wear the Collector Outfit- remember it’s in your inventory…
Collector: I could fight off this Mind Control Ray but that would mean actual effort. So instead…I give you The Collector!
The Collector Pt. 2
Collector: So what pray tell is the purpose of my character’s reboot?
Clownface: You’re tagging along with me on my crime wave.
Collector: The Collector collects for no one other than my dear, sweet Kumiko!
Kumiko: The Collector is no fool. I threatened to swap his Super Squishee for a healthy alternative.
Clownface: And they call me the villain.
Make Clownface Steal The Collector’s Collection- 6s, Earns $35, 1xp
The Collector Pt. 3
Clownface: Steal for me of kiss your own collection good-bye, Collector!
Collector: My Boba Fett Belt Buckle?! My Silver Surfer Fanny Pack?! My Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver?! All gone! You monster! I swear by The Collector’s crop-top T-shirt, I will return these items to their Mylar repositories!
Kumiko: Does this mean you won’t be back for dinner?
Collector: Miss dinner?! Never! I shall return pre-bibbed with fork and knife in hand, my sweet!
At this point you’ll unlock the ability to craft your first item…the Botanical Garden.
Capture Criminals to Find Lockpicks
Exchange Lockpicks for the Botanical Garden
Once you’ve collected all 5 the “Get it Now!” button will turn from Pink to Green and it’ll say “Craft Now”. Just tap that to craft the building.
The Botanical Garden will then be yours and you’ll have the option to place it in Springfield now, or store it in your inventory for later.
We’ll have a breakdown of building sizes, payouts & conform-o-meter impact later in this post.
After you’ve crafted the Garden this will popup:
Collector: Precious memorabilia. How I’ve longed to run my stubby fingers over you! A Mind control Ray pales in comparison to my love of my keepsakes. Please, I implore you to keep looking for more. I’ll reward you handsomely if you do!
You will then be tasked with rebuilding Zenith City, as the following task pops up:
Craft Zenith City Apartments
Craft Zenith City Lofts
Craft Zenith City Storefront
Craft Zenith City Times
Here’s the breakdown from the Craft Menu of everything you can craft and for how much:
So now let’s get into the finer details of crafting….
How Do I Access the Crafting Menu?
After you’ve unlocked The Collector & unlocked the ability to craft you’ll have two options to access the Craft Menu (well three if you count the Do It button on the task list). First option is to tap on The Collector icon in the top right corner of your screen (where the Felon Icon is):
Don’t worry if you have Felons in your town that Icon will still appear as well.
The second option is to tap on Android’s Dungeon and that will bring up the option to access crafting menu (hit Enter to see the menu):
What Items Can I Craft?
You can craft the following:
Zenith City Times
Zenith City Apartments
Zenith City Lofts
Zenith City Store Front
Zenith City Phone Booth
How Will I Know When I Can Craft an Item/How Can I Craft an Item?
From your Crafting Menu, the icon next to the item will change from a Pink “Get it Now” to a Green “Craft Now”. That’s how you know the item can be crafted. Tap on the Green “Craft Now” button to craft that item.
Remember just because you can craft an item doesn’t mean you have to. You can hold off and save those crafting items for another Zenith City item.
Where Does My Item Go Once It’s Crafted?
Once you’ve crafted an item you’ll get a popup that asks if you’d like to place the item in your Springfield now or place it in your inventory. If you hit Place you can build/place it in your Springfield. If you hit Store it will be stored in your Inventory until you pull it out and place it in your Springfield
Note: All of them items, with the exception of the Phone Booth, have a build time with them.
How Do I Get the Items Needed To Craft?
It’s simple really, just keep playing the game as you have been! Every Pie earning action you’re already doing will now occasionally drop items for crafting! WARNING: Not every item will drop every time. So be patient with the drop rates & try not to get frustrated!
Here’s the breakdown of how you can get each item:
Note: You cannot collect items for crafting until AFTER you’ve unlocked the ability to craft.
Lockpicks- Earned by tapping on Criminals. These will fall RANDOMLY when tapping Criminals. Like Arbitrarium
Handcuffs- Earned by defeating Felons. These will only fall on the final hit to a Felon. In other words you have to completely defeat a Felon and when the 3rd and Final heart is gone that’s when you’ll be awarded Handcuffs. Basically when you get the 150 Event Currency Payout, you’ll also get handcuffs.
Phones- Earned by Reporting Crimes in a neighbors town. ie Tap Red Phones to get Red Phones. These will fall RANDOMLY when tapping Red Phones in neighbor’s towns, like Arbitrarium.
Capes- Earned by Clearing the Superior Squad HQ every 4hrs. It appears as though these will always fall every 4hrs. Sometimes you will see the cape, sometimes you will not. However, on tries when I didn’t see the cap it still said +1 Cape.
What’s The Breakdown for Each Building? What Does it Do? What’s the Payout? How Big Is It? etc
Here’s the breakdown for everything you can craft so far…
Item: Botanical Gardens
Build Time: 4hrs
Payout: $150, 13xp/8hrs
Conform-O-Meter Impact: Tree-Hugging +100
Unique: Yes, so far.
Note: the files indicate that this is NOT unique. However, I have yet to see another way to craft one.
Item: Zenith City Phone Booth
Cost: 10 5
Build Time: Instant
Conform-O-Meter Impact: Vanity +10
Unique: No, craft as many as you’d like
Note: this can be placed on Squidport, as well as Springfield.
If I Want to Rush these With Donuts, How Much Will It Cost?
As ALWAYS we encourage you NOT to use donuts to rush your game…including when you craft items. It’s easy to obtain the items with regular play, so keep playing and save your donuts for better things!
However, I know there are some of you that will ask so…The more items you collect the less each building will cost in donuts. So for every person it will be unique. So if you want to see how much it will cost to get a particular building for you, after you have some items, hit the Get it Now Button. That will give you the option to purchase the building for donuts. It will also show you how many donuts you’ll need based on where you are.
Is There A Purpose to These Items? Does A Character Interact With Them? Will They Come into Play Later in the Event?
As of right now, they’re just buildings. They’re there to earn you cash and xp and boost your Conform-O-Meter rating and little else. Currently no characters interact with them.
As far as if they’ll come into play later in the event? We’ll have to wait and see what EA has in store for Issue 4!
Oh and last, but certainly not least, let’s remember this prize was about unlocking The Collector! So let’s take a look at The Collector’s tasks:
|Buy Laffy Meal for the Toy||1hr||$70, 17xp|
|Practice Swordmanship||8hrs||20 Event Currency|
|Snipe Online Auctions||12hrs||$420, 100xp|
|Sort His Collection||24hrs||$600, 150xp|
He also has a 4hr Attack Felon task
So that my friends is the full breakdown of The Collector and your new found ability to Craft/rebuild Zenith City!
What do you think of The Collector? Have you earned it yet? If not how close are you? What are your thoughts on crafting? Do you like the idea of being able to get Zenith City Buildings via Crafting? How about the buildings being offered? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!