Hey there Hoppereenos!
Issue 3 is now out and in full swing. For those of you that have already collected your 55,000 Pie Bombs and have now moved on to collecting 61,500 Freeze Rays… here is a Calendar that should help you out.
As per usual, I will be starting the Calendar one day AFTER Issue 3 release so you can factor in time to get to the complete unlock of the new Issue.
The 3 Issues are going to overlap one another depending on where YOU are in the game.
Now for some insight. This Calendar is created by utilizing the date the new Issue launches. If you are behind and still collecting the previous issue items (Carbon Rods/Pie Bombs), you won’t match up the Calendar. No worries… I was in my game 10 minutes and already had 2000 Freeze Rays. They will be simple to collect if you just spend a lil time in your game and your neighbors daily. This is 61,500 divided by 13 days.
BREAKDOWN OF PRIZES
Here are the Prizes you can win for Issue 3 and the amount of Freeze Rays you will need to unlock them.
Issue 3 Prizes Requiring Freeze Ray Guns
14000 Freeze Rays- Super Jeb
37000 Freeze Rays- Death Mountain
61500 Freeze Rays- The Collider
Don’t stop collecting Freeze Rays once you hit 61,500, because as in the last rounds you WILL have that extra chance at the 3 Donut Mystery Boxes. Word of caution on this one, if you are NOT in your town when you hit the bonus, any additional Freeze Rays collected may not count towards the new mark. So be careful. If you are close, you may want to go back to your Springfield just before you hit it.
For every Additional 6000 Freeze Rays you collect, you will get the chance at tapping on one of 3 Mystery Boxes with 1, 2, or 3 Donuts inside.
If you miss your chance the first time or even second, you can retry for $150,000. So make sure you have some cash set aside if you want to buy your donuts. (I intentionally did NOT use my trick on this one so you can see how much it costs to try again. The 3 donuts were in the center box on this one without the trick.)
Now… the shortcut trick I use for these and the Level Up Bonus boxes you can try in your games. This is completely up to YOU to try it. I seem to get 3 donuts pretty much every time on the first box with it. Just press and hold down on the box on the far right. Do not let go, keep pressing down. Watch the lights. They will cycle through around, back and forth, and flashing. Once they cycle all the way through one time, let go. (Usually as the lights are cycling to meet up at the top.) It is how I have usually avoided paying any extra cash for my 3 Donuts.
There you have it. An Issue 3 Calendar taking you to the end of the 3 Issues and that much closer to the Secretive Issue 4. Again, do not worry… you CAN keep collecting the Issue Currency until you reach the next goal. So continue collecting Freeze Rays until you hit 61,500 and it will switch over for you.
What do you think of the new Issue 3 so far? How fast is your Collection of Freeze Rays going? How many do you have? Looking forward to a specific prize? Let us know.
Yesterday I unlocked The Collider and now I’m not sure if I should start saving felons for issue 4 or just keep tapping and try to score as many free donuts as possible:) Any thoughts?
I do not think they will matter in Issue 4. Pretty much everything is going on the 24th. It’s all under wraps… so still possible.
Ok, maybe a little bit of both then:) chasing donuts until sunday and then save some felons just in case:)
I’m a freemium player and now I’ve got 71 donuts. I’m considering buying something for the first time:) Do you have any suggestions on what to get?
Limited items. They tend to go away for a while. I Love Plopper. Issue 4 is gonna hit next week, you may want to save for that
This is strange – i never got the collide but am well into issue 3 (im on the last thing to collect) – do you know why that could be? Thanks! !
Feel free to censor part of this comment as it probably contains a spoiler, but I saw something odd in a neighbor’s town tonight. 4 Canyoneros, and Radioactive Man flying around the town. Is it safe to assume that this is a hacked town?
Since you can only get one Canyonero and Radioactive does not currently exist in the game… I think you can draw a pretty clear idea of what kind of town they have. 😉
Does anything else happen after you build Death Mountain and send what’s-his-face to hatch a plan? I’m trying to decide whether it’s worth it to spend the donuts to rush the build, since I’m kinda in the mood to play right now. But if that’s pretty much it, then I don’t want to waste donuts!
If you don’t have hank scorpio, nope that’s it.
Thanks, Alissa! I ended up deciding to wait, so it sounds like I may the right decision! 🙂
I have over 40,000 freeze Rays, have crafted one of each of ALL of the Zenith buildings. I’m LOVING this event, first one I’ve gotten really into, I only started playing during Phase 2 of Christmas 2014. Super addicted already!! I feel like I’m at a good pace to get more bonus boxes. Earned about 30 donuts through leveling up and bonus games so far, and won 5 in a Sideshow you yesterday. The TSTO gods are smiling on me. Haha
I can’t find super Jeb in my inventory anywhere. I have almost enough freeze rays to unlock death mountain. Does anyone know what I could do? When I click on the trophy and go to issue 3 it shows that super jeb has been unlocked. I believe I was visiting friends towns when he was unlocked.
Check every single icon in there. Check your town too in case you placed it without knowing. If still nothing, let EA know.
Just got Doctor Colosuss but still getting pies not Ray guns?
He’s got a short quest to complete and then issue 3 should start. Once issue 3 starts then you’ll start to get the Ray Guns
After we place the death mountain, do we need to let Dr colossol to hatch a new scheme for 8 hrs quest? Because we will miss out on the earning of ray guns from him.
Yes, you’ll need to follow the questline.
No problem…Doc gives 10 freeze rays in 4 hrs. Hence you would only lose 20 freeze rays in those 8 hrs which wouldn’t make a huge difference at the end…if you keep on tapping positively once in a while you could get all those freebies quite easily
OK thank you! Yes tapping a criminal is just as good.
Thank you for the Event Calendar
This article is chock full of information that should encourage Tappers to earn Freeze Rays (plenty of Freemium Prizes during this event) 🙂
I miss the hench-clowns
Will there be new items to craft in the upcoming 4th issue or will this feature end as soon as the 4th issue starts? Should use all my craft items after having crafted all the items once…or should i wait for 4th issue?
Right now it doesn’t look like it, but EA’s keeping the details of Issue 4 under wraps.
Aw, man…..but thanks 🙂