Hey there Hoppereenos!
Bouncing by with a lil help with the new Act Two Event issues we see being addressed in the comments. So sit tight while we take a peek at some of the main Questions we are seeing and offer up some answers.
Let’s look into some of these now…
I AM NOT ABLE TO UPGRADE!
We see this pretty much every Event. Some players games will “hiccup” and not go into the next stage fully. Or at times they will go into it but then reverse back. Either way, this makes it a bit more difficult for you to move on.
Side Note: If you are still seeing the Message at Monsarno below, it means what the dialog is telling you… you need to continue the story. In other words, finish the questline. As soon as I tapped on Homer’s ! and got to the point I squished 5 of the New Bob Clones, once that “Completed” popped up I was able to then go back to Monsarno and Level 8 Upgrade was there now.
Now for those that have done the dialog and still don’t see the options popping up, the best suggestions we can offer is to follow some basic steps first…
- Double check your App Market to ensure you did not miss an Update there. A lot of times they send an Update just prior to the new Phase to help with any glitches
- Try restarting your device. There were several In Game updates that hit my device the last few days. One just before the new Act Two launched. Restarting your device may help any missed kick in for you.
- This is a little more extreme, but Uninstall/Reinstall the app. This will ensure you do not have a corrupted file in there for one causing the issue. This will also force your device to be on the most current game file and items. Just make sure your account is linked to Origin so you can sign back in once you complete the process.
Beyond that, you will need to get in touch with EA for further support.
For some of you not seeing this, it may be due to two possible things…
- The First being issues with the items above, so try those.
- The Second is you may already have the items. The only ones that transferred over are the main 3. Founder Statue, Simpsons Old Farm House, and Mutant Pet Plant.
Once in there, go to the Crafting Icon and tap on it. (Lab Beaker and Flask)
Then scroll to the left or right using the arrows through all the Craftable Items til you see the ones tagged “NEW”. You will see the items rolled over from Act One Personal PRizes that you did NOT already get there to craft.
Sadly some of you contacting EA got the “not so helpful” side of their outsourced “help”. Just so you are aware, they are usually a couple days behind in the information and many of them do not even play or know the game at all. More just work from scripts, so their help is limited.
The CORRECT information is just as Alissa posted in main run down and as I stated here (verified by the actual EA contacts that create/play the game)… you WILL be able to craft the Statue, Farm House, and Pet Mutant Plant from Act 1 if you did not win them in Act 2. My EA contact even pulled up his personal game along with others in the office to check multiple times. Everyone had all 3 items in their games in Act 2 as they should be. So if you are being told differently, the rep is WRONG. Try the steps of troubleshooting above, try to get a EA rep on the PHONE not chat. If you get one that is not helpful, disconnect Chat and try again or ask for a supervisor.
In the meantime, the main EA office is going to be contacting those in charge of the Chat Reps and other reps giving wrong info out to get them to stop misleading players.
WHAT SHOULD I DO? CRAFT OR UPGRADE?
This part is going to be totally up to YOU to decide. These Events are set up now so you can customize them to fit the needs and wants YOU have. So in the end, the decision will be yours.
Here are some suggestions, again… just OUR opinion. You do not have to follow it. Final Choice is yours.
- If you want any of the Craftable items, like the Farmer’s Market or any other Crafting item, get it. As we are seeing these Materials will take time and effort to acquire, so you may want to snag something while you have the Materials to do so.
- Upgrade Monsarno. Again, items are needed for things like Craftables and Event Personal Prizes, so you want to do all you can to be able to collect those items quicker and in more quantity. Upgrading the Monsarno Research will once again unlock more Character tasks with payouts for Materials.
Now deciding which of the two options to take will be something YOU will have to ponder on. If you are struggling to get items due to your game play, you may want to get the Craftable items last after you see what all you can afford to get vs what you really want to make. Upgrade the Monsarno Research as high as YOU can go. Doing so will unlock tasks. Tasks will get more Materials. More materials will in turn help you get more Craftables.
Myself, I am personally going for the Upgrade route on this one.
Here’s my take on it all…
YES…UPGRADE! You should upgrade..it makes the most sense. I’ve been telling you that since day 1. BUT there is an exception to this…and here it is…
IF you want the Farmer’s Market (and no there’s no special benefit to it. It doesn’t pay event currency…just regular cash and XP. There’s no extra quests with it. It does however, boost consumerism) and you’re close to getting it, continue to grind towards it.
Now here’s what I mean by close…if you think you’ll unlock it by tomorrow. i.e. you’re within 2,000 Fertilizer (so at that 13,000-14,000 mark).
If you’re below 13,000 you’ll need to evaluate how much you’re earning per day and see if it’s worth it to continue to craft. You may benefit from limited upgrading (i.e. to unlock the DNA tasks, and just going a couple of levels)…but you have to evaluate where you are and how much you can earn per day.
IF you don’t care about the Farmer’s Market, or feel you can easily catch up…Upgrade.
The choice is yours. This is just my take on it and what I would do if I was close to getting the Market (I did however unlock it yesterday..and I made the same choice. I crafted it, to get it out of my “goals” list and focus on what happens in Act 2)
But here’s why I say to upgrade if you’re close…. If you’ll achieve the Farmer’s Market by tomorrow, then you can put it out of your focus and concentrate on upgrading (which you’d need to do anyway) and getting the new crafting prizes. With the Farmer’s Market off your mind. If you spend all that currency (Fertilizer) on upgrading, it’ll take you some time to get it all back and to me…that’s a mental blow. At least if you craft it you have something to show for your efforts over the last 2 weeks.
But again…I ONLY recommend this if you’ll get it by tomorrow.
If you are going the upgrade route…be warned there is no cap. So you can continue to upgrade and upgrade and never reach it. So I suggest stopping around Levels 17-19…at that point you’ll have unlocked the final task (a corn task) and upgraded each one as good as they’ll get. Once you hit Level 20 it’s just a small increase (and some don’t increase at all) in Fertilizer, Corn or DNA.
More on the Upgrades and tasks it unlocks coming in another post.
There you have it, some basics on the Event for Act 2. Much more details coming on Neighbors, Maths, etc. What do you think of Act 2 so far? Collection going well? Did this help you? Let us know.