Math Of Earning Act Two

Hey there Mischeif Makers!!

Act One has ended and Act Two is in full swing. There is now a new Material for Event Currency to look toward earning, the Gas Masks. But I bet all this information, numbers, calculations, and need for items has got your head spinning? No worries, we are here to help as usual. Let’s hop on in, shall we?

Sideshow Bob 2

 

NOTE: These calculations are now factoring the lower rate of 3 Gas Masks per Mutant Smashed. Until we get word on why it dropped from 5 to 3, we will use that number.

To begin, all the information is very similar as in past events. The more time you spend in your game, the more chances you have at Gas Mask Earning Actions. The more Neighbors you visit daily, along with you just playing daily… will all contribute to YOUR individual results. 


LEVEL UP MONSARNO

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Here we are back to the similar information as Act One. Leveling up. It will help, to a point. More so to unlock all the extra tasks for Characters to drop items you need. In Act Two, it will be necessary to help you gain DNA strands.

Here’s the breakdown…

Level Fertilizer  Corn Reward 
8 1050 175 Highrollers for DNA
9 1200 200 Increases Corn Payout from jobs
10 1350 225 Kooks for Fertilizer
11 1500 250 Increases Fertilizer Payout from jobs
12 1650 275 Brainiacs for DNA + Library
13 1800 300 Increases DNA Payout from jobs
14 1950 325 Civil Servants for Corn + Human Resources
15 2100 350 Increases Corn Payout from jobs
16 2250 375 Celebrities for DNA
17 2400 400 Increases Fertilizer Payout from jobs
18 2550 425 Increases Corn Payout from jobs
19 2700 450 Increases DNA Payout from jobs
20 2850 475 Increases DNA, Fertilizer & Corn Payout from Jobs
21+ 150 Each lvl 25 Each level Increases DNA, Fertilizer & Corn Payout from Jobs

Alissa posted a really good detailed run down on all of the Monsarno Leveling Up HERE. 

My suggestion is to Level Up to at LEAST 8 so you unlock the DNA task option for High Rollers, Gamble on the Future/ 12hrs/ 5 DNA/ 100XPAct Two DNA Corn Fertilizer Gas Masks

 


LEVEL UP FRINK’S HERBICIDE SQUIRTERFrank's Herbicide

With Act Two, another element of an item to Upgrade has been placed into our towns. The Herbicide Squirter is a FREE item you’ll unlock once you’ve completed The Soup Thickens Pt. 4 and started The Science of Cooking (questline walkthrough is here)

But what will this do to help? As you upgrade the Herbicide Squirter, your “Kill Zone” will increase when you try to tap on the now Mutant Bobs running around. So when you tap the screen, you will see a lil circle kind of span out from under your finger and span out in the area you tapped, showing you your “Tap Radius”. Any Mutant in that radius will be smashed and killed. That means less tapping and quicker clearing of them when you get in your game.Herbicide Tapping Radius

Next helpful item is HIGHER Material payouts. As you Level up the Herbicide Squirter, you will start to see yourself earning MORE corn, fertilizer, and DNA, the higher up it goes. Short story long… you pay into it Materials… it gives you more back.

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Level Requirement Gas Mask Payout
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Crafting Payout
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Radius Increase
1 n/a 3 4 n/a
2 60ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 60ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 7 Yes
3 120ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 120ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 7 Yes
4 180ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 180ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 7 Yes
5 240ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 240ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 9 Yes
6 300ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 300ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 9 Yes
7 360ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 360ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 9 Yes
8 420ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 420ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 13 Yes
9 480ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 480ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 13 Yes
10 540ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 540ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 13 Yes
11 600ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 600ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 16 Yes
12 660ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 660ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 16 Yes
13 720ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 720ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 21 Yes
14 780ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 780 ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 21 Yes
15 840ico_terwilligers_corn_lg 840ico_terwilligers_dna_lg 3 25 Yes
16+ + 60 of Each for Each Level increase 3 25 Yes

Again, Alissa went into great detail on this HERE so check it out for more info. 

As you can see, if you at least Level Up to 2-4 it will add and extra 3 Material Items to each tap. That can add up fast. Almost double of the normal 4 payout. It will help you immensely to get those items you want.

 



Now for the Main Math of Act Two…


MATERIALS FROM MUTANT BOBS IN YOUR TOWN

Once you get into the new Act Two questline, The Soup Thickens Part 1, you will be introduced to this Act Two’s main source of Event Currency, the Mutant Clone Bobs. Essentially like Corn husks (which is why some of you may notice them putting butter on themselves). Lol. They will help you with the New Event Currency,  Gas Masks, along with the other needed Materials. DNA, Corn, and Fertilizer.

Mutant Clone 3.1 mutantclone01_idleMutant Clone 2Mutant Bob Clones

Spawn at least 1 every 5 mins
40 MAX in your town at one time

There is NO Bank on this one, so once you reach MAX no more will spawn till you clear some out and wait another 5 mins for more to come. So at roughly 3 hrs 20 mins you are looking at hitting your MAX of 40.Full of Bob Clones

 

They roam all over town and will hide behind Buildings and Decorations. So use your “Movement Menu” to shut down all the items but Characters, then scan your town to see if you can locate any hidden.

 

Mutant Clone 1.1 Mutant Clone 3.2 Mutant Clone 2.1Mutant Bob Clones Payout (there are 3 different ones, and so far I have seen no real pattern of one paying out better than the others).

ico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg 3 Gas Masks

Plus ONE out of the Following Materials

ico_terwilligers_dna_lgDNA 4
ico_terwilligers_corn_lgCorn 4
ico_terwilligers_fertilizer_lgFertilizer 4
ico_terwilligers_mutantseeds_lgMutant Seedling 1

 

So let’s figure out a few scenarios to see just what the Mutant Bob Clones can earn for you in Gas Masks…

Visit Time Mutant Bob Clones Gas Masksico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg
Every 2 hrs 24 72
Every 4 hrs 48 144
Every 6 hrs 96 288

 

Then we will figure a middle ground, how many Gas Masks can you get if you Visit your town every 3 hrs (If you wait 4 hrs, you will be past the max of 40)?

Times A Day Gas Masksico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg
3 324
4 432
5 540
6 648

Visiting your town to squash Mutant Bob Clones every 3 hours a day, at least 6 times a day (18hrs)  will give you 648 Gas Masks Total A Day.

So clear them all when you see them to get as many Gas Masks as you can. Also Level Up that Herbicide Squirter to INCREASE the payout on the Materials the Clones give you. Bob Clones Cleared

 


MATERIALS FROM MUTANT SEEDLINGS IN YOUR TOWN

ico_terwilligers_mutantseedlingupdate Mutant Seedling

MAX of 10 in your town at a time

You should have seen some of these guys bouncing round your town from a Neighbor at this point. It is beneficial to BOTH of you to tap them as soon as you see them. If you wait too long, ONLY your Neighbor will benefit from leaving them there. These guys usually first appear in the Sidewalk or Boardwalks of Springfield, but will quickly bounce off. Just like Sideshow Bob, they will disappear into Buildings and Decorations. So get them while you can.

If you squish the Mutant Seedling BEFORE 4hrs, both You & Your Neighbor that left it will get ONE of the following Material Breakdowns…

ONE of the following

ico_terwilligers_dna_lgDNA 8
ico_terwilligers_corn_lgCorn 8
ico_terwilligers_gasmask_lgGas Masks 4

OR

ico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg 4 Gas Masks and Occasionally One of the following…

ico_terwilligers_dna_lgDNA 8
ico_terwilligers_corn_lgCorn 8

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If you do NOT squish the Mutant Seedling within 4 hours and they disappear for good, ONLY Your Neighbor will get ONE of the following Materials Breakdowns…

ONE of the following

ico_terwilligers_dna_lgDNA 4
ico_terwilligers_corn_lgCorn 4
ico_terwilligers_gasmask_lgGas Masks 2

OR

ico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg 2 Gas Masks and Occasionally One of the following…

ico_terwilligers_dna_lgDNA 4
ico_terwilligers_corn_lgCorn 4

and YOU GET NOTHING.

In other words SQUISH THEM. This way you both get something from the drop. As far as WHAT you might get, the Gas Masks tend to be Rare and the Corn & Fertilizer more Common.

Once time runs out or after your neighbor squishes them, you will receive a pop up in your game telling you how much additional items you just collected. Keep in mind, this will require them to exit out and their game sync up. As well as you exiting out, going back in, and allowing for that data to sync up to your town. So you may not see the info instantly.

Mutant Seedlings Harvested

 

ico_terwilligers_mutantseeds_lgMAX Mutant Seedlings you can Drop Off
This is the amounts you can leave when visiting and the time you have for them to be squished. Make sure to spread them round as many Neighbors as you can. You will know how many you can drop off by the icon in the top Right Corner of that Neighbor’s town. You will also know how many YOU have left by the counts in lower Left Corner of the Neighbor Screen.

10 Total to your Neighbors (4hr timer to payout)
5 Total to the OTHER Springfield (24 hr timer to payout)

If your Neighbors town is already FULL with Mutant Seedlings, you will see this message…

Intensive Farming Too Many Mutant Seedilings

 


GAS MASKS FROM MONSARNO RESEARCH

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Just like Act One, the Monsarno Research will continue to payout 120 of the Event Currency, so this time Gas Masks. The Payout is every 8hrs. So just visiting twice a day and collecting Rent on Monsarno Research will give you 240 Gas Masksico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg Total Daily

 


GAS MASKS FROM QUESTLINES

Starting at the beginning of Act Two, you will be Rewarded 100 Gas Masksico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg upon Completion of the Main Questline Parts. So finish them to help you hit your goals faster.Pushback Part 2

 


GAS MASKS FROM RANDOM CHARACTER TASKS

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Just like in Act One, Act Two will also have you complete Random Tasks to earn Materials that you would probably already be sending your Characters on anyway. These will trigger at the END of the Act 2 questline. The Bonus part to this is on top of the Material you will get from completing the task, if it is triggered by the Random Task Red Box you will also receive and additional 100 Gas Masks ico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg to help with your Personal Prize Goals.

So definitely use this one as much as you can to earn MORE Gas Masks for tasks. Random Tasks Completed Gas Mask

 



Now you have a basic idea of how to get Materials from just playing daily, let’s look at how having Neighbors will help you in this event.

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GAS MASKS FROM NEIGHBORS

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The Mutant Bob Clones along with the Mutant Veggies are pretty much replacing the Building taps in your Neighbors towns. So you will now be tapping them to get payouts for FP, XP, $, and Game Currency. In this case, Spades. So what will you get by tapping on through your Neighbors?

ico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg1 Gas Mask Per Mutant Veggies or Bob Clones 

MAX of 3 Mutant Veggies/Bob Clones per Neighbor per 24 hours 

90 Mutant Veggies/Bob Clones Daily Actions per 24hrs
This averages out 3 Actions a Neighbor for roughly 30 Neighbors Total. 

So if you visit several of your Neighbors Daily, you can get an extra 90 Gas Masksico_terwilligers_gasmask_lgDaily.

Neighbor Mutant Veggies and Bob Clones

donut-loadingBut do NOT stop there. Remember, if you are MAX on your Friend Points (FP) you have that possibility of FREE DONUTS from tapping through Neighbors every day. So hit them all. It can add up fast.

 


GAS MASKS FROM FARMING LICENSE

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If you want to spend some of your Donuts to help you in getting MORE Gas Masks from you 90 Daily Neighbor Actions, then invest in the Farming License. The Farming License will double ONLY your 90 Daily Neighbor Actions tapping Mutant Veggies/Bob Clones. So with the purchase, you can get 180 Gas Masksico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg Daily.

 



OVERALL ROUGH MATH

To give you an idea of just what can happen in a day in your game, here are some general numbers to show you. Keep in mind, these are on the LOW end of it all. Adding daily tasks, leveling up, Mutant Seedlings, etc… these additions will all drastically increase these numbers. I just wanted you to see what even a minimal effort daily can yield in your game. For instance, just leveling up Herbicide to 2 will almost DOUBLE the payouts on Corn, DNA, and Fertilizer from Mutant Bob Clones.

ico_terwilligers_gasmask_lgWith minimal effort in your town daily, you can easily earn at LEAST 1356 Gas Masks Daily.

  • Monsarno Research: 120 Gas Masks Every 8hrs X twice a day (16hrs)= 240 Gas Masks
  • Mutant Bob Clones/Veggies Neighbors: 90 Daily Neighbor Actions = 90 Gas Masks
  • Mutant Bob Clones Springfield: 24 every 2 hrs x 8 times Daily (16hrs)= 192 Clones/576 Gas Masks
  • Cecil’s Daily Tasks: 150 per Task completion. 4 Daily Tasks.  3 Daily Tasks x 150= 450 Gas Masks

ico_terwilligers_dna_lgWith minimal effort in your town daily, you can easily earn at LEAST 300 DNA Strands Daily

  • Monsarno Level 8/Herbicide Level 1: Using only 5 out of the possible High Rollers, Gamble on the Future, 12hrs, 5 DNA. 5 High Rollers x 5 DNA each = 25 DNA Daily
  • Mutant Bob Clones Springfield: Tap at least 100 Mutants, roughly 20 will drop DNA. 20 Mutant Bob Clones x 4 DNA each = 80 DNA Daily
  • Cecil’s Daily Tasks: 3rd & 4th Task DNA Payout. 60 DNA 3rd Task + 135 DNA 4th Task = 195 DNA Daily

ico_terwilligers_corn_lgWith minimal effort in your town daily, you can easily earn at LEAST 277 Corn Daily

  • Monsarno Level 8/Herbicide Level 1: Using only 5 Criminals, Be Sold to a Private Company, 4hrs, 3 Corn. 5 Criminals x 4 Corn tasks a day (16hrs) = 60 Corn Daily
  • Monsarno Level 8/Herbicide Level 1: Using only 5 Youngster, Eat Too Much Candy Corn, 8hrs, 5 Corn. 5 Youngsters x 2 Corn tasks a day (16hrs) = 50 Corn Daily
  • Monsarno Level 8/Herbicide Level 1: Using only 3 Glutton, Help Feed the Hunger, 16hrs, 9 Corn. 3 Glutton x 1 Corn tasks a day  = 27 Corn Daily
  • Mutant Bob Clones Springfield: Tap at least 100 Mutants, roughly 30 will drop Corn. 30 Mutant Bob Clones x 4 DNA each = 120 Corn Daily
  • Cecil’s Daily Tasks: 2nd Task Corn Payout. 20 Corn Payout Daily

ico_terwilligers_fertilizer_lgWith minimal effort in your town daily, you can easily earn at LEAST 725 Fertilizer Daily

  • Monsarno Level 8/Herbicide Level 1:Using only 5 Seniors, Don’t Care About the Future, 2hrs, 5 Fertilizer. 5 Seniors x 8 Fertilizer tasks a day (16hrs) = 200 Fertilizer Daily
  • Monsarno Level 8/Herbicide Level 1:Using only 5 Dimwits, Make a Donation For Science, 8hrs, 14 Fertilizer. 5 Dimwits x  2 Fertilizer tasks a day (16hrs) =  140 Fertilizer Daily
  • Monsarno Level 8/Herbicide Level 1: Using only 5 Pessimist, Conclude It’s All Pointless, 4hrs, 8 Fertilizer. 5 Pessimists x  4 Fertilizer tasks a day (16hrs) = 160 Fertilizer Daily
  • Mutant Bob Clones Springfield: Tap at least 100 Mutants, roughly 50 will drop Fertilizer. 50 Mutant Bob Clones x 4 Fertilizer each = 200 Fertilizer Daily
  • Cecil’s Daily Tasks: 1st Task Fertilizer Payout. 25 Fertilizer Payout Daily

 


As you can see there are MANY ways of getting the Materials you will need to progress through this event. The Gas Masks can be earned quickly, there really is a lot of ways to hit the daily Targets. Just remember, slow at first… then it will increase fast once you get more Upgrades and Characters involved.

Where are YOU on the Gas Masks count? What items have YOU won so far from the Personal Prizes? Level Up the Herbicide yet? Did this help you out to not worry so much? Let us know.

~Bunny

133 responses to “Math Of Earning Act Two

  1. The payout chance of Bob clones are Fertilizer>>>Corn>=DNA, why??

  2. scythekhotic

    This was a hefty article, with TONS of info. Thanks for putting this up, and I think it will help ppl stay positive. This event is NOT for ppl who need instant gratification!

    • I finally had to stop writing. Alissa kept asking… “Are you done yet?”

      I just wanted to make sure I gave enough info. It is a detailed event. That is for sure.

  3. scythekhotic

    This event at first, felt like it was just kinda thrown together, with all the ins and outs of the workings. But now that it has been going on for a while, I see that it is a long run kinda deal. At first, everything seemed impossible. But now that I have upgraded Monsarno to 20*, and Frink’s Herbicide Gun to 8*, I see my daily totals jumped up quite a bit.(*Gotta get reasonable payouts.) So now, I’m working on earning Dr. Robert, and working towards the Sani-John Smokehouse and the Welcome Bob sign. (Both take 8250 fertilizer.) Take care of the bigger craftables first (Farmer’s Market & Gas Station.) But I do visit at least every 2 hours, if not hourly, so my results my be somewhat skewed. Those are my 2 cents on this event (so far.)

  4. I think leveling up the squirter to Lv 15 is a good invest. It pays out so much more crafting materials and we still have a month to go.

  5. willielikesthat

    Sorry, this was probably covered in a different post…
    What exactly do the secondary Monsarno buildings do?
    (the ones we get as prizes)
    In my game, they just sit pretty. No income, nothing, nada, zilch.

    • Just pretty for now. Building decorations. Lol.

      • Any chance they will start generating money after this event ? Is it possible or has EA never done this before with vanity-buildings ?

        The Zenith City buildings now generate money, but if I remember correctly, they already did during the event.

        • I doubt it. They’re coded in the files to not generate income, so in order for them to generate income they’d have to rewrite the coding.

  6. So hard to upgrade instead of crafting even when it makes so much more sense😅 lol. Thanks for all the help with this event! I am really enjoying this event even though it’s been hard not to use doughnuts this time. I will remain strong haha!

  7. I have a question….some of my neighbours haven’t dropped seeds and are hoarding them. I ask, what the benefit would be? I’ve dropped all the time and find I have some neighbours that reciprocate and I do too…it’s a circle. Then I’ve dropped in others and not once have they reciprocated. No worries, I just don’t drop again. I have a neighbour with over a 100 seeds…..again…why not drop?

    Thank you,
    Val

    • Keep in mind that the numbers you see may be delayed. In other words, it may say 20 but in fact they have none as system hasnt synched the totals yet. Also… many players dont play too much during the week, only weekends. Lastly… many will “Hoard” them until they get a good amount so they can spread it around to all their neighbors. 😉

  8. Thank you Bunny for the awesome post. I upgraded Monsamo to level 17 in Act 1. Have been able to upgrade the Herbicide squirter to level 11 so far. Hoping to get to level 15 this weekend, then start saving for crafting. Haven’t crafted anything yet. I was able to get all prizes in Act 1, although I did spend some sprinklies to speed things up. Haven’t spent any in Act 2 and don’t plan to. Just have a couple prizes left to get for Act 2. Hope I can really ramp up once all upgrading is done. Good luck to all!

  9. I’m curious what the consensus is on leveling up Frinks Herbicide. Mines at level 3 but my Monsarno is soon to be at 16 & already have the farmers market . Gunning mainly for the Gas & Grub right now so would it be worth to drop my 2300 DNA to level up the herbicide or would it be easier to get to the 8300 DNA to get the gas & grub & then level try to level up ? Thx in advance 🙂

    • I would say it depends on how YOU play the game. If you are in there all the time and level up the Herbicide, and it will help boost your payouts… you may earn it back quickly. Watch your game. See how many items you get a day. See what looks to be most helpful to you. You still got time. 😉

      • Thanks Bunny , I’m kinda glued to it . The math makes my head spin though lol Since I posted this added 500 more DNA & I just unlocked celebs getting the DNA so I may try to go 10 days or so & see if I can get it that way. 🙂

    • Z-man-
      In my opinion, leveling the squirter is critical. I first though it was pointless, but I followed our fearless leaders’ advice (thanks Bunny and Alissa!) and started leveling. I’m at 11 now, and the payouts are crazy. I’m planning on taking it to 15, and beyond that if payouts continue to increase and not just the radius (I just asked about that). The payouts from tapping Sideshow Cobs when the herbicide squirter is leveled up make it almost completely unnecessary to send characters on tasks at Monsarno.
      BUT, this is just my opinion. If you check in at least every 3 hours? Leveling the squirter is definitely the best route to take. 🙂 Good luck!
      (And yes, I DO agree with Bunny. It all depends on how you play. For frequent tappers, this is a GREAT option, though. All up to you!)

  10. Unfortunately this update has made it really hard for me to visit neighbors, it will always shut down the app after a couple, sometimes it wont even let me visit one before it shuts down 🙁

  11. I hear a lot of people complaining about how harsh this event. That devs weren’t thinking. I thought that at first too, but the more I think about it, I see what they did here; This isn’t a cute holiday event. This is Sideshow Bob weaseling his way into your town. It SHOULD feel… WRONG, in some way. That’s my theory at least, haha.

    And whenever I feel like the crafting costs are too much for what I’m earning, I just focus on the positives, like looking at all the stuff I HAVE managed to get so far: The Farm Is an iconic building, I get the “Feels” just looking at it. Pet Mutanat Veggie is adorable, I click it whenever I see it. A third (fourth if you count police station) prison, because why not? And soon I’ll have an outdoor opera stage and Bob himself. So I’m pretty satisfied, and there’s still lots of time to craft. 😉

    • Sandra Shill

      You’re right – thanks for reminding me of all that I have, or will, definitely get by the end of this event! 🙂

      Frankly, while the Gas ‘n’ Grub would be fun to have (the Sani Smoker, too), if I can just get that g-d farmer’s market, I’ll call it a win!

      • Don’t give up on fm, Sandra. I have found that levelling up is relatively easy once you get the fm

      • Sandra Shill

        Thanks, Suerees – once I score the farmer’s market (which *might* be tomorrow, fingers crossed), then I’m gonna focus on upgrading for a while before I go after my next craftable. At least that’s the current plan lol 😉

  12. I am trying to stay positive but I honestly feel like it is impossible for me to ever get enough items for the farmer’s market. There is just way too much going on I think (crafting, daily tasks, special tasks, upgrades for both the main building and the Frink gun,mutant seedlings). I will try my best but i have a feeling I will finish this event without a farmer’s market or gas station.

  13. I’m still trying to get the Farmer’s Market – I’m hovering at 13,995 fertilizer, 7378 corn, and 898 DNA strands. My herbicide is at LVL7, Monsarno is at 9. I’m close to the market, but I’m feeling like having waited out levelling up the two of those (I only upgraded from the Act 1 maxed levels today) might have hurt my chances at crafting the DNA-strand related items later… Any thoughts?

    As always, I really appreciate the hard work you all put into the site! Thanks for the info!

  14. I dont know if Im the only one, but has anyone noticed that when you tap the veggies, they explode pretty much like the plants etc in the iron man 3? 😀

  15. I sence lvl 52 is coming usually happens when i spent all game cash ha

  16. Thanx for all the hard work you guys put into this silly little game of ours. Greatly appreciated.

    Now I’m off to tap that……screen 🙂

  17. I think it’s incredibly dumb that the seeds have a 4 hours timer, especially since you can buy them, and then you’re essentially throwing away money if they aren’t squished. I’m kinda sorry I even started this event now. It’s full of things that should have been thought through more carefully, or maybe the devs just don’t care and it’s set up so in the end we end up spending more money. Either way, it’s not at all fun like the Superheroes event was. I’m not asking for free stuff here – I spend my fair share on donuts already – but at least give me a reasonable shot at upgrading AND crafting without having to be glued to my device 24/7 over 1 and 2-hour tasks.

    • “you’re essentially throwing away money if they aren’t squished.”

      I think you’re misunderstanding how they work. If they aren’t squished by neighbors you still collect stuff. What exactly are you referring to?

      • True, but how much reward you get actually depends on how fast your neighbour taps them. So I can understand this frustrates some people if they spent real money on donuts to buy the seeds … I must say I share Genjin’s feeling that the Superhero event was much more fun !

        This event feels much more like a 6 week grind while forcing you to play as much as possible (see Cecil’s 4 daily tasks to be completed within 24 hours and the 4 hour timer to squish the ‘blobs of snot’). My girlfriend is a once-per-day player (usually in the evening) and she really isn’t making any recognisable progress at all.

      • Sandra Shill

        I think he’s referring to the significantly reduced payout you get if a neighbor doesn’t tap the seeds you left within four hours. So, if you’re actually spending donuts to buy seeds, out can be kinda painful when some of them go unsquished and you get a small payout.

      • Which can be difficult since you don’t know your neighbor’s schedules or time zones. Like I’m going to work (and no, I can’t check in while working for multiple reasons) when most people are coming home from work, so if my neighbors do their visits in the early evening time chances are I missed out on their generosity. If I hit 4&6 hr Cecil tasks I’m usually on the 4th task when I leave for work, there are times (like just last night) I don’t make it home in time to collect my DNA strands before the midnight deadline, so I agree with Sandra- the 24hr elf tunnel deadline was much better.

    • I’ve been dropping seeds to my neighbours whenever I get them but I’ve only been getting them back from one neighbour.
      Small payouts when they squish the ones I’ve dropped.
      I finally figured out that the time difference might be the reason.
      I’m in Melbourne, Australia so all my neighbours in the States are snoozing when I’m tapping.
      What is a good time for me to drop seeds?

      • That is hard to say. Unless you know first hand when they are there… you cant determine the time.

      • You are 14-17 hours ahead of folks in the U.S. (14 hours for folks like me on the East Coast (Boston, N.Y., New Jersey, Florida, etc.), 17 hours for folks on the West Coast (California, etc.), and 15 or 16 hours for folks in the middle (Chicago, Texas, Las Vegas, etc.)

        (Yes, I know I was mixing cities and states there…. Just trying to pick names of places that folow here from outside of the U.S. might knots and were quick to reference. And I only threw in N.J. in Alissa’s honor 😉 )

      • Sandra, Las Vegas is ine the same time zone as California…😁

      • Sandra Shill

        Drx – Oops, my bad…I thought it was a 2-hour difference from me. But, of course, you’re right! Sorry!

      • Thanks so much, Sandrashill. If I drop seeds at around 9am here it’s 4pm L.A., 7pm New York. One thing about the seeds, you can drop them anytime.
        This event is all consuming. Cat needs food, fridge empty, husband and daughter…..what do they look like again?
        The math is doing my head in so I’ll just keep on tappin’
        Got to get gas and grub……
        Life ruining? You bet!

      • Sandra Shill

        Lol – I don’t know how anyone who has kids can play this game! Luckily, my husband isn’t very demanding of my time and does most of the grocery shopping and cooking. Now, if I could just win the lottery so I didn’t have to work, I’d be all set! 😉

      • Daughter is 18 so reasonably self sufficient. Husband helpful but neither cook. That’s my department.
        Takeaway, what a blessing.
        Concentrating on levelling up now. It’s getting easier.

      • Best of luck with the lottery, sandrashill!

    • scythekhotic

      I believe this event, is truly for the Addicts out there!

    • It’s just a gut feel but I reckon you could do pretty well just playing 2 or 3 times a day – there are plenty of 6,8,12 and 16h tasks that bring in the currency.
      OK, to start with you really need to complete Cecil’s 4 tasks for a few days to get you going, but once you’ve done that you should be able to coast along fairly nicely. Not as well as those playing more often, but that’s to be expected, isn’t it?

  18. I got two pushback pt. 2 quests.

  19. *can’t post need toast* ; )

  20. I don’t get the GAS MASKS FROM RANDOM CHARACTER TASKS like I did in Act one. Could it be because I have too many open tasks from other Character quest that I’ve put off because of this event? I have tasks pending from Monroe, Blue Haired Lawyer and other event tasks.

  21. If someone is visiting every three hours, then they shouldn’t be too obsessed with clearing all the clones. They could leave 4 and if they return in 3 hours then they will just be at the limit. My point is that people shouldn’t get frustrated at tracking down every hard-to-find clone if they know they are going to re-visit the game sooner rather than later.

    • You never need to go hunting for them at all. If you just stay in the same place for a couple of minutes, they come to you, quite quickly too.
      I’ve never gone looking for them in my own town and can always clear all of them easily.

  22. Head is still spinning *argh* Math! The next event should be a spelling task (wait, I’m not good at that either) maybe shapes and colors (let’s start slow) :p

  23. Need help…right now i am at 10700 ferts nd 6500 corn…i m desperately gunning for farmers market.i hv 7100 gas masks so 3 prizes away from dr. Terwilliger…now i hv a task to upgrade monsarno to level 8 wich means parting my hard earned ferts. Shud i actually upgrade or get farmers market first? Also i believe it wl b great to upgrade herbicide to level 8 right? Anticipating ur prompt response

    • that far away, I’d upgrade. You’ll get more characters that’ll unlock tasks that will help you earn more fertilizer (and at a higher rate) and you’ll also unlock DNA tasks which you’ll need going forward as well. I’d upgrade..

    • I’m under 1000 fertilizers, 4000 corn and 1200 DNA. Level 12 Monsarno. I’m not even close to crafting anything. I think this event has too much happening at once.

  24. I don’t get the random tasks like I did in act 1, any ideas why?

  25. argcallie427

    Thanks! This is encouraging.

  26. no donuts used …saving em for moleman xx

    *hands out jelly blobs*

    • Sandra Shill

      Man, with all those jelly blobs you’ve been handing out, I wish I was your neighbor!

      • …you are my neighbour! just look for brooders : ) lol : D

      • Sandra Shill

        Oh – hi! 😀

        You really should consider putting your handle in parentheses by your name or something…I like when folks do that when their Origin name is different than the one they use here – it’s always fun to know when you’re chatting with a neighbor! (It also gives me an idea of when you might be asleep, so I don’t blob you at the wrong time.)

    • Moleman’s great. I love that little fella.

  27. pst ..in case anyone is wonderin I stuck at level 17 monsarno and squirter 5 tops …nothing crafted yet : )

  28. *watch out neighboureenos just won the 50*

    love maths ….shame it really makes no sense to me at all…but I do love reading it : )

  29. Oh my goodness this is so overwhelming. Thanks for the detailed information.

  30. Successfuly upgraded Herbicide Squirter to lvl 15 and research center to lvl 17 (planning on lvl 19), now starting to concentrate on stockpiling materials (yes, already have the Farmers Market). The only thing I used donuts for was 4×700 DNA for a kickstart.

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