The Curtain Is Soon Closing On Terwilliger Act 2

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Here we are in the final few hours of Terwilliger Act 2…are you ready for Act 3 to start up?!

I know many of you are stressing out about not earning enough items to craft those coveted items or not finishing the Act 2 questline  or not getting enough gas masks to unlock all of the prizes…but don’t sweat it!  Really.  It’s going to be ok.

Let’s break down what’s leaving, what’s staying and what’s cha- cha- cha-changing, when Act 3 kicks off!

Note: Act 3 Offically Starts at 0800 GMT (4am EDT) on 5/12…


So, here’s what we know…

For a complete rundown on Act 3 prep check out this post from last week.

What’s Leaving…

The good news is…nothing is leaving.  You’ll still have plenty of chances to pick up those items you want!

What’s Staying…as is

ico_stor_terwilligers_farminglicenseThe Farming License- 90 Donuts…although if you didn’t already get it, I don’t recommend buying it now.

itsawonderfulknife_menu gino_play_with_handmade_toys_active_1It’s A Wonderful Knife & Gino- 150 donuts.  This pair is sticking around until the Terwilliger Event leaves Springfield…

italianvilla_menu francesca_train_a_goat_front_walkFrancesca and the Italian Villa- 150 Donuts.

unlock_sideshowbob_captCaptain Bob- 100 Donuts

rollingrock_menu Rolling Rock- 80 Donuts

fivecorners_menu5 Corners- 70 Donuts

And all of the rake and mutant seed purchase options.

ALL of the items you can craft!

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Yes, that’s right ALL of the Act 1 AND Act 2 Craftable items will still be in the craft menu when Act 3 hits…so there’s NO RUSH to get anything.  For a complete crafting guide for Act 1 check out this post…and for act 2 check out this post

Corn, DNA and Fertilizer 

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DNA, Corn and Fertilizer will be used and needed during Act 3.  So whatever amounts you have will carry over into Act 3.  (however Fertilizer won’t be needed as much as Corn and DNA) So keep collecting!

ico_terwilligers_mutantseeds_lgmutantseedling_idle Mutant Seedlings- Yes…these lovable blobs will be sticking around for Act 3.  So you can hang onto them if you want to get a head start on the new prize currency when Act 3 starts.  Once Act 3 starts they’ll act the same as they did during Act 3 only now they’ll drop the Act 3 prize currency (instead of Spades) along with some craftable currency.

What’s Staying….but Changing 

Act 2 Prizes 

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Once Act 2 is over the prizes you haven’t yet won will remain….BUT they’ll be moved to become craftable items.  Which means you’ll need Fertilizer, DNA and Corn to craft them once Act 2 is over…

What’s Going…

ico_terwilligers_gasmask_lg Gas Masks!

Once Act 2 is over Gas Masks will no longer be a currency in the event and they will be replaced by something else…and no, your Gas Mask count will not carry over.  You’ll start all over again in earning the new currency from 0.



A lot of you are asking me what’s the best strategy for going into Act 3…and really that’s a personal choice.  It depends on how you play and where you are in the event.

In otherwords…I cannot tell you what to do or don’t do.  I can only tell you what I would/wouldn’t do.  

I’ve outlined some of my recommendations (and how I’m playing) in our Act 3 Prep post, which can be found here.

Personally, I’ve been some saving my Mutant Seeds for Act 3 to start.  This will give me a head start on earning the new prize currency, as well as help my neighbors get a head start as well.  But to each his own…what works for me may not work for you.

Again…that’s what I did (and why I did it).  What you want to do is up to you.  You’ve got to do what makes sense to you…


Neighbor Visits


Remember it takes 24hrs for the timers to reset, so if you’ve visited your neighbors already today you won’t be able to go into their towns right when Act 3 hits, you’ll need to wait the full 24hrs to start visits again.

What We Know/Speculate….

-New items will be added to craft (in addition to the old ones).
-New Act 3 Prizes will be added (Act 2 prizes move to craftables).
– Cecil’s Daily Tasks will continue into Act 3
-A new crafting currency will be added…in addition to DNA, Corn and Fertilizer
-More of the Terwilliger family will be unlocked as the event continues



The requirement to move onto Act 3 is completing the Act 2 questline (this means unlocking Sideshow Bob.  I know some of you are stuck because you have no yet unlocked Mrs. K or Mayor Quimby.  The Act 2 questline WILL remain in place for you once Act 3 starts…so don’t stress about it just yet.

What will happen is the same as what happened during Act 1 into Act 2.  Some items will disappear (like the Act 2 prizes) and be replaced by new items (Act 3 prizes) BUT some other things may not yet appear for you until you complete that questline.  So be patient when the new Act hits.  If you haven’t yet completed the Act 2 questline (ie unlocked Sideshow Bob) that could be why you’re not seeing everything…so just be patient and continue to work to complete it.

So there you have it my friends…just some quick basics on what to do to get ready for Act 3 starting up in the morning.  And, hopefully, a reassurance guide that there’s no need to panic!  Remember…the most important advice we can give you…Don’t Spend Donuts to Craft Items, Rush Tasks or Get Prizes. This event is meant to be long and tedious.  Everything can be achieved without spending donuts, as long as you put the time it.  It may take you a while to get there, but you can and will get there.  So don’t spend donuts to rush it…then you’ll just be bored.

Remember Act 2 Ends and Act 3 Starts at 0800 GMT (4am EDT) on 5/12/15..

What are your thoughts on Act 2 ending and Act 3 starting?  Any other questions you might have about it?  (remember no spoilers)  Have you earned all the Act 2 prizes?  Which items have you crafted?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

79 responses to “The Curtain Is Soon Closing On Terwilliger Act 2

  1. So if I were to spend donuts to rush craft say the Mutant Plant Pet, and I have enough materials to make the cost ~20 donuts, would I keep said material if I spent the donuts? Or does it take everything I have in addition to the donuts spent?

  2. Didn’t see this question… So at this point I don’t have the Gas n Grub or the Farmers Market… which one should I get or what is the difference between them for what you get after they are crafted? one better than the other? or the same…
    I know personal preference! lol

    • It is really up to you to go for what YOU want to add to your game. Ideally, one is not really better than the other.

    • Are you sure you can’t get both? The only overlap in materials required is corn, which is usually the easiest material to accumulate. So, assuming that you have (or can get) 9,200 corn, then it’s not an “either/or” thing, it’s just a question of whether you can earn enough fertilizer for the farmer’s market and enough DNA for the Gas and Grub.

  3. I didn’t get enough gas mask for Dr Roberts but he hasnt showed up to be crafted now that act 3 started, this happen to anyone else?

    • It’s going around. Best thing I can tell you to do is contact EA, as there’s no “quick fix” for it that we can offer. I can tell you, he’s available in my “D” game to craft…so he is there and should be there.

  4. What’s with the Rakes?? What r their purpose ?And, Also, the Cane Field? I love the Music Notes and Masks!! Thanks for your help, as Always!! Stepingstair😀🌴

  5. I was done with Act 2 after crafting Gas n’ Grub on Friday
    I see a Simpsons Houseboat to craft (finally, something new for Squidport Pier)
    I guess its time to upgrade the Opera House / earn Musical Notes for Prizes 🙂

  6. And… I woke up, saw sideshow clones, and tapped on one and took about 12 out in one tap. Then realized I needed to tap on Lisa first. Now I need 4 more clones.

    Tap Lisa first!!!!

  7. ciaranmarl820

    OK, got it now (9:15)

  8. I cleared out my Bob clones since in Act 1 and 2 it took a bit before things to tap showed up. Didn’t want to miss out on crafting materials.

  9. So bummed!! I’ve been trying everything to get as many gas masks as possible, I only need 20 more to unlock Dr. Robert but only 4 min remain until act 3… 🙁

  10. At least, being in the UK I don’t have to get up in the mddle of the night for the new act. However I forgot that we’re not on GMT anymore and logged in an hour early! Stupid British Summer Time (least aptly named time zone ever). I didn’t tap on anything though so hopefully it will still switch over to the new currency at 9am.

  11. I’m really hating his event. I haven’t been able to craft one item yet cause all my currency is tied up upgrading the building (currently at level 12). I’m at about 10.5k fert, 6.7k corn, 3.5 DNA, and my gas masks are 14952/16050… With like 13 min to spare before part 3 starts. They never seem give us enough time, but this has been the worst. I play 2-3 times a day. Sometimes more. The fact that I’m playing this much and still can’t reach the goals (the same thing happened on act 1) is ridiculously frustrating and discouraging. I’m tempted to not even bother with act 3.

    Also, wtf is this breathing deeply donut bonus??

  12. ciaranmarl820

    So, it’s 8:40am here and no sign of act 3 just yet. Is it just me?

  13. Arrrghhh…..i hate this type of situation. Only about 1hr left for the new act to begin and I am just 105 gas masks away from getting another chance to win 3 donuts. I have squished all the bob clone veggies to get to this point and so another hour can only give me 36 donuts (60 divided by 5 is 12 which multiplied by 3 is 36). My next Random task requires me to do ‘feed the hunger’ job which takes 16hr and i am currently doing Cecil’s 4hr task which will surpass the 1hr mark. My Monsarno Research will generate the next batch of 150 gas masks in 1hr and 6 mins which will again surpass the 1 hr mark for just 6 mins. Don’t know from where i will be able to get the extra 69 gas masks to complete the 3000 gas masks mark. I have planted all my mutant seedlings (which i had saved for Act 3) in my neighbours’ towns in the hope of getting some more gas masks. Help! Any ideas as to how to get out of this problem?

  14. I haven’t crafted anything yet. I’ve upgraded to 15 and 5 and am just going to wait and see what there is to craft! Hopefully I can eventually get everything…
    Although I have got all the personal prizes!!! (Unlike ToH last year)

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