Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The final Terwilliger Act has arrived in Springfield…Act 3…and Cecil’s final incentive to inspire the residents of Springfield to like him is to build an Opera House!
So, now that you have the back story let’s talk about the Opera House. The Opera House is basically the key to the final act of the event. Once you’ve started Act 3 you’ll unlock the ability to upgrade the Opera House and earn the newest crafting currency, Theater Masks. To craft items in Act 3 you’ll need Theater Masks (as well as various other items). One way you’ll get more Theater Masks is by sending characters on various tasks for these items. And the way to unlock these character tasks? Leveling up your Opera House!
Now that Act 3 has arrived it’s opened up a whole new set of Leveling up options …an infinite number in fact! So we gave you a quick breakdown of what each level does in the Act 3 Rundown Post. But I know you guys love the details..so let’s take a closer look at what it takes and what happens when you Level Up the Opera House during Act 3…
Before I get into the Act 3 Level Up Details…you got it…let’s quickly recap the Leveling up basics for those that have may have forgotten…
Note: For those of you that don’t have the Opera House….you NEED to finish the Act 2 questline to get it. (ie Unlock Sideshow Bob). You can find more details on what you need to do here.
How Do I Upgrade?
Note: The Opera House Upgrade Bug was fixed. You can now Upgrade the Opera House by tapping on it (in addition to the steps below)
Upgrading the Opera House is a bit different than upgrading Monsarno, as in right now there’s only one way to upgrade. Right now the only way to upgrade the Opera House is tap on the event menu (remember you access that via the Knife Trophy on the bottom right of your screen…icon looks like this: ). And the last item listed is the Opera House Upgrade screen (you’ll have to scroll down to get it):
Right now you cannot upgrade by tapping on the Opera House. Eventually EA may fix this, but for now you can only upgrade through the event menu.
What’s Needed to Upgrade?
DNA and Theatre Masks. The same stuff needed for Crafting. Different amounts are needed to upgrade to a new level. (we’ll get to that in a minute)
How Do I Earn DNA and Theater Masks?
A few ways. Both items can be earned from clearing Bob Clones and Mutant Blobs (from Mutant Seedlings your neighbors leave in your town). Note: They DO fall from Bob Clones, they’re just rare. So it may be a while before you see them…but they will fall from Bob Clones.
You can also earn both DNA and Theater Masks from completing Cecil’s Daily Tasks. Just note that you must get to (and complete) at least the 3rd Daily task from Cecil to earn Theater Masks. Theater Masks are the rewards for completing the 3rd and 4th Daily Task from Cecil.
You can also earn both items by completing character tasks. For DNA you’ll send your characters on tasks at Monsarno (details here). For Theater Masks you’ll automatically start with a task for Kooks to earn Masks at the Opera House (even before you upgrade). Kooks will have a 12hr tasks as soon you unlock the ability to upgrade the Opera House.
And now…let’s look at the new stuff….
What Happens When I Upgrade?
Well, at each upgrade point you’ll unlock more stuff. This stuff could be tasks to earn Theater Masks, new craftable items or higher payouts on existing tasks. Here’s a look at what you’ll earn at each Level:
Remember for a list of who’s in which group check out Bunny’s post on Cecil’s Daily tasks.
Level 1 unlocks a job for Kooks to get masks (what you start with…12hr task for Kooks. Earns 13 Masks)
Level 2 unlocks a job for Celebrities to get masks
Level 3 unlocks the Opera seats (you’ll be awarded one for FREE) and increases mask payouts from jobs
Level 4 unlocks a job for Youngsters to get masks
Level 5 unlocks the Ticket Booth (you’ll earn one for FREE) and increases mask payouts from jobs.
Level 6 unlocks a job for Entrepreneurs to get masks
Level 7 unlocks Opera Seats (yes again for FREE) and increases mask payouts from jobs
Level 8 unlocks a job for Criminals to get masks.
Level 9 unlocks a job for Saints to get masks.
Level 10+ increases mask payouts
There is no cap on level upgrades for Act 3…so you won’t reach the max.
How Much Does It Cost to Upgrade at Each Level?
Here’s the breakdown…
|1||0||0||Kooks for Theater Masks|
|2||100||225||Celebrities for Theater Masks|
|3||200||450||Increase Theater Mask Payout, Unlocks Opera Seats|
|4*||300||675||Youngsters for Theater Masks|
|5||400||900||Increase Theater Mask Payout, Unlocks Ticket Booth|
|6||500||1125||Entrepreneurs for Theater Masks|
|7||600||1350||Increase Theater Mask Payout, Unlocks Opera Seats|
|8||700||1575||Criminals for Theater Masks|
|9||800||1800||Saints for Theater Masks|
|10||900||2025||Increase Theater Mask Payout|
|11||1000||2250||Increase Theater Mask Payout|
|12||1100||2475||Increase Theater Mask Payout|
|13||1200||2700||Increase Theater Mask Payout|
|14||1300||2925||Increase Theater Mask Payout|
|15||1400||3150||Increase Theater Mask Payout|
*At Level 4 (once you’ve upgraded to it) you’ll unlock the 3-Day Theater Mask Sale in the store. 625 Masks for 25 Donuts. (I’m not planning on doing a SIB on this. It’s purely a…if you need them/want them and have the donuts get them. Pros and cons are self explanatory)
For each level you want to increase your Opera to after Level 15, add 100 DNA and 225 Theater Masks to the previous requirement. That’s how much it’ll cost to upgrade to that level. Each level after 15 will increase Theater Mask Payout slightly (remember…it’s not on all tasks, just some)
What Are the Payouts for the Character Tasks?
Here’s what upgrades look like for the first 10 Levels
|Task||Length||Unlocks At||Earns Lvls 1-2||Earns Lvls 3-4||Earns Lvls 5-6||Earns Lvls 7-9||Earns Lvl 10|
|Kooks for Theater Masks||12hrs||1 (start)||13||20||26||33||34|
|Celebrities for Theater Masks||8hrs||2||9||14||18||23||24|
|Youngsters for Theater Masks||6hrs||4||n/a||11||14||18||19|
|Entrepreneurs for Theater Masks||4hrs||6||n/a||n/a||10||13||13|
|Criminals for Theater Masks||2hrs||8||n/a||n/a||n/a||8||8|
|Saints for Theater Masks||1hr||9||n/a||n/a||n/a||5||6|
And here’s what they look like if you decide to upgrade over Level 10 (I stopped at 15, but you should get the general idea from the chart of the minor increases)
|Task||Length||Earns Lvl 11||Earns Lvl 12||Earns Lvl 13||Earns Lvl 14||Earns Lvl 15|
|Kooks for Theater Masks||12hrs||36||37||38||39||41|
|Celebrities for Theater Masks||8hrs||25||26||27||27||28|
|Youngsters for Theater Masks||6hrs||19||20||21||21||22|
|Entrepreneurs for Theater Masks||4hrs||14||14||15||15||16|
|Criminals for Theater Masks||2hrs||9||9||9||9||10|
|Saints for Theater Masks||1hr||6||6||6||6||7|
What Happens When I’ve Reached the Max Level?
There is no Max Level in this one…so be careful and don’t burn all your resources on upgrading to get to the Max, cause you won’t reach it.
If There’s No Max Level, When Should I Stop?
That’s really up to you. You’ve got to decide which tasks/payout upgrades you want & what’s worth it to you. However, I recommend NOT upgrading past Level 9 (and that will be my own strategy as well). If you unlock to Level 9 you’ll unlock all of the character tasks (including ones for Saints and Entrepreneurs..they’ll FINALLY get used!), which will help earn loads of masks quickly. But as you can see the increase in payouts from Level 10 and up is pretty small. IMO it’s just not worth the resources to upgrade there. But again…it’s up to you.
So DNA and Theater Masks Are Required for BOTH Crafting and Upgrading, Which Should We Focus On?
I’ve been saying it since Act 1…Upgrade, Upgrade, Upgrade! The more tasks/characters you have earning for you the better off you’ll be.
However, just like I said when Act 2 started with the Farmer’s Market..if you’re close to the Gas and Grub (like a couple of thousand away), I would continue working towards crafting that to get it out of your way and then you can focus on the new items. BUT that was just my opinion and what I would do. At the end of the day, you’ve got to do what you think is best for you.
What About the Opera House items, How Do I Craft Those/What’s Up With Them?
As noted above Levels 3, 5 and 7 will unlock Opera House “accessories”…
At Level 3 AND Level 7 you’ll unlock the Opera Seating:
You’ll be given one for free once you reach Level 3 AND Level 7 (yup you’ll get 2 free)…
At Level 5 you’ll unlock the Opera House Ticket Booth:
You’ll also be given one for free once you reach Level 5…
So if you like them and want more than 1 (or 2 in the case of the seating) you can continue to craft after you’ve gotten your free ones.
And that my friends concludes the info on the Opera House Upgrades for Act Three!
What are your thoughts on upgrading? Have you upgraded yet? Thoughts on the character tasks associated with earning more Theater Masks? What are your thoughts on the event overall so far? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!