Update: A Patch just game through (around 5:30pm EDT) that fixes the Conductor Homer Glitch. So you should be able to tap away without issue (ie crashing) now.
Note: HOMER CRASH ISSUE…..DO NOT TAP ON HOMER ONCE YOU UNLOCK CONDUCTOR HOMER. You MUST complete more tasks before Homer will work. So again DO NOT TAP ON HOMER ONCE YOU UNLOCK CONDUCTOR HOMER. (i.e Do not do the Train of Fools Task) If you do your game will crash…just be patient and wait….the game will guide you, it always does. I’m working through it myself as fast as I can with super slow internet at work…thankfully it’s on Android now so I hopefully can move a little faster. See below…
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s FINALLY here! After over a year and a half of waiting (remember Homer teased it way back in Jan of 2014) it’s finally Monorail time in Springfield! This is an APP STORE UPDATE so remember to check your App Store/Google Play Store to download, as it will NOT automatically download in your game for you.
As of 12:20pm EDT it’s currently live on iOS, we’ll update when we see it on other devices.
As of 1:05pm EDT it’s currently live on Android.
As of 1:50pm EDT it’s currently live on Kindle
Back with more in a bit…just needs to download on my super slow work internet 😉
Homer should auto start things with a task to build the Springfield Dump (which is Free)…after the Dump is placed nothing else will appear in the store until you complete Same As It Ever Was (which comes after A Rail of One City Pt. 4)
Oh and there’s NEW LAND Available (thanks for pointing it out Tapebelt!) two new strips! Details are below…. So first let’s look at what you can pickup in the Store.. Springfield Dump- FREE. 8×9 in size. Instant build
After you build the Dump you won’t see anything new in your store until you complete Same As It Ever Was (which comes after A Rail of One City Pt. 4)..then you’ll see this stuff:
Update: A Patch just game through (around 5:30pm EDT) that fixes the Conductor Homer Glitch. So you should be able to tap away without issue (ie crashing) now. You’ll be awarded Conductor Homer (for FREE) early in the questline. However, DO NOT start his task immediately after earning him. If you do your game will crash. Instead you’ll need to build the Monorail station, which is the first prize. (we’ll cover it below in a minute) You WILL be able to do this task crash free once you get enough Blueprints to unlock the Monorail Station (and place it in your Springfield).
There are three total Acts for the Monorail Event, with each Act having a different currency/set of prizes.
Act 1 runs for just over 11 days, and ends on 8/23 (which is when Act 2 will start).
Act 1 Currency
Well you do tasks for Junk at the Dump (more details below in a minute) and then you trade the Junk in at the Project Board for Blue Prints.
You can also earn them via Friend Actions (6 each tap)
And you can earn them by tapping possums in your town (10 each tap) Details on all of these will be below…
Act 1 Prizes
Here’s the rundown of the prizes available during Act 1:
Neighbor Actions unlock at Part 8 of A Rail of One City. Once unlocked you’ll be able to Dump Garbage on Friends.
At this point you’ll also unlock the dumping permit…which will allow you to earn double currency from neighbors towns:
This is one of the first buildings you’ll earn for free once you start up the Monorail Event. The Dump is one of the keys to the entire event, as it controls how you get Junk to collect pieces for the Monorail. That Junk is turned into Blue Prints (for Act 1) to earn the Monorail Act 1 Prizes.
The Dump works much like Springfield Heights buildings. You tap on it to send characters to to short 30 second tasks (like the Furniture Shop) to earn Junk. Your storage starts at 2,000 . As it says above each task is 30 seconds long, so you move pretty quick with it.
Here’s a list of who can go:
*Some of you are asking if it’s worth Rushing Brandine’s Birth a Spuckler task. Honestly that’s up to you…if you’re close the rush rate isn’t so bad. But I can’t make that call for you.
These will change out as you complete them…so just watch to see how many you need to turn in to earn Blueprints.
Today’s Daily Challenge is to hand in 2 more projects and earn 1200 Blue prints. So to earn those blueprints you’ll have to grind out the junk tasks…
This is a little more complicated than the Dump because in order to send characters on tasks here you’ll need Junk from the Dump.
Here’s a list of the characters you can send:
Metal can also be turned into the Project Board for Blueprints…
Unlocking the Monorail Station is key to several things in the event…first it prevents the game from crashing when you use Conductor Homer (which I know is something a lot of you are experiencing). Second, it’s where the Monorail is! Once you place the station you’ll see the Monorail is on top of it, ready to go!
The pieces are FREE and you’ll find them in your move menu. BUT you’ll only get so many at a time. To unlock more you’ll need to earn more Blueprints to unlock Daily Prizes. But your Monorail WILL move along the tracks that you place.
And finally, with the Monorail station you’ll unlock the ability to tap on Possums which will run throughout your town:
They will spawn every 4hrs from the Station and if you add more tracks you’ll increase the amount in your town. (there is a formula to figure out how many you’ll get based on track amounts, buildings, etc…but really if you add more tracks etc you’ll get more that’s the basic info. And they spawn every 4hrs no matter what).
Ride the Monorail
When you tap on the Monorail Station you’ll notice there’s a action to “Ride”. You can take a Scenic Tour of your Monorail. In order to do this you’ll need to unlock more train tracks…4 more than the initial 3 you’ll get. Once you unlock enough tracks it’ll basically just take you on a ride along with your Monorail.
Lyle Lanley Sadly, and not surprising, Lyle is NOT a permanent addition to our games. Just like he *poof* disappears in the episode, he *poof* disappears in the game. He’ll disappear after you complete A Rail of One City Pt. 4 and start Same as it Ever Was.
Two new strips of Land were added to the game…similar locations to Tap Ball (ugh my account still isn’t caught up from that Land Addition).
You’ve got 1 strip on the bottom (across from the mountains) and 1 strip to the right (across from the water)…here’s the price breakouts:
Bottom: From Water to the Right: $1,500,000; $900,000; $600,000; $400,000; $300,000; $200,000; $200,000; $200,000; $300,000; $400,000; $500,000; $600,000; $700,000; $800,000; $1,000,000; $1,500,000; $2,000,000
Right: From Mountains Down: $176,000; $162,000; $162,000; $176,000; $191,000; $207,000; $224,000; $242,000; $261,000; $281,000; $303,000; $326,000; $350,000; $375,000; $401,000; $428,000; $1,250,000
Part where the land to the right and land to the bottom meet: $2,500,000
So 35 new sections of land for you to play around with! Coupled with the 35 sections added during Tap Ball AND the Springfield Heights land…it should be a while before you run out of room….
And that’s it for now my friends! All of the details behind the Monorail. We’ll breakdown the details in more extensive posts, but this should give you a good overview/rundown to get you started.
What are your thoughts on the Monorail update? Are you excited about how it’s playing out so far? Excited to build your own unique Monorail? How about the prizes? Excited to get Ray Patterson? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!