Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Ok so back to this Project Board/Blueprint mess that we’re all hitting. Once you reach a certain number of Blueprints awarded from the Project Board it blocks you from earning any more blueprints via the Project Board. As I promised in yesterday’s post, I ran the Project Board again today in my town and have some new results and analysis from my own game. Hopefully this will help shed some more light on the situation for everyone….
So let’s get into it shall we?
First, let me preface this by saying this is my own interpretation from what I’m seeing in the game vs. what I’m seeing in the files. This is not necessarily the be all to end all of information. This is simply what I’m interpreting from what I’m seeing in my own play and your comments….
As I wrote yesterday the stop in the ability to turn in materials to the Project Board itself isn’t a glitch. It’s intended. Evidence of it being intended is right in the game itself…
If it was a glitch it the verbiage of Sebastian Cobb needing a rest would not be in the game. That in itself shows you that it’s intended to be there.
Second, this is NOT a cap on the total Blueprints you can earn. Some people out there are confusing a Project Board Cap with a Blueprint total cap. There is no cap on the maximum number of Blueprints you can earn in a day. Remember, you can earn Blueprints via Possums (10 for everyone you squish..and at it’s basic form you’ll get 8/4hrs) and you can earn Blueprints from Visiting Neighbors (6/tap…so if you do 3 taps/neighbor that’s 18/town. And the actions do cap at 90 actions (30 neighbors). Now the game says 90 actions. If you tap on the i when you’re in a neighbor’s town it’ll tell you how many actions you have left:
You will also earn Blueprints for clearing the buildings your neighbors dumped on in your town (1/building you clear).
Also, it’s IMPORTANT for you to realize that IF you spend donuts to speed up the prize track (for example if you spent 30 donuts to rush and get the Monorail Station built) those Blueprints that are required for it (so in the Monorail Station case 3,000) will be added to your total Blueprint Count. (just like it’s worked for EVERY event in the past). And some of these lower level prizes (like Monorail Station, Tracks etc) aren’t that expensive in donut cost. So there are a lot of people rushing the first few. So if you see a neighbor with 30,000+ Blueprints (or a high number) it’s most likely because they rushed the prize track with donuts. The Blueprint total a neighbor (or you) have has nothing to do with the Project Board Cap. So don’t go by totals.
The only way to track what you’re earning from the Project Board is to write down what each payout is for each project you turn in. If you try to go by the total amount you’ll be completely off.
So now let’s get into today’s results…
Yesterday I had said the cap for today (August 13th) is 13,500. I took that to mean that we’d get 13,500 Blueprints from the Project Board today before capping out. However, I did say let me test it before we know for sure. And I can tell you my initial interpretation was incorrect.
Let me give you today’s results and then I’ll explain a little further. Today’s numbers were:
For a total of 5,573
So the 13,500 number for today has been busted (and may of you pointed this out today as well).
So here’s my analysis of it all….
Initially I thought the cap indicated in the files was a cap per day. Meaning you can earn x amount on this day. Instead what it appears to be is a running total of what you can earn MAX from the Project Board by that certain day. If you skip a day, or don’t max out for that day, it’ll carry over to the total allowed for the next day. Which is why yesterday when I ran it I got 8,168 just from turning in projects..because the day before (the first day of the event) I didn’t cap out. So the balance from the 11th carried over to the 12th. Make sense so far?
To break it down even further…
You’re allowed to earn 4,500 Blueprints from JUST turning in projects/day. Each day is a running total. So if you miss a day or don’t max out you can make it up the next day.
So here are a few totals:
8/12- 9,000 (4,500 more than 8/11)
8/13- 13,500 (4,500 more than 8/12)
8/14- 18,000 (4,500 more than 8/13)
So again, it’s a running total and NOT an individual per day cap. The cap per day is set at 4,500.
Note: The last 4 days of Act 1 (August 19th-22nd) the cap increases to 9,000/day.
But note it’s not a hard 4,500. You can go slightly over it each day (depending on the projects you do) from what I’m seeing…BUT if you go over it the previous day, the next days amount will be lower. (which is what I saw in my game Yesterday’s total went about 200 over and today’s was about 200 under)
As far as the bonus you earn each day for completing the challenge…initially I thought it counted towards your Cap for the day. However, I now don’t think that’s the case. I think it’s a bonus and you earn that on top of the cap. At least that’s what I’m seeing from today’s numbers and yesterdays.
I’m going to run it one more day and see if these theories pan out tomorrow. Once I do I’ll get you guys the total cap for Act 1 from the Project Board, as well as breakdown the rest of the math (and daily bonuses). But to sum it all up think of it as getting roughly 4,500 Blueprints JUST FROM TURNING IN PROJECTS ON THE PROJECT BOARD/day. Anything you get from the daily bonus, possums or neighbors is Blueprints you earn on top of that cap. So with those adjustments it is possible to earn all of the prizes by the end…but it’ll be close. For many it’ll go right down to the wire.
Again Note: The last 4 days of Act 1 (August 19th-22nd) the cap increases to 9,000/day.
Bottom line: If you want ALL the prizes, you can’t just rely on the Project Board. You need to clear Possums, visit friends etc to earn it all.
What are your thoughts on the new Project Board Interpretation? Are the numbers your getting matching up to what we’re seeing? Anything you’re still confused on? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!