Monorail Act 3 Is Live

Note: The servers have been giving me issues off and on since Act 3 hit.   It’s probably just a bunch of people trying to get in at once.  Or it’s just because it’s 4am here on the East Coast and 1am where EA is.  In any event…don’t panic if you see the Bart Screen.  Just hit retry and see if you can get back in.  If you can’t, walk away from your game for a little bit and come back to it later.  The servers will come back, they always do…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy Friday!  Woohoo it’s finally the weekend!  (well as soon as 5pm rolls around…)  But here I am up at just after 4am here on the East Coast because Act 3 (the final Act) of the Monorail is now live!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Just what does Act 3 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…

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Act 3 will start up with some dialogue from Sebastian Cobb…

Sebastian: The Monorail is almost complete.  Now all we need are some bells and whistles.
Quimby: You mean unnecessary projects that provide opportunities for corrupt officials to skim a little of the top?
Sebastian: No, I literally need bells and whistles.  We need a way to warn people before we hit them.
Quimby: That’s fine.  I can skim off necessary projects as well.

New Prize Currency for Act 3..

ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg Bell and Whistle

You’ll be awarded Bells and Whistles now for the Project Board, Clearing Possums and visiting neighbors (and clearing neighbor actions in your town). This also includes the 5 day Daily Combo, you will now get 5000 Bells and Whistles on the 5th consecutive day of play.

Possums +10 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg

Clear “Garbage Stench”(Neighbor Tap) +1 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg

Neighbor Visits are still +6 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg for a MAX of 90 Actions per 24hrs.

Daily Challenge Bonus

It’ll still happen for the Project Board, just like Act 1 and Act 2.  Only now you’ll be awarded ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg for completing actions.

Act 3 Personal Prizes

mallorailstation_menuMall-O-Rail Station- 5,200 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg Also comes with 3 straight track pieces

trackcurvese_menu trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight4x2_menu3 Track Pack- 12,600 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg

trackcurvese_menutrackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight4x2_menu3 Track Pack- 23,550 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg

mallorailmodule1se_menu mallorailstationextension_menu mallorailstationextension_menu mallorailmodule3_menuMall-O-Rail Station Pieces- 42,950 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg

trackstraight2x2_menutrackstraight2x2_menutrackcurvese_menutrackscurvese_menutrackscurvese_menu5 Track Pack- 56, 450 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg (this should include S curves)

mallorailmodule1se_menu mallorailstationextension_menu mallorailstationextension_menu mallorailmodule2se_menuMall-O-Rail Station Pieces- 75,850 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight4x2_menutrackcurvese_menu trackstraight2x2_menu trackstraight2x2_menu5 Track Pack- 91,050 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg

mallorailstationextension_menu mallorailstationextension_menu mallorailmodule2se_menu mallorailmodule3_menuMall-O-Rail Station Pieces- 110.450 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg

trackstraight4x2_menutrackstraight4x2_menutrackcurvese_menutrackscurvese_menutrackscurvese_menu5 Track Pack- 127,300 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg

railyard_menu unlock_sebastiancobbRail Yard-  154,550 ico_mono15_bellswhistles_lg (includes Sebastian Cobb)

Bonus Donuts

The bonus donut questline is back!  This time it is Project Management: Glass!  The questline will ONLY appear for 3 parts and then you’ll complete it.  So you can only earn 6 donuts this round at most.  But hey free donuts are free donuts! 😉

3 donuts

Act 3 Questline

No real questline for this act, as that hit the other day.  BUT there is the Fast Track to Success questline that will appear.  This essentially tells you to place the Mall-O-Rail Station and Station pieces as you earn them.

Bonus Track

Yes, once you complete the Act 3 Prize Track you’ll have the opportunity to earn bonus track again.  And yes, the project board cap will be removed once you unlock all of the Act 3 prizes…

Act 2 Prizes

IF you didn’t collect them all… you can still access them by tapping on the “ACT TWO PRIZES” tab in the Personal Prizes area. As you can no longer collect items for them, your only option now is to pay donuts to outright by each one left at the point you left off at.

New Items in the Store

No new items were added TODAY, but a few items hit our stores yesterday.  Check out this post for more details on those items…

Rail Yard Prizes

railyard_menuNote: Once you unlock and place the Railyard, the Project Board becomes obsolete.  You will NOT be able to turn in items at the Project Board after you unlock and place the Rail Yard.  This will only impact you when it comes to earning Bonus Track via collecting Bells and Whistles….but you’ll still get the bonus track described below via the Rail Yard.

This also eliminates the Daily Bonus.  So once you’re in the Rail Yard you will no longer get the Daily Bonus…

Once you unlock the final Act 3 prize you’ll have a chance for even MORE prizes!  Well more tracks….and free donuts

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It looks like you’ll be given the chance to turn in items from the dump to the Rail Yard to make more mystery Track pieces…

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It looks like you’ll be given the opportunity to earn more tracks and free donuts each week via the Rail Yard, which is great for players who were hoping to get more tracks after the event ends!

The bad news is you’ll still have to grind out tasks to earn materials to get tracks…

Just for those curious…looks like you can earn 16 track pieces + 5 donuts per week with the Rail Yard.

This is something we’ll cover more in depth in another post…for now just know that the option is there for more tracks after the event ends!  So work hard to earn that Rail Yard before the event is over!

And that my friends is the details of Act 3 of the Monorail Event!

What are you’re thoughts on Act 3?  Excited about the prizes?  How many tracks have you earned so far? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

260 responses to “Monorail Act 3 Is Live

  1. Is the rail yard still paying out donuts every week?

  2. What if i didnt get the rail yard? Is there a way to get tracks?

  3. I have received the rail yard and placed it in my town and I have finished several of the quests, and it says that my mystery track pieces are in my inventory but they are not. Does anyone know where they are. If I can’t find them I don’t want to keep playing to be rewarded something I can’t get.

  4. This might be helpful for those having freezing issues….. remove the first track of your monorail to stop it from moving. Some devices have a hard time processing the animation.

  5. Since blueprints are needed for the rail yard, will the Little Lisa Recycling Plant still produce blueprints towards that goal? I was checking the “should I buy” thread, too, but couldn’t tell. I agree with your assessment that it is pricey, but would it be more valuable after you get the rail yard to help earn blueprints for possible donuts? Thanks in advance for advice. You do a great job covering everything!! 🙂

  6. So i unlocked the Rail Yard which is cool, but im wondering why im still earning bells n whistles for placing garbage and also tapping possums. The rail yard is back to needing blue prints, the bells n whistles are obsolete

  7. Is there a post for winning the rail yard?

  8. Broken monorail rail yard and bonus quest
    the bonus quest is asking for bells and whistles but the rail yard is giving out blueprints

    • Nope. That is how it is supposed to be. Once Rail Yard is placed… only possums and neighbors (and 5 day bonus payout if you get it) for B&W. Rail Yard will stay just Blueprints.

  9. Anyone else placed the rail yard? You can certainly still hand projects but we’re back to ‘blueprints’ for trackpieces and eventually, donuts.

    But there’s also a task ‘Ahead of the Track’ expecting 3000 bells / whistles; which you can now only get from possums. Think this is a mistake? Or is it expected to be a task that takes a couple of days to complete?

  10. Not sure where to put this but started getting a weird bug tonight the mountains would vanish and let me place buildings etc. in the same space the mountains should be, then the mountains would reappear on top allowed me to run my monorail through the mountains from Springfield into heights

    • Sounds like you may have some memory issues in your town. Be careful and try to NOT place anything in the way. Could cause issues down the road. Outside of that… are you pushing over the 4500 limit?

      • i dont think im at the 4500 limit i did get the warning a few weeks ago so i removed lots of trees, hedges and fences and not had the warning since I did get a nice picture of the monorail driving through the mountains but then i wussed out and put back to normal didnt want to get locked out etc

  11. If we miss out on the railyard will we still be able to make tracks after the event ends?

  12. Awesome!!! If I understand correctly we tappers will be able to continue to build up our monorail lines indefinitely?? I feel the monorail has brought another dimension to the game….in that it brings those of us more incentives to buy up land and place track….a very cool unique idea…….Good call on this one EA…..

  13. What happened to the monorail cafe? Was looking forward to that one ….

    • Did you see it posted here? We only post what’s in the game for a reason. Because when stuff that’s not live yet, or on a scheduled release doesn’t hit until a certain date…we got loads of questions about where it is. It’s not in the game at this time…all I can tell you is be patient there’s still a week of the Monorail Event left…

  14. I have just gotten another act 3 prize pack of monorail mall station pieces. I am at 75850 bells and whistles. All freemium …. Btw…

    Anyway just wondering if anyone else finds the pieces for this station very odd to place. It looks kind of weird and finding it hard to expand this station with the odd looking pieces.

  15. Hello, I’m onto the sixth job of act three which is fine, although I haven’t received the Glass Depot yet, is this normal?

  16. Cannot keep up because the project board only give metal and it’s hard to check in every hour when you’re a full time working employee. Didn’t get to the end in any of the acts so far and really was hoping to get the rail yard at least but I’m at 25,000 currently and don’t see me getting especially during the week

  17. Hi 🙂 Is there a calendar for act 3 yet? I can’t find it 🙁
    Thank you for everything!

  18. Do you know what happens if I can’t get the rail yard before act three is over? I am assuming it will be available for purchase with donuts?

  19. Does the Rail Yard basically lead to an ongoing Recycling task setup beyond the event? I’m trying to decide if Jesse Grass, who I didn’t get before, would now be a more valuable get because he would have a use in helping gather those tracks/donuts after the event.

    • That’s what it looks like, based on the in game messaging. But there’s no way to know for sure until it’s over.

    • Ooh, that’s a great question! And, if he is, and we were going to buy him for that reason, we really should do that ASAP! (Of course, then I’ll feel bad I didn’t get him way earlier…) But if he’s not helpful in that way after the event, then I don’t really want to spend the donuts to get him (or I would’ve gotten him by now).

      So now you’ve got me stressing! 😛

      • Well don’t forget that he is a child character. There’s a chance that he’ll have tasks for the Halloween event in October also, since those are usually send the kids trick or treating. If I remember correcly, Kearny and Jimbo both went trick or treating last year. If he is included, and I have absolutely no way of knowing if he will be or not, but if he is that also increases his worth.

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