Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Act 3 hit our games last week and now that we’ve done this twice before, everyone immediately wants to know what the Project Board Caps are. And if you can really earn all the prizes before the event ends…
So just like we’ve done for Acts 1 and 2 let’s take a look at the new Act 3 Project Board caps and all of the ways you can earn Bells and Whistles during Act 3….
As we’ve done with the previous Acts, let’s start with the Project Board itself..
Here’s a look at the Act 3 Project Board Caps…
Also important to note it’s not a hard 14,000. 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. It balances out in the end, that by September 14th you can earn a max of 160,000 B&W from the Project Board.It’s a running total and NOT an individual per day cap. The cap per day is set at 14,000/day (except on the last day when it jumps to 20,000) .Again a reminder: You’re allowed to earn 14,000 B&W 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. The last day of Act 3 (September 14th) the cap increases to 20,000/day.
Note: The Rail Yard will prevent you from turning in Projects at the Project Board to earn bonus track. We’ll cover a little bit about the Rail Yard below, and more in depth in another post. Just keep in mind that once you unlock the Rail Yard it will prevent you from using the Project Board to turn in projects.
So from the project board you’ll earn 160,000 B & W.
Of course not everyone wants to finish on the last day…so let’s take a look at some other B & W earning ways…
We’ll stay within the Project Board for the moment, as there are Daily Bonuses awarded each day you complete a set number of Projects at the Board. Here’s a look at those bonuses (and the tasks needed to earn it):
|Date||Bonus Payout||# of Projects Required|
So that’s an additional 17,040 B&W from Daily Bonuses
It’s important to note here as well…once you unlock the Rail Yard the Daily Bonuses are no longer active, since the Project Board because unusable. We’ll cover some details below and more depth details in another post.
You’ll earn B & W for Dumping Garbage on your Neighbors. And not just one or two, you’ll earn SIX B &W/tap (just like Acts 1 and 2) when you dump Garbage in your Neighbor’s town. So if you do 3taps/neighbor that’s 18 B & W/town.
Now like most events, you will get capped on Neighbor Actions that can earn B&W/day. The cap for this event is 90 Actions (or 30 neighbors if you do 3 taps/town) per day.
So let’s breakdown the math….6 B&W/action x 90 actions per day = 540 B&W/day.
Act 3 runs from 9/4-9/15 so 11 days of neighbor actions (at best). 540 actions/day x 11 days= 5,940 B&W from neighbor actions
Note: This will double to 11,880 if you have the Dumping Permit
You’ll also earn an additional 1 B&W/building cleared in your own town, when neighbors dump garbage. I didn’t factor this into math because there are too many variables for it. It’s not a set number since it’s dependent on your neighbor dumping in your town and out of your control. So view those B&W from clearing buildings as a bonus.
Possum’s start appear in your game via the Monorail Stations. The more stations you have (3 Freemium and 1 premium) the more Possums you’ll get in your town. To clear a possum all you do is tap on it, and each one will pay out 10 B&W.
Remember the more tracks you have in your town (and they don’t have to be connected they can just be in your town) the more possums you can earn from each station. Right now I’m up to 18 possums/station and I have 3 stations, so that’s 54 possums/4hrs (or 540 B&W/4hrs).
So what happens when you unlock all the prizes? Is there incentive to continue getting B&W? Well yes there is. You’ll earn MORE Monorail tracks!
AHEAD OF THE TRACK BONUS & RAIL YARD INFO
Much like Acts 1 and 2 you can earn Bonus Track for earning B & W AFTER you’ve unlocked all the prizes. However, unlike Acts 1 and 2 the final prize, the Rail Yard, puts a bit of a damper on this.
Once UNLOCKED (not placed as originally thought) the Rail Yard replaces the Project Board, in that you’ll now turn projects in at the Rail Yard to earn items. The problem with this is you don’t earn additional B&W for turning in Projects at the Rail Yard. So it makes earning bonus track via the Ahead of the Track Bonus more difficult.
In order to earn Bonus Track via the Ahead of the Track Bonus you’ll have to earn B & W via tapping possums, clearing trash in your town & leaving trash in your neighbors towns. This is not impossible to do. I’ve already earned 1 bonus track this way and almost on my second track.
The benefit is at the Rail Yard you can earn a ton more track and FREE DONUTS each week! We’ll breakdown all of the Rail Yard details in another post…but for now know that as long as you unlock it (i.e. earn it via the prize track) it will make your Project Board obsolete.
So let’s sum it all up with a look at the potential B&W you can earn for Act 3:
Project Board- 160,000 B&W.
Project Board Bonus- 17,040 B&W
Neighbor Actions- 5,940 B&W (if started collecting from neighbors on 9/4) Double that if you’ve have the Permit .
Possums- Based on how many tracks you have in your town x 3 stations (x10 B&W/each one tapped)
For a total of at least 182,980. BUT remember, once unlock the Rail Yard earning B & W via the Project Board and Daily Bonuses will no longer come into play, as you’ll have to turn projects in at the Rail Yard (which does not earn B&W).
And that my friends sums up this Monorail Math Post for Act 3!
What are your thoughts on the math of this event? How are you doing with your B&W count so far? Are you visiting all your neighbors daily? Clearing those possums? How many possums are you earning/station? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!