UPDATE: Looks like EA lowered the time for the Hunt Nightmares task. It’s now been reduced to 4hrs from 8hrs. So you should earn twice as many each day. This will be a big help for many of you worrying about just how you’ll earn the 9,000+ Candy Apples for Act 3.
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Just popping in with a quick tip for earning more nightmares via the Hunting Nightmares Task. We’re seeing loads of you in the comments upset because you’ll send all your kids to Hunt Nightmares, and it’ll only yield 20 when the task is complete.
So why is that? Well it’s because the max in your town allowed at one time is 20. Now there’s been a bank of 40 throughout the entire event (that your nightmares will appear from when you clear the first 20), but it appears that..at least for now..the bank isn’t working with the Hunt Nightmares task.
So how to we optimize and get the most out of the task to yield the most Candy Apples? Let’s take a look….
Here’s the key to maximize the most out of this task….
Multiple Brown Houses
Since the task takes place at the Brown House, the best thing is to have multiple Brown Houses in your town. Then send various characters to perform the task at different Brown Houses. Count up how many nightmares the characters will yield and don’t have more than a yield of 20 from any of the houses.
Then clear each house one at a time, clear the nightmares that spawn & reassign the kids to the Hunt Nightmares task at that house.
Basically…if you have ALL of the kids (or almost all of the kids) you’ll need 4 Brown Houses to maximize the Nightmare spawns….here’s a look for each one:
Brown House #1- Yields 20 Skeleton Nightmares: Bart (2), Database (2), Gino (4), Sherri and Terri (8) & Laura (4).
Brown House #2- Yields 20 Bunny Nightmares: Milhouse (2), Ralph (2), Rod (2) , Todd (2) , Shawna (4), Jessica (4) and Uter (4).
Brown House #3- Yields 20 Zombie Nightmares: Martin (2), Michael (2), Kearney (4), Greta (4), Jimbo (4) and Squeaky Voiced Teen (4).
Brown House #4– Yields 10 Snake Nightmares: Lisa (2), Hugo (2), Nelson (2), Dolph (2) and Janey (2).
So when they’re ready clear the thumbs up over Brown House #1, then clear the skeletons that spawn from it, then reassign the kids to the task and move onto Brown House #2.
Repeat for each Brown House.
Important….Space your Brown Houses apart OR store your IRS building so you don’t accidentally clear them all at once. This will only work if you clear 1 brown house at a time.
This will help you complete maximize how many nightmares you’ll get from doing the task….
Hopefully this will help many of you clear up the issues of nightmares not appearing when you clear the Brown House and help you maximize your Candy Apple earnings for Act 3!
What are your thoughts on this strategy? Have you been doing this or sending them all to the same Brown House? Think this will help you earn more Candy Apples? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!