Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The Wild, Wild West is alive and well in our pocket-sized Springfields!
Loads and loads of stuff with this event…and it’ll last until late May. So TAKE YOUR TIME and Don’t Panic!
It’s live on Android and Kindle. If you don’t see it in your update list try directly searching the App, that’s what I had to do.
As always I’ll be back with more as soon as I play through a bit of it…for now know that it starts off with a 6s task for Lisa followed by a task to build the Town Plaza (Free, also takes 6s). This is then followed by 6s tasks for Apu and 3 Springfielders…Then you’ll need Homer free to start the next part (everything else Auto starts)..followed by more 6s tasks lol. Then you’ll have to build the General Store (also free), and the event itself will start up for you…
Also EA made a BUNCH of improvements to the game…we’ll cover those below as I uncover them myself…
First thing you’re going to notice…before anything else…is the look and feel of the game is a bit different. EA made some enhancements to the look of tasks and the character locator.
(Check mark on the character locator now indicates when the tasks are complete for that character..)
EA does explain it all in a popup…
Also, the little icon next to the tasks above indicates that it’s a visual task…nice improvement. (they must read this site 😉 )
A new strip of land has been added at the very bottom of your Springfield (just below where the last strip was added). It runs from left to right, starting at the water.
As of right now you cannot place Dirt on the new land…an odd glitch.
Dirt and Dirt Roads!
Just like pavement, roads & water Dirt and Dirt roads are free! So build to your hearts content…
Dirt looks like this…
4 dirt tiles together….
Dirt Roads look like this…
4 tiles together…
Ok so now onto the event…
As I mentioned above just about all of the initial tasks take 6s. After you do the first task with Lisa you’ll then be required to build the Town Plaza
Then after several more tasks (all 6s) you’ll be asked to build the General Store
Building the store (which also takes 6s, shocking I know) is what will trigger the Event to launch in your game. So once you’ve built it you’ll see the event explanation screen popup, and your Springfield will change over to event mode…
As you can see Act 1 ends in 14 days…so you have until May 3rd to complete Act 1 (and earn the prizes) before Act 2 starts up…
There’s a little bit of everything with this update….item gathering for prizes, crafting, resource grinding…all stuff we should be familiar with these days 🙂
Let’s start with the basics…the new stuff in the store. Here’s a look at the new store offerings…
(I’ll come back and add photos to everything later tonight after I’ve gotten Miss Riley down for bed)
Frontier Fence- $250
Frontier Gate- $500
Both improve Vanity and will be around for the entire Event…
Cacti- 15 Donuts
Wild West Film Set & Buck McCoy- 150 Donuts. Earns $135, 15xp. Generates Bandits (which you tap to earn currency)
Leaves when Act 2 ends (May 3rd)
Quicksand- 45 Donuts, adds 2% bonus on all cash and XP
Frink’s Mechano Spider- 130 Donuts. Adds a new job for Frink
Wilted Rose- 60 Donuts. Earns $200, 22xp/8hrs
And now onto the Act 1 prizes…
The currency for Act 1 is
Dirt River Drawings Files called them drawings, game calls them clues ….here’s what it’ll get you.
Gummy Joe- 740
800 Pickaxes- (used for crafting)- 1,280
Stage Coach- 2,360
400 Hats- (used for crafting)- 4,430
Cowboy Homer- 7,490
800 Pickaxes- (used for crafting)- 11,360
Bank and Top Chop Barber Shop- 15,860
400 Hats- (used for crafting) – 20, 720
Wes Doobner’s Rib Huts- 25,580
Yes we’ll have a Calendar…
Ok guys that you should get you through the first part…my iPod died and I have to go get Miss Riley.. (i still don’t see the update on Android as of this typing). So I’ll be back with more info after a certain little girl has gone to bed…in the meantime, play the questline! It’ll always guide you through everything you need to know 🙂 Now that a certain little girl has decided to go to bed I’m back to updating you guys…
General Store Exchange
After you’ve build the General Store and unlocked the event itself in your game you’ll unlock the ability to do General Store Exchanges. This works similar to the Monorail Event, where you collect resources by sending characters on tasks and turn those resources in for Prize Track Currency and other prizes…
As you can see you can exchange pick axes (and hats) for Clues…and the more you trade in the prizes that you see down below you’ll unlock. So by handing in two projects you’ll earn the rocks you see below.
Make sense? For those that were around for the Monorail, and still do the Rail Yard this will all be very familiar….
Continuing to follow along with the questline, the next part you’ll unlock is Bandits….
You can earn more by tapping on Bandits. Bandits will roam around your Springfield and they look like this…
Tapping Bandits will earn you as well as and the occasional Prospector… (we’ll cover those in a minute). Remember and are used at the General Store to get more and unlock other prizes. While are used to unlock your Act 1 Prize track prizes.
In addition to tapping the Bandits roaming around your Springfield you’ll also be able to clear them from hideouts. To clear them from the hideouts, simply tap buildings with the over them, in your town.
When you tap the you’ll see them appear outside of the building, i’ve been finding 3-4 bandits per hideout. Simply tap them again to earn the crafting and prize currency.
Clearing Bandits will also upgrade the Plaza..
Upgrading the Plaza will unlock Town Plaza jobs for more characters…in this case Marge. (More characters that have Jobs at the Town Plaza, the more currency you’ll earn…) Upgrading the Plaza will also unlock more Bandits and other things, we’ll cover this completely in an upgrade post later on….
Again, following along with the questline…the next thing you’ll encounter is Prospectors. You can earn Prospectors via tapping Bandits, and you can send Prospectors to other towns to protect your Gold..
When you leave prospectors for your neighbors, they’ll be able to tap them in their own town. They’re actually pretty good..1 can be tapped multiple times. I got 24 pickaxes from 1 on 1 tap and could tap him again. I do not see a benefit to you just yet on them tapping or not tapping them.
So far it just looks like a nice thing to do for your neighbors…
Starting a Craze and Generating Resources…
So a little different with this is you can decide which crafting currency you want to earn from the Town Plaza.
Starting the Craze with Apu will earn you and starting a craze with Homer will earn you . Choose wisely because you can only do one at a time. So if you’re working with Apu and earning , you won’t be able to earn .
To start click on your town Plaza and start a Craze
And decide if you want or
You’ll then be able to send other characters on 4hr tasks to earn the resources…
The characters are the same for both crafting currencies…Homer, Apu, Lurleen, Cletus, Marge, Bart, Buck & you’ll unlock more as you upgrade…(Gummy Joe, Moe, Krusty..)
You’ll unlock these as you unlock more prizes. But here’s a quick overview…
We’ll cover this more in depth in another post…but basically every act will earn you an animated scene…the finales.
And that’s it my friends! The quick rundown details of the new Wild West Event!
What are your thoughts on the event? Excited about the prizes? Happy to finally have dirt roads?! What are you most looking forward to? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!