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Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So the Wild West Event hit our games less than 24hrs ago..and we’re seeing loads and loads of questions come in. Most of them repeated questions asked. So hopefully one big Addicts Question Corner post will help address many of your questions AND prevent you from asking the same questions over and over again. 🙂
Remember, this event is just like past events. Should be like riding a horse…just not if Homer’s doing it…once you get into it, it should all come right back to you..
So let’s get to it shall we?
First thing I’m going to tell y’all is if something seems wrong it’s because it probably is. Trust your instinct. If you think it’s wrong, it probably is. Don’t panic and think it’s just your game if it seems like something bizarre is going on…use your good old noggin’ and think “if it doesn’t look right, it’s probably not. I bet something else is going on…” Also, check the comments before you comment. Often times you’ll see others with the same issue if it’s widespread. (note if it’s between 10pm EDT and 7am EDT, often times we’re not available to moderated the comments (surprisingly we sleep ) so you may not see comments on it then…)
So now let’s get into the issues/questions/concerns/
horseback riding game play tips…
My Game Is Crashing Whenever I Visit Neighbors! Will I Still be Able to Finish the Event?
First, it absolutely stinks when this happens. So I’m sorry that it’s happening to you. Know that it’s not just you it’s happen to, we’re seeing comments from players having the same issue. So take a deep breath… 🙂
Second, yes. This Event is very much achievable without visiting your neighbors. So don’t worry too much about not getting all of the prizes. You’ll get out of the game what you put into the game…log in often and you’ll have a better chance of success than if you don’t log in often. With or without the help of visiting neighbors.
Third, contact EA about this. It does need to be fixed so the more reports they get the better chances you’ll have of them fixing it.
Finally, this will impact your progress in the questline as one of the tasks involves you sending prospectors to a neighbor. So first try Other Springfield for this task. Usually that town will load for most. If it’s still crashing when you’re on that task in Other Springfield, contact EA. See if they can help you progress through it.
At the General Store, If I Exchange Goods for Clues Will the Number Carry Over for Tomorrow’s Prize?
So at the General Store you can hand in Axes and Hats for Clues . The Clues are what unlock your Act 1 Prizes.
Handing in a certain number will unlock special prizes for the day. Each day, with the exception of Day 1, unlocks 1 new prize. There are prizes for all 14 days of Act 1 (it’ll continue for Acts 2 and 3), via the General Store. From what I can tell…beyond the very first prize, each prize will require you to hand in 4 exchanges to unlock.
From what I can tell, you CANNOT build up “hand ins” for the next day. For example, say you’ve already collected the Prize for the day and you continue to hand in resources. From what I’ve seen those resources you exchange will not count towards the next days. You’ll still need to hand in 4 exchanges the next day to unlock that day’s prize.
So is it better to hoard resources and only unlock the prizes for that day? Not really. It’s fairly easy to build up resources, so just play smart. If you hoard everything for the last day you won’t unlock your Act 1 prizes until the last day.
The key is finding a balance between exchanging the goods for Clues and earning prizes.
My method…I plan on exchanging resources until I can’t for that day. And doing it all again tomorrow. For me the sooner I unlock the prize track prizes the better.
What Does The Running Man Icon Mean Next to the Tasks?
This icon indicates that the task next to it is animated (outdoor/visual).
I Can Rush the End of Tasks for Free Now! Is This a Glitch?
No, this looks like an intentional change. When there’s only a small amount of time left on the timers the jobs can be rushed for free.
I Can’t Place Dirt, Dirt Roads, Roads, Pavement or Water on the New Strip of Land! Anyone else?!
Yes, everyone else. The new strip of land is bugged for some odd reason and none of these resources can be placed on it. You’ll also notice that there’s no grid lines on the new land..
Hopefully EA will patch this soon….
How Do I Drop Prospectors Off In Neighbor’s Towns?
To drop a Prospector off you must first have Prospectors to drop. You can unlock them via tapping on Bandits in your town. Prospectors to drop look like this:
Once you’ve collected them, even just 1, simply visit a neighbors town. There will be an icon in the top right corner showing the Prospector image, simply tap on it to drop the Prospector.
There can be 10 Prospectors per town. So if you can’t leave any for a neighbor it could be because they’re full…
The number you see in Orange reflects how many you can drop in that town currently.
Bandits. Everything About Them.
Bandits will drop a combination of the resources you need for the event. . Tap them to earn them. Pretty simple…
You will be notified when you’ve cleared all of the bandits in your town…
So if you don’t see that message, that means you have bandits to tap.
Tapping Bandits also upgrades your Town Plaza…this is beneficial to you and does not cost resources. So upgrading is something you want to do early and often…it should happen automatically once you tap enough bandits.
I’m still looking for Spawn Rate info…haven’t had a chance to fully dissect the files yet.
My Daily Challenges Are Showing a Negative Number When I Collect Items.
This is a bug. If your Daily Challenge is showing you a negative number when you’re collecting items, contact EA.
My Kids Have a Task To Throw Garbage At Springfield Elementary, What’s This About?
It’s just a random task…don’t make too much out of it. It’s probably an indication of something to come and the game has glitched causing it to show now. I know it’s annoying that it’s at the top of your task list…but just ignore it for now as best you can.
I’m Getting Friendship Points From Neighbors Even Though I’m Maxed Out and There Are No New Prizes, Why?! Does This Mean No More Donuts?!
It’s just another bug with the update. If you’re seeing FPs pop out and you’re max level, just ignore them.
If you’re seeing FPs pop out and you need them, as you’re still working on a prize, and your points are not valued at what they should be (i.e. it says you should get 10 points and it’s only adding 1 point)…contact EA.
What does this mean for Bonuts from Friends? No idea. I won’t know until I or someone else sees one from visiting. So if you get a bonut, please let us know. In the meantime don’t panic. Just have fun 🙂
And now I think/hope I’ve answered most of your burning questions/concerns so far.
We’ll be back, as always, throughout the coming days to bring you more in-depth analysis about each and every aspect of this event. So if you’re still lost/confused…we’ll be here to help you. And when in doubt, just play. The game guides you..it’s how we figure out how the play and how the events work ourselves. 🙂
What are your thoughts on the Wild West Event? Having fun so far? Was your question/issue addressed? If not, what is it? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!