Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Time to hitch up the wagons and head out west, because the Wild West has hit our Springfields! With bandits to tie up, guns to sling, gold to pan & gold ole’ Homer getting everyone all riled up!
With so many layers to this event, it’s easy to get confused with what’s going on. But, that’s where we come it! To guide you through the ins and outs and break it all down in a manageable way, that anyone can quickly understand.
In this post we’re going to break down the jobs available at Town Plaza for Act 2. These jobs are designed to help you earn more event currency…not only the Deputy Badges you’ll need for Act 2 prizes but also the “crafting” currency (Pickaxes, Hats & guns) you’ll need to “hand in” at the General Store to earn even more Deputy Badges! By the time we’re done you’ll have the ins, the outs & and the know how to fully understand who can go on what job and how to get them there. Plus, as a bonus, i’ll also give you my strategy for completing jobs at the Town Plaza.
I know many of you had some confusion with this during Act 1, which resulted in you missing out securing all of the prizes. So hopefully, this post will eliminated that issue and get everyone all of the Act 2 prizes.
So let’s get to it shall we?
Before we get into everything let me preface this by saying, this is by far one of the easiest events we’ve seen in recent times. And I think what’s happening is, it’s too easy for some of you. Too easy that you’re over thinking it way to much, and it’s throwing you off.
So I’m encouraging you to stop over analyzing. Just play and have fun. Remember the tappa, tap, tap Ralph way of playing. Don’t think, just tap. 🙂
Now that I’ve explained all that let me also say….when you’re trying to explain something that’s relatively simple it can get very complicated and confusing. So hopefully this post helps more than it confuses….
I’ve basically taken a simple concept and WAY over explained it….so my apologies in advance.
So now let’s actually get into it…
With the arrival of Act 2 a new job and new currency has arrived at Town Plaza. A new task to split up your time with sending tasks…and to make you slightly crazy at the General Store.
The new crafting currency for Act 2 is Guns, Revolvers or six shooters…whatever you want to call them:
The arrival of the Revolver, marks the arrival of a new Job at the Town Plaza. Because you need someway to get the Revolvers in your game. 🙂
NOTHING has changed from Act 1 with regards to earning at Town Plaza. The jobs are all still there, same characters apply…unless you upgrade (we’ll break it down in a minute) same payouts apply. We just now have a new addition to the mix. That’s all.
How Do I Change Crafting Currency I Can Earn At Town Plaza?
Same way as before. Simply tap on your Town Plaza and you’ll see the list popup telling you what you can do. Select Start a Craze:
This will bring up a list of which characters you can Start a Craze with. This will determine WHICH currency you earn at the Town Plaza:
Decide which currency you want to earn, hit Start and you’re good to go!
Apu= Earning Tasks
Homer = Earning Tasks
Snake= Earning Tasks
You Can ONLY Select One Craze at a Time. So if Homer is Riling People Up via the Craze option, you CANNOT have Snake or Apu switch the task. In fact if you have the Craze started already, you won’t even see the option to Start a Craze when you tap on the Town Plaza:
See how you don’t even see the option to Start A Craze?
I know there are some of you who are going to tell me about a loophole with assigning tasks here. I’ll get to it. For now, the statement above is 100% correct. If Homer’s doing the Craze task you WILL NOT have the option to switch the task unless you spend donuts, or the task is complete.
How Do I Know If My Character is Doing the Craze Or Just Earning the Currency?
Aside from tapping on the Town Plaza, you can easily tell if they’re doing the Craze because the Craze task is visual. So just look at the Town Plaza:
Snake Promoting Lawlessness
Homer Riling People Up
Apu Selling Overpriced Supplies
So if you see one of those visual tasks at your Town Plaza it means that they’re doing the Craze task and you can’t switch the task until they’re done.
Do the Characters Need to Be Doing the Craze Task To Earn Currency?
No. You’ll see that each character that can do the craze, also has a task to abuse, buy or get…
For example: Homer’s Craze task is to get Rile People Up. BUT once you’re already earning cowboy hats you can also have Homer Get Riled Up just like everyone else.
This comes in handy if you’re trying to split which currencies you can earn.
So now that I’m sure i’ve thoroughly confused many of you by making something really simple over complicated…let’s just talk about the jobs.
Here’s a list of tasks at the Town Plaza that will earn you Pickaxes:
– Trigger, Apu Sell Overpriced Supplies…via the Start A Craze Option:
|Apu||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||64 8|
|Homer||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||64 8|
|Lurleen||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||128 16|
|Cletus||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||64 8|
|Marge||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||64 8|
|Snake||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||64 8|
|Belle||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||128 16|
|Bart||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||64 8|
|Gummy Joe||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||64 8|
|Buck McCoy||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||128 16|
|Luke Stetson||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||128 16|
|Moe**||Buy Overpriced Supplies||4hrs||64 8|
:*Apu is only an option if he’s not Selling Overpriced Supplies via the Start a Craze Option
**Moe will not unlock to perform this task until you upgrade the Town Plaza to Level 6 More on that in another post
Here’s a list that will earn you Cowboy Hats
–Trigger Make Homer Rile People Up via the Start a Craze Option
|Apu||Get Riled Up||4hrs||32 8|
|Homer*||Get Riled Up||4hrs||32 8|
|Lurleen||Get Riled Up||4hrs||64 16|
|Cletus||Get Riled Up||4hrs||32 8|
|Marge||Get Riled Up||4hrs||32 8|
|Rich Texan||Get Riled Up||4hrs||64 16|
|Bart||Get Riled Up||4hrs||32 8|
|Gummy Joe||Get Riled Up||4hrs||32 8|
|Buck McCoy||Get Riled Up||4hrs||64 16|
|Luke Stetson||Get Riled Up||4hrs||64 16|
|Krusty**||Get Riled Up||4 hrs||32 8|
|Moe**||Get Riled Up||4hrs||32 8|
*Homer is only an option if he’s not Riling People Up via the Start a Craze Option
**Moe and Krusty will not unlock until you’ve upgraded the Town Plaza to Level 6 and beyond. More on that in another post
And finally, here’s a list that will earn you Revolvers:
–Trigger Make Snake Promote Lawlessness via the Start a Craze Option
|Apu||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||16 8|
|Homer||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||16 8|
|Cletus||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||16 8|
|Rich Texan||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||32 16|
|Belle||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||32 16|
|Gummy Joe||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||16 8|
|Snake*||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||16 8|
|Buck McCoy||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||32 16|
|Luke Stetson||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||32 16|
|Krusty**||Abuse Lawlessness||4 hrs||16 8|
|Moe**||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||16 8|
|Wiggum**||Abuse Lawlessness||4hrs||16 8|
*Snake is only an option if he’s not Promoting Lawlessness via the Start a Craze Option
**Moe, Krusty & Wiggum will not unlock until you’ve upgraded the Town Plaza to Level 6 and beyond. More on that in another post
And for those of you who need to know…here’s who can earn all 3 (your Master List):
Apu, Homer, Moe, Cletus, Gummy Joe, Buck McCoy & Luke Stetson
Can I split Up the Tasks? Have Certain Characters Earn Certain Items?
Yes. IF you stagger the tasks, you can have multiple currencies going at the same time.
This can get messy and confusing with timing, and honestly I don’t know if this is intentional or a loophole. So I’m not going to elaborate too much on it here. Feel free to discuss/explain the the comments. But just remember, if it’s a loophole it could disappear once EA realizes.
So What’s Your Strategy for Earning the Currencies?
So for Act 1 I was 2 to 1 on hats and pickaxes, since you earned double Pickaxes from a 4hr task than hats. So I would got hats, hats, pickaxes, hats, hats…this kept my totals pretty much in line with each other.
Now that Act 2 is here and there are three currencies to deal with. And everything at a declining rate….so Revolvers earn at half the rate of hats, which earn at half the rate of pickaxes. So what do you do?
Honestly, I continue the pattern, but ignore pickaxes for now. So I go guns, guns, hats, guns, guns.
You earn so many pickaxes just from tapping on the bandits, that should keep you up to speed with pickaxes you’ll need.
Also, another method I may employ is spend a day on Pickaxes…and then go right back to guns, guns, hats, guns, guns.
It’s ok if you bottleneck at the General Store. You’ll be able to catch up, even if you skip a day of trade ins.
The important thing is don’t panic, and just play.
So now that I’ve taken this big long post to explain everything…hopefully I didn’t confused you any more! Sometimes when you try to over explain something simple….it becomes very confusing.
Just remember: this really is a simple update. As long as you’re mindful of changing the tasks, and doing your trade ins you should have success! 🙂
Oh and I’ve explained this in various other posts…so if this is still confusing check out these posts:
They might explain it a little better…
What are your thoughts on the Town Plaza jobs? Figuring it out? Having success? Still completely confused? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!