Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well the jocks have left, bring on the nerds! It’s time for the Sci-Fi Event! EA teased it a few days ago and now it’s here! So buckle up, hunker down, and get out your app store to download the Sci-Fi Event!
Right now this is live on iOS, Android and Kindle users you know the drill…
Remember this is a APP STORE update. So you’ve got to go into your Google Play, Apple App or Kindle Store to see it. If you don’t see it appear on the “update list” try searching for Tapped Out and see if an update is available. If you STILL don’t see it, try hard closing the store and restarting your device.
Also remember, a few weeks ago we let you know that TSTO was no longer going to be compatible on older devices. So if you’re having issues getting the download to work, or seeing compatibility issues, that could be why. Check out this post for more details.
This will AUTO START for you with some dialogue from Fink and Homer (Lisa too), and you’ll be tasked with building the PolyVac (Free). You’ll then need Homer free for a 6s Task, followed by another 6s task & another 6s task. This will start a little more dialogue and eventually the main event stuff will kick in.
Back with more as I play through it… 🙂
So lots of twists and turns with this one guys. As always the BEST way to figure something out is to play through it. And remember, we’ll have full posts breaking down the ins, outs, ups, downs and what the heck am I doing wrongs as we move through the event. For now let’s quickly talk about the basics.
Act 1 Ends August 30th 7:00 GMT (3am EDT)
Event Ends September 20th
We’ll start with that’s in the store…
LOTS of premium offerings. Here’s a look at what’s available..
Freebies You’ll Get Via the Questline
Here are the breakdowns…
How Do I Earn Dark Matter?
You can earn it by tapping Robots
Here’s a reader tip from Echo006 in the comments on how to collect Robots Faster:
I have found an easy and quick way to find all the robots roaming around your town!
1. Open the 3D Printer Crafting Screen
2. Click the button to level up with robot parts.
3. If you don’t have enough, click “Go to” and you will be sent the closest robot for you to tap!
Hope this helps, please share it in the post so people find out about it early so they aren’t frantically searching for robots in their overcrowded towns!😀
And here’s a little video I quickly did demo’ing Echo’s comment, for those who are still confused:
ROBOT SPAWN RATE: Robots Spawn at a rate of 1/3 minutes. You can have a max of 30 in your town at once, with a bank of 50.
Friend Actions. Once unlocked you’ll earn 2 for every Robot you tap in a friend’s town. (unless you have the Salvage Card, in which case you’ll earn 4. Friend actions will not unlock until you’ve completed Dark Matters Part 7.
You can Tap Robots in Neighbors towns
This unlocks after Dark Matters Part 7. Via Across the Multiverse. And From what I saw Other Springfield Does Not Have Robots to Tap.
A new strip of land was added to the far right of our games. It’ll run from the mountain range down. (opposite end of the ocean)
So the 3D Printer controls crafting. You’ve got to move through the questline to unlock it, fortunately it unlocks fairly early on.
Similar to the Casino Event you’ve got to unlock Levels to unlock more items to craft.
I’ve got to fully play around with crafting to fully breakdown the ins and outs of demoing and what Future Bucks do. Also to breakdown the level requirements. As you’ve guessed, i’ll have a full breakdown post on this…But for now here’s a breakdown of what you can craft at Level 1:
Those three are the only three currently unlocked, at Level 1.
SciFighter Mini Game
This is a fun little game to play, and a great way to earn more Dark Matter. Every 4hrs your PolyVac will reset and you can play this mini game. You’ll have to protect the PolyVac from the incoming robots.
So tap as many as you can in 20 seconds to save it.
As you may have guessed…we’ll have a full breakdown on this game in another post. But that’s enough to get you going for now.
Flashes will kill all of the robots in the area, during the mini game only, when used. A handy tool if you can’t keep up with the incoming Robots.
There’s now a “Get Help” Button in our games to directly connect you with EA, should you need help in your game. Just find the Get Help icon (in your Store Menu is the easiest place to find it) and tap it:
And no, this won’t call 9-1-1 for you. So if you’re in an actual emergency….don’t use this feature 😉
This will bring up the EA Help Screen:
And if you hit Contact Us it’ll give you more options for getting in touch with EA:
Neat little feature, so now you don’t have to navigate their website to contact them. 🙂
And that’s it my friends..the full rundown on Act 1 of the Sci-Fi Event!
And before you ask here’s a list of what’s coming…
-Walkthrough Act 1, Turbo Tappin’ Version
-Calendar Act 1
-Should I Buys on all the premium content, even the Robot Card
-PolyVac Game Breakdown
-And Much, Much More!
Sit tight, enjoy the game…and we’ll get back to you with more information once we’ve got it ready! 🙂
What are your thoughts on the Sci-Fi Event? Excited to have Stephen Hawking in the game? How about the robot battles? Excited for some futuristic content? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!