Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The snow is falling in Springfield, which can only mean Winter has arrived in our pocket-sized towns! And what better way to celebrate the Winter holidays than with a super creepy Gnome?
As we hypothesized prior to the event, the Gnome in Your Home early Christmas present from EA escapes from his box and you’re tasked with finding him. Finding and then clearing the Gnome can generate some much needed event currency every four hours. So lets break down this creepy little guy and everything you need to know to put him back in his box.
Before we get into the posting details, I’ve done a quick video for those of you who are visual learners. It breaks it down real quick for you….
For those of you having trouble with the embedded version you can view it here.
Forgive the slightly hushed voice, I did this quickly about midnight last night…I was tired.
And now for those of you who prefer the written version..or just like both…
So let’s talk about this creepy little guy…
How Often Does the Gnome “Break Out” Of His Box?
The Gnome will spring from his box and hide in your Springfield once every 4 hours.
How Do I Know When He’ll Appear Next?
If you tap on the Gnome Box when it’s closed you’ll bring up the Gnome Game Screen (also accessible via the Event Hub), from there it’ll show you the countdown till the Gnome appears again.
Once The Gnome Appears, How Do I Find Him?
If the Gnome is set to appear in Springfield (and you get the notification that he’s loose) and you see that his box is empty, he’s then loose in Springfield. To find him you can either tap on the Gnome Box to bring up the Gnome in your Home Game screen and from there hit “Do It”
Or when the Gnome is loose in Springfield a little Radar icon will appear in the top right corner of your screen (next to the Daily Task Box), that looks like this..
Simply tap that Radar icon to launch the Gnome Radar.
Once you’ve brought up the Gnome Radar, you’ll see this icon on your screen…
Simply scroll around your Springfield following the arrows on the Radar to locate your Gnome…
Once located you’ll see him lying down in the street (or sidewalk) like this..
A couple of things to note…
- If it takes a while to locate your Gnome the Radar Screen might go off. If you no longer see the directional arrows with the Radar bring it back up the same way you got it initially. (either by tapping the Gnome box or tapping the icon in the top right corner) If you watch the video above, this happened to me and I brought it right back up.
- There seems to be a glitch with some of your towns and the Gnome game. The game is telling you the Gnome is loose but you can’t get the radar to appear. If this is happening to you, try going to Krustyland and back or visiting a friend and back to your main Springfield. For several of you this fixed the issue.
So I’ve Found the Gnome, Now What?
Once you tap on the “sleeping” Gnome the game itself will launch. You’ll have 20 seconds to clear the Gnome and put him back in his box. So basically tap him like crazy. He’ll run, but just keep tapping…
That’s how you know you’ve been successful at catching him.
What Do I get If I Catch Him?
Your payouts will vary per level, but you’ll get Guilt Dust, Catnip and Figurines.
The Guilt Dust is used to Level up your Gnome game, more on that in a minute.
What Happens If I Lose?
You still get a payout, just not as much…
What Is Guilt Dust?
Guilt Dust is the currency you use to Level Up the Gnome Game.
What’s the Deal With Leveling Up?
So there are 15 Gnome game levels. For each Level you increase your game the higher the payouts will be. So if your game is at Level 15 your payout will be higher than Level 10.
What’s the Cost to Level Up?
What’s the Payout for each Level?
The payout increases by 2 with each level for Catnip () and Figurines (), starting with a base of 32. But the Guilt Dust () always pays out 80, no matter what level you’re on. So level 1 pays 32 , 32 and 80 . Level 2 pays 34 , 34 and 80 . Level 3 36 , 36 and 80 ..and so on. Until you reach level 15 which pays out 60 , 60 and 80 .
And of course who can forget the creepy noises the Gnome makes….
And that my friends breaks down the details of the Gnome in your Home Game. A fun, albeit slightly creepy, addition to the 2016 Winter Event.
What are your thoughts on the Gnome game? Do you find it creepy or are you enjoying yourself with it? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!