Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Ah the long awaited, Crafting post….where I give you the how tos and break down each and every item available to craft, so you don’t miss a thing!
Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last couple of years that crafting is here to stay. While the prizes themselves are pretty self explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”. Crafting requires some self direction. You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly. Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.
Now I know some of you still have questions about what to craft, if you should craft or Level Up, what happens in future Acts…so, as we’ve done in the past, we’re here to break it all down for you. So let’s take a look at the basics of Crafting for the entire event.
As always we’ll start with the basics…
When Does Crafting Start?
Crafting unlocks after you’ve completed A Pagan Paradise Pt. 2 (where you tap Pagans in a friend’s town). At this point you’ll get a quest called Logging in. (Check out the Turbo Tappin’ walkthrough if you’re stuck) This will unlock the…
Once you’ve built the Lumber Mill you’ll be able to start crafting, provided you have enough crafting currency to craft the desired item.
How Do I Access the Crafting Menu?
Just like every other event the Crafting Menu is accessible via the Event Hub.
The Trophy with the antlers for sides is your event hub. Click on it and you’ll access your event hub for this event.
From there you want to find the crafting Icon, fourth one down on the left, that looks like this:
Tap on it and that’ll bring up your Crafting Menu (Also known as the Lumber Mill):
You can also access your Crafting Menu (the quick way) by tapping on your Lumber Mill in Springfield…
When Does Crafting End?
Crafting is available for the ENTIRE event. You read that right…the ENTIRE event. So you have until December 30th to craft everything!
Plenty of time…so take your time.
What Is the Crafting Currency?
So it’s 1 crafting currency for the ENTIRE Event.
The crafting currency for the event is Runestones:
How Do I Earn Crafting Currency?
So as many of you have pointed out…Runestones are not exactly plentiful in this event. But keep in mind Crafting is for the ENTIRE event…so there’s no rush to craft or level up. Build up as many Runestones as you can and then craft/level up at your pace.
Here are are the ways you can earn Runestones in this event:
-Tapping Pagans in Springfield (Act 1). Each Pagan you Tap will yield 2 Runestones
-Prize Track, for Act 1 there are two Runestone Prizes. One yielding 100 stones and the other 250 stones.
-Daily Offerings at Springhenge. Just about every day, except for every 4th day, Springhenge will award you 100 Runestones for completing 4 offering trade ins.
It’ll be a grind for this event…but keep at it they’ll continually build up.
What’s the Deal With the Crafting Levels? What do They Do? And Should I Level Up or Craft?!
So with this update, similar to past updates, there are Levels for crafting. Unlocking each level will unlock a new item to Craft.
Leveling up will cost you Runestones . And once again they’ve decided to stick with what’s worked in the two most recent events, you do NOT have to choose between Leveling up and Crafting. The Runestones you spend to Craft items will count towards the Runestones needed to Level up!
What does this mean? Well basically if it costs 300 to move up to the next level, and you want to craft Carnival Banners (which cost 120 each)..you don’t have to decide between Leveling up and Crafting. Simply craft the Carnival Banners and 120 will be deducted from the 300 required to Level Up.
So you DO NOT have to decide between Leveling Up and Crafting, because you’ll Level Up WHILE you Craft!
Currently there are 10 Levels. Here’s a cost chart:
You start at Level 1, so that’s not included here
Some of you are confused with this chart. This chart shows the cost to LEVEL UP, not the cost to purchase the items. The item cost is in the breakdown below…NOT in this chart
|To Reach Level||Cost||Unlocks|
|3||400||Goat Head Statue
|4||520||Large Pagan Tent
|5||800||Carnival Banner 2
|8||1,200||Carnial Banner 3
|9||1,300||Fur is Murder Tree
|10||1,650||Dunk the Monk|
And no, unfortunately it’s not a running total. You’ll need 8,220 to level up completely. So craft wisely my friends.
So now that we know HOW to craft let’s talk about what you can craft and the items details for each…starting with Level 1..
You’ll be able to earn event currency when placing these craftable items. For Act 1 that currency is Antlers. Quantities of Antlers earned for Act 1 are indicated in the breakdowns.
Item: Chicken Coop
Required Level: 2
Runestone Cost: 105
Event Currency When Placed, Act 1: 85
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +175
What Does it Do: Decoration for Springfield, animated. This version DOES NOT earn a bonus %. (the one you previously paid donuts for does)
Item: Pagan Cauldron
Required Level: 4
Runestone Cost: 120
Event Currency When Placed, Act 1: 100
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +5
What Does it Do: Always animated, as steam billows from the cauldron
Item: Phone-Henge Kiosk
Required Level: 5
Runestone Cost: 750
Event Currency When Placed, Act 1: 600
Unique: Yes, only 1 per Springfield
Earns: $90, 10xp/4hrs
Conform-O-Meter: Consumerism +10
What Does it Do: Decoration for Springfield
Item: Dunk the Monk
Required Level: 10
Runestone Cost: 1,250
Event Currency When Placed, Act 1: 1,000
Unique?: Yes, only 1 per Springfield
Conform-O-Meter: Vanity +100
What Does it Do: Monk goes for a “swim” when tapped
My Personal Opinion on Craftables…
Don’t kill yourself. Most of this stuff is just decorations and really unimpressive. Craft what you like/think you can use in your town…but really nothing is worth kill yourself over.
Best item? It’ll vary depending on your opinion of things. Dunk the Monk is funny to me, and I like Phone Henge as a kiosk for Springfield Heights. Beyond that Fir is Murder Christmas Tree is probably the only other thing I’ll want to craft. Everything else is just random filler/decorations. So grab what you like and pass on when you don’t.
So again…don’t kill yourself trying to get all this stuff. Sometimes less is more. Craft what you have use for in Springfield….
Hope that helps some of you who have been stressing out over crafting!
And there you have it my friends…the details behind Winter 2016 Crafting!
What are your thoughts on crafting for the Winter Crafting List? Which items are you digging? Which would you pass on? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!