“POP” Goes Act 2! Homepalooza Act 2 is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

“Sick and tired of hearing all these people talk about
What’s the deal with this pop life and when is it gonna fade out”

And now that I’ve thrown up a little bit in my mouth quoting N’Suck N’SYNC (BSB for life! haha) Gooooood mooooorning Tappers!  Welcome to the wee early morning hours, who’s ready to get their pop on?  Brush up on those Boy Band dance moves, because it’s time for Homerpalooza to go Pop, as Act 2 is flooded into our Springfields this morning…

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Lisa will start this for you with dialogue.  This will be followed by needing to keep your Rock characters Jamming, because you’re going to need that prize track currency.

Act 2 “Pop” Runs until August 29th

Just what does Act 2 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…

New Prize Currency for Act 2 

Sunglasses

So the ability to earn Cuffs is now gone.  Your counter prize track for Act 2 has reset to zero because you have zero Sunglasses.  So forget about those Cuffs…time to wear your sunglasses at night, and collect those glasses!

You’ll earn Sunglasses very similar to how you earned Cuffs during Act 1….

-Clearing the fan tappables (they now earn 20 /tap)
– Clearing fans in your Neighbor’s towns (now earns 10/tap)
-Dropping Lawyers in Neighbor’s towns, or clearing Lawyers they dropped in your town
-Jam Sessions
-Weird Al Prize track
-Daily Challenges

You’ll also earn Sunglasses from the questline…don’t ignore the questline.  You earn a ton of Event currency from it, it’s important for your prize track total..


New Details About Fans (Tappables) in Act 2

For Act 2 Fans now drop MORE currency then they did in Act 1.  Each Fan you clear in YOUR OWN town will drop 20  , with a chance for 4 and a lawyer to drop.

Fans you tap in YOUR NEIGHBOR’S TOWN will drop 10 , with a chance for  4 and a lawyer to drop.

This is an increase from Act 1. (and this is projected to increase again in Act 3, so don’t get discouraged by the prize totals)


Weird Al

Weird Al Prize track is still there, this time you can earn Extra Sunglasses and Crafting Currency.  The final prize unlocks the ability for Weird Al to play on the pop stage.

 



Act 2 Personal Prizes

Pop Stage 10,500 

Land Token/New Venue for Jams- 24, 200

Stage Turret- 41,100 

Pop Star Plan- 60,100

400 Tickets- 79, 100

Alaska Nebraska- 105,500 

Again, don’t be discouraged by the total  required for each prize.  You’ll be earning MORE  for doing the same things you did in Act 1.  So just plug along, you’ll get there.


Act 1 Prizes…

If you didn’t collect them all… you can still access them by tapping on the “ACT  1” tab in the Personal Prizes area. As you can no longer collect items for them, your only option now is to pay donuts to outright buy each one left at the point you left off at. (Just like every other event recently.)


Crafting

Crafting remains, as it was during Act 1, for Act 2.

Ticket Crafting Currency is earned via the prize track, Weird Al Prizes, Tappables, Lawyers & Flaming Moe’s (if you purchased it)


Bonuts

You’ll once again be able to earn Bonuts (Bonus Donuts) during the questline, instead of when you finish the prize track.  Similar to how it worked in Act 1.  Should unlock once you’ve finished the Act 2 questline.

Now you’ll need to earn 10,000  to earn the Bonuts.


New Items in the Store..

New Bedlam Rest Home & Leon Kompowsky- 150 Donuts


And before you ask…

Here’s a list of posts we’re working on that should be up soon…

-Act 2 Calendar
-Act 2 walkthrough
-SIB for New Content
-And more!

So be patient, the info you need will be up soon. 🙂


And that my friends concludes the quick rundown of Act 2!

Remember this is just a quick rundown…as we have time to play through the Act ourselves we’ll break everything down in more detail.  If you need help with the basics check out the Homerpalooza Event Page in the meantime.

Thoughts on Act 2?  Just like you pictured it?  Excited about these prizes?  How’d you do with your Act 2 prizes?  Will you be buying any of the new premium items? Sound off in the comments below.  You know we love hearing from you!

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127 responses to ““POP” Goes Act 2! Homepalooza Act 2 is Live!

  1. No way I’m going to be able to earn Alaska Nebraska in time. First time in years of playing I couldn’t finish to earn the character. Disappointed.

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  2. I keep coming up short by one character for one of the venues. What am I doing wrong?

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    • Probably nothing. When all the venues are pop except for the rock stage and Simpsons house, then, unless you’ve already gotten Akaka Nebraska, there’s no way to fill all of the slots, even if you have all of the other premium characters.

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  3. My KEM & Moes are constantly Pop stages only, which is really annoying as for the whole week I have not been able to use Apu, Dr Hibbert and 1 of my other rock jammers; so that is 3 inactive jammers everyday!
    EA seem to be restricting players from getting the most out of Act 2.
    The Springfield Elementary School is also opened as a Pop only stage, which I haven’t been able to have anyone play there yet.
    This is an overbalance to Pop only stages which is really silly and annoying.

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  4. I’m sure plenty of people already commented about this with Act 1, but I’m so glad that the Bonuts come at the end of the questline instead of the end of the prize track. Even if you’re on top of it the whole time, often times you’ll finish up the prize track right at the end of the calendar for that Act. Kind of disheartening to get 3 Bonuts after all that work. Buy the end of Act 1 of Homerpalooza, I had gotten many Bonuts…

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  5. It’s a Rock and Roll Marathon 17 hours going one more set and we’re done for the night boys . 🎸

    👽

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  6. I’m a bit disappointed both BGM AND Leon cost donuts. That’s a bit dodgy by EA knowing players have been waiting for these characters for a long time and will probably purchase both. It I didn’t get Weird Al for free, I probably wouldn’t play this event out of protest.

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    • Not dodgy…normal. Every time a character is highly requested it comes into the game…for donuts. Happens with all of them. (starting with Crazy Cat Lady way back when)

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    • Well that’s the business side of the game. EA still needs to make money to pay their staff and they can’t do it if they’re giving everything away for free. Of course they want you to use real-world cash to buy donuts. I think it’s fair that he’s premium.

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  7. I’m confused by whom we can use and at which venue to perform. Last night I was able to use Ralph and Nelson for Kwik E Mart but after clearing this morning, I cannot get them to perform again. This means I cannot maximize performances and get more currency. Quite concerned as the requirements for Act 2 are higher. Despite having more performers, such as Ralph and Nelson, I cannot strategise properly.

    Is there a way to tell who can perform at each area? Thanks as always for any advice.

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    • Moe’s and KEM are multi-purpose venues for all three Acts, while each Act has two unique venues. More to be revealed in the Jam Sessions post.

      But for now, Rock Stage and Simpsons House are Rock only; Pop Stage and (wait for the post – how’s that for building anticipation 🙂 ) are Pop only; and Moe’s and KEM are both Rock and Pop.

      So when you go to jam at Moe’s and KEM, they will randomly require either Rock or Pop. It’s random, so you could have one of four possibilities:
      1) KEM = Rock, Moe = Rock
      2) KEM = Rock, Moe = Pop
      3) KEM = Pop, Moe = Rock
      4) KEM = Pop, Moe = Pop

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  8. IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA! WHERE’S THE TYLENOL?!

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  9. It is getting tougher and tougher to earn donuts via the Monorail in this event!

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