Invasion B4 Christmas – Act I- The Math to Getting It All!

Let’s just get the whining out of the way… Let’s all scream altogether now.

There…feel better now?  No?

Well, yes, the little buggers are hard to see on white backgrounds…but, let’s remember how many of you wanted these updates to be harder, and not just a mind-numbing grind. Right?

Well…there is a lot going on, with a wide variety of ways to GET IT ALL…and the math is a little less friendly than in the past. But, it is doable…

Let’s break down the Math…

The primary thing we are after in regards to “Getting The GOOD Stuff” from the Prize Track, are the batteries.  You need them to earn the main prizes from the prize track...and as the Calendar points out, you need 1,265 batteries a day to stay on track to get the Mrs. Kodos Claus bundle.

The Most Important Currency for Act 1….

 Rigellian Batteries (Prize Track)

Wrapping Paper (Special Game)

As I said, the primary tool to getting the good stuff, is batteries…which are found when you tap the RoboFunzos (RF).

Each one tapped IN YOUR TOWN…will earn 12 , 1  and a chance for 2 

Alissa has reported, “It looks like they spawn 1/18 minutes.  Max of 20 in Springfield, bank of 60.”(I have confirmed this with regular activity).

However, if you do the basic math…at one every 18 minutes, you are only going to see 80  per day, in a 24 hour cycle. So, the 60 battery bank becomes moot, if you are logging on regularly. But, as each RF gives you 12 batteries, you should be able to earn between 800 and 960 batteries per day, just by tapping RF in your town.

MATH TIP: You can still log in every 4 hours, but just know that you will only have 13 or 14 RFs to find.  EAsy…do that 4-5 times a day (event with 8 hours of sleep), and you are golden.

Here is my payout for a Day’s Worth of RF zapping…

  • 6 AM- 26 cleared (bank from overnight)
  • 10A – 14 cleared
  • 2P- 14 cleared
  • 6p – 14 cleared
  • 10p- 13 cleared
              81 total @ 12 per = 972 RF neutralized and collected.

So…where do the other 300-400 batteries come from?

You can earn them in daily challenges…
My first one today paid out 400 batteries!

You can also earn them by playing the “Re-Gifting Game.”

Blast all of the invading RFs, and you will earn game currency!

So…Collect the Wrapping Paper, to prime the gun…and BOOM! You are getting bonus batteries!

ReGifting Game Tip:
Clearing all of the RF when you play the game is even easier than the old Surveilence Post/Drone Scan game.  All you really have to do when the countdown goes from 3 to zero, is lay your padular device on the table, or your knee, or a bathroom counter if you are doing this during “break time” at work, and tap like crazy all around the Simpson House. Just tap anything that moves…As the old marine saying goes, “We shoot ’em, we’ll let EA count the bodies” or something like that.

You should be able to acquire and play at least three times a day, maybe more. Do NOT buy wrapping paper…you DON’T need it!  You’ll collect enough each day to play a few rounds, by just Tapping RFs. So- 2-3 rounds will net you another 150-225 batteries.  EAsy…just don’t drop your padular device in the sink or toilet!

And another “DON’T BOTHER” (especially if you are already bummed by finding RFs in your own town)…Finding and Tapping RFs in your Neighbor’s Town is a complete waste of time. You can only do 30 actions (RFs) per day…and they only count for ONE Battery each.   There is no “EAsy finder,” so you are stuck looking for little gray blobs on a white, snowy background. Not worth the time…at all.

JUST HAVE FUN!!  I will say this again…this update is going to get even better in Act II…so hang in there. Log in every 4 hours…clear what you can…play the game if you can…and keep on RFin’!

Any tips you would offer?  Let us know!



93 responses to “Invasion B4 Christmas – Act I- The Math to Getting It All!

  1. Ugh, so I had a glitch with the game as I logged out by mistake on Saturday, and kept getting an error message that my game hadn’t saved on another device. But I don’t have any other devices… It’s been 4 days and countless calls to EA with no resolve… at first they said they needed to do a roll back of my account and that I would lose some progress, but that it was the only way that I could log back into the game. By the time I finally had access I had lost 6,000 batteries. I tried and thought I could still earn all the prizes but fell short on the way to the Rigellian construction site. I’ve called EA sports twice since the event ended to try and at least get some donuts so I could get the last two prizes that I would’ve earned if I hadn’t lost the 6,000 batteries. They offered 150 donuts, I need 265 in order to buy both things, after going back and forth and trying to get more I gave up and let it be. However I wanted to check that the donuts had in fact been added before hanging up, when oh surprise I go to open my game and the exact same error pops up… I’ve now been on the phone with them for over an hour and my patience is below zero… has this happened to anyone else? I’m so sad and angry… 🙁

    • I move between games and it almost always says it wasn’t saved on a different device (even when I have not used another one). But I don’t see any loss 99.99% of the time. One time it logged me off while collecting donuts. Game back on the collected screen and found out I was awarded twice the donuts.

      Early on there were lots of glitches, (people stuck in tasks, houses) etc. They rolled me back 6 weeks, EA didn’t give me enough donuts to compensate from the loss items. But… it is a free game.

  2. Does anyone else have the problem that a RoboFunzo seems to be stuck in a Springfield Heights building? When I tap the Funzo button the map centers on one. Sometimes it’s behind a building or object, but you can still tap it. But sometimes it centers on a building and I can’t tap it. I can’t see it when I make everything else invisible and it does not change position.
    First I had this problem with Institute of Technology (that one cleared when I came back from my Krusty Land) and now it’s L.A. Body Works. Going to Krusty Land does not fix it this time.It seems to be the last one. When I wait long enough for a new one to spawn, the button centers me on that new one. But when I clear that one, the game does not say I cleared all Funzos. And when I tap the button again,the map centers on the problem building.

    • Happened to me yesterday. I hard closed and waited an hr then it was fine

      • Thanks for the reply, but I just figured out how to fix it without closing or waiting.
        One of the people I had working in that building was being mind controlled by a Funzo (Snake in my case). When he finished his job I tapped him to clear the Funzo before starting the new job. That fixed it.
        I hope this helps if someone else has the same problem.

  3. I accidentally started late – on the Friday, and was anxious I’d miss out on completing the whole thing (I’ve gotten every event prize-track prize for the last few years). I finished and got Mrs. Kodos Claus with 40 hours to spare. I’m doing her questline now.
    One of the most important things is to reject any Daily task that earns you wrapping paper. You only get 10, which only gets you 2/3 of the way to a single round of the Re-Gifting Machine (which in turn gives you 75 Batteries), therefore each 10 wrapping paper Daily is only 50 Batteries. Reject.
    Only accept the Daily tasks that give you 450 Batteries. If you can’t reject because you’ve used up your daily reject, try to avoid completing it – e.g. if the Daily is to play the Re-Gifting Machine, don’t forget you don’t actually have to play the Re-Gifting Machine as quickly as you earn the Wrapping Paper in normal gameplay. Just put it off for a bit until you get your reject back. Ditto Friend’s Springfields. You only get 30 Batteries for all your visiting efforts.
    If you’ve already completed the prize-track, hold onto your Wrapping Paper – don’t play the Re-Gifting Machine unless you have to. And while you can/should complete Daily challenges (only for the 450 Batteries), don’t actually CLAIM the reward yet. Hold them until the Act changes, at which point they’ll become the next currency. This’ll give you a leg up as the next Act starts.

  4. “Do NOT buy wrapping paper…”
    Ok, I get that (and completely agree), but what should we do if we get it as one of the Daily Challenges? Should we accept it, or ‘X’ it out and hope for getting batteries directly/outright?

  5. In my town, I use the robo-funzo button to locate them, in my friends town, I use my facebook friends, we all have friends who tried the game, started a town, but stop playing so their town are small, it’s easier to find the robo-funzos 😉

  6. Tappin and Arfin’ (RFing?) RF, RF, RF!!
    It’s a good event so far, but I can’t wait for the Religion Friends to assemble.
    Too bad Muhammad is always so busy elsewhere, maybe he is helping out with Ramadan.

  7. I don’t get why people say things like “Sometimes you have to wait until they clear a building” or “Sometimes I have to make buildings transparent to locate them”.

    If you use the Finder thingy, it will center the Funzo exactly in the center of the screen. Tap there and you’ll get the Funzo. You don’t have to actual visually see them. Tapping the top portion of a building isn’t actually tapping on a building, it’s tapping on the space/area behind that part of the building.

    Having said that, if you do use the Finder and don’t get the Funzo right away and it moves then when you click the Finder area it’s not going to re-center the screen onto the Funzo. It will just keep the screen on the current area.

    • Yep I use the finder, tap center-ish, fuzo cleared.
      If I can’t seem to locate or tap on the correct location , move screen, use finder to recenter

  8. I keep getting depressed by these events… tipps are nice, but if the update arrives late nothing helps to catch up. Looked daily in the play store, nothing till thursday (european timezone) so I now tap my b*tt off login in 4 times a day or more just to still be 2 days (around 2k points) behind the calendar and likely not making it to the final price, once again. So frustrating. If they can’t release the game same time to everyone then requirements should be lower js, and also a note that there IS an update without browsing the store or visiting neighbors – which been the only way I got any updates, so far, playing around a year now – would be a real improvement :(.

  9. I tapped a Funzo on the water. They are almost everywhere. Mostly hidden. I use the Funzo finder and tap in the middle of my screen. Sometimes you have to wait until they clear a building, but it’s much faster than searching for them by the naked eye.

    The tapping is more interactive than clearing them all with one button and more fun, even if you can’t see the little buggers. Lol. Make a silly noise too.

    Another thing i noticed, they are faster to clear away than the last bunch. Last event it was annoying to tap them in neighbors town because you had to wait for each one to actually “go” before you could tap on the next one. Not so this time. 😊

  10. Thank you for the write-up.

  11. A tip from tapping in your town. I just zoomed in on my iPad, hit the find Funzos square, find and hit the funzo, hit the find Funzos square, then hit the same spot on the screen, repeat. Get a good rhythm up and it takes no time to hit them all. Works even if funzo is hidden.

  12. I was wondering how often to tap the Funzos in my town and every 4 hours looks like a better plan than just once or twice a day to stay on track. I agree about tapping Funzos in friends’ towns is pointless and wish that EA could add an arrow or an indicator over a Funzo in a friend’s town to make it easier to see them.

    • Also, a tip for finding Funzos, they don’t walk on Cobblestone Roads but they can be seen on Regular and Dirt Roads so if you or your friends’ towns have a lot of Cobblestone Road placed then the Funzos will be much harder to find.

      • Sadly, they do walk on cobbles, and in a recent redesign guess what I used for ALL roads ?!!
        See about 5 posts down on the “Older comments” page, I mentioned this, and then added a pic.

        • Oh, I did not realise that they can walk on Cobblestone because I visited one of my neighbours and most of their town was Cobblestone with one corner having Dirt Roads and I spent a while trying to find a Funzo on the Cobblestone but could not see one and there were a bunch on the Dirt. I seen that comment and if you didn’t spend time looking for the Funzo you would not have seen it. I still wish they were easier to find in friends’ towns.

          • Note to self – chuck a few dirt road tiles by the saucer.
            I did try a little patch to limit trolls, but it didn’t work so I cleared that and moved the lairs.

          • I did try, and hope my neighbours have better luck, but can you find the one in this pic ?? …

          • Sorry for the late reply, I also added the Dirt Road around my spaceship to see if it attracts Funzos but so far all it attracts is wiccans, beasts and monsters and golf carts. I can see the little funzo heading towards the IRS probably to pay his taxes early like Ned Flanders does before the Springfielders leaves it to the last day. 😂

  13. Whenever visiting neighbours’ towns during events, the tappable characters congregate around roads… I never find them hard to find.

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