As sometimes seems to happen (more and more) major event releases sputter and pop to get started. This time, those of us on the West Coast took the “late hit” and had to wait a few hours longer to banish the snow and get to battling over play structure territory. I didn’t get the update until almost 10PM, a full 6 hours after Alissa notified me that it was “in the files.” Bummer.
However, as the Brits used to say during WWII, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” Which reminds me to mention that if Gary Oldman doesn’t win the Oscar for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in the “Darkest Hour,” something is very, very, very wrong.
He. Was. Amazing!! But, I digress…
Bottom line…even with the delays, I have every belief that I will catch up, and cruise into the “get everything I want” mode, with time to spare.
Let’s break this thing down in nice, easy to digest, 4-hour blocks (sound familiar??)
Act One Currency for the Primary Prize track is Duff Beer. OK. So, it is an adult game? You bop the bad guys ( who look more like Mad Max characters than squatters), and you get beer? Kinda weird and sadly mean to the concept of the homeless and disenfranchised…but this is the Simpsons.
MATH BITS… (compliment of Alissa)
They spawn at a rate of 1/10 minutes. Max of 30 in your town at once and a bank of 30.
Remember…this is what the files are indicating but it may not be 100% accurate. So don’t shoot the messenger.
Planet of Escapes Part 6 also unlocks neighbor actions. Where, you guessed it, you’ll also tap the tappables. For each tappable you tap you’ll earn 10 and 1 and you’re allowed 30 actions. (basically 10 neighbors, at 3 actions/neighbor)
TIP… In YOUR town, the ugly buggers will tend to move toward, and congregate around the play structure. So tap a couple and wait…they will start showing up.
In your neighbor’s town…you just need to find them. But, we’ll see if visiting neighbors in search of beer and debris (which often comes hand in hand with too much beer) is really worth your effort.
BONUS % returns for placing debris barriers are pretty self explanatory. You are asked to place a variety of barriers in the Defensive Bonus Area of the play structure. It is confusing as to if you are trying to keep the kids out, or the adults in…but, it doesn’t matter. Placing stuff in there increases your Beer Bottle Yield. And who doesn’t like “free beer?”
HERE ARE THE CALENDARS and the Math needed to hit the Primary Goal of Pyro!
And for the Non-Gregorian types who just want the numbers…
I’m calm about this. I’m already near my first day’s goal and it’s still mid-morning. So…no sweat, no worries, Keep Calm and Have a Beer!