Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
A new element added to our games for Bart Royale is a Defensive Bonus. Simply explained, it’s an extra bonus of Prize Track currency awarded at any of the bases (playscape/junk) when you place items (that award a Defensive Bonus) in the “zone” around the base.
So basically, it’s a simple way to earn even more prize track currency.
Let’s take a look at how items from Act 2 impact the Defensive Bonus….
I’ve already broken down the basics in the Defensive Bonus Act 1 Guide. You can find that post here if you need more help on the “how to”…in this post we’re just going to talk about the NEW items for Act 2
So What Items Award a Defensive Bonus?
The NEW items for Act 2 that award a Defensive Bonus are….
As a reminder, the list from Act 1, items are still available…
And that’s it for Act 2.
Remember MORE items will be added for Act 3. We’ll cover that when it gets here.
So What’s the Best Item to Place?
You have to look at the currency to bonus % ratio. For Act 1 it was Trenches and Playscape Lookout (they had the best ratio of the freemium items. (.005% for 1 spent)), however, it has changed for Act 2. Now your two best items are the Junk Barrier and Junk Lookout, with a ratio of .0067% for 1 spent.
Based on size, I’d say you’re better off with barriers because they’ll take up the smallest footprint around the Junk Base.
What’s the Max Defensive Bonus For Act 2?
Right now it’s 20%. Once your Defensive Bonus is 20% around the Playscape or Junk Base you can’t increase it. (you can max out to 20 on both…)
So What’s a Good Strategy? Which Base Should I Play? Which Base Should I Max Out?
There’s no perfect strategy. The same characters are required for each base, so it’s not like you’ll earn extra. My advice is to make sure the base you’re sending everyone to is maxed out. You’ll need to send characters to the Junk base for the questline (which you have to complete to move onto Act 3), so I recommend moving your Defensive Bonus items to your Junk Base in order to max that out so when completing the questline you get the most benefit.
Beyond that, play at whichever base you’d like. Or mix it up as Pat suggests in this post. Just make sure your base is maxed out so you earn the MOST event currency you can.
And no you can’t share items between two bases. Even if the bases overlap, the bonus % won’t count for both bases.
And that’s it my friends! The simple breakdown for the Defensive Bonus during Act 2.
What are your thoughts on the Defensive Bonus? What percentage are you currently at? What’s been your strategy? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!