Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.
As with nearly all events, this event does have a neighbor component to it. A way to be a little social and earn a few extra event currencies along the way. Some of you are a bit confused on the social actions for this event, so let’s break them down for y’all now….
Just a friendly reminder…this is a post ABOUT neighbor actions, not a post to find neighbors. If you’re looking for neighbors add your EA ID to this post…
So with this event there are two different types of actions you can do in your Neighbor’s town…
1. You can tap Justice Agents (3/town). They look like this guy….
2. Send Crooks to Friends Towns. They look like this guy…
Let’s start with Justice Agents, because well they’re the easiest to cover…
And that’s it on the Justice Agents in Friend’s towns…pretty straightforward. Now onto what many of you are confused on….dropping crooks in neighbor’s towns.
We’ve seen this element several times in the past. You have to collect a particular item in order to drop it in a neighbor’s town to earn even more currency. This drop element is separate from the tap element (Justice Agents in this case), so you can drop crooks/criminals in a town multiple times/day and STILL tap the Justice Agents.
So let’s start at the beginning how do you unlock the Crooks to drop…and neighbor Actions in general.
ALL neighbor Actions unlock during part 5 of The Springfield Job. You’ll specifically be tasked with dropping Crooks for Part 5, but it’ll also unlock the ability to tap Justice Agents in a neighbor’s town.
So how do you drop Crooks/Criminals?
I believe you can drop as many as 10 Crooks in a neighbor’s town at one time. As long as you have the crooks to drop.
How Do I Know How Many Crooks/Criminals I have Available to Drop?
In your town you’ll see a counter down in the bottom left above your Cash/Donuts/XP counters…..the third item listed will show you how many crooks you have available to drop
My Counter Is At Zero, How Do I Get More Crooks to Drop?
Crooks will randomly drop when tapping Justice Agents in YOUR OWN SPRINGFIELD. Every so often you’ll see a fall out from tapping the Justice Agents. Those will collect and turn into Crooks to drop. Each represents 1 Crook you can drop.
I Have Crooks To Drop BUT I can’t Drop Them In A Neighbor’s Town, The Icon In the Top Right Doesn’t Appear? But It Appears in Other Springfield….
So if your neighbor is not playing this update, or has not yet downloaded it, you will not be able to drop Crooks in their town. You just won’t see the icon, like the image above shows…the Icon is Simply Missing.
So How Do I Know If A Neighbor Has Started The Update?
A simply way to tell is check their currency counter on the neighbor map view. If the counter for Act 1 sits at 0 they haven’t started it. If it’s over 0 they have.
The Neighbor in Red has NOT started the Event, but the Neighbor in Green Has.
So What Can I Earn from Crooks? What Do My Neighbors Get?
It looks like the Crooks are on a 4hr timer. So if your neighbor finds the Crooks within that 4hr period and taps on it you’ll both earn 2 (for crafting). I have yet to see a Crook give Prize track currency…it may eventually but in several tests I have yet to see it.
You’ll get a report back letting you know which neighbor found the Crook and tapped it…
And that’s it my friends! Hopefully, it’ll be pretty straightforward for y’all now….
What are your thoughts on neighbor actions for the Springfield Job? Have you been dropping Crooks for your neighbors? What’s your strategy? Are you going through the process of tapping Justice Agents in Neighbor’s towns? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!