Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So now that things have calmed down slightly with the rush of Act 2 starting, I can catch my breath and take a minute to break down the heist bonus % awarded with the Act 2 craftables.
So let’s take a look…
As we learned about in the prize rundown post, the first prize of Act 2 is the Tower of Springfield. This is the building that will be utilized best for Act 2 heists (although you can still use the Museum), and the one you’ll want to max out your bonus % on.
As a reminder, the bonus area around the tower is the area in the light blue color….
Placing certain craftable items inside that area will award a bonus %. Each % you earn will help increase your Crown-Less Jewels (prize track currency) payout for Act 2. Once you’ve reached 20% your characters will payout 36 for Freemium and 54 for Premium. (crafting currency payout is not impacted by the bonus %. It remains 2 for Freemium and 3 for premium no matter what your % is)
Remember, you only have to have 1 square of the item touching the blue area to get the bonus % for it. It does not have to be completely inside the blue area.
Also, if you overlap your Tower of Springfield with the Museum items can share the bonus %. But keep in mind they will share it. Meaning it gets split on each size, you don’t get the same % twice.
There wasn’t a ton of new craftable items that earn a heist bonus % introduced for Act 2. In fact, there were only 4 items. A far cry from the 14 available with Act 1. (yes, there are more than 4 craftables new to Act 2….but only 4 earn the %. The others are just decorations/buildings/land tile)
Here’s the list for Act 2:
And as a reminder here’s the list of craftables w/bonus % from Act 1 (they’ll still work in Act 2 in the area around the Tower of Springfield):
Honestly, outside of the items you’ll need for the Act 2 scene, you’re better off using items from Act 1 to max out your bonus area. In Act 1 200 got you a 3% bonus, whereas in Act 2 it’s only a 2% bonus.
As far as design is concerned. I know some of you are really big into making these items work around your building for the bonus %. Honestly, I’m not. It’s a matter of making them items fit, maxing out the bonus % and moving on. Once the event ends I have entirely different design plans for the buildings and craftables, so that’s when I’ll be moving everything around.
I just don’t think it’s worth stressing over the design right now. Achieve the bonus % needed, craft what you like and make it work once the event is over. When in Italy do you see Gondolas around a museum?
And speaking of Gondolas…if you’re still confused on how to place it (i know some of you are, I’m still seeing comments about it), check out Pat’s post with video here.
And that is it my friends, the details for the heist bonus in Act 2!
How are you making the items work? Are you designing now or just getting the bonus % and waiting till the event is over to make a design work? Where is your bonus % sitting right now? Which items did you use to get there? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!