Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well, it’s that time in Springfield…time for Act 3 to hit our games. It’s 10am here on the east coast and that means it’s time for Itchy and Scratchy Act 3…so have at it, assuming you can get into the game of course!
Yes, odds are the servers will likely be down for awhile. May I suggest waiting an hour or so before trying? One day EA will learn that 10am ET is not a good start time…one day. (although I haven’t had issues yet today…)
Remember…this is an automatic change in your game. Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..
Homer kicks things off in Springfield, and you’ll have tasks for Springfielders to staff rides and a task to build the Zoominator (the first Act 3 prize)…so hopefully you saved up those Daily Challenges to get a good jump start!
Act 3 Runs until July 11th (when this event will finally end)
New Prize Currency for Act 3
So the ability to earn Axes is now gone. Your counter prize track for Act 3 has reset to zero because you have zero Chain Saws. So get cracking on those Chain Saws
You’ll earn Chain Saws very similar to how you earned Axes during Act 2….
Act 3 Personal Prizes
Yes, the goals are higher for prizes this act…but remember your Amusement Bonus area % will increase significantly this Act (well it’ll increase to 50% provided you have the items to increase it)…so that will make earning VERY easy… Just stick to every 4hr login at least 4x a day and you’ll finish the track in no time! (remember max out your Amusement Bonus %, send characters to staff rides, complete your daily challenges and clear park visitors in your town regularly and you’ll succeed!)
Act 2 Prizes…
If you didn’t collect them all… you can still access them by tapping on the “ACT 2” tab in the Personal Prizes area. As you can no longer collect items for them, your only option now is to pay donuts to outright buy each one left at the point you left off at. (Just like every other event recently.)
Crafting remains, as it was during Acts 1 and 2, for Act 3.
HOWEVER, Act 3 items have now unlocked for your purchase….provided you’ve reached level 8 and unlocked the Zoominator from the prize track. For level requirements check out the Act 1 crafting post
You earn crafting currency from tapping Park Visitors, sending characters to staff rides AND clearing Park Visitors in friends towns.
Yes, the area around your I&S Gate is still active for the Amusement Bonus. Only now the bonus % has increased to 50%. So 15% more from Act 2 to max it out.
New Items in the Store…
Ok so with Act 3 also comes the 4th of July Content. There’s LOADS of stuff with the 4th this year (pretty much all returning) and most of it has been relegated to a Mystery Box.
First the I&S Stuff….
This will be the LAST of the I&S Premium stuff…from what I can tell…with this event. Only items coming back are returning ones.
So here’s what’s part of 4th of July…
The one new item this year….
These cash/direct donut purchase 4th of July items are a little hard to find. You’ll have to search the premium section and the decorations section of your store to find them. They’re not in their own category, unfortunately. The Mystery Box will appear with the other main images when you open the store though, it’s just the standalone cash/premium decorations that are hard to find in the store (ie you’ll have to go looking for them).
4th of July Mystery Box- 75 Donuts. Chance for: Abe Lincoln and his Cabin, Geroge Washington and the Cherry Tree, Richard Nixon and Scandalgate Hotel, Teddy Roosevelt and the Springfield National Park, Dwight Eisenhower and his 4×4, Presidental Estate w/ Freedom, Americatown with Sailor Kumiko (comes with Kumiko too if you don’t have her), Republican Party HQ and Sprawl Mart
And before you ask…
Here’s a list of posts we’re working on that should be up soon…
-Act 3 Calendar
-Act 3 walkthrough
-SIB for New Content
So be patient, the info you need will be up soon. 🙂
And that my friends concludes the quick rundown of Act 3!
Remember this is just a quick rundown…as we have time to play through the Act ourselves we’ll break everything down in more detail.
Thoughts on Act 3? Just like you pictured it? Excited about these prizes? How’d you do with your Act 2 prizes? Will you be buying any of the new premium items? Sound off in the comments below. You know we love hearing from you!