Before anyone else points out the fact that we already have a roller coaster in our ItchyScratchyKrustyLand (the Tooth Chipper), all of us who are roller coaster aficionados know that just like cowbell in a great rock song, you can’t have too much roller coaster! And, this one is a Monster!
Besides pretty much being required to move through the questline for Act III…and once again, creating “Lag City” for a good number of players…it’s a pretty cool, ambitious and fun addition.
Let’s take a look at the details..shall we?
When you first place the Zoominator, do your best to have the majority of the pieces touching the bonus blue area of ISLand. The max bonus you can earn is 50%. It will make “getting everything” easier…by…well…almost 50%.
What you will notice, once you have all of the dots connected correctly, and the animation is working, is that there seems to be a couple of weird things happening with your eyes. No worries. It’s not your eyes. It is the EA programming again. So…don’t worry about the fact that it doesn’t look like the tracks line up correctly. As long as you “CONNECT THE RED DOTS” they are properly aligned. Mostly.
I say “Mostly” because if you look at the corner of the Zoominator, as it comes to us “out of the box,” the top tier of the corner doesn’t hook up to anything. The animation runs fine…but the tracks aren’t engaged.
No worries…as it turns out, this is only part of the “decoration” aspect of this corner. It will never hook up to tracks…it is part of an old section that has been “decommissioned” and left to rot. (you can see where the track is twisted).
However, is where the “Craft Zoominator Plunge” task comes into play. The “plunge” parts are two-tier, and have to have a lower part on one end, and an upper part on the other. So, just winning the “Plunge” isn’t going to do you a whole lot of good, without some other spare parts. And yes…the Plunge isn’t accessible until Level 10 of the Crafting. So….be prepared for a whole lotta grinding to get there. I had more than 20K stored before the act hit…and I was able to get to Level 10 quickly…but, still have to grind for parts to complete the “Craft/Place” aspect of the Zoominator.
I have not been hit with the Lag issue…so I can/will craft a very large Zoominator (did I mention that I love Roller Coasters?).
Here are the basics…not much to it, except that if placed properly, it will add to your ISLand Crafting Bonus.
Prize: Zoominator Bundle
Earns: Nothing, but complete bundle earns 6.25% Amusement Bonus
Conform-O-Meter: Each component Vanity +100
What Does It Do: Always animated when connected. Bart, Lisa, Marge and Homer can Ride the Zoominator. 4hrs and earns $175, 45xp each. Also, this unlocks the ability to craft additional Zoominator track pieces
And there you have it!
Next Prize- Free Land Token…(which I won’t cover)…so…Prize #3- Parent’s Island Gate! (What happens in Parent’s Island, stays in Parent’s Island!).