Here we are with a look at what’s what with these new Gold Road tiles.
After reading a few questions over the last few days I started writing a post to try and explain everything, but the more I tried to cover it all the less it made sense, so I’ve shelved that for now and I’ll deal with questions as needed.
Before I get started, if anyone hasn’t done any of the Road to Riches tasks in the last 6 years I strongly recommend you read Alissa’s original write-up on that.
You can find that here.
In this post:
• The basics
• The tasks
• The pitfalls
• The costs
You need to get the Beloved Billionaires Club before you can make any Gold Road tiles, you can read about that in this linked post.
( I’ve fixed the link to Alissa’s article in that post too, sorry ’bout that )
I’m just going to call that the Club for the rest of this and any mention of money is those in-game $$s not real world money.
Once you place it you’ll see this “explainer panel” –
Thanks for emailing this in Paul
There’s 3 floating icons you may see over the Club, or none:
– If there’s nothing there it’s not ready and like any building if you tap it you can see the timer showing how long is left until it pays out or how long is left if you have a Gold Road task on the go.
– If there’s a yellow dollar sign it’s ready to tap for $$s and XP
– If there’s a Gold Road icon one of those is ready to collect
– If there’s a Pink Pig icon you’re free to start a Gold Road task
When you see that Pink Pig tap the building and tap the Purchase Button to see a list of who’s free.
While you can choose from Mr. Burns, Aristotle Amadopolis, The Rich Texan, Artie Ziff, Augustus Redfield and Arthur Fortune you can only send one on the task.
The task takes 24 hours and can’t be rushed, and will cost you money.
For the unaware any job with a Green Button next to it will cost you what it says on the button.
There is no Confirm or Cancel, tap one of those and it takes your money.
You will only see characters who are available for the Gold Road task, if they’re all busy there won’t be any names in the list.
Like with the SH Currencies or New Frontier Deeds jobs you have to tap the building to start these jobs, they don’t show in the tasks list for a character and are ignored by the Unemployment Office.
If you use the UO it’ll send everyone on regular jobs so remember to start those special currencies tasks first.
Do not start a tile task and then store the Club, you’ll lose your money.
Thanks to Charlesthefirst1 for reminding me of that
I know some of you have seen these start at 100 million a pop, but the price goes up and it goes up fast.
If you rushed the club and been making a tile a day and you’re reading this late you’ve likely just had a nasty shock.
There’s 4 pricing levels:
Cost Level 1: The first 6 tiles
No.s 1 to 6 cost 100 million $$s each
Cost Level 2: The next 8 tiles
No.s 7 to 14 cost 250 million $$s each
Cost Level 3: The next 6 tiles
No.s 15 to 20 cost 500 million $$s each
Cost Level 4: After 20
Any more after the first 20 will cost 750 million $$s each
There doesn’t seem to be an upper limit, so apart from the practicalities of time and paying for ’em, and the item limits cap, make as many as you want.
That said even the biggest towns with the biggest bonus will struggle to get more that 1 or 2 a week after the 5.6 billion it takes to get 20 !!
That’s the simple version !! Imagine my frazzled brain trying to make sense of the covers-any-possible-question post ?!?