I am sure by now you have noticed we DID hit that 5 billion community mark. Everyone should be seeing the messages now that they have The First Church of Lard Lad in their inventory. (Note: If you don’t see the First Church of Lard Lad pop up immediately after you sign into your game, this happened to Alissa, just collect some more GOO. It will pop up shortly thereafter)
There was a lot of discussion that this item may end up being just a skin. Here at Addicts we didn’t think so, as not everyone purchases premium items (plus we peeked at the game files :)). So, I am happy to report EA released yet another FREE item to everyone for their town. The great thing is the Church will also provide you a payout of $90 and 10 XP every 4 hours, which definitely is a plus.
No…. the killer dolphins aren’t the news but I couldn’t help myself. If you don’t know already… we just got The First Church of Lard Lad.
I must confess I sat on my game and watched the last 5 million or so GOO that clicked off on the community pot. Life. Well. Spent.
SO AWESOME! As I already had a Lard Lad’s, I am even happier that we all got another (or your first) donut shop for Springfield!
There has been a lot of speculation about the community prizes but it seems like EA will give us one present with each goal met. This is basically what we all figured, especially considering the little arrow on the Community Prizes screen pointing to The First Church of Lard Lad.
The next goal is 10 BILLION GOO and the prize is the Clawing Zombie. Considering it only took 7 days to reach this mark, we should be good for all 5 prizes considering the event is 38 days long.
Stay tuned for more info on this prize later Halloween Party People! Wookiee out!
As you get past the first build in the Halloween update and move past your own GOO ambitions (check it out at Ghosts, Gremlins & GOO) you’ll notice there’s another new feature with this update. A community GOO collection to work towards unlocking new items. That screen looks like this:
Of course this screen shot was taken when the update first went live…and now the GOO count is much closer to 5,000,000,000 (yes that’s 5 BILLION).
Much like your own personal prizes you can earn for collecting GOO, these are prizes every tapper will earn (at the same time) if these numbers are achieved by the community as a whole. So what are the items?
Well the first prize to unlock is the First Church of Lard Lad:
The rest of the items, in order are:
Ghost Bomb Frog Prince
King Homer’s Skyscraper
So there you have it. So get to tapping everyone! Help ALL tappers get these awesome prizes before they’re gone!
UPDATE: We now know, after finally having a chance to review the files, that 5 billion is the FINAL unlock number, to unlock all 5 items. Each item will unlock at earlier stages. First Church of Lard Lad should unlock at 1 billion (it’s getting close!), Clawing Zombie at 2 billion community GOO, Ghost Bomb at 3 billion community GOO, Frog Prince at 4 billion community GOO & finally King Homer’s Skyscraper at the total 5 million community GOO. That seems a bit more manageable huh?!
UPDATE #2: The counter is now over 1billion and the church has not been unlocked. Many are now back to the original though that it’s 5 billion to unlock the Church of the Lard Lad. At either rate it should be unlocked soon 🙂