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Cecil daily task glitch

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  • brickevand408
    1822 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    Just to bad the payout is always 150, rather then 320 for the last task. :roll:

    But like this we get a head start for phase two.
  • jrm3sd420l332
    57 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    jonjamesp wrote:
    Can't see anyone else has posted this, and as always apologies to them if they did...

    As soon as you have completed one of Cecil's daily tasks, and before you get taken to Cecil to collect your currency, click on your friends icon. Then go into one of your friends towns and you'll get the reward. Go back to your town, and you'll get the reward again. Tried it a few times and it's worked each time.

    Let me know how you all get on with it

    Thanks. First time exposing a glitch fell kinda bad **** only need 7k for my market
  • cjryder625
    1426 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    we just got an in game update....hmmm, no word on what it changed yet. I have about 50 minutes till I finish a Cecil task. Can anyone report back if that's what changed?

    I tried the last time I finished one and got a payout when I went to a neighbour but not when I got back to my springfield. Will try again next time as I might just have missed seeing it. Will have to make a note of the totals to be sure.
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  • johncolombo
    11594 posts Senior Moderator
    edited April 2015
    cjryder625 wrote:
    we just got an in game update....hmmm, no word on what it changed yet. I have about 50 minutes till I finish a Cecil task. Can anyone report back if that's what changed?

    I tried the last time I finished one and got a payout when I went to a neighbour but not when I got back to my springfield. Will try again next time as I might just have missed seeing it. Will have to make a note of the totals to be sure.

    It's still there and working for me. It's easy to tell if you got the spades and fertilizer in your own town because you go right to the helmet to collect.
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  • cjryder625
    1426 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    cjryder625 wrote:
    we just got an in game update....hmmm, no word on what it changed yet. I have about 50 minutes till I finish a Cecil task. Can anyone report back if that's what changed?

    I tried the last time I finished one and got a payout when I went to a neighbour but not when I got back to my springfield. Will try again next time as I might just have missed seeing it. Will have to make a note of the totals to be sure.

    It's still there and working for me. It's easy to tell if you got the spades and fertilizer in your own town because you go right to the helmet to collect.

    yes but when I went to the helmet there was nothing to collect. There had been in my neighbours town.
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  • EvaMohlin
    541 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    Works for me, but not my husband.
    I have an iOS, he an Andriod, could that be it?
  • Chivalrous42
    417 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    I've tried this a bunch of times, but it hasn't worked. I keep repeatedly hitting the friends icon, but nothing happens until it gets to Cecil, and then it's too late. That said, so far I've only tried on the iPad, so maybe the phone will work, even though they're both iOS? I'll try that next.
  • petehd14
    2769 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    I thought this worked when I just hit the neighbor button, but I guess I was wrong.
  • wadebear
    4183 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    EvaMohlin wrote:
    Works for me, but not my husband.
    I have an iOS, he an Andriod, could that be it?
    Nope. I'm playing a game on both and got double payouts on both today. iPad Mini 2 and Nexus 7 (2012).
  • wadebear
    4183 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    moarku wrote:
    I've tried this a bunch of times, but it hasn't worked. I keep repeatedly hitting the friends icon, but nothing happens until it gets to Cecil, and then it's too late. That said, so far I've only tried on the iPad, so maybe the phone will work, even though they're both iOS? I'll try that next.
    Are you clearing the popup text first?

    It's handshake, OK, neighborhood, neighbor. You don't even have to clear the Leaderboard popup, just hit a name.
  • Chivalrous42
    417 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    wadebear wrote:
    moarku wrote:
    I've tried this a bunch of times, but it hasn't worked. I keep repeatedly hitting the friends icon, but nothing happens until it gets to Cecil, and then it's too late. That said, so far I've only tried on the iPad, so maybe the phone will work, even though they're both iOS? I'll try that next.
    Are you clearing the popup text first?

    It's handshake, OK, neighborhood, neighbor. You don't even have to clear the Leaderboard popup, just hit a name.

    Yes. Immediately after hitting OK I've been frantically hitting the neighbor button, but the camera just keeps flying until it gets to Cecil. Though I also just realized you need to enter a friend's town for it to work, but still my understanding is that once it gets to him it's too late.
  • miraclemet
    422 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    stopped working for me in the last few hours.

    When I do the sequence the game locks after I tap on the neighbor's Springfield...
  • cdepast
    2462 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    Maybe this will help:

    1) open the event menu (trophy icon)
    2) click Cecil's tab
    3) click done (when task is complete - this will take you to the building)
    4) click the thumbs up icon
    5) click your neighbor icon BEFORE the money collects
    6) go into a neighbors town - this brings you to Cecil in your neighbors town who will pay you
    7) click the return to your town icon
    Upon entering your town it will take you to Cecil for the second payout

    Happy tapping.
  • bradyc79
    1379 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    cdepast wrote:
    Maybe this will help:

    1) open the event menu (trophy icon)
    2) click Cecil's tab
    3) click done (when task is complete - this will take you to the building)
    4) click the thumbs up icon
    5) click your neighbor icon BEFORE the money collects
    6) go into a neighbors town - this brings you to Cecil in your neighbors town who will pay you
    7) click the return to your town icon
    Upon entering your town it will take you to Cecil for the second payout

    Happy tapping.

    Nice breakdown!! Keep it simple, always the best route. And if Cecil just so happens to be standing in the same screen as the thumbs up where the task is completed from, then it probably will not work. You'll have to either wait until the next task or wait until Cecil walks away for awhile.

    But I was able to do this for the first time today. My phone also froze up a few times when I tried to do it the first time. I was able to tap the thumbs up, and then the neighbor icon, and went to the neighbor screen with the leader board popup. But when I tried to visit a neighbor my screen went black and the game turned off. That happened to me twice, and I was about to quit trying. But I tried again this morning and it worked fine. I have done it twice so far today.
  • wadebear
    4183 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    moarku wrote:
    wadebear wrote:
    moarku wrote:
    I've tried this a bunch of times, but it hasn't worked. I keep repeatedly hitting the friends icon, but nothing happens until it gets to Cecil, and then it's too late. That said, so far I've only tried on the iPad, so maybe the phone will work, even though they're both iOS? I'll try that next.
    Are you clearing the popup text first?

    It's handshake, OK, neighborhood, neighbor. You don't even have to clear the Leaderboard popup, just hit a name.

    Yes. Immediately after hitting OK I've been frantically hitting the neighbor button, but the camera just keeps flying until it gets to Cecil. Though I also just realized you need to enter a friend's town for it to work, but still my understanding is that once it gets to him it's too late.
    It still sounds to me like you're waiting too long. Tap tap tap - don't hesitate for even a second. Don't wait for the payout from the handshake to collect.
  • petehd14
    2769 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    The game seemed to lock up when I visit a neighbor's town, but it came back after waiting for a minute or so. Is that normal?
  • BeLikeTheDude
    420 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    Only got about 1 days benefit of this glitch before they updated it away.

    Need to watch the forum a bit closer next time
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  • jukan00
    2320 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    It's gone. :(
  • Jackenklau
    53 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    jukan00 wrote:
    It's gone. :(


    Indeed :(
  • pollardfreek
    786 posts Member
    edited April 2015
    Poo. Oh well, got a ton of extra spades, thanks again OP!!! I wonder how they figured it out. And if they waited until act two to fix it or they just figured it out yesterday.
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