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Upgrade tiers first or craft items?

It seems like crafting is better because it gives you points for the concierge that will get you large chunks of crafting materials you can then use to upgrade.

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  • nedimaz
    207 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    If you upgrade first, the only change will be that you have some other items unlock in crafting menu, but all new Level 2 items require item material which is still not available (cocktail glasses).

    On the other hand, if you craft first, you are earning Player Points and thus accessing rewards for Player Points Club, which are useful (more materials, currency etc).

    So I decided to go with crafting first, have already crafted everything available on L1 and now slowly working on upgrade.
  • 4kidsandacatdog
    3061 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    I ended up doing the same. You need far fewer craft items per craftable versus what you need to level up once, so get the crafting out of the way first then start banking to level up. It seems to me that I am accumulating mats for crafting faster than I thought I would, given the daily challenges, what my gamblers drop and the mats accumulated from Moe's. I'm not expecting to be at level two by this afternoon or anything. It will be a long slog, but better to focus on that after making what you can.
  • jax16389
    39 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    I've also done the same. I've crafted everything I could and now collecting materials to level up.....seems like it's gonna take forever.
  • josebot533
    891 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    I've got all the items. 2/10 for level 2. Log in every 4 hours and collect coins and tap gamblers.

    Great event so far.
  • cjryder625
    1409 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    so would you first craft the max number of craftables that give club card points first before upgrading? What do the club card points give you?
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  • C0rgano
    443 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    you can only craft a limited number to start anyway (4 walk of fame stars / 2 constant fountains /etc), so knock those out and get the club points (which in turn can give you more crafting supplies/etc). Then let the coasters/chains pile up and work on the level upgrades.

  • cjryder625
    1409 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    OK I'll do that thanks. This is all very complicated!!
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  • nedimaz
    207 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    cjryder625 wrote:
    What do the club card points give you?

    http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10399376.page

    First post in this thread, bottom of the post, there are rewards for Players Club
  • woyaodabian
    104 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    i went the upgrading route because i haven't decided how to decorate my casino area and i don't like to craft items which i don't need :oops:
  • krysface
    147 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    I did the crafting first. I looked at what payed out the most players card points and crafted the max of those items first and then all the other level 1 items. Now I'm saving up to upgrade to level 2.
  • ArmpitAttack
    2345 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    "Yes."---Attributed to Daniel Bryan of the WWE. Crafting: yes! Upper Tier: yes!
  • 00becker
    446 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    I don't think it matters much - the game-imposed limits on number of craftables should prevent you from crafting too much to be able to upgrade.
  • bradyc79
    1379 posts
    edited February 2016
    In regards to crafting, is it correct that the only thing you can use the purple tickets for are the 100 red casino chips? Or should we be saving those for something else that I am missing?
  • Felici86
    14 posts
    edited February 2016
    Yes its the only use at the Moment. I keep them and see if theyre needed for something more valuable in the future. If you Need Chips at the end of the Act you can still use them
  • TwigletStyx
    1021 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    bradyc79 wrote:
    In regards to crafting, is it correct that the only thing you can use the purple tickets for are the 100 red casino chips? Or should we be saving those for something else that I am missing?

    That's all we can use them on for now... although that may change with the next Act?
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  • Newcastlenia
    798 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    bradyc79 wrote:
    In regards to crafting, is it correct that the only thing you can use the purple tickets for are the 100 red casino chips? Or should we be saving those for something else that I am missing?

    That's all we can use them on for now... although that may change with the next Act?

    This is how I'm thinking.
  • petehd14
    2769 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    I don't think it will change because you can already see the costs for the rest of the items.
  • sogr8ful
    4 posts
    edited February 2016
    Is there a chance that the level 2 items will be available to everyone during the 2nd act without upgrading? Perhaps the upgrading now is just for early access? Just a theory.
  • docj381
    8 posts Member
    edited February 2016
    nedimaz wrote:
    If you upgrade first, the only change will be that you have some other items unlock in crafting menu, but all new Level 2 items require item material which is still not available (cocktail glasses).

    On the other hand, if you craft first, you are earning Player Points and thus accessing rewards for Player Points Club, which are useful (more materials, currency etc).

    So I decided to go with crafting first, have already crafted everything available on L1 and now slowly working on upgrade.

    But this ignores the fact that you unlock the ability to earn martini glasses once you upgrade to level 2 (and show tickets when you reach level 3). The earlier you upgrade, the more time you will have to collect those resources for prizes like the Spruce Moose and the Safari Casino. The players points will come in time and there is really no benefit to trying to rush through that prize tract in the first act. And for those hoping that future acts will automatically unlock the levels, you will be sorely disappointed. All signs point to upgrading first as being the better strategy.
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