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EVENT THREAD #9: THOH 2016: Q & A AND STRATEGY THREAD: ACT I

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AOFIGO009
1306 posts Member
edited October 2016
Here we are once more guys!! It's Hallowe'en, where I go through another month of explaining why I write (or type) Hallowe'en with that little apostrophe between the two "e" letters! As usual, I'll be adding an Event Calendar in both picture and text form, as well as any Maths Breakdowns, hints and tips that come up during the event. So if you have any smart trick or treats for us (oh man, I'm so proud of that one!!), please add them here and I'll collect them on the front page!!

I'd also like to ask that you practice patience if there are any issues that come up because of the change in forum set-up. I'm sure it will all be okay and if there are any problems they will be quickly solved and arise through my own stupidity more than anything, but please bear in mind that I'm on the nay list of who likes the new set-up, and am still learning how to perform the things I used to do.

Also, because I can no longer add notes to my bookmarks, and count the Event Threads I have created, I've tried to implement a system to replace this into the thread titles. If it's not working, is confusing, or you have a better idea, please PM me, DON'T RESPOND HERE, and I'll have a look at your idea! :)

Please be aware, that for most events, after the update, the Donut Confirmation option in the game settings change, meaning you may spend donuts when you don't want to, because the option has changed and you pressed the wrong button-not something you should be penalised for. Direwolf has created a thread to show you how to rectify this issue.
Please check this at the start of every event
http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9765499.page

I've also provided links to all of LPNintendo's various threads on this event, which covers anything not covered here.
Thanks to Aidx for collecting these together.
Hey guys, I'm AO (not AOF). I create and run the Event Strategy Threads.
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  • AOFIGO009
    1306 posts Member
    edited October 2016
    Crafting

    How to Earn Obols:
    1. Trick or Treat Jobs
    2. Tapping Feral Animals
    3. MAG Points
    4. Films
    5. Daily Challenges (Random Chance)

    Trick or Treaters
    Bart Simpson-2 Obol & 30 Film
    Squeaky-Voiced Teen-2 Obol & 40 Film
    Milhouse-2 Obol & 30 Film
    Martin-2 Obol & 30 Film
    Nelson-2 Obol & 30 Film
    Ralph
    Rod
    Todd
    Dolph

    Feral Animal Spawn Rate
    TBC

    Film Characters
    Space Mutant
    Suzanne the Witch
    Count Burns
    Booberella

    Fighting Monsters
    (150 Film Each)
    Homer
    Apu
    Krusty
    Skinner
    Cletus
    Crazy Iguana Lady
    The timer for this is currently broken

    Amount of Obols needed to Increase Crafting Level
    Cumulative Amount-Per Level Amount
    Level 2- 30 Obols-30 Obols
    Level 3- 90 Obols-60 Obols
    Level 4- 170 Obols-90 Obols
    Level 5- 270 Obols-100 Obols
    Level 6-485 Obols-215 Obols
    Level 7- 765 Obols-280 Obols
    Level 8- 1,070 Obols-305 Obols
    Level 9- 1,375 Obols-305 Obols
    Level 10-1,690 Obols-315 Obols
    Level 11-2,180 Obols-490 Obols
    Level 12-2,760 Obols-580 Obols
    Level 13-3,425 Obols-665 Obols
    Level 14- 4,055 Obols-630 Obols??
    Level 15-5,200 Obols-1,145 Obols

    MAG Points-Obol Crafting Ratio
    Item-Obol Cost-MAG Points-Ratio
    Iron Wall-20 Obols-20 MAG-1 MAG per Obol
    Gargoyle Wall-20 Obols-20 MAG-1 MAG per Obol
    Hanging Streetlamp-20 Obols-20 MAG-1 MAG per Obol
    Flying Bats-50 Obols-45 MAG-0.9 MAG per Obol
    Catacombs-250 Obols-225 MAG-0.9 MAG per Obol
    Spooky Brambles-30 Obols-25 MAG-0.833333333 MAG per Obol
    Vampire Casket-160 Obols-90 MAG-0.5625 MAG per Obol
    Forest Cave-700 Obols-315 MAG-0.45 MAG per Obol
    Shipwreck-1000 Obols-450 MAG-0.45 MAG per Obol
    Pyre-60 Obols-25 MAG-0.416666667 MAG per Obol
    Haunted Stables-480 Obols-110 MAG-0.229166667 MAG per Obol
    Ruins-400 Obols-90 MAG-0.225 MAG per Obol
    Forest Grove-160 Obols-35 MAG-0.21875 MAG per Obol
    Compiled by @nedimaz, edited by AOFIGO009
    Post edited by AOFIGO009 on
    Hey guys, I'm AO (not AOF). I create and run the Event Strategy Threads.
  • AOFIGO009
    1306 posts Member
    edited October 2016
    Event Tactics-A Basic Overview
    Spend those Obol Coins on crafting items that reward you MAG Points, as this will get you more Trick or Treat Jobs, getting you even more Obols, and Film too. A very important thing to note is that to get the MAG Points from the crafting, you first have to note that you only get MAG Points from a certain amount of each item, for example, the first 8 Iron Fences will net you some MAG Points, while some items you craft, mostly the re-released items, won't give you any MAG Points at all.

    Event Tactics-An Indepth Look
    According to very complicated Maths undertaken by Becker, it's possible to complete Act I completely Freemium. It requires four visits per day in 4-hour intervals, plus neighbour visits (actually 3.6, so if you miss a couple of visits it should be ok). It's worth noting however, that the following common extras are not included in this calculation, meaning many people will probably have even more leeway than that: A bonus for a second fighter in monster battles, having Squeeky Voiced Teen, unlocking Trick-or-Treating jobs early, Daily Challenges, or extra Feral Monsters accumulated between 4 hours and reaching the limit in your town (except overnight).

    All-in-all, a manageable event with plenty of wiggle room with these additional currency sources. Just visit regularly and it'll work out fine.

    Becker is willing to post the calculations if anyone's interested, but you can probably manage with just the Event Currency Calendar and MAG Targets. Based on proportional crafting currency earnings, we should unlock Ralph's Trick-or-Treating task at the end of Act I, and we need to accumulate 250 MAG points from craftables to get there. That might be 8 Iron Fences and 5 Gargoyle Fences, or any other combination of craftables that grant the required MAG points. Although this route is the most cost-effective, Obol-wise, as per a post I'm going to find in a moment! The rest of the MAG points should come from Act I prizes.

    Unlike with the Main Prize Track, you can jump ahead on the MAG prizes with additional craftables if you've the crafting currency (craft new items only - returning items don't give MAG points) and this'll help in Act II, even if you don't get far enough to unlock the next kid's job.

    Combined Calendar - Event Currency/MAG Points
    October 4 - Event Start (for most people)
    October 5 - 3408 Film---137 MAG Points---Milhouse's Task Unlocked
    October 6 - 6816 Film---Town Square---274 MAG Points
    October 7 - 10,224 Film---Bell Tower---411 MAG Points---Martin's Task Unlocked
    October 8 - 13,632 Film---Crafting Currency---548 MAG Points
    October 9 - 17,040 Film---685 MAG Points---Event Currency
    October 10 - 20,448 Film---Burns' Crypt---822 MAG Points
    October 11 - 23,856 Film---959 MAG Points---Nelson's task
    October 12 - 27,264 Film---1096 MAG Points
    October 13 - 30,672 Film---Burns' Castle---1233 MAG Points---Medieval Gate
    October 14 - 34,080 Film---Crafting Currency---1370 MAG Points
    October 15 - 37,488 Film---1507 MAG Points---Event Currency
    October 16 - 40,896 Film---1644 MAG Points
    October 17 - 44,300 Film---Space Marshmallow---1780 MAG Points---Ralph's task
    Complied by @00becker, edited by AOFIGO009
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    Hey guys, I'm AO (not AOF). I create and run the Event Strategy Threads.
  • Brabsel
    682 posts Member
    edited October 2016
    Great that this thread is back. Now we can gather the information from the several posts.

    Edit: the link in your first post leads me to the main forum page where I can select a game.
  • No problem Brabsel, I love doing these Threads!!

    @direwolf987 or @DireWolf86 (sorry, I'm not sure which one made the thread!!) can you provide a new link to the thread, re @Brabsel's comment above please?
    Hey guys, I'm AO (not AOF). I create and run the Event Strategy Threads.
  • Does anybody have anything to contribute? Sadly I'm a day behind so I'm still just starting.
    Hey guys, I'm AO (not AOF). I create and run the Event Strategy Threads.
  • AOFIGO009 wrote: »
    Does anybody have anything to contribute? Sadly I'm a day behind so I'm still just starting.

    I will contribute soon.
  • AOFIGO009
    1306 posts Member
    edited October 2016
    Brabsel wrote: »
    AOFIGO009 wrote: »
    Does anybody have anything to contribute? Sadly I'm a day behind so I'm still just starting.

    I will contribute soon.

    ...... hey, where'd my post go.....?

    Okay... take 2.... well done Brabsel!! Well done!!!
    Hey guys, I'm AO (not AOF). I create and run the Event Strategy Threads.
  • Do we know yet whether you have to leave your buildings untapped in order for neighbours to be able to place cameras?
  • Never really contributed to your guides before, but I'll give it a shot with what I've noticed. In regards to obols, it seems you randomly earn them from tapping feral monsters (1 at a time) and from sending the kids trick or treating, you don't seem to get any from neighbour visits, but you do get 5 films for the first 90 actions. You can also get obols from levelling up the MAG. Crafting is just like the Sci Fi event, every obol you spend goes towards the next level, or you can level up instantly for a certain amount. I don't know the maths for levelling up crafting so I won't attempt to guess in case I mislead some people. That's about all I can think of so far.
  • Brabsel
    682 posts Member
    edited October 2016
    Alright some information, I'll leave it up to you to sort through them and include in the main posts whatever you want to include:
    1. Characters which earn event currency, films:
    Space Mutant
    Suzanne the Witch
    Count Burns
    Booberella
    All tasks take 4 hours and pay out 50 films
    All tasks take place in the MAG-Office all tasks are the same: organize training sessions (translated, not sure about the english name)

    2. Monster Fights:
    Right now we can't tell much about them yet. Spawn time and how many each town gets seems to be random so far.
    What we can say: When fighting the monsters you can move the monsters. It's useful to bring them to your halloween area so you dont teleport around so much when you click on the monster fight tab.
    Also: There is a bug right now that randomly changes the time left for the fights. So instead of 4 hours it takes a lot longer or doesnt finish at all. It seems like this bug is an iBug (only iProducts get it).
    Edit: It seems to be on Android as well. A bit different though (at least for me). Instead of the fight itself taking longer its the spawning of new monsters. It said something about 50 minutes, when I checked next it said 3 hours. Hope they fix it soon.

    3. The rats, vermin, whatever they are called:
    I have no idea about the spawn rate of them, but I do know that they congregate at the MAG-Office. And they are very fast so it doesnt take long at all.

    4. The first prize you get from the films, the town square:
    Once you get the first one you can get as many more as you like. They are available from the store and cost 50 donuts each.
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  • Brabsel
    682 posts Member
    edited October 2016
    5. The MAG points:
    Unlike what you might suspect you don't earn them from anything you craft. Only new items that have not been released before give you MAG points.
    And you only get them for actually placing the items. If you craft them and keep them in your inventory you will not be awarded those points! This system is the same as with the casino event.

    Edit:
    6. Because it's been asked a few times: Friends visits:
    After Lisa's 4h task and before her 12h task you get a task to visit a friend and install cameras there. Which means clicking on houses. You get 5 films for each friend action and it's probably restricted to the usual amount. And of course there's also the double things for sale for 90 donuts again which no one would ever buy.
  • Big82S
    566 posts Member
    (There's a current bug that as far as I know is on[ I products ]

    The bug is no mystery pumpkin for buy. I'd like to have a spin at it to get the sepulcher as it's the last thing besides witch marge I don't have.


    So hopefully that will get resolved soon. may be on other devices as well, not sure.
  • Do we know yet whether you have to leave your buildings untapped in order for neighbours to be able to place cameras?

    Answered my own question here.

    You don't have to leave your buildings untapped. I've found the cameras on buildings that were tapped and found buildings with cameras on them still tappable. So go ahead and tap everything, it doesn't affect neighbour actions.
  • Thanks for the info. It seemed like a lot was going on at first, but once I figured out what needed to be done, it made more sense. Still don't get how to obtain more obols.
  • Igcognita wrote: »
    Thanks for the info. It seemed like a lot was going on at first, but once I figured out what needed to be done, it made more sense. Still don't get how to obtain more obols.

    So far the ways I found to earn them are:
    1. The trick or treat jobs.
    2. From the rats, vermin, werewolfs, whatever that is...
    3. From MAG points
    4. As prizes for films
    5. From daily challenges.
    6. Not sure if you can get them from friends visits, I think I havent seen one, but I didnt really pay attention either...
  • Thanks, I've only received a small amount of obols, I'm going to try these when I go back into my game.
  • Big82S wrote: »
    (There's a current bug that as far as I know is on[ I products ]

    The bug is no mystery pumpkin for buy. I'd like to have a spin at it to get the sepulcher as it's the last thing besides witch marge I don't have.


    So hopefully that will get resolved soon. may be on other devices as well, not sure.

    If you have all the items then you will not get the option for the Mystery Jackolantern.
  • aidx1054
    1554 posts Member
    Does anyone have a list of all the kids that can trick or treat? Or even just the first few, I would like to know if Greta wolfcastle can because if so I'd like to buy her and finish her questline before I unlock her for trick or treating.

    Also what's the spawn time for the big monsters? I know you can only have 10 at once but other than that I know nothing about them

  • Turkey1010
    2665 posts Member
    edited October 2016
    aidx1054 wrote: »
    Does anyone have a list of all the kids that can trick or treat? Or even just the first few, I would like to know if Greta wolfcastle can because if so I'd like to buy her and finish her questline before I unlock her for trick or treating.

    Also what's the spawn time for the big monsters? I know you can only have 10 at once but other than that I know nothing about them

    @aidx1054
    Bart
    Milhouse
    the squeaky voice teen
    -I just unlocked Martin
    They don't give names of who will be unlocked as you go along so I can not say if she will or not.

    Also is 4 hours for the big monsters to spawn after you get done slaying them
  • New thing I spotted for those of us that buy up everything we can at the end of the event:
    In the crafting screen, note the 1+ and the arrows? You can craft multiple items now so you aren't having to go into the screen over and over again. Buy up as many as you want in one crafting!
    Status:Level 151
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