As most of you will now know, our newest event is the stonecutters event. I love that EA has let us earn prizes once again and I like that all of the prizes come from ONE EPISODE! All in all this is a great event and I am here to tell you exactly how it works! I’m going to show you the ins and outs, the new game additions, the new currency, the new content and any other new additions that have been included!
If you don’t want to keep reading as you like the mystery and surprise of the stonecutters and their event than please stop here.
How the event works
First things first: you will need to build the Stonecutter lodge, this is where all the hype is. The lodge sort of acts like the Christmas Present Depot, it is the basis of your town, friends land there and even you land there upon entrance of the town. It also pays every seven days, the first building to do so.
The unlock of the lodge means the unlock of Number 1, and man is he important, he basically runs the quest line, he brings the ways to earn our new currency and is the pivotal point of the update and you wouldn’t be able to get much done without him.
One of his main purposes can be found in the top right of your screen. Each day he brings 4 unique tasks for you, the sky finger, to complete at his bidding. Each task earns emblems and the amount of emblems (more on this soon) earned increase by which amount you are up to (like I said, there are 4), in one day you can get a total of 1000.
They are random tasks and are in random orders for different players. For example he may request that a youngster buy an extra cold squishee in which you have to go into your town/the census/the character locator and find a character that suits the category (in this case: youngster). You then must enter their task list and find the new secret task to drink and extra cold squishee.
Tip: Only send one (for example) youngster on Number 1’s task, whilst more than one youngster can do it, you only get emblems for one of them.
Please be aware that these tasks do not show up in the task book and they aren’t yellow and at the top of the characters task list as they are secret. There are three ways to view them:
- By the button in the top right
- By finding the character/building yourself
- By using the town centre
That is all from me about Number 1 for the mean time, lets take a look at the currency for the event. This time around it isn’t gift cards, it isn’t goo, it wasn’t isn’t hearts!
It is Stone Cutter emblems!
These above emblems will be your key to one set of prizes (more on this soon), so make sure to collect them. You can also earn 60 emblems a day by visiting your friends towns. Basically these are used like snakes were back in whacking day, get a certain amount and you unlock a prize from the Emblem Prizes (or Personal Prizes).
The Emblem Prizes/Personal Prizes):
Cost: 1450 Stonecutter emblems
2. Number 36
Cost: 4,000 Stonecutter emblems
3. Chest of Sacred Artifacts
Cost: 6,500 emblems
4. Number 85 / Number 600
Cost: 10,000 emblems
5. Burns Money Pool / Number 29
Cost: 14,000 emblems
6. Number 50 / Number 79
Cost 18,000 emblems
7. Stone of Triumph
Cost: 22,500 emblems
8. Number 5 / Number 12 / Number 14
Cost: 28,000 emblems
9. Stonecutter Table
Cost: 31,500 emblems
10. Satan’s Anvil (FINALLY!!!)
Cost: 35,000 emblems
The first prize that you will receive from the emblem prizes is the sacred parchment, the sacred parchment adds a whole new aspect of prize earning, again I won’t be going in detail but basically each day you receive a new mysterious quest, it won’t tell you what the quest is or who is needed to complete it, it won’t even tell you that you are correct when you send that person on the quest, you have to wait until they complete the quest to see if you are right. So far the quests have been:
Lisa – Play her Sax
Apu – Feed the octuplets
Krusty – Walk Mr Teeny
Although the clues are cryptic, if you ever need help feel free to ask and we’ll let you know.
As I mentioned there is a completely separate list of prizes for the sacred parchment, these can be seen below:
And a rundown of each of the prizes:
1. Number 21
Cost: Complete 1 Puzzle
2. Number 111
Cost: Complete 5 Puzzles
3. Number 22
Cost: Complete 10 prizes
4. Number 67 and Number 66
Cost: Complete 15 Puzzles
5. Number 59
Cost: Complete 20 Puzzles
6. Ark of the Covenant
Cost: Complete 24 Puzzles
Similar to snakes, rabbits and zombies, there is also a way to earn emblems in your towns that involves squishing things (we sure love squishing things). Every hour, one member of the Order (the order is the stonecutters arch enemy group) will spawn in your town. You can only have 6 order in your town at a time so make sure to collect them before the six hours is up so you can keep generating. Once you clear your town you get a message saying “Success! You have driven away the last of The Order. For now.”
All of the content included in the event can be seen below:
This appears to be the BIGGEST additions of skins/costumes to the game in its entire history! There is also a new characters set aptly named Stonecutters
Cost: 100 Donuts (PREMIUM)
The following are skins and fall under yet another new character set More Stonecutters
Number 908 (Homer Skin)
Number 36 (Krusty skin)
Number 600 (Skinner costume)
Number 85 (Willie skin)
Number 29 (Burns skin)
Number 21 (Moe skin)
Number 50 (Wiggum skin)
Number 111 (Grampa skin)
Number 22 (Quimby skin)
Number 59 (Smithers skin)
Number 12 (Lenny skin)
Number 14 (Carl skin)
Number 66 (Brockman skin)
Number 2 (Hibbert skin)
Cost: 60 donuts
Number 314 (Frink skin)
Cost: 12 donuts
Number 79 (Disco Stu skin)
Number 67 (Arnie Pye skin)
Number 5 (Jasper skin)
Phew! Wait, there’s more!
Stonecutter Daycare Center
Cost: 30 donuts
All Seeing Eye
Cost: 100 donuts
Ark of the Stone Covenant
Stone of Triumph
Chest of Sacred Artifacts
Nighthawk Diner / Rex Banner (Yes we know he isn’t currently available, more information on this soon)
- The event is scheduled to end on July 2 2014
- There is a separate date called The Stone Cutters Do It Start Time which may be a date activated mini-quest within the event slated for June 20, 2014.
Stonecutter Emblem – This will be the event currency.
Event Menu Icon – As with any event there will be a separate menu icon that contains the event content.
- A Nuke button that clears the town, put anything that can be stored into the inventory (this has been recalled due to problems but should be back)
- A town census feature to find out what each character is doing.
If that isn’t a long post, what is? Hopefully it gives you a good but brief overview of the event and explains how it works, if there’s a problem with the post please let us know.
Also we are thinking about creating a FAQ Stonecutters Event post, if you have any questions you would like answered that haven’t been answered in a post already, let us know in the comments and we will try to answer it in the FAQ post.
There is a one stop shop for all of our posts in the menu at the top of this page called Stonecutters. As always, there are more posts to come!
Thanks for reading