We will soon be saying goodbye to the Clash of Clones event however as one event goes another must arrive. And in this case it is the Halloween event of 2014! Next week we will be seeing the arrival of our third Halloween event and I’m back with another preparation post to help you prepare for another event! Just before the Halloween, Christmas, Valentines, Easter and Clash of Clones event I did a post about preparing for the events and it turned out to be a big success. I’m back with the post but this time helping you prepare for Halloween 2014! And this will mark one year of myself helping you prepare for an upcoming event.
For every player that might not have reached the top-level, you will need to prepare for this upcoming event. An event is always big and you most likely will need a lot of Money, Land, Friends and of course Donuts! So here is a guide to help you to prepare for the upcoming Halloween event of 2014.
There will be upcoming posts talking about previous Halloween events along with some speculation about the upcoming Halloween event and what to expect from October 2014. It has been confirmed that the Halloween event will arrive on Tuesday after the removal of the Clash of Clones event. However we don’t have any further details of what the event will contain apart from a date.
Now, Here is the preparation guide for Halloween 2014:
We will start off by talking about friends and for every event you will need friends. If your friends list is empty then I suggest you add some to prepare for the upcoming Halloween event. Previous Halloween events have proven to require friends to gain more from the event. However with the Clash of Clones event we have seen players being transported into a random town and EA could carry this theme for players who don’t have any friends for the Halloween event. Note: Please use the Add Friends page here to ask for other tappers to be your friends.
Now if you have reached the limit of 100 friends I would recommend going through your list with a close eye on who is and who isn’t an active player. Remove any that seem as if they haven’t played since the Stonecutters event of June or that HAVE passed level 20 or so and have no sign that they have opened the Squidport. Or which ever other criteria you deem appropriate.
We got a small strip of land during the Clash of Clones event however I have seem to have used it all up with the amount of content we have got from previous updates. This is a big issue for some players at the moment as we need more land and I thought one strip was not enough as they keep increasing the amount of content to the game. However with every event make sure you have land! For those who have not bought land yet then I would suggest you buy some extra land as an event usually takes up at least four land expansions, This may be difficult if you are short of money. But what is the point in saving up money for buildings when you have no land?
If you all ready have used up all your land then I would suggest moving some things around and try to make the best of the space you have left. When I started I had one mini forest and since then I have had two new and bigger forests so I decided to get rid of that forest and place some buildings in the space. I have fit five buildings in that small spot and in my opinion it still looks great! Remember sometimes small is good and you don’t have to use all your land at once! Another way to get land is by putting in storage some buildings or decorations that you don’t really have use for, Eg. Gulp ‘N’ Blow, Gilded Truffle, Lard Lad Donuts, Pimento Grove, El Chemistri, Zestys, All Night Gym, etc. Or maybe try to get rid of unwanted decorations, e.g. Chop down your forest. All I’m saying is make sure you have some land as this could require a lot of land if EA don’t provide us with some new land.
Now this is a tricky one as we don’t know If we will be using much money this event due to previous years our currency was Halloween related. However in previous events we still saw a few decorations that required money and not event currency. My suggestion is that you save up some money for the event as you never know what may be coming and what might cost money. If you aren’t currently at the top-level, I would suggest keeping the main story quests progressing. As you add buildings when they become available it will bring more characters, and more characters will help earn more of whatever currency is needed for the event. There is also a chance we could get some new limited time non-premium decorations and buildings along with some more land if we are lucky.
If you have reached level 45 and have not maxed out your XP bar ready for level 46, I would suggest to start getting more XP as we may experience a new level with inside the event like we did last year with Halloween 2014. If you are way behind on XP and won’t max out in time don’t worry as you will have plenty of time as they usually leave a gap of two weeks for a level update after the event lands. However if there is a chance we could get a new level and you want to get XP fast I would suggest buying Weather stations, volleyball courts, ect.
Do you have all your characters ready? I would suggest if you are trying to get more cash then keep doing your regular technique to get cash and then maybe tomorrow I would suggest to make sure that all your characters are free as you never know who will start the update. If you have sent Apu on his seven-day task I would try to rush him up with donuts or store his building. Please don’t worry about some characters being on more than 24 hour tasks as I think it is more likely that Homer or Lisa will start off the event.
Now this part is most likely very important and that is do you have enough donuts? Last year we saw some very pricey Halloween premium items and this year I would expect the same but bigger! So do you have enough donuts? Well I would suggest that you would stock up on donuts and only spend them on the limited time premium items that you want as they might not be back again next year.
When looking at the premium items from last years event I would say keep at least 200 – 300 donuts safe for the update if you can. Maybe more if we get a level update with or within the event.
Quests are forever, events are not. It’s best to look ahead and make sure putting certain characters on a certain task isn’t going to affect the limited time quest line. Whether it’s a level, Squidport or Krustyland quest line that you are currently doing, its best to put it off until you have at least got what you wanted or otherwise wait until the event is over. This is because the event is for a limited time only whereas, level, Squidport and Krustyland quests will still be there waiting to be cleaned up and resumed after the event is over and done with.
Squidport and Krustyland:
Finally we come to the last stop to prepare for Halloween 2014. Why Squidport and Krustyland? Well that is because the two expansions might be updated for the Halloween update. So I would make sure that you are up to date with both and have a little bit of space just in case. Don’t worry If you have not finished them both, It will mostly be Halloween in your regular Springfield if it’s an event. However they still could update Krustyland so I would concentrate on getting Krustyland more sorted out than Squidport if anything. But anything is possible with EA!
There we have it! The preparation guide for the Halloween event of 2014! I can’t wait for this event and TopiX will be counting down the days to the arrival of Halloween in Springfield. My next preparation post will be for the Christmas event of 2014. Until then. Happy Tapping, Nathan.