Christmas Greetings Earthlings!
Tiny Santa’s been, and it looks like we made the nice list as he’s dropped a raft of new content into our games. And by the look of things it would seem we’re going to be honing our combat skills over Christmas as we learn all about the new abilities, affinities as we continue progressing through the An Xmas Xarol event.
First up I’m not going go into great detail is this post about PVP & Affinities and such, I’ll tough on them but I don’t want this post to turn into overkill rather than an overview, so I’ll do individual detailed posts on these. But my advice treat much of the changes as a side-show and concentrate on the week 2 Xmas core content, you can just dip into the new changes as required by the Questlines, concentrate the rest of your time and resources to unlocking Power Suit Amy etc. The rest we can work though together as all the kinks are ironed out.
And yes there are some issues, PVP Universe timer wasn’t counting down unless you were in the game but you should be seeing a fix for this now.
If your fame is crashing a lot, you’re not alone, many of us are having this issue, I know it’s frustrating especially when it means Space Missions are interrupted or combat battles need to be completed again.
The App Version that brings the new content is 1.5.0 so make sure you’ve uploaded to this.
10th January 3pm PDT (That’s GMT-7)
The main Questline for this event is You’re One Mean Robot, Mr Santa. And here’s a taster to get you started.
You’re One Mean Robot, Mr Santa Pt. 1
Learn About The Big Update: Tap > for information
Have Amy Deck The Halls: 6secs
Go on the ‘Cold Welcome’ Mission: Travel to Neptune and complete any path
You’re One Mean Robot, Mr Santa Pt. 2
Clear 10 Robot Reindeer: Tap Robot Reindeers and clear 10
Have Professor Practice His Attack: 4hrs
Win 1 Universe Battle: Win one PVP Universe battle
You’re One Mean Robot, Mr Santa Pt. 3
Go on the ‘Special Snowflake’ Mission: Travel to Neptune and complete any path
Create The Power Suit Amy Outfit: Get from Xmas Exchange, costs 100 Santa Medals & 58 Pink Pindrop Diamonds
CURRENCY & MATERIALS
The main event currency is Robot Souls, and you can get these from:
Santa Medals (Always): Clear Robot Reindeers, Our Motherboard Of Merry Liquor Kitchen, Neglected Neptunian House, Look Up The Time Skyscraper, Neptune Space Missions
The other essential materials are:
Pink Pindrop Diamonds (Epic): Neptune Space Missions, Turbo Neptunians Sleigh
Nebular Orbs (Always): Win PVP Universe Battles
Turbo Medals (Always): 100% Complete Neptune Space Missions
Red Star Rubies (Always): Neptune Space Missions, Chanukah Zombie’s Sleigh
Dreidel Medals (Always): Neptune Space Missions
Chanukah Zombie (Character – Influencer): You will be directed to purchase him from the store for 100 Santa Medals and start unlocking him at You’re One Mean Robot, Mr Santa Pt. 3
8 Dreidal Medals (Always): Space Mission 10, Xmas of the Undead, on Neptune
8 Yarmulkes (Common): Power Suit Repair Centre
10 Eye Drops (Epic): Icy Exterior Space Mission on Neptune, Partyboard Central Space Mission on Neptune
14 Dreidal Bombs (Epic): Partyboard Central Space Mission on Neptune, Maximum Power Suit Space Mission on Neptune, Life of the Party Space Mission on Neptune
Power Suit Amy (Outfit – Influencer): You will see this outfit to buy with event materials in the Xmas Exchange in the event area.
100 Santa Medals (Always): Clear Robot Reindeers, Our Motherboard Of Nerry Liquor Kitchen, Neglected Neptunian House, Look Up The Time Skyscraper, Neptune Space Missions
58 Pink Pindrop Diamonds (Epic): Neptune Space Missions, Turbo Neptunian Sleigh
NEW ITEMS IN THE STORE
As with all events there’s some new items in the store.
Turbo Neptunian’s Sleigh (drops 1 Pink Drop Diamond every 4hrs)~ 150
21st Century Christmas Tree~ Costs 6 Nebula Orbs
Stanley Storks Diaper Service ~ Costs 12 Nebula Orbs
Mountaintop Ski Lodge ~ Costs 50 Nebula Orbs
Gunderson’s Unshelled Nuts Billboard ~ Costs 10 Nebula Orbs
There are 2 areas in play at the moment:
1: Xmas Exchange (more details below)
2: PVP Universe Portal (more details below)
1: XMAS EXCHANGE
Here is where you will trade Materials you collect while playing the game to unlock Buildings & Outfits to use to further your game play in the Event.
Here are the items you can unlock during Week Two.
Power Suit Amy
Cost~ 100 Santa Medals & 58 Pink Pindrop Diamonds
Toy Works Factory: 35xp & 3 Santa Medals every 4hrs + chance of 2 Henlrahs
Cost~ 430 Santa Medal, 8 Red Star Rubies & 28 Pink Pindrop Diamonds
Sedevaald Global Seed Vault: 50xp & 4,Santa Medals every 6hrs
Cost~ 675 Santa Medals, 12 Red Star Rubies & 16 Pink Pindrop Diamonds
Power Suit Repair Centre: 35xp & 3 Santa Medals every 4hrs + chance of 2 Yarmulkes
Cost~ 1025 Santa Medals, 14 Red Star Rubies, 20 Pink Pindrop Diamonds
Rabbi-Bot: No drops
Cost~ 1450 Santa Medals, 36 Pink Pindrop Diamonds & 25 Turbo Medals
2: PVP UNIVERSE PORTAL
After being tease last week this is now live, and as yo he saw is where you will battle in the PVP (Player vs Player) Universe. The current Universe Battles will end on Thursday 21st December at 2pm PDT (10pm GMT).
You’ll be guided through the PVP Universe battles by the Battle Of The Universes Side Questline. I’ll also be covering PVP in a more detailed post, but for now here’s all you need to know. Firstly you can access the PVP Universe via the portal or the Ray Gun icon at the bottom of your screen
When you play a PVP for the first time you’ll be directed to choose your team, then you need chose a team to combat against. You’ll have a choice of 3 opponents, if you don’t fancy any of the competition you can choose to refresh your search and will see a fresh set of 3 opponents, but you’ll only be able refresh 3 times for free, after this you will have to pay pizza or wait for your free refresher timer resets.
Okay now that’s done and once you’ve got your team and enemy selected you will start to battle and it’s similar to a Space Mission combat, only you’ll now see the new Affinities etc at work, more on these later. Your aim is to win the battle and gain battle points and other rewards. The amount of Battle Points awarded depends on level of opponent you choose, but I find taking a similarly levelled opponent and defeating them gets me 22 Battle Point. It is these that determine your rank. What you will get for winning combats depends on your current PVP Universe rank, so you want to keep increasing it when you can. Again I’ll have detailed post on this up soon.
You will get 5 battles from your Battle Energy, once this is depleted you’ll need wait for it to recharge.
You will still see Robot Reindeers running around your sidewalks just keep tapping them to clear them. Once cleared you will need to wait for another batch of 5 to spawn.
The rewards you get for clearing them are as follows:
5 Santa Medals (Always)
NEW SPACE MISSIONS
And we’re on our travels again, as the 2nd week brings us 8 new Space Missions to complete and they are all located on Neptune. The first, Cold Welcome (2-1), will unlock when you trigger the main Questline, then each subsequent mission will unlock as you complete a path on the previous mission and unlock the required character needed for the mission. They start off pretty easy to complete as the new enemies, which now include Neptunian Wolves & Angry Neptunians, and they are weak at first, but the difficulty starts to increase as the missions goes on, and you’ll also meet another Xmas boss on the final Space Mission, Goin Turbo. This will be similar to Chanukah Zombie in the first week and you’ll chip away at his health after defeating his minions.
You’ll also collect event currencies, materials and the usual chips and such. The amount you get per enemy differs depending on the mission you are on but you’ll find a guide to what can be found on each mission in a separate post soon.
DAILY MISSIONS AT THE DAILY PLANET
Another new game element added with the update. This brings us rotating extra and of course optional, daily missions to help build up resources such as Career Chips, Ranking Badges, Nixonbucks & xp. The resources available will change daily at 4pm PDT and they will be as detailed in the schedule below. So if you’re wondering where you get the Ranking to upgrade your characters, the Daily Planet missions are where you need to be at.
But be warned these missions are tough, especially if you’re crew are lower level, so plan your missions and fuel spend wisely on these.
And yes here’s even more new game elements added with the update. I warned you there was lots. And there’s another little Side Questline to introduce these, Highly Skilled. There’s a lot to this, so it’s going take you some time to get to grips with all the changes this will bring about, and I will help with a detailed post on this, but to cut a long story short your characters will now on top of their class have affinities, and these will be utilised mostly in the PVP universe. These 3 affinities highlight a character’s new ability, they are Brainy, Brave & Cool. I look at it like a Futurama version of Rock, Paper Scissors as Brainy beats Brave, Brave beats Cool and Cool beats Brainy.
And you’ll identify the affinity of any given character by the affinity symbol in their level up screen.
As well as this in the image above you’ll see on the left hand side a column of 5 icons your character can unlock. These are the Passives abilities your character can have, you’ll unlock them as you rank & level up your character. These special abilities will again be seen mostly in the PVP Universe and can increase your attack, defence, steal enemies health, change stats and lots more that we will discuss in a more detailed post. But here’s a look at the Passive symbols you’ll be starting to see.
And as I said you’ll earn these by levelling up your characters. But again like Affinities if you’re freaking out, don’t. Just play the event and all this will become clearer, you don’t need to be using all this to progress at this time.
CHARACTER RANKS AND LEVELS
Before this update Level 30 was the maximum you could take your characters up to, but not anymore, believe it or not Level 100 is now the target. Yes you read that right, Level 100. However there’s a little added extra to levelling up and that’s Rank Promotions, which I briefly mentioned when talking about Affinities. Ranks will run alongside and to a degree control your levelling up strategy as rather than simply using Nixonbucks and Chips to level up, you’ll now need to also promote characters with Ranking Badges to access the various levels. If you look below, I had Fry at Level 30 but cannot level him higher until I promote his rank fro 2 to 3.
So tap Promote and you’ll,see what this will cost you. Also be aware just like Career Chips there’s a Nixonbucks cost to implement the promotion. Argh.
You’ll see you need a mixture of 3-Star Badges to promote Fry to Rank 3, and you’ll get them from the Daily Planet missions, PVP Universe Rank Rewards or you can purchase promotion packs from the store, but these are expensive. Once you’ve promoted Fry to Rank 3 you can then level him up as normal until you reach the Rank 3 cap. You’ll then need Promote him to Rank 4 and so on. And remember levelling up now unlock new Passives for the character. There will be more information coming on this. But use your promotion badges wisely as they will not be easy to come by.
There you have the overall Basics that I can give you for the big Week 2 update of An Xmas Xarol event.
What do you think of it so far? Any tips for fellow Players? Any items you’re frightfully excited about? Any items you immediately purchased? Let us know in the comments.
~ Russian Tigger