So Tiny Santa knew when we were sleeping and went and delivered a sackful of new gameplay down New New York’s game chimney at the end of last week. And to be honest the reaction to it has been mixed, mostly due to it colliding with the 2nd week of the An Xmas Xarol content. Many of you said you felt overwhelmed and confused as too much was going on, and the difficulty of some things appeared to be substantially increased. And today I want to zero in on one of the areas that saw a big change, levelling up your characters and the new character ranks. But please, don’t just give up, I know it’s tough but it can be done, so before you go running for the exit please read on.
Okay, I’m playing the same game as you guys, so I experience many of the same frustrations that the latest update brought with it, I get that there was a lot of changes, glitches and issues. But today I just want to address something that many players seem to be unaware of and that is that you can trade rank badges in your store.
I’m seeing many comments stressing annoyance that despite doing the 3-star missions you’re only being rewarded with 2-star badges. This is sadly correct as the 3-star badges aren’t a guaranteed drop on repeat mission runs, they are a chance, and unfortunately odds are you’ll get more 2-star badges than 3-star badges as you’re finding out.
Sadly due to the above many of you are starting feel bit burnt out running mission after mission only to find your progress stalled due to your lack 3-star badges. But don’t give up asthere is a way to use all those 2-star badges to get 3-star badges and many of you seem to be unaware of this. So I’m telling you here that you can trade up 2-star badges for 3-star badges in your store.
I’ll agree right off the trades could be bit more generous but they are better than nothing. Basically you can trade ten 2-star badges for one 3-star badge of the same kind.
So here’s the low down with pretty pictures so you all know what you’re looking for. Firstly you need to head to your store, you get that by tapping on your little cash register.
Once you open your store you want to tap on your supplies icon.
And it’s here you will see if you’ve got any badge trades ups available. Now this option will only show in your store once you’ve built up enough 2-star badges to trade up for a 3-star badge so if you don’t see the option in your store keep running the missions, grabbing those badge rewards and checking your store once you’ve collected more 2-star badges.
However if you’ve built up enough 2-star badges you’ll see a trade up option available, in my game you can see below I’ve got enough 2-star Scientist badges to trade up for one 3-star badge.
Clicking on the info icon will show you full details of the trade up available to you. As you can see below I have twelve 2-star Scientist badges so I can trade ten of those 2-star badges for one 3-star badge.
Again I know it seems like a poor exchange rate but it’s better than nothing and should stop you tearing your hair out every time you see a few 2-star badges as your reward instead of the 3-star you’d hoped for. At least with this they aren’t completely useless in your promotion plans.
Tapping the purchase box will bring you up full details of your trade and the opportunity to finalise it. Be aware there is an error in the information box where it says this will cost you pizza – it won’t, it will only cost you 2-star badges. So don’t let it put you off completing your trade by tapping GET.
So there you have it a reminder that those 2-star badges are more useful than you think. Were you aware you could trade up badges? Have you been doing any trades? If so what do you think of them?
– Russian Tigger