Hey there Island Hoppers!
A New District is now live to test out in some of our games. TAN LINES ISLAND RESORT.
This New District will utilize some Characters you may just have hanging out in Inventory Storage to earn some New District Currency and Cool Prizes. Now here is the catch, it is ONLY “BETA” TESTING RIGHT NOW! That means that only a select few of you on App Version 1.20.0 & District 8 will be able to see and test out this New District. More Details after the Break.
In this post, I will cover the Basics of the New District followed with some more detailed posts later on.
Let’s go on Vacation to Tan Lines & the Island Luxury Resort!
First Up, the Requirements for the New District…
- For now, ONLY “BETA TESTERS”
- Need to be on App Market Version of at LEAST 1.20.0
- Need to be to District 8 in the Game Play
- Lois will kick off the ability to Unlock the District
- PLAY THE GAME! Unlock points have to be reached to gain full access to items and areas. Keep playing to progress to point of those unlocks. Until then, you may not see items to earn yet.
OPEN THE DISTRICT
To start out, when you first go into your game you will now see the Tan Lines Luxury Resort on an Island out on the water. Tapping on it will make the District Pop Up Appear with Evil Monkey introducing you to it.
What you do next is up to you…
- If you want to use Lois first to trigger the initial Start Quest, Show Me Your Tan Lines, and go to the Resort that is fine.
- Or you can just tap on the Tan Lines Resort.
Either way, once you see the trigger it and see the District Pop Up tapping on “LET’S GO!” will Unlock the New District.
Now you will have full access to the Tan Lines Resort.
Evil Monkey in The Closet (Character/Building Combo): Earns $30 & 20xp every 4hrs
240 Blue Stewie Bucks
3 Gold Stewie Bucks
Quagmire’s Tiki Hut (Building Skin): Earns $40 & 25xp every 6hrs
40 Green Stewie Bucks
Barbara Pewterschmidt (Character):
33 Blue Stewie Bucks
3 Red Stewie Bucks
King Butt w/Adventure Trophy (Character/Building Combo):
58Green Stewie Bucks
10 Blue Stewie Bucks
Fire Creature: Walking Decoration
22 Blue Stewie Bucks
Meg’s Evil Monkey: Walking Decoration
15 Red Stewie Bucks
32 Green Stewie Bucks
55 Green Stewie Bucks
12 Blue Stewie Bucks
1 Green Stewie Bucks
Kool-Aid Man’s Girlfriend: Walking Decoration
242Green Stewie Bucks
TAN LINES RESORT
Once the District is Unlocked, you can tap on the Resort on the Island to start sending Characters to the Resort, earning Stewie Bucks, and unlocking more and more Floors of the Resort to be able to send MORE Characters, earn more bucks, and trade them for some cool new Prizes.
TAN LINES RESORT FLOORS
The Tan Lines Resort has many floors you can unlock. As each one unlocks, more options of Characters can be sent to the Resort on that floor. The payouts will also vary per each floor.
You will keep earning and unlocking one after another in order of how they show all the way up until the last floor is Unlocked.
As of now, here is the Current List of Floors. (As I want to make sure I do not miss anything with just one game to test it, I will be taking this part a lil slower than usual. I will update the Requirements as I hit them.)
- The Lobby: +1 Green Stewie Buck Chance Payout, Comes unlocked with the District, 15 Characters to fill floor.
- Mezzanine: +2 Green Stewie Buck Chance Payout, Requires 22 Bronze Keys & 14 Silver Keys, Takes 4hrs to complete Unlock Process once items earned, 15 Characters to fill floor
- Corporate Center: +3 Green Stewie Buck Chance Payout, Requires 37 Bronze Keys & 12 Silver Keys, Takes 4hrs to complete Unlock Process once items earned, 20 Characters to fill floor
- Gourmet Dining: +2 Blue Stewie Buck Chance Payout, Requires 32 Bronze Keys & 27 Silver Keys, Takes 6hrs to complete Unlock Process once items earned, 20 Characters to fill floor
- Blue Mussel Floor: +4 Blue Stewie Buck Chance Payout, Requires 42 Bronze Keys & 25 Silver Keys & 17 Gold Keys, Takes 6hrs to complete Unlock Process once items earned, 25 Characters to fill floor
- Rock Oyster Floor: +1 Red Stewie Buck Chance Payout, Requires 50 Silver Keys & 34 Gold Keys, Takes 8hrs to complete Unlock Process once items earned, 25 Characters to fill floor
- Sea Scallop Floor: Requires 107 Bronze Keys & 38 Silver Keys & 9 Gold Keys
- Conch Floor:
You will need to earn Room Keys to unlock each of the different floors to gain access to more for Tan Lines. You can earn these by sending various Characters on Tasks around the game. Of course there will be a Clam Purchase option to buy pass earning them too. Just tap on the “UNLOCK” next to the Floor to see the Requirements and Clam Option amount.
These are the current 3 Key options and Task Lists to earn them.
Bronze Key (Common): Tricia Fail to Relax OR Stewie Use Tanning Bed OR Mayor West Criminalize Bathing Suits
Silver Key (Uncommon): Connie Go on Spring Break OR Carter Bully Bellhops OR Seamus Stare at the Sea
***in progress*** Dr Hartman Prescribe Fresh Air OR Brian Read Snobby Cultural Travel Guides
CHARACTERS TO USE
You can access the Character list by tapping on “ADD CHARACTERS” in the Tan Lines Resort Screen.
It will take you to the “CHECK IN TO TAN LINES” Screen to select Characters. This list will vary on who you have currently unlocked, earned, won, or purchased in the game. ***Characters in Inventory will not show on the list, so make sure you pull them out of Inventory to use them in the Resort.***
All you need to do is tap on the Characters you want to use in the Check-In Pop Up screen (they will highlight in yellow)
Then tap on “SELECT” to send them to the Resort Floors (the game will automatically fill each Floor to the MAX and then move up to the next one until all your Floors are full or you run out of Characters to send).
“VACANCY” will let you know how many spots are still available on the floors to fill with Characters until they reach MAX.
RESORT STEWIE BUCK PAYOUT?
The trick here is to KEEP the Characters at the Resort until it completes timing down (24hrs). At the end of the timer, you will Collect Rent on the Resort and see how many Stewie Bucks you earned.
Again, do NOT Check them out until the Timer is done as you will notice once you do, the “Chance Of:” on the Stewie Bucks will no longer be there and checked off. The Floor MUST be filled to get the payout.
By using the “Clam Speeding” Method, I forced it to end the Rent Timer and each time it did, I was awarded +1 Green Stewie Bucks for the Lobby (full of 15 Characters) & +2 Stewie Bucks for the Mezzanine (full of 15 Characters). These are the only 2 I had unlocked at the time. The more Floors Unlocked, the more Stewie Bucks rewarded every 24hrs.
CHECK OUT CHARACTER
I know many of you have stated you do not like that the Characters on the Floors at the Tan Lines Resort are showing up in the Character Task Selector Icon in the Top Left of the screen. There is a reason for this feature, Characters are NOT locked into the Task at the Resort and can be checked out at anytime. It also serves as a shortcut to find them and pull them out if you need them.
I do like this idea of them not locked into the Task. In case they are needed elsewhere or you accidentally send one, no need to wait 24hrs to pull them back out. Instead, check them out and use another Character in Inventory to take their place.
Checking out a Character is pretty simple, just go to the Tan Lines Resort and tap on the Building. You will see a Green colored icon next to the Characters on the Floor with a doorway type symbol on it. Tap on it.
The Name of the floor will appear along with a list of all the Characters currently there. Scroll through the list and find the Character you want to Check out. I will use Quagmire for this example. I tapped on the Suitcase Icon in the upper right corner of his image.
Ollie asked me if I am sure I want to check him out. I do, so I tapped “OK”
You can tap the red X in the corner to close the screen. Now don’t forget, your floor is no longer full of Residents so you will need a replacement. (You can also see that the Stewie Bucks is back to “Fill Floor to Unlock:” again. Add another Character to change it back to “Chance Of:” to get the Stewie Buck payout when the Rent on Tan Lines Collects in 24hrs.
Not sure what floor they are on? The REALLY REALLY Quick method to do is the method many of you do not like. Tapping on them in the Character Task Icon in the top left of the screen. It will immediately take you to the Ollie Pop Up asking you if you want to Check them out of the floor they’re on. Could come in handy when all 8 floors are unlocked and you have 60+ Characters in there but don’t remember who is on what floor.
These are the Currency that will be used for this New District. You will earn them by sending Characters to hang out at the Tan Lines Resort. They can then be traded for Buildings, Characters, and Decorations in the Menu.
Currently there are 4 different colors from Common to the most Rare.
You can see more information and options for the Stewie Bucks if you tap on the Stewie Buck Counter in the Top Center of your game screen.
In the Stewie Buck Pop Up Screen you will see 3 lil Buttons along the Bottom that you can use for acquiring Stewie Bucks. Tap on each one to see the options.
STEWIE BUCKS/ EXCHANGE: Tapping on this button allows you to exchange one color for another. The amounts needed for the Exchange will be listed above on the Stewie Bucks. For instance, it shows you can Exchange 10 Blue Stewie Bucks to get 1 Red Stewie Buck.
CLAM/ PURCHASE: Tapping on this button will show you the cost to outright buy the Stewie Bucks and the individual cost of 1 Stewie Buck under the Color you want to buy. (As Districts last forever and this is just testing right now, I would highly suggest to wait to spend any Clams unless you really really really want to. See what you can earn first by just playing.)
PALM TREE/ OTHER EARNINGS: Tapping on this button will pull up a quick link to take you to Tan Lines Resort to send Characters to help earn Stewie Bucks. You will also notice there seems to be a possibility we will also be getting Daily Quests to also help us earn those Stewie Bucks. They may not activate in the Testing, but later in the full version. Will update if that changes.
HOW TO PROGRESS?
Mainly, fill up each floor you unlock to the Resident MAX shown (like 15/15) on the Tan Lines Resort screen under the Floor Name, leave them there until the Rent on the Tan Lines Resort is collected every 24rs, earn Stewie Bucks.
Send the Characters listed above on their Tasks to earn Room Keys so you can continue to unlock more floors, earn more Stewie Bucks, and be on your way to get Prizes… LIKE EVIL MONKEY!! WOOHOO!!
Remember, this is a District. They are here to stay. Also, for now, this is only a test… so pace yourself. Fully try it out. Take your time. See what you think and how far you can get.
This is the bare Basics of the New District. There is still a LOT more details to it all, but I am going to go slow so I do not miss anything as this is my ONLY game I can test all this on. I will put up more posts as I complete more information and get more details verified live in the game.
What do you think of it so far? Like the idea that it pulls Characters unused out of Inventory and puts them to use again in your game? Like the idea that you can use Characters that won’t interfere with Current Events? Can’t wait to get Evil Monkey? Let us know.