Hello There Clammers One and all! Today’s very special Helper post comes to us from Cassandra. Cassandra has in the past written posts about the Freemium perspective of the game…and we thought, “what the hell, let’s do it again!” So here you go you crazy rascals…enjoy!
(Oh and P.S Thanks Cassandra for the post!)
If you’ve pledged the house of Phi Beta Freemium like me, you haven’t spent any clams on this event yet. But we’re still having fun!
I jumped right in when I saw the update. I love that this event uses one thing for all tasks. Needing just Ambrosia and having lots of options to get it is really helpful. I didn’t feel confused at the start this time wondering where all the pieces to collect would be coming from and worrying about how to go about putting things together. Thanks, TinyCo!
I seemed to whiz through the starting tasks and so started my timer for character Zeus as soon as I hit part five sometime early on Friday. I missed out on getting the first character offered during the first week of the Boomsday event and I think that put me behind. So getting Zeus is my #1 priority.
I didn’t realize until I read Bunny’s post this morning that you don’t have to unlock items from the University Store in order. I would have gone for Pottery 101 and skipped Mt Olympus as getting those Lightning Spell scrolls seems to be the hardest thing this first week. The Centaur Joe skin helps with the scrolls but I don’t have enough free clams saved up to buy him. I caved and picked up Bottomtooth at the end of the Jolly Farm mini event. I’m sure there will be more ways to get the scrolls as the event unfolds, like with Pottery 101. Zeus’s Fraternity House at 100 clams is very very tempting as it drops a Scroll every four hours.
I’ve had the chance to fight boss Zeus twice. The first time I got two lightning balls just before he retired. I’ve managed to attack him three times this round and if I can get three more lightning balls in the next 14 hours I’ll get a max payout of three golden apples. I haven’t done the exact math because I suck at it, but I’m hoping if I nab Pottery 101 and then hold off on doing nothing but collecting lightning and earning apples, I just might be able to get character Zeus before his timer runs out. Even if I have to rush a few tasks to get the drops, I think he will be worth getting to stay on top of things before launching into week two.
The drop rates for Peter’s skin have been pretty good. I’m stuck on Part 8 until he unlocks but I’ve got 21/25 sandals, 11/17 laurels, and 8/10 rush paddles already.
How are the rest of my fellow Freemium Pledges coming along? Have you picked up any boosters? What are you focusing on getting this week?