How does the Summer Event work?
As soon as you arrive, listen to the local governor as he regales you with swashbuckling stories of the past year, and he will offer you a chance to take a spin on the mysterious 'Wheel of Fortune'. Give it a whirl and see what rewards it has in store for you!
There are awesome prizes to be won, and if you didn't have a chance to participate in our previous events, now you have an opportunity to compete with your neighbors to claim some of those old event items, as well as brand new Summer items. To board the Wheel of Fortune, click the bar in the top left corner of your screen:
Upon opening the event window, you will see the wheel, as well as the buttons to "spin" or "refresh & spin". Click "spin" to try your hand at the prizes currently on the wheel, or "refresh & spin" to clear the wheel for a new set of prizes! Don't worry, if you refresh the wheel, you still earn a prize after the new wheel is revealed. Remember that your neighborhood shares the wheel - when you refresh it, it's refreshed for everyone (an additional refresh will take place during a neighborhood merge). This also means when you grab a prize, it is gone for everyone! The most recent wins are displayed at the bottom of the window, so that you can keep an eye on who's winning which prize.
In order to spin the wheel, you first need to earn Doubloons which can be earned by completing Summer quests or finding them in regular incidents around, or in the outskirts of your city. You can also use Diamonds if you just can't resist waiting for the next spin! One spin costs one Doubloon, and results in one prize. Alternatively, you can "refresh and spin" to call up a whole new set of prizes for your neighborhood. No matter what you choose, you will always win a prize!
The prizes displayed in the wheel are available for every player in your neighborhood to claim. The prizes are random but, don't worry, every wheel has something special that can be won.
The most special prizes can be won by just one lucky spinner - these are surrounded by a golden circle. The Ship Upgrade Kit and also the Selection Kits we offered last year will be available on some wheels. Alongside that, there is a new Selection Kit this year that offers one of three Guard Posts, a small decoration with special ability. Common rewards can be obtained up to four times (you can see how many of each prize is left in the circle surrounding the image of the prize). If, for example, you win one of a specific prize where four are available, it is removed from the wheel and only three of them will remain for your neighbors to win. This goes on until all the prizes in the wheel run out, at which point the wheel is automatically refreshed with a new set of prizes.
In order to snag yourself the grand prize, you must set sail on a fantastic voyage! But how do you navigate the perilous seas, you ask? After every spin of the wheel, you will receive a compass! Use this compass to make your way across the map. Using a compass will randomly move your ship 1-3 spots on the map. Once you reach the end, X marks the spot, and you will be presented with the grand prize reward! The map will then be reset and you will be able to start once more on an epic new voyage.
Summer Event Questline
To spin the wheel you need Doubloons, which both the Governor, as well as the local pirate Jane will be happy to provide you with... in exchange for completing tasks, of course.
You can go through the first 34 quests immediately. Once you've completed them, you will receive one additional quest per day, for the remainder of the event. You will probably have a few of them stacked when you get to them, as they start stacking up on day one.
Summer Event Rewards
In addition to some older event items, we of course also have brand new rewards; The Crow's Nest, three Guard Posts and special summer avatars.
The Crow's Nest
This year's main prize is "The Crow's Nest", an upgradable lighthouse with 8 levels! This building is neither motivatable nor plunderable, and depending on the level of The Crow's Nest, this can provide Coins, Supplies, Medals, Forge Points, Goods and even Diamonds (please keep in mind that the probabilities are not the same).
The Crow's Nest - Lv. 1
The Crow's Nest - Lv. 2
The Crow's Nest - Lv. 3
The Crow's Nest - Lv. 4
The Crow's Nest - Lv. 5
The Crow's Nest - Lv. 6
The Crow's Nest - Lv. 7
The Crow's Nest - Lv. 8
A Level 1 Crow's Nest can be found as one of the first rewards of the questline and can then be upgraded using Crow's Nest Upgrade Kits, which can be won in the questline and the main event window.
Guard Post Selection Kits
During the event you can also win Guard Post Selection Kits on the Wheel of Fortune. If you win one of those, you can use it in your inventory and select one of the displayed Guard Posts.
There're three different kinds of Guard Posts:
Trader Guard Post
Pirate Guard Post
Royal Guard Post
These Avatars are available during the Summer Event. You can get them for solving quests.
As mentioned above, The Crow's Nest is the new Grand Prize. Nevertheless, you can still obtain The Ship building and upgrade kits from the last year's event as rare rewards on the wheel. Check out last year's event page to see details of The Ship!