The second round of the Robbing Spree feature is now available. We have 7 days to rob as many houses as possible. Just because you rob them doesn't mean you will get the rewards. You must avoid the alarms or your board will be taken away. It's best not to rely on luck for this feature. Use your consumables to peek before robbing unless you haven't hit an alarm or found all 6. For a detailed review of how this feature works and the best strategy to use, go here. There is one addition that may change your strategy but everything but the loot is the same.
The consumable item we will need to activate a Robbing Spree board and peek inside houses is the Ninja Grappling Hook. There are a variety of ways to get these items but there are limits.
For review, the methods and limits are shown below. Many players are reporting that they are getting more than 5 items from jobs.
|Method||Ninja Grappling Hooks|
|Initial Start Up||15|
|News Feed Requests||20|
|7 Day Total||400|
There is a slight problem because Ninja Grappling Hooks do not appear on the Free Gift Page.
To activate your Robbing Spree board, 10 Ninja Grappling Hooks are required.
For review, your board starts with 25 houses and each house has a reward or a alarm. If you activate 3 alarms, you are done and don’t get anything. Each board has 5 single alarms and 1 double alarm. You can blindly rob each house for 25 stamina or use 3 consumables to peek before you rob. Regardless of how you do it, you will need to spend 25 stamina to rob a house.
Below is an example of what a typical board will look like. If you get duplicate loot items, the items with the lower level of mastery will disappear. When you find the second half of a skill point, the half skill point also disappears.
The loot rewards offered for this Robbing Spree are shown below.
When you are ready to collect, click the “Grab Haul” button on top of the page. Before you do this, make sure you have robbed all houses that don’t have an alarm or you won’t get the items. Peeking isn’t enough.
The stats of these items are better than anything you can purchase in the Marketplace so spending some reward points on Ninja Grappling Hooks may be justified. They cost 1 for 1 reward point, 12 for 10 or 25 for 20.
A new addition may help with the strategy. You can now spend 8 reward points to deactivate an alarm. Depending on how many alarms you locate by robbing blind or peeking, this could get you a lot of free robs if discover the locations of your alarms early into the board. I’m sure Zynga will ensure that the odds are in their favor and this could end up not being an advantage at all.