Hello everyone and welcome back! As many of you know, I tend to get these things out early, but I’ve been on vacation all week while my Mom visited from Colorado. Because of that, this article had to be delayed like Splash Mountain when it rains. BUT NO MORE! Thanks to the devs doing a livestream, we have just a gobbledygook worth of stuff to talk about today. And while I am rarely surprised by DMK at this point, I was very much surprised by the content in what I strongly believe is the biggest update EVER. So let’s hunker down and dig in like Crystal crabs.
The livestream started out with a bit of housekeeping a minor changes that weren’t ‘WOW’ worthy but will still make our lives much better in this game. I don’t know that they’ll make your life better outside of the game though. After all, we haven’t gotten an update that does our laundry yet. Cough. Hint. Wink. Come on Gameloft, you can do it.
Clickable Chest Rewards
This is pretty nifty. Now you can click on chest rewards like buildings in order to see what they do and evaluate their worth to you. It’s a small change, but something I think was a long time coming.
While this fix looks small, something tells me this required a butt load of work from the dev team. The token requirements for each character have been overhauled. Now you can see exactly who does a task, how long it takes, if it takes another character to perform AND if you need to do something to unlock said task. That is just a whole lot of information and I can imagine it will save a lot of time when deciding who to send on quests. I myself often write about which quests are the fastest in my posts because it wasn’t presented here. So for me, this is a very cool improvement! Great job guys!
Merlin Elixir Conjuring Priority
Another small but welcome change is having the concessions and decorations worth the most potions listed from top to bottom as far as which are worth more elixirs. This one doesn’t rewrite the rulebook, but definitely helps cut time spent with Merlin down by a lot. That’s good too because he smells a bit like old man musk and I never like to stay too long. Plus he likes to talk about politics and cook without salt. Oh sorry, I seem to have confused Merlin with my Grandmother.
Improved Task Tapping
Thank You! Thank You! Thank YOU!!! You guys have no idea how much this one drives me crazy. Having the quest tapping stopped by characters completing tasks (Looking at you Wall-E) is the WORST! Seeing this improvement makes my eyes glisten with the hope of a better tomorrow.
New Merlin Spell
Merlin seems to be the place to go for creating content that shuts up the communities whining. Pretty soon he’ll have a spell to make buildings take up less space. In any case, this is something that I think a lot of people will love as so many folks can never find the chests in their kingdom. Now even you, YES YOU, can waste valuable resources to ‘search’ for you! All kidding and meanness aside, I think this is going to make life a lot easier for a lot of people and that’s always a great thing!
The Lion King Event
The big news here was, of course, the Lion King Event!! The event is mostly confirmed to run:
July 6 – July 31
The event boasts A LOT of new content, with:
- 40 New Quests
- 11 New Buildings
- 1 New Parade Float
- 7 New Characters
- 2 New Tappers
- 1 New Trophy
That’s a lot of stuff, so let’s take a deeper dive.
Pretty much everyone we thought would here is here. I was surprised to see that I was quite wrong about who the gem characters would be though. The quest will start off with Pumbaa getting lost while chasing bugs, which seems appropriately silly for how things usually get started in these event. The character models look great and Rafiki in particular is simply fantastic!
Here we also see the gem prices for Zazu and Rafiki.
We got to see some great attractions that will surely be right at home in our new land! Included in these were Festival of the Lion King, The Tree of Life and The Circle of Life. All three attractions look great, despite my sadness that the Tree of Life is so darned small!
We also got to see some adorable new concessions which have us putting masks on the children of the park and feeding them bugs! Wow, everything in this update is reminding me of Grandma. What’s with that?
Keep in mind that there will be plenty of Promos for these items so be on the look out for some deals.
Fortunately, when you go to purchase a gem character, the game will also alert you if there’s a promo to be had. That way there are less accidents when spending gems.
New Boss Area
I was surprised to find that the Elephant Graveyard is the centerpiece for this one, as I was sure it would be Pride Rock. Who knows, maybe it will change at some point like in Beauty and the Beast. This battle looks like it is going to be epic!
New Parade Float
What update would be complete without a new parade float? This one looks very much like the song “Can’t Wait to Be King” and has a very fun vibe to it!
The Event looks awesome, but the real news was kept until the end of livestream. I was shocked, SHOCKED I SAY, to see that Frontier Land will be opening up upon the defeat of Mother Gothel. I am very excited to see this little game I’ve been writing about for so long finally grow in size so let’s take a look at what’s to come!
Frontier Land Opens!
That’s right, as soon as you smash Mother Gothel’s dreams of every finding happiness, you’ll get to go to the old West via the portal to the left of the Partner’s Statue.
Two new chunks of land will be accessible, giving you all sorts of places to put all your new stuff!
The area will focus around The Jungle Book and will expand more in future updates.
The land starts off its tale with Bullseye becoming available. We will also eventually get the Green Alien from Toy Story, but he won’t be available right away.
And one you’ve completed Zootopia, you’ll be able to start welcoming Jungle Book characters with Mowgli and Bagheera. I imagine we’ll also see Baloo, King Louie and Shere Kahn in the future! Keep in mind that these characters, as well as the Toy Story characters are NOT time limited so I would worry about the event characters first and foremost!
Wow, this is just a lot of content. I am very excited to see the game grow into Frontier Land and beyond. With tons of new content, characters and quests, this will be an update that will have us busy for a very long time I think. So what are you guys most excited for in this event? Don’t be ashamed. It’s the ‘Find a Chest’ quest isn’t it. You can tell me. We’re friends. Let me know in the comments below!