Thursday, March 15, 2012

London Update: Bandits and Bonus Jobs - FAQ

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THE BANDITS

Q: Who are the Bandits?
A: Bandits will drop randomly during jobs. These Bandits are out to steal your XP and Cash. They can also block your access to Jobs.

Q: How many types of Bandits are there?
A: There are three types of Bandits:

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The XP Bandit steals XP earned while doing a Job. Eliminate him before the time runs out to reclaim your stolen XP and earn a special loot item. 
The timer displayed above the Bandit indicates the time left to eliminate.
The amount of XP stolen by Bandit is displayed at the bottom.

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The Cash Bandit steals Cash earned while doing a Job. Eliminate him before the time runs out to reclaim your stolen Cash and earn a special loot item.
The timer displayed above the Bandit indicates the time left to eliminate. The amount of Cash stolen by Bandit is displayed at the bottom.

Job Bandit

The Job Bandit blocks your access to a particular Job. Eliminate him before the time runs out to complete the Job and earn a special loot item.
Please note that you won’t be able to progress in a job while the Job Bandit is active.

Q: How can I stop or eliminate the Bandits?
A: A Bandit can be eliminated by a Sniper. When the Bandit appears, click on Eliminateand your Sniper will lay him to rest.

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Q: Who is a Sniper?
A: A Sniper is a member of your City Crew. Recruit a friend as a Sniper in order to take out the XP, Cash or Job Bandit.
When the Bandit appears, click on Eliminate and your Sniper will lay him to rest.
Please note: Each time you eliminate a Bandit using a Sniper, a City Crew member is consumed from the queue. Stay vigilant, and keep recruiting!

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Q: When I click on Sniper, it does nothing. How can I allocate my City Crew to fill in for Sniper?
A: You cannot allocate your City Crew for Sniper. The unused City Crew will be used as Snipers when required.

Q: What if I do not have any City Crew?
A: If you don’t have any City Crew, you can recruit your friends as Sniper. You can also purchase a Sniper using Reward Points.

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Q: Do I get the Stolen XP/Cash back if the Bandit is eliminated?
A: Yes, you will get the stolen XP or Cash back after you eliminate the Bandit. In addition to this, you might receive special reward loot for successfully eliminating the Bandit.

Q: What if I do not eliminate the Bandit and the time runs out? 
A: In the case of XP and Cash Bandits, the Bandits will vanish with XP or Cash which you earned while the Bandit was active. In case of Job Bandit, the Bandit will just vanish and you’ll be able to resume the job.

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BONUS JOBS

 
Q: What is a Bonus Job?
A: A Bonus Job is a Loot drop from London Jobs that gives you an opportunity to win special Loot and rewards. The Bonus job is available for a limited time only, so you need to be quick to collect the Rewards.
 
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Q: For how long will the Bonus Job be active?
A: Once you get a Bonus Job, you will have 15 minutes to earn rewards. The timer displayed above the Bonus Job indicates the time left.

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Q: What are the Rewards? 
A: While doing a Bonus Job you will be awarded special loot, XP and City Cash.
 
Q: Will activating a 2x loot drop Bonus increase the chances of getting a Bonus Job?
A: No, activating a 2X loot drop Bonus will not increase the chances of getting a Bonus Job loot drop.
 
Q: Will doing a Bonus Job consume my energy?
A: Yes, just like normal jobs, Energy will be consumed while doing a Bonus Job.
 
Q: Will Loot Bandits be active in a Bonus Job too?
A: No, Bonus Jobs will not have Loot Bandits!
 
Q: How many Bonus Jobs can be active at a given time?
A: At a given time, only one Bonus Job can be active.

Q: What will happen after the timer expires?
A: The Bonus job will be locked once the timer expires. You can do continue to do regular jobs for a chance of getting another Bonus Job loot drop again.

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