Sports Spectacular 2013!!

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The warm summer days are winding down and cooler weather is upon us.  Dr. Zoolittle can’t wait for you to enjoy one of his favorite pastimes, sports!

Prepared with a stuffed equipment bag and fun loving friends, Dr. ZooLittle invites you to participate in the most popular athletics with the Sports Spectacular outing!

Starting today, Dr. Zoo Little welcomes all to his fanatic world of sports!  Invite your Zoomates for some friendly competition!  Read on to discover more about these outdoorsy activities!

The Big Picture:

Similar to previous seasonal, there are two parts to this Sports Spectacular seasonal. The first part is inviting guests to your Zoo. The second part – constructing the Sports Stadium buildable– will give you a free Ultra-Rare animal to stay in your Zoo when you complete it!

Getting Ready:

When you log into your Zoo, you’ll find a new friend waiting for you at the dock, ready to start the Sports Spectacular seasonal. Click on the animal to bring up the Sports Spectacular menu.

Seasonal Dock

Sports Spectacular Menu:

From here, you can see what animal guests have been unlocked, choose an animal to help, collect items, and ask friends to help invite these Sports Spectacular guests to your Zoo!

Seasonal Menu

The Sports Spectacular seasonal has a story to tell! Each time you invite a new guest to your Zoo, you’ll unlock a new part of Dr. Zoo Little’s story. View the story panels you’ve unlocked so far by clicking the “View Story” button in the Sports Spectacular menu.

Have questions about how to complete the seasonal? Just click on the “How To” button in the Sports Spectacular Menu for an overview of how to complete the seasonal.

Use the countdown timer so you can see exactly how much time is left for the seasonal. Initially, the timer will show how many days are left. When there are only 2 days left, the timer will start to countdown in hours, minutes, and seconds.

Inviting Animal Guests:

Every 3 days, new Sports Spectacular guests will be unlocked for you to help! There are a total of 7 guests in this Sports Spectacular seasonal. As with past celebrations, you will need to help the first animal to get the second, and then help the second animal before getting the third, and so forth. New animals will unlock every three days, but you will need to invite the previous animal before preparing the next.

The Sports Spectacular guests will help you complete the Sports Stadium buildable to attract the special guest to your Zoo! Read more below to find out how to get this special Ultra-Rare guest to appear in your Zoo!

You will need to collect special items to invite these guests to your Zoo. These items are the Croquet Ball, Sports Cleat, Ping Pong Paddle, Football Helmet, Baseball Mitt, Referee Whistle, and Corner Flag. Each of these can be collected in different ways, and each animal requires a different number of each material.

Collect the 2 seasonal items, the Gym Bag and Team Trophy from correctly answering the Daily Quiz.

You will have a random but equal chance of collecting either of these 2 items this way.

Collect the Sports Drink, Gold Medal, and Megaphone through gifting with friends or feed posts.

  • You can post to the Facebook feed asking for help 4 times per day per item, or once every 6 hours.
  • Your friend can only click once on each post to help. They will receive an item themselves for helping!
  • Feed posts expire after 24 hours, so act quickly!
  • You can send your friends free Sports Drink, Gold Medal, and Megaphone from the Free Gifts page to help them prepare their own Sports Spectacular adventure, too! A player can send one request to a friend each day.

Collect the Gym Bag and Team Trophy by visiting your friends’ zoos.

  • Click on the boat dock in your friends’ zoos for a chance to collect a  Gym Bag or Team Trophy.
  • There’s a greater chance of getting the  Gym Bag, but don’t get discouraged if you receive the Team Trophy. It’s all part of the fun!
  • You can collect from the same friend once every day. You’ll receive one item per visit. A countdown timer will show when the 24 hours are up and you can visit that friend again.

Once you have enough items, click on the “Complete” button to invite the guest into your Zoo. You no longer have to wait for 10 friends to help you invite guests into your Zoo. Congratulations, you’ve invited your first guest! Your Sports Spectacular seasonal is well under way.

If the button is gray, that means that either you do not have enough items to invite the guest yet, or the animal is still locked.

Make sure to take the time to Check-in:

Seasonal Materials

Are you short on a few items to invite to your Sports Spectacular adventure? Click on the dock to “check-in” every five minutes (and even earn XP)! For every 3 check-ins you complete, you will receive one free Sports Spectacular item of your choice!

Rewards and Upgrades:

You will receive two (2) of every animal you invite into your Zoo to place on your island. All the basic animals are Rare. When you invite a new guest into your Zoo, you will have the option to upgrade your Rare animal to an Ultra Rare. Upgrading your pair of animals will cost Wildlife Points.

Upgrade Screen

If you decide not to upgrade right away, don’t worry! You can upgrade your Rare Sports Spectacular guests to Ultra-Rares at any time during the promotion by clicking on the animal in your Zoo. The pop-up will have a button that allows you to upgrade. Once the promotion ends, you will no longer be able to upgrade your Rares to Ultra-Rares.

Note: You will be able to feed, collect hearts from, and breed Sports Spectacular guests only AFTER the seasonal ends (i.e. when auto-trade begins).

Upgrading your Rares to Ultra-Rares has an additional advantage! As you’ll read below, your Sports Spectacular guests are busy at work making materials for you to complete your Sports Stadium buildable. Ultra-Rare Sports Spectacular guests make buildable materials 25% faster than their Rare counterparts! Instead of getting materials from the Finnish Whooper Swan  every 6 hours, your Ultra-Rare will give you one every 4 hours! Speed up your Sports Spectacular completion by upgrading your Rare guests to Ultra-Rares!

How to Complete Your Sports Spectacular Buildable:

The first time you open the Sports Spectacular Menu, you will receive the Sports Stadium frame. An adventure like this isn’t complete with just guests; you’ll need something much more spectacular to attract the special guest! You’ll be asked to place the base in your Zoo after you close the menu.

Your Sports Spectacular guests bring more than just fun into your Zoo this time around! Each guest will make a special material that you need to complete the Sports Stadium buildable. It takes each guest a different amount of time to make their materials; you’ll notice that each animal has a timer letting you know how long until its item is ready to collect.

Here are all the items you’ll be collecting from your guests:

  • Croquet Ball– Get from the Croquet Skunk and Golfing Red Spotted Toad
  • Sports Cleat – Get from the Rugby Bovine and Linebacker Bull
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 9/7!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 9/9!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 9/11!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 9/13!
  • ??? – Get from a guest to be revealed on 9/16!

Reminder: Ultra-Rare guests produce materials 25% faster than the Rare guests! Upgrade your guests to complete your buildable more quickly!

When the animal is ready to be collected, the readied material will glow above its head. Click to accept the item. Invite all the guests into your Zoo to collect all the materials you need to complete your Sports Spectacular seasonal. When the buildable is completed, the Sports Spectacular guest will appear!

Under the Sports Spectacular Buildable Menu:

Click on the Sports Stadium Frame to open the Sports Spectacular Buildable Menu.

Seasonal Buildable

Here, you can see what stage your buildable has been completed to and the number of materials you need to reach the next stage, as well as tips as to which guests will give you what materials.

Feeling impatient? You can buy buildable materials for WLP to speed up the completion of your Sports Stadium buildable!

Once you’ve finished putting together the Sports Spectacular animals, complete with the Sports Stadium buildable  and all the guests properly invited, the special guest will be so impressed that it’ll choose your Zoo to reveal its secret identity. But that’s not the final surprise! The mystery guest is an extra-special Ultra Rare animal you get to keep in your Zoo forever as a souvenir when you complete Dr. Zoo Little’s 2013 Sports Spectacular seasonal.

This means that if you decide not to upgrade any of your animals for WLP, you can still work hard, complete the seasonal, and get a free Ultra Rare to keep. To find out what that is, start the adventure!

Getting Started for the Sports Spectacular seasonal:

For this seasonal we will have 4 animals are unlocked right away pictured next to their Ultra Rare upgrade counterparts.  These are ready for you to start collecting items for:

  • Croquet Skunk; Golfing Red Spotted Toad
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  • Rugby Bovine; Linebacker Bull

Dr. Zoo Little’s Sports Spectacular will come to a close on Friday September 27th, 2013 at 12pm PST. On this date, the campaign will end and the Auto-Trade begins. The Auto-Trade will last until September 30th.

Open your Zoo to start your Sports Spectacular adventure and be sure to check back often to our Fan Page, Forums, Blog or Support site for updates, additional information, or even giveaways!

Welcome to the Sports Spectacular, Zookeepers!

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