The following post will give you some tips on how to succeed at the Gathering Event.
This event requires very little spending to be able to win. The event can take place on any one of the five days in the City Contest and, if it is part of the Daily Crime Wave contest, then it must take place within the first four days. Otherwise it will not take place.
You’ll need to prepare almost every day until the event begins, as the Daily Crime Wave Contest and City Contest have random sequences of events. You must prepare for this event one day in advance by sending out your march to collect gold. To get an early start, try to gather as much gold possible. The godfather’s ring has a gold-gathering speed that can be very helpful during your preparation.
You should start sending all five of your marchs to collect gold one day prior to the event. The best tiles to collect before an event are level 6 tiles with 100 gold per tile. You can get a 10,000,000 point head start by collecting 5 of these level 6 tiles at the start of the event. Be sure to time your troop’s gold gathering so they finish immediately following the event. Keep in mind that the Daily Crime Wave event begins 10 minutes after day reset, unlike City Contest which begins immediately.
You should invest your skill points in the speed of gathering at least one type of resource. Cash, cargo, or arms gathering speed are the three options. Metal is also an option, but it requires more points to max out than any of the others. Cash tiles are easy to locate in the game, so I prefer to invest my skill points there. Cash tiles can be found near your mansion, which is convenient. By collecting cash at the event, you can save yourself from having to walk long distances. Vigilantes like Adriana or Suri also give you huge boosts in your Cash Gathering Speed. Talking about vigilantes… 2 star Tracy, who has a 50% buff to her gathering speed, is an excellent vigilante for this event.
You should focus only on the resources you can gather quickly after the event has started. Use the “getaway drivers” skill in the first four hours of the gathering event (or preferably the first two hours). This skill is on a cooldown of 20 hours, so you can use it twice in the same event. Don’t forget the 24-hour gathering speed buff along with this ability. Both the getaway drivers and gathering speed buff do not work with gold. Don’t use them when collecting gold in the first event. Both the skill and buff are retroactive, so you should time them to ensure that your troops finish collecting all of their tiles as soon as they use it. You can recall all your troops and have them go to five other tiles immediately after using the buff & skill. This skill gives you a 100% buff for gathering speed. It lasts 2 hours. So, when the time is up, send your troops to new tiles. You can prolong the effects of the escape drivers skill by sending your troops to new tiles. You would like to collect as much as you can during the event. Avoid keeping your soldiers idle.
You should also recall your troops if they are gathering resources at the end of the game. This will allow you to get the bonus points for the resources that your soldiers have collected.
These are my tips for the event. You should be able win the gathering in your town if you use these tips. Try it out and let me know if it worked or not!