This Detective Training Center is technically a community building that starts with a population allowance of just 100 citizens, but can be upgraded in the future. The first level of construction requires plenty of building materials, as you might have expected:
- 4 Spy Newspapers
- 4 Spy Cameras
- 6 Gloves
- 6 Secret Files
- 4 Footprints
These items are earned via a combination of general news items posted on your wall and individual requests sent to your neighbors. Once you finish the Detective Training Center's construction, you'll need to start collecting both clues and detectives. Clues will drop at random when collecting from Community Buildings, Businesses, Residences or Neighborhoods in your city, but you can't actually solve them without detectives.
Detectives are earned by simply asking your friends to send them to you. You'll need to collect detectives in groups of five at a time and will then be able to solve any clues that you've collected to receive rewards like decorations (a Sherlock Holmes figure, for instance), coins, Goods, energy, Zoning Permits and more. If you want to earn better rewards, you'll need to upgrade the Detective Training Center by collecting more of the building materials listed above. The Level 2 upgrade gives you a chance to win 10 energy, rather than just five energy, as one example.
Overall, a single cycle of this feature may not take you very long to complete (unless you don't have many active neighbors), but you should be able to keep collecting clues and solving them for as long as you'd like into the future. It's also possible that better rewards will be added to the Detective Training Center in the future, and if that's the case, we'll make sure to let you know.
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