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Quest New Horizons (Great Lakes) Quest Unexpected Obstacle Quest Recourse Deficit Quest Department of Hydroecology Quest Environmental Protection Service Quest Assessing Consequences Quest Water Treatment Plant Quest Perfection is in the Details Quest Melting the Glacier Quest Great Lakes
New Horizons (Great Lakes) Unexpected Obstacle Recourse Deficit Department of Hydroecology Environmental Protection Service Assessing Consequences Water Treatment Plant Perfection is in the Details Melting the Glacier Great Lakes




"An unexplored territory has been discovered, with beautiful scenery and saltwater lakes whose flow is blocked by a huge glacier. Explore the new lands, melt the glacier and unlock a new ecological source of water!"

Great Lakes is a Timed Quest in which the player has 192 hours to build and upgrade a total of 7 new fixed structures with assets leading to exclusive rewards. It was released as part of an update on October 22, 2015.[1]

"New lands have been discovered in Megapolis, complete with gorgeous scenery and saltwater lakes whose tributary is blocked by a gigantic glacier. Melt the glacier and unlock a new ecological way to draw water!"
"The residents are asking the mayor to: explore new lands"
"An unexplored territory has been discovered, with beautiful scenery and saltwater lakes whose flow is blocked by a huge glacier. Explore the new lands, melt the glacier and unlock a new ecological source of water!"

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Great Lakes Background


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Stage 1 - New Horizons (Great Lakes)

Get new lands for your Megapolis! Build a road bridge to unlock a new zone — the Great Lakes!

Tasks:

Build the Leviathan Bridge to unlock a new zone!
Leviathan Bridge L1 Build the Leviathan Bridge
Costs: 535,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
15 x Anchor Bolts Asset Anchor Bolts
14 x Bitumen Asset Bitumen
15 x Bridge Truss Asset Bridge Truss
12 x Channel Asset Channel
12 x Concrete Mixer Asset Concrete Mixer
01 x Detailed Diagram Asset Detailed Diagram
13 x Drainage Devices Asset Drainage Devices
17 x Guardrail Asset Guardrail
10 x Hydraulic Jack Asset Hydraulic Jack
16 x Iron Beams Asset Iron Beams
10 x Limestone Asset Limestone
10 x Piles Asset Piles
11 x Safety Barriers Asset Safety Barriers
18 x Span Superstructures Asset Span Superstructures
14 x Supports Asset Supports
13 x Welding Machine Asset Welding Machine
Gives: 1,700 Experience sm for foundation, 4,000 Experience sm for construction and access to Great Lakes expansion zone

Rewards:

You unlocked a new area — the Great Lakes. Be sure to tell your friends!
  • 300 Experience sm
  • 700 Coin sm
  • 10 x Pipes Asset Pipes

Stage 2 - Unexpected Obstacle

Explorers have discovered a gigantic glacier blocking the flow of fresh water into the lakes. We must study this glacier!

Tasks:

Start building the Geocryology Institute to research the glacier.
Geocryology Institute Construction Lay the Geocryology Institute Foundation
Costs: 560,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 200 Experience sm and 4,000 Population Limits cap increase
Geocryology Institute L1 Build the Geocryology Institute
Costs:
10 x Glass Asset Glass
10 x Pipes Asset Pipes (from Stage 1 above)
01 x Standard Diagram Asset Standard Diagram
Gives: 400 Experience sm and 11,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Searching for New Methods to Draw Water contract at the Geocryology Institute

Rewards:

Great work! Keep studying the Great Lakes — there's plenty to be learned!

Stage 3 - Recourse Deficit

There's a serious lack of fresh water in the Great Lakes. We need to solve this problem without damaging the lakes' unique ecosystem.

Tasks:

Build the Innovative Development Firm to find way to draw water.
Innovative Development Firm Construction Lay the Innovative Development Firm Foundation
Costs: 840,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 900 Experience sm and 2,500 Population Limits cap increase
Innovative Development Firm L1 Build the Innovative Development Firm
Costs:
10 x Communication Wires Asset Communication Wires (from Stage 2 above)
12 x Floor Slabs Asset Floor Slabs
08 x Satellite Antenna Asset Satellite Antenna
01 x Standard Diagram Asset Standard Diagram
Gives: 1,700 Experience sm and 22,500 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Measuring the Glacier contract at the Geocryology Institute
Contract Searching for New Methods to Draw Water Accept the Searching for New Methods to Draw Water contract
Requires: Geocryology Institute
Costs: 250 Coin sm and 15 minutes
Gives: 1,100 Coin sm and 11 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Wonderful! You built the Innovative Development Firm. Be sure to tell your friends!

Stage 4 - Department of Hydroecology

By melting the glacier, we can not only restore the flow of water into the lakes, but get a huge supply of fresh water too.

Tasks:

To assess the viability of water from the glacier, you'll need the Department of Hydroecology. Build it! Don't forget to measure the size of the glacier.
Department of Hydroecology Construction Lay the Department of Hydroecology Foundation
Costs: 780,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 800 Experience sm and 6,000 Population Limits cap increase
Department of Hydroecology L1 Build the Department of Hydroecology
Costs:
14 x Channel Asset Channel
13 x Concrete Blocks Asset Concrete Blocks
13 x Lawn Trellises Asset Lawn Trellises (10 from Stage 3 above)
01 x Standard Diagram Asset Standard Diagram
Gives: 1,600 Experience sm and 22,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Bacteriological Analysis of the Ice contract at the Geocryology Institute
Contract Measuring the Glacier Complete the Measuring the Glacier contract
Requires: Innovative Development Firm
Costs: 700 Coin sm and 30 minutes
Gives: 3,100 Coin sm and 29 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

You completed this task! Don't rest on your laurels — keep studying the glacier!

Stage 5 - Environmental Protection Service

You'll need to perform a bacteriological analysis of the ice to assess the viability of the water from the glacier.

Tasks:

To preserve the environment of the Great Lakes, build the Environmental Protection Service. Complete a bacteriological analysis of the ice and get a wonderful reward!
Environmental Protection Service Construction Lay the Environmental Protection Service Foundation
Costs: 830,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 800 Experience sm and 1,000 Population Limits cap increase
Environmental Protection Service L1 Build the Environmental Protection Service
Costs:
13 x Concrete Rings Asset Concrete Rings (10 from Stage 4 above)
14 x Iron Beams Asset Iron Beams
13 x Piles Asset Piles
10 x Pipes Asset Pipes
01 x Standard Diagram Asset Standard Diagram
10 x Tiles Asset Tiles
Gives: 1,700 Experience sm and 22,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Assessing Consequences of Melting the Glacier contract at the Geocryology Institute
Contract Bacteriological Analysis of the Ice Complete the Bacteriological Analysis of the Ice contract
Requires: Department of Hydroecology
Costs: 1,600 Coin sm and 1 hour
Gives: 7,100 Coin sm and 73 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great work! As a reward, you receive the Beziers Apartments. Check your Storehouse!
Beziers Apartments Beziers Apartments
Requires:
  • 2x3 Plot
  • 66 Power sm and 65 Water sm
Gives:
  • 4,700 Experience sm and 82,000 Population Limits cap increase
  • 4,500 Coin sm and 100 Experience sm every 5 hours
    Coins per Minute: 15 Coin sm
    XP per Minute: 0.33 Experience sm
  • Can be sold for 660,000 Coin sm

Stage 6 - Assessing Consequences

Experts from the Department of Hydroecology have confirmed it — water from the glacier is fit for drinking!

Tasks:

Upgrade the Geocryology Institute to the Central Geocryology Institute and assess the consequences of melting the glacier.
Geocryology Institute L2 Upgrade the Geocryology Institute to the Central Geocryology Institute
Costs:
02 x Assembly Diagram Asset Assembly Diagram
10 x Concrete Mixer Asset Concrete Mixer
18 x Flexible Hoses Asset Flexible Hoses
15 x Iron Beams Asset Iron Beams
14 x Reservoir Asset Reservoir
15 x Steel Sheets Asset Steel Sheets
18 x Water Pumps Asset Water Pumps (10 from Stage 5 above)
Gives: 600 Experience sm and 18,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Researching Ways to Melt the Glacier contract at the Geocryology Institute
Contract Assessing Consequences of Melting the Glacier Complete the Assessing Consequences of Melting the Glacier contract
Requires: Environmental Protection Service
Costs: 3,000 Coin sm and 2 hours
Gives: 16,000 Coin sm and 170 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Scientists have come to a conclusion: melting the glacier wouldn't threaten the environment of the Great Lakes. Start developing ways to melt the glacier!

Stage 7 - Water Treatment Plant

Invite your friends to help you research ways to melt the glacier. We need a highly effective and environmentally-friendly melting method!

Tasks:

Build the Water Treatment Plant and start researching ways to melt the glacier with your friends!
Water Treatment Plant Construction Lay the Water Treatment Plant Foundation
Costs: 600,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 800 Experience sm
Water Treatment Plant L1 Build the Water Treatment Plant
Costs:
16 x Cement Asset Cement
15 x Drainage Devices Asset Drainage Devices
17 x Photoelectric Doors Asset Photoelectric Doors
20 x Square Log Asset Square Log (10 from Stage 6 above)
01 x Standard Diagram Asset Standard Diagram
18 x Turf Asset Turf
14 x Underground Reservoirs Asset Underground Reservoirs
Gives: 1,300 Experience sm and access to Developing a Plan to Melt the Glacier contract at the Geocryology Institute
Contract Researching Ways to Melt the Glacier Complete the Researching Ways to Melt the Glacier contract
Requires: Central Geocryology Institute
Costs: 11,000 Coin sm and 5 hours
Gives: 47,600 Coin sm and 480 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

You completed this task and you receive experience and building materials as a reward!

Stage 8 - Perfection is in the Details

Scientists have chosen the most effective way to melt the glacier. But before we make it a reality, we'll need to develop a detailed plan.

Tasks:

Upgrade the Central Geocryology Institute to the International Geocryology Institute and develop a detailed plan to melt the glacier.
Geocryology Institute L3 Upgrade the Central Geocryology Institute to the International Geocryology Institute
Costs:
15 x Access Control System Asset Access Control System
12 x Air Purifiers Asset Air Purifiers (10 from Stage 7 above)
14 x Concrete Slabs Asset Concrete Slabs
03 x Engineering Diagram Asset Engineering Diagram
15 x Lighting Equipment Asset Lighting Equipment
18 x Piles Asset Piles
10 x Surveillance Systems Asset Surveillance Systems
16 x Tiles Asset Tiles
Gives: 800 Experience sm and 25,000 Population Limits cap increase upon completion and access to Melting the Glacier contract at the Geocryology Institute
Contract Developing a Plan to Melt the Glacier Complete the Developing a Plan to Melt the Glacier contract
Requires: Water Treatment Plant
Costs: 23,700 Coin sm and 9 hours
Gives: 100,000 Coin sm and 980 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great work! All the necessary preparations are complete. It's time to start melting the glacier!

Stage 9 - Melting the Glacier

The Heat Station will help you melt the glacier. It's a special structure that generates electricity and heat.

Tasks:

Complete these tasks and get a fantastic reward!
Heat Station Construction Lay the Heat Station Foundation
Costs: 540,000 Coin sm or 3 Megabucks sm
Gives: 400 Experience sm
Heat Station L1 Build the Heat Station
Costs:
18 x Aerator Asset Aerator
15 x Air Purifiers Asset Air Purifiers
13 x Guardrail Asset Guardrail
14 x Lighting Equipment Asset Lighting Equipment
15 x Metal Detector Asset Metal Detector
13 x Sling Hooks Asset Sling Hooks (10 from Stage 8 above)
11 x Square Log Asset Square Log
01 x Standard Diagram Asset Standard Diagram
12 x Tech Drawing Asset Tech Drawing
09 x Ventilation System Asset Ventilation System
Gives: 1,100 Experience sm
Contract Melting the Glacier Complete the Melting the Glacier contract
Requires: International Geocryology Institute
Costs: 33,120 Coin sm and 12 hours
Gives: 144,000 Coin sm and 1,400 Experience sm upon completion

Rewards:

Great work! You provided the Great Lakes with a source of clean drinking water. Be sure to tell your friends!
  • 1,000 Experience sm
  • 8,000 Coin sm
  • Klion Hydro Plant (if completed before timer ends)
  • Urban Water Supply Service (if completed after timer ends)


Reward - Great Lakes

Klion Hydro Plant Klion Hydro Plant (before timer expires)
Requires:
  • Fixed Plot
Gives:


Urban Water Supply Service Urban Water Supply Service (after timer expires)
Requires:
  • 2x2 Plot
  • 46 Power sm and 46 Water sm
Gives:
  • 3,200 Experience sm and 51,000 Population Limits cap increase
  • 7,000 Coin sm and 180 Experience sm every 12 hours
    Coins per Minute: 9.72 Coin sm
    XP per Minute: 0.25 Experience sm
  • Can be sold for 930,000 Coin sm


Achievement after building the Leviathan Bridge
Achievement Great Lakes Pioneer "You built the Leviathan Bridge and earned a honorary title: Great Lakes Pioneer. Be sure to tell your friends!"
  • 300,000 Coin sm
  • 1,000 Experience sm
  • 3 Megabucks sm
Achievement after building the Klion Hydro Plant
Achievement Chief Ecologist of the Great Lakes "You provided the Great Lakes with a source of fresh water and earned a new title: Chief Ecologist of the Great Lakes. Want to tell your friends?"
  • 30,000 Coin sm
  • 1,000 Experience sm
  • 3 Megabucks sm

Trivia

  • Social Quantum's internal name for this quest is "Великие озера" which translates to "Great Lakes".
  • Social Quantum's ID for this quest is 10075931.

References

  1. SQ Forum: Update 10.22.2015 #1

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