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New Current is a timed quest in which the player has 168 hours to build and upgrade 5 new fixed structures with assets and/or diagrams leading to exclusive rewards. It was released on July 01, 2021.[1]
Requires Level 30
Character Scientist.png
Find a way to increase the productivity of the ocean and prevent a global disaster!
Scientists are sounding the alarm! The productivity of the ocean is decreasing every year, and if we don't do something about it now, we're in for some serious trouble in the future.
The citizens are asking the mayor to: prevent a disaster
Start researching the problem and find a way to increase the biological activity of the ocean!
Tips
This timed quest requires 492 Megabucks sm.png (for assets, if purchased) and 1,059,420 Coin sm.png (for contracts, diagrams, buildings and foundation purchases).
The step rewards (except for assets, structures and certificates) accumulates to 6,182 Experience sm.png and 36,640 Coin sm.png.

Stage 1 - Hope of the World Ocean

Quest Hope of the World Ocean.png
"The researchers are sounding the alarm! We've reached the peak of ocean productivity, and the world's seafood catch is decreasing every year now. This could be a serious problem in the future!"

"It's about time you took matters into your own hands! Start building the Ocean Research Center to figure it all out!"

Ocean Research Center Construction.png Start building the Ocean Research Center
Costs: 44,000 Coin sm.png or 5 Megabucks sm.png
Gives: 200 Experience sm.png and 13,000 Population Limits.png cap increase

Rewards:

"Great start! Keep it up!"
  • 280 Experience sm.png
  • 600 Coin sm.png

Stage 2 - Start of the Journey

Quest Start of the Journey.png
"To understand the nature of the issue, you need to carry out a number of research studies."

"Build the Ocean Research Center. Its specialists will work on restoring underwater flora and fauna!"

Ocean Research Center L1.png Build the Ocean Research Center
Costs:
05 x Iron Beams Asset Iron Beams.png
Gives: 300 Experience sm.png and 29,000 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion and access to Drawing up a Station Work Plan contract at the Ocean Research Center

Rewards:

"Excellent! The experts are already prepared to suggest a solution!"
  • 300 Experience sm.png
  • 800 Coin sm.png

Stage 3 - Making a Bold Decision

Quest Making a Bold Decision.png
"Experts suggest an unusual solution that will increase the productivity of the ocean. You need to bring more light to the deep layers, and saturate the water with lots of oxygen!"

"You have a lot of work ahead of you! Start by making a detailed plan."

Flora Cultivation Unit Construction.png Start building the Flora Cultivation Unit
Costs: 67,700 Coin sm.png or 3 Megabucks sm.png
Gives: 135 Experience sm.png and 1,700 Population Limits.png cap increase
Contract Drawing Up a Station Work Plan.png Accept the Drawing up a Station Work Plan contract
Requires: Ocean Research Center
Costs: 150 Coin sm.png and 15 minutes
Gives: 660 Coin sm.png and 6 Experience sm.png upon completion

Rewards:

"Wonderful! You've received building materials as a reward."

Stage 4 - Light in the Ocean Depths

Quest Light in the Ocean Depths.png
"Light is the source of life, both on land and underwater. The deeper the light penetrates the water, the deeper algae and phytoplankton that the underwater food chain is based on can live."

"Start building the Depth Lighting Station to change the illumination of the lower layers of the ocean."

Depth Lighting Station Construction.png Start building the Depth Lighting Station
Costs: 54,700 Coin sm.png or 3 Megabucks sm.png
Gives: 440 Experience sm.png and 5,800 Population Limits.png cap increase
Depth Lighting Station L1.png Build the Depth Lighting Station Frame
Costs:
05 x Iron Beams Asset Iron Beams.png
06 x Welding Machine Asset Welding Machine.png (5 from Stage 3 above)
04 x Rebar Asset Rebar.png
Gives: 660 Experience sm.png and 14,500 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion

Rewards:

"You're on the right path! But there's a lot more work to do!"
  • 350 Experience sm.png
  • 1,330 Coin sm.png

Stage 5 - Important Task

Quest Important Task.png
"Aquaculture is the artificial growing of fish and other aquatic animals and plants to replenish aquatic resources."

"Creating a well-developed aquaculture is one of the most important tasks! Start by creating a Plankton Breeding Unit."

Plankton Breeding Unit Construction.png Start building the Plankton Breeding Unit
Costs: 60,500 Coin sm.png or 3 Megabucks sm.png
Gives: 115 Experience sm.png and 1,500 Population Limits.png cap increase
Plankton Breeding Unit L1.png Build the Plankton Breeding Unit Frame
Costs:
05 x Iron Beams Asset Iron Beams.png
05 x Aluminum Profile Asset Aluminum Profile.png
Gives: 230 Experience sm.png and 4,500 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion

Rewards:

"You did a great job! Here is your gift - materials for future construction."

Stage 6 - Underwater Photosynthesis

Quest Underwater Photosynthesis.png
"To create a zone of high biological activity in the ocean, it is necessary to increase the level of oxygen dissolved in the water!"

"Build an Oxygen Enrichment System and a Flora Cultivation Unit to oxygenate the water!"

Oxygen Enrichment System L0.png Build an Oxygen Enrichment System
Costs: 769,000 Coin sm.png or 3 Megabucks sm.png
Gives: 890 Experience sm.png, 11,400 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion, then 1,100 Coin sm.png and 33 Experience sm.png every 11 hours and access to Oxygen Shock contract at the Ocean Research Center
Flora Cultivation Unit L1.png Build a Flora Cultivation Unit
Costs:
05 x Iron Beams Asset Iron Beams.png
10 x Aluminum Profile Asset Aluminum Profile.png
05 x Holding Angle Asset Holding Angle.png
05 x Lightweight Concrete Asset Light Concrete.png
Gives: 270 Experience sm.png and 5,100 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion and access to Flora Cultivation Experiments contract at the Ocean Research Center

Rewards:

"You made an ocean area suitable for fish farming, and you're being rewarded with a Building Coupon for 10 materials!"

Stage 7 - Marine Flora Cultivation

Quest Marine Flora Cultivation.png
"There are more than 25,000 species of seaweed. We need to find out which ones will be most useful for our experiment!"

"Build the Plankton Breeding Unit and start experimenting with seaweed cultivation."

Plankton Breeding Unit L2.png Build a Plankton Breeding Unit
Costs:
05 x Lightweight Concrete Asset Light Concrete.png
07 x Reinforced Glass Asset Reinforced Glass.png
10 x Concrete Pile Asset Piles.png
08 x Anchor Bolts Asset Anchor Bolts.png
Gives: 690 Experience sm.png and 13,500 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion and access to Plankton Breeding contract at the Ocean Research Center
Contract Flora Cultivation Experiments.png Complete the Flora Cultivation Experiments contract
Requires: Ocean Research Center
Costs: 900 Coin sm.png and 1 Hours
Gives: 3,900 Coin sm.png and 40 Experience sm.png upon completion

Rewards:

"Great! You identified several species of kelp that are ideal for your experiment."
  • 480 Experience sm.png
  • 2,650 Coin sm.png

Stage 8 - Oxygen Shock

Quest Oxygen Shock.png
"We're ready for our first oxygen shock - an experiment to oxygenate water. Fire up the turbine units!"

"Start oxygenating the water with a special installation, and don't forget to build the Depth Lighting Station."

Depth Lighting Station L2.png Build the Depth Lighting Station
Costs:
10 x Generator Winding Asset Generator Spool.png
08 x Deep Scanner Asset Deep Scanner.png
06 x Power Cable Asset Power Cable.png
10 x Searchlight Asset Searchlight.png
09 x Insulating Paint Asset Insulating Paint.png
12 x Uninterruptible Power Supply Asset Sources of Failure-Free Power.png
Gives: 1,100 Experience sm.png and 28,900 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion, then 3,600 Coin sm.png and 95 Experience sm.png every 12 hours and access to Light Impulse Power Calculation contract at the Ocean Research Center
Contract Oxygen Shock.png Accept the Oxygen Shock contract
Requires: Ocean Research Center
Costs: 2,970 Coin sm.png and 3 Hours
Gives: 12,900 Coin sm.png and 120 Experience sm.png upon completion

Rewards:

"Wonderful! Everything is ready to create an area of high biological activity!"
  • 540 Experience sm.png
  • 3,300 Coin sm.png

Stage 9 - Plankton Breeding

Quest Plankton Breeding.png
"Plankton serves as food for most young fish, so you need to make sure there is an abundance of it!"

"Upgrade the Flora Cultivation Unit to continue studying seaweed and improve its cultivation techniques."

Flora Cultivation Unit L2.png Upgrade the Flora Cultivation Unit to a Flora Breeding Station
Costs:
07 x Thermal Insulation Asset Thermal Insulation.png
09 x Pressure Control Asset Pressure Control.png
15 x Coral Asset Corals.png
03 x Polymer Pipes Asset Polymer Pipes.png
08 x Control Console Asset Control Consoles.png
04 x Overhead Hoist Asset Overhead Hoist.png
04 x Ozonizer Asset Ozonizer.png
10 x Ball Valve Asset Valve (Industrial).png
Gives: 810 Experience sm.png and 15,200 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion and access to Greening the Sea Depths contract at the Ocean Research Center
Contract Plankton Breeding.png Complete the Plankton Breeding contract
Requires: Ocean Research Center
Costs: 5,960 Coin sm.png and 5 Hours
Gives: 25,900 Coin sm.png and 260 Experience sm.png upon completion

Rewards:

"You worked really hard and got building materials as a reward!"

Stage 10 - Research Center Expansion

Quest Research Center Expansion.png
"The creation of a high biological activity zone requires the close attention of a large number of specialists, from ichthyologists to ecologists."

"Build the Ocean Research Academy and begin calculating the power of the light pulse, so you don't accidentally harm underwater creatures."

Ocean Research Center L2.png Upgrade the Ocean Research Center to the Ocean Research Academy
Costs:
05 x Water Circulation System Asset Water Circulation System.png
10 x Air Conditioner Asset Air Conditioner.png
08 x Uninterruptible Power Supply Asset Sources of Failure-Free Power.png
10 x Research Equipment Asset Research Equipment.png
10 x Disinfection System Asset Disinfection System.png
11 x Microscope Asset Microscope.png
03 x Test Chamber Asset Test Chamber.png
05 x Deep Scanner Asset Deep Scanner.png
08 x Control Console Asset Control Consoles.png
05 x Diesel Generator Asset Diesel Generator.png
Gives: 500 Experience sm.png and 82,000 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion and access to Sample Collection contract at the Ocean Research Center
Contract Light Impulse Power Calculation.png Accept the Light Impulse Power Calculation contact
Requires: Ocean Research Center
Costs: 12,750 Coin sm.png and 8 Hours
Gives: 55,400 Coin sm.png and 500 Experience sm.png upon completion

Rewards:

"Success is near! Don't stop!"
  • 710 Experience sm.png
  • 5,070 Coin sm.png

Stage 11 - At the Ocean Bottom

Quest At the Ocean Bottom.png
"Let's upgrade the Plankton Breeding Unit. That way we can get even more plankton!"

"It's time to plant the seaweed we've grown! Start greening the sea depths."

Plankton Breeding Unit L3.png Upgrade the Plankton Breeding Unit to a Plankton Farm
Costs:
14 x Aluminum Profile Asset Aluminum Profile.png
12 x Reinforced Glass Asset Reinforced Glass.png
08 x Heating Element Asset Heating Element.png
06 x Pressure Control Asset Pressure Control.png
15 x Ball Valve Asset Valve (Industrial).png
05 x Insulating Paint Asset Insulating Paint.png
14 x Safety Goggles Asset Safety Goggles.png
03 x Uninterruptible Power Supply Asset Sources of Failure-Free Power.png
08 x Compressor Unit Asset Compressor Unit.png
Gives: 1,265 Experience sm.png and 30,100 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion, then 3,400 Coin sm.png and 110 Experience sm.png every 13 hours
Contract Greening the Sea Depths.png Complete the Greening the Sea Depths contract
Requires: Ocean Research Center
Costs: 18,360 Coin sm.png and 10 Hours
Gives: 79,800 Coin sm.png and 720 Experience sm.png upon completion

Rewards:

"You're doing great! Take your well-earned reward!"

Stage 12 - Amazing Result

Quest Amazing Result.png
"We've put a lot of effort into increasing the biological activity of a small area of the ocean. It's time to collect samples to see if we've succeeded!"

"The first samples show the success of your endeavor! That means it's time to expand the area of your positive influence and upgrade your Flora Breeding Station."

Flora Cultivation Unit L3.png Upgrade the Flora Breeding Station to a Flora Breeding Plant
Costs:
16 x Automatic Sprinkler System Asset Automatic Sprinkler System.png
11 x Tropical Fish Asset Tropical Fish.png
17 x Waterproofing Membrane Asset Membrane.png
04 x Steel Sheets Asset Steel Sheets.png
10 x Floodlight Asset Floodlight.png
06 x Luminescent Lamps Asset Luminescent Lamps.png
02 x Test Chamber Asset Test Chamber.png
08 x Stopwatch Asset Stopwatch.png
11 x Air Suspension Asset Air Suspension.png
05 x Diesel Generator Asset Diesel Generator.png
Gives: 1,485 Experience sm.png and 33,500 Population Limits.png cap increase upon completion, then 4,100 Coin sm.png and 140 Experience sm.png every 15 hours
Contract Sample Collection.png Accept the Sample Collection contract
Requires: Ocean Research Center
Costs: 22,430 Coin sm.png and 11 Hours
Gives: 97,500 Coin sm.png and 910 Experience sm.png upon completion

Rewards:

"You performed a real miracle! Accept this Mobile Marine Lab as a reward to continue your work!"
  • 960 Experience sm.png
  • 7,700 Coin sm.png
  • Mobile Marine Laboratory

Rewards

For completing Stage 12

  • Mobile Marine Laboratory
Mobile Marine Laboratory

Mobile Marine Laboratory

Requires:
  • Fixed Plot
Gives:
  • 53,100 Population Limits.png cap increase
  • 9,400 Coin sm.png and 270 Experience sm.png every 24 hours
    Coin per Minute: 6.53 Coin sm.png
    XP per Minute: 0.19 Experience sm.png
  • Access to Raising Ocean Biological Activity contract at the Ocean Research Center
Achievement after building the Mobile Marine Laboratory
Ocean Hero

"Congratulations! The deep sea enrichment experiment was a success. You've earned a new achievement - Hero of the Ocean"

  • 30,000 Coin sm.png
  • 1,000 Experience sm.png
  • 3 Megabucks sm.png

References

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