Cog defeating strategies are very important for progressing in Disney’s Toontown Online. Fortunately, they’re pretty easy to learn.
You will earn experience points every time you throw a gag at a Cog. However, if a gag misses the Cog it’s thrown at, you gain no experience points for that throw. Also, you have to be careful not to throw too high level gags at low level Cogs. When you can gain experience for a gag, the background behind it appears blue in the Gag selection area. Also be careful about throwing low level gags at high level Cogs, as these tend to miss.
There are things you can do to defeat Cogs more easily and to gain more experience points. You gain far more experience points for gags in the peripheral areas of Disney’s Toontown Online, such as Donald’s Dock, Minnie’s Melodyland, Daisy’s Garden, Donald’s Dreamland and the Brrrgh than in Toontown Central. Ganging up on Cogs with other Toons also helps you to more easily defeat the Cogs.
One of the best things you can do to complete your ToonTasks in Toontown and increase your experience points to get more gags is to defeat Cog buildings. Experience points gained inside Cog buildings are dramatically higher than those gained on the streets. However, there are a few things you need to know before you begin.
First, never enter a Cog building alone. In Toontown Cog buildings are overrun with Cogs, and you can’t run from the fight as you can on the street. I’ve been defeated in Cog buildings even when I had three companions to help me. So make sure that you have at least one other Toon with you when you enter. Also click the Toon who’s joining you and make sure he has lots of high level gags, make sure his gags are stocked, and check his Laff points. If he’s an inexperienced Toon or he’s low on everything, he won’t be much of an ally.
In Toontown, gags are thrown in order from top to bottom. So if someone selects Toonup, that gag will be performed first. Then the gags will go down the list. For example the sound gags will be performed, then the throw gags, then the squirt gags, then the drop gags. If the other Toons have sufficient gags to defeat the Cog in question, your gag may never even get thrown. So if you’re trying to gain experience points, keep this in mind when selecting your gag.
Also, when multiple Toons join together in Toontown with the same type of gag, bonus points will be deducted from the Cogs which are hit with the gags. Strategic gag sequences like these can help you to be more successful in defeating Cogs.
in Toontown you can also tell which Cog your partners are attacking by looking at the small icon below their character. A small X appears next to a – symbol. The X indicates the position of the Cog being attacked. At times it’s best to attack the same Cog, but in most situations I’ve found I prefer to attack a different Cog than the one my partner is attacking. This helps to reduce the Cogs’ health meter, causing the Cogs’ attacks on the Toons to be less effective.
Also you should always attack the healthiest and most powerful Cog first. Many Toons go after the weakest one, but this is a mistake. If all the Cogs are healthy, go after the one with the highest level first. If the Cogs seem to be about the same level, but have varying levels of health, attack the one with the greenest badge.
There are different types of Cog buildings, one for each type of Cog. Before you enter check your ToonTasks to see if this type of building will help you complete them. Press the end key on your computer keyboard to check them quickly.
For example, if you need to defeat 20 Short Changes, 16 Name Droppers and 16 Level 4+ Cogs, then a Lawbot building will not be as effective for you as a Cashbot or a Sellbot building, since Short Changes are Cashbots and Name Droppers are Sellbots. Since Cog buildings are usually occupied by higher level Cogs, you would also be working on your Level 4+ Cog ToonTask, thus working on two tasks at once. You can make a list of the different types of Cogs, or check your Cog gallery in your Schticker book to be sure which types of Cogs are which. The Cogs are represented in the Gallery by their symbol, rather than by their name. The Tie symbol represents Bossbots, the Gavel symbol represents Lawbots, the Dollar symbol represents Cashbots, and the Graph symbol represents Sellbots. You can also sometimes see these symbols on the badge on the Cogs’ chests just before they go into battle.
Different strategies are needed to defeat the Cogs in the various Cog Headquarters around Toontown. Cashbot HQ is accessible from Pajama Place in Donald’s Dreamland, Sellbot HQ is accessible from Oak Street in Daisy Gardens, and Lawbot HQ is accessible from Polar Place in the Brrrgh. The different headquarters have different features; for example, the Sellbot HQ has a Sellbot Factory, and the Cashbot HQ has a Mint.
It is difficult to defeat Cogs in the various Cog HQs. In most cases, you will need to join with other Toons to accomplish your goals there. However, if you get “off the beaten path” where Cogs tend not to walk, you can defeat a Cog singlehandedly in a Cog HQ. Just make sure you’re off to the outer edge of the circuit where the Cogs make their rounds.
You will have cog radar after you have defeated at least one of each type of cog. Cog radar is extremely important, since it allows you to know which cogs are on a street without having to wander around. Keep in mind that some cogs exist only in buildings, and you must defeat buildings in order to gain experience with them. So make sure that you set your sights on defeating cog buildings even if this is not in your ToonTask list.