Tom is a Non-Player Character (NPC) whose role is to help players find items. He is unlocked at Level 14.
"Hi, I'm Tom and I can run errands for you. I'll wait by your roadside shop!"
- -Tom introducing himself.
Tom is a young blond boy in brown page-boy hat and knee-length overalls.
Every two hours for the first three days after he is unlocked, he will find any item for that the player has previously unlocked (with the exception of building supplies and expansion supplies ) at a fair price. For example, the player could ask him to find some bread. A few seconds later, he would come back with three quantity options:
- one to three of the item
- four to six of the item
- seven to nine of the item
If the player chooses to purchase one of the three quantities, Tom will grow tired and fall asleep for two hours once the items have been taken.
If the player is not satisfied with the three options he finds, he or she may choose to accept none of them. Tom then only has to rest for two minutes before being able to search again.
After the initial three days of working for free, Tom's services are available to be purchased with diamonds. He charges 15 diamonds for one day, 60 diamonds for five days or 100 diamonds for ten days. Even if the player did not buy anything from him, they will not be able to have him work for free again.
Occasionally Tom is seen holding a balloon with a percent sign written on it. While holding this balloon he offers a ten percent discount for the five- and ten-day fees. For about ten minutes Tom's hand slowly slips down the balloon string until it is at the very bottom. Tom then releases the balloon, at which point he no longer offers the discount. The balloon slowly floats away but, while it is visible on the screen, it can be tapped to receive experience, supplies, diamonds, or coins.
This is a user submitted guide from User:Beestenboel. This may or may not be the best way to handle Tom.
Standing at the very bottom of the screen, it might be hard to notice when Tom is ready for another job. You can solve this by sowing one field with indigo when you have accepted one of Tom's offers. Indigo takes two hours to get ready to be harvested; If the indigo is ready, so is Tom.
- It is possible for Tom to buy an item from any roadside shop, although it is unknown if this is a case of someone else actually requesting the item or simply a way for older sale items to be cleared from the shop.
- Tom's avatar appears to be a hand-drawn picture.
- While resting, he will lie down chewing a piece of straw and thinking about products.