The Trader is a mysterious character who visits your island every week in a large red submarine.
She arrives at midnight GMT on Thursday night and leaves at the same time of day on Sunday night. There can be extra or longer Trader arrivals at certain instances.
She offers Trader Crates as well as some other offers.
Trader Tickets are obtained in three ways: collecting a Daily Reward, collecting a Supply Chest or buying more from the Trader's extra offers (if available). The former two options yield 1 Trader Ticket regardless of your Rank.
Trader Tickets are used for obtaining Trader Crates.
Trader Crates are obtained using Trader Tickets. The first Trader Crate per week is free but subsequent Trader Crates will cost you 3 Trader Tickets each.
Each Trader Crate contains random rewards, including basic resources, Power Stones and Prototype Modules, but will guarantee at least one Hero Token.
Resources gained this way can go past the Storage capacities without being lost.
Every time the Trader arrives, in addition to offering Trader Crates, she will also offer three different extra offers which can be used to trade for other types of Resources.
There are three offers available every week. Some of these extra offers may only be purchased once while others may be purchased more than once.