Category Archives: Tapped Out

Monorail Act 3 Is Live

Note: The servers have been giving me issues off and on since Act 3 hit.   It’s probably just a bunch of people trying to get in at once.  Or it’s just because it’s 4am here on the East Coast and 1am where EA is.  In any event…don’t panic if you see the Bart Screen.  Just hit retry and see if you can get back in.  If you can’t, walk away from your game for a little bit and come back to it later.  The servers will come back, they always do…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy Friday!  Woohoo it’s finally the weekend!  (well as soon as 5pm rolls around…)  But here I am up at just after 4am here on the East Coast because Act 3 (the final Act) of the Monorail is now live!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Just what does Act 3 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…

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Turbo Tappin’ Level 57: Old Jewish Man

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Level 57 hit our tappin’ devices earlier today and with it arrived a classic Simpsons character…Old Jewish Man!

So now that there’s a new Level in our tapping devices, you know what that means right?  Time for another Turbo Tappin!  So with that let’s jump right in and Turbo Tap the Main Questline (Freemium) of Level 57!

As we mentioned in the Level 57 rundown post the main questline is started by Homer, and the quest to build the Overpass Diner is started (24hr build).

Remember…this is NOT timed.  This is simply a Level update.  You do not have to complete it right this very second.  So take your time and have fun with it!

So now….let’s get to Tappin’ shall we?!

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Springfield Heights and the Conform-o-Meter

Some new premium items hit our stores this morning. ..we’ll cover them a little later this morning when we’re a little more awake.  :)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Back a couple of months ago the Springfield Heights Expansion hit our tappin’ devices and with it arrived a bunch of new buildings and decorations.  Everything from solid gold mailboxes to flying cars!  So let’s take a look at how these new and returning items impact our Conform-O-Meter…

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Springfield Heights Expansion brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Springfield Heights Real Estate Point Prizes: Billionaire Haven and Paris Texan (Walkthrough)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Springfield Heights arrived a couple of months ago and brought a whole new area of play for us.  In addition to purchasing land and items you can also earn Real Estate Points, and those points will turn into 5 exclusive Springfield Heights Prizes.  We covered the first four Real Estate Prizes here, but now it’s time to take a more in-depth look at the fifth and final Springfield Heights Real Estate Prize.

Billionaire Haven and Paris Texan are awarded to you once you’ve earned 1 billion Real Estate points.  Unlike the previous four prizes this one actually has a questline and purpose.  Paris Texan is a full character for your Springfield.  She’ll come with a full set of (freemium) tasks and a walkthrough as well.  So let’s take a closer look at the details behind this B List Celebrity…

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Springfield Heights Real Estate Point Prizes: Montessori School to Ziff Mansion

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So the Springfield Heights Expansion arrived in our games a couple of months ago and it introduced a whole new area of extended play for Tappers.  Remember, Springfield Heights is NOT an event.  Instead it’s an expansion.  It’s designed to take some time to complete…so there’s no rush to finish it.  It’s not going anywhere.

Anywho…as I was saying, Springfield Heights arrived and brought a whole new area of play for us.  In addition to purchasing land and items you can also earn Real Estate Points, and those points will turn into 5 exclusive Springfield Heights Prizes.  Let’s take a look at the first four Springfield Heights Prizes and breakdown what they do, how big they are & how you earn them…

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Turbo Tappin’ Monorail Event: The Hippie

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Monorail time in Springfield!  Yes, the Monorail is now in Springfield….as well as a whole lotta garbage.  Loads of Springfielders can help collect junk from town…and some to help sort out the recyclables.  One character in particular that loves to recycle comes to us via the Act 2 Prize track and that’s the Hippie.

The Hippie is a character you can earn via the Act 2 Prizes to help with the event. (he can help collect recyclables like metal, plastic and glass) And once unlocked he comes with his own questline.  For those of you that have earned him already let’s take a look at his short questline now…

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Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Once a week we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader nickysearch)
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If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!

It’s All About the Glass (Turbo Tappin’ One Track Mind & Glass Depot Info)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well I’m back from vacation…a nice relaxing week away where I can honestly say I didn’t touch my game once.  I guess even the “head addict” can spend some time away ;)  Of course spending a full week away from the game naturally only makes for chaos and confusion when EA throws a new questline at us early this morning.  This time around Homer’s a bit worn out (I guess he could use a vacation too…) from being the only Monorail Conductor and falls asleep behind the controls!  No worries though, Professor Frink has the answer…and it comes from Glass!  (because it’s all about that glass…)

This time around we’re introduced to another depot for our town’s…the Glass Depot!   Yes another place for you to turn your junk into “treasure” and add yet another element to the project board.

So let’s break everything down from the Glass Depot to the One Track Mind questline….

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Monorail Math Act 2

Hey there Nerdereenos!

Act 2 is now in full swing and much like Act 1… there is panic of “Can I really get all the Prizes in time?”

Once again we are seeing the same kind of panic on the Project Board caps, Neighbor Visits, and daily tapping. No worries, here to help out as usual for those that scream “I CAN’T MATH!”

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Turbo Tappin’ Monorail Event: Worth a Shot

Hey there Hoppereenos!

Act 2 of the Monorail Event is live and in full force in our games. With the New items comes some New Questlines.

This time around the Questline is a bit different. These don’t just pop up after each is completed, but it is like a Main Questline that seems to follow the Personal Prizes for Act 2.

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Let’s take a look at the Worth a Shot Questline.

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