Daily Archives: August 17, 2013

When Will Earning Money in Tapped Out Become Easier?

simpsons tapped out money

A common question that seems to run across a lot of new tappers minds is “Am I doing something wrong?  When will earning money in this game become easy?”  You may play Tapped Out everyday (in some cases multiple times a day) only to feel like you’re constantly running out of cash.  As the game advances it may seem like the buildings keep going up in price but your bank account never quite seems to catch up.

Almost every player goes through this at some point or another, so If you’re struggling to build up cash  for new levels, decorate your town, and expand land at the early stages of the game it’s perfectly normal.  Believe it or not, there will be a point in the game when it all seems to get easier and you begin to build up more than enough money to do what you need, and believe it or not this can be accomplished WITH OUT house farming.   Continue reading

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So first and foremost, Welcome to Tapped-Out 2D on TSTO Addicts!  This humble little page is a proud subsidiary of Wookieecorp (ripping arms out of sockets since 77).  If you don’t know me, I am Joe Wookiee Riot and really … Continue reading

Wookieecorp brings you… Comic Book Guy

Wanted to start off the 2D Design portion of Addicts with one of the Designs I made already to try and help out my fellow Tapperinos.  I tried to keep the design simple and took some screenshots through the process so maybe you could see how I go about placing the decorations to make a 2D.  So here’s the pic I chose which is a simple image of one of my favorite characters.   As an uber nerd, what isn’t there to love about the one and only Comic Book Guy aka Jeff Albertson.
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Should I Spend Donuts on K9 Officer?

Level 33 is here (woohoo!) and with it comes the K9 Officer, a premium character for the Simpsons Tapped Out.  I’m sure you’re asking “Should I Spend Donuts On This?”  Well before you hit that confirm button, lets break down the Pros and Cons of adding the K9 Officer to your Springfield.

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Character: K9 Officer
Donut Price: 45 Donuts
Pros: 
-Reasonably priced.
-He’s voiced.  He leans forward and barks when tapped.
-Completes the Civil Servants Character Collection

Cons:
-No tasks are assigned for the K9 Officer
-Does not come with an unlock quest.
-No interaction with other characters and/or animals in Springfield.

Final Thought: Personally I think you’re better off saving your donuts and passing on this one.  The K9 Officer really provides no benefit to your Springfield and aside from the entertainment value of his bark, has really no return for your invested donuts.  So, unless you’ve already purchased all of the other premium characters or you’re a completest, I’d pass on this one and save your donuts.

Wondering if you should spend donuts on other level 33 premium items?  Check out these posts:
Should I Spend Donuts on Arnie Pye?
Should I Spend Donuts on Little Lady Justice ?

Looking for more premium reviews? Check out our Ultimate Premium Guide

The Sunsphere and The Simpsons

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Hello Fellow Tapped Out Addicts!

Level 33 has brought us the Sunsphere!  Since it’s another one of those additions to the game that may leave some tappers scratching their heads (after all it’s not in Springfield) I thought it’d be fun to break down the Simpsons connection.

Simpsons Connection
The Sunsphere is from a 1996 episode of the Simpsons “Bart on the Road”. In the episode Bart spends the day at the DMV with Patty and Selma. When they’re not looking he makes a fake driver’s license.
After seeing a brochure for the World’s Fair, Bart uses the fake ID to rent a car and drive Milhouse, Martin and Nelson to Knoxville, TN.  They arrive in Knoxville only to discover the World’s Fair was actually in 1982 and the Sunsphere has been renamed the Wigsphere, since it’s now wig warehouse.
Real World
The Sunsphere is a real attraction in Knoxville that was built for the 1982 World’s Fair. In 2007 the Sunsphere was renovated and restored.  It’s now a 266ft multi-level restaurant with observation decks. Not a wig in site!

Will you be adding the Sunsphere to your town?

The 1982 World's Fair Knoxville

Should I Spend Donuts on the Scratchy Mascot?

Wondering if you should spend donuts on the Scratchy Mascot?   Well before you hit that confirm button, lets break down the Pros and Cons of adding Scratchy to your Krustyland.
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Character: Scratchy Mascot
Donut Price: 60 Donuts
Pros: 
-Always walk around outside
-Every Amusement Park Needs Characters
-Funny Animation when Tapped
Cons:
-Does nothing for your Krustyland No tasks, no bonus, nothing.
-Can only be used in Krustyland
Final Thought: Gives a little bit of variety to your Krustyland. Personally I’ve added this mascot in my park because I think it brings a fun element to Krustyland in General!

Should I Spend Donuts on Itchy Mascot?

Wondering if you should spend donuts on the Itchy Mascot?   Well before you hit that confirm button, lets break down the Pros and Cons of adding Itchy to your Krustyland.
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Character: Itchy Mascot
Donut Price: 60 Donuts
Character for Krustyland Only
Pros:
-Always walk around outside
-Every Amusement Park Needs Characters
-Funny Animation when Tapped
Cons:
-Does nothing for your Krustyland No tasks, no bonus, nothing.
-Can only be used in Krustyland
Final Thought: Gives a little bit of variety to your Krustyland. Personally I’ve added this mascot in my park because I think it brings a fun element to Krustyland in General!

Wondering About Other Premium Items?  Check out our Ultimate Premium Guide

Should I Spend Donuts on Dr. Nick?

Wondering if you should spend donuts on Dr. Nick?   Well before you hit that confirm button, lets break down the Pros and Cons of adding Dr. Nick to your Springfield.
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Character: Dr. Nick
Donut Price: 90 donuts
Pros: 
-Who doesn’t love Dr. Nick?
-Has several outdoor tasks
-Earns 50% more than regular characters on all tasks
-Comes with his own quest line.
Cons:
-One of the highest priced stand-alone characters
-Does not come with a building
Final Thought: If you’re looking for a new character with a funny quest line, and can afford it, I say go for it and purchase Dr. Nick. He’ll also unlock a secret quest in Squidport!

tsto dr. nick in springfield
Dr. Nick’s Task List:

Task Length Payout Building
Grab a Slice at Luigi’s 10m $26/7xp Luigi’s
Promote a Shoddy Product 60m $105/26xp Channel 6
Promote Bargain Medical Practice 3hours $200/55xp  
Testify in a Malpractice Suit 4hours $260/70xp Police Station
Practice Street Pharmacy 8hours $420/105xp  
Practice Medicine 12hours $600/150xp Blue House
Perform Surgery 24hours $1000/225xp Hospital

Wondering About Other Premium Items?  Check out our Ultimate Premium Guide

Should I Spend Donuts on The Squeaky Voiced Teen?

Wondering if you should spend donuts on the Squeaky Voiced Teen?   Well before you hit that confirm button, lets break down the Pros and Cons of adding the Squeaky Voiced Teen to your Springfield.
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Character: Squeaky-voiced Teen
Donut Price: 30 donuts
Pros: 
-He’s the cheapest premium character in the game
-Earns 50% more than regular characters on all tasks
-One of the few premium characters to have tasks in both Springfield and Krustyland.
Cons:
-Could be in a Mystery Box
-Does not come with a building
Final Thought: I don’t really see how you can go wrong with this premium purchase. At only 30 donuts, he’s a steal!

tsto squeakyvoicedteen
Squeaky Voiced Teen’s Task List:

Task Length Payout Building
Valet at the Gilded Truffle 60m $105/26xp Gilded Truffle
Usher at Aztec Theater 4hours $260/70xp Aztec Theater
Sweep Hair 8hours $420/105xp Jake’s Hair Palace
Brew Coffee 12hours $600/150xp Java Server
AdvertiseBurgers 24hours $1000/225xp Outside

Squeaky Voiced Teen’s Krustyland Tasks:

Task Length Payout Building
Work at the Gift Shop 60m 31tix/26xp Gift Shop
Wash Dishes 4hours 78tix/70xp The Food Needle
Clean Out the Pool 8hours 126tix/105xp Stunt Show
Flip Burgers 12hours 180tix/150xp Krustyland Burger
Sleep in the Servants Quarters 24hours 300tix/225xp Krustyland Hotel

Wondering About Other Premium Items?  Check out our Ultimate Premium Guide

Should I Spend Donuts on Hans Moleman?

Wondering if you should spend donuts on Hans Moleman?   Well before you hit that confirm button, lets break down the Pros and Cons of adding Moleman to your Springfield.
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Character: Hans Moleman
Donut Price: 60 donuts
Pros: 
-He’s one of the more inexpensive premium characters
-Voiced
-Earns 50% more than regular characters on all tasks
– One of the few premium characters to have tasks in both Springfield and Krustyland.
-Sending him on his 24 hour task will show him taking a football shot to the groin, which is always a good laugh
Cons:
-Only has 2 outdoor task
-Does not come with a building
-To make the most of him you do need Krusty Burger, the Power Plant, Springfield Penitentiary, and Town Hall.
-You can win him from the Homer Buddha (as a reason not to buy him)
Final Thought: This is one of my favorite premium characters in the game and a purchase I definitely would recommend.

tsto hans moleman getting hit with a football
Moleman’s Task List:

Task Length Payout Building
Rule Kingdom of the Mole People 60m $105/26xp Town Hall
Deliever Books to Inmates 4hours $260/70xp Penitentiary
Provide Security 6hours $350/100xp Krusty Burger
Clean the Power Plant 8hours $420/105xp Cooling Towers
Flip Burgers 12hours $600/150xp Krusty Burger
Make a Short Film 24hours $1000/225xp Outside

Moleman’s Krustyland Tasks:

Task Length Payout Building
Work at the Gift Shop 60m 31tix/26xp Gift Shop
Wash Dishes 4hours 78tix/70xp The Food Needle
Clean Out the Pool 8hours 126tix/105xp Stunt Show
Flip Burgers 12hours 180tix/150xp Krustyland Burger
Sleep in the Servants Quarters 24hours 300tix/225xp Krustyland Hotel

Wondering About Other Premium Items?  Check out our Ultimate Premium Guide