Addicts Question Corner: Ghosts, Community, Hauntings and More

Hey howdy hey Tappers!

I’ve been noticing a few questions popping up in the comments of some posts and, while we try to answer each one individually, I thought everyone could benefit from the answers to these questions.  So it’s time for another addition of Addicts Question Corner….

First…I know the community GOO total has climbed over 1 billion and many of you are wondering where your first Community prize is.  We’re still working on finding out, as so as we have some answers about it we’ll be sure to post them for everyone!
Community GOO Update: Some are now reporting that it’s now back to many of our original thoughts and it’s 5 billion to Unlock the Church of Lard Lad.  Don’t worry though, at this rate we’ll be there this weekend!  If I have any new info I’ll pass it along as soon as I can!

How many ghosts can be in my town at once?  How long does it take for new ghosts to reappear?
Well, after checking out the game files, it looks like a total of 20 ghosts can be in your town at once.  And new ghosts “re-spawn” every 15 minutes, whether your in your town or not.
If it looks like you’re seeing a decline in ghosts, from when the update first launched, you might be.  Don’t forget originally not many of your neighbors had the ghost popping power yet (only if they sped up their Fortune Teller build) so as more of your neighbors can pop ghosts, and visit you, you’ll see a decline in the number of ghosts in your town.  Don’t worry though, you’ll make up for it by popping up to 5 ghosts in each of your neighbor’s towns.

Can I place Gremlins in the “Other Springfield”?
The answer to this is short and sweet…no.  The game will not allow you to place Gremlins in the “Other Springfield” because there’s no one to try and stop them.  If you want to place Gremlins in towns you’ll need neighbors.  Check our our Add Friends page to find some Tappers looking for new neighbors!

Sometimes when I tap on a haunted building 2 GOO pop out, why?
Well from what I see in the game files shows that you’re only supposed to earn 1 GOO per haunted building that you dehaunt.  So the only thing I can think of (and what’s seeming to be proven true) is that the amount of GOO that comes out of a haunted building is related to how many times a friend has tapped it while you were away.  If a friend un-haunts a building already haunted by the ghosts & another friend comes along and rehaunts it then you’ll be able to collect 2 GOO from one building.
It more all or less evens out because instead of a friend haunting a building (and you collecting a GOO from a new building) they just un-haunted a building that was alraedy haunted.  So in the end you earn the same amount of GOO.

Can I access, from the game, the help and prize screens?
Yes.  Here’s what you do:
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Tap the Pumpkin looking torphy on your main Springfield screen.

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That will take you to your personal prizes screen (Homer with his arms raised icon)

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To view community prizes, and community GOO total, tap on the group icon (bottom right).

If you’d like to review the instructions for the event just tap the ? mark on the top of this box:
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That will launch the instructions screen you first saw when you started the event:
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Hopefully that helps answer some of your questions!  Keep those questions coming in the comments guys, we’ll do our best to answer them as fast as possible!

17 responses to “Addicts Question Corner: Ghosts, Community, Hauntings and More

  1. Do I want to squish gremlins placed in my town?
    Will that prevent the other person from collecting their goo?

  2. When I am tapping ghosts in neighbours Springfield I get ghost count: -1, I have seen it twice now. One of the times it felt like I could tap a lot more ghosts than 5 and the counter went from -1 to 0, back to -1. I don’t know if it added to my total GOO count.

  3. When you un-haunt a building, no matter in your SF or a friend’s, you receive 2 goo.

  4. Thanks! It is understandable, and to tell you the truth, I don’t really mind that much because I am having a fantastic time playing,

  5. Any word on the rest of the community updates? Will it even be possible to get to the frog prince or Homer’s tower?

    • We shall see. AT the current pace, we may get the first prize this weekend or Monday at the latest. The it is all up to what the future goals are. I hope EA set them at a reasonable limit to allow us to get them all.

      • The rate is still going up, yesterday it was about 3000 GOO/s. Right now it is approx 6000/s. With current total at 1,262,000,000, I think we will reach 5,000,000,000 in about 7 days if my calculation isn’t way off. I wonder when GOO/second will peak…

  6. You guys are awesome! Thanks for all the info. So helpful!!!

  7. It seems like I now have more game crashes than I did before this afternoons update! Especially when I am visiting my neighbors. Wasn’t this afternoons update supposed to fix that?

    • It certainly does feel like there’s been a lot more issues today. Particularly with the Origin servers. I’ve had to randomly reconnect several times today while already in the game.

      • Yes, it’s happened to me too. I even got a new Bart screen…I didn’t grab a screen shot quick enough…but it said Ugh, this screen again! Hopefully it’s all being fixed. This was a massive update so a few glitches in the early days is understandable. 🙂

      • I think the problem might be with Origin itself. Even the Origin client on my PC is having trouble getting information from the servers.

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