Daily Archives: November 12, 2013

Should I Spend Donuts on the Cracker Factory & Luann?

Level 37 is here and with it (finally) comes Luann Van Houten, finally Milhouse isn’t an orphan anymore!  I’m sure you’re asking “Should I Spend Donuts On This?”  Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding Luann and her crackers to your Springfield.

Character & Building:
Luann Van Houten
Donut Price: 150 donuts
-Comes with not 1, not 2 but THREE quests (involving Luann, Edna, Agnes, people of Springfield & Kirk)
-Several outdoor tasks with great animations
-Comes with her own building, Southern Cracker Factory
-Will ride around your Springfield in a MegaGlobe
-Only way to unlock Fleet-A-Pita Trucks for both Springfield and Krustyland
-Cracker Factory increases Indolence rating by 10 points
-Factory is also used, Luann has a permanent task for it.
-Another Female character in TSTO

-Pricey.  At 150 donuts she’s not the most expensive character and building combo (heck Disco Stu was 180 donuts), but it’s still a high price.
-Not voiced.
-No character interaction after main questline is complete

Final Thought:
Personally, if you have the donuts to spend, I say go for it.  EA is giving you a ton of options with this purchase, including the Fleet-A-Pita.  While I do think 150 donuts is a steep price, I do think it’s one of the best premium values in the game.  So, if you can save up your donuts (or wait for a Gil Sale) because I think Luann and the Southern Cracker Factory are a MUST BUY.

You can check out Luann’s Main Walkthrough here.

Luann’s Tasks
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Task Task Length Payout Building
Make Mommy Meals for Milhouse 1hr $105, 26xp Van Houten House
Dine at the Truffle 2hrs $175, 40xp Gilded Truffle
Go to Moe’s 4hrs $260, 70xp Moe’s
Run the Cracker Factory 8hrs $420, 105xp Southern Cracker Factory
Relax in a Jacuzzi Suit 12hrs $600, 150xp Van Houten House
Dress up in the Flag 16hrs $750, 200xp Outside
Ride in the MegaGlobe 24hrs $1000, 225xp Around Springfield

 Looking for Should I Buy Guides for more premium content?  Check out our complete Tapped Out Premium Guide here

Tapped Out Level Rollback Update from EA

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Earlier this morning I wrote a Tappers 101 post about what to do if your town rolled back to a lower level.  This was something tappers had been reporting  was happening to them.  EA was aware of the issue and it seems now they’ve located the problem and fixed it.  EA has this posted on their site today:

“Yesterday we encountered a server issue that caused some players to experience a rollback on their land.
Our studio team investigated the cause and were able to resolve the issue. Please know that it may take up to 24 hours for your Springfield to display correctly. Thank you for your patience and support.”  https://help.ea.com/article/the-simpsons-tapped-out-springfield-rollbacks

So if you’re a tapper who experienced the Level Rollback please continue to be patient.  Check your town today, if it’s not back to the correct level wait until tomorrow and check again.  I know it’s frustrating, but know that it’s not just you experiencing it…many other tappers are going through the same thing.

Hope this little update from EA helps ease your minds tappers!  You will get your Springfield back, it’s just a matter of being a little more patient.  🙂

To another winner, I leave my 2D Iguana, Jub-Jub.

Selma: Oh, Jub-Jub
Patty: When I went to pick him up, Mom was trying to stab him with a hat pin.
Hello again folks!  Wookiee back with another art project for 2D Tuesday.  This particular one was earned by Reader Minicha a long time ago (September-ish) for guessing where the title of one of my posts came from.
She requested a 2D of Jub-Jub.  What’s a Jub-Jub?  Check out this post here for that ramble.
I started this 2D during the Halloween festivities in my B Town so my apologies for the mist in most pics.  The first thing you have to do with any 2D is pick an image.
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Tapped Out Walkthrough: Level 37 Part 4 (Weekend Dad 11-16)

Almost done now. I am starting to see where Milhouse gets his “personality” from. Lol. (Just in case you still need them, Weekend Dad Parts 1-5 here and 6-10 here.)

Weekend Dad Pt.11

After tapping on Kirk

Weekend Dad 50

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Tappers 101- Back to Basics: HELP! I Was At Level 37 and Now It Says Level 27!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Back with another Tappers 101 Class, this time we’re talking about what to do when your game knocks you down to a lower level of Tapped Out.  This is a common glitch we’re hearing that’s occurring with the introduction of Level 37 and way back when Addicts first started Mark covered this topic and what to do if it happens to you.  You can read Mark’s full detailed post here.  Here’s the Tappers 101 verison:

So you’ve been playing at level 37 and you login to your game and it’s completely reverted to an older version of your game (way back to level 27 or earlier!). *gasp* All those items, all those Halloween limited time items…GONE.  Panic sets in, what do you do?!

I know this can be quite traumatic, especially when you put all of the time and effort into building your town and you lose all of those items! First thing is don’t panic!  I know that’s easier said then done, but I promise you panicking won’t help.  Try these steps before letting panic set in:
1. Did your device log you out? It may seem like a ‘duh’ moment, but this happens more often than you think, especially if you’re not paying attention and just start tapping when the game loads.  If you’re not paying attention and just tap where you usually tap to enter the game, from time to time you’ll end up playing anonymously.  Every so often the Origin sever will log you out of the game.  So pay attention and check to see if you’re still logged in.  If not, you’ll have to do a hard close of the game, go back to the start up screen, and login.
2. Is the Origin logo missing?  Don’t panic – they’re just working on the Origin server.
3. Don’t EVER try to create a new account on the same email – you may really end up losing your Springfield and resetting your game to level 1. EA can probably work it out, but it takes time.

Also, be sure you alert EA to the problem (sometimes they give Donuts for the issues) you can find all of the details direct from EA here.  (you can also check out this post from Bunny if you need help opening a case with EA).

Don’t play the level where it sits right now. Try the steps listed in the above first. It is a known issue with the level 37 update right now, and EA is working on it. So if those steps don’t work, make sure you open a case with EA and try to be patient. I know it’s easier said than done, but it should be corrected soon.

From time to time Tappers new and old can get caught up in the game and forget some of the basics, that can cause a delay in your game.  While we have a full New Tappers Guide on Addicts, sometimes you just want the information at your fingertips right away so you can get back to tapping as quickly as possible.  Keeping that in mind, we’ve started a new biweekly column for the “quick hit” information Tappers need to keep the game moving.  Here’s where you can find all of our tips and tricks to help your game move along smoothly.

Most of the topics covered will be from your questions in the comments, so you have something you’d like us to cover in Tappers 101 please feel free to leave it for us in the comments below.