IT’S HERE!!!!! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…..

IMPORTANT: It appears as though the Squidport, Cletus’s Farm, Channel 6 & Open Air Stage Glitch has been REMOVED with this update.  Sorry to be the one to break the bad news!  

Just a quick note from the resident Wookster to let y’all know my iphone is currently downloading the update as I type.  Woo hoo!  We’ll be back with more very soon!

Holiday update


Looking for friends?  Check out the ADD FRIENDS area of the site. Unfortunately, all requests not placed there will be intercepted by The Grumple and no one wants that guy mad, trust me.

UPDATE From Alissa:  The update is now live on both Apple & Android…and it’s HUGE.  This is the biggest update in the history of TSTO…and I think very much worth the wait…at least at first glance!

Christmas Event Ends January 7th, 2014

Here’s what we’ve got so far:
It’s snowing in Springfield!!!!

-Dialogue should auto-start with a conversation between Homer and Lisa.  And a task to build the Present Depot ($2,000).
-Gift Cards are the new “currency” in the game (they replace GOO).
-This is a COMMUNITY (ie You’ll need Neighboreenos) Event, so be sure to Add Friends Over on our Neighboreeno Page!

Update #2 From Alissa: A Character Finder has FINALLY been added.  It’s in the top left corner of your screen.

Just like Halloween there are Personal Prizes AND Community Prizes.  Collect Gift Cards to unlock the free goodies from EA.

LOADS of new decorations and changes to existing ones to make them more “festive”.
Here are some of the new ones:
In Game Cash
Festive Lamp Posts ($385/ea)

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Lawn Bells ($425/ea)
Tapped_Out_Festive_Fancy_Lawn_Bell Tapped_Out_Festive_Lawn_Bell

Candy Canes ($450/ea)

Festive Nutcraker ($600/ea)

Festive Lawn Angel ($750/ea)

Festive Hot Drink Stand ($1,200/ea)

Premium Stuff

Festive Trashcan Fire (3 Donuts/ea)

Reindeer (20 Donuts/ea, adds 0.50% bonus to all Cash & XP)

Snow Simpsons (20 Donuts/ea)
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Christmas Lights for Frink’s Lab and the Volcano Lair (10 Donuts /ea)

Other Premium Things

Elf Home (60 Donuts, Unleashes Elves to Collect Presents…and more details coming soon)

Holiday Tree (75 donuts, Earns 75 Gift Cards every 24hrs)

Candy Kevin (40 Donuts, A non-playable Character)

A few new premium items have also been added.  These look like they’re permanent additions to Springfield…

Backwater Brewery (25 Donuts, Earns 0.50% Bonus Cash & XP)

Jet Engine Bike (30 Donuts, Earns 2% Bonus Cash & XP)

Devil Float (40 Donuts, Earns 2.5% Bonus Cash & XP)

This is the last update we’ll add to THIS post.  More info on the details of game play etc is on it’s way!

56 responses to “IT’S HERE!!!!! Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…..

  1. I’ve been playing this update for days and the Squidport glitch still works in my town

  2. In This is my first Simpsons Christmas. Can you tell me how to add lights to my houses?

    • You need to collect gold coins. They are generated every 24 hrs by the egg nog bar. Once you get cold coins, you get to spin the holiday giveaway wheel. You win house and building lights from there. Does that answer your question?

  3. Add me please joshuasmit68

  4. What was the farm and channel 6 glitch?

  5. Add me on tapped out. Armywifejs459

  6. can someone help? on the task it says ‘have types of decorated houses but I don’t get what it means it say I have 8/10? but it’s not the decorations on the houses?

    • Are you referring to putting up the actual Festive Decorations task (like the lamps, nutcracker, angel, etc)? Or are you referring to the several houses around town that you need to “put up lights” on?

  7. One more change, the clean up Springfield task, new waste/rubbish doesn’t appear when you enter the town like it used to

  8. before this update I was gonna spend my 90+ donuts on two warheads which at 45 donuts each would net me 4.5% on all cash & XP. but glad I waited.

    the jet engine bike is only 30 donuts and gives you a whopping 2% per bike. So I bought 3 bikes and netted 6% instead of 4.5!!

    Other premium items for 30 donuts only give you .75% on all cash & XP!!

    TOTALLY worth the purchase.

  9. im still waiting for the xmas update to appear on my iphone 5 so i can update!!! is anyone having the same issue???

    • Wowza… iPhone’s were the first to get the update in the app store. I’d do a refresh of that and then if it doesn’t work maybe hard reset the device. Good luck!

  10. Another addition I noticed that I haven’t seen mention of yet: Now when you send your characters off on jobs, once you’ve sent a character off, the next one you tap will have their menu default a job of the same time length to the top. So if you send one character on a 12hr task, the next one you tap will already have their menu scrolled down to their 12hr task if they have one. Pretty neat.

  11. I don’t see this Holiday Tree premium item anywhere. Am I the only one who can’t find it?

  12. Realy need to know how to get more decs for the face of the holiday quest i can only get 5 any and all help very welcome thank you

  13. Is the character finder only on Apple? I have all the other features but that one doesn’t show up.

  14. A poster on one of the forums tried out the SP tile glitch by speeding up his tile construction with donuts and then visiting his town from two of his feeder towns. He said he was able to collect two handshakes on the tile so it looks like the glitch is still there. It seems that the update just erased any completed tiles, Channel 6 programming, farm crops or stage acts, but you can restart them and start collecting handshakes again. Too bad for those that had completed corn sitting on the field get erased…

    • I have friends who seem to still be able to collect tiles through the double handshake. However, there’s a max limit of tiles you are supposed to be able to get. And those of us that reached that (or surpassed it) during this glitch can no longer start a new one. Which is probably fine, because I was actually running out of room of places to put them!

  15. The Character Finder also seems to scroll automatically to your favorite task for the char. When I tapped through, the characters’ task list started with 60mins which is what I use most of the time.

  16. Is there news on the Gil doughnuts offer?

  17. HELP!!! What are the 10 different houses that you need to decorate for the first task?? I can only find 9 and I have all the types of houses you could have so which is the 10th? Any advice?

  18. they fixed the glitch? arghhh was 7 days awy from corn “Real Corn”…lol oh well i di manage to acrue 267 sp tiles…happy holidays to you all!!

  19. Loving the update!!! But quick question…I had a task prompted to have ten decorated houses, which as I was playing last year was completed right away. But my other half, who started playing during WD, has not had this prompted? Any ideas? All my characters were busy at the time of prompting too. Can anyone help? He really wants the decorated houses!! Hehe 🙂

  20. New feature: When tapping on friends towns, there are arrows on the bottom left to navigate through friends without having to go back a screen. Huge time saver.

  21. A boardwalk tile I had purchased glitch-free is gone! Any suggestions? They take forever and cost a fortune, and it’s just gone!

    • My tile went away too. I think it is due to the glitch we were promoting to use up. They fixed it and with it cleared out any and all tiles sitting on the boardwalk 🙁

      If you had one free and clear, you can try contacting EA to see if they will help you in getting that lost income back.

      • By the way, when visiting neighboreenos, if you hear the Gremlin sound that means they have a Tile waiting for you. I have collected about 3000 experience since the update!

  22. I think one of my favorites is the arrow to visit neighbors!!!

  23. Sigh, my game now crashes since the update. Goes into a continuous reboot after the synch screen. 🙁

  24. My game now crashes since the update. 🙁 Won’t synch. App just relaunches and crashes…..

  25. Find characters is good as you never miss giving one a task.

    Bart’s Tree House has Festive lights…but how do I get Xmas decks for my houses?

  26. This is going to be so much fun! 😉

  27. Loving all the updates!!! Really loving the new move between friend quickly function… not so sure about the find characters. Have to play with it some more.

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