Daily Archives: December 15, 2013


For those of you too busy with your gift giving and tapping, I just wanted to hop on in and remind you that The Addicts Team is ALSO in the gift giving mood. FREE DONUTS for you in fact. It is really simple too. Just enter our Holiday Contest. All the details can be found by clicking the link below. Who doesn’t want FREE DONUTS???!!! Contest closes on December 17th, 2013…so HURRY!!



Also, our resident buddy poisonshift has some fun games in store in our forums too. It is a great place to socialize with other fellow Addicts outside our lil blog here. Feel free to hop on over and check it out. 🙂



Christmas and the Conform-O-Meter

Well it’s snowing in Springfield and that means the Christmas Update has (finally) arrived!  With all of the new items (and there are a TON of new items) added to Tapped Out I thought now would be a good time to take a look at how all of these items impact the Conform-O-Meter ratings.
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 Christmas event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, level 37 did though, it did bring us a ton of new items to add to our Springfield.  Let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating:

New Buildings:

Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Claus Co Wheel Prize Consumerism 10 New
Costington’s 30,000 GC Consumerism 10 New
Egg Nog Bar 250 GC Gluttony 10 New
Elf Home 60 Donuts
/6,000 GC
Indolence 10 New
Helter Shelter Wheel Prize N/A 0 New
Present Depot $2,000 Consumerism 10 New
Santa Village 200 Donuts N/A 0 Returning
Santa’s Workshop 625 Million GiftBags Consumerism 10 New
Springfield Mall 3,000 GC Consumerism 10 New
Springfield Skating Rink 10,000 GC N/A 0 New


Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Happy Little Elves Ride 14,000 GC Rides 10 New


Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Backwater Brewery 25 Donuts Gluttony 10 New
Candy Cane $450.00 Vanity 200 New
Christmas Totem 450,000,000 Gift Bags Vanity 700 New
Devil Float 40 Donuts Vanity 600 New
Fancy Lawn Bell $425 Vanity 150 New
Holiday Tree 75 Donuts Vanity 200 Returning
Hot Drink Stand $1,200 Vanity 250 New
Ice God Wheel Prize Vanity 10 New
Jet Engine Bike 30 Donuts Vanity 400 New
Lamp Post (Bow/Wreath/Bell) $385 Vanity 100 New
Lawn Angel $750 Vanity 300 New
Lawn Bell $425 Vanity 150 New
Nutcracker $600 Vanity 350 New
Plow King Plow 26,000 Gift Cards Vanity 600 New
Reindeer 20 Donuts Vanity 200 Returning
Snowman Bart 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 200 Returning
Snowman Grampa 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 870 Returning
Snowman Homer 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 200 Returning
Snowman Lisa 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 610 Returning
Snowman Maggie 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 1070 Returning
Snowman Marge 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 870 Returning
Snowman Santa’s Little Helper 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 300 Returning
Snowman Snowball II 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 400 Returning
Trashcan Fire 3 Donuts Vanity 400 New

Looks like EA has FINALLY heard many of our complaints about the Consumerism rating and we now have FIVE new buildings to help impact the consumerism rating!  I expect to see lots of 5 star towns now, woo hoo!

How’s your Conform-O-Meter doing?  Let us know in the comments below how many stars your Springfield is!

Happy Gift Grabbing my friends!