Well Good Morning My Favorite Gift Grabbing Addict Tappers!
Happy Sunday before Christmas! Here at TSTO Addicts we’re all…well…Addicted to Tapped Out. Often times this addiction results in insomnia f0r Wookiee, Bunny & myself. We’re so dedicated to the game and to bringing you the latest and greatest info in the game that when something…like the Community Prize…is about to drop at least 1 of us will stay up and count down until it does. And that’s what happened last night & this morning.
Last night the Second Community Prize (Santa Village) dropped and this morning it appears as though we have a little hidden quest that has unlocked for us! The Great Donut Caper quest should be ready to launch in your games Tappers (after Tapping on Homer). This quest was rumored to start on Christmas Eve, but thankfully the minds at EA decided to start it the week of Christmas instead.
Want to know more? Keep reading to find out more about the 2nd Community Prize AND The Great Donut Caper …(WARNING SPOILER)
UPDATE 12/23- After the fold the post has been updated to include Part 2 of The Great Donut Caper…
Everyone’s favorite Fuzzball stayed up most of the night and counted down the Community Prize for our favorite readers! The second the Santa Village dropped Wookiee was all over it and had a post up on Addicts within minutes (and it dropped around 3am Wookiee time). You can check out Wookiee’s post about the 2nd Community Prize (and a some WDTCF background, like only Addicts can do) on this post here.
Wookiee gave us some great background on the Santa Village, now let’s go into a little more detail about the specifics behind it. Once unlocked (should auto unlock for you, if it doesn’t just be patient sometimes it takes a second) it will be placed in your inventory and you’ll be asked to place it. It is a 24 hour build, so you will have to wait a day before Santa has a place to sit, and it earns $90 and 10 XP every 4 hours. As I detailed in the Christmas Conform-O-Meter Post it will earn you another 10 points towards Consumerism on your Conform-O-Meter (we should have lots of 5 star towns after this update!).
Now onto the hidden quest. When you turn on your Tapped Out games this morning you should see Homer (as long as he’s free) has a little ! bubble over his head. This is the start of a brand new hidden Holiday quest from EA. Again, this was rumored to start Christmas Eve by some, and it looks like EA has decided to change it up and launch it the Sunday before Christmas (they’ve also changed the dialog from what some originally predicted…). Here’s how The Great Donut Caper goes:
The Great Donut Caper Pt. 1
Homer: You know the best part about the holidays?
Lisa: The spirit of giving?
Skinner: That wheel that gives you prizes?
Lenny: The face that Christmas falls on a Wednesday this year so Mr. Burns gave us two whole weeks off?
Homer: All good…except for Lisa’s. But the thing I love most about the holidays are the holiday donuts.
Make Homer Shop for Holiday Donuts– 1hr (earns $70, 17XP)
Homer: One tray of holiday donuts, Apu, my good man. Better yet, make it a truckload! Or whatever the biggest size is now. That’s how you get the best value.
Apu: I am sorry, but that item was not included in our inventory shipment this year. Someone brought out the entire supply from my wholesaler.
Homer: What? But, donuts…and holidays….
Apu: I, too, am pained, my friend. The holiday season is a bonanza for a purveyor of unhealthy food. It’s the one time of year where everyone says “screw it” to their diet.
Homer: What’s a diet?
(Completed Goal Earns $100 & 10xp)
The Great Donut Caper Pt. 2
Homer: I can’t believe the Kwik-E-Mart has no holiday donuts! This is the worst Christmas ever…except of course for the tsunami one in 2004.
Lisa: What’s the big deal? Aren’t holiday donuts just the same as regular donuts?
Homer: No. They taste the same. But they have red and green sprinkles on them so they look different. And being the same but looking more festive is what the holidays are all about.
Make Homer Search Shops for Holiday Donuts– 1hr, Earns $70, 17XP
Homer: This is a nightmare! There’s not a single holiday donut in town. *sigh* And I’d pay anything for one.
Lisa: Maybe that’s the point. Perhaps someone is artificially reducing supply in an effort to increase demand.
Homer: You don’t mean…..?
Lisa: Yes. It appears that some entrepreneurial mastermind has cornered the market.
Homer: Who is this Nelson Baker Hunt of donuts? Also, who is Nelson Baker Hunt?
(Completed Goal Earns $100, 10XP)
And that’s it for now…it’s a to be continued quest….looks like it will pick up again Tomorrow (Christmas Eve).