Hitchhikers Guide to the End of V-Day

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well…the end is near!  Tomorrow (Feb 25th) the Valentine’s Day Event will officially end …it’s about time!  I think the love was over 10 days ago.  And once the event is over the option to buy many of the V-Day items will disappear with it.  Poof just like that! They’ll disappear into the night never to be able to be purchased again…unless of course EA decides to bring them back next year for Valentine’s Day.

So beyond the items what else do you need to know for the end of the Valentine’s Day Event?  Let’s take a look at some of the steps you should know to finish out the event and get ready for some kind of update. 

Based on previous events this is what we can expect to happen tomorrow:

-Some kind of update will hit our games tomorrow.  This will be an App Store (or Google Play Store) update, where you will need to actually go in and update your game.

Usually, and again I say this because it’s based on what’s happened in the past, the update will hit sometime between 12PM EST and 2PM EST.  

-The update may contain a new level (like what happened after Halloween) or it could just be an update to remove Valentine’s Day with nothing new in the game (like what happened after Christmas).  Right now we’re not seeing anything in the files to indicate anything, as it’s been for the last 6.  So we’re all flying blind & at the mercy of EA.

As always if we see anything in the files…we’ll let you know.  Usually if something is going to appear in the files before the update hits it’s a 2-4 hr window before it actually hits.

What you can do to get ready if you’re on Level 38:

-Do not send your characters on 24hr tasks.  Whatever task you send them on tonight into tomorrow morning make sure they’ll be free after 10AM EST (just to be on the safe side).

-Ignore all of the random quests the game will try to send you on between today and tomorrow, unless they’re short quests.  Just because they’re telling you to Send Bart and Milhouse for a 24hr Sleepover doesn’t mean you have to.  So hold off on those quests until you know what’s going to happen tomorrow.

-Check your App Store tomorrow, again this will be an App Store update.  So you will need to download and update TSTO for it to work.

Finishing Out Valentine’s Day:

-If you haven’t yet cleared the wheel and earned your Tunnel of Love…keep trying.  You still have time.  Also, just because an update is here doesn’t mean you have to update your game.  Because this will be an App Store update, if you haven’t yet cleared your wheel you don’t have to update your game.  You can keep playing in Valentine’s Day and earn more hearts until the game will force you to update (usually 2-3 days after the update hits).  Just keep in mind if your neighbors have updated it makes it that much more difficult to earn hearts.

-Make sure you purchase all of those limited-time items before they’re gone, if you want them.  They won’t be here late tomorrow for you to make a decision on.  If you’ve already purchased the Valentine items, they’re yours forever and will remain in your Springfield (or storage) unless you sell them or delete your game (via origin ID…not uninstalling from your phone).  This also applies to items won on the wheel.  If you’ve won them, they’re yours.

So just what are the limited time Valentine items? Well here’s a complete list of everything that you will no longer be able to purchase after February 25th:

Non-Premium:

valentinestree_menu– Valentine Tree- $750

loveplanter_menu Love Planter- $1,300

cherubtopiary_menu Cherub Topiary- $1,300

rosearch_menu Rose Arch- $1,900

Also your last change to purchase Madame Chao’s (through quest) and unlock Mindy.

Premium:

200px-Tapped_Out_Valentine's_Pond Valentine Pond (also free on wheel)- 30 donuts

200px-Tapped_Out_I_Choo-Choo-Choose_You_TrainI Choo Choo Choose You Train (also free on wheel)- 50 donuts

 

 

 

cozyhammock_menu Cozy Hammock 40 donuts

 

 

 

unlock_brandine  Brandine  100 donuts

Shauna Shauna 90 donuts

upupandbuffet_menu Up, Up & Buffet 90 donuts

Phineas Q. Butterfat's Phineas Q Butterfats 80 donuts

Howard's FlowersHoward’s Flowers 80 donuts

For the complete TSTO Addicts Guide to Valentine’s Day check out our Valentine’s Day Event Page here.

Confused about what you should purchase before it’s gone? Well here’s my advice. If you have the in game cash buy everything,  you can add a few of each (you can also store them). I’m not saying run out and spend all of your game cash on these Valentine decorations, but be sure you buy them before they’re gone. Trust me you’ll regret it in a few months if you didn’t purchase them. Plus, it’s part of your “battle scars” for playing TSTO. So next summer when new Tappers are coming into the game they’ll covet those heart ponds and rose arches because they can’t buy them.

As far as premium items go, check out our Should I Buy Guide (just click on the link under the premium item) to see if it’s something worth your hard earned donuts!

Remember the event ends tomorrow so be sure to purchase everything you need by tonight before it’s all gone!

What did YOU think of the Valentine’s Day update?  Which premium items did you purchase?  Did you finally clear the wheel?  Will you be updating tomorrow when the App store update hits?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

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83 responses to “Hitchhikers Guide to the End of V-Day

  1. isn’t it possible that one of the stores (apple/android) is responsible for the delay. EA will not update files until both stores verified the update coming.

    There is no time for procrastination!

  2. well it feb 26th and I got nothing> I guess EA is busy busy, busy . Why, Why, Why?

  3. Well its now the 26th on both side of the USA n not far from the 27th here in aus? Still hearts! EA had beater have something good coming up!

  4. So glad I got the train for Valentine’s day, otherwise I just might not have cleared the wheel. Either way right now I’ve got the Tunnel of Love, and I’m collecting as many extra spins as possible. After clearing on 2/14 I’ve been spending the last 10 days getting as many ponds as possible, since they provide a bonus and aren’t impossible to hit (like the train).

    • Impossible to hit…well, by now I got 10 of them. Didn’t hit many street lights though, guess I only landed twice on them. Looking at the odds I think Dame Fortune was on my side this event. ^^

      • It’s funny every game is experiencing a different item that’s difficult to get. For me it was the Train. I only landed on it ONCE. Yes, that’s right 1 time in ALL of my spins (about 50+ I lost count). I do have 2 but the second is from the Valentine’s Day giveaway from EA. However, Bunny has like 10 trains. So it just depends on the game I think. It’s pretty interesting…

  5. Its funny we wait so long 4 this 2 start so all this wait 4 it 2 finish make me laugh lol

  6. Still waiting on the update like everyone… Trying to talk myself out of spinning the wheel 30 more times before I go to bed to use up the 6,127 hearts I’ve been collecting over the past 10 days or so since I got the TOL. I just don’t think I can stomach having to deal with more gazebos and flower carts though (at least you can sell the extra heart ponds). Also, I really need the tile farming ‘glitch’ to still work after this update, as I had just gotten into it before VDay started.
    Anyway, it’s been a pleasure reading all your comments during the last few weeks since I found this site. Although I fell out of ‘love’ with the valentine’s day update about 12 days ago, I do still ‘love’ all my neighboreenos and all of you fellow addicts. Cheers!

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