Daily Archives: March 18, 2014

Everyone’s a Winner on Pie Day

Except me I think.

So… Friday, 3/14 brought us Pi Day and in true display of our geekdom, we celebrated with a mini-contest.  Congrats to granmamaDar for her triumphant (albeit randomly assigned by a computer) victory!

So awesome to give back to y’all but it got me thinking.  Why can’t we all be winners?  Yeah, I know, there has to be a divide or no one will know about earning via hard work or trying again and yada yada yada (I’ll be the first to tell you tee-ball should be scored) but this was a silly contest, right?

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Where did THAT come from – O’Flanagan’s Pub

So you may have wondered why the heck an Irish Pub from Ireland is in Springfield now.  Well, first off, because EA can really do whatever makes them happy (Exhibit A: Abraham Lincoln) but really, there’s more to it than that.  It make sense.  It’s St. Paddy’s day in Springfield and nothing really celebrates a Catholic Saint who rid the Emerald Isle of non-existent snakes than the indulgence of green beer and spirits in an authentic Irish pub.  Nothing more “authentic” than a pub actually from Ireland… just saying.

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St. Patrick’s Day and the Conform-O-Meter

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

St. Patrick’s Day has FINALLY arrived in Springfield!  And with all of the green water & beer comes new buildings and decorations as well as some returning ones.  So, before the beer gets warm let’s take a look at how these new and returning items impact our Conform-O-Meter…

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 St. Patrick’s Day event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring us a new building, a new decoration & a returning building and decoration to our Springfield.  As well as a few changes to the Krust-o-Meter in Krustyland.  Let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating:

Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Leprechaun Statue $25,000 Vanity 750 New
O’Flanagan’s Pub $1,900 Gluttony 10 Returning
Shamrock Topiary $10,000 Vanity 400 Returning
Sham Rock Café 120 Donuts Gluttony 10 New
Wishing Well* 150 Donuts Vanity 1,600 Returning

*Also provides a 4% bonus on all cash and XP
All decorations can be placed anywhere in Springfield (except the road of course!)

Now that you can move some of the Valentine’s Day items into Krustyland this plays an impact on your Krust-O-Meter as well.  All Valentine’s Items placed in Krustyland will add 10 points to your Kitsch Rating, for each item placed.

What do YOU think of the Saint Patrick’s Day Update so far?  Have you splurged on some of the new premium items?  Having fun chasing around the Leprechauns?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

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