Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well the speculation and splash screens gave everyone reason to think an Easter update was coming and….it looks like it has arrived! Although not quite the date many of you were thinking it would be (or the date…which goes to show you that the “EA Reps” on live chat know about as much as everyone else does when it comes to updates. ONLY the director of the game itself knows when the updates will release).
This is an APP STORE update…version 4.8…so check your App store to see if the update has hit for you yet (remember iOS usually gets it first.)
The update is currently live on iOS.
Update is now live on Android
Update is now live on Kindle
As always as we uncover more information we’ll update THIS post with it. And for those who like to be surprised to the content we’ll keep all of it below the fold…so warning SPOILERS AHEAD!
Homer auto starts this update with some remarks about…Whacking Day
If you’re having trouble getting the update to start…remember the basic troubleshooting steps Bunny posted about here.
Update on FP’s: If you are NOT maxed out in your FP’s you will now earn 1 FP for EVERY handshake in your town. So what that means is when someone visits you and you clear that handshake you’ll earn an additional FP.
Also, when visiting neighbors it’s the usual structured FP points
Wow what an update! I’m exhausted just going through it all! I have to say EA threw a lot of us for a loop by having an event THIS close to the actual holiday (Easter is on Sunday…in the past we’ve had events usually hit a week before the actual holiday, even minor events like Thanksgiving & St. Pats). But I’m glad they did! And it looks like we have just under a month to complete the event….Easter Event is set to end on May 13th!
Now let’s get to the details of the update shall we?
First off…Bunnies have invaded Springfield! Yikes what did Bunny do now?!!!!
Here’s the first bit of dialogue that gets things started:
Willie: Whack-ing-day!…. Whack-ing-day!
Apu: WHACKINGDAY!!!! WHACKING DAY!!!
Lisa, know what day it is? Here’s a hint — it’s the day we whack snakes with sticks until they die. Can you guess?
Homer: Oh right, I forgot. You’re not a fan. But even YOU can appreciate my new whacking stick. It’s got everything — a handle, the part you hit the snake with… and that’s all.
Willie: I’ve always been partial to Crushman Co.’s line of whacking sticks; the Brainseeker, the Snake Hammer, the Blut Force Mama…
Apu: Sure, those were fine sticks in their day. But the new carbon fiber whackers are light years ahead. It’s almsot like the snake is whacking itself.
Homer: In all our squabbling over personal preference, let’s not lose sight of the true meaning of Whacking Day — God hates snakes.
Make Homer Prepare for Whacking Day- 24hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Make Apu Prepare for Whacking Day- 24hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Make Willie Prepare for Whacking Day– 24hrs, Earns $600, 150xp
Stuff you Can BUY:
Kodos Topiary– 15 Donuts (Improves Vanity, .50% bonus to all cash and xp)
Unlike past holidays were we’ve had to collect a certain number of something (gift cards or GOO) to unlock prizes…OR collecting Cards to spin the Wheel…this event is a little different. It’s almost like a combination of Whacking day and other events…
Here’s the quick run down:
You collect eggs from zapping (don’t worry doesn’t kill them, only stuns them) Bunnies. When you zap them (tap on them) you’ll earn eggs of various colors (pink and blue). Use the collected eggs to open the prizes boxes for that color. Seems simple enough right?
You also earn eggs from visiting neighbors (same structure as the past 5, 4, 3, 2, 1)…
The prizes boxes are where some of the coveted items are. There are THREE prize boxes, Pink, Blue & Golden, BUT you only collect pink and blue from bunnies. The Golden Eggs are where the coveted characters are. You can earn Golden Eggs via the other prize boxes.
500 Eggs of 1 color allows you a chance to open the box…
Here’s the rundown of what’s in the prize boxes:
So there’s the rundown of what the update contains….we’ll have more detailed posts throughout the event. You can keep checking the main page OR check out the 2014 Easter Event Page!