Daily Archives: April 28, 2014

Just WHAT is that shadow all about?

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!”

In this silly little game we play, there are so many little snippets EA throws in to make us remember fond episodes we’ve seen in our lives.  One of the many joys for me writing on this site is talking about them.  In that spirit, I thought it’d be fun to point something out you may or may not have noticed.  In the past, we;ve had ghost and livers have conversations with the characters in our games, but this Easter event brought us a new one… the shadow.

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Where Did THAT Come From – Egg Council Guy

Homer: “Hey you!  Does anyone know who that is?”

Seriously laughing my butt off.  Why?  Well, just today I won the Egg Council Guy in my 21st blue egg box and that’s exactly what Homer said as this NPC joined my Springfield.  But I’m sure a lot of you feel just like Homer.  Who the heck is this and why is he now in the game?  Well, count on the resident walking carpet to fill you in.

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Easter and the Conform-O-Meter

Update April 2015: The Easter Event for 2015 added one new item to our games, the rest were returning from Easter 2014.  The Easter Island God was the one item added for 2015, and to check out how it impacts the Conform-O-Meter check out the details post on it here.

For the remaining items check out the details below from last year’s event…

Well Bunnies have invaded Springfield and you know what that means…it’s wabbit hunting time!  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 Easter event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, level 39 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
Johnny Fiestas Won Gluttony 10
Banana Dictatorship Won Obedience 10
Blocko Store Won Consumerism 10
Fireworks, Candy & Puppy Dogs 60 Donuts Consumerism 10
Crazy Cat Lady’s House 180 Donuts Indolence 10


Item Cost Category Points
Easter Tree Won Vanity 100
Easter Pond Won Vanity 100
Easter Egg Pile Won Vanity 100
Easter Gate Won Vanity 100
Easter Fence Won Vanity 100
Pastel Fence Won Vanity 100
Beach Town & Umbrella Won Vanity 100
Easter Banner $12,500 Vanity 100
Easter Float $15,000 Vanity 100
Sumatran Century Flower 40 Donuts Vanity 400
Kodos Topiary 15 Donuts/Won Vanity 150
Kang Topiary 15 Donuts/Won Vanity 150
Natural Feberge Egg 100 Donuts/Won Vanity 1,000

So there you have it my friends!  The complete rundown of how all of the new Easter Goodies impact the conform-o-meter.  Lots of new decorations to improve your vanity rating…but it’s always great to get new buildings that impact consumerism too!

How’s your Conform-O-Meter doing?  Are you maxed out?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Twice a week we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader JustaJenn)
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If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!