Daily Archives: November 11, 2014

The Final Countdown: The End of Halloween is Near!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well here we are…we’ve reached the end of the Halloween update!  While Halloween was officially over on November 1st, EA decided to give us a few extra days of trick-or-treating to see what prizes we could win!  However…now it’s all coming to a close!  So squish the last of those Rigellians, send those kids on their final Trick-or-Treat tasks, shoot down the last of those UFOs…because tomorrow it’s ALL gone!

As of right now, we see no signs of this event being extended.  In the past, if an event was going to be extended, EA would make an announcement several days before  it was initially scheduled to end.  As of now, no announcement & no changes to the files.  So I think it’s a safe bet to assume Halloween will be gone tomorrow.  (and hopefully a something new in it’s place!)

So beyond the items what else do you need to know for the end of the Halloween 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.

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Halloween 2014 and the Conform-O-Meter

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well the end of Halloween is quickly approaching (ends Nov. 12th), so I figured now would be a good time to take a look at how all of the new additions from Halloween 2014 impact your Conform-O-Meter rating.

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 Halloween event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, 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…. Continue reading

Happy Veteran’s Day from the Addicts!

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Hey hey hey Addicts!

Wookiee stopping by from an extended absence to wish a Happy Veterans Day from Alissa, Bunny and I to some of the most Amazing. People. Ever.  As a veteran of the U.S. Air Force (14 years as a flight medic woot woot), Alissa seems to think I’m best qualified to say a special thanks to all the veterans of the military that read this site.  I don’t know about all that but I truly am appreciative of all the prior and current members of the military.  I hope today is a great one for all of you.

For Simpsons nerds, any mention of the military probably makes you nostalgic for the Fighting Hellfish, Rommelwood or Herman’s Antique Store.  I love seeing the military in my favorite show even if sometimes it’s satiric.  As a history nerd, I have to point out that November 11th was originally Armistice Day.  On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the Great War (aka WWI) ended when the armistice between Allied Powers and Germany went into effect.  In 1954, the United States changed this federal holiday to Veterans Day to honor people who served in the U.S. Armed Forces.  In other parts of the world, it is still know as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day.

If you know a vet or are one yourself, don’t forget to enjoy some of the freebies that come with the day.  A quick Oogle search can show you all the goodness you can enjoy.  I myself plan on getting some free grub at a couple places and a delicious cup of Starbucks coffee.  From the bottom of my heart, I personally thank all veterans for their sacrifices so others may enjoy their freedom.  I know there are good days and bad but definitely know my happiness comes at a continual price from dedicated men and women.  Please know this applies to both U.S. servicemembers as well as other nations.  Much love from the fuzzball.

Please chime in below if you have any of your own personal thoughts or thank yous you’d like to share.  We love hearing from you and I’d love to know any of our vets here on Addicts.  TTFN… Wookiee out!

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Crafting For Halloween: The Rigellian Queen (& Tribal Huts)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So, one of the neat things about the Halloween update is that for the first time we can create our own little adventure…sorta.  With the introduction of the Make-A-Thing Shop we have the ability to create our own prizes, by picking and choosing what we want to make…and earning goodies accordingly.  (or in some cases earning goodies and choose what we want based on that)

Bunny gave us a great overview on earning, choosing and crafting…but now let’s take it all a step further and look at what happens when you craft and add the items to YOUR Springfield.

Next up…let’s take a look at the majestic Rigellian Queen & her Hilarium…

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Remember…crafting the Rigellian Queen and running through the short questline is what will unlock the Tribal Huts for you.  Details on the Tribal Hut and how to get it will be below as well…

WARNING Spoilers Below…including Dialogue

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