Turkey Time Is (almost) Over, Is Santa Coming?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a reminder to you all…it looks like the Thanksgiving update is set to end tomorrow (12/2/14)..the official end time that we see is 0800GMT (3am EST).    Could this mean Christmas will be arriving to TSTO?  Who knows what EA has up their sleeves, but what we can tell you is once the Thanksgiving event is over…it’s over.  That means all of those limited-time decorations, buildings and characters that you haven’t purchased, will *poof* disappear!


So just what items will be disappearing tomorrow? Let’s take a look…

Here are the items associated with Thanksgiving that should be disappearing tomorrow….

pigglysupersmorg_menuPiggly’s Super Smorg- 140 Donuts.  Earns $135, 15xp/4hrs.  Comes with Jacqueline Bouvier (FINALLY)

cagedtomturkey_menuCaged Tom Turkey- 100 Donuts.  Earns 3% bonus on all cash and xp.

heimlichmachine_menuHeimlich Machine- 60 Donuts.  Earns 2.5% bonus on all cash and xp.

rustytheclownparadeballoon_menuRusty the Clown Balloon- $5,400

Tapped_Out_Blinky_BalloonBlinky Balloon- $16,500

Tapped_Out_Santa's_Little_Helper_BalloonSanta’s Little Helper Balloon- $30,000

Snowball 2 BalloonSnowball II Balloon- 15 Donuts.  Earns 0.50% bonus on all cash and xp.

thegrumpleparadeballoon_menuThe Grumple Balloon- 25 Donuts.  Earns 2% bonus on all cash and xp

stampyparadeballoon_menuStampy Balloon- 40 Donuts.  Earns 2% bonus on all cash and xp.

caesarspowwowcasino_menuCaesar’s Pow-Wow Casino- 150 Donuts.  Earns $200, 22xp/ 8hrs.  Comes with Tribal Chief.

caesarspowwowcasinosign_menuCaesar’s Pow-Wow’s Casino Sign- 40 Donuts.  Earns 2% bonus on all cash and xp.

cornucopia_menu Cornucopia- Earns 0.50% bonus on all cash and xp.  15 Donuts

So be sure to make your final purchases before tomorrow morning…otherwise you might be out of luck!  Unsure of what to get?  Check out our Thanksgiving Event page for a full list of all the premium items and the Should I Buys for each.

So now that we’re putting Turkeys in our rear-view mirror, let’s look forward to the next event.  As TSTO history has taught us…the next event should be Christmas.  Do we know for sure when it’s going to hit?  Nope, only EA knows that.  It could hit tomorrow, it could hit Thursday or it could hit next week.  Only EA knows for sure when it will hit, BUT that doesn’t mean we can’t prepare ourselves for when it does hit.

Here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re ready for the event once it hits:

-Make sure your characters aren’t on 24 hour tasks, in particularly Homer and Lisa (since they tend to be the ones to kick off events like this).  So over the next few days try to avoid long tasks for them.  Keep them short to 4-8hrs.  Make sure they’re on tasks that you can cancel by storing if need be.

-Check the app store. Major events like Halloween and Christmas tend to be app store updates, where you’ll have to download the newest update direct from the store.

-Do you have enough in game cash and donuts?  Remember, Christmas will be another event just like Halloween.  I’m sure there will be a bunch of limited-time content for game cash and donuts and you’ll want to get your hands on everything!

-Check your friends and neighbors.  Usually events like Christmas and Halloween tend to be social events, where you’ll need as many friends as you can to collect extra “currency” to help purchase new items.  Check out our Add Neighboreenos Page to find thousands of other Tappers looking for friends, and be sure to add your name too!  You’ll also want to make sure your current neighboreeno list is “cleaned up”.  Meaning you’ll want to get rid of the “dead weight” and inactive neighbors, they won’t be much help if they aren’t playing!  Unsure if someone is worth deleting?  Check out this post about determining if your friend should stay or go.

So my friends…are YOU ready for Christmas?  Did you enjoy Thanksgiving?  Are you ready for it to be over?  What do you hope EA brings to TSTO for Christmas?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

76 responses to “Turkey Time Is (almost) Over, Is Santa Coming?

  1. As far as it goes with whether to keep neighbors or let them go, I always wait until an event comes along that requires me to do something in their towns, or if there’s a new level that allows for more neighbor points. At that point, I start paying attention to who hasn’t logged in to their Springfields in a long time and whether their towns have anything left in them to tap on when I’m visiting.

    Whatever my reasons for neighboreeno house-cleaning, I generally just remove those who’ve been gone for a month or more, esp. if it’s been 2 months. I generally figure if they’ve been gone that long, they’re probably not coming back..

  2. I’ve basically stopped sending my people on tasks after the Halloween event. Only prompted tasks, I have about 8 mil in game cash and whatever I have in Kustyland(which I’ve stopped using all together). I’m ready for Christmas to hit so I can send my Flanders Claus to deliver presents! I do need EA to drop something for Krustyland, its getting sad over there.

  3. Hey everyone, has anyone else seen the river icon (bottom left corner with the road and concrete icon) recently??? It’s got ice around it!!!! Christmas is coming!!

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