Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
In a VERY strange twist…Christmas has hit our devices..at night?! Very odd for EA….
Anyway…currently Christmas is live on iOS, so hit up your App store and download the newest version..
don’t worry yours should be hitting very soon..you can download the update now!
yours shouldn’t be too far behind Android (I hope). (Any of our Kindle readers…please let us know when the update hits for you) it should be live for you now too! (Thanks guys for the feedback!) More details as we go through everything…Details below the fold..
For now know that, YES Springfield is covered in snow. And 2 Mayor Quimby gets it started with Auto-start dialogue (Even if you don’t have him). And you’ll be tasked with building the Toy Workshop, which takes 12hrs. Workshop costs $2,000. AFTER you build it…that’s what kicks off the event.
This is also going to run like the Halloween Event. Where you use the workshop to get your prizes. It will be broken into two parts…
Ok guys…there is A LOT to this update. And it’s unlike ANY Christmas event in the past. I’m going to do my best to cover as much as I can in this post. Basically the basics. However, most of the stuff will be broken out into individual posts with more detail over the course of the event.
First little detail…the event is in 2 parts. Part 1 starts now and ends on Christmas Eve (12/24). And Part 2 starts on 12/24 and runs until the end of the event. We’re going to focus ONLY on part 1 in this post, since that’s what hitting now.
(Note: Images are coming…I’m flying solo at the moment so I’m focusing on getting the content up and then will have images up a little later…Update: Bunny is currently working on the rest of the images. It’s now after 1am here…and I’ve got work in the AM. So more details will be up in the morning. For now this should get you through the intro)
Santa has arrived in Springfield! He’s decided to move his Workshop to Springfield…and as mentioned above…your first task is to build the Toy Workshop..
Toy Workshop- $2,000. 12hr Build. 8×12 in size.
The Toy Workshop is the main hub for Christmas.
Christmas WILL NOT start until the Workshop has been built. So you won’t see any new items in the store until AFTER the Workshop has been built.
From the Toy Workshop you can have characters make Toys to generate presents.
So the new currency for this event is…Presents!
Various characters will have the ability to make presents at the Workshop. For starters only Homer and Lisa will have tasks there.
Earn More Presents…
If you have items from Christmas 2012/2013 they can help you earn MORE Presents.
NOTE: These will NOT start right away. Progress through the questline and bit and then the’ll start to generate gifts. In my A game I’m on Jingle Bell Wreck and they’ve started earning presents. ALSO…if they have cash over them already they probably have to be cleared to reset the clock for presents.
If you don’t have these…don’t worry there will be chance to win AND buy these down the road. (Winning is free…buying will cost donuts)
Here’s what helps…
Holiday Tree- 10 Presents/24hrs
Present Depot- 8 Presents/4hrs
Now let’s take a look at the new store items…
This WILL have limited-time items …within limited-time items. However…EA learned it’s lesson from Halloween and the items that are super limited have timers on them!
So here’s what you can get in the store right now…
Limited-Time ending in 19 days…
(note ALL of these are returning from 2012 and 2013)
Santa’s Village- 80 Donuts. Comes with Santa Homer
Christmas Frink’s Lab- 10 Donuts. Decorations for Frink’s Lab
Christmas Krabappel Apartment- 10 Donuts. Decorations for Mrs. K’s Apt
Christmas Muntz House- 10 Donuts. Decorations for the Muntz House.
Christmas Volcano Lair- 10 Donuts. Decorations for Hank’s Lair.
Claus Co- 90 Donuts. Earns $300, 30xp/ 12hrs
Egg Nog Bar- 60 Donuts. Earns $105, 11xp/ 3hrs
Santa’s Workshop- 70 Donuts. Earns $135, 15xp/4hrs
NEW NEW NEW!
King Winter’s Cave- 175 Donuts. Earns 1.5% bonus on all XP & Jobs. Comes with King Winter.
..Does have tasks and a Questline.
After you complete the first task…having Lisa and Homer make toys. You’ll be awarded Ice Princess Martin. It’ll be found in your inventory.
ALSO…after you’ve completed the first toy task and Homer starts pt. 3 of Jingle Bell Wreck…you’ll unlock the ability to place the Elf Cave
Elf Cave- Costs $500. This will give you Elves that will help you make MORE presents. (7×7 in size)
Now…HERE is where it’s like Stonecutters…..
Santa has daily tasks that you MUST complete each day to earn more prizes!
Each day you’ll be tasked with a daily task for Santa (note today there are 2 tunnels to complete). To complete them click view to see more into the tunnel and what you’ll have to complete.
Here’s Tunnel 1:
With Tunnel 1 you can earn:
Homer Fever Snowman
1 Extra Elf (to help you earn more presents)
And 100 Presents!
Complete all tasks in 24hrs to clear Tunnel 1.
Here’s Tunnel 2..
In Tunnel 2 you can win…
/Brown House Christmas/Christmas Burns Manor (if you already have Brown House Christmas)
-1 Extra Elf (to help you earn more presents)
And 100 Presents!
Again..you have 24hrs to complete!
Note…you have more than 24hrs to complete and earn the 1st 2 prizes in each one. You have 24hrs to earn the 100 present bonus.
Completing tasks in these tunnels will unlock Apu and Frink’s abilities to make toys..
This is REALLY important: The Clock for 24hrs does NOT start until you’ve started the 1st tunnel task (in that tunnel). So DO NOT STRESS! Your clock will start when you’re ready to start it.
Also..the first set of tasks are really short and you’ll complete them in less than 6hrs. So don’t stress & don’t spend donuts!
Remember…there’s NO TIME LIMIT on getting the prizes. If you don’t complete it in 24hrs the only thing you’ll miss is the 100 present bonus. But you’ll still be awarded the prizes. So don’t stress over it!
AFTER Part 9 of Jingle Bell Wreck…THAT’S the optimum time to visit your neighbors. At that point you’ll unlock the ability to send Feds to your neighbors towns and earn more gifts!
Tap the Fed Button in the top right corner to send them in your friends towns..
You can either tap on the presents on their own….OR use the Fed Button. You can only do either or. If you use the Fed Button you’ll earn bonus currency.
After part 11 of Jingle Bell Wreck you’ll basically finish the main questline for now and see this popup….
Then you’ll get this task…
After you complete this task you’re out of tasks until Part 2…
Part 1 Prizes:
Festive Light Plunger- 5500 Gifts
First Ever Christmas Tree- 8,000 Gifts
What happens when you collect all the prizes?
Well….you can earn donuts!!!
I’m not quite there yet…but my guess is once you’ve collected 2,000 you’ll get a game similar to the Bonus Level Up game.. I will keep you posted
Well my friends that’s all the basic details on Christmas for now…I’m going to be updating this post with a few more details and images throughout the night, so keep checking back!
What do YOU think of the Christmas update? Anything your excited to see? Thoughts on the way this event is setup? (like a combo of Halloween and Stonecutters) Any decos you hope to see? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!
Wow! More land so happy to have more space.
Does anyone know if you will be able to buy more land…..I have run out of land .thank you joy
It’s one of the things we all want but no clue when it would come.
I’m up level 48 i canot get the Springvale hospital quest I have the dr and other hospitals not sure what to do.can anyone help.thank you
This post as more info about it
Who is rainier ?
So this year I decided to spring for Santa homer! He had finished his riding the sleigh task where he flies across the screen. I tried to go to him through workshop go to button and now he is nowhere to be found! Every go to button I clouding town hall just blips screen for a second but no homer! Any ideas? I have signed out and back in. Next step is uninstall reinstall I guess…
Have uninstalled and reinstalled with no luck. Put Santas village into inventory thinking it would knock homer loose but to no avail…
Homers task is triggered from the Simpsons House. Try tapping on it or moving it around.
I’m unable to leave feds in other Springfields. People have put feds in my Springfield. When I visit other towns, the fed icon in the upper right doesn’t appear. Any ideas why?
Let all your neighbor visits reset, so each one shows 3 tasks available then try to see if it appears. Some other tips can be found here:
I unlocked Bonestorm Santa just now, but I didn’t have the volume up loud enough and didn’t hear the unlock message. Does anyone know what it was? (The audio one, night the dialog between Bart and Ned in the speech bubbles.)
It is usually just the characters voice. Like when you tap on them.
I dint play last christmas so is there any way to get this years pricez from elf tunnel instead of those from last year?
They may offer them a different way
I just wanted to thank Bunny and all her TSTO thumpers. I have learned so much reading the comments. I am up to Level 47 and am hooked. I play almost constantly. Thanks again, everybody. Have a great Christmas event!! ibuylow2014.
Always happy to help. Got my Fuzzball and Alissa and couldn’t be happier
Do you know the size of the nativity scene, yet?
strangely, I bought santa homer with santas village and he isn’t premium
sorry I meant santa homers jobs dont pay out premium like it should
Yea, it’s supposed to be like that.
If I finish part one
What will happen to the presents that I collect
Or I should stop collect them until part two?
If you keep collecting you’ll earn bonus donuts, for every 2,000 collected after you get all the prizes. Once you start part 2 the presents will disappear.
When, where and how do I get Stupid Sexy Flanders? Really excited for it.
Not in the game yet. I’m guessing at some point during phase 2.
how come I dont have the feed buton yet ?can somebudy help me.I m at mision jingle bell 7. thank you
Details are here
Help!! I don’t have a fed button on the top right part of my screen like it shows above. I want to send out federal agents in my friends’ towns but can’t. If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it! Thanks in advance!
This post should help
Just had a small update, the only thing I see different is that Quik-E-Marts don’t have a payout anymore still have scratch tickets. Is this part of a storyline?
Info is on the top of this post
Is there a limit to presents you can get from your friends towns? I keep clicking presents and getting money.. . Help!!
This post will help…