Daily Archives: December 19, 2014

Troubleshooting 101- “Done” Stuck!

UPDATE: Getting scattered reports that many of these tasks are now starting to clear. I hope lighting the fire helped many of you out. Please let me know if many of you are still having this issue. Keep posting to forum and contacting EA as well if you are. 

Hey there Hoppereenos!

Bouncing by to try and help out with an issue that is hitting all over the place. Many different results. Many different issues. All seem to revolve around one thing, the task is stuck on “Done”.


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Christmas Rewind Should I Buy: Costington’s and Santa Flanders

Hey Howdy Hey Elf Tapping Tappers!

Another week of Christmas in Springfield has gone by…and another opportunity for you to purchase items from Christmas past has arrived!

As with Christmases past (and other events) EA has decided to make old items new again, and give players who might have missed out on something a second chance to get it.  Of course that second chance doesn’t come with out a price, as many of the returning items are premium.  You can check out our pros and cons on other items here.

This week EA has brought back Costington’s (with Mr. Costington) & Santa Flanders for a 1 week only sale!   So both Santa Flanders and Costington’s will leave the store next Friday, 12/26.  Also, it’s important to note EA has added some times to other items in that store…to indicate when they’ll be expiring.  EVERY item currently in the store (except Santa Flanders & Mr. Costington) will disappear at some point between now and Phase 2 starting (on 12/24).  So if you’ve had your eye on something now’s your chance to get it…before it’s gone!  Here’s a handy guide to help you know what’s leaving when:

Item Expiration Date
Festive Lawn Bells
Lawn Bells
Trash Can Fire
December 23rd, 2014
3am EST
King Winter December 24th, 2014
3am EST
Decorated Frink’s Lab
Decorated Muntz House
Decorated Krabappel Apartment
Decorated Volcano Lair
Santa’s Village/Santa Homer
Egg Nog Bar
Santa’s Workshop
December 24th, 2014
Noon EST
Costington’s/Mr. Costington
Santa Flanders
December 26th, 2014
3am EST

So now…let’s take a look at the two latest additions to the store…and see if this Ho Ho diddly Ho Santa & Department store are worth your donuts…

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Christmas Present Prizes: Breaking Down the Nativity

Hey Howdy Hey My Elfish Tappers!

Well….unless you’ve been caught in a major snowstorm you know that Christmas has arrived in Springfield! A light snow is falling & Santa has arrived in town!   By now we’re all busy sending those elves and residents to the workshop to make presents!

With this event EA is repeating a similar prize structure to what they did for Halloween, only more prizes, and releasing the event (and prizes) in stages.  For the first phase, which lasts until Christmas Eve (12/24), you can win 8 prizes by collecting Presents.  The eight and final prize is awarded at 14,000 Presents and it’s the Nativity.  

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Let’s take a closer look at this living Nativity, and just what happens when you add it to your Springfield..



Note: I know many of you are not here yet.  And don’t worry you’re not behind.  If you’re following Bunny’s calendar you have until the 23rd to reach 14,000 presents.  I just know from the comments that many of you will be reaching this at some point over the weekend, so I wanted to make sure all of the details were out there prior to the weekend.  So don’t panic if you haven’t gotten the Nativity yet.  You’ve still got plenty of time. 

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Santa Daily Tasks, Elf Tunnels Tunnels 18

Hey All You Merry Ho Ho Ho Grumples! Time for some Grumplety Stew? 😛

Here we are again with the Elf Tunnels aka Santa Daily Tasks. ARE WE THERE YET?

Santa 1
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