Monthly Archives: October 2015

Episode Recap: Treehouse of Horrors XXVI- HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Psst….US Addicts, don’t forget Daylight Savings ends at 2am (11/1).  So don’t forget to set your clocks back 1hr…woohoo extra sleep!

Hey there Screemereenos!

How you enjoying all the Spooktacular fun in the game? Getting ready for some Tricks? How about a lil bit of Treats?

It is my most favorite time of the year right now… HALLOWEEN!!! WOOHOO!! (Or as Alissa calls it, MY Christmas.) As we will be most likely out n about until pretty late tonight getting our own treats, setting up tricks, and causing a LOT of Horrors… we figured today would be a great time to put up the Recap for the Treehouse of Horrors Episode to get us all in the Spirit.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2015!!

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Let’s dive into Treehouse of Horrors XXVI!

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Wookieecorp brings you… A-maze-ing Design

Hey hey friends… how’s life?  So the other day I found myself with a bit of free time in my game and was tinkering around with designs.  Staring at the Shinning Maze, I wished it was larger and then I thought to myself… “Self.  What if you just created your own?  If you’d thought of this two weeks ago, you could have saved yourself 55 donuts.” Well… regardless of a premium splurge I feel “meh” about… I did just that.

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THOH Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 5…Tenta-Corp HQ

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well here we are, in most Tappers favorite time of the year in Springfield….Halloween!  The leaves on the tress have changed colors, the water is murky and there’s a darkness that falls over our TSTO screens.  All of these effects fit in perfectly with this year’s theme….Nightmares.

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the second Act you’re tasked with collecting Gummies (ico_thoh2015_eldergodcandy_md) to unlock each prize!

The fifth, and final, Act 2 prize awarded at 9,282 ico_thoh2015_eldergodcandy_md (or +4,230ico_thoh2015_eldergodcandy_md from unlocking the Elder Blimp) is the Tenta Corp HQ, an event themed building for our Springfields.

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So let’s take a closer look at this fifth prize and just what happens when you unlock it your Springfield…

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Tapped Out Premium Walkthroughs: Mr. Burns and the Sepulcher of Evil

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So yesterday saw the arrival of a “creepy” Halloween Gil Deal for the Sepulcher of Evil.  For 225 donuts this large evil decoration could be yours.

We broke down the pros and cons of this Gil Deal yesterday, and one of the pros is that it came with a questline for Mr. Burns.  It’s a 5 part questline full of some fun and humor, with an awesome task for Burnsy at the Sepulcher of Evil.

So let’s take a look at the walkthrough that appears if/when you purchase this Gil Deal…and just what Evil Mr. Burns has planned!

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Addicts Housekeeping Note: Comment Awaiting Moderation

Update: The Awaiting Moderation problem should be fixed now.  Let me know if you continue to see problems.  One thing I will say is I didn’t see a message if I wasn’t logged into a WordPress account.  So if you’re not seeing the message it could be because you’re not logged in….

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just popping in with a quick post about something many of you are commenting on (and emailing us about)….the Comment Awaiting Moderation message that’s disappeared.

Typically when you comment on TSTOAddicts you see a message that looks like this when you initially make a comment:

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But since this past weekend, many of you have pointed out that the awaiting moderation message has disappeared…as has your comment.  While we still see your comments on our end, you guys don’t realize they went through and often times will comment again (and again) or email us wondering if you’ve been banned for some reason.

Here’s the deal….this is a bug on WordPress’ end.  It took a little while, but we’ve finally figured out (after working with WP) what’s happening and why it’s happening.  So over the course of today I’m going to take the steps necessary to correct the problem. (unfortunately it’s not as simple as WP “flipping a switch”).  So the site may look a little funky for a few minutes today…but all the content will still be there and by the time I’m done the “Awaiting Moderation” message will come back.

Sorry for the frustration and anger this may have caused some of you.  I know we saw several emails from people wondering why they were banned from the site.  I promise we haven’t banned anyone…it’s just a bug that we’ll now fix. 🙂

Thanks for your patience with this!

Conform-O-Meter Catch Up: Halloween of Horror and THOH Episode Tie-Ins & Gil’s Halloween Deal

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

With so many updates hitting us rapid fire the last couple of weeks, I haven’t had a chance to post the conform-o-meter impacts for each of these mini updates.  Which means it’s the perfect time for a Conform-O-Meter catch up post!

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.

As many of you know by now only Level Updates make changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, so with the two episode tie-ins and Gil deal (even THOH) no changes were made to the Conform-O-Meter.  However, several items were added that impact our meters.  So let’s take a look at them now… Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts on the Sepulcher of Evil?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Halloween in Springfield!  And what better way to celebrate Halloween than Ol’ Gil poppin’ into town and giving us nightmares?  Now I know you may be trying to decide if this Gil deal is worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Sepulcher of Evil to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this criminal’s hideaway to your Springfield! 

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10/28 In-Game Update: Gil’s Halloween Deal (Updated and Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Looks like Ol’ Gil is back in Springfield…good to see the mob that drove him out during the Monorail Event couldn’t keep him away!   And this time he’s got a trick or treat of a Halloween Deal for us…depending on how you look at it.

Back with more on this in a bit, as soon as I’ve had a chance to go through it… More details below the fold…

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THOH Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 4…Elder Blimp

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well here we are, in most Tappers favorite time of the year in Springfield….Halloween!  (although I prefer Christmas 😉 )  The leaves on the tress have changed colors, the water is murky and there’s a darkness that falls over our TSTO screens.  All of these effects fit in perfectly with this year’s theme….Nightmares.

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the second Act you’re tasked with collecting Gummies (ico_thoh2015_eldergodcandy_md) to unlock each prize!

The fourth Act 2 prize awarded at 5,040 ico_thoh2015_eldergodcandy_md (or +2,880ico_thoh2015_eldergodcandy_md from unlocking Clockwork Bart) is the Elder Blimp, an animated decoration for our Springfield’s.

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So let’s take a closer look at this fourth prize and just what happens when you unlock it your Springfield…

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Where Did THAT Come From – Clockwork Bart

Hey hey screamereenos!

“It’s funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen.”

Woo hoo… HALLOWEEN IS UPON US! With a brand new event, comes a ton of new stuff and thankfully one of my jobs here is to tell you just where new items come from.  I know we all can’t watch the Best. Show. Ever. as often as some fuzzballs and even though items might seem familiar, a lot of things blur together and you just can’t pinpoint just where you saw it. That’s why we decided to make a fun lil feature for just this predicament. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From? charactersets_bart_clockwork Continue reading