UPDATE BUNNY: I see many of you concerned on your S’mores counts in your game. I just wanted to clarify something for you… it is AS INTENDED. 😉
Basically the game is showing you ONLY the countdown for that particular item you are earning for. NOT the total amount you have collected to date. I think this is a way of letting you know just how close you are to gettting that particular prize. The total amount will still show on your S’mores counter in the Lower Left Corner, but when in the actual Act 1 Prize Screen, just the amount for the current item you are on will show.
Crafting Resources: /180
Spooky Cabin: /360
Pirate Kang: /1620
Model Donut: /2880
Gate to Nowhere: /4230
Another side note, watch WHO tells the story and the Nightmare needed to Upgrade. If you need Zombies, Martin has to tell a story to swap the spawn back to Zombies. Lisa Snakes… etc. Make sure you are spawning the RIGHT item out of the Campfire. (See turbo tappin for each Story release)
PART 3 BART TELL STORIES BUG ALERT: The patch has been released to fix this issue.
I have NOT been able to duplicate this in my game, but Bunny was able to. When you get to part 3 you’ll have to send Bart to tell Spooky Stories AND you’ll have to send 4 youngsters to listen to Spooky Stories. This is a suggestion we received from a reader in the comments who tried it on their A and B game: Send Bart FIRST (and send him via the Campfire, don’t use the Do it option on the task book. Send him direct from the Campfire) and let that task finish BEFORE sending the youngsters. Clear Bart’s task and then send the 4 youngsters. This should get you past it. So send Bart alone and let him finish the task. Then send the kids to listen. If you don’t there’s a good chance it’ll lock up on you.
If you’ve already had the game lockup on you, unfortunately there’s no “quick fix” for it.
You will have to contact EA to get them to clear it for you. At this point don’t try contacting them (although you can still use the forum thread linked below). They are aware of the situation and a patch is coming. It’s not necessary to spend the time and energy dealing with EA right now because they’ll just tell you to wait for a patch.
Also, there’s an EA forum link for this here:
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s Live! If you’ve downloaded the iOS Update earlier you’ll just get the downloading updates screen, like when you see an in game update.
It’s out on iOS and Kindle…
but I still don’t see anything on Android. I’ll keep an eye out though. and on Android (if you don’t see it on your list of apps to update, search the store for The Simpsons Tapped Out, should show update there)
It will Auto-Start with some dialogue from Homer followed by tasks for Lisa and Bart.
As always we’ll be back with more in a bit…
Remember…this is a APP STORE UPDATE. So you will need to download the latest version of TSTO from your App Store BEFORE you can see this. You’ll know you’re on the latest version because the splash screen and icon will change. I know inevitably there will be people saying the game didn’t tell them to update, so they’re behind. CHECK YOUR APP STORE!
P.S. The unemployment office is currently having issues. Don’t worry about it for right now…it’s either event related or their attempt to fix it.
So as usual let’s do the rundown…
Images will be posted a little later. Usually with Events EA updates the files hours before it hits the store so we have plenty of time to pull the images etc. However, this hit literally a minute before it went live in the games…so I didn’t have a chance to pull the hundreds of images. So content first, images second. 🙂
Once you reach Part 3 of The Call of the Campfire you’ll be tasked with building the Spooky Campfire (you know the one teased last week), this is a FREE item, but it’s MASSIVE. 12×12 in size. Also, an instant build.
The Spooky Campfire is going to be the key to the whole thing. You send characters to tell stories and earn payouts earn you other things….like Zombies spawning from the Campfire. You can also (shocking) upgrade the campfire to various levels. (more details on this stuff in a bit)
Once you complete Part 4 of The Call of the Campfire that’s when you’ll start to see all of the event stuff popup.
First thing you’ll notice is Zombies now spawn from the campfire. Just tap on them to get them to disappear (but WAIT until Part 5 triggers, as you’ll need to tap on 10 to clear that). For me each zombie dropped 1 brain and 1 s’more. (S’mores are the prize currency and brains are a crafting currency)
As we’ve been seeing with recent TSTO Events this one will once again be broken up into Acts/Phases…3 of them. The first one ends in 2 weeks (10/20).
You’ll also be able to earn prizes AND craft prizes with this event. In addition, you’ll earn prizes from the Campfire as well. The more nightmares you tap the more you’ll get.
So let’s break it down step by step…
First the new items in the store…
Several new items in the store available for purchase:
Now let’s talk about those Act 1 Prizes
Like previous events you can access the Event Hub (which is where you’ll see the prizes, craftables etc) via the event icon in the bottom right of your main Springfield screen:
Once you’ve brought up the Event Hub you’ll see the first icon listed shows the Act 1 Prizes: (it’ll show Act 2 and 3 when they’re Live)
Here’s the breakdown of the prizes:
Let’s take a look at the craftables so far…
From the same Event Hub you’ll find the Crafting Section. This is the second icon down:
Here’s a breakdown of what you can craft and the costs…
How do you earn crafting materials?
Via the Prize track (as they’re the first prize)
You’ll also earn them by crushing various nightmares from the campfire. The following nightmares will yield the following crafting supplies:
-1 Zombies yields 1 Brain
-1 Snake yields 1 Snake Egg
-1 Bunny yields 1 Bunny Ears
-1 Skeleton yields 1 Bones
ALSO…if you have the following from previous events they’ll help spawn crafting currency:
Ninja Homer- 4 Snake Eggs/4hrs
Mayan Marge- 8 Bunny Ears/8hrs
Shadow Knight (Bart)- 12 Bones/ 12hrs
Count Burns- 24 Brains/24hrs
Mausoleum- Earns 8 Skeletons/8hrs
Pet Cemetery- 10 Bunnies/10hrs
Freak Mobile- Earns 12 Zombies/12hrs.
Hollow Snake Log- Earns 12 Snakes/12hrs
Now let’s talk about the Spooky Campfire Prizes
The Spooky Campfire will also yield prizes…
You can earn the prizes by collecting (tapping) various nightmares that come from the Campfire. Here’s the prize breakdown:
And it just continues that pattern…
The prizes correlate DIRECTLY with upgrading the campfire. The more you upgrade, not only do you get prizes you’ll increase the rate at which nightmares spawn from the Campfire.
Here’s the upgrade list:
Level 1- Starting Level (Zombies Spawn)
Level 2- Requires you to clear 200 Zombies.
Level 3- Requires you to clear 200 snakes.
Level 4- Requires you to clear 200 bunnies
Level 5- Requires you to clear 200 Skeletons
Level 6-Requires you to clear 200 Zombies.
Level 7- Requires you to clear 200 snakes.
Level 8- Requires you to clear 200 bunnies
Level 9- Requires you to clear 200 Skeletons
Level 10- Requires you to clear 200 Zombies
And it will continue this pattern…
As we’ve mentioned above, the Act 1 Event Currency is S’mores. You’ll need to collect/earn S’mores to unlock the Act 1 prizes (remember you’ll need 9,270 S’mores to earn all of the Act 1 prizes).
There are a couple of ways you can earn S’mores…
-First by tapping on Zombies that Spawn from your campfire.
-Second you can earn S’mores by sending kids to Roast S’mores at the campfire. The more kids you have the more you’ll earn. It takes 4hrs for the task to complete & it will also earn you nightmares. Here’s a list of who can roast S’mores and what they pay out:
Lisa- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Michael D’Amico- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Janey- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Database- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Jessica Lovejoy- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Hugo- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Jimbo- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Kearney- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Rod- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Shauna- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Sherri and Terri- 8 nightmares, 16 S’mores
Squeaky Voiced Teen- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Todd- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Gino- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Nelson- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Dolph- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Laura Powers- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Greta- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Martin- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Uter- 4 nightmares, 8 S’mores
Milhouse- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Ralph- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Bart- 2 nightmares, 4 S’mores
Once you reach part 7 of The Call of the Campfire you’ll unlock neighbor actions. Neighbor Acts are Formless Terrors. You send them to other Springfields.
You can earn Formless Terrors from tapping nightmares, occasionally they’ll pop out with s’mores and crafting materials.
You can also tap on 3 nightmares per neighbor’s town. Nightmares just like the ones that spawn from your campfire. If you find them in your neighbors town they’ll drop cash, crafting materials, and formless terrors.
How Do I Unlock Different Nightmares from the Campfire?
Nightmares unlock when you send different kids to tell scary stores at the campfire. However, you have to wait until the game allows you to tell the next story. They won’t all unlock at once. You have to go in order as well…here’s the list of who can tell a story and what they unlock (and in what order):
Martin- Unlocks Zombies
Lisa- Unlocks Snakes
Milhouse- Unlocks Bunnies
Bart- Unlocks Skeletons
Those are the four nightmares that can come from the campfire.
After you’ve told the story, you can continue to send that character on 30 second tasks to tell stories. Each story will take 4hrs to tell and yield 4 s’mores and 4 of the nightmare that that character brings forth (ie Martin will yield 4 Zombies, Lisa 4 snakes and so on)
Note From Bunny: Bare with Alissa, she’s got a lot going on. I think the part above translates to this…
Once they tell a story, they can be sent back again later to tell that story again and swap the current Nightmare spawning from the Portal to their Nightmare. It originally only takes 30 seconds to do so, but later will change to 4hrs. However, you do NOT have to wait the full 4hrs for the Nightmare Spawn to swap. That’s pretty instant and you’ll see a Pop Up telling you what item will now Spawn from Campfire. “**** are now spawning from the Campfire!”
And that my friends completes the basic rundown info for the THOH 2015 Halloween Event!
What are your thoughts on Act 1 so far? Like the concept of this event? Excited about any of the prizes? How about any of the craftables? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!