Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So we’ve been in the THOH Event Act 1 for just over a week now and we’ve written and posted LOADS of posts about the Event. Yet we’re still seeing many, MANY, of you asking the same questions over and over in the comments. So it seems that some of you are either still confused, not reading the posts and just asking questions or not finding the right post that answers your question. Which naturally means it’s the perfect time for another Addicts Question Corner! (the second one for Act 1)
So…if you’re stuck somewhere, seeing something strange or just not sure what’s going on read this post first. If you don’t see the help then ask your question. I’m going to try and address every major question we’re seeing in this one post. So hopefully this will help those that are still stuck/confused out.
Let’s get to it, shall we?
I Can’t Get Bart (or Milhouse, or Lisa) to Tell A Spooky Story at the Campfire & I Really Need to Change the Nightmare. I think my game is broken, What Do I Do?
This is seriously the number 1 question we’re seeing in the comments. Here’s the deal…in order to unlock the ability for each Kid (Martin, Lisa, Milhouse & Bart) to tell a Spooky Story at the Campfire you have to unlock it via the Main Questline. The Main Questline for Act 1 is called The Call of the Campfire. (not only will it unlock the kids stories BUT you’ll also have to finish it to move onto Act 2 when it launches…so FINISH the questline)
Here’s where each Kid gets the ability to tell spooky stories via that questline:
Martin: The Call of the Campfire Pt. 4
Lisa: The Call of the Campfire Pt. 6
Milhouse: The Call of the Campfire Pt. 9
Bart: The Call of the Campfire Pt. 12
If you’re not sure where you are in the questline…or think it stopped triggering for you…look at your task book (the list of icons on the left side of your main Springfield). Look for the icon that looks like this:
That little orange creepy creature is the icon that represents the Call of the Campfire questline. Click on it and do what the task says to progress. I promise once you’ve completed Part 12 all 4 kids will be able to tell Spooky Stories at the Campfire (not all at once, but they’ll all appear on the list).
When I Visit Some Of My Neighbors I Noticed That Previous Costumes Are On the Kids. I Don’t Have This Option In My Game, Am I Missing Something?
No, you’re not missing anything. This has been a visual glitch that’s been going on for a long while (you’re probably just now really noticing it because it’s Halloween). It’s a bug associated with the Nightmare Pile.
Ever since the coding for the Nightmare Pile hit the files…there have been visual glitches when visiting neighbors that make it look like the kids are Trick or Treating. This happens even if your neighbor doesn’t have the Nightmare Pile. It’s just a visual glitch, nothing more. So don’t think you’re missing out on something…because you’re not. You cannot send kids trick-or-treating with this event.
The ONLY costumes available for kids right now are Saxophone Lisa, Radioactive Milhouse & Wizard Martin. Beyond that you’re not missing out on anything.
Upgrades, in General.
We’re seeing loads of questions/concerns about upgrades. And 99.9% of it is just you guys confused about what’s going on. So rather than a specific question, let’s just break it all down.
To upgrade the campfire you DO NOT collect crafting currencies (Brains, Snake Eggs, Bunny Ears & Bones). Instead upgrading is based on how many Nightmares you tap (Zombies, Snakes, Bunnies & Skeletons). You have to follow the specific requested Nightmare in order to upgrade. It will follow a pattern.
The pattern for upgrading is:
And then it repeats itself….it ALWAYS repeats itself.
They’re each represented by an icon in the upgrade menu. Again the icon represents the nightmare..it’s NOT something new you have to collect. So a snake head doesn’t mean you have to find snake heads, it means you have to collect snakes. Got it? Here’s how the icons look and what they represent:
So don’t tap random nightmares if you’re trying to upgrade. Look to see what nightmare specifically you need to upgrade and collect that one.
The image above shows you need to collect 200 Zombies to upgrade to Level 2.
This one shows 200 Snakes to upgrade to Level 3
And that’s how it will look. So just follow the upgrade menu, follow the pattern, and make sure you know what each Icon means.
As far as collecting nightmares from neighbors….
If you tap on a nightmare you need in a neighbors town, it should count towards your upgrade total. So say you’re working on snakes…and you see a neighbor has snakes you can tap. If you tap on 3 it will count towards your nightmare upgrade total. HOWEVER…there is one restriction on this. If you’ve maxed out your neighbor actions for the day (i.e. done more than 90 actions, and the taps are no longer paying you crafting currency) they will NOT count towards your upgrade total. Only taps done within the first 90 actions/day will count.
To switch the nightmare that spawns from the campfire just have a different character tell a story. We’ve broken this out in great detail on this post. So read that post if you’re still confused.
Will the Crafting Currency Carry Over to Act 2 or Should I Spend It All Now?
The crafting currency you see in the game now, will be the crafting currency that’s in the game for the entire event. So if you don’t want to spend it yet…don’t. There will be more stuff to craft in Act 2 and 3 using the same currency.
Will Formless Terrors Carry Over to Act 2 or Will They End When Act 1 Ends? Should I Hoard them or Use them?
Formless Terrors will be around for the whole event. Use them or not it’s up to you. BUT there’s no benefit to hoarding them as they don’t award prize currency (i.e. s’mores) they only award crafting currency.
Do I Really Need to Craft the Spooky House? I Already Have One And Don’t Want Another One.
Note: With the 10/15 episode tie-in update this has been corrected. IF you already have the spooky house that quest should auto-complete.
No, you don’t need to craft it. It won’t hinder your progress in moving onto Act 2 (or 3). However, if you want to clear the Proper Rigellian Thanksgiving questline from your task book, you will need to craft the Spooky House. Not crafting it will stall that questline. But it won’t hinder your progress in the event. So it’s up to you what you want to do.
My Unemployment Office Stopped Working, Is My Game Bugged?
No, everyone’s unemployment office stopped working. We’ve covered this in detail on the THOH rundown post and the last question corner post. It’s disabled during the event, either so they can fix it or because it’ll interfere with the event quests.
Do You Have A Post About _________?
Right now all of the major topics of Act 1 are covered. We’ve written posts about them. My suggestion is to take a look at our Treehouse of Horror (Halloween) Event Page for this year and see if the topic you’re looking for has been covered. I do try to update it everyday, although sometimes I’m a little behind. So look there first before asking about something…
I also strongly suggest trying our Google Search Page. There you can type in basically anything and it’ll pull every post we’ve written about that topic (even if you’ve spelled it wrong).
This is also accessible via the Search option on the top Menus.
And that my friends covers the major questions we’re seeing asked over and over in the comments.
Anything you’re still confused on? Anything you didn’t see ask that you would have asked? This clear things up for you? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!