Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
So it seems that many, many, MANY of you are still freaking out in the comments about Act 3. I know it can be frustrating, but honestly y’all need to calm down. It’s just a game and when you stop over thinking things, it all works out.
This is not a game made for Rocket Scientists. You don’t need a PhD to play it…this is a game for Ralph. And when you think like Ralph nothing is “unpossable” when it comes to TSTO. So the biggest thing is R-E-L-A-X. Take a deep breath. And bring it back to the simple things. Remember…it’s a game about tapping. At it’s very basic level all you do is tap.
Yes, I know it’s extremely frustrating when things don’t work as they should and bugs/glitches happen. It’s REALLY annoying. But it’s not worth having a coronary over. If the game is stressing you out/ticking you off that much…walk away. Take some time away from the game and come back when you’re destressed.
I’m not trying to fill your head with sugar plums and sweet nothings about the game…I know it flawed. There are LOADS of glitches/bugs with this Event. They’ve been happening all event long, I’m just trying to prevent you guys from freaking out over every little thing. It’s just a game. So relax please.
That being said…let’s go over some more clarifications to common questions we’re seeing in the comments. Hopefully this will help destress y’all….
Covered below are your common questions about earning Candy Apples (how to get so many), Nightmares, Skeletons not spawning and more….
Let’s start with Skeletons, since that’s today’s Daily Challenge and the most common question today….
My Skeletons Aren’t Spawning!
I know this doesn’t apply to a large chunk of you with this problem…but bare with me because I know there are a few that don’t know this stuff just yet. First, make sure you’re doing the Hunt Nightmares task. Separate your kids that can get skeletons into 1 house. Clear that house first. Check to see if the skeletons spawned. If they didn’t, and something else spawned instead (like bunnies or zombies etc)…you have two options:
You can either wait until tomorrow to see if they spawn tomorrow. This has happened to me a couple of times during this event. There were many times where I would only get snakes to spawn out of everything, no matter what I did. If I waited till the next day it seemed my game would spawn as normal. So try that.
The second option is to contact EA. (which I know many of you hate doing)
I can tell you several readers have commented/emailed that they contacted EA and EA said they’re working on a fix for this. But take that how you want it….
But I Only Have Bart (or Database) To Earn Skeletons I’ll Never Get 30!
Remember…you have ALL week to complete the task. Will it be slow going? Yes. But you can still collect Skeletons for Day 1 tomorrow. AND….you’ll still unlock (and be able to complete) Day two’s task tomorrow (even without finishing Day 1).
But I’m Tapping Skeletons and they Aren’t Counting!
Remember…you have to hit Do It in the Shop Keeper’s Challenge Box before they’ll start to count. Does it stink? Yes. It’s really annoying. This morning I missed out on several skeletons because I forgot to hit Do It. But, if you hit it they’ll start counting.
Now onto some other stuff….
How Do I Get Nightmares In my Springfield For Act 3?
We’ve covered this EXTENSIVELY in several posts on this site. You MUST go through the Act 3 questline to unlock the ability to Hunt Nightmares at Brown Houses.
I’m honestly afraid that if you haven’t figured this out yet there’s no way in heck you’re going to get all of the Act 3 prizes.
Here’s the other posts we wrote about Hunting Nightmares and how to get it:
But I Tap On My Brown House And It Says To Hunt Nightmares At Krusty Burger, But There’s Nothing There.
IGNORE IT. It’s a writing bug. It’s been going on for the entire event. This have been written wrong ALL OVER THE PLACE in this event. So just ignore it…it means nothing.
But I Go To The Brown House And Don’t See Tasks.
SCROLL DOWN…they’ll show up
But I Go To The Brown House And Scroll Down And There’s Nothing There!
Did you do the Act 3 questline? Remember this little icon? if you see it in your task book CLICK ON IT. Do what it says to do. You need to do the Act 3 questline to unlock the actions for Act 3.
I’m Only Getting 20 Nightmares When I Should Be Getting 38 (or something like that)
Yes, we know. The MAX you can have in your town at once is 20. Which is why we wrote this whole post on how to maximize your Nightmare spawns in Act 3…
Under the Shopkeeper’s Challenge Box It Says Event Ends In 17 Days, What Does this Mean? It Doesn’t Match the Others.
We’re not sure what’s up with this. Looks like just another bug in the game writing. Right now the event is scheduled to end on November 17th…so plan for a November 17th end date and ignore this particular timer.
Now onto those Candy Apples…
The Calendar Says I Need to Average 773 Apples/Day To Get All Of the Prizes, I Don’t See How That’s Possible.
That’s because the key is what you’re not seeing. It’s not written anywhere…it just happens. The Key is to defeat the M’nthster. When you defeat the M’nthster at the Sunken Temple AFTER it’s come back from the 12hr “rest” (where it gives you 5 apples each time and the moves to the Campfire) you will earn a 200 Candy Apple bonus for beating him there. So there’s +200 you’re not accounting for.
Then when you defeat the M’nthster at the Campfire (causing him to move back to the Sunken Temple) you will earn ANOTHER 200 Candy Apple bonus. So another +200 you’re not accounting for.
That’s 400 Candy Apples/day you should get for defeating it…. (you’re not awarded a bonus when you defeat him for the last time at the sunken temple (just before he disappears again) and you get the 10 Candy Apple each hit pay out).
Which means…as long as you get that 400 bonus/day you only need 373 Candy Apples/day from other methods. VERY doable.
I Can’t Get the M’nthster Off My Campfire. I Keep Beating Him But He Never Leaves.
Remember…you have 16hrs to fully defeat him. If the timer runs out before you defeat him (10 hits) it’ll reset all the way back to 10 and you have to start over again.
More details can be found here:
My M’nthster Timer Is Off.
Yes, it’s off for everyone. Which means it’s not quite 12hrs. Is it fair? No. Is there a fix? No. Is it annoying? Yes. But you just have to deal with it. If it annoys you that much you can contact EA and wait for a patch.
Ok so I think this about covers all of the main questions we’re seeing over and over and over and over again in the comments. So hopefully this clarifies things for many of you. I promise, just stop over thinking it and just play. It’s a game. Have fun. Glitches and bugs will happen. But as long as you can still play, just play. And if it’s still annoying you…walk away.
What are your thoughts on the common questions? Things you’ve gotten already or are you still figuring things out? Anything you don’t see addressed here (or any of the other posts)? Ready for Halloween to end? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!