THOH 2015 101: Crafting Act 3

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.

For the last year (THOH 2014 was the first year they did this), EA has broken up Events into stages.  Where every couple of weeks new prizes will be released.  They’ve also, over the last year, added an element of crafting to each Event, where you pick which prizes you want and craft accordingly.  And they’ve continued both methods into THOH 2015.

While the prizes themselves are pretty self explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not.  However, crafting for this event is pretty simple and straight forward…and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to get every craftable item you want this time around.

Now I know some of you still have questions about what to craft, if you should wait or craft now and what will happen in future Acts for THOH…so as we’ve done in the past, we’re here to breakdown all the crafting fun for you guys.  So let’s take a look at the complete guide to Crafting in Act 3….

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By now, halfway into Act 3, y’all should have an understanding of the crafting basics.  But if you still need a refresher on how to craft, how to access the menus, what items are needed for crafting, etc check out our Crafting Guide for Act 1.  There you’ll find all of the basics covered.

Now we’ll get into Act 3…and some other questions…


Is this It for Crafting Prizes Or Will There Be More?

This is it.  Unless EA has something hidden, this is it for craftables.  And I can tell you from experience, I’ve never seen them add more crafting prizes just before an event ends…


Should I Hoard Crafting Currency or Craft What I Want?

Craft, craft, craft…


And now let’s breakdown the Act 3 Craftable items….

As I always say…craft what you want and what you like.  It’s a personal decision…if you like it get it.  If you don’t pass. 


Item: Bio-Hazard Wall
Cost: 75 indicator_skeletonbones
Size: 1×2
Conform-O-Meter: Obedience +1
Unique: No, craft as many as you want
What Does It Do?: Not a whole heck of a lot.  Just another wall for Springfield….


Item: Bio-Hazard Tower
Cost: 300 indicator_zombiebrains
Size: 2×2
Conform-O-Meter: Obedience +5
Unique: No, craft as many as you want
What Does It Do?: Nothing, just like the wall…instead it’s a tower decoration for Springfield…




Item: UBO (Skin for Mr. Burns)
Cost: 900 indicator_bunnyears 900 indicator_snakeeggs
Unique: Yes, you can only have 1 UBOs in Springfield.
What Does It do?: Skin for Mr. Burns.  Comes with a questline and full set of tasks.

You can find the questline for the UBO here

And that my friends concludes all of the details for crafting during Act 3 of THOH!

What are your thoughts on crafting for this event?  Do you find it fairly easy to get the items you want?  Or are you struggling with it?  Thoughts on the craftable items?  Which ones have you gotten so far or do you plan to get?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

87 responses to “THOH 2015 101: Crafting Act 3

  1. Announcement…..I have rat trap trucked myself to the coveted level 939. YAY ME!!!! Funny….i don’t feel any different……lol. 😀

  2. I have issues with the wailing walls : at first (from last year) they gave me 0.005% bonus, then it switch to 2.25% at some point in Act 2 during this event, and then a few days ago it switch back to 0.005%, so any new walls I make only give me 0.005% now !.. Anyone else seeing this in their game ?!
    On another hand, there’s a timer showing 1day something left to the event, but at the shopkeeper it shows 11days left…!?!

  3. Hang on! How are you all getting a 2.25% bonus from your wailing walls and I am not???? All I get is $300 and 30xp every 12 hours. Please explain!

  4. Hi! this is my first time playing the Halloween event .i was wondering now that we are nearly towards the end of the event, should i use up all my resources and buy up all the craft items or save it.and what happens to all your unused up resources ? .would it roll over to next event?

  5. I should have Re-Neducation Center by this evening as well as completed the Shopkeeper’s Challenges for the week; any reason to keep Hunting Nightmares or Fighting M’nthster this weekend?

  6. Hi, I’m sorry if you’ve broken this down already but I had a question about defeating the guy at the campfire. So I only have Bart in costume, so that means he does more damage right? I’ve noticed that I send all four kids twice, but the second time, I only need to click on 2 of the thumbs up before he jumps up because they defeated him. So should I risk only sending Bart and someone else to try and defeat him? That way I can send the other two to brown houses, cause they end up just getting wasted at the campfire. If anyone else has figured this out, I’d love to hear!

    • They earn more caramel apples fighting M’nthster at the campfire than they would hunting nightmares at the brown house.

  7. Ugh. Kind of let down by the prizes in this event. I like the NEW ones, but I already had all the crafting ones. 100 pumpkins and skeleton trees, plus two of the houses last year. Makes me able to craft tons of wailing walls and spooky walls, and now the hazard walls, but there was not really any other great crafting prize and the ones left are all for brains, which obviosly go toward wailing walls. I REALLY wanted the Pile of Nightmares or King Homer as premiums. 🙁 Instead I just blew the donuts on Wizard Martin and Radioactive Milhouse. Le sigh.

  8. Any idea where the Biohazard walls or towers come from? (Will there be a WDTCF?)

  9. The biohazard walls look good around Frink’s lab too

  10. Do any craftables offer a bonus other than wailing walls? I’m making those as fast as I can earn brains, but I have 8-10k of the other items just sitting there that I’d love to turn into more bonus points, even if it’s just a little. Thanks!

  11. Is anyone else thinking we need more land..the last prize for act 3 is huge imo.. im currently wondering where im going to be able to put stuff at x mas event..

    • The last prize is indeed huge, but I still have a lot of empty land from the last expansion. Had to put it against the mountains, of course, where it wouldn’t block other buildings. (Actually, I wish I could have put it out to sea, but it can’t be placed on squidport.)

  12. The only thing I’ve crafted from act 3 is UBO. I have heaps of resources left over so I’ll be making some more wailing walls and I’ll throw a few balloons, trees and jack o lanterns around to use everything up.

    I love that I got the opportunity to craft Kodos and Hugo easily, but apart from them there hasn’t been much to work towards.

  13. Btw, anybody else bummed out that Booberella wasnt released this halloween? 🙁 really would have wanted her. 😐

    • For me it’s the teleporters. When they released them last year I had only been playing for about three months, so I hardly needed hero getting from one end of my town to the other, but now, with a year’s worth of growth in my town (not to mention Springfield Heights!), I could really use them and would happily pay the 50 donuts the cost before. (Of course, if they did re-release them, they’d probably charge 150, instead *sigh*)

  14. Craftables certainly aren’t very exciting for many of us longer term players this year, however the wailing walls are one heck of a great deal! I’ve gone from 60% to 200% bonus this event. Just not a lot of halloweeny excitement is all. But once again, never seen a deal like the wailing walls before. It’s fantastic. I have been playing over 3 years I think and still have not been able top afford some of the 5=mil items because making money is that hard. This is going to change all that entirely.

    I’m wondering if they might add a new craftable or 2 before the end date. Holding out on spending anything but brains (not that I need 100 balloons, or 100 MORE skeleton trees) :/

  15. I got the UFB skin last year and I love it…when I’m in a bad mood at the end of the day, I’ll always use it for Burns, to get me some love and/or peace. <3 ✌

  16. Really, really,really not impressed with all of the items to be crafted for the event, but I’m also not going to complain.

    EXCEPT !!!
    It would be nice to be able to delete/sell the old craftables that we made from other events.
    I don’t want or need the 150 guillotines that I crafted before!!

    • Yes, I’ve been thinking we need a Garage Sale or Amnesty. I would definitely purge many items that I have in storage.

      I’m not clear on the philosophy of banning the deletion (I don’t require compensation) of certain category of items.

      Once every six months would be okay.

      Surely many people feel the same!

    • I agree with you , even to pay for it would be worth it. (Fake money …. of course 😉

  17. Thank you for this! I went to some …other… site and they were claiming the biohazard tower was +10 Indolence. I knew I’d get a more intelligent post here. 😉

  18. I noticed that there is an option to buy Witch Marge now for 75 donuts. Is it worth it?

  19. hey, I know it’s off topic but I am curious for opinions about the forgotten grave (Grimes) quest line. I realize there is probably a post for reading it but I just want to know what a few of you think. TY!

    • Quest is very Homer-centric, and Grimes doesn’t have many visual tasks. (I don’t quite regret getting him, but I wish his best task wasn’t only four hours.)

    • thanks a bunch! likely still getting it cause I loved that episode way back when. 💀👍🏻

  20. Every time someone asks something that’s been explained a million times I think of this quote:

    Homer: But every time I learn something new, it pushes out something old. Remember that time I took a home wine-making course and forgot how to drive?
    Marge: That’s because you were drunk!
    Homer: And how!


  21. So am I understanding this right? crafting ends in 5 days but the event ends 10 days later?

  22. Ok, its propably just me, but I really wish they would release an NPC for us to buy. I really love hoarding NPCs and I would love a disco zombie or one of the starlings as a regular character to roam my streets. 😀
    As long as they dont cost too much, 30 donuts is a maximum in my opinion. I missed out on the mutant pet and I am so sad about it. 🙁

    • I would splurge on an MJ zombie most definitely!

    • I love NPCs too!! Mostly just the animal ones. The pet mutant is very cute. Did you happen to pick up the bright green mutant seed? He’s one of the favourite parts of my town. Very bright and squishy looking when he’s hoppin around lol. I really hope they bring back Rodney Raccoon this Christmas too.

      • And I’d buy a purple bunny if they released it😊

      • Thats the one I missed out on, didnt have the donuts 🙁 but I got the tomato mutant! So cute!! 😀

        • Oooh ok. Ya the tomato guy is pretty cute. A lot of people actually didn’t end up winning him. But ya the green seed guy is one of my favs, I think he was my very first premium purchase after saving my donuts since Xmas 2014 lol. Hopefully they’ll bring him back. They’re pretty good at bringing back NPCs. Buildings/characters/skins are another story.

      • I super much need that cute raccoon with the Christmas sweater!!

    • I usually don’t go for those but was really sad no possum was made available after monorail! I had been hoping for it – they were so cute!

    • I wish they would release NPCs for every event. I would have loved to get one of the little aliens from last Halloween. They were so cute! Especially the ones in Krustyland 🙂

    • actually, when it comes to npcs, i tend to feel like i’m in the minority. everybody seems to love them, but i really could care less about non-taskable characters in my town. as bunny has pointed out many times, they just take up available memory and can contribute to slowing down the game. i was actually contemplating storing them all away, in hopes of even a slight performance increase, but opted against the idea for now. after all, i didn’t “work hard” earning them during all those events for nothing… 😉

      • I’m with you on this one, Tape…there have been very few NPCs I’ve wanted. I think I only have one or two roaming my town outside of an event…Snowball and…ummm…????

      • I don’t care about them much either :/
        I do LOVE Homer Dog though.

  23. This event punishes the players the longer they have been playing tsto. I have given up crafting. There is nothing I remotely want and I had all the skins already and I don’t want more balloons seriously?

    • Wailing walls with their 2.25% bonus multiplier seems worth crafting for anyone, regardless of how long they’ve been playing…

  24. I wouldn’t mind seeing some people’s clever ideas with the Biohazard Tower and walls before I commit my materials to building a bunch of them instead of more jack o lanterns and spooky walls.

    • Spooky walls give a 0.05% XP/Money boost.

    • Me too…I’ve designed a tribute to the walking dead using the bio hazard walls around the prison, apocalypse jeep, snow plough and now the dead bus!

      Still got around 6000 rib cages and 6000 bunny ears to use up! There’s really not anything else to spend them on…and if I use them to craft a load of stuff I can’t sell it even when I reach the maximum storage limit either! Why does everything I want cost brains and eggs? Not an even spread in my opinion : /

      • Hold up, there’s a maximum storing limit? If that’s the case my storage will be full with monorail tracks I don’t plan to use soon enough. 🙁

      • there’s a max storage limit? i know about the 4500 placed limit but i didn’t think they limited your inventory

        • I know they recently raised the cap on placed items (I stopped getting a warning and found online that the warnings don’t even start until 5500 now, and the “hard cap” of 7500 was raised, possibly eliminated.)
          I’ve never heard of a storage cap. Not sure that exists.

          • Haven’t heard of it either, that’s why I asked. Brooders just happened to mention in his/her comment about “… if I use them to craft a load of stuff I can’t sell it even when I reach the maximum storage limit either!” Which is why I ask. I know there’s an item limit on the town, although that has been increased slightly recently, didn’t know of an inventory cap.

    • I’ll open by warning that the towers are pretty essential to making the corners join up. At least, I couldn’t make it look decent without towers. And I definitely tried, because I didn’t want to have to spend brains. Usually I horde special walls and fences in case something that matches comes along, but I won’t be doing that this time due to the tower requirement.
      Now, I don’t know if it’s “clever,” but here’s what I’ve got:

    • I’m going to replace the fence around my jail/prison(s) with the biohazard walls and towers. You know, make it looks a little more threatening and dangerous.

    • I have a sci fi area with frink’s house, all the alien stuff, super villain stuff, etc. Right now I have chain link fence and training walls around it but I’m getting four towers and as much of the walls as I can and I’m going to use that to wall off the compound.

    • any clever ideas on how to use the biohazard walls with just one biohazard tower? notice how this guy said “tower” as singular, and the side quest didn’t require more than one to be crafted… 😉

    • I have a “corner of evil” in one, er, corner of Springfield– Burns’ money pile, Satan’s Anvil, Death Mountain (from the superhero event), and the new Tentacorp building, and the Re-Neducation Center once that unlocks — I’m going to surround it with the biohazard walls with towers at the corners. Not the most original, I suppose, but it’ll help keep the citizen of Springfield safe from evil-doers.

    • I was really excited to see these towers and walls knowing exactly where I wanted them! I have not posted a screenshot before so I hope this works!

    • around the prison I made a fence and placed the towers. within the fences are benches , the campfire ( small), water ( small) and the lounger ( i have Only one in my game ) a lot caracters have now jobs that they perform in jail.

      Super funny. 🙂 ( Feed pigeons, cat on lap , cigar smoking, fishing on vacation , relaxing, reading , etc etc.

  25. The walls bio walls and towers were perfect for my prison… which, Ironically, we have a prison themed level!

  26. Yawn

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