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Gift Info: A lot of you are asking questions about how to get more gifts to drop after the initial 5. It looks like…my thought process…you get 5 presents to drop per day. However, I can’t test this theory until tonight when it’s been 24hrs after I dropped my initial presents. So for now that’s the theory…just stick it out for the rest of today, we’ll know more tonight. (there were over 100 comments just on this alone. I tried to respond to many of you, but I’ve got an appointment this morning so just ended up pushing a bunch of them. If anyone wants to help out and respond to those letting those players know to refresh the post I’d appreciate it 🙂 )
Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Looks like Christmas is going live! So far it’s live on iOS, Kindle and Android
As usual I’ll be back with more info as I go through it…give me some time as I’d much rather work on my Android than the old iPhone….
The dialogue should auto start right up between Lisa and Homer, with a 1m task for Homer.
Remember this is an APP STORE update, so you MUST go to your App Store to download. Check it, don’t wait for the game to tell you to download it.
Working on details guys…should be up soon. I’ve just got a cranky baby who doesn’t want me to put her down…so give me a bit. I’ve worked through most of it, so everything will be up shortly 🙂
More details below the fold…
So things will start with 3 tasks in a row for Homer. 1 minute, 45 seconds and then 30 seconds. Once you’ve completed those tasks you’ll launch the basic event menu. This will show the prizes and items in the store. BUT to unlock neighbor actions, crafting abilities, the snowman and challenges you’ll need to continue with the questline. But here’s a quick look at the new items in the store and the prize breakdowns..
Remember you won’t see this until you’ve completed the 3 tasks for Homer and unlocked the Merrymakers..
Lollipop Flowers- $6,500
Marshmallow Tree- $10,000
Festive Hot Drink Stand- $1,200 (returning from Christmas 2013/2014)
Murdered Snowman- $30,000
Ice Fence- $500
All above items leave stores on 1/2/16
White Witch Burns- 60 Donuts
Springfield Animal Shelter- 60 Donuts
Victor’s Secret- 85 Donuts
Ski Lift and Sexy Flanders- 150 Donuts. Returning from 2014, Should I Buy
Springfield Skating Rink- 85 Donuts. Returning from 2013/14.
Festive Light Plunger- 55 Donuts. Returning from 2014
All Above items leave stores when Act 2 hits
Duff Center Arena- 200 Donuts, generates event currency (200/6hrs)
Holiday Tree- 75 Donuts (returning from Christmas 2012/13/14)
Above 2 items leave stores on Jan 2nd.
Act 1 Currency & How To Earn It
Currency for Act 1 is Santa Hats…
These are earned by tapping Merry Makers. You’ll earn 3 from each Merry Maker Tapped. You’ll also earn them via completing the questline (100 for each part completed). Also, they can be earned by completing the Best Snowman Ever upgrade. Hats can also be earned by sending characters on tasks…
They can also be earned as the Daily Play Combo
Act 1 Prizes
Leftoriam Express- 2200
Springfield Orphanage- 5,800
Dancing Reindeer- 11,300
Virgil’s Cabin- 19,900
Patches and Poor Violet- 28,850
Act 1 Ends December 19th
3 Different types of Merry Makers will spawn in your Springfield. You won’t see them until you’ve completed the first 3 Homer tasks and see this message…
Now because I know someone will ask….you don’t actually serve them hot drinks. It’s just the way it’s worded. You simply TAP on them to clear them and earn the Santa Hats. So again…don’t look for a way to serve them a drink…just tap on them.
Initially the Merry Makers will only earn you Santa Hats. BUT once you unlock the crafting ability they’ll also drop 1 of the crafting currency in addition to the hats.
You’ll earn 3 Santa Hats for every Merry Maker tapped and 1 crafting currency.
The Merry Makers are supposed to spawn at a rate of 1/5 minutes. There can be a MAX of 40 in your town at once, and there’s a “bank” of 20.
Take that information for what it is…don’t yell at us if the results vary in your game. This is what’s “supposed” to happen according to the files…but as always results may vary.
You will see an alert when your out of Merry Makers…
Pile of Snow
The Pile of Snow unlocks after you’ve cleared the first Merry Makers task. It’s free to place and it’s something you’ll have to upgrade as the event goes along…you complete tasks to upgrade it.
Level 1- Homer Pile Snow (1m) Earns 480
We’ll cover upgrading this in another post..but eventually it’ll be a completed snowman and look like this…
Neighbor Actions (Naughty/Nice)
Once you’ve completed Level 1 of the Pile of Snow you’ll start the task to unlock Neighbor Actions. Neighbor Actions will help you earn Bows, bows are part of the crafting currency.
To leave gifts in a neighbors town (the neighbor action), simply tap on the Present in the top right corner of their screen…
This year you’ll have to choose when leaving presents for your neighbors if you want to be Naughty or Nice..you’ll see this popup when you go to leave a gift in a neighbor’s town..
Click on Naughty if you want to keep all of the rewards for yourself and Nice if you want to share with your neighbor.
When you (or your neighbor) find a present in your town you’ll see the same popup. There you’re basically trying to guess if your neighbor was Naughty or Nice to you. Select whichever one you think.
So what’s the deal with the rewards for this? First of all you only earn Bows with this. Which is a crafting currency. You WILL NOT earn Santa Hats for prizes via neighbor actions. So keep that in mind. Second, here’s the breakout provided by EA for Naughty or Nice:
So here’s how it works…if you select naughty and your neighbor picks nice (Whether it’s in your town or your neighbors town) whomever picked Nice will get 1 Bow, whomever picked Naughty will get 25 Bows.
If you both picked Nice you’ll each get 15 Bows
And if you both picked Naughty you’ll each get 5 Bows.
Again you can ONLY earn Bows, crafting currency, via the Naughty/Nice. This is not for the Santa Hats for the main prizes.
A summary will appear after gifts have been opened by your neighbors..
After you’ve unlocked neighbor actions, you’ll be able to start the crafting section. But first you’ll need to build Things Unnecessary…Free, 6s..
This will unlock the crafting menu, which can be accessed via the event hub…
For Act 1 there are 2 different crafting currencies…Bows and Ornaments ( )
Bows are earned via Daily Challenges (more on that in a minute) and via neighbor actions (naughty/nice)
Ornaments are earned via tapping Merry Makers. You’ll earn 1 for each Merry Maker tapped.
Here’s a breakdown of the crafting prizes..
Wooly Bully- 20 40
Fancy Igloo- 227 506
Christmas Clams $50 a Pound- 408 778
Ski Chalet- 839 1440
Festive Bow Lamp Post x3- 78
Festive Lawn Bell x3- 78
Marge Snowman- 80
Santa’s Little Helper Snowdog- 80
So just like THOH there are Daily Challenges for the Christmas Event! Completing each one will earn you more prizes. The prize will be listed under each day…
Day 1 is more Bows, Day 2 is the Festive Nutcracker…
Remember…you DO NOT have to complete the challenge to move onto the next one. They’ll automatically unlock each day when they’re scheduled. So you can complete all 5 in one day if you’d like (the 5th day)….
The Daily Challenges will unlock AFTER you unlock the crafting section…
Hot Squishee Station
Unlocked via the Barty It’s Cold Outside questline, which won’t start until you’ve done everything above…
Free to place, and allows you to send kids to Buy Hot Squishees to earn Loyalty Cards…
Loyalty Cards allow you to upgrade the Squishee Station…which in turn increases your Tap Radius for Tapping Merry Makers…
Santa’s Little Helper and the Snow Monster both now have tasks…
And that completes the quick rundown for Act 1 of the 2015 Christmas Event!
What are your thoughts on the event? Liking the prizes? What are you most looking forward to? Any items in the store you’re excited about? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!