Christmas/Winter 2015/2016 Act 3 is Live! (The Maggie Act)

Update: Building actions are back, which means vandalism is back as well.  Be careful when tapping in a neighbor’s town and only tap the bears.  Tapping buildings will count against your daily actions for the day…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

New Year, new act.  Out with the old, in with the new!  Christmas is over…bring on Maggie and the fun!

Gone are the Merry Makers, collection of Mistletoe, daily challenges & crafting.  Here are Imaginary Bears, pacifiers, babies & Play Dough.

Act 3 is upon us!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

If you don’t own Maggie Moe will start things for you.  If you do own Maggie, Marge will start things for you.  If you don’t have Maggie you’ll have several extra steps to complete before you start the main Act 3 stuff….

Just what does Act 3 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…

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New Prize Currency for Act 3..

ico_xmas2015_soother_lg Pacifiers 

Pacifiers can be earned by tapping Imaginary Bears (Imaginary Friends Pt. 2 trigger them in your town…it’ll be a little bit before you see them (especially if you don’t have Maggie yet)

-You’ll earn 8 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg for every bear you tap in your town
-You’ll also earn them via tapping bears in a friend’s town.  You’ll earn 1  ico_xmas2015_soother_lg for every bear you tap in a friend’s town. (first 9 actions, at least for me, paid 3 each)
ico_xmas2015_soother_lg can also be earned via the Daily Combo…


Imaginary Bears

Baby Bear

The bears will start spawning once you’ve reached Imaginary Friends Pt. 2…they’ll spawn at the same rate as the Merrymakers, 1 every 5 minutes.  You can have a max of 40 in your town at once, with a bank of 20.


 

Act 3 Personal Prizes

unlock_kearneysothersonKearny’s Other Son- 2,700 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg

unlock_mssinclairMrs. Sinclair- 9,600 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg

walleweasel_menuWall E Weasels- 17,800 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg

unlock_babygeraldBaby Gerald- 27,400 ico_xmas2015_soother_lg

Once you’ve earned all the prizes you’ll have a chance for Bonus Donuts by collecting more Pacifiers.


Act 1 & 2 Prizes

IF you didn’t collect them all… you can still access them by tapping on the “ACT ONE PRIZES” tab in the Personal Prizes area. As you can no longer collect items for them, your only option now is to pay donuts to outright by each one left at the point you left off at. (just like every other event)


New Items in the Store

Freemium

slide_menuSlide- $8,500

Premium

slidefactory_menuSlide Factory- 1oo Donuts

babysittingservice_menu unlock_lucillebotzcowskiRubber Baby Buggy Bumpers- 120 Donuts, Comes with the Babysitter Bandit

Returning

blocko buildingBlocko Store- 30 Donuts Should I Buy

itsawonderfulknife_menu unlock_ginoIt’s A Wonderful Knife- 150 Donuts, Comes with Gino Terwilliger Should I Buy

Fort SensibleFort Sensible- 65 Donuts Should I Buy

Stonecutter Daycare CenterStonecutter’s Daycare Center- $250,000

I won’t be doing new Should I Buy posts on the returning items.  Check out the older posts for details on them.  If there’s no should I buy for it, check out the rundown post and details…that’ll explain what it is/does and help you make a decision.  


 

How Do I Get Maggie?

Maggie_Simpson

If you did not get Maggie during Act 2 you’ll have the chance to get her in Act 3.  In fact you’ll have to unlock her before you can continue with the progress of Act 3.  If you did not start the You Better Not Cry questline, you’ll start Seems to Be the Hardest Word.  Here you’ll have to basically have Moe, Krusty, Cletus and CBG all clean up the vandalism…you’ll then have a couple more tasks and you’ll unlock Maggie.

Once Maggie is unlocked you’ll be able to start the main Act 3 stuff.


 

Questline Buildings

You’ll unlock two buildings by playing the questline…

playdoughfactory_menu Play Dough Factory 

aynrandschool_menu Ayn Rand School for Tots

Again, these unlock via the questline.  So don’t go crazy looking for them immediately, you won’t find them unless you play the questline.


Act 3 is pretty cool as far as the questline goes.  Take your time and read the dialogue, it’s pretty fun!  As far as the basics of Act 3, well it’s just like everything else…collect ico_xmas2015_soother_lg to earn prizes…pretty simple 🙂

And as always…when in doubt PLAY THE QUESTLINE!!!!  I can’t tell you how many times you guys tell me something didn’t happen and it’s because you’ve stopped playing the questline.  So follow along with the main questline (Turbo Tappin’ will be up later) and stick to it.  You’ll unlock everything you should unlock if you stick with the questline…

What are you’re thoughts on Act 3?  Excited about the prizes?  How about the new items? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

463 thoughts on “Christmas/Winter 2015/2016 Act 3 is Live! (The Maggie Act)

  1. When I tap Maggie, for the find Maggie game, my taps do not register. At first I thought I was not fast enough because I was near the end but today I def had 22 seconds remaining and the game did not register my taps. Does anyone else have this problem?

    1. Yes I have had the same problem since it started, I had 1.45 to find her, found her in 3 so spent the remainder of the time tapping her but still didn’t get registered!!! Why is this happening

    1. I can tap bears in my friends towns. The only town I can’t find any bears to tap is the generic ‘Other Springfield’.

    2. I used to be able to get bears in every friend’s town, whether they were playing he storyline or not. Now I can only get bears in the towns playing the storyline. There’s only options to tap buildings in the other towns and nothing at all to tap in Other Springfield.

  2. Help! Where did the list of buildings Maggie hides at go? Can’t find it.
    Thanks, Gailyn aka gpikky

      1. Thank you so much for the fast reply Alissa!! Couldn’t find her the first time, hope this helps!
        Happy Tapping, Gailyn aka gpikky

  3. Please tell me why my whole game started from the beginning I’m :(please tell me how to get all my progress back

  4. Just got a quest to walk Maggie with Marge, the quest isn’t highlighted in Marge’s task, and selecting Marge walk Maggie from her available tasks doesn’t trigger the quest. The quest is called A Mother’s Work. Any ideas?

    1. All we can offer is basic troubleshooting, otherwise Contact EA. Many are having the issue, so a patch will most likely come into play at some point.

  5. I now have about 45 friends added. I know that friends points decrease based upon the number of friends added, but now I have noticed that I can no longer click the bears for pacifiers in friends’ towns (I get $ instead) and my daily actions have decreased from 3 to 2 per town. Is this normal? If so, is it still worth it to add friends? I can’t find anything about this online.

    1. The friend you add are not the reason.

      Both the FP and now the pacifiers work on a “Step Method” of payout.

      You’ll get X amount for X number of neighbors, then you’ll get y amount for the next X number of neighbors, then you’ll get z amount for X number of neighbors until you’ve reached that daily MAX limit you can earn in 24hrs. Then… it resets and you start all over again.

      So for pacifiers you’ll see 3, 2, 1… then you Max around 50 to 60 Actions (still testing).

      For FP… see below for the breakdown…
      http://tstoaddicts.com/2014/02/26/social-currency-event-rundown/

  6. I only occasionally get pacifiers when I tap bears in my neighbor’s towns. Is this a glitch or is there something I might be doing to cause this?
    Thank you for your help.

  7. Just wanna make sure I got this…. The only way to earn pacifiers is tapping on bears (in my town and friends) and sending Maggie on missions, right?

    1. Some of the Questlines and random tasks too. Also, the daily combo bonus if you go in your game everyday for 5 days in a row.

      1. Cool thanks…. In my “B” town, I guess since I’m only on level 18 (I think) it let’s Marge take Maggie for a walk, which earns pacifiers as well.

  8. Does the play dough factory give any pacifiers or have jobs? I click on it and it shows a black box with the building name at the top. It looks like it should have jobs but the only thing that shows is the building name and a bank arrow to return to Springfield.

  9. Hi Alissa. Is there a should I buy for Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers?
    Debating over this or blocko and the happy sumo, or keep saving. Thanks.

  10. How about this daily combo you mention, when will this pop up? I’m playing the main questline, am at nr. 7 or 8, but haven’t seen it yet. Did I miss something or is it the nice mini game which will launch as I complete the whole questline.

    Thumbs up for this site. I really love how you break everything down for us co-Tappers! Thanx for that!

    1. It’s the thing you see in your game daily, with Frink. It’s the reward for playing the game every day. Usually gives you cash and a mystery box on the 5th day. For events it gives you event currency

  11. I can’t build the play dough factory?? Every time I click it my IPad shuts off?? Is it suppose to do that??

  12. However, if after the first 50 actions, you go back to normal, and click buildings, you still get the friend points, but now your neighbors benefit also, as they see the handshake icons in their towns, and get friend points also when they clear them.

    So I plan on doing the bears at first each day, but once they stop earning pacifiers, will switch to buildings, to maximize the benefit received for my neighbors, and hope others do the same, so all win.

    Just a thought, your mileage may vary……

    1. Sigh, lost the first part of my post….

      This may have been mentioned before, but haven’t seen it.

      In friends/neighbors’ towns, only the first 50 bears you click on result in pacifiers; after that you and you only get friend points but no pacifiers.

      However, if after the first 50 actions, you go back to normal, and click buildings, you still get the friend points, but now your neighbors benefit also, as they see the handshake icons in their towns, and get friend points also when they clear them.

      So I plan on doing the bears at first each day, but once they stop earning pacifiers, will switch to buildings, to maximize the benefit received for my neighbors, and hope others do the same, so all win.

      Just a thought, your mileage may vary……

  13. Hey is anyone else having trouble collecting pacifiers from neighbours? I tap on the imaginary bears but I don’t get pacifiers?

  14. This probably has been said, but not lately (that I see…)

    When visiting neighbors/friends, only the first 50 bear clicks give pacifiers ( as far as I can tell.) After that. there is no additional benefit to clicking bears, just friend points for you only.

    However, if after the first 50 actions, you go back to normal, and click buildings, you still get the friend points, but now your neighbors benefit also, as they see the handshake icons in their towns, and get friend points also when they clear them.

    So I plan on doing the bears at first each day, but once they stop earning pacifiers, will switch to buildings, to maximize the benefit received for my neighbors, and hope others do the same, so all win.

    Just a thought, your mileage may vary……

  15. Between the “Maggie spoiler” complaints, the new “crafting is gone” complaints, and all the bears roaming around Springfield, I feel like this event has turned from a Christmas/Maggie hybrid into Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
    “This site tells us too much!”
    “This site didn’t tell us enough!”
    Well, guess what… This site is JUUUST right. 😉
    Thanks, Alissa/Bunny/Wookiee, for all of your hard work. 😀

  16. I just wanted to double check before I sent in a ticket, but White Witch Burns SHOULD be paying out at the premium rate for his jobs now that he’s back to money and XP right??

  17. First off, gotta say you all are awesome. I have no problems with your site – it has saved me from many moments of frustration. Still don’t understand why people assume you all are developers or EA…maybe they are just confused and crazy 🙂

    I just wanted to apologize to any of my friends that may have buildings tapped because of me. I keep aiming for bears and end up hitting a building. I’m now at the point where I basically stalk the bear, waiting for it to get far enough from a tapable building before striking it down with my sky finger 🙂

    I’m also clearing out buildings in my own town, just so the same didn’t happen to my friends. Still seem to have some that either aren’t passed the part when bears appear or are hitting 3 buildings per visit instead of bears. Unfortunately, can’t do anything to help them with that…

    1. Actually, unless it’s a vandalism tap, it actually *helps* your neighbors if you tap their buildings instead of their bears, because they can collect the handshakes from buildings but not bears.

    2. I’m stalking the bears as well, and except for the fact that they’re not “wabbits,” I’m feeling very Elmer Fudd-esque of late. 😉

  18. I know we were told to wait until ACT THREE, but Marge’s quest, A MOTHER’S WORK, is still not satisfied nor will it highlight, even after walking Maggie—twice. Is anyone else still experiencing this?

  19. “Pacifiers can also be earned via the Daily Combo…” – I don’ t understand, what daily combo? I see also something about “daily box” in other post, but I don’ t see it in my game, is it a part od a questline?

    1. It’s the thing that pops up in your game every day with Frink…gives you a reward for playing the game every day. Usually awards cash and a mystery box on the 5th day…during events it awards currency

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