Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well it’s not Valentine’s Day…but we did get ourselves a little in game update in preparation for the “Big Game” this weekend! Gil is back and he’s brought along some tailgate fun!
Oh and did I mention there’s a new quest involving donuts?!
Back with more in a bit as soon as I go through it . For now know that you’ll need Homer and Lisa free to kick things off for the donuts…. (Gil will just be hanging around Springfield as usual)
More details below the fold..
Ok so let’s start with a couple of the basics…you know the stuff on timers 😉
It’s Superbowl Weekend and TSTO decided to celebrate the Big Game by offering up a Gil Deal in addition to some items returning to the store. Let’s take a look…
Items in the store…
These appear after you start the dialogue for the Gil Deal…
ALL Football Related Items Leave Stores on February 9th.
American Flag- $5,600
Stadium Fence- $1,000
Single Bleachers- 5 Donuts
Double Bleachers- 10 Donuts
Triple Bleachers- 20 Donuts
Sportacus- 85 Donuts Should I Buy
Basketball Stadium- 90 Donuts Should I Buy
Football Tire Target- 35 Donuts
Football Uprights- 50 Donuts
No, we won’t be doing Should I Buys for the random stadium items in this update. They’re returning from Tap Ball and basically they’re a if you like it get it items.
And now onto our friend Gil..
You’ll find Gil wandering around the streets of Springfield with a deal for you! Here’s what you’ll see when you tap on him:
Gil: Who ya rooting for in the Big Game? Care to put some skin in the game? Because that’s all I’ve got to bet – my skin.
Homer: The Big wha?
Gil: Y’know, the Big Game! The Gridiron Championship! 22 men enter! 22 men leave! But only 11 as winners!
Homer: Ohhh, you mean the Superbo–
Gil: Whoa, buddy! Do you want Ol’ Gil to get sued? Although if I get sued one more time, I get my next trial free. Instead, keep me out of jail by buying my sweet tailgate party package with beers, burgers and babes for the Big Day!
And if you say no….
Gil: No sale!? Not even for the Big Game? Well, fine. I’ve got my own party to throw. And nooo, it’s not with imaginary friends. Because I’ve saved up enough money to buy the dolls.
And if you say yes….
Gil: Finally! A win! Much like one of those teams that will be playing on that day we mentioned. I won’t have to melt all my participation trophies down for scrap metal. Instead I’ll keep sleeping on them in my trunk. So pointy!
The tailgate itself is pretty massive at a whopping 11×17 in size. We’ll cover a lot of details on it in it’s own Should I Buy post, yes we’ll be doing one. But for now know that it can be upgraded and it comes with it’s own questline.
So now let’s talk about the other big thing with this update…daily challenges. First let me start by saying there’s a questline and a few other things associated with it. This post is just a general understanding. We’ll break EVERYTHING town in detailed posts, as we always do, coming up. So sit tight for more detailed info, as this is just a basic overview….
Homer kicks off the Daily Challenges quests and you’ll start by getting a series of short tasks…from 6s to 1m until you unlock the challenges.
You’ll also unlock a new building…Big Box:
Once you’ve unlocked the challenges you’ll see this popup:
You’ll now be able to complete challenges each day at a shot to win prizes, including donuts! Pretty sweet!
And they’ll work just like Daily Challenges from previous events. Log in each day to unlock a new Challenge. Complete the challenges each week to earn the prize!
And because there are 5 challenges to a week, and today is Thursday EA’s unlocking the first 4 for you to complete today. So that by tomorrow (Friday) you’ll be able to unlock the 5th and final prize for the Bonus Prize! And the challenges will reset again Monday morning. Now that i’ve played through it I can tell you there’s a challenge every day, including weekends. And the number of challenges to complete to earn a prize will vary from 5 challenges to 20 challenges.
Now one thing to note. The arrival of the daily challenges means the removal of the Daily Play Combo…
Which means…no more free weekly Mystery Boxes! However, EA’s giving you 1 more free one to make up for it…
My box contained a News Van…
Note: Some of you are getting confused on this. This is not the end of Mystery Boxes. You’ll still be able to buy them in the store (for donuts), it’s just the end of the Daily Play Combo…meaning the end of the free mystery box on the 5th day.
There are a couple of questlines that come with this new update. We’ll cover those in our Turbo Tappin’ post…
However, one other thing to note is this update includes a new task for Springfield Heights. You’ll now be tasked to upgrade the Private Island to Level 5 via the Paradise Found questline.
Some of you are commenting that your Islands are all already at Level 5 and you can’t do anything to clear the task. If this is happening to you, and you don’t have an option to purchase another Island. Contact EA. Let them know what’s going on. It’s a programming glitch that needs to be fixed. They’ll have to release a patch to restore it. So contact EA and let them know. Once you’ve contacted them, sit tight and ignore the task for now. (You can contact EA here)
You’re also tasked with upgrading the Exclusive Resort to Level 5 via the When Four Stars Is Not Enough questline. Currently I have a bug on my Exclusive Resort where it says it’s an Elf Cannon and it won’t let me upgrade it. If that’s happening to you as well, contact EA.
And that’s it my friends. The basic rundown info on today’s little update. We’ll be back with more detailed posts in the coming days.
What are your thoughts on today’s update? Liking the Gil Deal and the return of the Tap Ball items? Thoughts on the Daily Challenges? Upset the Daily Prize Combo is gone? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!