Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
As with every event we’re starting to see the same questions asked over and over again in the comments. So, like usual, I figured one big Addicts Question Corner is a lot easier than me trying to answer every question individually in the comments. Plus this post should help answer some of the most common questions..even if you’re not asking them. 😉
So without further ado I bring you the Addicts Question Corner…Fire Edition!
I Don’t See The Update, Why Don’t I See It?!
To see this update you MUST at least be on Level 15 and have Moe unlocked. Both Level 15 and Moe are a requirement to start this event. So if you’re Level 15 and don’t have Moe you won’t see it. You must have both requirements met.
If you are above level 15 and have Moe unlocked, try hard closing and restarting your device. If that doesn’t work, try uninstalling and reinstalling TSTO (as long as you have an EA/Origin account)
Is Tapping Matches in my Neighbor’s Town Vandalism?
From what I’ve observed, no. There is no indication in the files that setting neighbor’s buildings on fire will cause damage to your Righteousness rating on the Conform-O-Meter. So don’t freak out about it. I’ve been out of my town for several hours, came back to nearly every building that could be on fire, on fire…and no impact.
Will Fires Set to my Neighbor’s Buildings Cause Damage to their Town? (or my town)
No. It’s just a visual thing for the game. Once you tap the Fire Hat the fire is put out and there’s no damage.
What Buildings Can I Set On Fire?
This is, from what I can tell, the list:
First Church of Springfield
Van Houten House
How Come I’m Not Earning Medals For Tapping Matches In my Neighbor’s Town?
From what I’m seeing, it looks like neighbor actions for this event max out at 16/day. So you can only earn medals for the first 16 actions/day. However, you should still tap matches because it does help your friends. And in return your friends will help you 🙂
Why Is There Nothing to Tap in my Friend’s Town?
Probably because every building that can be on fire is already on fire, and they haven’t gone in to clear them out yet. So try again in a few hours 🙂
What’s the Spawn Rate for Fires In My Town?
The Spawn Rate for Fires in your town…not building fires, just the random fires that popup….is every 15 minutes. With a max of 15 in your town at once. There is no bank for this. So what this means is, if you leave your town for 3.75 hours you’ll have the max amount of fires in your town.
Why do Some Fires Earn 10 Medals and others Earn 20?
Honestly, no idea. The files say the payout is 10 medals for tapping fires. My only explanation is it’s two fires right on top of each other.
And no it’s not just you, it’s happening to everyone…myself included 🙂
Can Fires Be Anywhere? Or Just a Set Location?
Fires can appear anywhere in your Springfield, so you’ll have to look around for them. I suggest if you’ve found all you can and still think there might be some hiding go into your move menu:
And “ghost out” buildings and decorations to find more…yes I know this is an old graphic, but the images still look the same and it’s what I had in the media folder 😉
Is that a new Skin for Ralph that unlocks when you earn the Fire Station?
Not a skin for Ralph, just a task you can have him do at the Fire Station.
Is it a Permanent Task?
So far, yes. After you finish the Fire Event questline you can still have Ralph do the task. It’s called “Do Tricks” and takes 8hrs (earns $275,70xp). It’s preformed outside the Fire Station.
Note: it’s still available now. I don’t know for sure if it’ll still be around when the event ends. We’ll have to wait and see.
Do I Need to Buy Fireman Homer and Fireman Apu to Complete the Event?
No, you can complete the event without spending the donuts for these two. However, buying them will make the event go faster for you, as they earn at a higher rate for medals. Check out the Should I Buy post for more details.
I HIGHLY recommend, waiting until you’ve earned all of the event prizes to do the questlines for both of these guys. Questline won’t earn you medals, well some tasks will but in general it won’t earn you medals. In fact, I’m not even going to post the premium Turbo Tappin’ until next week. So just let their questlines sit in your task book for now and earn medals with them. 🙂
There’s a Problem with Where’s Maggie, Is it Just Me?
No, it’s going around. There’s a bug with it right now. My best suggestion is contact EA and then wait for the patch.
And I think that just about covers the most commonly asked questions we’re seeing in the comments right now. Hope that helps answer some of your burning inquiries!
What are your thoughts on the Crook and Ladder Event? Anything we missed? Enjoying it so far? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!