YeeHaw, The Wild West is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Wild, Wild West is alive and well in our pocket-sized Springfields!

2016-04-19 15.46.51

Loads and loads of stuff with this event…and it’ll last until late May.  So TAKE YOUR TIME and Don’t Panic!

2016-04-19 15.44.45

It’s live on Android and Kindle.  If you don’t see it in your update list try directly searching the App, that’s what I had to do.  

As always I’ll be back with more as soon as I play through a bit of it…for now know that it starts off with a 6s task for Lisa followed by a task to build the Town Plaza (Free, also takes 6s).  This is then followed by 6s tasks for Apu and 3 Springfielders…Then you’ll need Homer free to start the next part (everything else Auto starts)..followed by more 6s tasks lol.   Then you’ll have to build the General Store (also free), and the event itself will start up for you…

Also EA made a BUNCH of improvements to the game…we’ll cover those below as I uncover them myself…

First thing you’re going to notice…before anything else…is the look and feel of the game is a bit different.  EA made some enhancements to the look of tasks and the character locator.

2016-04-19 15.52.212016-04-19 15.52.21 (1) (Check mark on the character locator now indicates when the tasks are complete for that character..)

EA does explain it all in a popup…

2016-04-19 15.52.53

Also, the little icon next to the tasks above indicates that it’s a visual task…nice improvement.  (they must read this site 😉 )

New Land!

Landexpansionicon

A new strip of land has been added at the very bottom of your Springfield (just below where the last strip was added).  It runs from left to right, starting at the water.

As of right now you cannot place Dirt on the new land…an odd glitch.

Dirt and Dirt Roads!

Just like pavement, roads & water Dirt and Dirt roads are free! So build to your hearts content…

2016-04-19 15.55.26

Dirt looks like this…

2016-04-19 15.55.36 4 dirt tiles together….

Dirt Roads look like this…

2016-04-19 15.55.45 4 tiles together…

Ok so now onto the event…

As I mentioned above just about all of the initial tasks take 6s.  After you do the first task with Lisa you’ll then be required to build the Town Plaza

2016-04-19 15.53.47

Then after several more tasks (all 6s) you’ll be asked to build the General Store

2016-04-19 15.58.41

Building the store (which also takes 6s, shocking I know) is what will trigger the Event to launch in your game.  So once you’ve built it you’ll see the event explanation screen popup, and your Springfield will change over to event mode…

2016-04-19 15.58.55

As you can see Act 1 ends in 14 days…so you have until May 3rd to complete Act 1 (and earn the prizes) before Act 2 starts up…

There’s a little bit of everything with this update….item gathering for prizes, crafting, resource grinding…all stuff we should be familiar with these days 🙂

Let’s start with the basics…the new stuff in the store.  Here’s a look at the new store offerings…

Freemium

(I’ll come back and add photos to everything later tonight after I’ve gotten Miss Riley down for bed)

frontierfenceFrontier Fence- $250

frontierfencegateneFrontier Gate- $500

Both improve Vanity and will be around for the entire Event…

Premium

Entire Event…

wildwestcactuspatchCacti- 15 Donuts

wildwestfilmset_menubuckmccoy_victory_poseWild West Film Set & Buck McCoy- 150 Donuts.  Earns $135, 15xp.  Generates Bandits (which you tap to earn currency)

Leaves when Act 2 ends (May 3rd)

quicksand_menuQuicksand- 45 Donuts, adds 2% bonus on all cash and XP

frinksmechanospider_menuFrink’s Mechano Spider- 130 Donuts.  Adds a new job for Frink

wiltedrose_menuWilted Rose- 60 Donuts.  Earns $200, 22xp/8hrs

And now onto the Act 1 prizes…

The currency for Act 1 is Dirt River Drawings Files called them drawings, game calls them clues ico_wildwest_clue_md….here’s what it’ll get you.

ico_cat_wildwestGummy Joe- 740 ico_wildwest_clue_md

ico_wildwest_pickaxepack_lg800 Pickaxes- (used for crafting)- 1,280 ico_wildwest_clue_md

stagecoach_menuStage Coach- 2,360 ico_wildwest_clue_md

ico_wildwest_cowboyhatpack_lg400 Hats- (used for crafting)- 4,430 ico_wildwest_clue_md

homer_cowboy_front_walkCowboy Homer- 7,490 ico_wildwest_clue_md

ico_wildwest_pickaxepack_lg800 Pickaxes- (used for crafting)- 11,360 ico_wildwest_clue_md

ico_wildwest_topchopswellcargoBank and Top Chop Barber Shop- 15,860 ico_wildwest_clue_md

ico_wildwest_cowboyhatpack_lg400 Hats-  (used for crafting) – 20, 720 ico_wildwest_clue_md

wesdoobnerribhuts_menuWes Doobner’s Rib Huts- 25,580 ico_wildwest_clue_md

Yes we’ll have a Calendar…

Ok guys that you should get you through the first part…my iPod died and I have to go get Miss Riley.. (i still don’t see the update on Android as of this typing).  So I’ll be back with more info after a certain little girl has gone to bed…in the meantime, play the questline!  It’ll always guide you through everything you need to know 🙂 Now that a certain little girl has decided to go to bed I’m back to updating you guys…

General Store Exchange

After you’ve build the General Store and unlocked the event itself in your game you’ll unlock the ability to do General Store Exchanges. This works similar to the Monorail Event, where you collect resources by sending characters on tasks and turn those resources in for Prize Track Currency and other prizes…

2016-04-19 18.46.34

As you can see you can exchange pick axes (and hats) for Clues…and the more you trade in the prizes that you see down below you’ll unlock.  So by handing in two projects you’ll earn the rocks you see below.

Make sense?  For those that were around for the Monorail, and still do the Rail Yard this will all be very familiar….

Bandits 

Continuing to follow along with the questline, the next part you’ll unlock is Bandits….

2016-04-19 20.41.54

You can earn more ico_wildwest_clue_md by tapping on Bandits.  Bandits will roam around your Springfield and they look like this…

bandit02 bandit01

Tapping Bandits will earn you ico_wildwest_clue_md as well as ico_wildwest_pickaxe_md ico_wildwest_cowboyhat_md and the occasional Prospector…ico_wildwest_treasurehunterprospecter (we’ll cover those in a minute).  Remember ico_wildwest_pickaxe_md and ico_wildwest_cowboyhat_md are used at the General Store to get more ico_wildwest_clue_md and unlock other prizes.  While ico_wildwest_clue_md are used to unlock your Act 1 Prize track prizes.

In addition to tapping the Bandits roaming around your Springfield you’ll also be able to clear them from hideouts.  To clear them from the hideouts, simply tap buildings with the indicator_wildwest_bandit. over them, in your town.

2016-04-19 20.44.58

When you tap the indicator_wildwest_bandit. you’ll see them appear outside of the building, i’ve been finding 3-4 bandits per hideout.  Simply tap them again to earn the crafting and prize currency.

Clearing Bandits will also upgrade the Plaza..

2016-04-19 20.49.34

Upgrading the Plaza will unlock Town Plaza jobs for more characters…in this case Marge. (More characters that have Jobs at the Town Plaza, the more currency you’ll earn…)  Upgrading the Plaza will also unlock more Bandits and other things, we’ll cover this completely in an upgrade post later on….

Prospectors 

ico_wildwest_treasurehunter_topright

Again, following along with the questline…the next thing you’ll encounter is Prospectors.  You can earn Prospectors via tapping Bandits, and you can send Prospectors to other towns to protect your Gold..

treasurehunter_front_walkprospecter

When you leave prospectors for your neighbors, they’ll be able to tap them in their own town.  They’re actually pretty good..1 can be tapped multiple times.  I got 24 pickaxes from 1 on 1 tap and could tap him again.  I do not see a benefit to you just yet on them tapping or not tapping them.

So far it just looks like a nice thing to do for your neighbors…

Starting a Craze and Generating Resources…

townplaza01_menu

So a little different with this is you can decide which crafting currency you want to earn from the Town Plaza.

Starting the Craze with Apu will earn you ico_wildwest_pickaxe_md and starting a craze with Homer will earn you ico_wildwest_cowboyhat_md.  Choose wisely because you can only do one at a time.  So if you’re working with Apu and earning ico_wildwest_pickaxe_md, you won’t be able to earn ico_wildwest_cowboyhat_md.

To start click on your town Plaza and start a Craze

2016-04-19 20.49.34

And decide if you want ico_wildwest_cowboyhat_md or ico_wildwest_pickaxe_md

2016-04-19 20.59.44

You’ll then be able to send other characters on 4hr tasks to earn the resources…

2016-04-19 20.59.54 2016-04-19 21.00.00 2016-04-19 21.00.24 2016-04-19 21.00.29

The characters are the same for both crafting currencies…Homer, Apu, Lurleen, Cletus, Marge, Bart, Buck & you’ll unlock more as you upgrade…(Gummy Joe, Moe, Krusty..)

Story Finales…

You’ll unlock these as you unlock more prizes. But here’s a quick overview…

2016-04-19 18.45.55 2016-04-19 18.46.07

We’ll cover this more in depth in another post…but basically every act will earn you an animated scene…the finales.

And that’s it my friends!  The quick rundown details of the new Wild West Event!

What are your thoughts on the event?  Excited about the prizes?  Happy to finally have dirt roads?!  What are you most looking forward to?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

722 responses to “YeeHaw, The Wild West is Live!

  1. I need some neighbours that are daily players. No players below level 30 please. Thank you!
    AuntieShawna

    Like

  2. Add us regular player streetwise728

    Like

  3. What was that last mystery prize??

    Like

  4. I keep collecting dynamite but I dont have anything left to buy or trade with it. Every thing has been compleated. Any ideashat we will need the dynamite for.

    Like

  5. So my new daily task is to capture a wanted bandit. I tap the go to button and it takes me to the icon that says “the town ain’t big enough”. I then tap the ok button and nothing happens. Why is this? I tap on my bandits. Is there something special I’m to do?

    Like

  6. My western world stopped working and screw all the rest of the actions like the upgrading the reach buildings, this happened about three weeks ago, Apu is stock selling overpriced supplies at the western town since then. Anyone knows how to fix this?, I have uninstalled the game twice already but nothing the same stocked game.

    Like

  7. Cath McGrigor

    Hi. I want to add neighbours and be added to other people’s neighbours lists. I’ve tapped on every blue thread thingy on these tsto addicts pages and I just get sent around in circles between each version of them. Which is the actual active Add-Me thread thingy/page please? I’m not fussed about whether or not I get graffitied. Having said that, I do however, like receiving prospectors or whatever themed bonus thingy prevails at the time. Please help in directing me to the correct link to receive and be added to as a neighbour. Thankyou for your time.
    Cath
    curiouscha921

    Like

  8. do i have to complete the last build (i thinks it’s 8 hrs) in order to get the sideshow bob skin? i’m wondering because i might not finish the build before act 1 is over.

    Like

  9. Do you have any idea what the icon (looks like a running man with hands in air) next to tasks means? Some tasks has it some don’t.

    Like

  10. how do i unlock moe and krusty for the general store? i’ve upgraded as far as it will and it still has not unlocked these two characters. what more do i need to do?

    Like

  11. Today’s daily task is to send my Springfielders to the town plaza. But I’m not able to see any tasks in their task lists that would allow me to do that. Is there a trigger event or task I need to complete first?

    Like

  12. I’m behind in the act, thinking about skipping one of the prizes by using donuts. I just earned prize 7, the bank and top chop barber shop. To skip ahead and get prize 8 400 hats I can spend 45 donuts. I’m thinking this is an affordable way to catch up. Can anyone inform me of how much it will cost (how many donuts) to skip from prize 8 to prize 9 wes doobners rib hut? I have a feeling it will be in 200 donut range at first.

    Thanks,
    Happy tapping!

    Like

  13. Congrats to Davidbo for “guessing” this thread would hit the middle of the range, I.e. 700 comments. Lol

    Like

  14. What is the little man beside certain tasks???

    Like

  15. Hey. Love your page. Just wondering with the new update as well. There is a new icon nect to characters jobs… it looks like a little man getting electrocuted or something. Just wondering what that one is for? Doea it give you extra items for this quest or just a job with more money? Thanks heaps.

    Like

  16. ****

    Love this event tho!!

    Like

  17. Ive noticed an icon next to the time it takes for a character to do a task. It looks like a reverberation artifact of a person. Do you know what this signifies? Its not on each task – only some.
    Kindest, Elle.

    Like

  18. I’m DONE! After playing DAILY for over 2-1/2 years! I’m still getting booted. I’ve freed up space and un/re-installed the app. Not to mention the real $ spent on donuts over this time. Way to go EA. You’ve ruined another great thing. Sort of like POGO.

    Like

  19. Has anyone noticed the general store exchange options become larger (but differently named) every time you turn something in?

    Like

  20. I can’t play this event. I updated the game, it went fine. Started the game, said not enough space to upload the cool stuff. Wait what?! Then huge cleaning craze to get room for the upload. STILL not enough space. Ugh. Unistalled the game, then istalled it again, thanks to having an account, got my springfield back. It uploaded the event for half an hour, then i finally got to play wild west. Until this morning when i started the game and it said again not enough space for the cool stuff. I don’t get it. How many times does it have to upload something? And i’m pretty sure i have enough space, thank you very much. It’s has to be game, is there some sort of glitch?

    Like

  21. Superb disappointed… Seems to thing I don’t have enough space to update… Despite having around 500mb of free space…. 😖

    Like

  22. I can’t turn in product for points like the hats a picks. It boots me out right away. Anyone else have this issue. Very frustrating.

    Like

  23. Both my accounts are pretty neck and neck but one allows The Rich Texan to have a task at the Town Plaza yet the other doesn’t. Really weird.

    Like

  24. I’m so annoyed! I only just got the update, it didn’t tell me there was one even though I’ve been playing it every day. This has never happened before 😦

    Like

    • Hey neighbour

      Will send you as many prospectors as possible to help you catch up!
      👍👍👍

      Got about 11 neighbours who have played recently but still don’t seem to have started the event so you are not alone! Think EA should consider making the start of an event a ‘forced’ update!

      Like

  25. Enjoying (???) my first ever EA support call. At 4am my General Store worked fine.

    When I started things up again today at 7am, game locked and when I restarted it I (in a 60 second span) had tasks from Deep Space Homer (build launch pad), Exploration Inc, Easter, St. Patrick’s Day, and light fire in neighbours towns…. As well as the game letting me build a second Bowl-a-rama and giving me a 120 donut refund from buying it (which I had not done this AM…)

    I have a Wild West quest around the jail and my bandits give me revolvers along with hats and picks. My General Store was offering to exchange items to get TNT….

    Sounds great, except that after the usual logoff, login, device reset, app delete / reload, where General Store is now offering clues again, game crashes every time I try to exchange picks / hats for clues. Happens on my i-device and android device (when logging into the same account) My b and c games on the same devices work fine.

    I did talk to EA at lunch. This ramble is all leading up to the question – for those that have to go through a roll-back to get their town working again, how long does it usually take for this to be completed?

    Thanks for your input!

    Like

    • Depends on when they roll it back to, last time they offered that too me it was 48 hours. Keep trying until you get someone else. They got mine taking care of after 5 chats and 9 phone calls. Ask them where they are and if they don’t say Ireland or preferably Texas hang up and request another call back and never ever use chat.

      Like

    • Just happened to me too, don’t know if it fixes itself or what, anyone else have some input? Is it worth calling over, I won’t be able to finish act 1 and the store itemsI turned in for TNT in lieu of didn’t tally up in my count…

      Like

  26. What is the new little running man icon next to some of the tasks? Like for Homer, there’s one next to the “play with mypad” task

    Like

  27. I have to wait 12h to start this event. I did not know there was one until my sister told me, right after I put Lisa on the task to help Bart (running with the bullies questline). I wish bluestacks told me when an update was available for this.

    Not only that but to get the event, I needed to uninstall it, go to IE, go to google play and download it again because bluestacks thinks its not available in the UK.

    Like

  28. Hey! Not sure if it’s me – but my quest line won’t move past part 8
    Says I nee to unlock day 1 prize (general store), but I have everything up to day 4 unlocked AND placed in my town. How do I fix it!!!

    Like

Leave a Reply....

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.