Winter 2016 Act 2 is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to the wee early morning hours…at least here on the East Coast and Act 2 of the Winter Event is upon us….so have at it my friends!

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

Lisa will start this for you with dialogue between her and Willie.  This will be followed by two 6s tasks, one for Lisa and then one for Homer.  You’ll then unlock a new skin for Willie, and that’ll be followed by a 12hr task for Lovejoy, 1hr task for Willie, and 3 Anti Pagans.

Act 2 runs until December 30th

Just what does Act 2 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…pagan-homer-winter-2016

New Prize Currency for Act 2.

indicator_xmas2016_brooch Brooches 

So the ability to earn Antlers is now gone.  Your counter prize track for Act 2 has reset to zero because you have zero Brooches.  So forget about the Antlers and now it’s time to start over with Brooches.

You’ll earn Brooches very similar to how you earned Antlers in Act 1….


-Trade Ins at Spring Henge indicator_xmas2016_brooch Earning Varies
-Tapping Pagans in your Springfield and Your Neighbors (Earns 15indicator_xmas2016_brooch)
-Daily Challenges (indicator_xmas2016_brooch Earning Varies)
-Spirit Tree, if Purchased
-Simpsons Dancing Around the Pagan Bonfire (if Purchased)
-Placing craftable items (indicator_xmas2016_brooch earning varies)

Pagan Changes

The Pagans have a new look…

paganmom_act2_tap_image_17 pagandaughter_act2_tap_image_13 pagandad_act2_tap_image_13

And they’ll yield 15 indicator_xmas2016_brooch, 4 ico_cur_xmas2016_runestones_lg and 1 ico_cur_xmas2016_guiltdust_lg per tap.  And for those curious..because I never post this for Act 1…they spawn at a rate of ever 10 minutes, there’s a max of 15 allowed in your town with a bank of 15.

Offering (Springhenge Changes)

Catnip and Figurines are no longer available to earn.

Instead for Act 2 you’ll have two new items to collect for offerings to trade in..

ico_cur_xmas2016_chickenfingers_lgChicken Fingers


ico_cur_xmas2016_bookofshadows_lgBook of Shadows

These items can be collected via tasks in the game, except they’ll take places at new locations Springfield Library (Book of Shadows) and Moe’s Tavern (Chicken Fingers).

4hr task at each location, 15 for freemium, 25 for premium payout

The characters are pretty much the same…

Here’s who can earn the Book of Shadows:
Crazy Cat Lady
Comic Book Guy
And the Wicans (premium purchase)

And here’s who can earn Chicken Fingers:
Patches and Poor Violet

Satyr Willie

charactersets_willie_satyr You’ll get him for free once you complete the first two 6s tasks with Lisa and Homer at the start of Act 2.

Gnome Changes


The Gnome now pays out ico_cur_xmas2016_bookofshadows_lg ico_cur_xmas2016_chickenfingers_lg, rates are the same and based on your Gnome Level.

Act 2 Personal Prizes

ico_priz_xmas2016_devilsnowman_lg Devil Snowman- 5,200indicator_xmas2016_brooch
ico_xmas2016_runestones_pack2Goblet of 250 Runestones- 12,150indicator_xmas2016_brooch
ico_priz_xmas2016_baalpit_lgBa’al Pit– 23,500indicator_xmas2016_brooch
unlock_lisa_goth Ravencrow Neversmiles– 38,850indicator_xmas2016_brooch (skin for Lisa)
ico_xmas2016_runestones_pack3 Chest of 400 Runestones- 47,050indicator_xmas2016_brooch
ico_priz_xmas2016_wickerman_lgWickerman- 57,500indicator_xmas2016_brooch
ico_priz_xmas2016_maggie_snowsuit_lgSacrafice your Sheep to Odin & Star Snowsuit Maggie- 74,950 indicator_xmas2016_brooch (Skin for Maggie)

Bonuts are still there after prize track is complete.

Act 1 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 buy each one left at the point you left off at. (Just like every other event recently.)

Act 2 Crafting

Crafting remains, as it was during Act 1, for Act 2.

You can still earn Runestones for crafting by tapping Pagans and completing hand-ins at Springhenge daily.  You’ll also earn some via the prize track.

New Items in the Store..

sidebar_xmas2016_paganmembershipPagan Membership- Price as dropped to 30 Donuts…not worth it…


charactersets_thewiccangirlsThe Wiccans- 110 Donuts (Character, some of you are reporting a bonus % with them.  If you see one, it’s a mistake.  They’re characters so they shouldn’t come with one.  Odds are if you see it, it’ll be taken away.  So don’t buy them based on a bonus %.  Again they’re Characters.)


unlock_babygeraldBaby Gerald- 100 Donuts

unlock_mrburns_whitewitchWhite Witch Burns- 60 Donuts, Should I Buy

unlock_kingwinter kingwinterscave_menuKing Winter and His Cave- 175 Donuts, with a 75 Donut Rebate. Net 100 Donuts, Should I Buy

Important to note this is just phase one of Act 2, lots more stuff coming on December 21st for Act 2…so if you don’t see something you thought was coming, it’s likely because it hasn’t hit yet. And is expected to hit on the 21st…

And before you ask…

Here’s a list of posts we’re working on that should be up soon…

-Act 2 Calendar
-Act 2 walkthrough
-SIB for New Content
-And more!

However, keep in mind today is Sunday.  So we will not have any more postings today, beyond the Open Thread.  More content will come your way tomorrow, as it’s still important for us to take the day and spend time with our families.

And that my friends concludes the quick rundown of the Winter Event Act 2!

Remember this is just a quick rundown…as we have time to play through Act 2 ourselves we’ll break everything down in more detail.  If you need help with the basics check out the Winter Event Page in the meantime.

Thoughts on Act 2?  Just like Act 1?  Excited about these prizes?  How’d you do with your Act 1 prizes?  Will you be buying any of the new premium items? Sound off in the comments below.  You know we love hearing from you!

201 responses to “Winter 2016 Act 2 is Live!

  1. The Old SIB for King Winter and His Cave shows 1.5% bonus for all XP and jobs for 175 donuts, but my game is now showing a 4.50% bonus for 100 donuts.

    • LONERANGER- The original SIB is 100% correct. Since this update, however, EA has bumped the bonus up. Some other items received a boost too or had a bonus added. My bonus went up nearly 30%. ☺️….💜X

  2. Is there an Easter egg task in Act 2? I’ve noticed Robo-Burns has a 6sec “Learn about Christmas” task that does nothing.

  3. I LOVE this event. The dialog is great, prizes are original and creative too. This event is my favorite after the Stonecutters.
    Awesome! Also love the new pagans. I hope they make a few available at the end of the event to wander around in my town. The Wiccans are really fun too! Thanks EA! LOVE IT!

  4. Hmm, on closer inspection, the Wickerman looks like he’s got a bunch of little arms coming out of him. Nice touch, there. VERY dark, but true to the legend.

  5. Anyone Else have this problem, in the springfield henge…. have 11 days to event ends, but 13 locked Day Questline…? Lost Day 12&13 in 1 act? There are not days enough to get the quetline done, because each Day is locked????

  6. I didn’t get any 6s tasks. I got a task for Lisa (either 4 or 6 hours, don’t remember) and that’s it. When it was done, nothing happened, and now I don’t have any more tasks. No Satyr Willie either.

  7. The wiccans say that they pay out 350% for jobs, so I can understand the confusion that they might have a bonus. But it’s basically a Sherri and Terri situation, since it’s a triple character. (Kinda wish they were three individual characters, but I bought ’em anyway.)

  8. I looked at the prize track for this phase, but I’m not impressed. I like the outfit for Maggie but that’s it. The rest js Meh to me. I get it’s getting more difficult for EA to keep making cool classic stuff though, even though there are so many episodes to choose from.

    Ah well, at least they do keep us interested.

  9. Lol WWBurns the OG Deplorable! (24 hr task)

  10. Hoping (again) for the candy cane cooling towers.

  11. What happened to the day 13 prize. I saved some offerings to get it and not collect bonuts and now it’s not there? I missed out on all those bonuts!!!

  12. To find the pagans in your town:
    1)Pull up your event window by hitting the antler trophy icon – lower right on your screen
    2)Tap the anvil to pull up the crafting window…
    3) Tap the “runes needed to reach the next level” amount (1300 in the screen above)
    4) Tap “do it” when the next screen pops up.
    This is more of a hassle than when the “antlers” were in the task list…but easier than searching all over town for pagans.

  13. Thank you for the update. Now enjoy your Sunday with the family.

  14. When you visit your neighbors…new pagans pay 4 runes per tap, old pagans pay 2 runes per tap…at least for now, it pays better to tap the new pagans.

    • I was just coming here to post the same info… it takes a bit longer to track them down, but for your first 10 neighbors (first 30 actions) it is worth doing so to maximize the crafting currency (runestones) you receive. Once they stop paying out the runestones feel free to tap either the Act1 or Act2 pagans, as it makes no difference.

      In summary, when visiting friends, tap only the new Act2 pagans for first 30 actions; after that, tap the first 3 pagans you see to save yourself some time.

  15. I’m very excited to see what pops on the 21st 🙂 these prizes are not my fav. I much prefer a new character over skins. I have soooo many skins for the main characters and I almost never use them. The Maggie skin is super cute though so that will keep my tapping away plus the fact that I like to have everything form events. Thanks for your hard work on the site 🙂

  16. Please how do I contact ea my game keeps booting me out 😢

  17. *****

  18. Just picked up King Winter and his castle and noticed he earns Brooches. Just an added bonus.

  19. After I completed Act 1 the game added a bonus gift if I collected 5100 extra. I got to 4180 and fell alseep. Woke up this morning and of course game reset and it was gone. Did anyone else see this and If so, what was the bonus gift?

    • It was bonuts. Chance to get 1,2, or 3 donuts.

    • Donuts.

    • You would have gotten the chance to choose among three boxes to get bonus donuts (or, as we refer to them around here, “bonuts”), like you get when you level up (except it costs $150,000, instead of $50,000, to choose another box). This usually (but not always) happens when you finish an event act early.

    • A chance for 1, 2, or 3 bonuts, of course. As in every other events where we got a bonus after collecting all the prizes.

  20. What about the final item for daily turning in of offerings? I got to the end of it, and it had what looked like a gold decoration, but it said unlocks in 4 hours, but that was at 4 in the morning. Now it has reset, but no sign of the final prize, except at the end of the new turn in daily prize track.

  21. Anyone else seeing two sets of pagans in friends’ towns with inconsistent payout?

  22. I wasn’t sure about King Winter, and the old SIB almost put me off because it has the wrong bonus % (I presume it was 1.5% at the time). But I saw that it gives 4.5% so I snapped it up. I was glad to discover he has tasks which pay out brooches for this event, so I’m doubly pleased.

  23. In the post earlier you said that the carvings would carry over but the antlers not… Bummer I saved some cause of that 🙁

  24. I bought the wiccans, there is no 350%to the multiplier ,, I belive it means their jobs pay 350% more BC it’s 3 characters like sherri and terri. I might be wrong as i put them right to work earning event currencies and they earn as one. Also it seems they can earn chicken fingers and books . Hopefully that will help with the game wanting more of one currencie over the other.

    • That makes sense

    • Problem is that, for me at least, they only pay out the same as a single premium character. They’ll probably fix it soon, because there’s bound to be a lot of the usual outrage. Still, it’s not as if they were *priced* at 3x the usual rate…

  25. Is there a way, like in Act 1 to get the antlers back on the task menu, can we do anything to get a similar “task” to appear and track the little pagans any easier like we did by tapping the antlers?

  26. Looking forward to the SIB about the Wiccans. Wonder what their visual tasks are…

  27. Did anyone else notice the 6 sec. / $35 job available for all characters! Talk about Christmas cash!

  28. I find these overviews so helpful! Thank you! And.. Alissa, I love the short how-to videos you do. I meant to thank you a while back for making the elf radar video. I couldn’t figure out how to make it work until watching the demo.

  29. I have doughnuts burning a hole in my pocket.

  30. Are the Wiccans 3 individual characters with task?

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