Daily Archives: December 22, 2016

Winter 2016 Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 3 Ba’al Pit

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The snow is falling in Springfield, which can only mean Winter has arrived in our pocket-sized towns!  And is in full swing on our devices.

In a change of pace, this Event is broken up into just 2 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the Second Act you’re tasked with collecting Brooches (ico_cur_xmas2016_brooch_lg) to unlock each prize!

The third Act 2 Prize awarded at 23,500 ico_cur_xmas2016_brooch_lg is the Ba’al Pit, because sometimes you need to just be a kid again….

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So let’s take a closer look at this third prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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Buy Donuts…with a Twist: New Items Offered for Spending Cash on Donuts

Update: Just got home and had a chance to pull the files.  This is a PERMANENT addition to the game (Shelbyville stuff), so it’s sticking around for awhile.  

Just saw 2 returning items in our stores as well.  The Snow Globe for 225 Donuts with a 100 Donut Rebate, net 125.  Offering 750 indicator_xmas2016_giftreceipt. And the Ice Palace with Ice Princess Martin for 120 Donuts, with a 40 Donut Rebate, net 80 Donuts. Offering 480indicator_xmas2016_giftreceipt.   Links will take you to previous SIB posts, my opinion on both remains unchanged, even with the price drop. Snow Globe is over priced and HUGE.  Ice Palace is HUGE, ok price if you’re a fan of Disney. 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well looks like EA found a way to get players to spend cash in the game…

When you log into your towns today you’ll see this message:

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If you go to the part of your game where you actually pay cash for donuts, you’ll see that various donut packages offer an item from Lemon of Troy when you purchase the package:

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Looks like EA is finally giving something to players who spend cash on donuts and forcing others to pay up if they want the content.

I know this is going to tick a lot of you off, but this is EA’s way of making money since they’re giving away so many donuts.  I expect to see more things like this in the future…

Once decent thing is the characters are at the lower price points.  (Note these are US prices.  Your prices will be adjusted based on your country.  However, these are the base prices EA charges.  Any increase in pricing is because of taxes charged via Apple or Google).  Here’s a breakdown..and with a look at what might be coming next… Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts On the December 21st Returning Items?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s snowing in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns are blanketed with snow and there are LOADS of items from Winters past to spend those sprinkles on!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add The Best Snowman Ever, Gingerbread Mansion, Murderhorn, Snow Monster, Reindeer, Fancy Igloo, Duff Beer Tree, Ice God, Holiday Totem Pole, Bonestorm Santa, Annual Gift Man, Candy Kevin, Kearney’s Other Son, Duff Center Arena, Giant Outdoor Fireplace, Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers (and Babysitter Bandit), Elf Home, Egg Nog Bar, Festive Trashcan Fire or the Exotic Petting Zoo (and accessories) to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your Springfield…

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EA Origin Servers are Having Issues…Merry Christmas!

22 December: Problems at EA

EA is having issues since 10:48 AM EST.

This is from the alert status at downdectector.com.

No way of knowing how long the problems will persist, but it is creating a problem with logging into the game, give you a “YOU HAVE BEEN LOGGED OUT” message. Even using your proper Origin ID does not solve the problem.

WHAT TO DO???

Wait it out.  Do NOT go through the nightmare of trying to reset your password, or contact EA for help.  We will give you a notice when the issue is resolved.

So relax. Go watch a nice Christmas movie…or learn all of the words to “Here we come a Wassailing”…or better yet, MAKE some Wassail. It is LOADED with happy holiday booze.

Chillax. This is par for the course…

UPDATE– The system seems to be back up, sporadically. Make sure you use your Origin email and password… do not be freaked out by “your game has been logged into another device.”  It is just the system resetting and recognizing your padular device.

 

Winter 2016 Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 1 Devil Snowman

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The snow is falling in Springfield, which can only mean Winter has arrived in our pocket-sized towns!  And is in full swing on our devices.

In a change of pace, this Event is broken up into just 2 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the Second Act you’re tasked with collecting Brooches (ico_cur_xmas2016_brooch_lg) to unlock each prize!

The First Act 2 Prize awarded at 5,200 ico_cur_xmas2016_brooch_lg is the Devil Snowman, because Willie needs something to keep himself out of jail…

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So let’s take a closer look at this first prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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