Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
The newest event in TSTO, Around the World, is now live! Check your App Stores, this is an APP STORE update. If you don’t see an “update” listed search Tapped Out in your Store and manually update that way.
This is a large update & it’s late in the day. I’m going through as much as I can and will be back with more details on it as soon as I can.
For now know that Homer (and Frink if you have him) gets things started. And you’ll be tasked with building The Springfield Airport
Back with more as I have it…(and after Riley goes to bed) Now that a little girl has gone to bed, I can update the post, more details below….
Ok so this event is similar to what we’ve seen in the past, but it also has it’s differences. One neat element added as well, so let’s break it all down. Starting with, as always, the new stuff in the stores…
Act 1 Ends February 12th
Event Ends March 7th
The store items will unlock once you’ve completed Around the World Pt. 2
As mentioned above The Springfield Airport will be given for Free during Around the World Pt. 2
Also given for free…
Now for what will cost currency…cash and donuts
As always, I’ll have posts breaking down each of the new premium items…..
Now let’s cover some of the finer details of the event…
After you’ve unlocked the Airport (Around the World Pt. 2), you’ll unlock the prize track.
This event, like others, is comprised of 3 Acts. Each Act covers a different country. For Act 1 we’re working on France (in case you haven’t guessed).
The prize track currency for Act 1 is French pins, . Yes, the same French pins from Chinese New Year. For those curious, the French Pins at the end of that questline awarded you 50 . So we all start +50 pins ahead of the game.
Here’s a look at the French themed Prize track:
Uncle Norbert’s Adventure Tasks
During Around the World Pt. 4 you’ll trigger Norbert Van Houten to appear in Springfield.
Uncle Norbert’s Adventure Tasks are basically Daily Tasks, similar to what we saw in other events (Terwilligers and Stonecutters are the two that immediately jump out in my mind). Complete 3 tasks/day and earn more AND special prizes for the Airport.
In the task list you’ll see the clue in Yellow, in this case it says Find a Huge Horse from West Asia. When you go to the Airport select the character that has a location that will match that:
In this case it’s Booberella going to Troy Turkey… (Trojan Horse..Troy. Get it?)
You will need a plane ticket to send the character to that location. I’m still working on how these are earned. Right now it looks like they just accumulated over time, not via tapping items.
That will complete the task and earn you the first prize. Follow that three times/day to earn special bonus prizes…
The bonus prize is a “Mystery Box” full of items for the Airport and more Free land tokens!
I’ll have another post up breaking all of this down, as I break it all down. But for now it’s important to note these tasks will vary for EVERYONE. No two people will have the same tasks at the Airport at any given time. So don’t compare your game to someone elses game in this case.
For Act 1 you’ll see a variety of Tourists in Springfield…
Tourist Info Center
Build during Around the World Pt. 5, the Tourist Info Center is a building you can tap every 4hrs to instantly clear all of the tourists in Springfield.
Crafting/Sky Credit Rewards
During Around the World Pt. 7 you’ll unlock the Rewards Center. This is the crafting hub for this event. Here you can trade in Sky Credits earned (either via tapping tourists, prize track etc) for craftables..
Like previous events, you’ll need to level up your crafting level to unlock more prizes. But you’ll have the entire event to unlock the items and craft.
During Around the World Pt. 6 you’ll unlock Neighbor actions in Springfield.
Also, there’s an added benefit that helps your neighbors when tapping. When they clear buildings you’ve tapped in their Springfield they will earn 1 . So for this event helping yourself also helps your neighbors.
A TON of new Land is offered with this event! A new strip of ocean, 2 strips of land directly across from the ocean and one strip of land at the very bottom of Springfield (directly across from the mountains).
Also new with this event, FREE land tiles.
That little land tile with the pink bow symbolizes a free land square EA will give you. Any land square you like! So choose wisely (read..the most expensive squares).
Whew! I think that covers just about everything for now!
We’ll be back with more detail posts breaking everything with this event down in great detail, as always. And before you ask, here’s what we’re working on immediately:
-Turbo Tappin’ (should be up in the morning)
-Act 1 Calendar
-Should I Buys
-Uncle Norbert’s task list
So stay tuned for more info as the event goes on.
In the meantime, what are your thoughts on Act 1? Enjoying it so far? What are your thoughts on the prizes? Excited for what’s to come? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!