Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Well it’s been teased in game..and now we finally remember what Homer forgot….it’s update time!
This is an APP STORE update, so check your app stores to update. If you don’t see it as a pending update search your store for Tapped Out.
Currently this is only live
on Android…waiting on iOS and Kindle…
Live on all Platforms…
As always I’ll be back with more details as I go through them, but for now…I’ve finally had a chance to go through everything, pull all the data and images…so here we go, details below the fold
Homer kicks things off with a 6s task, followed by another 6s task, followed by another 6s task, that last one will trigger the event and the event buildings…again back with more in a bit.
Side note…once you do the first 6s Homer task you’ll get a side quest from Bart. Initially you’ll be instructed to unlock Cecil…but once you have you’ll get a new daily challenge system…Road to Riches. From what i can tell this isn’t part of the event…I’ll explore it more in a bit…
As mentioned above you’ve got several 6s tasks for Homer before you’ll see event content in the store and your games. First thing you’ll see is…
Followed by a task to build the Excavation Site….
You’ll initially start with several shovels, because you’ll have a task to dig at the site…but the premise of the Excavation Site is to use the shovels you’ve earned to “dig” at the site until you find the gem. Once you’ve found the gem you’ll unlock all of the rewards that go with the site…until then you’ll earn rewards for each dig you do.
To dig simply tap on a square, as long as you have shovels you can dig.
For the first task Buried in Time Pt. 1, you’ll have to find the gem. You’ll be given more shovels (for free) until you do…since you can’t progress in the game without it. This is the ONLY time you’ll be given additional ones for free like that and you’ll see this popup
I’ll have another post up that breaks down the excavation site in detail…
You can earn more shovels at…
This unlocks via the questline (Buried in Time Pt. 2) and you can send characters on 4hr tasks there to earn additional shovels. (initial task for questline is 6s…it won’t stay like that after you’ve finished the questline)
The Panini Press unlocks with It’s About Time Pt. 4…
This is another one of those “tap to clear all tappables” items, but this has a little twist. You’ll have to upgrade this one to earn wider tap radius and decrease the cool down time (more on this in another post)..the starting cool down time is 24hrs
You’ll get 19 Fossils for your first set of Friend actions and then it’ll drop to 9 each until you’ve reached 90. Once you’ve hit 90 you won’t earn Fossils until the day resets.
Act 1 Prizes
You can earn Fossils several ways
-By tapping dinosaurs
-Digging at the Excavation Site
Here’s the list of Act 1 Prizes…
You’ll also notice the prize screen is no longer “Acts”, instead it’s sections. You’ve got Prehistoric (which we’re working on), this will be followed by Egypt and that’ll be followed by Pirates.
Crafting for this event unlocks with the questline, It’s About Time Pt. 5. You’ll be tasked to Build the Springsonian Museum
Crafting will be available for the ENTIRE event.
As always, I’ll have a FULL crafting post to breakdown each craftable up later. But here’s the quick list of what you can craft:
There are 15 total levels for crafting…
And then there are items you can find at the excavation site, and once you find them there you’ll unlock them for crafting. They are:
Here are the important dates for the event…everything starts/ends (right now) at 800 GMT (4 am ET). This is just main event dates, we’ll breakdown when items leave the store etc when we post about them…
Act 1 End/Act 2 Start June 11th, 2017
Act 2 End/Act 3 Start June 23rd, 2017
Event Ends July 5th, 2017
Crafting Ends July 5th, 2017
Items in the Store…
First thing you’ll notice is a popup for “the Vault”
This is something for everyday, not just during the event. EA has cleaned up the store a bit…you’ll notice icons in the store have really lowered…
The Vault is a way for EA to make regular items that are always available in the store “limited-time” to entice you to buy them when they are available. The nice thing is they are offering rebates on a lot of the items.
What’s in the vault appears to vary from town to town…so your vault may not be the same as your neighbors. It’s nice that the items will be available on discount…BUT keep in mind this will remove a bunch of items that have always been available from the store. So you’ve got to watch your vault and see what becomes available for you. (i will have a post up about what’s in the vault/what can be included)
And now onto the new items…
Pertaining to the Time Travel Event…
Certified Time Traveler Card- 90 Donuts during Act 1 (unlocks after you’ve completed the first round of friend actions.) This doubles your event currency you get from tapping neighbors. Don’t buy it…it’s a waste of donuts.
Remember Shovels are used for digging at the excavation site. You can earn them for free by completing tasks at Mom and Pop. Don’t buy them unless you have some kind of shovel emergency…
Cemetery Plot- 100 Donuts (Earns more shovels…so if you already have it be on the lookout for shovels from it) (Update: Sorry guys this was a little vague…the Plot doesn’t earn Shovels, Gravedigger Billy will. He’ll have a task at Mom and Pop’s to earn Shovels.)
Costs 80 donuts, and each prize originally cost at least 90 donuts. Here’s what’s inside…
And yes, before you ask…Should I Buy posts will be written…they always are. 😉
This Friday (June 2nd) is Donut Day! And once again TSTO is celebrating by making it rain donuts!
Yes, that’s right..for a brief moment (unless you buy the donut boat) it’ll rain donuts in Springfield!
You’ll also get a nice little Donut Day gift from EA…15 free donuts!
Beyond that you can purchase donuts and get a Scratch-R bonus…or buy donut themed items on rebate (the boat makes it rain donuts)
Here’s the detail on the Spawn Rates/Banks:
Spawn 1 every 3 minutes
Max in your town at once 30
So your town and bank is full every 4hrs….
Road to Riches
I’ll have a FULL post up detailing this. What it is/what each prize is/how you unlock each prize…
For now this is an additional daily challenge system..like a list of Aspirational items to spend your in-game cash on.
They’re not going anywhere. You’re not forced to do it. But should you chose to you can.
New strip of land available across the bottom of Springfield…runs from the Ocean to the right.
And that’s it my friends! Whew! All the details you need to know to get started on the Time Travel Event!
As always we’ll be back with more in-depth posts as we break each element of the event down ourselves. So, yes a calendar is coming. Yes, Should I buy posts are coming. Yes, the walkthrough is coming (tomorrow morning). And more!
What are your initial thoughts on the TTT (Time Travel Toaster) event? Any items you’re looking forward to getting? Thoughts on the slightly different gameplay? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!