Turbo Tappin’ Buck Stops Here: Main Questline and Prizes

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ah the first update of 2018 is upon us!  Yesterday several little updates collided into one…topped off with a brand new mini event, The Buck Stops Here!

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini event is similar to the previous mini-events (like Homer the Heretic and the Most Dangerous Game before it), in that you’ve got to complete various tasks to unlock the prizes.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all the politcally inspired prizes…


 

Wel-Scare State Intro
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Make Conservatives Complain- x5 6s, Earns $35, 1xp Freemium and $50, 2xp Premium
Make Liberals Complain- x5 6s, Earns $35, 1xp Freemium and $50, 2xp Premium

Launches Event….

Wel-Scare State Pt. 1
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Make Lisa Shame Stonecutters- 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp
Make Springfielders Prep for Conserva-clypse- x5. 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp Freemium and $200, 55xp Premium
Earn Executive Orders- x150.  3hrs, Earns 15 Premium and 10 Freemium
Can send:
Lloyd
Rose
Rev. Lovejoy
Cletus
Quimby
Mr. Burns
Lisa

Completed task earns Capital City Plaza Hotel

Wel-Scare State Pt. 2
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Build the Capital City Plaza Hotel- 4hr build
Make Lisa Run the Liberal Convention- 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp
Earn Executive Orders- x250.  3hrs, Earns 15 Premium and 10 Freemium
Can send:
Lloyd
Rose
Rev. Lovejoy
Cletus
Quimby
Mr. Burns
Lisa

Completed task earns the Capital City Convention Center

Wel-Scare State Pt. 3
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Make Springfielders Buy Doomsday Kits- x5. 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp Freemium and $200, 55xp Premium
Earn Executive Orders- x350.  3hrs, Earns 15 Premium and 10 Freemium
Can send:
Lloyd
Rose
Rev. Lovejoy
Cletus
Quimby
Mr. Burns
Lisa
Homer

Completed task earns Birch Barlow:

Wel-Scare State Pt. 4
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Make Lisa Avoid Republican Screamers-  3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp
Earn Executive Orders- x250.  3hrs, Earns 15 Premium and 10 Freemium
Can send:
Lloyd
Rose
Rev. Lovejoy
Cletus
Quimby
Mr. Burns
Lisa
Homer
Birch

Completed task earns Animated Task for Quimby (Tend Dubious Plant):

Wel-Scare State Pt. 5
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Make Lisa Lead Arguments-  3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp
Make Springfielders Fight During Final Countdown- x5. 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp Freemium and $200, 55xp Premium
Earn Executive Orders- x400.  3hrs, Earns 15 Premium and 10 Freemium
Can send:
Lloyd
Rose
Rev. Lovejoy
Cletus
Quimby
Mr. Burns
Lisa
Homer
Birch

Completed task earns Springfield Hall of Records:

Wel-Scare State Pt. 6
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Build Springfield Hall of Records- 4hr Build
Make Quimby Document Failed Doomsday- 3hrs, Earns $135, 35xp

And that’s it my friends!  All there is to the Buck Stops Here mini event main questline.

What are your thoughts on the Buck Stops Here Mini Event?  Any prizes you’re looking forward to getting? Plans to design a Capital City area of Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

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61 responses to “Turbo Tappin’ Buck Stops Here: Main Questline and Prizes

  1. Buck Stops Here Mini Event – thank you for the Discount Stonecutters goodness, EA (every completists dream) 👍

    Political Satire, aside …. this Mini Event was more fun then Sunday’s Episode of The Simpson’s (am I the only Fan who lost interest in this Episode?)

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  2. Is there a post with the dialogue for this event? My sis was away and i started the event for her on her game, but forgot to screenshot the dialogue for her. Doh!

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  3. What is with all of the updates and why are they taking forever. 2 updates dropped today in my device. The first one took 6 hours to download and the 2nd is still going. I’m half tempted to delete my game all together (and maybe give it up all together). Anyone else having update issues? Newer phone, game on the SD card???

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    • My game is updating about twice a day. I’ve tried everything to get it to stop. I have 4 GB of free space on my iPhone. Nothing I can do about it. It is annoying. But mine only takes maybe 15 minutes to update. It does make me play less often if I don’t have time to wait for the updates.

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  4. I desperately need MORE LAND with this event – more government buildings is going to require some major renovations.

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  5. Might be the first time I get a character from an event and put him in storage. I just don’t want Limbaugh (or a parody of him) in my cute little town. And I even have Nixon! ;-p

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  6. Do they purposely use the recycling plant characters for these event quests? I typically get 15 donuts a day from recycling but these events are killing me!

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  7. My partner is level 15 and i have checked her Simpsons, her app store but she has not had the update. Can anyone advise please. All her characters are available but still nothing also uninstalled and re installed Simpsons again no update.

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    • As I understand it :-

      You need Mayor Quimby for the mini-event to start

      Town Hall and Mayor Quimby unlock at level 20

      Even if you tap like crazy, KEM farm or use the collider (may not come until later levels anyway) to level up quickly you’d still need to complete the previous level quests to trigger the unlock for the town hall.
      ( On that I may be wrong if you want to give it a try )

      Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you can get a heads up on the level quests here…
      https://tstoaddicts.com/walkthroughs/tapped-out-level-walkthroughs/

      Check the level 11-16 guide to see what’s complete and what’s still to come, and find Quimby in the level 17-22 guide

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  8. If and when I decide to stop playing this game, it’ll be because of all these Make Springfielders … tasks. ;-(

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    • I actually like those because you can send pretty much anyone and you only need 5-10 people. Just get rid of everyone you need for other tasks, like recycling or other quests, and then send characters you never use on those Make Sprinfielders… tasks. They are also good when you send everyone and they are done you can find them all in the same spot rather than roaming around your town looking for the finished tasks.

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      • The problem is that anyone with a premium costume gets set back to their default, so you either have to exclude them and manually send them on tasks, or find them and set them back after. Either way takes time.
        It’s especially annoying when the task is 4 hours long and you were about to send everyone on their 8 hour task before going to bed.

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  9. You know what I’d like?

    To be able to send any characters recycling… I can’t keep dividing them between events, episode tie-ins, and recycling.

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  10. Not sure if this was covered, but i started KEM farming yesterday and I don’t get the 220 KEMs to start with anymore, I just get all 14400 KEMs. Anybody else?

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  11. Am I the only one having trouble buying small amounts of donuts? I wanted to buy $5 worth but the only ones I have available are the $50 and $100 worth, I have never needed to buy that much as I do donut farming as well, so it bothers me if this is a new trick by EA to get us to buy more donuts. I tried with the premium Scratch-R but I keep getting the two lower ones for 9 or 6 donuts

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    • I have trouble justifying buying donuts lol
      Once I figured out what they were talking about here when they kept mentioning KEM (kwik e Matt) farming that is
      But if you don’t mind spending real $$ I hope someone helps solve the problem

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      • They did, thanks. It seems it was just a temporary glitch. I don’t usually spend a lot of real cash, just a little every once in a while or when it’s something I really want, but I also do the bonus tracks and KEM farming (which is hard because I am trying to save my money to buy some aspirational buildings, complete the Road to Riches and buy all the landplots, So far I have just been using the extra money I get from Krustyland)

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  12. I find it annoying that Lisa is required for both Buck Stops Here and STEM Vs. Them quests. I have to keep juggling what she’s doing so the two quest lines don’t get stalled for too long.

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  13. Getting number 1and 51 so I will have 90 donuts left should I save or spend?

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    • Number 51 is a full, premium, character for 10 donuts NET. No brainer. It’s a “rebate”, so you do need the 100 to spend to start. But – full premium character for 10 donuts? No brainer!

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  14. Josephine Kick@$$

    Definitely a lot of redesigning to do lol. My Stonecutters area has no room for the tunnels, but I managed to finagle the land to put one next to my area. I think it’s awesome the tunnel goes over road, I think we made an impact with all of our complaining over the spooky covered bridge lol. Very happy with EA over the tasks for the B.S. League & toggle feature! A lot to keep me occupied, happy camper here 😃

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  15. When I sent all my Springfielders to Prep for the Conserva-lyspe, I noticed the characters introduced during the Spy and Music events still are not included (ditto the Halloween 2017 characters). Yet characters from the Pride and Beauty Queen mini events as well the Xmas characters are included (and all those events occurred after the Spy event). Alaska Nebraksa and Adil also do not have the usual kid tasks of eating ice cream or going to the movies. It’s like EA completely forgot to add these characters to the Springfielders group.

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    • You say that like it’s a bad thing. I have over 150 characters, and whenever I get a bulk “Make/Send Springfielders…” task, it’s a real grind. I wish EA could program it so that if you only need to send 5 or 10 Springfielders on these bulk tasks, you can just pick 5 or 10, and then the rest of the characters can be sent on their normal tasks via the Unemployment Office.

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      • Or a “send all” button, but yeah to a counter so if you send the right amount it stops the rest from being locked to the task so the unemployment office actually helps.
        I also find that while it’s processing it takes an age to send each before you can tap and send the next, 400+ I’m getting bored now taps to deal with 100+ characters and a whole 30 ish of 160 odd sent off with one tap of said unemployment office

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    • Sometimes EA gets a bit lazy

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  16. I’m one of those players that started a few years ago after the initial stonecutters events. As such I’ve never had a shot at the lodge or all the skins. So here it is and I only have enough doughnuts for either the skins OTr the lodge. Are the skins useless without the lodge? Am I best to get the lodge first? Thanks!

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    • Definitely get the lodge first. It’s not necessary, but I find it more useful than the skins. I also missed out on the Stonecutters event, but I’ve had the lodge for a few years. I think it was given to us later on, or possibly offered for sale and I snapped it up. I bought 10+ skins to complete my sets, but they don’t do much besides earn premium levels of cash. I wouldn’t say they’re useless without the lodge… but I prefer getting cool buildings to characters you barely see

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    • Most of the stonecutters jobs are at the lodge. I would opt for lodge first followed by as many skins you can get on top.

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    • The lodge gives you number 1 as a character and also the building, when you complete his latte task (Springfield heights required) you will be rewarded with homers stonecutter skin.

      I also highly recommend you get number 51 (the little alien dude) he is a full character for only a net of 10 donuts, although you need 100 to buy him, you will get 90 rebate immediately after purchasing him.

      I don’t have the answers for the rest. Happy tapping!

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      • I already had both the Lodge and No.1, but I never got the Homer skin. Does anyone have the same problem, or know how to kick start the task that will get the Homer skin?

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    • I’m in a similar situation, though with KEM farming if I don’t miss too many rounds I should be able to get *some* of the skins if I get the lodge first. A little digging in this site and I have read that to get Homer’s Stone Cutter skin, you need the guy that comes with the lodge, which is why I’m getting it first, and then see how much of the rest of the stuff I can manage to get with a little luck and farming

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    • If you farm donuts these skins turn normal characters into premium increasing your collection rate. That amount of cash and money adds up over time.

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  17. Here’s irony for you. I started because you could play 100% freemium and would gaze longingly at premium items rarely having built up enough from daily tasks and mini games. Spending real cash would take days of consideration and was usually ruled out.
    A little while ago I finally understood KEM farming and had enough of a town to give it a go, getting 12m XP on a full days play and making wish lists for what was in store. Sometimes I’d miss a bit of tapping time or have a run of 2 bonuts time and again, not wanting to gamble and drop to only 1 I’d take them. As a result I’d sometimes find myself somewhat short for the wishlist and go getting sprinkles to be sure.
    Since I started KEM farming I’ve spent around 10 times as much as I did in the first 90% of game-time, and now I’m seriously considering a batch of 900 having used all my farmed donuts and the store bought top up on Christmas stuff.
    If you saw on the event is live thread I posted a montage of my store and have it all to buy, although I do already have half the mystery box prizes and crowds are a meh for me
    So the irony, I start KEM farming for free donuts and then spend an awful lot more real world cash as I crave extra sprinkles?!!

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    • I think that’s the intention with giving us so many ways to earn doughnuts. If you have to wait a week to get 1 or 2 then you’re going to be miserly with them or just blank out the premium items from your mind as you know you can’t buy them without real cash. For me the real dollar to doughnut value was always quite poor, so the temptation to spend real money is still quite low… I haven’t crossed over to being a paying customer but thanks to farming I tend to buy a lot of the main premium items for events. I usually hate Mystery Boxes in other games, but I’ve been buying every single item in them for the past 6 months as they offer a lot of items I could never afford before farming. I still weigh up my doughnut purchases though, and I skip anything I don’t like or I think is overpriced (Jesus from the Xmas event fell into both categories lol).

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    • Don’t do it at the expense of paying bills or buying groceries etc.

      Budget yourself (at the low number you calculate) that way you can see if you have any spare money left over to treat yourself to some in game donuts, otherwise don’t do it. Take care of all your real life needs first.

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      • I also recommend giving monorail farming a try. You have to grind to unlock Sebastian Cobb (new character with a few quest tasks) and then grind to get the monorail tunnel to springfield heights, but after that you can be rewarded with donuts. The first reward is 10 donuts. I tackle my main quest and do monorail farming on the side with the remainder of the characters needed and it’s effective. Enjoy 🙂

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        • Got the monorail yard and Jesse Grass, but most of the trades so far involve metal and most of the “staff” for that are tied with the event so not yet got 2 track pieces on todays run !!
          Maxed out on plastic and glass if I get chance to trade, plEAse !!

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    • You’ve just described me as well. The irony, indeed

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    • What is better KEM farming or purchasing a lot of Brown Houses??? (Considering one is an active player.)

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      • Depends how you play, I’ve got a few hundred assorted houses including about 100 brown to add income to fund KEM farming.
        If I get them early on then by the time I’ve tapped the rest and sorted tasks I’ll get another hit of cash, then back in around an hour for another claim or two.
        If you’re on 4 hour cycles or even 8 then blue or white houses make more sense ( got 100’s of those too) or even the expensive gulp n blows for a 4 hour payout.
        KEMs give huge amounts of XP meaning you level up quicker and get free donuts, but don’t make my early mistake and keep them for income.
        The more you build of anything the more they cost, but sell KEMs for 1/4 cost and the price goes back down.
        Safi wrote a post on KEM farming , find it here…
        https://tstoaddicts.com/2016/09/28/from-the-mouths-of-addicts-kwik-e-mart-farming-for-free-donuts/

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    • Freemim since the start and have been tempted to buy donuts loads if time but I haven’t , I have lots if premium items and get my donuts through daily challenges, pop balloons, railyard, and any were I can get them free, I love the game, am on level 496 and with Patience can get all the premium characters and more, just before Christmas I had collected nearly 400 free donuts and had a great spending spree, I have about 150 donuts saved still, freemium/premium! Just enjoy the game, don’t break the bank

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    • exactly same here.

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    • Pretty much me, but havent KEM farmed as of now.

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  18. That last comic makes it sound like this is a little set up for a massive event. I don’t know if it will be stonecutter centered but it could be.

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