Springfield Jobs Update

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Those of you on iOS may have noticed you got an update today for the next TSTO Event, Springfield Jobs.  (Android, from what I can tell, hasn’t hit yet…It’s now on Android, same details apply.  Nothing will actually happen in game until tomorrow) While you’ve gotten the update NOTHING is different in Springfield.  Why?  Why can’t you start the new event?! Why?! WHY?! WHYYYYYYY!?

Well, EA is doing something a little different this time around.  Maybe to combat those who get the update a day late, maybe for other reasons… But this update won’t officially start (i.e. you won’t see changes in YOUR game, even if you’ve downloaded the update) until TOMORROW March 21st at 10am ET (1400 GMT).

So don’t panic!  The new event will be live before you know it.  For now, just relax and check out this awesome new Splash Screen! Shoutout to Super Safi for sending it over to me, as my Android doesn’t have the update just yet…

I’ll be back tomorrow once the update goes live with the rundown.  So don’t panic if you don’t see our usual 6:30am (ET) post on the site…I’ll have all the content ready to go once the event actually launches.

Feel free to use this post as an Open Thread to speculate…but remember this is still a Spoiler Free site.

P.S. Here’s the current app store description (thanks again to Super Safi)

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124 responses to “Springfield Jobs Update

  1. I’m disappointed EA waited until Wednesday evening to push out for iPhone.

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  2. Anyone else having a problem with the game freezing when collecting the 1st prize? I rebooted my iPhone and still freezes at same point when the first prize is collected.

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  3. I’m having problems with the redwood tree thingamajig. I’m on level 8 and it says ” done ” I don’t have the option to continue upgrading the darn true ! Any suggestions. Thanks all.
    Btw, this started last night.

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  4. I was a little annoyed by this TBH…I had yet to purchase the last St. Patrick’s Day item from the MB, and saw this update in the Playstore, and naturally panicked because I thought an event had started without me, so I instantly hit the update button, only to find that they end the 18th Amendment mini event if you choose to update…a day before the deadline. Maybe they ought to program in the end date for the prior event if they choose to do it this way again.

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  5. It’s live!

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  6. I had the rollback issue in November and got it again now. It’s important that you contact EA and let them know you have the issues. It’s also important to list ALL the issues (not just “rollback” but list all the things that don’t work) it took them 3 weeks to fix it, but I didn’t have to do a roll back and got everything fixed.

    This has to be the worst bug short of not loading. It’s a total disaster trying to complete quests when you can’t click on the character icon in the top left. Also having an almost full map and a tap radius of 1 takes FOREVER to clear your town. The fact that they have introduced this bug on multiple occasions without understanding how to stop it is maddening.

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    • I’m curious as to whether the issue occurs more frequently on specific devices (Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Sony, Huawei, Honor, Motorola, Nokia), device class (phone, tablet), configurations (app in internal storage/moved to storage card) or platforms (iOS/Android). Also, OS versions could be interesting (Android 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; I assume the vast majority of iOS users are running the latest version).

      @Alissa: How about a poll

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  7. Thanks! I knew you guys would have the answer. Check it again after breakfast it is.

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  8. Based on the buildings I saw in the spoilers, I really wish EA would open up another two or three rows of land in Springfield Heights (not to need land credit usage). I’m actually trying to have that be my fancy part of town, and I just don’t have the room up there for some of these upcoming things I want to put there.

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  9. Ooooh Gee!
    Sven Golly?!!!

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  10. “Currency collection is now faster due to the animation not going to the bottom-left counter but instead the currency just disappears.”

    Excellent update thank you EA!!!
    This has cut my collection time down massively! 😎

    Thanks for the info @LPNintendoITA ❤

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  11. Game rolled back yesterday (panic!!). Luckily arranged a call back from EA(UK) today and its been resolved very swiftly. Then had a panic that the update wasn’t working so reinstalled, still not working. Then noticed it won’t start until 14.00 GMT, phew!!

    Although, I wonder if we lose an hour of game play this weekend (like we do sleep) when we move forward an hour to BST (British Summer Time)?

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  12. Different platforms (iOS, Android OS, Amazon OS); and how each has received an In-Game Update faster then others (FYI I’m on Android OS Oreo 8.0.1); has obviously made this change necessary.

    Now there should be no complaints about In-Game Update (it’s all up to the Tapper logging into the Game App whenever they choose to); however; I wonder if this will solve prior Server Connection Issues, too?

    If Homer and other Springfield Characters (some new) are going to be Master Thieves, I wonder what Film(s) will be lampooned? I’m all for the original THE ITALIAN JOB starring Michael Cane (1960’s gem co-starring Benny Hill and plenty of Mini Coopers). 🇬🇧👍

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  13. Just a little step for IOS … i love this game but sincerly i’ve enought… every new event i need to re-install all the game… 1399MB not peanuts! Today, in Italy, h.12,5 pm i re-install everything, waiting 30m and nothing new: waste of time! Really EA cannot do nothing better for IOS system ?

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  14. I was stuck by a bunch of rolling “completed” old events and then had the 24 hour pieman task like someone else mentioned.

    The character button on the top left no longer takes me to the character and the irs isn’t functioning. When i tap it’s only one building or character instead of a range.

    Should i hope it all corrects itself once the event starts or reinstall the game now?

    Thanks!

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  15. of course! lmao.. why even bother releasing a new update if not making tasks/quests active in-game is beyond me

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  16. My iPad mini is peppyier. Seems to be faster? My KEM farm exp explosion got absorbed way faster after the update. I also noticed the master size dropped down to around 1.4 gb down from 1.8gb?

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    • Size is usually smaller once the snow melts. Winter updates are usually the largest every year.

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    • I notice the XP and money no longer flies across the screen, it just disappears and gets added immediately. Maybe that’s what you saw?

      Subtle but big improvement for game performance for longtime players with a lot of characters and buildings!

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  17. I hope that I will be able to play the event as I’ve been hit a second time by the rollback glitch one day and a half after finally getting a rollback. I immediatly requested another one but got no answer, and since the previous event is over and I somehow managed to finish it anyway, I don’t want to lose everything I unlocked. They have to find a way to fix our saves as progress is impossible when you know that even a rollback to a previous save might give you a day or two of normal gameplay that you’ll lose anyway when EA’s customer service (eventually, since it takes ages) rolls back your save.

    At this point, do we have a way to pressure them on the issue? It’s frustrating to be affected, but even more to know that this glitch is old and is still ongoing.

    Thanks for the post as I initially thought that the rollback glitch was preventing me for even starting the event’s quests.

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  18. I foresee that this is going to be a great event in terms of new content! I loved getting landmarks from Destination Springfield so I’m equally excited

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  19. Hello! I won’t have the last Duff prize for a few hours, and I want to go to sleep. If I download the update will I lose the opportunity to finish this mini event? Thank you everyone!

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  20. Looking forward to this update , seems a bit different

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  21. My mystery box left early! Was just getting ready to grab it got held up. Update took it away. 😦

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  22. Splash screen is already setting up for a disappointing event with zero female characters. Ten male characters? I can’t stand the simpsons gender ratio.

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  23. Based on that it goes live for those of us in eastern Australia at midnight. D’oh!

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  24. I and see the new splashback and the new description in the App Store, but there’s no options to update or download anything. Am I missing something, or should I just wait for 10am for the update to become available for me?

    I’m on iOS on my iPhone 6

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    • Nvm I toggled the app notification thing off and then on again in settings and the update notification for a few things popped up, including the simpsons update.

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  25. This site is currently unusable. The aggressive ads take me away each time to a new location after a minute or so with the only option of closing the browser and starting over.

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    • They’re not ads. It’s malware on your device.

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      • No, it isn’t. I’m a software engineer for an antivirus company, so I know that it isn’t and that my device is malware free. I have a longstanding static set of apps on my phone and not a single one of these apps is ad-supported. I’ve previously frequently visited the site on my phone without being bombarded with such popups.

        These popups occasionally suggest an infection and recommend installing an additional app – which gives you malware. So there’s a connection with malware, but it’s not caused by malware (on a PC things are likely a different matter).

        These popups are known for quite some time and are also known to be redirects originating from ads served to sites. https://forums.androidcentral.com/site-feedback-help/803050-android-central-website-has-malware-congratulations-youve-been-selected.html

        Last year my wife has been plagued by them on a Wiki covering Plants v. Zombies, now I’m seeing them on tstoaddicts and tstotopix.

        After I explicitly blocked JavaScript on tstoaddicts.com in Chrome it stopped on both sites. Either the ads are no longer being served right now or that’s an actual approach to protect oneself.

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        • I’ve done multiple scans on this site as has wordpress, they’re not originated from this site. And there’s not a whole heck of a lot I can do about it unfortunately…other than to say run a malware scan on your device and you’ll likely find the root. This was a big issue about 2 years ago, after we put that info out there it stopped happening…

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          • Malware on my device that is only and ever executing when visiting tstoaddicts? extremely unlikely explanation, as malware is rarely written that selectively. “pop up annoying Amazon scam offers only at tstoaddicts.com target:self”

            I believe the deep linking spam wormed into the deck of ads that we are being served from your advertising service.

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