Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
It’s 10AM here on the East Coast of the US and (aside from getting hit with our 4th major storm in less than a month) that means it’s time for the next event to start up in TSTO! If you haven’t already done so yesterday (or earlier this morning), be sure to download the newest update for Tapped Out from your App Store. If you don’t see it in your updates list, search your store for Tapped Out and you should see the update available.
This update is going to be FULL of characters (I count 18 brand new ones), loads of buildings, decorations and a whole lot of around the world fun! Those of you who were looking for items from England…you’re in luck! They’ll be in this update! Along with content from Mexico, Cuba, Italy, Ireland and more! This is a huge update with a ton of content! So let’s get to it! (Things kick off with a 6s task for Homer)
I’ll be updating this post as I go through the update myself. So while I did see the files last night and have a basic understanding of what’s in it, I won’t know specifics until I actually look at it in game. So for now, use this post as an Open Thread to discuss what you see and continue to check back on this post for all of the Springfield Jobs details for Act 1….
Once you’ve completed the Springfield Job Pt. 1 you’ll unlock Aristotle Amadopolis
Then you’ll be tasked with 6s tasks for Homer, Burns and Aristotle. Followed by another 6s task for Homer and Aristotle. (Completing this task will trigger new items to appear in the store) And then some dialogue will appear. Once you’re through that dialogue the event itself will trigger. You’ll then have to do 4hr heists.
Act 1 Prizes
Crafting unlocks with The Springfield Job Pt. 4. You’ll be tasked with placing Plunderer Pete’s (4hr build)…
For this event EA has done away with the Level Up option. Instead, new items will appear for each act. Here’s the list of craftables:
For Act 1 the Tappables are Justice Agents, they look like this…
They’ll unlock once you reach The Springfield Job Pt. 5.
Neighbor actions also unlock with The Springfield Job Pt.5. For this one you’ll have to send Criminals to neighbor’s towns.
To do this, when you’re in a neighbor’s town tap the mask icon in the top right corner of their screen….
I’m still looking into it to see how these payout…
You can also tap Justice Agents in a friends town and they’ll pay out 5 prize currency and 1 crafting per tap. You can tap 3/town…in addition to dropping criminals .
Much like Bart Royale, you’ll be given a “zone” around a particular building for each act. If you place craftable items within that zone you’ll earn more event currency.
For Act 1 that zone is around the first prize, the Museum of Super Fine Arts….
We’ve seen this in other events, in particular Wild West. Collect certain items from each Act to unlock special scenes
For Act 1 you need the Fine Arts Museum, the Cheese Truck, Gondola, Da Vinci Aircraft & Primo to unlock the special scene….
Returning/From the Vault (discounted)
Asian Wonders Box- 50 Donuts. Contains: Americatown w/Kumiko and Sailor Kumiko, Himeji Castle, Royal Tokyo, The Happy Sumo w/Akira, Mr. Sparkle, Chinese Acrobatic Theatre, Chinese Junk, Dragon Bundle (Yellow Dragon, Red Dragon and White Dragon) and Great Wall Tower
A Note About Placing the Gondola for The Springfield Job Pt. 6
For part 6 of the main questline you’ll be tasked with Placing the Gondola in the Bonus Area. The Gondola (a craftable) can ONLY be placed on Water. Fortuantely, it can be placed on River Tiles….so you don’t need the ocean.
In order to complete this task, place 2 River Tiles in a row in your Bonus Area around the Museum of Fine Arts. Then Place the Gondola on top of it.
And that’s it my friends! All of the details for Act 1 of The Springfield Job!
And before you ask….yes, we’ll have posts on:
Act 1 Calendar
Questline for Act 1
SIBs for Premium Content
Details on Crafting, Heists, Neighbor Actions etc
What are your thoughts on Act 1 of The Springfield Job? Thoughts about the characters? Buildings and decorations? Items you’re really looking forward to? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!