Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
In our games, the snow is falling and TSTO is calling yoo hoo! It’s the most wonderful time of the year Tappers, Christmas in TSTO! And this year EA is insulting everyone with a true Sacrilegious Christmas…nothing says 2020 quite like this! Also always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…
Once again we see another multi-event in Springfield. So love them, or hate them, they’re still here. So let’s all try to make the best of this…
Anywho….things kick off with a series of 6s tasks for Homer, Marge and Maggie.
After you’ve completed the initial task you’ll kick off the 2020 Xmas Event!
Note: I’m still updating returning content, but wanted to get this out there for you guys to see the new stuff. Check back shortly for the returning content to be added (outside of Mystery Boxes, those are included here). Post will say updated and complete when finished.
First, remember this was an app store update available for download. So if you haven’t already done so, and you don’t see the Splash Screen above for your game, head to your app store and update TSTO. You may have to search the store for Tapped Out, as it doesn’t always appear on the update list initially…
Second, EA this is unacceptable…the Splash Screen should fill the space not have a giant void on the side of it…
Here’s EA’s event synopsis:
When the Movementarians return to Springfield just before Christmas, Homer gets sucked into the cult
again in the hopes of taking The Leader’s Spaceship to Blisstonia. Marge and Flanders try to save Homer
from the cult, but the Movementarians are too crafty, so they have to enlist the help of Rabbi
Krustofsky. The Rabbi calls in the big guns for help, Yahweh and Moses. Moses ends up falling into the
cult himself. Baby Jesus shows up to see what’s ruining his birthday and catches the eye of King Herod who wants to finish the job he never could before. Welcome to Sacrilegious Christmas 2020.
We should all know by now unless of course, you’re new to TSTO that the prizes for this event follow the same questline format to unlock as our regular mini-events do.
Just like every large event recently, this is not your typical Major Event. And there are pros and cons to that, and everyone will find their own pros and cons. And some people’s pro will be someone else’s con.
As always, I just ask that you have an open mind, and reserve judgment until we’re into the event. It’s 5 weeks long, it should be fairly easy to complete, you’ll unlock a bunch of new prizes and no crafting to grind through, so let’s just have some good old fashioned TSTO fun! And, as long as you don’t rush things, you won’t get bored because it’ll change each week!
Here’s the event schedule:
Act 1 Starts December 9th (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts December 17th (THURSDAY)
Act 3 Starts December 26th (SATURDAY)
Act 4 Starts January 4th (MONDAY)
Event Ends January 13th, 2021 (WEDNESDAY)
As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s . Once completed you’ll start the Space Cadet questline, which is the Act 1 story to follow. This is how you’ll unlock the Act 1 prizes.
Note: Some of you have mentioned you are having trouble getting the event to start. You need to download the latest update and the requirements for this are: Level 12 and you MUST have Bart and his Treehouse unlocked. It won’t trigger without those two.
The Ol’ Frazzle Dazzle Pt. 1
Homer: Click…and drag. Click…and drag. Click…and drag. Three items in the cart. Marge. Lisa. Bart. Woohoo! I’m done with all my Christmas clicking!
Maggie: *sucking sounds*
Homer: You know about Christmas?
Maggie: *sucking sounds*
Homer: Okay, what do you want?
Maggie: *sucking sounds*
Homer: One pacifier coming up! Clicked…and dragged! Free three-day delivery? Tell that to someone who started shopping before the 23rd! Verify shipping address? Who’s working for who? Nog break!
Make Homer Drink Eggnog- 6s
Make Maggie Verify Homer’s Shipping Address- 6s
Marge: Homer, you just drank a gallon of eggnog!
Homer: We need to finish it off. It’s Christmas Eve Eve — and we all know the government takes it away on the 26th. Why can’t we keep it until New Years?! It’s seasonal! Seasonal!
The Ol’ Frazzle Dazzle Pt. 2
Marge: I’ll pick up some more eggnog on the way back from the mall.
Homer: Remember to get more nutmeg, too! And more nog! And more nutmeg! And more nog!
Marge: Stop that!
Homer: It’s hard to get the balance right!
Marge: My sisters are coming over for Christmas so we need to finish putting up the decorations.
Homer: Your sisters? But Christmas is the season of love!
Marge: I’m taking the kids to see Santa. You can Christmas-ify the house until we get back.
Homer: I’m going to make our house a vision of Christmas electric cheer!
Make Homer Cause A Citywide Blackout- 6s
Make Marge Take the Kids to the Mall- 6s
Make Maggie Update Pacifier Quantity in Shopping Cart- 6s
Homer: *moaning* Blacking out the town was way funnier when it happened to Chevy Chase!
Movement Ad Truck: Feeling Frazzled? Join the Movementarians for a Frazzle-Free Holiday Feast!
Homer: I am feeling frazzled! I do love feasting! This ad truck knows me better than I know myself! Can you really deliver a frazzle-free holiday?
Recruiter: Yes! We at the Movementarians create a frazzle-free zone by removing frazzles, which are inter-dimensional grumpiness gremlins. We use our spaceship to dump them in a distant nebula.
Homer: You had me at spaceship! How much does this frazzle-free holiday cost?
Recruiter: The initial frazzle test is free. After that, it’s all-you-can-earn.
Homer: Did you say all-you-can-eat?
Recruiter: Sure, that too.
And this triggers the entire story premise for each act…
(and yes, just like I did for the past multi-events, I’ll be posting full dialogue for this one before each week is over)
Now let’s talk about what’s included…
Here’s the Act 1 Synopsis from EA:
While decorating the house for Christmas, Homer gets lured away by the Movementarians with the promise of freeing him from all his frazzles and delivering a frazzle-free holiday, not to mention a ride in The Leader’s spaceship. Marge returns home from Christmas shopping with the kids to discover Homer gone and a note left behind. She enlists the help of Flanders to save Homer from the Movementarians.
As Homer rises up the ranks of the cult, Patty and Selma join too. Marge and Flanders do their best to save Homer but are unable to lure him away.
DO NOT FORGET TO SCROLL UP AND DOWN IN THE TASK BOXES (PICTURED ABOVE) TO BE SURE TO COMPLETE ALL TASKS FOR EACH PART.
I’ll lay out specifically what you need to do for each part in the turbo tappin’ post, but I don’t want any of you to get messed up with this. So don’t forget to SCROLL!
Here are the prizes for Part 1:
Movementarian Ad Truck (Decoration)– Space Cadet Pt. 1 and 125
Mall Santa Wish Center (Decoration)– Space Cadet Pt. 2 and 125
Krusty Claus (Character)– Space Cadet Pt. 3 and 125
Towne Centre at Springfielde Glenne (Building)– Space Cadet Pt. 4 and 150
Movementarian Recruiters (Crowd Decoration)– Space Cadet Pt. 5 and 125
Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked.
Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
The Leader (New Premium)
Each Act will have a new premium character that will earn event currency. From what I can see, based on the info from EA, characters will be used throughout the entire event. So Act 1 will be used in Act 2, 3, and 4…etc.
Notice the store is laid out a little differently than in the past. I actually like this way…
-Donut Promotion is going to take you to the Cash for Donuts Bonus offerings available with Christmas (No characters, just extra donuts)
-Movementarian Compound is the new premium offering for Act 1
-Holiday 2020 Mystery Box is the for donuts Mystery Box (Donuts are 60 donuts each)
-Santa’s Wonderland is the for Tickets Mystery Box
-As you keep scrolling you’ll see returning holiday content available, including Christmas lights for houses!
Let’s break it all down further…
Here’s what’s included today:
Holiday Mystery Box- Mystery Box Token Only. Includes:
Santa Claus + Santa’s House
North Pole Monorail Bundle
Elf Lisa & Elf Bart
Candy Cave + Jack Frost
Ms. Claws Bundle
Christmas Tree Farm
Reindeer Burger Truck
Large Snowy Christmas Hill
The Snowed Inn
Plow Kings Plow
Mrs. Kodos Klaus
$5 Antler Rental
Evil Candy Cave + Krusty the Christian
Gingerbread Simpsons House
The Ghost of Christmas Past
Whiz Bang Toy Company
Rigellian Christmas Toy Workshop
Rigellian North Pole
Rigellian Christmas Spaceship
Jesus Carpentry Shop
New God Mr. Burns (unlocks statue during quest)
Mega Church + The Patriarch
Springfield Episcopal Church + Rumbleina
Mystery Box Tokens can be purchased via donuts (there’s 1 token available on the prize track for each Act, so 4 total)
Tokens are 60 Donuts each or you can get 5 tokens for 240 donuts.
Santa’s Wonderland- Costs 1 . Here’s what’s included in the Wonderland Box:
Ice Palace + Princess Martin
First Ever Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree Ralph
Gingerbread House + Suzanne the Witch
Small Snowy Christmas Hill
Exotic Petting Zoo
Krusty’s Kristmas On Ice
XMAS Trees Slightly Irregular
Fir Is Murder Christmas Tree
Santas Village + Santa Homer costume
Santas Little Helper
Santas Little Helper Topiary
Elf Day Care Door
Giant Snow Globe
Crazy Cat Sleigh
Santas Plane Sled
Egg Nog Bar
The Stable At The Inn
Ye Olde Chocolate Shoppe
Snake With Rudolph
Christmas Clams Fifty A Pound
The North Pole
Frosty the Hitman
The Peak Inn + Lyla
White Witch Burns
Flanders Frozen Car
Star Snowsuit Maggie
Kwanzaa Dr. Hibbert
Hot Squishee Station
Elf Toy Workshop Bell
Festive Light Plunger
Personalized Talking Astrolabe
Simpsons Gingerbread Couch
Springfield Skating Rink
Ski Lift + Stupid Sexy Flanders
King Winters Cave + King Winter
Annual Gift Man
Rotating Religious Holo Statue
Manger + J. Rigellian Christ
Rigellian Christmas Fireplace
Brother Faith Van + Brother Faith
Heavenly Swing Set + Jesus Christ
Temple Beth Springfield + Rabbi Krustofsky
Tickets are earned via Daily Challenges. You’ll earn 1, 2 or 3 tickets for various challenges. They will not appear as prizes for Daily Challenges UNTIL you’ve triggered the event start (so until you see the prize track). And then, if you have current tasks available they’ll still appear as donuts unless you clear it. Here’s what the Wonderland Challenges will look like:
So, while fun, this is not like the Stonecutters puzzles I was hoping for…
Returning Cash Items:
Burning Bush- $500 (some of you are asking about this and it’s bonus %. Yes the Bush usually comes with a bonus % and it usually costs donuts. In this case it costs cash and it still has the .5% bonus. So grab them while you can!)
All returning premium content will be available from today until the event ends on January 13th. Also, I’m not doing new SIB posts for the returning content (I may do the Mystery Box, but not sure yet). So I’ve linked the previous posts for you to review here. And I’ve also linked them on the Event Page for you to find later in the event.
So, YES the Holiday Light Facades are back! You can find them in this group:
Remember, these are just alternate looks for existing buildings in Springfield. These are NOT new buildings. Festive Light Plunger turns these off and on, or you can tap the house to switch the Facade.
Here’s the other returning premium content…
Festive Bundle– 50 Donuts
Christmas Market Bundle– 50 Donuts
North Pole Bundle– 50 Donuts
North Pole Monorail Accessory Bundle– 35 Donuts
Fever Bundle– 25 Donuts, includes cabin plus snowmen.
If you already have the cabin you’ll see…
Snowman Bundle– 45 donuts*
If you already have some elements you’ll see them individually appear…
Festive Carolers– 5 Donuts
Crowd of Elves– 5 Donuts
*Denotes available in Yearbook Mystery Box
There may be a couple of other premium bundle offerings available, but I can’t see them in any of my games. (I see icons for them in the game files, but no other info)
These are donut bundles available for CASH purchases (real life cash)..
Again, these are the US prices. This is what EA gets from the totals. Your pricing may be different and that as to do with VAT from Apple and Google, not EA. Pricing varies per country…
Item limits increased with Halloween, they have not been increased for Christmas.
And that’s it my friends. The details of Act 1 of the 2020 Christmas Event!
Your thoughts on the event? Thoughts on the content? Excited to see the storyline? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!