Love and War Act 1 is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know (Updated and Complete)

IMPORTANT NOTE GLITCHES ABOUND: There’s currently a glitch with Libido, the cash item!  DO NOT BUY HER AT THE MOMENT!  If you purchase her you’ll get the donuts but not the character, this will have to be fixed by EA.  If you’ve ALREADY purchased her, contact EA to have them correct the issue. (they can add her directly to your game)  If you’re still having an issue going that route, contact your App Store (iOS, Google, Amazon etc) and ask them for a refund because they didn’t deliver on the promised items.
If you purchased a character and they’re missing in your Springfield….CHECK YOUR INVENTORY for them first!  This includes Libido.  If you’re still missing the character then contact EA.
Also, it appears (at least at the moment) that there’s no donut exchange for Mystery box tokens.  That may be corrected when the event ends, or may be corrected with a patch.  Just sit tight on that one if it’s impacting you.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air!  Although maybe not so much in the Simpsons’ household…
Love and War is the latest event to hit our pocket-sized towns, and it’s an all-out romance novel affair!  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 and Moe.  

After you’ve completed the initial task you’ll kick off the Love and War Event!

Note: I’m still adding to this post, but I wanted to make sure I got the intro stuff out there for y’all.  Keep checking back as this post will be updated throughout the next hour or so (takes a while to add everything).  It’ll say updated and complete when all the info is added.  Thanks!

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, if you’re looking for details on what’s to come (beyond this first Act), so you can prep donuts, etc..check out the Spoilers post here.

Now on with the details for Act 1!

Here’s EA’s event synopsis:

Homer gets kicked out of the house after leaving Marge alone at home on Valentine’s Day. As a way to
cope, Marge gets back to writing her romance novels, but soon discovers that her literary creations have come to life. Literally!
Things are going great until Marge’s leading lady, Temperance Barrows, falls for Artie Ziff. But Marge has no plans of sitting on side-lines while watching her protagonist wind up with a villain, so she uses her literary device to write a new script for Temperance.
Things eventually come to a head when Marge has to break up the Temperance/Artie wedding, through
any means necessary! Even if that includes writing in some not-so-great characters from her novel to
see this thing through.

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 February 3rd (WEDNESDAY)
Act 2 Starts February 12th (FRIDAY)

Act 3 Starts February 21st (SUNDAY)
Act 4 Starts March 2nd (TUESDAY)

Event Ends March 10th, 2021 (WEDNESDAY)

As I stated above, the initial quests are 6s .   Once completed you’ll start the Stranger Than Eviction 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 15 and you MUST have MARGE unlocked.  It won’t trigger without those two.

The Only Thing Happening

Homer: Moe, I got two tickets to the Superior Mega Ultra Slam! It’s the most superlative-laden Slam ever!
Moe: Two tickets, eh? This may be a good time to remind you that you haven’t paid your superior mega ultra bar tab in over a year?
Homer: Quality hint, Moe, but I already invited someone else.
Moe: I understand. This weekend is for couples.
Homer: Lenny and I do make a great couple. Now if I could only make Carl understand.
Moe: Lenny?! Don’t you know what this weekend is?
Homer: Of course, I do. It’s the weekend of the Superior Mega Ultra Slam.
Moe: Homer, the Bartender’s Pledge requires me to tell customers the truth. And to wipe the bar regularly with Pledge. So, the truth is that this weekend …you and Lenny are going to have a great time at the Slam. *wipes the bar*
Make Homer Show Off His Tickets- 6s
Make Moe Chuckle Under His Breath- 6s
Marge: Here’s a very sexy breakfast for a very sexy husband. Look, I formed the bacon into the shape of a heart.
Homer: And I know what these sunny-side-up eggs are supposed to be. *purrs*
Marge: They’re just eggs.
Homer: Exactly. *devours*
Marge: So, about this weekend. I was thinking we could go on a couples’ retreat. Luann and Kirk went last year and said it did wonders for their relationship.
Homer: What do they know? They’ve been divorced and remarried so many times I’ve lost count.
Marge: You mean once?
Homer: Woah, slow down Einstein. Besides, we can’t go to a retreat this weekend. I already made plans.
Marge: You remembered? Oh, Homie, that’s a gift in and of itself. I really thought you were going to forget.
Homer: I would never forget something this important. Lenny would kill me.
Marge: Lenny?! Don’t you know what this weekend is?
Homer: Uh oh. Marge, did you take the Bartender’s Pledge, 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:

Homer brags to Moe about acquiring tickets to the Superior Mega Ultra Slam wrestling event but invites Lenny instead of Moe. In retaliation, Moe opts not to remind Homer that this event is taking place on Valentine’s Day weekend.
Homer later realizes he’s forgotten the holiday, but instead of changing plans he invites Marge to the
wrestling match. When Marge declines, she makes a sarcastic remark suggesting that Homer and Lenny
should go anyway. Homer misinterprets and leaves Marge home alone on Valentine’s Day to attend the
When Homer returns, Marge promptly kicks him out and decides to work through her feelings by writing
more of her romance novel, The Harpooned Heart. Things are going great until a knock on the door
reveals that the characters from her novel are literally coming to life!


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!

Currency Act 1:

Here are the prizes for Part 1:

Love Tester (Decoration)– Stranger Than Eviction Pt. 1 and 115

Mystery Box Token– Stranger Than Eviction Pt. 2 and 155

Harpooned Heart Billboard (Decoration)– Stranger Than Eviction Pt. 3 and 115

Temperance’s House (Building)– Stranger Than Eviction Pt. 4 and 155

Temperance (Character)– Stranger Than Eviction Pt. 5 and 195

Questline, which I’ll post later, will show how each is unlocked. 

Characters who can complete tasks for Act 1:
Esme (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. 

Characters earn:

5 /4hrs for Freemium
8 /4hrs for New Premium


The Store

Notice from the event store screen you can find all the new content, returning content, and new donut promo…

-Donut Promotion is going to take you to the Cash for Donuts Bonus offerings available with this event.  In this case, no bonus donuts just a character (I’ll cover that below)
-Esme and Books! Books! is the new premium offering for Act 1
-Everything else is returning content.
-If you have the Mystery Box available for you, you’ll find it in here as well.

Let’s break it all down further…

Here’s what’s included today:

New stuff…

  Esme Delacroix & Books! Books! And Additional Books!- 150.  Will earn event currency for the entire event.


Mystery Boxes…

 Love and War Mystery Box-  Mystery Box Token Only.  Includes:
Shady and the Vamp
Marriage Counseling
Miss Tillingham’s School
Snuggler’s Cove
SheShe Lounge
Howard’s Flowers
Le Krusty Burger
Swanky Fish
Phineas Q. Butterfats
Vicki Valentine’s School of Dance
Chazz Busby Ballet Academy
Springfield Opry House
St. Sebastian’s School for Wicked Girls
Madame Chao’s
Tabitha Vixx Stage
Springfield Episcopal Church
Discouver Vancouver Bus

The Mystery Box requires tokens to unlock.

Mystery Box Tokens can be purchased via donuts, there’s also 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. (At least that’s what it should be…need to double-check this in one of my lower level games…I have all the items in my main game)

Returning Cash Items:

Valentine’s Day Tree- $760

 Cherub Topiary- $3,500

Returning Premium:

All returning premium content will be available from today until the event ends on March 10th.  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. 

Here’s the returning premium content…

Valentine’s Balloons 5

Cherub Bird Bath 10

Valentine’s Pond* 30

Cozy Hammock* 40

PaZIFFic Princess 40

I Choo Choo Choose You Train* 50

Animatronic Bears* 50

Tongue-Kiss Point 55

Up, Up, and Buffet!* 90

Bookaccino’s* 100

Hootenanny Barn & Luke Stetson* 100

Marge Sculpture Garden & Young Artie 175

Roller Rink & Young Marge 199

*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)

Donut Offerings:

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…

Libido- $9.99 USD + a Tray of 132 Donuts.  Libido is a FULL character for TSTO.

Item Limits

Item limits last increased during the 2020 Halloween Event, they have not been increased for this event.

And that’s it my friends.  The details of Act 1 of the 2021 Love and War 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!

67 responses to “Love and War Act 1 is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know (Updated and Complete)

  1. Hi, is there any news if Gil is going to visit this event?


  2. Regarding the item limit, is there a page that state what the current limit is? I know from your post that it hasn’t increased, but nothing to put it in relation to what warning I get in my game (I’m close to 1190 objects).

    Apologies if this is obvious. The search function is not yielding useful results so far. I continue to find this website very valuable and thank you for the effort you all put in maintaining it 🙂


  3. Wish they had brought back the Coconut Babaloo back. It was the first event that happened when I knew TSTO app existed. I only have the rundown version. Wish TSTO would bring back some of the content before then instead of just the coins.


  4. Hi
    Not sure where to post this question so hope this is OK…
    I’ve been playing for a few weeks (on level 46) and just got the new event. All good.
    Still have the Christmas and New Year event tasks in my task list and can’t get rid of them. It still even has the info that the events end on Jan 13 and Feb 3 but they haven’t disappeared. Any idea how I can get them to go away please?


    • Yes they won’t go away until you complete the task. What happens with taped out is even if the event is over but you’ve started a task it will let you finish to earn the prize.


  5. I am not sure dealling with EA’s help is good for the health. I have been going full time with them for 6 weeks regarding the Ice Palace. I noticed l had ice princess martin skin but no ice palace. I missed getting it the first time around..I asked if it was ever in the yearbook…it never appeared in mine..after weeks of back and forth they put an ice princess skin in my inventory…which l already had. It is a war of attrition…but they finally wore me down…l gave up😁 So best to just enjoy whats offered in this event…Have fun with it everyone.


  6. Great rundown post, thanks! I had a couple ?’s, when I got prom night homer in both my games, he disappeared & wasn’t in my inventory or as a Homer costume.
    Groundskeeper Wilma can’t rake leaves, have rakes around but it’s just blank when that comes up in both games.
    Thanks for any suggestions!


    • Prom time Homer is a skin for teenage Homer. So if you don’t have him the skin won’t work.
      I think the rake leaves is done at Shelbyville elementary. So if you don’t have that building that may be why it’s not working.


  7. Okay I need help understanding the new (for me) … Mystery box using tokens (the red coins). I see this event in general will give my 5 red coins yet my token box has 10 items. So does that mean I have to use my donuts to get more red coins for this token box. Help me .
    .. should I do that. Your thought on this please.


  8. I don’t see the mystery box in my game which I know usually means I have everything but I don’t remember seeing shady and the vamp in our games before or my game at the least.


  9. Just bought Libido with no problems. I like this character a lot look forward to the story line. Liking all the prizes.


  10. Got Prom Time Homer from Mystery box but it doesn’t unlock Teenage Homer so it is stuck in my inventory. Trying to take it out gives error that I don’t have teenage homer.


  11. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.


  12. Snow gone … ✔️ 😎
    Missing tasks available again … ✔️ 😁
    Glitch of neighbours unable to tap anything fixed … ✖️ 😶 😵

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Been trying to buy Libido but it just keeps coming up with an error. Same error comes up if I buy any donut package.
    I might soon try to switch devices and try to purchase her on another device.


    • Ok i figured the problem, my device wasn’t logging into the store. I simply restarted my device and the purchase went just fine


  14. Did the update fix the missing tasks?

    Liked by 2 people

  15. The mystery box has items we just got in the game, with no romantic connections like the Episcopal Church and the Vancouver Bus but not Scratchy’s girlfriend?!? Grrrrrrrr.


    • I was kind of hoping it would be just couples in the mystery box like Ms. Mouse, Mrs. Scratchy and Strawberry. The Episcopal Church comes with Rumbleina who is the wife to Dr. Bonebreak. This is the first time since the wrestling event that I already have all the items in a mystery box.


      • Well that makes sense for the church. I only have Gloria and Le Krusty Burger in my mystery box. When Mrs. Scratchy came out I was still a premium player and didn’t spend the donuts. Big mistake. Between that, and how long I waited for Nikki McKenna to come back, lesson learned- if you want it, get it the first time around!


      • Santos

        Mrs. Scratchy is definitely 1 Character I don’t have that I wish EA could’ve brought back (right up there with Evil Shopkeeper & the Mayan Character Skin for Crazy Cat Lady) maybe we should all ask EA. 🤔


    • I got groundskeeper Wilma from the mystery box but she comes without the Shellbiville elementary which I don’t have since I didn’t play that event, but now I can’t continue her questline


      • Bopsly

        I thought Groundskeeper Wilma with Shellbiville Elementary was in the Regular Mystery Box. 🤔

        Alissa is correct in that for every booboo you need to contact EA (this should be a Character Combo).


    • SB GIBBS

      At least you got a new Mystery Box, imagine how Long Time Tappers feel earning 155 Event Currency for a Token and only getting 12 🍩’s for your efforts. 🙄

      Liked by 1 person

  16. There’s enough New Content to keep me ☺️

    There’s returning Content which I think Noobs will appreciate (Valentine’s Trees, Cherub Planters) ☺️

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Do the game updates launch at the same time worldwide? Im wondering why I am not getting the starting dialogue to begin the Valentine’s event… it’s about 5pm on Wednesday. Is this a glitch? I have already uninstalled and reinstalled the game hoping that would fix it, my splash screen is the updated screen with marge Flanders and sad homie but no event tasks to complete… what should I do? Please help


  18. Unlocked the Homer Reunion character via the event mystery box, but he does not appear in my town. It also shows that his character is still not unlocked in the character categories under A Classless Reunion.

    I cleared my mystery box and it no longer appears as I technically unlocked everything. Weird glitch, may need to contact EA.


  19. I had the same problem when buying Libido. I found her in the character inventory.


  20. Weird. I’m on an Amazon Fire and got Libido just fine. However, when I cashed in a Mystery Box Token, I got Teenage Homer, but then he didn’t appear in my town. He’s not in my Census, in my stored items, and didn’t show up in my Trophies as having been gotten. I cleared out the rest of my items, the Mystery Box has now disappeared, and he still hasn’t shown up. I figure I’ll wait a day or two to see if there’s an update to fix this and, if not, then I’ll contact EA’s support.


  21. Just bought Libido. Worked for me with no glitch.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. I still don’t have the update yet? The App Store shows the new Splashscreen icon but no update button and I still have snow in my town. Does anyone know how to fix this?


    • conradpirimona

      What platform are you running
      Android OS
      Amazon Kindle

      Sometimes you have to search for the Game App in your App Store, located and Update, Login and you should see new Splash Screen + Event already starting.


  23. In Belgium and the tasks won’t start. Any clues why I can’t start the event?


    • did you download the update from the app store?


      • New player, don’t have Marge yet… boo


        • Uhm…WOW…you are new. Welcome to the mayhem.

          Liked by 1 person

        • TallSpiderCandy

          Welcome to the game!!! 🙂This site is awesome and will be extremely helpful, making your game play much more fun – wish I would have found it sooner, would have saved me a lot of frustration and time. Happy tappin!! 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

          • I was actually posting for a friend, I’m lvl 939 daily player since the release of the game. Ive followed the blog for years now and HAVE found it incredibly helpful indeed! I can’t believe I forgot what’s it’s like to be a new player and that certain characters needed to be available 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️ I’m just so used to everything as it is now at max lvl that it slipped my mind Marge isn’t available till a little ways into the game (I literally have no clue what lvl she comes out at 😬😳) but thanks everyone for the welcomes, I’ll pass along the message!


  24. I still haven’t got the update yet? The App Store has the Icon/Splashscreen but no update button, still have snow in my town. Any ideas on how to fix this?


  25. I got libido no problem
    It definitely was lagged out after the refresh and she was in my inventory box.

    Not saying it’s all good, but I just bought. Before reading this


  26. I had the game glitch when I bought Libido Lisa. I closed the game and reopened it and found her in my inventory. I then placed her and started her tasks. Check your inventories just in case.

    Liked by 1 person

  27. I bought Libido before seeing this post. I had no issue with the purchase.


  28. There’s a glitch with Libido not showing up when you buy her with donuts.


  29. Has anyone else bought the donut offer with lisa? I did and got my donuts but no character.


  30. No donuts for mystery box token 😢


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