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!

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

  1. This theme is over, but I still have a task for Marge to do with Temperance, but Temperance is no longer available. I guess I did one task too soon. Will I always have this task floating there?

    • It’s possible. However, it’s likely Temperance will make a comeback in our games (either in a Mystery Box or as a direct purchase), so eventually you’ll be able to clear it.

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