Category Archives: 2014 Yard Sale

Add Friends for Christmas Fun!

With the Christmas Event ending, and this feed being quite full..we’ve started a whole new Add Friends feed here.  Comments on this post have now been disabled.

This Update has a Naughty or Nice feature when leaving gifts for your neighbors.  If you’re looking for one particular one be sure to write which one you’ll be in the comments with your user ID.  

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Christmas in TSTO…and we know Friends will play an important role!  So with that in mind we figured now would be the perfect time for a new Add Friends Feed….just in time for all the Christmas Fun!

So now…hit up this post with your Origin ID’s and Add Me Requests!  Who wants to be first?

Pssssst….If you’re looking for a thread to find neighbor-eenos who WON’T vandalize you check out this Add-Me page…now Graffiti free! 🙂

And remember…if you’re looking for ways you can THANK your neighbors for visiting, tell them you LOVE their designs…or even yell at them for stealing your designs…you can hit up our THANK YOU Thread!  The only place in the TSTO-verse where you can freely Thank and Admire your TSTO Friends and Neighbors!

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Last Chance Yard Sale

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a little reminder that the Yard Sale items will be leaving our games tomorrow (8/4) at 8:00 GMT (4am EDT) and once they’re gone they’re gone!  So if you wanted any items of Tapped Out past…make sure you make your purchases soon before they all go back into the EA TSTO vault!

Need a reminder about what’s in the Yard Sale?  A refresher course is below the fold…

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Where Did THAT Come From – Gorgeous Grampa

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How are all my favorite readers doing?  Wookiee back from a little life-enforced hiatus to do what I do with some WDTCF action.  I know these may not be everyone’s “cup of tea”, but I relish any opportunity to dish a bit on the origins of our stuff in TSTO.  For this edition, I thought it’d be fun to talk about one of the premium character skins from this year’s yard sale… Gorgeous Grampa.  If these posts are your bag, click more and we’ll be on our way.

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Where Did THAT Come From – Ninja Homer

You know, I was driving home today and saw a ton of signs for yard sales and my first thought was… I bet they don’t have Portland-inspired buildings, old men in wigs, ninjas and half naked Scotsmen.  Does that mean I have a TSTO problem?

Anywho… Wookiee back with another WDTCF courtesy of the re-released stuff EA decided to offer again.  My opinions may be mixed on everything being premium but it still doesn’t stop me from getting to talk about origins.  For this round, I had to cover Ninja Homer because who doesn’t love a ninja?

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Turbo Tappin’ Premium Stuff: 2014 Yard Sale

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’ve almost reached the final week of the 2014 Yard Sale and soon all those Limited-Time items will disappear once again!  So don’t forget you have until August 4th to make your final purchases & then they’re gone!  Looking for a little guidance on what to get, or if you should get anything?  We’ve got a bunch of Should I Buy Posts for you here…

All Things Mayan
Yard Sale Skins
Yard Sale Buildings
Yard Sale Decorations
Cool Brown House & Cool Homer
Fr. Sean

The neat thing about many of these items is that they come with a questline…or at least some mini dialogue.  I know many of you have been asking about these questlines & just what’s involved.  And since there’s no time like the present, let’s break them all down for you now.

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Should I Spend Donuts On Father Sean?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Yard Sale time in Springfield & what’s old is once new again!  But, with that limited-time label, and the added pressure of these being some highly coveted items, it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on.  But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

So far we’ve broken down the pros and cons of the Mayan Bundles, the pros and cons of the character skins, the pros and cons of the Cool Combo,  the pros and cons of the decorations and the pros and cons of the buildings, so what’s left?  Father Sean of course!

Wondering if you should add Father Sean to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm spend button, let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this rapping Catholic to your town…..

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Where Did That Come From: Cool Brown House & Homer

Hey there Hoppereenos. Having fun looking at all the cool new stuff the 2014 Yard Sale brought? Got your eyes on a few things? Well, I am here to give you a lil more detail on them and their Origin…

Cool Brown House Cool Homer style goatee

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The Yard Sale and the Conform-O-Meter

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Yard Sale time in Springfield!  What was old is once new again!  So just how do all those new/old items impact the Conform-O-Meter?  As we’re approaching the halfway mark of the event, I thought now would be a good time to take a look at how all of these items impact the Conform-O-Meter ratings.

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Yard Sale brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements (Level 42 did though!), it did bring a bunch of old items back into Springfield.  Let’s take a look at how these TSTO Classic items impact the conform-o-meter:

Item Cost Category Points
Ultra House 2 90 Donuts Indolence 10
Cool Brown House 120 Donuts Indolence 10
Mayan Calendar 300 Donuts (Combo) Vanity 100
Practice Snake 75 Donuts Vanity 100
Mr. Sparkle Billboard 30 Donuts Consumerism 10
Ice God 30 Donuts Vanity 10
*Helter Shelter does not impact the conform-o-meter

So there you have it my friends!  The complete rundown of how all of the Yard Sale Goodies impact the Conform-O-Meter.  Lots of new-old decorations/buildings to improve your ratings all around!

How’s your Conform-O-Meter doing?  Are you maxed out?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

Should I Spend Donuts On the Yard Sale Buildings?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Yard Sale time in Springfield & what’s old is once new again!  But, with that limited-time label, and the added pressure of these being some highly coveted items, it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on.  But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

So far we’ve broken down the pros and cons of the Mayan Bundles, the pros and cons of the character skins, the pros and cons of the Cool Combo and the pros and cons of the decorations, so now let’s take a look at the buildings of the 2014 Summer Yard Sale.

Wondering if you should add Helter Shelter or the Ultra House 2 to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm spend button, let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these buildings to your Springfield…..

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Yard Sale Decorations?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Yard Sale time in Springfield & what’s old is once new again!  But, with that limited-time label, and the added pressure of these being some highly coveted items, it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on.  But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

So far we’ve broken down the pros and cons of the Mayan Bundles, the pros and cons of the character skins and the pros and cons of the Cool Combo, so now let’s take a look at the decorations of the 2014 Summer Yard Sale.

Wondering if you should add the Mr. Sparkle Billboard or the Ice God to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm spend button, let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these bonus earning decorations to your Springfield…..

Mr Sparkle Billboard Melted Ice God
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