Category Archives: Buildings

Springfield Showoff: Rommelwood Academy

Note: There were a few submissions (from Showoff regulars) I forgot to add last night, so I’ve added them in now…so take another look through to see a few you may have missed…

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we find ourselves sometimes forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU. So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small. Brag about it to the world. We want you to. (That and Bunny loves to see other designs and get inspiration from it.) Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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Rommelwood Academy/St. Patrick’s Day 2017 and the Conform-O-Meter

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Tomorrow’s the day the Rommelwood Academy mini event is slated to leave our Springfield’s, so I thought now would be a good time to look back at how all of the items added (new and old) for this tie-in impact our Conform-O-Meters.

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 Rommelwood event (and St. Paddy’s Day) brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a few new and old buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Cadet Lisa

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Well my friends, we’ve arrived at the end of our Rommelwood Prize breakdown posts, since we started with the last two prizes first. We’re finally onto covering Cadet Lisa, the badass of Rommelwood.  Any girl that can hang upside-down by her legs on the Eliminator, is a true badass.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the fourth prize, Cadet Lisa. What she does and how you unlock her…



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Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Barracks

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Back with another Rommelwood Prize breakdown.  This time we’re breaking down the third prize (the Barracks), the sleeping quarters of Rommelwood Academy…important because Lisa needs to listen to those cassette tapes from Marge somewhere.  (plus I like dating myself by saying cassette tapes…ah the 90s!)

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the third prize, the Rommelwood Barracks.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Rommelwood Academy Prize Breakdown: Rommelwood Academy

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So now that we’ve covered the last prize of Rommelwood, let’s go back and cover the first prize!  Why?  So that when EA re-releases it in 6 months (for donuts) I’ll have a post to refer new players back to… 😉

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Left, Right, Left questline you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the first prize, Rommelwood Academy.  What it does and how you unlock it…


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Should I Spend Donuts On Hangar 18?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Hanger 18 to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Alien hangar to your Springfield…

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Gil’s Hellfish Deal: Details and Should You Buy

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Ol’ Gil is back in Springfield…he couldn’t stay away too long!  This time he’s bringing us a deal of Hellish proportions…

Yes, Gil’s peddling a fun little Hellfish Bundle this time around.  Fits in nicely with our military inspired items from Rommelwood.  This bundle includes costumes for Grampa & Mr. Burns, as well as a couple other Hellfish items.

So let’s take a look at this deal, what’s involved and determine if you should spend your donuts on it… Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts On the Discounted and Returning Premium Rommelwood/St. Paddy’s Items?

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Two little “events” going on in Springfield right now.  One is education…military education..inspired. And the other is seasonal, as today is St. Patrick’s Day. Of course any update (no matter how small) these days means premium content is back in our stores from events past, and often with a discounted price tag.

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add any of the Rommelwood or St. Patrick’s Day discounted or returning premium items to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this throwbacks to your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Leopold and the Enriched Learning Center?

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The military event, long teased in the app store descriptions, as finally hit our towns and the kids of Springfield are about to get schooled at the finest Military Academy virtual money can buy…in Springfield.  Yes, Rommelwood Academy is here with all the drills, in your face spitting yelling and military inspired premium items our pocket-sized Springfields (and wallets) can handle.

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Leopold and the Enriched Learning Center to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this classic bracket battle tested character to your Springfield…

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St. Patrick’s Day 2017 Offerings Available Now

Update 3/21/17: Many of you are reporting the items left the store early according to your in-game timers.  While, this post indicates the items leave the store on March 21st (today), it is EXTREMELY important for your games to provide players with accurate information.  Including on the game timers.  The best thing I can tell you to do is contact EA.  Let them know the timers were incorrect.  Hopefully that will cause them to fix the problem.
While we try to always let you know the end dates for items, you shouldn’t have to rely on a website (that’s not run by EA) to tell you when something leaves the stores.  That’s why there are timers in the games.  So it’s really important that EA fixes this issue. 

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A Happy St. Paddy’s Day to everyone!  St. Patrick’s Day, the one day where everyone’s Irish!

So EA decided to release the annual St. Patrick’s Day content on St. Patrick’s eve here in the US…an excuse to break open the green beer a few hours early!

Anywho, despite not turning the rivers green this year, EA has brought back loads of items from St. Paddy’s of the past and given us one new (free) addition for 2017.  Let’s take a look… Continue reading