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Addicts Want to Know: Rollback Glitch

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Unfortunately, it looks like the dreaded rollback glitch is spreading…and like wildfire!  We posted about the glitch here back in March. Actually a month ago today.  We gave you guys the steps to contact EA to have your games rolled back, and many of you reported that the rollback from EA helped but EA also said a patch was coming.

Well….that was a month ago.  To date, no patch has hit the games and the glitch is impacting more and more players each day.  Not only that, y’all are posting various reports from EA customer service.  Some are saying they won’t roll your game back, some are saying they will.  Some of you are saying EA says a patch will be here by the end of the week (that was several weeks ago now), while others are saying EA doesn’t know when it’ll be fixed.

It’s a HUGE mess!  Leaving loads of you ticked off and ready to leave a game you’ve been playing for years over it.  Need more proof?  Look at the app store comments for Tapped Out! Players are pissed about this and rightfully so!

It’s enough to make me break out my Angry Socks again…

EA needs to get their act together and fix it, because the worse it gets (the more players impacted) the more likely people are to stop playing TSTO.  I know personally, while not currently impacted, I’ve been playing TSTO for nearly 6 years and blogging for nearly 5 years and if I get hit with the glitch I’m walking away.  It’s just not worth it to me.  The THOUSANDS (and I mean thousands) of dollars I’ve spent on this game are not worth it for the frustration of not being able to play.  And I don’t blame anyone of you that quits over this stupid bug. It’s been long enough, it should be fixed by now.

So here’s what I want to do now.  We’re going to spend a good chunk of time on Saturday’s Addicts Live talking about the Rollback Glitch and I wanted to get some feedback from y’all on your experiences with it to use on the show.  So if you could take a minute to answer the series of poll questions below (if they apply to you, don’t answer if they don’t apply to you) and feel free to share more about your experience with the Glitch in the comments below….

Thanks guys!  And be sure to tune into Addicts Live on Saturday April 14th at 12pm ET to participate in the conversation about the Rollback Glitch. (don’t worry we’ll be talking about Springfield Jobs too)

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A Note About Arthur Fortune…

Update: An in-game update came through this morning (April 11th), and now Arthur can/will do heists.  So EA has corrected their error.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Real quick, so we don’t get a million questions/comments on the same issue.  Arthur Fortune hit our games this morning and, as of right now, Arthur Fortune does NOT help with heists(And this was not the character I was talking about in my heist character post yesterday)

Despite what the store says, he will not help with heists.  Even after you finish his questline…

Hopefully, this is something EA will correct like they did with the Pope.  But for now know that Arthur WILL NOT help with heists.  If it changes I’ll update this post to let you know.

And for those asking….yes, a Should I buy post will be written.  No, it won’t be today, and not likely tomorrow.  Loads of content ahead of him I have to write still…so please be patient.  It’ll be up soon. 

TSTO App Store Update Available

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

There is an app store update available in your store (iOS/Android/Amazon).  This is NOT for new content.  My guess is this is an attempt to fix the Rollback Glitch many of you have been having.

You’ll have to let me know if this attempt is successful…

If you don’t have the glitch, you’ll still need to download the update. This way your game will be on the same version as your neighbors (and it won’t impact your tapping).

Those of you with the glitch you’ll have to let me know your results with the update!

The Springfield Job Is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s 10AM here on the East Coast of the US and (aside from getting hit with our 4th major storm in less than a month) that means it’s time for the next event to start up in TSTO!  If you haven’t already done so yesterday (or earlier this morning), be sure to download the newest update for Tapped Out from your App Store.  If you don’t see it in your updates list, search your store for Tapped Out and you should see the update available.

This update is going to be FULL of characters (I count 18 brand new ones), loads of buildings, decorations and a whole lot of around the world fun!  Those of you who were looking for items from England…you’re in luck!  They’ll be in this update!  Along with content from Mexico, Cuba, Italy, Ireland and more! This is a huge update with a ton of content!  So let’s get to it! (Things kick off with a 6s task for Homer)

I’ll be updating this post as I go through the update myself.  So while I did see the files last night and have a basic understanding of what’s in it, I won’t know specifics until I actually look at it in game.  So for now, use this post as an Open Thread to discuss what you see and continue to check back on this post for all of the Springfield Jobs details for Act 1….

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Springfield Jobs Update

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Those of you on iOS may have noticed you got an update today for the next TSTO Event, Springfield Jobs.  (Android, from what I can tell, hasn’t hit yet…It’s now on Android, same details apply.  Nothing will actually happen in game until tomorrow) While you’ve gotten the update NOTHING is different in Springfield.  Why?  Why can’t you start the new event?! Why?! WHY?! WHYYYYYYY!?

Well, EA is doing something a little different this time around.  Maybe to combat those who get the update a day late, maybe for other reasons… But this update won’t officially start (i.e. you won’t see changes in YOUR game, even if you’ve downloaded the update) until TOMORROW March 21st at 10am ET (1400 GMT).

So don’t panic!  The new event will be live before you know it.  For now, just relax and check out this awesome new Splash Screen! Shoutout to Super Safi for sending it over to me, as my Android doesn’t have the update just yet…

I’ll be back tomorrow once the update goes live with the rundown.  So don’t panic if you don’t see our usual 6:30am (ET) post on the site…I’ll have all the content ready to go once the event actually launches.

Feel free to use this post as an Open Thread to speculate…but remember this is still a Spoiler Free site.

P.S. Here’s the current app store description (thanks again to Super Safi)

In-Game Updates: New Event Teaser & Homer is Where the Art Isn’t Episode Tie-In

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Yesterday, saw a very minor in-game update to our games which launched a little teaser for our next event!  According to the files, the next event is tentatively called The Springfield Jobs.  We’ll see what actually happens when it hits…

And today, just a little while ago, saw a new episode tie-in to work our way through for Sunday’s new episode of The Simpsons….”Homer is Where the Art Isn’t”.  So let’s take a look at both updates and what changes they’ve made to Springfield…

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Yes, Virginia, the Servers are Down (for Some)…

Update: 10:45am ET March 2nd….”sticking” this to the top of the site as some of you are having server issues again.  Use this post to discuss.  All the same links still apply.  However, I have not seen an update regarding the outage on EA’s Twitter as of yet.  I’ll keep checking and keep you informed. Continue reading

Land “Glitch”

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just popping in real quick with something….two new rows of land were added with this event.  However, it currently appears that for the two new rows (and the two new rows only) you can only purchase them with the free land tiles.  You cannot spend cash on those two rows of land.

You can, however, spend cash on older rows of land.  So if you haven’t gotten to those two new rows, you’ll still be able to purchase land for cash. 

As of right now it applies to everyone, so don’t think it’s just your game.  Some are speculating that it’s a glitch, others are saying it’s a permanent change.  Personally, I say only the coding team at EA knows for sure what their intention was.  If it changes in the next couple of days, well then it was likely a bug in the coding.  If it doesn’t, well then it’s intentional.

My gut feeling is, it’s intentional.  A way to slow everyone down in buying land…but what do I know?

Anyway…just wanted to let you know you’re not going crazy and yes, it’s happening to everyone.  And the only thing to do right now is to wait and see what happens….

Bart Royale (aka Homergeddon) is Live! (Updated and Complete)

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The latest event is live on both iOS and Android (Amazon users…you’ll have to let me know)!  Files call this event Homergeddon, but the official in-game name is Bart Royale.  Looks like a battle between the kids and adults!  Fun!

I’m working on pulling all of the info, in-between entertaining the Tiny Addict until bedtime.  So keep checking back with this post to see more details as I add them.  Once I’ve added everything I’ll add Updated and Complete to the title of this post.  

A few things to note…first the snow is gone.  Back to green Springfield!  So that’ll be nice for some of you working out designs…it’s a little rough on the eyes at first, but I did miss the green!  (I hate snow after Christmas) Second, the event will kick off with a series of 6s tasks.  First and second for Bart and Milhouse, then Bart and Homer and then town youngsters.  Once you’ve completed the task for the youngsters the event itself will launch for you.  You’ll see the prize track and new items in the store.  Then you’ll be tasked with 4hr tasks for Adults and Kids.

I’ll be back with more info as I go through it….

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Happy Update Tuesday! (we hope)

Update: As of 4:15pm ET (9:19pm in the UK) Homergeddon update is on the server.  Which means the update can hit the App Stores at any time.  I’m leaving work very shortly to pick up the Tiny Addict.  So I’ll have things covered once I get home and get her situated.  In the meantime use this post to discuss if it hits before I get home…Patric will be on top of your comments. 🙂

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s finally here! At least we think/hope it’s finally here…Update Tuesday!

Yes, it’s been 3 weeks, 21 days, since the Christmas Event ended.  And since then we’ve seen a mini event, episode tie-in, a Stonecutter’s revival and a new event Teaser.  Yet, despite all of that content over the last 3 weeks, it’s still felt like the longest downtime ever!

So I say bring on the update EA! (and after yesterday’s poll it looks like a majority of you agree it’s time for something new!)

Fingers crossed we see Homergeddon at some point today….remember the last few updates have hit after 6pm ET.  So don’t panic if you don’t see anything this morning or afternoon.

So that being said…what do you think the new update will bring?  Which characters do you think we’ll see?  Buildings?  Decorations?  How long do you think the update will last?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!  And heck, we really just need something to talk about!  Let’s face it….it’s getting pretty boring talking about the same things over and over….