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Housekeeping Note: Norbert’s Tasks Quick Change

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I’m working on a post all about Norbert, but it likely won’t be up until later tonight.  (later than usual) My apologies… it ended up being a crazy day at work.  In the meantime I can confirm…

YES, the Airplane ticket spawn rate has changed.  It’s now 20 minutes, instead of 2 minutes.  Those seeing various times, it’s because the timer is running in your town already (so you’ll see 8m, 6m, 12m etc).  (shout out to LPN for showing me what I was completely missing…)

And YES, the “multi traveler” glitch is still working.  As of now.  Although with this long of a wait time it’s not really worth running…

I’ll be back later tonight with a rundown on Norbet.

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New Stuff Alert! Superbowl Tie-In Breakdown

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One thing is for sure with this Around the World update…EA is going to keep the Addicts staff BUSY with posts!  Loads of content coming and going nearly every single day…so please be patient as we try to parse through what’s hitting each day and have the time to write up posts about what’s changed/what’s been added.

Early this morning new content hit our stores (some was related to the Around the World Event) to celebrate Superbowl Sunday (which is this Sunday on FOX).  So let’s breakdown all the items, new and old, to celebrate Football!

And yes for those wondering…this does mean EA has “events” inside this event planned.  You can expect to see Valentine’s Day items in a few days as well.  So brace yourself for the craziness! 

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Around the World Event Is Live (Updated and Complete)

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The newest event in TSTO, Around the World, is now live!  Check your App Stores, this is an APP STORE update.   If you don’t see an “update” listed search Tapped Out in your Store and manually update that way.

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This is a large update & it’s late in the day.  I’m going through as much as I can and will be back with more details on it as soon as I can.

For now know that Homer (and Frink if you have him) gets things started. And you’ll be tasked with building The Springfield Airport

Back with more as I have it…(and after Riley goes to bed) Now that a little girl has gone to bed, I can update the post, more details below….

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Around the World Is On The Way…

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Just a quick note to let you know that the Around the World update has hit the files…which means we can expect to see an App Store update on this very soon.  Keep your eyes on this site and the App Store for more fun in our pocket sized Springfields!

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Lunar New Year Round 2 Questline

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Early this morning Round 2 of the Lunar New Year mini event questline launched.  Let’s take a quick look at the Turbo Tappin’ version of what’s in store for round 2…

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TSTO New Facebook Teaser..What’s Coming Next?!

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EA has just released (well ok an hr or so ago at this point…sometimes real life gets in the way of tapping ;)) a new Teaser for TSTO.

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It looks like our own Wookstradamus prognosticated correctly!  It appears as if we’ll be getting an Around the World event in our games very soon!  (as if the Chinese New Year theme didn’t already tip many of us off 😉 )

What are your thoughts on the event teaser?  What would you like to see in this upcoming event?  When do you think it will hit?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

In Game Update: Chinese New Year (Lunar New Year)

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Looks like we’ve got ourselves an in-game update on our hands.  This time we’re celebrating Chinese New Year!

This is an in-game update…nothing to download from the App Store.  It should download into your game automatically and start up with some dialogue between Lisa and Homer, this will be followed by a 4hr Task for 3 Simpsons to Clean. 

If you don’t see the dialogue launch try hard closing your game…if that doesn’t work restart your device. And of course make sure you’re in an area where you can download (ie Data over your phone or Wifi)

Going through the update now myself…but I’ll be back shortly with more info… More info below the fold…

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Update Alert: Winter Removal, Great Phatsby Gil Deal & Springfield Heights Additions

Updated to include LA Body Works..totally forgot about it last night…sorry!

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As I mentioned earlier this evening the Winter Removal Update is live in your App Store.  This update will not only remove the snow from Springfield…but it also adds a new Gil deal with items from The Great Phatsby episode AND some changes/additions to Springfield Heights (including new land!).

Thanks so much for your patience…as I had to get home and get the Tiny Addict settled and in bed…so now let’s get to the new additions…

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Winter Removal Update and New Content (Incoming)

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The Winter Removal update is currently pending in the files.  We’re just waiting on it to hit both iOS and Android stores (oh Kindle too!).  As of typing this…4:30pm ET…it is NOT LIVE.  But it’s sitting on the servers so it’s only a matter of time before it hits your app store. Currently live on Android and iOS, you will likely have to search your store for Tapped Out.  Update did not appear in my update list.

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So why am I writing about something that’s pending?  Because it’s 4:30 here and nearly time for me to go pick up the Tiny Addict and head home.  It’s very likely that the update will hit the stores before I get home and get her settled for the night.  So consider this post your “heads up” that the snow should be removed today and Springfield will return to normal.

Is there anything with the removal update?  Yes.  It appears that there is a phase 2 for The Great Phatsby tie-in that should be hitting with the removal.

Confirmed: Phatsby Gil Deal AND changes to SH, new characters can earn SH currency (and increased storage).  I’ll cover it all when I get home.

I’ll cover the details for everything later tonight after the Tiny Addict is in bed.

For now consider this post your place to talk about the removal and the new content…once it hits.

I’ll be back later tonight with more details!  Thanks guys!

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In-Game Update: Great Phatsby Mini Episode Tie-in

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A super quick episode tie-in hit our games this afternoon.  This is for this Sunday’s upcoming 1hr episode “The Great Phatsby”.

This really is super quick…

If you don’t already have the Burns Summer Mansion (from Superheroes 2), you’ll have to build it. (for free)

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That will be followed by a quick 6s task for Mr. Burns.

And that’s it…you’ll then see this message:

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And that’s it.  All I’ve come across anyway.  Really short, really simple.  Really just a reminder to watch on Sunday…and a nice way to get the Mansion if you missed it during Superheroes.

Oh and this update should fix the Princess Nerd questline issue for Martin and the Ice Castle.

That’s it my friends.  What are your thoughts on this super short task for Sunday’s episode?  Think there will be more to it?  Excited for a full 1hr episode?  Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

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