Category Archives: Special Event

Black Friday 2018 Preview ***Spoilers***

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’re nearing most Tappers favorite day, Black Friday!  Yes a day when all those premium items you’ve been eyeing go on deep discount.  Of course, this is TSTO and everything has a twist.  This year’s twist, just like last year’s, is that you can’t just outright buy something.  Everything comes in  Mystery Box!  So if you’ve been eyeing that one particular character you may have to clean out a box to do so!

So, as we’ve done in the past, let’s give you guys a preview of what’s in store starting TOMORROW…November 20th.  Yes, that’s right.  Black Friday gets earlier and earlier each year.  Apparently EA couldn’t wait until Friday, instead, they have the items hitting Tuesday.

Note: Once they’re live I’ll start posting typical Mystery Box posts with links to Should I Buys for each box. 

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD

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THOH XXIX Teaser is Live

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A little later posting this than I wanted to, but a certain little boy isn’t a big fan of napping…

Anyway…the newest teaser in TSTO hit our pocket-sized towns this morning.  The Treehouse of Horror XXIX Teaser is now live!

This little teaser is just 1 free item and a premium character, so not a whole lot with it.  In fact, if you don’t buy the premium character the questline is only 1 part (so don’t go crazy wondering why the next part won’t trigger…), so really not a lot to it, but let’s take a look…

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Black Friday Sale *** SPOILERS ***

Bonjour Beautiful Business-minded Bargain Box Budget Buyers & Barterers,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “B”)

 

Many times we state we only put up Spoilers when we feel there is a specific need or good reasoning behind it. The main issue is EA can, has, and will change their minds on us and the information when it goes live may be different then initially “teased” to us. That being said, I also know MANY of you just want to get an idea of what Buildings, Characters, and Decorations may be coming up on Black Friday. Therefore, I think this is one of those times that we can put some Spoilers up. 🙂

I have compiled a list of those “teased” items, just beware these are indeed Spoilers and due to early release on the info… what you actually see in YOUR game may vary on item and timing. Always double check YOUR game to see what pops up in YOUR game and be sure to come back on Friday for the most accurate information on how these sales will play out for YOU. 🙂

ON WITH THE SALES!!! 

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THOH Update Removal is Live…And So is Thanksgiving (Updated and Complete)

Note: Yup, the update is still not available on iOS.  Happens sometimes.  May be a bug with it, could be Apple holding it up…at this point it’s available on Android and Amazon. EA typically releases updates for all 3 markets at the same time, and then it’s up to each App Store to approve them, some move slower than others. (which is why Amazon is often late)  This has happened with other games as well (see TQFS)…unfortunately just a little patience is required.  Hopefully it’ll hit iOS soon….

NOTE FROM PATRIC- I was one of you…no iOS. It landed this morning. HOWEVER…it didn’t just “show up.”  I needed to shut down my device completely…as in all the way off, not just clicking the screen. Shut. Down. Then go into the app store…and do a search for “The Simpsons Tapped Out.” That finally brought up the new updated screen.  Please try that before you write, reinstall, or freak out any further…Thanks!! 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Check your app stores because there’s an update on our hands!

And i’m actually pleasantly surprised by EA…as a nice touch they’ve added Turkeys to the Splash Screen and Icon….i don’t recall them doing that ever unless it was for a major event.

Two thumbs up with that EA, good job and a nice touch.

And of course, as you may have guessed, this leads right into the Thanksgiving mini-event!  No waiting!

I’ve got a LOT going on at work right now, so I’ll fully update this post later.  But for now know that you’ll need to complete Lisa’s first 6s task and that will launch the mini-event…

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Homerpalooza 2017 and the Conform-O-Meter

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With Homerpalooza leaving our games this morning, I thought now would be a good time  to look back at how all of the items added for this event impact our Conform-O-Meters.  Especially since this event brought LOADS of items to Springfield…

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

Songs in the Key of Springfield: Homerpalooza Edition

Monseiurs, Madames, Mademoiselles & Music Maestros,

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

As Friedrich Nietzsche once said, “Without music, life would be a mistake”. Well the launch of Homerpalooza has finally brought a musical event to our games and erased a potential ‘mistake’ as Nietzsche called it.

A big part of the Homerpalooza event are the Jam Sessions. But did you notice what songs your characters are jamming to on the Rock stage, Pop stage, and Hip Hop stage?

While the song that plays while you jam makes no difference, I’m sure some of you are curious to know what our characters are jamming to. Can you guess which song they are parodying?

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Time Travel Toaster 2017 and the Conform-O-Meter

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The Time Travel Event is set to leave our games today, so now is still a great time to look back at how all of the items added for this event impact our Conform-O-Meters.  Especially since this event brought LOADS of items to Springfield…

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 Time Travel event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

To paraphrase the late great Canadian ice hockey radio broadcaster Foster Hewitt:
Hello, Canada, and Tapped Out fans in the United States and Newfoundland and rest of the world!

Today is Canada’s 150th Birthday! Huge celebrations are underway from coast-to-coast in commemoration of this big milestone birthday. Being that Canadians make up the second biggest demographic of this site, I thought I’d highlight some of Canada’s greatest contributions over the past 150 years!

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Secret Agents 2017 and the Conform-O-Meter

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So I’m a little behind with this one, as the Secret Agents Event left our games a couple of weeks ago.  But, now is still a great time to look back at how all of the items added for this event impact our Conform-O-Meters.  Especially since this event brought LOADS of items to Springfield…

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 Secret Agents event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Destination Springfield 2017 and the Conform-O-Meter

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Well today’s the day Destination Springfield is slated to be removed from our Springfield’s, so I thought now would be a good time to look back at how all of the items added for this event impact our Conform-O-Meters.  Especially since this event brought LOADS of items to Springfield…

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 Around the World event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading