Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S1 E13 Some Enchanted Evening

 Enjoy this installment of Throwback Thursday with Totbox!- Alissa 

Hello again time travelers (and babies that don’t need sitting),

May 13th 1990, the season Finale of Season 1 of The Simpsons. The Simpson children are left home alone (with a thief/babysitter) which may have been the inspiration to “Home Alone” which premiered later that year on November 16th 1990. 😫

If you haven’t rewatched any of the Season 1 episodes I suggest you do. If you need to keep the kids busy while you binge-watch I suggest you get a babysitter or find their favorite video and keep replaying it for them. If you follow these instructions you too might have a memorable night like Homer and Marge in this episode.

“Some Enchanted Evening”

Homer needs to makeup to Marge for all the neglect he has done, solution: neglect the kids.

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Superheroes Sequel 2016 and the Conform-O-Meter

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Superheroes Sequel Event released a bunch of new items into our Springfields.  Everything from a backstreet alley to satellite stations to comic book shops to evil labs!  So let’s take a look at how these new and items impact our Conform-O-Meter…

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 Superheroes Sequel 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

Monorail 2016: Where Are My Rail Yard Donuts?! (or Monorail Stations)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

First, let me apologize this is going up later than usual today. It’s been a bit of a crazy day…

Anywho, the recent Monorail return has turned TSTO players into two groups of people.  Those that have the Monorail and those that don’t.  And we’re seeing LOADS of questions from both groups.

Those that have the Monorail want to know Where Are My Rail Yard Donuts?!  Or Is EA Really Getting Rid Of My Rail Yard Donuts?!  This is usually followed by threats from some of you, you know who you are, to stop playing TSTO if they take the Rail Yard Donuts away.  (which we all know is an empty threat, because you’re a TSTO Addict, just like the rest of us😉 )

And those that are working on getting the Monorail for the first time want to know How Do I Get the Other Monorail Stations?!  Which of course is usually followed by some comments about envying them in a neighbors town and wanting a massive Monorail.  (of course those of us that all ready have the Monorail know that a massive Monorail isn’t necessarily a good thing, just look at how long it took me to load Pimp’s town in this video)

Of course, as with all sides of any issue, there are always those of you are are in between.  You played the Monorail Event and you missed a couple of things (mainly the Rail Yard) and you want to know how to get it back.   For those of you with this particular issue, I recommend contacting EA.  Because it should popup for you.  So if it’s not, something is certainly wrong with your game.

Oh and still those are those of you…in all groups…having issues collecting trash from the Dump.  This is a KNOWN glitch.  EA is working on it.  I don’t have a time frame for a patch, but hopefully soon.  Fortunately, this is NOT a timed Event.  This is a permanent addition to our games, so there’s no need to panic.

Now, after that crazy long intro, let’s take a look at the answers for those of you screaming…WHERE ARE MY RAIL YARD DONUTS?!  Or WHERE ARE THE OTHER MONORAIL STATIONS?!!

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Everything You Need To Know About the Monorail

Before I get into the details of the Monorail, let me first say as of this moment on July 26th, 2016…there is a BUG/GLITCH going around with this little update.  For some of you you are unable to use your Springfield Dump to collect junk.  This is going around, although not everyone is impacted many of you are.  Best thing I can tell you to do at this point is contact EA.

Oh and for the older players…before you freak out about the donuts missing from the Rail Yard…let’s wait and see what happens in the coming weeks.  Don’t run around like chicken little…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So the Superheroes Sequel update brought something many of you have been requesting back to Springfield…a genuine bona-fide electrified six-car monorail!  That’s right now EVERYONE has a chance to get the famous Springfield Monorail in their pocket sized Springfields!

So here’s the deal, this post is really for those of you who missed the Monorail Event or played the event but never got the Rail Yard.  Those of you tappin’ pros who’ve had the Rail Yard for awhile now this isn’t the post for you.  You already know how the Rail Yard works..and most likely you’ve got an extensive track collection in your town already.  So for those of you whom already have your Rail Yard and tracks, consider this your “down time” in TSTO.  Spend it reorganizing your town and working on your Rail Yard tasks to earn the Tunnel.  And just hang on tight until the next big thing hits us…

For those of you who are new to TSTO, or those who just don’t have the Monorail yet…let’s break it all down for you.

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Superhero Removal Update is Live!

Update: Some of you are reporting having issues collecting trash from the Dump.  You’re also reporting that Homer cannot collect trash.  Both the Dump and Homer should work.  Check to make sure Homer is free, and you’ve progressed through any Monorail questlines in your task book.  Also, make sure you’re not full at the dump.  It only holds 2,000…so if you’re over that it won’t work.  If you’re still having issues, contact EA.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time to remove the super from Springfield and return things back to normal…well as normal as things can be in our pocket sized Springfields.  The removal update is live in our App Stores now…all devices

Remember, if you’re not quite ready to remove the update from your game you don’t have to.  You’ll get some extra time before you’re forced to update…just remember, you’re playing on BORROWED time.  Once the force update hits you’ll be locked out of your game, no matter where you are in the prize track (or bonut collection) but you update.

Here’s the new teaser from EA in the removal update…

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Superheroes Sequel Prize Guide: Issue 3, Prize 7 Dr. Crab

Special shoutout and HUGE thanks to Safi for helping to put this prize guide together for me.  Thanks again Safi you gave me one less thing to stress out about during the move! -Alissa 

 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Up and Atom!  Looks like we’ve got ourselves a Super Sequel on our hands!  But remember…the Sequel isn’t always better than the original.  Superheroes 2 has found its way into our pocket sized Springfields!  This super event hit our devices and it’s full of super inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Issues, with each Issue containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Issue.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the Third Issue you’re tasked with collecting Crab Juice (ico_cur_superheroes2_crabjuice_lg) to unlock each prize!

The seventh and final Issue 3 prize awarded at 103,600ico_cur_superheroes2_crabjuice_lg  is Dr. Crab, because “he told you he vud be back… and vil get Radioactive Man next time”!

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So let’s take a closer look at this final prize and just what happens when you unlock him in your Springfield…

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Superheroes Sequel Event is Nearing the End

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a reminder that The Superheroes Sequel Event Ends TOMORROW July 26th at 0700 GMT (3am ET).

BUT just because the timer is running out doesn’t mean the Event will immediately leave your Springfield.  It will take an App Store Update to remove the Event from our towns.  And it’s likely that update won’t hit until later in the day on Tuesday.

However, as we’ve been seeing with the last few events, it’s entirely possible that once the timer runs out you’ll most likely no longer be able to earn Issue 3 Prizes or Craft Issue 3 items for free.  So to be safe, get everything you can before it’s gone!

Also, the premium items WILL be leaving the stores when the timer runs out.  Those are on a specific timer and will leave the store when their timer runs down.  So if there’s a premium item you want grab it before it’s gone.

As far as what is going to happen AFTER the Event…

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Superheroes Sequel Prize Guide: Issue 3, Prize 6 Dr. Lenny’s Lab

Special shoutout and HUGE thanks to Safi for helping to put this prize guide together for me.  Thanks again Safi you gave me one less thing to stress out about during the move! -Alissa 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Up and Atom!  Looks like we’ve got ourselves a Super Sequel on our hands!  But remember…the Sequel isn’t always better than the original.  Superheroes 2 has found its way into our pocket sized Springfields!  This super event hit our devices and it’s full of super inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Issues, with each Issue containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Issue.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the Third Issue you’re tasked with collecting Crab Juice (ico_cur_superheroes2_crabjuice_lg) to unlock each prize!

The sixth Issue 3 prize awarded at 78,800ico_cur_superheroes2_crabjuice_lg  is Dr. Lenny’s Lab, because sometimes you need a place to hold a Fruit Bat Man captive!

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So let’s take a closer look at this sixth prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…
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Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S1 E12 Krusty Gets Busted

 Enjoy this installment of Throwback Thursday with Totbox!- Alissa 

Greetings Illiterates, Wait a minute! You’re not illiterate… You are an imposter, You Are Really… *pulling your mask off* (Gasp/jinkies) A READER!!!! … Greetings to you too.:)

Mistaken identity and frame jobs have been around since time began… I mean, CRIME began (which was a long time ago) ;p so the first detectives were born!! Sherlock Stones and Watsand (or was that just an episode of the Flintstones? Who is to say the Simpsons are not the Flintstones or the Honeymooners’ Kramdens?) But I degress… Where was I? I have no CLUE…. OH Yes! It was I, talking/writing to YOU, in the POST, with a candlestick (or Tablet). It is all very mysterious. … Or is it?

Read on… (Suspenseful pause, followed by intimidating voice) If you dare (and I’ll probably drop the whole goofy detective narrator thing) :p

“Krusty Gets Busted”

Krusty has been framed many times (as a poster for kids bedrooms) but this time it’s a jury that thinks he’s a little crooked. :p

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Should I Spend Donuts On Milhouse’s Trailer?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Because all Superheroes need a sequel…Superheroes 2 has found its way into our pocket sized Springfields!  This super event hit our devices…and with it arrived a whole new Event to make us scratch our heads, and drive us slightly insane. So it’s time to break out those donuts for their super hideouts because there’s a whole store full of superhero inspired premium items!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything 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 Milhouse’s Trailer to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this sulk wagon to your Springfield!

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