Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Springfield Jobs Act 2 is Nearing the End…

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Just a reminder that Act 2 of the Springfield Jobs Event…Ends MONDAY April 23rd at 1400 GMT (10am ET). (I’ll remind you again during Sunday’s Open Thread)

Also an IMPORTANT REMINDER…Starting tomorrow (Saturday) save your Daily Challenges (you can complete them, just don’t claim them), so that on Monday when Act 3 hits you’ll be ahead of the game.

Once the Act 2 is over you will no longer be able to earn Crown-Less Jewel Prizes for free. So get everything you can before it’s all gone! (but remember to keep earning Jewels if you haven’t unlocked all of the prizes because the closer you get to unlocking the next prize the lower the donut cost would be should you need to purchase it when the next Act starts…)

Crafting will STILL be available in the next Act.

For a rundown on everything that was included with Act 2 check out our rundown post here.

Be ready for the Act 3 to start at 1400 GMT (10am ET) Monday morning  (April 23rd)….

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Burns’ Casino Mystery Box

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It’s time for another Mystery Box in Springfield!  This time around we’re going with a Casino themed box.

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those limited-time premium character/building/decorations with a Casino flare to them.  By now we should all be familiar with how Mystery Boxes work, so let’s jump to the breakdown of what’s inside…

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Should I Spend Donuts on the Giant Ferris Wheel?

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Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight 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 the Giant Ferris Wheel to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this piece of spinning eye to your town…

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Turbo Tappin’ Springfield Jobs: Act 2 Premiums- Chaucer & Wilde, Arthur Fortune & Guy Incognito

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Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.

Act 2 of the event brought a bunch of new premium characters to Springfield. Oscar Wilde, Geoffrey Chaucer, Arthur Fortune & Guy Incognito.  As with the vast majority of premium characters, all of these characters came equipt with their own questlines.  So let’s take a look at the premium Turbo Tappin’ version of each….


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Springfield Jobs 101: Act 2 Crafting

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Ah the Crafting post….where I give you the how-to and break down each and every item available to craft, so you don’t miss a thing!

Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last couple of years that crafting is here to stay.  While the prizes themselves are pretty self-explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self-direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.

Act 2 brought eight new craftables to Springfield, so let’s take a closer look at the new items…


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Should I Spend Donuts on Guy Incognito & the Nag and Weasel?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight 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 Guy Incognito & the Nag and Weasel to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding Homer’s other doppelganger to your town…

 

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Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Buckingham Pay-Less Motel or Big Digi-Ben?

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Time for Heisting in Springfield!  New event means all new content, and of course loads of returning content! Lots of items to drop those sprinkles on…

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight 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 the Returning Buckingham Pay-Less Motel or Big Digi-Ben to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

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Addicts Want to Know: Rollback Glitch

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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)

Should I Spend Donuts on Arthur Fortune and Fortune Megastore?

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Let the heisting begin! The latest event in Springfield, The Springfield Job, is all about pulling off elaborate Heists…well not too elaborate Homer is involved…in a bet between two Nuclear Power Plant owners.

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight 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 Arthur Fortune and Fortune Megastore to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this money tossing combo to your town…

 

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Springfield Jobs 101: Act 2 Bonus Heist

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So now that things have calmed down slightly with the rush of Act 2 starting, I can catch my breath and take a minute to break down the heist bonus % awarded with the Act 2 craftables.

So let’s take a look…

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