Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Prognostication with Wookstradamus

So EA took away our snow and brought us a winter take-down update. While I find my Springfield to be glaringly green all of a sudden and miss my Wookiee Winterland, this time of year always leads to some speculation about the future of the game. Of course, EA made that even easier with some teases in the app store descriptions.

iOS and Android – The New Year has been rung in, and the soggy decapitated goat heads have been wrung out. With Springfield getting back to normal, what will be next for your town? An inaugural incident? A romp around the world? A valentine visit from a gluttonous gal? Maybe some military miseducation? You’ll just have to wait to find out!

Amazon – The heretics have had their time and a new year has been celebrated. As the religious riots settle and the townsfolk get back to their normal lives, what’s next for your town? An inaugural incident? A romp around the world? An invasion of bow wielding gnomes?

I must admit, I laughed at these as I often do. Whoever writes the script for the beginnings of updates gets two furry thumbs up. Anyhoo… all these questions got me thinking about what the clues might mean. In a typical fashion, I sat down in the attic, blew the Cheetos dust off my fingers, and thought and thoughts and crunched and thought about what each hint made me reminisce about from the Best. Show. Ever. With some good thinks accomplished, Alissa convinced me to share my fuzzy thinking with all of you. I won’t share my cheesy poofs but I guess you can have my ideas. With all that being said, here’s Wookstradamus Prognostication based on veiled hints from a clever writer at EA.

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Turbo Tappin’ The Great Phatsby: Jay G

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The snow may have melted in Springfield, but the party is just getting started!  Gil arrived in our games recently to bring us the king of fun and parties Jay G.

Of course new premium character means new questline to work your way through. So let’s take a look at the questline for Jay G and his goose sidekick….

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Should I Spend Donuts On Gil’s Jay G Deal?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The snow may be gone but the party’s just getting started!  Gil arrived in Springfield a couple of days ago with an all new Phatsby of a deal!  Premium…of course.

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this 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 Jay G’s Gil deal to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this faith healer to your Springfield…

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Winter 2016, Homer the Heretic and the Conform-O-Meter

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Now that we’re waiting for the snow to be removed from our Springfield’s, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at the Conform-O-Meter impact for both the Winter Event and Homer the Heretic. Both events brought bunch of new and old items to our Springfield’s (mostly old), so let’s take a look at how these 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 Winter & Homer the Heretic events 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

Homer the Heretic Prize Breakdown: Cut-Glass Cathedral

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Sunday Morning in Springfield! Gather up those religions because Homer wants to sample them all! Like a religious smorgasbord…as long as Homer can still have the bacon!

This event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Homer the Heretic questline you’ll have to earn ico_cur_homertheheretic_luckypenny_lg via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the sixth and final prize.  What it does and how you unlock it..

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Should I Spend Donuts On Fr. Sean, the Sponsored Church, First Church of Lard Lad or Satan’s Anvil?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Sunday Morning in Springfield! Gather up those religions because Homer wants to sample them all! Like a religious smorgasbord…as long as Homer can still have the bacon!  Of course it wouldn’t be an event in Springfield without premium items in our stores, just tempting us to spend sprinkles on them!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this 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 Fr. Sean, the Sponsored Church, First Church of Lard Lad or Satan’s Anvil your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your Springfield…

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Homer the Heretic Prize Breakdown: Hamburger Heaven

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Sunday Morning in Springfield! Gather up those religions because Homer wants to sample them all! Like a religious smorgasbord…as long as Homer can still have the bacon!

This event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Homer the Heretic questline you’ll have to earn ico_cur_homertheheretic_luckypenny_lg via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the fifth prize.  What it does and how you unlock it..

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Turbo Tappin’ Homer the Heretic: Rabbi Krustofsky

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Sunday Morning in Springfield! Gather up those religions because Homer wants to sample them all!

Of course this event has it’s share of premium characters, as do all events.  New premium character means new questline to work your way through. So let’s take a look at the questline for Rabbi Krustofsky and his ghostly ways…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Rabbi Krustofsky and Temple Beth Springfield?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Sunday Morning in Springfield! Gather up those religions because Homer wants to sample them all! Like a religious smorgasbord…as long as Homer can still have the bacon!  Of course it wouldn’t be an event in Springfield without premium items in our stores, just tempting us to spend sprinkles on them!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this 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 long awaited) Rabbi K and Temple Beth Springfield to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this highly requested Rabbi to your Springfield…

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Homer the Heretic Prize Breakdown: Sunday Morning Dance in his Underwear Animation

Note: The Should I Buy for Rabbi K is coming…likely in the morning.  I’ve got to evaluate him myself for a proper write up.  

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Sunday Morning in Springfield! Gather up those religions because Homer wants to sample them all! Like a religious smorgasbord…as long as Homer can still have the bacon!

This event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Homer the Heretic questline you’ll have to earn ico_cur_homertheheretic_luckypenny_lg via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the fourth prize.  What it does and how you unlock it..

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