Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Updated Cash and XP Bonus % Awarded For Items

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In continuing my quest to update things on this site that need to be updated during the downtime, I thought now would be the perfect time to update the long outdated Cash and XP Bonus % list.  Basically, an updated version of our original chart that shows every item in the game that offers a Cash & XP bonus %, or just an XP bonus %.

The original list was written in 2016 and hasn’t been updated since THOH 2016.  Since then we’ve had no fewer than 15 events hit our games, with LOADS of content.  So needless to say updating this list, as daunting as it felt, was a much-needed task for me to complete.  And now that it’s done it feels damn good!

So, without further ado, I bring you the comprehensive list of items new and old, permanent and limited-time..that all add a bonus percentage to our games.  This list is now updated through the Classless Reunion mini-event.  Enjoy!

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In-Game Update: New Patch Released (Issues Fixed)

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Normally I don’t really write about patches that hit our game, since typically it’s minor changes few will notice, however, a patch hit our games a short while ago that many of you will notice.

With this patch (in-game update, so it will download automatically.  Nothing you need to do in the app store) a lot of the crap that was broken with the Yearbook Mystery Box was corrected.

-Items that were unique (like the Pride of Ulster Banner) are now removed from the box.
-Little Helper Ralph’s quests can now be done at the Brown House, preventing that jam of questlines if you didn’t have the Toy Workshop.
-If you won Blackbeard but didn’t have the Airship you’ll now be given the Airship for free (check your inventory for it).  This corrects that questline jam as well.
-And I believe the issue with the RayGun and flying UFO has now be corrected as well.

Additionally, the Yearbook Mystery Box is still in the game.  You can access it via the Premium Menu (Homer Buddha Icon) in your store. (unless, of course, you’ve cleared it out.  If it’s empty then you can no longer access it)

And that’s it, from what I can see.  At the moment no new content in the game and no spoiler info from EA.  We’ll see what happens as the day progresses.  I can tell you typically, if new content is hitting the server we’ll see it around 5:30-6:30pm ET.  I’ll be checking to see what, if anything, hits.  If I see anything you guys know I’ll be posting about it.  So in the meantime sit tight and get inspired by everyone’s awesome designs in this week’s Showoff! 🙂

Turbo Tappin’ A Classless Reunion: Main Questline and Prizes

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Back to back mini-events in Springfield!  At least we have new content, right?  I think they only thing we can be sure of these days from EA is to expect the unexpected.  I don’t think any of us thought another 2-week mini-event would follow State of Despair, but here we are.  It’s reunion time for Marge, Homer, and the rest of the Springfield High Gang.  What will happen?  Will Homer get his ham?  You’ll have to read the dialogue to find out.

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini event is your typical standard mini-event.  Follow the questline to unlock prizes and call it a day…until the next event.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all new prizes…
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Yearbook Mystery Box

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Wowsers the latest mini-event to hit Springfield brought us the ultimate Mystery Box!  With over 700 items (737 at my count), the Yearbook Mystery Box is the largest single Mystery Box to ever hit our pocket-sized towns.

This isn’t your ordinary Mystery Box.  No, this is a premium box full of almost every limited-time (and not so limited-time) premium item and prize to ever hit Springfield.  It’s pretty insane.

Because this box is different than a standard Mystery Box I’m going to treat this post different than the standard Mystery Box post.  For starters, this is going up shortly after the event hit our games because I know this is the info you’re all really wanted to know.  And I’m going to breakdown what’s inside, as well as give you some tips to get what you really want in Springfield.  So let’s take a look…

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State of Despair Premium Questline: Judge Harm

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After a week hiatus, we finally have some new content in Springfield!  A new mini-event went live in our games…State of Despair.   New event means new premium characters in our stores, and they generally come loaded with their own interesting questline.

With the State of Despair mini-event arrives Judge Harm.  A no-nonsense Judge, complete with her own entertaining questline.  Let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline for Judge Harm, and see just what happens when we get into Harm’s way

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Ballot Box Mystery Box

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Another day, another Mystery Box arrives in Springfield!  This time, it’s a Political Box full of everyone’s favorite topic, politics.  #scarcasm

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those limited-time premium character/building/decorations with a political flair 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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Turbo Tappin’ State of Despair: Main Questline and Prizes

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After a week hiatus, we finally have some new content in Springfield!  A new mini-event went live in our games yesterday morning…State of Despair.  Apparently, Governor Bailey is trying to give Springfield the old boot!  How will Springfield respond?  Well, you have to read the dialogue and play along to find out!

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini event is your typical standard mini-event.  Follow the questline to unlock prizes and call it a day…until the next event.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all new prizes…
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TSTO’s “Collect All” Feature: Details and How-To on the Sky Finger Monument

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After (roughly) 7 years of TSTO, we finally were hit with an update today that brought a MUCH desired and requested feature to our pocket-sized Springfields!  The “Collect All” is FINALLY here!

This comes to us via the Sky Finger monument…afterall Springfield knows who’s really in control of their town!

Let’s take a look at this new feature, including how you unlock it and how it all works…

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Love, Springfieldian Style: Week 4 Questline All Dogs Go to Jail

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Love is in the air friends!  Yes, Valentine’s Day is back in our pocket-sized towns!  And this time around things are going to be done, Springfieldian Style.

Love, Springfieldian Style follows the same event structure that the Simpsons Christmas Special event followed.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

It’s time for the exciting conclusion of Love, Springfieldian Style!  For Act 4 we’re following Snake’s totally made up story about some dogs, we also see how the story ends and if the Valentine’s Day Cards are spared!  So let’s take a look at Snake’s story…

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Love, Springfieldian Style Building Tasks

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As we near the end of the Love, Springfieldian Style Event and take a look at that prize haul it can be a bit overwhelming.  With an event that ran, just about, 4 weeks it can be hard to remember what arrived with week 1 and just want it did.  It can also be hard just remembering what they heck came with this event.

While I break down each item individually and include character tasks there, if there are any, it can be difficult to remember just who goes where.  So I’ve compiled one list of all the character tasks associated with a building.  Now you’ve got one place to go back and look to see which character animates which building from the Valentine’s Day Event.

So let’s take a look…

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