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Winter 2016 Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 1 Goat God Statue

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The snow is falling in Springfield, which can only mean Winter has arrived in our pocket-sized towns!  And is in full swing on our devices.

In a change of pace, this Event is broken up into just 2 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Antlers (ico_cur_xmas2016_antlers_lg) to unlock each prize!

The First Act 1 Prize awarded at 4,850 ico_cur_xmas2016_antlers_lg is the Goat God Statue, because Ralphie needs one more thing to lick…

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

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Should I Spend Donuts On Returning Patches & Poor Violet, Ling, Gino or the Santa Bundle?

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It’s snowing in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns are blanketed with snow and there are LOADS of items from Winters past to spend those sprinkles on!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Patches & Poor Violet, Ling, Gino or the Santa Bundle to 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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Should I Spend Donuts On Old Tree Spirit?

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The snow is falling in Springfield and that can only mean it’s Winter time in our pocket sized towns!  And 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 Old Tree Spirit to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this talking tree to your Springfield…

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TSTO 101 Winter 2016: Gnome Business

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The snow is falling in Springfield, which can only mean Winter has arrived in our pocket-sized towns!  And what better way to celebrate the Winter holidays than with a super creepy Gnome?

As we hypothesized prior to the event, the Gnome in Your Home early Christmas present from EA escapes from his box and you’re tasked with finding him. Finding and then clearing the Gnome can generate some much needed event currency every four hours.  So lets break down this creepy little guy and everything you need to know to put him back in his box.

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Winter Xmas 2016 Calendar: Act One

Weeeeeee wish you a Merry… hey now … wait a minute… what’s this??!!

It looks like we have journeyed back in time to celebrate the Festivities this year. The game is being infultrated with some old school rituals, Pagans, Goats… will we see Conan?… or CROM??!!😉

With all the cool new stuff hitting the games for this smaller Event, I am sure the panic will set in (if it has not already) of the need for a daily Calendar to follow to keep you all on track. Well we don’t want our Material Collection stuck back in time… so I guess …

IT’S CALENDAR TIME!! 

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Turbo Tappin’ Winter 2016: Act 1

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It’s snowing in Springfield and that can only mean one thing…Winter has arrived!

The 2016 Winter Event hit our devices yesterday afternoon and with it arrived, not only pagans invading our pocket-sized Springfields, but a whole new questline to work our way through!

As was mentioned on the rundown post Act 1 runs until December 18th, and you’ll need Homer and Lisa and a variety of others free for a a bunch of 6s tasks to get things started.

Remember, the questline is there to guide you.  So when you get stuck on something, or haven’t unlocked something, just follow along with the questline and it’ll take you through everything you need to do to complete the first Act and unlock everything you need in order to play properly.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just what happens when Springfield goes Pagan…

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No Business Like Gnome Business…

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While we wait for something…anything…to hit our beloved Springfield’s let’s talk about something Christmassy.  Something seasonal. Something that embodies the magic of the season…

Or let’s just talk about this darn Elf Gnome that everyone keeps bringing up.

There have been a lot of discussions in the comments over the last day or two about the free Gnome in Your Home and the product that inspired it, Elf on the Shelf.  Many of you are commenting about how you use the Elf in your own home.  While others are commenting about how creepy the original Elf…and even more so the Gnome..is.  But why is it here?  What’s the purpose?

Let’s explore and hypothesize a little Christmas magic, shall we?

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Most Dangerous Game/Thanksgiving 2016 and the Conform-O-Meter

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The Most Dangerous Game/Thanksgiving Event released a bunch of items into our Springfields.  Everything from hunting stores to Bunny throwers to Indian Casinos to Giant Parade Balloons!  So let’s take a look at how these new and old 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 Thanksgiving 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

TSTO Early Christmas Returning Items

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Well Thanksgiving is over (although the event still has another day) and you know what that means?  Time to start planning for Christmas!

This year Christmas has come early in Springfield!  Looks like EA’s decided to re-release a bunch of the Christmas/Holiday inspired items in TSTO to get us all in the holiday spirit!

So what’s made a return?  What should you buy? What should you pass up?  Well let’s take a comprehensive look at what’s made it’s return, the quick details and my current opinion on these items now….

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Because you know I love a good selfie….hahahaha

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Cyber Monday Gil “Deal”: Yard Work Simulator and C.H.U.M (Details and SIB)

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Welcome to the Monday after Thanksgiving…or for those outside of the US the first Monday of Advent…that can only mean one thing…CYBER MONDAY!

Today’s the day where internet shops alike will have special deals on hot Christmas presents, or just random crap you think you need, and they all better be offering Free Shipping, at the very least!

Not to be outdone, TSTO’s getting in on the action with a Cyber Monday “deal” of their own!  No shipping required!  Just when you think you’re done, they pull you back in….

Marge: Well, we survived another Black Friday unscathed.
Homer: I got a little scathed.
Lisa: Uh…aren’t you guys forgetting something?

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