Category Archives: Updates

Gil’s Latest Gimmick: Details and Should You Buy Scotland Yard with Jack the Ripper

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Looks like Gil’s back in Springfield.  He returned to Springfield early this morning (he likes to sneak into town under the cloak of darkness…), naturally with another offer for us.  What’s the latest gimmick he’s peddling? Well with a trip around the world, it only makes sense that he’s pushing a British Serial Killer.

So let’s break down the details of this latest offer and determine if you should spend your donuts on this Murderous Package….


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A Note About Arthur Fortune…

Update: An in-game update came through this morning (April 11th), and now Arthur can/will do heists.  So EA has corrected their error.

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Real quick, so we don’t get a million questions/comments on the same issue.  Arthur Fortune hit our games this morning and, as of right now, Arthur Fortune does NOT help with heists(And this was not the character I was talking about in my heist character post yesterday)

Despite what the store says, he will not help with heists.  Even after you finish his questline…

Hopefully, this is something EA will correct like they did with the Pope.  But for now know that Arthur WILL NOT help with heists.  If it changes I’ll update this post to let you know.

And for those asking….yes, a Should I buy post will be written.  No, it won’t be today, and not likely tomorrow.  Loads of content ahead of him I have to write still…so please be patient.  It’ll be up soon. 

Currency Confusion Act 2

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Popping in real quick with a note about The Springfield Jobs Act 2 currency.  Some of you (ok many of you) are getting confused with this event for some reason on the currencies.  This event is just like every other event when it comes to currency.  There are 2 different types of currency….Prize Track and Currency.

Prize Track currency is for unlocking prizes in the Prize Track.  This changes for each Act.  So each Act the Prize Track Currency will change to something different.  (you can see each currency on the neighbor’s screen)

For Act 2 it’s Crown-Less Jewels…they look like this:

This will change when Act 3 starts.

Crafting currency is for unlocking/buying craftable items at Plunderer Pete’s.  This remains the same for the entire event.  Crafting currency will NOT change from one Act to the next.  So feel free to stockpile crafting currency once you’ve hit the 20% bonus on heists. In fact, many have been suggesting to do so.

Crafting currency is Plunders….they look like this: 

So when people tell you to stockpile crafting currency, they’re referring to these: .

Remember, prize track currency changes for each Act.  So these  will go away when Act 3 starts and you’ll start with something else.  And crafting currency remains the same for the entire event.  So these  aren’t going anywhere until the event ends.

Oh and these guys… are also the same for the entire event.  And there’s no point in saving them up.  Use them when you get them since they only pay out Crafting Currency…

Hope that helps those of you having difficulty with this!  Remember it’s the same as every other event…

Should I Spend Donuts on Westminster Abbey, Oscar Wilde & Geoffrey Chaucer?

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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 Westminster Abbey, Oscar Wilde & Geoffrey Chaucer to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this ghostly trio to your town…

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The Springfield Job 101: Act 2 Heist Characters

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A few of you have been asking for a specific list of characters that can do Heists for Act 2. So popping in with a quick list of those who can Heist and earn you event currency.  The characters that could heist during Act 1 will once again be able to heist during Act 2, but some new faces have been added.  Let’s take a look…

Aristotle Amadopolis
Mr. Burns
Ruth Powers
Fat Tony
Frankie the Squealer

Johnny Tightlips
Wheels McGrath
Dante Calabresi Jr
Dante Calabresi Sr
Sven Golly
The Pope
Oscar Wilde
Geoffrey Chaucer
Jack the Ripper

So  26 total characters can earn event currency on Heists for Act 2 (up from 18 during Act 1).  And another character that will be added later this week can heist as well, so it’ll be a grand total of 27 for Act 2.  Hope that helps some of you having trouble out!

Turbo Tappin’ Springfield Jobs: Act 2

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Who’s up for a little heist?  Nothing like robbing a Museum, Bank or Casino to brighten your Spring up huh? It’s time for the Springfield Job! Where a group of “sophisticated” Criminals…let’s face it Homer’s involved…plan out heists around the World!

As was mentioned in the rundown post Act 2 of Springfield Job runs until April 23rd and you’ll need Homer and the heisters to get things started…

Don’t forget the Questline will help you get some bonus prize currency…so make sure you complete it to earn that extra currency…also the questline is there to guide you.  Make sure you complete the main questline in order to unlock things like neighbor actions, crafting and more.

Now let’s work our way through the heisting of the Act 2 questline….

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Springfield Jobs Act 2 is Live!

Note: Yes, the servers are currently down. Not unexpected because it’s a later in the day update, more tappers are awake and wanting to play than when they hit at 4am ET.  I’m posting the rundown now, but I personally haven’t been able to 100% verify everything (I got kicked out too) so if I need to make changes I will once the server is back up.

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Happy Friday Friends!  Time to gear up for the weekend….with a brand new Act of the Springfield Job!  Act 2 has arrived, so have at it my friends….

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Your heisters kick things off with a 4hr task to, what else, heist!

Act 2 Runs until April 23rd (when Act 3 will start)

Just what does Act 2 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look… Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Le Krusty Burger or Moog?

Act 2 of Springfield Jobs is slated to hit at 10am ET this morning (so in about 3.5 hrs from this posting).  Once that hits we’ll cover the details of Act 2….

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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 Le Krusty Burger or Moog 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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Springfield Jobs Act 1 is Nearing the End…

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Just a reminder that Act 1 of the Springfield Jobs Event…Ends TOMORROW April 6th at 1400 GMT (10am ET).

Once the Act 1 is over you will no longer be able to earn Picture Prizes for free. So get everything you can before it’s all gone! (but remember to keep earning Pictures 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 1 check out our rundown post here.

Be ready for the Act 2 to start at 1400 GMT (10am ET) tomorrow morning  (April 6th)….

Asian Wonders Mystery Box

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Another event in Springfield means it’s time for another Mystery Box!  This time around we’re going with an Asian Wonders theme box.

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those limited-time premium character/building/decorations with an Asian 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… Continue reading