Tag Archives: Community Prizes

Where Did THAT Come From- Clawing Zombie

Well hello there all you Addicts.  Tapping fingers tired from all that ghost busting?  Well, pull up a chair and spend a little time with The Wookiee.  I’m here today to try and let you know just where in the heck I think the Clawing Zombie originates from…

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10 Billion GOO & the Second Community Prize

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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Big news tonight!  Just 4 days after unlocking our first Community Prize (The First Church of Lard Lad) we’ve reached our second goal of 10 Billion GOO and unlocked the Clawing Zombie!



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Not much to talk about with the Zombie.  Much like the other Zombies in the game, it just roams around your town, with some animation when you tap on it.  However, the big news is the next Community GOO prize unlocks at 13 Billion GOO!  Which means we may reach it very very soon!
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Enjoy your new free Zombie!
Happy GOOing!

Addicts Question Corner: Possessed Characters, Witch Marge, Strongman Homer, Spooktacular Bonus and more!

Hey howdy hey Tappers!

We’ve been noticing a few questions popping up in the comments of some posts and, while we try to answer each one individually, we thought everyone could benefit from the answers to these questions. So it’s time for another addition of Addicts Question Corner….

First, just a quick recap of where you should, at least, be at this point in the game in order to stay on track to earn all 10 personal GOO prizes by November 7th. According to Bunny’s GOO Calender you should be averaging about 300 GOO per day and by the end of the day today (October 9th) you should have approx 2,440 GOO canisters (or more) to stay on track for 10,000 GOO by November 7th!

Also, as a community we’re currently sitting at nearly 5,800,000,000…at this rate we should be collecting the next community GOO prize next week about this time! First Church of Lard Lad was dropped into towns yesterday morning, you can find more info on that here.

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Tapped Out Halloween Walkthrough: First Church of Lard Lad

I am sure by now you have noticed we DID hit that 5 billion community mark. Everyone should be seeing the messages now that they have The First Church of Lard Lad in their inventory.  (Note:  If you don’t see the First Church of Lard Lad pop up immediately after you sign into your game, this happened to Alissa, just collect some more GOO.  It will pop up shortly thereafter)

There was a lot of discussion that this item may end up being just a skin. Here at Addicts we didn’t think so, as not everyone purchases premium items (plus we peeked at the game files :)). So, I am happy to report EA released yet another FREE item to everyone for their town. The great thing is the Church will also provide you a payout of $90 and 10 XP every 4 hours,  which definitely is a plus.

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No…. the killer dolphins aren’t the news but I couldn’t help myself.  If you don’t know already… we just got The First Church of Lard Lad.


I must confess I sat on my game and watched the last 5 million or so GOO that clicked off on the community pot.  Life. Well. Spent.




SO AWESOME!  As I already had a Lard Lad’s, I am even happier that we all got another (or your first) donut shop for Springfield!

There has been a lot of speculation about the community prizes but it seems like EA will give us one present with each goal met.  This is basically what we all figured, especially considering the little arrow on the Community Prizes screen pointing to The First Church of Lard Lad.


The next goal is 10 BILLION GOO and the prize is the Clawing Zombie.  Considering it only took 7 days to reach this mark, we should be good for all 5 prizes considering the event is 38 days long.

Stay tuned for more info on this prize later Halloween Party People!  Wookiee out!

Addicts Question Corner: Ghosts, Community, Hauntings and More

Hey howdy hey Tappers!

I’ve been noticing a few questions popping up in the comments of some posts and, while we try to answer each one individually, I thought everyone could benefit from the answers to these questions.  So it’s time for another addition of Addicts Question Corner….

First…I know the community GOO total has climbed over 1 billion and many of you are wondering where your first Community prize is.  We’re still working on finding out, as so as we have some answers about it we’ll be sure to post them for everyone!
Community GOO Update: Some are now reporting that it’s now back to many of our original thoughts and it’s 5 billion to Unlock the Church of Lard Lad.  Don’t worry though, at this rate we’ll be there this weekend!  If I have any new info I’ll pass it along as soon as I can!

How many ghosts can be in my town at once?  How long does it take for new ghosts to reappear?
Well, after checking out the game files, it looks like a total of 20 ghosts can be in your town at once.  And new ghosts “re-spawn” every 15 minutes, whether your in your town or not.
If it looks like you’re seeing a decline in ghosts, from when the update first launched, you might be.  Don’t forget originally not many of your neighbors had the ghost popping power yet (only if they sped up their Fortune Teller build) so as more of your neighbors can pop ghosts, and visit you, you’ll see a decline in the number of ghosts in your town.  Don’t worry though, you’ll make up for it by popping up to 5 ghosts in each of your neighbor’s towns.

Can I place Gremlins in the “Other Springfield”?
The answer to this is short and sweet…no.  The game will not allow you to place Gremlins in the “Other Springfield” because there’s no one to try and stop them.  If you want to place Gremlins in towns you’ll need neighbors.  Check our our Add Friends page to find some Tappers looking for new neighbors!

Sometimes when I tap on a haunted building 2 GOO pop out, why?
Well from what I see in the game files shows that you’re only supposed to earn 1 GOO per haunted building that you dehaunt.  So the only thing I can think of (and what’s seeming to be proven true) is that the amount of GOO that comes out of a haunted building is related to how many times a friend has tapped it while you were away.  If a friend un-haunts a building already haunted by the ghosts & another friend comes along and rehaunts it then you’ll be able to collect 2 GOO from one building.
It more all or less evens out because instead of a friend haunting a building (and you collecting a GOO from a new building) they just un-haunted a building that was alraedy haunted.  So in the end you earn the same amount of GOO.

Can I access, from the game, the help and prize screens?
Yes.  Here’s what you do:
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Tap the Pumpkin looking torphy on your main Springfield screen.

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That will take you to your personal prizes screen (Homer with his arms raised icon)

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To view community prizes, and community GOO total, tap on the group icon (bottom right).

If you’d like to review the instructions for the event just tap the ? mark on the top of this box:
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That will launch the instructions screen you first saw when you started the event:
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Hopefully that helps answer some of your questions!  Keep those questions coming in the comments guys, we’ll do our best to answer them as fast as possible!

Community Prizes?? Really?

As you get past the first build in the Halloween update and move past your own GOO ambitions (check it out at Ghosts, Gremlins & GOO) you’ll notice there’s another new feature with this update.  A community GOO collection to work towards unlocking new items.  That screen looks like this:

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Of course this screen shot was taken when the update first went live…and now the GOO count is much closer to 5,000,000,000 (yes that’s 5 BILLION).

Much like your own personal prizes you can earn for collecting GOO, these are prizes every tapper will earn (at the same time) if these numbers are achieved by the community as a whole.  So what are the items?

Well the first prize to unlock is the First Church of Lard Lad:

The rest of the items, in order are:

100px-Clawing_Zombie_Tapped_OutClawing Zombie

ghostbombGhost Bomb
frogprinceFrog Prince

200px-King_Homer's_Skyscraper_Tapped_OutKing Homer’s Skyscraper
So there you have it.  So get to tapping everyone!  Help ALL tappers get these awesome prizes before they’re gone!

UPDATE: We now know, after finally having a chance to review the files, that 5 billion is the FINAL unlock number, to unlock all 5 items.  Each item will unlock at earlier stages.  First Church of Lard Lad should unlock at 1 billion (it’s getting close!), Clawing Zombie at 2 billion community GOO, Ghost Bomb at 3 billion community GOO, Frog Prince at 4 billion community GOO & finally King Homer’s Skyscraper at the total 5 million community GOO.  That seems a bit more manageable huh?!

UPDATE #2: The counter is now over 1billion and the church has not been unlocked.  Many are now back to the original though that it’s 5 billion to unlock the Church of the Lard Lad.  At either rate it should be unlocked soon 🙂