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Destination Springfield Removal is Live in App Stores…

UPDATE: It appears that EA has released another update removing the tourists from the store. Not sure if it’s an attempt to fix the bug detailed below or if they weren’t intended to be in the store at all,  only time will tell. For now,  please don’t panic about not seeing them.  They’ve disappeared for everyone,  me included.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Destination Springfield/Around the World removal is live now in App Stores.  So if you’re looking to remove the event officially from your games download it now…otherwise you can keep collecting pins/sky credits until EA forces you to update (remember it’s borrowed time…).  Here’s what’s referenced in the app store:

What’s interesting about this (and we’ll have more breakdown on this) is the reference, once again, to Military.  This was also referenced when the Christmas Event was removed….

Beyond that, there are few changes.  One funny one is some incorrect wording in dialogue:

So yes, you can purchase Tourists (60 Donuts) BUT there’s something screwed up with the coding.  So hopefully EA will jump in a fix this shortly.

Another change is, if you’ve purchased Sailor Kumiko she’ll now have a Sailor Kumiko specific questline.

And that’s it my friends!

Final thoughts on Destination Springfield? Will you be grabbing the tourists? What do you think is coming next? Sound off below, you know we love hearing from you!

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Destination Springfield 2017 and the Conform-O-Meter

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well today’s the day Destination Springfield is slated to be removed from our Springfield’s, so I thought now would be a good time to look back at how all of the items added for this event impact our Conform-O-Meters.  Especially since this event brought LOADS of items to Springfield…

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 Around the World 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

Around the World (Destination Springfield) Act 3 is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to the wee early morning hours…at least here on the East Coast…and Act 3 of the Around the World Event is upon us.  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..

Mayor Quimby and Miss Springfield will start this for you with dialogue.  This will be followed by a 4hr task for Homer and Mayor Quimby.

Act 3 runs until March 7th

Just what does Act 3 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look… aroundtheworldicon
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Destination Springfield – World Traveler Edition

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One of the most interesting aspects of having a blog that is truly international is the fact that the readers are…well…truly international! It’s an amazing fact to know that TSTO blogs like this are read in more than 110 countries around the world. Yes, there are surely “pockets of extreme tapperage” going on in certain locations (New Jersey as Blog Central comes to mind), but there is far more to this particular update than meets the eye at first (or even second or third) glance.

There is a certain irony that we are being tasked to send travelers across the globe in our games while actual world travel is becoming a “bit more complicated” to put it nicely. But as always, we will leave the politics to other radicalized sources of propaganda (FaceBook), and celebrate the amazing diversity of players/readers we have here.

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Osaka Flu: Are You Infected?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Since the event started the Osaka Flu has been spreading through our towns faster than germs on a public drinking fountain.

So fast that over 104% of the world is infected.

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I guess that means we’ve covered Earth and we’re working on Mars now….

So I figured let’s test this out, and see if any of the Addicts readers have yet to be infected by the Osaka Flu.  Because in theory if the virus has spread to every Tapper on Earth (and some on Mars) than every Addict should have it.  So…

And as a quick reminder from this post to get the details on how Osaka works and spreads.

And remember, to level up you need to clear pins from neighbor visits to your Springfield.  So in order to level up you need neighbors to visit your Springfield.  You can add neighbors via our Add Friends thread here.

What are your thoughts on the 104%  infection spread rate?  Has Osaka invaded your Springfield? What level are you on? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Around the World (Destination Springfield) Act 2 is Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to the wee early morning hours…at least here on the East Coast and Act 2 of the Around the World Event is upon us….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..

Mayor Quimby, Homer & Lisa will start this for you with dialogue.  This will be followed by a 4hr task for Homer.

Act 2 runs until February 24th

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