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Should I Spend Donuts on Joe and Sargeant Thug’s Mountaintop Command Post?

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Red Alert in Springfield! A Nuclear Missile is heading straight for Springfield unless we can stop it, as the arrival of Red Alert has hit our pocket-sized towns!  Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

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 Joe and Sargeant Thug’s Mountaintop Command Post to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this combo to your town…

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Turbo Tappin’ Red Alert: Main Questline and Prizes

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Springfield is on a Red Alert as a nuclear missile is headed their way!  Can you and The General help save the day?  Only time…and donuts…will tell!

Let’s dive into the Turbo Tappin’ Version for the Red Alert mini-event questline, and see just how to unlock all of the exciting prizes…


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In-Game Update: Red Alert

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Yesterday, an app store update hit our games to remove the Holiday Whodunnit Event.  And, today a brand-new mini-event started up in our towns! (as long as you’ve downloaded the update)  The first new event of 2022!

You’ll need Homer and Lisa free for 6s tasks to get things started with this event.

This mini-event ends, in 2 weeks, on February 2nd. 

More details below the fold…

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App Store Update: Red Alert Mini-Event

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Sorry, this is going up a bit later than I would have liked.  Just now finally getting a chance to sit down and look at everything.  

As I mentioned on this post, there’s now an app store update available to download for TSTO.  This update won’t remove the snow, as I thought it might (probably just wishful thinking…have I mentioned I hate snow?)..instead this update brings the game files into your game for the next mini-event in TSTO…Red Alert!

So it was the sentient Christmas tree that attacked Santa? But why? Just because the holiday is responsible for the deaths of millions of his brothers and sisters? Oh… I guess that’s why. Anyway, it looks like justice came home for Christmas this year. Now that Santa is in the clear and the Tannenbaums are behind bars, we can get back to enjoying the true spirit of Christmas – gathering around a fire and yelling at our loved ones.

This mini-event is not live yet, and won’t go live until 9am ET on Wednesday January 19th, 2022…but downloading the update now will help make sure you don’t miss out on the update once it hits our games tomorrow morning.

For those who like a little more detail, here’s what you can expect character-wise with the event…

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Snow PSA

Update #2: Update is available via the App store.  It’s entitled New Years 2022, so we’ll see what’s in store for us.  And apparently, EA has decided not to remove the snow with this update.  Go figure.  If I hadn’t given the warning the snow would be gone…seriously can’t predict what they’re going to do.

Update:  And just like that there’s an update in the files…should be hitting app stores soon.  So capture those snow pictures while you can!

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Just a friendly PSA reminder that the snow should be leaving our Springfields very soon…likely today.  The next app store update, which hasn’t hit yet…but I expect it to hit today…should remove the snow from your Springfield.

So if you want to preserve how your town looks covered in the white stuff grab all the screenshots you can now! And feel free to share them with your fellow tappers in the comments below!  One last goodbye to snow as we prepare to welcome the green grass in once again!

If you need help posting screenshots/images in the comments, we have a post on that!  You can find that info here.

I’ll be back if/when an update hits our app stores!  For now enjoy the snow while it’s still around!

Should You Buy Mr. Plow’s Plow?

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Spending actual cash on donuts for an item is once again here in TSTO.  This is something EA’s been rolling out over the last few years, and it’s a new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them)  Where they attach a limited-time, item to one of the donut bundles sometimes in addition to bonus donuts.

And I want to be perfectly clear…you do not need to buy these items for the event itself.  You can still play this game, and complete all the tasks and prizes, 100% free.  These cash-for-items are a new type of premium currency…because donuts have been so devalued with donut farming.

This time around we’re being offered Mr. Plow’s Plow, for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US)..no bonus this time around.  While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of the plow and anything else you might be curious about.

So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy…


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Northward Bound – The End Is Near

Greetings from Canada,

(This post is sponsored by “We The North!”)

 

Nearly two weeks ago, a brand-new mini-event started up in our towns! (as long as you’ve downloaded the update)

But now the end is near. Hopefully you’ve all made it up North.

More details below the fold…

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Northward Bound – Prospecting New Land, Part 2

Greetings from Canada,

(This post is sponsored by “We The North!”)

 

Nearly two weeks ago, a brand-new mini-event started up in our towns! (as long as you’ve downloaded the update)

And with it came a whole new giant area of land in Springfield Heights. But how do you obtain the land? We discussed the basics last week in Part 1. Let’s explore this new land a little more.

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Northward Bound – Showoff Announcement

Greetings from Canada,

(This post is sponsored by “We The North!”)

 

Nearly two weeks ago, a brand-new mini-event started up in our towns! (as long as you’ve downloaded the update) Now it’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and this time around we want to see what you’ve done with the Northward Bound mini-event stuff! With new and old buildings and decorations arriving with this event, show us how you fit them into your Springfield!   So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

As always please remember to limit it to 1-2 of your favorite areas/photos…we can’t show your whole town unless you want to send in your entire town via town portrait.

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Northward Bound – All 5 Prizes

Greetings from Canada,

(This post is sponsored by “We The North!”)

 

Last week, a brand-new mini-event started up in our towns! (as long as you’ve downloaded the update)

And with it came a whole mini-event prize track. But what are these prizes and what do they do?

More details below the fold…

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