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Where did THOSE come from – Thanksgiving Balloons (Part 2)

Well hello again friends!  Came back for the second part of the Thanksgiving Balloons, eh?  Well, thanks for stopping by.  As promised, Part Two of this where did those come from covers the Poochie and Stampy Balloons.  Let’s get right into it, shall we?

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Where did THOSE come from – Thanksgiving Balloons (Part 1)

Hey hey hey Tapperinos!  Wookiee here for more origin story fun and no I’m not here to discuss server issues.  For Thanksgiving, EA brought back the parade balloons from 2012 AND added a few more.

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Once upon a time in TSTO land, we did not have Krustyland and there were no pets running around the town.  For Thanksgiving 2012, EA remedied this by providing us with balloon versions of Santa’s Little Helper, Snowball 2, Itchy & Scratchy and Blinky.  It’s my opinion that we got these to calm the clamor for some of the more popular characters in the game.  Of course, SLH joined the fun during Christmas 2012 and the fight and bight duo appeared like crazy with the Krustyland expansion.

When I think of parade balloons in the Simpsons, I have to go back to this little bit of dialogue between Homer and Bart in Bart vs. Thanksgiving (S2, Ep. 7).  Bart has no clue who Rocky or Underdog are in the Thanksgiving Day Parade and states:

Bart: Well, I know it wouldn’t hurt them to use some cartoons made in the last 50 years.

Homer: Son, this is a tradition.  If you start building a balloon for every flash in the pan cartoon character, you’ll turn the parade in to a farce.

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Weekend Update: November 17th-23rd, 2013


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well I’ve finally succeeded in keeping Bunny in the basement this week, don’t worry I took away her matches!  Bunnies really can’t be trusted with matches….

Anywho…what a week here at Addicts!  So many great posts from the Addicts team this week and in case you missed any of them, here’s your chance to catch up!    Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts on- Thanksgiving Parade Balloons

With all of the new Thanksgiving premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

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Where Did THAT Come From- Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino, Chief, and Sign

Enjoying gambling? You didn’t mortgage your home did you? Put your kids up as collateral? YOU DID??!!! Well…ummm…you may need more than just our Addicts Anon class then. 😛

Well Bunny is back again…or am I front…or off to the side? I am HERE to tell you about that cool new building EA gifted us with for the Turkey Day event. Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino. Just where in the Simpsons world is it?

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Tapped Out Thanksgiving Premium Walkthrough: God Bless Native America (Complete)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Back with another Thanksgiving Event Walkthrough!  This time we’re going to look at the Premium Quest that unlocks when you purchase Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino.  We’ve already brought you the Turbo Tappin’ version of this walkthrough and now it’s time for the full dialogue walkthrough!
The walkthrough starts after you’ve purchase the casino and unlocked the Tribal Chief character….
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Thanksgiving and the Conform-O-Meter

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Thanksgiving has arrived in Springfield!  This Limited-Time event will only be around a short while (we’re guessing it’ll be gone by December 1st), so make sure you get those Limited-Time decorations and buildings while they’re still around!  For a little extra incentive let’s take a look at how the new additions to Tapped Out will impact your 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 us a ton of new items to add to our Springfield.  Let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating:

Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Caesar’s Pow-Wow Indian Casino 150 Donuts Consumerism 10 New
Caesar’s Pow-Wow Sign 40 Donuts Vanity 400 New
Mayflower* 100 Donuts Vanity  1,000 New
Rusty Balloon $5,400 Vanity 440  New
Poochie Balloon $20,000 Vanity 870  New
Stampy Balloon 40 Donuts Vanity 400 New
Grumple Balloon 25 Donuts Vanity 250 New
Scratchy Balloon $1,000 Vanity 180 Returning
Blinky Balloon $16,500 Vanity 790 Returning
Santa’s Little Helper Balloon $30,000 Vanity 1,070 Returning
Snowball 2 Balloon 15 Donuts Vanity 200 Returning
Itchy Balloon 30 Donuts Vanity 400 Returning

*Note: We believe the Mayflower is not a limited-time item.  
Because it is a very decoration heavy event, just about every item impacts your vanity rating.  However, the Indian Casino will impact your Consumerism Rating (one of the hardest to max out in the game).  It’s always nice to have a NEW building to impact Consumerism!

Which Thanksgiving items have you purchased?  Let us know in the comments below or post a photo to our Flickr photo stream!

Tapped Out Thanksgiving Walkthrough: A Thankless Thanksgiving (Complete)

Happy Turkey Day Tappers!

We’ve already brought you the Turbo Tappin’ version of the Thanksgiving Event and now it’s time for the full dialogue walkthrough!
The walkthrough starts with the unlocking of Lisa’s Sacagawea costume and continues with Lisa’s quest for a Turkeyless Thanksgiving!  Some really funny moments in this quest, hope you all enjoy it!

The Thanksgiving update will auto-start for you with a dialogue between Lisa and Homer.  Here’s the dialogue:
Homer: What’s this weird paper stuff in the mailbox?
Lisa: It’s called “mail.”
Homer: You mean they invented a paper version of electronic mail?  Science is amazing!  Ooh!  A big “mail”!  Maybe it’s full of more “paper”.
Lisa: It’s a Sacagawea costume I ordered.  I saved up all my Sacagawea dollars to pay for it.
Homer: Honey, the dollar doesn’t have Sacawhoever on it.  It has George Washington, the inventor of money.
Lisa: I wanted to dress up as Sacagawea to celebrate the rich cultural history of Thanksgiving.
Homer: A white girl dressing up like a native American?  I don’t know, that sounds a little racist to me.
Lisa: Just give me the costume.

New Costume Unlock!
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Should I Spend Donuts on Caesar’s Pow-Wow Indian Casino & the Chief?

Thanksgiving has arrived in Springfield!  But, with all of the new Thanksgiving premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Indian Casino to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this combo to your Springfield.

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Character & Building: Tribal Chief & Caesar’s Pow-Wow Indian Casino
Donut Price: 150 donuts
-Comes with it’s own 10 part questline
-Adds 10 points to your consumerism rating
-Chief will earn premium rates in cash and XP for all jobs
-Something new and different to add to your Springfield
-Voiced, but not really.  Mostly just “hmm” and grunts.
-Chief will use the Casino for tasks once the main quest is complete
-Building makes Slot Machine Noises when tapped

-Pricey.  At 150 donuts he’s not the most expensive character and building combo (heck Disco Stu was 180 donuts), but it’s still a high price.
-No character interaction after main questline is complete

Final Thought:
Personally, I think the Indian Casino is a good buy.  It’s got a lot of features to it that make it a nice addition to Springfield AND it’s something different in your town (makes a nice addition along the beach front).  If you have the donuts I say go for it, but if you’re a little hesitate I can understand you wanting to wait just a bit.  Just remember this is a LIMITED-TIME item and once it’s gone, it’s gone…so be sure to get it before the event is over if you’re thinking about it.

Tribal Chief’s Tasks

Task Task Length Payout Building
Shop at Kwik-E-Mart 1hr $105, 26xp Kwik-E-Mart
Attend a Corporate Meeting 4hrs $260, 70xp Pow-Wow Casino
Embark on a Vision Quest 8hrs $420, 105xp Pow-Wow Casino
Learn about Springfield’s Culture 12hrs $600, 150xp Simpson House
Hand Out Expired Vouchers 24hrs $1,000, 225xp Outside

Looking for Should I Buy Guides for more premium content?  Check out our complete Tapped Out Premium Guide here

Turbo Tappin’: Thanksgiving 2013

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

As you’ve requested, here’s your Turbo Tappin’ quick walkthrough guide for the Thanksgiving 2013 update!  For those of you who LOVE the full dialogue, don’t worry it’s coming soon too!

Enjoy the update guys, I know I did!
Note: this is the walkthrough for both the main Quest (free) AND the Premium quest that unlocks with the Casino.  

Let’s kick things off with the main Thanksgiving Quest that starts once you unlock the Sacagawea costume for Lisa!
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