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Tapped Out Christmas 9th and 10th Personal Prizes: Plowing Through Costington’s

Hey Howdy Hey Gift Grabbing Tappers!

Making progress on your Personal Prize Collecting?  Are you staying on track with Bunny’s Counter?  Or are you speeding right along?

It’s time to take another look at the Personal Prize Collection and the last two prizes (9 and 10), the Plow King’s Plow & Costington’s.  Let’s take a look at how these two additions enter our world of TSTO…..

Psst….you can find info on the first 2 prizes here, the 3rd and 4th prizes here ,the 5th & 6th prices here, and the 7th and 8th here!

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Tapped Out Christmas 7th and 8th Personal Prizes: Raccoon in a Sweater & Flanders As Santa??!!

Hey Howdy Hey Gift Grabbing Tappers!

How are you doing on your Personal Prize Collecting?  Are you staying on track with Bunny’s Counter?  Or are you speeding right along?  (like good little TSTO Addicts! :D)

Anywho, time to take another look at the Personal Prize Collection and the new two prizes (7 & 8), the Christmas Raccoon & Santa Flanders.  Let’s take a look at how these two strange characters enter our world of TSTO…..

Psst….you can find info on the first 2 prizes here, the 3rd and 4th prizes here & the 5th & 6th prices here!

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WDTCF- Helter Shelter

Helter shelter… ba na na na na na…
Helter Shelter… ba na na na na na…
Helter Shelter… uh uh uh uh uh uh uh uh

Well, hey there friends! Sorry, I was just humming a Beatles song that’s been stuck in my head since this holiday event started. Pretty obvious which building I’m gonna write about, right?heltershelter_menu

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Tapped Out Christmas 5th and 6th Personal Prizes: Happy Little Elves on Ice!

Hey Howdy Hey Gift Grabbing Tappers!

The Christmas update has been out for 1 week now and if you’re following along with Bunny’s Gift Card Counter Calendar (try saying that 10 times fast!) you should be just past unlocking the 4th Personal Prize and on your way to unlocking the 5th Prize!
Of course we know a lot of you are crazy fast Addicts…us included….and have already zoomed past this stage!  But for those who aren’t let’s take a look at the 5th and 6th Personal Prizes for the Christmas Event!

Psst….you can find info on the first 2 prizes here and the 3rd and 4th prizes here!

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Tapped Out Christmas 3rd and 4th Personal Prizes: Hey Elves, Let’s Go to The Mall!

Alissa already brought you some great information on the first two Personal Prizes you can receive as you collect all those gift cards. I am now going to move on to the 3rd and 4th Personal Prizes in the game because I know you are just DYING to get them (if you don’t already have them you crazy fast addicts you).

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Now is the winter of my 2D discontent

Ok… I know it is completely melodramatic to misquote Shakespeare to make my point, but it seemed like a great segway into today’s 2D Tuesday post.

Winter has come to Springfield.  With the vast blanket of white and programming tweaks to decorations came some changes for all the tappers who like to creat art in their towns.  Just check out what Old Man Winter did to Bunny’s Werewolf Flanders if you need proof.

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Where did THAT come from – Clausco

CLAUSCO… doesn’t that name just sound ominous? The building looks just as foreboding as that name makes me feel. Basically everything that’s wrong with corporate Christmas rolled into a manifestation in my favorite game lol.

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Hey Addicts, Caption This! Holiday Edition

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Once a week we’ll be posting a Caption This!
moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader JenaerS)
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If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!

Christmas and the Conform-O-Meter

Well it’s snowing in Springfield and that means the Christmas Update has (finally) arrived!  With all of the new items (and there are a TON of new items) added to Tapped Out I thought now would be a good time to take a look at how all of these items impact the Conform-O-Meter ratings.
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 Christmas event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, level 37 did though, 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:

New Buildings:

Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Claus Co Wheel Prize Consumerism 10 New
Costington’s 30,000 GC Consumerism 10 New
Egg Nog Bar 250 GC Gluttony 10 New
Elf Home 60 Donuts
/6,000 GC
Indolence 10 New
Helter Shelter Wheel Prize N/A 0 New
Present Depot $2,000 Consumerism 10 New
Santa Village 200 Donuts N/A 0 Returning
Santa’s Workshop 625 Million GiftBags Consumerism 10 New
Springfield Mall 3,000 GC Consumerism 10 New
Springfield Skating Rink 10,000 GC N/A 0 New

Krustyland:

Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Happy Little Elves Ride 14,000 GC Rides 10 New

Decorations:

Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Backwater Brewery 25 Donuts Gluttony 10 New
Candy Cane $450.00 Vanity 200 New
Christmas Totem 450,000,000 Gift Bags Vanity 700 New
Devil Float 40 Donuts Vanity 600 New
Fancy Lawn Bell $425 Vanity 150 New
Holiday Tree 75 Donuts Vanity 200 Returning
Hot Drink Stand $1,200 Vanity 250 New
Ice God Wheel Prize Vanity 10 New
Jet Engine Bike 30 Donuts Vanity 400 New
Lamp Post (Bow/Wreath/Bell) $385 Vanity 100 New
Lawn Angel $750 Vanity 300 New
Lawn Bell $425 Vanity 150 New
Nutcracker $600 Vanity 350 New
Plow King Plow 26,000 Gift Cards Vanity 600 New
Reindeer 20 Donuts Vanity 200 Returning
Snowman Bart 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 200 Returning
Snowman Grampa 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 870 Returning
Snowman Homer 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 200 Returning
Snowman Lisa 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 610 Returning
Snowman Maggie 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 1070 Returning
Snowman Marge 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 870 Returning
Snowman Santa’s Little Helper 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 300 Returning
Snowman Snowball II 20 Donuts/ Wheel Prize Vanity 400 Returning
Trashcan Fire 3 Donuts Vanity 400 New

Looks like EA has FINALLY heard many of our complaints about the Consumerism rating and we now have FIVE new buildings to help impact the consumerism rating!  I expect to see lots of 5 star towns now, woo hoo!

How’s your Conform-O-Meter doing?  Let us know in the comments below how many stars your Springfield is!

Happy Gift Grabbing my friends!

No Grinching Around This Christmas: The Lowdown on Gil, Grumple & Gifts

Hey Howdy Hey Gift Grabbers!

You enjoying the first 3 days of the Christmas Update?  Are you staying on track with your Gift Card Grabbing? (check out Bunny’s Calendar to see if you’re on the right track)

We’ve been reading each and every one of your comments (we LOVE hearing from you guys, keep them coming!) and I wanted to take a moment to address a couple of questions that have come up over and over again in the comments.  A lot of you are asking “How Do I Get the Grumple?”, “I Want to Buy Donuts, Any truth to the Gil rumor?” & “Is EA planning any Christmas surprises? Like Thanksgiving.”  Well….we’ve finally gotten answers from our resident IT nerd and we’re happy to share all of the Addicts confirmed (from game files) info with our favorite fellow Addicts!

First up…let’s talk everyone’s favorite salesman Gil.  According to the files (viewed with our own bloodshot eyes) Gil WILL be making an appearance this event with a DONUT OFFER! (woohoo!)  It won’t be a discounted donut offer instead it looks as though it will be a bonus donut offer.  Similar to the deal that ran last Christmas, offering 25% more donuts with every pack. (so 12 donuts will become 15)  Looks as though it’s a one day only special and will ONLY be available on December 25th.  So if you have plans to drop some “dough” on those pink frosted donuts, you may just want to wait until Christmas to do so.  You’ll get more frosting for your dough!

Next up the deal with the Grumple and special bonus planned.  Warning SPOILERS ahead.  If you want to be surprised (and see what Santa brings you) don’t click read more…but if you’re like me…and enjoy searching for your Christmas presents before they’re under the tree click read more to find out what Santa’s bringing!   Continue reading