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THOH 2015 101: Crafting Act 3

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Well here we are, in most Tappers favorite time of the year in Springfield….Halloween!  The leaves on the tress have changed colors, the water is murky and there’s a darkness that falls over our TSTO screens.  All of these effects fit in perfectly with this year’s theme….Nightmares.

For the last year (THOH 2014 was the first year they did this), EA has broken up Events into stages.  Where every couple of weeks new prizes will be released.  They’ve also, over the last year, added an element of crafting to each Event, where you pick which prizes you want and craft accordingly.  And they’ve continued both methods into THOH 2015.

While the prizes themselves are pretty self explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not.  However, crafting for this event is pretty simple and straight forward…and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to get every craftable item you want this time around.

Now I know some of you still have questions about what to craft, if you should wait or craft now and what will happen in future Acts for THOH…so as we’ve done in the past, we’re here to breakdown all the crafting fun for you guys.  So let’s take a look at the complete guide to Crafting in Act 3….

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Tapped Out Premium Walkthroughs: Mr. Burns and the Sepulcher of Evil

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So yesterday saw the arrival of a “creepy” Halloween Gil Deal for the Sepulcher of Evil.  For 225 donuts this large evil decoration could be yours.

We broke down the pros and cons of this Gil Deal yesterday, and one of the pros is that it came with a questline for Mr. Burns.  It’s a 5 part questline full of some fun and humor, with an awesome task for Burnsy at the Sepulcher of Evil.

So let’s take a look at the walkthrough that appears if/when you purchase this Gil Deal…and just what Evil Mr. Burns has planned!

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THOH 2015 101: Crafting Act 2

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well here we are, in most Tappers favorite time of the year in Springfield….Halloween!  The leaves on the tress have changed colors, the water is murky and there’s a darkness that falls over our TSTO screens.  All of these effects fit in perfectly with this year’s theme….Nightmares.

For the last year (THOH 2014 was the first year they did this), EA has broken up Events into stages.  Where every couple of weeks new prizes will be released.  They’ve also, over the last year, added an element of crafting to each Event, where you pick which prizes you want and craft accordingly.  And they’ve continued both methods into THOH 2015.

While the prizes themselves are pretty self explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not.  However, crafting for this event is pretty simple and straight forward…and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to get every craftable item you want this time around.

Now I know some of you still have questions about what to craft, if you should wait or craft now and what will happen in future Acts for THOH…so as we’ve done in the past, we’re here to breakdown all the crafting fun for you guys.  So let’s take a look at the complete guide to Crafting in Act 2….

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10/15 In-Game Update: Halloween of Horror Episode Tie-In

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Well it looks like we’ve got ourselves the second episode tie-in of season 27 on our hands!  This year The Simpsons will be doing TWO Halloween episodes (they love it so much)…one canon and one non-canon.  This week’s episode is the cannon episode..taking place in the every day lives of the Simpsons…so naturally we’ve got a little Tie-in to go with it!

As usual I’ll be back with the details very shortly (just have to go through it myself)..more details below the fold.  Know that Marge kicks things off (it auto-started for me).

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THOH 2015 101: Shop Keeper’s Daily Challenges

Note: Yes a few returning items hit the store today…however because they’re returning we’re not doing a new Should I Buy Post on them.  You can check out the older Should I Buy posts here or here for these returning items.  The only added benefit for them is the currency population now….

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well here we are, in most Tappers favorite time of the year in Springfield….Halloween!  (although I prefer Christmas 😉 )  The leaves on the tress have changed colors, the water is murky and there’s a darkness that falls over our TSTO screens.  All of these effects fit in perfectly with this year’s theme….Nightmares.

As we’ve seen with recent events (really since Stonecutters in June of 2014), EA likes to add an element of Daily Challenges to each Event as a way to earn more currency, special prizes and sometimes event bonuts! (bonus donuts)  The 2015 THOH Event is no different.  Yesterday we saw the Shop Keeper’s Challenge get implemented with the House of Evil!  This is a great way to do tasks each day to earn bonus crafting currency and earn bonuts each week!

Now I know some of you are a bit confused about the challenges and exactly what to do.  So let’s break it all down for you…including a list of this week’s challenges…ico_thoh2015_shopkeeperavatar Continue reading

THOH 2015 101: Crafting Act 1

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well here we are, in most Tappers favorite time of the year in Springfield….Halloween!  (although I prefer Christmas 😉 )  The leaves on the tress have changed colors, the water is murky and there’s a darkness that falls over our TSTO screens.  All of these effects fit in perfectly with this year’s theme….Nightmares.

For the last year (THOH 2014 was the first year they did this), EA has broken up Events into stages.  Where every couple of weeks new prizes will be released.  They’ve also, over the last year, added an element of crafting to each Event, where you pick which prizes you want and craft accordingly.  And they’ve continued both methods into THOH 2015.

While the prizes themselves are pretty self explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not.  However, crafting for this event is pretty simple and straight forward…and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to get every craftable item you want this time around.

Now I know some of you still have questions about what to craft, if you should wait or craft now and what will happen in future Acts for THOH…so as we’ve done in the past, we’re here to breakdown all the crafting fun for you guys.  So let’s take a look at the complete guide to Crafting in Act 1….

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THOH 2015 Halloween Event is Live!

UPDATE BUNNY: I see many of you concerned on your S’mores counts in your game. I just wanted to clarify something for you… it is AS INTENDED. 😉

Basically the game is showing you ONLY the countdown for that particular item you are earning for. NOT the total amount you have collected to date. I think this is a way of letting you know just how close you are to gettting that particular prize. The total amount will still show on your S’mores counter in the Lower Left Corner, but when in the actual Act 1 Prize Screen, just the amount for the current item you are on will show.

Example:
Crafting Resources: /180
Spooky Cabin: /360
Pirate Kang: /1620
Model Donut: /2880
Gate to Nowhere: /4230

Another side note, watch WHO tells the story and the Nightmare needed to Upgrade. If you need Zombies, Martin has to tell a story to swap the spawn back to Zombies. Lisa Snakes… etc. Make sure you are spawning the RIGHT item out of the Campfire. (See turbo tappin for each Story release)


PART 3 BART TELL STORIES BUG ALERT: The patch has been released to fix this issue.  

I have NOT been able to duplicate this in my game, but Bunny was able to.  When you get to part 3 you’ll have to send Bart to tell Spooky Stories AND you’ll have to send 4 youngsters to listen to Spooky Stories.  This is a suggestion we received from a reader in the comments who tried it on their A and B game: Send Bart FIRST (and send him via the Campfire, don’t use the Do it option on the task book.  Send him direct from the Campfire) and let that task finish BEFORE sending the youngsters.  Clear Bart’s task and then send the 4 youngsters.  This should get you past it.  So send Bart alone and let him finish the task.  Then send the kids to listen.  If you don’t there’s a good chance it’ll lock up on you.

If you’ve already had the game lockup on you, unfortunately there’s no “quick fix” for it.  You will have to contact EA to get them to clear it for you.  At this point don’t try contacting them (although you can still use the forum thread linked below).  They are aware of the situation and a patch is coming.  It’s not necessary to spend the time and energy dealing with EA right now because they’ll just tell you to wait for a patch.

Also, there’s an EA forum link for this here:

http://answers.ea.com/t5/The-Simpsons-Tapped-Out/Haloween-Event-Call-of-the-campfire-wont-complete/m-p/4847884#U4847884


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Live!  If you’ve downloaded the iOS Update earlier you’ll just get the downloading updates screen, like when you see an in game update.

It’s out on iOS and Kindle…but I still don’t see anything on Android.  I’ll keep an eye out though. and on Android (if you don’t see it on your list of apps to update, search the store for The Simpsons Tapped Out, should show update there)

It will Auto-Start with some dialogue from Homer followed by tasks for Lisa and Bart.  

As always we’ll be back with more in a bit…

Remember…this is a APP STORE UPDATE.  So you will need to download the latest version of TSTO from your App Store BEFORE you can see this.  You’ll know you’re on the latest version because the splash screen and icon will change.  I know inevitably there will be people saying the game didn’t tell them to update, so they’re behind.  CHECK YOUR APP STORE!

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P.S. The unemployment office is currently having issues.  Don’t worry about it for right now…it’s either event related or their attempt to fix it. Continue reading

Halloween 2015 Event Teaser!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Check out this little teaser EA released on their TSTO Facebook Page a short while ago…

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So this does confirm that Halloween will be coming to TSTO this year!  And like I said in the Oktoberfest post, I think it’ll hit Tuesday/Wednesday of next week….so be prepared!

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