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Flanders Family Reunion Mini-Event is Live! (Updated and Complete)

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If you saw the post from a little earlier you’d know that it’s update date in our Pocket-Sized Springfields!

If you’re having trouble getting the event to start, remember you must FIRST download the update from the App Store.  Although this is a mini-event, you have to download the Game of Games “takedown” update first to see the event.  (basically, your splashscreen should be back to Homer Running from Skyfinger).  If you’ve downloaded the update and you’re still having trouble seeing it, make sure you’re at least at Level 20 (as that’s the requirement), then try hard closing and restarting TSTO.  

The Flanders have invaded Springfield…hopefully to liven this up a bit! As the Flanders Family Reunion officially kicks off today!

Things kick off in Springfield with some dialogue between the Flanders’ family (Ned/Nedward/Capri) followed by a 6s task for Ned. Once you complete this you’ll unlock the very first prize of the mini-event! (Reunion Banner) This will be followed by the event launch.  For the first part, you’ll need to complete a 4hr task for Flanders and a task to collect the event currency…you know typical mini-event stuff…

This mini-event ends on July 31st (10am ET, 1400 UTC…at least that’s what the files say)

Updated and complete information below…

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Update Incoming: Flanders Family Reunion

UPDATE IS LIVE! You will have to download the Game of Game Takedown from the app Store before you see it.  So head to your app stores and check for a Tapped Out Update.
This is not a major event, just a mini-event.  But it does require the app store update to see…basically changes your splash screen back to regular Homer running…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

I’m a little behind today, got stuck in a few meetings, but just saw that an update for the Flanders Family Reunion has hit the Game Files.  This means that it’s incoming, but not live yet.  So please don’t panic that you don’t see it in your game…it’s not live yet.

I’m just now getting a chance to run the details and will update as I see appropriate.  We have NOT received an update package from EA, which tells me this is a mini-event.  Also, the fact that the end date is July 31st…

The weird thing is it was supposed to have started already…about 2 hrs ago.  And it’s not live yet, so not sure what’s going on.  But I’ll keep you updated as I learn more…

Update: Some basic info as to what’s incoming…
2 new Buildings
4 new characters (2 premium, 2 non-premium)
3 new decorations
Also, it looks like we may see some donut “deals”
And returning items that are mostly already available in Yearbook Box.

Because I know you’ll ask…I don’t not see the GGR returning with this one.

DID – Designing Within the Limits of The New Normal

In this installment of DID (Designing In Downtime), we are going to address the options you have for designing with the “New Normal.”

What is the New Normal?
Many of you are facing the growing number of restrictions that have become “normal.” And as we have mentioned before, these are the hurdles you may need to jump if you are going to keep playing a game that seems to be sputtering to meet the demands of long-time users.

I’ll deal with a couple…
Lack of Land, and Item Limits That Seem Stuck
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Musings About Game of Games

Happy Musings Thursday my friends!  After a 1 week hiatus, I have some thoughts for you. Now that Game of Games is officially over I thought I’d spend today musing about the multi-event as a whole.  You know I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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TSTO Musings About Mr. Dirt

Happy Musings Thursday my friends!  Yes, it’s Thursday and as usual, I have some thoughts for you.  This time around I thought I’d muse about Mr. Dirt, the latest premium character to hit our games during Game of Games.  I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Random TSTO Musings the Day After My Birthday

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Another TSTO Thursday and as usual I have some thoughts for you.  This time I’m musing about…well a lot of things.  A few things are on my mind so I figured during week 2 of Game of Games, why not have a random musings post?  And of course, I’ve got a bunch of random thoughts so let’s get to ‘em…

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TSTO Musings About Multi-Events

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Another TSTO Thursday and as usual I have some thoughts for you.  This time I’m musing about…multi-events. With the latest update hitting our games I thought it was time to weigh in with my thoughts on the infamous new event format.  And of course, I’ve got a bunch of thoughts so let’s get to ‘em…

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Simpsons Panel At E3…A Recap

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Happy Update Day!  ICYMI…and I don’t know how you could have I wrote a bunch of posts about it last night…an all-new update for TSTO hit our games last night.  If you haven’t already done so, go download it from the App Store now.  And if you want to see them, you can check out Spoilers here.

But this post isn’t about the new update.  This post is a recap of what happened last night during the E3 Expo, and the Simpsons panel.  If you didn’t get a chance to watch the hour-long panel I’ve embedded the YouTube video from it below, and I’ll highlight some areas for those who don’t have the time to watch the hour-long panel now.

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SPOILER ALERT: Game of Games Info

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By now, if you read this site, you should know there’s a new TSTO update (Game of Games) available for download in the App Store.  The actual gameplay update will launch tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10am ET (1400UTC).

Late this evening we received the update content spoilers direct from EA.  And I know a lot of you like to know the spoilers.  So here’s your spoiler post.

WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD.  IF YOU DON’T WANT TO KNOW, DON’T CLICK BELOW…

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TSTO Musings About Tagging

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Another TSTO Thursday and as usual I have some thoughts for you.  This time I’m musing about…tagging.  Yes, it’s time for me to finally weigh in on the topic Patric loves to talk about.  I’ve got a bunch of thoughts so let’s get to ‘em…

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