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Secret Agents Premium Second Chance

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In case you missed it…this morning ALL Premium items from the Secret Agent event (including rebated and discounted items) have returned to the store for a second shot at purchasing them.  Just in case you forgot…or didn’t have the donuts..to purchase before.

The items will remain in the store until the event ends on Tuesday May 9th.

We’ve written a Should I Buy for every premium item (new and returning) that’s hit our stores during this event.  We have the complete list (along with Where Did That Come From posts, and other relevant information) on our Secret Agents Event Page.

BUT because I know a bunch of you will ask again…here’s the complete list:

Should I Spend Donuts On?:
New for this Event
Camera Hat Homer
Mastermind Bundle
Globex Compound
Not a Laser Shark Pool
Globex Compound
Cypress Creek Elementary
Cypress Creek Sign
Russ Cargill
Femme Fatale
EPA Hoverjet
Crouching Panda Hidden Egg Roll
Stoner’s Pot Palace
Sha-Boom Ka-Boom
Adil Hoxha
Hammock District
Cypress Creek Home
Cafe Kafka

Lucius Sweet
Gabbo and Arthur
X-Ray Machine
Basketball Court
USS Tom Clancy
Super Collider
Buckingham Pay-Less Motel
Botanical Gardens
Island of Dr. Hibbert
Abandoned Store
Relaxation Bundle
Rex Banner
Police Tank
Burns State Prison
Yellow Submersible 

Happy Shopping!

Which items have you purchased?  Which items will you purchased?  Where are they in your Springfield?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Yellow Subterfuge Sailing Off, Is Snow On the Horizon?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

By now we’re all truly feeling like kids at Christmas waiting for Santa (is he here yet, is he here yet)!  We’re all anxiously awaiting the Christmas Update drop from EA (SNOW!!), but the truth is no one really knows when it’s going to hit.  EA is holding the “Christmas Cards” close to their chest this go round and they’ve got all of us Addicts on our toes (or hairy paws in the case of Wookiee & Bunny) as to when it’s going to hit.  

While we don’t exactly know when the update is going to drop there are a couple of things we can see in the game files.  The Yellow Subterfuge Episode Tie-In Update is scheduled to “dive” away tomorrow morning (Tuesday).  At which point Santa could make his appearance…or EA could just play more “reindeer games” with us and see just how crazy we can get! (I think Bunny’s already gone mad with the anticipation. Last we heard…the orderlies were hauling her out of her hotel room in a cute white jacket that allowed her to hug herself.)

Starting to feel like you’re going a little crazy? Worried you might turn into Bunny? Here are some things you can do to help you “Keep Calm and Tap On” while waiting for Santa:

-The Yellow Subterfuge Episode Tie-In IS ending on 12/10/13. So make sure you’ve completed the quest, you’ve unlocked Oscar’s Obstacles Truck (it will be stored in your inventory once you do. Once it’s in your inventory it will stay there forever, or until you remove it), and if you were thinking about purchasing the USS Tom Clancy you do so before tomorrow. Once the update is gone you’ll miss out on your chance to purchase the Submarine for your Squidport!

-Check out Wookiee’s latest WAWW- Holiday Edition for some fun predictions on what EA could be providing us with this year.

-Check out our Christmas Preview post, for some steps you can be doing to help prep you for the Christmas Event.

-Start planning your holiday design for our Christmas contest, where you can win FREE DONUTS!!

And now for a little homework….

Join the conversation and tell us in the comments below what you’re hoping for this Christmas update & what you’ve been doing to “Keep Calm & Tap On”. We love hearing for you and can’t wait to see what you’ve all been doing to keep from turning into Bunny while waiting for the update to hit! (or maybe you’ve turned into Bunny…in which case tell us how you’re going crazy…)

Here’s hoping the forecast tomorrow calls for a little snow in Springfield!  


Should I Spend Donuts On- USS Tom Clancy

With a new Premium item just added to our menu, it may be overwhelming trying to decide whether to buy it or to pass on it. 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 USS Tom Clancy Submarine to your Springfield Squidport? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this.


Decoration: USS Tom Clancy Submarine)
Donut Price: 50 Donuts
Unique?: Yes

-2.25% bonus money and XP to all Jobs.
-A reallygreat payout for only 50 donuts

-Not associated with any characters or tasks.
-Doesn’t have any animation

Final Thought:
I personally just REALLY like just the look of it and that for me is reason enough to buy it. It adds yet another new element to your Squidport. I know it does not have animation or sound. Also, Christmas is coming soon. So unless you’re a completest or you want a giant submarine for your Squidport, you may want to think hard on this one. Just don’t wait too long. The tie-in episode is Sunday, it IS a Limited Item and will be gone after Sunday, and you never know if more will be done with it once the New Simpsons TV Episode is released Sunday.

Episode Tie-In: In Game Update…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Looks like EA has dropped yet another little surprise on us this morning…no it’s not Christmas yet…a minor in-game update just dropped (no this is not a new level update).

This update cleared Thanksgiving from Springfield and it’s a special episode tie-in update for Sunday’s episode of the Simpsons!  Here are the details you’ll need to know:

2 NEW items!

Oscar’s Obstacles Truck
FREE once you complete the quests!  (this will be tucked into your inventory once you’re done with the Clandestine Nerd quests)

USS Tom Clancy
– Premium Submarine.  50 Donuts.  This is unlocked immediately and is a new decoration for your water!  (Requires Level 15 AND will earn you 2.25% bonus)
Here’s how the Sub looks in Squidport:
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BOTH of these items are limited-time so be sure to get them before Sunday’s episode of the Simpsons!

This SHOULD  auto-start for you once you’ve logged into TSTO.  However, in my game it did not auto-start (I play on an Android device, GS4).  If this happens to you (the game updates but you don’t see the quests starting) back out of the game, hard close the app and then restart TSTO.  This should trigger the game to auto-start the quest.  

Lisa gets things started…

Clandestine Nerd Pt. 1
Lisa: A note for me?  Wow, I’ve heard about students passing notes but I never thought it would happen to me!  I wonder who it’s from?
Skinner: Me!  But keep it to yourself.  School secrets are important.  Like how all cockroaches disappear right before the cafeteria makes chili.
Lisa: Sorry.  I’ve never had a secret before.  This is all new territory for me.
Skinner:  Meet me in my office after school.  It’s the one with “WIENER” spray-painted on the door.   If people are suspicious, say it’s about the “Math Club” – everyone will lose interest.
Reach Level 9 and Build Springfield Elementary
Make Lisa Secretly Meet with Skinner-4hrs
Make Skinner Secretly Meet with Lisa –

Clandestine Nerd Pt. 2
After tapping Skinner

Skinner: Lisa, I’m asking you to do this secret assignment because you’re the smartest student at this school.
Lisa: Well, you did engrave my name on honor roll plaques for the next 3 years to get the volume discount.
Skinner: You understand this has to remain secret.  Just like that Willie and the lunch lady are back together… oops.
Lisa: I do.  Thanks for asking me Principal Skinner.  This is almost as exciting as extra credit algebra!
Skinner:  Ok, now I need this done by Sunday.  Hopefully before my “Real Housewives” TV program is on.  That’s my “me-time”.
Make Lisa Work on a Secret Assignment– 24hrs
Homer– Hey Honey, how come you’re locking yourself in your room for 24 hours?  And can you get Bart to do it instead?
Lisa: Uh, it’s nothing Dad.  I’m just practicing to be a moody teenager.  Do I have your permission to play music loudly?
Homer: Of course.  It there’s one thing I know about parenting, it’s to always believe your kid’s first answer.

Clandestine Nerd Pt. 3
After tapping on Lisa

Lisa: Principal Skinner, I finish the assignment.  I even put it in a binder with color-coded tabs.  Consider that when you are grading it.
Skinner: Nice work Lisa.  And remember, this is just between us, like how I’m studying the art of making balloon animals online.  By the way, thank you for your reference letter.
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What else changed with the update?

Well…it looks as though the location for the Scratch-R’s in the Kwik-E-Mart as changed.  The Premium Scratch-R is now listed second and the $250 in game cash Scratch-R is listed first.  So be careful when tapping on the Kwik-E-Mart that you don’t accidentally hit the wrong one!