A quick reminder that at 9am GMT tomorrow morning EA will be removing the mystery box as it stands in its current form, most likely back to the old crappy one so if you want something out of it, get it while you can because you don’t have long left!
Hey guys, sorry for the radio silence lately, my computer has given up on me again but I should have access to a laptop from tomorrow.
Until then, phase 2 has gone live and new prizes, and purchases have been made available. I’ll have an in depth look at it all tomorrow. Talk soon guys!
So, we’ve been enjoying this event for the past number of days and I’ve come to realise something – neighbour visits are completely pointless this time around!
When you visit a neighbour, assuming they’ve updated that is, you get just one spade per action, meaning you get just 3 spades per visit, per neighbour.
Unlike other events though, it is possible to get event currency from all of your neighbours. However it just doesn’t seem worth all the effort this time around.
As for the weird ass green things in neighbours towns – they are more likely to give you crafting materials rather then spades and besides, you can accumulate crafting materials easily enough in your own town.
The premium farmers licence doesn’t do much either. It just doubles the number of spades you get in neighbours towns from 3 – 6. So not worth what they’re asking for it.
So, with that little rant out if the way, will you be visiting your neighbours?
As mentioned yesterday, here’s list of tasks that Cecil may ask you to do but beware it does contain SPOILERS for upcoming content;
|Hide in the Simpsons Basement||6h||Simpson Home|
|Clean Up the Brownhouse||4h||Brown House|
|Milk a Cow||6h||Cletus Farm|
|Appear on a Chat Show||Channel 6|
|Pick up a Mysterious Parcel||2h||Springfield Post Office|
|Complain to a Doctor||6h||Springfield General Hospital|
|Attempt Atomic Fission||2h||Super Collider|
|Take Guided Volcano Lair Tour||1h||Volcano Lair|
|Watch an Action Flick||2h||Atec Theater|
|Campaign For Deregulation||4h||Cityhall|
|Herd Plants||1h||Monsarno Research|
|Promote The Benefits Of GMO||2h||Channel 6|
|Plant Sterilized Seeds||6h||Cletus Farm|
|Collect Crop Samples||1h||Cletus Farm|
|Taste Test GMO Foods||2h||Krusty Burger|
|Protect Intellectual Property||4h||Monsarno Research|
|Learn About The Benefits Of GMO||6h||Springfield Elementary|
|Feed the Plants||2h||Monsarno Research|
|Donate to the Arts||1h||Springfield Operahouse|
|Reserve Seats||4h||Springfield Operahouse|
I’ve updated the sites menu bar with a new tab called ‘Contact EA’. Clicking on the link will now take you directly to the Simpsons dedicated help section and give you the ability to message with tech support to try and resolve any issue you might have.
If you have any other suggestions on how I can improve the site, drop a comment below and I’ll see what I can do!
Fairly early in the event you’ll be prompted by Cecil to complete a series of tasks known as ‘Cecil’s Tasks’. Here’s how they work;
- There are four tasks to complete each day
- The day resets at midnight (12am) GMT
- The tasks vary in length from 1 – 6 hours
- The tasks are generated randomly so not everyone will have the same tasks
- Completing the tasks earns you event currency
- The cost of rushing these tasks costs TRIPLE that of a regular task of the same length
- The tasks you get depend on what characters you have unlocked
A list of possible tasks and the characters that can complete them will be available tomorrow as I’m still digging through the files to get all of the relevant info for you guys!
Here’s a list of everything that you can craft during act 1 of the event. It includes how many materials you’ll need, how much it would cost you to speed up using doughnuts and exactly when they’ll show up in the crafting menu!
|Cane Field||45001400||160||After completing Cecil’s Redemption Pt. 3|
|Springfield Farmers Market||152504600||535|
|Monsarno Cafeteria||42501600||165||Monsarno Research Level 5|
|Monsarno Chimp Resources||42501600||165||Monsarno Research Level 7|
I’ve seen a few people asking on a few different sites asking why EA chose to base a whole event around a completely random and made up building rather then choose one of the hundreds of better known buildings. Well, fact is, this building HAS been on the show before. Here’s a screenshot of it;
This shot was taken from the episode ‘The Man Who Grew Too Much’ from which we also received an episode tie-in. In the episode Sideshow Bob actually does work here so it makes perfect sense that we get an event based around it. The only question is, is there anyone brave enough to try and recreate what they see in the picture? I won’t be because I like to make up my own layouts and designs as I go along!
Here’s what the new splash screen for our latest event looks like and, for the first time in Tapped Out history, Homer is NOT featured on it. He isn’t even the app icon! What do you guys think of it?
Here’s a quick overview of the first couple of tasks for the Terwilliger Family Event!
- Make Cecil Make Amends (4 hours)
- Make Springfielders Vote on Whether Cecil Can Stay x4 (1 hour)
- Build Monsarno Research
- Make Cletus Make a Donation to Science (8 hours)
- Upgrade Monsarno Research to Level 3 and
Make Homer Advance Food Science (4 hours)
- Make Lisa Protest Monsarno Playing God (4 hours)
- Make Lisa Free the Mutant Vegetables (1 hour)
- Deploy Mutant Seedlings in Other Springfields
- Craft Springfield Farmers Market