Reminder!: The BIG Christmas Show-Off

Hi Tappers! Just a quick reminder about ‘The Big Christmas Show-Off’ competition. You have less than one week to post your entries all details can be found below! 

UPDATE: There is also a new Judge that has been added, Introducing Mags! She will replace ‘TheAdiposeTV’ as a Judge since he did not want to judge any screenshots but only give the prize. 

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For more details on ‘Mags’ check out her tapped out profile here! Thanks again, Nathan!

Hello Holiday Tappers!

Welcome to ‘The BIG Christmas Show-Off’! Get ready to show-off your festive towns as TSTO TopiX has a BIG Christmas competition! The Christmas update has truly got everyone designing their towns into a winter wonderland. Readers of TSTO TopiX, Members of Tapped-Out and Watchers of ‘TheAdiposeTV‘, we have a competition for YOU!

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Topix History Files: Christmas 2013 Non-Playable Characters

Hello Festive Tappers!

There are still some Christmas characters left that we have not looked at. So to speed things up and not have loads of posts scattered all other the place I have decided to split the posts up with a collection of characters/buildings/decorations.

This post will be talking about the NPC’s or non-playable characters of the update. I will include some brief game info along with some show info as all the non-playable characters in the update do not have big key roles in both the game and show!

The NPC’s we will be looking at in this post are:

  • Snow Monster
  • Christmas Raccoon
  • Candy Kevin

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Should I Buy Santa’s Village?

Hello Tappers! Here we are with another Christmas themed post for Should I Buy?. This post will be featuring the return of Santa’s Village along with the costume Santa Homer. I will have the walk-through for Santa Homer soon but here is the full guide of Santa’s Village. First I will start off with some game information on the building, followed by some show information, then last years Gil offer and this years Giveaway Wheel. I will conclude the post with some pros and cons, along with my Santa’s Village.

Game Info: 

Name: Santa’s Village

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Cost: 200 Donuts

Level Unlocked: Level 1

Size: 10×12

Building Time: 6 Seconds

Building Task: Feeding Reindeer

Characters/Costumes: Santa Homer (Costume for Homer)

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Collection Time: 24 Hours

Income: $300/30XP

Availability: Limited Time (Christmas Event 2012 – 2013)

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The Simpsons: Tapped Out – Holiday Update Trailer 2013

Hello tappers!

This year’s video to promote the Christmas event for ‘The Simpsons Tapped Out’ has arrived. Check it out below:

Christmas Updates for Other Popular Games

Christmas has become the most talked thing in Tapped Out in the past couple of days and people have started to wonder where the Christmas update is? Well in this post I will be looking at the games that have got a Christmas update.

The Sims Freeplay:

The first game I noticed with the Christmas update was ‘The Sims Freeplay’, I’m not a big fan of the game but It was the first game I noticed to get a Christmas update. This Christmas update arrived on November 25th which was an early start to celebrate Christmas but also a reasonable start.

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Christmas Preparation

The Christmas update is on its way and tappers need to start preparing for when the update arrives. Just before the Halloween update I did a post about preparing for Halloween and it turned out to be a big success. I’m back with the post but this time helping you prepare for the 2013 Christmas update. For every player that might not have reached the top-level, you will need to prepare for this upcoming event. An event is always big and you most likely will need a lot of Money, Land, Friends and Donuts. So here is a guide to help you to prepare for Christmas 2013:

Friends:

We will start off by talking about friends and for every event you will need friends. If your friends list is empty then I suggest you add some to prepare for the Christmas event. If this Christmas is a social event with your friends you can make a deal to help each other out for the upcoming event. Note: Please use the Add Friends page here to ask for other tappers to be your friends.

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Last Christmas (Mini Guide)

Hello Tappers! I’m back and the Christmas update is on its way! The Christmas update is expected to arrive on Tuesday which will end the Thanksgiving event and Gil’s deal. Due to Android players not experiencing the Christmas 2012 event and other players joining after the event, I thought that I would do a small post about last years Christmas event!

The Christmas update arrived on December 5th as it was announced on the Tapped Out Facebook page. On December 3, 2012, The Simpsons: Tapped Out‘s official Facebook page posted a message: “Let it snow! Springfield’s in for some holiday magic with a big new update… coming soon!” This told us that the Christmas update was just around the corner.  It was announced on Tapped Out‘s Facebook page on December 4 that the holiday update would be released on December 5, So maybe we should start checking out their Facebook page to see if they are dropping any hints like they did last year. simpsons-tapped-out-christmas3

The update was an app store update and this brought a new icon for the game along with a new opening menu. When you logged into Tapped Out, your town was covered in snow! It was like a winter wonderland, everything was covered in snow. This year should be very interesting as we have the Squidport and Krustyland expansion.

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There was a new currency in tapped out and that was Santa Coins.  For the length of the event players were given Santa’s Sacks instead of Mystery Boxes in their Daily Bonus. You could send some characters on tasks to earn Santa Coins or you could purchase a Santa’s Sack, which costs 5 donuts.

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Apart from having your town covered in snow and a new currency, the update brought with it new buildings, characters, costumes, decorations and facades to the game. With a whole bunch of quests to enjoy. Take a look at Simpsonswiki here for more information on the new items that the Christmas update brought.

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Extra Extra, Read all about it!

Hello tappers! Last week TSTO TopiX Extra was officially released to the readers and I promised that every week we are going to update a post on what has been happening on TSTO TopiX Extra!

For those of you who are interested in checking out this new addition you can always find the link in the main menu of this site. There was a minor issue with the link being removed but it is back in it’s place. Feel free to check it out.

So what has been happening on TSTO TopiX Extra? Our first post was an introduction post by Flinster42 and he was introducing himself to the site. The post was very quite due to the menu link issue but if you want to ask any questions to Flinster42, ask them here.

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Our second post was our second introduction by Jacques’s. Please ask your questions to Jacques’s here and he will answer as soon as possible.

We had our first ‘What have you done with?‘ post on extra and since topiX missed out on posting these during the Halloween event, over on TSTO TopiX Extra we are asking what you have done with your Halloween buildings. The first post was by Flinster42 asking what you have done with your Victorian UFO.

The images of you Victorian UFO was posted in the next post the following days which can be found here. The next ‘What have you done with?’ post will be featuring King Homer’s Skyscraper.

The next post was the return of Jacques’s Art Showcase. Jacques’s came back with an amazing post asking you to create something related to Doctor Who or Thanksgiving. Being a big Doctor Who fan myself I have decided to also enter the competition and I’m creating one in my Krustyland and one in my Springfield.

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The post was so great I had to post it on topiX. The post on topiX can be found here, and post your images here.

The final post of the week was just announcing our twitter page which can be found here.

Starting next week I’m going to start posting on Extra with some amazing posts coming up. My first post will be titled ‘Nathan’s Christmas List’, This post will be talking about what I want and my idea’s for this years Christmas event.

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I’m also doing a post on the possible content we could have if tapped out celebrated the 50th anniversary with Doctor Who.

Please post any feedback about the extra site in the comment section below and I hope the menu bar link to extra gets fixed soon. Thanks again, Nathan.

Click on the image below to go to TSTO TopiX extra!:

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Thanksgiving Parade

Hello Tappers. Last week I did a speculation post about what we can expect after Halloween. I was mainly talking about Level 36 and Episode Tie-Ins but I was also talking about a possible thanksgiving update that could replace the Halloween event. As promised I’m giving you the complete guide from last years Thanksgiving event and everything you need to know.

The Thanksgiving update was the fifth content update in the game and was released on November 8, 2012. This update removed the Halloween features from the game and changed the Halloween rewards for characters and buildings to cash and XP. The Thanksgiving update was only small that would take seconds to complete. It was like a smaller version of an episode tie-in update.

We could expect a Thanksgiving update on November 7th, 2013 due to the Halloween event coming to an end.

The Thanksgiving update only brought decorations, no characters, no buildings, just decorations. These limited time decorations became a great feature to my town as at first I had nowhere to place them, However with a few updates I had the perfect place to place my thanksgiving parade balloons.

All of the balloons required Level 5 and could be bought multiple times. There were a total of five balloons all together and a reasonable price since they are a decoration. Here are the five balloons that came with the update:

1.

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Name: Itchy Balloon

Cost: 40 donuts

Bonus: 2.00% bonus money and XP to all jobs

2. 

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Name: Scratchy Balloon

Cost: $1000

Bonus: Improves vanity rating

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TopiX Opinion: Halloween Event and Beyond

A lot of tappers have reached the end of the Halloween event by using donuts or non-stop tapping ghosts. But what is to come after the Halloween Event? This question has been asked quite a lot recently and I’m going to share my own opinion on what will happen when the Halloween event comes to an end.

NOTE: This is a speculation post and not 100% true!

1. Episode Tie-In (Four Regrettings and a Funeral) 31/10/13

We could be expecting an update on Halloween itself with a new episode airing on the November 3rd. For now there is only little information on the episode and not much to say about what could be included but there will be more information on that when it arrives.

However with getting the Halloween update on October 1st, this would mean a month gap since we had an update, so maybe we could expect an update between now and October 31st. The update could include level 36 as we have recently seen level updates during an event. Example:

Halloween Update – October 3rd and Level 22 – October 3rd.

Valentine 2013 Update – January 30th and Level 26 – February 14th.

Whacking Day Update – April 10th and Level 28 – April 19th

As you can see with every major update it has come with an update with or during the event and this is what we could be expecting in the upcoming weeks.

2. End of Halloween Event 07/11/13

Now on this speculation at least the date is true! We will expect the end of the Halloween event on November 7th and this could see some limited time items disappear and never to return. But what about the personal prizes? As we saw in the whacking day event we saw some of the prizes return as premium items, So could we expect some of the personal prizes to become premium for future premium players who missed out on the event? The could be something we could see when the event comes to an end.

But what about other characters like Maude Flanders’ Ghost, Kang, Kodos, Booberella? Maude Flanders may become premium with the fortune tellers shop and with Kang returning for a second time he could be here to stay in Springfield along with Kodos. I’m still unsure about Booberella’s fate.

3. Thanksgiving 2013 Update 07/11/13

Last year after the Halloween event came to an end we saw the arrival of the Thanksgiving update. So could we expect Thanksgiving update to replace the Halloween event? Possibly yes. This would be a small update like last year and would be something to keep us tappers going. I will post last year’s Thanksgiving quest and items shortly.

4. After November 7th

After the possible Thanksgiving update the next major update would be Christmas and that would be expected on the first week of December. But what about the small things in-between to keep us tappers going? Well EA will fill the gap with one to three episode tie-in’s along with a new level or two.

I hope I have been informative with my speculation post and I hope to hear some of your speculations in the comment section below. Thanks again, Nathan.