Well it’s been on the cards for a while now to repost some information of the past. Rather than to copy it word for word, due to copyright laws I have fully rewritten this post myself however, I have inserted 2 quotes from Mr T (the previous owner of tstotips) and all the credit of this post goes to T as it is his information which I am just retellimg to you.
“It was once fixed but now the powerful, mighty curse has returned.”. – Mickus 2013
It has come to our attention by darthderriphan112 on our ideas page here, that the return of the Harp of Death has come upon us. So what is this Harp of Death? you say. Well, it something that you wouldn’t wish upon anyone, not even your worst enemy. When going into the bonus level, it freezes your game and leaves you stumped, stressed and horrified and a splash screen with a continuously spinning donut. The “Harp” was the background noise during the valentines day event when it first started occurring.
It seems to occur when you are moving on the bonus round and you collect experience in a frenzy, that is to say, too quick and although you’re only winning 1-3 donuts, it becomes to much for the game when it is pushed. This is for people who are already on the highest level moving onto the next level, which currently doesn’t exist.
So, this begs the question, “How do I fix this?” Well, I was going through all of T’s old posts and out of all of the posts on the Harp, (and there were a lot) I never found an answer for android users. However if you are using the iOS system, its best to use either an iPhone 5 or the latest iPad devices. So from the advice from T’s posts, here’s what he used to do.
Note these are T’s words not mine and I do believe that he solved a lot of problems this way.
“Turn off the auto-lock and plug it in. Then log in as normal. It should take about 15-20 minutes to break the harp. You’ll need to tap the bonus level game at least 3 or 4 times to be sure that the harp is broken, then close the app. Log in again and everything should be fine.”
There apparently has also been cases for an iPhone 4s to fix the problem but it would be a better bet to use the newest device available. Unfortunately, there have been no cases of iPods fixing the problem.
According to Mr T, he never found a way to fix for android as his solution was with iOS. He also said that there have been cases where the harp has gone away all by itself. However, he also stated that there was more than one type of harp and because I have never had it, and I don’t know a great deal about the subject matter, again I quote from Mr T.
“Are there different kinds of harps?
Yes, there are. The first time you get it, it’s usually a single strum and quite easy to break. The second and third time, you get a double or triple strum and breaking it is much harder and takes longer – 40-60 minutes on an iPhone 5. It also behaves differently when you break it – the bonus level flashes briefly making you think you’re back into the game. It then goes straight to the Bart screen. The trick then is to “Try again” three or four times and look for the game to synchronize. If it does, close the app completely in the multi-task bar, then open it up and log in. You should be able to play. Keep half an eye on your device, though – if you leave the Bart screen up too long, you’ll need to start all over again.”
The bottom line is that its not like the chicken pox where you can only get it once, if unlucky, twice. You can get it a multiple amount of times and you are at risk whenever you are closing the bonus level.
The easiest way to prevent it is: when you are coming close to hot the bonus level, collect slowly. Collect the experience one at a time and more importantly, don’t build buildings or place decorations.
For those who don’t know what the bonus round is, its the level beyond the current level and it looks like this.
I hope this makes more sense and as I will repeat again, rather than to refer you back to the old tips site i have rewritten this page with my own words with the exception of two parts. Those two parts were both from Mr T and are taken and quoted straight from him.
I must say, thank you again to Mr T.