What Changed with the Easter 2014 Event Update?

In addition to new items added with the Easter update, there were a few other changes to the game:

  • Graywolf1410 reports that any friend action done in your town will now earn Friendship Points. I’ve verified this is true. Thanks Graywolf1410!
  • Some of the trees, shrubs and hedges have festive bunting. The wooden fence has flowers.
  • Tasks in process in the task bar now list when they’ll be ready.
  • The number of donuts needed to rush certain multiple-character tasks were doubled. For example the Interrogate Flanders, Carry Bart, Go For a Romantic Stroll, Run Away From Kang, Exercise for Mr Burns, Interrogate a Squealer tasks all doubled.

  • The Kang/Bart combined task Run Away From Kang now earns double, $52 and 14 XP.
  • Homer and Ned’s premium task to Go Bowling at the Bowlarama now earns $825 and 200 XP when it used to earn $750 and 200 XP.
  • A new set of default job rewards was added for 32 hour jobs, though the payout is the same as 36 hour jobs. There is a job in the Easter quest which takes 32 hours.
  • Normal 90 day jobs now earn $30,000 and 7500 XP when they used to earn $3000 and 750 XP. Premium 90 day jobs earn $45,000 and 11,250 XP when they used to earn $4500 and 1125 XP.
  • A new building group “WhistleBlowers” was added. The Simpson House and The Java Server are part of the group. A comment in the code says the group is used in Easter Jobs for Track The Whistleblower, but such a task doesn’t exist.
  • Ned along with Maude, Rod and Todd were moved from the Churchy Joes character collection to the Flanders Family. Stampy and Freedom were moved from the More Animals and Pets character collection to Exotic Animals and Pets.
  • The extra building multiplier which was introduced when level 39 was added has been removed. Now level 34 buildings will cost their base price.
  • Code was added to allow more variation in what happens when you place multiple decorations at once. For example, when you purchase and place a large hedge, the next one appears next to it rather than in front. Other examples are fences, red brick and graffiti walls.
  • The Campfire can be placed back on grass or the beach (it was recently changed to be beach only).
  • A bit of wrong code was added to the Whitney Spuckler character. It refers to a script named “Spuckler_Tapped” which doesn’t appear to exist, but nothing bad should happen.
  • The Cherub Birdbath can now be placed on the boardwalk.

If you spot anything else, let us know!

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78 thoughts on “What Changed with the Easter 2014 Event Update?

  1. Donut and Golden Scratch R prices have been increased (iOS AUS)

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    1. They were increased by Apple not ea. but thanks

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  2. Not just the Bart/Kang task doubled. All the tasks involving multiple characters are listed at their proper payout for the number of characters. And all the multiple-character tasks involving a premium character now pays out at the premium rate for all characters.

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    1. Having said that, I notice that Maude’s combined tasks are still listed as single character payouts.

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  3. I’m not sure if it is a recent change, but I noticed I was getting money when I tapped on a neighbor’s leprechaun now.

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    1. Only the Yupprechaun 🙂

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  4. Human Statue is no longer on the boardwalk. Another unremarkable but notable change is that whereas sometimes white squares would appear instead of buildings etc, they are now black.

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    1. It is not uncommon for the boardwalkers to wander off into the city. I think its funny but If you want the human statue back on the boardwalk store him.

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  5. enguaguassu 04/17/2014 — 16:48

    When placing items from the inventory back in town, previously if you had 5 fences only, you would place the 5 and it would stop. But now pay attention! After your 5 are placed, it will keep on coming more fences. Those extras will be charged game money or donuts.

    So watch out not to go on placing more and spending more than planned

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    1. I wish I had ready you comment first 😦
      Today I got an angel topiary in my weekly mystery box went to place it and another showed ready to be placed. I thought I might have had an extra in storage so I placed it as well, but it charged me $1000! My lesson is learned: if I get a mystery box prize I’ll be sure to check how many are ACTUALLY in my inventory before I go wily nily placing them around town from now on.

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    2. This is one of these things where you can tell EA thought it would be a great improvement but is more of a problem. I hope they remove it with the next update.

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  6. Not sure if it’s been mentioned, but can rush tasks instantly now without having to wait for the character to go to the building for the task…

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  7. Jeremy westside 04/17/2014 — 05:39

    This may have been there already and i just haven’t noticed cuz i put my characters on 12 hour tasks (unless they are part of a quest), but i noticed Ralph has a 2 hour task now “play with puppies”

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    1. That job comes with and will be activated if you have the Fireworks Candy And Puppy Dogs Building.

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    2. This is absurd. I would pay the 60 donuts if it were a 4 hour task. But 2 hours?! The demand for Ralph’s 4 hour task is so high, but EA give him a 2 hour one? Why, EA, why???

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  8. black_heart 04/16/2014 — 23:19

    I noticed that when I tap the leprechaun (I haven’t found the hipster leprechaun to try but I assume it will be the same) he doesn’t always give money. It looks like every other tap he gives money and every other tap he gives XP. Did that make sense?

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    1. Both leprechauns have always either given cash or XP

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  9. Prices for donuts have increased on IOS

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    1. Not for me (on iOS in Swe)

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  10. New for me since this update: The list of friends’ towns remains at the position where I’ve been, even when in the meantime I exit from the app.
    I see this a positive update, because I hardly ever visit all friends in one sweep, but I like to continues the cycle where I’ve left the last time, so no one is left out. Before this update, I had to search this point every time. Now the app has a memory.

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  11. I share a tablet with my bf and now he can’t log out of his account anymore so I can log into mine. The start page just loads up the latest login from before the update.

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    1. Go to the friendscreen. Hit Bart/Milhouse. Bottom right. Logout

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  12. KrustyLand has the rude little brown bunnies that make noises. They don’t earn anything.

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  13. I also noticed that when you zoom in butterflies and dragonflies appear to fly around this occurred in both my krustyland and town.

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  14. Does anyone know the deal with the Easter baskets? I got one when tapping a bunny, and I see a egg inside but it won’t do anything. Does that just mean no friends have traded with me? I just dot know why it’s not empty.

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    1. The baskets are how you and your friends can exchange eggs with each other. However you can only tap yours when they are full and they are good for one filling.

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  15. Found something annoying (could be a glitch) when checking how much income a building has based on your multiplier if you click the building then the move arrow the money and xp turn invisible even if you go back to collecting rent it doesn’t turn back. might not be new but thought it was worth a mention

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    1. I see that too, but after a few seconds the money and xp are collected automatically. I don’t think it’s a glitch, as hitting the move arrows also hides any cash registers or menus or dollar signs floating above buildings.

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  16. Rusty Shackelford 04/16/2014 — 00:02

    Not sure if this is new with this update but activating “Christmas ________ house” no longer activates it for all of the same house, they have to be activated individually.

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  17. Wow! Comic book guy and Agnes don’t date anymore! Why?

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    1. Because CBG is married to Kumiko…

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      1. I wish they add a task to CBG to go on a date with Kumiko.

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  18. What do you mean by “any friend action done in your town will now earn Friendship Points”? How does it work?

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    1. You get FPs for every handshake you tap in your town not just when you mop graffiti

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      1. I’m hoping for a task so that CBG can go on a date with Kumiko.

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  19. Is the easter event tied in with the whacking day event

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  20. zombies are not animated anymore when you tap on them, they just growl

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  21. Callum Rourke 04/15/2014 — 21:41

    I haven’t got the update yet. Help!

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    1. Close app. Shut off device. Restart.

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      1. Callum Rourke 04/15/2014 — 22:02

        Tried it, won’t work

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        1. Do the troubleshooting – if it does not work, contact EA
          The troubleshooting: https://tstotopix.me/2014/02/19/ems-guide-basic-troubleshooting/
          Contact EA: https://tstotopix.me/2014/04/04/contact-ea/

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      2. Update is in the App Store. It’s not an in-app download.

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    2. Are you on a Kindle? I always have trouble with my updates and TSTO on the Kindle. Try shutting it down and turning it back on, go into the App Store and click the menu button and select App Updates, see if it is there. If that fails to work go into your App settings and turn off automatic updates, restart your Kindle and hopefully it’s there. Good luck.

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  22. You can no longer stack the Jet Engine Bikes, or put them inside buildings to hide. Not sure if this is new with this update.

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    1. letsplaynintendoita 04/15/2014 — 23:18

      that has already been fixed early

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  23. Looks like when you lay fences it automatically moves to the next place in line rather than the next piece floating in the centre of the screen. Pretty useful.

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  24. Not sure if anyone else has noticed, but there’s now a “nature” sound that plays regularly after the original start up song.

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  25. I was wondering if someone could help, during the tie in, my game kept resetting the quest line, so Homer has a job to eat everything in Ned’s house right now. Any ideas on how to stop this?

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    1. If you want him to stop the task because you want him for the easter update then store flanders house. If you are wondering how to stop the task repeating, all i can suggest is the usual shut down and turn on, uninstall and reinstall. I wouldn’t be upset though, you get to keep a task that no one else does!

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  26. When in your towns, some buildings seem to have flies go around them with birds also roaming in areas and squirels also going to buildings

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    1. Those are animations for when certain buildings is utilized

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      1. I believe angel was referring to the butterflies, hummingbidrs and bees that have appeared around town and krustyland.

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  27. If you didn’t see when give someone a job/quest it doesn’t show the faces no more

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  28. I have noticed that now, when you place an item in your inventory (a tree for example) and you reach the total number of that item you had in your inventory, it now automatically lets you keep placing more of those items and deducts game cash from you. This saves the step of having to go into the decoration menu and find the specific item you want more of, which I find to be a nice timesaver. For example, if you had 8 of one kind of tree, then place all 8 in your town, you can just keep placing them without going to the build menu. Although there is no spend confirmation, so beware if you are low on money or if it is a big ticket item.

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    1. Hmm, how to summarise?

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      1. letsplaynintendoita 04/15/2014 — 23:20

        when you place an item on the ground that ‘s still buyable you can buy more istantly

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    2. Now… this is very useful!! Lots of useful changes… a lot smoother gameplay

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    3. Also with fences they carry on the line you are placing so you don’t have to keep going back to the build menu and select another fence and moving it to the right place. Very useful!

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  29. thank you for these ”what has changed” posts, they are very informative! I was hoping that the homer grave could go in krustyland after the update. Maybe next time!

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    1. Hopefully so, but it’s limited to beach, grass and pavement at the moment.

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  30. Magilla84131 04/15/2014 — 19:41

    Couple things I found. When tapping on your neighbors you don’t get any eggs if you vandalize buildings, or from krusty town. You can also get donuts from tapping on your neighbors, I got 1 while going through all of mine. Also, the prize boxes you can click on after you get enough eggs are basically the prize wheel, without the spinning. You never know what you’ll get. So, the way I see it know, this could be a really fun event. Or, a really infuriating event. We’ll see.

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  31. I haven’t seen this before but it might not be new…? Dunno :p
    In the Homer/finger screen after it started downloading new files it had some donut/progress thingy and had a text where it urged to tap the screen to play the game while it was still downloading.
    Has this been around before?

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    1. It’s been around for a little while, but with a big update it’s more noticeable. I think it arrived about the time of the Valentine’s Day update. It is a nice addition, no need to wait until all the files have downloaded. 🙂

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  32. When I click on Whitney Spuckler she pulls her instrument out and plays it. I believe that’s the same action she always had and nothing’s changed?

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    1. That’s what I suspected would happen, but since it refers to a script that doesn’t exist I wanted to make sure it’s not a more serious bug. Thanks for checking! 🙂

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      1. However, it seems Dubya Spuckler is nowhere to be found! I had used donuts to rush Whitney and Dubya and left Brandine pregnant with Birthday Spuckler. Now I’ve got about a month to go until she gives birth but Dubya has vanished. I’ve searched everywhere at least 3 times, including hiding the buildings, but I can’t find him at all.

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      2. As far as Dubya is concerned…he’s back again! I force closed the game and I found him hiding out on the boardwalk in the Squidport. Right now there’s no money over Whitney or Dubya from pickpocketing, but that may be because I recently clicked them. I’ll update this if I don’t see any money appear later.

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  33. Richard Everson 04/15/2014 — 19:30

    How does one get Crazy cat lady???
    Iv waited two years for her

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    1. Purchase the Crazy Cat House for 180 donuts, when it’s available to you.

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      1. Yay, thank you
        Hope she pops up once the event starts

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      2. When does the house become available?

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        1. Should be after Homer, Apu and Willie finish their 24 hour task.

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  34. Samantha (ahtnamas14) 04/15/2014 — 19:19

    Just my speculation here but the “track the whistleblower” jobs could be related to the text for the update in the app centers that said about Lisa researching the bunnies laying eggs? Not sure but I read that earlier when I downloaded the update and that’s what I thought of when I read that part of the post.

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    1. Lisa does get a job to Contact the Whistleblower but there isn’t one to Track the Whistleblower. I suspect it was a mechanism the game designers started to put in place but changed their minds, and left the code in.

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  35. Graywolf1410 04/15/2014 — 19:13

    You now get FP for all buildings friends tap now

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    1. Thanks, I just verified it. I’ll update the post! 🙂

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