Thanksgiving 2014 Overview

Okay friends, the third edition of the Thanksgiving min-event is now upon us as well as an episode tie-in update for this Sunday’s brand new episode called Covercraft on FOX. (11/23/2014). One thing to note about this update is that ,inevitably, the Christmas event is right around the corner,yaay! Anyhow, as usual, I am here to bring you the rundown of what new, or old for that matter, stuff this event has brought to our virtual world’s. I apologize for not getting out our usual speculation post for Thanksgiving but now that it’s here, no speculation required. Follow me to see the Thanksgiving 2014 goodies!!

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Release Info

Release Date: November 20, 2014

Event Date(s): There are quite a few different timed releases or timed triggers in the files so I will list them here for you so you understand when some of the new items below activate:

11-22-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – System Message 2 Start Date”

11-24-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – System Message 1 End Date”

11-24-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – Savings 1 Start Date”

11-25-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – System Message 2 End Date”

11-25-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – Dinner Preparations Start Date”

11-26-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – Meal 1 Start Date”

11-26-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – Savings 2 Start Date”

11-27-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – Meal 2 Start Date”

11-27-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – Savings 3 Start Date”

11-28-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – Deprecate Quests”

11-29-2014 = “Thanksgiving 2014 – End Date”

11-29-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – Dinner Preparations End Date”

11-29-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – Meal 1 End Date”

11-29-2014 =”Thanksgiving 201 – Meal 2 End Date”

11-29-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – More Leftovers 1 Start Date”

12-02-2014 = “Thanksgiving 2014 – Final End Date”

12-03-2014 =”Thanksgiving 2014 – More Leftovers 1 End Date”

Note: These are exactly how the dates are listed and described in the game files. We do not know the exact meaning of certain one’s only that you should expect some kind of prompt, activation or change in your games during these times. 

Update: In-game addition

Event Menu:

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Event Store Icon:

Thanksgiving Store Icon

Event Task Icon:

Turkey Quest Icon


New 2014 Content

Piggly Super Smorg w/ Jacqueline Bouvier

Piggly Super Smorg

Finally, we can now complete the Bouvier family with the matriarch of the family. Marge, Patty and Selma now have their mother to contend with in the new world.

Price: 140

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Characters Unlocked: Mrs. Bouvier

Build Time: 6 seconds

Bonus: Improves Gluttony (10 pts.)

Income:

  • $135 / 15 XP
  • Every 4 hours

Size: 10 X 5 squares

Placement: Grass / Pavement (Cannot be placed on beach or Squidport)

Action Quote: “Undercooking Pork”

Can be Sold: No

Can be Stored: Yes (doing so will also store Mrs. Bouvier)

Limited Time: Yes.

Tapping Sound:


Jacqueline Bouvier

Jacqueline Bouvier

Unlocks With: Piggly Super Smorg

Premium  Earner: Yes

Voiced: Yes

Character Set: Bouvier Family

Unlock Screen:

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 Stomach Staples Center

Stomach Staple Center

Cost: Unknown

Release: Is not activated until November 29, 2014

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 7
  • Complete the sidequest called “Leftovers”
  • Time Requirement: November 29

Note: I originally listed a requirement for this building as having the Caged Tom Turkey, I was incorrect. The files are tricky to read at times and what the files mean is that the ICON for the quest is the Tom Turkey in the taskbook, not the Caged Tom Turkey premium item. My apologies. 

Tapping Sound:


Puritan Flanders (Costume for Ned)

Puriten Ned

Cost: Free ( Activates after the initial prompt of the Thanksgiving quest..)

Voiced: Yes


Caged Tom Turkey

Caged Turkey

Cost: 100 donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Reward:

  • Improves Vanity (100 pts.)
  • 3.00% bonus money and XP to all jobs

Size: 3 X 3 squares

Unique: Yes

Placement: Grass/Pavement/Beach/Squidport

Can be sold: No

Can be stored: Yes

Tapping Sound: Yes


Heimlich Machine

Heimlich Machine

Cost: 60 donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Reward(s):

  • Improves Vanity (100 pt.)
  • 2.5% bonus money and XP to all jobs

Size: 3 X 1 squares

Unique: Yes

Placement: Grass/Pavement/Beach/Boardwalk

Can Be Sold: No

Can Be Stored: Yes

Tapping Sound: Yes


Cornucopia

Cornucopia

Cost: 15 donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Purchase Caged Tom Turkey
  • Begin The Battle of Thanksgiving Pt. 4

Reward(s):

  • Improves Vanity (100 pts.)
  • 0.50% bonus money and XP to all jobs

Size: 2 X 2 squares

Unique: No

Placement: Grass/ Pavement/ Beach/ Squidport

Can Be Sold: No

Can Be Stored: Yes


Outdoor Feast Table

Outdoor Feast Table

Cost: Free

Requirement(s): 

  • Level 5
  • Time: November 26, 2014
  • Begin quest: Thanksgiving Season 2014
  • Begin quest: Thanksgiving Dinner Preparations

Reward(s):

  • Improves Vanity (100 pts.)

Unique: Yes


Returning Content 2012-2013

As is, what seems to be, the norm nowadays with updates, EA has also re-released a few items from previous Thanksgiving events. Here they are in no certain order.

Sacajawea Lisa (Costume for Lisa)

Lisa Sacagewea

Cost: Free (Is given to all players who didn’t have previously)

Voiced: Yes (Same voice sounds as regular Lisa)


Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino w/ Tribal Chief

Caesars Powow Casino

Cost: 150 donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Character(s) Unlocked: Tribal Chief

Build Time: 6 seconds

Bonus: Improves Consumerism (10 pts.)

Income:

  • $200 / 22 XP
  • Every 8 hours

Size: 17 X 6 squares

Placement: Grass / Pavement 

Action Quote:“Loosening Slots”

Can Be Sold: No

Can Be Stored: Yes

Tapping Sound:


Tribal Chief

Tribal Chief

Cost: Unlocks with Pow-Wow Casino

Premium Earner: Yes

Voiced: Yes ( Well, he more or less just grunts.)

Character Set: More Business Owners

Unlock Message:

Tribal Chief Unlock


Caesar’s Pow-Wow Casino Sign

Casino Sign

Cost: 40 donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Reward(s):

  • Improves Vanity (400 pts.)
  • 2.00% bonus money and XP to all jobs.

Placement: Grass / Pavement

Size: 6 X 1 squares

Can Be Sold: No

Can Be Stored: Yes

Animated: Yes. Cowboy waves and bends over revealing arrows in his back with an Indian behind him.

Sound:


Mayflower

Mayflower

Cost: 100 donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 15
  • Begin quest Squidport Pt. 2
  • Purchase at least one parcel of water

Reward(s):

  • Improves Vanity (1000 pts.)
  • 3.00% bonus money and XP to all jobs

Placement: Ocean only

Size: 16 X 4 squares

Can Be Sold: No

Can Be Stored: Yes

Animation: Yes. Very little. Only the two flags continuously wave.

Tapping Sound:


Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Santa’s Little Helper

SantasLittleHelperBalloon

Cost: $30000

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Reward(s): 

  • Improves Vanity

Placement: Grass / Pavement / Beach / Squidport

Unique: No


Blinky Balloon

Blinky Balloon

Cost: $16500

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Reward(s): 

  • Improves Vanity

Placement: Grass / Pavement / Beach / Squidport

Size: 2 X 2 squares

Unique: No


Rusty the Clown Balloon

RustyClownBalloon

Cost: $5400

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Reward(s): 

  • Improves Vanity

Placement: Grass / Pavement / Beach / Squidport

Size: 2 X 2 squares

Unique: No


Stampy Balloon

StampyBalloon

Cost: 40 donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Reward(s): 

  • Improves Vanity
  • 2.00% bonus money and XP to all jobs

Placement: Grass / Pavement / Beach / Squidport

Size: 2 X 2 squares

Unique: No


The Grumple Balloon

TheGrumpleBalloon

Cost: 25 donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Reward(s): 

  • Improves Vanity
  • 2.00% bonus money and XP to all jobs

Placement: Grass / Pavement / Beach / Squidport

Size: 2 X 2 squares

Unique: No


Snowball 2 Balloon

Snowball2 Balloon

Cost: 15 donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Level 5

Reward(s): 

  • Improves Vanity
  • 0.50% bonus money and XP to all jobs

Placement: Grass / Pavement / Beach / Squidport

Size: 2 X 2 squares

Unique: No


So there you have it, the entire Thanksgiving 2014 mini-event. It’s somewhat fairly balanced with new content and returning content and we can all now welcome Marge’s mother into our towns which is great. Hope you all are enjoying it as well. Stay tuned for more coverage, walkthroughs, etc. Thanks for reading!

Mike S

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77 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2014 Overview

  1. Did I get something wrong of was there supposed to be a Tom turkey revenge quest line? I bought said turkey for that reason. – though I would have prolly bought him anyway-

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    1. No questline for Tom Turkey. There was a bit of a confusion as the ThxG icon in the book had a pic of a turkey in a hat but it had nothing to do with Tom. There was a short dialouge with Tom upon purchase but no tasks.

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  2. Zombiexface 11/28/2014 — 18:47

    Is the.”Leftovers” quest where Lisa has to host a peace feast for Flanders not working for anyone? I have the table and Puritan Flanders and Lisa in her costume, but it’s not an option in her little menu. Anyone else having this problem?

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    1. Not working for anyone. Small update just hit may have fixed it havent chaecked yet.

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      1. letsplaynintendoita 11/29/2014 — 00:20

        yes it fixed it

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  3. Is it just me, or is anyone else having problems trying to place inventory items? Since THOH I have to place them and force close 20+ times to place anything! Can’t even start quests til I place them…. getting annoying! Sorry it its been asked before, I couldn’t find any answers! Thanks

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    1. How big (crowded) is your town? Have you gotten any of the warnings about number of items in your town? How much free space does your device have? Have you claered cache? Do you have a lot of pending requests – both sent and recived? How old is your device? Is your connection/wifi working ok? Do you frequently have your characters on outside, visible tasks that burdens the animation? How many NPCs are roaming the streets?
      All this factors in. I know placing/deleting roads/water/concrete can be slow but if you give it up to 120 seconds you shouldnt have to force close and redo the placement.

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  4. I think something is up. After Home’s black Friday quest, i haven’t gotten any more Thanksgiving quests and I never received the cornucopia. closest I’ve gotten is finishing the Guitar Central quests. Am I missing something ?

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    1. You’ll get the Cornucopia when you’ve finished Puritan Flanders’ first questline. The Puritan skin was given free at the beginning of Thanksgiving and so was Lisas Sacagawea costume, if you didnt have it before. The skins was placed in the inventory but you have to go there and “use” them before they show up in Lisas and Neds taskslists. If you cannot see their wardrobe when tapping them, hit the + sign top right in the popup with their tasks and slide to the right costume. Today it also prompts the Feast Table that will be placed free, in your inventory.

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  5. What is the final step of the “How I Met Your Grandmother” quest line?

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    1. Pt5 to take a nap. Both mrs Bouvier and Abe.
      After the drinking, pt 3, marge prompts Bart to a task that must be done before pt4 can start

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      1. Thanks. Marge didn’t prompt Bart and I lost twelve hours. 😦

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  6. I noticed the balloons, the casino and the thanksgiving icons aren’t in my ge anymore. Is that a glitch, or are they no longer available for purchase, you think?

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    1. It should be available in the ThxG menu. Top row, far right in the extended menu.
      Pictorial on how to access the full menu https://www.flickr.com/photos/97970323@N05/15650625957/
      If you still dont have the ThxG and the balloons show, contact EA.
      Contact EA directly http://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/new/ and ask for a gameadvisor. Same login as the game.

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  7. Anybody knows why I lost all my righteousness just from one hour to another? It’s constantly; now I had a Homer in basement and when I completed the task everything collapsed…. Anyone knows? The same thing was with Quimby tasks…

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    1. Hmm that’s weird. Not sure what’s going on there. Righteousness is a tough one to maintain. Buy a bunch of training walls and hide them behind buildings. I’ll check into it though and see if it’s a known bug or something.

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      1. Yeah, I noticed that too. Before I needed 13 training walls but now I need 20. Running out of tall buildings to hide them behind 😛

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      2. Thanks! I bought a lot of statues an more things and always got the five stars but not now; is really weird.

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      3. Oh, I noticed something; well I have been ill and not too much active in game and not visit my friends; so I got a lot of graffiti and when I washed out I won a star, maybe is that the problem. Now it just happened!

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        1. letsplaynintendoita 11/25/2014 — 13:09

          just buy training walls and the problem is solved

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          1. Yes but you need more now than before.

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            1. Oh yes, I just bought a lot of them and I got my five stars again, but visit my friends and keep away the graffiti helps a lot too! Thanks everyone!

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  8. Has anyone had the trigger for today’s freebie happen yet?

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    1. No freebie today. Just the 2h quest. The message didnt say we’d get a freebie a day, just to check in for “limited time quests and special reward-a-roonies”. Some days we’ll get a quest, some days a freebie, some days a new item in the store.

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      1. Got it, ok, I did the quest for the day then, thanks! I should have read more carefully lol 🙂

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        1. What was the quest? I guess I did it but I can’t remember 😛

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          1. Homer hiding in the basement in fear of Black Friday 🙂

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            1. Oh good I did do that one 🙂 thanks!

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  9. Do you know the size of the feast table and where it can be placed?

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  10. I know Ea was hacked but the game seems to be working now. The only issue I’m having is with the store. It only shows game cash for sale but no donuts available. Is anyone else having this problem?

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    1. Since Donuts costs REAL money – not in-game cash, I would first check the settings for the Apple/Google Store accounts. Parents (or the one with the credit/debit card) can disable in-app purchases to prevent the bankaccount from be emptied. Check if your connected bankcard is valid. Check settings for PayPal as well if you use that method.

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      1. Checked all my settings and nothing has changed. Before showing me the cAsh only buys, I get an error message that the store can’t be reached

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        1. It is either EAs connection or your Google/Apple/Amazon Store account.
          Can you do any other in-app purchases, in other games? If you can it is probably EA/Origin and if you cant it is probably your Storeaccount.
          Contact EA directly http://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/new/ and ask for a gameadvisor. Same login as the game.

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  11. Got the start of a “Black Friday” quest

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    1. jamesgiraffe 11/24/2014 — 13:05

      So did I. It was a two hour task, which I’ve done, but no new task came after it. Has anyone else had the same?

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      1. Seems to be just that one 2h task.

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        1. jamesgiraffe 11/24/2014 — 15:02

          No… What a shocker! I’m sure they said something like “come back on Monday to find out what happens next and for more freebies”. I don’t want to put any of my characters on normal tasks at the moment in case they’re needed for an event task! We’ll just have to wait and see, I suppose. Thanks for getting back to me.

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      2. letsplaynintendoita 11/24/2014 — 14:33

        come back every day to get new quests:

        25th: Sacagawea Lisa triggers and has a job with Homer
        26th: Sacagawea Lisa triggers and has a job with Puritan Flanders
        26th: Homer triggers and has a job
        27th: Puritan Flanders triggers and the flanders and simpsons family needs to be free (Can use Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart, Ned, Ghost of Maude Flanders, Rod, Todd,Grampa, Patty, Selma, Jacqueline Bouvier, JubJub and Hugo)
        27th: Homer triggers and has a job
        28th: Sacagawea Lisa triggers and has a job with Puritan Flanders
        29th: Homer triggers with no job but Krusty has the job after 24h

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  12. I can’t wait for when the Stomach Stapling Center is released. Also really excited about the Christmas Update this year, hoping it’s a big one.

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      1. Out of curiosity, why are there still friend request pages for all of the past events? Seems unnecessary and a little confusing. (Why would anybody put a friend request in the 2014 Valentine’s Day event page?)

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        1. It seems rude to delete any Add Me page and althogh the basic Add Me and Krustyland Friends are most popular, some will put their ID on the others on occation and for those who are just browsing, not wanting to poat their own ID, any of the pages will do.

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  13. Anyone know how long the Caesars casino with tribal chief and pigglys super smory with Jacqueline bouvier are Available for planning on getting them this week?

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    1. At least to the 27th of Nov, probably the 2nd of Dec

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      1. Ok thank you someone said it would go tormarrow and I seen on other sites saying Thursday or next Tuesday but I be getting them this week now I know when thier going thanks again 🙂

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  14. letsplaynintendoita 11/23/2014 — 23:12

    if anyone wonders why all EA games and TSTO is down: https://twitter.com/LizardPatrol/
    this …….. has attacked EA server and put it down…
    EA forum mod Neo SEC28 just said to me: Someone has taken down all EA servers, should be back up n running in an hour

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  15. Is anyone else having an issue with logging into their origin account?
    Mine has been timing out, an error messaging for the last few hour’s.
    Can’t log in, can’t get anything from the website either.
    Is anyone else having any problems.
    I play via Android/Google.

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  16. Anybody else having trouble logging in? I’ve tried on three different origin id’s. Thanks.

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    1. Did you check your connection? Hardclose app? Shut off/on device? Cleared cache?
      Connectivity comes and goes, depending on what time it is and what server holds the account. Someone is always having issues with connectivity so you’re never alone with that particular problem.

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      1. Ya me too tried to log on no such luck! Keep up the great posts tho

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      2. Thanks for answering. Yes I have tried those things, but I got an Origin message saying “The Origin network could not be reached at this time. Please try later. “

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    2. georgemcbride2 11/23/2014 — 23:47

      Can’t get in either,says origin is unavailable.

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      1. EA servers are down right now. I play Battlefield on PlayStation 3 and Battlefield 2,3 and 4 are down right now.

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        1. Thanks for clarifying that. 🙂

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  17. letsplaynintendoita 11/23/2014 — 19:58

    oh i forgot to ask: is it known when the Guitar Central is going away? tomorrow at 8am GMT or tuesday at same time? it wasnt really clear on the system message

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    1. The end date for Covercraft says 11-25-2014 @ 8:00.

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  18. Do you need to buy the Cages Tom Turkey to get the Stomach Staples Centre?

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    1. According to the files the Staples Center is listed as a “sidequest” for the Caged Tom Turkey so I would say yes.

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      1. letsplaynintendoita 11/24/2014 — 05:37

        just wondering. are you sure the staple center is linked to CTT? I’m reading the text of the quest from WikiSimpsons and it doesn’t look like it involves CTT. its during More Leftovers quest

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        1. What is CTT? The Staples Center is part of the Thanksgiving event which is what I’ve said from the beginning. The Guitar Central is Covercraft.

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          1. No, you’re right. The files say that the ICON for the quest is the Tom Turkey in the taskbook. I read it as you having to have the Caged Tom Turkey. My bad. I fixed the post. Thanks.

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            1. letsplaynintendoita 11/24/2014 — 06:36

              oh you posted it as i hit post comment ahah
              no problem :p
              its strange we dont know the cost yet

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            2. Crap 😦 I bought the turkey based on that.

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          2. letsplaynintendoita 11/24/2014 — 06:35

            Caged Tom Turkey.
            yes you did but you wrote the Staples C. is part of his questline, but from the walkthrough on WikiSimpsons it’s part of More Leftovers Pt. 1, the main questline, not the Turkey’s. I’m confused :p

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  19. letsplaynintendoita 11/23/2014 — 19:43

    oh and we can assume the building Stomach Staple Center is not gonna cost donuts due to the 24h build time :p

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    1. Incorrect sir. In the buildings file for this event the building has a 6 second build time.

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      1. letsplaynintendoita 11/23/2014 — 20:55

        the info i found is incorrect then. damn that sucks.

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  20. letsplaynintendoita 11/23/2014 — 19:36

    Let’s hope Black Friday sale has new stuff not just old 😦
    also thanks for the infos even if i cant share it on ea forum due to them being stuff read from the files and that stuff is not allowed to be posted

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  21. since it’s stuff from the file I can’t post those info at the beginning on ea forum but thanks that’ll mean every day next week is something to do! let’s hope the Black Friday deal is real and we get new stuff other then just old ones

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  22. Don Gilbert 11/23/2014 — 19:06

    Has anyone else had the Puritan Flanders skin disappear? I no longer have mine so can’t do the missions. Have tried rebooting and removing the game and reinstalling but still does not show. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    1. Have you tried just tapping on Ned and sliding the skins over to the Puritan skin?

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      1. Don Gilbert 11/23/2014 — 20:57

        Yes and I have all the other skins except that one anymore. I originally had it and was doing missions but then it disappeared

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    2. Ive seen this reported on EAHQ. If he cant be found in his wardrobe or in the box, contact EA.
      Contact EA directly http://help.ea.com/en/contact-us/new/ and ask for a gameadvisor. Same login as the game.

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  23. I think there’s a mistake, Cornucopia isn’t unique,you can actually buy another for 15 donuts 🙂

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    1. You’re absolutely right, sorry, was reading the wrong line in the code.

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