What Changed With the Treehouse of Horror 2015 Patches 4 and 5 Updates? (November 5th and 6th)

A server update was issued a few hours ago, at 8pm GMT, and the Hunt Nightmares job time was halved! As most of you know by now, every update not only brings new content but also changes to many other aspects of the game. From prices to appearance, task lengths to requirements, any part of the game is subject to change and many changes affect every player. Follow us right after the jump for the list of all of the changes.
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Update: A second patch was issued 24 hours later.
Other Updates: Treehouse of Horror 2015, THOH2015 Patch 1, Job Manager Disabled (October 6th, 7th and 8th)Halloween of Horror, HOH Patch 1 (October 15th and 16th)v4.17.2 (October 21st)THOH XXVI tie-in, New User Power Ups, THOH Patch 2 (October 22nd and 23rd)THOH Patch 3 (October 26th) – Halloween Promo, HP Patch 1 (October 28th and 29th)Level 59 and THOH Patch 6 (November 10th and 11th)THOH Takedown (November 17th)

To Hunt Nightmares, now all kids take 4 hours instead of 8! EA finally adjusted the horrible idea for a spawn time after removing the spawn from the Spooky Campfire! This also affects tomorrow and next week’s Shopkeeper’s Challenge to Hunt Nightmares and makes it easier!
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A second patch was issued on November 6th. After defeating M’nthster at the Spooky Campfire, the game detects that he’s been defeated there, setting a variable, probably fixing a glitch preventing kids from hunting nightmares.


Join us next time for more on this event, happy tapping!

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74 thoughts on “What Changed With the Treehouse of Horror 2015 Patches 4 and 5 Updates? (November 5th and 6th)

  1. Can anyone help me out with the overlapping building bug? I’ve noticed that over the years other players have had this problem yet EA programmers are still playing dumb about it when it happens. Has anyone successfully fixed the problem where the buildings overlap and the characters disappear when they walk in front of the buildings? I’ve tried to reload the app and I’ve tried downloading the game on an android since I use iPhone. If anyone can help me beyond that I would so appreciate it. This has ruined the game for me bc I can’t build stuff and take pride in my hand bc I can’t see. I also don’t understand why in 4 weeks EA has done nothing to help me except offer to erase my game for me without restoring my progress. I have spent a lot of time and money on this via e so can a fellow tapper lend me some advice? It seems others have had this issue over the years, anyone know how ey solved it?

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    • It usually helps loading it on another system (iOS if you play on Android and Android if you usually play on iOS) but youve alredy tried that so I have no further advice. Im sorry.

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  2. So here we are….all done, have all act three prizes, done all quests. What is the point of continuing on with monster fights? Is there any sort of final reward, does he ever really die? Or can we quit and get back to farming real estate?

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  3. Am I missing something here? I’ve been playing ToH 2015 since day 1, every day, many, many times each day. I’m at campfire level 39, earned a billion craft items, and have every prize except the Re-Neducation Center. I just don’t understand how it is possible to earn the last prize without using donuts. Candy apples are earned by hunting for nightmares and fighting M’nthster. Extra apples come from the Pet Cemetery, Freakmobile, Gate to Nowhere, etc. Yet the numbers just don’t add up. I don’t see how to earn enough candy apples during Act 3 to earn all of the prizes. All comments and suggestions appreciated!

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    • Just got the ReNeducation in my premiumfree towns. Seperate nightmare hunting to four houses.
      Clear one at a time, clear nightmares in between. Check in every 4h, defeating m’nthster pays so much when it arrives/leaves the temple.

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  4. Any news on skeleton spawning problem? I’ve been reading the comments looking for help but everyone says the same thing. I’ve separated my kids by nightmares into 4 different brown houses and still no skeletons. Day 2 and still have 0 skeletons. Not even any in friends towns! I don’t know what to do 😦

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  5. Also having an issue with skeletons not materializing if all the kids are in one house, an now the bunnies are doing the same thing…….
    Trying to talk remotely to EA is worthless as well…… Maybe Halloween should have been better planned, rather than having the monorail event just prior????!!!!
    I look forward to this every year, as do most of us that play, an this one has been a fail!

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  6. I noticed if all my kids are in the same brown house I don’t get any skeletons. So I now put kids hunting each nightmare into separate brown houses and clear each brown house in turn. I would clear the brown house with Bart and Data first, collect the skeletons and only then clear the next brown house

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  7. If all my kids are in the same brown house I’ve noticed I don’t get skeletons. So I now put kids hunting the same nightmare in different brown houses. then I collect from each house separately i.e. Bart and data in one house huntng skeletons, collect from there and then move onto the next brown house

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  8. Freaking frustrating. Only 4 skeletons every 4 hours is close to nothing.. And my gate to nowhere gives me 1 skeleton each time.. Wth is going on.. EA needs to fix this asap.

    I have 7/30 skeletons.. At this rate, I’ll still be collecting them next year omg

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      • That was a sarcastic comment of mine. Of course I know that I’ll probably get there but it’s frustrating as how long it takes.. Normally you can finish these daily challenges in a day. Well yeah…

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    • Same here. Spawning skeletons with kid quests isn’t even working right for me. Either the skeletons don’t appear when the quest is done, (and yes, I’m waiting some time and looking around the entire town) or when I tap them, they’re not registering towards the shopkeeper’s challenge, which is on 7/30 for me and holding.

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  9. This entire Act 3 has been frustrating. I miss upgrading my fire. I actually like all the hedges. But now with this last unattainable shopkeepers challenge….I just don’t know. Bart & Database are not producing skeletons like they are supposed to, so the only ones I have are from my gate to nowhere. I’ve searched everywhere in my town. Very frustrating. I feel cheated. 😦

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  10. No skeletons from brown houses today either, whats going on? Is this something ea are working on, or is it going to be bye bye to this weeks bonus donughts?

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      • You must be one of the lucky ones. I’m one of the others, haven’t had a single skeleton in my town all day. Not from the brown house tasks, nor the random nightmare spawns from the gate. And yes, I’ve checked my entire town, they’re nowhere.

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  11. Tapping on brown house with skeleton producing kids gave me zombies, tapping the mosoleum gave me bunnies! Not a skeleton to be seen. They arent wondering the town either, no chance of completing daily challenge at this rate!

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    • remember the skeletons don’t appear right where the house is. search your town. i just tried and they appeared for me. or try to sync your town (go to Krustyland or other springfields and back)

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  12. There is a major glitch going on with skeletons this morning. I tapped on the brown house with my skeleton producing characters and got zombies, then tapped on the moseleum and got bunnies! Grand total of skeletons zero! They arent even wondering about the town, no chance of getting bonus task completed at this rate. Very frustrating!

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      • I tried your suggestion, still no skeletons. After the next batch were due, I stayed in the same place for about 10 minutes, still didnt appear. Had a careful slow look through the town and still no skeletons. I got some from visiting friends, just have to hope they appear at the next collection time.

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  13. I am so happy that I have never spent one penny of real money on this game. You would have to be insane. EA has a bunch of retarded monkeys managing their servers. Just walk away….just stop the madness.

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      • ok I’ll give you that servers are up, however, disconnected page does appear a ton. This Halloween episode has been an epic failure, look at the facts. One needs 30 skeletons in one day from two kids that produce 2 skellies every four hours. Take away Bart because he is needed for for fighting the monster, so bye bye free donuts. But seriously, why bother, the math doesn’t add up in apples for the final prize anyway. EA wants your cash. Period. Supercell games get my iTunes money because they actually work, are fun, and don’t try to scam you.

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  14. I don’t get it–where are you supposed to get all the apples from? Here in Act 3, Star spawn don’t give apples. Formless terrors don’t. Tapping in friends towns and leaving terrors don’t give apples. Only when you tap m’nthster once a day, the daily bonus, and kids quests for nightmares at the brown house every 4 hours. Not nearly enough to get the Act 3 prizes! So where are all these apples supposed to come from?

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      • Right, as I mentioned, kids quests for nightmares at the brown house every 4 hours. Are you getting enough apples from these sources? It’s being super stingy for me.

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        • I too am getting short changed with the kids in the brown house. No skeletons or bunnies and only got 20 candy apples from nightmares produced there when I should have gotten 32. Tried resynching game doesn’t work. Thinking back I did get skeletons tho not the amount I was supposed to get when muntha (or whatever it’s name is) goes into hiding. Has this happened to anyone else?

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    • Still very few apples. I just got the UFP, which means I have 7 days left to get 4,000 apples and the final prize. And I’m leading all my friends in apples, so they’re getting even less than I am.

      gillianta2007, another problem here is you can only spawn 20 nightmares at a time, so you need to stagger the kids’ quests, or use multiple brown houses so that you spawn 20 or less nightmares at a time, and tap them all before you summon more.

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  15. I’m still getting bonus nightmare payouts on snake logs and Freakmobile which I thought reset every 12 hours.
    When I clear them and return an hour or two later snake logs and Freakmobiles pay out again. The timer isn’t reset and I keep getting double payouts every 12 hours.
    Anyone else have this happen?

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  16. So glad this update was just patches. When I downloaded it earlier I was worried it was a level update & I’d need to spend the $$ I was hoarding to buy my last inspirational building, Fortress of Choclitude.

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  17. I think they changed the campfire to limit how many brains you can harvest in this final week, i did nothing but harvest zombies all last week for the 2% bonus an got a nice 80% increase in payouts

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  18. I’m at 2570 apples. I feel like I am making good progress compared to friends but it looks like it’s going to be down to the last second to get the last prize.

    Act 3 feels very poorly matched. Hopefully more tweaks are on the way.

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  19. After acts 1 and 2 the miserly apple payouts are somewhat annoying. Star spawn are pointless if they don’t payout apples. I already have 7000 of each of the crafting resources. I stopped visiting friends for this reason plus I got bored waiting torever for bunnies etc to spawn. I could never leave nightmares as my friends towns were always full!

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    • Totally agree. Star spawn are pointless as there’s nothing more to craft, only getting 20 candy apples every 4 hours from the kids task seems very low. Plus taps on monster isn’t adding up to much of a daily total. Think I may have got ONE candy apple from a star spawn yesterday but it could have been a rogue snake or bunny.

      What effect does the bonfire have in this Act? I’m guessing nothing as its no longer active.

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  20. My issue is missing nightmares after completing the Brown House task or from the Gate. Some of them just disappear. I need Bunnies to complete the upgrade for the daily tasks, but despite doing the right Hunt Nightmares tasks, they refuse to spawn.

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    • Bunnies and skeletons takes forever to materialise from the brown house in my town. It takes up to ten minutes for them to show. and yes, in my Beta they sometimes dont show at all…

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      • Similiar to this. .. I havekids tasks sometimes spawning the wrong creature or worse they spawn star spawn which dont pay apples.

        However when this happens the campfire then will spawn a creature. This would be fine except I when Monster is on the fire, then I just loose out.

        Still, of my friend group I am at the top. At around 4600 or so apples. Its going to be close.

        I miss being able to finish a contest with a few days to spare.

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    • This is also a result of the maximum amount of nightmares being capped at 20 now.
      Great forward thinking by EA meant that they reward us in Act 1 with a device which releases 24 nightmares at a time & then 2 weeks later in Act 3 they restrict us to 20 at a time, Doh!
      I have now allocated 4 different brown houses: 1 each for bunnies, skeletons, zombies & snakes. I clear 1 house at a time, tap whatever nightmares it spawns then move onto the next house.
      You’re still gonna get shortchanged on the gateway, but should at least get everything from the brown houses that way.
      Hope it helps. 🙂

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      • Hi! I am having the same problem which I couldn’t get enough bunny ( I only have 1 brown house and only 4 kids got the bunnies nightmare) after switching to the brown house, do you mean I will need more than 1 brown house so that I can have all kids to have bunnies nightmare like what we used to pick in treehouse? Thanks a lot in advance if anyone can help! I need that in order to upgrade the treehouse ( need 170 more bunnies….)

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  21. I don’t see how I will be able to upgrade the campfire with the current way nightmares are generating. Am I missing something? So basically certain a kid characters can produce certain nightmares?

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    • Yes. Upgrading the fire is very difficult in act three but do you really need to? StarSpawns does not help with Apples. The 100 apples you get for every 5 fireupgrade is not much either.

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  22. Is it right that I should only get nightmares spawning when at ask is ended cuz when it was the campfire
    they used 2 spawn all the time???!!!! 😦

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  23. Is anyone else having an issue with missing spawn? When I go to my neighbors, it tells me my town is overrun, but when I go to my Springfield, theres no spawn to collect.

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