One of the most fun aspects of the Tapped Out holiday event series is the social objectives. From “tee-peeing” homes with toilet paper and eggs, to planting snake eggs, delivering Valentine’s to catching Fed’s and many more, each major holiday event has rarely disappointed on the “to-do” tasks for neighboreeno’s. The Christmas/Winter 2015 Event has, once again, brought with it a fun but perplexing social aspect which finds players faced with an internal debate of “am I naughty or nice?”
Obviously not everyone “struggles” with the decision to be naughty or nice, but to some it may be a challenge for moral purposes and more importantly, for purposes of deciding which way pays off more. I am first, going to explain this social option and what it entails and then I will break down the payoffs of each choice both from the giver and also the receiver because the payoff changes depending on each choice made starting with the giver and ending with the receiving player. Let’s get started.
As with any event the ability to interact with your neighboreeno’s with regards to the event’s specific social objective does not activate as soon as you being the event. You must progress a little bit and complete certain requirement’s first. At this stage the majority of players have already reached this stage as the event is now almost a week old, however, I’m sure not everyone has reached this stage and others may have but still have questions. Here’s the quest information:
Gonna Find Out Who’s Naughty or Nice Pt. 1
- Reach Level 8
- Complete “Snow Big Deal”
Once you complete Snow Big Deal you will activate the event “officially.” Depending on your individual progress, what premium items you buy, etc. the Gonna Find Out Who’s Naughty or Nice Pt. 1 prompt may not come at the same time for everyone but it will activate. You will then receive the Naughty or Nice instructional image:
Seems pretty cut and dry right? And perhaps it is to some, but just in case let’s break it all down and get a better understanding of exactly what it all means. Basically, the payout that is received on YOUR end is all determined by the choice made by the neighboreeno who leaves the present to be Naughty or Nice AND the choice you make when opening the gift, again whether to be Naughty or Nice.
Gonna Find Out Who’s Naughty or Nice Pt. 2
The second and final part of this quest is the flip side of giving a present which is opening one. Again the payout of your present depends on which choice was made when the gift was left and which choice was made when the gift was opened.
Below are all possible results all dependent upon whether the present is given as Naughty or Nice and received or opened as Naughty or Nice:
There is no way for you as the receiver to tell whether the present you are about to open was given as Naughty or Nice however, if you are more interested in getting the most as possible, the best “go to” choice by default would be to open all gifts as Naughty.
The kicker, for all of you morally-challenged tappers is that when the neighbor opens a present that you have left for them, no matter which choice, they will receive a prompt after opening that says:
“Your Username was nice to you!” if you left a gift as Nice
“Your Username was naughty to you!” if you left a gift as Naughty
So basically if you open a gift as Naughty to reap the max reward, you get the good ol’ smack in the face after opening the gift by the game rubbing in the fact that your neighbor left it as Nice and your greedy self accepted it as Naughty. It’s all in good fun though but definitely a “shake my head” moment.
Presents – Am I Getting Any?
Before I go I want to make you aware of an irritating aspect of the gift-giving that we have actually experienced through all major events that were involved in the “leaving” of something in a neighbor’s town, missing gifts. Not really missing but hidden is more like it.
We can control where a present is delivered. It is placed roughly in the middle of the screen but by scrolling around town and dropping them randomly, it could result in many gifts left in “limbo” without many of you ever knowing they existed. Presents can land literally anywhere in your town, except for the obvious places such as in the water. With many towns fully decorated you may have dozens of gifts laying behind buildings, decorations, all over the place. Here’s an example I just experienced in my own town:
Looking at the image below and there is absolutely nothing suggesting that I have gifts waiting for me.
A simple tap of the “Hide Buildings” option reveals not 1 but 3 gifts that I would have never known were there.
My best advice to all of you, when checking your towns for gifts, tap the Move button and then Hide Buildings to reveal the “dead zone” that is the areas behind them all to reveal any gifts. I have found close to a dozen gifts this way just today alone.
Hope this helps!