What Changed With the First Time Packs and Homer the Heretic Update? (December 22nd)

A new update was just released, adding Shelbyville and Homer the Heretic items! 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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Cult Flying Saucer’s description was changed from “From Season 13, Episode 09 “The Joy of Sect”” to “From Season 09, Episode 13 “The Joy of Sect””.

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The unreleased items of the event were released.

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New items were permanently associated with the first purchase of Donuts from 60 to 2400.

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Placing Satan’s Anvil now yields 225 XP instead of 5000 and has a 5% Bonus $ and XP.

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Ice Palace w/Ice Princess Martin and Giant Snow Globe were added to the Winter 2016 store.

Ice Princess Martin’s jobs are now premium and now require his quest parts to be active or completed.

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Ice Princess Martin is now awarded after building Ice Palace.

Buying Ice Palace now awards 480 Gift Vouchers.

Buying Giant Snow Globe now awards 750 Gift Vouchers.


Building First Church of Lard Lad now yields 80 XP instead of 100 and its task is now premium.

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Little Helper Ralph and Stupid Sexy Flanders jobs are now premium.

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Mystery Gift Bonanza’s Guide end date was corrected.

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If the user logs after December 25th at 8am GMT, Mystery Gift Bonanza’s message to promote the Christmas items now changes to “Get all your Christmas goodies in the store now!”.


The Wiccans’ jobs payout was corrected and increased by 350%.

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Fir is Murder Christmas Tree and Phone-Henge Kiosk’s event currency reward was fixed.

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In the quest Cut-Glass Cathedral, Homer’s “The what? Oh no, I was just picturing myself sliding up the glass roof of this place naked. Somehow it feels like Déjà vu.” was changed back to “The what? Oh no, I was just picturing myself sliding up the glass roof of this place naked. Somehow it feels like déjà vu.”

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Some jobs stuck on job lists from the Winter event were disabled if done.

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Join us later for more info on this event, happy tapping!

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10 thoughts on “What Changed With the First Time Packs and Homer the Heretic Update? (December 22nd)

  1. So the Shelbyville deal… Is that something that we’re waiting for EA to unlock? I haven’t seen anything about it so far.

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  2. Most importantly: they got rid of that 6s ‘Learn About Christmas’ task that was sticking every job list to the top. It was driving me CRAZY.

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  3. Yeah, I’m in the same boat. Have Ice Princess Martin from previous event and now have his task stuck there in the task book. Yet another bug from EA, though in fairness it’s a minor one this time. Not a big deal as far as I’m concerned. Happy to just ignore it, but can understand how it could bother others though.

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  4. I received Ice Princess Martin in a previous event, without having to buy the ice palace. But with the new update, I started the quest “The Princess Nerd” with part 1 but then part 2 requires the ice palace, which I don’t have and I’m not really planning on buying it. But the problem is that it stays in my task book, will this stay in my task book forever then?

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      • no, Iceprincess martin only have two tasks without the castle.
        The first questline, when we got him for free, was different and did not require the castle and it is done.
        EA made the same mistake as with the Collider, treating the skin+building as one, requiring both, AND starting the premium questline automatically if you have the skin, practiclly forcing you to buy the castle, if you dont want tasks stuck in the book.

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