Secret Agents: Crafting

Crafting returns once again in this event, with Schematics as a currency. Join us right after the jump for the complete list of all items.

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Season Premiere 2016: “Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus” Episode Tie-In: Prizes Walkthrough Pt. 2

Get ready for exibhits while Springfield Heights is getting quadruple the fun! Join us right after the jump for the 2nd part of the walkthrough of the prizes of the Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus tie-in!
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Topix Showcase: Show Us Your……Dirt?

I think we’re way past due on a few fun articles instead of the normal wave of walkthroughs and guides, which are vital but we need to mix things up a bit right?

One of the great new additions to come with the Wild West event was 2 new surface tiles: dirt and dirt roads. These new tiles are the first and only additions to the surface options to be added since the game’s inception and were a welcome addition to the game. I literally heard a collective “Yaay!” across the Tapped Out Design world when these came and many of you went right to work on making these fit perfectly into your terrifically designed towns. To others, however, these new tiles brought on many a puzzled facial expressions. “How can I use these?” “What’s the best way to fit dirt into my game?” and so on and so forth.

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Wild West: Complete Premium Guide Act 1

Howdy folk! Hoping you’re all enjoying the Wild West event as we are as it is one of the best events to ever hit the game in my opinion. It is a huge event as far as content, changes, dates, etc. which means tons of topics to cover to best help our readers. Deciding which topic to pick first or next can be challenging, however, one topic I know I can’t go wrong with is donuts and the things that cost them. The decision to buy premium content can be one of the hardest to make while playing this game so I am going to try to help make the decision a little easier for you all. What follows is coverage of every item released with Act 1 that is considered Premium and costs donuts.

Obviously all of the event prizes can be rushed with donuts but we will not consider them full-premium for now as the intended main route to obtain these items are by way of earning event currency.

There are a few items in this article that have not been released as of the date of this posting. Those of you who do not wish to be spoiled please do not continue.

Let’s get started shall we?

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Act 1 runs from April 19 – May 3 and includes both new and returning content.

Returning Content (Unlocks April 26 – May 3)

Stock

The stock was first released during the Clash of Clones event that was released on August 19, 2014 and was a parody of the hugely successful Clash of Clones mobile game.

The Stocks

Cost: 10 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 10 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png for each one purchased
  • 150 points towards Vanity (Springfield)
  • 10 points towards Kitsch (Krustyland)

Placement:

  • Springfield – Grass | Pavement | Dirt | Beach  | Boardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge
  • Krustyland – Road | Road edge

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Size: 1 X 2 squares


Two-Story Outhouse

The Two-Story Outhouse is also a returning item from the Clash of Clones event

Two-Story Outhouse

Cost: 50 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • None

Reward(s):

  • 80 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png for every one purchased
  • 800 points towards Vanity

Placement:

  • Springfield – Grass | Pavement | Dirt | Beach  | Boardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Size: 2 X 4 squares


Cacti

Believe it or not but this is different from the Cactus Patch released with the Terwilliger Event. The Cactus Patch previously released had a dirt base whereas this Cacti has a clear base and blends into whatever surface you place it on.

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Cost: 15 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 20 points towards Tree-hugging

Placement: Grass | Pavement | Beach

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Size: 4 X 4 squares


Quicksand

It’s not the Wild West without a totally random and seemingly purposely placed patch of quicksand. There are a number of episode appearances of quicksand throughout the shows history and even everyone’s favorite down-on-his-luck Hans Moleman falls victim to quicksand wearing a hat almost exactly like the one in the game item.

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Cost: 45 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 40 points towards Tree-hugging
  • 2% bonus 111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png & 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png
  • 45 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png awarded for the initial purchase and placement (1 time reward)

Placement: Grass | Pavement | Dirt | Beach

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png (Only 1 can be bought)

Size: 4 X 4 squares

Tap/Action Audio:


Frink’s Mechano Spider

The giant mechanized steam-punk contraption known as Frink’s Mechano Spider comes to us from a film titled Wild Wild West which starred Wil Smith and Kevin Kline. One of the main villain’s of the film. Dr. Loveless creates an array of “implausible steam-punk technology and bizarre mechanical inventions” one such being the giant mechanical spider.

Mechanical Spider Movie Image

This crazy invention appeared in an episode of The Simpsons titled The Sweetest Apu (Season 13, Ep 19) and was operated by none other than Professor Frink.

Frinks Spider Episode Image

Game Info

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Cost: 130 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 10 points towards Obedience
  • 3.5% bonus 111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png & 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png
  • 130 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png rewarded with initial purchase and placement

Placement: Grass | Pavement | Dirt | Beach  | Boardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png (Only 1 can be bought)

Size: 11 X 8 squares

Tap/Action Audio:


Wilted Rose

Many of the items that have been offered in Tapped Out have been totally obscure content that may have appeared in an episode for literally 1/2 a second, i.e. Oscar’s Obstacles truck. The Wilted Rose just may claim the title of Most Obscure Item Ever as this originates from a short dream sequence that Principal Skinner experienced in an episode titled “Yellow Subterfuge” (Season 25, Ep. 7) It appeared on-screen for all of maybe 1 second and includes Skinner’s mother as a multitude of “pleasure providers.”

As Agnes so graciously puts it in the game dialogue for this item, the Wilted Rose is a “brothel for old hags.”

Yellow Subterfuge Dream 4

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Cost: 60 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 60 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png upon initial purchase and placement
  • 10 points towards Consumerism
  • Generates income

Income:

  • 200 111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png / 22 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png
  • Every 8 hours

Income Action Message:

  • “Fulfilling Fantasies and Nightmares”

Placement: Grass | Pavement | DirtBoardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge

Size: 5 X 4 squares

Accompanying Quest(s): 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Permanent Job(s) Unlocked: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png (Only 1 can be bought)

Tap/Action Audio:

  • None

Wild West Film Set w/ Buck McCoy

Buck McCoy is Springfield’s most famously washed up on-screen cowboy and full-blown drunk. At 76 years old his resume includes dozens of old Westerns as well as having the ability to do many tricks with animals and is a highly skilled marksman, when he’s sober that is. His only appearance hails from the episode called “The Lastest Gun in the West” (Season 13, Ep. 12)

Buck McCoy Episode 1

Buck McCoy Episode 2

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Cost: 150 Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Reach Level 5

Reward(s):

  • 150 111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png upon initial purchase and placement
  • 500 points towards Vanity
  • Generates Bandits

Income:

  • Amount of Bandits generated depends upon your Town Plaza level
  • Every 4 hours

Income Action Message:

  • “Robbing Springfielders”

Placement: Grass | Pavement | DirtBoardwalk | Boardwalk edge | Pier | Pier edge

Size: 10 X 7 squares

Accompanying Quest(s): 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Can be sold: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr37.png

Can be stored: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Unique: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png (Only 1 can be bought)

Tap/Action Audio:

Permanent Job(s) Unlocked: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

Character Unlocked: Buck McCoy

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Character Set: Old West Partners

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Unlock Audio:

Premium Jobs: 111113_0544_DonutHolePr27.png

List of Permanent Jobs:

  • Display Extreme Marksmanship  – 60 minutes – 105111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/26111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Wild West Film Set – Visual 
  • Demonstrate Stunt Riding – 4 hours – 260111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/70111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Wild West Film Set – Visual
  • Give Cowboy Speech Lessons – 8 hours – 420111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/105111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Wild West Film Set – Hidden
  • Tell Stories To Strangers – 12 hours – 600111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/150111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Furniture Shop (SH) – Hidden
  • Watch His Old Films – 24 hours – 1000111113_0544_DonutHolePr29.png/225111113_0544_DonutHolePr44.png – Brown House – Hidden

Deputy Credentials

The Deputy Credentials card is the Wild West event’s version of the various licenses of previous events that increase your payouts when visiting neighbors and completing the event-related tasks.

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Menu Image:

Deputy Credentials Menu Image

In-Game Prompt:

Deputy Credentials Prompt Message

Cost: 90Donuts

Requirement(s):

  • Begin Wild West Act 1
  • Will activate 24 hours after completing Once Upon a Time in Springfield Pt. 6

Reward(s):

  • Doubles the rewards for tapping Bandits in a neighbor’s town

*All episode images used courtesy of FXNOW & Simpsons World


That completes our brief coverage of all premium items that are contained within Act 1 of the Wild West Event. There will be a full in-depth post for certain premium items with our Should I Buy…….? Wild West Edition posts which will come shortly. Hope this helps!

Happy Bandit Tapping,

Mike S.

Deep Space Homer 2016 – Event Overview

Tapped Out has just gone “where no man has gone before”, deep into space. Sorta. We caught wind of a space-themed update a few weeks ago and teased it here on Topix so while we were not surprised to see it drop, we were happy that it finally came. Although this is considered a mini-event it does come with a decent amount of new goodies so I bring you the Deep Space Homer Event Overview. Follow me after the jump to discover all of the “far out” content that has landed our way.
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Winter 2015: Naughty or Nice? Which Way Does it Pay to Play?

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?”

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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.

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Cyber Monday 2015: Should I Buy… Kwik-E-Mart Central Office?

Following the most recognized sale/shopping day of the entire year, Black Friday, a tradition that isn’t as old and popular as its predecessor but gains speed every year, Cyber Monday is upon us. While EA’s attention to Cyber Monday doesn’t even compare to the massive Black Friday frenzy we’ve just seen, they at least have not only something to offer, but something NEW to tempt our tattered, beat up pockets.

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Along with the sale of 8 previously released items scheduled for today, players will be given a special offer of a brand-spanking new building, Kwik-E-Mart Central Office. It is available for 2 days only so without any delay let’s get cracking and hopefully help you decide to take the deal or pass on it. Follow me.

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T.H.O.H. 2015: What Old Items Contribute to This Event and How?

There have been a large number of players asking me here and elsewhere if any items from past Treehouse events were activated to help with this event. What do they mean by this? With annual or recurring events EA has on a limited basis configured items from previous events to aid in the current event. Basically, a Halloween character, building or decoration from 2013 that once collected Goo may have collected probes, ray guns or protein strings during the event in 2014. It’s sort of a nice return investment on limited-time holiday items that are released year after year.

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So to answer your many questions regarding this years event, are there any old items that earn one of the 3 currencies we will ultimately see by event end? And which one’s? The answer will certainly surprise you as this years event is like none we have seen before being a super-smorgasbord of not only past THOH events but a number of other events and odd,eclectic-themed updates. Follow me beyond the pines to find out.

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Should I Buy…..Beer Stein Wiggum? Premium Guide

Everyone’s favorite down on his luck, jack of all trades Gil Gunderson made a very surprise pre-Halloween visit to our virtual world’s bringing with him an original, min-event with Oktoberfest. I know if most of you are like me the “Oh it’s Halloween!” butterflies fluttered in my stomach when I first saw signs of an update. Not a very big or even unique content-filled update by any means but any chance to obtain fresh, new content is always a plus. The farther along we come the more excited I get to see just how deep into the archives the developers go to pull out new stuff for our Springfield’s.

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Seeing as how we’ve been lacking on a favored post series lately, I’m here to help you decide on whether to take ol’ Gil up on his offer of the Beer Stein Wiggum skin or let him go dumpster diving yet again for dinner and pass on it. Hopefully by the end of this I will have at least tried to best answer the burning question that comes with any premium purchase, Should I Buy…..Beer Stein Wiggum?

Right this way and quickly! This item won’t be around much longer!

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Monorail Building Error – Feedback Wanted

As great as it is to finally have the Monorail cruising through our towns, many of us have had to put our track construction plans on the shelf as we are plagued with the many issues the event has brought with it.
One of the most severe issues many players are facing still almost a week into the event is a glitch that will cause your game to freeze and ultimately shut down triggers when certain buildings in their town which has been dumped with garbage is tapped and also when attempting to dump garbage on certain buildings in neighboring towns. And for myself to the point which the event is nearly unplayable or at least playable if you skip an entire aspect of it, what fun is that?
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