Treehouse of Horror XXIV

Howdy Tappers!

I created this page in anticipation of the onslaught of the Tapped Out 2013 Halloween Update Event. Once the update hits everything regarding this update will be put here for all of you to easily access. We hope you all enjoy our first major event and plan to have the entire event covered front to back right here at Topix.

Happy Tapping Friends!

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Odds and Ends

Halloween Spoiler Post (Before the Update)

Treehouse of Horror XXIV – Show Info

Treehouse Of Horror Couch Gag

More Treehouse Of Horror Trailers

The Sounds of Horror

Halloween Event Glitches

2012 Halloween Update Info

The Simpson’s Attic/Trivia Question and Answer

Which Characters Can Be Haunted?

Halloween Land Expansion Guide

TOH 2013 Walkthroughs

Main Quest: The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pts. 1-7

Main Quest: The Ghost in the Machine-based App Pts. 8-15

First Personal Prize: The Pumpkin House

Second Personal Prize: Ancient Burial Ground

Third Personal Prize: How to use the Vacuum Tool

Fourth Person Prize: Zombies and other walking dead things

Fifth and Sixth Personal Prize: Ultrahouse 2/Kodos Intro

Seventh Personal Prize: King Snorky

Eighth Personal Prize: Twirl ‘N’ Hurl

Ninth Personal Prize: Count Burns

Final Personal Prize: Gingerbread House

The Lard of The Rings

First Chuch Of Lard Lad (Community Prize)

Premium: The Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Booberella Walk-through)

Premium: Kodos Walkthroughs (The Day Springfield Stood Still & Just the Two of Us)

TOH 2013 Character Guide

Kodos: Info, Intro-walkthrough, Should I buy?

Zombies and other Walking Dead Things
Frog Prince (Animation Post)
the Halloween Present
Should I buy Devil Flanders?

Should I buy Booberella?

Should I Buys? Halloween Editions

Should I Buy? The Ghost Zapper

Should I Buy? Returning Characters

Should I Buy? Returning Buildings

Should I Buy? Returning Decorations

What have you done with?

What have you done with your first church of lard lad?

What have you done with your Gypsy Fortune Teller Shop?

TOH 2013 Overviews

TOH 2013 Overview 

The Halloween Premium Review

Community Prizes

First Community Prize: First Church Of Lard Lad

Second Community Prize: Clawing Zombie

Third Community Prize: Ghost Bomb

Fourth Community Prize: Frog Prince

Fifth And Final Community Prize: King Homer’s Skyscraper

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106 thoughts on “Treehouse of Horror XXIV

  1. I know it’s rather late in the event to bring this up, but has it been made aware to any of you guys that there seems to be a limit of the number of ghosts in your town at a time? Like with Whacking Day, you could only have 50 snakes roaming your town at a time (you’d get a message stating so if you were to crack an egg or click on a snake-generating item). With this event, instead of getting a message, if you tap on a ghost-generating item and yourin-town ghost total is maxed, ghosts will just vanish. No warning, no notification informing you of a limit…they are just gone.

    Has anybody else noticed (or experienced) this?

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    • The total ghost/possessions at any given time is 20. The gremlins can max be 10. Dont know if its in a post or not but this is something we have answered in the comments 🙂

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      • I don’t recall it being covered in a post, but I found out about it the hard way when I was tapping my cemeteries, Indian Burial Grounds, etc., and my ghosts were disappearing as I tapped! YIKES!!!

        Anyway, thanks for the heads-up!

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    • Yeah, after being off the game for 8 hours (sleeping) and then logging on in the morning, I use a ghost bomb immediately and it gives me 20 goo.

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    • Have you tried force closing the game and going back in? I would say uninstall and reinstall but Emma did that and cannot reinstall due to IOS app store bug.

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      • Hi Mike, yes tried that, thanks. The game seems to be working correctly. But since the ghost bombs arrived, I don’t even know where to tap anymore to see the community count. Could you please post a screen shot or two where to go exactly?

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  2. and another community prize!!!!
    just 3 to go!!!! it seems that next one just cost 3 billion,so…..good for us!

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  3. I think I’ve worked out the difference in the goo counters for those who have got to the chance to win donuts.. I believe that it counts from when you last got something.. So say your visiting friends and after visiting friends you have 10500 goo but haven’t been back to your own Springfield since going past 10000, you claim your last prize at 10500 and then it starts counting the 2000.. It’s 2000 from when the quest comes up so people need to reach their 2000 and then not collect any more goo until they have won their donuts to make sure the goo counts to their next 2000.. I think this is the case (I don’t know how to look in the game files to check) and you might have already realised and wrote about somewhere but thought I would let you know

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    • Just seen the post on exactly this.. So annoyed at myself for not checking the site as often as I normally do.. Then I could have saved myself 164 goo..

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    • I have a table made out for it. Email me at thisisajunkemail (at) gmail.com and I’ll send you the list of Homer quests. You’ll definitely be done before Christmas.

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  4. A wacky little deal I noticed just a minute ago with Flanders. I had sent him to Power Walk for 4 hrs. When I logged in a short time later, I found THIS:

    https://db.tt/HiptFaPG

    Bizarre… I just thought I’d share.

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  5. Kang has disappeared in my Springfield, is this the same glitch that affects homer and the other trick or treaters disappearing?

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    • Not sure without being in your town. One thing I do is tap the Move button and then hide the buildings and decorations and then search everywhere. Have found quite a few that way.

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  6. So I just noticed that when you’re visiting your friends and haunting/popping, If you leave your friends town w/o collecting it all, your goo isnt collected automatically. Like when you visit neighbors and collect money/XP, you can leave the screen and the money/XP will automatically be added to your total. But the goo isnt.

    So in case you guys havnt discovered this yet,it would be a good tip to share to insure we add the max amount to our totals, both personal and community. Unless its just a glitch only affecting me…

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  7. Couple observations. First, I noticed Wiggum strolling through the mountains, and both Legs and Louie walking in the water in an undeveloped Squidport area. Seems the boundaries may need tweaking by the EA, perhaps the new area additions shifted coordinates?

    Also, it seems that you must collect GOO in friends towns to get credit for it, unlike cash and XP, otherwise you don’t get credit for it. At least that’s my experience on Android.

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  8. Once you finish unlocking the Ultrahouse 2 and do the Homer quest, it unlocks Kodos and the ray gun. Unfortunately, the ray gun costs 150 donuts. I haven’t seen that anywhere and places like Simpsons Wiki doesn’t show that it costs anything. That threw me off because I figured it was free. lol. I’m sure people know this, but I wanted to pass this a long for people that have donuts or weren’t sure what to spend it on. 🙂

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  9. I have Rex interrogating Ned and Ned has become possessed so he is floating around Springfield whilst he is also being interrogated. I will try and get a picture of the two together

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  10. Does anyone know if you need Prof. Fink to continue on with the Halloween Quests? Because I am there and i don’t see the next level, but I don’t have enough doughnuts to buy him

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    • I figured out the answer…if you don’t have fink you can continue on with the main quest. However, if you do have him, a side quest opens up which will have lisa solve the freak show tent mystery. Before she can finish, click on Mr. Burns and he has a 6 second quest which is confess…it gets you 6 doughnuts. But you must do Burns before lisa finishes

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  11. Has anyone discovered how characters get possessed yet? I have another A game ,B game thing going on ( see below). One is possession central, the other lean.

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  12. So….. My A game tells me my B game is full up with gremlins, and my B game tells me it has none ……….intreging glitch don’t you think

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  13. WE PLAY EVERY DAY AND NEED FELLOW HALLOWEEN FRIENDS!
    ADD US!

    DLANGE987
    &
    ALLYBETH420

    HAPPY TAPPING!!! 🙂

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  14. OK this is bizarre… I have Rod and Todd playing on the see saw, and down the next block Rod is floating around as a ghost. When I click the ghost Rod my screen shifts to the Rod on the see saw and the ghost is still there… Anyone else experience this glitch? I’m assuming when the task is over it will go back to normal. Just thought it was odd.

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    • Rod has been possessed by a ghost. It’s fairly harmless imo. When their task is over, he’ll get un-possessed. Or if you’re far enough along collecting GOO and you have the ghost vacuum, you can use it to un-ghostify him.

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      • Just curious hasn’t happened to me but maybe Lisa is being possessed while trick-or-treating and “taking over the edge” so if you can vacuum a possessed person maybe they can vacuum her back into the game?

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  15. I have been getting kicked out of the app when I try to log onto Krustyland…my characters are stuck in it and I can’t continue the story line! any suggestions?

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  16. It seems a few folks have mentioned this but so far this event I have received four donuts from tapping ghosts in my town and friends towns. This has been a real pleasant surprise. I hope others are having the same good fortune.

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  17. Did anyone notice the bipartisanship tombstone on the splash screen?
    Can anyone tell me what hey mean by this?

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  18. I got a donut too popping one. I’ve never gotten one before for any of the other seasonal updates. Lucky me =]

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  19. Hi, my tapped out is running the Halloween update, but my buildings dont show up as ‘haunted’ and if i go to other peoples towns it still shows as me collecting money and not ‘haunting’ their buildings. but i can still collect goo and drop gremlins, any ideas why this is?

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  20. with the ultra house 2 i’m supposed to see kodos flying around my town but he’s not. I haven’t started the first quest with homer yet though. will he fly around after homer finishes the task?

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  21. not sure if anyone else has mentioned this yet, or noticed it but popping ghosts will occasionally get you a free donut. I was doing some poppin’ and got 1 GOO, a Gremlin and a Donut from 1 very generous ghost.
    Anyone else found this? I have around 2000 Goo so the percentage is obviously pretty low.

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  22. Hello everyone, I have had a good clean out of friends that have not updated to Halloween yet…. if u want lots of Goo and Gremlins everyday please add me and my nephew ….. Origin Id – kezz_1984386 and leebee84182

    Thank you 🙂

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  23. Possessed Springfieldians

    Has anyone figured out how our characters get possessed?
    The reason for asking is that my A games folks are hardly getting possessed, yet in my B game it’s like nonstop.

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    • I think it is from ghosts flying around and meeting your characters in the street when the two intersect they become possessed. If you have a lot characters in the street and a lot of uncollected ghosts more possessing.
      I don’t think I seen ghosts in buildings being haunted right now all of my characters are doing street tasks.

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      • Maybe not intersecting but is definitely the number of ghosts flying and number of people in the streets (doing tasks or not) my A town stays clean but my B gets only visited once or twice daily and there are a lot of possessed people.

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  24. Out of curiosity, Marge the Witch’s 4 hour task of speeding up a crop…does it actually work? And if so, by how does it speed up each crop?

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  25. Im not sure whether to buy witch marge or not. If I buy her will I get the quest she had last year? How does the crop speed up thing work? Do her tasks earn cash or GOO?

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    • I had Witch Marge already so I do not know if her old quest comes with it this year. She gets 5 permanent tasks and only 1 pays too. The speed up crop task allows you to literally speed up the grow of Cletus crops. Will do a full post on it.

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      • Thanks, im still kind of undecided but I’m quite tempted to get her so looking forward to the full post to help me decide. I read somewhere that she is cheaper this year than last haloween, is this true?

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        • Yes, you have to buy the Cauldron technically to get the costume. Last year the Cauldron was 90 donuts, this year it is 75. And that, I believe, is because I’m almost certain their original quests do not come this year.

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  26. How can I delete friends off my Samsung Galaxy tablet? I went on origin the block the friends that don’t play anymore but it didn’t work.. need help please

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    • The only true way to completely delete friends on Android is to get the PC/Mac software. It is a huge downfall for Origin and hope they do something about it soon.

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  27. From what I’ve seen when tapping a haunted house in a friends town you get 2 goos instead of 1 goo, money, and XP. It does not unhaunt the building in your friends town what I do not know is if your friend gets 1 goo or 2 goos when they unhaunt it in their town, but I have seen 2 or 3 goos when I have unhaunted in my town, next visit to my b town I’ll post more. PS the name of the original haunter appears when it is unhaunted not the second haunter so you will be credited for it. This means 11 plus goo per visit (5 ghosts 6 from buildings plus whatever extra from gremlins you drop or receive)

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      • Update: when you double haunt a building your friend only gets 2 goos not four when they unhaunt it, so basically you are costing your friend two donuts that they would get if you had haunted an unhaunted building.

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        • A. I have never been able to double haunt any building ever. Tapping a haunted building unhaunts it. And B. 2 donuts is not an option for anyone to win from one haunted building. There’s a .05% chance of one donut and that is not guaranteed every time.

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      • I meant two goos I definitely get two goos when I rehaunt or double haunt a friends building instead of one goo XP and money. While it may unhaunt the building in visiting screen to your friends town, in your friends town it is not unhaunted. Got screen shots of before and after of getting two goos from haunting a haunted building. If you are running two games this is easy to see. Use your B game to double haunt a building in your A game go to your A game and see it is still haunted even though it unhaunted in your B.
        Sorry about the donut slip. The question I was trying to answer was if cost your friend I got two goos when I unhaunted in my A game when I think is normal for a haunted building.

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      • Maybe I should have said tapped or unhaunted a haunted building in your visiting screen but in your friends town it is still haunted but only once from what I’ve seen and thus when you unhaunt a building it still remains haunted but by the original haunter, what this cost your friend is the goo they would have gotten if you had haunted a building instead of unhaunting a building. This is why I leave the post writing up to ya’ll. (2 goos not donuts sorry for the error)

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      • This is worst then I thought been able to verify this twice with a fellow player. Used my B town to haunt 3 buildings in my A town, my friend unhaunted them, logged into my A town only two buildings haunted one was unhaunted, the two haunted buildings gave 2 goo each.
        Bottom line your friend loses 8 goo: 6 goo for the buildings that could have been haunted and 2 goos for missing or unhaunted building. Been able to verify this twice (first time thought we screwed up 2nd time we definitly saw an unhaunted building.

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    • Probably the reason they have this feature is because let us say you have a small town with a lot of friends, all the buildings could end up being haunted rather quickly especially if they are not cleaned up, then later visiting friends would not have anything to tap.

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  28. Haven’t seen a friends page for Halloween update yet.

    Add me!!! : gesa34

    Play daily, several times! Not like some of those other players who they play “all day long” but really don’t.

    I tap all my neighbors daily for goo.

    Add me!!

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  29. In case it hasn’t been mentioned, you guys are doing a kick-ass job with your coverage! Thank you! It’s MUCH appreciated. 🙂

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  30. Any word on the difficulty removing friends? I went through a while back on origin doing the block method, but that’s not working this time – they’re still there. And my apple devices won’t let me do it within the app unless I’m missing something. I’ve got at least 10 friends that apparently stopped playing a long time ago, but I can’t add more until I remove them….is there another way that I don’t know?

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    • On my iOS device I bring up the list of friends, tap on the one I want to remove, quickly tap on the profile button. Hit the “+” button. then there is a Remove Friend button. Good luck.

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  31. Hi, What happens when you tap a haunted house while visiting a neighbour? it keeps haunted for them or get un-haunted? I visited a friend quickly and I un-haunted a house by mistake….

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  32. Once purchased, do the items only become available during the halloween event? Like if I purchase the graveyard will it still be there in November?

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  33. Hello, first time writer here. I haven’t gotten the shop to truly start the hauntings. I have Flanders being interrogated and at the same time devil Flanders is walking around. I tap on the devil version and jumps over to where he’s being interrogated. Any I do?

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    • Because the Interrogation task is a joint task it is glitching. You shouldn’t have Devil Flanders while the regular one is locked in a task. Only way out of it is to rush the task he is on to end it.

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    • Once you win it, it will go right into your inventory. As soon as you place it a prompt from Frink should begin automatically and then there’s some dialogue and Homer gets a task. So far it’s only a one part quest. Working on all of the mini walkthroughs.

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  34. Anyone else having problems removing friends. I have a bunch that never play but seem to only be able to remove 1 or 2 at a time. Trying to add more active friends. I play every 4hrs or more. – propercalvin

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    • Same problem with me, also adding them. I have about 55 friends, difficult to add more and can’t get ‘dead’ ones removed – androiud player

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  35. New to Halloween game and I just wanted to know should I let people gremlins run around my town for a few hours before catching them???

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    • I think it’s better to tap them when you see them. That way you earn 2 GOO, and the person who placed them in you town earns 2 GOO. Otherwise, if you let them go for 4 hours, they only earn GOO for the person who placed them in your town and the gremlins disappear.

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      • How much do they earn for the person who placed them in my town? If they earn for example, 6 GOO. That’s 2 extra GOO that goes into the community count. It says if the Gremlins survive 4 hours, you get bonus GOO. So, if nobody pops anybody’s gremlins we all win even more, right?

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  36. I am sure someone else already reported this by now, but it is quite easy to tap and collect on six ghosts when visiting a friends town. Wait until your counter for remaining ghosts to reach one and then line up two ghosts near each other. If you are quick your counter will reach -1/5 and you can collect six vials of goo!

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  37. GOT GHOST!! add me TODAY :toxicshark965 …I will come to your town and rid you of those floating harbingers…also offering GREMLIN drops…and excess GOO collection…..ACT NOW : toxicshark965, helping to make a ghost & goo free sprinfield!!

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  38. So I’ve got a question…

    Other than the obvious, what makes a building “hauntable”? Since you can see which buildings in a town are haunted, why are some capable of being haunted and others not?

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    • It’s just a list in the game files of which buildings are hauntable. Looks to be a pretty extensive list.

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  39. I’m loving this update all-around! EA deserves serious credit for this one!! I’ll be VERY sad when it’s over.

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  40. So what are the best premium items to buy? What jobs do the Ned Flanders devil suit and the cauldron marge have? Do they pay in ghosts or money?

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    • What is considered “best buy” is personal. I like the non-task charaters best but many see ’em as a waste of money. Others want cool loking things to beautify their towns, others yet only aquire the things that pays best in either bonus% per dollar or $ per hour. WitchMarge have a Goo-giving task and the rest is cash. Not sure about DevilFlanders.

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    • Having had all of last years items already I do not know if purchasing them will unlock a ghost paying questline but for Witch Marge she has 6 permanent tasks and only 1 pays ghosts. Trick or Treat for 16 horus (8 ghosts, 125 XP)
      Devil Flanders has 5 permanent tasks and NONE pay out in ghosts but 1 of regular Flanders tasks pays in ghosts. Kinda hard to cover all of the premiums in a comment but I am working on a premium guide for the event.

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  41. Liking the new appropriately spooky background music. I’ve also noticed that when I tap in some neighbor’s SF or KL, I will see a name or two that is not on my friend list. Could be a glitch?

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