What level are you on? Let's visit each other's towns and whack each other's snakes.
Love this game.
I've just been dumping my eggs in that generic other Springfield. As there are only a few more days left, it probably wouldn't be worth it. But posting on here is a good idea for future challenges.
I'm on the Escalator to Nowhere, and whackin' baby!
Anyone know what the number in front of your friends' towns mean? It's like a slot machine number with three wheels. I think the generic Springfield always says 20.
Also, if you collect the money from your friend's Kwik-E-Mart and other businesses, does it mean your friend can't collect it?
They've extended snake whacking by a week! How many snakes have you whacked off?
its been awhile. You've inspired me to play again.
R1, why would you dump your eggs in the generic Springfield? That's just a computer-generated Springfield so no one receives your snakes. You might as well do nothing.
I connected with OP, who is obviously a DL'er. So awhile back, I left some snake eggs in his/her Springfield, arranged to spell "MY PUSSY STINKS!" with a crude picture of a vagine! It was the least I could do. OP responded in kind.
Then my Springfield got corrupted, which appears to have scared OP off! I was devastated. Then a nice man from EA came and fixed it, left me 500 donuts, and suggested I contact a good therapist. Now I have Sprawl-Mart and Frink's Lab, making life good again.
They've extended snake whacking by a week! How many snakes have you whacked off?
I still play this. Love the addition of KrustyLand. How can I friend some of you up?
Tap the icon with Milhouse and Bart, and add the nick or email address of the person you're adding, R10. That'll notify them so they can friend you back. EA seems to have changed the process recently, making it easier.
I love KrustyLand, too. The rides seem pretty dangerous.
There's very little meat in these gym mats!
Hey, here's a dumb question. Are any of you having trouble with your mac.com (or me.com) email accounts? I'm not getting any push notifications on that account and it seems to be somehow related to Tapped Out.
“Dial Z for Zombies” Halloween bump.
I, myself, do not.
I'm shocked the game is kind of homophobic (Homer and Flanders),
Love it otherwise.
My game took on a Hallooween theme but since then nothing special has happened. I've heard other people have ghosts - am I doing something wrong?
R19, if you're not offered some messages offering "the ghost in the machine" and the Gypsy Fortune Teller shop, delete and reinstall the Tapped Out app. Be sure you can access your Origin account again (user name and password ready for sign in.)
After a couple of days of regular play but with the icon graphics changed to Halloween mode, I had to do this. Not to worry.
My pussy stinks, but this game does not.
I'm proud to be your little Tapped Out friend inside the computer, Cheryl895.
Fun times in Springfield...except that a lot of players have noticed that Lisa has been missing a few days now. She's needed to complete quests involving the Freaks. Gooble-gobble...give her back! EA's working on it.
Oh The Simpsons is tapped out alright, been pumping a dry well for at least a decade now.
Oh, BIG man!!!
[quote]I connected with OP, who is obviously a DL'er. So awhile back, I left some snake eggs in his/her Springfield, arranged to spell "MY PUSSY STINKS!" with a crude picture of a vagine! It was the least I could do. OP responded in kind. Then my Springfield got corrupted, which appears to have scared OP off!
OP here. You didn't scare me off. The snake event ended. I left you a last message but don't think you got it since they ended the snake event before midnight and forced everyone to update and erase everything! I don't remember your town being corrupted.
BTW, I died laughing when I saw the eggs spelled out "MY PUSSY STINKS!" I couldn't make it out at first but then it became clear. And I didn't know that was a pic of a vagina. I thought it was a stick figure of Cheryl fingering herself!
Thanks for the add, Cheryl and LLDoris.
[quote]Then a nice man from EA came and fixed it, left me 500 donuts, and suggested I contact a good therapist.
No wonder your Springfield looks so good with all that premium stuff. I thought you had spent tons of real money to get all that.
I didn't even know you're supposed to build streets and sidewalks until I saw everyone else's towns. I was just putting everything on the grass. At least with no streets, my characters can't roam and I can always find them together.
I was surprised at EA's generosity, but my Springfield was very messed up for quite awhile. Their software seems sort of buggy, so maybe they're worried about bad PR.
There's no question that extra 'stuff' makes my Springfield high maintenance. I'm having to be more careful about spending too much time there. Doh!!
I do think it's lovely that we now have our own Cheryl895 to torment in real life (or as real as this silly game gets, that is.) LLDoris, TL789, here we go! :-)
Hello *kissesdoll* and *chapelton416*. You just made friends with your fellow Dataloungers...AND with a large, impersonal corporation which will give you free stuff occasionally. Check out our super-fun user group for tons of quasi-cheats to help you sail through the levels!
Thanks for adding/visiting my paltry version of Springfield from your beauteous lands. I have just begun the game but am addicted already.
Thanks for fueling my latest obsession. Extra gremlins for all you DL peeps.
Hints from HELLouise: hou$e$...mmm, hou$e$.
Homer would like to give you stuff, just hit him up (a lot.)
In case you don't already know this, chapelton416 and kissesdoll, if you tap Homer ten times, you'll get ten free donuts and the Jebediah Springfield statue. Free tips for the game embiggen us all!
R35, is there something to building a lot of the blue houses? Does that get you donuts or something?
Nifty... thanks for the tips.
Yeah,what is the deal with the cookie-cutter low-rent housing developments? Has some Springfield financial wizard figured out thst being a slum-lord is super profitable? Which house provides the most bang for the buck? Does that factor in the cost for land? I notice it is getting pricier.
Looked it up online. The dozens and dozens of houses is something called "house farming". You buy something insane like $750,000 worth of houses and collect their passive income. Supposedly you can make a lot of $$$ doing this.
I don't really understand why someone would do this. $$$ you can get with a little patience. It's donuts that are the hard thing to get.
In general, one of the better ways to start out is buying the cheap brown houses with extra cash...if you can tend them with their short rent cycle. They improve cash flow a lot. They're usually traded in for better performing houses like the blue or white houses, which remain permanent. Presently, I have about 40 mixed houses total, which really add up the $$ over time. They're mostly in a separate subdivision I made for easier maintenance.
Pouty face 8-( for an apparent EA bug: the 'ghost bombs' will only add a max of 20 ghosts to the total in my Springfield, even if I have many more ghosts on screen. Drat!
R36 thanks so much for the Homer tip! Woohoo! I don't think we've ever been awarded anything that good in the game!
Thank you, LLDoris and secretlab17, for the perfectly cromulent tipa.
Oh, and secretlab, no amount of glade can contain me.
I think it's high time we addressed the fact that Homer seems to excitedly ejaculate, "Homos, I'm on my way!"
Thanks Cheryl and secretlab for the add!
I don't like the look of house farming in my main town, but I'm considering farming over at Krustyland, since we won't have any tasks or quests there for quite awhile. It's just wasting away, and I hate sending my characters over there.
I don't think you can buy houses in Krustyland.
For house farming, is there a "collect all" button like Smurf Village's "harvest all" button? If not, doesn't that take a LOT of tapping of hundreds of rows of houses to collect the money?? That's almost not worth it.
I've tapped on Homer 10 times but nothing happened. No 10 donuts. Does he have to be doing a task? Does it have to be 10 continuous taps? Other people keep getting in the way.
You can't build houses or buildings in Krustyland, but after building the Tooth Chipper rollercoaster, you will be able to turn in a minimum of 3500 Krustyland tickets at the gate for cash. I've been letting the rides and automatic Krustyland visitors generate tickets, while all the characters that can do tasks remain in Springfield working.
Homer should not be doing a task. It has to be ten taps, bam-bam-bam, all in a row, to get the donuts and statue.
How are some of you at over 20,000 GOO?!? How is that even possible time-wise? Even if you played every single day since the event started, I don't see how you could get over 20,000. Is there a cheat or tip to get more GOO?
Do gremlins disappear from your town after 4 hours? Or do they always stay there until you pop them?
The more friends you have, the more towns you can visit, and the more GOO you can accumulate. I suspect some of the folks with a lot of GOO have bought the graveyards/mausoleum, which generate ghosts.
The gremlins expire after four hours. If you pop them, you and the person who sent them to you both get 2 GOOs...
I trust that you all are aware of the squidport tile "glitch"?
Here is a link detailing what to do and how to get multiple tiles without having to pay for them. Please tap on my tile when you come to visit my Springfield! Cheryl, I always make sure to tap yours, hope you're receiving extra.
Nice tip, Ebbiecakes. I didn't know about it. I just started a new tile so when it's finished, feel free to tap away.
Christmas update! Bad news is that the Squidport glitch has been disabled. :-(
I have added a couple of you, Ta.
Thanks deejay. I'm at my friends limit, so I need to sign into Origins to delete some deadbeat users, and then I'll add you asap.
Is anyone else finding it really difficult to collect gift bags?
Ah, ebbiecakes, there are hidden boxes around the town. I shelled out donuts for the Elf House - they go around and collect all the boxes in your town, once per day.
You don't have to do that though, as the Elf House is the third prize in this series.
Aw LLDoris, you should have saved your donuts! It only took me two days to reach the 6000 gift cards to unlock the Elf House.
I'm not having any trouble collecting gift cards, but the gift bags aren't as plentiful as the cans of goo from the Halloween update. I'm just not making enough to drop into my friend's Springfields.
Oh, yes, sorry ebbiecakes, you're completely right. I ran out of giftbags quickly yesterday so I didn't get to drop 5 each on my Datalounge buddies...
We just aren't getting that many giftbags vs. giftcards...
The new update has some great time-saving features. When you tap on a character, you no longer have to scroll down to the longest task. It automatically defaults to the longest task. When you're in a friend's town, you can just tap the arrow to go to the next town without going back to the main friends page every single time.
I love the feature of the characters in the upper left hand corner. Saves SO much time!
What determines what character is in the upper left hand corner? If it's not the character you need then isn't it pointless? Can you cycle through them?
[quote]What determines what character is in the upper left hand corner? If it's not the character you need then isn't it pointless? Can you cycle through them?
It's most helpful if you want to just assign everyone an eight hour job. You don't have to search your town to find everyone (including all those little kids who are always hiding behind buildings).
But I suppose, if you're trying to find one specific character, it's not that helpful. Unless there is a way to search through them.
LLDoris thanks for the gift bags and thanks to my other generous DL tappers. The gift bags are hard to come by. It makes me want to say to EA in my best Garbo (not very good): "Why so stingy baby?". I try to take care of my DL peeps with gift bags before I distribute to the hoi polloi. Feel free to add me. I have a couple spaces left and will be dropping anyone who hasn't updated to Christmas activities by the end of the weekend.
ebbiecakes, how do you detect that your friends are deadbeats? I am a faithful neighbor, and visit my friends everyday - how do I know they are doing the same for me (aside from writing their names down every time they visit me)? Thanks in advance! :)
I'm enjoying my DL buds tremendously. Thanks for the adds, gift bags and the love. Send more dildos!
I have two new friends. Yay! Thank you!
Can you not choose where to put the gift bags? It seems to be randomly dropped around the beacon. Then how did some gift bags end up behind my buildings? So you can't spell out messages and pictures anymore?
Also, anyone know how to organize the order of your friends list? The order seems to randomly change sometimes but I don't know why. I want to put all my DL friends first so I can give all my gift bags to them in a row.
Just friend requested you bitches! I'll gift you!,
Thanks Ronin2Tbone! Backatcha.
Cheryl wanted me to send you her holiday greetings, TL789, but attempts to drop gift bags in some controlled fashion go hilariously wrong. EA is a bunch of scamps, I tell ya!
r65, I determine deadbeat friends by people who have not even updated to the new Christmas update. :-( I made a lot of friends during Halloween and a lot of them lost interest and really don't play anymore. If they have zero gift cards, it's a pretty good indication that they are no longer active players.
I'm sorry for the delay in accepting new friends, but my Origins account isn't loading on my laptop. I guess I'm going to have to log into an iDevice and do it that way.
I wish we could organize our friends list too. From priority (my DL peeps, my Reddit peeps) to the basic bitches (everyone else).
I just helped out a load of you bitches.
[quote]I'm sorry for the delay in accepting new friends, but my Origins account isn't loading on my laptop.
Wait, you could play this on your laptop??
How many friends can you have before you cap out?
TL789, I think you can sort of target where the gift bags drop, just by finding an empty area and dropping them there. Otherwise they can end up hidden behind buildings.
And I do wish we got more giftbags. I'd like to give each of my DL friends the maximum five per day, but I run out too quickly...
R75, you can't play on your laptop. I use Android devices, and you can't delete friends directly from the Simpsons app, so you have to install EA's Origins on your computer, and you can delete friends that way. For whatever reason, my friends list wasn't loading for me, so I had trouble deleting.
iOS users can delete from within the game.
I just found out on the Tapped Out Reddit forum that Android users can download the Scrabble app to their phones/tablets, and delete their friends from within that game instead.
No worries LLDoris, I appreciate whatever bags you guys can bestow on me.
I don't know why TO is being so stingy with the bags!
*Waves* at ebbiecakes, deejaypunk457 and all of ya DL freakazoids!
Some days I have tons of gift bags, other days hardly any. Checking out the 'community prizes' progress (which depends on them) is disappointing. We'll never win anything at this rate!
Remembering that EA wants our $$, which is OK, I think they're gently reminding us that we can buy gift bags. :-/
I've been playing this game almost since it was first introduced, but for some reason, I didn't start making friends with it until a few weeks ago. It's been so much fun swapping gift bags with you guys. (I've got tons of gift bags for some reason. Even giving everyone 5 a day, I still have about 125 left in my inventory today.) But more fun than anything is seeing all your Springfields. How do you guys get so many premium buildings? Where do your donuts come from? Or do you buy them? I'm seriously impressed.
Some I bought - some I got from the black market. Shhhhhhh.
Dare I ask where this black market is? Do they accept sexual favors in return for donuts?
Ronin, I tried to add you and I think you are maxed out, so don't think I'm ignoring your friend request!
If you guys go to the Reddit Tapped Out forum, you will find a link to the black market for free donuts. I haven't done it yet, but they are trustworthy and can get you a lot of stuff.
I wish they took sexual favors! No such luck, only cold hard cash.
I got something like 5,000 donuts, $20M cash, and a bunch of premium items. I felt like an idiot spending money for stuff like that, but honestly, considering the amount of time I spend on the game, it was sort of worth it. If anyone's interested, I can give you the name of the person who hooked me up.
Is the black market illegal? I don't want to get arrested or anything.
I feel *slightly* better that I am not the only person addicted to this game.
Oops, I'm so overwhelmed with Simpsons joy that I left the wrong user name. Add me. :)
R85, you worried Wiggum is going to catch on?
Actually, from what I understand, if EA gets wind of it, they'll close out your game. It's been about a month and a half since I did it, and nothing yet.
Oh wah uh oh
LLDoris, did you pay for your donuts and cash? I don't think the black market on Reddit charges, but I could be wrong.
I was thinking of signing up just so I could get them to give me Squidport pieces. I hate dealing with it so much, especially now that it seems like the glitch to get free pieces is gone.
Does anyone else play any world building games? Smurfs' Village or Tribez? I see Tribez trending on twitter a lot.
I paid. Used someone recommended on a forum, contacted them on Facebook, we emailed back and forth. If you find a free resource, let me know (hey, I *HAVE* been spending my ill-gotten donuts, so at some point in the future I'll get greedy again)...
Yes, I play Smurfs Village. The Smurfs have a Harvest All button to collect everything at once. does the Simpsons have that? It would be so much easier rather than endlessly tapping every building.
Here's the link for the free donuts reddit. I haven't used it, but according to the rules, givers can't charge for their services.
Also, if I have been remiss in giving my DL friends gift bags, I apologize. I try to hit everyone, but I've been running out.
I'm planning a strongly worded letter to EA's Editor.
Thanks for the link, Cheryl895!
And re your letter: don't forget to dip the pen in your special "inkwell" for that extra whiff of disapproval
Anyone know how to view the screen with the 5 community gifts? I know I've seen that screen before but for the life of me I cannot figure out how to access it again. I have no idea what gift we're on. Are we close to getting all 5?
Got to the personal Rewards page. You'll see two icons at the bottom - Homer, and a group. The group icon will show you the community awards.
And yeah, we should get those striped cooling towers any minute now...
Looks like they extended the event by 7 days.
Is there a trick to spinning the wheel?
9 times out of 10 I get the $1000, the worst prize on the wheel. The wheel is hard to spin to begin with. I probably spin it about 5 times before it would actually spin.
Does anyone know how to save the game? I play on my iPad but when I want to play on my phone, it says "Game is not saved on the other device. You will lose progress." How do I save so I don't get this message every time I want to switch devices?
R98, I just swipe my finger across the bottom of the screen and it spins the wheel just fine...
Getting that $1000 so many times is crap. FWIW I'm sorry.
Black market donuts make me to nervous for some reason.... I started playing on New Year's Eve of last year and I have spent about $300 on donuts so far. Is it pathetic that an adult person with a job, a mortgage, and a 401K asked for a hundred dollar iTunes card for their birthday so they could buy the boatload of donuts, and squealed like a little girl whey they got it?
Ronin2Tbone, I only went black (market) because I could see myself racking up $300 in donut purchases really easily.
You're buying from Gil, though, right? When he comes around, you get more donuts for the money...
Is Simpsons' Tapped Out better than the Sims freeplay?
I'd only dipped my toe in Simtown for a week; and I'm already bored!
All these snake-whacking sound intriguing :)
LLDoris- Yes I am, although he doesn't come around enough!! I figure $300 for a years worth of entertainment is pretty fair. Nothing is more exciting than seeing the little update graphic on the bottom of the screen. I could curse my sister for getting me hooked on the damn game - but instead i got her a itunes card. You should have heard HER squeal! LOL! I wish there were more prizes to earn- I'm getting a little burned out on the gift bag thing.
The Christmas gift bag thing end on Tuesday, doesn't it? I keep trying to get that damn Yeti on the wheel spin game, but I just keep getting the hated $$$.
No, they extended it to Juan-uary 14th.
The best way to get the most gift cards is to have all Springfielders endlessly "hunt for the Simpsons." As long as you don't click on Homer or Lisa hiding out in the treehouse, you can have everyone do the hunt forever and get 27 giftcards per person every 8 hours.
Is there another task with better rewards after "Hunt for the Simpsons"? If not, I'll have have everyone hunt until the 14th.
I've won all the good prizes but Barney on that wheel. I really want him.
I'm sure you can still get Barney or the Snow Monster after the event is over for 120 donuts.
I spin the wheel by pushing it round and round with my finger... if that helps.
Didn't play much in the last week as was entertaining a friend, but will be back on it now.
I have giftbags to distribute.
It took me forever to get Barney, he was the second-to-last good prize left on the wheel by the time I got him.
And R107, no, that's the gift card motherlode.
Aw, I wish I had figured out that gift card trick before I took Homer and Lisa out of the treehouse. Too late now, I guess. :(
Anyone wanna be my tapped out friend? I only have one and it's the default friend they give you. Can you visit each friends town once a day or only one town a day?
R113, you can visit each friend's town once per day.
My username is LLDoris
r133, rapist your username.
R113, post your username.
Anyone leave gift bags in the "Other Springfield"? I leave 5 everyday. What does it do?
R2T - what are you going to buy with your donuts?
What the best thing to buy with donuts that's the best bang for the buck? What can get you the best return?
Sheri & Teri might be a good investment - they earn 200% more money and XP for their tasks...I always look at two things: is the item a multiplier? Or, is it from a particularly favorite episode?
For example, I spent money on the Wigsphere because I liked that episode. It doesn't earn any money or add to your town's points in any way - I just wanted it.
I just started playing and if anyone would like to add me, I'd be pickled tink. My user ID is dammit_julie, I work from home and have no motivation to anything other than fool around all day, so I'm no deadbeat friend.
This game is already sucking the life out of me! Hold me, DL Springfieldians, I'm scared!
Friend requested, dammit_julie!
Thanks, LLDoris and Secretlab17! I just dropped off some gift bags after visiting your tasteful towns.
Just one more day before this game becomes pointless again.
It's too expensive to play! I spent $300+ and only got to level 12.
You must be doing something wrong. I've spent nothing and am at level 40
Thanks to all my Datalounge friends for a successful and lucrative holiday season. We met most of our personal and ALL of our community goals this year and made EA's stockholders very, very happy!
I know you'll join me in thanking the Simpsons personally. Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Snowball II and and Santa's Little Helper...you're not just a collection of pixels on a screen. You're real people to reality challenged folks, you really are!
(Now who's gonna tell R126 etc. there's no level 40?)
Hear, hear, R127. Although I will not be thanking Santa's Little Helper, for reasons which are well known to him.
I promise to keep visiting y'all!
There is no more snow! Or gift cards? What else is different? I only started playing recently.
I just took down my Christmas decorations. Sigh. I'm a little sad right now.
I still have snow and gift cards.
As usual, I'm late to the party and didn't get many holiday items as my snow and gift cards are gone. However, today I get to watch Cletus dig through a dumpster, so life is good.
Love this game ... a Valentine edition must be just around the corner.
Valentine's update is here!!!
Which one of you bitches is I. Shuncock?
I. Want. That. Whale.
Reminding you that not only do I want to be your Valentine, I want to bear your children!!
Oh wow. The thread is working again!
Yeah, dvh99999, I kept getting a "Thread does not exist" message forever.
I never got the Tunnel of Love for Krustyland :-(
Me, neither. I was one prize short. Ah well. I haven't spent much time or effort on Krustyland anyway.
BTW, if you haven't figured it out already, if you someone goes to your Springfield and graffiti tags one of your buildings, not only does he get points toward a prize, you do to.
^So many mistakes! Sorry.
Spraying your towns every chance I get.
I'm spraying as I type!
I'm digging the vandalism attacks. I used to avoid doing this to you because until now it lowered your 'conformity' rating along with its monetary perks. I think they fixeded that. Let's all spray away our cares of the day!
More of a Sims Freeplay guy myself. But all these games are just a bullshit way to try to get you to make a ton of micro-purchases along the way for shit.
Trying to spray myself stupid, but I've been getting thrown out of the game for nearly 2 weeks. I don't want anyone here to think I'm not neighborly, neighborinos.