Well Valentine’s Day is over and we got a new friendship incentive update, but there is still no sign of new land on the horizon.
So this brings up the question; is EA ever going to give us more land to buy either with in-game $ or like their other city building game (I hope you’re sitting down for this) with donuts!!
Yes it’s a real possibility that in the future that if you want more land, you will have to fork out real money to buy donuts to purchase land expansions. But how much more land can the game actually take? Well I’ve got the other EA city game and judging by its size we could, in theory, have a Springfield three times larger than it currently is!
But this could come at a cost of real money, so would you as a fellow Tapper actually consider parting with real $€£ for more land? If so, what amount would be considered reasonable for a piece of extra space?
Please answer the survey below and/or leave a comment on how you would feel about potentially having to spend real money to get more land. Would this finally convert some of you non-premium players into premium players just to have the desperately needed land? Let us know!
The Olmec Head has been a known quantity in the “unreleased ” items hidden away deep in the files of our games for many months, and has now finally decided to show his face. It is the first prize to be gained through Friendship (FINK) points in the new level introduced today. You will need to gather 1,000 FP’s or spend 100 donuts. I’d say save your donuts as it has no animation nor does it speak in Spanglish.
But what is this head that needs no corporeal body in the here and now, and where did it come from?
First a little history: The Olmec were the first major civilization in Mexico. They lived in the tropical lowlands of south-central Mexico, in the modern-day states of Veracruz and Tabasco, where they invented Hyundai and hot sauce.
The most familiar aspect of the Olmecs is their artwork, particularly the aptly named “colossal heads”. Olmec artworks are considered among ancient America’s most striking….and a wee bit intimidating.
UPDATE: Go to the app store, the android market or your amazon thingie, Valentine is over and the new game update is live for everyone!
FRIENDLY REMINDER: If you would like to find some neighbor-eenos please visit our social section by tapping the handshake logo on the menu to the right or click this link.
Good morning fingers! At the time of writing these lines, love is still in the air in Springfield. The event was to officially end over 24 hours ago but still no update to chase that wheel of friendship away. In the mean time, our friend spAnser at TSTOnews brought us a few spoilers from the files. It looks to be a permanent addition rather than just an event according to him. If you’re curious, continue reading after the break!
While we are waiting for the Valentine event to end and for level 39 to hit, I thought I’d bring you a video I came across on youtube to keep you entertained. CineFix posted today this compilation of 9 amazing Simpsons facts, some of which explain the changes made from the early days to today. Even the most hardcore fans out there will most likely learn something new about our favorite yellow family TV show. Don’t forget to leave a comment down below and subscribe to CineFix on youtube if you find their content interesting.
Update: Despite the new “Level” being released, you can still play for hearts as this is NOT a mandatory update as of yet. In order to update you must either go to the App Store or the Android Market or Amazon. Good luck getting the prizes you want and need!
The anointed hour of Midnight Pacific Time (USA), which should have signaled the end of the Valentine’s Day event, came and went without an update appearing in-game or in the App store. So what does that mean to you my fellow Tappers? Well it means that you can keep on tapping away at your valentine’s until your heart’s content!
If there is an App Store update you may be able to prolong your Valentine’s event for a day or two until a forced update becomes mandatory for all. Once that happens, the event will be over for everyone. The same holds true for any in-game update, once updated, no more love for you.
So if you’re still hoping to get that final Lovely Lamp or Valentine Balloons, keep playing. The Tunnel of Love may still be within your grasp! Here are some wheel spinning strategies to help if you need it. But beware, you are living on borrowed time and EA could pull the plug at anytime!
It is finally here – in less than 24 hours we will all be just like the Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz -
Heartless, and ready for an adventure (Level 39, anybody?!!). The Valentine’s Day event will officially be over, and so will our days of collecting hearts from ours and our neighbor’s Springfields.
In preparation for this looming cardiac event, please visit your neighbors today and spread some final loving hearts to them in case they have not yet completed the Wheel of Friendship – also, clear your town of your hearts so that they may visit you one last time. Hopefully in this way, they will be able to make their last spin count if they haven’t already fully embraced the Tunnel of Love to their bosoms.
Also, make sure you’ve bought enough of the limited time items to decorate with over the next year, as this will be it for them until next February.
In the meantime, tell us what you thought of the second Valentine’s Day event – are you happy or sad to see it go? Did it last too long or too short? What was your favorite thing about the event – was it a prize, the old content making another appearance, the new characters or was it the wheel that made your heart spin? Let us know in the comments section after taking the poll.
In part two of our magical feel good tour, I’m turning our attention to we the players. And because we have yet to see some sort of messagehub in our Springfields, I thought we should take a moment to thank those who help make TSTO so enjoyable – our neighbors.
Now, neighbors don’t always get a good rap in the Simpsons – no two neighbors have more issue with each other than Homer and Flanders (expect for the possible exception of Itchy and Scratchy), and while the animosity for the most part only flows one way, luckily there are cooler heads in town that help mediate tensions between neighbors.
One such upstanding member of the community is Rev. Lovejoy who goes out of his way not only to praise neighbors, but those from out of town as well when he said “I remember another gentle visitor from the heavens. Who came to earth… and then died… only to be brought back to life again. And his name was: E.T., the extra-terrestrial. I love that little guy.”
Now if a member of the animated Christian right can say good things about an illegal alien, I know that we’ve all got plenty of praise to heap upon our neighbors. After all, in terms of how global TSTO has become, we’re still just a small little community here at TSTOgame, and I imagine we have a lot of shared neighbors – so let’s hear your props for those of whom you have a nearly daily interaction.
Starting today, you can buy Krustylu studios with Sideshow Mel, a cannon premium decoration and Dr. Nick Riviera for 200 donuts. That’s a 250 donut value for 200. Not bad! You can buy a truckload of 300 donuts at $19.99 and have some leftovers for another premium item that you covet or save it for new content to be released in a future update. But you have to make a decision quick if you want this because this deal will end with the Vday event in about 4 days. So hurry up and read this to find out if this deal is for you!
PHEW! That’s a mouthful! To celebrate 25 years of The Simpsons, Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products is releasing a series of 5” action figures representing a ”Simpsonized” version of the best celebrity guest appearances over the course of the series. This was first announced in July but the first wave came out in February and it included Tom Hanks, James Brown, Yao Ming, Hugh Hefner and Kid Rock and coach Homer. The second wave of figurines will come out in April and it was announced today that it will include Britney Spears, Tony Hawk, Lucy Lawless, The Who and Mark Hamil and Maggie in a pink jumpsuit.
We are finally in the last week of the Valentine’s Day event. Maybe this is distressing news to you if you have yet to complete the Wheel of Friendship, but most likely you finished eons ago, have placed your Tunnel of Love (which you promptly forgot about since you never go to Krustyland), and have had plenty of time to pursue or receive actual love from the non-pixelated…with or without a TSTO tapping device clutched in your hand.
Yes, I know the wheel has been unkind to some, but I play three games, and did not play for a week due to a bad case of idiot-itis. And yet I was still able to get all of the prizes in all three games. So hopefully, the same is true for you. However, if you still haven’t been able to get all of the prizes, here is a helpful strategy guide to perhaps get that last remaining birdbath.
In the meantime, now that most of us have received all of the prizes, and are rocking the boat in our ToL’s, which one of the Valentine’s Day decorations has turned out to make your heart beat the fastest? Is there one that you particularly loathe or wish was given as an option? Please let us know in the comments section.