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A blog dedicated to the popular mobile game, The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Tag Archives: Friends

Won’t you be my neighbor?!

Flanders_house_at_Christmas_timeOne of the most intersting features about The Simpsons Tapped Out is the social aspect. Most mobile games I have played didn’t have that aspect and it adds so much to your gameplay, especially during special events! I personnaly really enjoy going to other people’s Springfield to see what they have done with it. The way some of us display our buildings and decorations is what catches my attention most. Sure, we all visit to make a few dollars and xp but when you stop and think about how there will never a town that looks like the next one, it’s pretty amazing. Some people have very clever ideas as to what they put next to what. In my town for example, there is an area where I put all the restaurants and added tables in the middle and decorations around ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/11264367665/ ) I visited people who are so creative with what EA gave us. I have even seen 2D and 3D designs made with fences, schrubs, you name it!

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I have loaded up my neighboreeno list up to 100 just before the Halloween event started and for all of October, visited almost everyone everyday. It paid off with a lot of spooktacular donuts and I got a chance to see many beautifuls towns at all sorts of levels. What I would like to do at this point is clear up my list completely except for a few friends I know in real life and start over fresh with readers from this blog. While obviously I want to see more towns I never saw before, I also want to give a chance to people who read my posts and come to this page regularly to be able to get a good view at mine and interact with me during the Christmas event. My Origin id is the same as here: PlatypusGuitar. If you would like me to add you, please leave your Origin id in the comment section below. I would also like to know, what do YOU like about visiting other players’ Springfields? I look forward to read your opinions and visiting you neighboreenos!

 

Since we are approaching a special event, you can also find more neighbors HERE.

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Snapshots from the community, with commentary

One of things I enjoy seeing are snapshots from other players, showcasing not their town design, but interesting moment that take place in their town. Most of the time it involved different characters, seemingly interacting while on a task. You don’t always plan these moments, so when the opportunity to take a snapshot arises, it’s too good not to share these with the community. Here are a few things that caught my eye recently, mostly from users on Reddit and our Flickr group.

Photo by Tkclown


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What have you done with the Burns Coffin?

If Count Burns really is a vampire then it makes sense for him to keep his coffin close to the manor. After all, if someone were to destroy the coffin that would also destroy him.

The following players decided it was best to keep this coffin hidden, somewhere random passersby won’t be likely to find it. Do you plan to keep this coffin near the Burns Manor, or do you have other plans in mind?
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What have you done with the Gypsy Fortune Teller Shop?

Last year the Halloween event focused on zombies, but this year we have ghosts. Who better to communicate with the spirits from the great beyond then a gypsy fortune teller? It is only after you finish the construction on her shop that you notice all of the ghosts that are haunting your town.

It’s been a few days, so let’s see a few examples of this building incorporated into Springfield.

Instead of just posting a bunch screenshots, I’m going to add a little commentary as well. Many of these design layouts are particularly interesting, and make it a treat to see the creativity of other players while you’re popping ghosts and haunting buildings in their town.
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What have you done with your Three-Eyed Sushi?

What have you done with the 三つ目寿司 building? Has it found a home on your boardwalk, or is space still a bit too cramped to think about adding expanding the seaside delicacy options? Ideally the quest to unlock this item should be completed before Tuesday, which consider how short it is, shouldn’t be a problem.

Design by feelingblind

Design by feelingblind

If you’re having trouble getting this quest to trigger, remember that Homer initiates this set of quests. You’ll also need Lisa free, but not until the second part.

Below are some Three-Eyed Sushi design placements by some other players; primarily the readers of this blog who asked to be added to my (now maxed out) friend list. Maybe your town has been featured, and if not maybe these designs will inspire you.

Even if you haven’t started building the Squidport yet, don’t worry. This building will automatically be placed in your inventory when the quests are complete. So if you thought you had to rush through building Squidport just to get this limited-time building, take your time. Three-Eyed Sushi will be waiting to be placed once you’re ready.
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What have you done with the Spinster City Apartments?

For those of you who are enjoying the addition of Patty and Selma to your town, what have you done with their humble abode, the Spinster City Apartments? When it comes to placing new buildings into a town, it can be a bit tricky. First of all it requires the free space to place it. After that, figuring out where you want in your town could take some time, on top of the time it takes to decorate as well.

If you’re still struggling for design ideas, expand this post to see eight different examples of the Spinster City Apartments incorporated into various players ever-growing Springfield.

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Find some new friends

Visiting other users towns is an important element of the game. If you would like to make some new friends, post your user name here. When you visit a friend’s town you can tap up to three buildings, earning yourself some money and XP. You can even visit your friend’s Krustyland.

Sometimes there are content updates that focus on the social aspect of the game, the last of which being the Whacking Day event from a few months ago. So build up your friends list now so when the next event is announced you’ll have a whole bunch of friends to help you reach your goal. Don’t worry if your town isn’t perfect either, as the state of things are always a work-in-progress.

An easy way to tell how far along your friends are

The friends page of the game has been completely revamped. Now at a glance you can see just how far along your friends are in the game. Not only can you tell how developed their Springfield is, but now you can see who has started building the Springfield Squidport as well as Krustyland. Additionally if you tap the Krustyland part of the map, you’ll be taken directly to your friend’s Krustyland, without having to find the Krustyland Shuttle in their town.

You can also use this feature to help prune your friend list. If you see a higher level player who hasn’t even started the Squidport yet, there is a good chance they aren’t actively playing the game anymore. Since you are only allowed a certain number of friends, you may want to make room for more active players.

Check below the break to see some examples of the different stages of construction.


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