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Old 04-16-13, 03:28 PM   #1
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So I'm late to the party, but the game is fun. It has its elements of grinder and farming, if I'm using those terms correctly, yet the Simpsons humor is there, the play is fun, the tie-ins to old and current episodes are great, and I can see myself playing this for quite a while and not getting tired of it.

Of course, there's also the temptation to spend real money on it but I don't see that happening, really. MAYBE down the road but I think I'm find with the free version for now.

Open to hearing what tips and tricks people have discovered to leveling up, cash, XP, etc. I'm farming a bunch of brown houses and have found some donuts while cleaning up Springfield but man, those are hard to come by.

Anyone wants to add me on Origin, my username is the same as my PSN name in my sig without the spaces.
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Old 04-16-13, 03:44 PM   #2
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

The only tip I can give is to use custom firmware and "enjoy" the game. They are too stingy with donuts and it is too eary to mistakenly spend them.
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Old 04-16-13, 04:06 PM   #3
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Yeah, I've ended up accidentally using a few. I'm level 12 and only have 14 when I should around 25 or so. This game is unforgiving with the accidental tap.

What do you mean by custom firmware? I'm playing on a Droid Razr Maxx, by the way.
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Old 04-16-13, 04:10 PM   #4
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

I am running Cydia on my Ipad and no longer have an issue with lack of donuts, I am sure there is something similar for your device
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Old 04-16-13, 04:21 PM   #5
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Can you dumb it down a little? I have no idea what you're talking about, sorry. Is that some sort of unrooting / cracking / unlocking / jailbreaking sort of thing?
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Old 04-16-13, 05:27 PM   #6
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

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Old 04-16-13, 05:47 PM   #7
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

I played it for a while but stopped around Christmas time. It was fun. I too farmed a ton of Brown houses, but once I got enough money, replaced most of them with Blue. Those give less money over time if you look at the numbers, but only if you check the game every 5 minutes. Otherwise, it's better to sit back and collect money.

Making lots of friends and visiting their towns is another way to get a lot of stuff, especially during special times, such as Halloween. And when they visit your town, they reset the clock on things they click, helping you out.
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

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As for general rules (maybe obvious depending on how much you've played), I'd assess how much you're going to play. Obviously the more often you play, the more bang you get for your buck (e.g., 45s tasks are the most lucrative), but if you're only going to play every four hours, put your people on four-hour tasks and only buy four-hour houses.

I didn't discover the star rating till I was well into the game and was wondering why other people were planting so many trees.

And yeah, watch out for those accidental donut spends. There's nothing worse than playing one-handed on the bus and accidentally hitting the rush button and being unable to cancel it in time.
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Old 04-16-13, 06:30 PM   #9
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

I added you guys. I've been playing for a few months and just got to level 27. I haven't spent any money on the game yet, but the next time Gil shows up with a deal ill probably bite.
I like the wacking day stuff, but there's no way ill get enough snakes for the big prizes.
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Old 04-16-13, 07:42 PM   #10
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

I've been gauging the tasks based on when I think I'll be playing next but I haven't gone so far as to do it with houses yet. Probably will one I feel I have a comfortable amount of cash stored up to make the switch.

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I like the wacking day stuff, but there's no way ill get enough snakes for the big prizes.
That's what I thought until after I got the first one on the first day I realized they were stackable (you don't go back to zero) and I already got the second one and am on my way to the third. Doesn't take much time at all... he says until the big giant prizes loom.
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Old 04-16-13, 08:15 PM   #11
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

I play on this. Glad they've added Origins so you can link to other people. My name is Deftones17
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Tap Homer 10x when he is playing with his mypad for 10 free donuts. Add me chowderhead0 !
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Old 04-16-13, 11:03 PM   #13
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Just noticed they have an option to "confirm donut spend" that's automatically switched to "off."

Put that baby on "on," baby!
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My user name is nwest93, and my wife is luvsgarfield99. Feel free to add us.
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I added you guys. I've been playing for a few months and just got to level 27. I haven't spent any money on the game yet, but the next time Gil shows up with a deal ill probably bite.
I like the wacking day stuff, but there's no way ill get enough snakes for the big prizes.
I haven't spent anything either. Really tempting to just get a few donuts but I know it's a slippery slope. I have a RL friend who buys a ton and has an insane town.

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I've been gauging the tasks based on when I think I'll be playing next but I haven't gone so far as to do it with houses yet. Probably will one I feel I have a comfortable amount of cash stored up to make the switch.
Yeah, for me it just doesn't make sense to have houses turning cash over every five minutes when I can't keep up that often. I would have them sitting there generating nothing until I check the game again.

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That's what I thought until after I got the first one on the first day I realized they were stackable (you don't go back to zero) and I already got the second one and am on my way to the third. Doesn't take much time at all... he says until the big giant prizes loom.
Yeah, it's not too bad--I'm around 1600 now. It definitely helps to have a lot of friends and to unlock the whacker license.

I think the Christmas setting was the best one for getting donuts, though I didn't get full benefit from it at the time.

I try to be fairly consistent about when I visit other people's towns, as missing a half-day here and a half-day there is ultimately leaving value on the table. Not always possible to work in to the real-life schedule, though, especially with the snake tasks added.

I've been assuming that it doesn't really make a difference in terms of points and dollars when you visit someone's town and whether you vandalize or whatever. I haven't checked closely enough to compare the returns.

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Tap Homer 10x when he is playing with his mypad for 10 free donuts. Add me chowderhead0 !
I've never gotten this to work.

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Just noticed they have an option to "confirm donut spend" that's automatically switched to "off."

Put that baby on "on," baby!
Great tip!
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I've been assuming that it doesn't really make a difference in terms of points and dollars when you visit someone's town and whether you vandalize or whatever. I haven't checked closely enough to compare the returns.

Great tip!
That's almost more praise than I've received for any "bargain" I've posted in DVDTalk.

As for the return value, I looked at them on the "build" end of things and it looks like the blue houses and white houses put out a little bit more cash and XP than places like Lard Lad or Krusty Burger. I had been going off the assumption that a business = more money than a house but those houses are far above-and-beyond something like the Android Dungeon's returns. So I'm going to go with the rich neighborhood homes from now on.

The Power Plant just came up for sale for me and I'm trying to save up for it. I'm trying to always keep at least $10,000 in reserves but I dipped into that last night and now I'm trying to build back up. I may have to bump up my reserves bank and do a little more grinding / farming for a while and be okay with that so I don't get hit hard with the next quest having a really, really expensive building I'm no where near being able to afford.
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The official forum has a lot of activity but you can get lost.

There's a really detailed walktrough here: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/9043283.page
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While there is some talk about The Simpsons: Tapped Out in the iPhone/iPod thread, I think it can be easily buried there. Especially to someone like me who owns no iDevice but is a Simpsons nut and just discovered this game in the last two weeks.
In the interest of OCD, I ported the bulk of the Tapped Out conversation from that thread to here:

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Simpsons Tap Out is fun, though. The fact that it's licensed (with an interesting property) is what makes me want to play it.
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Looks like that Simpsons game has been removed from the app store. Not a great start.
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Yeah, I stopped playing Simpsons after about ten days. It's my official last attempt at any of these stupid town/tower games.
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Simpsons Tapped Out has been re-released.
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Just got this yesterday. I figure I'll have fun with it for a bit, but once I reach the point of having to pay for most things I'll quit.
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Anybody that wants to raid my Springfield on Tapped Out Simpsons game my user name is pheisey
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Been playing it, pretty fun. If anyone wants to add my I'm CardiffGiant11.
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Started playing The Simpsons Tapped out game, and now I'm hooked. Sent some invites to a couple of you.
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Anyone playing the Simpsons game: Have you tried planting the Triffids?
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Huge Simpsons game update last light, Treehouse of Horror stuff. You can create the Springfield Cemetary and then they sprout Zombies that can turn normal citizens in to Zombies!

Don't forget to hit me up: pheisey

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Who's playing The Simpsons game so I can add you. I need some friends on there, LOL. My Origin username is Gooter.
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Did anyone watch Treehouse of Horror and figure out the trivia question (mankind's greatest achievement)?
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The Zune
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Spoiler:
So I did it when it was assigned as a side quest and huh, as far as I could tell, nothing happened, not even a joking acknowledgment. Kind of a letdown.




Thx, appreciate it
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What is the benefit of adding people in Tapped Out? All I've seen is that I can egg and TP other Springfields (not sure if post-Halloween will make any difference there).

I'm a little jaded by people using my city as an ATM in Kingdoms of Camelot.
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There are at least 2 tasks associated with having friends in this game. Also, for Halloween, sometimes you will get a treat for egging or TP'ing. That's why I do it. Other than that, I like to see how other people layout their version of Springfield and to see how far behind I am.

I haven't spent any real money on donuts yet but it is getting tempting.
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Hmm, thanks. I do have one task on my plate for friends plus the egg/TP so maybe I'll try this.

My Springfield's not that great either. I wish I'd started playing earlier because the Halloween stuff kind of diverted me from what should have been basic tasks.

That's the thing about playing against real people. All my problems in Kingdoms of Camelot I blame on other people spending their real money to upgrade.
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So at some point I guess they'll push an update to Tapped Out without the Treehouse of Horror elements? Any speculation whether we'll lose our cemeteries, TP, etc.?

I've been buying and constructing each of the buildings as they come available, but I guess I should be constructing multiples of the generic houses (purple, blue, etc.) to build up my city and revenue. I suppose I could even do multiple Kwik-E-Marts, etc.
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If anybody wants to add me as a friend in Tapped Out, my name is whoopdido1

I only have 1 friend and I have a nagging quest that wants me to get 2 more.
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Yeah my name in tapped out is nwest93.
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I finally got around to creating an origin ID and sent out requests to some of you guys (I'm seattlecub). I also discovered the sample Springfield and boy, does mine look like crap in comparison. If nothing else, I need some streets and parks.

Unfortunately I was too late to get my egg/TP credit, as those have disappeared post-Halloween. AT least I still have my cemeteries, and now they're putting out dollars instead of zombies.
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I'm jayderek18 if anyone needs more Simpsons Tapped Out friends...
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Tapped Out appears to have done a nice job of bricking themselves with the holiday update
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i hadn't played tapped out in a while and got a bit of a scare.
my phone was sitting there and while watching tv, homer starts yelling at me that he's been neglected.
It made me jump!
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Worst Tapped Out character ever: The guy who wanders around shilling IAPs.
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Totally! I got excited at first because I like the character of Gil and thought it would be a quest to get him. Was very disappointed after I tapped on him.
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Just started playing Simpsons Tapped Out. If anyone else is still playing you can add me if you want. Toddarinono1.
I wish it was more difficult to spend donuts. I've wasted a bunch by accidentally pressing the speed up button.
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That is really annoying. Sometimes if I'm on the bus or something and playing one-handed, it can be really hard to cancel that speed-up in time.

I'm still playing and was glad to see the Valentine's update, as I didn't realize how tired I was of looking at snow. , but I'm just about done with that one too. If you keep playing and get to higher levels, it'll be harder to level up because they don't run updates with new levels that often. And I guess there's some kind of bug going around that's freezing some people out of there games, but I haven't run into it yet. You can add me: seattlecub.
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Anyone in here still playing The Simpsons: Tapped Out? I play daily and would like some friends for the Whacking Day event. I had to purge my friends list and start completely over due to the current Lisa quest that steals snakes if sent to your town. Fell free to add me only if you send Lisa to "Other Springfield" and not my town! I'll do the same Username: discostu1337
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I'm still playing and just sent you an invite (seattlecub). Thanks for the Lisa tip. I just had a RL friend complaining about the game, and I might have stolen his snakes--oops.
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I'll add you guys to Simpsons as well, username JasonC11
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What the hell. It's been a while since I've played a Cow Clicker. Count me in. User name: WilliamTBunny
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I have been playing a few times a day since it launched. It's usually pretty fun, but can get boring when there are no events going on. Luckily this Whacking Day is good for 3+ weeks! Also finally won enough donuts for the Volcano Lair and Hank Scorpio, and also just won a Frinks Lab! Gotta love those Homer Buddahs
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Old 04-18-13, 11:09 AM   #21
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

I added a bunch of you guys/gals who were not already on my list. My ID is Gooter.

I didn't know about the Homer Buddha. I just wasted my donuts (30 out of 34) on two Homer's and didn't get anything good, lol! Oh well, next time...

I still haven't used real money to purchase donuts and hopefully can still hold out.

I also need to redo my city layout. I've just been dumping buildings here and there with no organization. My initial thought was I wanted to get most of the buildings first and then go back and make it right but now it seems like that will be such a chore.

Questions:

1. What does the star rating do? I thought it just was a vanity thing. Does it get you more money or experience?

2. Is there a tap all button to collect everything with one tap? Probably wishful thinking since the name of the game is to tap, tap, tap.
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Old 04-18-13, 12:04 PM   #22
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

I have been playing it for a while. I do hate that donuts are hard to get and that some of the exclusive stuff you might want can only be bought with donuts. I also agree it is way to easy to mistakenly spend them or the "money" you amass in the game. I think that was purposely done. The little arrow to move through the screens of items to buy is way too small.

I've got my Springfield built up pretty good and am at level 27. I've gone through that a couple times as I guess that is the level cap.

I don't have a great star rating as I don't like having to put in things to "pretty" up the town and I'm a bit OCD about how buildings are placed. I don't have any friends in the game to visit their town. Feel free to add if you like.

CanisFirebrand should be my id on there.
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Old 04-18-13, 12:21 PM   #23
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

I tried to "trap" some people on a little island where I'm setting up the Whacking Day fair but they won't stay there. They wander on the little land bridge and then when I remove it and replace it with water they just walk on water. Was funny the first time with Ned Flanders but I can't seem to get them to simply stay put. I think it would be cool to have a bunch of people roaming around the Whacking Day tents.

I love how when you tell Cletus to whittle he will stop wherever he is and not move until he's done. I like to have him stop in the middle of the street 'cause I think it's funny.
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Old 04-18-13, 03:20 PM   #24
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gooter View Post
Questions:

1. What does the star rating do? I thought it just was a vanity thing. Does it get you more money or experience?
Both!

Also, I found the options menu for the game where you can turn on the "confirm donut spend" and turn off notifications if you wish. Seemed hard to find to me. If you go into the build menu (hammer and saw) at the top right of the popup, there a little "i" for information button. Tap that and there's the options menu.
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Old 04-19-13, 11:54 AM   #25
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Re: The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Man.. I think one or two of you that I added from this thread have a ton of snakes already. I think one of you had over 20k? I've been doing what I can and only have1766 at this point. I don't think I'll get enough to get all the time limited rewards. I've been whacking snakes in my town and the few other that I have friended. Sending everyone in my town that can do a snake whacking task constantly. I don't have a ton of donuts to buy the things that might help. I refuse to spend real money on a game.

I'll just have to settle for what I can get by the end of this event.
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