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Old 03-21-2017, 11:02 AM
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If I delete this game from my phone, do I lose my town?
As long as you registered the game you'll be fine.
My game is logged in under a user name, rescue e-mail and password, so I can play it on a few devices.
If you have been playing anonymously.
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Old 03-21-2017, 11:20 AM
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Is anyone else playing the academy mini quest?
I'm this-close to getting gun toting Lisa.
I got her, and she's great. Keep at it.

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If I delete this game from my phone, do I lose my town?
No, as long as you set up an EA account, it lives on EA's servers (I can't remember if the game allows you to play without setting up an EA account or forces you to do so). Just sign in with your EA ID and password on the new device.
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:05 PM
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LEVEL 12 3/4 here.

I'm a complete newb.

Pissed away almost all of my donuts at first go, but climbing back out the abyss.

It's not clear how the sharing aspects of the game work but. I CAN LEARN!

Pm me. Please?
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Old 03-21-2017, 05:15 PM
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ETA,


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Old 03-21-2017, 08:42 PM
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If I delete this game from my phone, do I lose my town?
If you don't have an EA account. If you're logged into EA, your game is saved on their servers and you can log in on multiple devices (albeit with annoying "Your game wasn't saved properly" warning messages). If you aren't signed into an EA account, you delete, it's gone.


eta: Whoops. didn't see everyone else answered too. My bad. Sorry for redundancy.

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Old 03-23-2017, 08:50 PM
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Xamovo does thank you.

I do go into Other Springfield and then "left" every time just because if I crash or get distracted, we at the end at least get some visitors.

I haven't logged in in over 24 hours. Feels realllllllly nice, even if I miss it a little.
Uncle Crappy thanks you too. It's exactly how I do it.
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Old 03-28-2017, 06:20 PM
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Old 03-28-2017, 08:29 PM
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New event. App store update.

Spying theme. Crafting. Long. (please copy/paste Crafting. Long. for all your future event needs.)
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Old 03-28-2017, 09:02 PM
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I guess they really don't want to let more than a week go between some sort of event anymore. I am cautiously optim-excited about the spy storyline though.
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Old 03-28-2017, 11:16 PM
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Finally! I was about to send all my people on 24 hour tasks and I thought to check the App Store first for updates. I win!
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Old 03-29-2017, 09:37 AM
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I guess they really don't want to let more than a week go between some sort of event anymore. I am cautiously optim-excited about the spy storyline though.
The structure of the events seems to have crystallized, so it all comes down to the writing and the prizes. Fingers crossed.

It's nice to see the super-villains again.
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:49 AM
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I like this one so far but my daily challenge is to get 40 blueprints and I'm at 14 so far. 40 seems kind of high
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Old 03-30-2017, 12:17 PM
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I like this one so far but my daily challenge is to get 40 blueprints and I'm at 14 so far. 40 seems kind of high
I believe we still have the option to reject the daily challenge and get offered a second choice by clicking the little x.
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Old 03-30-2017, 10:01 PM
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Don't blow off the blueprint challenge cuz the payoff is 30 blueprints!

They are super hard to get tho. I don't know how we are supposed to get through the crafting, having to pay with blueprints...
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:11 AM
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I was going to say the same thing. I hope they make some other way to get blueprints besides finding super agents because it's really slow going with those. I'm not entirely sure that the agent sweep thing is completely on the level. I find that if I just click as much as possible all over the screen I get more agents than there appear to be.
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Old 03-31-2017, 11:58 AM
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Don't blow off the blueprint challenge cuz the payoff is 30 blueprints!

They are super hard to get tho. I don't know how we are supposed to get through the crafting, having to pay with blueprints...
Aw nuts. I X'd it out in favor of tapping the tan agents.
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Old 03-31-2017, 05:49 PM
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Have I destroyed Springfield again?

Ive been wasting hours playing on my Android tablet. At least a week ago, I tried to install the game on my iphone but it failed. Apparently there wasnt enough memory. Today I noticed the icon on my phone had changed so I tried it and it worked. I started from the beginning. I thought, anonymously.

When I go back to the tablet, the game wont load and all I see is a black screen.

I'm over my head, here.

FML.

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Old 04-01-2017, 01:44 PM
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NM, all appears well now.


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Old 04-01-2017, 05:33 PM
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I bought Hank Scorpio. Comes with a lair and a mastermind skin. His dialogue is fun.
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Old 04-01-2017, 06:04 PM
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longPath: not sure we know, EA tech support might be best.

Bought Scorpio too. Upon unlock he immediately had 3(!) 8 hour jobs to do (basic, oufit, and if you also have Dr. Collosus), so he has tons of quests.

Did Krustyland recently increase the collection range? I remember it didn't increase when they added the IRS, but more recently it got huge it seems.
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:24 PM
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Did Krustyland recently increase the collection range? I remember it didn't increase when they added the IRS, but more recently it got huge it seems.
Yeah, it now matches your IRS range. I thought I was just getting fewer people at first.

The drop rates are supposed to increase with each act of the event, if it looks too daunting right now. I still think it's a little untenable, but we'll see. It's not Easter (still mad about that...2, 3 years later).
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:30 PM
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Yeah, it now matches your IRS range. I thought I was just getting fewer people at first.

The drop rates are supposed to increase with each act of the event, if it looks too daunting right now. I still think it's a little untenable, but we'll see. It's not Easter (still mad about that...2, 3 years later).
The pink and blue eggs? Yeah, that was my first major event and thankfully all weren't that frustrating. Interesting concept though.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:29 AM
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Dare I get the college nerds? dare I?
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I dared. They are separately playable characters and have tasks to get intel. A much better deal than Gil usually offers.
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Old 04-04-2017, 09:49 AM
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Yeah, I jumped at this one. I had over 300 donuts and this looked like a good deal.
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Old 04-04-2017, 08:34 PM
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I haven't decided on the nerds, but I got the tourists. Not great characters, but a good price for earning more currency and xp. I bought Lurleen because 110 after rebate is a good deal too.
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There was a small automatic update today. I think it changed the amount of blueprints (whatever the blue things are) that you get from Tan Men. I got more in the last 10 minutes than I had gotten all week.
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Old 04-05-2017, 12:45 PM
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Apparently it increased the drop rate of the schematics (but reduced the amount dropped from 2 to 1) and added a bonus percentage to the cypress creek sign and globex balloon in The Store.
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Old 04-11-2017, 02:10 AM
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I've been using BlueStacks because my phone is on the fritz... wow, the drone is very different. The viewpoint moves around much, much faster on the computer. It potentially can find more guys, but also moves away before I can click all on screen. Ultimately, I think the phone is easier to get points.
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Old 04-11-2017, 10:46 AM
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Welp, Act 1 finished last night. As per usual I was scrambling to get the final prize and straining to stay awake to get to the next chance to collect.

Turns out I had 2 hours 36 minutes before I could collect intelligence (which would have been enough to get the final prize, James Bont) but the act ended in 2 hours 28 minutes. I paid the 15 donuts I needed to get Bont and went to sleep. Aaaah.

I thought I was pretty diligent this time around, collecting intelligence at least 3 times a day and visiting my friends every day but one. I even ponied up for the "get extra from friends" boost. But alas, I was still short.

I was considering setting an alarm on my phone to remind me every 4 hours to collect but that would be annoying.

Let me LIVE!!!
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Old 04-11-2017, 01:51 PM
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From what I've read on the TSTO blogs, the extra boosts from friends aren't really worth it. I don't know myself as I don't get them. I did splurge on the Nerds and they can collect intel so that seemed like a good investment.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:15 PM
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I don't know how extra boosts from friends aren't worth it for everyone. Maybe for most but...if i need a way to get extra whatever's and I can't manage to get to the game every 4 hours on the dot, then that is my only option to get more.

Not saying they are wrong (and I have read that too) but it helped me last event and seems to be worth it for me this one.
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Old 04-11-2017, 03:33 PM
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I think the point is just that the reward from visiting friends is so small. I think it's 15 units per visit? That's seven visits just for another 100 units. It all adds up, sure, but so does the time spent on those visits, at least on a slow phone like mine.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:23 PM
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I flew through Act I but I bought Lurleen and the nerds. I'm hoping that they didn't make that much of a difference because I don't want to buy premium characters for every event just to complete it. A little to TFGQFS for my taste.

Zipper, I'll try to remember to visit at least YOUR town after I finish Act 2. When I finish the acts, I take a break from friends visits... and the game overall if bonuts seem too much of a grind.
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Old 04-11-2017, 08:28 PM
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Thanks!

My number of active friends seems to be way down so I don't get that many visits or even the max number of friend items per day anymore.

Sometimes visiting friends to get stuff is THE WORST, when you're trying to find people to tap. The times when it's just buildings like now, I can blow right through it.
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Not sure if anyone else already figured this out, but I came up with a good strategy for the "drone scan". Put all your fingers together like you're wearing a mitten and just sort of mash the screen in an area where you see agents are or will be.

I was tapping with one finger on each hand and getting between 200-400 in payout. Now with this method I'm getting over 600!
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Not sure if anyone else already figured this out, but I came up with a good strategy for the "drone scan". Put all your fingers together like you're wearing a mitten and just sort of mash the screen in an area where you see agents are or will be.

I was tapping with one finger on each hand and getting between 200-400 in payout. Now with this method I'm getting over 600!
That's similar to my drumming all over the screen with 8 fingers or so method.
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Old 04-17-2017, 02:39 PM
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I got the "Nothing to See Here" the other day and I really like this little item. I don't need more than one but the action with the poorly-disguised characters shifting places delights me.
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For some reason I had no tan men this morning, I just got a message that they're all in hiding. My daily task is to tap them as well.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:17 PM
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I just want to complain for a second... again.

I'm so tired of these events. Not enough time between them. Same exact format with some cosmetic changes. Craft multiples of everything to level up to get multiples of the next thing to level up to... etc. Meh prizes for the most part, and game original stuff. Scurrying characters to tap every four hours. Three acts.

Yawn. I like the game and I don't want to stop. I just have to complain at least once an event that they used to be more fun.

I've been complaining about the Simpsons in one way or the other since I discovered the internet in like 1994, 5, so clearly this is one of my callings in life.
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For some reason I had no tan men this morning, I just got a message that they're all in hiding. My daily task is to tap them as well.
I assume you know the drone clears them? I'm not sure if you still get the benefit though, I've been tapping as many as I could before.


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I've been complaining about the Simpsons in one way or the other since I discovered the internet in like 1994, 5, so clearly this is one of my callings in life.
In episode 2F09, when Itchy plays Scratchy's skeleton like a xylophone, he strikes that same rib twice in succession yet he produces two clearly different tones. I mean, what are we, to believe that this is some sort of a, a magic xylophone or something?
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I just want to complain for a second... again.

I'm so tired of these events. Not enough time between them. Same exact format with some cosmetic changes. Craft multiples of everything to level up to get multiples of the next thing to level up to... etc. Meh prizes for the most part, and game original stuff. Scurrying characters to tap every four hours. Three acts.

Yawn. I like the game and I don't want to stop. I just have to complain at least once an event that they used to be more fun.

I've been complaining about the Simpsons in one way or the other since I discovered the internet in like 1994, 5, so clearly this is one of my callings in life.
I agree with everything. It's affection for the characters that is keeping me going at this point, not enthusiasm for the gameplay.
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I assume you know the drone clears them? I'm not sure if you still get the benefit though, I've been tapping as many as I could before.
No it wasn't that. I started up the game and it centered on my HQ building and gave me the message before I got to the drone. I already got to the final prize so it's not a big deal, it's just an odd glitch.

Or was it? *looks shiftily from side to side.*

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I assume you know the drone clears them? I'm not sure if you still get the benefit though
I don't think you do. In the beginning I would do the drone and ignore the Tan Men and sometimes they would be on screen when the drone was done and the men would just go into the ground with no rewards popping out of them.

I could be wrong though.
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In episode 2F09, when Itchy plays Scratchy's skeleton like a xylophone, he strikes that same rib twice in succession yet he produces two clearly different tones. I mean, what are we, to believe that this is some sort of a, a magic xylophone or something?
God, the high drama of the Simpsons Usenet group. Every single week was "WORST EPISODE EVER" so much that they included it as a thing for CBG! And this was in the mid-late 90s, arguably the absolute best the show ever was.

I got the final Act 2 prize and ten minutes after I sent all my unnecessary peeps on 24-hour tasks, he has a task with Barney. I'm a few hundred ... whatever we're collecting... away from my first bonuts. I haven't even visited friends (except Zipper) this round.
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With crafting, the walls look dumb. Is there any reason to get them?
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i finally saved up enough donuts for Duff Brewery and it seems to be gone! Please help!
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Did you check all your inventory? Sometimes it hides in weird places. Are your donuts truly spent? I've gone to buy stuff and had it not be there but my totals didn't change. Go to your city hall and look for Duffman. He might be roaming around. If none of those things work, contact EA. I lost Belle in an event-takedown and they brought her back.
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With crafting, the walls look dumb. Is there any reason to get them?


There are similar walls for sale in the regular everyday store. Presumably by the end of this event you'll have a little town where all the stuff spies on residents. You can use the crafted walls and then purchased walls to wall in the area...
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