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  • BerwynEd
    152 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I got the Xmas update about 8 hours ago but now I keep getting the "can not connect to server" message. Very frustrating. I suppose all I can do is keep trying.
  • RedRasper
    12 posts
    edited December 2012
    BerwynEd if it helps I find when I get that simply task killing the app on the phone giving it a second and reloading it does the trick.
  • linguo60
    271 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    Can anyone tell us what needs to happen to go down the mapple store/Barney path? I have apu doing his 168 hour shift, and homer and Lisa just had to start pretend skiing.
    What's next? (I want. Barney badly :-) )
  • ctex05748
    150 posts
    edited December 2012
    BerwynEd, I have had the same issue for the last 12 hours. iPad 2, game stable previously, app store update installed quickly, internal update fully downloaded, and now nothing but "can not connect to server". What more appropriate way for TSTO to celebrate the holiday season?
  • BerwynEd
    152 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    I am on iPad 4/64. The download was fine and it looks to be dying on the synchronizing step. It starts and after about a second or two Gode to the can not screen. I wish there was something I could do on my end. When I get a chance I am going to load the game on someone else's machine and then see if I can log into my game that way to what I can see. Short of that I am stuck for ideas. It would be nice if EA would monitor these boards to let us know if its hopeless or not.
  • mcorway
    419 posts
    edited December 2012
    For those with server issues, my brother also had this. He deleted his Simpsons Tapped Out app from is iPhone 5 and installed it again via the App Store (fresh install). Obviously, don't do this unless you have an Origin account that has your Springfield stored.

    This worked for him and he could connect to the server again.


    -- For get Barney, you have to complete Flanders snowmobiling, Lisa/Homer fake skiing, then Homer has to build a snowman, and Lisa has to do snow angels. Once those are done, you will have to build the Mapple store (150 Santa Coins).

    After you build the Mapple store, you have to send Ned, Lisa and Homer to the store for 5 hours (each). After this is done, Homer will prompt you with the quest to build the Bowl-a-rama and unlock Barney (this costs 200 coins). This is where I am now, I don't have 200 coins yet.

    Not sure if the Christmas Lights quest prevents you from getting the Mapple store quest. I did both, I decorated the Simpsons and Flanders houses plus my brown houses. That cost me 150 coins on top of the Mapple store for 150 coins.

    So now, I have no coins but I have the quest to build Bowl-a-rama - just need to get some coins!
  • BerwynEd
    152 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    thanks for the idea. I do have an origin account and deleted the game and reinstalled. there were some confusing screens but it worked. As it was starting I got the screen that said "your other device did not log you off do you wnat to "play" or "cancel". after trying cancel a few times and getting the welcome screen that would take me back to the "play" or "cancel" screen I tried 'play' and I was in. So thanks and I hope this helps others.
  • kllohnes2012
    29 posts
    edited December 2012
    If you have donuts (I spent lots of money to ensure I would have donuts for the tasks) then you can spend 5 donuts on the Santa gift bag (can't remember the exact name the game gives that bag) and it gives you Santa coins. They will come in stacks between 10-25 (not gotten more then that) but it builds up your coin collection fast to buy items like the Bowl-a-Rama and the house fascades (Christmas lights; 50 coins per fascade). I got thru a fair amount of donuts but now all my houses are decorated and I have Bowl-a-Rama. I still need enough money (virtual) to buy the Doctors practice but the task has been unlocked.
  • wilmaso
    6 posts
    edited December 2012
    some weird things, They make me send apu to do a 7 day shift ... make homer watch super monkey trauma or whatever it's called for 24 hours, lisa attend mensa meeting lmao where are the Christmas jobs lmao...nutcracker Bart is funny tough, how you get the decorations and lights? do i have to wait for a quest?
  • nandireya
    20 posts
    edited December 2012
    I thought the decorated houses were supposed to generate Santa coins. Mine don't.
  • spiffshine
    1978 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    nandireya wrote:
    I thought the decorated houses were supposed to generate Santa coins. Mine don't.

    They only generate coins every 24 hours. All the hours in between earn cash at intervals as always.
  • nandireya
    20 posts
    edited December 2012
    Yeah...just discovered that. Thanks for responding, though :mrgreen:
  • MajorPlotFlaw
    9 posts
    edited December 2012
    Does anyone know how to unlock Santas Little Helper? And does he cost Christmas coins? Thanks!! My sn is: majorplotflaw
  • emersonh
    64 posts
    edited December 2012
    Does anyone know how to unlock Santas Little Helper? And does he cost Christmas coins? Thanks!! My sn is: majorplotflaw

    He costs 1,000 coins!
  • MajorPlotFlaw
    9 posts
    edited December 2012
    emersonh wrote:
    Does anyone know how to unlock Santas Little Helper? And does he cost Christmas coins? Thanks!! My sn is: majorplotflaw

    He costs 1,000 coins!


    Thank you!!!!!
  • MrScrummers
    8 posts
    edited December 2012
    emersonh wrote:
    Does anyone know how to unlock Santas Little Helper? And does he cost Christmas coins? Thanks!! My sn is: majorplotflaw

    He costs 1,000 coins!


    Thank you!!!!!

    He actually cost 1,500 coins and you have to buy at least 1 funzo to unlock the quest to get Satan's littler helper.

    http://www.gameteep.net/the-simpsons-tapped-out/santas-little-helper/
  • elsie_d
    722 posts Member
    edited December 2012
    skylight16 wrote:
    what are Dr Nick's tasks?

    He is currently hawking his questionable medical practices. And he stands in place much as the Squeeky-Voiced Teen did in the beginning when he promoted hamburgers. I hope they'll change him later to walk around on this task. The following are Dr. Nick's tasks (roughly translated):
    Have a Bite to Eat @ Luigi's - 10 mins
    Promote Defective Product - 60 mins
    Promote Medical Discount - 3hrs.
    Testify before the Police - 4 hrs.
    Resell Medicine Illegally - 8 hrs.
    Practise Medicine - 12 hrs.
    Practise Surgery - 24 hrs.
  • HillyBillyOli
    1422 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Best update ever.
  • DarkSamus75
    441 posts
    edited December 2013
    Best update ever.

    Wow! This was an old thread find and bump.
    You must have really had to dig to find it.
  • WaLkiNoNwAtErR
    397 posts Member
    edited December 2013
    Lol.. Christmas coins again?!?! Lmao.. U might get bunch of people though
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