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"Weird Al" Yankovic - Word Crimes

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Questions about The Simpsons: Tapped Out

Changing my Origin account username

  • Many people chose a random username not knowing that this game would take over their life. Changing your username is easy just go to Origin's website and log in. Then go to My Account and edit your basic information.

How many friends can I have?

  • There is a cap of 100 friends in the game. After that you will have to delete some in order to add more.

How do I delete friends

  • To delete friends, log into Origin on your computer. In your friend list you can delete friends. Once you delete them they will be removed from your game.
  • As of February 2014, the ability to delete friends was added to the game. In the bottom lefthand corner of the screen a button was added that opened up a menu. Clicking on a friends name in this screen allows one to see when they last played and you have the option to un-friend them. Neighbors' Springfields were reverted back to alphabetical order instead of random.

How to move characters to Krustyland and back to Springfield

  • As long as a character is not busy with a task they should move back and forth from Krustyland as you do. In Krustyland characters will start next to the entrance, but in Springfield they will start in random places. Luckily the new find character feature helps with that.

How can I get my Conform-O-Meter up to 5 stars?

Helpful Hints

  • Did you know you can turn on a confirmation pop-up every time you click to spend donuts? So now you can avoid accidentally hitting the donut button to speed up a job! I can't count the times that this has saved me from accidentally spending donuts. How to do it: Hit the building button (saw and hammer in bottom right corner). In the pop-up screen, hit the "i" for information and at the bottom you'll see the option to turn on or off the confirm donut spend option. This is also how you turn on and off the notifications.
  • Tap on Homer so his task list comes up next to him. Now tap on Homer 10 times quickly. Doing this will unlock 10 donuts and a Jebediah Statue.
  • Remember that items such as trees and benches will earn you XP, which you'll need in order to level up and unlock other items. While these items don't earn you cash or donuts, it's important not to forget about them. Certain characters, buildings, and other items can only be unlocked when you reach a certain level.
  • Need a character for a quest but they are busy doing something else? If you don't want to wait just store either the building that the character is currently in or the building that they came with. If it's the building that the character came with, then take it back out of storage, this will reset the character and now you can assign them a task. Note: This doesn't work with Homer, Lisa, or the Simpson House.
  • If you tap a building and hold it for a few seconds and you will be able to move it as if you pressed the move button.

06:15, September 24, 2014 (UTC)

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