Clash of Clones Stuff (A Special Where Did THOSE Come From)

Attack! Defend! Destroy! Maim!  Invade!  Nerds!

Phew… way too much war in this Wookiee’s blood.  I keep waiting for someone to yell “MEDIC!” so I can go help them.  Wowza… we’re about 2 weeks into the Clash of Clones event and I figured it was time to start some WDTCF goodness for my favorite tappers.  Of course, a lot doesn’t even come from The Simpsons.  So, my thoughts on this whole thing are that EA decided somewhere in the writers/creative team offices that it’d be fun to turn the tables and do something different.  Additionally, one or two of them might have a grudge against a certain strategy game that is #1 in mobile apps.  The result of course is the current shenanigans we find ourselves in right now.

Of course, to lampoon something properly, you have to emulate it and I thought it’d be interesting to take a look at that.  First up, we have to know a bit more about the original item being made fun of.

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Simpsons News: Every. Simpsons. Ever. FOREVER

So I have good news and bad news.  Bad is that it’s The Simpsons marathon is over.  Sad face.  I suppose I have to let other people in the house pick the channels now.  The good news though is apparently FOX plans to use it’s sister channels to play Every. Simpsons. Ever. FOREVER.  Ok ok, I’ll be the first to admit that people and places say forever in the wrong context (like when kids say but that’ll take forever) but I thought I’d pop in and share the news.

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At the risk of this site seeming like an ad agency for the FXX Network, I was watching the Simpsons Marathon and noticed a new commercial.  Like a lot of us suspected, FXX will now air The Simpsons every week.  Their ad literally said “binge binge binge rest binge binge rest repeat” and announced FXX will be showing Every Simpsons Ever FOREVER starting today, Tuesday September 2nd. Seems Wednesdays and Sundays are official rest days now.

Figured it’d be fun to share a couple images from the ads for y’all.

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The basic are there will be Simpsons block parties Sun-Tues and Thur-Fri.  I checked my programming guide and it looks like this means 4 hour blocks from 5-9 PM.  I’m sure other local channels in the US show The Simpsons but this might be the most that’s shown at one time that is available.  Granted it’s cable but still pretty amazing.  Another commercial also announced the marathon continues on FXNow which is their on demand video service.

What are your thoughts?  Excited?  Anhedonic?  Still recovering from the 12 day marathon and feeling dead like a butterfly’s life expectancy?  Sound off below.

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Twice a week we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader honeyb_1469)
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If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!

Happy Labor Day from the Addicts!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well here in the US today marks the unofficial end of Summer….Labor Day.  I think it’s funny how here in America we don’t bother using calendars to mark the start and end of our summers…we just know Memorial Day is the unofficial start and Labor Day is the unofficial end.  Sometimes I think we just like the excuse for a good Barbecue!

Of course Labor Day isn’t really about the end of summer…and it isn’t only celebrated in the US (our friends up in Canada are celebrating it today as well…). Labor Day (or Labour Day) is a celebration of the workers movement.  It’s meant to honor those who contribute to the strength and prosperity of their country.   (you can read more about it here)

Anywho… most Americans will spend today soaking up what’s left of their summer and spend time with their families and friends down the shore (can you tell I’m from Jersey?!) at parades, picnics and watching fireworks!  And since Bunny, Wookiee and I are all located in the US… you can throw us into that bunch!  Don’t worry… we’ll still be popping in and out of the comments throughout the day to help you with all of your Clash of Clones questions.  Just keep in mind it might take us a little while to moderate through all the comments, so we thank you in advance for your patience!

We hope you all have a GREAT day!  Do YOU have any plans for today?  Did you enjoy your summer?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

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Sunday Night Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

How are my favorite Addicted Tappers this evening?  How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  At the time of this post I will be enjoying all the sun, sand & surf the Florida Gulf Coast has to offer!  Soaking up every last minute of summer that I possibly can!

Anyway enough rambling from me….it IS Sunday and you know what that means, right?  No, it’s not time for a Cheeseburger in Paradise.  Nope it’s time for another Sunday Night Open Thread!  (this is very quickly becoming our favorite time of the week by the way!  You guys have some AWESOME things to say!)

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So…here is your Sunday Night Open Thread.  Every.Simpsons. EVER. is airing on FXX and winding down it’s final days are YOU watching?   (it all ends on 9/1 at 11:30pm)  Enjoying the old episodes?  Catching all of the items that are in TSTO?  The Clash of Clones is in full swing, are you enjoying the update so far?  Still a little confused on it all?  Sunday Night Baseball features the Indians vs. the Royals…will you be checking it out?  Labor day (or Labour Day) hits tomorrow for our US and Canadian friends, do you have anything special planned?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Clash of Clones, MLB, holidays or anything else you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

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FXX Commercials

Wowza…  11 days in to the #EVERYSIMPSONSEVER event on FXX and all I can say is, does anyone know how long a TV can continuously be on before it goes kapoot?

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Special Saturday Night Caption This!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We thought we’d do something a little fun tonight, it is Saturday night after all, and do a special weekend edition of Caption This!  And unlike our usual weekly Caption This! post, this time we thought we’d share a few of the funny images you guys have been sending in!  So caption 1, caption 2, caption them all…or just giggle along with us!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Twice a week we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

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1  Sent in by Reader Jerksen123IMG_0357

2 Submited by reader AlexKIMG_0321

3Submitted by reader AdmaN63photo

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!

NERDS!!!!!

Hopefully you read that in the appropriate Ogre voice from one of the best 80’s movies ever.  So here’s the skinny on the Saturday Nerd deal.

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1) We verified in the files that it was supposed to happen.

2) With rare exceptions, it seems like nobody got the promised nerds.  Please comment if you did see this.

3) After a nice talk with Justin from EA tech support, we don’t know what the deal is.  He was very helpful but couldn’t verify the issue or promised nerds for me.

4) If the nerds are a big deal for you, contact EA.

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I wouldn’t advise the call me option because that’s what I did.  Justin’s recommendation was to put in a work ticket.  I’ve done that and will update the post when I hear more.  Just a friendly hint, EA may say this wasn’t supposed to happen and we’ll all be right where we were at the start.  As soon as I get a response, I’ll let everyone know.

5) According to Professor Frink, NERD stands for Not Even Remotely Dorky.

6) Good news for now is a lot of nerds lives were saved in the whole ordeal.

7) Not much else.  In the grand scheme of things, this is a very minor deal and TSTO will go on.  Apologies from the Addicts Team for any frustrations.  I wish I could magic up the promised nerds for you.  As always, stay classy like usual and keep on tapa-tap-tapping in the free world.

8) UPDATE: I received an email from EA Customer Service that stated they were aware of the issue.  They honestly didn’t say much else beyond thanking me for my “pro-activeness and positive approach” but I did receive donuts for contacting them so thank you to all the readers from the fuzzball!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Weekend Update: August 24th – August 30th

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Troop Replenishment Saturday is Here Again!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

UPDATE 8/30/14 @ 1645 EST: Got a call back from EA.  All the info I found out is in this post.

UPDATE 8/30/14 @ 4 PM EST: Just like a lot of you, I haven’t received the nerd replenishment either. Waiting for a call back from EA so I’ll keep you posted. ~ Wookiee

Saturday IS Troop Replenishment day!  A reminder that at 2pm EDT (1800 GMT) reinforcement troops will arrive in your Springfield and your troops will be maxed out!  So be sure to use up what you have BEFORE 2pm EDT (1800 GMT)…because you won’t get a second chance today to have them replenished by EA.  

Once 2pm EDT rolls around, many of you will be seeing this message on your Tapping Device informing you that a new wave of  Nerds are ready for battle in your Springfield!

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And when you sign into Springfield you’ll see this message popup:

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Your troops have now been maxed out!  A little gift from EA…

Remember this won’t hit until 2pm EDT (1800 GMT)…

What do YOU think of this addition?  Are you enjoying Clash of Clones so far?  How are your nerd troops holding up?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!