Addicts Weekly Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Due to POPULAR request….we’ve moving up our open thread time so that our friends outside of the US can participate too!  Let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

Now…enough rambling from me….it IS Sunday and you know what that means, right?  Time for another Open Thread!

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 Open Thread.  The Simpsons are all new tonight, what will happen in the new episode?   How will our new episode tie-in items come into play?  We’re due for another TSTO update soon, either a level or Valentine’s Day, what do you think will hit?  What are you hoping to see?  The NFL Pro Bowl is on tonight, who do you think will win?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update ideas, NFL 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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Episode Reminder: The Musk Who Fell to Earth

Oh my goodness… it’s been a while two weeks since a new episode of The Simpsons aired but have no fear… Wookiee’s here.  Of course I have nothing to do with it but I figured I should remind all my favorite addicts about the new episode this Sunday, 25 January 2015, on FOX.  This one is entitled “The Musk Who Fell to Earth”. Of course, the current episode tie-in probably also clued you in but here’s the official synopsis from TV Guide:

“When inventor Elon Musk (voiced by himself) arrives in Springfield and befriends Homer, the two revolutionize the nuclear plant. But the ambitious Musk soon has Mr. Burns seething and Burns tries to have him removed, forcing Homer to make a tough decision.”

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Construction Update: Springfield at Universal Studios Hollywood

Springfield, Springfield, Hollywood, Hollywood… hey Wookiee, Hollywood’s that way… it’s a hell of a town!

Sorry folks, chuckling to myself but I promise I have a point.  For anyone who hasn’t seen my previous posts about Universal Studios Hollywood opening up their own version of Springfield this Spring, they are.  New pics have become available for it too.

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HEY EA!!! Here’s some more of what the Addicts Want

Waaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh! Boooooooooooooooo! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr… EA stole my beautiful snow and made future so bright I gotta wear shades! Boo hoo!

Oh hey there Addictereenos… so I’m still lamenting the thaw in my town.  I really love snow-time in TSTO.  Of course that made me remember reader ideas about a weather button in our towns to bring back snow which got me remembering more of the great ideas you guys and dolls have.  Every so often, I try to highlight these ideas into one big post and here it is.

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Devil & The FCC Part 5 Clarification!!

Hey there Hoppereenos,

Bouncing by to offer clarification for everyone as this seems to STILL be a point of argument when it should not be. So here it is….

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Where Did THAT Come From: French Waiter & Rat Trap Delivery Truck

In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?

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TSTO Anonymous: January 2015

Wowza… it’s been quite a while since we held a TSTO Anonymous meeting here on the site and once again it’s my fault. Last time we gathered it was August 1st of last year. Jeesh how the time flies by. Lots of stuff has happened since then. New levels, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas… phew.  Just a “few” months between meetings and Wookiee needs a topic… hmmmm… guess nothing else to do but fire up the coffee pot and get started, right?

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Electric Cars?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’ve been electrified with the new little episode tie-in in Springfield this week!  With the new Premium items just added to our menu, it may be overwhelming trying to decide whether to buy it or to pass on it. With that limited-time label on the items (Remember: they’ll leave the store on 1/28/15) I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Electric Cars to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding these boogie woogie vehicles to your Springfield…

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WABAC Where Did THAT Come From: Gas Pump & Butterfly Tent

Hey howdy hey Addicts! In the steady grind of tapping in the free world, we sometimes see decorations and buildings and take them for granted. While this is understandable, we may not realize that a great majority of items in TSTO actually come from the amazing show the game is based on. With that in mind, Bunny and I aim to periodically provide you the origin info for decorations and buildings we missed, ignored or haven’t covered yet. Time is a fickle thing (timey wimey even) and as Einstein said, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.” There’s often not enough time in the TSTO continuum to do origins for everything, but while we have some, we’ve called on Mr. Peabody to help us along. We’re using his WABAC (pronounced way back) Machine to go back in TSTO time. With that premise, we bring you WABAC Where Did THAT Come From. This particular journey is for the gas pump and butterfly tent.

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Tapped Out Special Event Walkthrough: The Devil and the FCC, He’s Got the Power

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Yesterday we were hit with a little in game update.  This time EA was prepping us for this Sunday’s Episode of the Simpsons, The Musk Who Fell to Earth,  with a little Episode tie-in!

To prepare for the episode you’ll be able to purchase Slave Labor Willie (for $2,000) as well as a few premium electric cars.  In addition a fun little questline will popup to get us all ready for the episode.  It’s got a few twists and turns…and of course a little cliffhanger.  So let’s take a look at the questlines that will popup during the Musk Episode Tie-In…

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WARNING Dialogue Spoilers Below…if you don’t want to know details our rundown post has a basic who to keep free list. 

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