Category Archives: Tapped Out

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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Christmas 2014 and the Conform-O-Meter

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

As Christmas nears an end in Springfield…it’s time to look back on ALL of the items that were added/at one time for sale through this update & try to make them fit somewhere in our Springfield.  Through the 4 weeks of Christmas there were 60 new/returning items available for purchase or to win…that’s a lot of stuff to fit into an already crammed Springfield!   With all of the new items  added to Tapped Out I thought now would be a good time to take a look at how all of these items impact the Conform-O-Meter ratings (especially since this might help you decide what to keep out & what to put into storage).

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Christmas event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, level 48 did though, it did bring us a ton of new items to add to our Springfield.  Let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Last Call For Christmas Items

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a reminder that the Christmas Event is winding down…and one thing we know for sure is all of the Christmas items in the shop will leave come tomorrow morning.  So make your final decisions before time runs out!

Let’s take a look at what items will be leaving the store in just over 7hrs from now (3am EST, 0800GMT)….

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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 Gillme)
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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!

Glitch Updates, Event End Date, And MORE!!

Hey there Hoppereenos.

Bouncing by to give you all some clarification on a lot of things going on within the game. Sit tight as I break them all down.

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Diary of a Wookiee: More Dialogue Speculation/Potential Spoilers?

Hey hey hey Addicts!

So it’s late-ish in the evening and I was pottering around the mass screenshots and dialogue I save when I realized it’s been a little since the last time I threw out some speculation on the site.

EA sometimes throws out little items in their dialogue boxes that get all us nerds frothing at the mouth for potential new items.  Could they be showing us glimpses of the future?  I figured it’s no fun to have all these thoughts and questions up here in the attic so why not share.  If you’re curious, go right on ahead and click for more.

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Ice Palace?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Christmas in Springfield has come and gone!  But Winter is still sticking around!  And with the couple of new Winter premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items 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 Ice Palace to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this chilly castle to your Springfield.

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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 melsa1031)
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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!

Addicts Want to Know: What do YOU Want to See in 2015?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well here we are..4 days into 2015 and hopefully everyone is off to a great start!  2014 was such a great year for us here at Addicts.  We saw tons of new features (like Open Thread, Showoff etc), LOADS  of new Players (we love you newbies!), tens of thousands of comments (we LOVE what you guys have to say!), and tons of giveaways!  And now we want YOUR help to make 2015 even better!

Here’s the deal….we want to hear from YOU…the most amazing readers on the planet….about what you love about our site, what you hate about it & what you think we could be doing better (or would love to see).  Here’s your chance to sound off and let us know exactly how you feel, please don’t hold back.  We want to hear it all…the good, the bad & the ugly.  Leave us a note in the comments below about what you think.  Not comfortable leaving your name?  Not a problem, write it up as anonymous.  Not comfortable leaving us your thoughts in the comment section?  Not a problem, email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.

We value your opinion greatly here at Addicts and want to do everything we can to make this site your favorite spot for all things TSTO, so please don’t leave anything out!
For example…Do you:

-want to see us do more YouTube videos?
-want more game posts, or less posts?
-want more of our personal lives or want us to shut up about them?
-want more from Bunny or less?
-want to hear more from Wookiee or you want me to lock him back up in Attic?
-want more 2D?  Or less design posts?
-think we need guest writers?

The list could go on and on….Nothing is off limits, so please share your thoughts with us.  We can’t wait to see what you have to say!

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Happy New Year from the Addicts!

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Hey Howdy Hey New Year’s Party Animals!

Well it’s officially midnight here on the east coast and that means….hello 2015!! Are any of our favorite Tappers still sober?!  Are we?!  ;)

As with all major holidays around here we thought it’d be fun to take a look into our personal lives and share with our favorite Addicts our resolutions for 2015!  Hey maybe this will force us to all stick to them!  (you can check out our resolutions from 2014 and see if we stuck to them here)

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