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Happy 4th of July From the Addicts!

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Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Today is America’s Birthday!  Being that Bunny, Wookiee and I are all located in the US we’re taking the day to spend time with our families and friends to celebrate the day America announced it’s Independence. So we really won’t be around much today, as we’re taking a much needed day to recover, relax and celebrate with our families!

Remember you can check out all of the Coverage so far on Tap Ball here and all of our coverage on the 4th of July Event Here. Most of your questions should be addressed in one of those posts.

Hope you all have an amazing 4th and an even better weekend ahead!   Do you have any plans for today?  How about this weekend?  Sound off in the comments below you know we love hearing from you!

-Alissa, Bunny & Wookiee

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PS Don’t forget to log in to TSTO today for your FREE Donuts from EA!

P.P.S I’m thoroughly going to enjoy a day “off” today…but I know A LOT of you have questions about Community prizes.  While I’m going to write a post on it…next week, NOT today..I figured let me give you a little bit of info to ease some of your minds..

-Yes, you have to buy a Soccer Ball for 500 Bucks to advance the questline for Act 2.  If you don’t finish the Act 2 questline, you can’t start the Act 3 questline once it starts.  So just spend the 500 Bucks when you can…or as they say in baseball “suck it up and take one for the team”.

-Yes, you will see the balls rolling around in your town if someone leaves you one.  They’re hard to see and can often hide behind buildings etc.  If you see one and tap on it i’ll say “Ball Collect”.  Nothing else happens, just that.

-No, you will not see any kind of in game popup about balls being in your town.

-No you cannot “play catch” literally with your neighbors.  You can’t throw balls back and forth.  Once you put one in a neighbors town..that’s it.

-Relax about the Community Prizes.  It’s only a day or so into it.  It’ll take some time for them to build up.  Don’t be Doom and Gloom about it right now…it’s barely into the start of them.  Don’t start thinking “it’s not possible” until it’s been several days, please.  For the sanity of the moderators of this site….

-If you’ve never done community prizes before…relax.  They’re fun.  As long as the goals are met by the Tappers World Wide (yes it’s everybody that plays TSTO world wide, not just your own neighbors) you’ll get every single prize.  So just relax, have fun and play.

-And finally…yes, participate.  Buy some balls and put them in your neighbors town.  You don’t have to do it a ton, but every once in a while is nice.  It helps everyone out to get those prizes.

 

 

Celebrate the 4th of July with FREE Donuts!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Be sure to log into your games today for FREE donuts from EA in honor of America’s Independence Day!!

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When you log into your game today (July 4th) you’ll be rewarded with a sweet treat!

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But hurry these free donuts won’t be around tomorrow!  (Free donuts will only be awarded from 0800 GMT (4am EDT) July 4th- 0800GMT (4am) July 5th.  So get them while they’re hot!)

Happy 4th my friends!

Turbo Tappin’ Tap Ball: Act 2

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Here we are in Act 2 of Tap Ball!  Seems like just yesterday we were making our way through Act 1 collecting those foam fingers and now here we are smack dab into Act 2 and collecting hats.  Oh wait.  That was yesterday!

Anyway we’re in the middle Act of our fun little summer sporting event..and with a new Act rolled out that of course means a new questline!  The Act 2 questline is nothing like the Act 1 questline…first off it’s short.  And second it really doesn’t do much for you for game directions.  But nevertheless let’s still breakdown Turbo Tappin’ walkthrough for Act 2…tapballturbotap

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Tap Ball Act 2 Is Live

UPDATE BUNNY 7/3: So we got a lil update in our games. You now can see a running total of your Amateur Bucks in the Lower Left Corner of your game along with the Hat Count. Soccer balls too.

You will also notice that your Fans in your own Springfield have some added help, Amateur Bucks. So you can now get the Hats (20) & Amateur Bucks (1) from tapping on them. WOOHOO!!

Still checking a few other games, but so far… it looks like the Neighbor Actions are 90 for Act 2. When tapping the Fans there, you will ALSO get 1 Hat & 1 Amateur Buck now. WOOHOO!!

Checking for any other noticeable changes, but so far… those are the main ones. :)

 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Good Morning to you all.  It’s about 4am here on the East Coast and Period Act 2 is Live!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Homer will kick things off for Act 2…

Just what does Act 2 have in store for us?  Let’s take a look…

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Clock is Ticking Down on Tap Ball “Act” 1

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a friendly reminder that the clock is ticking down on the end of the first period act of Tap Ball!  So be sure to earn all the foam fingers you can to collect the rest of the prizes before the clock runs down!

So let’s take a look at what’s staying and what’s going once Act 2 rolls out tomorrow morning…

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Tap Ball Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 5 Softball Mr. Burns

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Are you ready for some Tap Ball!? Tap Ball is the newest sensation sweeping the streets of Springfield.  A game invented by our very own Homer J Simpson!  In the First “Act” of the Tap Ball Event (funny they’re called Acts, really they should be called Periods like Hockey.  Oh EA, it thought you knew sports ;) ) you’ll unlock Referee Homer, Soccer Lisa, Pin Pal Apu, Build a Stadium (with a little help from Duff, the Kwik-E-Mart, Costington’s and Stupid Flanders) and challenge your friends and neighbors to some friendly Tap Ball competitions!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts (again, should be called Periods EA…), with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Foam Fingers (ico_june2015_foamfingers_01) to unlock each prize!  The Fifth and Final Act 1 prize awarded at 19,500 ico_june2015_foamfingers_01 is Softball Mr. Burns, a new costume for Mr. Burns to wear in Springfield!

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So let’s take a closer look at this “coach” and find out just what happens when you drink too much tonic and unlock him in your Springfield.  Continue reading

Tap Ball Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 3 Baseball Jasper

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Are you ready for some Tap Ball!? Tap Ball is the newest sensation sweeping the streets of Springfield.  A game invented by our very own Homer J Simpson!  In the First “Act” of the Tap Ball Event (funny they’re called Acts, really they should be called Periods like Hockey.  Oh EA, it thought you knew sports ;) ) you’ll unlock Referee Homer, Soccer Lisa, Pin Pal Apu, Build a Stadium (with a little help from Duff, the Kwik-E-Mart, Costington’s and Stupid Flanders) and challenge your friends and neighbors to some friendly Tap Ball competitions!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts (again, should be called Periods EA…), with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Foam Fingers (ico_june2015_foamfingers_01) to unlock each prize!  The Third Act 1 prize awarded at 11,300 ico_june2015_foamfingers_01 is Baseball Jasper, a new costume for Jasper (a premium character) to wear in Springfield!

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So let’s take a closer look at this “league of their own” star and find out just who’s Lou (the bus driver) just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield.  Continue reading

Turbo Tappin’ 4th of July 2015: Monetization Liberation

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4th of July has arrived in Springfield!  And what’s the 4th of July with out a little reminder of the movie Independence Day?  As we see the return of Kang this 4th of July…

So now that we have an all new event to keep our tapping fingers busy, you know what that means right?  Time for an all new Turbo Tappin’!  As I mentioned in the rundown post, Homer will get this started for you (should be an auto-start) when you log into your Springfield.  So let’s get to Tappin’ shall we?

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Tap Ball Prize Guide: Act 1, Prizes 2 and 4 Obstacle Tires and Wall

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Are you ready for some Tap Ball!? Tap Ball is the newest sensation sweeping the streets of Springfield.  A game invented by our very own Homer J Simpson!  In the First “Act” of the Tap Ball Event (funny they’re called Acts, really they should be called Periods like Hockey.  Oh EA, it thought you knew sports ;) ) you’ll unlock Referee Homer, Soccer Lisa, Pin Pal Apu, Build a Stadium (with a little help from Duff, the Kwik-E-Mart, Costington’s and Stupid Flanders) and challenge your friends and neighbors to some friendly Tap Ball competitions!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts (again, should be called Periods EA…), with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Foam Fingers (ico_june2015_foamfingers_01) to unlock each prize!  For this post we’re going to combine the second and fourth prize…why?  Because they’re basically the same prize, just designed a bit different.  So they fit nicely together in one post :) Sooo…

The Second Act 1 prize awarded at 5,600 ico_june2015_foamfingers_01 is the Obstacle Tires.  2015-06-30 15.26.23

And the Fourth Act 1 Prize awarded at 15,100 ico_june2015_foamfingers_01 is the Obstacle Wall.  2015-06-30 15.27.48

Both items are decorations for your Springfield.  So let’s take a closer look at both of these obstacales and just what happens when you unlock them in your Springfield.  Continue reading

In-Game Update: 4th of July 2015

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Just when you think you’re safe for the night..EA pulls you back in!  It’s the 4th of July in Springfield!  We certainly didn’t think EA would forget about Independence Day in Springfield but honestly, I thought this would hit tomorrow (Wednesday)…so my apologies this is a bit late.  Was settled in for the night watching USA soccer!

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Anywho…we’ve got ourselves a little 4th of July update, inside Tap Ball!

As always we’ll be back with more info once we go through it, but for now know that it should auto-start for you with some dialogue from Homer… Continue reading