Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Should I Spend Donuts on Der Krazy Kraut?

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It’s Valentine’s Day in Springfield…and nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like Gil?  Why? (you might ask..) Well because Valentine’s Day is all about selling you stuff you don’t really need but you buy anyway so you don’t look like a jerk….and who better to do that than Gil! ;)  How I know you may be trying to decide if Gil’s new offer is worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add der Krazy Kraut and Becky to your Valentine’s celebration?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Krazy Kombo (see what I did there.. ;) ) to your Springfield!


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Turbo Tappin’ Valentine’s Day 2016: Main Questline and Prizes

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It’s time to get that lovin’ feeling, as Valentine’s Day has hit our Springfields!  A fun new mini event that’s focused around Grampa and his swinging days!

Of course, as with all events, a questline comes with it to help move us through the ins and outs of the event…and unlock all of the prizes.  As was mentioned on the rundown post this mini event is similar to the Thanksgiving 2015 Event and the more recent Deep Space Homer Event, in that you’ve got to complete various tasks to unlock the prizes.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just how to unlock all the fun prizes and finally bring Mona back to Springfield…

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In-Game Update: Valentine’s Day Update Arrives!

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Looks like it’s finally Valentine’s Day in Springfield!  As the Valentine’s Day update has hit our devices….

This is an IN-GAME Update.  There’s nothing to download from the App Store.  It should automatically start to download once you start up TSTO.  If you don’t see it hard close and restart TSTO.  If you still don’t see it…restart your device.

Back with more info as soon as I go through it…for now know that Homer starts things off with a 6s task.  That task is what kicks off the Valentine’s Day Event itself.  It’s a little event..similar to Thanksgiving 2015 and Deep Space Homer.  Complete tasks to earn prizes….Oh and keep Skinner free for the next part…

Oh and Gil’s back too! (sorry no Discount Donut deal…)  Again..going through it all…so will be updating this post as I go.


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Simple Town Designs: Building a Go Cart Track

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So every once in a while, a period of TSTO downtime pops up and during that, tappers (ourselves included) begin a redesign (or design) phase for their Springfield.  This is something we love to see.  There’s nothing better than seeing tappers expressing their creativity and show casing different ways to build certain areas of Springfield.  That’s the beauty of TSTO!  It’s fluid and you never have to keep a design the same, unless you want to, for very long!  This allows for redesign after redesign and allows you to express your creativity!

Sometimes… we get comments asking for tips and design ideas when it comes to certain areas of Springfield.  While we do have a basic design guide here at Addicts (mostly just tips to get started), we thought it would be fun to create a series of posts based on different ways to design various areas of your Springfield.   Note: In no way do we consider ourselves “experts” at this design stuff, in fact MANY of you could teach us a thing or two about town designs.  These are just fun and different things we’ve come up with, inspired from our own minds or friends towns, to “spice up” our favorite virtual city!

For this edition, I decided it was high time to tackle a design in my B town I’ve been wanting to do for way too long.  It’s been a long time since I first saved this image, but credit goes to a tapper named nehash81.  I honestly don’t remember where I first saw this but my guess is on Flickr.  I’m thankful I at least wrote down the origin ID.  Inspired by this amazing Go Cart Track, I went through it step by step for anyone interested in placing something similar in their towns.

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Turbo Tappin’ Gil’s Tailgate: Springfield Dreams

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Gil arrived in Springfield yesterday and this time was pushing his Big Game Tailgate on us! The Tailgate comes with a fun little questline to get the citizens of Springfield into the football spirit.

So let’s take a look at the questline and see how the residents of Springfield will be celebrating the Big Game…

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Daily Challenges Rundown

2/8/16 Note About Krustyland/Sideshow You Daily Challenge: If you get this challenge, it’s not working.  A TON of players are having issues with it.  My best suggestion is to skip it.  I know it may pay out a donut, but you’re still better off skipping it for today and moving on.  If you’ve already skipped today’s task and this is your second task…best thing I can tell you to do is contact EA.  The good news is not completing the task won’t prevent you from moving on in the challenges, it’ll just hang out in the challenge box until it’s resolved.

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So Daily Challenges have hit our games!  A fun replacement for the Daily Combo…tasks to do each day for the opportunity to earn donuts!  And who doesn’t love free donuts?

While we broke down the basics of the Daily Challenges in the rundown post and the Turbo Tappin’ post, now’s the time to break everything down in more detail.  Since I know you guys are all about the details…

So let’s take a look and the finer details of the Daily Challenges…

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Should I Spend Donuts on the Tailgate Party?

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Gil has once again returned to Springfield…this time bringing a tailgate party to town!  All to celebrate the Big Game!  Now I know you may be trying to decide if this is worth YOUR donuts, but don’t sweat it!  We’re here to tell you what’s worth the donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Tailgate Party to your Superbowl fun?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this party area to your festivities!

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Turbo Tappin’ Daily Challenges: Fresh off the Donut Truck & Hand Over the Dough

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So a little update hit our games earlier today.  An update that brought us a new way to earn donuts in TSTO…Daily Challenges!

Of course as with all updates, this one comes with a fun little questline.  One to help guide you through the changes in the game.  When in doubt, follow the questline.  It’ll help guide you through what’s next in the game.

So let’s take a look at the questline…and just what you need to do to unlock the Daily Challenges in your Springfield!


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In Game Update: Football, Gil and Donuts!

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Well it’s not Valentine’s Day…but we did get ourselves a little in game update in preparation for the “Big Game” this weekend! Gil is back and he’s brought along some tailgate fun!

Oh and did I mention there’s a new quest involving donuts?!

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Back with more in a bit as soon as I go through it .  For now know that you’ll need Homer and Lisa free to kick things off for the donuts…. (Gil will just be hanging around Springfield as usual)

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The Final Countdown Is On for Deep Space!

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Just a quick reminder that the Deep Space Homer Event is set to leave our games tomorrow (0700 GMT, 2am EDT).  So if you’re still working on the questline to earn those prizes, better put it into hyper drive because it leaves in the morning!


Along with the prizes the items in the store will also be leaving…so if you’re thinking about getting Barney, do so now before he’s gone!  Need a little help weighing the pros and cons?  Check out our should I buy post on him here. (you can also check out the should I buy on the carbon rod here)


Oh and don’t forget to get your 5 FREE DONUTS via the Deep Space Easter Egg.  If you haven’t done it yet you can check out the details here.

So what’s next for TSTO?  Well we’ll have to wait and see what EA has in store for us…but for now I wouldn’t put Homer or Lisa on any long tasks.  I’d also avoid sending any freemium characters on 24hr tasks….just in case.

What are your thoughts on the Deep Space Homer Event?  Did you collect all of the prizes?  Buy any premium items?  What do you think we’ll get next?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!