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!

When we can, 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!
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So go ahead and caption away!

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

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The Buck Stops Here Prize Breakdown: Springfield Hall of Records

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ah the first update of 2018 is upon us!  As the Buck Stops here mini-event rolled through Springfield last week.  Gotta love mini-events, a nice relaxing way to enjoy some downtime in TSTO but still have something to keep you tapping every so often.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Well-Scare State questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the fifth prize, the Springfield Hall of Records.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Solving Current Server Connectivity Issue

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Loads of you have been complaining you’re not able to get into TSTO, you get the server error message.  This is happening to some of you, but not all TSTO players. (I’m currently

Addicts Community Member Ebron has been dealing with this too & she’s been graciously communicating back and forth with EA about the issue.  So I’ve been posting her comments in various posts (you can find some info at the top of this post)

Yesterday, Ebron posted a solution to fixing the server issues & was gracious enough to grab a screenshot of the solution as well…for those who don’t read every comment.  Here’s the solution:

Now I know this isn’t feasible for everyone…as not everyone has a second device they can use but this should help a majority of you.  Even if you borrow a friend, parent, significant other’s device to do this quickly.

For those that can’t do this…your best bet is to contact EA or go to their forum and add your “Me Too” to their post.

 

The Buck Stops Here is Nearing the End

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just popping in with a friendly reminder that the Buck Stops Here Mini-Event is set to leave our games tomorrow Wednesday (1/17) morning.  So finish up that prize track.  Make sure you grab everything you’re looking at from the stores because come tomorrow Wednesday afternoon it’ll be gone.

This also applies to the Stonecutter items and Haw-Haw Land Episode tie-inHowever, the Haw-Haw Land episode tie-in items leave stores TOMORROW (Tuesday 1/16).

Note: I know some of you are still having issues logging into your game.  Not sure of a time frame to fix it…or if some of you are back in.  Also, not sure if EA will be extending the time.  My best answer is to either contact EA or go to the EA forum and add a “me too” to the post about the server.

Remember, once the timer runs out you’ll no longer be able to purchase the items or complete the prize track.  You won’t be able to delay the timer on this one since it was part of an in-game update not an app store update.  So be sure to get everything you want and finish the prize track BEFORE tomorrow Wednesday morning, otherwise, you’ll miss out.

Need a reminder about what was included in the store for this event?  Check out the rundown post here.

So what’s next?  No idea.  We’re in a wait and see approach…so we’ll see what EA has in store for us come tomorrow (or Wednesday).

What were your thoughts on the Buck Stops Here Mini-Event?  Ready for what’s next? What do you think we’ll see next? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, 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!

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 back tonight with an all-new episode, Frink Gets Testy.  What do you think will happen in the new episode?

The Buck Stops Here/Episode tie-in/Stonecutters “events” all end this week.  What are your final thoughts no the “events”?  Which items did you pick up?  Ready for what’s next?

ICYMI…Addicts Live Episode 23 aired yesterday.  We shared our thoughts about nuking and rebuilding your Springfield.  What’s your take?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Episode Reminder: Frink Gets Testy

Note: Quick note..the servers ARE DOWN for some players.  There’s nothing you can do but wait until they come back up.  But they are down for some players, not all but some.  And here’s some info from EBRON:
Have some info on the TSTO connectivity problems that some tappers are running into. I have 3 apple devices, all using the same Wi-Fi and modem…only one has received the latest iOS update and that is the device which cannot keep a connection with EA’s server. I have spent some time on the phone with EA tech support this afternoon, and they are investigating the possibility of a glitch/incompatibility with the latest iOS update for iPads. Reports on the EA forum seem to point to an exclusively iPad problem, the reporter’s iPhones don’t seem to be affected. I’ve switched over to my old iPad, which is working fine, but I won’t be updating it till the problem is resolved.

Update from EBRON:
EA Tech Support requested that I add this request here…

If you cannot connect, please login to the EA TSTO forum and look for the “problem connecting to server” thread that is dated 1/13/18. Add your “me too” in the comments along with your type of device and if iOS, if you have updated recently. This won’t fix anything immediately, but it will give them some idea of the scope of the problem…thanks.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s almost Sunday and the Simpsons are back this week with an all new episode!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode of The Simpsons, this Sunday, January 14th, on FOX….Frink Gets Testy

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?  Here’s the episode information released from FOX:

“Fearing that the end of the world is near, Mr. Burns tasks Dr. Frink with testing all of Springfield to determine who is worth saving. The results shake the Simpson family to their core.

Here’s the sneak peak video released from FOX:

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to see all the fun!

Are you excited for the new Episode?  What do you think will happen in the new episode? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Episode 23- Happy “Nuke” Year

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12:00pm ET (for timezone converter check here). 

For those viewing a little before showtime, sit tight and it’ll show up in the video below shortly.  For those viewing during the live stream, just hit play and you’ll get tuned it.  You also have the ability to go back (rewind) in case you missed something.  🙂  And for those joining after the live stream, you can view the recording of the video right here.

No matter how, or when, you’re viewing thanks for watching and we hope you have fun!

Happy New Year Addicts!  We’re kicking off 2018 with a frank discussion about nuking and rebuilding your Springfield.  Plus we’ll have a few quick discussions about the Buck Stops Here Mini-Event, Haw-Haw Land Epsiode Tie-in & Stonecutters round 3.  As always we’ll also be fielding your questions! So join us live for all the fun! (of course, if you can’t make it live watching the replay is still pretty awesome too!)
Check out TSTOAddicts.com for more details, game guides, breakdowns and more!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

Audio Only:

Live Stream Video:

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So ask your questions, give us your opinions and share your thoughts in the comments below..and we’ll read what we can live! 🙂

Show Notes:

Here’s the post where we asked for your take on nuking Springfield.

 

If you’re looking for server help, check out this post.

Friday Filler – When Fairness Stopped Being Fair – the Rise of Birch Barlow

Thank Grog It’s Firday!! 

OK. So, clearly this is a loaded topic for every Tapper, of every political persuasion. So…I’m NOT going to go into the politics of this Mini Update…at all.

We, as a nation and a culture, are way, way, way, too far down the road to put the genie back in the bottle.  From a world dominated now by cable news networks, myriad “news” outlets, and a seemingly infinite number of Internet-based “news/opinion/editorial” outlets proffering untold versions of the same stories with their own slants, the genie that was the Fairness Doctrine was uncorked, and allowed to run rampant without restrictions.

As someone who has worked in media/broadcasting and political communications for the better part of my entire adult life, I can actually remember a time BEFORE things got out of whack, and the green light was given to the Birch Barlows of the world.

How long ago was that?
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The Buck Stops Here Prize Breakdown: Birch Barlow

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ah the first update of 2018 is upon us!  As the Buck Stops here mini-event rolled through Springfield last week.  Gotta love mini-events, a nice relaxing way to enjoy some downtime in TSTO but still have something to keep you tapping every so often.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Well-Scare State questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the third prize, Birch Barlow.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Haw-Haw Land Episode Tie-In Premium Questline: Scat Brat

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Last week, in addition to a variety of other things, an episode tie-in dropped in our pocket-sized Springfields!  The Tie-in was a teaser for last Sunday’s episode & after the episode aired a new premium character, Brendan Beiderbecke, arrived in Springfield.  Of course an all new character means an all new questline to work our way through.

So, let’s take a look at the full dialogue walkthrough for Brendan’s Scat Brat questline…

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