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…..

Tomorrow is the day many Simpsons fans look forward to every year….the Treehouse of Horror episode!  Where the episodes are guaranteed to be more Hallo-Richard than this update!  Will you be checking it out?

ICYMI Addicts Live was yesterday….things got a little heated when we talked about Donut Farming. You can watch it here or catch the podcast on Apple Podcasts or Google Play.

Halloween Act 2 is in full swing, are you feeling it yet?  How are you doing with the prize track?

Halloween is just over a week away!  Any costume plans yet? Plans for Halloween?

How was the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  We’ll (and by that I mean my husband and I, not the Addicts staff) be at a wedding tonight…so try not to burn the place down while I’m gone, ok? 😉 

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!

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Episode Reminder: Treehouse of Horror XXVIII (Season 29, Episode 4)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “T”)

Have you been a little underwhelmed or disappointed by the Tapped Put Halloween event? Were you really looking forward to Halloween in Springfield? Well you won’t have to wait too long for Halloween in Springfield because The Simpsons is back this Sunday, this time airing their staple Treehouse of Horrors episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s fourth episode, this Sunday, October 22nd, on FOX (also half an hour earlier on Global in Canada)….“Treehouse of Horror XXVIII”!

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Episode 17- Farming for Hallo-Richard

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12 Noon ET (for timezone converter check here)…

For those viewing a little before noon, 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!

In this episode, we’ll continue our conversations and analysis about the Magical Halloween Event, talk more about Season 29 of The Simpsons, and we’ll don our oven mitts as we talk about the hot, hot topic of Donut Farming (and what it could mean for the future of TSTO)!  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!)

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:

No poll this week, instead I want your feedback.  A Thought Provoking Question….

Halloween is coming, so we want to know: What’s your favorite Halloween Memory?  When did you stop Trick or Treating?  Did you even start?  What’s Halloween like for you now? 

Share your answers in the comments below and we’ll discuss them on the show

My Little Pony/Elton John Patric…

Friday Filler – Becoming a Scofflaw With TSTO Item Limits

Thank Grog it’s Firday!

I have to admit, that when I saw that EA had raised the limit on items you can place in your town, froqm 10,300 to 10,400, I laughed. As in laughed out loud…LOL!

I had just received a “BUILDING WARNING” that I currently had 9,800 items, and that it could create “performance issues” with my game. Pfffftttt….

Come on. I’m old…but, I’m not so old that I have “performance issues” with any part of my game!

Oh. Wait. That’s right…they were talking about TSTO.

But, even as it pertains to TSTO, I have been around the block enough to know that they always raise the limits…because they HAVE to. Why? Because they keep giving us so much clutter in every update, that we are forced to “place or store” countless digital baubles, and if they don’t raise the limits…the truly dedicated players would simply quit.

I have to admit…knowing this has turned me into a bit of a TSTO Scofflaw! (one who scoffs at the law).  But, this isn’t the only aspect of my life where I am prone to ignore the rules. I’m a renegade…a rule breaker…a guy who lives on the edge!
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Where Did THAT Come From – Bleeding Gums Murphy and The Jazz Hole

Safi here, giving Wookiee a hand with these WDTCF. With WDTCF being a staple of TSTO Addicts, I’ll try to keep as true to the format as possible (by which I mean I’ll copy and paste one of Wookiee’s posts and just change the necessary info). Hope I make the Wookster proud. Enjoy:

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?

It’s time for one of my favorite parts of being a reader here at this amazing site. That’s right… new stuff for us to talk about just WHERE it all comes from in the Best. Show. Ever. I’m always a fan of new things even though a lot of the coolest things cost precious sprinklies. The 2017 Homerpalooza Event started with a bang (literally with a free cannon) and then went full Rock, Pop, and Hip Hop. But when you think of music and the Simpsons, most people don’t go to Rock, Pop or Hip Hop first, but as the original Bracket Battle showed, we tend to go to Jazz. And when you think of Jazz, you have to think of the Jazzman, none other than the late great Bleeding Gums Murphy. It’s my privilege to get to writing about the origins for The Simpsons version of BGM on behalf of Wookiee. It’s always a pleasure to re-watch episodes of the Best. Show. Ever. For this round of origins, we’ll be taking a look at Bleeding Gums Murphy and the Jazz Hole:

       

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THOH XXVIII Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 1 Crawl

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Fall has arrived and there’s a haze over our Springfield’s, that can only mean one thing….it’s Halloween in our pocket-sized towns! This year EA’s thrown a little magic into the mix, with an Angelica Button theme invading our towns. We’ve got beasts to battle, creatures to capture, wizards to wand wave and goblin gold to gather! Quite a few alliteration altercations huh?

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Acts 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 second act you’re tasked with collecting Fairy Dust     () to unlock each prize!

The First act 2 Prize awarded at 900 is Crawl the Troll and his Bar, because every wizard needs a karaoke singing Troll in their life…

So let’s take a closer look at this first prize and just what happens when you unlock it in your Springfield…

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Turbo Tappin’ Halloween 2017 Premium Stuff: The Great Raymondo

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Fall has arrived and there’s a haze over our Springfield’s, that can only mean one thing….it’s Halloween in our pocket-sized towns! This year EA’s thrown a little magic into the mix, with an Angelica Button theme invading our towns. We’ve got beasts to battle, creatures to capture, wizards to wand wave and goblin gold to gather! Quite a few alliteration altercations huh?

Of course, it wouldn’t be an event in TSTO without some premium content.  And for Act 2 of Halloween, your premium character of choice is The Great Raymondo. Not only does he battle beasts, but he has his own questline to quest through. (although you totally can wait until the event is over to do it)

Now let’s wave our wands and view the quick walkthrough for the second Premium Character Questline of Halloween…


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Should I Spend Donuts on the Returning Light-up Elder God or Pumpkin House?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s time for a little Magical Halloween to invade Springfield!  With this all new magical event a few returning items magically returned to our stores…just asking us to drop our sprinkles.

Of course with that limited-time label, it can be tempting to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Light-Up Elder God or Pumpkin House to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

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Should I Spend Donuts on the Great Raymondo Bundle?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Fall has arrived and there’s a haze over our Springfield’s, that can only mean one thing….it’s Halloween in our pocket-sized towns! This year EA’s thrown a little magic into the mix, with an Angelica Button theme invading our towns.  An all-new event means loads of new premium items in our stores just tempting us to drop those donuts while they’re hot!

Of course with that limited-time label, it can be tempting to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Great Raymondo Bundle to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Geriatric Magician to your town…

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THOH XXVIII 101: Beast Enchanters Act 2

Welcome wonderful Wizards, Witches (with & without worts), Warlocks, Wiccans, & Werewolves!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “W”)

Hope you’re ready to trick or treat because the THOH XXVIII Halloween Event has arrived in Springfield! And boy do I have some TRICKS to help TREAT you to a big jump in the Event! One key aspect introduced in the Halloween Event is Beast Enchanters.

NOTE: While this post included info/speculation about Act 3, we’ll focus on Act 2 and have a separate post for Act 3….

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