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…..

Season 28 of The Simpsons is over!  How would you rate Season 28?  Looking forward to Season 29?

Looks like Time Travel will be the focus of the next event, what do you think it’ll bring?  Have you purchased any of the premium items from the mini. mini event?

How was the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting? It’s Memorial Day Weekend here in the US, the unofficial start to the summer!  Do you have any plans for the holiday?

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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Springfield Showoff: Pin Pals

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we find ourselves sometimes forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU. So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small. Brag about it to the world. We want you to. (That and Bunny loves to see other designs and get inspiration from it.) Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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Addicts Poll Question: How Would You Rate 2017 in TSTO So Far?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’re nearing June and that means the year is nearly half over…so I thought it’d be a good time to take a look and see just how 2017 stacks up for TSTO.

So far in 2017 we’ve had the following:
Homer the Heretic
Lunar New Year
Around the World
Valentine’s Day
Rommelwood Academy
St. Patrick’s Day
Secret Agents
Easter
Pin Pals

2 big events and a whole lot of mini events. So…

I’ll share your results in a post on Monday, while we all wait for the next big thing….

Thoughts?  Feelings? Share them below! 🙂

Friday Filler – The Challenges of Real Life Time Travel


For almost as long as man has been able to tell time (when Grog Smith, mentioned to Ugha Jones that he noticed the sun went down every night), mankind has been fascinated with the concept of time travel.  And even the most erudite theoretic physicists in history have a hard time convincing one another that time may or may not be malleable, allowing us to move to and fro through event horizons of time/space.

Of course, popular culture has all but shredded any real commonsense thought about the possibilities of traveling to or from a single point in time…making us all believe that time is simply a linear string, with knots representing every second, minute, hour, day, and year of existences, that can be used as a road marker, or untied to alter the course of the rest of the string.

But, that is silly…no matter what Dr. Brown and Marty would have you believe.

And while the most brilliant minds in the world are all at CERN, breaking all of the standard rules of physics by shooting protons beyond the speed of light (which in itself destroys the traditional laws of physics), it is widely becoming an accepted theory that there is very clear evidence that much of what we see, touch and feel, is rooted in a dimension that is OUTSIDE this space/time…Time, and any clear definition of it, is more a perception than a reality.

As I have written about for years (as our old friends at TSTOFriends can attest), to me it isn’t really so much the measurement of time, but the value of how you spend that time.  And let’s be brutally honest…there are few activities in this world that can suck up more time, or squander more of that magic “Life Currency” than tapping. It’s been so long ago that I grabbed that phrase, I can’t remember the source. But, I suspect it came during the first Sci-Fi update a LONG time ago.  But, “Life Currency” is such an accurate description of the real value of time, that I purloined (a polite term for stole) it…and have used it since.

However, what if we COULD go back and forth in time?  What if we could “get back that wasted hour or two or five,” if we had the ability to do so?  And, if we became greedy with our time travel, what major life-changing events would we choose to alter to change the outcome of our existence today?  WOULD YOU DO IT???
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Where Did THAT Come From – Heavenly Hills Mall

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?

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Addicts Housekeeping Note: Next Addicts Live

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just popping in with a real quick scheduling change.  I know last weekend we said the next episode of Addicts Live would be this Saturday (May 27th), but unfortunately due to some scheduling conflicts that came up we’re going to have to cancel the next episode.

So there will be no new episode of Addicts Live this weekend.  As we approach the summer months we’re all hitting a bunch of weekend conflicts, so we’ll be back with a new episode (Live) on Saturday June 17th (don’t worry I’ll remind you again as it gets closer).

Sorry for the scheduling change and we hope y’all have an awesome weekend!  Look forward to seeing you on the next Live episode, June 17th.

P.S. Remember you can always view the older episodes of Addicts Live that you may have missed (or just want to watch again) on our Live page here.

Should I Spend Donuts on Forgotten Anniversary Returning Content?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s almost Marge and Homer’s anniversary and of course we can all ready assume Homer will forget all about it.  But with the anniversary celebration we got a little sneak peek at the next TSTO event…something to do with Time Travel.  And naturally a new update, no matter how small, brings premium items to our store…just tempting us to spend those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 any of the Forgotten Anniversary discounted or returning premium items to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts on Heavenly Hills Mall?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s almost Marge and Homer’s anniversary and of course we can all ready assume Homer will forget all about it.  But with the anniversary celebration we got a little sneak peek at the next TSTO event…something to do with Time Travel.  And naturally a new update, no matter how small, brings premium items to our store…just tempting us to spend those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Heavenly Hills Mall to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Heavenly Shopping to your town…

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Where Did THAT Come From – Jacques & Fiesta Terrace

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?

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Where Did THAT Come From – Pin Pals, Claw Machine, Bowling Trophy, Laramie Vending Machine & 300 Balloon

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?

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