Addicts 3 Year Blogiversary Q & A Part 1

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Recently we celebrated our 3 year Blogiversary!!  In continuing with what we did for our previous anniversaries, as part of the celebration we gave you guys the opportunity to ask us anything you’d like with the promise that we’d answer your questions (or as many as we could).  And as always you guys came through in a big way!

3 years is kind of a big deal to the three of us, since none of us thought we’d still be doing this after all these years, so we wanted to be sure to take the time out to do the special anniversary video for you guys.  Of course with 3 schedules to compete with..it wasn’t easy.  Trying to work around Wookiee and my work schedule, and Bunny’s busy schedule with her kids took a little doing…but we managed to all sit down in the same place (even if for only a little bit…you’ll see more on that in part 2) to record the video.

So don’t mind our post work, post running kids around, full of crazy selves in this video.  As I had just finished work and getting Riley into bed, Wook was just getting ready to go to work & Bunny had spent the day wrangling teenagers and a crazy husband.  So we’re just a little crazier in this one than in past ones…especially once Wookiee discovered sound effects😉

Anyway…we hope you enjoy it!

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Oh and my apologies in advance for the poor video quality on my end.  Apparently wi-fi at the new house isn’t as great as wi-fi at the old house. (even though it’s the exact same plan, provider and modem…)  So yea, you can hear me..but you can’t always see me.  So I apologize in advance.🙂

Well what do YOU think?  Crazier than last year?  Did you laugh with us (or at us?)  Did you at least laugh at our jokes?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

New Tunnel – The Great Monorail Fix Is In…Mostly

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I hesitate to say anything negative about “this wonderful game of ours” for fear of bringing out the “Love It or Leave It” crowd that was a tad bit vocal about my return as  contributor here.  Interestingly enough, I have received a number of emails coaxing me to “stop being so nice” and let my “Cranky” side fly, as they find it more entertaining, and honest.

However…this is Alissa’s place. And Alissa is nice. Very nice. But, admittedly even she wants me to be honest and pragmatic (within the confines of also being nice). Which brings us to the paradox at hand.

First of all, let me state unequivocally, “I love the monorail.”  It is in my less-than-humble-opinion, the best addition to the game, ever.  There are lovers and haters of the monorail. I am a lover, and really don’t understand the haters. But, that is the way it is in the world with most things. I am not a fan of chocolate ice cream. I don’t hate it, but it is waaaaaaaay down on my list of favorite flavors. So, when someone says “I love chocolate ice cream” I mostly just smile, while I order my cone of “Apple Pie Caramel Crunch.”  No harm. No foul.

However, I am pretty sure that both camps would agree, that if you ordered an ice cream cone, and the server placed the scoops just off to the side of the cone, barely out of reach of your ability to reach it with your tongue, and you just couldn’t get to the satisfaction that is so close you can almost taste it…but can’t…that you’d be pretty torqued off. It might become so frustrating, that you just say, “Forget this!! It’s too much trouble! I’ll just have a cookie! Who needs ice cream?”

And so it is with the monorail and the addition of the tunnels to the game which almost…but not quite…allow us to connect our monorails in Springfield proper and Springfield Heights easily.

Take a look…you’ll see what I mean. You might want to grab a couple of cookies and your favorite beverage…it is going to require you to have something sweet at the ready, as I may go a tad “un-sweet” in my description.
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Sci-Fi Springfield 101: Crafting Prize Breakdown


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields!

Love it or hate it, EA has proven over the last year + that crafting is here to stay.  While the prizes themselves are pretty self explanatory, collect this to earn these prizes, crafting is a whole other “animal”.  Crafting requires some self direction.  You decide what you want and collect the items to craft accordingly.  Sometimes this is successful and sometimes it’s not. And, as with all things, for some events crafting is easier than others.  This event is a combination of a few different techniques we’ve seen in the past (Leveling Up (Casino Event) and 1 Item for Crafting (Superheroes 2) and adds some new dimensions (Future Bucks).

Earlier in Act 1 I broke down how to craft, the details about Future Bucks, Robot Parts, Demos and more.  You can view that post here, especially if you’re confused about Future Bucks.  Now it’s time to break down all of the crafting prizes.  What each does, how many you can get, size and more.  So let’s get to the long awaited crafting prize post….

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Elysium Project?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields!  So time to crack open those hologram wallets, because there’s a store full of multiverse theme premium items to spend our donuts on!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything 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 Elysium Project to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this currency earning dome to your Springfield…

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Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S2 E4 Two Cars in Every Garage and Three Eyes on Every Fish

Hello Average-Joe Six-pack, Johnny Lunchpail, Joe Meatball, Sally Housecoat, Eddie Punchclock, and clan of Slack-Jawed Troglodytes, (phrases Burns used in this episode)

This is how Some people talk if they are running for political office and if you didn’t know that you should be “fired” (from whatever job you have)… I guess that joke might not make so much sense in time, but right now, currently in 2016, you’ll be laughing and laughing :p (maybe)

Luckily for us folks, in the U.S.A., We will be done with these candidates in no more than 8 years or so (hopefully much much less). Yet every 4 years (or less) we go through the political campaigns and no matter who we like there is always that candidate that schemes/scams and tosses false facts at us (including some we like). In this episode it is Mr. Burns (which saddly doesn’t sound like a bad candidate comparatively) :p

“Two cars in every garage and three eyes on every fish”
Burns runs for Governor and Bites more than he can chew

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Holo-Bundle or Springfield of Tomorrow Sign?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields!  So time to crack open those hologram wallets, because there’s a store full of multiverse theme premium items to spend our donuts on!

But with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this 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 the Holo-Bundle or Springfield of Tomorrow sign to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these futuristic decorations to your Springfield…

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Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 4 the Holo-Theater

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields! This multiverse event hit our devices and it’s full of alternate universe inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, 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 Dark Matter (indicator_scifi_darkmatter) to unlock each prize!

The fourth Act 1 Prize is awarded at 18,000 indicator_scifi_darkmatter is the Holo-Theater, because Itchy and Scratchy need to find their way into the future too…

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

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Turbo Tappin’ Sci-Fi Springfield: Act 1 Premiums (RoboBurns & Rockstar Maggie)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields!

And, like all events, the Sci-Fi Event has brought new premium characters to our towns!  Fun new multiverse characters to explore and bring into the fold of Springfield.  Of course these characters all come with their own questlines to guide us through their trip to Springfield (and help earn more ico_cur_scifi2016_darkmatter_lg).

So let’s take a look at these premium questlines to see just what you need to do to help these new characters from other dimensions get acclimated to life in our pocket-sized Springfields…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Gil’s Rockstar Maggie Deal?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields!  So time to crack open those hologram wallets, because there’s a store full of multiverse theme premium items to spend our donuts on!

And it never helps the donut matter when Ol’ Gil arrives in town!  Especially when he’s peddling something as awesome as Rockstar Maggie!  But with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this 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 Rockstar Maggie to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this pacifier sucking Rockstar to your Springfield…

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Sci-Fi Event 101: Act 1 Math

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Seeing a LOT of questions/concerns in the comments about not getting enough dark matter (ico_cur_scifi2016_darkmatter_lg) in your game.  You’re not able to keep up with the calendar, and you’re afraid you won’t get everything.  And many of you are asking for tips on how to get more Dark Matter..and faster.

So let’s quickly breakdown the math and how to succeed in getting everything….

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