Help Our TSTO Addicts Community Send a “Holiday Greeting Message to EA” Part II

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Ah…as the old song says, It’s the “Most Wonderful Time, Of the Year!”

A time when all people set aside their differences, and work toward a happier, jollier feeling, when they can be unified in the joy of the season.  A season when we all agree that the trivial differences that separate us, can be put aside toward a unified wish of “Peace on Earth, Good Will to All Mankind!”

Or Not…

So, EA has certainly “done it this time,” in creating a “Winter Update” that has been without question, one of the most divisive of all time (and that is saying a lot!).  Part I of our experiment has been enlightening, to say the least. Our little one-sided poll has produced results that are predictably slanted, while offering some insight into the feelings of the community.

The results speak for themselves…
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Winter 2016 Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 1 Goat God Statue

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The snow is falling in Springfield, which can only mean Winter has arrived in our pocket-sized towns!  And is in full swing on our devices.

In a change of pace, this Event is broken up into just 2 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 Antlers (ico_cur_xmas2016_antlers_lg) to unlock each prize!

The First Act 1 Prize awarded at 4,850 ico_cur_xmas2016_antlers_lg is the Goat God Statue, because Ralphie needs one more thing to lick…

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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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Help Our TSTO Addicts Community Send a “Holiday Greeting Message to EA”

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I don’t have to tell you, that the Winter 2016 has blindsided us all, and could not have come at a worse time in regards to the level of emotions rubbed raw by current world events.

The outcry and level of angst over the elements and flavor of this very “Un-Christmassy” update should be predictable, to even the most Non-PC, insensitive, thoughtless programmer/writer lout who thinks that their “humor” is insulated from public opinion by the fact that they write for a game based on a cartoon.  But, of course…nothing could be further from the truth.

But to me, the saddest and most disturbing result of this update, has been the public reaction, along with the complete dismantling of any semblance of polite discussion, common sense, or tollerance  for other’s opinions.  It has gone from  “EA Sucks/This Update Sucks” to personal attacks on one another’s beliefs, attacking religions, attacking those who disregard the controversy, and attacking those who are attacking those who are attacking any and all positions.

It is divisive and harmful to a community. We have had to delete more comments in moderation, than any other time in the history of TSTO Blogging.

This. Is. Going. To. Stop. PERIOD. 

It’s going to stop here. And it’s going to stop now. Because enough, is enough, is enough.  AND…I ACTUALLY HAVE A SOLUTION FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE UPSET ABOUT THIS UPDATE…Really.

But, as far as a free-form, open forum for random, vitriolic bitching? We’re done. You made Mom cry. And, that is unacceptable.

First a little history…a chance to vent…and then a solution.

But. be forewarned, if you don’t read the whole post, and just jump ahead to make a comment, you risk having your comment deleted. So…READ IT ALL.
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Should I Spend Donuts On Returning Patches & Poor Violet, Ling, Gino or the Santa Bundle?

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It’s snowing in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns are blanketed with snow and there are LOADS of items from Winters past to spend those sprinkles on!

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 Patches & Poor Violet, Ling, Gino or the Santa Bundle 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 Old Tree Spirit?

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The snow is falling in Springfield and that can only mean it’s Winter time in our pocket sized towns!  And of course it wouldn’t be an event in Springfield without premium items in our stores, just tempting us to spend sprinkles on them!

Of course 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 Old Tree Spirit to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this talking tree to your Springfield…

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TSTO 101 Winter 2016: Gnome Business

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The snow is falling in Springfield, which can only mean Winter has arrived in our pocket-sized towns!  And what better way to celebrate the Winter holidays than with a super creepy Gnome?

As we hypothesized prior to the event, the Gnome in Your Home early Christmas present from EA escapes from his box and you’re tasked with finding him. Finding and then clearing the Gnome can generate some much needed event currency every four hours.  So lets break down this creepy little guy and everything you need to know to put him back in his box.

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Winter Xmas 2016 Calendar: Act One

Weeeeeee wish you a Merry… hey now … wait a minute… what’s this??!!

It looks like we have journeyed back in time to celebrate the Festivities this year. The game is being infultrated with some old school rituals, Pagans, Goats… will we see Conan?… or CROM??!!😉

With all the cool new stuff hitting the games for this smaller Event, I am sure the panic will set in (if it has not already) of the need for a daily Calendar to follow to keep you all on track. Well we don’t want our Material Collection stuck back in time… so I guess …

IT’S CALENDAR TIME!! 

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Let Cooler Heads Prevail…My Thoughts So Far On the Event

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So normally we just plug away with updates here at Addicts HQ.  Listening to what you guys have to say, but trying not to say too much about our opinions.  (well…before Pat anyway lol) We write our posts, give you guys the details and address issues we feel need to be addressed.  But we try not to say too much about the theme of the events.  Because let’s face it, we’re all Addicts and we’re going to plug away no matter what.  But this 2016 Winter Event has seem to hit a nerve with many of you…

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Turbo Tappin’ Winter 2016: Act 1

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It’s snowing in Springfield and that can only mean one thing…Winter has arrived!

The 2016 Winter Event hit our devices yesterday afternoon and with it arrived, not only pagans invading our pocket-sized Springfields, but a whole new questline to work our way through!

As was mentioned on the rundown post Act 1 runs until December 18th, and you’ll need Homer and Lisa and a variety of others free for a a bunch of 6s tasks to get things started.

Remember, the questline is there to guide you.  So when you get stuck on something, or haven’t unlocked something, just follow along with the questline and it’ll take you through everything you need to do to complete the first Act and unlock everything you need in order to play properly.

So let’s take a look at the questline to see just what happens when Springfield goes Pagan…

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Christmas 2016 is Live! (Updated and Complete)

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Well that was fast….it’s Live!

And yes there’s snow in Springfield!

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Currently Live on Android (looks like Android users got their wish) AND iOS AND Kindle.  You may have to do a Tapped Out Search in the Store (and then tap on it for more info), to see the update.  I did.

It’s also a MASSIVE update…remember every item in the game has to be reloaded to show it covered in show.  So make sure you’re on WiFi and have some time…it goes up to 1227.2MB on my Android.  It’s HUGE.

Starts off with some auto dialogue from Bart and Lisa.  Followed by a 6s task for Lisa and 6s task for 5 Springfielders.  This is followed by a task to place a free sign and a 6s task for Homer.  And that’s followed by a 6s task for Cletus.  Which is followed still by more 6s tasks.  This time for Willie.  Followed by a task to build Springfield Henge (Free), and a task to hand in an offering.  Once you build (6s) Springfield Henge you’ll launch the Event Hub…

Back with more as I go through it. Ok guys more details below the fold (Note: I’m still updating this post as I go, so continue to check back and refresh this post until the titles says updated and complete It’s complete now).  My apologies for it taking as long as it did.  These late hitting updates kill me when it comes to pulling the info, then picking up the Tiny Addict and getting her ready for bed.  Thanks for patiently understanding🙂

And now for the info…and a disclaimer to those wanting to sit this one out…

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