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 this week with an all-new episode!  What do you think will happen in this week’s episode?

We’re winding down the final days of the Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Three) mini-event.  Have you finished the prize track and questline?  Ready for what’s next?  What do you think we’ll see next?

How about the rest of your weekend?  Anything fun and exciting going on? Enjoying your Spring?

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: Season 29 Finale! Flanders’ Ladder (Season 29, Episode 21)

Hey Hwody Hey Tappers!

It’s finale time in Springfield!  This week the Simpsons are back with their final new episode of Season 29!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode this Sunday, May 20th, on FOX (also half an hour earlier on Global in Canada)….“Flanders’ Ladder”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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Addicts Live Announcement…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just dropping in with a quick announcement about the next Addicts Live…..

Mark your calendars because the next episode of Addicts Live will be airing Next Saturday (May 26th) at 12:00pm ET (for timezone converter check here).

The next episode will feature, as usual, our thoughts about what’s going on in TSTO, lots of laughs, our usual crazy antics and of course we’ll be fielding your questions.  And hopefully, we’ll have a brand new event to talk about!

And those of you that can’t make the live stream, don’t worry a recording of the video will be up for your viewing pleasure after the stream is over.  So you’ll be able to catch the re-run. 🙂

Oh and if you missed any episodes of Addicts Live! you can catch up on them here.

Remember Addicts Live! is now a Podcast as well!  So if you missed any of the episodes and want to catch them again while driving, running, or even showering now you can!  Check out your Apple or Google Podcasts to download and subscribe.  🙂 

As far as what you’ll need for the live stream?  Well, nothing different!  No new program to sign up for.  Just check out TSTO Addicts on Saturday, May 26th and watch for the Addicts Live post around noon.  From there you’ll be able to directly play the stream…as if you were watching a regular embedded YouTube video!  Nice and simple!

Can’t wait to hang out with y’all soon!

Friday Filler – EA’s 10 Best Game-Changing Innovations

Thank Grog It’s Firday…

As we are coming off of a truly odd mini-update, I’m going to change things up a bit.  I’m going to go WAY out of character, and actually do a post that praises EA.

I know! So weird!!! 

About as weird as Mr. Burns using his pacemaker to mine BurnsCoin?  Ah…come on…who would be THAT weird?  Oh. Right. EA and the Gracie writers. It is bad enough that they have Maggie in a position to shoot Mr. Burns (again), or that Smithers is a suspect because Mr. Burns is being too nice. But, that final twist? Just. Plain. Weird.

However…in the spirit of this post, I will admit that the sundial animation is fun…and the Sun Blocker?  Pretty cool! Although it would be nice if it was more than a 5 second “eclipse of the heart” (sorry…couldn’t resist!).

But, again…before I start getting picky…on to Ten Great Innovations that EA has made to TSTO over the years.

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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Three) Prize Breakdown: Sun Blocker 2

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

As 2018 rolls on through so do the mini-events.  We’re now into our third mini-event of the year and this time around it’s a revival of the classic, Who Shot Mr. Burns?  Yes, we’re tackling the never before seen Part 3 of the Simpsons classic.  With a few interesting (read that as weird) twists and turns along the way.  Of course, as we’ve said over the last few years, mini-events have become low stress “events” so you can enjoy some relaxing 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 Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Three) 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 fourth prize, the Sun Blocker 2…what it does and how you unlock it…



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Where Did THAT Come From – Springfield Jobs Act 2 Characters!

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 Springfield Jobs time here in all of our tiny tappable towns and my “job” is to tell you where those characters, buildings, and decorations in your “Springfield” came 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. 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 the Characters released in Act 2 of the 2018 Springfield Jobs event:

               

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Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Three) Prize Breakdown: Destroy Springfield Animation

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

As 2018 rolls on through so do the mini-events.  We’re now into our third mini-event of the year and this time around it’s a revival of the classic, Who Shot Mr. Burns?  Yes, we’re tackling the never before seen Part 3 of the Simpsons classic.  With a few interesting (read that as weird) twists and turns along the way.  Of course, as we’ve said over the last few years, mini-events have become low stress “events” so you can enjoy some relaxing 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 Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Three) 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, the Destroy Springfield Animation for Mr Burns.  What it does and how you unlock it…



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Should I Buy Any of the Returning Items in the Who Shot Mr. Burns Mini-Event?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

There’s a mystery in Springfield to be had, Who Shot Mr. Burns?!  Well the answer to that may surprise you.  But an all new mini-event has landed in our pocket-sized towns and with it arrives a bunch of returning items to our stores.  All items tempting you to drop those sprinkles…

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us 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 any of the returning 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 town…

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Happy Birthday Wookiee!

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Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Today is a very special day here at Addicts HQ!  Today’s the birthday of our resident fuzzball….the one, the only Wookster!  Another year older, another year wiser & another year successfully evading Scientology! (It never gets old)  😉

We seriously love our favorite fuzzball.  And although school and work have pulled him away from the blog a little more than we’d like….I certainly couldn’t imagine this place without him! (And he’s promised me we get him back soon… yay!) Nor would I still be doing it after all these years without his hilarity and encouragement!

So Happy Birthday Wookiee!  Here’s to another year and another crazy trip around the sun my friend!

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And now, as has become tradition around here…here’s a barrage of Frinkiac Memes and GIFS, because well they make us chuckle.

Happy Birthday Wook, enjoy every minute of it!

Love you brother!
Alissa (Patric & Safi too)

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Now it’s YOUR turn!  We know Wookiee loves each and every reader on this site so be sure to send him some birthday wishes!  If you get a chance today leave your birthday wishes for everyone’s favorite Fuzzball in the comments below, kind of like a big giant Birthday Card from everyone here at Addicts!  We know Wookiee will love hearing from you!

And don’t forget to check out his Laugh It Up Fuzzball Podcast, for more Wookiee hilarity!

Who Shot Mr. Burns? (Part Three) Premium Walkthrough: Dave Shutton

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

As 2018 rolls on through so do the mini-events.  We’re now into our third mini-event of the year and this time around it’s a revival of the classic, Who Shot Mr. Burns?  Yes, we’re tackling the never before seen Part 3 of the Simpsons classic.  With a few interesting (read that as weird) twists and turns along the way.  Of course, as we’ve said over the last few years, mini-events have become low stress “events” so you can enjoy some relaxing downtime in TSTO, but still have something to keep you tapping every so often.

As with all events in Springfield (mini or not), premium offerings can be found in our stores.  This time around only one premium character combo is available, Dave Shutton & the Springfield Shopper.  I broke down the pros and cons (as well as the tasks) for Dave Shutton last week in this post, so now let’s take a look at the full questline for our one and only premium character, Dave Shutton…


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