Addicts House-Keeping: Downtime Site Clean Up, What Would YOU Like to See?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So it looks like we’re going to have about a week or so of downtime in the game before we see Halloween launch.  There will still be stuff hitting our games this week, but it’ll be minor.  So consider this your downtime to redesign and recharge your tapping finger for the next big event!

I plan on fully taking advantage of this downtime to do some site clean up and restructuring.  So that some things we let go while we were super busy with event after event can be organized properly and some other items can be found more clearly.

So that brings me to the part where I need you and your opinion.  What would YOU like to see me work on? What areas of the site do you think need to be cleaned up and reworked so they’re easier to navigate?  What would you like to see added to the site for basic game play?  (like do you what charts about various things?  A page dedicated to certain areas of game play? etc) Let me know in the comments below and I’ll see what I can work on. Keep in mind I only have about a week or so..and I do have a full time job lol…but I’ll do my best to clean up, restructure and post whatever it is you guys would like to see!

Thanks in advance!

Season 28 Premiere Prize Breakdown: New Lard Lad to the Cinnabun

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Ah Autumn…leaves are falling, that crispness in the air has arrived and there’s a brand new season of TV on!  There’s a whole new season of TV shows…and the Simpsons Season 28 starts this Sunday!  To celebrate the Season Premiere EA has launched a fun Episode Tie-In Mini Event in our games.

This event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the first 4 parts of Battle of the Brands you’ll have to earn ico_cur_seasonpremiere2016_giftcard_sm via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.  Initially you could only unlock the first four prizes, as the final two unlock once the day of the premiere arrived…(the 25th).

So let’s take a look at the details of these first four prizes.  What they do, how you unlock them and questlines associated with them….

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Season 28 Premiere Episode Tie-In Round 2: Items and Details

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So it’s after 8/7 Central (meaning it’s after 8pm here on the East Coast of the US)..and the Season 28 premiere of The Simpsons is on now! (it all makes sense now..)  In addition to the premiere airing, round 2 of the Episode Tie-In prizes have been released…

Let’s take a look at round 2…

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Addicts Open Thread

If you can…Don’t forget to pick up your Addicts T-Shirt!  They’re limited-edition and only available until tonight! You can check it out here🙂

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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 baby!  Season 28 premieres TONIGHT!  What will happen in the new episode?  Excited that our favorite yellow family is back?

Speaking of the Season 28 premiere…we had a fun episode tie-in launch last week to help kick things off.  What are your thoughts on the tie-in so far?  Enjoying the prizes?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  We’re taking Riley to her first farm for some pumpkin pickin’ and corn maze wandering…🙂

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of!  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: Monty Burns’ Fleeing Circus (Season 28 Premiere)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s officially Autumn here in the US and you know what that means?  Yes, the leaves start to change…but The Simpsons Are Back!  This Sunday marks the Season 28 Premiere!  Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season Premiere, this Sunday, September 25th, on FOX….“Monty Burns’ Feeling Circus”

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

Here’s the episode information released from FOX:

When Springfield is burned to the ground, the Simpsons beg Mr. Burns to fund its rebuilding. Burns agrees – with one condition: he gets to put on a variety show at the Springfield Bowl.

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And here’s the sneak peek for this week’s episode from FOX:

Be sure to tune in tomorrow night to see all the fun!

As always after the episode airs we’ll have a full episode recap!

Are you excited for the new Episode?  What do you think will happen in the new episode? Excited for Season 28? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Springfield Showoff: Sci-Fi 2016

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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What Kind of Tapper Are You? Part II

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Wow. Can I just say, WOW???  The response to last week’s “What Kind of Tapper” post was overwhelming and amazing!!  We were really excited to hear from so many of you who “came out of the shadows” to comment, offer your insight to how you play, and generally, just join in the fun.  All comments, from all tappers are more than welcome here, and it was great to see so many new faces.

To continue with the theme… what I want to know this week, is “the rest of the story” as Paul Harvey used to say (does anyone remember Paul Harvey?). While I realize that many of the most ardent commenters on the site appear to be TOT++++ tappers with huge amounts of time dedicated to their tapping obsession (the “O” in TOT), there is a large number of you who seem to have found balance in your tapping lives, in order to…wellhave a life!

In one of the updates, they started using a term that really struck me as a perfect description of time in the non-tapping and tapping world. “Life Currency” is something that really resonates, especially for those of us of the “age challenged” sector that are realizing the finite reality of this form of currency.

Time…and what you do with it outside of the game is what this post is all about.
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Should I Spend Donuts On Fancy Farms?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ah Autumn…leaves are falling, that crispness in the air has arrived and there’s a brand new season of TV on!  Ok so it’s fall, and it still feels completely like summer (at least here in New Jersey) BUT…the last part is true.  There’s a whole new season of TV shows…and the Simpsons Season 28 starts this Sunday!  To celebrate the Season Premiere EA has launched a fun Episode Tie-In Mini Event in our games..something to gear us up for Sunday.  So bust open those wallets, because there’s a store full of premiums just waiting for you!

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 Fancy Farms to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Whole Foods inspired shop to your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Quimby’s Broken Promises Billboard?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Ah Autumn…leaves are falling, that crispness in the air has arrived and there’s a brand new season of TV on!  Ok so it’s fall, and it still feels completely like summer (at least here in New Jersey) BUT…the last part is true.  There’s a whole new season of TV shows…and the Simpsons Season 28 starts this Sunday!  To celebrate the Season Premiere EA has launched a fun Episode Tie-In Mini Event in our games..something to gear us up for Sunday.  So bust open those wallets, because there’s a store full of premiums just waiting for you!

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 Broken Promises Billboard to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding Lyin’ Joe’s billboard to your Springfield…

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Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S2 E8 Bart the daredevil

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, This THURSDAY, THURSDAY, THURSDAY, Get ready for something amazing!!!

Wait, it is Thursday?… I don’t know if I’ll be able to live up to that hype :p

Evel Knievel was alive when this episode aired on December 6th 1990, and he may have had some flashbacks to his failed jump at Snake River Canyon (1974). You would have thought he would have died many times over (considering he is world record holder for the most bones broken in a lifetime) but he passed away (unrelated to stunts) in the year 2007. But this isn’t an eulogy, it’s a celebration to the insane art of Danger. Put on your safety goggles, and knee pads, and helmets, and gloves, and seatbelts, and cups (if you need one), And get ready for this extreme episode:

“Bart the Daredevil”

“Danger” ISN’T Bart’s middle name but he’d prefer it.

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