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…..

Lots of things you may have missed this week around the Addicts Site:

The YouTube Subscriber giveaway/contest is still ongoing!  We’re so close to hitting that initial giveaway point, so make sure you subscribe for your chance to win!.  Check here for details!  And subscribe to our YouTube Page here to enter.

Another all-new episode of Addicts Live aired yesterday!  Three weeks in a row, it’s a record for sure! And this one was even shorter than the last one!  Safi and I talked about the latest update to hit TSTO, New Year New You.  We gave our initial reactions and talked about what may lie ahead for 2021.   You can check it out here! Give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed the conversation!

The Little Addicts were back this week with TWO new episodes of their adventures!  You can check out the Around the World Candy Challenge video here and the Volcanoes video here!

New update arrived in Springfield, New Year New You!  Initial thoughts on the prizes?  Snow sticking around in Springfield?

How’s your Springfield design coming?  What are you doing with your town? Share some photos in the comments below! (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post)  

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods?  We’re off on a little staycation here in Jersey.  So look for that in the next Little Addicts Adventures video (should be out tomorrow)!

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!

Episode 60- New Year, New You Quick Reactions

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We hope you enjoy this week’s episode, as much as we enjoyed putting it together…

The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as we discuss the latest mini-event to hit our pocket-sized towns…New Year, New You! Get our hot takes on the prizes, premium items, and the really irritating task glitch! Plus, you’ll find out which TSTO character keeps us laughing!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

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Friday Filler – When Do You Quit Trying?

Thank Grog It’s Firday,

Wow…what a (another) week. Right? So many things changing, so fast…it’s hard to know what is going to stick and what just feels like another New Year’s Resolution that is going to be broken.

I know what that is like. As a “stout” fellow (as Wiggum called it), I have spent the better part of my life wondering how in the hell the same cycle of lose/gain/lose/gain-again repeats itself every year…for decades.

It’s really simple math. But, it seems that the more we work at “simple,” the more complex we seem to make it, in the pursuit of making it even easier…so we don’t have to work the math.

Programs, online tools, fancy health devices worn, strapped, and checked, just end up working us into a frenzy of trying to beat reality.

And now…we have poor Homer eating WWI horse feed…attending “fat camp” and who knows what else, in a effort to defeat his inner self.  I get it. But is it all worth it?

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Should I Spend Donuts On Mrs. Frink, Screaming Monkey Medical Research, and the Octoparrot?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Update time in Springfield my friends, and this time EA is bringing back everyone’s favorite phrase for the New Year…New Year, New You!  Let’s all take a New Year’s trip to chubby camp.  Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink 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 Mrs. Frink, Screaming Monkey Medical Research, and the Octoparrot to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this research pack to your town…


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Thursday Quick Thoughts…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Popping in real quick with a few updates on things…

So Safi and I just wrapped up recording another Addicts Live, our initial take on the New Year New You mini-event.  Look for that to go live on Saturday morning.

Also, work got a little crazy today and I just didn’t have a chance to finish the SIB for Mrs. Frink.  So look for that to go up at some point tomorrow morning.  The long and short of it is…yes, you should buy her.  (IMO)

And, since we were short on posts today…The Little Addicts are back with another adventure!  This time we made a volcano explode!  Check out their latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up” if Riley’s ending made you giggle:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!

Turbo Tappin’ New Year New You: Main Questline and Prizes

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The holidays are over in our pocket-sized towns and it’s time to kick off those New Year’s Resolutions! Let’s dive into the Turbo Tappin’ Version for the New Year New You mini-event questline, and see just how to unlock all of the prizes…


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New Year New You Update is Live! (The Rundown and What You Need to Know)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The latest mini-event in our pocket-sized towns, New Year New You, is now live!  Make sure you’ve downloaded the latest update from the app store to see it.  This update will turn the splash screen back to normal Homer running…so if you still see the Christmas splash screen, you haven’t updated.

Also, the snow hasn’t left Springfield.  This has happened a few times in the past, in 2013 the snow stuck around until Valentine’s Day and it was still around for Homer the Heretic in 2017.  So it’s not the first time…

You’ll need Homer free to kick things off, followed by 4hr task for Homer and currency earning tasks for Marge, Lisa, Bart, Wiggum, Quimby, Moe, Lenny, and the new premium character.  Also, Homer will have a currency earning task…

Details below the fold…

Oh, and, can I just add…there should be a comma between New Year and New You.  It should be New Year, New You.  For some reason, EA’s decided to forgo the comma….

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Incoming Update-New Year, New You! (Available on the App Store)

Update: The Update is currently available to download via the App Store for Android and iOS. Fire you’ll have to let me know if you see it.  You may have to search your app store (under Tapped Out) to find the update.
Also, this update does change the splash screen but it DOES NOT remove the snow from Springfield.  So looks like the snow will be sticking around for a little while longer!
Remember, the update WILL NOT start for you until TOMORROW Jan. 20th.  So don’t panic if you download the update and don’t see a new event starting…
And those of you who were missing tasks…please let me know if this corrects that issue for you.  Thanks!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just wanted to let you know there is a new update on the server.  It hit about a half-hour ago or so.  So expect an app store update to hit within the next few hours….

That being said, the update will not go live in games until TOMORROW, January 20th. So don’t freak out that it hasn’t launched yet etc.  Just giving y’all a heads up that it’s coming.  The theme is the New Year…

It just isn’t Christmas without cults and crib-bound Messiahs. Luckily, Homer is home and safe from the Movementarians, and Baby Jesus is hanging with the Simpsons until King Herod gets over his hissy fit. Now it’s time for a normal Christmas full of mindless consumerism and hedonistic feasting, just as the Lord intended. We probably should have learned a lesson from all of this but who cares! Onward and upward!

More details as I pull files and the update hits the app stores…

P.S. The app store portion of this update (which isn’t live just yet) SHOULD resolve the character task issue….we’ll see what happens.

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments!

When we can, we’ll be posting a “Caption This!” moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!

This Caption This! image is brought to us by HondoRiley…

So go ahead and caption away!

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com you never know when yours might be next!

Another From the Something Completely Different Category…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Little Addicts are back with another adventure this week!  This time we went around the world and tried candy from various countries!  The Little Addicts had a lot of fun doing this…and quite the sugar rush!  Check out their latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up” if you’ve tried these candies:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!