Monthly Archives: September 2013

Addicts 2013 Halloween Event Coverage


Hi Everyone!

Frequent readers of Addicts might notice a few little changes we’ve made to the site today, mainly in the menu bar.  These are small things we’re doing in preparation for the Halloween Event due out tomorrow!  We’ve tidied up our menu bar to make things easier for you, the amazing readers of Addicts, to find.

In addition to the menu bar clean up we’ve also created a page exclusively for the 2013 Halloween Event!  There you will find everything we’ve written about the Halloween event for easy access!  The Halloween page will not only be accessible from the top menu bar (under events), but also from the side bar to the right.  Just click on the Tapped Out Halloween image and it will take you right to our coverage!

We’ve also added one more great feature to our site…the official TSTO Addicts Forums!  While we absolutely love when you guys comment on the blog here (we we hope you still will) we’ve had some requests from readers that they’d like an easier way to communicate with each other.  We hope you’ll use the forums as a way to communicate with each other to help grow the TSTO Addicts community!  Again we still love your comments on the site & hope they keep coming!

Hope you all followed Bunny’s advice yesterday to get yourselves ready for the update tomorrow & remember this will most likely be an App update.  So keep checking your App stores (iTunes or Google Play) for the update!   Oh and you can add friends in preparation for the event here.

We’ll be working around the clock to keep you all updated with the most up-to-date information about the update!

Don’t forget to make sure your characters aren’t assigned to any 24hr tasks that will run into tomorrow.  Keep everyone on short tasks so they can be free when the update launches!

Until tomorrow!



Hmmm, I do appreciate EA for anything free they give us, but overall…I was disappointed in the tie-in to Homerland. There was literally NOTHING explained. NOTHING TRA LA LA. So…thanks FOX for giving us something I apparently need to drive to Boise and go to a con to find out about. 🙂


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Vote for your Favorite Spooky 2D!

Voting is now closed.  We will announce the winners soon!  Thank you to everyone that voted!  
Now that the top 5 winners for the Addicts Spooky 2D Contest have been announced it’s time to vote for your favorite, as the winners will be decided by you the readers of TSTO Addicts!  So be sure to vote for your favorite and tell your friends to vote too!

Here’s how voting will work….

Find the 2D you like & how it’s named and vote for it in the poll below!  It’s that simple!  Please keep in mind…all results will be hidden until the contest is over and the winner is announced.  So just be sure to vote for your favorite to help them win the grand prize of 300 donuts!  (don’t forget 2nd and 3rd place are up for grabs too!)

Here are the choices:

Region Capture
Bat, Pumpkin & Ghost

Frankenstein & Spider



Broken-down Washer Pumpkin

Good Luck to all of our Top 5 Winners!!

Remember voting ends at 11:59pm EST on October 14th!

Addicts Spooky 2D Contest Top 5 Are….

Hi Diddly Ho There Tappers!

In case you’ve been living under a rock…or nuclear waste…for the last few weeks here at Addicts we’ve been hosting a Spooky 2D Contest where the winners receive free DONUTS (in the form of gift cards)!  You can find out all of the details here  And the time has come to announce the top 5 and winners of $0.99 gift cards (woohoo premium scratchers)!

First, we’d like to say thank you to EVERYONE who submitted a 2D design.  Your designs were AMAZING and we know for many of you it was your first attempt at a 2D design.  So great work everyone!  

We’d also like to say that just because you’re not mentioned in the top 5 doesn’t mean you’re out of it completely!  Don’t forget we still have Category prizes to award!  The Category winners will be announced when we announce the grand prize winner on October 15th!

We also plan on having more contests in the very near future, not necessarily 2D related either, so be sure to keep checking back for more chances to win great prizes!

We had a lot of AMAZING entries and had a hard time deciding on the top 5, but the Addicts team has finally decided on the Top 5 entries and they are….. Continue reading

Addicts How To: STITCH ME UP DOC!! (2 POVs regarding TSTO Stitching)

In our little world of addicts, it is fun to be able to see and share our individual ideas and designs with other fellow addicts. There are so many ways possible of doing this, but before we can start…some of us need a way to “stitch” our pictures together to show the entire design area due to we can only zoom out so far in the Simpsons Tapped Out game. In this post, we will show you an alternate way you can do this yourself.

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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!  Once a week 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!


If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at!

Addicts Quick Hit: Season 25 Premiere

A quick reminder…if you’re planning on submitting an entry for the Spooky 2D contest you have approx 1hr and 20 minutes to get it in.  All entries MUST be submitted by 11:59PM EST TONIGHT (Sunday September 29th).  So get those entries in for your chance to win FREE donuts!!! Click here for more details!

Here’s a quick hit about the premiere episode of the Simpsons.  As soon as it has aired on the west coast here in the US we’ll have some great recaps for you.

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So what do Three-Eyed Sushi and Hi-Glow waste barrels have to do with the Season 25 premiere of the Simpsons?  (Note: Don’t click more if you don’t want an episode spoiler) Continue reading


HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN HALLOWEEN OMG IT’S SOOOOO CLOSE!!! EEEEEEEEEEE!!! I can already taste the candy corn, caramel apples, weird candy I swear gramms has been saving since 1950 something, and the cider. MMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Question is…are YOU ready for Halloween? ARE YOU??!!

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Simpsons Season 25 Premiere TONIGHT!

Hello Fellow Addicts!

Just want to remind you all to tune into Fox TONIGHT to see the season 25 Premiere of The Simpsons!  To get you all geared up for the show TV Guide has named The Simpsons as one of the Top 60 Greatest Cartoons of all time!  You can check out what TV Guide had to say and see who else made the list here:

Don’t forget to watch “Homerland” tonight!  And be sure to finish your episode tie-in before it’s over!

Until next time Addicts!


You must be the change you wish to see in your Springfield

How ya doing Tappers? Hopefully good. Wookiee here with yet another post about my lastest redesign journey.

Bet ya didn’t know that Ghandi loved TSTO too, eh? Well, he probably would not have enjoyed the violence in The Simpsons but today’s post isn’t about non-violent civil disobedience anyway (Sorry Lisa, maybe next time).

lisa meditation

What I wanted to talk to y’all about is the concept of a REDESIGN. With Halloween looming in the very near future (Oh me, oh my, 2-ish days…Woohoo!), you may have wondered what you are going to do with all the new things you’re bound to be getting. The easiest answer is to redesign your town and/or buy more land.

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