Daily Archives: September 21, 2013

You’re So Vain You Probably Think This Post is About You: Breaking Down the Vanity Rating on the Conform-O-Meter

What do Escalators to Nowhere, 50 foot magnifying glasses, Popsiclestick skyscrapers & benches have in common? No, it’s not that they’re all things to fall off of, it is that they’re all items in TSTO that add to your Conform-O-Meter’s Vanity Rating.

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

So what other items help add to your Vanity rating? There are actually quite a few. Let’s take a look at how beautifying your Springfield helps your rating… Continue reading

If TSTO is illegal… then send my ______ to jail!

Hey hidey ho Tapperinos!

By now it’s probably safe to say that most Addicts are either neck deep in Level 35 or foaming at the mouth in their journey towards it. While I am happy to see Homer’s archnemises finally in the game… I thought about how easy it is to forget cool characters that we received just a little more than a month ago.


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Tapped Out Premium Walkthrough: Kamp Krusty

Kamp Krusty is a premium item you can purchase once you reach level 12 in Tapped Out.  Once purchased a pretty funny questline is launched involving Bart, Lisa, Milhouse, Martin & of course Krusty!  Here’s the walkthrough…

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Marge: Bart drew magic marker tattoos on all of Lisa’s Malibu Stacys.
Homer: Heh, heh, that’s a good one.
Marge: Homer!
Homer: I mean, that’s a good one to remember the next time we rat Bart out to his therapist.
Marge: It’s summer and he’s bored.  We have to find him something to stimulate his mind and channel his energy.
Homer: I know the perfect place!
Make Bart Hang Out at the Retirement Castle with Grampa– 12hrs
Grampa: I heard you’re going to spend the day here so I thought I’d show you my extensive button collection.  This shiny one came off the uniform of a Nazi general.
Bart: That’s a nickel.
Grampa: Wha? So it is.  Well, that’s the whole collect.
Bart: Now what’ll we do?
Grampa: I know!  I’ll show you my extensive button collection!
Bart: Ugh….
Bart: Homer, I know that parenting isn’t your “thing”, so I took the liberty of making summer arrangements for me and Lisa at Kamp Krusty. Here’s the info.
Homer: My God, what a glossy brochure! I can’t afford a camp that uses this kind of paper stock!
Bart: Relax, I convinced them that we were really poor so they gave me financial aid.
Homer: How’d you do that?
Bart: Showed ‘em your paycheck.  We’ll be back in six weeks with sunburns, leather tooling skills and a slew of new curse words!
Keep Bart, Lisa & Milhouse free when complete

TSTO Level 32 Kamp Krusty Premium Continue reading

Weekend Update: September 15th-21st


Happy Weekend Everyone!  As always it’s been a busy week here at Addicts & if you’ve missed any of the great posts this week, here’s your chance to catch up!

-Last weekend we celebrated our 1 month anniversary of TSTOAddicts and thanked our AMAZING readers and supporters.  If you missed our Thank You Post you can find it here.

-We also introduced a new column here at TSTO Addicts, You Might Be An Addict.  You can check out that hilarious post here.

-Last Sunday saw many Tappers without access to Tapped Out, as EA was doing server maintenance.  So naturally the Addicts Team had you  covered all week with complete coverage of the game being down, and what you can do about it.  You can check out information about the server being out last Sunday here, what to do if your game is telling you to create a new account here, and what to do if you’re asked “Is This Your Springfield” and it’s not here

-On Monday we had our weekly poll question, asking you if Patty and Selma were worth the wait.  Well the results are in and almost 50% of you said you have no real opinion you just love Tapped Out!  In second place was Yes!  It was exactly what you wanted & in 3rd place was Yes!  Nothing like you expected but you love it anyway.  You can check out the full poll results here

-Bunny was a busy 2D artist this week when she announced the winners of her Sideshow Bob challenge.  She also reveled the 2D prize she created for Mags here

-Wookiee also had his amazing 2D talents on display this week with another 2D How To, this time it broke down El Barto for aspiring 2D Artists.  He also reveled his 2D created for Laura Mac, who won his 2D Challenge from last week.  You can check out Wookiee’s Yoda here

-Of course we added some more info about Level 35.  Including: How Level 35 Impacts the Conform-O-Meter, If you should spend donuts on the DMV Limo, and just where the DMV limo comes from (and what you can do with it too!).

-We also broke down the details on how to maximize your Indolence rating on your Conform-O-Meter

-Bunny had class in session for 3D Thursday breaking down the basics in building a 3D structure for your town.  You can check out her 3D How to here

-Friday saw another bi-monthly meeting of TSTO Anonymous with group leader Wookiee.  Check out how he has no social life here!

-Of course we were hard at work on some of the basics too.  We’ve added several new walkthroughs to our Walkthrough Page and completely updated  our Ultimate Premium Guide!

Well another week is in the books here at TSTOA Addicts and it sure has been a busy one! We promise, as long as you keep reading and EA keeps updating…we’ll keep posting!

Be sure to check Addicts everyday for your daily dose of all things Tapped Out! (you can also subscribe to our blog to receive emails when new posts hit!)  Oh and don’t forget about our Spooky 2D Contest where you can win DONUTS!  (in the form of gift cards for your gaming platform of choice) Only 8 days left to enter your design!

Enjoy your weekend everyone!