Daily Archives: September 24, 2013

Why Can’t We Be Friends: Breaking Down the Socialism Rating on the Conform-O-Meter

Ah neighbors..those pesky people with out whom you’d have no power tools to “borrow”.  And in TSTO they’re the friends you can’t reach 5 stars with out!  Your social interaction with your neighbors plays the main role in your Conform-O-Meter Socialism Rating.  So by being the social butterfly and having neighbors and visiting them regularly you improve your Socialism rating & you’re that much closer to maxing out your Conform-O-Meter.

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 just how does the Socialism rating work?  Let’s find out…..
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Easier Neighbor-eeno Management for Android Tappers!

Back when TSTO Addicts first began I wrote a how-to guide for deleting inactive friends in Tapped Out.  While, deleting friends on an iOS device was always fairly simple, for Android players it wasn’t so easy.  In that guide I indicated that for Android players the only way to delete friends was to block them via the Origin website.  However, for those of you struggling to remove friends this way & have access to a PC or Mac, you may want to consider downloading the Origin program.  The Origin software is the easiest way to manage your friends list, no matter what device you play on!

To download the program visit www.origin.com.  From there you’ll want to click Download Origin in the top right corner:
Once you’ve clicked on the Download link it will take you to another page where you can choose to download for a PC or a Mac:
Once you’ve downloaded the program and launched it from your desktop the login screen will appear:
After you’ve typed in your username and password the program will launch and you’ll be able to completely manage your origin account:
To Add/Delete Friends from Tapped-Out via the Origin Program you simple click on Friends in the top left, and then  select show friends list from the drop down menu:
From there your friends list will appear (usually to the right) in a long list.
To Add friends simply click on the Add Friend button on the bottom of the list and a box will appear to search friends.  Follow the on screen instructions to add friends:
To delete friends, simply find the friend you’re looking to delete in the list, click on their name, and select unfriend from the drop down list.  Follow the on screen instructions to finish deleting the friend:

So if you’re having issues removing inactive friends from Tapped Out via your Android phone, consider downloading the Origin Program for your PC or Mac.  It will quickly and effectively delete those lazy neighbor-eenos so you can make room for new friends!


Ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go your way? Alarm clock doesn’t go off? No more milk for your cereal? Clothes not dry? Flat tire? Gas tank Empty? Late to work? Surprise meeting with the boss? WELL TOO BAD!! DEAL WITH IT YAH BABY! 😛

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Tapped Out Premium Walkthrough: Krustylu Studios & Sideshow Mel

Hi Tappers!

Krustylu Studios is a premium building you can purchase for 140 donuts.  Once purchased and built (6 second build, as all premium buildings) it unlocks Sideshow Mel & a short quest for Sideshow Mel.  Here’s the questline…

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Midnight ramble: 3-eyed Sushi? Nah… I’ll take poison… poison… tasty fish.

Hi everybody!

Wow… busy day, eh? Lots of words put out there today by myself and other bloggers. Amonst all the screenshots and commentaries, we got some great info about the Season 25 Episode 1 tie-in decorations. You can read Alissa’s take on them here.

With word of Three-Eyed Sushi for Squidport and Hi-Glow Waste Barrels (Nature Tested… EPA approved), hopefully I wasn’t alone when I went off to the web (JUST LIKE LISA) to see if I could find more info on these other than what the TSTO datafrakers could find. (spAndex has a great pic of these decs if your interested)

Seems these decorations are purely from the episode which hasn’t been released yet. Some creative folks have made images previously connecting Blinky with sushi so it’s not exactly “original”, but what ever is? I can tell you one thing though, my furry behind will be firmly planted in my wroshyr treehouse for the Season 25 premier to see these items and how they fit.


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