Daily Archives: September 26, 2013

Pictures say a thousand words

Hey there Addicts! With all the speculation about future updates, we may sometimes forget just why we love this game so much and hopefully it is because we love The Simpsons.

I enjoyed the last post I did which was just screenshots so I decided to do it again for your “looking” pleasure. We all know I love to ramble away at words and ideas so consider this your scheduled break from my regular barrage lol.








Gotta love Lisa and Maggie fencing.

I probably should end this mini-post here but just because I think funny pictures bring laughter (which ultimately extends your lifespan giving you much more time to play TSTO and visit Addicts), here’s a couple stand alone images I find hilarious.

bart cupcakes



bart slh grandpa

You stay classy Tapperinos! Wookiee out!

Should I Spend Donuts on the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels?

The Season Premiere of the Simpsons is coming THIS Sunday on Fox and to celebrate the start of the 25th year EA has given us a mini update.  With the episode tie in update comes the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels, a limited-time premium decoration for your Springfield!  Now I’m sure you’re asking yourself, ‘Should I spend donuts on this?’ Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels and if they’re worth your donuts:

 Hi-Glow Waste Barrels
Donut Price: 40 Donuts
Unique?:  No
Bonus: 2%
Bonus % Per Donut Spent: 0.05%
Conform-O-Meter Points: Vanity +400
Where Can I Place It?: On the main (grass or pavement) sections of Springfield only.  (No Squidport or beach)

Final Thought: At 40 donuts and a 2% bonus, it’s certainly not the worst investment you can make.  While I have added them to my Springfield I do think the Hi-Glow Waste Barrels are a large & somewhat weird addition to TSTO.  Although it makes perfect sense, since the town was blown up and all, but it’s just a weird object to try and place, at least in my opinion.  Normally this is something I’d say pass on, since the concept of the decoration itself isn’t that great and for the donuts paid/bonus % awarded there are better items you can spend your donuts on that will make a little more sense in your town.  However…this is a LIMITED TIME item.  Once it’s gone it’s gone and you can never purchase it again, so be sure to take that into consideration when making your decision.

What do you think?  Will you be picking up your Hi-Glow Waste Barrels before they’re gone?  Let us know in the comments below.

Looking for more guidance on premium purchases?  Check out our Ultimate Premium Guide!


How Do the Season 25 Premiere Items Impact The Conform-O-Meter?

Well Tappers the Season 25 update has arrived!  EA was a little sneaky this time and had the update out in the wee early hours of the morning!  However, as true Addicts, we don’t sleep!  So Bunny was all over the update as soon as it was out with the complete walkthrough and introduction of the 2 new limited-time items.  You can check that out here.  But now let’s take a minute and see how the two new items will impact your Conform-O-Meter rating.

For those of you that don’t already know…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.  We’ve also posted about each of the 8 categories and how you can max them out you can view them here: Indolence, Consumerism, Tree-Hugging, Vanity, Obedience, Gluttony, Righteousness & Socialism.

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Tapped Out Walkthrough: Season 25 Premiere Update

The “mini-update” has dropped in the weeeeeeeeee early mornin hours…good thing Bunny’s floppy ears were to the ground listening…Here we go…(Special thanks to Alissa for having majority of this typed up. Made my extra dialog/pic posting a breeze. TEAMWORK!!)

Conventional Wisdom Pt. 1

Lisa will just start the task automatically

Lisa: Wow, Dad. What are you doing up so early?
Homer: Getting ready for work.
Lisa: But you rarely ever go to work. At least not on time. Or with – what’s the thing on your face – a smile?
Homer: Yep. I’m smiling because for two glorious days and one even more glorious night, work isn’t actually going to be work. It’s going to be a convention!
Lisa: What’s so great about that? What happens at a convention?

Homer: Uh…nothing. Just work. It’s really boring. Now where’s that inflatable gorilla wearing women’s underwear that I ordered?
Make Homer Wait for the Mailman 12hrs
Keep Lisa free when complete


As soon as you complete the first dialogue, the High-Glow Waste Barrels will be added to your Premium Stuff for purchase. (40 Donuts). Multiplier of 2.00% bonus money and XP to all jobs. It is a 3×3 square in size and about as high as Springfield falls. . The animation on it does make the barrel on top rotate around. 


Conventional Wisdom Pt. 2
After tapping Lisa

Lisa: The convention’s in a couple days, Dad. Shouldn’t you be packing?
Homer: Good idea. I’ll start with my convention supplies. Ball-point pens, notepads, business cards…
Lisa: Okay, Dad. I’ll leave you to it.
Homer: Great. See you later, sweetie! Now to dump this crap and put in my real convention supplies. Champagne, animal tranquilizers, superhero costume….
Make Homer Pack for the Convention 4Hrs


Conventional Wisdom Pt. 3
After tapping Homer

Homer: Well, I’m all packed.

Lisa: Four bags? You’re only going away for a night. How much clothing do you need?

Homer: Oh, right…clothing. I should pack some of that as well.
Make Homer Re-Pack for the Convention 4hrs


Homer: Woo-hoo! This is going to be the greatest weekend ever! I’m going to feel like crap on Sunday!

And you will to, if you miss the Simpson’s 25th Season Premiere. This Sunday at 8/7c on FOX. And to celebrate the premiere, a FREE decoration for your Squidport has been placed in your inventory! 


At this point, you can now go into your inventory box and retrieve the Three-Eyed Sushi. It is place-able in your Squidport area only. It is on a 4×4 square and about the height as other shops. The animation on this one is Blinky…well…blinking. 🙂

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And there you have it…complete with pics. I have my DVR set to record this Sunday’s episode. Season 25 Premiere! CAN’T WAIT!!!!


Last thoughts…just how big do these new items look in comparison? Hope this helps.

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Like Totally a Contest n Junk

So like I was like totally like told to write about some contest n junk that is going on. It’s like super awesome n stuff. You get like a gift card for free donuts. Hang on….I’m getting a text………….hang on…….just a minute….

OMG…you’re like totally not gonna believe what Alissa just sent me. Wait a minute? Donuts??!! Those are like totally covered in carbs n junk. That’s like a super bummer. You’ll have to like all go to the gym n stuff to work those carbs off. Huh?  I don’t get it. What do you mean they’re like for the game? You can’t feed the game donuts. Psssh, as if. Some adults just don’t get it. So I…hold on…Joe just snap chatted me…..hang on….just a few more minutes…OMG I can’t believe Joe sent me that…K so like Joe and Alissa are like totally my BFFs n stuff and like they totally like like me n junk and we like talk all the time even though we like totally never get to see each other. So I was like at the mall the other day totally like looking for like the best jeans ever and Joe like totally send me this tweet and I was like “Huh?” and he was like “yah” and then I was like “pssssh” and he was all like “for reals”.

So like ummm what was I talking about…oh yah…so like there is some contest n junk that you need to like TOTALLY enter right now cuz my friend Jess talked to my friend Susie who was over at Tom’s house and his neighbor Judy who was like totally a babe magnet but not anymore said she was over at Addicts n junk and it like ends super soon n stuff.


K well I totes gotta bail now. Follow me n Twitter n junk @TSTOAddicts



(The Spooky  2D contest entries are due by 11:59PM EST, September 29th, 2013)

Staying Obedient to EA: Breaking Down the Obedience Rating on the Conform-O-Meter

Obedience…a submission to another’s authority.  In TSTO public buildings all help contribute to your Conform-O-Meter Obedience 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 items help your Obedience rating? There are actually quite a few. Let’s take a look at how you too can obey EA…
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