Daily Archives: October 4, 2013

Till Death GOO Us Part… The Ghost of Maude Flanders

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So… EA has given us so many goodies this Halloween.  Included in this is The Ghost of Maude Flanders FOR FREE!  Now that’s spooky!  If you want to see the walkthrough stuff for Maude, click here.  This post is about where the heck this character comes from.

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You Puny Earthlings!

ALIENS??? AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!! I mean EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! Or is it OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!

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I Prefer A Dirty House

Every think what it would be like to not have to pick up after everyone in the house, make meals, do laundry, dust, vacuum….on n on n on n on? WELL I DO SO SHOOSH IT!!! It can’t be THAT bad to have someone else do it all for you, right? WRONG! For just 4,000 GOO it could all be yours.

Treehouse of Horror XII brings us another fun item. The Ultrahouse 3000 (House of Whacks) Continue reading

Tapped Out Halloween Walkthroughs: The 5th and 6th GOO Prizes, UFO’s and Ultrahouses…Unlocking KANG and KODOS

Hey howdy hey GOO Collectors!

Now if you’re wondering how to unlock Kodos and Kang (if you didn’t get him last year) then this post is for you!

Back with the next two prizes in the Personal Prize collection, you can read about the Ancient Burial Ground & Pumpkin house here, the Vac-U-Bot here & Zombie here.  The next two prizes are achieved at the 3,000 GOO (Victorian UFO) collection mark and the 4,000 GOO (Ultrahouse) collection mark.

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Don’t be scared… TSTO Anonymous is back!

Hey hidey ho Addicterinos!

Wookiee here back with our regular TSTO Anonymous meeting and just in the nick of time based on some comments I saw.

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Wowza, what a week to discuss our addiction.  October 1st gave us the highly anticipated Halloween Event and what and EVENT it has turned out to be.

Possessed Characters

Haunted Buildings

Gremlins, ghosts and GOO (Oh my!)

A new look to the town and decorations

MORE LAND!

The return of last year’s premium buildings, decorations and skins

The return of some of last year’s zombies

SOCIALISM!

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D’oh!  Wrong word (now that’s scary).  What I meant was a new social aspect to the game which makes all the previous ones seem as dumb as whacking snakes.  Who’d want to do that?

So much new stuff to play with… so few hours in a day.   What do you mean there’s 24?  Don’t you know this is Wookiee Hibernation Season?   I mean, I know I have A LOT of free time to do “stuff”, but even my loved ones are noticing my absence.

I tried to tell them they don’t see it from my Perspective, but the truth is they probably never will unless they play the game too.  I have never been “addicted” to a game platform before TSTO.  Always kinda teased on those addicted to their consoles or computer games (WOW, any one?).  Now I get it.  EA has found my drug of choice and I’m loving it.  Apologies to any one I ever teased btw.

If you’re feeling misunderstood like me (stupid 14 year old won’t visit her town and then complains about missing the sushi cart, WHY YOU LITTLE!), the easiest fix is to find like minded souls.

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How do you do this?  EASY!  Here’s a couple ideas:

First step is just to make sure you have a bunch of active neighborinos… you can find plenty on our friends page.   https://tstoaddicts.com/add-friends/ (324 comments on there as I type this!)

Numero dos, Check out the Addicts NEW Forum page at tstoaddicts.boards.net.  You can chat with other Addicterinos there and maybe even coordinate helping each other out with gaining Halloween goodies!  As a bonus, all you have to do to get there is click on the

Idea # 3… Like us on Facebook (The Simpsons Tapped Out Addicts)… 2,297 other Addicts already have!

Use the fourth…. Go to www.tapped-out.co.uk.  Please note that since the Halloween Update, the site has had possession issue of its own so it may be a couple days before it is back in action and running like it used to.  Most of the authors here frequent that site too!

Lastly, (Dare I say it?) share an e-mail address with another tapper and maybe actually form a “friendship”.  I am so blessed to talk to the other authors of Addicts on a daily basis AND sometimes we actually chat about non-simpsons stuff (GASP!  The horror…. The horror).

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Hopefully everyone is going to get a little more social this Halloween season.  Nothing like some SPOOKY stuff to get people closer together.  No one else understands addiction like an Addict.  Who knows?  Maybe you’ll even find a sponsor?

Well, this concludes this bi-monthly meeting.  Take care Addicts and remember that together we can do this… one tap at a time.

Let’s end with the TSTOA Serenity Prayer.

“EA, grant me the serenity to accept the updates I cannot change, the courage to recommend the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

<IF YOU NEED MORE INFO ABOUT TSTO ANONYMOUS BECAUSE OF THE BUSY WEEK OR YOU JUST HEARD ABOUT IT, CHECK OUT OTHER MEETINGS HERE>

Tapped Out Halloween Walkthrough: The Ghost in the Machine-based App Parts 12-15 (Final)

Hey howdy hey Ghostbusters!

Back with the final part of the main Halloween questline…. If you need to catch up you can find part 1 here, Parts 2-4 here & parts 5-11 here.
When we last left off Homer was possessed by James Bont and dining with Marge at the Truffle.  We pick things back up with Moe and Lisa…

Don’t forget 6 FREE donuts await you in part 14 of this walkthrough…you can find details here or in the walkthrough below…. Continue reading

Friday: What’s in the Simpson’s (Bunny’s) Addict

So here we are at Friday.  By now you should have just over 1000 GOO canisters and should be near 1200 before the day is over, at least that’s the pace for securing the 10,000 you’ll need to unlock all of the items before the event is over.
Two more days until….TREEHOUSE OF HORROR. (I said that in my really spooky voice. Did you HARE me?)
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Tappa tappa tapping round my town and the 2nd ghost I popped gave me today’s prizes. (I’m still holding out for a Marge Bunny costume so I added some ears.)

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Do YOU have all 3 now? Can’t wait til Sunday to collect the prize and (paws crossed) some bonus donuts. 🙂 

HAPPY HOPPING…errr….Tapping

***Bunny***

Zapper? Meh

So I decided to put in my two cents on one of the new Premium items for the game, the Ghost Zapper.

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In all honesty…I would pass on this on. Why don’t I like this item? I really find no value in it. None at all. The only thing I remotely like is the animation, that’s it. EA missed out by not making this an automatic Zapper. You know, like those lovely lights by the trailer zapping a million “skeeters” a minute.  The item is on a 4×5 plot. The cost is, gulp, 60 donuts. It does look cool .

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So basically this is what happens. YOU have to wait in your town for the ghosts to come round the Zapper. Then YOU have to tap the Zapper. Once tapped it “charges up”. You see the bulb at the top and the rings leading up to it start to light up. When fully charged, a circle of light emits out in a ring and spans out until it disappears. Any ghosts caught in this area are popped. This lasts only a second. From what I saw…the radius didn’t seem to go that far. I still had ghosts nearby I thought for sure it would get.

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That’s it. Done. Nothing more. I guess if you have a TON of ghosts in your town and don’t want to injure your lil tapping finger, then maybe it is beneficial. Maybe.  It seems more an elitist “I gotta have everything” item. I think it is a “Lazy Man’s Zapper.” Lol 😛

Well. That’s bout it. Just a thought in my head. Up to you to decide if you want to spend those precious donuts on it.

****BUNNY****

The ADD in Addicts

I am losing my frakkin mind here. I am like a lil kid let lose in the BIGGEST. CANDY. STORE. EVER. I just don’t know where to look. I want to catch every lil thing and it is making me lose my mind. Ok, you got me, “You gotta have a mind to lose it.” Pssssh. Even an insane mind such as my mind is still a mind. You mind?

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So as this new content is ADD dreamland and I just can’t stop looking at everything all at once, I figured I would take a break from the madness and touch on a few cool things that I am loving about this game. My head is spinning round n round n round n round n round…

Ghosts:

I love that EA took the time to provide us some personality in even the ghosts. Each one is a lil different.

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Haunted Houses/Buildings:

Have YOU noticed the different ghosts running around these places? See something a little different?

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New/Old Stuffs:

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEA has listened to us poor Android users that missed out on last years items from the 2012 Halloween Event (this isn’t even all of them).

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2D Stuffs:

Now as a 2D fanatic, I gotta look at the creative value in some of these items. I already have a few things in mind for the Dead Trees. Gonna buy at LEAST 100. The pumpkins are nice and tiny and perfect for use as an orange color dot in creating. I plan on buying at LEAST 500 pumpkins.

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POSSESSION:

I giggle every time I see some poor lil slob lifted up and across town by a ghost possessing them. Each with its own animation too. (Can you find the ones I didn’t post in your town?)

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New Tasks:

I only wish I could send EVERYONE trick-or-treating. Would be just like the real Halloween. So many fun costumes. Marge and Mr. Burns “fighting” off ghosts. HILARIOUS!

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May wanna take a gander at Wookiee’s post on this next one. It can be a lil glitch. (click here)

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This is just a glimpse into the things going on in my mind a million miles an hour as I gaze left, right, up, down, right, right, left, SQUIRREL!!

***BUNNY***

QUICK NOTE: Haunting those “one time use” buildings brings them back to life, so if you want to see Duff stadium in action…haunt it.