Daily Archives: November 22, 2013

Addicts Reader Appreciation: Toxic Shark’s Fun With PhotoShop

Wow have you checked out our Flickr page recently?!  Addicts Reader, and one of our favorite Tappers, Toxic Shark has certainly been having some fun with TSTO and PhotoShop!

We’re so grateful (and in total awe) of the fun little scenes Toxic has left for us that we wanted to properly show them off and hopefully inspire other Tappers to remember to have a little fun with TSTO now and then!

Toxic did one of these fun little creations for all of us… and we are happy to share them here:

Clearly Toxic understands my struggles in keeping Bunny & Wookiee in line!  (PS Love Dolph’s reading material too!):

Toxic knows where we keep Bunny!  (Love how Arnie Pye is pointing out the Addicts store too!):

Wookie Burgers!  (Even managed to grab Wookiee’s favorite character (the Rich Texan) in the shot too!)

Looks like Toxic has Cranky pegged!TFIG-11-22-13-cranky

Love the Addicts HQ Building! (And the free Bunny..in a straight jacket..sign!)

And perhaps this is my newest favorite….(I know it’s not a TSTO Screenshot but I love it anyway!)
What do you think Wookiee?  Should we get shirts made up?

So there you have it!  Our complete appreciation for the work, creativity and FUN Toxic Shark put into making these!

Do you have your own creative juices flowing?  Show us your stuff on Flickr or send us your images to TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  Can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

Addicts Poll Question: What Item(s) Are You Most Thankful For?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Happy Friday!  Back with another Poll Question from the Addicts team.  This week we want to know, what items are you most thankful for?
With a full week of the Thanksgiving update under our belts we want to know which items you were most excited to see in the update.

Let us know your opinion below!

Tappers 101- Back to Basics: What to Do When the Servers Are Down

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Back with another Tappers 101 Class, this time we’re talking about what to do when see, every TSTO Addict’s nightmare, Bart pulling your game and the inability to connect to the servers.  This is something that’s been popping up more and more lately with the introduction of the larger holiday updates, and way back when Addicts first started I covered this topic and some tips to help you manage if happens to you.  You can read the full detailed post here.  Here’s the Tappers 101 verison:
2013-11-22 01.28.41Usually when you first see Bart appear panic sets in, and you start to think ‘Ahhh, What happened?’ ‘What did I do?’  ’What can I do?’  ’WHERE DID MY SPRINGFIELD GO?!’ ‘WHY YOU LITTLE…’

Well first of all…R-E-L-A-X.  There’s nothing you can do.  So, don’t panic.  Just wait and be patient.  It’s a problem with the servers, and they’ll come back up again they always do (usually within a couple of hours).  And I promise you…your Springfield will still be there when they come back up.  I know it’s hard for us Addicts, but TRY to find something else to do until the servers come back up.

Curious if there’s something you can do to check the server status?  Check out our original post for some proactive things you can do to check the server status.

Still going through TSTO Withdrawals?  Check our our TSTO Addicts Forums, where you can communicate with other TSTO Addicts about the server problems, the game or just life in general!  Still searching for something to fill the TSTO void?  Check out the latest meeting of TSTO Anonymous, for a humorous outtake on our addition to Tapped Out!

From time to time Tappers new and old can get caught up in the game and forget some of the basics, that can cause a delay in your game.  While we have a full New Tappers Guide on Addicts, sometimes you just want the information at your fingertips right away so you can get back to tapping as quickly as possible.  Keeping that in mind, we’ve started a new biweekly column for the “quick hit” information Tappers need to keep the game moving.  Here’s where you can find all of our tips and tricks to help your game move along smoothly.

Most of the topics covered will be from your questions in the comments, so you have something you’d like us to cover in Tappers 101 please feel free to leave it for us in the comments below.