Daily Archives: December 2, 2013

The Turkey is Stuffed, Santa’s Coming!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a reminder to you all…it looks like the Thanksgiving update is set to end sometime tomorrow (12/3/13)!  Could this mean Christmas will be arriving to TSTO?  Who knows what EA has up their sleeves, but what we can tell you is once the Thanksgiving event is over…it’s over.  That means all of those limited-time decorations, buildings and characters will *poof* disappear!


If there’s something you’ve had your eye on be sure to buy it now before it’s gone.  Also, if you haven’t already done so, make sure you finish up the Thanksgiving Main Quest (Turbo Tappin’ Guide can be found here) because if you haven’t received your free Turkey character before the event is over you won’t get the chance again!  (Note: The premium quest that comes with the Indian Casino does not have to be completed before the event is over.  Once you purchase the Pow Wow Casino the building, character & questline are yours forever.  So you can work on that at your own pace, as long as you purchase it before the event is over)

Not sure what to buy?  Not sure which items are considered limited-time?  Check out our Thanksgiving Event page for all of the details, including pros and cons on spending donuts on those limited-time premium items!

So now that Thanksgiving is over (or soon to be), let’s talk Christmas and the Christmas Event!
We haven’t gotten a clear indication for Christmas as we did for Halloween, after all they told us exactly when the Halloween update would drop, but if all indications are correct it should hit sometime tomorrow, December 3rd.  So what can you do to be prepared and stay on top of the update news?

Well, as always the Addicts team will have you covered.  Once Thanksgiving has officially left Springfield, our little Turkey quick link on the side bar will be replaced with a Christmas quick link.  That will take you directly to our 2013 Christmas Event Page, where you can find complete coverage of everything EA has in store for us!

In addition to checking TSTOAddicts.com and the Christmas Event Page, here are a few things you can do to make sure you’re ready for the event once it hits.
-Make sure your characters aren’t on 24 hour tasks, in particularly Homer and Lisa (since they tend to be the ones to kick off events like this)
-Check the app store. Major events like Halloween and Christmas tend to be app store updates, where you’ll have to download the newest update direct from the store.
-Do you have enough in game cash and donuts?  Remember, Christmas will be another event just like Halloween.  I’m sure there will be a bunch of limited-time content for game cash and donuts and you’ll want to get your hands on everything!
-Check your friends and neighbors.  Usually events like Christmas and Halloween tend to be social events, where you’ll need as many friends as you can to collect extra “currency” to help purchase new items.  (like GOO at Halloween).  Check out our Add Neighboreenos Page to find thousands of other Tappers looking for friends, and be sure to add your name too!  You’ll also want to make sure your current neighboreeno list is “cleaned up”.  Meaning you’ll want to get rid of the “dead weight” and inactive neighbors, they won’t be much help if they aren’t playing!  Check out these posts about the Origin Desktop App and how to get rid of lazy neighboreenos.  Unsure if someone is worth deleting?  Check out this post about determining if your friend should stay or go.

Looking for more tips on how to prep your town for Christmas?  Check out this great post Bunny wrote before Halloween.  All of the same tips and tricks apply for Christmas!  

Remember Tappers..be sure to keep checking TSTOAddicts.com for all of the latest and greatest info about Christmas in Springfield, as always we’ll navigate you through the twists, turns & surprises EA has in store for Christmas 2013!

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Tappers 101- Back to Basics: Confirm that Donut Purchase

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Back with another Tappers 101 Class, this time we’re talking about how to configure your game to confirm any and all donut purchases.  With the introduction of more premium content, the Gil Special, and Limited Time events it’s easy to accidentally spend donuts while scrolling through the items.  2013-12-02 18.31.27

The good news is EA has an option in TSTO that allows/requires you to confirm any and all donut spending  and way back when Addicts first started I covered this topic and the step by step guide on how to turn on your Confirm Donut Spend button.  You can read the full detailed post here.  Here’s the Tappers 101 version:

-Click on the Pink “Get More” button on your main screen.
-Once that opens tap the i in the top right hand corner.
-Change the Confirm Donut Spend option to “Yes” and close out of it

And that’s it!  Now, every time you make a purchase with donuts it will prompt you with an “Are You Sure?” box.
NOTE: If you play across multiple devices you have to change this setting on each device, not just the account. 

Again for the more detailed Step by Step post, including photos, check out our previous post on Setting the Confirm Donut Purchase button here.

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.  

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments! Once a week we’ll be posting a Caption This!
moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader Capitalcitygoofball)
If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!

Glitchy Gil Deal

So a few days ago, EA brought back Gil and his Black Friday deal. A great bargain for those wanting the Springfield sign, the Duff Brewery (with Duffman), and $50,000 in game cash.

Unfortunately, I am also seeing now that more and more players are attempting to get the offer but it seems to have just disappeared into thin air. No rhyme or reason as to why.

I know for some, if you already own one of the two items listed, the offer will not appear, but that doesn’t seem to be the issue. What SHOULD happen is Gil would have appeared in your town begging you to click on him. He then offered the deal.

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