Daily Archives: December 4, 2013

Episode Tie-In: In Game Update…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Looks like EA has dropped yet another little surprise on us this morning…no it’s not Christmas yet…a minor in-game update just dropped (no this is not a new level update).

This update cleared Thanksgiving from Springfield and it’s a special episode tie-in update for Sunday’s episode of the Simpsons!  Here are the details you’ll need to know:

2 NEW items!

Oscar’s Obstacles Truck
FREE once you complete the quests!  (this will be tucked into your inventory once you’re done with the Clandestine Nerd quests)

USS Tom Clancy
– Premium Submarine.  50 Donuts.  This is unlocked immediately and is a new decoration for your water!  (Requires Level 15 AND will earn you 2.25% bonus)
Here’s how the Sub looks in Squidport:
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BOTH of these items are limited-time so be sure to get them before Sunday’s episode of the Simpsons!

This SHOULD  auto-start for you once you’ve logged into TSTO.  However, in my game it did not auto-start (I play on an Android device, GS4).  If this happens to you (the game updates but you don’t see the quests starting) back out of the game, hard close the app and then restart TSTO.  This should trigger the game to auto-start the quest.  

Lisa gets things started…

Clandestine Nerd Pt. 1
Lisa: A note for me?  Wow, I’ve heard about students passing notes but I never thought it would happen to me!  I wonder who it’s from?
Skinner: Me!  But keep it to yourself.  School secrets are important.  Like how all cockroaches disappear right before the cafeteria makes chili.
Lisa: Sorry.  I’ve never had a secret before.  This is all new territory for me.
Skinner:  Meet me in my office after school.  It’s the one with “WIENER” spray-painted on the door.   If people are suspicious, say it’s about the “Math Club” – everyone will lose interest.
Reach Level 9 and Build Springfield Elementary
Make Lisa Secretly Meet with Skinner-4hrs
Make Skinner Secretly Meet with Lisa –

Clandestine Nerd Pt. 2
After tapping Skinner

Skinner: Lisa, I’m asking you to do this secret assignment because you’re the smartest student at this school.
Lisa: Well, you did engrave my name on honor roll plaques for the next 3 years to get the volume discount.
Skinner: You understand this has to remain secret.  Just like that Willie and the lunch lady are back together… oops.
Lisa: I do.  Thanks for asking me Principal Skinner.  This is almost as exciting as extra credit algebra!
Skinner:  Ok, now I need this done by Sunday.  Hopefully before my “Real Housewives” TV program is on.  That’s my “me-time”.
Make Lisa Work on a Secret Assignment– 24hrs
Homer– Hey Honey, how come you’re locking yourself in your room for 24 hours?  And can you get Bart to do it instead?
Lisa: Uh, it’s nothing Dad.  I’m just practicing to be a moody teenager.  Do I have your permission to play music loudly?
Homer: Of course.  It there’s one thing I know about parenting, it’s to always believe your kid’s first answer.

Clandestine Nerd Pt. 3
After tapping on Lisa

Lisa: Principal Skinner, I finish the assignment.  I even put it in a binder with color-coded tabs.  Consider that when you are grading it.
Skinner: Nice work Lisa.  And remember, this is just between us, like how I’m studying the art of making balloon animals online.  By the way, thank you for your reference letter.
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What else changed with the update?

Well…it looks as though the location for the Scratch-R’s in the Kwik-E-Mart as changed.  The Premium Scratch-R is now listed second and the $250 in game cash Scratch-R is listed first.  So be careful when tapping on the Kwik-E-Mart that you don’t accidentally hit the wrong one!

Your Opinion Counts…Really it Does!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well December 3rd has come and gone and still no sign of Santa or the holiday update.  But don’t worry, I’ve got my Norad Santa Tracker App on so once I spot him I’ll be certain to let you all know!  While it’s frustrating waiting for the event to start, there is a silver lining.  You still have time to finish up all of those Thanksgiving Day quests (if you haven’t already) and purchase any last minute Thanksgiving Day Limited-Time items!

So while we all (im)patiently await the Holiday update to drop, we want to hear from you…the most amazing readers on the planet….about what you love about our site, what you hate about it & what you think we could be doing better (or would love to see).  Here’s your chance to sound off and let us know exactly how you feel, please don’t hold back.  We want to hear it all…the good, the bad & the ugly.  Leave us a note in the comments below about what you think.  Not comfortable leaving your name?  Not a problem, write it up as anonymous.  Not comfortable leaving us your thoughts in the comment section?  Not a problem, email them to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.

We value your opinion greatly here at Addicts and want to do everything we can to make this site your favorite spot for all things TSTO, so please don’t leave anything out!
For example…Do you:
-want more game posts, or less posts?
-want more from Bunny or less?
-want to hear more from Wookiee or you want me to lock him back up in Attic?
-want more 2D?  Or less design posts?
-think we need guest writers?

The list could go on and on….Nothing is off limits, so please share your thoughts with us.  We can’t wait to see what you have to say!

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