Daily Archives: December 23, 2013

Should I Spend Donuts on Holiday Tree?

Christmas has arrived in Springfield!  But, with all of the new Christmas premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Holiday Tree to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this decoration to your Springfield.

Holiday_Tree
Building/Decoration: Holiday Tree
Donut Price: 75 Donuts (of free in Gift Card Personal Prizes)
Conform-O-Meter: +200 Vanity
Unique: No

Pros:
-Earns you extra gift cards, Earns 75 Gift Cards & 45XP every 24hrs. After Christmas will turn to cash.
-Nice Holiday Decoration to your town
-Will earn you Vanity points in your Conform-O-Meter.

Cons:
-It comes free as a personal prize
-After Christmas it’s a bit out of place
-No Conform-O-Meter Bonus % payout
-Adds vanity points, but that’s currently the easiest to max out

Final Thought:
Save your donuts on this one!  You’ll unlock it for free as a personal prize (fairly early in the Gift Card collecting too).  So unless you think you want/need more than 1 Holiday tree in your town save your donuts for something else.
Just remember whatever you decide this is a LIMITED-TIME item and once it’s gone, it’s gone…so be sure to get it before the event is over if you’re thinking about it.

Curious if other holiday items are worth the donuts?  Check out our premium guide over on our Christmas Event Page for the details behind all of the Limited-Time Holiday premium items! 

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Should I Spend Donuts on Santa Village?

Christmas has arrived in Springfield!  But, with all of the new Christmas premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Santa Village to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this village to your Springfield.

800px-Santa's_Village_Tapped_OutCharacter & Building: Santa Village & Homer Santa Skin
Donut Price: 200 Donuts (ouch!)

Pros:
-Comes with Santa Homer, another skin for Homer, and earns a premium rate on all his tasks
-The Village will earn you $300 & 30xp every 24hours
-Many great outside tasks, including Homer Flying Santa’s Sleigh around your town (ala Arnie Pye & his helicopter)
-Makes a great addition to a Christmas area in your Springfield, along with Claus Co, Santa’s Workshop etc.
-Homer is Santa!

Cons:
-Although the Santa Village originally unlocked a quest for Homer Santa (last Christmas) this time around there are no additional quests with the Village.
-A costly premium item.  At 200 donuts it’s the most expensive premium addition to this year’s update (and one of the most expensive in the game).
-Only Homer Santa has interaction with the Santa Village, and it’s only 1 task.  No other characters interact with it.
-No Animation
-No conform-o-meter points for it

Final Thought:
Personally I purchased the Santa Village.  It was something I wished I had from last year, but never got.  I enjoy the Santa Homer tasks.  It’s a great fit with Christmas town, but it is an expensive addition.  For something that offers no real practicality for your Springfield it may be something you want o pass on, at those prices!
Just remember whatever you decide this is a LIMITED-TIME item and once it’s gone, it’s gone…so be sure to get it before the event is over if you’re thinking about it.

Santa Homer’s Tasks:

Task  Task
Length
Payout
Break in for Milk and Cookies 1hr $105,26xp
Get Stuck in the Chimney 4hrs $260, 70xp
Do the Rounds 6hrs $350, 90xp
Do Santa Training 8hrs $420, 105xp
Endure the Whiney Kids 12hrs $600, 150xp
Fly Santa’s Sleigh 24hrs $1,000, 225xp

Curious if other holiday items are worth the donuts?  Check out our premium guide over on our Christmas Event Page for the details behind all of the Limited-Time Holiday premium items! 

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Sorry this week’s Caption This!  is a little later in the day.  Wanted to make sure we got the breaking news and Contest winner posts out there this morning.  Enjoy this week’s Caption This!  Tappers!

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 JoshW He’s entitled it Inappropriate Homey)
photo

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!

And the Winners Are…..

Hey Howdy Hey Gift Grabbing Tappers!

The finalists have been announced, the votes have been tallied and we officially have our Addicts Holiday Contest Winners! Before we announce the winners YOU chose with your votes let’s recap our Top 10 Finalists:

tinypaperairplane   Candy Cane Town              
                                                                  by TinyPaperAirPlanes    

Dawn     Mr. Plow by Dawn

Erika Fournier Christmas Tree Egg Nog by Erika F

  harryfox826 Christmas Chess by Harryfox 

Jacinta  Candy Cane Ho Ho Doh by                                                                                          Jacinta 

Alex Stout Stitch Ho Ho Doh Homer by Alex S

Dani   Hedgy Christmas by Dani

Grenisha Fields grenishafields@gmail.com Christmas Village by                                                                                            Grenisha Fields

Stephanie Yankowsky syank025@yahoo.com Springfield Goes Christmas
By Stephanie Y

  Stephanie Plotkin Stitch Christmas Town by                                                                                                Stephanie P

And now onto the winners…

ico_mhud_xmas_prizesOur 3rd Place Winner….winner of a Truckload of 300 Donuts (in the form of a $20 iTunes or Google Play Gift Card)…with 10% of the vote
Springfield Goes Christmas by Stephanie Y

Our 2nd Place Winner….winner of a Store Full of 900 Donuts (in the form of a $50 iTunes or Google Play Gift Card)…with 16% of the vote
Christmas Tree Egg Nog by Erika F

And our Grand Prize 1st Place Winner….Winner of a BOATLOAD of 2,400 donuts (in the form of a $100 iTunes or Google Play Gift Card)…with  35% of the vote
Christmas Chess by Harryfox

If you’re one of the top 3 please email TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com with your platform of choice (iTunes or Google) by Tuesday December 24th at 8am EST and we’ll get back to you with the gift card information. 

Note: we will not be sending gift card information after 12pm EST on 12/24 and all day on 12/25. So if you’re one of the top 3 be sure to email us right away so we can get you the gift card details ASAP.

Here’s how the rest of the top 10 did:
10th Place- Candy Cane Town by TinyPaperAirPlanes
9th Place- Christmas Town by Stephanie P
8th Place- Mr. Plow by Dawn
7th Place- Candy Cane Ho Ho Doh- by Jacinta
6th Place- Ho Ho Doah Homer by Alex S
5th Place- Christmas Village by GrenishFields
4th Place– Hedgy Christmas by Dani

And in the interest of transparency here’s the screenshot of our final vote totals (click on the image to make it larger):
poll results

Congratulations to all our winners and everyone in our Top 10! All of your Christmas designs were amazing and we loved seeing all of your creativity! And thank you to EVERYONE who entered the Holiday Contest! We promise to have more contests in the near future, we honestly love seeing how creative each and every one of you are!  

THIS IS THE DROID (TIP FOR TSTO) YOU”RE LOOKING FOR

A-P-P-L-A-U-S-E…. the applause,applause applause….

Man… sitting at home and the teenager wanted to watch the Lady Gaga & the Muppets Holiday Special and this frakkin song is stuck in my head. Arrrrgggggh… Muppets so good and Gaga so strange. If she wasn’t a cameo performer in The Simpsons, I might be angry. Gotta… do… something…. to make…brain demons… go silent… must… find… people as weird as me…. ok, over to tapped-out.co.uk.  Besides all you awesome tapaholics here, this is my other tapped out community where I go to be the addict that I am. It is basically like the Facebook for TSTO. I have met sooooo many interesting and cool folks over there.

Anywho, this post isn’t a complete plug for those folks but it’s more of a segway into the really cool “TSTO Tip” for all my Android peeps. (I really hate putting two of those words together but couldn’t think of a better way to describe it.) As an ioS player, I take it for granted that neighboreeno management  is so easy on my device. Over and over I have heard that it sucks that Droid users can’t easily delete neighbors unless they use the Origin program.

Well, breaking news my friends! One of my good buds over at tapped-out (you rock Chris J.) discovered a way for Android users to be able to delete folks within their devices and passed the info to me to break here for all you Addicts! Of all the places to find this… it’s in Scrabble. Scrabble Update Continue reading