Monthly Archives: January 2014

Springfield Showoff: SHOW ME YOUR BOATS!

As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we find ourselves sometimes forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to.

So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU.

So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small. Brag about it to the world. We want you to. (That and Bunny loves to see other designs and get inspiration from it.) Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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WDTCF – Howard’s Flowers

Say you don’t need no tapped out game and I’ll be mortified… give me at least one free donut and I’ll be satisfied… I ain’t got enough time or money…. EA can’t buy me love…. Can’t buy me love love, donuts can’t buy me love, can’t buy me love love, no no no no…. Oh… hey there Addicterinos.  SOrry about that, you know me and my silliness.  I don’t know about you but I am so getting in the Valentine’s Day Spirit.  With the upcoming S.A.D. update headed our way (or so we all think, who knows, EA could surprise us), I really hope they bring back all the decorations, buildings and characters from last year’s event.  (insert shameless plug for previous post here)

One of the buildings was Howard’s Flowers.  We were able to get it by collecting 25 hearts (the currency for 2013 VD).  It’s a unique looking building that I’ve heard quite a few tappers pine for.  Not a bad one either as it generates $200 and 17 XP every 10 hours.  I’ve had mine close to the Hospital for forever it seems with my other VD decorations.

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Another Update from Alissa 2/2/14:  Bunny, Wookiee & I are still here…we PROMISE.  And yes…I’ve let Bunny and Wookiee run off some energy today and let them out of the basement and attic…for now.
We’re still in a bit of a holding pattern while we’re waiting for our domain name to completely move from the old hosted area ( to our new private server.  However, we’re still here and we will STILL be updating, reading and approving (And responding) to your comments.
Our site WILL NOT be down at anytime while we’re waiting.  All content from Addicts will be accessible in both locations, however only new content will appear on the old site for now (which i’m pretty sure most of you are still seeing).  Once the domain name switch reaches our locations we’ll be able to update the new site…we’re still waiting too just like you guys.
We will move every single comment and post from here to the new server once it’s complete (i’m hopeful by tomorrow morning).  So you can relax and just keep Tapping away and we’ll be here to answer all of your TSTO (and life) questions.  If for some reason you can’t get us here just drop us an email at

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Should I Spend Donuts On The Duff Party Bus?

Episode Tie-In you say? Superbowl brought back a really cool LIMITED TIME premium decoration.  Now, as with all new premium content you may be asking “Should I Spend Donuts On THIS?”  Well before you hit that confirm button, lets break down the Pros and Cons of adding this TOTALLY AWESOME DUFF PARTY BUS to your Springfield!


Decoration: Duff Party Bus
Donut Price: 50 donuts
Unique?: NO (OH YEAH!! A party bus for EVERYONE!)
Bonus: 2.25% (bonus cash and XP to all tasks)
Bonus % Per Donut Spent: 0.05% (.045)
Conform-o-Meter Points: 400 Vanity
Where Can I Place It?: Land, Beach, and Squidport. (have party…will travel)

Final Thought: At 50 donuts and a 2.25% bonus, the Duff Party Bus seems well worth the sweets spent to acquire it to me.  I don’t think we ever have enough vehicles around town and this one just adds to the cool look and feel with all of the other Duff items. I would say to grab this one while you can, as it IS limited to the Superbowl episode and most likely to be gone after Sunday. OH YEAH!!!!

Want a little more information about where the Duff Bus came from?  Check out Wookiee’s Where Did THAT Come From post here.

What do you think?  Will you be paying 50 donuts for Duff Party Bus?

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1-30 Minor In-Game Update

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers,

Just received another little minor in game update (no it’s not time for Valentine’s Day yet…).  It appears that this little update has made it so the Duff Party Bus is now no longer unique….so you can purchase as many as you’d like (for the low low rate of 50 donuts!  Still a 2.25% bonus on each bus purchased) .  However, the Duff Racer is still unique…so you can only purchase one.

So now you can party down with the Duff Bus all over Springfield!

Will YOU be buying more than one Duff Bus?  Will you be buying even 1 Duff Bus?

Happy Shopping!

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Where did THOSE come from – Duff Party Bus, Duff Racer (and Duff-Barney Blimp)

NOTE: Here at Addicts, we often write filler posts in advance for those lull periods between updates and events.  This post has been sitting since November of last year.  More proof of the Wookiee’s ESPN?  Probably not… but a fuzzball can dream.  No matter what, I certainly don’t mind only having to mildly tweak a post…

Who has two furry thumbs and an excuse to ramble about more decorations?  The Wookiee, that’s who.  This time I decided to tackle a few of the limited time items you may have coveted a time or two in a neighborino’s town.

 Tapped_Out_Duff_Party_Busduffbeercar_menuDuff Barney BlimpBarney feels left out from the Super Bowl

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From the Mouths of Addicts: 3D Bragging!


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!  This week’s post comes to us from one of our newest Addicts Alice!  Alice just discovered TSTO Addicts recently, and after reading Bunny and Wookiee’s 3D 101 posts, decided to give it a try!  Let’s take a look at what Alice has created shall we? Continue reading

Oh Those Origin Servers…Open Thread

“They’re up
They’re down, 
They’re down and up and down
down, down, down
up, up, up,
The Servers are down again!”

UPDATE: 5:50PM EST– It looks like the servers are back up and access to the games has returned. GET TO TAPPIN’!! 😉

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Are you seeing this message when you try to login to TSTO:
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Or this one?

Yea?  Me too.  But...DO NOT PANIC!  While it sucks, yes, this is something that we’re seeing many many MANY Tappers experiencing right now.

Usually right before a big update hits the games (like Valentine’s Day) the servers go down. It’s usually because they’re running maintenance on them in preparation for the next big event. This isn’t always the case, but I suspect this is the case in this case…:)

So be patient…relax…and keep trying.  Eventually they’ll come back up and we can all get to Tap Tap Tappin again!

In the mean time…do you need some ideas of what to do?  Check out this post for the do’s and don’t’s of the Servers being down.

You can also check out Wookiee’s latest diary entry, add your Caption to our Hump Day Humor Caption This!, work on your entry for our Valentine’s Day Contest, OR talk amogst yourselves as we make this post a special Wednesday Night Open Thread!  So chat it up with each other about anything and everything TSTO related or not as we ALL wait for the servers to come back up 🙂

Can’t wait to chat with my favorite Addicts!

Diary of a Wookiee: Squeaky Wheeled Success

Hey honey!  Honey?  Huhhhhh—-kneeeeee…..

There she is!  My baby, my boo, my precious blue-eyed Wookieetown.

Return of the Wookiee

Oh yeah!  Super stoked!  Who’s the master? Sho Nuff…  Who’s the master? Sho Nuff…  Don’t see no Bruce Leroys around here… only one ecstatic Wookiee and the reason for that is simple… I CAN ACCESS MY GAME AGAIN….  WOO FRAKIN HOO DIPPITY DOO!!! Continue reading

Hump Day Humor: Caption This!


Happy Hump Day Tappers!

We thought we’d bring a little fun to Wednesday with a little Hump Day Humor!  What better way to add fun and humor than a bonus Caption This!  

Everyday you guys (the AMAZING Readers of Addicts) send us tons of screenshots of some of the funniest moments in TSTO!  And every week when I go to pick a Caption This! image for Monday I struggle to only pick 1.  So we thought…”Why only do it once a week?”   And so…Hump Day Caption This! was born.

What is 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!

Twice 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!
(Today’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader RyanW)

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If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!
P.S Leave us your Origin ID with the email if you’d like for it to be included with the post. 

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