Hello hello hello! So excited right now to announce that we have finally reached one billion, 200 million gift bags and unlocked the fifth Community Prize, the Candy Cane Cooling Towers!
Wow, what an event. 10 personal prizes, 5 extra prizes for the group and whatever we all were lucky enough to win on the wheel. Not too bad a haul in my opinion.
I’m still kind of in shock that that many bags have been given by the worldwide community. I know there are folks out there who will say the counter is all just an algorithm and not indicative of real gift giving, but to that I say Bah Humbug. Every community prize was a gift, right? The Holidays are about togetherness and a little bit of magic so I’m sticking to all of us as a group dropping those bags like it was hot. Just for fun, I have kept track of how many bags I’ve given during the update and I’m currently at 1387. If you multiply that by 1 million tappers (a small amount of the real total), you can see it is completely possible.
Anywho… all that doesn’t matter in the grand scheme, right? What matters is we got a new skin for the cooling towers of our Nuclear Power Plant (It’s pronounced nu-cular lol). Provided you’re at Level 11 and have built them, you can now make them all festive.
Back with another edition of Tapped Out on Christmas! I’ve been noticing more and more in the comments many tappers asking what’s next? You’ve completed the Gift Card prizes (although if you haven’t…don’t panic you still have plenty of time…until next Tuesday to be exact), won all of the wheel prizes (again if you haven’t don’t panic…or feel one of the F words…you still have plenty of time) and you have no clue what to do until the next update.
And now we’ve gotten word that the Christmas Event has been EXTENDED another week!What’s an Addicted Tapper to do?
Should you still be tapping Neighbor-eeno’s houses with Gift Cards? Should you still be dropping gift bags? Should you still be tapping your own presents? Well over the next couple of days we’re going to take a look at things you can do to prevent yourself from becoming Tapped Out on Christmas and still keep your head in the game.
Today’s tip? Town Designs (or redesigns) and working all of those new items into Springfield!
No real complaints worth mentioning on my end. I did get up to some shenanigans today which I think might turn in to a post or two pretty soon so that’s always a bonus. During our latest mini-quest on New Year’s Day, I couldn’t help but notice this little bit of dialogue from Homer after completing his 24 hour to “Back Off EA”.
“But there better be some awesome stuff planned for 2014. Like the Monorail, and the Stonecutters, and a proper version of Sideshow Bob…”
“… and those ideas are just a few of the great ideas I found on the internet!”
Too funny that his other tasks included the forums (did you know we have our own forum here?) as well as some other troll-ish behavior. Is EA making fun of us? Maybe, but in the same way the Simpson’s writers make fun of everything. If they pick something to lampoon, that means it matters to them and I take that as a big win for TSTO fans.
We all know eventually our snow will have to melt in our towns, so when that update comes, if it’s not the Valentine’s Day Event, just what will be in store for us. Rumored judges and courthouses? Hal Roach Apartments? Only melted snowmen and beautiful greenery?
Just a quick note to all of the Addicts out there…it looks like EA has heard your complaints about glitches, downed servers & Wheel of F…. troubles! The Christmas Event has been extended by 1 week! The new end date is January 14th!
So you now have an extra 7 days to reach all of your personal prizes AND 7 extra days to scream in frustration at the Wheel!
Well it’s a New Year and that means new fun here at Addicts! As we teased in our New Year’s Post we’ve got some big things in store for 2014. One of the new things we have planned for 2014 is to showcase the writing talents of the amazing readers here at TSTO Addicts! Everyday we receive emails from Tappers wanting to post here on Addicts and in 2014 we plan on making this happen.
Once a week (at least) we plan on showcasing your words for the world, and TSTO Community, to read! Here’s your chance to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out. Simply send in your posts to our Addicts email account: TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com (many of you already do) and we’ll do the rest! We’ll pick (at least) one post to be showcased here on Addicts every week. So send us your posts…we can’t wait to see what you have to say!
You’ve already seen a few of the changes take place, and From the Mouths of Addicts is just one of the new additions we have planned this year….but we have a lot more in store for you in the coming weeks, so sit tight it’s going to be a fun year!