Daily Archives: January 29, 2014

From the Mouths of Addicts: 3D Bragging!

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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

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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?
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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!

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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 TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com 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. 

All original art and content © Up All Night, LLC and TSTOAddicts.com
All Screen Shots of Game Graphics & Dialogue and Game Graphics from files ™ and © EA, Gracie Films and FOX

1-29-14 In-Game Update: Super Bowl Sunday

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Logged into my TSTO this morning to see this GLORIOUS Screen:2014-01-29 14.20.42
It appears EA has graced us with a little Super Bowl Sunday mini-update!   (Shameless FOX plug…I’m sure but I don’t mind 🙂 )
Update auto-starts with a dialogue between Homer and Lisa and then both Homer and Lisa have to be free for a 1 hr task.

Click read more for update content, dialogue and freebie spoilers….BUT if you don’t want to know about them I will tell you to make sure you play your game on Super Bowl Sunday for a couple of freebies (1 is a new item not listed in the items above…something brand new to TSTO). Continue reading

Addicts How To: Take A Clean Image/Picture

Hey there Hoppy Tappers. Bunny jumping on by with another few quick tips in taking a good/clean picture to add to your collection, show off, download to Flickr, make a giant stitched image, etc.

We get many submissions daily to all of our outlet resources. Some I REALLY like, but they can be a little hard to see everything that is cool going on in the pictures at times with all the extra stuff going on in forefront (ie: the menu items). To make a clean image, it is just a matter of waiting a few more seconds BEFORE you take that screenshot to allow for the information and menu items to disappear from the screen (if you are in your movement screen, the information won’t disappear). This makes it easier also if you want to use any images for stitching apps or just to stitch in general. (As far as taking a screenshot, you can click the link HERE for more info.)

Pic with menu items…

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After waiting approx 30 seconds for menu items to disappear…

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I understand that for some devices this may be difficult due to the button you press may make the menu items reappear or the volume icon to show.

So there you go, a simple thing to do to make your images all nice and pretty so everyone can see all the cool stuff going on.

~Bunny~

All original art and content © Up All Night, LLC and TSTOAddicts.com
All Screen Shots of Game Graphics & Dialogue and Game Graphics from files ™ and © EA, Gracie Films and FOX