Monthly Archives: February 2014

Mardis Gras and the Best. Show. Ever.

So, it’s nearing the end of February and y’all know what that means, right?  Fat Tuesday!  The day it’s ok to be fat on Tuesday.  Ok, maybe not that but it does mean that Mardis Gras aka the “Carnival season” is coming soon.  Whether just celebrating the day before the Christian Ash Wednesday (1st day of Lent) or encompassing the entire period from Kings day (Epiphany) to Fat Tuesday, it is pretty well known for costumes, masks, defiance of social conventions, parades, and beads, can’t forget the beads.  Not sure how far back the beads go but the actual event can be traced back to Medieval history.

Reader Seapeach1 had asked if we’d talk about it here at Addicts and I thought it was a great idea.  While I doubt EA will tie in this event with the game, it’s always nice to revisit Simpsons episodes and like Bart Simpson says, “Mardi Gras, man.  When the Big Easy calls, ya gotta accept the charges.”

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Springfield Showoff Reminder: 2D LETTERING

Just a reminder…I want 2D lettering for Showoff tomorrow. I want to see what you have spelled out or have written in your town. Bad words? (Well EA did hint they wanted us to spell something with those rose bushes. Try and keep it as close to PG as possible. Lol.) Announcing your love for a neighbor? Shout out to your fav blog? Show me what you got!! 😉

Post your images to the Addicts Flickr, share them in the comments below, share your images on our Facebook Page, or email us your screenshots at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs and stay tuned tomorrow for Springfield Showoff!! 😉

HOPPY Tappin’

~Bunny~

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Where Did THAT Come From: Singing Sirloin

Hey there fellow Addicts, how are you enjoying the new items that EA is bringing to us in their next “Social” event? How many have you got so far?

Well one of those items is a cool new restaurant, complete with sounds. You trying to figure out why it is in the game? Where it came from in the Simpson world? Well, no worries. Bunny here to bring you the back story of the Singing Sirloin.

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Find and Add Friends the Addicts Way

Update 3/27: This thread was getting pretty full and some of you were getting “lost in the shuffle” so we’ve decided to close friend requests on this post.  ALL of your Origin ID’s will still be readable in the comments of this post, you just will no longer be able to comment on this specific post.  Instead we’ll move all Add Me requests to our new Add me Thread which can be found here. 🙂

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers,

Ok the old Add Friends thread was getting a little long and some of you were getting”lost in the shuffle” so time to start a new Add-Me thread!

So now…hit up this post with your Origin ID’s and Add Me Requests!  Who wants to be first?

Pssssst….If you’re looking for a thread to find neighbor-eenos who WON’T vandalize you check out this Add-Me page…now Graffiti free! 🙂

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Add Friends- Who Won’t Vandalize You!

This post is getting too full…we’ve now disabled comments here.  For the new list of friends who won’t vandalize you check out this post.

REMINDER!!! THIS LIST IS ONLY FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT WANT TO BE TAGGED! IF YOU PUT YOUR NAME HERE AND TAG OTHERS ANYWAY, WE WILL DELETE YOU FROM ALL OF THE FRIENDS LISTS, INCLUDING THE STANDARD ONE! SO PLEASE BE COURTEOUS AND FOLLOW THE WISHES OF THOSE THAT DON’T WANT TAGGED TOWNS.

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well another social event is upon us and you know what that means….time to load up on those neighbor-eenos!!

This social event has brought along a bit of a hot button issue.  Something that seems to have a lot of you either really giddy or really ticked.  And that something is….Graffiti!

I wrote an entire post about the pros and cons of vandalizing your neighbors during this event (which you can find here) and at the end I asked for YOUR opinion.  Well 87.5% of you said YES Vandalize me BUT 12.5% of you said DON’T YOU DARE TOUCH MY BUILDINGS!  

And that post sparked this comment from TowJamb:
I only get on either every eight hours or every twelve hours, and when I do, my town has always been vandalized, and it destroys my righteousness rating, thereby taking my overall rating down by half a star. That costs me income, so when anyone vandalizes my town, I delete them from my friends list. I started off post-Valentine event with my list maxed out, and I’m now down to less than 80, but I don’t care. The vandalism feature is the number one thing I dislike about this game (ahead of even the crashing and the server issues), and as long as people keep trashing my star rating, I’ll keep deleting them.
What I’d love to see on this site is an “add me” thread for people who don’t trash each other’s towns. I seriously HATE being vandalized, and I NEVER vandalize anyone else. Is there a thread for like-minded, law-abiding citizens to find each other? I’ve got over twenty newly empty spots on my friends list for nice, non-destructive people like me!

So between those poll results and TowJamb’s comment I decided let’s start an Add-Me thread for those who pledge not to Vandalize each other’s towns, just like TowJamb requested!

So here you go guys….here’s your thread for those of you who PLEDGE NOT TO VANDALIZE EACH OTHER’S TOWNS NO MATTER WHAT!  If you can’t keep that pledge…please don’t add your name to this thread.  We’ve got a whole other Add-Me Thread here, for those who may/may not vandalize each other.  

Happy Friending!

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Friendship Level 2: Unlocking the Singing Sirloin

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers,

How are you doing in your quest for free Doodads?  Have you unlocked the Olmec Head yet?  Making good use of visiting your neighbors daily?  Do you have enough friends?  Remember you can always find friends on our Add Friends Page…the best (and only way) to submit your Add Me requests on TSTO Addicts!

Anywho…we’ve already covered the first Friendship prize, so now let’s talk about the second  prize, the Singing Sirloin.  The Singing Sirloin is unlocked once you’ve unlocked the Olmec Head AND earn an additional 2,000FP…and many of you should be unlocking it at some point today or tomorrow (depending on how many friends you have).  So what happens when you unlock it?  What does it do?  Let’s take a closer look…

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Krustyland in 3D!!!

What’s crackalackin Addicts?

Well, it’s 3D Thursday and I thought today we could have some fun in Krustyland (KL) for a change.  I don’t know about you but my poor theme park has been pretty neglected for quite a while.  Sure I threw my new rides from the various holiday events in there but haven’t done much else.

Well, I’m ashamed of myself.  I’m a Disneyland Annual Passholder and go all the time and still have a so-so KL.  You’d never guess how much I love amusement parks by looking at my designs.  (Well, the pathway to the castle with the Krusty Statue in front of it might give you a guess but that’s not the point.)  Thankfully, other Addicts aren’t as neglectful of KL as me. Over at TOuk, I saw this amazing 3D Design from Steven Itman and liked it a bunch.  With his permission, I thought we’d do a little 3D tutorial.  Sound good? If yes, click more….

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The “Art” of Friendship: Vandalizing

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

How are you all enjoying visiting your neighbors?  Are you taking the time to enjoy their towns and designs?  Remember this is not a limited-time event.  There is no countdown clock going on the Friendship Rewards…so take your time with it.  And enjoy looking at what your neighbors created!

Ok so now that all of that “lovey-dovey” stuff is out of the way I want to take a minute to discuss a hot button issue with this event.  Something that seems to have a lot of you either really giddy or really ticked.  And that something is….Graffiti!

Ah yes vandalizing your neighbors…which for the longest time has been something many of us have tried to avoid (and some of us only do) because of the negative dip in Righteousness Rating points.  BUT with the Friendship event vandalizing your neighbors seems to be beneficial to BOTH of you when it comes to earning those precious FPs!  So let’s take a closer look at some of the pros, cons & solutions of spraying that graffiti…

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Where Did THAT Come From: Olmec Head

Well EA finally released an item that seems to have been sitting idle in the files for a while now. It is an odd looking item, but seems to fit in with the latest “Social Event” EA has released to keep our lil tappin fingers happy while they work on the next big thing.

The item in question is the Olmec Head. SAY WHAT??!?!! What the frak is THAT? Well hang on while I break down the item and just as to why it appeared in our games.

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Friendship Level 1: Unlocking the Olmec Head

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers,

Are you all enjoying the little social game EA given us with the Valentine’s Day Removal update?  Are you remembering to take your time and enjoy your neighbor’s town?  There is no rush to complete the prizes ASAP.  There’s no clock on this event, so take your time.  Relax and enjoy tapping!  Oh and the free stuff…

Speaking of free stuff…let’s talk about the first of the Friendship prizes, the Olmec Head.  The Olmec Head is unlocked once you’ve reached your first 1,000 FP…and many of you should be unlocking it at some point today (if you haven’t already).  So what happens when you unlock it?  What does it do?  Let’s take a closer look…

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