Daily Archives: February 5, 2014

Wheel of Mayhem….er Friendship!

Hey Howdy Hey Heart Breakers!

So for those of you who have used donuts to speed up the rosebush crop you’ll be all ready for this information.  For everyone else who refuse to use donuts on silly things like speeding up a 24hr crop you’ll be ready for this information sometime after 12pm EST tomorrow…but feel free to read anyway.  (otherwise I’ll be sad and think you love Bunny more than me…just remember I’m the one who makes sure she gets food and “water”)

Who’s excited to see a Wheel back in TSTO?!  Awww come on now was Christmas THAT bad?  Eventually EA fixed the odds….keyword eventually.  But the good news is they’ve learned from their mistakes (heck even made fun of it!) and they’ve made the new and improved Wheel of Friendship for Valentine’s Day!  Let’s take a closer look at the Wheel and how you will go mad fall in love with it!
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Queen of Hearts: The Run Down on the Valentine’s Day Currency

Hey Howdy Hey Heart Breakers!

Are you enjoying the update so far?  Did you use donuts to rush the Rosebush on Cletus’s Farm?  Are you ready to throw your device if you get another Bart Screen?  Bunny, Wookiee and I are working hard to bring you all of the details of the update, answer your questions in the comments AND work on implementing some changes to the site behind the scenes with our new dedicated server.  (YES…we get so much traffic at Addicts we had to go to our own private server dedicated just for TSTO Addicts!  Very cool…but also very stressful!)

Anywho I thought I’d take a little break from the site changes and my own Bart screen’s to give you a run down on the new Valentine’s Day Currency….Hearts, Hearts and more Hearts!  So let’s get to it shall we?


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Valentine’s Day Run Down

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Love is in the air and we FINALLY have something new to write about!  Woo-hoo new content!!!  So with out further ado let’s breakdown the ins and outs of the Valentine’s Day update basics shall we?

If you’d like to know what’s new with Origin and the some details about the servers going up and down…check out this post.

Oh and for my fellow Addicts that don’t like spoilers stop here….as all of the details and spoiler type info will be after the page break 🙂  

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It’s Valentine’s Day in Springfield…for Everyone!

UPDATE ON SERVERS: Hey Tappers…just real quick.  The Origin servers are going CRAZY with the update and everyone downloading it.  So you’ll see a lot of Bart Screens as it attempts to reconnect to the server (keeps happening to me on ALL devices).  Just be patient and keep retrying.  It will let you back in. 🙂


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Valentine’s Update is live on iOS (Version 4.7.1)!  So be sure to login to iTunes to download the update!  Photo-Feb-05-12-29-02-PM-800x600

Android users the update is live for you now too!  However, in both my Tablet and my phone I didn’t see the new graphic or info on the update screen.  It still showed the old graphic like this:

We’re seeing a lot of comments about Level Rollback issues caused with this update….it happened to me on my B game as well (I started it with my iPad).  If you’re experiencing Level Rollback issues refer to this post about Level 38 Rollback glitches other Tappers experienced when level 38 launched initially.
Incidentally I started my A game on my GS4 Android phone and no rollback issues.

Kindle users….word on the street is the update has hit your device too!

Looking for Friends for Valentine’s Day?  Check our our Valentine’s Day Add Friends Thread Here

Origin Changes!!  (I know how much you guys love those!)  We’ll do a full post on this shortly BUT just wanted to show you a few changes to Origin that I think are pretty cool!

The first you’ll notice (on iOS and Android) right at the login screen.  It looks different now…it’s pretty 🙂 Here’s what mine looks like:

Next change is on your friends screen.  Now you can actually see all of your friends on 1 Origin screen broken up into categories:

You’ll notice you can also log in with Facebook (although i’ve been doing this for a while now) and see your Facebook Friends that play TSTO!

Finally…the last BIG change is….THEY BROUGHT BACK UNFRIENDING SOMEONE TO THE GAME ITSELF!  Woo-Hoo!  Now you can delete lazy neighbor-eenos right from TSTO…Sweet!  In addition you can also Tap on a friend to see how often they play and when they last logged on to TSTO:

OH and I forgot to mention….Your friends are now in Alphabetical Order!  How sweet is that?!

Ok that’s it from me for now.  We’re working on all of the content posts now…and working my way through the update!

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All Screen Shots of Game Graphics & Dialogue and Game Graphics from files ™ and © EA, Gracie Films and FOX

A New Way To Find Friends on Addicts

Update 2/28: 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 back to our original post which can be found here.  🙂

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well it’s just before 9:45 AM here on the East Coast and still no update!   But I’m taking advantage of the quiet here at the Addicts offices (I may have given Bunny a little too much “Water” and Wookiee a few too many Cheetos last night, so it would be quiet around here this morning) and doing a little “housekeeping” around the blog.  You may be noticing some of the changes already (like to the menu structure at the top) and don’t worry I’ll reveal the full details of everything once complete.  BUT for now I figured let’s address probably the number 2 reason you’re all here (I know the number 1 reason is for our humor and cheesy jokes right?! 😀 )….to find Tapped Out Friends!

As you most likely have already noticed (and used) we have a handy link in the top menu as well as an icon in the side bar over there —–>
for quick access to finding and adding those much needed TSTO Friends!  BUT currently there are close to 10,000 Add Me requests on those previous Friends Pages.  While we LOVE that you guys are all adding Neighbor-eenos and filling up your friends lists we don’t love (and you guys don’t either) that you often have to comb through THOUSANDS of requests just to find someone to Add.  OR you guys adding your name just to have it buried under other requests that come in at the same time.

So we’ve come up with a solution!

We’re going to do posts, like this one, regularly for you guys to Add Friend requests to.  Once the comments and Add Me Requests reaches a certain number (we’re not sure on the number yet) we’ll start a new Add Me Post and keep doing it until….the end of time!  Ok not that dramatic but you get the idea.  We’ll also do specific posts for Events (Like Christmas, Valentines, Whacking Day…etc).  All of these posts will be complied under 1 simple quick link at the top of the page.  The same link you use today…Add Friends.  (the little icon on the side bar will also be linked to the most current Add Friends Post)  So you’ll quickly be able to see where to add your name, as well as search older posts to find friends to add.  Make sense?

Now if you’ve already added your name to the old page and are wondering if your previous Add Me request will be lost…DON’T PANIC!   We’re going to quick link to those Pages on the first few Add Friend Posts
like this:

Find Friends 1 (formerly Add Friends)
Find Friends 2 (formerly Find Friends)

….and we’ll have another quick link to access them from the Menu.

Note: The ability to make “Add Me” requests on those pages has been disabled.  You can still see requests previously added, but no new comments can be added.  Now that we’re doing things this way, any “Add Me” request to any other post, unless it specifically says add your Origin ID OR you write a comment relevant to the post itself and leave your Origin ID with it, will NOT be approved.  I hate to be a Grumple about it but it’s for your own good…I promise!   

Confused?  I’m sorry…once I’ve hit publish on this post and updated the menu (can’t do it until this post is up there) I’ll take some screenshots of the new structure and update this post so you can figure out just what I’m talking about.

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


Won’t You be My Valentine?- Add TSTO Friends for Valentine’s Day

Update 2/25/13: Hey everyone.  Since the Valentine’s Day Event is essentially over…by the countdown timer in TSTO…we’ve decided to close friend requests on this post (since it’s specific for Valentine’s Day).  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 back to our original post which can be found here.  🙂

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Here at Addicts we’re on top of the Valentine’s Day Update prep work….so on top of it  I’m currently running 3 devices with Tapped Out (my phone’s not pictured because I needed it to take the picture)!
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So we’ll have you covered on the iOS and Android front…don’t you worry!  Anywho…we’re also busy frakkin away at the files.  Oh boy the things we’re uncovering!  And (as we thought) there will be a social element to Valentine’s Day…just like Christmas and Halloween!  So you’ll want to make sure you’ve got your fill of Neighbor’s to help you earn more prizes!  So here’s your official TSTO Addicts Valentine’s Day Add Friends Post!

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

Screenshot_2014-01-26-22-30-10PS You can also find other Neighboreenos looking for friends here 🙂

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All Screen Shots of Game Graphics & Dialogue and Game Graphics from files ™ and © EA, Gracie Films and FOX

Upcoming Springfield Showoff Reminder

You all getting a lil itchy to tappa tappa tappa? Want something to do to pass the time? Well I got an idea for you…this weeks Springfield Showoff. DUFF DUFF DUFF OH YEAH!!!!

EA gave us back the Duff Party Bus, the Duff Racer, and then a FREE Duff Balloon. Now I wanna see how YOU designed them into your towns. Do you already own Duffman and the Brewery? Did you place them in unusual places? SHOW ME!!!

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Send me pics of any/all the designs you have come up with for all the Duff Stuff. YOURS may be the next one featured on this Friday’s addition.

Places you can post it…

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Hop to it! GO GO GO!!!


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

Something Loving This Way Comes!

OOOOOoooooh. Bunny Foo Foo is busy frakkin files…and guess what I see? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! I spy with my lil eyes. 😉

You really wanna know don’t yah? I think you’re all gonna be really happy with this one. I know I am. Get your itchy tapping fingers ready cuz Something Loving This Way Comes. WOOHOO!!

Keep your eyes this way as we will keep you up to date as all the goodies arrive.

Hoppy Tappin


Diary of a Wookiee… a little culture for your wait

Hey everyone!  Wookiee popping in to say hey while we all wait in limbo hoping for the Valentine’s Day event or Level 39 or just something to break the monotony.  Like most things in life, waiting sucks.  It’s no fun to wait in line at the DMV as Patty and Selma slack off or to wait in line in Krustyland only to find out no one was in front of you in the first place.  Seriously, why are the cues so long if nobody’s in the park?  I think we all can agree that no one likes the waiting game. Continue reading