Origin Cha Cha Cha Changes….Turn and Face Your Neighbor

Hey Howdy Hey Heart Breakers!

Have you noticed a few things different when you log in to TSTO since the update?  Perhaps a different log in screen?  Or a few different things with how you manage neighbors?  Well let’s take a look at all of these Origin Cha Cha Cha Changes…shall we?


The first you’ll notice (on iOS and Android) right at the log in screen.  It looks different now…it’s pretty 🙂 Here’s what mine looks like (and yes that is my picture):

Right away you notice something is different with Origin.  The log in screen looks more…”fancy”.  I’m a fan that’s for sure! 🙂

Next change is on your friends screen.  Now you can actually see all of your friends on 1 Origin screen broken up into categories:2014-02-05-18.16.09-800x450
The first category (the handshake) shows you an overview of your pending Friend requests (received and sent), and it will also show you all of your neighbors in alphabetical order.

The next category (Bart and Milhouse) will show you an overview of all of your neighbors in alphabetical order.

The third category (Facebook logo) Here’s where you can see your Facebook Friends that play TSTO!  But you’ll have to log in with Facebook to see this.  To log in via Facebook simply tap the Log in with Facebook box on the bottom left of this screen.  If your Facebook is connected to your device it will log you in automatically.

The fourth and final category (Origin logo) will show you all of your Origin friend’s (across different games, like Scrabble) 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:
This is an awesome new feature of the Origin Changes, as in the past it’s been so difficult to make changes to your TSTO Friends and clear out those lazy neighoreenos!

Not only have they made it easier to unfriend someone they’ve also made it easier for you to figure out when they last played!  This will come in handy during events like this if you’re trying to figure out if your neighbor is active but just playing slow OR inactive and completely abandoned their Springfield.  Another great new feature to help you clear out those lazy neighboreenos!

So one question we’ve been seeing a lot in the comments is…just how do you delete neighbors in the new Origin TSTO?  Well let’s break it down…I promise it’s really simple!

First access your Neighbor screen by tapping on the Bart and Milhouse icon in the lower right hand corner of your main Springfield.  Once your on your Neighbor screen you’ll want to once again look for the Bart and Milhouse icon in the lower right hand corner:

This will launch the new Origin menu screen:
Yes I’ve blacked out my neighbor’s names for their protection!  

From here just tap on the neighbor you want to unfriend.  Again it’s in alphabetical order so you should be able to find it fairly easy.

Once tapped on it will launch their, what i’m calling, player card.  This will show you the last time they played and give you the option to unfriend them:

Simply tap the unfriend option and viola! Done.  You’ve now gotten rid of that lazy neighbor, congratulations!

See I told you it was simple!

So there you have all of the changes to the new TSTO Origin…OH and I forgot to mention (how could I)….Your friends are now in Alphabetical Order!  Yes tht’s right…now when you go through your friend’s list their names will appear in alphabetical order making it easier to find just who you’re looking for!  You asked for it and EA listened!  How sweet is that?!

Ok that’s it from me for now.  What do YOU think of the Origin changes?  Have you connected to your Facebook?  Find any friends that were closet Tappers?  Have you been having fun deleting lazy neighboreenos from your game?  Sound off with your thoughts and questions in the comments below….you know we LOVE hearing from you!

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73 responses to “Origin Cha Cha Cha Changes….Turn and Face Your Neighbor

  1. Q: More than 100 but still listed?
    I still receive friend requests from time to time, though I’ve hit the 100 limit for neighbors I can visit. Under my list of neighbors, there is a list of people I cannot visit nor see anything about, under the title, “Origin Friends not in game.” Are these people who have found my screenname in the Addicts Add Me threads and I’ve accepeted their requests, but can’t visit them since I’m already over 100 neighbors? Can they visit me because they haven’t reached 100? The only way I’ve ever asked for/accepted EA friends is through TSTO, since I don’t connect with Facebook or have any other way anyone could add me as a friend in my EA account. If they’re fellow Addicts, I wonder why EA/TSTO would let us accept more friend requests than we can visit, and list them under the 100 limit for us to still see… maybe so that we will know we will have more neighbors to take current neighbors’ place if we clean out our inactive ones? When I have been vandalized in the past, it’s only ever been by people who are my neighbors I can visit and delete. Hmm. Who are the “Origin Friends not in Game” and why would I still be able to accept friend requests after hitting my visitable limit?

    If this question was already addressed, could someone in this awesome TSTO community kindly direct me to the page? I have tried using the search field and wading through comments, but didn’t find the info I was looking for. And thanks if you take the time to answer! I love this community and the admins!

  2. Is there a way to add random people? Nobody I know plays but I’m addicted and it would be so much more fun with neighbors!

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