Well hello there Tappers and happy weekend!
I know Bunny usually covers these updates but she’s been so busy hopping all over the country I decided to give her the morning off to recharge her battery.
So another week has come and gone and what a crazy week it was! Everything from site maintenance, downed servers & the Valentine’s Day Update! So what are we waiting for? Let’s dive into anything you might have missed this past week on Addicts….
SUNDAY: We started off the week with Alissa’s coverage (And walkthrough) of the Super Bowl Sunday quest did YOU get your free Blimp? Then stopped back in that night to bring you a Super Bowl Sunday Open Thread. Did YOU catch it? It was more exciting than the game!
A little later in the morning Bunny covered of one of the most requested (by you guys) characters for the game with her Real Housewives of Springfield: Belle post. Then she hopped back in for a little Shadow Play in honor of Groundhog’s day!
MONDAY: Alissa brought us all some great giggles with this Monday’s Caption This.
Bunny hopped in that night with a post reminding us just how to prepare our towns for Valentine’s Day, were you prepared?
TUESDAY: Alissa kicked the day off with a little Housekeeping Post talking about our new “home” and how happy we are to finally be settled!
Then she popped back in with a special Blogiversary Poll because we want to know more about YOU! Did you take the poll yet? Hurry we’ll be sharing the results next week 🙂
WEDNESDAY: Wookiee kicked the morning off with another page from his diary with a little culture and West Side Story about waiting for the update.
Bunny then took a peek at the game files and saw an update had hit the servers. She reminded tappers that an update should be hitting our games at any moment. She then gave us a little sneak peak at this week’s Springfield Showoff and asked you to show us your Duff!
Alissa then introduced a special page just so you can add friends for Valentine’s Day…just in time for the update to hit! Are you looking for new friends? Add your request to this post.
Then BAM update city! As usual we were ALL OVER the update! Bringing you coverage left and right starting with the update being live in each device’s App Store, then we brought you a complete run down of all of the new Valentine’s Day items and we ended the day with a rundown on earning Hearts and a break down of the Wheel of Frendship! Whew Wednesday was crazy!
THURSDAY: Was just as crazy! The day kicked off with Wookiee showing us a little Deja Vu, with a recap of the “new” items in TSTO that we’ve already talked about.
Alissa then turbo tapped Valentine’s day as well as brought a little humor and Community chatter while we all suffered together waiting for the servers to come back.
We then ended Thursday with a Should I Buy on Brandie and a quick recap of her tasks and birthing the Spuckler children.
FRIDAY: Woo-hoo TGIF! Of course the excitement of the weekend didn’t slow us down, we still had you covered.
Wookiee once again kicked the morning off with a Where did THAT come from? this time all about Madame Chao’s.
Bunny hopped in quickly to provide us with a full character list of who you can send Valentine’s to, this way you know who get’s a Valentine and who stays lonely 🙁
Alissa posted answers to many of YOUR questions about Valentine’s Day. Check it out, most likely something you’re wondering has been answered there.
She then stopped back in to tell us all about the new changes to Origin in TSTO, now you can delete friends in TSTO!
SATURDAY: Well you’ll have to stay tuned to see what we have in store for you today 🙂
ANOTHER REMINDER…WHO WANTS FREE STUFF??!! Have YOU entered our Valentine’s Day Contest? Come on. YOU KNOW YOU WANNA!! Contest Ends February 10th.
A little ramble on accessing the files: Yes for all of you who are wondering…we can see the files. As can many other Tappers and blog sites. We access the files via the computer. There’s a key file that we can download the content from, so we don’t need to connect our devices (or wait for the update to hit our devices) to see what’s in them.
Once the game files hit the server we can start to extract them and take a look inside. We do not post specific spoilers about any upcoming content unless we can verify it ourselves.
We don’t pretend to have a crystal ball and say we know exactly when an update will hit. We never have and never will, no one can. We can only predict, based on the history, that once a file hits the servers these days the update will hit our devices within hours. Our predictions of dates and times is based on the history we’ve experienced with various updates (whether in game or via the app store) and NOT something we’re claiming to see in the files.
Our access to the files only allows us to see what’s in the upcoming update (images, tasks, quests, conform-o-meter ratings, etc). We use them a lot to answer many of your questions (in addition to playing the game).
When it comes to images and graphics that we use on our site, we’ve pulled these from the files ourselves. One of the founding members of Addicts is a computer programmer and graduate of MIT. He’s the one who taught us how to look into the files and he’s the one who extracts the images and animations for us. Which is why there are many many times that we’ll have graphics and animations no other site will have.
We pride ourselves on verifying information ourselves so that we don’t bring you all wrong information.
So the next time some Cranky Person stands up on his soapbox and tells you to feed the Bunny a carrot and shut up…just push him off and tell him to go back to drinking his cheap wine and KRAM it. (especially when said Cranky Person knows we access the files ourselves, since I’ve personally shown him exactly what to do..)
What did YOU think of the week? What was your favorite part? How are you doing in the update? Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing for you!
Have a great weekend friends!
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