Daily Archives: February 10, 2014

WDTCF – Up, Up and Buffet

Woo hoo!  A classic Superman reference.  Makes me feel all Comic Book Guysey inside.

With all the romance in the air, it seems only natural that EA would give us a “classy” restaurant.  Sure, you could take your Marge to a fancy establishment like the Guilded Truffle, but that would be boring, right?  There’s nothing that says elegance and refinement like a restaurant made from a hollowed out airplane.

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Should I Spend Donuts On Up, Up and Buffet?

Valentine’s Day has arrived in Springfield!  But, with all of the new Valentine’s premium items that are limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide which items to buy and what to pass on. With that limited-time label on items I know it can be tempting to just buy everything you can. But, have no fear! That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth your donuts & what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Up, Up and Buffet! to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this restaurant to your Springfield.

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A look behind the Wroshyr trees

Happy blogiversary Addicterinos!

Well, we’ve been here for just about 6 months and still going strong.  While you have been following all our madness, you may be wondering just who are “these people” blogging about TSTO. Well, in honor of our 6 month mark, we decided to unveil a little bit more about ourselves.  At Addicts, we like to think of ourselves as a different kind of blog team. Every one on Addicts is actually cool with each other and we work behind the scenes every day to bring you what you hopefully think of as the Best. Site. Ever.

Alright, getting to the point. We’ve been at this crazy TSTO blogging gig since August and every day I find myself truly humbled that thousands of folks come here just to see what we have to say about The Simpsons Tapped Out.  I know I like to actually know a little about the authors I read, so I figured I’d take the chance to take you away momentarily from all the Valentine’s Day Event Madness and tell you about my least favorite subject… ME.

Inside Wookiee

I’m well aware that some people don’t care so if ya don’t, cool by me.  Just don’t click more.  I’m sure there’s one or two other things here to pique you interest.

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Turbo Tappin’ Valentine’s Day 2014: Premium Stuff

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Well the 2014 Valentine’s Day Update has brought us not 1 but 2 premium characters…AND they’re both female!  Woo-hoo more ladies in TSTO!   We figured what better time than now to Turbo Tap the premium stuff!

For those of you who don’t know Turbo Tappin’ is our quick version of a walkthrough for the Level/Update/Character where we give you who starts the quest, the task and what you earn.  This way you have your quick guide on who to keep free and when.  This is great for our fellow Addicts who love to copy and paste the walkthrough into their device for quick reference.  You can check out more of our Turbo Tappin’ Walkthroughs here.

Now on with the Turbo Tappin’!  We’re going to cover BOTH Brandine AND Shauna here, so hang onto your devices cause away we go!


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Woo-hoo It’s Our Blogiversary Week!


Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

This week is special around the Addicts Offices because Friday marks 6 months since the launch of TSTOAddicts.com!  Woo-hoo!  I know it may seem silly to celebrate a 6 month anniversary, but Wookiee, Bunny & I are silly people!  We even celebrated our 1 month anniversary back in September!

We’re always celebrating little milestones with each other and we LOVE to share the bigger ones with you guys!  So in addition to our regular posts about Valentine’s Day,  we’ve got some really awesome things in store for you all this week!  So get ready to celebrate with the Addicts!  (just don’t ask me to share Bunny’s “water”…I tapped into her reserves and it’s mine all mine! 🙂 )

In honor of our anniversary we’ve given the site a little restructuring makeover.  Back in December we ask you (the AMAZING Readers of Addicts) what we could be doing differently to make Addicts a better experience for you.  Many of you said better search options and easier to navigate menu structure.  We’ll we’ve listened to you and worked to restructure both!  You’ll notice the menu tabs at the top and bottom of the page are much simpler and easier to navigate now!  We’ve got everything you could possible need in those menus AND if you still can’t find something you can always use the search box.  🙂

We’ve also made the Character Page AND the Premium Page easier to navigate and find exactly what you’re looking for!  And in the coming days we’ll be working on restructuring the Walkthrough Page, including complete Level Guides for all of the information you’ll need in TSTO for each level of the game!

Now…Just a couple of reminders:

-The time to submit entries to our Valentine’s Day Contest is NOW.  All entries MUST be received by 11:59pm TONIGHT!  You can submit your entire via the comments on that post OR through the Addicts email at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.   Be sure to submit yours on time and don’t miss out on your chance for FREE DONUTS!!

-Have you submitted your answers to the Addicts Want To know Blogiversary Poll yet?  We’ve received thousands of submissions so far…but did we get yours?!  Be sure to fill it out so your answers can be part of our TSTO Survey!  We’ll be sharing the results later this week!

Happy Tapping Everyone!

Hey Addicts, 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!
(This week’s Caption This image was submitted by Addicts reader Dutt-Dog, also his Origin Screen name…hint hint nudge nudge)

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!

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

Valentine’s and the Conform-O-Meter

Update February 2015: The Valentine’s Day Event for 2015 added one new item and a bunch of returning items.  The one new item was the Animatronic Bears, and to see how they impact the Conform-O-Meter check out the details on them here.

For all of the other returning Valentine’s Day items, check out the rest of the post below.

Can you feeelll the Loooovveee Tonight….ok ok I’ll stop singing!  No one needs to hear it, not even me.  But Love is in the air in Springfield as our games went from the Duff fun of the Super Bowl to the lovey dovey ways of Valentine’s Day.  With new buildings and A LOT of new decorations introduced with the update I thought now would be the perfect time to share with my favorite Addicted Tappers just how these new items will impact your Conform-o-Meter rating.

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Valentine’s event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, level 38 did though, it did bring us a ton of new items to add to our Springfield.  Let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating:

New Buildings:

Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Madame Chao’s $2500 Gluttony 10 New
Up Up And Buffet 90 Donuts Gluttony 10 New
Phineas Q. Butterfats 80 Donuts Gluttony 10 Returning
Howard’s Flowers 70 Donuts Consumerism 10 Returning


Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Tunnel of Love Free Rides 10 New


Item Cost Category Points New/Returning
Love Bench Free Vanity 100 New
Lovely Fence Free Vanity 100 New
Lovely Lamppost Free Vanity 100 New
Lovely Flower Cart Free Vanity 100 New
Cherub Bird Bath Free Vanity 100 New
Valentine’s Balloons Free Vanity 100 New
Lovely Gazebo Free Vanity 100 New
Whale 300 Donuts Vanity 3000 New
Fountain of Love Free Vanity 100 New
Beach Chair $250 Vanity 10 New
I Choo Choo Choose You Train Free Vanity 500 Returning
Cozy Hammock 40 Donuts Vanity 400 Returning
Cherub Topiary $3500 Vanity 350 Returning
Rose Arch $1900 Vanity 250 Returning
Love Planter $1300 Vanity 200 Returning
Valentine’s Pond Free Vanity 300 Returning
Valentine’s Tree $760 Tree Hugging 100 Returning
Roses $1000 Tree Hugging 100 Returning

So what do YOU think of the new items?  How’s your Conform-o-Meter rating?  How many stars is your Springfield?  How about your Krustyland?  Sound off in the comments below and let us know, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

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