Daily Archives: March 6, 2014

New Feature: Monthly Shout Out!

Update: We’ve updated the post to reflect a new collaborative effort on this great tribute to the players of TSTO between TSTO Topix and TSTO game.  So check out the revised details below…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’re loving all of the emails, comments & images you guys send us on a daily basis! We love seeing just how creative & funny you all can be, as well as getting to know more about you!  We love it so much we’ve decided to create a new feature across THREE TSTO Blogs.

In a collaborative effort between TSTO Topix, TSTO game and TSTO Addicts, we want to feature YOU!  Your town, your words anything/everything about YOU!  Each month we’ll pick a handful of readers across the three blogs to be featured in our Monthly Shout Out, where we’ll feature your town and some fun information about you.  Then at the end of the Shout Out we’ll let the TSTO Community vote for their favorite.  That winner will be declared our Tapper of the Month!


So what’s in it for you?  Well we’ll feature the Tapper of the Month as a widget on our sidebar, so you and your town will be on display for 10s of thousands of Tappers each and everyday!  Oh…and did I mention the Tapper of the Month wins a $10 iTunes/Google Play/Amazon Gift Card?!!!  😀

That’s right…each and every month we’re giving the Tapper of the Month $10 in donuts!!!

So here’s the deal: starting right now…ok well you can finish reading this post first….send us your Springfields (preferably Stitched Photo of your full town, you can find a how-to here), a few sentences about YOU, how long you’ve been Tapping, why you love TSTO & why YOU should be featured in our Monthly Shout Out.  Send them to TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com (put Shout Out in the subject line please 🙂 ) and be sure to include your origin id and where you’re from.  Also, make sure you let us know how you Tap (iOS, Android or Kindle).  The three blog sites will then go through the entries and pick our favorites to be featured that month.  At the end of each month we’ll post our picks.  At the end of the post we’ll leave it up to the TSTO Community to vote for their favorite.  The winner will then be declared the Tapper of the Month!

If you need help “Stitching” images of your town (where you combine multiple photos of your town to make one large image.  An example is shown in the main graphic for this post, btw that’s Bunny’s town!) check out this How-To Post OR email us (tstoaddictsblog@gmail.com) and we’ll be happy to help in anyway we can.  🙂 Note: you don’t need to send it a full image of your town.  You can send us an area of your town that you just love,  2D/3D designs, your Krustyland…basically just areas of your town you love.  

This will start THIS MONTH.  So start sending us your submissions!  We’ll pick our favorites and post about them during the last week of March and the winner of the Community Poll will be the Tapper of the Month for April. Then we’ll pick more favorites for the last week of April and the winner of that poll will be the Tapper of the Month for May..and so on.  We’ll keep going until you guys stop submitting stuff… 🙂

And now…for everyone’s favorite part…the legal mumbo jumbo 🙂
Here are the Official Rules:

Each contestant may only submit ONE entry! (no revisions once submitted.  If multiple entries are submitted by the same reader only the FIRST entry submitted will be accepted)
Valid email address must be provided when submitting an entry, this will be how we will contact you to let you know you’ll be featured (email address provided in the comment form, they are not published on the blog and only viewable by the blog staff.)
We’re working as hard as we can to secure Gift Cards for our friends overseas….so we’re keeping this contest open to EVERYONE for now.  However be aware that our friends outside of the US 18 and older you may enter the contest but an alternate prize may be awarded at our discretion if the Gift Card from your Country is not available.
Void where prohibited
No purchase necessary
Topix, Addicts and game writers, and family members are not eligible to participate.
You must let us know within 1 week of winning which platform (iOS or Android) you’d prefer the GC on.
Vote totals will not be seen until after the Tapper of the Month is announced.
All entries will be reviewed by Topix, game and Addicts writers prior to posting.
Any entry deemed by the team as not PG, will not be posted and not be eligible to participate in the contest.
ONE $10 Gift Card (iTunes/Google/Amazon) will be awarded each month.
$10 or equivalent for that country.
All gift cards will be awarded to winners electronically.
Previous First/Grand prize winners are not eligible to win a prize, unless it’s been more than 180 days since they’ve won.
Previous contest runners up are not eligible to win a prize, unless it’s been more than 90 days since they’ve won.  However, winners of the Kissing Disease Plush (only) at Valentine’s Day may still be eligible.
Gift cards will be awarded for the amounts indicated above.  TSTO Addicts, TSTO Topix and TSTO game is not responsible for any taxes and fess that may occur outside of the rates indicated in Tapped Out by EA.
Contest winner is responsible for all taxes and fees that may occur when purchasing.
This contest is not affiliated with Google, iTunes, EA, Fox, Gracie Films or anyone else in association with The Simpsons, The Simpsons Tapped Out, Google and iTunes.
For a copy of the official rules email us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com (note we’re just gonna give you a copy of the rules you just read…in PDF format 🙂 )

So there you have it….the newest collaborative effort from TSTO Topix, TSTO game and TSTO Addicts!  All because we want to get to know YOU better!  So what are you waiting for?  Start sending us your details! 🙂

What do YOU think?  Will you be submitting your town?  Sound off in the comments below, you know when LOVE hearing from you!

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

Simple Town Designs: Residential Neighborhoods

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

With what seems like a never ending amount of downtime in TSTO popping up more and more we’ve been noticing a lot of Tappers (ourselves included) in the redesign (or design) phase for their Springfield.  This is something we love to see.  We love seeing all of you guys expressing your creativity and show casing different ways to build certain areas of Springfield.  And that is  the beauty of TSTO!  It’s fluid and you never have to keep a design the same, unless you want to, for very long!  This allows for redesign after redesign and allows you guys to express your creativity in what you come up with!

With all this talk of designing going on in towns we often get comments asking for tips and design ideas when it comes to certain areas of Springfield.  While we do have a basic design guide here at Addicts (mostly just tips to get started), we thought it would be fun to create a series of posts based on different ways to design various areas of your Springfield.   Note: In no way do we consider ourselves “experts” at this design stuff, in fact MANY of you could teach us a thing or two about town designs (especially me).  These are just fun and different things we’ve come up with, inspired from our own minds or friends towns, to “spice up” our favorite virtual city! 

Now let’s talk about some fun ways to make your Springfielders have a neighborhood they can be proud of! SavedPanorama_1

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Should I Spend Donuts On: Freedom the Falcon

We have a new episode tie in!  But, with the new premium item that is limited-time it may be overwhelming trying to decide whether to buy it or 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 FREEDOM the Falcon to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button, let’s break down the Pros and Cons of adding this bird to your Springfield.

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Episode Tie-In = Bunny Wishes Come True???!

So our lil sneaky buddies over at EA dropped a quick lil Episode Tie-in into our games. I like the “hints” they gave us as I am REEEEEAAAALLLLLY hoping that they FINALLY are gonna grant a wish I have had for ages.

Wanna know why? Well take a look at the Pomato dialog…

mad scientist line

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