Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!
Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out! This week’s post is all about our Tapper of the Month for June Weeksy2!
Back on June 2nd we announced the TSTO Communities of Topix, Addicts & game voted Weeksy2 as the Tappers of the Month during our monthly Shout Out! As part of the Tapper of the Month we interviewed Weeksy2 to get a better feel for why he created his Springfields the way he did and some advice he might have for other Tappers when it comes to design.
So without further ado let’s see what he had to say!
Origin ID: Weeksy2
A little more about Weeksy2:
Hi my name is Adam and my user ID is weeksy2 I’m a 33 year old from Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. I started playing TSTO in the Halloween episode last year and have been addicted ever since. I spent most of my time just playing solo so built my town slowly, but recently went from no friends to 75 over night. I am now just waiting for the updates and new episodes so recently went through a full rebuild. Hope you like it as I’ve spent countless days on it and am really pleased with the end result, except I’ve now been warned about 4500 items. So please consider me for tapper of the month as this game has taken over my life haha. I love the forum and appreciate all the help and info you guys throw out to us, keep up the good work.
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Addicts: What are your favorite decorations to use and why?
Weeksy2: I know it’s boring but by far the most useful decorations are the large and small bushes and the brick walls. They are the best things for any 3D designs or text that you want to add or even just the final touches on a area that doesn’t look quite right. I haven’t done tonnes of 3D designs in my town but the ones I have all use the bushes and it doesn’t always work but some times they just look great.
A: How long did it take you to decide how to design your town?
W: My design has had two major builds, the original one as I went and slowly won everything and then once I was waiting for updates and content I did a full redesign. The second took probably four or five days to get the main bulk down, which included a weekend sitting on the couch dragging and tapping and not much else.
A: What was your inspiration for your design?
W: My inspiration was seeing previous full town shots that had been on your forums. Just seeing what some of the greats had managed to do with their crazy little towns. Straight from the start it had to be laid out neatly ( no random buildings just pushed up together ) and have some organisation with every building having its own piece of land to call its own. I wasn’t interested in house farming as it isn’t very nice to look at and the closest I came was a group of eight or ten brown houses laid out in a fenced complex of cheap housing.
A: What brought you to our silly lil site?
W: I originally found your site when looking for layout ideas. I kept finding photos on the net that kept leading me back to your site. Needless to say I spent plenty of time after that getting to know the site and going trough a lot of old posts. It was great because I was way behind as I only started in the Halloween event last year it meant I could go back and find all the previous walkthroughs and info.
A: What keeps you sticking around our silly lil site?
W: Info info info, the amount of information tips and tricks that you guys give us is incredible. I have all your posts show up on my Facebook page and before I even know there is a new update you guys already have a walkthrough. It’s also great having somewhere other than EA to go when you have glitches and problems. Sometimes it’s just good to know that it’s a common glitch and your not the only one experiencing it. Also the help / questions section of your site is a quick and easy way of asking those questions that might seem a bit silly to send to EA and they get answered a hell of a lot quicker haha.
A: What do you like best about each Addicts Team Member (Alissa, Bunny, Wookiee)?
W: What can I say you guys do an awesome job and make the Simpsons tapped out a lot more enjoyable and easy to play. I can’t thank you guys enough for running such a great site and competition especially Alissa who I’ve been dealing with for the comp. I’ve had help from all of you on different occasions and answers are always dealt with quickly even if my questions you’ve seen a million and one times. So best thing is about Alissa is she sent me money to buy donuts hmmmm donuts and for being my new neighboureno. Bunny got me through some times when my Simpsons really didn’t want to be tapped and now for Wookie. I always love seeing a post from Wookie cause you don’t know what your going to get, sometimes it might be purely to give you useful info other times it’s just pure fun. Thanks again for all your hard work and time.
A: What will buy with your donuts?
W: I was saving up to buy the duff brewery, but I’ve just bought that last week. So I’m thinking it’s between Otto and the school bus or spending a bit extra and going for Barney and the bowlarama.
A: What made you decide to enter into the Shout Out competition?
W: I decided to enter because I spend a heap of time looking at your forums and enjoy looking at everyones deigns. So I thought why not share mine, I’m proud of it so maybe other people will like a look. At that stage I wasn’t expecting to win but thought why not give it a go. So to see the post that I won was a awesome surprise and was even more surprised to see I’d won with 65% of the votes. So thank you to everyone who voted for me and all the new neighbours.
A: What suggestions would you give to other TSTO Addicts of how to manage/design their towns?
W: I suggest that you have an idea of how your going to want your final town roughly looking. Plan ahead and have areas for houses, town square, industry, shops etc roughly together. Of course they’ll grow with any redesigns but at least if their together you can move things around easier and still get an overall view. Also I’ve recently realised that there are limits to the size of your town and amount of decorations. So sadly I’ve been thinning some decorations down and redesigning some other areas. The main thing is it’s your town, do with it what you want and try and think outside the box and have some fun.
A: What is your Favorite in game Character? Building? Decoration? …and why?
W: My favourite decoration is the duff blimp, what can I say it’s the duff blimp!!! So I built it a little 3D raised refuelling station off the side of my Springfield park. My favourite character would have to be homer, again what can I say its homer!!! He generally has the most stuff to do and is involved in heaps of quests and also he wins me donuts when he cleans up. My favourite building is the dog track, I’ve built some stadium seating for it and it’s one of my favourite layouts, and it’s always good to win some money too of course. I always play the highest odd as it’s always good to win the $200,000 occasionally.
I’d just like to thank everyone for taking the time and effort to have a look at all the finalists towns and casting your votes. I’m very pleased to be the tapper of the month and encourage everyone to enter, what have you got lose.
Do YOU want to be considered for our July Tapper of the Month? Be sure to send us your town by Friday 6/27/14 for your chance to be our Tapper of the Month and to win a $10 Gift Card! (Tapper of the Month Details can be found here)
Well that’s it for this week’s edition of From the Mouths of Addicts. What did YOU think of Weeksy2’s Designs? What designing have you done in your Springfield? Will you enter this month’s Shout Out? (send your submissions to TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com) Sound off in the comments below. You know we LOVE hearing from you! 🙂
Once a week (at least) we plan on showcasing your words (art or video) for the world, and TSTO Community, to read! Here’s your chance to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out. Simply send in your posts to our Addicts email account: TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com (many of you already do) and we’ll do the rest! We’ll pick (at least) one post to be showcased here on Addicts every week. So send us your posts…we can’t wait to see what you have to say!