Monthly Archives: August 2014

Sunday Night Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

How are my favorite Addicted Tappers this evening?  How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  At the time of this post I will be enjoying all the sun, sand & surf the Florida Gulf Coast has to offer!  Soaking up every last minute of summer that I possibly can!

Anyway enough rambling from me….it IS Sunday and you know what that means, right?  No, it’s not time for a Cheeseburger in Paradise.  Nope it’s time for another Sunday Night Open Thread!  (this is very quickly becoming our favorite time of the week by the way!  You guys have some AWESOME things to say!)

Here’s where you can talk about anything you want to talk about…TSTO Related, Simpson’s Related or ANYTHING.  Just no Add me requests…those should go here.  We’ll give you a few suggestions (like most Sunday’s you can talk about the current episode of the Simpsons) but for the most part you’re free to talk about ANYTHING your little Tapping Fingers desire…just keep it PG.

So…here is your Sunday Night Open Thread.  Every.Simpsons. EVER. is airing on FXX and winding down it’s final days are YOU watching?   (it all ends on 9/1 at 11:30pm)  Enjoying the old episodes?  Catching all of the items that are in TSTO?  The Clash of Clones is in full swing, are you enjoying the update so far?  Still a little confused on it all?  Sunday Night Baseball features the Indians vs. the Royals…will you be checking it out?  Labor day (or Labour Day) hits tomorrow for our US and Canadian friends, do you have anything special planned?

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Clash of Clones, MLB, holidays or anything else you can think of!  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!


FXX Commercials

Wowza…  11 days in to the #EVERYSIMPSONSEVER event on FXX and all I can say is, does anyone know how long a TV can continuously be on before it goes kapoot?

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Special Saturday Night Caption This!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We thought we’d do something a little fun tonight, it is Saturday night after all, and do a special weekend edition of Caption This!  And unlike our usual weekly Caption This! post, this time we thought we’d share a few of the funny images you guys have been sending in!  So caption 1, caption 2, caption them all…or just giggle along with us!

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!

1  Sent in by Reader Jerksen123IMG_0357

2 Submited by reader AlexKIMG_0321

3Submitted by reader AdmaN63photo

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at or post it on the Addicts Flickr page, you never know when yours might be next!


Hopefully you read that in the appropriate Ogre voice from one of the best 80’s movies ever.  So here’s the skinny on the Saturday Nerd deal.

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1) We verified in the files that it was supposed to happen.

2) With rare exceptions, it seems like nobody got the promised nerds.  Please comment if you did see this.

3) After a nice talk with Justin from EA tech support, we don’t know what the deal is.  He was very helpful but couldn’t verify the issue or promised nerds for me.

4) If the nerds are a big deal for you, contact EA.

I wouldn’t advise the call me option because that’s what I did.  Justin’s recommendation was to put in a work ticket.  I’ve done that and will update the post when I hear more.  Just a friendly hint, EA may say this wasn’t supposed to happen and we’ll all be right where we were at the start.  As soon as I get a response, I’ll let everyone know.

5) According to Professor Frink, NERD stands for Not Even Remotely Dorky.

6) Good news for now is a lot of nerds lives were saved in the whole ordeal.

7) Not much else.  In the grand scheme of things, this is a very minor deal and TSTO will go on.  Apologies from the Addicts Team for any frustrations.  I wish I could magic up the promised nerds for you.  As always, stay classy like usual and keep on tapa-tap-tapping in the free world.

8) UPDATE: I received an email from EA Customer Service that stated they were aware of the issue.  They honestly didn’t say much else beyond thanking me for my “pro-activeness and positive approach” but I did receive donuts for contacting them so thank you to all the readers from the fuzzball!

TTFN… Wookiee out!

Weekend Update: August 24th – August 30th

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Troop Replenishment Saturday is Here Again!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

UPDATE 8/30/14 @ 1645 EST: Got a call back from EA.  All the info I found out is in this post.

UPDATE 8/30/14 @ 4 PM EST: Just like a lot of you, I haven’t received the nerd replenishment either. Waiting for a call back from EA so I’ll keep you posted. ~ Wookiee

Saturday IS Troop Replenishment day!  A reminder that at 2pm EDT (1800 GMT) reinforcement troops will arrive in your Springfield and your troops will be maxed out!  So be sure to use up what you have BEFORE 2pm EDT (1800 GMT)…because you won’t get a second chance today to have them replenished by EA.  

Once 2pm EDT rolls around, many of you will be seeing this message on your Tapping Device informing you that a new wave of  Nerds are ready for battle in your Springfield!

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And when you sign into Springfield you’ll see this message popup:

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Your troops have now been maxed out!  A little gift from EA…

Remember this won’t hit until 2pm EDT (1800 GMT)…

What do YOU think of this addition?  Are you enjoying Clash of Clones so far?  How are your nerd troops holding up?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

From the Mouth of Addicts: Mail, Make-up, Murals and More


The war may be on but what else is going on in the world of The Simpsons besides nerds, barbarians, shield and shenanigans?  Well… you”re about to find out because other players/readers wanted to share some cool stuff

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 comes to us from a few different tappers.  Everyday we receive TONS of emails from you guys with fun shots of your town, random thoughts about the Simpsons & of course…we’d be lying if we said it wasn’t our favorite… admiration for TSTO Addicts!  So we thought this week we’d share.  In addition, we also get quite a few comments with neat-o stuff.  I personally hate when I think something might get buried in comments and not seen so to stop that, we included them here.

Our first item was an e-mail sent to us from a reader who asked to stay anonymous.

(I say this anonymously, being that I work at mac I’m not allowed to spill the juices, but ya didn’t hear it from me! Just wanted my TRUE Simpson addicts to get first dibs! Keep up the awesome blog!!)

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The MAC line launched already so if this seems like your thing… check it out!  You can also see more at the MAC website.

Next up, reader Bloodangel736 popped by in the comments to share this:

I was looking through local news today and found this though!

I don’t live there, but I figured you would appreciate some Simpson news!

I wish I lived closer to Portland to see all this awesomeness.  If I’m ever up that way, I’ll be sure to check this out in person.

Another great comment from the past week was from reader Inés Álvarez. She wanted to make sure everyone saw this hilarious video of Homer taking the ALS ice bucket challenge.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is serious business and I applaude anyone who took the challenge and/or donated money.  MyTube is full of celebrities and others doing this.  My beautiful Ewok did the challenge and donated this past weekend even if California is in a drought.  At least she watered the front lawn in the process.

Speaking of the little fuzzball, last on the list is a clip she made sure I saw the other day and I just wanted to share it.  We talked about Judd Apatow writing a Simpsons script a while back but as Season 26 approaches, it’s coming soon.  Mr. Apatow starts talking about the episode around the 1:48 mark.

That wraps up this edition of From the Mouths of Addicts.  What did YOU think of it all?   Sound off in the comments below.  You know we LOVE hearing from you! 🙂

And keep sending us those emails!  You never know when you might end up on the next From the Mouths of Addicts!

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: (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!

TSTO Gold Prizes: The First Prizes Homer Barbarian & Barbarian Homer

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’re nearing the end of the second week of the Clash of Clones event, and by now everyone should have unlocked (at least) the first Personal Prize!  If you need some guidance on the personal prizes, and how fast you should be earning Gold..check out Bunny’s Gold Calendar here.

Once you reach 200 Gold collected you’ll unlock the 1st free personal prize(s) in the Clash of Clones Event…Homer Barbarian and Barbarian Homer!  (a two for 1 deal!)  These are new skins for Homer and the Barbarian and each new skin comes with a whole new set of tasks!

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Let’s take a closer look at Homer Barbarian and Barbarian Homer and just what happens when they enter YOUR Springfield…

WARNING…Dialogue and task spoilers below

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War 101: Character Tasks & Elixir Earnings

Storm the castle!  Batten the gates!  Launch the fireballs!  Man the catapult, trebuchet and ballistas!  Any one got any Greek fire?

Oh hey there tappereenos.  I guess I got a bit carried away with all the war in my town.  In the midst of this war, we all find ourselves with lots of questions.  Some of these include “Which characters earn elixir with tasks?, “Why the heck should I level up my characters?”, “What does it do?” , “Why is Wookiee so dashingly handsome and clever?”   Well… click more if you’d like to find out about character tasks and elixir payout.

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Addicts How To: Buying Land

Hello hello Addictereenos!

I hope everyone is having as much fun possible with this very different Medieval Event we have going on in TSTO right now.  With new levels, there’s lots of new stuff that comes with it and this time… WE ACTUALLY GOT MORE LAND.  You asked and EA answered.

The last time EA gave us land was way back during Halloween 2013 and here at TSTO Addicts, we’ve been seeing quite a few questions about buying it.  Makes me think EA drug their programming feet so long we may have all forgotten how we bought land once upon a time.  Seeing a possible need for a quick tutorial, I figured I’d just pop in with a refresher for young and old tappers a like.  Click more if you need the help.

NOTE: There’s also an image of all the available land currently in the game tight at the start of the post if that’s your bag.

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