Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Good, The Bad & the Bandit…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’ve all hitched up our wagons and taken a trip out west with the new (ok week + old) Wild West Event that’s hit our Springfields!  With an event jam packed with General Stores, Prospectors, Springfielders going crazy for gold and bandits…it’s hard not to have (at least) some fun with this update!

One of the features with this event, as many events before, is tapping an unwanted character to earn extra event currency.  In this particular event our tappables are bandits.  Whether they’re hiding out in Flanders’ House, grabbing a Squishee at the Kwik-E-Mart or just roaming around your town these bad guy bandits must be stopped (tapped) in order to “save” your Springfield..and of course earn event currency to unlock all those Wild West themed prizes!

Of course things aren’t always what they seem in TSTO…with so many characters in many of our towns (especially if you’ve been playing as long as I have…) often times..well innocent Springfielders get the bandit treatment by Sky Finger.

So let’s consider this a PSA (Public Service Announcement) to prevent our innocent Springfielders from getting the Sky Finger punishment…

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Where Did THAT Come From – Bloodbath Gulch Sign, Hitching Post & General Store

In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?

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Wild West 2016 Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 9

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Wild West is alive and well in our Springfields!  As the Wild West Event has hit our games and it’s full of old west inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Clues (ico_wildwest_clue_md) to unlock each prize!

The ninth (and final) Act 1 prize  is awarded at 25,580ico_wildwest_clue_md is Wes Doobner & his Rib Hut, because the Old West needs a villain!

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So let’s take a closer look at this ninth prize and just what happens when you unlock him in your Springfield…

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Bandit Hideout?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

YeeHaw!  The Wild West has arrived in our pocket-sized Springfields!  With bandits to tie up, guns to sling, gold to pan & gold ole’ Homer getting everyone all riled up! So bust open the vaults and grab those donuts because there are loads of new Wild West themed premium items in our stores!

Of course it wouldn’t be an EA Event without Gil popping in with an event themed offer, and this time is no different!  And with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the Bandit Hideout to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding Gil’s latest offer to your Old West Springfield…

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Where Did THAT Come From – Wilted Rose

In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?

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Where Did THAT Come From – Frink’s Mechano Spider

In our silly lil game, we sometimes see things pop in that we have no clue as to their Origin. They seem familiar, but we just can’t pinpoint from where. So that is why we decided to make a fun lil reminder out of it. To let you know just Where did THAT Come From?

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From the Mouths of Addicts: Stop/Drop Light

The following post was submitted by one of our Addicts Regulars..Totbox.  Perhaps you’ve seen Tot in the comments a time or two ;)…Yes Totbox is back with some insightful TSTO musings for us all! 

Howdy Pilgrims,

…I mean, Hello Neighbors!

As you know, you should visit your neighbors everyday (not your real life neighbors, your TSTO neighbors). During some events, neighbors are critical. What I have learned is Friendliness and Courtesy are key. So I have a few suggestions. Stop what your doing and let me shine a Light on the subject. 🙂

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4/27 Housekeeping Notes: Wild West Event

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So..first, there’s an update in the Goggle Play Store. So if you missed it, get it.  It’s helping some players deal with the General Store Glitch.

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Second, as many of you are starting to finish your prize track and you’ve completed the main questline (by unlocking the Finale), you’re seeing another task popup called More Clues.

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This is basically telling you to collect 1500 ico_wildwest_clue_md….

From what I’ve observed…this is NOT an opportunity for Bonuts.  This is just a task telling you to collect ico_wildwest_clue_md.  My guess is this is in place to remind you to do exchanges at the General Store to continue to unlock those prizes.

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Again…this is NOT a chance for Bonuts.  It’s just another task…

If you’ve had something different popup offering you Bonuts please email me (TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com) with a screenshot.  I’ve tried it in 3 different games, no Bonuts.

This More Clues task will also go away after you’ve completed it once.

The only opportunity we see in Act 1 for Bonuts is via the General Store Trade Ins.  On Day 14 you’ll earn Bonuts.  And that’s the only thing we see giving away those free donuts.

Hopefully this clears up some confusion!  And I really hope the new patch helps many of you get back to playing!

 

Wild West 2016 Prize Guide: Act 1, Prize 7 Bank & Top Chop Barber Shop

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Wild West is alive and well in our Springfields!  As the Wild West Event has hit our games and it’s full of old west inspired decorations, buildings & characters!

This Event is broken up into 3 Acts, with each Act containing part of the story.  To help you move along with the event you’ll get several prizes per Act.  Each prize will either be something fun for Springfield or something to help you move along in the event.  For the First Act you’re tasked with collecting Clues (ico_wildwest_clue_md) to unlock each prize!

The seventh Act 1 prize is awarded at 15,860ico_wildwest_clue_md is the Bank and Top Chop Barber Shop, because Wells Fargo had to start somewhere…

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So let’s take a closer look at this seventh prize and just what happens when you unlock them in your Springfield…

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4/27 In Game Update: Gil and”El Serpiente”

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Our old friend Gil is back in Springfield and this time he’s got a Wild West themed deal for us! (our you surprised?)

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You should see Gil roaming around your Springfield…tapping on him will start everything right up for you. So let’s take a look at Ole’ Gil and his search for “El Serpiente”…. Continue reading