Monthly Archives: July 2016

Addicts Open Thread

Don’t forget to vote in this week’s Addicts Bracket Challenge!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s that time of the week again, time for the Addicts Weekly Open Thread!  So, let’s get the conversation going!  Oh and remember…just because this is posted here today doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it all week long.  This open thread will still be open for comments long after today is over!

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 Open Thread…the Monorail came back as a permanent addition to our games last week.  What are your thoughts on it’s return?

Safi’s released week 8 of the Addicts Bracket Challenge this week, to find the most desired character for TSTO.  What are your thoughts on the challenge?  Have you voted yet?  Which week 8 match up is your favorite?  Remember…this is JUST for fun.  It’s not endorsed by EA, it’s just something fun we’re doing.  🙂

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  I spent yesterday in Virginia visiting my newest niece, Bailey Rain!  Can you believe tomorrow is the first day of August?  The summer is nearly over, and it feels like it just began!

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, 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!


From the Mouths of Addicts: Future TSTO Events

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 comes to us from one of our frequent commenters, Robobot!

Robobot asked if he could write another post for us, so I said sure..come up with your own idea, give us your opinions on and and we’ll see what happens!  Well he came up with a list of his ideas for future Events in TSTO! 

Love em or hate em, Events seem to be popup rapid fire these days…and everyone has their own opinion about them.  And here’s Robobot’s thoughts about what the future could bring for Events in TSTO…

Enjoy it my friends!  And don’t forget to give us your take in the comments below 🙂 -Alissa 


Hey Tappers! I’m back on Addicts again, writing a post telling you, my ideas for Events. (So take out Your Notepads EA) Continue reading

Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Character Week 8 (The Elite 8)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers! It’s time for Week 8 voting of our Addicts Bracket Challenge!  We’re down to the Elite 8…who will move onto the Final Four?  Vote now to find out! 
Once again….here’s Safi:

How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there are plenty of characters in the rich history of The Simpsons universe still not in our little game. From Homer’s college mates to his look-a-likes, from Bart’s crushes to Lisa’s idols, from four-eyed friends to four-legged pets, there is plenty of ‘untapped’ potential (pun intended). But which character do we really want?

We present to you the TSTO Addicts: Most Desired Character Bracket Battle…..

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Where Did THAT Come From – Bouncing Battle Baby

Faster than an event speeding donut spender! More powerful than a local Addict! Able to leap long comment threads in a single bound! Look! Up in the TSTO-niverse! It’s a building! It’s a decoration! It’s Superheroes 2016!

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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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 is brought to us by DarthTern….


So go ahead and caption away!

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

Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S1 E13 Some Enchanted Evening

 Enjoy this installment of Throwback Thursday with Totbox!- Alissa 

Hello again time travelers (and babies that don’t need sitting),

May 13th 1990, the season Finale of Season 1 of The Simpsons. The Simpson children are left home alone (with a thief/babysitter) which may have been the inspiration to “Home Alone” which premiered later that year on November 16th 1990. 😫

If you haven’t rewatched any of the Season 1 episodes I suggest you do. If you need to keep the kids busy while you binge-watch I suggest you get a babysitter or find their favorite video and keep replaying it for them. If you follow these instructions you too might have a memorable night like Homer and Marge in this episode.

“Some Enchanted Evening”

Homer needs to makeup to Marge for all the neglect he has done, solution: neglect the kids.

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A Now A Word from EA….Time To Update Your Device

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So the Superheroes Sequel Removal update not only brought the Monorail back to our Pocket Sized Springfields, it also brought a warning about a MAJOR change that’s about to hit our games very soon.  This is super important, so listen up….


On August 16th TSTO will NO LONGER BE SUPPORTED on devices that are not on iOS 7 (or higher) and Android 3 (or higher).  So if you’re playing on an older device…check your OS if it’s lower than iOS 7 or Android 3 you will NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PLAY TSTO ON THAT DEVICE, starting August 16th.  Continue reading

Superheroes Sequel 2016 and the Conform-O-Meter

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The Superheroes Sequel Event released a bunch of new items into our Springfields.  Everything from a backstreet alley to satellite stations to comic book shops to evil labs!  So let’s take a look at how these new and items impact our Conform-O-Meter…

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 Superheroes Sequel event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of buildings and decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Monorail 2016: Where Are My Rail Yard Donuts?! (or Monorail Stations)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

First, let me apologize this is going up later than usual today. It’s been a bit of a crazy day…

Anywho, the recent Monorail return has turned TSTO players into two groups of people.  Those that have the Monorail and those that don’t.  And we’re seeing LOADS of questions from both groups.

Those that have the Monorail want to know Where Are My Rail Yard Donuts?!  Or Is EA Really Getting Rid Of My Rail Yard Donuts?!  This is usually followed by threats from some of you, you know who you are, to stop playing TSTO if they take the Rail Yard Donuts away.  (which we all know is an empty threat, because you’re a TSTO Addict, just like the rest of us 😉 )

And those that are working on getting the Monorail for the first time want to know How Do I Get the Other Monorail Stations?!  Which of course is usually followed by some comments about envying them in a neighbors town and wanting a massive Monorail.  (of course those of us that all ready have the Monorail know that a massive Monorail isn’t necessarily a good thing, just look at how long it took me to load Pimp’s town in this video)

Of course, as with all sides of any issue, there are always those of you are are in between.  You played the Monorail Event and you missed a couple of things (mainly the Rail Yard) and you want to know how to get it back.   For those of you with this particular issue, I recommend contacting EA.  Because it should popup for you.  So if it’s not, something is certainly wrong with your game.

Oh and still those are those of you…in all groups…having issues collecting trash from the Dump.  This is a KNOWN glitch.  EA is working on it.  I don’t have a time frame for a patch, but hopefully soon.  Fortunately, this is NOT a timed Event.  This is a permanent addition to our games, so there’s no need to panic.

Now, after that crazy long intro, let’s take a look at the answers for those of you screaming…WHERE ARE MY RAIL YARD DONUTS?!  Or WHERE ARE THE OTHER MONORAIL STATIONS?!!

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Springfield Heights 101: Marketing Agency

Hey there Hoppereenos!

With all that has been going on in our games, I wanted to take a quick flash back to cover the Additional Building that was added during the Second Release of Springfield Heights items in December of last year.

In this post I will cover the “Storage” Capacity and Character Tasks that take place within the New Building. Tasks to help you gain Material Items needed to unlock New Land as well as other Buildings.

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