Monthly Archives: September 2016

Chart Alert: Characters with Costumes and the Rate At Which They Earn

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In keeping with the series of “what would you like to see on this site during the downtime” posts, we’re going to tackle another popular requested item.  This time it’s a list of all of the characters that have costumes (skins) and an indication if those skins earn at a premium or freemium rate…

Before we get into this chart, I’ve also been working on updating the Characters Page.  This time it will only include characters, with a link to this post for skins, and I’ll break the NPCs out separately.  To find the characters chart check out this page…I promise it’s been here the whole time, I just updated it to include some recent characters. 😉

And now let’s check to the costume list….

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Addicts Live Annoucement…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just dropping in with a quick announcement about the next Addicts Live…..

addicts-liveSo mark your calendars because the next episode of Addicts Live will be airing Saturday (October 15th) at noon ET.  (12pm ET/4pm GMT/5pm BST/9am PT)

The next episode will feature Halloween and THOH…oh and we’ll have a special guest joining in! So be sure to tune in and join the fun!

And those of you that can’t make the live stream, don’t worry a recording of the video will be up for your viewing pleasure after the stream is over.  So you’ll be able to catch the re-run. 🙂

Oh and if you missed episode one you can check it out here 🙂

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So you’ll be able to ask us questions and comment as we’re live right in the comment section here!

And if you can’t make the live stream, but still have a question you want to ask you may do so in the comments of this post or by emailing us at

And remember, you don’t have to ask us personal questions.  Your question can be about anything TSTO related or not.  Need help with something in your Springfield?  Have a design question?  Stuck on a questline?  Ask away!

As far as what you’ll need for the live stream?  Well nothing different!  No new program to sign up for.  Just check out TSTO Addicts on Saturday October 15th and watch for the Addicts Live post around noon.  From there you’ll be able to directly play the stream…as if you were watching a regular embedded YouTube video!  Nice and simple!

Can’t wait to see hang out with y’all soon!

4x Payouts in Springfield Heights Available for a Limited-Time!

Update 10/3: And hopefully many of you will look at this…there are LOADS of comments about it ending early.  Yes.  There’s a glitch impacting some players…not all.  But rather than copy and past the same response t0 100+ comments, please see this post

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So something new rolled out this morning in our pocket-sized Springfields….4x payout on all Springfield Heights currency!

What does this mean?  How does it work?  Let’s take a look…


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Chart Alert: Character Groups

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In continuing the series of “what would you like to see on this site during the downtime” posts, we’re going to tackle another popular requested item.  Many of you commented that you wanted to see more charts.  More charts and data.  And another specific request was one post that contained all of the character groups.  This way you have one quick reference point when you’re assigning characters on particular Daily Challenge Tasks.

Now we’ve had a comprehensive list up in several places on the site, including in the Daily Challenge rundown post. However, we’ve never had one post dedicated just for character groups.

So, without further ado…let’s get to grouping those characters!

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Totbox’s Throwback Thursday: S2 E10 Bart Gets Hit by a Car

There I was minding my own business when Alissa came to me and said “You Better Write Another Throwback Post or Else!!” I quivered in my innocence and quickly got to work. …OK, that’s not what really happened (good thing I’m not under oath) but if Lionel Hutz was my lawyer that’s what I might say.

I plead the 5th regarding what was the first trial or lawsuit or even Lawyer in history out of fear of litigation. Who, what and where is still debated and that means the Jury’s still out on that one. :p

I have seen some interesting cases (during my time travels), witch trails, monkey trials, even a trail where the guy pretended he couldn’t put on a glove.. (What was his last name? oh never mind). There have been lots of trials. I rest my case… Wait, not yet, I have Exhibit B (for Bart) when this alleged incident occurred:

“Bart Gets Hit by a Car”

What the Heck happened to Bart? Only his new found Lawyer can say (or tell Bart what to say)

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Chart Alert: Cash and XP Bonus % Awarded For Items

Updated List (4/4/19) with Images Can be Found Here:

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

In continuing the series of “what would you like to see on this site during the downtime” posts, we’re going to tackle another popular requested item.  Many of you commented that you wanted to see more charts.  More specifically…charts that show every item in the game that offers a Cash & XP bonus %, or just an XP bonus %.

So I’ve had a list together of these items and I once again collaborated with the King of Charts, Safi. We put our charts together and voila we’ve got ourselves a bonus percentage chart.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at a comprehensive list of items new and old, permanent and limited-time..that all own a bonus percentage…

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Should I Spend Donuts On Springfielde Glenne Condos?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gil’s back in Springfield…this time offering up some discounted donut deals. So break open that donut emergency glass, because some of these deals are too good to pass up!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks as awesome as this 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 Springfielde Glenne Condos to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these community condos to your Springfield…

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New Gil Premium Rebate Deals Launched

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Overnight Gil arrived in Springfield…this time offering up premium items at a semi-discounted price.  You know everyone’s favorite…rebate offers.  Spend more up front, but get it back in the end.  In most cases…it’s still a good deal 🙂

Let’s take a look at what Gil’s offering this time around….

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From the Mouths of Addicts: Kwik-e-Mart Farming for Free Donuts!

Note from Alissa: So one of the popular requested items on my “what would you like to see on this site during the downtime” post was more details about Donut/XP Farming.  What it is, how it’s done…and what the heck Kwik-E-Mart Farming is.  And of course everyone’s favorite site contributor…Safi…stepped up and offered to write up the post!
Safi reached out to me and we discussed writing up the post.  And in true Safi fashion he stepped in with loads of details, charts, tables and figures!  Full disclosure, this post may be a little daunting for newer tappers or casual Tappers.  There are some great tips in here for those looking to earn free donuts.  Just remember to take your time figuring it all out and go at your own pace 🙂
And now here’s Safi….

“Hi Everybody!” (Hi Dr Nick Safi!)

With the recent release of Level 60 and the end of all levels, the games concept of leveling up has shifted slightly. Once you complete Level 60, you’ll be able to continue to level up to Level 61 and beyond. There’s just no questline, character, or building associated with those levels (Homerlayas excluded).

Initially, you can level up from Level 61 to Level 100 each time you fill up an XP bar of 40k XP. You receive 1 donut for each time you level up, for a total of 40 donuts.

You can then continue to level up from Level 100 to Level 939 each time you fill up an XP bar of 500k XP. You receive 1 donut for each time you level up, for a total of 839 more donuts.

Beyond Level 939, your Level does not go any higher. However, each time you fill up an XP bar of 1 million XP, you have the opportunity to choose one of three boxes for a chance at 1, 2, or 3 free donuts.

TSTO Bonus level up

So there is potential for premium and freemium players alike to score thousands of free donuts as a result of leveling up by continuously filling their XP bar.

Let’s take a closer look at the details and strategies that go into XP Farming…

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Totbox’s Throwback Tuesday: S2 E9 Itchy & Scratchy & Marge

What do we want?!! When do we want it?!! NOW!
Too bad, you’re are getting a Throwback Thursday Post instead :p
I want to start with an angry letter:
Dear EA, your lack of cartoon violence is upsetting to me… Just kidding, it’s fine BUT I want the two characters the fight and bite in our game as real playable characters. I might go on strike… I might make other empty threats… I might be writing this as partial filler to my post to set the mood to the theme… In closing, The Simpsons Tapped Out Addicts is a power and voice that you can ignore, but if you continue to ignore, Our Empty Threats might get Louder, like one Simpson family member (from this episode).
“Itchy & Scratchy & Marge”
Marge fights and bites/writes to get cartoon violence off TV

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