Daily Archives: September 7, 2016

Driving Cross Country In TSTO Can Be a Confusing…


As some of you may know, and perhaps even followed, my wife and I did a 30-day, 9,600 mile driving trip. As it is roughly 3,000 miles, coast to coast from Oregon to NYC, you can tell by the mileage that we did a bit of “meandering.”

What we really enjoyed most on our trip, was staying off of the Interstates as much as we could, and feeling the personality of each new town or region as we moved through it. There were some days that we went from High Desert, to the Mountains, to a Valley, and to an Ocean beach, in a single day (and that was just in Oregon!).  It was amazing…as each region, state and town has a unique flavor that set it apart from others, and left an impression of the people who live there, as they are shaped by the environment and topography of their geography and climate.

It occurred to me, that in my current Springfield layout, that “urban/update sprawl” is creating some pretty jarring transitions that would make an average traveler wonder if they have driven into some huge Orlando “Hands Across America” attraction…or had eaten a bad Peyote bean in their chili…

Add to this, that with the newest update, we may be slipping inside of a wormhole along the way, and transitioning not only through distance and space, but time!


The real question here is, “How Do You Make Sense of This in Your Springfield??”
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Sci-Fi Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 3 Astro-House

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

The nerds have invaded Springfield!  Ok just one nerd, and he’s not all that bad.  And only in Springfield can Professor Frink, with the help of Homer, open up a black hole that transports doppelgangers, robots and Stephen Hawking (!) to our pocket sized Springfields! This multiverse event hit our devices and it’s full of alternate universe 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 Second Act you’re tasked with collecting Chronons (ico_cur_scifi2016_time_lg) to unlock each prize!

The third Act 2 Prize is awarded at 13,800 ico_cur_scifi2016_time_lg is the Astro-House, because there has to be one completely random House in the SciFi prize track…

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

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Addicts Housekeeping: Comment Screwup

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a quick note.  Some of you may have noticed over the last couple of days that the comments on some of our larger threads (Open Thread, Labor Day post etc) have been all screwed up.

Replies weren’t showing up where they should have and comments were disappearing all together.

I can assure you this was not us.  We weren’t deleting your comments (or any threads).  WordPress had a massive bug that was causing these issues.

Fortunately all is resolved now and comments are appearing back to normal.  So if you replied to someone it’s showing up once again.  🙂

Sorry for the inconvenience!  And thank you for your patience as we worked with WordPress to resolve it (note: it wasn’t just our site impacted.  They said they received loads of other reports).  Just happy all is back to normal now…well as normal as we get around here! 😉

Addicts Live!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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


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