Daily Archives: September 16, 2016

What Kind of a Tapper Are You? We want to know…


In the realm of “gaming maturity,” TSTO should be an old codger, doddering on bandied legs toward the pudding line at the rest home lunch counter.  But, surprisingly, the game continues to reinvent itself and morph into new versions of its former self that appear to keep it fresh and alluring. For those of us who have “known” (not Biblically, but casually) TSTO since its birth, the changes have been dramatic, and obvious, harkening to a friend who shows up for a monthly dinner with a facelift, dyed hair, and a boob job, but still has that ring of familiarity that allows you to feel comfortable while feeling uncertain if they have “gone too far” in their quest to remain relevant to younger players.

To quote Booberella, “mmmm…boobs!”  No wait…that was Homer…or Moe…or me… but I digress…

The real thing that I notice as a TSTO blogger of three years, is not so much the changes in the game, but what I see as clear delineations in the players who play the game. The game has changed, no doubt about it. But, so have the players.

The game has gone from a very casual, some would say stilted and low-tech pace, to one that is based upon incessant, frantic, cadenced tapping that requires a sense of dedication for those who “want it all” without spending copious amounts of real money. What has become clear, is that many of the casual tappers have dropped out of the game, replaced by the super tappers who live, eat and breathe the game, perhaps to the detriment of their “Real Lives.”

The key question at this point may very well be, “What Is a Real Tapper’s Life Like?” and “If Tapping Takes Over the Majority of Your Waking Hours, Is Your Life Still Real?”

STOP…do not hit the “comment button” until you read the rest of this post. Really. Back away from your padular device and take a breath.  This isn’t an attack piece, or even an opinion piece…we really want to understand the changes that have happened in the game and the tappers of the game, so we can better serve both. OK?

Let’s take a look at the evolution of both…so we can understand where we are headed. If we understand you, and why and how you tap, we can figure out how to keep everyone happy…mostly…kinda…

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Where Did THAT Come From – Give Apes the Vote Billboard & Newfangled Kwik-E-Mart

Note From Alissa: I’m not going to to a Should I Buy on the Apes Billboard.  It’s another Billboard for Springfield (does what all the other Sci-Fi Billboards Do), 15 donuts…0.25% bonus on all cash and XP.  It’s a very LOW bonus for the donuts spent..but if you like it get it.  It’s all about how you’ll decoration your Springfield 🙂

Now onto Wookiee’s awesome WDTCF! 

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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Should I Spend Donuts On Rocket to Your Doom?

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!  So time to crack open those hologram wallets, because there’s a store full of multiverse theme premium items to spend our donuts on!

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 Rocket to Your Doom to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Diz-Nee Ride to your Springfield…

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TSTO Addicts Shirts!

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

I’ve got something fun that we’ve been working on to share with you…

Tapped Out Addicts Shirts!

Now you can show your Tapped Out Pride at home, at work or at your local Lard Lad Donut Shop!

We’ve got a few styles to choose from….

American Apparel (Crew Neck) Tee in Black


Or Blue


American Apparel Fitted Women’s Fitted Tee in Black


Or Blue


These babies are Limited Edition and only available for purchase for the next TEN Days!! So you’ll want to pick one of these up before they’re gone!

The best part of it?  Every T-Shirt sale directly benefits this site.  So now you can support for your favorite site AND look stylin’ while doing it!

Go here to get the shirts, and again remember they’re Limited Edition so grab yours before they’re gone (they’ll be gone on September 26th)!

P.S. For those asking about the Addicts graphic t-shirt, that we most recently gave away during the Better Put On Pants Contest…for right now I’ve decided I’m going to hold them for contest giveaways.  We only have so many left and I’d like to keep them for prizes for future contests.  🙂