Monthly Archives: October 2016

Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment…and the Winner Is

We present to you TSTO Addicts’ Best THOH Segment Bracket Battle.

Below you’ll find all 81 beloved THOH segments that will have aired in the first 600 episodes of The Simpsons up to and including this seasons’ THOH XXVII. The segments have been organized into three conferences based on their sequential appearance in each THOH anthology:  first, second, or third segment. The segments will battle each other in four rounds of head-to-head-to-head matchups, that we hope produce the most debate in the comments below. We’ll do our best to convince you of each segments’ merits, but it’s ultimately up to you. Twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays over the next three weeks, we’ll post the matchups and your votes over the next 48 hours will determine which segments advance to the next round, until we’ve crowned “The Best THOH Segment” on Monday October 31st.

Today, we begin the fourth and FINAL Voting for TSTO Addicts’ Best THOH Segment Bracket Battle to crown our Segment Champion!  Details about this Bracket Battle can be found at Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment Round 1, Part 1

After 4 Rounds of voting and nearly 50,000 votes over the past three weeks, we finally have a winner. And the winner is…

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Should I Spend Donuts On THOH Flashback Bundle #4 or Count Burns?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Halloween in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns turn dark, our water becomes mucky, there are monsters everywhere to battle and (as with all events) there are LOADS of items from Halloweens past to spend those sprinkles 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 the Halloween Flashback Bundle 4 or Count Burns to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your Springfield…

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Happy Halloween!

Hey Howdy Tappers!

Happy Halloween everyone! Today’s the day for Tricks & Treats, Pranks & Candy, Goblins & Ghouls…it’s the day we’ve been celebrating over and over again since the THOH update hit!

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As many of you know…Halloween isn’t exactly my favorite holiday.  In fact I downright strongly dislike it.  Nevertheless I’ll still be celebrating with the Tiny Addict later today, as she celebrates her first Halloween dressed as Snow White, and trying to eat all the candy!

 

How will you be celebrating Halloween?  Trick-or-treating?  Scary Movie athon? Turning off all of your lights and pretending no one’s home so you get out of giving candy?

Don’t forget to check the site later tonight for the announcement of the winner of the THOH Bracket Challenge!

And if you’re looking for something fun to watch, you can check out the Halloween Episode of Addicts Live!

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Oh and if you’re looking for some good reads you can check out our previous Halloween Posts, where Bunny, Wookiee and I talked about our favorite THOH Segments…
Alissa’s Favorite THOH Segment
Bunny’s Favorite THOH Segment
Wookiee’s Favorite THOH Segment

Oh and one more thing…something I NEVER do.  But if y’all could do me a favor and vote for Miss Riley in the Gerber Photo Contest.  I know I’m biased, but that smile is just too cute for words. Thanks! 🙂

Clicking on her Photo will take you to the voting Page…

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And if you’re having trouble her photo ID # is 195012

Halloween Act 2 Is Nearing the End…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a reminder that Act 2 of the Halloween Event Ends TOMORROW November 1st at 0800 GMT (4am ET. Remember other countries may have set their clocks back, however in the US we have not.  So 0800 GMT is still 4am ET for another week).

Once Act 2 is over you will no longer be able to earn Act 2 Prizes for free.  So get everything you can before it’s all gone!

Crafting will STILL be available in Act 3.  As will the Obols you’ve accumulated and the MAG points. 

For a rundown on everything that was included with Act 2 check out our rundown post here. And remember you can check the Event page for all of the details of anything you may need to know about the event.

Be ready for Act 3 to start bright and early at 0800 GMT (4am ET) tomorrow morning  (November 1st)….

(Yes I’ll have a should I buy for Count Burns and Flashback Bundle 4 up today…)

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Addicts Open Thread

Don’t forget to vote in the THOH 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…..

No new Simpsons tonight, but did you enjoy Wookiee’s THOH Recap?

Act 2 is winding down, have you completed the prize track?  Ready for Act 3?

Halloween is tomorrow, do you celebrate?  What will you be going as?  What’s your favorite Halloween memory?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  We took Riley to her first Trick-or-Treating experience as our town did Truck-or-Treat (Where a bunch of people decorate the trucks of their cars and give out candy…it’s great for little ones).  She absolutely loved it, and couldn’t decide which piece of candy was her favorite!

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!

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Remember you can check out more pictures of the Tiny Addict, including from her upcoming First Birthday at my Instagram Page, @AddictsAlissa 

EA Origin Server Outage Reported

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Yes… there is a problem with EA’s origin server.

There is no way to know when it will be back up…but if you are getting Error messages…or “you hav been logged out,” you are not alone. As in millions of players.

So…chillax.  Do something else and don’t panic.

It is likely another DDOS attack…which seems to be part of the new “fun” hackers from Russia have these days.  But, hey…just two more weeks and this madness will be over? Maybe…

THIS IS AN ORIGIN SERVER ISSUE…so it will also mess with any other EA games you play. But, again…there is no reason to worry about losing your game/Springfield as the data is on a different server, and after you able to log back in again, you’ll be fine (providing you remember your username and password).

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It’s entirely up to you…but, I guarantee that until they reset and clear the servers, you will just drive yourself nuts.  NOTE- Changing your password may help you get on…for a bit. But, in the long run, it is far better to just wait it out. Your sanity is worth something…right?

Episode Recap: “Treehouse of Horror XXVII” (S28:E4)

Wookiee taking a break from schoolwork again to keep up with episode recaps. I know I haven’t been around a ton but at a minimum, my goal is to keep these current. One of the features we like to have on this site is recaps of new Simpsons episodes for all our friends who can’t watch them immediately or like our silly reviews of them. I love when there are new episodes of the Best. Show. Ever. on TV and it’s my privilege to not only watch new episodes, which I would do with or without this awesome site, but then break them down for all of you. It’s also nice to have a break from essays, reading, and brain-sucking tedium from time to time. In order to give yiu something Halloweeny this weekend (haha, I said weeny), I decided to delay this recap by a week. Mideterms might have also had something to do with it lol.  I stuck to the stream of consciousness format for this. Basically I watch the episode once for my enjoyment and then a couple more times slowly to catch as much as I can while jotting down notes. Without further ado… here’s my thoughts on Season 28, Episode 4 “Treehouse of Horror XXVII.”

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Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment Round 4 (The Finals)

We present to you TSTO Addicts’ Best THOH Segment Bracket Battle.

Below you’ll find all 81 beloved THOH segments that will have aired in the first 600 episodes of The Simpsons up to and including this seasons’ THOH XXVII. The segments have been organized into three conferences based on their sequential appearance in each THOH anthology:  first, second, or third segment. The segments will battle each other in four rounds of head-to-head-to-head matchups, that we hope produce the most debate in the comments below. We’ll do our best to convince you of each segments’ merits, but it’s ultimately up to you. Twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays over the next three weeks, we’ll post the matchups and your votes over the next 48 hours will determine which segments advance to the next round, until we’ve crowned “The Best THOH Segment” on Monday October 31st.

Today, we begin the fourth and FINAL Voting for TSTO Addicts’ Best THOH Segment Bracket Battle to crown our Segment Champion!  Details about this Bracket Battle can be found at Addicts Bracket Challenge: Best THOH Segment Round 1, Part 1

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Zombie Sandwich?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Halloween in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns turn dark, our water becomes mucky, there are monsters everywhere to battle and (as with all events) there are LOADS of items to spend those sprinkles 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 the Zombie Sandwich to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Zombie inducing dumpster to your Springfield…

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Halloween 2016 Prize Guide: Act 2, Prize 7 Death

Note: Yes a new (AWESOME) Premium Item has hit the stores early this morning…while I was sleeping…I’ll have a post on it up a little later today..

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s Halloween in our pocket-size Springfields!  Yes that magical time of the year when our towns turn dark, our water becomes mucky and there are monsters everywhere to battle.  Just like October in every other suburban town in America, no?

The Halloween Event is in full swing on our devices and it’s full of creepy decorations, buildings and characters…all designed to get us into the Halloween spirit!

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 Clapboards (ico_cur_thoh2016_clapboard_lg) to unlock each prize!

The Seventh (and final) Act 2 Prize is awarded at 61,400 ico_cur_thoh2016_clapboard_lg is Death…because who hasn’t enjoyed saying they’re ____ hours from Death?

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

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