Daily Archives: October 3, 2016

Halloween 2016 Teaser Released

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About 30 minutes ago EA released a teaser on their Facebook page for Halloween 2016….


It’s coming!  And as we’ve speculated, likely tomorrow (October 4th)…who’s excited?

What do you think we’ll see in the Halloween Event? Are you ready?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Addicts Housekeeping: Site Changes and How to Use This Website

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So, as many of you know, over the last week or so of downtime in the game I’ve been slowly posting highly requested posts to this site (i.e. Charts…how-tos etc) and I’ve also been doing some behind the scenes maintenance on the site to clean up some older areas and make things easier to find.  Now that the projected down time is almost up (we’re thinking something will hit Tuesday Oct 4th), I’ve completed most of the additions and maintenance for this go round.  So I invite you to explore the site, check out the changes…and be prepare for what’s next!

One thing that surprised me in my “What should I work on post” is many of you were looking for additions to the site that we already had (like a quick access link to all posts about a particular event). That that prompted me to think many of you aren’t exploring the site or using the menus and widgets that are available.  So for my final downtime maintenance post, I’m going to detail how to use this site..and show you how to find many key features this site has to offer.  So indulge me for a moment if you don’t mind 🙂

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Chart Alert: Master Premium List, Including Links to Should I Buys

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In keeping with the series of “what would you like to see on this site during the downtime” posts,in my final chart post, we’re going to tackle another popular requested item.  This time it’s a list of every premium item in the game (at least I hope I got them all) and links to our Should I Buy posts.  Consider this an index of TSTO premium items….

Without further ado…here’s the premium index…


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Alert: SH 4x Currency Ended Early (FIXED)

Update 2:15pm ET: Of course all things update in the game when I’m out of the office…lol.  Looks like EA has released a server side patch that has corrected the 4x Heights Rewards.  They’re now back..and leave on the 4th.  So use it while you can!
You’ll see the dialogue restart once you go back into Springfield…and that’ll retrigger the 4x rewards.  Thank you to everyone who reported this..and thank you to EA for resolving it before lunchtime in California…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Morning guys..just a quick post until I get into work…always fun waking up to 200 comments overnight lol. Y’all had me thinking an update hit while I was asleep.

Anyway it looks like the 4x earning currency at SH ended prematurely.   There were all kinds of alerts and notifications that it would end on the 4th…today is the 3rd..and it ended this morning.

Not sure what’s up but I’ll dig a little further when I get into work.  For now know it’s not just you…and hopefully EA will correct this ASAP.

Update: Just got into work and it appears it’s not every player that’s impacted.  As my game is still currently paying out 4x on my SH buildings. (note: some are commenting their buildings are paying 4x but the mini games are not…so double check your buildings.  If it’s showing 8 for premium and 4 for freemium it’s still at 4x)
My best advice is to contact EA and let them know your game is impacted, since it’s not impacting everyone.  They’ll have to determine what area is impacted by this…remember you can contact them via the get help button in the game.  It’s located in the top right corner when you open up your store…

Another Update: What’s interesting is the files indicate it ends October 3rd at 7:00 GMT.  Which seems to have happened for many…except the popups all showed October 4th.  So EA’s got an issue somewhere.  Not to mention it hasn’t ended for everyone.  So really…I dunno what the heck is going on.  But EA’s gotta get this sorted…you can’t say one thing in game and then change it completely.  Not cool.  For those trying to remember, here’s the in-game popup (and in case EA’s reading this):


Here’s the other notification (which by the way still popped up for me in my game about 5 minutes ago…)



Should I Spend Donuts On Bookaccino’s?

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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 Bookaccino’s to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these mega book store to your Springfield…

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