Monthly Archives: January 2017

Around the World Event Is Live (Updated and Complete)

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The newest event in TSTO, Around the World, is now live!  Check your App Stores, this is an APP STORE update.   If you don’t see an “update” listed search Tapped Out in your Store and manually update that way.


This is a large update & it’s late in the day.  I’m going through as much as I can and will be back with more details on it as soon as I can.

For now know that Homer (and Frink if you have him) gets things started. And you’ll be tasked with building The Springfield Airport

Back with more as I have it…(and after Riley goes to bed) Now that a little girl has gone to bed, I can update the post, more details below….

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Around the World Is On The Way…

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Just a quick note to let you know that the Around the World update has hit the files…which means we can expect to see an App Store update on this very soon.  Keep your eyes on this site and the App Store for more fun in our pocket sized Springfields!


From the Mouths of Addicts: Gil Deals: Deal or No Deal?

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Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!  This week’s post comes to us from one of our more colorful commentors, DaPimp! (in case you didn’t know Pimp also runs our Kingdoms Addicts Forum, for the Disney Magic Kingdoms game)

DaPimp thought it would be fun to take a look back at all of the Gil deals in TSTO history and ask the readers of Addicts “Deal, or No Deal?” 

So enjoy Pimp’s breakdown of the deals and be sure to vote on each option, and as always don’t forget to give us your take in the comments below 🙂 -Alissa 

Hey, TSTO Addicts! Your friendly neighborino DaPimp here. I thought it would be fun to take a look back at all the great “deals” that Gil Gunderson has presented to us in Tapped Out over the years. I compiled a list of deals in order of which they came into the game starting with the 1st Gil deal during the Christmas 2012 event. You might notice that you didn’t start playing until a certain point down the list, so you may not have got some of these deals from early in the game’s history.

Gil likes to show up periodically with an enticing offer, and attempt to get you to spend either real money on donuts, or those pink sprinkled donuts themselves on special items or item bundles. Some of these “deals” offer rebates where you get donuts back, and are a great time to buy certain items for a lower price. Some of these “deals” are high priced limited time items, but Gil works on commission so he is there to milk you for as much as he possibly can… and if he does, ol’ Gil is eating tonight!

Did YOU purchase any of these Gil Deals?

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Add Friends for International Travel

Psst…this Friends feed was getting quite full, so we’ve added an all new Add Friends feed for the Around the World Event here.  Comments on this thread have now been disabled. 

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

New event and you know what that means….time for all all new fresh Add Friends feed!

So now…hit up this post with your Origin ID’s and Add Me Requests!  Who wants to be first?

Pssssst….If you’re looking for a thread to find neighbor-eenos who WON’T vandalize you check out this Add-Me page…now Graffiti free! 🙂

And remember…if you’re looking for ways you can THANK your neighbors for visiting, tell them you LOVE their designs…or even yell at them for stealing your designs…you can hit up our THANK YOU Thread!  The only place in the TSTO-verse where you can freely Thank and Admire your TSTO Friends and Neighbors!

Happy Tapping!


Add Friends- Vandalism Free 7

This thread was getting pretty full with requests, so we’ve started a new vandalism free Add Me page here.  Comments on this post have now been disabled.

Remember this post is for those who won’t vandalize each other…if you’re looking for the regular Add Me Page you can find it here

Time for a little vandalism clean up…as the old thread was getting quite full (nearing 1,000 comments)…so it’s time to start fresh once again!

Do you hate getting graffiti in your Springfield?  Are you tired of cleaning up after other people’s fun, at your expense?  Are you someone that NEVER Vandalizes other towns?  Are you super concerned about your Righteousness rating…no matter how many Training Walls you build?  Well this is the Add Friends Thread for You!

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Here’s your thread for those of you who PLEDGE NOT TO VANDALIZE EACH OTHER’S TOWNS!  If you can’t keep that pledge…please don’t add your name to this thread.  

IMPORTANT…..Include that you WILL NOT VANDALIZE in your comment with your request.  DO NOT put your name on this list AND the other list.  This is the list for those who pledge NOT to vandalize…if you put your ID on both lists we will delete it from this one.

Here’s what’s allowed on this thread:

-Origin ID (Add Me Request) with Pledge Not to Vandalize
-Posts saying you added someone
-Post ONLY to say ” —- tagged me”
-Post apologizing to someone for accidentally tagging them

It is up to YOU to decide who you want on your friends list. If you don’t want them, take them off. That simple.

Thank you! Happy Tapping!

From the Mouths of Addicts: Task Master Quiz 2

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Welcome to another edition of From the Mouths of Addicts, where YOU get to sound off on anything and everything in the world of Tapped Out!

A couple of weeks ago we posted a quiz from Addicts Reader cityscaper and y’all enjoyed it so much cityscaper was awesome enough to put together another Task Master quiz!

So have a little fun and enjoy another Task Master quiz from cityscaper!

And don’t forget to share your results in the comments below!

(If you’re having trouble with the form here you can view the direct link to it here)

And here’s a little insight from the last quiz of how y’all did…


Thanks again cityscaper for putting together another Task Master quiz, and something fun to do in the TSTO lull!  As always we love hearing from you guys… if you have an opinion or take on something going on in the game (or something that should be going on in the game), please send it along to us…

Lunar New Year and the Conform-O-Meter

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The Lunar New Year event is just about over so I thought it would be a good time to take a look at how all of the Chinese New Year inspired items impact the Conform-O-Meter.  As this event brought several new decorations to Springfield, so let’s take a look at how these items impact our Conform-O-Meter…

The Conform-O-Meter is an important part of Tapped-Out because it provides you with a bonus boost in your cash and  XP from everything you collect in the game.  When you achieve a 5-Star Town (it’s max rating) you will receive a 5% bonus on all money and XP collected in your town.  If you missed the previous Conform-O-Meter posts check here for the basics and here for how many points you’ll need to reach 5 stars.

While the Lunar New Year event brought no changes to the Conform-O-Meter requirements, it did bring a bunch of decorations.  So let’s take a look at how all of the new “goodies” impact our rating: Continue reading

Next Event Speculation, In Game Clues…

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On Saturday another round of the Lunar New Year questline was released and this batch of dialogue was FULL of hints and “tip offs” for the next event in TSTO.  As promised in my post Saturday, now that (I hope) everyone has had a fair chance to read the new dialogue.

Between the app store description and the Facebook teaser (from last week) alone, I think by now it’s safe for all of us to assume/anticipate an “Around the World” event.  So when will it start?  What will it do? And what the heck are we supposed to do with those dang pins?  Well let’s look to the in-game dialogue for clues/answers to all those questions and more.

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Addicts Open Thread

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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 this week, still a few weeks until a new episode airs.  BUT if you’re looking for some episodes to catch up on in preparation for this week’s potential Around the World Event here are a few to check out from Wookiee’s Prognostication post

“Crapes of Wrath” (S1 E 11)
“Bart Vs. Australia” (S6 E16)
“Thirty Minutes Over Tokyo” (S10 E23)
“Simpson Safari” (S12 E17)
“Blame it On Lisa” (S13 E15)
“The Regina Monologues” (S15, E4)
“Kiss Kiss Bangalore” (S17 E17)
“In the Name of the Grandfather” (S20 E14)
“The Greatest Story Ever D’ohed” (S21 E16)
“You Don’t Have to Live Like a Referee” (S25 E16)
“To Courier With Love” (S27 E20)

The Lunar New Year mini Event dropped in our games last week, have you picked up the new items?  Enjoying the little in-game tease about what’s coming next?

How was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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!


Showoff Announcement: Lunar New Year

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It’s that time…calling all Springfield designs of Chinese New Year Proportions!  We’re getting read to do the next Springfield Showoff featuring what you’ve done with all of the Chinese New Year stuff!  So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

The Next Showoff will feature your Lunar New Year stuff so show us what you’ve got!  Send in your areas of Chinese New Year designs from your Springfield and we’ll be putting up the Showoff Post, featuring your designs, on SATURDAY February 4th 2017.

Here’s my design…although I took these pictures before the Rooster was awarded so it’s not in this one. But i’ll be adding it to this area:


So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm EDT Friday February 3rd. Can’t wait to see what YOU have come up with.

You can send your designs in two ways…either post a link to the image in the comments on this post or you can email them to us at  We won’t be pulling images from anywhere else, so please if you want to be featured either submit in the comments below or email your images to us.

Note: PLEASE try to limit your submissions to only 1-2 of your favorite screenshots.  We like to try and let everyone showoff their town but it becomes difficult when some of you are sending in 7-10 images.  Pick your favorite areas and send them in (or if you stitch photos together, that works too).  We’ll try our best to get EVERYONE in, but please understand that sometimes we miss a photo or two.  If we miss you one week, we’ll try really hard to make sure we get you in the next week.  You’re always welcome to showoff your town, at any time, on our Flickr page.  We know a lot of you have awesome towns that you want to show off, but please try to stick with this week’s theme.  Remember, this isn’t a contest.  There’s nothing to win.  It’s just a fun way to showoff your town and get some design inspiration from your fellow Addicts.  🙂   

Do you want to be featured on the next Springfield Showoff?  Post your images  in the Comments below or email us your screenshots at We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.)