Monthly Archives: February 2017

Around the World Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 2 Vicious Monkeys

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Pack those bags and grab your boarding passes because it’s time to go Around the World with The Simpsons!  The Around the World Event is in full swing in our pocket-sized Springfields and that can only mean one thing….all new prize tracks to work our way through!

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 Third Act you’re tasked with collecting Brazilian Pins (ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg) to unlock each prize!

The second Act 3 Prize awarded at 11,035 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg is the Vicious Monkeys, because this is as close as Brooders is going to get to Zombie Pirate Monkeys….

2017-02-27-21-11-47

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

Continue reading

Advertisements

Servers Down

Updates: Just a couple little updates…

4:45pm:
Some of you are reporting you’re back in.  Some are still out.  I’m one of those who still can’t get into the game…but hopefully we’ll all be in shortly.

4:30pm ET From AWS:

Update at 1:12 PM PST: S3 object retrieval, listing and deletion are fully recovered now. We are still working to recover normal operations for adding new objects to S3.

Update at 12:52 PM PST: We are seeing recovery for S3 object retrievals, listing and deletions. We continue to work on recovery for adding new objects to S3 and expect to start seeing improved error rates within the hour.

3:45pm ET:
I wasn’t clear in my post below, cause I honestly didn’t think it was too important, this is Amazon Web Services that’s down (East Coast Server).  EA (and many, many, MANY other companies) utilize AWS.  So this outage has little to do with EA.
You can check out this article: https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/28/amazon-aws-s3-outage-is-breaking-things-for-a-lot-of-websites-and-apps/

You can also check AWS Dashboard for updates here: https://status.aws.amazon.com/

Or their Twitter Feed @AWSCloud .  I’ll try to update this post with updated tweets from them as I see them.  The latest from about 3pm Eastern Time:

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Bringing back an Addicts classic…with fond memories of Cguy:

They’re up
They’re down,
They’re down and up and down
down, down, down
up, up, up,
The EA Distraction Show!

Admitedly the server outages are A LOT better than they were 3 years ago, BUT it’s still fun to bring back a classic Addicts song 😉

You may be seeing this in TSTO right now…

2014-01-29 21.25.47

Servers are down for many…

It appears it’s an issue with the East Coast servers (which impact more than just the East Coast), from what I’m gathering.  Hopefully they’re up soon…

In the meantime here are a few fun riddles to keep you entertained:

1) Why is this right?

riddle

2) Homer has with him Baby Maggie, his dog, and a jar of poisons that look like delicious candy. (Homer: Oh, why did I take my baby and my dog with me when I went to buy poison! And why do the poison has to look so delicious!?) He needs to get all three across the river. He can only take one of them at a time in his rowboat. He can’t leave Maggie with the poison. He can’t leave the dog with Maggie. He CAN leave the dog with the Poison. How does he do this?

3) Wednesday, Lenny and Carl went to a restaurant and ate dinner. When they were done they paid for the food and left. But Lenny and Carl didn’t pay for the food. Who did?

Have fun and hopefully we’re back up soon!

Should I Spend Donuts On the Cristo of Springfield or the Mexican Bundle?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Pack your bags and prepare for an invasive screening at the airport because it’s travel time in Springfield! And while our towns are embracing their ever expanding airports, our donut bank is shrinking because there are LOADS of items from travels past to spend those sprinkles on!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 the Cristo of Springfield or the Mexican Bundle 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…

cristo_of_springfield ico_stor_single_mexicanbundle

Continue reading

Around the World Prize Guide: Act 3, Prize 1 Painted Home

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Pack those bags and grab your boarding passes because it’s time to go Around the World with The Simpsons!  The Around the World Event is in full swing in our pocket-sized Springfields and that can only mean one thing….all new prize tracks to work our way through!

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 Third Act you’re tasked with collecting Brazilian Pins (ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg) to unlock each prize!

The First Act 3 Prize awarded at 4,414 ico_cur_aroundtheworld_brazilpin_lg is the Painted Home, because Quimby always has an angle…

2017-02-27-20-54-33

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

Continue reading

Where Did THAT Come From – Around the World Act 1 & 2 Housekeeping

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?

landofchocolatechapel_transimagepont_du_gardfrenchfountain_menucharactersets_kumiko_sailorico_priz_aroundtheworld_norbertstasks_blackleatherplane_lg Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts On Rio Days-Inn-Ero?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Pack your bags and prepare for an invasive screening at the airport because it’s travel time in Springfield! And while our towns are embracing their ever expanding airports, our donut bank is shrinking because there are LOADS of world items in our stores just tempting us with those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Rio Days-Inn-Ero to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this punny hotel to your Springfield…

tsto_rio_days-inn-ero

Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts On the Filthy Angels Orphanage and Ronaldo?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Pack your bags and prepare for an invasive screening at the airport because it’s travel time in Springfield! And while our towns are embracing their ever expanding airports, our donut bank is shrinking because there are LOADS of worldly items in our stores just tempting us with those sprinkles!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to buy everything that looks awesome 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 Filthy Angels Orphanage and Ronaldo?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Brazilian orphan turned star to your Springfield…
unlock_ronaldo tsto_filthy_angels_orphanage

Continue reading

Addicts Open Thread

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 this week…will you be catching up on old episodes from their travels around the world instead?

Act 3 started last Friday, what are your thoughts on the Brazil act so far?  How are you doing with the prize track so far?

Addicts Live was yesterday…did you check out all the laughs and hijinks from the show?  You can check out the replay here if you missed any of it.

Have you heard the news about Homer going into the Baseball Hall of Fame?

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!

gigantism-homer-at-bat

Episode Recap: “The Cad and the Hat” (S28:E15)

Hey hey friends! So after a bit of a break, The Simpsons is back with new episodes and the wait for more new hilarity is over. Since the show is back, so am I and it’s time for another episode recap for y’all. One of the many 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. 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 to catch as much as I can while jotting down notes. Without further ado… here’s my thoughts on Season 28, Episode 15: The Cad and the Hat.

800px-the_cad_and_the_hat_promo_2 Continue reading

Episode 7- They’re Always Watching (Feb 25th 2017)

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12 Noon EDT (for timezone converter check here)…

For those viewing a little before noon, sit tight and it’ll show up in the video below shortly.  For those viewing during the live stream, just hit play and you’ll get tuned it.  You also have the ability to go back (rewind) in case you missed something.  🙂  And for those joining after the live stream, you can view the recording of the video right here.

No matter how, or when, you’re viewing thanks for watching and we hope you have fun!

In this episode we’ll discuss the Around the World Event as it comes to a close, things we would do differently if we ran this event, some other fun theories and thoughts and of course we’ll be fielding your questions!  So join us live for all the fun!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!

Audio Only:

Live Stream Video:

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So ask your questions, give us your opinions and share your thoughts in the comments below..and we’ll read what we can live! 🙂

Show Notes:

Give your rating for the Around the World Event, and we’ll share the results later in the show…as well as our thoughts: