Main Event Contest: And the Finalists Are…..

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Several weeks ago we challenged you guys to design the next event (whether large or mini) of TSTO with our Main Event Contest and holy smokes did you guys respond big time!  Y’all never fail to amaze us, we were completely blown away by your entries!

Over the past week the Addicts staff (Bunny, Patric, Wookiee and I) have been reading each and every one of your entries, in our effort to narrow down the top 10.   One thing we discovered is you guys have some AMAZING ideas!  It was a real struggle to narrow down the field to just 10 finalists, but we finally all came to an agreement on the Top 10.  Trust me….no easy task!

So with out further ado…let me introduce to you the 10 Finalists for the Main Event Contest…

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Actually, before I get into the top 10 I want to take a moment to thank everyone who entered the contest.  You all seriously did an amazing job and it was difficult to pick just 10 entries.  For those not in the top 10, I will be making an effort over the next couple of weeks to post your event ideas so that your fellow Addicts can see your fantastic ideas!

And now onto the Top 10…

So here’s the deal with these entries.  We’re going to give you a quick breakdown here on this post of the contestant, their basic idea, a few characters and then we’ll have a link to read more…TRUST ME you’ll want to read more!  Many have full quest dialogues and images as well as the buildings and decorations for the events.  So make sure you read all the details BEFORE voting for your favorites! 🙂

Here they are in no particular order:


Reader: Craig L
Event Theme: Talent Show
Featured Characters: Bleeding Gums Murphy, Vicki Valentine and more!
Click Here to Read More


Reader: Timothy P
Event Theme: All Things Military
Featured Characters: Cyrus Simpson & loads of Military Skins for existing TSTO Characters
Click Here to Read More


Reader: Tom W
Event Theme: Wizard Event
Featured Characters: Angelica Button, Harry Potter and More!
Click Here to Read More


Reader: HappyTapper
Event Theme: Under the Dome (Simpsons Movie)
Featured Characters: Russ Cargill, Colin and more!
Click Here to Read More


Reader: OnslaughtRM
Event Theme: The Key of Springfield
Featured Characters: Llewellyn Sinclair, Bleeding Gums Murphy & more!
Click Here to Read More


Reader: hthomas96
Event Theme: Back to Campus Event
Featured Characters: Nerdlinger, Benjamin, Doug and Gary and more!
Click Here to Read More


Reader: FlawfreeYo
Event Theme: Homer Goes To College
Featured Characters: Anton Lubchenko, Dean Petersen & more!
Click Here to Read More


Reader: Thecrooked973
Event Theme: Homer the VIII
Featured Characters: Renessiance Simpsons Skins
Click Here to Read More


Reader: MWD232S876
Event Theme: Flu Season
Featured Characters: Wendell, Walter Hotenhoffer and more!
Click Here to Read More


Reader: ThatOneWeirdTapper
Event Theme: The Past of the Past
Featured Characters: Clancy Bouvier, Younger Versions Simpsons Characters and more!
Click Here to Read More


And there you have it my Tapping friends…the 10 Finalists for our Main Event Contest!

So now comes the fun part…you get to vote for your favorite and pick the winners of the free donuts! Voting is open until 11:59pm ET on February 12th, 2017 and you may cast 1 vote every 6 hrs for your favorite.

And just a reminder of what’s at stake….
-5th Place- a $10 iTunes/Google Play/Kindle Gift Card
-4th Place- a $10 iTunes/Google Play/Kindle Gift Card
-3rd Place- a $25 iTunes/Google Play/Kindle Gift Card
-2nd Place- a $25 iTunes/Google Play/Kindle Gift Card
-1st Place- a $25 iTunes/Google Play/Kindle Gift Card

Official Rules Can be Found Here

Good Luck to ALL of the finalists!!!  You guys completely blew us away with your entries…and for those of you who didn’t make the top 10, don’t worry we plan on sharing your AWESOME ideas with everyone as well (once the contest voting is closed).  Who knows maybe we’ll inspire EA to make some great updates!

What do YOU think of the finalists?  Was it an easy choice for you, or did you struggle deciding who should win?  Did you enter the contest? What ideas would you love to see EA incorporate in an update?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we LOVE hearing from you!

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34 responses to “Main Event Contest: And the Finalists Are…..

  1. headendman88 (locomotive engineer ) and old MARINE looking for some friends to help out SEMPER FI

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  2. Need neighbors FawnM86. Tyia

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    • You’ll get a much better responses if you go to the Add Friends option in the menu and put your request in one of the two most recent posts there.

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  3. Wow! Did HappyTapper create those unlock screens??
    Last day of voting and because I can’t decide I’ve been spreading round my votes!

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  4. Just wanted to say how great all 10 of these are, I’ve really enjoyed reading them. It was so hard to choose just one! Thanks to all the finalists and a huge well done! You’re all fab – let’s hope we get to do all these at some point soon in our games!

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  5. Tracy - 1ltwoody920

    I made a submission, but mine was but anpoor third grade offering compared to the Graduate School offerings put forth by the winners.

    I am in awe of their depth and breadth. My sincerest congratulations to the winners.
    Tracy

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  6. I was so excited when I got chosen for the top ten. All of the entries are awesome. I’ve voted for four of them so far.
    Putting mine together really made me appreciate the hard work the people at EA do to keep the game flush with updates and all the work the Addicts do to report on it. Keep up the good work.
    Also, as someone who loves Krustyland, but misses having more content, I can’t believe I missed the opportunity to work in a Corporal Punishment/Nauseator combo. Maybe that could replace the airport prize since EA beat me to that.
    Thanks again. 🙂

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  7. I loved all of them, some would be better as minievents and others as three acts events. Someone please contact EA and make this happen

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  8. The Henry (Homer) VIII event would be totally dope! The costumes, the story line, the prizes! Incredible!

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  9. These are amazing, and it will be interesting to see if EA “borrows” any of these great ideas. Several quests seem similar to other events and I went with Craig L since I’ve wanted Vicky Valentine from day one. GREAT JOB EVERYBODY!!!

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  10. Thank you soooooo much mods for picking my submission as part of the Top 10. I’m really honored to be included among with such great ideas. I think all of these would make fantastic future events. I’m really looking forward to seeing what EA does with these ideas. I also need to thank all the people who voted for my entry, you have no idea just how much that means to me. 🙂

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  11. Well done, all of you! I was just blown away by the creativity, detail and thought that you all put into your events. It was hard to pick just one. Bravo! Standing O! Love, love, love!

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  12. I can’t open them. Did any of them propose bringing Mary Spuckler into the game? If so, that’s the one I’ll vote for!

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  13. Wow! It feels like I have been playing TSTO forever and reading these articles for just about as long. I finally decided to get over being shy and participate, and I made the final ten! Thanks, Addicts! Everyone’s ideas are amazing, so detailed. Good luck to all.

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  14. Wow! Honestly that was probably the hardest choice I’ve had to make in a long time. Well done to all for making it into the top ten best of luck to you all.

    EA you need to wake up and read these!

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  15. I’ve only had time to read the first 5 so far and I gotta say….holy cow….I tried to come up with something but was having a hard time and I can see so far that I was out of my league! Fantastic ideas! Can’t wait to read the other 5 later today and start voting!

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  16. 4kidsandacatdog

    I’m a history nerd. Love the Renaissance Simpsons skins. Hamlet FTW!

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  17. I would love ALL of these ideas to become tsto events! I hope you are reading EA!!! 🙂

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  18. Ah-mazing! So many good ideas in there. The music- and college-themed events seem to take it away – must be contagious. How about a combined college/music/flu event? 😉

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  19. So many good ones to choose from! This is really hard. I enjoy the puns a lot 🙂 Such as :

    Slithers(Smithers)
    Dr Velimirovic: Inject Contestants with Botox
    Vicki Valentine: Dance Til Her Shoes Fill With Blood

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  20. Congrats to the finalists! Those are some great submissions. Makes me feel better about not making the top ten…lol 🙂 You guys put in some serious effort and time with your ideas and i really enjoyed reading them all. I can’t wait to see all the ones who didn’t make the final cut. 🙂

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  21. ThatOneWeirdTapper

    Wow! Thanks for choosing my idea in the top ten! 😀 Going to check out everyones ideas now! Really like the Wizarding Event idea, as I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan 😉 Congrats everyone! 😁😁 On an unrelated note, is there no questline for Valentines Day? If there is, it hasn’t popped up. Thanks again! 😃

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  22. Congrat’s to those who made it.

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  23. I can’t click the “read more” on any of the entries. It brings me to a page that says “PDF files can’t be viewed”, and if I click on open in app, a box pops up that says safari can’t open it because the address is invalid 😔

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  24. Hi everyone! So happy to be part of the final 10! Best of luck to everyone!

    Craig L, you and I have so many of the same ideas! I have to think that we’ll see an event like ours in the near future, hopefully that incorporates the best ideas of both.

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    • Haha, I noticed that too. There are some striking similarities. I particularly like how you incorporated songs from the series into your tasks. That was pretty inspired.

      I’ve had a read through the rest of the entries and have to admit, they are all amazing. I wish you all the best of luck in the vote.

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      • I’m really hoping that EA gives us an event similar to what the two of you have suggested. I’d be so happy! So many characters I’ve wanted for so long…I used to work backstage on Broadway, and my husband was a dancer, who then opened his own school. Therefore, Chazz Buzzby & Vicki Valentine are high on my most wanted list, and Bleeding Gums Murphy is long overdue. Awesome ideas from both of you! Congrats!

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      • Thank you! And I liked many of your ideas, you included several more characters that are a perfect fit! Like Sandra said, I have a feeling our vote will be split, but if our two totals add up to more than the first place total, I’m declaring us both winners =D

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    • I so want an event like the two of you created, so I’m really hoping that the theater vote doesn’t get split, ensuring that something else will win.

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  25. MLG Blue haired lawyer

    This is so hard to decide who do vote for they are all really good ideas for events and I hope they all come into the game in some way.

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  26. Wow! I made it and what an honour. First I want to say a really big THANK YOU to Alissa, Bunny, Wookie and Pat for spending time of their busy lives to read every single submission.
    I am not jealous of having to narrow it down. I don’t know how you did it!
    All these are great ideas and I am not going to vote for myself but all great submissions so I don’t know which one to pick!! The Wizard one sounds great because of my love for Harry Potter, I’ve always wanted a Springfield Collage event and The Talent Show idea incorporates so many of my loves and much wanted characters.

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