Monthly Archives: June 2017

Addicts Bracket Challenge: Most Desired Building, Week 2

How much longer EA can keep Tapped Out going is up for debate. But what isn’t debatable is that there are plenty of buildings in the rich history of The Simpsons universe still not in our little game. We present to you TSTO Addicts’ Most Desired Building Bracket Battle.

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Addicts Housekeeping: “Better Put On Pants” Shirts Sale Extended!

Hey Guys,

Just wanted to let you know the latest Addicts shirt sale has been extended through July 5th!  I know several of you mentioned you’d like to get the shirt, but you had to wait until you got paid (which was after the shirt offer disappeared) so good news….we extended it!

The “Better Wear Pants…” shirts will be available until July 5th!  So get yours before they’re gone (for real this time)!

As a reminder, you can purchase the shirt here!  And all sales benefit this site directly!

Thanks to everyone who has already purchased and thanks in advance to all those who will be grabbing them before the 5th!

Where Did THAT Come From – Prehistoric Plant, Dragonfly Rock, Homer Lizard, and Dinosaur Skeleton

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?

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Time Travel Toaster Prize Guide: Pirate Era, Prize 6 the Gallows

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hang onto your toasters my friends because we’re going flying through space and time!  The latest event in TSTO has us going wayyy back in time to when Dinosaurs roamed the earth, Pharaohs were building pyramids & Pirates hobbled around on their peg legs!

This Event is broken up into 3 Eras, with each Era 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 (and final) Era, Pirate, you’re tasked with collecting Eye Patches () to unlock each prize!

The Sixth Pirate Era Prize awarded at 67,200 is the Gallows, because Pirates need some way of public humiliation and torture…

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

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Should I Spend Donuts on President Eisenhower and his 4×4?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Not only is the Toaster bringing Pirates to Springfield, but now we find out that’s how the presidents have been coming to Springfield all along!  As Bart has flashed back in time to bring President Mike Ike (mmm now I want candy) to Springfield to help him with his homework!

Of course with that limited-time label it can be tempting to grab this past president because he’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 President Eisenhower and his 4×4 to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this likable prez to your town…

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Addicts Reminders: Contests and Shirts

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just two quick reminders on two items where deadlines are tonight….

First up the Bracket Battle Contest….if you haven’t already, be sure to fill out the form to submit your entry for your chance to win some free donuts!  Take a minute to fill out the Bracket before tonight so you can be entered to win!  You can enter the Bracket Battle Contest here.

And second (and lastly)…the newest Addicts T-Shirts are only available until tomorrow!  So if you haven’t grabbed yours yet be sure to pick one up before they’re gone! You can purchase the Addicts shirt here.

And there you have it my friends…two quick reminders about two fun things that you may miss out on if you don’t act today!  So don’t forget to fill out your bracket and pick up the awesome shirt before time runs out!

Time Travel Toaster Prize Guide: Pirate Era, Prize 4 Wisecracking Parrot

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hang onto your toasters my friends because we’re going flying through space and time!  The latest event in TSTO has us going wayyy back in time to when Dinosaurs roamed the earth, Pharaohs were building pyramids & Pirates hobbled around on their peg legs!

This Event is broken up into 3 Eras, with each Era 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 (and final) Era, Pirate, you’re tasked with collecting Eye Patches () to unlock each prize!

The Fourth Pirate Era Prize awarded at 43,700 is the Wisecracking Parrot, because every pirate needs a parrot…

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

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4th of July Mystery Box

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

We’ve been traveling back in time, but now it’s time to put on our American History hats (cue the groans from those outside the US) as we gear up for Independence Day here in America!  And nothing says Happy Birthday America quite like a dip in the old Mystery Box…

This is a premium box full of your change to get those limited-time premium character/building/decorations with an American flair to them.  By now we should all be familiar with how Mystery Boxes work, so let’s jump to the breakdown of what’s inside.. Continue reading

Should I Spend Donuts on the Hangman Cage or Pile of Gold?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Time to grab toast as we travel back…wayyyy back…in time with Homer in the all new TTT (Time Travel Toaster) event!  We’ve flashed forward from the land of Egypt to the era of rum, jolly rogers, pirate ships and scurvy…and of course we’ve got loads of Pirate Era items in our Springfield just temping 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 Hangman Cage or Pile of Gold to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these Pirate decos to your town…

 
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Showoff Announcement: Time Travel

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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

The Next Showoff will feature your Time Travel stuff (from either Prehistoric, Egyptian, Pirate or all three Eras) so show us what you’ve got!  Send in your time travel areas from your Springfield and we’ll be putting up the Showoff Post, featuring your designs, on Wednesday July 5th. (So you’ve got a week AND a full weekend to work on them 😉 )

So grab some screenshots of your town, or finish up those designs…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Tuesday July 4th 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 TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com.  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 TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.)