From the Mouths of Addicts: I’ve Got Stuff, It’s Multiplying and I’m Losing Control….

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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!  We’ve got another post from one of our long-time friends and she who is brave enough to run Futurama Addicts and Family Guy Addicts…Russian Tigger! 

Somehow, between writing loads of posts for FWOT Addicts and FGA Addicts, RT found the time to knock out yet ANOTHER a fun guest post for TSTO!  (such an overachiever!)  This time, fitting in with another hot topic from earlier this week, she’s tackling the Nuclear Option! 

Enjoy it my friends!  Here’s Russian Tigger… -Alissa 


So a few days ago I started to get twitchy and considered nuking my Springfield… again. I thought long and hard, but then remembered the last time I went nuclear it was almost 6 months before I saw my beloved Stewart Duck wandering my now radioactive empty streets. Yup, my favorite thing in the whole game disappeared in a puff of atomic ash and I was left suffering radioactive shock and vowed that I’d never go nuclear again.

I admit I’ve hummed, I’ve  hawed and considered pushing the button again many times but I’ve always stepped back from the brink.  At one point I was so close to pushing that darn button I even called in chocolate reinforcements before taking the cowards way out again. But hey at least I enjoyed the chocolate. But you know what, I think it’s time I bit the bullet and nuked again, I think it’s the only solution to dealing with the ever growing amount of stuff that needs to find a more organized home in my Springfield.

Look I know deep down all nuking will do is move the problem, I know that when I tap my inventory icon I’ll come out in hives as I’m taken into mobile gaming version of extreme hoarding. I know all that, honest I do.

I’ll  look at all the stuff and try to remember why I ever thought I’d need 100 odd apple trees, or 211 barbed wire fences, 119 bistro sets or over 300 edelweisses. Oh but wait that Edelweiss wasn’t even in my Springfield, it started in my Quahog. Help me bob, my hoarding tendencies are spreading across my virtual empire.

Really was I that desperate to use up my game & event currency that I actually sat and bought all of that? Who am I kidding, of course, I did and nothing’s changed as I’ve just crafted more flying bats than Transylvania could even cope with in the Halloween event. A fool and their currency are easily parted indeed.

So how do I solve a problem like Maria, oops sorry it’s all that darn Edelweiss. Let me try again, how do I solve a problem like this, well firstly like with any issue you need to admit you have a problem. Ok I can do that, I just took the following screenshots in order I could admit to not only myself but my fellow addicts that my obsession with collecting the many items EA throw at us in this game is out of control.

Ok, so far so good, but after I faced that moment of truth I just  my junkyard of a town needs to be nuked again. And you know what I’m still dithering just as much as I did the first time, asking myself do I really want to take such drastic action again, will nuking my game again be tempting fate and see some of my items disappear, this time never to be seen again. There you see my hoarding problem raising its ugly head again, all that stuff, and I’m worried I might lose one thing, am I nuts, fate would be doing me a favor if it absconded with half of it.

If I’m totally honest whenever Alissa talks about wanting the giant toilet in her Springfield, I start thinking I want a giant Vacuum. Imagine it hoovering up all my junk whilst I sat back and enjoy the show. I must admit when Consuela’s Vacuum came to Quahog I envisioned a whole different use for it, but sadly there is no de-cluttering tool in any of my games but I’ll get over it. Eventually!

Now after nuking my town the first time, it was a bit of a ghost town, literally on a Chernobyl scale, it was a little eerie to see it so empty and lifeless. It looked and felt like the day I started to play but without the excitement of starting something new. So without that sense of excitement do I really want to start that rebuilding process whilst trying to find a way to incorporate some crazy stuff into what is supposed to be a residential town. Just how do I fit all the different event decorations into any sort of rational design.  I mean there’s a Bart Sphinx, dinosaurs, and a giant globe just for starters. Sometimes I think the only way to go is to turn my whole town into Tapped Out Land, a poor man’s Disneyland full of the weird and wonderful, ok just weird, things. A commercialized wasteland where franchises come to attract attention to themselves by sticking out like sore thumbs. Sounds like a fine idea but how come I think it will end up looking like Banksy’s Dismaland gone wrong.

So I’m sitting here trying to come up with a cunning plan to make my whole Springfield something I’m proud of without taking the nuclear option. But so far failing miserably, so tell me, fellow Addicts, should I push the button and risk losing Stewart forever, or should I take my town apart bit by bit using the select tool, or should I just let my inner hoarder out and accept I am what I am and leave it as it is?

Vote below, you never know I may just follow the most popular path voted for and report back when Alissa goes nuclear in the New Year.

Thanks, Russian Tigger for another awesome, hilarious, post!  What’s your take on RT’s nuclear conundrum? 

As always we love hearing from you guys…so 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…


30 responses to “From the Mouths of Addicts: I’ve Got Stuff, It’s Multiplying and I’m Losing Control….

  1. Since my beginning of TSTO playing
    2013 I guess …

    EA refuses to separate Items on storage per:
    • %Boost Items
    • hidden % items

    the imense task that it’s finding all %items
    Going Nuke it’s a nightmare

    Could we make a group effort
    and send a request to EA?


  2. I think like real life, there should be a weekly ‘garbage collection’ where we can designate a spot in out little Springfields that once a week, stuff we don’t want anymore, gets taken away by a weekly ‘trash’ pick up via EA updates… and only that garbage in there goes away. Or maybe we have designated spots for yard sales.. you know, stuff our neighboreenos can take when they visit our neighborhoods? It could be fun. One man’s trash….


  3. Part of the problem would be solved if EA would just let Tappers eliminate the clutter in our Inventory (let Tappers sell it and/or delete it)! 😬



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