Monthly Archives: September 2018

Let’s Have a Little Fun! (Contest Alert!)

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As many long-time Addicts readers know, we LOVE to spoil our readers with free stuff!  We love holding contests where we get to give back to you guys for being a part of the amazing Addicts Community!

Well, guess what?  It’s time once again to give away some free stuff!!  It’s nearly Halloween, and that time of the year means it’s time for a little FUN!  Yes, we’re once again we’re partnering up with our friends at Fun.com, the company that delivers memories through a billion smiles, a million laughs and a few disapproving head shakes.   We ran a T-Shirt off Our Backs contest back during the Spring of 2016 and a Put on a Mask Contest during Halloween 2016 and last Halloween we ran a Mr. Plow contest all from our friends at Fun.com.  Thankfully we all had so much fun we’re doing it again!

So what’s at stake this time?  How do you win?  Wanna tell me to stop dragging it out and just give you the details so you can enter already?!  Alright, alright…stop shaking your heads at me and here’s a hint (although if you follow my Instagram you already saw a sneak peek)…

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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…..

Last few days of the newest installment of Superheroes are coming up (ends Wednesday), what do you think will hit next?  Personally, I think we’ll see a teaser and then Halloween next week…but that’s just me.  It is the last week of Sept, so you never know…

As I just mentioned, it’s the last week of September, which means…Halloween is quickly approaching!  What do you think the TSTO Halloween Event will bring to Springfield? What are your ideas for your own Halloween?  Costume plans?  Still working on our costume ideas here…

And finally, how about the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?  Enjoying the first days of Fall?  (Christmas will be here before you know it!)

So chat about the Simpsons, TSTO, Update fun, or anything else you can think of! (Just no politics, it never ends well)  Can’t wait to chat with you all, you know we love hearing from you!

Have Fun!  And happy Sunday!

Saturday Simpson’s News Links

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Well, just because it’s Saturday doesn’t mean I didn’t want to give y’all some fun stuff to check out.  So here’s the latest roundup of Simpon’s News and a few fun things to check out!

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Friday Filler – The REAL Importance of Everyman

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Whoa…it’s been “one of those weeks.”  Wall-to-wall-to-wall work commitments and launching new “re-wirement” projects.  And in the middle of it all, I had to sit back and chuckle at the timeliness of receiving one of my favorite “Super Heroes” in our game…Everyman!

Wait…hold on…I hear you rolling your eyes.  And yes…you have really loud eyes!

I have seen the comments.  You were all a bit disappointed that this “mini event” was so mini! You didn’t want another Super Hero event, unless it was truly SUPER!

But for me, there is simply no doubt that Everyman may be needed more than ever.  And in fact, it may be when we keep relying on “heroes” to get the work done, instead of relying on an Everyman, we may be dooming ourselves to failure.

While it’s easy to discount or forget Everyman when someone like RadioActive Man is flying around, when push comes to shove, and it’s time to get things done, give me Everyman, every time!

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Super Powers Prize Breakdown: Everyman and his Practice Landing Animation

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Out with Moe’s Ark and in with Superheroes…yes again…as a new mini-event makes its way into our games.

Of course, as we’ve said over the last few years, mini-events have become low stress “events” so you can enjoy some relaxing downtime in TSTO, but still have something to keep you tapping every so often.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Price of Power questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the fifth and sixth prizes, Everyman and his Practice Landing Animation.  What it does and how you unlock it…


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Hey Addicts, Caption This!

Just an FYI/Heads up (and to see who’s paying attention)..we’re working on a brand new contest with our friends at Fun.com.  So be sure to check the blog early next week for full details and to enter.  AND if you’d like a sneak-peak at what you can win, follow my Instagram (@AddictsAlissa) as I’ll be posting a little preview later tonight/tomorrow morning. 

Sometimes TSTO gives us humorous little moments when we capture our characters doing rather strange things.  These posts are all about those strange and funny moments!

When we can, we’ll be posting a Caption This! moment where we want you, the Addicts readers, to put on your writing caps and come up with what you think is happening in the screenshot. Post your captions in the comments below. We can’t wait to see how creative and funny you guys can be!

It’s Saturday, so let’s have some fun….

Hey Addicts… Caption This!
This Caption This! image is brought to us by bindi55

So go ahead and caption away!

If you’ve got an image you’d like to submit for a “Caption this!” post, email it to us at TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com you never know when yours might be next!

Turbo Tappin’ Super Powers: Premium Characters The Rambler, Hot Flash and Iron Lung

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Out with Moe’s Ark and in with Superheroes…yes again…as a new mini-event makes its way into our games.

Of course, a new mini-event means a new opportunity for EA to add new premium characters to our stores!  And, like always, those premium characters come equipt with their own questlines to work our way through.  This time around it’s Superheroes, the geriatric edition…with Hot Flash, The Rambler and Iron Lung.

So let’s take a look at the questlines for all these premium characters…


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Showoff Announcement: Springfield Zoo

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

Moe’s Ark has officially been over for a week now, and I want to see what you’ve done with all that stuff!  Because who doesn’t like seeing what others have done with all this new stuff?!  So send us your Zoo inspired designs and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post, featuring your designs on MONDAY, September 24th….so you’ve got a bunch of time to prep your towns.  Take your time, design as you see fit and send us the designs when you’re ready.

So work on those designs and send us some screenshots when you’re ready…just make sure to send your submissions in by about 8pm ET Sunday, September 23rd, 2018.  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.  If you email them please mark the subject with at least the word Showoff, otherwise, I might miss it.

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.) 

Super Powers Prize Breakdown: Stardust Drive-In

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Out with Moe’s Ark and in with Superheroes…yes again…as a new mini-event makes its way into our games.

Of course, as we’ve said over the last few years, mini-events have become low stress “events” so you can enjoy some relaxing downtime in TSTO, but still have something to keep you tapping every so often.

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Price of Power questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

Let’s take a look at the details of the third prize, the Stardust Drive-In.  What it does and how you unlock it…


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Mystery Box the Sequel

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Another day, another event in Springfield. As Superheroes fly their way back into our towns. And it wouldn’t be an event without a Mystery Box, now would it?  Of course EA’s go a box for this occasion!  They have a box for everything! This time around we’ve got a box full of Super items…

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those Superhero premium character/building/decorations you may have missed out on last year.  By now we should all be familiar with how Mystery Boxes work, so let’s jump to the breakdown of what’s inside…

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