Monthly Archives: October 2018

Turbo Tappin’ Halloween 2018: Act 3

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There are two predictable events in TSTO every year, Halloween and Christmas.  They’re generally two events guaranteed to excite tappers and get everyone talking about TSTO.  This morning Act 3 arrived, with Mummies and their elegant wraps.

As was mentioned on the rundown post Act 3 of Halloween runs until November 14th (when the entire event will end), and you’ll need to send 5 Springfielders on a 12hr task to get things started.

Now let’s work our way through the Mummy wraps of the Act 3 questline….

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TSTO Treehouse of Horrors XXIX – Act III Calendar and the Math You Need to Get It All

Ah…here we are again, in a final act of a long event, and some just wishing it was over, while others can’t wait to get more stuff!  Put me somewhere in the middle.

I’ve enjoyed this act. But, as I wrote about recently, the real problem is cramming everything into the space of “FreeLand” that we were allotted.  But, no worries. You can always put this stuff in storage. Or even better yet, bury it under tons of sand for someone to dig up later, and steal, and take back to their national museums.

If you like sand…and have a place to put a lot of sun-baked antiquities…Then THIS IS THE ACT FOR YOU!

Let’s get on with uncovering the tombs, mummies, and ancient paraphernalia!
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Halloween 2018 Act 3 is Live!

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Happy Halloween!  Let’s hope there are only treats in store for us today and no tricks from EA when it comes to the servers/glitches/general TSTO Chaos.

It’s 10am here on the east coast and that means it’s time for Halloween Act 3…so have at it, assuming you can get into the game of course!

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Questline should start right up for you and you’ll have to do a 12hr task with Springfielders

Act 3 runs until November 14th (when the event ends)

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Turbo Tappin’ Halloween 2018: Act 2 Premiums Slick, Werewolf, Frankenstein’s Monster and Julienstein?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

There are two predictable events in TSTO every year, Halloween and Christmas.  They’re generally two events guaranteed to excite tappers and get everyone talking about TSTO.  Well, it’s officially Halloween in Springfield, and with it arrived Vampires, Werewolves and Mummies…as we return to the traditional monster filled Halloween in TSTO.

As with all events in Springfield, this one comes chock full of premium characters and questlines!  So let’s take a look at the Turbo Tappin’ Version of those premium questlines now.

Here are the questlines for Slick, Werewolf, Frankenstein’s Monster and Julienstein…

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Halloween Act 2 is Nearing the End…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Just a reminder that Act 2 of the Halloween Event…Ends TOMORROW October 31st at 10am ET (1400 GMT)

Once the Act 2 is over you will no longer be able to earn Act 2 Prizes for free. So get everything you can before it’s all gone! (but remember to keep earning fangs if you haven’t unlocked all of the prizes because the closer you get to unlocking the next prize the lower the donut cost would be should you need to purchase it when the next Act starts…)

Crafting will STILL be available in the next Act. And Pickaxes will Carry Over (Relics do not)

For a rundown on everything that was included with Act 2 check out our rundown post here.

And don’t forget about our Ending Act 1 Tips

Be ready for the Act 2 to start at 1400 GMT (10am ET) tomorrow morning  (October 31st)….

Jack-O-Lantern Mystery Box

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Another day, another event in Springfield as Halloween has fallen upon our pocket-sized 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! And we’ve finally stumbled onto the box full of Halloween items!  Just in time for Halloween…

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those Halloween premium character/building/decorations you may have missed out on in the past.  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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Treehouse of Horror XXIX – Act 2 Prize Guide – She-Wolf

So you knew I was going to do some research.  Right?

I mean yes…I know that She-Wolf had a brief appearance in the THOH XX…really brief.  But, I was curious if there have ever been any Female Werewolves in the movies.  Lon Cheney Jr. was truly the most memorable from my youth.  But the male versions show up all of the time in horror movies…with no memorable females.

And let’s face it…the TSTO version looks pretty dated. I mean, where does she shop…1955 with June Cleaver? “Hey…She-Wolf…it’s 1955, she wants her dress back!” 

But, as it turns out…there are a handful of Female Werewolf movies…and one in particular looks hilariously scary…for all of the wrong reasons.

Oh. And I’ll also cover the details of She-Wolf in our games. Promise!
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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 week for Act 2 of the 2018 THOH event in Springfield, how are you doing with the Act 2 prize track?  How far have you progressed?  Will you be saving your daily challenges (starting Monday) to start Act 3?

No new Simpsons tonight BUT there was an all new episode of Addicts Live where we got into some heated topics about Apu and THOH. Check it out here if you missed it.

And finally, how about the rest of your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting? Ready for Halloween? What will your costume be?

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!

Episode 37- This is Halloween

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12:00pm ET (for timezone converter check here). 

For those viewing a little before showtime, 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!

We’re more than halfway through Halloween in Springfield, and the real Halloween is fast approaching.  In this episode of Addicts Live we’ll breakdown Act 2 of the THOH Event, look ahead to Act 3 and do a little forecasting about the next events in TSTO! Plus, we’ll be diving into the very controversial Simpsons Treehouse of Horror XXIX episode…find out why everyone is talking about it!  And you won’t want to miss our Halloween costumes this year!
And as always we’ll also be fielding your questions! So join us live for all the fun! (of course, if you can’t make it live watching the replay is still pretty awesome too!)

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:

Thought Provoking Question:
Thoughts about Simpsons Treehouse of Horrors XXIX Episode? 

A little more analysis on the THOH Episode:

Also, reports are showing that The Simpsons will be dropping Apu, what do you think about this?


Friday Filler – Of Real Estate, Castles and Clutter

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

Yes. This is one of those weeks when a nice large vessel of grog is going to be needed to launch the  weekend.  The world is coming unglued…and my mind and town are cluttered with what the media and EA are shoving at us.  I can turn one off…but, I am still left with the unbelievable task of figuring out where to put all of this Halloween stuff!

Yes… EA gave us another huge (and randomly placed) chunk of land.  But, when you do the measurements…if you buy even one of the large Premium items, you have scant room to decorate, much less save room for the upcoming Mummy Invasion.

I get it. You want your Multipliers. You want to reach 30% or even 40%, and  so you are tapping and crafting your little fingers to the bone.

But, here’s tip number one...and it’s a big one…you don’t really need a huge multiplier to “Get it All.”  In fact…if you are like me, and logged in every 4 hours at least 4 times a day, you likely already have She-Wolf, or will get her over the weekend.

So…what is the real challenge of this update??
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