Monthly Archives: May 2019

Friday Filler – Knowing When to Throw In the Trowel

Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

No. That wasn’t a typo. I meant to type trowel instead of towel. For those of you who aren’t masons:
trow·el /ˈtrou(ə)l/ – noun
1. a small handheld tool with a flat, pointed blade, used to apply and spread mortar or plaster.

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The Simpsons News Links

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Another Friday my friends, and that means it’s time for another round of Simpsons News.

So here’s the latest roundup of Simpsons News and a few fun things to check out!

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The Sounds Of TSTO: Level 21

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Your senses can evoke powerful memories in you. The smell of saltwater can trigger you back to your youth spent at the beach, the touch of cotton can bring you back to memories of your mom, and hearing sounds of TSTO can bring back countless hours spent tap, tap, tapping away.

So let’s take a trip down memory lane via the sound effects of TSTO…

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TSTO Musings About EA’s New Content Teaser…

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Another TSTO Thursday and as usual I have some thoughts for you.  This time I’m musing about the upcoming update teaser we got from EA earlier this week.   I’ve got a bunch of thoughts so let’s get to ‘em…

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DID – Is Your Town Tagvenient for Your Neighbors?

This week in Designing In Downtime (DID), I want to elaborate on a couple of key points about the newly discovered joys of tagging, as well as discovering the “New in the Old of the Yearbook.”

One is pretty obvious, the other only really reveals itself when you are in the process of taking on our new pastime, “Tagging All Of Your Neighbors.”

Both are great ways to deal with “Downtime Lulliness” in TSTO, which may or may not be the “new normal” for the game. In either case, it is a great way to “keep the action lively” when you are bored.

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Springfield Showoff: Real Moms of Springfield

Important Note: Good Morning! I know yesterday’s speculation from EA has got a lot of you excited about a possible event hitting.  As of right now I have no information on a new event, nor is there anything in the files.  I’ll do my best to keep you updated on it, but I am going to be unavailable for a few hours today.
For now we’re operating as usual, with our regularly scheduled post plan…which includes this Showoff Post and a DID post later from Patric. (of course things may change if something hits).  If you’re looking to speculate about what may be coming with the next event I encourage you to head over to this post and comment there.  This way we can keep event speculation posts in on place 🙂

Thanks guys!
Alissa


As we sit here frakkin files, pulling pics, and typing a million words a minute to get our readers the latest updates and information…we sometimes find ourselves forgetting to stop and enjoy our own games. More so our neighboreenos. So we try to make it a point to hop in n out of the towns now and then to see what cool things YOU are up to. So we have decided we want to continue to focus more attention (as if we don’t already 😛 ) on YOU…our readers. Time to time we will be peaking into your towns, checking our Flickr, and also the posts in the comments below to see what cool ideas and designs YOU have come up with to make your towns unique and…well…YOU.

So here is YOUR chance to show off all your hard work, time, donuts & in-game cash spent. Send us your work, no matter how big or small and brag about it to the world. We want you to! Then keep your eyes posted to Addicts to see if YOU end up on our “SPRINGFIELD SHOWOFF”.

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And Now A Word From EA…

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Well you wanted to hear from EA and now we have. This was just posted about an hour ago  On EA’s  official TSTO Facebook Page

Of course I’ll let you know if I see anything in the files, until then speculate away….

 

The Real Moms of Springfield Full Dialogue Walkthrough

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Now that we’re nearing the end of The Real Moms of Springfield mini-event, I thought it would be a great time to take a look back at the dialogue (story-line) that took place over the last two weeks.

Things kick off with Ruth Powers earning a “get out jail free” card for the weekend and trying to stir up trouble with the MOMs of Springfield, and we end with poor Jerri Mackleberry trying to remember which twin is which.  So let’s take a look at all the twists and turns this mini-event had to offer…

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The Sounds Of TSTO: The Real Moms of Springfield

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Your senses can evoke powerful memories in you. The smell of saltwater can trigger you back to your youth spent at the beach, the touch of cotton can bring you back to memories of your mom, and hearing sounds of TSTO can bring back countless hours spent tap, tap, tapping away.

So let’s take a trip down memory lane via the sound effects of TSTO…

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The Real Moms of Springfield Mini-Event is Nearing the End…

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Just a quick reminder that tomorrow (Wednesday, May 29th) marks the end of The Real Moms of Springfield mini-event!  So,  if you haven’t already, finish up that prize track, purchase your last few premium items, and be prepared to see the mini-event leave our games tomorrow morning! (and hopefully, something new arrives in its place)

What are your overall thoughts on the mini-event?  Have you enjoyed it?  Or did you feel like it was a bit lame?  Where have you placed the prizes? Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

P.S. Don’t forget your showoff submissions are due tonight (Tuesday, May 28th) at 8pm ET. Show us what you’ve done with The Real Moms of Springfield Stuff!