Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland): Full Dialogue Week 3, Abe the Toy Solider

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Christmas still continues in our pocket-sized towns!  By now the snow is starting to get old, and the residents of Springfield are starting to debating when to take their Christmas trees to the curb.  But alas…the story continues in TSTO…

Now that we’re wrapping up week 3 of the event, it’s time to look back at the dialogue.  Just in case you missed it by tappin’ too fast…

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Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland) Prize Guide: Act 3, Prizes 5 Philip Hefflin

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Christmas still continues in our pocket-sized towns!  By now the snow is starting to get old, and the residents of Springfield are starting to debating when to take their Christmas trees to the curb.  But alas…the story continues in TSTO…

Abe’s in Toyland follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Week 3 Act 3, we’re following the third, Grampa Saves Christmas, story…a tale about how he saved America from a communist Toy Company!  All of the prizes unlocked during week 3 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at prize 5 Philip Hefflin…

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Abe’s In Toyland Week 4 Starts Tomorrow

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Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow morning, Wednesday, January 1st…it will officially be 2020!!!!  Congrats on the start of a new decade!  Oh and also Week 4 (Act 4) of Abe’s in Toyland will be starting (wonderful timing as always for EA).  The official start time is 10am ET.

While the Weeks 1, 2 and 3 questlines won’t be going anywhere, so if you haven’t finished the prizes you’ll have a chance to complete it even after Week 3 starts, all of the Week 3 Premium items will be leaving the store.

So if you planned to purchase Krusty the Christian do so before he leaves our games tomorrow morning. (SIB Linked)

Also, here’s some inside info to help you prepare for Week 4 to start…

During Week 4 we’ll finally reach the conclusion of this strange Christmas tale!    Of course, you’ll have to follow along with the dialogue to find out what happens, but the same characters used for Act 3 currency tasks should be used for the Act 4 currency tasks, with the exception of Krusty the Christian.  Again, Krusty will NOT earn currency for Week 4.  So we’re looking at:
Homer
Lisa
Bart
Milhouse
Ned
Grampa
Marge
Moe
New Premium Character for Act 4

You’ll also need Grampa free for the initial questline objective…

There will also be one new premium character combo introduced during week 4, and that character will be able to help with the currency earning for week 4.  (150 donuts will be needed if you’d like to purchase the combo)

And that’s it my friends!  Be prepared for Week 4to start up tomorrow morning!

Thoughts on week 3?  Ready for week 4?  Excited to see the end of this Christmas tale?  Sound off in the comments below, you know we love hearing from you!

Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland): Week 3 Questline, Premium Krusty the Christian

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It’s finally Christmas in Springfield!  Our pocket-sized Springfields have been covered with a fresh blanket of snow!  What’s in store for us this time?  Well, we’re tasked with seeing if Grampa can bore Death…well to death!  Loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up.

Abe’s in Toyland follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

With Act 3, week 3, one new premium costume was introduced. In addition to helping with event currency, Krusty the Christian comes with his own, short, individual questline, so let’s take a look at the full dialogue questline now…

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Christmas 2019 (Abe’s in Toyland) Prize Guide: Act 3, Prizes 2 and 3 Whiz Bang Toy Company and Abe’s Rainbow Statue

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Christmas still continues in our pocket-sized towns!  By now the snow is starting to get old, and the residents of Springfield are starting to debating when to take their Christmas trees to the curb.  But alas…the story continues in TSTO…

Abe’s in Toyland follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting a week and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Week 3 Act 3, we’re following the third, Grampa Saves Christmas, story…a tale about how he saved America from a communist Toy Company!  All of the prizes unlocked during week 3 play a role in that storyline.

So let’s take a look at prizes 2 and three on the Abe’s in Toyland Act 3 Prize track…Whiz Bang Toy Company and Abe’s Rainbow Statue…

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Math Mayhem 34 – e (Euler’s number)

Morning Mathematical Monsters & Maniacs!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “M”)

 

Hi, I’m Super Safi and you may remember me from such stats and strategy posts as Kwik-E-Mart Farming and the advanced losing-to-win Superheroes battle strategy.

Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing mathematical journey involving fractions, probability, Fermat’s last theorem, and hundreds of other aspects from the wonderful world off mathematics.

And what better way to start your week, then by discussing math Monday morning?

This week we look at the constant e, also known as Euler’s number.

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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…..

Nearing the final week of Abe’s in Toyland, are you finished with week 3?  Ready for week 4?  Thoughts?

How was your Christmas?  Festivus? Hanukkah? Kwanzaa? Do anything fun? Get anything fun? Still talking to your family?

Only a few more days left in 2019.  Thoughts on the year?  Making any resolutions?  What do you hope is different in 2020? The same?

How’s your designing coming?  What are you doing with your town? Share some photos in the comments below! (If you need a refresher on how to add photos to the comments check out this post)   Don’t forget Springfield Showoff, featuring your Abe’s in Toyland…or just Christmas…designs!  Deadline to get those designs in is January 7th!  (email them to TSTOAddictsblog@gmail.com)

And finally, how was your weekend?  Do anything fun and exciting?

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!

Addicts Want to Know: 2019 “Year In Review”

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Well, we’re nearing the end of 2019.  Another year in the books and another year full of events in TSTO.  As we prepare to head into 2020, we’re once again planning on doing a very special Addicts Live for the end of the year.  Just like we did last year, this year in review episode will feature a discussion about 2019 in TSTO.  We’ll talk about the events and share our opinions about each event.

So in preparation for that episode, I’ve prepared an Addicts Poll…a place for you to break down just the events of 2019. This way we can get your opinions in too.

I’ve broken this up into two categories…Main (Multi) Events and Mini Events.

So please, take a moment to answer the poll questions below about the events in TSTO during 2019, and as always feel free to elaborate your thoughts more in the comments below.

And we will share your results with that special Addicts Live Year in Review Show.

Thank you!

Main Events

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Mini Events

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Friday Filler – God, Kristian Krusty, and the Spirit of Giving

Thank Grog It’s Friday,

Let’s start with the fact once again, I a writing this “outside the time space continuum,” as it us not Friday…or even Thursday…and certainly not Saturday.

It is, in fact somewhere between Tuesday and Wednesday…and I have just watched a ton of traditional Christmas movies, and will have likely just gotten back from watching “Little Women,” my family’s choice for a Christmas Day Movie…which has been a tradition in our family for more than a decade.

We were not alone…the theater was packed to the brim.  Traditions are like that. And if you have enough people with the same traditions, it can even turn into a cultural norm, or a religion.

Which is exactly why I didn’t buy Krusty the Christian.
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Showoff Announcement: Abe’s in Toyland and Christmas

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It’s that time…calling all Addict Designers!  We’re getting ready to do the next Springfield Showoff, and this time around I want to see what you’ve done with the Abe’s in Toyland and/or Christmas stuff! This can be anything and everything Christmas, or content from this event.   So prep those towns…because we want to see what you’ve done with your Springfield!

As always please remember to limit it to 1-2 of your favorite areas/photos…we can’t show your whole town, unless you want to send in your entire town via town portrait.

So use this time to polish up your town and show us how creative you can be!  Send in your Abe’s in Toyland/Christmas inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, January 7th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, January 8th. 

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything Christmas/Abe’s in Toyland

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, January 7th, 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.)