Monthly Archives: March 2020

Showoff Announcement: No Bucks Given

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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 No Bucks Given stuff! With so many buildings arriving with this mini-event, show me how you fit them into your Springfield!   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 No Bucks Given inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, March 31st) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, April 1st. 

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from the No Bucks Given Mini-Event, and how you worked it into your Springfield

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, March 31st, 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.) 

No Bucks Given Prize Guide: Isotopes Stadium to the Mitchell Mansion

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s nice to see a little normalcy in our lives right now…even if that normalcy comes in the form of a TSTO update!  An all-new mini-event has hit our games today! No Bucks Given is the perfect mini-event distraction!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the No Bucks Given questline, you’ll have to earn  via various character tasks in order to unlock the prize for that part.

So let’s take a look at prizes 1-4, Isotopes Stadium, Marriage Counseling, Couch World, and the Mitchell Mansion…


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5 Things I Can’t Wait To Do When This Is All Over…

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Every day more and more of parts the world are joining the global time out to stop the spread of COVID-19.  An effort to “flatten the curve”.  And, much like school days, we all have to sit in this time out until EVERYONE listens! So the longer people gather in large groups, the longer the time out is going to last.

That all being said, now that we have more folks joining the US in the “time out”, I thought we’d take a break from what’s currently going on to talk about what we can’t wait to do when this is all over.  So here are the things the Addicts crew can’t wait to do when this is all over…

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning Lewis Clark, Softball Burns, Baseball Jasper, Howard Duff, or Aristotle?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO!  A baseball mini-event to distract us from well…the fact that the whole world is on a time-out right now.  Of course, a new mini-event gives EA an excuse to stock our stores with returning premium content, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add the returning Lewis Clark, Softball Burns, Baseball Jasper, Howard Duff, or Aristotle Amadopolis to your Springfield? Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding these throwbacks to your town…

 

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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Musings 11.5 – Matrimony Takes Super Safi Off Market

Morning Musically-Minded, Medically-Minded, Masticators!

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

 

Over the past 600+ episodes, The Simpsons has taken us on an amazing journey involving music, science, and food to name a few concepts.

And what better way to start your week, then by discussing some of these concepts Monday morning?

But this week I’m taking a little pause from our favourite family, The Simpsons, to spend time with my new family – my wife.

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Addicts Open Thread

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

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…..

Sorry, this is a little late…Riley was playing ABC Mouse on the computer and I forgot all about it!

The Simpsons are back tonight with an all-new episode! What will happen in the new episode tonight?

No Bucks Given mini-event started up this week.  Initial thoughts on it?  Prizes? Questline?

Another day of social distancing.  How’s it working out for you?  Going stir crazy yet?

How’s your Springfield design 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)   

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

Stay safe.  Wash your hands.  Social distance.  And if you need a laugh watch this video from Pat…

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 Reminder: Highway to Well (Season 31, Episode 17)

Tidings Terrific Television Tune-in’ers!

(Today’s post is sponsored by the letter “T”)

 

Were you excited to see The Simpsons back again last week? Did you enjoy the episode? How did it fare for a parenting episode? Can’t wait for another new Simpsons episode? Well you won’t have to wait too long for the next such episode as The Simpsons is back this Sunday, with an all new episode! Woohoo!

So here’s your official TSTO Addicts reminder…all new episode, the season’s seventeenth episode, this Sunday, March 22nd, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“Highway to Well”!

So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?

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Friday Filler – Video Extra – The TP Solution

OK…so it appears that many are suffering out there, from a lack of perspective, humor, and real solutions to real problems.

Well… I HAVE THE SOLUTION to our Current Toilet Paper Shortage! 
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Friday Filler- Finding Normal in the New Normal

Thank Grog Its Firday!

I suppose there is some mild comfort and relief from the fact that EA dropped “something to do,” on players stuck at home with “nothing to do.”  And in light of the way things are going, and the way things are being mandated at every level of government, “Nothing to Do” is going to very much be part of everyday lives for a bit…if not a long bit.

I was actually relieved myself to see something happen in our games.  And although I am rational enough to know that this Mini-update was programmed weeks ago, before the real crazy started, somebody had to make sure it got loaded to the servers, and triggered.

So…maybe Bob, the part-time EA programmer has had to give up his Pizza Delivery job during the shut-down in California, or he is actually like many of us, able to work from home.

Whatever the case…THANKS BOB (and EA).  We can use some distraction from our boredom. Right?

If I am honest, I have to admit that I may in fact be on the “Other Side” as the lines are being drawn over the whole, “THIS IS THE END OF THE WORLD- vs- CALM THE FREAK DOWN! WE’RE OVER-REACTING!!”

And the lines are not more obvious than on Social Media…
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Should I Spend Donuts on Tabitha and the Tabitha Vixx Stage?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s nice to see a little normalcy in our lives right now…even if that normalcy comes in the form of a TSTO update!  An all-new mini-event has hit our games today! No Bucks Given is the perfect mini-event distraction! Even if it just reminds me that baseball isn’t starting anytime soon… Of course, an all-new event means all-new premium content in our stores, just tempting us to drop those pink sprinkles!

As we all know, that limited-time label can tempt us to grab everything in sight because it’ll be gone soon.  But don’t sweat it!  That’s where we come in to tell you what’s worth those donuts and what you might want to hold off on.

Wondering if you should add Tabitha and the Tabitha Vixx Stage to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Buck loving combo to your town…

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