Monthly Archives: May 2020

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…..

The Pride mini-event is almost over…ends Wednesday. Have you finished it yet?  Prize placement?  Ready for what’s next?

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)  Don’t forget Springfield Showoff is Wednesday (featuring Pride Designs), so get those submissions in by Tuesday evening! More details here. 

Stay safe.  Wash your hands.  Social distance.    Remember, we’re all in this together.

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!

Hey Addicts, Caption This!

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!

Hey Addicts… Caption This!

This Caption This! image is brought to us by alaicbeau…

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!

Friday Filler – When is Enough of This…Really, Really, Enough?


Thank Grog It’s Firday!!

I know. It’s been nuts. I don’t care where you fall in the spectrum of being a good citizen, to the full opposite, by becoming a scofflaw (look up last week’s Filler).  But, I know you are feeling it.  How long are we going to have to keep this up? When is enough, really, really enough?

Well…for me it was seeing Homer dressed up, after I “won” his “Pride Homer” skin. Yay?

Enough. Really.
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Pride 2020 Prize Guide: Pride Homer

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s nice to always 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, Pride 2020!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Head Over Heels 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 prize 5, Pride Homer, an all-new costume for Homer…


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Musings on Pride 2020…

Happy Musings Thursday my friends! I’m back with another musings post for you.  I’ve got some thoughts, so let’s get to ’em…

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Should I Spend Donuts On the Returning Pride Items, Mo’s, Sven Golly, Judge Harm, or J. Edgar Hoover?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Gather ’round the tapping device everyone, it’s update time in TSTO!  Of course, a new 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 Pride Items, Mo’s, Sven Golly, Judge Harm, or J. Edgar Hoover 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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Showoff Announcement: Pride 2020

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 Pride 2020 stuff! With new buildings and decorations 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 Pride 2020 inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, June 2nd) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, June 3rd. 

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from the Pride 2020 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, June 2nd, 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.) 

Pride 2020 Prize Guide: Glamazon Marge

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s nice to always 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, Pride 2020!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Head Over Heels 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 prize 4, Glamazon Marge…a new costume for Marge


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Pride 2020 Mystery Box

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s time to celebrate Pride in Springfield!  This year for Pride, EA decided to drop another Mystery Box!  This time around it’s full of items from Pride Events (and some not) of the past…

This is a premium box full of your chance to get those Pride premium character/building/decorations.  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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Pride 2020 Prize Guide: Restrooms to Pride Car

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

It’s nice to always 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, Pride 2020!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Head Over Heels 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 1-3, Public Restroom, Curl Up and Dye, and the Pride Car…


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