Monthly Archives: January 2021

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…..

Lots of things you may have missed this week around the Addicts Site:

The YouTube Subscriber giveaway/contest is still ongoing!  We’re inching closer to hitting that initial giveaway point, so make sure you subscribe for your chance to win!.  Check here for details!  And subscribe to our YouTube Page here to enter.

Another all-new episode of Addicts Live aired yesterday!  Four weeks in a row! Safi and I wrapped up the conversation about New Year New You AND we heard from YOU!  The Addicts Community was heavily involved in this episode, so you don’t want to miss it!   You can check it out here! Give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed the conversation!

The Little Addicts were back this week with a new episode of their adventures!  You can check out the Atlantic City video here!

The New Year New You mini-event is wrapping up, have you completed the prize track?  Ready for what’s next?  What do you think we’ll see 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 this week!  Submissions are due on Tuesday evening.  Details here.

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods?  Freezing here in Jersey!  I’m dreaming of warmer weather for sure!

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 61- Should TSTO Be harder?! | New Year New You Wrap Up & Community Reactions!

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  We hope you enjoy this week’s episode, as much as we enjoyed putting it together…

The Addicts Crew is back again with an all-new, episode of Addicts Live! Join Alissa and Safi as we wrap up the New Year, New You mini-event! Is TSTO too easy? Should only a few players succeed in unlocking all of the event prizes? Plus, we give our good, bad, and ugly reactions to the questlines, prizes and premium characters. And we go back to the Addicts Live! roots and hear from the Addicts Community with their mini-event reactions!

You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Play, or listen to it below!


Show Notes:

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Here’s the series of posts I wrote in 2014 about the Easter Event and my quest to get Father Sean…

My Eggs-perience: The Completest vs. the Stubborn One

My Eggs-perience Part 2: Who Prevailed?

Friday Filler – Managing Clutter and Chaos

Thank Grog It’s Firday!

I started writing this, as I was was finishing Phase I of dealing with my Mom’s estate. These things are complicated, especially with a “collector” like my Mom. I wish I could tell you how many phases this is going to entail. But, after a week of constant sorting, trashing, and organizing, We are several phases away from being complete. 

But, while I was knee deep in sorting piles, I started thinking of things in terms of TSTO, and how we have all become “virtual hoarders,” and that in everyday life,  everything is turning into not much more than bits and bytes in a cloud that may or may not simply “evaporate” one day. Will we miss what we have stored and lost? Or will it just be like the huge collection of “salt cellars” that my Mom collected over decades…and nobody wants?

It is a dilemma, that is not easily solved…and perhaps needs a “greater power” to make the hard decisions.

Let’s take a look at how TSTO and Real Life Storage Issues compare.
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New Year New You Full Dialogue: Survival of the Wellest

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The clock is ticking down on the New Year New You mini-event.  As the event winds down it’s time to put away those stretchy pants and take a look back at the dialogue for this event, just in case you missed it while tapping to fast!  So here’s the full dialogue for the New Year New You mini-event main questline…

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New Year New You Premium Dialogue: Mrs. Frink (and Octoparrot)

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Update time in Springfield my friends, and this time EA is bringing back everyone’s favorite phrase for the New Year…New Year, New You!  Let’s all take a New Year’s trip to chubby camp.

This mini-event ushered in one new premium character (who also came with an NPC) to help navigate this event.  Mrs. Frink (and Octoparrot) is an all-new premium character for Springfield, who not only helps earn event currency but also comes with a short questline.

So let’s take a look at the questline for Mrs. Frink, here’s the full dialogue for The Nature to Nurture…

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New Year New You Prize Guide: Tab Spangler

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The holidays are over in our pocket-sized towns and it’s time to kick off those New Year’s Resolutions

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Survival of the Wellest 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 the final prize of this mini-event, a full character, Tab Spangler…

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Showoff Announcement: New Year New You 2021

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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 New Year New You mini-event stuff! With new and old buildings and decorations arriving with this 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 New Year New You inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, February 2nd) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, February 3rd.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from the New Year New You mini-event, new and old, 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, February 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  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 We can’t wait to see YOUR designs! (Need help with images, just ask.) 

Share Your Thoughts About the New Year New You Mini-Event

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We’re gearing up to record another Addicts Live, and I’d love to get your input for the show!  So in the comments below share your thoughts and opinions about the New Year New You Mini-Event.  Let us know what you liked, what you didn’t like, what you thought knocked it out of the park, and what was a big ol’ miss for you!

Also, a new event should be hitting our games next week…assuming EA follows their pattern.  What do you think we’ll see in the next event?  What would you like to see? Characters, content, gameplay?  Share it all!

Let us know what you think and we’ll share your thoughts on Addicts Live this Saturday!


New Year New You Prize Guide: Unlicensed Surgeon Moe

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Sorry, I’m a little late with this.  Hectic morning!

The holidays are over in our pocket-sized towns and it’s time to kick off those New Year’s Resolutions

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Survival of the Wellest 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 the costume prize for this mini-event (we’ll cover Tab another post), Unlicensed Surgeon Moe…

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Check Out the Latest Adventure…

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The Little Addicts are back with another adventure this week!  This time we had a little staycation right here in NJ, with a trip to Atlantic City!  We went swimming, played Top Golf, and had so much fun! Check out their latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up” if you’re looking for a winter escape too:

P.S. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel!  The contest is still ongoing and we’re getting closer to the 1,000 subscriber mark where we start giving away prizes! Subscribe Here!

P.P.S. I explained the Little Addicts Adventures Vlogs in this post.  So check it out if you’re wondering what the heck is going on!