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”.
So a few weeks ago I posed a question to you all about what we here at Addicts can do to bring back that community feel to the site. (you can find that post here) And I was also open to any and all suggestions y’all might have had for content changes/additions to the site.
As always, you guys were amazing in coming through! I received a ton of feedback and a lot of really good suggestions/ideas for moving forward. I wanted to take a minute here and address some of them, and also give you a little preview of what’s ahead for the Addicts.
This post is going to be very wordy, I apologize in advance!
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…
The Little Addicts are back this week with a new Adventure! On this Adventure Sunday, rented out an entire movie theater to see the movie Hop! We also enjoy the beautiful Spring weather and have a special visit with the Easter Bunny! Come join us for all the fun!
You can check out the latest adventure here, and give it a “thumbs up“:
We’re gearing up to record a big Addicts Live this week! This will be the episode where we’ll be talking all things The Simpsons! We’re going to discuss all the episodes that have run in the last few weeks since “Diary Queen”…so we’ll be talking:
And we would LOVE to get your input for the show! So in the comments below share your thoughts about any of those episodes. You can talk about one of them or all 5 of them. Share what you liked about them, hated about them, etc. Anything that’s on your mind! 🙂
I LOVE having y’all participate in Addicts Live, that’s what makes the show so fun, so please let us know what you think and we’ll share your thoughts on Addicts Live this Saturday!
Also, because of some scheduling conflicts…Saf and I are going to record this one a few days earlier than we usually do. So we’re going to record TOMORROW (Tuesday) evening. So, unfortunately, we don’t have as much time as we usually do to grab your thoughts. But any comments posted to this post BEFORE Tuesday evening will for sure make it in the episode!
Also, we’re planning on finally having you guys join Addicts Live directly! I was hoping to start it with this episode, BUT because of the tight timeline with this episode, I don’t think it’s fair on anyone to do that. But we will have lots of opportunities to do so starting as soon as next week. So, if you’re interested in joining an episode of Addicts Live (this would mean you would be on with both video and audio), look for a post with a signup soon! Note: we generally record on Thursday evenings around 8pm ET.
HUGE shoutout to Clay Kennedy for discussing this fix in the comments of yesterday’s Open Thread! And another shoutout to Graham-S for bringing it back to my attention!
If you’ve experienced nothing to tap when visiting a neighbor’s town here’s a potential FIX for it. While this won’t help you immediately have something to tap in their town, it can prevent your town from having this same issue when someone is visiting you. (also this will hopefully call attention to the issue so EA can fix it)
It all comes down to the Simpsons Gingerbread Couch….
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:
Springfield Choppers is winding down (ends Wednesday), your thoughts on the mini-event? What do you think we’ll see next?
The YouTube Subscriber giveaway/contest is still ongoing! We’re inching closer and 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! Safi and I were back to wrap up Springfield Choppers and give our predictions about the next event. You can check it out here! Give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed the conversation! Oh and be sure to look out for a post this week to share your thoughts at the latest episodes of the Simpsons…and to possibly join Saf and I when we record the next Addicts Live! 🙂
The Little Addicts were back this week with a brand new adventure…this time we emersed ourselves in LEGO! You can check out the adventure here, and today we’re on a brand new adventure! Be sure you check out the new video tomorrow! 🙂
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 they wrap up the Springfield Choppers mini-event! We give our good, bad, and ugly moments…which may surprise you…and share our letter grades for the event. Plus, we make predictions and share conspiracy theories about the next update in TSTO and share community feedback on the Springfield Choppers Event! So don your tinfoil hat and join us for this fun little episode!
Here’s the results of the Springfield Choppers Event Grade. Note that a few people voted after we recorded Addicts Live, so the % on this graph is a little different than what we talked about on the show…
Were you excited to see the new episode of The Simpsons last week? Did you enjoy the episode? How did it fare for a milestone episode? Did you remember it was episode #700? 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 28th, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“Uncut Femmes”!
So what do The Simpsons have in store for us this week?