Monthly Archives: March 2022

Should You Buy Sgt. Sausage?

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Spending actual cash on donuts for a character is back in TSTO.  This is something EA’s been rolling out over the last few years, and it’s a new bonus for actually spending cash on donuts. (instead of just farming them)  Where they attach a premium, limited-time, character to one of the donut bundles sometimes in addition to bonus donuts.

And I want to be perfectly clear…you do not need to buy these characters to complete an event.  You can still play this game, and complete all the tasks and prizes, 100% free.  These cash-for-character items are a new type of premium currency…because donuts have been so devalued with donut farming.

This time around we’re being offered Sgt. Sausage,  a premium character, for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US)..no bonus this time.  While it’s hard for me to sit here and tell you if you should or shouldn’t spend actual cash on the game (spoiler, I think you should always spend at least a small amount…even if it’s $.99/year on the game if it brings you joy and you want to see it continue) I thought I’d do a quick breakdown of Sgt. Sausage, his tasks, questline and other details you may be curious about.

So let’s consider this an abbreviated Should I Buy….


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Showoff Announcement: Hot Diggity D’Oh!

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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 Hot Diggity D’Oh! 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 Hot Dog-inspired designs (by 8 pm ET Tuesday, April 5th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, April 6th.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from the Hot Diggity D’Oh 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 8 pm ET Tuesday, April 5th, 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.) 

Hot Diggity D’oh! Prize Guide: Dr. Hot Dog

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Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog!  There’s a scheme going on in Springfield…a grease scheme.  Is grease the new gold?  Only time…and donuts…will tell!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Release the Grease 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 brand new full character on this prize track, Dr. Hot Dog…. (ICYMI we broke down the other prizes here)


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Hot Diggity D’oh! Prize Guide: Hot Dog Cart, Der Homerschnitzel, Grease Truck, & Meatball Factory

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hot Dog, Hot Dog, Hot Diggity Dog!  There’s a scheme going on in Springfield…a grease scheme.  Is grease the new gold?  Only time…and donuts…will tell!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Release the Grease 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 building and decoration prizes for this mini-event (we’ll cover Dr Hot Dog in another post), the Hot Dog Cart, Der Homerschnitzel, Acne Grease Truck, & Meatball Factory…


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Super Safi’s Monday Morning Musings 102 – TV Jingles

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, than by discussing some of these concepts Monday morning?

So let’s get started this week by talking about a couple famous TV jingles from the last century.

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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…..

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

The Simpsons are back tonight with an all-new episode.  What will happen in the new episode? Will you be watching?

Hot Diggity Dog there’s a new update in TSTO, all about Hot Dogs…well Hot Dog Grease.  Thoughts on the new update?

ICYMI you can help out the Little Addict, Riley, and her school here.

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)

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods? Have anything fun planned?

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: Pretty Whittle Liar (Season 33, Episode 16)

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 last episode? How did it fare for one that dealt with Homer and Bart trying to be popular? 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 sixteenth episode, this Sunday, March 27th, 8pm on FOX (at the same time on City TV in Canada)….“Pretty Whittle Liar”!

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Hot Diggity D’oh GLITCH ALERT: Let’s Talk About Restaurant Grease

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

So in case you’ve been living under a rock…there is a GLITCH IN TSTO RIGHT NOW WITH PART 2 OF THE HOT DIGGITY D’OH PRIZE TRACK QUESTLINE. 

Did I say that loud and bold enough?  😜

I did talk about this in the Turbo Tappin’ post…but it appears a lot of you either missed it or let’s face it you don’t actually read the words I write on some of these posts.

So, yes.  You are not losing your mind, there is a glitch with the timers for part 2 of the Release the Grease, main prize track, questline…

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Should I Spend Donuts on Deuce and the Grease Recycling Plant?

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Hot Dog,  Hot Dog, Hot Doggity Dog! Grab your grease buckets, it’s the arrival of Hot Diggity Dog mini- event has hit our pocket-sized towns!  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 Deuce and the Grease Recycling Plant to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this greasy combo to your town…

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Turbo Tappin’ Hot Diggity D’oh!: Main Questline and Prizes

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Hot Dog Hot Dog Hot Diggity Dog!  Fire up those grills, it’s hot dog time in Springfield!

Let’s dive into the Turbo Tappin’ Version for the Hot Diggity Dog mini-event questline, and see just how to unlock all of the exciting prizes…


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