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Share Your Overall Thoughts About the Love and War Event…

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We’re gearing up to record our final Addicts Live where we talk about the Love and War event, time to wrap it up with a pretty bow!  We’d love to get your input for the show! So in the comments below share your thoughts about the Love and War Event as a whole.  What did you like about it? Hate about it?  You know your Good, Bad, and Ugly.  Also, let us know what you wish they did differently, and what you think we might see next in Springfield!

Also, if you can take a minute to answer the poll question below…

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!


P.S. No new Little Addicts Adventure tonight.  Sometimes I have days where I simply cannot function no matter how hard I try, and yesterday was one of those days.  So sorry! The Little Addicts will be back next week with a new adventure!

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 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!  The Addicts crew was back to break down Act 3, the Simpsons Renewal, and the arc of events.  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 Imagine That Vlog!   Check it out here to see the fun they had!

Love and War Act 4 hit our games last Tuesday, and it’s wrapping up this Wednesday.  Thoughts on act 4? Which act was your favorite? 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 about Springfield Showoff this week!  Get those Love and War designs in by Tuesday so you can be part of the Showoff!

Any weekend excitement going on in your neck of the woods?

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 66- Half-Eaten Chocolates, Yoga Pants, & Drunken Sailors

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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 discuss Act 3 of Love and War, Homer’s newfound love of Yoga, Captain Mordecai’s newfound love of Yoga pants, and breakdown the arc of TSTO Events. Plus we discuss the Simpsons Renewal for Seasons 33 and 34 & what it means for The Addicts You don’t want to miss this one!

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


Show Notes:

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Love and War 2021 Prize Guide: Act 4, All Prizes (Cruise Boat to the Ziff Hotel)

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It’s that time of the event…time for another fun and exciting prize post!  Yes, I know they’re your favorite, don’t even try to deny it.  Ok, you can deny it.  I think we probably feel the same way about these….but they still must be done!  At least this is the last one…for this event!

Act 4 of the Love and War event consists of 2 new decorations, 1 building, and 1 new animated task. (oh and one Mystery Box token…)

So let’s take a look at the prizes on the Act 4 Prize Track: Sunset Cruise Boat, Homer’s Do Yoga Task, Money to Burn Firepit, and the Ziff Hotel…

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Love and War Premium Dialogue: Robot Marge

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Love is in the air!  Although maybe not so much in the Simpsons’ household…
Love and War is the latest event to hit our pocket-sized towns, and it’s an all-out romance novel affair!

Time to wrap up the fourth act of Love and War with a little premium dialogue!  Act four brings us, Robot Marge, with lots of gadgets and gizmos!

So let’s take a look at the questlines for Robot Marge…

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Showoff Announcement: Love and War

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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 Love and War/Valentine’s Day 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 Love and War inspired designs (by 8pm ET Tuesday, March 9th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, March 10th.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from the Love and War, 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, March 9th, 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.) 

Should You Buy Libido?

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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.

This time around we’re being offered Libido,  a premium character, for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US) bonus this time around.  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 Libido, tasks, questline and other details you may be curious about.

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

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Should I Spend Donuts On Robot Marge and the Ziff Wedding Home?

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Love is in the air!  Although maybe not so much in the Simpsons’ household…
Love and War is the latest event to hit our pocket-sized towns, and it’s an all-out romance novel affair!  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 Robot Marge and the Ziff Wedding Home to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this Artie-induced combo to your town…

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Love and War 2021: Turbo Tappin’ Act 4 In Sickness and in Wealth

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Well guys, we’re in the home stretch.  It’s the Love and War FINAL countdown.  I can sense your excitement.  The good news is, we’re wrapping up the story and there are some cool prizes hitting with Act 4. The bad news is, the event ends in 8 more days…

The Love and War Event follows the same event structure of the Multi-Events before it.  This event consists of 4 parts (or Acts), with each part lasting just over a week (9 days) and taking us through a new part of the event!

For Act 4 we’re tasked with collecting Wedding Cakes!  Each part of the story will unlock another prize themed for the fourth part of the story.  So let’s take a look at the details behind Act 4 and the Turbo Tappin’ Version for Sickness and in Wealth…

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Love and War Act 4 is Live! The Rundown and What You Need To Know

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It’s the final countdown… Act 4 of Love and War is upon us!  Also always, loads of dialogue with this one, so be sure to read along to see what happens! And of course, I’ll be posting it as each week wraps up…

Remember, this is the FINAL Act of the Love and War Event!  So everything must be finished by the time the event ends on March 10th…

Things kick off for Act 4 with some dialogue between Marge and Homer…

Homer: Marge, it took me too long to realize what a jerk I’ve been. I haven’t paid nearly enough attention to you and your interests. Also, I owe you a real Valentine’s Day present, so I booked us a couple’s night cruise. And absolutely no Lenny.
Marge: *kisses Homer* Thank you, Homie, you had me at “Lenny”.
Homer: That was the very last word.
Marge: And that’s when you had me. Anyway, we have bigger problems. I just got an invitation to Temperance and Artie’s wedding. It’s happening today!
Homer: Didn’t they just meet? God, millennials are the worst.
Marge: They’re the same age as us.
Homer: I meant millennials from the 1800s.
Marge: The point is, we have to break up that wedding.
Homer: Say no more, baby. Ruining weddings is one of the things I do best. Remember our first three?
Marge: Captain Mordecai, you’re coming too. Breaking up this wedding may be a two-clod job.

This triggers the Act 4  questline, In Sickness and in Wealth, and is followed by a 4hr task for Marge, Homer, and Captain Mordecai, as well as a task to collect Act 4 Currency (155).  In Sickness and in Wealth is the questline that will take you through unlocking all of this Act’s prizes.

Let’s take a look at what else is in store during Act 4…

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