Author Archives: Alissa

Pride Week Content Now Live in Stores

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Just letting you know that the Pride week content has now hit our stores.  The Gil Deal will be available until June 26th  and the Mystery Box will be around until the event ends on July 11th.  

I’ll break down the full details of everything (likely tomorrow) with SIB posts, but this post is just meant to let you know the content is there and what the basics are..

Also, this post is meant to serve as yet another reminder…we go through this every year…this is not a site to post your personal views pro or con over Pride Week.  I don’t care if you’re for it or against it, but don’t talk about it here.  You want to talk about the content that hit the games?  Great!  You want to put your own personal spin on it..not great.  Any comments, pro or con for Pride week, in general, will be deleted.  This is not the place.  Trust me…don’t mess with the pregnant lady on this one. Everyone got it?  Good. Great. Grand. Let’s move on…

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Should I Spend Donuts on June Bellamy and the UPA Talent Agency?

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It’s event time in Springfield!  With the launch of Itchy and Scratchy Land, summer can officially begin for the residents of our pocket-sized towns!  Of course, an all-new event means a new opportunity for EA to add new premium items to our stores!

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 June Bellamy and the UPA Talent Agency to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this voice acting combo to your town…

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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…..

First off, it’s Father’s Day.  So Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there! Hope y’all have a great day!

Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 2 hit our games this past week.  What are your thoughts on Act 2? How are you doing with the prize track?

ICYMI Addicts Live was all new yesterday.  We talked Itchy and Scratchy Land, lag and drag and previewed what’s ahead in the next couple of weeks.  Check out all the fun here…

How about the rest of your weekend?  Getting ready for summer vacations? Anywhere fun planned?  Do anything fun and exciting this weekend?  How did you celebrate Father’s Day?

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 32-It Lags and Drags. Lag, Lag Lag, Drag, Drag, Drag…It’s the Itchy and Scratchy Update

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Welcome to Addicts Live!  We’ll get the stream going at 12:00pm ET (for timezone converter check here). 

For those viewing a little before showtime, sit tight and it’ll show up in the video below shortly.  For those viewing during the live stream, just hit play and you’ll get tuned it.  You also have the ability to go back (rewind) in case you missed something.  🙂  And for those joining after the live stream, you can view the recording of the video right here.

No matter how, or when, you’re viewing thanks for watching and we hope you have fun!

It’s update time in Springfield! Well, update 2 and a half weeks ago time. As the all-new Itchy and Scratchy Land event hit our games recently. A twist on amusement fun, including the destruction of Krustyland. In this episode, we’ll be talking Itchy and Scratchy Land, the ruins of Krustyland and oh those dreaded bugs and glitches!
And as always we’ll also be fielding your questions! So join us live for all the fun! (of course, if you can’t make it live watching the replay is still pretty awesome too!)

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

Audio Only:

Live Stream Video:

Remember, this is meant to be interactive.  So ask your questions, give us your opinions and share your thoughts in the comments below..and we’ll read what we can live! 🙂

Show Notes:

Thought Provoking Question…

In honor of Father’s Day tomorrow, which TV dad (cartoon or not) would you most like to have for a dad and why?

 

Should You Buy Maw Spuckler?

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So something EA’s been slowly rolling out over the last year or so is this 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 in addition to bonus donuts.

This time around we’re being offered Maw Spucker,  a FULL character, for a truckload of 300 Donuts ($19.99 in the US).  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 Maw, her tasks 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 Squeaky Voice Attendant and Soarin’ Over Springfield?

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It’s event time in Springfield!  With the launch of Itchy and Scratchy Land, summer can officially begin for the residents of our pocket-sized towns!  Of course, an all-new event means a new opportunity for EA to add new premium items to our stores!

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 Squeaky Voice Attendant and Soarin’ Over Springfield to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this theme park combo to your town…

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Itchy and Scratchy Land 101: Act 2 Amusement Bonus

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Arrangement Bonuses are back again and it doesn’t appear that they’re going anywhere.  This is now the third event in a row where Arrangement bonuses have been featured.  This time around it’s called an Amusement Bonus, same concept different name.

So let’s take a look at how this bonus works for Act 2, how you max it out and what it’ll get you…


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Turbo Tappin’ Itchy and Scratchy Land: Act 2

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It’s nearly summertime (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) and who doesn’t think of theme park visits when thinking about summer?  With the latest Itchy and Scratchy Land update you can build your own theme park in TSTO AND eliminate Krustyland once and for all! Just make sure you have your flashbulb cameras ready to destroy the evil robots…

As was mentioned on the rundown post Act 2 of Itchy and Scratchy Land runs until June 27th, and Itchy will kick things off.

Don’t forget the Questline will help you get some bonus prize currency…so make sure you complete it to earn that extra currency…also the questline is there to guide you.  Make sure you complete the main questline in order to unlock things like neighbor actions, crafting and more.

Now let’s work our way through the stabby, stabby splashy, splashy of the Act 2 questline….


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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 2 is Live!

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Well, it’s that time in Springfield…time for Act 2 to hit our games. It’s 10am here on the east coast and that means it’s time for Itchy and Scratchy Act 2…so have at it my friends!

And YES, the server is currently down. When will EA learn to just go back to the 4am (ET) start times….

Remember…this is an automatic change in your game.  Nothing to download, it should just start up in your game..

Itchy kicks things off in Springfield, and you’ll have tasks for Itchy, Diane (if you unlocked her) and Springfielders..

Act 2 Runs until June 27th (when Act 3 will start)

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Itchy and Scratchy Land Act 1 is Nearing the End…

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Just a reminder that Act 1 of the Itchy and Scratchy Land Event…Ends TOMORROW June 13th at 10am ET (1400 GMT)

Once the Act 1 is over you will no longer be able to earn Knife Prizes for free. So get everything you can before it’s all gone! (but remember to keep earning Knives if you haven’t unlocked all of the prizes because the closer you get to unlocking the next prize the lower the donut cost would be should you need to purchase it when the next Act starts…)

Crafting will STILL be available in the next Act.

For a rundown on everything that was included with Act 1 check out our rundown post here.

And don’t forget about our Tips for Starting Act 2 right here.

Be ready for the Act 2 to start at 1400 GMT (10am ET) tomorrow morning  (June 13th)….