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Tavern Trouble Prize Guide: Colette

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Homer’s looking for a new bar in Springfield!  Ready to drink around Springfield with Homer J?!  Well, this is the mini-event for you!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of The Long Way Homer 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 fourth prize for this mini-event, Colette…


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Tavern Trouble Prize Guide: The Bendy Elbow, 5 O’Clock Somewhere, Ramen Coma, and Beer Bottle Fountain

Hey Howdy Hey Tappers!

Homer’s looking for a new bar in Springfield!  Ready to drink around Springfield with Homer J?!  Well, this is the mini-event for you!

Remember, this event is designed to follow a series of tasks via the questline to unlock prizes.  For each of the parts of the Long Way Homer 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 Colette in another post), The Bendy Elbow, 5 O’Clock Somewhere, Ramen Coma, and Beer Bottle Fountain…


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Showoff Announcement: Tavern Trouble

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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 Tavern Trouble 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 Tavern-inspired designs (by 8 pm ET Tuesday, July 27th) and we’ll be putting up the Showoff post featuring your designs on Wednesday, July 28th.

Remember, your designs can be anything and everything from the Tavern Trouble 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, July 27th, 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.) 

Should You Buy Robin Hood Homer?

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Spending actual cash on donuts for an item (character/costume/building) 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 Robin Hood Homer,  a premium costume for Homer, for a tray of 132 Donuts ($9.99 in the US)..no 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 Robin Hood Homer, tasks, questline and other details you may be curious about.

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


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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…..

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

Week 3 of the Bracket Battle is live!  Don’t forget to vote in this week’s battle, if you haven’t already done so! You can vote here.

A surprise mini event hit our games last week.  Thoughts on Tavern Trouble? Have you bought the Golden Goose yet?

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!

 

Should I Spend Donuts On Harv Bannister and Tipsy McStagger’s?

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Homer’s looking for a new bar in Springfield!  Ready to drink around Springfield with Homer J?!  Well, this is the mini-event for you!  Yes, it’s mini-event time in our pocket-sized towns, as Tavern Trouble makes its way to our games.  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 Harv Bannister and Tipsy McStagger’s to your Springfield?  Well before you hit that confirm button let’s break down the pros and cons of adding this hot spot combo to your town…


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Turbo Tappin’ Tavern Trouble: Main Questline and Prizes

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Homer’s looking for a new bar in Springfield!  Ready to drink around Springfield with Homer J?!  Well, this is the mini-event for you!

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


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The Sounds of TSTO: Springfield Enlightened

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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…

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In-Game Update: Tavern Trouble (GOLDEN GOOSE REALTY IS BACK!)

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Yesterday, an app store update hit our games to remove the Springfield Enlightened Event.  And, today a brand-new mini-event started up in our towns! (as long as you’ve downloaded the update)  I will admit, this caught me completely off guard.  I was expecting a week off…and honestly looking forward to one…but EA (as usual) had other plans in store for us!

As a little inside TSTO baseball: I will say, thinking about it, this does totally make sense to start up now.  You’ve got this 2-week mini-event, which ends July 28th, then a week off and a 5-week major event likely to start on August 4th.  That will likely run until Sept. 8th…and that’ll give you a week off, followed by a two-week mini-event, and another week off followed by Halloween starting around October 6th.  Of course, this is just my suspicion…and it lines up well for this…but we’ll see what EA actually does.

Anyway…running through the game files now, I’ll be back in a bit with more info on this post once I have it.  For now know that you’ll need Homer and Moe free to run 6s tasks, which will trigger the prize track and new items in your store.  At that point you’ll need the Barflies free to do the mini-event currency earning tasks.

Details below the fold…

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Springfield Showoff: Springfield Enlightened

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. From 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”.

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